Category: Disney

Disneyland: Cafe Orleans

I have been going to Disneyland for almost 5 decades, and even worked there while going to college.  In all those years, I have never dined at the Cafe Orleans, until now.  I wanted to try somewhere new for lunch, and on a whim made reservations.  The menu […]

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at night

Shellie, Karen and I went back to Galaxy’s Edge a few days later, but this time at night. Our appointment time was from 8:00 to midnight, and it was Karen’s first time.   We were instructed to enter though Critter Country. They let us in promptly at 8:00, […]

Disneyland’s Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

Disneyland opened a new land called Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.  The land is adjacent to Fantasyland, and pops out next to the Hungry Bear restaurant in Critter Country.  Reservations are required from May 30 until June 23rd, which sold out on the day they were released. The other […]

Disneyland: Dapper Day, Spring 2019

Dapper Day is an unofficial weekend event held at Disneyland, Walt Disney World and Disneyland Paris, where people get dressed up and stroll around the resort.  It is held twice a year, and last Fall, Stephen and I participated for the first time.  We enjoyed it so much, […]

Anaheim: Ballast Point, Downtown Disney

Ballast Point is a brewing company based in San Diego, California. They have 4 locations in San Diego, one in Temecula, Long Beach, Chicago (IL), Daleville (VA) and one in downtown Disney, Anaheim. The location used to belong to Build a Bear, but Disney wanted more eateries, and […]

Classic Afternoon Tea at Disneyland hotel

I was trying to find something special for Valentine’s Day and came across the “Classic Disney Afternoon Tea” inside Steakhouse 55 at the Disneyland Hotel. The hotel was also integrating the “Mickey’s 90th Celebration” as a tea theme, so their “normal” afternoon tea included specially decorated treats for […]

Disney’s Happiest Haunts Tour review

On the Disneyland website, they had information on the Happiest Haunts Tour.  It looked interesting, and I figured for $85 it must be a special tour… so I called guest services and grabbed the 1:05 tour for October 21st.   As an annual passholder, I did get a discount […]

Anaheim, CA: Lamplight Lounge at DCA

In January 2018, Disney California Adventured closed the Paradise Pier section of the park to give it a rebranding called Pixar Pier, where everything is themed with characters from the Pixar movies.  Last weekend, the pier reopened, and in the rebranding was the Lamplight Lounge, formerly the Cove […]

Disneyland: Tiki Room 55th anniversary

Happy 55th Anniversary to the beloved attraction, The enchanted Tiki Room.  On Saturday, June 23rd, to commemorate the anniversary, Disney was selling a park exclusive Tiki Room Funko at both Disneyland and Disney World. My friend Chrissy was going to be out of town, and really wanted one, so I woke […]