Category: Disney Vacations

Your Guide to MaxPass at Disneyland (Is it worth it?)

If you've been to Disneyland in the past decade, you're probably familiar with the FastPass system. Disneyland now offers a new paid add-on that "maximizes" your FastPass experience. MaxPass (available for an additional $10 per person per day) allows you to load Fastpasses directly to your phone without running around the park to do so. […]

Homewood Suites by Hilton Anaheim - near Disneyland!

Our family was recently hosted for a stay at the Homewood Suites by Hilton Anaheim Resort Convention Center. Opened in the fall of 2015, this hotel still has the telltale signs of a new property - a modern lobby, sparkling outdoor pools, and updated room decor. At just shy of a mile away from the […]

Disneyland With A 3-Month-Old Baby

I've been to Disneyland with each of my babies. It's not quite the same as running from ride-to-ride with older kids, but it is still magical in its own way. When my friends ask, I am always quick to reassure them that Disneyland is totally do-able with a baby. On our most recent visit, we […]

Best Time to Visit Disneyland (+ Crowd Calendar info)

If you're considering booking a trip to Disneyland, you've probably wondered about the best time of year to visit. This is probably the question I get asked most often when it comes to Disneyland. People generally want to know if there is a magic formula for visiting the parks when crowds are low. There are […]

Where to Eat at Disneyland: Rancho del Zocalo

Before heading to Disneyland, I always research where to eat in the parks. I'm specifically looking for: big portion sizes, healthy options, affordability, and shade (especially important for summer and fall visits). Time and time again, we end up choosing Rancho del Zocalo Restaurante. Located near Big Thunder Mountain Railroad in Frontierland in Disneyland, the Mexican […]

Why Frozen Live at Hyperion Theater is Worth the Wait

Before our most recent trip to Disneyland, our family sat around the dinner table and each gave our "Top 5." These were the five attractions, shows, or experiences that we most wanted to have while at Disneyland and California Adventure. My five were: Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, It's A Small World, A Christmas Fantasy Parade, […]

Reasons to Stay On-Property at Disneyland

Is it worthwhile to stay on-property at Disneyland? Some people say "yes." Some people say "no." We say: There are many good reasons for staying both on and off-property...and whatever gets you to Disneyland is a good way to go! ;) There's certainly something magical and "all-inclusive" about staying on-property at Disneyland. Being immersed in […]

Lesser-Known Attractions at Disneyland and California Adventure

Where do you head as soon you step foot into the Happiest Place on Earth? If you're like most people, you'll run straight for your favorite rides - the "classics" that have made Disney what it is today - including Splash Mountain, Space Mountain, Peter Pan, and Dumbo. Those attractions are famous for a reason […]

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