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Disneyland This New Year’s Eve

December 31st, 2014

Disneyland This New Year's EveOne word can sum up New Year’s Eve: Excitement. To find an ample supply of excitement with an added bonus of fun just head over to Disneyland this New Year’s Eve. Mingle with your favorite characters, enjoy time with your family and make a few new friends for an extra special evening.

Disneyland will have dance parties, DJ’s, parades, holiday lights, snow, fireworks, party favors and so much more to make the celebration. The party starts early and lasts until 2 a.m. With so much fun and excitement, the park is sure to be crowded to be sure to get there early to make sure you get in the gates. Disneyland has been known to stop entry to guests to ensure a safe capacity within the park. Some suggest that entrance may be limited beginning at 6 p.m. on New Year’s Eve.

It is hard to find family friendly fun on New Year’s Eve so take advantage of this explosive good time and bring the whole gang. You can ring in the new year with memories that will last a lifetime.  Stay just steps away from the fun giving you a fast easy commute to the comfort of your room once all the fun is said and done. Don’t worry with parking or traffic. We have the prime location for your after party slumber right here at Best Western Stovall’s Inn. Reservations are fast and easy with our online booking and our staff will make you feel right at home.

Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade

December 17th, 2014

Newport Beach Christmas Boat ParadeExperience a unique Christmas tradition this year. Join thousands of your nearest and dearest friends for the Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade. This annual Christmas favorite is in its 106th year. It has become a family tradition among many locals and we invite you to make it your new tradition. Deck The Hulls With Bows of Jolly is something you don’t want to miss!

The fun lasts through Sunday, December 21st. There will be a firework show to close out the events. This is a very popular event so be sure to arrive early to get your spot. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, radio for Christmas music and a thermos of hot cocoa to sip on while you sit back and enjoy the entertainment.

For those of you attended last year, the parade will begin and end at the same points as last year. For those of you new this year, the parade begins at the Bay Island Channel at 6:30 pm and will end around 9:00 pm at the same spot. The parade route makes its way around the coast line of the inlet, Balboa Island and Lido Isle. For a more detailed map of the parade route and for more information, visit www.christmasboatparade.com.

Orange County Food Truck Fare

December 7th, 2014

Food Truck FareOne of the fast upcoming trends these days is food trucks and food truck festivals. Not only are these fun events but they have some surprisingly good food. Orange County is cashing in on this craze and his boasting of its own Food Truck Fare. This yearly event is coming to a close so we invite you out to enjoy the last of the 2014 Food Truck Fare.

The Orange County Food Truck Fare ends this week, December 19th, so be sure to enjoy the fun while it lasts. Thursday from 11:00 am until 2:00 pm and Wednesday from 5:30 pm until 9:00 pm gives you two opportunities to have a food truck meal. Bringing you a number of popular local food trucks, you get the chance to try them out all at once. Wednesday evening those age 21 and up can enjoy a cash bar giving them a local brew with their local food. Admission is free to everyone and the people watching is just as good as the food.

Stop by the OC Fair & Event Center at 88 Fair Drive in Costa Mesa for great food in an awesome atmosphere. Show your support and get into the trendiness of Food Truck awesomeness. For more information follow the OC Fair & Event Center on Twitter (@ocfair) and Facebook (ocfair) for updates.

 

Your Anaheim Hotel for Anaheim Ducks Games

November 20th, 2014

Anaheim DucksThe Anaheim Ducks are back in action this season. With a winning season thus far, Ryan Getzlaf is leading his team to victory with win after win. Catch the action live and in person at the Honda Center right here in Anaheim.

Tonight, join other fanatic fans for a tree lighting ceremony just before the outdoor watch party at the Edwards Theater Courtyard as the Ducks take on the Canucks. Not in town? No worries, tickets for upcoming home games against the Coyotes, Flame and Blackhawks are on sale at the Anaheim Ducks website along with information about parking, the full season schedule and team roster.  With such great deals on tickets, why not pick up tickets for a few games?! Christmas is just around the corner and Anaheim Ducks tickets make a great gift!

If you are planning your visit for an Anaheim Ducks game, be sure to check our website for upcoming specials and deals. We would love to be your Anaheim Ducks hotel. Making our guests feel at home away from home is our specialty. Book your Anaheim hotel online where we make reservations fast and simple. Stay with the best here at BEST WESTERN PLUS Stovall’s Inn, the only Anaheim hotel you need to know.

Top 10 Halloween Safety Tips

October 31st, 2014

Top 10 Halloween Safety TipsGet your trick-or-treat bags ready, its Halloween! Before you hit the streets going door to door for your fair share of candy, take a look at these top 10 Halloween safety tips to ensure you have a safe time.

 

  1. Always use designated cross walks, especially after dark.
  2. Avoid dimly lit areas including alleyways.
  3. Never go out alone, always have a buddy with you or travel in groups.
  4. Carry a cell phone for emergencies.
  5. Have a flashlight or glow sticks to ensure drivers can see you.
  6. Consider using reflective tape on costumes to enhance visibility for drivers
  7. Make sure costumes don’t drag the ground and cause you to trip.
  8. Parents, if your kids go out with friends, review the route they are taking, neighborhoods they are visiting and a time for them to check in or return home.
  9. Never enter a house or car for a treat.
  10. Sort and inspect candy before eating. Any candy that has been unwrapped or looks questionable should be thrown away.

 

Always be cautious when out at night, especially on a busy holiday. We want to make sure that everyone has a fun and safe holiday. Make wise decisions and steer clear of the ghouls and goblins out there!

 

Happy Halloween!

Last Minute Halloween Costumes

October 25th, 2014

Last Minute Halloween CostumesSo you forgot it is Halloween. No worries, we have a few suggestions for last minute Halloween costumes for you so you won’t be the only one that isn’t dressed up.

Mime: This clever costume will even keep you from talking to people you don’t like at the party. Just wear black pants and a black and white striped shirt. Paint your face white or don’t. It doesn’t matter. When someone tries to talk to you. Put your hands up and act like you are in a box.

Nudist on Strike: Running  late from work. Just grab a piece of card board and write ‘Nudist on Strike’. Tie it around your neck and you have yourself a costume.

Gold Digger: Simple and effective. Wear something gold. It can be a gold shirt, gold jewelry, a gold wig, or whatever gold you may have just make sure it is obvious. Grab a plastic shovel and you, my friend, are a gold digger.

Where’s Waldo: Head to your closest thrift store for a red and white striped shirt (if you don’t already have one) and a pair of thick rimmed glasses. Add a pair of jeans and sneakers and hide out in the crowd.

Ghost: It may not be original but it is fast and easy. Did we mention cheap!? Cut eye holes in a white bed sheet and you are done. It doesn’t get any faster than that.

Halloween at Disneyland

October 22nd, 2014

Halloween at DisneylandEat, drink and be scary at Disneyland this Halloween. With an eerie makeover, Disneyland is helping you get into the spirit of the holiday with lots of spooky entertainment.

Fun for the whole family awaits you at Disneyland Park. Enjoy a number of creepy crafts and kid friendly activities. Kids, challenge your parents to a dance off at one of the lively dance parties at Tomorrowland. Parents, bring your scariest dance moves!

Have your camera ready as you encounter Disney’s spookiest Vilians as they roam the park as well as Pixar Pals and Disney’s most popular characters. Enjoy most of the rides including Haunted Mansion Holiday and Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy. Stop by the trick-or-treat stations throughout the park for candy and healthy goodies.

If that isn’t enough to get you feeling ghoulish, wear your favorite costume to the park and if you don’t have one yet, get a few ideas from Mickey’s Costume Party parade as it makes its way through the park.

Please remember that Disneyland is a family environment and all guests must comply to the costume guidelines when wearing costumes. All costumes must be child/family friendly, contain no sharp objects or weapons that could be mistaken as an actual weapon and cannot drag the ground. As always, have a safe and spooky Halloween!

 

K1 Speed Anaheim

October 6th, 2014

K1 Speed AnaheimHave a little need for speed? No need to worry, we have just the place for you. K1 Speed is Anaheim’s high speed indoor karting arena. Kids and adults alike can stop in for a little high speed fun on the tracks. Featuring European style racing, professionally designed tracks, electric karts and so much more it is the perfect place for fast action thrills.

You may have driven go karts at your local putt putt but you have never seen go karting like this before. Rain or shine, these well maintained tracks are calling your name. With karts that run up to 40 mph you will be addicted in no time. K1 Speed has several packages to choose from. Whether you are with a large group or just a few friends or family, there are packages to fit any number of racers.

Race against the clock or against your friends, either way you can compare your race to the overall performance to every participant that has ever raced at K1. Stimulate all of your senses with a night time race. Race at high speeds while both music and a light show create an even more exhilarating experience during the night races. For those who are better at cheering on the competitors, enjoy the best seats in the house. The 3000 square foot mezzanine overlooks all of the racing action giving the viewing audience just as much excitement as the racers.

 

Orange County Beaches

September 16th, 2014

Orange County BeachesOrange County has approximately 42 miles of stunning sandy beaches. You can enjoy the sand between your toes and the warm sun on your face with just a short drive. From North to South these beaches are a must do while on your vacation.

Seal Beach: The northern gateway to Orange County, named for the seals that once frequented these sandy shores.

Huntington Beach: Know for the perfect waves and the surf shops that line the streets. A mecca for tanned surfers.

Newport Beach: Filled with miles of sandy beaches, championship golf courses and a wide variety of aquatic activities.

Laguna Beach: A posh hillside mansion community with trendy shopping spots know for its rugged cliffs lining the ocean.

Dana Point: Once known as the most romantic place in California and recognized by the panoramic ocean views.

San Clemente: A charming community filled with family activities, an annual sand castle contest and sidewalk cafes with train rides to and from the area.

Anaheim ICE

September 10th, 2014

Anaheim ICETake a break from the heat this summer and cool off at Anaheim Ice. This state-of-the-art, world-class ice skating facility is located in the heart of Anaheim. The official training facility for the Anaheim Ducks, our local hockey team, Anaheim ICE is the coolest place in town, literally. With both NHL and Olympic size rinks, a snack bar, locker rooms and second floor viewing area it is sure to wow.

Anaheim ICE offers ice skating programs for all ages and levels from beginner little tots, 3-5 years old, all the way to expert seasoned adults. Hockey lessons, clinics and instructional camps are also available for all ages. If you are looking for a relaxed freestyle time on the ice pick up hockey is available throughout the week.

Throughout the week Anaheim ICE offers public open skate. With affordable rates it is the perfect place an opportunity for some fun time on the ice. Parking is available across the street. Monday thru Friday, parking is validated for up to two hours. Check out Anaheim ICE website for open skate hours as it varies from week to week. Be sure to dress warm as it really is the coolest place in town. Gloves are always a plus and for those who are rookies, a little extra padding never hurt.

 

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The BEST WESTERN PLUS Stovall’s Inn is right across the street from Disneyland®. The “Magic Kingdom” is so close it makes this hotel the perfect choice for guests visiting Disneyland®.

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