Tips & Trivia

MaxPass Announcement – Is Fast Pass Changing?

Disneyland sent shock waves throughout its community this morning with the announcement of a new fast pass option: MaxPass. What is it, and how will it affect the existing system?  Source: OC Register First of all, this is NOT FastPass+, which is used in Walt Disney World. You will still not be able to book […] Read more…

Top 5 Hidden Seating Areas

When you spend all day running from attraction to show to parade, it’s easy to get really tired, really fast. Sometimes you just need a quiet place to rest, think, and regroup before you jump back into the action. So where should you go? Here’s my picks for the top 5 hidden seating areas at […] Read more…

Ringing in 2017 at the Disneyland Resort

Ringing In 2017 At The Disneyland Resort

2016 is winding down, but the holiday party at the Disneyland Resort is still going strong! If you’re visiting the resort for New Year’s Eve, you can participate in several special events, purchase limited edition merchandise, and enjoy the last of the holiday decorations before they disappear in January. THE RIGHT EXPECTATIONS Before you head into […] Read more…

Extra Magic Hours & Magic Morning

Extra Magic Hours & Magic Morning

Time in the park goes by so quickly, doesn’t it? The good news is, Disneyland offers extra magic in the form of extra park hours! There are two different bonus hour offerings at the Resort: Extra Magic Hour, and Magic Morning. Extra Magic Hour Guests of one of the three Disneyland Resort Hotels (Disneyland Hotel, […] Read more…

Holiday Features and Decor

Holiday Features And Decor

Once the Halloween season wraps up in Disneyland, the park goes into full holiday mode. Snow, wreaths, garlands, and ornaments flood the park, and the Dapper Dans bust out their best renditions of winter classics. So what exactly can you expect from a wintertime trip to the Disneyland Resort? LAND CHANGES In Disneyland, Main Street […] Read more…

What's In My Park Bag?

What’s In My Park Bag?

One of the most common questions I’m asked is, “what’s in my park bag?” My answer is: not much. I don’t have kids and I generally visit with groups of friends, so I don’t have to worry about bottles or medication or other things larger families might need to bring. But I do pack differently depending on […] Read more…

The Omnimover System

Disney has always been creative with attraction technology. With holograms, animatronics, tubular coasters, and the Pepper’s Ghost Illusion, there are countless tricks and moving parts that make rides and shows so magical. One of Disney’s own patented technologies created a whole new type of attraction, with forced sight lines and more room for equipment without the […] Read more…

Mickey’s Halloween Party 2016 Recap

I always try to mix a little Disney magic into my day, but last Friday was a whole different level! I went to Mickey’s Halloween Party for the third time, and this one was the best one yet. Mickey’s Halloween Party is an after-hours event than runs through September and October (full details here). Virtually […] Read more…

Fastest Roller Coasters

Fastest Roller Coasters

Disneyland and California Adventure both offer all kinds of thrills, drops, and drama. Each attraction has a completely unique look and feel, so you get swept up in the magic every single time. But have you ever wondered how fast you’re actually going on those coasters? You might be surprised by which coasters fly at […] Read more…

Fastest & Slowest Moving Lines

Fastest and Slowest Moving Lines

There’s one unavoidable activity at the center of every Disneyland trip: waiting in line. But some lines are easier to manage than others. Some lines move quickly, so you at least feel like you’re making progress, while others force you to stand in the same spot for what feels like forever. Here’s my list of […] Read more…

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