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MOUSE-ELLANEOUS: GUMBALL RALLY 2013

MiceChat.com and Howard Johnson Anaheim Hotel and Water Playground teamed up again this year to host the main event of the year, the famous Gumball Rally. The Rally took place on May the 4th, and fittingly, the event was Star Wars themed since May 4th is known as the unofficial “Star Wars Day” among fans. To the uninitiated, the Gumball Rally is a race among groups of 2-4 people to ride as many attractions and answer as much trivia as possible; all in one day. This year, both Disneyland and Disney California Adventure were a part of the rally, so teams had twice as much ground to cover. Continue reading

DISNEYLAND NEWS: IRON MAN TECH AT INNOVENTIONS

If you want a break from the heat, drop by Innoventions and check out Iron Man Tech Presented by Stark Industries. It’s a small display showing some set pieces and costumes from the movie. You can even virtually “suit up” and become Iron Man! Here are some pictures from my last visit. Enjoy!

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INNSIDE SCOOP: DISNEYLAND GETAWAY GIVEAWAY!

Hello everybody!  We just wanted to let you know about a Facebook contest we have on our page happening now through May 15, 2013.  You can follow the link below and make sure to like our Facebook page if you haven’t already! ;)

Question: What do you love about visiting Disneyland?

Enter your story for a chance to win a FREE 3-night Disneyland package at Howard Johnson Anaheim Hotel and Water Playground. Be creative – in 75 words or fewer – and share your dreams OR your memories with us!

http://bit.ly/HoJoGiveaway

Good luck!

HOTEL UPDATE: WE STRIVE FOR 5!


In our effort to provide the best family experience in Anaheim we are introducing our “Strive for 5” commitment to our Guests. Our mission is to provide a 5 star experience that you’ll want to share with your friends and family! Continue reading

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