Disneyland

Holiday Photo Album 2016

My favorite holiday of the year has finally arrived: Christmas! Disneyland’s magic lasts all year long, but there’s something extra special about the snowy castle and festive decor this time of the year. I’d like to share some of my favorite holiday decorations in the park, so you can share in the magic whether or […] Read more…

Pieces of Eight

Pieces of Eight

March 1967 – present LOCATION New Orleans Square – Pieces of Eight can be found next to the exit of Pirates of the Caribbean. To find the gift shop, head down Royal Street (the first alley way in New Orleans Square), and keep to the left. You’ll see Pieces of Eight on the left, just […] Read more…

Popcorn Turners

I don’t know about you, but I feel like I just eat all day long at Disneyland. With churro and popcorn stands on every corner, I just can’t help but stop and grab snacks as I walk around. Most people don’t think twice about these snack stands, but they too share in each land’s theming. Which […] Read more…

Blue Bayou Restaurant

Blue Bayou Restaurant

March 1967 – present LOCATION New Orleans Square – The Blue Bayou is truly a restaurant hidden in plain sight; it’s inside Pirates of the Caribbean! To find the entrance to the restaurant, head down Royal Street (the street to the right of the Pirates entrance). You’ll see an ornate waiting room and a check-in […] Read more…

Behind the Scenes at the Disneyland Railroad

Behind The Scenes At The Disneyland Railroad

With Star Wars Land construction changing much of the park’s landscape, Disneyland’s Railroad will be closed until the new land’s debut. But this closure isn’t all bad; guests now have a unique opportunity to get up close and personal with the train! Stop by the New Orleans Square railroad station for a behind-the-scenes tour of […] Read more…

Mrs. Potts and Chip

Mrs. Potts and Chip

Disneyland tends to keep storytelling elements distinctly separated by land. You’d be hard pressed to find any cowboys outside of Frontierland, or rockets beyond the borders of Tomorrowland. But there is one exception to this rule…an out-of-place hidden gem. Welcome to Adventureland, a land celebrating the world’s most exotic and remote jungles. Let’s take a trip into the […] Read more…

The Halloween Tree

The Halloween Tree

Happy Halloween! Monday is the big day for costumes, candy, and spooky fun, but the Disneyland Resort has been celebrating Halloween all month long. In fact, each fall Frontierland hosts a seasonal hidden gem: the Halloween Tree! The tree, which lights up the courtyard next to the Golden Horseshoe, draws inspiration from a 1972 novel by […] Read more…

Potbelly Stove

Potbelly Stove

The Market House on Main Street USA is Disneyland’s largest coffee shop. Thousands of guests stream by every day, some stopping in for hot drinks, pastries, and sandwiches. But most park visitors have no idea that within the Market House lies an amazing artifact: a real turn-of-the-century Potbelly Stove. This Potbelly Stove came from Baltimore, […] Read more…

Lilly Belle Car

When guests walk into Disneyland, the very first thing they see is the Main Street USA railroad station, typically with a train parked out front. Many park visitors don’t realize that Disneyland actually runs multiple trains, and one train tows a hidden gem at the rear. Train #1, the C.K. Holiday, dates all the way […] Read more…

Bands & Entertainers

Bands & Entertainers

July 1955 – present LOCATION Main Street USA – The two largest Disneyland bands, the Disneyland Band and the All-American College Band, play primarily on Main Street. But they do also play in other lands, and smaller bands perform in other lands. As you roam the park throughout the day, you’re bound to run into […] Read more…

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