Top 5 Highlights of DECA Day at Disneyland

Photo courtesy of @bivsvdeca on Instagram.

After the amazing DECA 5K Run/Walk, DECA members at the 2017 International Career Development Conference spent their first day in Anaheim at the DECA Day at Disneyland event!

As if Disneyland could get any better, sharing the experience with thousands of other DECA members was the best way to kick off #DECAICDC 2017.

Here are a few of my favorite parts from this awesome day:

1. California Screamin’

The most awaited rollercoaster of Disneyland did not disappoint! DECA members waited in lines of over two hours to ride the scariest ride around. With crazy drops, upside down loops and stomach-turning turns California Screamin’ was the greatest ride for any thrill-seeking DECA member!

 2. Spotting DECA Members

One of the coolest aspects of DECA conferences is meeting and networking with other DECA members across the world. The long waiting time in lines was a perfect opportunity to meet and get to know DECA members! It made the lines MUCH more bearable!

3. Cars Land

The newest “land” in California Adventure Park was like walking right into the movie Cars! From Flo’s Café to the Cozy Cone Motel, Cars Land was unreal! Disneyland truly brought the movie’s setting to life! The Radiator Springs Racer attraction was well worth the long line and the ride was the perfect balance of thrill and fun!

4. Dole Whip

Dole Whip is exclusive to Disney locations and hits the spot on any hot day in Disneyland park! The dole whip stand can be found near Frontierland with lines wrapped around the corner! Many DECA members were spotted with this sweet, pineapple dessert!

5. Shopping

No Disneyland trip would be complete without a souvenir! As the day went on, Mickey ears could be seen every direction you looked. The shops were filled with Disney t-shirts, candy, ice cream and Disney products. Between riding rides like Hyperspace Mountain and Soarin’ Around the World, DECA members were spotted in the various shops around both of the parks.

This article was written by An@heimLive Social Media Team member Maggie McGarrity. You can follow Maggie on Twitter @maggiemcgarrity.