INNSIDE SCOOP: WALMART NEIGHBORHOOD MARKET NOW OPEN

Family holidays can be expensive, especially when you’re in a resort area! Well, a new grocery store has opened about a mile away from our hotel that we think you need to know about! If you are up for a walk and in need of some groceries for your trip, this is a great place […]

INNSIDE SCOOP: UNIVERSAL STUDIOS VIP EXPERIENCE

It has come to my attention that there are other theme parks in Southern California other than Disneyland! 🙂 Wishing to expand my narrow theme park horizons, I got the chance to take a trip to Universal Studios Hollywood. Thanks to our friends at Coach America Tours (Gray Line), I was able to see Universal […]

GASTRO ADVENTURES: UMAMI BURGER

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 […]

DISNEYLAND NEWS: GLOW WITH THE SHOW!

Disney held another after-hours Annual Passholder event this past weekend. This time they featured DCA’s “World of Color“. Days before the event, the stores at California Adventure started selling Mickey Ear hats that had lights in them for $25, which is about $10 more than plain ears. I wasn’t sure how these would catch on […]

DISNEYLAND NEWS: GOIN’ MAD!

Confession time: I was pretty sad when ElecTRONica shut down and was not completely sold on the Mad T Party concept. However, after attending the soft opening of Disney California Adventure’s new night time dance party, I was instantly hooked!

INNSIDE SCOOP: CARS LAND MERCHANDISE PREVIEW!

Just in case you didn’t know, Cars Land will be opening to the general public on June 15. In the mean time, Annual Passholders who can’t wait until then to start spending money on Cars Land Merchandise (this guy) had a chance to do so during the Merchandise Preview event ;).

INNSIDE SCOOP: THE FORCE HAS ARRIVED!

Hello everyone! Tommy here again with another trip report for you. If any of you are Star Wars fans like me, it would be well worth it to make a half-day trip to the Discovery Science Center in neighboring Santa Ana. “Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination” has something every Star Wars fan can appreciate.

DISNEY FIX: WHAT’S ARIEL BEEN HIDING?

Hidden Gems: The Cove Bar After a long day at the parks, there’s nothing quite like a refreshing adult beverage. If you can’t wait that long and want your drink while you’re there, Disney California Adventure has plenty of options. A hidden gem that is popular among the locals is The Cove Bar, located by […]

DISNEY FIX: HAPPIEST HAUNTS ON EARTH

Whoa, did anyone else just see that??? Hey everyone! Time for another blog entry with your resident Disney fanatic and HoJo family member. Since it’s Halloween Time at the parks, it seemed fitting for this entry to be dedicated to something a little more spooky. Let me first say up front that I have not […]