Little Details: Cars Land

Little Details: Cars Land

Cars Land might be my favorite land in California Adventure. It’s just so gorgeous, and I love all three attractions. It’s clear that Imagineers thought through every square inch of the space, because there’s no detail overlooked. Here are some pictures of my favorite little details in beautiful Radiator Springs! Read more…

Chapel Hats

Chapel Hats

April 2016 – present LOCATION Downtown Disney – Chapel Hats is a smaller shop in Downtown Disney’s central circle, which surronds the Uva Bar. If you’re coming from the hotels, you’ll find Chapel Hats on your left, just beyond Build-A-Bear Worshop. EXPERIENCE Details: Merchandise – Hats, hair accessories, and weather accessories Price Range – Most […] Read more…

Happiest Homecoming

Happiest Homecoming On Earth (50th Anniversary)

Disneyland always throws a good party. So when the 50th anniversary arrived, guests couldn’t wait to see the park pull out all the stops. This massive celebration, known as the “Happiest Homecoming On Earth”, set a precedent for over-the-top anniversaries in the park, a tradition carried on for the Diamond Jubilee in 2015. PREPARING THE […] Read more…

How To Win Toy Story Midway Mania

How To Win Toy Story Midway Mania!

Confession time: I am TERRIBLE at Midway Mania. Or at least, I was…until I started learning some little tricks to help build up my score. Midway Mania isn’t just about being the fastest. There are certain moves to make and targets to shoot that will help you fly past your opponent. So what can you […] Read more…

Pendleton Woolen Mills Dry Goods Store

Pendleton Woolen Mills Dry Goods Store

 Source: Pendleton July 1955 – April 1990 LOCATION Frontierland – Pendleton Woolen Mills Dry Goods Store (what a mouthful!) had a central location in Frontierland. The shop’s massive storefront, complete with a porch, stood between the Golden Horseshoe and the corner Frontier Arcade, later another shop. Today, the storefronts in Frontierland’s square connect into a […] Read more…

Subtle Attraction Stories

Subtle Attraction Stories

What sets Disneyland apart from other amusement parks is its storytelling; each attraction takes riders into a new world, with a plot, major characters, and lots of detail. And while most attractions have a pretty obvious premise, there are some with backstories so subtle, they often go unnoticed. Here are some of Disneyland’s most subtle […] Read more…

Ask The Duchess – Vol. 21

Welcome to Ask The Duchess Vol. 21, a monthly Q&A post covering a variety of resort-related topics. Ask The Duchess answers questions submitted by readers. If you have a question you’d like answered, send me a message here! 1. I am a frequent Disney World visitor but have never been to Disneyland. I have heard that churros are everywhere – which would be […] Read more…

Resort Updates - July 2017

Resort Updates – July 2017

Happy July! Here in California we’ve been experiencing one heat wave after another, but that hasn’t seemed to slow down Disneyland news and happenings in the slightest. We had another month of news, celebrations, and unfortunately, the loss of a Disney legend. Let’s take a look back on this month at the Disneyland Resort. DISNEYLAND […] Read more…

La Brea Express

La Brea Express

January 2001 – present LOCATION Downtown Disney – La Brea Express is part of the larger La Brea Bakery, at the end of Downtown Disney. If you head toward the park gates, you’ll see La Brea on your right; it’s the last building before you hit the esplanade between Disneyland and California Adventure. EXPERIENCE Details: […] Read more…

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