IN THE SPOTLIGHT: CATALINA ISLAND

Hello everyone! Tommy here again with a special trip report for you! Recently, our friends at Catalina Express and the Descanso Beach Club invited us over for the day to take a tour of Catalina Island. This laid-back retreat is just a few miles off the coast and can be seen on a clear day […]

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 […]

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 […]

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: THE EXCLUSIVE "CLUB 33"

First of all, I would like to send a huge thank you to author Joe Cosgrove for organizing a signing event at Club 33 for his book, “Walt Dreamers Me“. I would also like to thank the great people in the MouseWait family for holding a raffle for some extra spots that allowed my wife […]

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. […]

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 […]

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: STARLIGHT CHILDREN’S FOUNDATION VISITS HOJO

The HoJo had the enormous privilege of hosting some amazing kids and their families recently from the Starlight Children’s Foundation. Starlight creates programs that help brighten the lives of seriously ill children and their families. Their “Great Escapes” program organizes fun, family outings so we gave them the keys to the Pirate Ship at our […]

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: SPACE SHUTTLE DISNEYLAND FLYOVER

People were looking to the skies all over Southern California today as Space Shuttle Endeavour, (piggy-backed on a custom 747)  flew over numerous landmarks for its final mission. News channels were buzzing all morning with shots of people gathered at local schools, the Griffith Observatory, and Los Angeles International Airport where it eventually landed. As […]

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: MICECHAT.COM’S GUMBALL RALLY

MiceChat.com’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! 🙂