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10 Amazing Fall Destinations in California for Families

Tourists traditionally flock to California in summer, but fall in the Golden State is one of the best times of year to visit. We may not quite have the breathtaking fall foliage of New England, but California has fall fun all its own to offer. All the inland locations that are too hot to visit …

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Oogie Boogie Bash 2021: 15 Tips for Disneyland’s New Halloween Party

For many years, Mickey’s Halloween Party was a staple of the Disneyland Halloween Time season. In 2019, however, Disneyland mixed things up by moving its Halloween party over to Disney California Adventure. The event had a brand new name – Oogie Boogie Bash: A Disney Halloween Party – and added quite a few new entertainment …

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

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. What we didn’t anticipate back in …

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All Your Questions Answered about the Disney Skyliner

For a certain subset of Disney fans, including my son, Walt Disney World in Florida cannot be separated from all the different types of transportation one gets to experience. From the monorail to ferries across the Seven Seas Lagoon to the iconic Walt Disney World Railroad, Disney World is heaven for transportation lovers. In 2019, …

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The Complete Guide to Flying Southwest With Kids

With the Oakland Airport just 12 minutes from my front door, my family flies Southwest Airlines a lot. Southwest is often a favorite airline of flying families as well, and with good reason. Since it has different rules and practices than other airlines, however, it can sometimes trip up inexperienced flyers, especially travelers with kids. …

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Halloween Time at Disneyland: Everything You Need to Know

Fall might just be my favorite time of year to visit Disneyland. Crowds are reasonable, the weather is usually mild and pleasant, and the Halloween decorations and treats are out in full force. Halloween Time, as the season is known at Disneyland Resort, has lots for everyone in the family. There are special ride overlays, …

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Disney Genie+ & Lightning Lane at Disneyland: Your Questions Answered & What We Still Need to Know

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!) just got hit with some big changes. It’s time to learn something new for your next Disneyland vacation. Disney just announced the successor to the FASTPASS system that …

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9 Things That Are Totally Different at Disney’s Aulani in 2021

Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa, was the last Disney property in the world to shut its doors way back in late March of 2020. The hotel, located on the island of O’ahu in Hawaii, reopened to the public on November 1, 2020 and has been operating ever since at reduced capacity. My family visits …

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Is a Disney Credit Card Worth It?

Looking to save money and maximize travel rewards on a Disney vacation? A Disney credit card is often a popular choice among Disney-going travelers for doing just that. The prospect of earning Disney Rewards Dollars you can use on a future vacation for spending you already do sounds tantalizing. And pulling Mickey or another favorite …

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