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…

Aunt Jemima Pancake House

 Source: Shorpy August 1955 – July 1970 LOCATION Frontierland – Aunt Jemima Pancake House made its home in the center of Frontierland, overlooking the Rivers of America. Guests could reach the restaurant from Adventureland or Main Street, and would find the welcoming patio at the edge of Frontierland’s main block of stores. Today, this space […] Read more…

Ask The Duchess – Vol. 18

Welcome to Ask The Duchess Vol. 18, a monthly Q&A post covering a variety of resort-related topics. Ask The Duchess answers questions submitted by readers. If you have a question you’d like answered, send me a message here! 1. Is there Starbucks at Disneyland? (submitted by Carrie) Yes! There are 4 locations: two in Downtown Disney (one on the east side and one […] Read more…

Resort Updates – April 2017

I can’t believe it’s already May! Springtime is always chaotic at the Disneyland Resort, so time just seems to fly by so fast. With refurbishment season officially over, Disney typically launches a bunch of events, announces summer schedules and activities, and teases D23 announcements (the annual Disney convention held in July). Let’s take a look […] Read more…

Hidden Pascal

Hidden Pascal

I write a lot about “hidden gems” on this blog: little details to find around the park. Some take on a life of their own, and most guests spot them right away. But others remain very, very hidden. Perhaps the most secretive hidden gem in the entire resort is the hidden Pascal. Remember Pascal, Rapunzel’s chameleon […] Read more…

Crockett & Russel Hat Co.

Crockett & Russel Hat Co.

December 2004 – present LOCATION Frontierland – The hat shop sits on Frontierland’s main street, overlooking the center plaza. If you arrive in Frontierland from Main Street, you’ll see the store on the left, next to Silver Spur Supplies. EXPERIENCE Details: Merchandise – Disney clothing & accessories Price Range – Most merchandise ranges from $20 […] Read more…

The Haunted Mansion: Imagineering A Disney Classic

A few weeks ago, I was browsing the shops in New Orleans Square when I spotted a book I had never seen before. The Haunted Mansion: Imagineering A Disney Classic features the mansion and our three favorite hitchhiking ghosts on the cover. It took me maybe two seconds of flipping through the pages to know I had to […] Read more…

My Disneyland Pet Peeves

I try really hard not to be a negative person (especially when it comes to Disneyland!), but we all know that each of us have things that drive us nuts, no matter how positive we are. Here’s my list of Disneyland pet peeves, a.k.a. things that drive me crazy. What’s on your list? 1. Using […] Read more…

Fortune Red

Fortune Red

If you’ve ever read this blog before, you know I’m obsessed with New Orleans Square. Every street and alleyway has hidden secrets to uncover! And if you ever find yourself wandering the alleys, you may just bump into a mysterious pirate: Fortune Red. Drop a coin into Red’s mysterious trunk, and he may just send […] Read more…

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