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IN THE SPOTLIGHT: CENTER STREET PROMENADE

It wasn’t long ago if guests asked how to walk to “downtown”, we would point them towards Downtown Disney. Or tell them that it was too far to walk to downtown LA. There simply wasn’t any reason to send our guests to downtown Anaheim. Things are changing though as a handful of stores and restaurants are popping up downtown that are worth visiting. One part of the downtown revival is the Center Street Promenade. It’s a small area 5-minutes north of the Howard Johnson Hotel (1.5 miles – directions HERE) with some quaint, local stores you wont find at the big malls.  Continue reading

DISNEYLAND NEWS: VIVA NAVIDAD STREET PARTY

Head over to Disney California Adventure and experience the holidays the way our Latin American neighbors celebrate the season. The Viva Navidad Street Party is a great experience that I had the pleasure of checking out recently. It takes place by the Paradise Garden Grill until January 6th with showings throughout the day. Continue reading

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