We were so excited to discover that our first day at the Disneyland Resort was also Häagen-Dazs Ice Cream Shops Free Cone Day! What a brilliant stroke of luck that the store in the Downtown Disney District just happened to be one of the participating shops. From 4pm-8pm everyone who came in was able to sample of one scoop cone of their scrumptious flavors of rich, decedent ice cream or sorbet.
After checking in at the beautiful Grand Californian Resort and Spa the kids and I headed to Downtown Disney. Unlike taking the bus system at Walt Disney World, we literally stepped out the Hotel's side door and were in the middle of the action. It was just a short stroll to find the ice cream shop.
I had mint chocolate chip and it was amazing!
We discovered Free Cone Day by checking the Disneyland Daily Calendar before we left home. It has a great listing of all the fun stuff happening around every part of the resort including special events at shops and entertainment all over the Downtown Disney District. It's a great planning tool, and this was a great way to start off our vacation!