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Oga’s Cantina experience in Star Wars Land: worth the hype?

Jun 24, 2019 Walking into Oga’s, admiring every detail, trying some fun drinks, and immersing yourself in the atmosphere of a bar on the edge of the galaxy is an experience to remember. Here’s what to know before you go. ~2,300 words

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Summer is gone, how did we get here?

Sep 4, 2017 You know when you wake up and try to remember the day and think, how did we get here? The summer months just flew by and now we are scrambling around in disbelief. School begins in just a couple days… ~500 words

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Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort

Jul 17, 2017 Every year, we get so excited for Halloween time at the Disneyland resort. This year things are going to be even spookier, and we can’t wait. Tickets go on sale today for Mickey’s Halloween Party. Pass holders, DVC members,… ~400 words

Disneyland with toddlers is a magical experience.

Influential Disneyland bloggers

May 8, 2017 I’ve been writing about Disneyland for a long time. I think Emma was just 15 months old when we when to Disneyland for the first time. Over the years we’ve managed to spend a lot of time at Disneyland, a… ~500 words

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Taking your preschooler to Disneyland

Feb 22, 2017 We’ve been taking our girls to Disneyland since our oldest daughter was just 15 months old. Since then, we’ve been hitting the parks with both of our kids on a regular basis. Our oldest daughter is now eight years old,… ~1,400 words

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The true magic of Disneyland

Feb 20, 2017 Disney really is magical. We feel it every time we step foot into the park. We’re so glad we have these memories to share. You can never be too old or too young for Disneyland. These memories aren’t just magical, they’re priceless. ~1,000 words


A fresh start

Apr 8, 2016 Today is a fresh start. A fresh start for writing and bringing back to life the passion that might have been misplaced for a while. Over a year ago, we decided to make some pretty big changes for our family.… ~300 words

Best cup of coffee at Disneyland

Nov 24, 2014 Anyone who has visited Disneyland in recent years knows that Disney hasn’t (historically) done coffee very well.  In past years, I can’t count the number of times that I’ve had a mediocre to undrinkable cup of coffee at Disneyland. However,… ~200 words

Dining must: smoked turkey leg

Nov 21, 2014 For meat-loving Disney guests, the smoked turkey leg is a must-try, at least once. Disney sells over 1.5 million turkey legs each year. You’ll inevitably see guests walking around enjoying these moist, savory treats that taste like a cross between… ~200 words

Blog to book in 30 days

Mar 4, 2014 One of the best things I’ve ever done is publish my first book, 101 Disneyland Tips. Even though it was a lot of work, it was so much fun, and I really enjoyed the entire process. Several people have… ~700 words

When Disneyland reaches capacity

Dec 28, 2013 A couple years ago, we made a rookie move. We visited Disneyland during New Year’s weekend. It was cold and wet and very crowded. Not only was it crowded, but the park reached capacity each day rather quickly. When we… ~300 words

101 Disneyland Tips, the book

Dec 2, 2013 I’m so excited that I finally get share my new book with you. 101 Disneyland Tips is now available for purchase in paperback, Kindle, and other eBook reader editions. Back in September, I started a 30 Days of Disneyland Tips ~400 words

Face painting at Disneyland

Jul 15, 2013 Ever since my daughter started pre-school, she’s come home with her face painted several times a month. Emma loves to have her face painted. Loves it. She would rather use her spending money on face painting than chocolate. I… ~100 words

runDisney marathons

Jul 11, 2013 Are you a runner? I’m certainly not, but I’m a huge Disney fan and I’m willing to try anything once. When I saw several people talking about runDisney, I had no idea what they were talking about. It wasn’t long… ~200 words

Have you been to Disneyland’s Silhouette Studio?

Jun 12, 2013 We’ve walked down Main Street, USA countless times. Each time we pass the Silhouette Studio, I think to myself that we should have Emma’s portrait done. But we pass it by each time, in a hurry to get to something… ~300 words

Should I buy a Disneyland annual pass?

May 7, 2013 Whether you should buy a Disneyland Annual Pass or not comes down to some basic math, and how often you think you might head to the parks. ~300 words

Avoiding sore feet at Disneyland

Apr 22, 2013 There’s a lot of walking involved when you’re at Disneyland. One of the best ways to avoid those aching feet is to wear comfortable shoes. Even with great shoes, the best of us still get tired of walking, but we… ~200 words

Toddler friendly rides at Disneyland

Apr 17, 2013 If you’re headed to Disneyland with young kids, you’ll have a great time. We were worried the first couple of times we went. We weren’t sure if there’d be enough to do with our toddler. We were pleasantly surprised at… ~900 words

Disney Rider Switch Service

Apr 8, 2013 Rider Switch Passes give families the ability to enjoy most rides when traveling with kids who may not want to ride or don’t meet the hight requirements. ~700 words

Get your Jungle Cruise map

Mar 6, 2013 It seems as if we’ve been on the Jungle Cruise more times than I can count. Because of the colorful personalities of the Cast Members, each time is different. Even though we’ve been on it so many times, I don’t… ~100 words