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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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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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Disneyland Lunar New Year Celebration 2022: Everything You Need to Know

Disney California Adventure park at the Disneyland Resort hosts several festivals year round. One of the lesser known but growing events is the Disneyland Lunar New Year celebration. This yearly multi-day festival of Asian culture features food, entertainment, and merchandise fused with an authentic spirit of prosperity and hope for the new year. Disneyland Lunar …

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Tips & Tricks for Maximizing Disney Genie+ at Walt Disney World

Visiting Walt Disney World has evolved greatly over the past few years, but one of the biggest changes Disney made was the sunsetting of the old Fastpass+ system. In its place we now have Disney Genie and Disney Genie+. Disney Genie essentially serves as a new update to My Disney Experience and is available to …

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Top 11 Attractions in Disney California Adventure Park for Toddlers & Preschoolers

Think Disneyland park is the only park at the Disneyland Resort with things to do with the toddler and preschooler set? Think again! Disney California Adventure has really come into its own in recent years, adding a number of rides, shows, and attractions that appeal to young kids. Once a bit of an afterthought or …

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Disneyland Hotel vs. Disney’s Grand Californian: Which Is Right For Your Family?

The two best hotels in the Disneyland area in Anaheim, California are undoubtedly Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel and Spa and the Disneyland Hotel. I hear often from friends and readers who are struggling to make a decision between these two properties for their own Disneyland vacation. Disney’s Grand Californian is closer but is also more …

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How You Need to Do Disneyland Differently in 2021: Tips from the Reopened Parks

The Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California has now been back in operation for more than six full months! Since its triumphant return on April 30, 2021 after a 13+ month closure, a lot has changed at the Happiest Place on Earth. Since the reopening, I have been able to return to Disneyland on five different …

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