Our family recently went to he happiest place on earth. I'm not a Disney fanatic or anything but I grew up in Southern California, so Disneyland is just a thing you do. You know. For the kids. But let's face it, it's hard not to fall under the spell of all that fantasy and wide-eyed magic. There's always a little something for everyone, whether it's the nostalgia of practically throwing up on the teacups or the breathless terror of jolting halfway to your death on Space Mountain....more
Via Mamalode “Pick me up!” my toddler demands as we stand in one of the many lines at Disneyland. “Please just stand still, B,” I beg. “We’re almost there,” I lie. “Mama, pick me up!” she demands louder this time.&nbs...more
For someone on the lookout for the quirky, unique flavor of places you visit, the Resort District of Anaheim, California can seem like a sea of corporate giants. However, if you look closely, you can find local goodness. In fact, there’s one scrappy strip mall with 5 restaurants that aren’t part of national chains....more
Disneyland may be its own world, but it's at the center of the Anaheim Resort District, a swirling galaxy of hotels, restaurants, and shops. Which means that, even outside of the park's hedge-ringed atmosphere, you'll find a multitude of places to get something to eat. ...more
By Meg Hodson My family had one of our most memorable vacations recently when we took a road trip to Disneyland. My daughter was performing and participating in a Disney Performing Arts workshop with her dance troop....more
There has been a ton of media hubbub over the measles outbreak that has been birthed out of the land of happiness aka Disneyland. The disease is making a cross-country migration and is now being found in some mid-western states. There have been nearly 100 cases and (thankfully) no deaths. The culprits? Those darn "anti-vaxxers" of course! They MUST be the cause of such a preventable outbreak. ...more
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
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.