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MOUSE-ELLANEOUS: FOUNDER’S PARK IN ANAHEIM

If you have ever wondered how Walt Disney came up with the inspiration for Tarzan’s Treehouse inside Disneyland – and who hasn’t – take a short trip into the heart of downtown Anaheim, to 400 N. West Street, and you might see something very familiar. Continue reading

HOTEL UPDATES: WE ARE HOWARD JOHNSON’S HOTEL OF THE YEAR!

Howard Johnson Recognizes Anaheim Hotel as Property of the Year

Anaheim, California – The Howard Johnson Anaheim, located across from Disneyland‘s Matterhorn mountain, today announced that it has been recognized as Property of the Year in the U.S. by the Howard Johnson® hotel brand, placing it among the very best in the brand’s global portfolio of nearly 450 hotels. Continue reading

GUEST BLOG: THE BEL AIR BAR & GRILL

Spending the day in Los Angeles? The Bel Air Bar & Grill is a great dinner spot for anyone looking to expand their Disney experience from beyond the parks! Owned by Walt’s niece and Roy E.’s daughter, Susan Disney Lord, the restaurant is a space where art mingles with food and Disney family history lives on. Keep your eyes peeled for hidden shapes of one of the world’s most famous characters! Continue reading

WEEKEND WRAP-UP: DISNEYLAND HALF MARATHON

First of all, congratulations to all the runners who participated in this last weekend’s Disneyland Half Marathon events! It was great seeing medals being worn so proudly all around town. My wife and I got to participate in the 1/2 marathon and it was definitely something we will never forget.

The weekend started off with the Health and Fitness Expo where runners picked up their race bibs and got to stock up on all sorts of supplies from headbands to compression socks. As a 1/2 marathon newbie, it was also a great resource for all of our running questions. Continue reading

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: DISNEY’S PHOTOPASS

If you’re tired of not being in your vacation pictures with your family or if you happen to forget to bring the camera, Disney’s PhotoPass service is a great help. You can get your pictures taken by professionals, and their cameras are better than your smartphone! Although if you ask nicely they will take a picture using your phone too! :) PhotoPass photographers eliminate the need for asking strangers to take your picture, and they don’t mind (too much) if you ask them to take multiple shots.

How does this all work? I’m glad you asked! You can ask for a PhotoPass card from any of the Disneyland Photographers scattered around both parks.

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