Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique to KISS groupie

I love the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique Experience and every Disneyland Princess must try it at least once in a girl’s life. The boutique is essentially a spa for little girls to be made over into princesses of their choice. There are varying levels of pricing for kids 3-12 years old: Crown $64.95- Hairstyle, makeup, nail…

Guardians of the Galaxy: the former Tower of Terror

Guardians of the Galaxy opened the end of May 2017 and we were there the following weekend so, the ride was still new and highly sought after in DCA. Knowing that and deviating slightly from Leia’s list, we got to DCA before they opened at 8am. The Girl Scouts weren’t scheduled to arrive until after…

Jedi Academy: There is no chaos

We hadn’t done the Jedi Academy in a few years and Izzy wanted to do it again this year so on the last day we signed up. In the past, you had to be chosen from the audience but now all kiddos can be trained! Go to the Star Wars launch bay near Autopia to…

For the Foodie in me, something new

My husband and I have have an ongoing list of things that we have yet to experience and food is always on the top of the list. On top of seasonal or special foods they offer throughout the year there are so many places to eat, that we haven’t made much of  dent in the…

Tangaroa Terrace at The Disneyland Hotel

I am bummed that I didn’t get many photos of the food at Tangaroa Terrace which is connected to the Trader Sam’s bar at the Disneyland Hotel. I love this restaurant because if you are looking for something special to eat and drink off the Downtown Disney area, I highly recommend this place. The drinks…

The food! The food! part 1

The food at Disneyland has always been top notch. I have rarely been unimpressed, maybe with the kids meals at certain locations but overall, this visit was not exception. I broke this up into three parts, two for new meals and snacks. I decided to do a piece on Trader Sam’s alone. My family has…

Sleeping Beauties: The hotel

We stayed at the Camelot Inn and Suites for all the nights of our vacation. We were looking for a hotel that was within walking distance of the park so we could return to take naps. The importance of the naps to young people is paramount. Other places we’ve stayed see here and here. The…

The family trip for 5

Every time I go to Disneyland, I begin the planning phase. There are lots of people who love the spontaneous route but with a family of 5 that would be very difficult. We had a range from 9 year old to infant. This blog was created to give some ideas and tips to families who…

Finally a 4 day in the park again!

It’s time! For my birthday and in celebration of Izzy’s 800 boxes- we are heading back to Disneyland!  Izzy has planned her day for a Saturday. My days are planned for Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. Sunday- Disneyland day we will be heading to the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique for both older gals. Monday- Disneyland California Adventure…

Making the Impossible Come True Girl Scout Style

This trip was completely different from anything that we’ve done in the past. It was a 1 day trip to Disneyland and California Adventure. We were being guided by a little 8 year old who sold 800 boxes of cookies. She earned her way here and we were going to let her run the show….

Making Dreams Come True everyday and everyway

The first time I went to Disneyland, I thought to myself… how to make sure I see everything and have fun doing it. It was slightly stressful and I felt like I was dragging my family from place to place… hurry! Hurry! By my 2nd trip, I realized that I LOVE THIS PLACE and I…

Planning for the best

I am firm believer of the Disneyland plan before you hit the parks. It keeps you focused because there is SO much to do and experience. If you wait until you get into the park, you could feel panicked and unsure about where to start. Here is how my family begins the planning process. First…

Food pt. 2: treats and snacks

Ariel’s Grotto is always expensive but their desserts never disappoint. This time they had a creme brûlée and a Chocolate cake- Smores type of deal and a chocolate covered strawberry. We had this as part of the World of Color dinner. The beignets are so yummy, the pumpkin ones were different but I thought the…

Cones, sticks and chips Food Pt. 1

  Food is a big part of any trip to Disneyland. There are iconic favorites like the turkey leg and the Dole Whip. However, every time we go we try to find a new items we never ate before. There are always seasonal goodies no matter what time of year you go. Currently in Disneyland:…

A long time ago in the Star Wars Launch Bay….

A family favorite is Star Wars all around. So, we are a pro Star Wars land family! Until then there is lots to see and meet in the Star Wars Launch Bay in the former Innovations area. I think it works to my advantage to know that I have no memories of Innovations so I…

A Girl Scout in Disneyland… dreams do come true!

This year my little monkey earned her trip to Disneyland through the Girl Scout Cookie Program. She sold enough boxes for her to qualify for the Disneyland Turnaround trip in June. We made a chart for her see how much she sold and how close or far she was from that goal. When she first…

The Stroller Game and how to win

Every year, I wake up in time to see the sun rise over the parks. I love waking up early in the morning and getting inside for a Magic Morning (1 hour earlier than other ticket holders). You hit the pavement in from Downtown Disney and I always curse when I remember that we have…

Don’t Wait until “they can remember”

One thing I hear over and over from parents is, “I want to wait until they can remember.” That made sense to me when I had only 1 little one, the Iz which is probably the reason we waited until after she was 4. We thought, 4… that’s a good age. So, we went on our…

Paradise Pier: Snack Level Wine, Beer and Cheeses

Snack Level turns into adult level at 5pm and lasts until 7pm. That’s when they change the snacks over from goldfish and cokes to cheeses and wines. They are also more cautious with the wine and beer. They don’t just put the beers out to grab but they have a waiter come to you and…