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Halloween at Disneyland

Fall is my favorite time of year. Our kids are back in school and the holidays are just around the corner. We’ve been going to Disneyland around Halloween each year for the last several years. This will be our third year attending Mickey’s Halloween party. For us, this is a great way to start the fall festivities.

HALLOWEEN TIME AT THE DISNEYLAND RESORT (ANAHEIM, Calif.) - The Diamond Celebration continues as guests celebrate Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort from Sept. 11 through Nov. 1, 2015 with dazzling entertainment and decor, in addition to the return of Haunted Mansion Holiday and Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy. This year, the family-friendly Mickey’s Halloween Party expands to 17 nights throughout the season at Disneyland park, where guests are invited to trick-or-treat in costume, celebrate with favorite Disney Characters and enjoy special presentations of the “Halloween Screams” fireworks spectacular and the all-new “Paint the Night” parade. (Paul Hiffmeyer/Disneyland Resort)

Mickey’s Halloween Party is Disneyland’s annual Halloween event. This year, there are 17 dates available from September 11–November 1. Tickets for the event are on sale now. If you’ve been thinking about going, make sure you get your ticket sooner than later. They sell out fast. continued

101 Disneyland Tips turns ONE, let’s celebrate

101 Disneyland Tips

I never believe how fast time flies. It’s hard to believe we just hit the ONE year anniversary of my book, 101 Disneyland Tips. It’s been such a great year and I look forward to sharing a new, revised edition with you early next year.

My book has done really well, and I’m proud of the reviews it has received so far. If you haven’t read it yet, you’re in for a treat. Dawn Cullo, the ultimate Disney fan, wrote the foreword of the book, giving us an abbreviated history of Disneyland. This book is filled with helpful tips for ally parents, any first-time visitor, and even those of you who think you’ve experienced it all. Thank you to all of you who have purchased, read, and shared the book. Without you, it wouldn’t be as successful, I’m sure of it. continued

Disney dining, is it right for you?

Is Disney dining right for you?

For those of you who purchase packages through Disney or other travel planning services, you may be able to purchase a Disney Dining Plan. These plans don’t offer a discount, but are intended to help budget in your meals. These plans are purchased along with your package, and vouchers can be used inside the park and at Disney hotels. You’ll be able to select your dining plan, but most offer enough for three meals a day, plus a snack. continued

Mickey’s Toontown

Mickey's Toontown

Toontown is a phenomenal little area of the park. It was designed as a three-dimensional city for our favorite animated characters. This interactive area is perfect for little explorers, as Toontown was made for little hands to touch everything. Since Toontown was made with younger children in mind, make sure you open, close, pull, push, look, and listen to everything around you. You never know what might be behind the next door you open. continued

Best cup of coffee at Disneyland

Best coffee at Disneyland

Anyone who has visited Disneyland in recent years knows that Disney hasn’t (historically) done coffee very well.  In past years, I can’t count the number of times that I’ve had a mediocre to undrinkable cup of coffee at Disneyland. However, I’m happy to report, with the newly renovated Carnation Cafe and Holly Jolly Bakery, things have improved dramatically. I can now enjoy a nice cup of coffee with a fresh pastry, or perhaps some Mickey Mouse waffles. continued

Mickey shaped beignets

Mickey beignets

A trip through New Orleans Square wouldn’t be complete without a stop at the small Mint Julep Bar, just behind the French Market Restaurant, to enjoy a few Mickey-shaped beignets. These fried, puffy, Mickey-shaped, donut-like treats are dusted in powdered sugar, were brought to Disneyland from New Orleans. The powdered sugar does a great job covering each beignet with sugary goodness. continued

Peter Pan’s Flight

Peter Pan's Flight

One of the busiest and most-loved rides at Disneyland is Peter Pan’s Flight. This is one of the first rides you’ll see after walking through the middle of Sleeping Beauty’s Castle into Fantasyland. This ride is popular with everyone; it’s one of our favorite rides. Due to the location and popularity of this attraction, the line gets long quickly. continued

Dining must: Smoked turkey leg

The Turkey Leg at Disneyland

For meat-loving Disney guests, the smoked turkey leg is a must-try, at least once. Disney sells over 1.5 million turkey legs each year. You’ll inevitably see guests walking around enjoying these moist, savory treats that taste like a cross between bacon and smoked ham. Turkey legs are huge, and I’m sure people question whether they’re really turkey. I’ve been assured that they are 100% turkey. I just don’t often think about turkey legs being this large. continued

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