Disneyland Mother’s Day 2018 Guide: Dining, Gifts, Photo Spots
Updated April 16, 2018 A Disneyland Mother’s Day celebration is one of the best ways to celebrate the mom’s in your life! What mom doesn’t love Disneyland?
Whether you’re treating yourself or a special mother in your life, Disneyland is definitely the place to be!
Below, find our Disneyland Mother’s Day 2018 guide to make the most out of your Sunday, May 13th 2018 trip to Disneyland!
Disneyland is an infectiously fun place for all generations of family to come together and celebrate all the love and care our Moms give to us! We can never thank them enough, and they truly deserve every ounce of appreciation.
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Dining on Mother’s Day at Disneyland
Select restaurants offer unique Mother’s Day dining experiences. Steakhouse 55 at the Disneyland Resort plans to offer a three-course tasting menu for $65, which includes a starter dish, 8-ounce filet mignon, and dessert. If you like wine, you can add an optional wine pairing for an additional $35. Storytellers Café at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa will offer a Mother’s Day character breakfast buffet from 7am to 11:30am and a lunch/dinner buffet from 11:30am to 10pm. Various restaurants around the Resort spruce up their menus for Mother’s Day so keep a look out for announcements on Disney’s website. And don’t forget to reserve early because as with every special occasion at the Disneyland Resort, restaurants book up fast!
Sweets Disneyland Mother’s Day
If that special mother in your life (or you!) love sweets, you are in for a treat! Located throughout the Resort are delectable shops that sell hand-crafted sweets that will satisfy any sweet tooth! In Downtown Disney, you’ll find a quaint old-fashioned candy store named after the small Missouri town Walt Disney grew up in – Marceline’s Confectionery. The bakery cases are filled with pure goodness! Caramel apples, milk chocolate covered marshmallows, toffee… the list goes on and on. You will definitely walk out of this store with a delicious treat for mom (or yourself!).
The Disneyland Resort has lots of gift shops. But finding the right one that offers unique gifts for mom may be challenging. Below are just a few of the stores that I, as a Disney-Mom, would love anything that was bought there. You can also check out our favorite Disneyland souvenirs.
The Disney Dress Shop – Going to Disneyland isn’t enough for me! Dressing the part is what makes my experience there even better. The Dress Shop, located in Downtown Disney, offers beautiful themed dresses that honor classic attractions – Alice in Wonderland, It’s a Small World, Snow White, and – my favorite – Haunted Mansion!
Disney Home – When I’m not at Disneyland, I like to remember all the magical memories my family and I create there. This brand-new store, located in Downtown Disney, offers a variety of gifts and housewares that any Disney-Mom would love! Get her a gift card so she can decorate your home Disney-style!
Pandora Jewelry – Enough said, right? Jewelry is great, but when it is Disney-themed, even better!
Crystal Arts – Located on Main Street and Cristal d’Orleans in New Orleans Square are hidden gems. Etch her name on a wine glass or frame (the possibilities are endless here) or buy her a cute crystal figurine.
Disney Floral & Gifts – Guests who stay at the Resort are in for a special treat! Leave all the work up to the Resort to deliver a fresh flower arrangement, a custom gift basket, or an in-room celebration package with decorations, gifts, and sweet treats!
Disneyland Mother’s Day 2018 Photo Spots
Sometimes the best gifts for mothers are the family pictures she comes home with. Disney’s Photopass photographers are located throughout both Disneyland and Disney California Adventure and they are happy to take your picture. Of course they will snap pictures with your camera, but Disney does offer many options so you can purchase digital downloads.
Pretty much anywhere in Disneyland makes for perfect pictures. Here are just some of the places I love to snap pictures with my family:
Flower Mickey at Entrance – I love this spot, although it does get crowded. The seasonal flowers of Mickey paired with the Main Street Railroad as the backdrop is iconic Disneyland.
Main Street – Stand right in the middle of Main Street U.S.A to get the full ambiance of Disneyland in one picture!
The Partners Statue, rightly placed in front of Sleeping Beauty’s castle, is another prime location to get a great photo! In the spring when the trees are in full bloom makes for a great picture to frame.
Sleeping Beauty’s Castle – If you get in early enough you may be lucky enough to snap a shot in front of the castle (with no crowds)!
It’s a Small World – Snap a moment in front of the classic attraction with its whimsical artistry.
Disney California Adventure
Carthay Circle Fountain – Maybe I’m biased because my family and I love dining at the Carthay Circle Restaurant. I’ve snapped many pictures in front of the fountain with Carthay Circle as the backdrop. The fountain encircled by blooming trees makes for one fashionable picture.
Cars Land Billboard – Strike a pose next to the billboard that welcomes you into Radiator Springs. Usually, there is a cast member at this spot ready to snap you a perfect shot.
Pixar Pier Disney Mickey Wheel – By far the best time of day to get a good picture in front of the pier is at dusk. When the attractions light the sky against the setting sun makes for an unforgettable picture.
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