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Register Now for the Star Wars Half Marathon!

June 23rd, 2016

Hurry and pick up the pace, because you only have a few weeks left to register for the epic Star Wars Half Marathon! It’s not until January 2017, but bibs always sell out and it’s critical to register before the end of July. You can register, get course information, and find out details on the swag at the official site. Running in costume is highly encouraged, but not required. Spectators are also urged to show up as their favorite character.

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Registration begins June 14, right in time for you to start training for one of the best half marathons in town. However, it’s not just a half that’s at stake. You can opt to enroll little ones in the Padawans or Jedi Knights runs, suitable for a variety of ages. There’s also a 5k, 10k, and an out of this world running adventure!

There is No Try

Don’t miss out on the runDisney Health and Fitness Expo before the races, taking place January 12-14. It’s HQ for all you’ll need and is required for picking up your bib, shirt and gear packet. You can also check out more merchandise and get an early peek at what’s in store.

A speaker series on-site features a slew of celebrity runners and last minute trainings on nutrition and strategies. Don’t wait—it’s not as far, far away as you think!

 

Dad’s Day Celebrations

June 4th, 2016

Show Dad how much you love him by planning the perfect Father’s Day in Anaheim! The Anaheim Marketplace features a special performance by Don Cheto of La Que Beuna on June 19 along with a full taco bar and mechanical bull. Join the fun from noon until 4pm at the Anaheim Indoor Marketplace located at 1440 South Anaheim Boulevard. Come hungry and ready for an exciting day just for Dad.

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On June 16, the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim take on the Arizona Diamondbacks at Angel Stadium. The game starts at 3:30, but it’s a good idea to book your tickets in advance. Choose box seats, the reserved section, and treat dad to concession favorites and a beer garden visit. It’s the perfect gift for the sports loving dad in your life.

Holiday Bonanza

The annual Father’s Day Beer Brunch at the Phoenix Club is accepting reservations for the 10:30am or 1pm seating. Brunch features include a carving sation, German and American specialties, omelet station, pork ribs, salads, European breads and pastries, German sausages, and peel and eat shrimp. Bitburger Beer for dads is included in the price.

The Brownstone Café is offering a Father’s Day special of steak and eggs along with their usual, expansive menu. Located in Fullerton, it’s the perfect way to start the morning! Make reservations early whether you’re heading to a feast, game or special event.

Register Now for the Disneyland Half Marathon

May 13th, 2016

The Disneyland Half Marathon, or The Happiest Race on Earth, takes place September 1-4, but registration begins now! This event always sells out, and it’s a bucket list item for a number of runners and spectators alike. Not quite ready for a half? That’s okay—there’s a 5k, 10k, kids run, and it’s a guaranteed blast for spectators, too! Register online now and reserve your space for September. If you frequently travel to LA, or plan to in September, this is one event you can’t miss.

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All Anaheim area hotels are convenient to the race, which takes runners through Main Street, U.S.A. in the Disneyland Park before opening onto the streets of Anaheim. Your hosts are Mickey and Goofy, who kick off the event and cheer you on throughout the course. There’s plenty of live entertainment and Disney magic to motivate you to the finish line.

The Good Stuff

It’s Disney, so there’s also an abundance of decadent treats and sweets before, during and after the race. Nothing keeps you on pace better than some of those famous churros, ice cream vendors, and hearty protein-infused sliders waiting at the finish line.

September might seem far in the distance, but it’ll sneak up on you. Up your training now, register, and we’ll see you in the autumn!

Disney Character Dining Dinner

April 20th, 2016

Want to dine Disney-style? Share a meal with Mickey or eat ooey gooey brownies with Goofy? This special dining outing is one you can’t miss! It’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience for kids and parents enjoy the experience just as much. Choose from traditional, family or buffet-style dining.

 

Available for breakfast, lunch or dinner, you can book online and specify your dining style. Restaurants are peppered around the Disney resort, so you can cherry pick exactly what kind of fare you like. With booked tickets, there are never any lines and you can take all the photos and videos you like.

Be Our Guest!

For travelers who want a more one-on-one experience with beloved Disney characters, this is the ultimate outing. Choose only the characters you want to dine with, and select from restaurants like the Lilo and Stitch Aloha Breakfast, Minnie and Friends Character Breakfast, and more. Do know that tickets can sell out quickly, so it’s best to book in advance.

Adult and children’s prices are offered, and all experiences are handicap accessible. It’s one of the top attractions within Disney, but one that’s often overlooked. Make that next meal extra special by inviting some very special guests along!

Your Ultimate Spring Break Guide

March 15th, 2016

 

If you’re traveling to Anaheim during spring break, you are lucky to be in one of the hottest spring break destinations in the country! With all the southern California beaches at your fingertips, you can spend each day at a different location. Venice Beach, Muscle Beach, Manhattan Beach, and more are all an easy drive away. Dine on some of the freshest seafood along the coast, or take a surf lesson to really assimilate.

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The Disney adventure awaits, with weekdays between Tuesday and Thursday being the quietest during this busy time of year. A number of theaters and cinemas are available, including the Main Street Cinema in Disneyland that features only family-friendly classics in this old school palace of a theater.

Break Up Your Routine

Spend the day in Hollywood taking a tour of star’s homes, or head to Universal Studios for the real all-star experience. Knott’s Berry Farm is a great alternative for thrill seekers who need more amusement park fun, or try the charming boardwalk in Malibu.

Shopping is an extreme sport here, whether you head to the outlet malls or to the glitz of famous boutique couture shops. Make the most of your spring break by planning ahead and choosing a comfortable hotel.

 

Spend Leap Day in the OC

February 27th, 2016

Congratulations, you’ve earned an extra day in Orange County! In 2016, Leap Day falls on a Monday, which means this might just be the first Monday you’ve looked forward to in a long time. Of course, Disneyland will be open for their incredible 24 hours at Disney event. It’s the only day where the park is open for 24 hours straight, giving you plenty of opportunities to make the most of an overnight outing. However, that’s just one option!

Take advantage of Monday discounts, from the cinema to the museums. It’s not a very popular day (usually!) for folks to be out and about, which means many top destinations will try to lure you in with offers you can’t beat. Try the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum, Garden Grove Historical Society, or Discovery Cube Orange County and enjoy a not-so-busy outing.

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Take a Leap!

When it comes to the cinema, you can’t beat southern California. One of the best is the AMC in downtown Disney, where more than just Disney flicks are featured. Go early for matinee prices, or use a military or student ID for extra savings.

From ESPN Zone to catch a game to California Screamin’ for some thrills, make this extra Monday count!

 

 

Trust a Disney Good Neighbor Hotel!

November 30th, 2015

What makes a good neighbor? Disney has their own definition, and Best Western Stovall Inn qualifies! According to Disney, a “good neighbor hotel” is one that is physically close to the company’s parks, is child-friendly, and offers high quality amenities and knowledgeable staff. Just because a hotel is technically close to Disneyland doesn’t mean it’s a top notch option for your stay.

Disney has created their own, official list of Disney Good Neighbor Hotels in Anaheim, and Best Western remains ones of the business’ most trusted hotels. With a complimentary breakfast featuring favorite treats and local fare, it’s a great way for families to save (and fill up!) for a day of adventure. The guest rooms are fitted with comfortable beds to guarantee sugar plum fairy visitors at night.

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You Can Have It All

A trip to Disney’s parks is a dream come true for many. Make the most of it by staying at a hotel that’s trusted and recommended by Disney. Getting to the parks quickly and safely can be a game changer. Having all the perks on site that you’d like, such as a pool and business center, makes all the difference.

Disney has already given Best Western their stamp of approval. All you have to do is book!

 

Trip Advisor’s Best of Anaheim

October 22nd, 2015

The full Disney experience tops the charts on Trip Advisor’s must-do activities in Anaheim, including Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure Park and Downtown Disney. But what about when you’re moused out? Check out the best Trip Advisor recommendations for a complete Anaheim experience! It all starts with Yorba Regional Park, hailed as fantastic for family gatherings and the perfect spot for a picnic, hike or simply taking in the beauty of the area.

The Anaheim Packing District is a fun, local favorite where you’ll find delicious treats and great deals. However, the Anaheim Farmers Market is the place to go for good, clean family fun and to discover what the best local farms, bakers and artists have to offer. Anaheim Plaza is another shopping option, close to the Disney attractions and with a fabulous pool.

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Anaheim Hot Spots

Trip Advisor recommends the Oak Canyon Nature Center for a beautiful stroll, calling it a hidden gem of the area. The Muzeo Museum is worth a visit, offering a jolt of culture and history in gorgeous Anaheim. The Little Arabia District is where you’ll find authentic Arabic dishes, and is a surprising favorite that few know about.

Take in a show at Gallery Theater, discover a new favorite boutique at the Shops at Anaheim GardenWalk, or head to the Hobby City Doll and Toy Museum with the little ones. There’s always something to discover in this Disney-infused city.

 

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.