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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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50 New Things to Do and See at Walt Disney World’s 50th Anniversary

The 50th Anniversary of the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida is officially underway. Dubbed “The World’s Most Magical Celebration,” the event extends into all four parks along with Disney Springs and many of the resort hotels. It will run for approximately 18 months from its launch date on October 1, 2021.  The struggles of …

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How You Need to Do Disney World Differently in 2021-2022: Tips for 50th Anniversary Visits

The Walt Disney World Resort is now on the eve of its 50th anniversary celebration, launching October 1, 2021. While an anniversary always brings new offerings and major changes, it’s fair to say that the resort has undergone an even larger transformation than in any normal anniversary year. The last two years have brought significant …

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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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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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Discount Disney Gift Cards: Expert Tips & Tricks for the Best Deals

If you’re reading this, you’ve probably realized that Disney World and Disney vacations can get pretty pricey. Since Disney discounts are few and far between it’s important to find multiple avenues to help you save money on your trip. If you want to maximize savings on your Disney vacation, you’ll want to learn how to …

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Best Hotels within Walking Distance of Disneyland for Families (with Map!)

Visiting Disneyland with kids? One of the biggest planning decisions is finding a hotel near Disneyland that works for your family’s travel style and needs. I’ve been to Disneyland dozens and dozens of times and have stayed in so many hotels in the Anaheim, California area. On nearly every trip, my family chooses to stay …

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