The Bug’s Land Blur

Since we didn’t arrive back at the park until after 4pm and we ate a bunch of food at the hotel AND we just ate that ice cream, we didn’t feel the need to eat right away so we took advantage of Bug’s Land which had mostly emptied out for the day. I’m assuming that…

Snacks and Lines and Planning are birds of a feather

My theory about happiness levels in Disneyland are tied to planning. I begin by telling my family that there can be up to 45 minute waits and plan appropriately. Right before we head into a line that doesn’t have a Fast Pass we get a snack or drink and use the bathroom. We also have…

You so Totally Rock, DUDE!

There is an amazing gem in The Disney Animation building, it’s called Turtle Talk with Crush. On a hot day it’s a sanctuary and when you are returning to the park after a nap, it’s a nice transition back into the magic. You get to marvel at screens inside the building where they show snippets…

The importance of the Nap

Every Disneyland vacation, we incorporate a day time nap or down time. Here are a few things that we’ve done in the past for this down time: Everyone needs that down time from the park. Most of the time after lunch or prior to lunch your family will start to melt down or get really…

Anna and Elsa’s Boutique is real “COOL”!

We did the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique the last time we came and this time, they just opened the Anna and Elsa’s Boutique. You can choose a makeover for $34.95. This makeover is more informal than the BBB inside the park but it’s still very similar. You get hair, hair extensions, make up and nails done…

Ariel’s Grotto is where they hide the Princesses

The Character Meal at Ariel’s Grotto is a Princess Parade! If you want to see Princesses, this is the place to meet and greet with your favorite princesses. We’ve gone for twice for the opportunity meet our favorite princesses, once for lunch and once for breakfast. You descend the spiral steps down to the “grotto”…

PhotoPass Plus- a bargain 14 days out

I highly recommend the Disneyland Photo Pass Plus. I even recommend it more if you are doing any character dining plan. Photo Pass plus is a photo pass that allows you to get everyone in the photo for key areas like in front of the castle or in front of Mickey’s Wheel of death. I…

Making Disney pin boards from Canvas boards

I recently read another blog where a person used canvas boards instead of cork boards for showing their pins off. The advantage is that the pins can keep their backings. It’s summer time and I wanted to feel like I accomplished something so I made these boards. Items needed: Canvas boards 2 lids (1 smaller…