Tips & Trivia

Placement

Setting the Stage: The Art of Attraction Placement

Everything in Disneyland has a purpose. Lands develop to create certain emotions and connections as you walk through them, and attractions are perhaps the most important piece in “setting the stage” for each land. Not every attraction’s placement helps tell its story. But some of Disneyland’s most immersive spaces have a deliberate location – a […] 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…

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…

Halloween Season 2017

Halloween Season 2017

This may seem like an insane post to write in the middle of July, but in the world of Disney…Halloween buzz starts long before fall! Disneyland just announced the lineup for Halloween this year, which includes the coveted Mickey’s Halloween Party, brand new overlays, and all kinds of magical fun. MICKEY’S HALLOWEEN PARTY Mickey’s Halloween […] Read more…

D23 2017 Day 2

D23 2017 Day 2 Recap

Disney promised that Day 2 would be huge for Disney Parks, and they weren’t joking. The majority of annoucements involved Walt Disney World, but Disneyland got its own share of news…and drama. Here’s what happened on the Disneyland side of D23 – Day 2. CROWDS CONTINUE Good things and bad things came with the crowds […] Read more…

D23 2017 Day 1 Recap

D23 2017 Day 1 Recap

If you follow Disney on any form of social media, you’ve probably seen “D23” EVERYWHERE. D23 is Disney’s bi-annual convention, where they announce the biggest news of the year. This includes parks, animation, live action movies, Pixar, Marvel, cruise line, you name it. But since this blog is focused on Disneyland specifically, I’m going to […] Read more…

Independence Day At Disneyland 2017

Independence Day At Disneyland 2017

At Disneyland, 4th of July celebrations actually last about a week. Now through July 3, the resort is hosting special celebrations to drum up excitement for Independence Day. Disney encourages visitors to wear red, white, and blue to the park, and both Disneyland and California Adventure have special performances happening throughout the day. Photo: Disney […] Read more…

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 raised in a small town called Marceline, Missouri. When he grew up and created his magical park, he drew inspiration […] Read more…

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