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Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend

August 6th, 2015

Disneyland Half Marathon WeekendDisneyland Half Marathon Weekend is just around the corner and if you haven’t already signed up for the fun, now is your chance! With only 4 weeks left until the fun-filled weekend, registration is still open for the Pasta in the Park Party, 10th Anniversary Party and the ChEAR Squad. Who wouldn’t want to party it up and cheer on the runners at one of the most fun events all year long?

Kids will love all of the fun costumes of runners and wearing big ears as they high five runners and cheer them on along the race route. With crowds of people, all of your favorite Disney characters and electrifying energy, it is all the fun and excitement you can imagine. Registration is available online at http://www.rundisney.com/disneyland-half-marathon/ along with all of the information, start times, schedule of events and so much more.

Plan on cheering for some of your favorite people while they run the Disneyland Half Marathon? Book your Anaheim hotel now. We are located right next to the park and give you the perfect location to set up camp for the Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend. Our great rates, clean rooms, friendly staff and comfortable beds are a sure bet to get you back on your feet and ready for more action after a long day of cheering. Book your Disneyland hotel on our website. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Selfies at Disneyland

June 19th, 2015

selfiesAs selfie sticks become popular, many of us are completely baffled at the need to constantly take pictures of yourself. Even if someone claims it is for scrapbook memories, we all know it is really for that perfect social media picture. Well, Disneyland agrees that they are not a necessity and have banned selfie sticks on rides. Surprising? We thought so too! Are there really that many people trying to take selfies on a roller coaster?!

Enjoy snapping your own picture around the park but know that you have to go the old school way on the rides and have your mom or a friend take your picture for you. No, it may not be as impressive or gain as many likes or comments as you would have hoped for but that’s the rules and you have to play by them to enjoy all the fun at Disneyland. Plus, having someone else take your picture will ensure that people won’t laugh at you as the walk by.

Before you head to Disneyland for vacation, be sure to check out their webpage for tips, closures, news and other important announcements. It’s always good to be in the know before you go. Cheesy? We though so too, but not as cheese as selfie sticks. Happy selfie-ing.

Diamond Celebration at Disneyland® Resort

May 22nd, 2015

For 60 years, there’s been one place where friends and families shine together…smiles sparkle…and dreams really do come true. And beginning May 22, when the Disneyland® Resort Diamond Celebration

gets underway, those dreams will come true in amazing and unforgettable new ways.

So whether you come to relive fond memories or experience the dawning of an exciting new era of Disney magic, now is the time to be here. After all, there’s nothing like a Disney celebration—and there’s no better place on the planet to celebrate than at The Happiest Place on Earth!

Star Wars Half Marathon

January 15th, 2015

Star Wars Half MarathonIt is time for the annual Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend right here at Disneyland. This fun and exciting event is a weekend long full of activities for both runners and the cheering squads. With activities and events for every age, come out and enjoy the fun as a family.

The fun-filled weekend kicks off this Thursday evening with the Wookie Welcome Party. This exciting event is a private party held inside Tomorrowland of the park with all of your favorite Star Wars characters and some of the classic Disney characters. Enjoy the dessert reception and then head out into the park to enjoy Space Mountain, Star Tours and a few other select rides available for partygoers. The party begins at 9:30 pm and tickets can be purchased online. There is limited space and will sell out so be sure to get your tickets today!

The races begin Friday morning with the 5K and the 10K on Saturday morning followed by the Kids Races. The Star Wars Half Marathon will close out the weekend events on Sunday morning. All races begin and end at the Disneyland Resort. While all the runs are sold out, you can still grab your posters, Mickey ears and line up along the race route to support the runners. There is still room to become part of the ChEAR Squad. You can register online for the ChEAR Squad online…. Don’t forget your EARS!

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!

 

Celebrate 50 with Disneyland

August 26th, 2014

Celebrate 50 with DisneylandThe time to book your Disneyland hotel is now! With an exciting month ahead full of birthdays, come celebrate 50 with Disneyland. This month is an exciting month as ‘It’s a Small World’ breaks the half century mark and turns 50! Created by Walt Disney in 1964, this iconic ride originally debuted at the World’s Fair in New York before being rebuilt right here in California’s very own Disneyland. With musical accompaniment composed by the Sherman Brothers, the composers who created music for the hit musical Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Mary Poppins.

Disney’s childlike vision of the world was not the only attraction that he created for the 1964 World’s Fair. “Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln”, which is now housed in the Main Street Opera House was also a hit exhibit featuring a 15 minute audio-visual display. Focusing on the major theme during Lincoln’s presidency, the word ‘slavery’ is only mentioned one time during the entire film.

While the 50th birthday is a big one, there are several other birthday celebrations coming up. The Haunted Mansion turns 45 this month and the Matterhorn Bobsled also celebrates a birthday turning 55 years old. Big Thunder Mountain, another popular ride is close on the heels of it’s fellow attractions hitting 35 years old next month. Come enjoy the excitement as the park celebrates. Book your Disneyland hotel quickly and easily on our website today.

Did you know? Disneyland Edition

July 12th, 2014

Did You Know? Disneyland EditionYou have your trip planned out and are ready for a great time at Disneyland but are you truly ready? We have a list of Disneyland Fun Facts to help prepare you for your exciting adventure ahead. Here is our ‘Did you know?’ Disneyland Edition.

–          Disneyland has up to 65,000 guests in a single day and 10-12 million visitors in a year.

–          There is an underground tunnel system beneath the park to help characters and workers get from one place to another without having to navigate the crowds.

–          Sleeping Beauty’s castle is only 77 feet tall

–          The gas lamps on Main Street are over 160 years old and were purchased as junk from the city of Baltimore.

–          There were only 18 attractions in the park the day Disneyland opened.

–          The Matterhorn was the first tubular steel roller coaster in the world.

–          Both Michelle Pfeiffer and Steve Martin once worked at Disneyland

–          Pirates of the Caribbean was the last ride that Walt Disney personally supervised the construction.

–          More than 100,000 light bulbs are used to outline the buildings on Main Street.

–          Disneyland occupies over 85 acres

–          Cinderella’s castle is made completely out of fiberglass

Now that you are equipped with a few fun facts about the park, impress your loved ones as you point out these interesting facts while on your trip!

Stay Close to Disneyland

June 22nd, 2014

Hotel Close to DisneylandYour long awaited Disneyland vacation is upon you and the excitement is building. Have you booked your hotel? We know that walking around the park all day can be exhausting. Why not stay across the street? Who wants to travel after a long day of fun filled excitement?  Our location is ideal for park goers and our rates are even better.

Book your Disneyland vacation hotel with us. We are only steps from the park which means you don’t have to walk as far, pay for parking or worry with traffic after a long day. Staying closer to the park also allows you to arrive earlier, beating the crowds and giving the kids first shot at all of the best rides! It also gives you a chance to slip out of the park mid-day for that much needed refresher nap without having to go far.

Our goal is to make your vacation more enjoyable with clean, comfortable rooms and friendly staff that are here to help you. Check out our specials on our website and have the ease and convenience of booking online with no hassle. We look forward to seeing you and making your Disneyland vacation the most memorable yet.

Play Safe at Disneyland

June 14th, 2014

Disneyland Safety TipsYour Disneyland family vacation has arrived. Time to gear up and hit the park but before you do, we have a few safety suggestions for you to make your trip incident free.

Disneyland is a large park with lots of people. Be sure you are aware of your surroundings and your group. It is always a good idea to wear the same color so you can easily identify members of your group. You don’t have to match exactly but knowing what everyone is wearing can be very helpful should someone get separated from the group or lost. Taking a picture in the morning before you hit the park is a good way to remember what everyone has on and it gives you a current picture of everyone should the authorities need it.

Having a prearranged meeting spot helps when the group gets separated. Make sure that everyone is familiar with the meeting location and knows how to easily find the location. Children under the age of 18 should have some form of identification and contact information on them at all times. You can safety pin this inside an article of clothing they are wearing or write it on the inside of their arm and cover with clear nail polish to prevent from washing off. Information should include the child’s name, a contact phone number for an adult with them, any medical problems, etc. This will help staff and authorities identify lost children and reunite them with their family.

It is also very important to teach members of your family to identify cast members and staff. Teaching them to find a trustworthy person in an emergency will help them overcome panic in the event that they get lost or something goes wrong. Staff and cast members are trained to help in these circumstances and children should feel safe and comfortable going to them for help.

Water and sunscreen are always a must. The summer sun is hot and intense. Hours upon hours of fun in the sun can leave you dehydrated and burned. Drink plenty of fluids while at the park but also before and after you leave. Sunscreen needs to be applied throughout the day as it can wash off between water rides.

Safety guarantees a good time so always prepare and be safe rather than sorry.

Disney Packing Guide

June 6th, 2014

Disney Packing GuideSummertime is here and your Disneyland Vacation is just around the corner. Are you ready?  While packing may not be something you think about until the day before you leave and your camera, sunglasses, and clothing/toiletries are a given but we have a few ideas that you may not think about and may help you out in the long run.

  1. Sunscreen and/or hats: The summer sun is very strong and with the number of hours walking around without protection can leave you in a dangerous situation.
  2. Footwear: Walking shoes are great but when you plan on riding water rides, wet shoes the rest of the day don’t work well with your feet. Try moisture wicking socks or water shoes that are comfortable and won’t rub blisters.
  3. Ponchos: While rain is never welcomed on a vacation, we don’t exactly have control over it. Unless you want to spend a fortune on ponchos or an umbrella once you are inside the park, we suggest you pack a few and bring with you just to be on the safe side.
  4. Snacks: The trip itself is costly enough so why not cut down on the high dollar meals while inside the park. Pack snacks such as granola bars, energy bars, apples, beef jerky and the likes. Anything with protein is always a great option. A refillable water bottle is always an added bonus also.
  5. Neck wallet/fanny pack: Purses can be cumbersome and just something extra to keep up with. Many are fearful of pick-pocketers.  Overcome both and get an inexpensive neck wallet from your local Wal-Mart or Target. You will be in the majority so don’t feel silly.
 

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