Tips & Trivia

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…

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…

Lunar New Year 2017

Lunar New Year 2017

Happy Lunar New Year! January 28th marks the beginning of the year of the rooster, and California Adventure is hosting a huge party to celebrate.  Source: Find The Mouse Head over to Paradise Pier to join in on the fun. You can listen to live Chinese and Vietnamese bands, watch acrobats, get your face painted, visit […] Read more…

The Main Street Electrical Parade Returns

Disneyland Twitter exploded over the last two days, flooded with pictures of a nighttime parade. It’s not Paint the Night, and people are EXTREMELY excited about it. So what’s going on?  Source: TWIMG Thursday night marked the limited return of a classic Disneyland parade: The Main Street Electrical Parade. This nighttime show debuted in Disneyland in […] Read more…

Service Animal Relief Areas

Service Animals

Disneyland has tons of resources available for guests with disabilities or special needs, including care centers, ECV rentals, and even accommodations for service animals. Disney defines a service animal as a dog or miniature horse specifically trained to support an individual with a disability, and service animals must wear their vests at all times in […] Read more…

Refurbishment Season 2017

Mid-January through early March is Disneyland’s unofficial refurbishment season. Holiday overlays come down, and with lighter crowds, attractions in need of more complex maintenance shut their doors for a few weeks. With all of the closures due to Star Wars Land construction, additional refurbishments are actually significantly lighter than usual. But there are still some […] Read more…

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