When I got the invite to Disneyland I knew I would enjoy myself, especially when I found out who else was coming. I couldn’t have asked for a better group. These lovely ladies are some of the most well-rounded, warm-hearted, like-minded women in the industry.
As much as I was looking forward to this trip I completely underestimated just how much fun I was going to have. Like a lot of people, I had a preconceived misconception that Disneyland was for children. I was initially surprised to hear that 40% of people at Disneyland go without kids.
I couldn’t have been more wrong. Disney has so much to offer for adults. A stay at the Disneyland Hotel should be added to your bucket-list if it isn’t there already. There’s a pool, a gym, a spa, a games room, it is pure luxury from beginning to end. Not to mention you’re right at the gates to the park. From the nostalgia of your favourite characters in the Disney Parade to cocktails in Cafe Fantasia, there’s endless entertainment for all ages. The highlight of my trip has to be the Disney Dreams light show. It’s on every night and it’s truly overwhelming to watch, I don’t think there was a dry eye in the park.
There is a magical aura at Disneyland that is quite hard to describe. I must admit it was a bittersweet trip for me. 99% of the Disney films I love are films I used to watch with Dylan. It’s almost a year now since Dylan passed away so he’s on my mind even more than usual. I couldn’t count the amount of times we walked past a shop and I saw something and instinctively thought “I need to buy that for Dylan, Dylan would love that!”. Although all of my memories of Dylan are beautiful, pure and happy, I’m not yet at a point where I can reminisce without the overwhelming pain of loss and grief. I know how much Dylan would have loved this trip and I’d like to think he was there with me.