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17 Scariest Rides at Disneyland and Disney California Adventure ~ Ranked for Families

Disneyland is best known for sweet characters and rides that please kids and kids-at-heart. But there is a more intense side to Disneyland that even the most adventurous thrill seekers can appreciate. The fear factor isn’t just about speed, either. Plundering pirates, pretend poisonous snakes, and ghostly ghouls can make rides seem super scary to […]

How to Celebrate New Year’s Eve at Disney California Adventure Park

Where better to ring in the New Year than at the Happiest Place on Earth? If you’re tired of trying to feel festive on the final day of the year, we’ve got the solution for you. You’ll be merry indeed at Disneyland’s sassy sister park in Anaheim, California. Put on your party hat because it’s […]

Top 10 Disneyland Rides and Attractions for Babies and Toddlers

Many parents worry there are not enough rides for babies and toddlers, but amusements for all ages abound at Disneyland! Here are my picks for best Disneyland rides and attractions for babies and toddlers.

Educational Things to Do at Disneyland with Kids

Sure, Disneyland is all about fun, fun, fun. But a visit to the Happiest Place on Earth can be educational, too. Whether you want to justify taking the kids out of traditional school for a few days, or you’re a homeschooling family, or you just want to add some learning to your Disney vacation — […]

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…

5 Ways to Celebrate Christmas at Disney’s California Adventure Park

Disneyland is known for its incredible holiday parade, fireworks, and “snow” on Main Street. Its sister Anaheim property, Disney’s California Adventure Park also becomes a Christmas wonderland during the winter holiday season. Here are five ways to celebrate the Christmas season at Disney’s California Adventure. Find Disneyland Resort deals including ticket discounts and discounted hotel packages! 1) Visit Santa Sure, you can go […]

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, […]

Disney’s Cars Land – A Photo Journey through Radiator Springs

As a mother of two young children who are positively smitten with the Cars movie, it felt a bit surreal to walk into a real-life version of the film’s fictional town of Radiator Springs at Disney California Adventure’s Cars Land. The magic (or in this case, the ka-chow!) of Disney is in the details. With that in mind, I was on a photo treasure hunt to capture the most interesting details at Cars Land.

Little Mermaid Ride Premiere & Interview with Jodi Benson, the Voice of Ariel

Ariel, one of Disney’s most beloved princesses, is being immortalized in her very own ride at Disney’s California Adventure Park. The Little Mermaid ~ Ariel’s Undersea Adventure opened on June 3, 2011 amid much excitement and very long lines. I was lucky to take a spin on this new attraction and even luckier to meet with Jodi Benson, […]

Disney’s “World of Color” Premiere & My Red Carpet Hullaballoo

I was invited by Disneyland to attend their much anticipated premiere of their “World of Color” water, light, color, laser, fire, music show. How was it? Well, let’s put it this way…it was THE most fun I can remember having in a long, long, long time!