The Ridiculous Price of Food: Costco or Disneyland?

Last Monday I went to Costco and bought just enough to get us by for a while.Milk, bread, eggs, cheese, veg, meat, etc.  A couple other things, I’m sure.  Canned tomatoes, toilet paper and a pineapple from what I remember off the top of my head.It came out to $300, which was more than I was expecting…but that is about what we spend for a  shopping trip.It’s just that it used to be $300 for a big trip, when we stock up on everything; and now it is $300 for a “cover the bases” trip....more

Do Disneyland Like a Pro

As season pass holders, my family has figured out what we believe are the best tricks to an enjoyable day at Disneyland. Growing up, my memories of Disneyland trips consist of carrying around frozen water bottles while being bused to the park. Not the most efficient route, but we made it there. We would stay at the park until closing, leaving us so exhausted that it would likely be a year before we’d return. I was introduced to a different way of doing Disneyland when I met my fiancee. ...more
I lived two hours away for almost 10 years and never went. :(more

How a Disney Princess Taught Me a Lesson About Letting Go

For a year we talked about it. We were going to meet the princesses at Disneyland just like last year. Maybe we would see Cinderella this time! Last year we met Ariel, Belle, and Princess Tiana. My little two-and-a-half-year-old Lola shyly walked up to Princess Tiana as she knelt down to greet her. Princess Tiana took Lola's little hands in hers and spoke softly to her. I made myself take a step back so I could observe. I didn't want to interfere. And Lola still remembers it. It was magical. ...more
I think sometimes we all get lost in how our heads tell us things are supposed to be. I agree as ...more

A Wheelchair Accessible Disneyland: The Happiest Place on Earth

A Wheelchair Accessible DisneylandThe Happiest Place on EarthI'm just going to come out and say it....more
Hello there, Momma_Candy! Just happened on this post and so glad I did. What heartwarming news ...more

Healthy And Vegan Options at Disneyland

Who doesn't love visitng the happiest place on earth? Well, I would imagine folks on special diets have some trouble at theme parks however, I've scoured both Disneyland and California Adventure and found some pretty fabulous options for vegans, gluten free diners and even health counscious park goers. Be you a kid or an adult, you can have the full magical experience with none of the food worries!  Here is what I found on my last visit to the Anaheim parks:...more

My Childhood Was Awesome....And It May Have Not Ended...Whatever.

Ok I am horrible. It's been like 3 weeks since I have written anything. But in my defense, life around here has been pretty hectic AND it's been boring hectic so there was nothing interesting to write about. ...more

Keeping kids safe at crowded theme parks

 Summer is upon us, and the kids want to go everywhere, beaches, theme parks, baseball stadiums, museums, hikes, waterparks, the list goes on....more

Disney's Fantasyland

After a year off, we have once again renewed our annual passes at Disneyland and California Adventure.  We are so happy and e...more

Kim and Lauren - Post #7

Kim and Lauren are a mother/daughter team, training to run the Disneyland Half Marathon in September of 2012. Kim, the the 50-something mom is vegan, and is training at the literally breathtaking altitude of 7,000 feet in Taos, NM. She has never been any kind of athlete before. Lauren, the 20-something daughter, is mostly vegetarian, and is doing her training in Seattle, WA. Running isn't new to her, but distance running is....more

Magic Kingdom

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