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8 Reasons You Should Visit Disneyland in Fall

Running from the Fall Equinox in mid-September through the Winter Solstice in December, fall makes a fabulous season to visit Disneyland. As summer crowds head back to school and Southern California temperatures begin to cool, holiday festivities of all sorts take center stage. Check out these eight reasons to fall in love with Disneyland in fall. […]

10 Best Hotel Pools for Kids in the USA

To compile this list of 10 best hotel pools for kids in the USA, I went to the experts. I asked some of the most popular family travel bloggers to share their favorite family-friendly hotel pools from their travels. As a hotel pool enthusiast, of course I included a couple of my picks too. Let’s dive in […]

California Dreaming and a Golden State Giveaway

Do me a favor. Close your eyes and picture California. Go ahead. Close ’em. What did you see? Maybe it’s the beach scenes of San Diego and Huntington Beach, with miles of waves sprinkled with surfers hanging 10. You might see rows and rows of green and purple grapes lolling in the sun in California’s Wine Country, almost begging you […]

How to Charge Your Smart Phone Battery at Disneyland + Win a Disney Vacation!

You’ve planned your Disneyland trip for months. You’ve read the books, purchased your Park Hoppers, booked your hotel near Disneyland, and scheduled a Disney character meal. But then your smart phone dies in the middle of the day, long before the “Paint the Night” parade and “World of Color” nighttime spectacular. Here’s how to charge your […]

Why Visit Disneyland with One Kid

Sure, a Disney vacation with the whole family is always fun. But there’s something very special about visiting Disneyland with one kid. Here are five reasons to leave the spouse, the siblings and the grandparents at home for a trip to the Happiest Place on Earth with you and one kiddo. 1. Disneyland with one kid = peace My […]

5 Reasons to Celebrate Halloween Time at Disneyland

Halloween Time at Disneyland blends two sources of childlike magic into one fun-filled experience. For the Halloween holiday, even adults get to play dress-up and play make believe. At Disneyland, life stresses are tossed aside in favor of silly hats, photos with Goofy and mouse-shaped ice cream treats. No wonder Halloween is a favorite time of year […]

Disneyland Diamond Anniversary Celebration & Giveaway

Disneyland is celebrating 60 years of bringing magic and fun to the lives of millions of theme park goers with its Diamond Celebration. This means special decorations, unique entertainment, sparkling souvenirs, and themed food and beverages at Disneyland this year to commemorate the park’s diamond anniversary. Can’t get there to join in the fun? Not to worry – I’ve brought […]

Why Embassy Suites Anaheim South for Your Disneyland Vacation

Hotel options abound near Disneyland. But how can you find the best hotel in Anaheim for your family? Here are 10 reasons to choose Embassy Suites Anaheim South for your Disneyland vacation. 1. All Suites Before a full day romping through Disneyland and Disney California Adventure, you want to make sure the whole family gets a good night’s sleep. A separate bedroom (with […]

Tips for Mickey’s Halloween Party with Kids at Disneyland

Disneyland on a regular ol’ day is filled with all sorts of fun for kids and grown-ups of all ages. But visiting during Halloween season is sure to be a screaming good time! Last year my family attended our very first Mickey’s Halloween Party, a separately ticketed nighttime event that takes place on 14 select nights […]

Which Disneyland Character Meal Is Best for Your Family?

Each of the five Disneyland character meals has its own feel, special touches, and star character. But how do you know which character meal is best for your family? Let me break it down for you…

Save Money on Mickey’s Halloween Party Tickets at Disneyland

Halloween was once a one-day event for trick-or-treating through neighborhoods. Now it’s a season; one filled with costume parades, pumpkin patch visits, and parties galore. The happiest Halloween party of all? Mickey’s Halloween Party at Disneyland, of course! Each fall Disneyland gets all dressed up for Halloween with spooky decor, pumpkin-themed treats and special rides […]

Residence Inn Anaheim Maingate: A Home-like Hotel Near Disneyland

As a Disneyland-loving mom, I have perused the selection of Good Neighbor Hotels in Anaheim almost obsessively. Of these Disney-recommended hotels, I have always wanted to stay at the Residence Inn Anaheim Maingate during one of my family’s numerous trips to Disneyland and Disney’s California Adventure parks. I finally got my chance to do just […]

Dos and Dont’s of Disney’s Cars Land with Kids

My kids are not just casual fans of the Disney*Pixar “Cars” movie. Both my 4-year-old son and my 7-year-old daughter know all of the words to Sheryl Crow’s “Real Gone” right down to the “Uh!” in the middle of this movie theme song. They conduct pretend races across the living room floor with toy cars shaped like Lightning McQueen, […]

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