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Entries for the ‘Disney Vacations’ Category

Escaping the News… Keeping the Magic Alive

I’m sure everyone has their own strange traditions when visiting Disneyland… I’m also equally sure that mine border on psychosis… When I go to Disneyland, I check in to the magic and check out of the real world. That means that, typically much to my mom’s chagrin, that nothing but the Disney channel will play [...]

Christmas Greetings from Disneyland

Ironically, a small bit of Main Street had donned Christmas Decorations for a promotion in September. I can remember watching the Disney Christmas Parade when I was really little.  After the rush of excitement from opening presents and dressing up for church, my mom and grandma and I would curl up in the family room [...]

The Post-Disney Blues… A Vacation Recap of Sorts

There are certain marks that you know make you a true Disney freak fan… hopefully some of you are with me on this one. I cry when I drive away from the resort at the end of my vacation… back to the airport, back to reality.  I start planning my next Disney vacation the day [...]

Disneyland Day 1

My first day in the park was – of course – amazing I’m writing in my room before I get ready for the day so here’s a quick update… Favorite part of the day: Lunch at the Carnation Cafe… It’s a tradition for as long as I can remember that the first meal of the [...]

Captain EO and Trying Not to Make a Point

When I started this blogging adventure, I knew that I didn’t want to be a writer who simply reacted to whatever was happening in late-breaking Disney news.  I like even less to expound upon big new events and aid in the media over-coverage of those events.  But the death of iconic Michael Jackson has made me [...]

Planning for Disneyland… Countdown to September!

Every year I know that I will plan a great trip to Disneyland, but every year seems to hold a different “theme” for the vacation.  This year I explored lots of opportunities to head to the Happiest Place on Earth, but when Disney Twenty Three evolved into a fan club with its own Disney Expo, I decided [...]

Fantasmic Five Friday… The Post-Vacation Edition

After a vacation hiatus, I’m back on my blog kicking things off with a special birthday vacation edition of Fantasmic Five Friday… After hearing mixed reviews of Innoventions new House of Tomorrow, I was extremely impressed with this new edition to Tomorrowland. Disappointed that the Haunted Mansion Holiday was scheduled to open just two days [...]

Counting Down to Disneyland

I’ve nearly made it to the two-week mark until my birthday trip to Disneyland. I found a great website that is helping me count down the days. Mickey Path offers lots of backgrounds and “tickers” for watching the time tick by until your next Disney trip. Follow my progress below!

Happy Birthday Disneyland!

Today Disneyland will celebrate its 53rd anniversary and every Disney anniversary seems to have its own vibe… its own cadence and mood.  One of my favorite Disneyland memories is of Disneyland’s 35th Anniversary.  When you are only 8, those towering “Party Gras” balloon floats are a pretty unbelievable sight to see.  I will never forget [...]

Child-less at the Disney Character Buffet

I love watching childrens’ eyes light up when they meet their favorite character for the first time, the tenth time, even the 100th time… it never gets old for kids.  There is always a sense of amazement and wonder for them when Mickey walks down Main Street or Cinderella comes to their dinner table.  Well, [...]