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How to survive the Disneyland selfie stick ban

How to survive the Disneyland selfie stick ban.

Got a selfie stick? Leave it at home if you will be heading to Disneyland or Walt Disney World because Disney has finally put a ban on these super annoying vanity sticks that not only obstruct everyone’s view at shows but post a real safety hazard on attractions–even the slow ones. If you are you […]

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Stride Rite shoes – Summertime magic for little feet

This product review contains affiliate links. Stride Rite is a force to be reckoned with in the world of children’s footwear. The company has been selling made-to-last shoes for a century, and I am a huge fan of their commitment to quality and making shoes stylish that kids actually want to wear. Best of all, Stride […]

How to use the Disney Gif app

Disney Gif App – Disney just made your texts a lot more magical

This post contains an affiliate link. Today, Disney Interactive launched a new app that brings Disney Parks, Star Wars, classic characters and more to your mobile keyboard with gifs from your favorite movies, ABC TV shows and more. The app lets users send gifs and emojis of their favorite stories and characters via text and email. […]

A look back at 1993 at Disneyland Park

A look back at Disneyland in 1993 #60DaysTo60Years

In the early spring of 1993, I was sat in a small office across from a Disneyland “casting” cast member for my group interview for a job at the Happiest Place on Earth. There were five other candidates for various positions in the room. I was nervously excited. My friend Mike had told me prior to […]

Maximize Annual Pass

10 Ways to Maximize Your Disneyland Annual Pass

As a Disneyland Annual Passholder (AP), you might often forget that you’re paying for so much more than just admission into The Happiest Place on Earth.  One of the questions I get most asked from my fellow APs is this one:  “How do I get the most out of my Annual Pass?”  As a result, I’ve […]

Everything you need to know about Paint The Night at Disneyland

Everything you need to know about Paint the Night at Disneyland #Disneyland60

Paint the Night is Disneyland’s newest parade. It is a reimagining of the beloved Main Street Electrical Parade that has been thrilling Disney fans old and new since it premiered May 22 to park guests.   The Technology The parade took three years to develop and requires more smart technology than World of Color Celebrate–with […]

The number one reason to run the Star Wars half marathon at the Disneyland Resort

The Number One Reason to Run the Star Wars Half Marathon

Hyperdrive, lightspeed, RUN!!! Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend registration opens for the general public on Tuesday, June 16 at 9a.m. PST (noon ET). After completing the inaugural  Rebel Challenge last year, I assure you that this is a runDisney event that stands out in the pack. There are obvious reasons that this race weekend is […]

McFarland USA now on DVD and Disney Movies Anywhere

Get McFarland USA on DVD and Disney Movies Anywhere now!

One of my favorite movies of the years so far was “McFarland USA.” It has everything a family movie should have: lessons to be learned, a lot of heart and shows the importance of family and community. McFarland USA is based on the 1987 true story of novice runners from the economically challenged town of McFarland, California, as […]

Where to watch Disneyland Forever Fireworks

Where to Watch Disneyland Forever Fireworks (Plus Fun Facts and Photos)

Disneyland Forever is Disneyland Park’s newest fireworks shows. It brings together the magic of Disney story telling, your favorite Disney movies and characters and an immersive projection system to create a truly extraordinary entertainment experience. The show offers unique viewing locations throughout Disneyland Park making it easy for families to have several different experiences. After […]