Put a Little Disney Magic in Your Holidays

As Halloween fades into memory, thoughts turn towards the upcoming holiday season, especially at Disneyland Resort, where the “Most Wonderful Time of the Year” will be celebrated from November 10 to January 7, 2024. If you’re planning a holiday visit (and we hope you stay with us here at Howard Johnson Anaheim Hotel and Water Playground), here’s what awaits you at “The Happiest Place on Earth” in November and December.

Beat the heat! Take a “Peak” at Something Chilly!

The “Mattercam” also allows for fun viewing of other visual highlights of the Disneyland Resort, such as Sleeping Beauty Castle, Space Mountain, Incredicoaster, Pixar Pal-A-Round, and more! You can view all the fun here: https://www.hojoanaheim.com/webcam/.

Beat the Summer Heat at Disneyland in Three Simple, Fun Ways

If you’re like us, you like to take an entire day (from opening to closing) to squeeze every bit of magic out of your visits to Disneyland Park and Disney California Park. However, summer days can be long and hot, so we have three simple, fun ways to stay cool at the parks.  

Mattercammers United call HoJo Anaheim home during annual meet-up

Being so close to the magic, HoJo Anaheim has become a home-away-from-home for many Disneyland fans over the years. Our resort-like property, spacious rooms, Castaway Cove water playground, and proximity to the magic has earned us a dedicated fan base from all over the world. But there’s one HoJo amenity that’s especially unique. Our live […]

HoJo Anaheim rocks the dots for National Polka Dot Day!

As you may know, our pals Mickey and Minnie are currently celebrating their big 90th birthdays at Disneyland! HoJo Anaheim wanted to join the fun and National Polka Dot Day seemed like the perfect opportunity to rock the dots with our own special Mouse-inspired pool party! Our friends from @Sunstaches, @KidsEmbrace, @BumkinsBaby, @BuyHappyFeet and @BuckleDownProducts […]

How to Still Have Fun When Disneyland is Crowded

It seems like it doesn’t matter what time of year you plan a trip to the Disneyland Parks, it is always crowded. Which we totally understand. We love going to the parks all the time too. Even though the parks may be crowded when you are on your trip, these tips are sure to help […]


No one blends brilliant photography and detailed Disneyland Resort information better than Andy Castro. Andy is a Southern California native and has been photographing the Disney parks for years. He also provides insider information on enhancements, refurbishments, remodels and merchandise at the Disney parks. Andy’s weekly blog, Dateline Disneyland, is regarded as one the most visually […]


Hello Adventurers! Trader Tommy here with an update on the new adventures available to anyone who dares! The Adventureland Trading Company is open for business at the Indiana Jones Outpost. Guests can go on several different quests to hunt for “juju”, which are little artifacts that they can collect and trade. Below is a quick […]


RETRO DISNEYLAND HISTORY Did you know there used to be a helicopter service to Disneyland? From 1956 to 1972 there was a helicopter service between Disneyland and Los Angeles (and points in between). You could fly into LAX and then take a quick helicopter trip directly to Disneyland. Initially one would land near Tomorrowland and […]