Last year when we went to Winter Wonderland we had a good time but it was a Saturday and there were so many people it stressed me out. When I heard about the preview charity night, I wanted in. On the Thursday evening before Winter Wonderland "officially" opens, they host a charity event, where you buy a wristband and you can have unlimited rides. I bought wristbands for everyone but my pregnant self, and focused all my attention on the delicious carnival foods.
I've heard people say "Why take your kids to Disneyland when they are too young to remember it?" To which I respond, "Because even if they don't remember what a good time they had, I'll never forget what a good time I had watching them have a good time."
In fact, there was one ride that the kids went on a couple times with another little girl, who from the looks of it had been riding repeatedly for some time. She giggled delightfully through the entire thing. Every time. Richard and I were so amused, and we were equally amused at how amused her dad was. I doubt he'll ever forget those minutes he spent watching his little girl feel so happy. It makes me teary just thinking about it! (Doesn't take much for me to get teary these days.)
It was the perfect kick-off to the Christmas season and I'm so sad we can't come back next year.