Tips & Trivia

Digital Fast Pass

Digital Fast Pass

This week, Disneyland rolled out a brand new upgrade to fast pass: digital scanning! This is the first step in preparing for the MaxPass system, which will be arriving in the park sometime in the near future. Paper tickets are not going away. Instead, when you scan your ticket or annual pass, you’ll get a […] Read more…

Bad Disney Days

Disneyland is the happiest place on earth, but sometimes, it lets you down. Maybe the park is way more crowded than you thought it would be. Maybe your favorite attraction broke down, and has stayed down. Or, maybe you had a bad experience with a rude cast member. Whatever the case may be, having a […] Read more…

Summer of Heroes Galactic Premiere Party

Summer of Heroes Galactic Premiere Party

Can you believe it’s almost summer already?! And at the Disneyland Resort, that means it’s time for the Summer of Heroes, a California Adventure celebration of all things Marvel. To officially kick off the summer of Heroes, and debut of Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!, California Adventure will host an after-hours party of […] Read more…

Walk In Walt's Footsteps

Walk In Walt’s Footsteps Tour

Even though I’m a bit of a Disneyland veteran, I still find new experiences to try that give me a different perspective or view of the park. One of those recent experiences was the Walk In Walt’s Footsteps Tour, a journey through Walt’s vision of Disneyland. Rather than focusing on the park’s full history and […] Read more…

Where to Find Princesses

Where To Find Princesses

The most popular Disney characters to meet in the parks are the princesses. You can watch them perform in shows, talk to them as they roam the park, or visit one of their formal meet & greets. But beyond meeting the princesses, you can also visit attractions and themed areas with references to their magical […] Read more…

Marceline: The Real Main Street USA

Any Disneyland fan knows Main Street USA takes you back in time, to an old school American town. But did you know that it’s based on a real place?  Source: Farm 8 Walt Disney was born in a small town called Marceline, Missouri. When he grew up and created his magical park, he drew inspiration […] Read more…

Pin Trading 101

I’ve just recently entered the world of pin collecting. It’s an old Disney tradition, and most collectors also participate in a second hobby: trading! Pin traders visit Disneyland with a lanyard full of treasure, and leave with brand new bling. You don’t have to trade if you collect pins (I don’t), but if you want […] Read more…

The Haunted Mansion’s Backstory

The Haunted Mansion boasts 999 happy haunts, roaming its chilly halls and dancing through its ballroom. But what started the haunting? Why is the Haunted Mansion haunted? During development for the attraction, Imagineers floated tons of different ideas. There were tales of murder, abandonment, jealousy, limbo…all the ingredients for a great ghost story. But in […] Read more…

Summer of Heroes

Disneyland fans have been anxiously (or begrudgingly) awaiting the arrival of GOTG in Hollywood Land. And now, we have a date: May 27th. But we also have a brand new seasonal event to mark the occasion: the Summer of Heroes! Like Season of the Force in Tomorrowland, the Summer of Heroes will be a temporary overlay of […] Read more…

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