WOW! We got to have one of the most exclusive Disney experiences ever!
We got to stay overnight in the Disneyland Dream Suite!
The Disneyland Dream Suite is the only place you can stay overnight in Disneyland.
It can't be booked or rented; it can only be won.
Our friends won and brought me along! [It helps that I fit in a purse.]
You may remember I've been lucky enough to tour the Dream Suite before. But this time, we were going to stay all night and get the after hours Disneyland tour that comes with it!
The Disneyland Dream Suite is located right over Pirates of the Caribbean in New Orleans Square. The official address is 21 Royal Street:
It was a beautiful day in Disneyland:
|The view from the balcony of the Disneyland Dream Suite|
So we first got to meet our Disneyland Dream Suite Hosts:
|Our Hosts make such a fuss over me|
The Adventureland bedroom (Master Bedroom):
|In the Parlor|
|The detail in the fireplace grill was amazing|
I sat in the window seat and watched the line for Pirates of the Caribbean below:
Each bedroom has a button that says, "Goodnight Kiss".
You press it and *magic* happens.
The Frontierland bedroom (Kids room) has a map that glows in the dark.
There's also a patio with fireflies. This view is from the Frontierland bedroom:
At night, they turn down the beds:
The Dream Suite has a balcony as well with an AMAZING view of the park, Fantasmic! and the fireworks:
After Fantasmic! the park closed and it was time to go on our after-hours tour. The Humans wore robes. I traveled via Robe Pocket.
Some of the highlights of our tour:
The clock dolls on the It's a Small World attraction still march all night, just without any music. All you hear is the animatronic mechanics. Cool and creepy!
|King Arthur's Carrousel|
|I wonder if I can pull this sword|
The coolest behind-the-scenes thing was on this tree that is by Snow White's Grotto.
The access to the tree is roped off, so you can't go up to it normally.
Carved into the side of the tree are two sets of initials:
|PP + WD - now, I wonder who that could be?|
PP +WD - our guide asked if we knew who that was.
We guessed Walt Disney and Pattie Page, but that was incorrect.
Our guide told us those initial stand for "Peter Pan" and "Wendy Darling".
Just another bit of hidden Disneyland magic!
Here I am at the New Orleans Square train station. They powerwash at night.
|When's the next train?|
When we got back to our room, we figured it was time for bed:
But not before taking a few pictures:
|on the shelf in the Frontierland Bedroom|
And we fell asleep to the glow-in-the-dark map of Disneyland on the wall. #Magic
The next morning, we were up early.
It's really magical waking up inside Disneyland.
We slowly watched dawn break and the park come to life.
I tried to take it all in.
|I'm not going to see this view again|
It was all so peaceful.
On the balcony of the Disneyland Dream Suite, you can hear the jazz music (from New Orleans Square) and the jungle drums (from Tarzan's Treehouse).
And then, at 9:02, two minutes park opening - guests started streaming in.
We could imagine how Walt Disney himself felt as we watched people starting their Disneyland day on streets that had been empty seconds earlier :
It was time to go.
But we also got to have breakfast at the Plaza Inn.
And we thanked our Fairy Godmother for a dream come true.
'It's a nice day when you wake up in Disneyland.'
--Five For Fighting