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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.

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.