Tag: Disney California Adventure

UPDATE: I Just Spent $20 on FastPasses! Would You?

UPDATE: I Just Spent $20 on FastPasses! Would You?

| July 7, 2014 | 46 Replies

For quite some time now, Disney Parks fans have been discussing the possibility of purchasing FastPasses to attractions and entertainment experiences. Rumors have circulated for years that this would be the next direction Disney would go in whether it be done directly by buying an allotment of passes or indirectly based on the hotel tier [...]

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Disneyland Good Neighbor Hotel – Staybridge Suites

Disneyland Good Neighbor Hotel – Staybridge Suites

| February 6, 2014 | Reply

This is part of a series of blogs and coordinating DIS Unplugged: Disneyland Edition podcast segments focusing on the off-property establishments near the Disneyland Resort collectively known as Good Neighbor Hotels.  This time I take a look at the Staybridge Suites located at 1855 South Manchester Avenue.  I talk in detail about my stay there on the February [...]

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Disneyland Good Neighbor Hotel – Quality Inn & Suites At The Park

Disneyland Good Neighbor Hotel – Quality Inn & Suites At The Park

| January 9, 2014 | Reply

This is the first in a series of blogs and coordinating DIS Unplugged: Disneyland Edition podcast segments focusing on the off-property establishments near the Disneyland Resort known collectively as Good Neighbor Hotels.   My first stop was the Quality Inn & Suites At The Park located at 1166 W. Katella Avenue.  I talk in detail about my stay there on [...]

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Brewing Now: Joffrey’s Disney Parks Collection of Coffees

Brewing Now: Joffrey’s Disney Parks Collection of Coffees

| December 2, 2013 | 4 Replies

Times are a’changing at Disney Parks. With the testing of FastPass+ and MagicBands, new ride overlays for Christmas, and expansion projects abound, guests are finding new ways to enjoy the theme parks. Coffee is one of those new additions. Now don’t get me wrong, coffee has regularly been served in the restaurants and food kiosks [...]

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First Thoughts: Disney’s Animal Kingdom Expansion

First Thoughts: Disney’s Animal Kingdom Expansion

| October 13, 2013 | 25 Replies

Last night, news broke online regarding the latest in plans for Disney’s Animal Kingdom park. Tom Staggs, Chairman of Walt Disney Parks & Resorts, announced details at the first ever D23 Expo in Japan of both an AVATAR Land and nighttime entertainment for the park. Although the creative partnership between AVATAR’s director, James Cameron, and [...]

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Blue Sky Cellar Sneak Peek of the New Main Street Market House

Blue Sky Cellar Sneak Peek of the New Main Street Market House

| August 30, 2013 | Reply

Recently, at Disney California Adventure, the Blue Sky Cellar unveiled a sneak peek at the renovated Market House on Main Street at Disneyland.  Many fans have been concerned about the advent of Starbucks and what that might mean to the classic Main Street that we all know and love. You can hear more details about [...]

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Wrap-up of a WDW Vet’s First Trip to Disneyland – Part 4

Wrap-up of a WDW Vet’s First Trip to Disneyland – Part 4

| August 23, 2013 | 2 Replies

This summer, we took our first trip to Disneyland and I’ve been documenting our adventure!  You can read the first half of our trip report here. The rest of the trip wasn’t as scheduled as the first two days, so I’m just going to jump around and hit some of our highlights.  Because the parks [...]

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Wrap-up of a WDW Vet’s First Trip to Disneyland – Part 3

Wrap-up of a WDW Vet’s First Trip to Disneyland – Part 3

| August 16, 2013 | 1 Reply

The PhotoPass pictures have finally arrived – it’s time for the final two blogs!  My family (my husband David and I, plus Jacob – 7, Jonah – 5, and Lydia – 2) recently got back from our first trip to Disneyland and Southern California! We’re Walt Disney World experts, but relied on the Disneyland podcast [...]

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Disney’s Planes: The Story, Merchandise, & Controversy

Disney’s Planes: The Story, Merchandise, & Controversy

| August 9, 2013 | 4 Replies

Today, August 9th, marks the premier of Disney’s next animated film, Planes. Soaring high above the world of Cars, the film brings to life new characters and an adventure in beating the odds. With that comes new promos, merchandise, and even a bit of controversy. Join me as we take a look at all things [...]

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Disneyland 101 – Disneyland After Dark

Disneyland 101 – Disneyland After Dark

| June 1, 2013 | Reply

One of the most special times at any of the Disney parks occurs each evening when the sun goes down and lights come on.  The Disneyland Resort takes on a whole new look at night, and many agree that it’s the best, the most magical, time.  And it’s much more than twinkle lights on the [...]

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