When my mom asked Kelly and me last year whether we wanted a California family vacation to Disneyland Park and California Adventure Park or money for Christmas, the answer was pretty obvious. DISNEYLAND BABY! And with that, this family vacation we had been saving for the past few years was accelerated and we, especially the kids, couldn’t have been more excited to visit the Magic Kingdom.
My family had visited quite few times while my sister and I were younger. In fact, that’s where most of our family vacations ended up. Disneyland Park in Anaheim, Knott’s Berry Farm, and Universal Studios photos are abundant in our family photo albums. Kelly too had gone once with her family when she was younger, but not recently. And Ensen (almost 5) and Avery (almost 2) love watching Mickey Mouse Club. So to say the entire Kam clan was anxious, including my mom and sister who came too, would be an understatement. How have things changed? How are they the same? How many days do we spend there? Will the kids like it? Will they ride anything? Will we have as much fun as we did back when we were kids?
To give you a hint, we had a hell of a good time and the kids, Ensen especially, didn’t want the vacation to end. I didn’t either.
Over the next couple weeks, I’ll be blogging about our family experiences in Southern California, sharing photos and insights on things we did and learned along the way. The goal? Hopefully to provide some helpful tips/suggestions so your next multi-generational family vacation to the “Happiest Place on Earth” and beyond can be even that much more enjoyable.
So I hope you’ll come back, read, and share your comments/experiences because one thing is for sure, this family will definitely be back again and again as the kids grow up. We made some great family memories on this trip…and there are still a ton more to be made.
Much love to mom and dad for the awesome vacation! And to my sister Erin adding to the fun too!