Disneyland’s Holiday Celebration Ends With Three Kings Day Finale

Three Kings Day at Disneyland

The Disneyland Resort is winding down their Holiday festivities by bringing the Three Kings Day celebration to Disney California Adventure Park, Friday through Monday, Jan. 3-6, 2014. The Three Kings Day tribute marks the grand finale of “Disney ¡Viva Navidad!,” a festive event that has been presented throughout the holiday season.Three Kings Day, also known as Dia de los Reyes Magos, has been celebrated for generations by the people of Spain, Mexico, Central America and other nations, as … [Read more...]

A Disney Year in Review 2013

Wishes Nighttime Spectacular

A new Disney president and Disney princesses. Expansion and new experiences. Monsters, a night of mayhem and MyMagic+.  All this and more was introduced this year at the Walt Disney World Resort, around Walt Disney Parks and Resorts and within The Walt Disney Company.  Although impossible to cover all of them, we thought it might be fun to present you with a Disney year in review for 2013! Stroll down memory lane and relive some of the magic. Afterwards, be sure and leave me a comment with all … [Read more...]

New “Frozen” Stage Show in the Works at Disneyland


A stage adaptation of Disney's current hit "Frozen" could be a reality.It is a potential Disneyland attraction and has already received somewhat of a preview with the elaborately outfitted recent run of the film at Hollywood's iconic El Capitan Theater showing the potential visual of what could be in a stage version of the animated musical.Wishing you Faith, Trust, and Pixie DustSunshine     … [Read more...]

Disneyland Welcomes Rose Bowl Teams


Now that Stanford and Michigan State have won berths in the 100th Rose Bowl Game presented by Vizio in Pasadena, what are they going to do next? They're going to Disneyland!The No. 5 BCS-ranked Stanford Cardinal, champions of the Pac-12 Conference, and the No. 4 BCS-ranked Michigan State Spartans, champions of the Big Ten Conference, will make their first official appearances of the Rose Bowl Game week at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 26, in a ceremony at the holiday-themed Sleeping Beauty's … [Read more...]

Walter E. Disney Quotes


During this hectic time of year, we can all take a moment to slow down and just enjoy some inspiration from a great storyteller! I've assembled some of my favorite Walt Disney's greatest lines below. Feel free to leave a comment or two of your favorite(s) and over time we'll update this posting.Let's start with one of my favorites. It's so brilliantly true. However, we often need to be reminded:"I only hope we don't lose sight of one thing - that it was all started by a mouse."Then … [Read more...]

Disney Floral and Gifts: Oh the possibilities!

Disney Florist

Have you ever wished for something extra Magical during your Walt Disney World Resort or Disneyland Resort stay? Perhaps, a visit from Tinker Bell is in order.For my daughter's first visit to the Walt Disney World Resort, Disney Floral and Gifts helped me do just that with Mickey's Grand Welcome. While the price tag was a little expensive - about $300 at the time, it was well worth seeing the look on her face. As we walked up to the door, we were greeted with a "Surprise" door sash and she … [Read more...]

Live Shows Make Disneyland Resort a Little Extra Magical

Mickey and the Magical Map

“Mickey and the Magical Map” is the newest addition to a long list of live entertainment in the theme parks of the Disneyland Resort. Resort guests enjoy a variety of live performances, and many youngsters get their first taste of live theater in Disneyland Park or Disney California Adventure Park.  Even with all the spectacular rides and attractions in the parks, a Disneyland Resort guest could spend a full day and night simply enjoying the shows, large and small.Fantasy Faire, near … [Read more...]

Woman Steals to go to Disneyland

Disneyland castle side

A woman took thousands of dollars from her employer. Guess what she did next? She took her family to Disneyland.Aimee Dawne Laseter, 36, of Gooding Idaho was arraigned Friday in Twin Falls County Court. She was charged with felony grand theft.  Police say took the money from the psychiatric services office where she worked in 2008 and 2009.An administrative assistant reported Laseter to the police after she  had been fired in July 2009 for poor job performance. An internal investigation … [Read more...]

Top 10 Ways to Save Money on Your 2014 Vacation

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For those of us who have visited Disney Parks in the last few years, you know that it can be expensive and prices only go up every year. But don't let that deter you from planning a 2014 trip to Walt Disney World or Disneyland. By using these saving techniques to lessen your trip expenses, you can make that trip happen and still experience the magic of Disney.Buy souvenirs in advance – We’ve gone so many times over the years that we don’t really buy souvenirs, but we are big pin collectors, … [Read more...]

Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage at Disneyland to Close for Refurbishment

Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage

On January 6, 2014, Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage will shut down for an extended refurbishment. It will reopen in late 2014.During this time, the 5 million gallons of water in the lagoon will be drained, allowing our teams to perform the refurbishment. The 5 million gallons of water from the lagoon will be treated by the Orange County Sanitation District before going into the local groundwater aquifer.Draining and refilling a body of water this size is not easy. It took approximately 50 … [Read more...]