Closer Look at the Pumpkins of Main Street

Disneyland Details for Halloween Time

Halloween Time is here at the Disneyland Resort! For the past several years, Disneyland has been the main feature of the Halloween décor. New this year (2017), Disney California Adventure is also decorated for Halloween Time. Seeing the Happiest Place on Earth all decked out for Halloween is a highlight for many visitors. One of […]

6 Tips & Top 6 Picks for an Adventure on Route 66

Route 66 Road Trip – Part 6

Route 66 has a way of enchanting its travelers. The historic route is also known as the Main Street of America. After you have traveled on it, you will most likely agree and understand this term of endearment. The charming atmosphere and welcoming vibe of the towns along its path. The character and appeal of […]

How Does Cars Land Compare to the Real Route 66?

Route 66 Road Trip – Part 5

“Won’t you get hip to this timely tip: When you make that California trip Get your kicks on Route Sixty-six.” (Route 66 song by Bobby Troup) Radiator Springs is a fictional town that was created by the team at Disney/Pixar for the 2006 Cars movie. After the success of the original Cars movie, the Disney […]

20 Facts Every Disney Fan Should Know About the Matterhorn


It has its own hashtag. It’s one of the few Disneyland attractions that can be seen from the 5 freeway. It was state-of-the-art when it was built. And it was not one of the original park attractions on opening day in July 1955. What is this attraction? The Matterhorn! Recently my 10-year-old grandson has become […]

The Story Behind Disneyland’s Halloween Tree

Celebrating Halloween – Across Space and Time

Autumn is officially here! Halloween decorations are beginning to grace homes and businesses alike. Although the weather may not feel like fall yet here in southern California – where it was over 100 degrees Fahrenheit this week – we are getting ready for Halloween. The Happiest Place on Earth decorates for the fall festivities of […]

Disneyland Expert Tips for Parents

  Today’s post features a collection of tips for parents (and grandparents) who plan on taking their children (or grandchildren) to Disneyland. I was recently asked by a fellow Disney Blogger to be a guest contributor on her piece called “Top Tips For Parents From Disneyland Experts”. Jessica’s post features a wide range of helpful […]

Are Disneyland Annual Passes a Good Value?

“To all that come to this happy place, welcome. Disneyland is your land. Here age relives fond memories of the past, and here youth may savor the challenge and promise of the future. Disneyland is dedicated to the ideals, the dreams, and the hard facts that have created America…with hope that it will be a […]

All About runDisney Races at Disneyland

Questions & Answers from a Seasoned Runner

In a little less than three weeks, I will be participating in the 2016 Tinkerbell Half Marathon at the Disneyland Resort. I will join thousands of other runners for this fifth annual race throughout the two theme parks and on the streets of Anaheim. Some of you may be familiar with runDisney races, and even […]

Gung Hay Fat Choy!

How to Celebrate the Lunar New Year in San Diego

Gung Hay Fat Choy!  Happy Lunar New Year!  The Year of the Monkey (4714) officially begins Monday, February 8, 2016. There are several places in San Diego where you too can celebrate the Chinese New Year – some of them start this weekend so let’s take a look at this year’s offerings: Lunar New Year Festival at […]

Barking Dogs at Disneyland?

How to Take Care of Your Tootsies for a Day at a Theme Park

After a long day at a theme park like Disneyland, your feet and legs will probably feel like you’ve walked between a 10K or a half marathon (or more)! These distances are not an exaggeration! On average, when I visit Disneyland my Fitbit tracks an average of 7 miles walked. The highest number of miles […]