Category: Disney Vacations

10 Tips for Doing Disneyland on a Budget

Disneyland is a truly magical vacation destination for people of all ages. It's remarkably clean, beautifully decorated, and masterfully designed. Every time we visit, I am in awe of the upbeat culture - the pristine uniforms, the smiling cast members, and the obvious care and attention behind every ride and performance. That said, the cost […]

Where to Stay for the Tinker Bell Half Marathon

Congratulations! You've decided to take the exhilarating step toward completing your first (or fiftieth) half marathon at Disneyland. You won't be disappointed. In keeping with Disney's character, the event is ultra-organized and full of magic from mile 1 to mile 13! You'll run thru California Adventure and Disneyland before sunrise and then thru the streets […]

8 Reasons to Visit Disneyland During the Holidays

Disneyland is magical no matter the season, but the parks definitely hold a special kind of enchantment during the holidays. From November 15 thru January 6, the parks get even merrier - with twinkling lights, snowflakes falling, and delightful surprises around every corner. In case you need incentive to book a family getaway this winter, […]

Staying Off-Property at Walt Disney World: Caribe Cove Resort

There are many reasons to stay ON-property at Walt Disney World. Most notably...free parking, easy access to the monorail system, amazing swimming pools and splash pads, top-notch customer service, and clean, gorgeous rooms. There are times, however, when staying off-property can be advantageous. Examples: You have a large immediate family (4+ kids) and don't want […]

Ten Tips for Visiting Disney with a Baby

People often ask me if its worthwhile to plan a Disney vacation in the very early years. Although it's certainly true that older children may enjoy the experience more thoroughly and remember it more clearly, it can still be a fun experience with an infant or tiny tot. If you decide to vacation at Walt […]

Disneyland with a baby and preschooler : Part II

We flew home from Awesome Anaheim to Amazing Arizona last night. Both girls were content and smiley on the flight. As one elderly woman said at the end, "I didn't hear a peep from either of them." The trip to Los Angeles was so doable, in fact, that I halfway considered buying Annual Passes to […]

Christmas @ Disneyland

Do you want to know what struck me about Disneyland - besides the sparkling streets and the sensational service? It was the fact that Disneyland is a place for EVERYONE. The teeny-tiniest babies were welcome there. The elderly gentleman with the straw hat and the walker was equally at home. Babies in strollers. Tots on […]

Hello from Disneyland

I can barely keep my eyes open after all of the wonderment of yesterday and today. After a day running through the parks, all I want to do is get under the covers and snuggle with my littlest - which is what I'm going to do in about 5 minutes. Before I do that, however, […]

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