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Avengers Campus at Disneyland: Complete Guide, Tips, & Strategies

Marvel Comics fans have been waiting a long time to see their favorite characters get a permanent place in the US Disney parks. Finally that moment is here! A brand new land built around Marvel’s Avengers franchise, Avengers Campus, opened June 4, 2021 at Disney California Adventure Park in the Disneyland Resort. After getting a …

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COVID-19 Packing List: Extra Items to Bring for Travel During Coronavirus

When I first published this post in July 2020, little did I know I would still be updating it in January 2022. But COVID-19 is unfortunately still with us at the moment. Thanks, omicron. And that means COVID-19 needs to be on every traveler’s mind while planning and packing for any upcoming trips. The good …

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11 Advanced Strategies & Tips to Maximize Disney Genie+ on a Disneyland Trip

Disneyland’s replacement for FASTPASS and MaxPass, Disney Genie+ is finally here! If you are new to all things Disney Genie+, the new system may seem pretty complex and confusing. So you should start with my Guide to Disney Genie+ and Lightning Lane at Disneyland for all the beginner tips and frequently asked questions. If you’ve …

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Guide to Palm Springs with Young Kids: An Unlikely Destination That Works

Our family’s first trip to Palm Springs was in 2016. When I told friends that my husband and I had planned it as a major stop along Southern California spring break road trip, I must admit I got a few funny looks. While Southern Californians may know Palm Springs as a family-friendly destination, most of …

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Skiing Tahoe with Kids 2022: Comparing the Costs & Kid-Friendly Amenities of Every Tahoe Ski Resort

Since my family lives just three hours away from Lake Tahoe, we head up to the mountains fairly often to ski in the winter. While we have always carefully considered cost with a hobby as expensive as skiing, price is all the more important now that we have two skiing kids. We also love to …

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How to Ride Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance Without the Wait in 2022

The most anticipated Disney attraction of the decade – Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance – debuted at Walt Disney World’s Hollywood Studios on December 5, 2019 and in Disneyland on January 17, 2020. Headliner ride openings at Disney parks mean long lines, some times for years to follow. Several years have now followed, with …

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How to Ride Slinky Dog Dash at Disney’s Hollywood Studios Without the Wait in 2022

Toy Story Land began a new era at Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World. New marquee attractions like Rise of the Resistance in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge and Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway followed, turning Hollywood Studios into the most exciting park at Disney World. But despite the new attractions, the crown jewel of Toy …

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How to Ride Avatar Flight of Passage at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Without the Wait in 2022

Ever since Pandora – The World of Avatar opened at Walt Disney World’s Animal Kingdom, Avatar Flight of Passage has become one of the most popular rides in Florida. Unfortunately, with great popularity comes great lines and long wait times. It’s been several years since Flight of Passage opened, but at times the ride still …

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Disney Genie+ & Lightning Lane at Disneyland: 17 Frequently Asked Questions Answered

RIP FASTPASS. We hardly knew ye MaxPass. Everything you knew about cutting the lines to ride attractions at Disneyland (and for that matter, Walt Disney World too!) has been hit with some big changes. It’s time to learn something new for your next Disneyland vacation. Disney just unveiled the successor to the FASTPASS system – …

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Lyft and Uber with Kids: Ridesharing Tips for Families in 2022

Ridesharing services like Uber and Lyft have really taken the travel world by storm the last several years. My hometown of San Francisco is the home turf to both companies, so I’ve used ridesharing a lot. While hopping in a Lyft or Uber is easy enough after a night on the town or working late …

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