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Merchandise Monday: A First Look at Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration Merchandise

With Disneyland’s 60th Anniversary just a few months away in May 2015, we are all getting very excited to see what merchandise the Disneyland Resort will have to offer for their Diamond Anniversary. We shared a little preview with you last month, but the Disney Parks Blog has just posted a brand new video giving us a […]

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Disneyland Smores Bake Recipe: Disney at Home

I have a new Disneyland Park recipe to share with you today- it’s been a while! I was out of my recipe sheets from City Hall at Disneyland and then contributor Vy sent me a magical surprise in the mail – the cookbook “Kitchen Magic with Mickey: Favorite Recipes from the Disney Parks and Cruise […]

Cinderella review for families with young children

Cinderella review for families with young children

“Cinderella” opens in wide release across the U.S. this weekend and after seeing it twice, I can honestly tell you that it is a dose of family magic not to be missed.  I think it is fair to say that virtually every Disney fan regards Walt Disney’s original 1950 “Cinderella” to be one of the […]

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Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast Movie Review

Tinker Bell and her fairy friends are a huge hit in my house.  For my daughter no trip to the Disneyland Resort is complete without a trip to Pixie Hollow and some quality time with her favorite Fairies.  When we are home we frequently watch the other movies in the Disney Fairy franchise, “Tinker Bell […]

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5 Reasons to Register for Disney Wine and Dine Half Marathon

We can almost taste it!  Registration for Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend opens this Tuesday, March 17th at Noon EST and there are many, many reasons why Disneyland fans will want to examine this race “menu” closely.   The uniqueness of this runDisney weekend makes it particularly delectable!  Check your reservation book and […]

Everything you need to know about Extra Magic Hours at the Disneyland Resort.

Everything You Need to Know About Extra Magic Hours at the Disneyland Resort

Here at the Babes in Disneyland Blog I’m affectionately known as the Contributor who holds the record for the most on-property stays, a distinction for which I am quite proud.    There are several reasons that I prefer to stay at one of the Disneyland Resort hotels including:  quick and easy access to the parks, excellent service, and the […]

Secrets and fun facts about the costumes in Cinderella

13 fun facts and secrets about the costumes worn in the movie Cinderella

The costumes in “Cinderella” are beyond breathtaking and along with the acting and set design really bring the movie to life. Here are some interesting facts about the costumes from actors Lily James (Cinderella) and Richard Madden (the Prince, AKA “Kit”) and costume designer Sandy Powell. When it came to designing Cinderella’s ball gown, Powell […]

Cinderella Moment thanks to JCPenney

My Cinderella Dream Come True #JCPenneyCinderellaMoment

Everyone needs a Cinderella moment once in their life: a moment in which the stressors of life melt away and your realize that fairy tales really can come true. For me, that moment was Sunday, March 1. Before I tell you about my Cinderella moment, maybe it’s time to talk about why it came just at […]

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Indiana Jones Adventure Celebrates 20 Years! A Disneyland Annual Passholder Event

On March 3, 1995, one of the most innovative attractions made its soft opening debut at the Disneyland Resort.  The Indiana Jones Adventure! brought the cinematic excitement of the Indiana Jones’ films and combined them with the imagination of Walt Disney Imagineering.  The end result? A thrill-inducing ride through the Temple of Mara that has delighted generations of Disneyland […]

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Innoventions to close March 31

Disney has announced that Disneyland’s Innoventions building in Tomorrowland will close on March 31. Today, it is home to wonderful Marvel meet and greets with Thor and Captain America and an interactive Ironman exhibit. It also features product placement interactive exhibts sponsored by Honda, among others. I, for one, will miss taking my boys to Innoventions, […]

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Friday Freebie: Star Wars Birthday Party Printables

Happy Friday! I’m pretty excited to share today’s Friday Freebie with you! In my search for decorations for my son’s Star Wars themed birthday party I found precious little in stores and what I found online wasn’t exactly cheap and I still had to use my own printer ink, paper, and time to put it together… so […]

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Secondhand strollers at Disneyland – Terrific Tip Tuesday

Hello Disney Friends! Today I have a handy tip to share with you – it worked amazingly well for me the last time my family was at Disneyland, and I hope some of you may find it helpful too. Here it is: Take secondhand strollers to Disneyland for your preschoolers! My kiddos were 2 (almost […]

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Ask the Disney Experts: What is your favorite thing about Disneyland during the “off” season?

    While there are a lot of things to consider when trying to decide when the best time to visit Disneyland is for you, in this week’s Ask the Disney Expert post, our experts share our favorite things about visiting the Disneyland Resort during this time of year, known as the the “off” season.  For more information, here […]

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Disneyland Annual Passholder Anniversary Event: A Royal Celebration

2014 marked the first year The Disneyland Resort started hosting “anniversary parties” for Annual Passholders that had passes set to expire in the near future.  The purpose of these events is to thank the APs for purchasing a year of Disney magic, and to also encourage them to renew their pass by showing them unique […]

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Pros and cons of visiting Disneyland during the off season

People always want to know when it’s going to be crowded at Disneyland, and for good reason. No one likes being body-to-body with strangers and waiting an hour to ride an attraction that last only a few minutes. We have talked about attendance trends numerous times on Babes In Disneyland, but given we are now […]

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Big Hero 6 On DVD, Blu-ray and DMA NOW!

The links in this post contain affiliate links and I will receive a small commission if you make a purchase after clicking on my link. Last night “Big Hero 6,” and the short that preceded it in theaters (FEAST), both took home Oscars at the Academy Awards. If you haven’t seen both of these yet, […]

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