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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.

How to Charge Your Smart Phone Battery at Disneyland

You’ve planned your Disneyland trip for months. You’ve read the books, purchased the Park Hoppers, booked a 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 […]

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 — […]

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 kids. […]

Disneyland vs Knott’s Berry Farm ~ Which Is Best for Your Family?

Disneyland vs Knott’s Berry Farm? With so much to do in Southern California, travelers need to choose wisely when planning their vacation days. Here’s a look at the differences between these two theme parks so you can choose the best one for your brood. Find Disneyland Resort deals including ticket discounts and discounted hotel packages!  Save up […]

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…

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. Find Disneyland Resort deals including ticket discounts and […]

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 […]

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.

Christmastime at Disneyland

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Disneyland. Mixing the wonder of the holidays with the magic of Disney makes for some very jolly family fun. Here are photos of the special touches, decorations, and treats at Disneyland and Disney’s California Adventure parks at Christmastime to get you in the holiday spirit.

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, […]