Captivating Carthay Circle in Disney California Adventure Park

Captivating Carthay Circle in Disney California Adventure Park

By: Sarah McClure April 26, 2018 Hollywood’s Golden Age spanned three decades and gave us classic films and movie stars. From the late 1920’s through the late 1950’s, people were mesmerized by the glitz and glamorous lifestyles of film makers and actors. Now we can relive this magical era by dining at Carthay Circle Restaurant in Disney California Adventure Park. A meticulous reproduction of the original Carthay Circle Theater, which...

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Kidcot Fun Stops and a bit of Pixie Dust

Kidcot Fun Stops and a bit of Pixie Dust

By: Sarah McClure November 7, 2017 Have you been “pixie dusted” while on a Disney vacation? The term “pixie dusted” refers to those magical moments when a Disney Cast Member shows a guest a bit of extra attention, gives them a little extra something special or treats them to a unique experience. We have been blessed with pixie dust several times on our many Disney adventures. Some of our favorites include opening Magic Kingdom Park,...

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Yo ho ho and a Monte Cristo… Sandwich

Yo ho ho and a Monte Cristo… Sandwich

Tiffini Hensley September 1, 2016 So you’ve ridden Pirates of the Caribbean 10,000 times……at both Disneyland and Walt Disney World, but do you consider yourself a true Pirates of the Caribbean fan?  If so, did you know that nestled in New Orleans Square in Disneyland Park, the Blue Bayou Restaurant offers moonlit views (day and night) of the beginning of the Pirates of the Caribbean ride?! Although you enter the Blue Bayou Restaurant...

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Neverland 5k at Disneyland

Neverland 5k at Disneyland

Sarah McClure July 21, 2016 I have been a runner for several years, and when I first heard of the Tinker Bell Half Marathon Weekend at Disneyland, I squealed like a little girl! I couldn’t believe there was a race at Disneyland where you could actually run in the parks, meet characters and get a really cool medal. Thus began my Tinker Bell race journey in 2013. I had full intentions of signing up for the 2014 race, but due to knee and ankle...

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Disneyland: A Smaller Park with Just as Much Magic

Disneyland: A Smaller Park with Just as Much Magic

Missy Ryan June 9, 2016 It is a known fact that the Disneyland Resort in California is a lot smaller than what we are accustomed to at Walt Disney World in Florida. If you have been to both parks you know first hand how the parks differ. Several people think because there is a size difference that the fun factor must be different as well. Snacks, rides and experiences must be on a smaller scale, right? Those assumptions cannot be further from...

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A Walt Disney World Lovers Take on Disneyland

A Walt Disney World Lovers Take on Disneyland

Juli Russ May 26, 2016 Since I was a teenager I have loved Walt Disney World! Every time I walk into Magic Kingdom I feel like a kid again. Walt Disney World is huge and exciting and familiar and I can almost walk through the parks with my eyes closed. Disneyland is such a different experience for this Walt Disney World lovin girl! Planning a trip to Disneyland excited me, I was thrilled to visit the parks with my family and anxious to learn...

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Tinker Bell Half Marathon at Disneyland

Tinker Bell Half Marathon at Disneyland

By: Sarah McClure November 19, 2015 I have officially earned my wings! I ran the Tinker Bell Half Marathon at Disneyland! This is something I have been working towards for the last 2 years and I am over-the-moon with joy! My Tinker Bell Half Marathon journey started several years ago when I would go on walks with my youngest daughter in her stroller. I loved to hear her squeals when I would run a bit and the wind blew her hair. “Faster, mommy!...

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Anaheim Fairfield Inn by Marriott

Anaheim Fairfield Inn by Marriott

Agent Review of the Anaheim Fairfield Inn By: Juli Russ September 10, 2015 There are many choices when trying to choose the right accommodations at Disneyland, which is a great reason to use a Trained. Traveled. Trusted. Wishes Family Travel agent.  Our family decided to try one of the Good Neighbor Hotels for our first visit to Disneyland. After looking at several options we chose the Anaheim Fairfield Inn by Marriott.  We loved the location,...

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Disney Fan Friday: D23 Ultimate Fan Expo

Disney Fan Friday:  D23 Ultimate Fan Expo

Are You the Ultimate Disney Fan? By Holly Robbins Think you’re the ultimate Disney fan? If so, then you’ve probably heard of a little thing called the D23 Expo… and if not, here’s a little preview to help up your game. Coming up this August, the 2015 D23 Expo marks the fourth bi-annual event in Anaheim, California. That’s right, unlike Comic-Con (the ultimate nerd-tastic event held every year in San Diego), the D23 Expo is so awesome,...

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