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A Day at Disneyland

Thinking about making a quick trip to the Happiest Place on Earth? Here are our tips on how to make the most of the day! Plan it out Let everyone in your group pick out a few must do/must see/must eat things so everyone is happy. Divide and conquer To make the above possible, split up to get more done. If you have little travelers who aren’t interested in the wildest ride in the wilderness, pop over for a ride on the tea cups! Go big, and go home later To make the most of the day, plan for travel days if you can so that you have a full day in the park. Our family drove into town on a Friday, visited Disneyland on Saturday from open to close, and traveled home Sunday. There were no meltdowns among the three kids or parents! Power through Take lots of snacks & water to keep your energy up. Don’t be afraid to stop and enjoy a dole whip or churro on a park bench, or let the little ones splash out some energy at Dot’s Puddle Pad! If you only had one day at Disneyland, what would you do? Let us know in the... read more

Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission Breakout!

The time has come for some big changes! Beginning summer 2017, guests at Disney California Adventure Park will join in a daring confrontation with one of the most unusual characters in the park’s history: Tanaleer Tivan, the Collector. He has opened his unique collection to the guests of Disney California Adventure for a special tour,  culminating with his latest prized possessions: the Guardians of the Galaxy! And, as expected, in true Rocket fashion: He has a plan to free his friends – and that plan includes recruiting Disneyland Resort guests in a sensational rescue effort. This comically cosmic, rocking new adventure, Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! is the result of a collaboration between the creative minds behind the comic books, the films and Walt Disney Imagineering. The attraction will drop guests directly into the story alongside characters from the comic books and the blockbuster films. The new attraction will anchor a broader universe of Super Heroes that will grow over time in Disney California Adventure Park. Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!  will transform the structure currently housing The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror™ into an epic new adventure, amplifying the breathtaking free fall sensation with new visual and audio effects to create a variety of ride experiences. Guests will experience multiple, random and unique ride profiles in which the rise and fall of the gantry lift rocks to the beat of music inspired by the film’s popular soundtrack. For those die hard fans of The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror: There is still time to experience the attraction from now until its final “drop day,” which will be celebrated... read more

Soarin’ Around The World Soars Into Hearts

Grab your flight glasses aviators and run on over to Disney California Adventure Park for an amazing new experience aboard Soarin’ Around The World! This new attraction experience debuted at the Disneyland Resort in June, but has quickly become a guest favorite – at least for this frequent visitor. If you think that with the change there’s been some magic lost, think again! Some things haven’t changed at all! Aside from the building itself and the decor along the entry hallways, you still get the same beautiful melody from Soarin’ Over California, that will likely be stuck in your head the rest of the day. You still also receive that now famous safety introduction from Patrick Warburton, better known as Kronk. During this attraction, guests fly over absolutely gorgeous views of some of the world’s most popular travel destinations. A few that are subtle nods to Disney parks and movies: Matterhorn (the inspiration behind the Matterhorn Bobsleds in Disneyland Park) Ice fjords in Greenland (very Frozen-esque) Sydney Harbor (P. Sherman 42 Wallaby Way Sydney anyone?) Neuschwanstein Castle (the inspiration for the famous Sleeping Beauty Castle in Disneyland Park) Mt. Kilimanjaro Great Wall of China Taj Mahal Monument Valley (the inspiration behind Ornament Valley in Cars) Lau Islands in Fiji Iquazu Falls in Brazil Paris at night (any Ratatouille fans out there?) Disneyland Fireworks, Epcot Fireworks, or Shanghai Fireworks (depending on the park you’re visiting) The imagineers behind this attraction did an amazing job with the shots of these locations as well as the smells. Instead of oranges, pines, and saltwater, guests now enjoy grass (a bit random, but it... read more

Adventure is Out There!

Looking for adventure? Journey to Adventureland! (Seriously, it’s in the name!) The details are pretty wild! Looking to trade your shrunken heads or get a bite to eat? You’ve come to the right place. Whether you’re looking to cruise through the jungle, seek forbidden treasure, or attend a magical luau, adventure abounds... read more

Views of Main Street

As you pass through the tunnels of Disneyland entering the world of yesterday, tomorrow, and fantasy, you arrive on sacred ground:Main Street USA. Although the trains of Disneyland are currently not running, the sound of the Disneyland Railroad is nostalgic for all long-time Disneyland fans as they step into the magic. Beauty, excitement, and the feeling of being “home” are what Main Street is all about. Some of the best places are on Main Street. Carnation Cafe is home to one of Disneyland’s original cast members, Oscar Martinez. Each of the windows is dedicated to those who have contributed to the wonder of Disneyland. There is magic all over! (And, there’s Starbucks.) There are choices to be made. Where will you go? To explore the land of Adventure, the Wild West, the land of Tomorrow, or the land of Fantasy? Or, will you grab a snack and watch the hustle and bustle happen around you from a park bench? There are familiar faces, enchanting sounds, and delightful smells on Main Street. Take time to enjoy it... read more

Disney World Safety for Disneyland Pros

From childhood vacations to lifelong friends made in my time as a cast member, Disneyland has always been part of my life. When my husband was offered a job in Atlanta, the first thing I had to know was how long the drive to Walt Disney World would be. I couldn’t live without Disney. Now, after 3 years in Atlanta, we have made about 25 trips to Disney World. It was a bit overwhelming at first because the two coasts are so different, but now that I know my way around, I thought it would be fun to help other Disneyland Pros learn a bit about what to expect at The World. Toward that goal, I would like to present my… Top 5 Environmental Differences Between Disneyland and Disney World 5) The Sun Having lived 6 blocks from the beach in Southern California, I humored people when they talked about the intense Florida sun, but I didn’t take them very seriously. It took about 6 trips to Disney World, and 6 corresponding sunburns, to make me a believer. At Disneyland I could get away with throwing on some sunscreen in the morning if I planned to spend the whole day in the parks. Unfortunately, I’ve learned my lesson the hard way at Disney World. Even if you’re used to spending lots of time in the sun, please put on sunscreen and reapply it during the day. A painful sunburn will quickly ruin your vacation and it’s too late for prevention after you’ve noticed a burn. Your best bet is to apply sunscreen (especially to noses, cheeks, bare shoulders, or... read more

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