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Disney MagicBands: Top 17 Questions Answered

If you haven’t been on a Disney vacation in the past decade, then you may not be familiar with Disney’s MagicBands. These bands, similar in size to a FitBit, were introduced in 2013 as part of a major technology overhaul to the guest experience at Walt Disney World. Disney guests start by planning their vacation …

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How to Ride WEB SLINGERS: A Spider-Man Adventure at Disneyland Without the Wait

The newest attraction at the Disneyland Resort is WEB SLINGERS: A Spider-Man Adventure. WEB SLINGERS opened to the public June 4, 2021 when Avengers Campus in Disney California Adventure threw open its gates for the first time. This interactive ride gives guests Spider-Man’s Super Hero web-slinging powers as they battle Spider-Bots threatening to overrun the …

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How to Make Disneyland Park Reservations in 2022

The Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California has now been reopened for more than a year. While a lot of things have returned to “normal” since that time, one post-closure change looks like it is here to stay: theme park reservations. Gone are the days when guests can walk right in with nothing but a ticket …

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Hotel Review: Westin Anaheim Resort Near Disneyland

Luxury and off-property Disneyland hotels are not two terms that would have appeared in the same sentence for most of the Disneyland Resort’s 67 year history. Although often conveniently located, off-property hotels were of the motel and motor lodge variety for many decades. Several hotels have opened in the last couple of years, however, that …

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Disneyland Food & Wine Festival 2022: Tips, Tricks, & What to Know Before You Go

The Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival at the Disneyland Resort is back for another year of tasty treats and special events. I’ve attended the festival multiple days in 2018 & 2019 as well as opening weekend in 2020 and mid-festival in 2022 to get a look at the fun and food that Disneyland …

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Essential Tips for Planning & Visiting Disneyland Differently in 2022

When Disneyland reopened last April 2021, many of us thought and hoped that things were well on their way back to normal in the theme park world. But the universe had a few more curveballs to throw us all. And here we are in 2022 in a new year. Disneyland has now been back in …

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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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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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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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