Disneyland Resort Kennel Club

Disneyland Resort Kennel Club

If you have a dog or cat with you during your trip to the Disneyland Resort, you can’t bring it into the park. But you do have an alternative – the Disneyland Resort Kennel Club.  Source: Disneyland Today LOGISTICS The Kennel sits just outside Disneyland’s main gate, next to the Stroller, Wheelchair, and ECV rentals. […] Read more…

Flower Market

Flower Market

In the early years of Disneyland, Main Street USA used to sell a munch broader variety of goods. Along with standard souvenir fare, Disneyland sold tobacco, lingerie…and magical flowers that never wilted. How did Disney accomplish this impossible feat? All of the flowers were made of plastic!  Source: Mousetalgia The Flower Market filled the western […] Read more…

Tips For People-Free Photos

Tips For People-Free Photos

No matter how many times I visit Disneyland, I can’t help but take tons and tons of pictures. There are just so many beautiful buildings, flowers, mountains, and waterfronts to capture! But Disneyland is a busy place, and it can be quite the challenge to capture its beauty without your fellow visitors blocking a perfect […] Read more…

Fall Mickey Wreath

Fall Mickey Wreath

Now that fall is in full swing, I’ve been seeing wreaths EVERYWHERE. Pumpkin wreaths, leaf wreaths, twigs, hay…tis the season for them all. I couldn’t find any small ones that I liked for my door, so I decided to make my own. It was surprisingly easy, and gave me the chance to put a Hidden […] Read more…

Mickey's Halloween Party 2017 Recap

Mickey’s Halloween Party 2017 Recap

This past weekend, I attended my favorite Disneyland event of the year: Mickey’s Halloween Party! My roommate and I repeated our peasant princess costumes from last year, and this time, brought our friend Belle along with us. Gaston LOVED Belle. He chased her down in the Fantasy Faire, and then during the parade, pointed to […] Read more…

Dixieland Bandstand

Dixieland Bandstand

Disneyland uses all kinds of storytelling techniques. These extend far beyond the actual architecture and appearance of every land. Sight, sound, smell, taste, and touch all work together to transport visitors between imaginary worlds, which we believe are real. A key piece of the storytelling puzzle is music. Each land in the park has a […] Read more…

Little Details: Adventureland

Little Details: Adventureland

I recently asked a friend of mine what he thought of when he pictured Adventureland, He said, “Just trees. Trees everywhere.” It’s true, Adventureland is drowning in greenery. But there’s so much more detail to this little land, mixed within the trees, and chatting with my friend really motivated me to find it. Don’t get […] Read more…

Ask The Duchess – Vol. 23

Welcome to Ask The Duchess Vol. 23, 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. Do you have any advice on choosing fast pass tickets or going for single rider instead? (submitted by Eleanor) Yes! Check out my post […] Read more…

Resort Updates - September 2017

Resort Updates – September 2017

Happy September! Halloween time has once again transformed the Disneyland Resort into a world of pumpkins, ghosts, and this year…even car spiders. Let’s take a look back at yet another busy month at the Happiest Place on Earth! DISNEYLAND HALF On Labor Day weekend, Disneyland hosted the Pixar Half. Runners could participate in 5k, 10k, […] Read more…

Gag Factory

Gag Factory

January 1993 – present LOCATION Mickey’s Toontown – The Gag Factory, also known as Toontown’s 5 & Dime, is the largest shop in the area. Visitors to Toontown will find it on the eastern side of the main town square, just beyond the exit to Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin. EXPERIENCE Details: Merchandise – Disney […] Read more…

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