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Disneyland Lunar New Year Celebration: 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. Disclosure: Trips …

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20 Stocking Stuffers for Disney Travelers

Planning a Disney vacation with your family? Chances are that you will need new gear to make your trip a success. Having functional and practical travel gear is very important, but there’s no reason that gear can’t be a little bit cute and in the Disney spirit too. With Disney travelers in mind, I went …

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Complete Guide to Holidays at Disneyland 2019

The Halloween decorations have been packed away and the holiday decor will soon be unveiled at the Happiest Place on Earth. As much as I adore Halloween Time at Disneyland, the Christmas holiday season is perhaps even more magical. My family has been able to make quite a few trips to experience the Disneyland Holidays …

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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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Disneyland Character Meals: Complete Guide & Free Printable

Character meals are an important part of a Disney vacation for many travelers. Character dining gives you a chance to take photos and get autographs from multiple characters in a short period of time while taking a break from lines and the heat (or rain or cold, depending on the season). Even though these experiences …

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Everything You Need to Know About Flying to Disneyland

Planning to fly to Mickey’s home in Southern California for a vacation? Even though my family lives in Northern California, we fly to Anaheim much more often than we drive. Flying to Disneyland is a totally different ballgame than flying to Walt Disney World in Orlando. Air travel to the Los Angeles area may seem …

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Review of the Howard Johnson Anaheim Hotel & Water Playground Near Disneyland

For many generations of Disneyland vacationers, the Howard Johnson Anaheim Hotel & Water Playground has been the go-to hotel. Founded in 1965 – just 10 years after Disneyland itself – the HoJo Anaheim has been part of some serious theme park history. Over five decades later, it is still one of the most popular and …

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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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Oogie Boogie Bash: 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 has a brand new name – Oogie Boogie Bash: A Disney Halloween Party – and has added quite a few new …

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Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Tips & Touring Strategies at Disneyland

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is finally open at Disneyland! I have personally spent more than a dozen hours in Black Spire Outpost on the planet Batuu tasting the food and drink, riding on the Millennium Falcon, and seeing droids and lightsabers built. Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is visually arresting and just a ton of fun. …

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