Photo Friday Disneyland Hotel pool view

Photo Friday: The Ultimate Disneyland Hotel Stay

I am a huge Disney fan. The Disney brand consistently delivers high quality entertainment whether it’s a Disneyland vacation with kids or a Disney Cruise with grandparents. I have yet to meet a Disney experience that I don’t like – except Space Mountain which I ride only to be brave in front of my kids.

I was speechless however when I was shown to my “room” at the Disneyland Hotel a few weeks ago. When the Disneyland Hotel …

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Why Plan a Disneyland Vacation Instead of a Disneyland Day Trip

In many families, a typical visit to Disneyland with kids is about packing in the most rides and attractions in a day and not wasting one precious moment of park time. By the end of the day the family is exhausted; the race is over and everyone is content but no one has seen much of the scenery along the way. Sound familiar?

The “one day and done” visit to Disneyland is challenging now that Cars Land and Buena Vista Street have arrived at California Adventure.

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Discover New Holiday Traditions at Disneyland

The Disneyland holiday season is my favorite time of the year to visit the parks. Southern California weather is just right to get in the festive mood; warm during the day and crisp at night. Disney characters in their holiday finest stroll through streets decorated with garland wrapped lamp posts and wreaths tied with giant red bows. Familiar Christmas tunes play in the background.

For many guests, celebrating the holidays at Disneyland is a yearly family tradition. One step down Disneyland Main Street and the Christmas spirit hits you.

Disneyland Haunted Mansion

Celebrating the Holidays Disneyland Style

A Disney family vacation is on many wish lists this season. For good reason, Disney is guaranteed entertainment for every age.

When you enter Disneyland during the holiday period, you’re effortlessly transported into your own little winter wonderland. It looks like a classic Christmas card with garland-wrapped lamp posts tied with big red ribbons. The bows are tied just right and for some reason, there never seem to be any strings of lights out.

Photo of Mickey Mouse at Disneyland

10 Tips for Visiting Disneyland this Summer

Summer is busy at Disneyland. It’s peak time for family vacations and while you should expect crowds, lines and hot days, there are family-tested strategies for making your visit more enjoyable.

The upside of summer is that the parks are open later and the kids don’t have school so you can take advantage of the evening attractions.


A Week with Young Kids in Orange County – Local Tips

Monday: Disneyland Visiting Mickey and Friends is easy entertainment, but the trick to Disneyland with young kids is finding a relaxing place to change and feed baby and to find rides that do not have a 30-minute wait. A few ideas … Baby changing and feeding stations. Private cubicles with rocking chairs for nursing/feeding and a separate…