Now that I’m officially checked in for my flight, it’s time to begin my trip report!!!
Initially I had a different title in mind (well, 2…the first one got taken by @ThorKat ), but given the hurriquake events of the weekend, this one seemed better suited. The hurriquake is also why I didn’t want to start this too soon - didn’t want to jinx anything. But SNA is open, the same flight I’ll be on tomorrow is in the air, it’s a go!!
Suitcase is packed (carry-on only for this girl) and the backpack is just awaiting the last minute stuff
The plan is to be headed for the subway by 2:30am and be on the first NJ Transit train to EWR at 4:15am. Flight is 7:17 and scheduled to land at 10:10 - though it’s been trending with an earlier landing.
I’m going to take the EVE (Everyone Ventures Everywhere) shuttle - it’s an on demand shuttle operated by the same company that does the ART busses between SNA and the Anaheim ART stops and it’s $15/person each way (so round trip is less than one way in a Lyft or Uber) and tipping is not allowed - to the Anaheim Marriott. If my room is ready, bonus! If not, I’ll store my luggage and head to Disneyland!! (I’m wearing leggings and a hoodie over my t-shirt on the plane - I’ll either change into shorts at SNA or at the Marriott.)
I’ve got 5-day hoppers with Genie+. I’m not positive I’ll use the hopping bit, but it wasn’t that much more to add it, and I’d rather have it and not use it than not have it and want to hop. The current plan is (starting park listed):
8/22 - Disneyland - the whole time through Wondrous Journeys or when I’m too tired and will be miserable the next day!
8/23 - DCA - heading to the Rogers the Musical premium package line at rope drop…likely in DCA all day through World of Color (hoping for VQ…but reports are if you don’t get it for the first show, you usually don’t need it for the second).
8/24 - Disneyland - this is the day I may do some hopping…definitely Wondrous Journeys if I don’t make it the first night
8/25 - DCA - not gonna lie, I’ll probably try to VQ Rogers the Musical again (though if all shows are cancelled on Tuesday like they were on Saturday, I’ll be doing premium here) but for a later show since I’m scheduled for Lamplight Lounge brunch (my one ADR for the trip)
8/26 - DCA - it was Disneyland, and if I feel like I need to switch I will…the 11am hopping makes it a little easier; back to the Marriott to get my bags (which I’ll store) and meet my EVE shuttle at 6:00pm with my flight home at 8:45pm (gotta love a red-eye).
I’m taking Trader Joe’s ABC bars for breakfast in the room. My SOP at theme parks is like one meal and snacks. I have a water bottle with me, so that’ll help too!