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INNSIDE SCOOP: DISNEY CALIFORNIA STORY GUIDED TOUR

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Hello everyone! I just had a chance to take the brand new guided tour offered at Disney California Adventure entitled “Disney California Story“. It covers the inspiration behind Buena Vista Street, Carthay Circle, Cars Land, and many other places around DCA. The tour takes about 3 hours and includes a lunch and a commemorative pin that you can only get by taking the tour. The price is $109 per guest (Park admission not included) and there is a 20% discount for Disney Visa cardholders, AAA, Annual Passholders, and Vacation Club members. The main highlight of this tour is the exclusive look at the members-only 1901 Lounge inside Carthay Circle. Unfortunately I was not allowed to take pictures inside but the place is filled with rare pictures of Walt in his early years. Ready for the tour? Here we go! Continue reading

TRAVEL & LEISURE MAGAZINE’S “MOST COMFORTABLE HOTEL BEDS”

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What a great honor for our hotel to be mentioned in Travel + Leisure Magazine! Our hotel was ranked number nine in the U.S. based on travelers’ reviews. Here is their write up: Continue reading

DISNEYLAND NEWS: THE ADVENTURELAND TRADING COMPANY

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Hello Adventurers! Trader Tommy here with an update on the new adventures available to anyone who dares! The Adventureland Trading Company is open for business at the Indiana Jones Outpost. Guests can go on several different quests to hunt for “juju”, which are little artifacts that they can collect and trade. Below is a quick rundown of the quests. Continue reading

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: CATALINA ISLAND

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Hello everyone! Tommy here again with a special trip report for you! Recently, our friends at Catalina Express and the Descanso Beach Club invited us over for the day to take a tour of Catalina Island. This laid-back retreat is just a few miles off the coast and can be seen on a clear day from some of our local beaches. There are several ways to get here from the Howard Johnson Anaheim, so make sure to speak to the front desk so they can help you plan your trip.

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DISNEY FIX: HELICOPTER TO DISNEYLAND?

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RETRO DISNEYLAND HISTORY

Did you know there used to be a helicopter service to Disneyland? From 1956 to 1972 there was a helicopter service between Disneyland and Los Angeles (and points in between). You could fly into LAX and then take a quick helicopter trip directly to Disneyland. Initially one would land near Tomorrowland and in later years in the front of the Disneyland Hotel.

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