It’s Halloween Fun for Big Kids at THE RANCH Saloon

On Thursday, October 26th, from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., THE RANCH Saloon transforms into a haven for Halloween revelers, exclusively for ages 21 and above. Whether you’re a solo costume virtuoso or part of a spooktacular group collaboration, everyone is invited to showcase their unique style and Halloween creativity.

The Anaheim Packing District Gives Your Tastebuds Their Own Amazing Vacation

Welcome to a vibrant part of Anaheim, where history meets culinary fun in the form of the Anaheim Packing District. This can’t-be-missed gastronomic destination represents the ethnic and culinary diversity of Southern California culture, characterized by renowned culinary talents that have helped put the Anaheim Packing District in national headlines, reiterating Southern California as one of the best […]

Exploring Southern California: A Day in the Hollywood Spotlight

YOUR ITINERARY Hollywood, the epitome of glitz and glamour, has captivated the hearts of movie fans for decades. Although it’s only 32 miles away, it can take 45-60 minutes to arrive in Hollywood for your time in the spotlight. We suggest using Howard Johnson Anaheim Hotel and Water Playground as your base camp for exploring […]

Gastro Adventures: Disney Dining at Goofy’s Kitchen

Hello again! We’re back to give you another review of some of the Character Dining options available to you and your family during your stay with us at the HoJo! Last time we visited Storyteller’s Cafe located in the Grand Californian Hotel. For our second character meal experience we chose Goofy’s Kitchen which continues to be one of the more […]


Hello everyone! Tommy here with a Disney Dining review. First up is Storyteller’s Cafe. This dining experience is located at the Grand Californian Hotel. If this is a stand alone trip, the Grand validates parking for up to 3 hours. Otherwise, the restaurant is a 20 minute walk from the Howard Johnson Anaheim. My wife […]


Being a huge pizza fan, I was pretty excited when The Pizza Press opened right down the street from our hotel, just a few minutes by foot. I decided to drop by for a quick visit, and now I’m hooked! The concept is a pretty unique one, where each person orders a personal pizza made […]


Let’s take a little break from the Parks, shall we? I recently visited Umami Burger’s newest location in Downtown Anaheim, which opened just last week. The word “Umami” is Japanese for savory, which is how they describe all their burgers. There have been many rave reviews about this place but most of their locations are […]

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: MICECHAT.COM’S GUMBALL RALLY’s 6th annual Gumball Rally was held on May 19, 2012, and although I did not get to participate in the event this year, I did manage to sample the food and take in some of the festivities of the after-party! 🙂