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Disneyland’s Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! – First Look & Insider Tips

This weekend may be the debut of a little something called Pandora: World of Avatar over at Walt Disney World. Exciting. We West Coast Disney fans know, however, that something equally *awesome* is happening at the Happiest Place on Earth this weekend too. Get your awesome mixes ready. The most hotly anticipated attraction of the summer at Disneyland …

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What’s New at Disneyland 2017 – Spring & Summer Guide

Looking for all that’s new in spring and summer 2018? Check out my Disneyland 2018 spring and summer guide. As much nostalgia and history as there is at the Happiest Place on Earth, the reality is that Disneyland is ever changing. On every trip, I discover something new or sometimes even an old favorite removed. …

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Disneyland with Preschoolers: 25 Fun Things to Do (That Aren’t Rides!)

My family has taken our kids to Disneyland at nearly every age and stage. Some might find it a bit crazy to take babies, toddlers, and preschoolers on a theme park vacation. But our trips have been so worthwhile even at the ages where our kids are too young to remember them. In fact, the toddler …

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Travel Hacking Basics to Save For Your Family’s Disney Vacation

Family vacations can be expensive. Disney destinations in particular often get a bad rap for busting the family vacation budget. If you pay full freight for Walt Disney World or Disneyland trips, they can totally be budget killers. But I know you don’t want to do that, right? You want the secrets to save big. …

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Highlights from Disney Social Media Moms Celebration On the Road at Disneyland

The vast majority of my travels are with my kids, but sometimes work travel means I take a solo trip here and there. Earlier this week, I had the unique opportunity to take a brief 24 hour  jaunt – solo! – down to Anaheim. My mission? To attend the third 2016 gathering of the Disney Social Media Moms …

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Surf’s Up! Breakfast with Mickey & Friends at Disneyland’s Paradise Pier Hotel: 7 Things to Know

Most families headed to Disneyland schedule at least one character meal during a vacation. My family visits Disneyland often enough that we finally hit a Disneyland milestone – dining at every Disneyland character dining location in the resort with at least one child in tow. Surf’s Up! Breakfast with Mickey and Friends (held daily at …

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Grand Legacy at the Park Hotel Review: Staying Across the Street from Disneyland

On my family’s recent spring break trip to Disneyland, we again decided to stay at an off-property hotel “across the street” from Disneyland. Although we love staying in Disney hotels for the theming and perks when we can, the price is sometimes prohibitive – and it was definitely prohibitive during spring break week! Off-property Disneyland …

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Value & Convenience of Off-Property Hotels at Disneyland

The conventional wisdom from most Disney experts is that it is important to stay on-property at Walt Disney World. Staying in one of the Disney World resorts in Florida comes with a whole host of benefits that the Disney faithful can’t replicate in most of the off-property choices. When I head to Florida for a Disney …

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Disneyland Date Night: Blue Bayou Restaurant Review

Welcome to this month’s Blogorail Red Loop. Today we are sharing where you can have a date night and find romance at Disney. Sometimes the grownups just need a night to themselves, even at Disney.  My husband and I have created a tradition of having a couples night out at the Blue Bayou Restaurant every …

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