Star Wars land

We are closing in on 2019 people! Behind these doors is the newest land…. shhhhh… it’s still sleeping. The landscapes are going up and the ride queues are being planned. The sand stone from Frontier land is a seamless transition into Star Wars land. Disney you are so crafty. It’s also seated further away from…

Once in a lifetime… Resort Easter Egg hunt

Hunting for eggs on the reservation is a classic family event. Hunting for eggs is a big deal. We are lucky enough to have our family trip overlap with the Disneyland Hotel’s annual easter egg hunt. We got to hunt for eggs in a unique area. The girls found eggs filled with candy and even…

Snacks and Treats

  As usual, there are so many treats and snacks that our family enjoys on a yearly basis. There are some classics: Dole Whip Float, Churro, Popcorn and Beignets. This time around, we were able to enjoy the Dole Whip Floats with a SPLASH of RUM! OFF SITE! We got it from the coffee shop…

Extra Magic Hour for extra magic

  As a hotel guest on the resort properties, you get an extra magic hour. This is an hour before the general public gets to enter. You gain access to Fantasyland and Tomorrowland. If you take advantage of this you may miss rope drop which also an exciting experience. You enter through the gates marked…

When we spend… we spend! Disneyland Hotel

There is just sometimes that we don’t save on when we go to Disney and it’s the hotels. If we want the visit to be especially special we¬† stay in the Disneyland Hotel. The smell alone was able to produce tears for me. I always think that the Disneyland Hotel is the pinnacle of our…

Hitting 40 inches… an experiment in wins and loses

There is a very important time in a Disney family’s timeline… the day one of your kids hit 40 inches! This means that there are so many rides that open up for these kiddos. In Disneyland you have to be 40 inches to ride: Splash Mountain (closed for us) Big Thunder Railroad Space Mountain (opted…

Toon Town, not so cartoony and more magical

I’ve never really given any love to Disneyland’s Toon Town. It always seems out of place to me but recently our family discovered the secret of Toon Town. It’s in the opening! Have you ever seen the Disney commercials where the characters were hand in hand skipping along with the characters. Even with several visits,…