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IN THE SPOTLIGHT: BOWLING AT “300 ANAHEIM”

With the Happiest Place on Earth right across the street from our hotel, it’s easy to forget that there are other things Anaheim has to offer. I recently had the chance to visit 300 Anaheim with our good friends from MouseWait, and was very impressed with the place. It’s located within the Anaheim GardenWalk entertainment area just a 10-minute walk from the HoJo. Sure, it’s a bowling alley, but they also have pool tables, casual dining, and a full bar!  Not to mention the decor reminds me more of an upscale night-club than a bowling alley. Continue reading

DISNEYLAND NEWS: FANTASY FAIRE PREVIEW AT BLUE SKY CELLAR

Hello again!  The always-changing Blue Sky Cellar has something new for you all.  I still remember the day I was writing about the closing of Carnation Plaza Gardens, and now we are weeks away from revealing what will take its place.  The Fantasy Faire is set to open it’s doors March 12, and I got the chance to take some photos of the preview center at the Blue Sky Cellar.  Enjoy!

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INNSIDE SCOOP: JANUARY ‘RANDOM ACTS OF SAVING’

Happy January to all of our devoted HoJo Anaheim fans, friends and family out there!

We’re starting off the new year with something special for all of you this month! It’s a little like Disney’s “Limited Time Magic”, but our version will save you some money or offer some unique family benefits!

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DISNEYLAND NEWS: NEW YEAR’S EVE RECAP

Happy New Year everyone! I had the chance to brave the parks during New Years Eve and had a blast! As expected, Disneyland was extremely busy, but surprisingly Disney California Adventure was manageable. I snapped a bunch of pictures so you guys can enjoy the parks and cringe at the massive amounts of people from the comfort of your own home. :)

This was the Esplanade area at around 4pm. It was empty, but there was masking tape on the ground just help manage the crowds later on that night. A lot of locals like to camp out here to get a decent view of the fireworks without going inside the parks:

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INNSIDE SCOOP: THE EARL HAS ARRIVED!

With Disney California Adventure and Disneyland getting all the buzz for all their new and shiny attractions lately, it’s nice to see Downtown Disney get some attention. And judging by the crowds that Earl of Sandwich draws on a regular basis, it looks like Downtown Disney has a hit! Earl of Sandwich has only been open for a few weeks and it’s already building a following of loyal customers, despite its long lines. I finally had a chance to visit this past weekend, so here is my quick review. Continue reading