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Celebrating 20 Years of Disneyland Magic

While Disneyland is celebrating its 55th Anniversary this year, when I arrive at the Happiest Place on Earth in two short weeks, I have my own milestone to celebrate.  This trip will mark 20 years of visiting Disneyland for me!  It may seem like a silly thing to keep track of, but it means the [...]

Disneyland 2010 – The Great D23 Escape

Well, with airline tickets booked, hotel reservations made, and Disney tickets in hand, I finally feel like my fall trip to Disneyland is a reality. When D23 announced that they wouldn’t be holding an Expo event this year, I was pretty disappointed, but when I found out that they would be hosting a special “Destination [...]

Peter and the Sword of Mercy – The Starcatchers are Back!

I’m reading the latest in the Peter and the Starcatchers series – by Ridley Pearson and Dave Barry – right now, and I can honestly barely put it down to write a blog post  At the D23 Expo, I had the opportunity to attend a session with Ridley Pearson, in-person, and Dave Barry, via satellite. [...]

Wordless Wednesday – Johnny Depp’s Mad Hatter Hat

It was so amazing getting see some props from the upcoming Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland at the D23 Expo.

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 [...]

Fantasmic Five Friday

Okay… technically it’s about 50 minutes late, but better late than never… it’s a Fantasmic Five Friday update fit for a Saturday. It seems the post-Disney blues are flittering away, but only because some special plans are coming down the pike… watch for an update later this weekend… It’s been sick day central for me, [...]

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 [...]

Fantasmic Five Friday… Sunday and D23 Expo Edition

Well, it’s not Friday anymore, but it’s still a Fantasmic time to celebrate everything I’m so excited to see at the D23 Expo.  So many events have been announced in the past week, I don’t even know how I’ll fit it all in… but I’m so excited to try!  So, without further ado, here are [...]

Fantasmic Five Friday!

It’s Fantasmic Five Friday and it’s a countdown to Disneyland! We made our dining reservations this week… that always seems to make things more real Sure, it’s not qute the ritual that obtaining ADRs from Disney World seems to be, but it’s still a lot of fun! As I am typing this, there are only [...]

Fantasmic Five Friday is Back!

Hello blogosphere and welcome back to Fantasmic Five Friday on Rays of Disneyland! As I’m watching the new Summer Nightastic events unfold at Disneyland, I’m wishing I could be there this summer and this fall… *sigh* I will have to wait until September. I absolutely cannot wait for the D23 Expo!  I’m so excited to [...]