On the Fourth Day of Christmas in July, Donald Gave to Me::
Traveling for the Holidays
Planning a trip to Disneyland during the Holiday Season is a great way to get into a jolly mood. There are so many Christmas themed events and changes that take place at the park that it is really worth a visit during this time.
A Christmas Fantasy Parade
Believe…..in holiday magic Fireworks
It’s a Small World Lighting – the daily lighting of the facade of the ride, a lit up in Christmas Magic
It’s a Small World Holiday Overlay – See the Yuletide version of this classic
Lights & Decor – See one of the most Iconic theme parks decorated for Christmas
Haunted Mansion Holiday Tour – Nightmare before Christmas Overlay (AHHHHmazing!)
Holiday Time at the Disneyland Resort – A guided Tour
All of this and more paired with California Adventure as well as the Downtown Disney District provides so much Holiday Happiness to each guest that visits. It is a highly recommended destination during the holidays for sure!
Giving a Disney Destination as a Gift for the Holidays
Wrap up a Disney Dream! If your kids have too much “stuff”, give them the gift of memories that will last a lifetime. There are so many fun ways to do this and you can go crazy with creativity or you can keep it simple. One of my favorite, more simple ways is to wrap up a favorite Disney character stuffed animal with a card in its hands that says “See ya Real Soon” for each family member. Just have anyone getting a gift box all open them at the same time and watch the celebrations begin! You can even tailor the stuffed animal to the type of Disney Destination! Gifting a Disney Cruise? Wrap up Sailor Minnie & Mickey! Gifting Disney World? Wrap up a favorite Princess or a Pirate. Gifting Adventures by Disney? Order a stuffed animal from Epcot through the My Disney Experience Shopping section – have it dressed according to the country you are traveling to.
If you would like Mickey stickers, park maps, or other fun literature to add to their gift box, let me know and I would be happy to send you some.
If you would like assistance reserving a trip to a Disney Destination
for the 2019 Holidays or if you would like to beat ALL the Holiday
crowds and book a Disney Destination to gift to your loved ones this
year, contact me today!
I would be delighted to help you find a great way to wrap up your
gift to surprise your family! I look forward to hearing from you and
helping you plan your Holiday Magic soon! If you would like assistance
reserving a trip to a Disney Destination for the 2019 Holidays or if
you would like to beat ALL the Holiday crowds and book a Disney
Destination to gift to your loved ones this year, contact me today! I would be delighted to help you find a great way to wrap up your gift to surprise your family!
No, but really, it has officially been added to the Disneyland Guidemap! Here is your sneek peek!
This is said to be one of the most immersive lands to ever be added to a Disney Park. When it opens tomorrow, guests will have an experience of a lifetime and use all 5 senses to explore this 14 acre land.
The adventure that you will be able to have while in this land will be unforgettable and you will truly feel that you are in Batuu. In addition to the innovative attractions (Just Smuggler’s Run to start off, Rise of the Resistance to open later this year) guests will eat, drink, & interact as true explorers of the Galaxy.
I can’t wait for guest’s photos of this land and their experiences to start rolling in. Please share any photos and/or experiences and opinions you may have about the land. I will not get to Disneyland’s until November unfortunately but I will be at the opening week of Disney World’s and I am super excited to report back. Enjoy!
In just a few days, one of the most anticipated expansions in Disneyland history will open – Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. With all of the excitement and popularity that surrounds Star Wars, this will be a very busy land for many years to come. Disney anticipates this excitement and has prepared for it accordingly with all new ways to queue guests and to make any waits as easy and seamless as possible. Here are a few tips provided by Disney. This will help you prepare and be in the know as you visit Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in Disneyland:
Between May 31 and June 23, reservations are required to enter Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. Guests attempting to enter the land between these two dates will require valid park admission as well as their reservation to enter. These reservations are no longer available at this time.
Any guest staying at a Disneyland hotel between May 31 and June 23rd will automatically be given a reservation to visit Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. If you want to visit in this first month and did not get one of the coveted reservations, book a stay in one of the hotels! Once you reserve a room, you will be notified of your Star Wars time to visit along with room confirmation.
There will be no standby lines between May 31 & June 23. If you do not have a reservation, you will not be able to enter the land.
After June 23, no reservations will be required. Instead a virtual queue will be implemented. With this, you will be given a return time and then can enjoy the rest of the land while you wait for your return time. This will be done utilizing the Disneyland App. Once you have entered the park, you can enter the virtual queue. You will receive a “Boarding Group” and the status of your boarding will be updated on the app as well as throughout the park.
The Disneyland Costume Policy will be in effect – guests 13 and under may dress in appropriate costumes of their favorite characters.
Download the Disneyland App! You should have this anyway while visiting but with the opening of this land, it is even more helpful
Download the Play Disney Parks app. There is lots of fun ways to interact with the land while in Batuu. There are interactive activities such as scanning cargo crates and & items to collect things as well as interact with droids and more!
Disney’s Ultimate Goal is to provide a wonderful guest experience. While in line, you will be able to purchase snacks, enjoy the Play Disney Parks App, utilize a new system to return to the line if you have to use the restroom, interact with cast, and more.
There are MANY other wonderful things coming to Disneyland this Summer. It is the perfect time to visit! You can visit Sleeping Beauty’s newly imagined Castle, ride on Jesse’s Critter Carousel, visit Pop-Up Disney! A Mickey Celebration, see the new “Mickey’s Philharmagic”, taste some amazing new treats at Black Tap, and see the return of World of Color. There has never been a better time to visit the Most Magical Place on Earth!
To visit Disneyland during the initial opening phase of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, contact me today so we can get you a hotel reservation along with your Galaxy’s Edge Reservation.
To visit after the initial phase this Summer, contact me and we can find the best time and fit for you!
The 2019 Food & Wine Festival is back at Disney’s California Adventure. It kicks off today, March 1 and runs through April 23. We have already seen photos and review of a few offerings. Wow, some of it looks and sounds amazing. There will be 14 kiosks and in addition, there will be several seminars & kids activities a well. Some of the events do require reservations so be sure to look into it soon! Also, this year, the Sip & Savor Pass is available to all guests so that is also something to check out. Remember to pick up your Passport and check it off as you enjoy all the flavors the festival has to offer. For those of you with any restrictions or food preferences, they do offer Vegan, Vegetarian, & Gluten Free options.
Let’s see what is on the menu this year! See any of your favorites?
NUTS ABOUT CHEESE (near Carthay Circle Restaurant at the Festival Entrance) Food:
Fiscalini White Cheddar Lager Soup served in a Mini Boudin Sourdough Bread Bowl (V)
Ham and Vella Jack Cheese Pinwheel with Smoked Pistachios
Creamy Oikos Yogurt Cheesecake (V)
Karl Strauss Brewing Company, Columbia Street, Amber Lager, San Diego
UNCORK CALIFORNIA (near Carthay Circle Restaurant at the Festival Entrance)
California Artisan Cheese Selection – Select from either Point Reyes
Blue of Fiscalini White Cheddar Hand-crafted California Cheese (V)
White Wine Flight
Twomey Cellars, Sauvignon Blanc, Napa-Sonoma County
Simi, Chardonnay, “Reserve,” Russian River Valley, California
Patz & Hall, Chardonnay, “Dutton Ranch,” Russian River Valley, California
Red Wine Flight
Erath, Pinot Noir, Oregon
Klinker Brick Winery, Old Vine Zinfandel, Lodi
Rowen, Blend, Sonoma County, California
Mixed Berry Mimosa
Chandon Brut, Sparkling Wine, California
Assorted Wine Varietals
CITRUS GROVE (near Carthay Circle Restaurant at the Festival Entrance) Food:
Orange Chicken and Rice
Citrus-brined Pork Roast with Tangy Barbecue Sauce and Lemon Pepper Slaw
Meyer Lemon Blue Diamond Almond Macaron (GF, V)
Meyer Lemon Ginger Mule
Ginger Beer (non-alcoholic)
CALIFORNIA CRAFT BREWS (near the Cars Land Entrance) Food:
Pepperoni Pizza Egg Rolls with Marinara and Pesto Sauce
Bright and Balanced Beer Flight
Pizza Port California Honey Golden Ale
Hangar 24 Orange Wheat
Left Coast Pink Bikini Raspberry Wheat
Karl Strauss Columbia Street Amber Lager
Hobby and Bold Beer Flight
Smog City Sabre-Toothed Squirrel Amber Ale
Lost Winds Tropiclemente Tropical Ale IPA
Towne Park Blacksmith Black IPA
Asylum Rorschach Brown Ale
By the Glass – Bright and Balanced
Pizza Port Brewing Company, California Honey, Golden Ale, Solana Beach
Hangar 24 Craft Brewery, Orange Wheat, American Wheat Ale, Redlands
Left Coast Brewing Co., Pink Bikini, Raspberry Wheat, San Clemente
Three Weavers Brewing Company, Day Job, Pale Ale, Inglewood
Karl Strauss Brewing Company, Columbia Street, Amber Lager, San Diego
By the Glass – Hoppy and Bold
Smog City Brewing Co., Sabre-Toothed Squirrel, Hoppy Amber Ale, Torrance
Stereo Brewing Company, Perfect Day, American IPA, Placentia
Lost Winds Brewing Company, Tropiclemente, Tropical IPA, San Clemente
Towne Park Brew Co., Blacksmith, Black IPA, Anaheim
Asylum Brewing, Rorschach, Brown Ale with Kenyan Coffee, Anaheim
BERRY PATCH (near the Cars Land Entrance) Food:
Strawberry and Coconut Rice “Frushi” with Sweet Oikos Yogurt Wasabi Sauce (GF, V)
Fresh California Berry Pie (V)
Blue Diamond Almond Breeze Almondmilk
Strawberry Float with Vanilla Ice Cream, Whipped Cream, and Crunchy Cereal Garnish (non-alcoholic)
PEPPERS CALI-ENTE (near Wine Country Trattoria) Food:
Verlasso Sustainable Salmon Peruvian Poke with Cucumber-Lime Salad and Aji Verde Salsa (GF)
Ghost Pepper Mac and Cheese with Chili Cheese Corn Chip Dust (V)
VEGGIE, VEGGIE, FRUIT, FRUIT (near Wine Country Trattoria) Food:
Grilled Asparagus Chicken Caesar Salad
Cauliflower Ceviche with Chile Corn Crumble and Tortilla Strips (VG)
Duo of Frozen Fruit Fruit Bars – Lime and Strawberry
Cool Lime Michelada with Frozen Lime Ice
Davis Bynum, Sauvignon Blanc, “Virginia’s Block,” Russian River Valley, California
If you are headed to Disneyland to participate in this festival and you need assistance with accommodations, tickets, or suggestions, please contact me. If you do attend, be sure to tell us your favorites!
This Spring, Captain Marvel is coming to Disney California Adventure! She will be arriving in a S.H.I.E.L.D. vehicle surrounded by several of her agents. She is looking for a team of recruits so that she can teach and inspire them. Will you join her team for this heroic encounter?
A whole new celebration is coming to Disneyland this Spring!
Our favorite mouse is turning 90 this year. 90!! To celebrate, Disneyland will have a new limited-time exhibit at the Down Disney District. This immersive experience will take you through several rooms all featuring different whimsical themes. The vivid displays will allow guests to be a part of the magic and put themselves into Mickey & Minnie’s world! This experience provides plenty of selfie & photo opportunities.
In this particular room, guests will be able to enter the scene and sit on Minnie’s Bow-Couch or stand under one of the many large Minnie Bows. Imagine the possibilities!
It is a beautiful & imaginative interactive art exhibit that is not to be missed! This will be a separate ticket event and can be found over by the Downtown Disney District Monorail Platform.
Disneyland – After Dark will be hosting “Heroes Assemble” on select nights this spring! This a special even that takes place in Disney California Adventure after-hours. This means you will need an additional ticket for this event.
This exciting occasion has special experiences that you cannot encounter at any other time and you won’t want to miss. Disney is only selling a limited number of tickets so the park will most likely be less crowded – it’s the perfect time to visit!
Super Heroes, young and old will be able to meet with some of their favorite Heroes and watch them in a Heroic stage show as well as dance with them in a new dance party. There will be special, event-themed food offerings as well as event specific merchandise. Certain rides will also be open.
This “Super” event will be taking place April 30th and May 1st from 9pm to 1am each night in Disney’s California Adventure.