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Disneyland in 1983 and the Transformation of Fantasyland: #60DaysTo60Years

Disneyland is in the midst of a major celebration: its 60th Diamond Anniversary.  Given how much I love Disneyland, the moment couldn’t go unnoticed here on Trips With Tykes.  To celebrate the big event, I’ve joined together with 60 Disney-loving bloggers led by Didi Marie of DisTherapy and Gayle Turner of Disney Gals to commemorate each year …

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A Tale of Two Tiki Bars: Comparing Trader Sam’s at Disneyland & Walt Disney World

Disney and Hawaii have a long history together.  Walt Disney visited the islands multiple times and first incorporated Hawaiian culture into his 1937 Mickey Mouse short film, Hawaiian Holiday.  You can see Hawaii’s influence on Disney throughout Disney history in attractions like the Enchanted Tiki Room, hotels like Aulani and Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, movies like …

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Mickey Mouse Trail Mix: The Perfect In-Flight or Road Trip Snack for Your Disney Vacation

I’m off this weekend with the kids to the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration at Walt Disney World. Although I normally don’t have time for super-crafty, Pinterest-inspired living, this trip called for something a little extra special. This is the first trip for both my kids to Walt Disney World, after all! Before every long …

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6 Tips for Picking Less Crowded Days at Disneyland

If you’ve been on a Disneyland vacation lately, you probably already know that the two Disney parks in Anaheim have been experiencing record crowds in the past few years.  Although there are lots of strategies for navigating Disneyland on a crowded day, the best way to manage crowds at Disneyland is simply to be there on …

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10 Differences between Disney World and Disneyland & How They Matter for Your Vacation Planning

Many Disney fans who have only been to one of the U.S. parks are often surprised to find out just how different Walt Disney World and Disneyland resorts actually are. If you are used to Walt Disney World and are now planning a Disneyland visit, don’t assume you know it all. Conversely, if you are …

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12 Cheap or Free Disneyland Souvenirs

Taking home some memorable Disney souvenirs is a fun part of any vacation at Disneyland. Disneyland souvenirs, however, are often quite expensive and can threaten to wreck the family vacation budget if you aren’t careful. One of my favorite tricks (especially with younger kids) is to buy Disney souvenirs in advance. By hitting the dollar section …

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Smarter Disneyland Strategy With a Baby: Maximizing Rider Switch and Fastpass at Disneyland

I’m all about riding more and waiting less at Disneyland. When you have a baby, though, all hopes of riding dozens of attractions each day during your Disneyland visits quickly goes up in smoke. Or does it? On our recent travels to Disneyland, my family found a smarter Disneyland strategy with a baby by maximizing …

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Why It’s Time For a Third Park at Disneyland

I don’t usually editorialize much here at Trips With Tykes, but there is no better time to start than when it comes to my favorite place on earth – Disneyland!  Since I’m certain Disney executives read this blog regularly and desperately desire to know my opinions on all things in Anaheim, here goes. It’s time …

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Should You Fly or Drive From San Francisco to Disneyland?

When Northern California families are planning vacations down to Anaheim to see Mickey Mouse, the first big trip planning question many face is how to get there. To drive or to fly? That is the question! Los Angeles and San Francisco are approximately 380 miles apart. It’s a 6 hour drive (without traffic) from the …

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Holidays at Disneyland: Top Picks for Families With Young Kids

No theme park celebrates the holidays quite like Disneyland.  Take a place that many people already find quite magical, decorate it with hundreds of thousands of twinkling lights, and the holiday magic is sure to touch even the most Scrooge-like among us. I recently had the opportunity to visit Disneyland as part of a hosted family blogger …

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