A Missed Opportunity for Diamonds

I was on the fence, and I am not going to lie that I was checking airfares just a few days before the 24 hour event at Disneyland.  Just seven weeks ago I was in Orlando for the Monkey Kingdom media event and two weeks ago I was in Orlando for Disney Social Media Moms.  All in all the Disney Gods have been nice to me lately. But now, I was faced with the travel bug again.  I wanted to be {Read More}

1959 was an E Ticket Year for Disneyland – #Disneyland60

This blog post is part of a series by 60 talented bloggers who are counting down to the 60th Anniversary of Disneyland, the Happiest Place on Earth, on July 17, 2015. In this blog post I am going tackle one of my favorite years in Disneyland history, 1959. June 14, 1959 was a fantastic day for Walt’s original Magic Kingdom. On this day the first major expansion was completed since the park opened just four years earlier. The expansion introduced guests to three {Read More}

Snow White Grotto at Disneyland

Welcome to the first stop aboard Magical Blogorail Orange. Enjoy the ride as we share our favorite photo spots at the Disney Parks . One of my favorite photo spots at Disneyland is Snow White Grotto. This area can be found on the right hand side of Sleeping Beauty castle (before crossing the bridge into Fantasyland). The reason I like this area is that there isn’t a lot of foot traffic so you can get nice photos without other guests in the {Read More}

How to Meet Anna & Elsa at Disneyland

Disneyland recently changed their process for meeting Anna & Elsa at Disneyland. You will no longer need to wait in line for two hours (or more) to meet the lovely sisters from Arendelle. As of September 2014 Disneyland has put into place a new process they like to call a virtual standby line. In order to participate in the virtual standby line you will need to obtain a Return Time Ticket. There is no other way to meet Anna and Elsa, {Read More}

8 Reasons to Visit Disneyland During Halloween Time – #HalloweenTime

My family and I like to visit Disneyland during Halloween Time.  We have a lot of fun during this time at Disneyland because the crowd level is manageable, the weather is great and we enjoy the extra special Halloween Time touches around Disneyland Park. If you have never been to Disneyland during Halloween Time here are 8 reasons you need to visit! 1. Halloween Carnival at Big Thunder Ranch Tucked behind Big Thunder Railroad in Frontierland is Big Thunder Ranch. During Halloween Time {Read More}

Disneyland History – New Orleans Square Debut July 24, 1966 #Disneyland60

New Orleans Square’s Disneyland Debut July 24, 1966 Walt and Lillian Disney loved New Orleans and wanted to bring the charm of the area to Disneyland.  New Orleans Square was the first major land to open since Disneyland opened in 1955.  It is also the first land not to be connected to the hub off Main Street, U.S.A. The Imagineers were working on New Orleans Square as early as 1957 however in the early 60’s the project was put on {Read More}

Disneyland History – Splash Mountain Debut July 17, 1989 – #Disneyland60

Splash Mountain’s Disneyland Debut – July 17, 1989 Splash Mountain debuted on Disneyland’s 34th Anniversary on July 17, 1989. The attraction is based on the 1946 Disney classic Song of the South and features Br’er Rabbit on an adventure as he leaves the Briar Patch in search of his Laughing Place.  During his adventure he escapes from Br’er Bear and Br’er Fox who want to catch and eat him. Measuring 87 feet high Splash Mountain became fourth and shortest mountain {Read More}

Country Bear Jamboree Disneyland Debut March 24, 1972 – #Disneyland60

Country Bear Jamboree – Disneyland Debut – March 24, 1972 The Country Bear Jamboree first debuted in October of 1971 as an opening day attraction at the Magic Kingdom.  A few months later in March 1972 the bears made their debut at Disneyland as an E-Ticket attraction. The Country Bear show was originally thought of by Walt Disney’s for a night-time entertainment show at a resort in the California Sierra Nevada Mountains called Mineral King.  Unfortunately the resort was never built {Read More}

Disneyland History – Fantasmic! Debut May 13, 1992 – #Disneyland60

Fantasmic! – May 13, 1992 On May 13, 1992 nighttime entertainment at Disneyland was again reinvented with the debut of Fantasmic! It is an outdoor live musical and pyrotechnic show that takes place on the Rivers of America in Frontierland. During the show the use of smoke machines, lasers, fire, animated movie projections on water walls, live action and water canons help to bring the excitement to life. The show takes place at night, normally around 9:00 and lasts for {Read More}

Finding Inspiration in the Desert at Disney Social Media Moms – #DisneySMMoms

I was honored to have been invited to the Disney Social Media Moms on the Road event in Phoenix this year.  I love meeting new people and making new connections.  This is my second year attending this event and I can say that it was just as fun at last years event. There were a few bloggers in attendance that I knew already but there was a lot that I did not know and it was great chatting with them {Read More}