Latest From the Parks

Take a look at this page to keep up with my trip reports from visits to Disneyland and California Adventure. Always check out my Facebook page for many details from my park visits or to follow along as I’m there. I post LIVE at least once a day.



New Security Checkpoints at Downtown Disney went into effect 12.15.2016

PhotoPass+ One Week option is now here.

Tower of Terror at DCA will close in early 2017 to create Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! – attraction is expected to reopen summer 2017.



Park Visits:

January 15, 2017

Napa Rose dinner – so lovely!

Minnie’s Breakfast in the Park (at the Plaza Inn)

December 30, 2016

New Downtown Disney security checkpoints

December 26, 2016

New 50% off military discount for $99 PhotoPass+ Collection

December 18, 2016

Misc Wrap Up

December 17, 2016

Beachside Bonfire Dinner at the PCH Grill

December 15, 2016

New off-the-menu Chocolate Dome at Ralph Brennan’s in Downtown Disney

December 14, 2016

Jedi Training Academy with friends

December 11, 2016

Breakfast with Santa at Catal Restaurant in Downtown Disney

December 8, 2016

Misc Wrap Up

December 2, 2016

Misc Wrap Up

Misc Wrap Up

November 25, 2016

Misc holiday decor, perfume in NOLA Square, and where to find beignets

Jingle Cruise photo tour

First day of Candy Canes for the 2016 season!

November 21, 2016

Christmas Fantasy Parade

Lainey’s Visit to the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique

November 18, 2016


Aladdin’s Oasis for the 6:30pm PTN Parade

Holidays at Disneyland Tour

November 15, 2016

Disneyland Resort Hotels – Holiday Decor Tour

Dole Whips are now available at the Disneyland Hotel – with or without rum!

November 10, 2016

Misc wrap up

DCA Festival of Holidays – amazing!

Princess Elena’s arrival

November 2, 2016

Misc wrap up

October 28, 2016

Misc wrap up from the Grand Legacy Hotel

October 26, 2016

Misc wrap up

October 25, 2016


October 18, 2016

Misc Wrap Up

Misc Wrap Up

October 10, 2016

Breakfast at Carnation Cafe, Happiest Haunts Tour and Lunch at Blue Bayou

September 23, 2016

Mickey’s Halloween Party – including dinner at The Blue Bayou

Mickey’s Halloween Party – more photos around the park and projections on Main Street

Misc Trip Report – including Final Checkout Photos at Tower of Terror and all light sabers available at Disneyland

September 15, 2016

Sleeping Beauty Walkthrough alternative option

Misc Halloween Time

Misc Halloween Time – including where to find the candy apple mugs and popcorn buckets

September 10, 2016

Misc Halloween Time

Halloween Time – most of the classic characters in Halloween gear

September 5, 2016

End of Disneyland’s Diamond Celebration

September 4, 2016


September 2, 2016

Visit with kids and tips on single rider lines

August 28, 2016

Enjoy the Alternative Attraction for Finding Nemo’s Submarine (great for guests with sensory issues or for those who are uncomfortable in tight spaces

Misc Wrap Up – Halloween merchandise arrivals

August 20, 2016

Walk through Disneyland Hotel 

August 12, 2016

Misc Wrap Up

Misc Wrap Up

August 7, 2016

Misc Wrap Up

How to see A LOT of characters all in one place

July 30, 2016

Walk through Paradise Pier Hotel

16 steps complete in morning strategy from 7am-10am using EMH strategy

July 28, 2016

Walk through The Grand Californian Hotel

Misc Wrap Up

July 22, 2016

Misc Wrap Up

15 steps complete in morning strategy between 7:10am and 10:00am – great use of EMH (EMH strategy for DCA can be found in this post.)

July 17, 2016

Misc Wrap Up – Disneyland’s 61st Birthday

Misc Wrap Up – Disneyland’s 61st Birthday

July 11, 2016

Misc Wrap Up

July 5, 2016

Carthay Circle Restaurant (Free) Tour, Carthay Circle Lunch and Frozen – Live Pre-Show at Stage 17.

July 4, 2016

Misc Wrap Up

Misc Wrap Up

July 1, 2016

SoCal excursion – Dana Point

Dana Point, continued

June 29, 2016

SoCal excursion – San Juan Capistrano

June 27, 2016

Misc Wrap Up

June 22, 2016

Misc visit with more testing of Soarin’, Frozen – Live, RSR, etc strategy.

June 18, 2016

Enjoyed the new Soarin’ Around the World attraction. Know this updated post before you go – to work this ride into your morning routine.

Misc from the park with a walk through Bugs Land.

June 16, 2016

Shanghai Disneyland opened today and DCA held a celebration.

Detailed Hollywood Land with a walk down Hollywood Blvd.

June 15, 2016

How to know exactly when a character will appear and be first in line to see him or her. I saw Mickey on Buena Vista Street at DCA and danced with him!

3 FASTPASSES grabbed and a visit with Anna and Elsa in about 30 minutes after walking in the park.

June 9, 2016

Misc Wrap Up – with info on Lainey’s cute park dresses.

Aladdin’s Oasis Paint the Night Package with my kids and more.

June 8, 2016

Minnie’s Breakfast in the Parks and more.

How to predict a character’s arrival and walk him or her (hand-in-hand, down the street) to his meet-n-greet spot, plus be first in line! – Nick Wilde from Zootopia

June 7, 2016

Frozen – Live FASTPASS line up update.

June 3, 2016

Frozen – Live update with photos with Olaf now happening at 10:00am to the right of Stage 17, the Snowflake pass and more.

May 31, 2015

Misc park wrap up – with notes on many random questions asked my readers.

May 27, 2016

Frozen – Live at the Hyperion debuted May 27, 2016. Be sure to check my post for details and maps on how this works as well as how to tie this into your busy morning along with meeting Anna and Elsa, meeting Olaf, RSR, and WOC.

Misc Wrap Up.

Frozen – Live at the Hyperion Stage photos, Etc.

Annual Passholder Popcorn and Sippers with $1 refills are now available.