The Disneyland Encyclopedia

The Disneyland Encyclopedia

If you’ve ever read this blog before, it’s no secret that I love Disneyland history. I am always searching for books that go into the details, especially those obscure shops, hidden gems, or restaurants that aren’t talked about much. Out of all the Disneyland books I’ve ever read, none have been as thorough as The Disneyland […] Read more…

Corridor of Murals

Corridor Of Murals

On my last trip to Disneyland, I stopped for a moment to think about Tomorrowland; I realized it has the fewest hidden gems of any land in Disneyland. And then it hit me: of course it does. Tomorrowland is constantly changing, to stay updated futuristic, and somewhat imaginary. With so much growth and change, not […] Read more…

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…

Off The Page

Off The Page

February 2001 – present LOCATION Hollywood Land – Off The Page stands tall, right in the middle of Hollywood Land’s main street. If you walk toward the backdrop, keep to the right and you’ll see the shop’s marquee, just after a rest area with bathrooms. EXPERIENCE Details: Merchandise – Disney collectibles (jewelry, figurines, ornaments) and […] Read more…

Mr. Bluebird's House

Mr. Bluebird’s House

Tons of different creatures call Critter Country’s forest home: Winnie the Pooh and his friends, the Br’er gang, families of ducks…and one mysterious little creature with his own private home. Have you ever seen this birdhouse? It’s outside the left entrance to Pooh Corner at the end of Critter Country’s main walkway. Take a closer […] Read more…

Little Details: Cars Land

Little Details: Cars Land

Cars Land might be my favorite land in California Adventure. It’s just so gorgeous, and I love all three attractions. It’s clear that Imagineers thought through every square inch of the space, because there’s no detail overlooked. Here are some pictures of my favorite little details in beautiful Radiator Springs! Read more…

Chapel Hats

Chapel Hats

April 2016 – present LOCATION Downtown Disney – Chapel Hats is a smaller shop in Downtown Disney’s central circle, which surronds the Uva Bar. If you’re coming from the hotels, you’ll find Chapel Hats on your left, just beyond Build-A-Bear Worshop. EXPERIENCE Details: Merchandise – Hats, hair accessories, and weather accessories Price Range – Most […] Read more…

Happiest Homecoming

Happiest Homecoming On Earth (50th Anniversary)

Disneyland always throws a good party. So when the 50th anniversary arrived, guests couldn’t wait to see the park pull out all the stops. This massive celebration, known as the “Happiest Homecoming On Earth”, set a precedent for over-the-top anniversaries in the park, a tradition carried on for the Diamond Jubilee in 2015. PREPARING THE […] 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…

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