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A Disney Halloween

October 22nd, 2014

Disney HalloweenHalloween is only ten days away and it is time to get into the spirit. Disneyland has plenty of spooky fun for the whole family to get you feeing ghoulish. Wear your favorite costume to the park and partake in a few chills and thrills with the whole Disney Gang.

Take your picture with Disney’s Vilians, Pixar Pals and some of the most popular Disney characters as they are on the prowl throughout the park. Enjoy the rides and check out the Halloween themed Haunted Mansion Holiday and Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy.

Get your dance moves ready. Lively dance parties await you. Parents, show your kids your best moves at Monsters U Dance Party at Tomorrowland. Creepy crafts for kids of all ages are scattered throughout the park as well as trick or treat stations with candy and healthy goodies.

That’s not all, Mikey’s Costume Party parade will make its way through the park for all visitors to see and lets not forget about the Halloween Screams boo-tiful fireworks show.

There is so much fun for the whole family it will scare you!

(Note that there are guidelines for costumes worn inside the park and guests may be turned away for costumes not in compliance. All costumes must be kid friendly. They may not contain sharp objects or weapons that could be mistaken for actual weapons and cannot drag the ground.)

Add Some Speed To Your Visit

October 6th, 2014

Let your inner child come alive at K1 Speed. This indoor karting arena will not only bring out the childish side of you but also the most competitive side of you. With European style racing, professionally designed tracks, karts that race up to 40 miles per hour and an audience overlooking your every move, it is more than enough to feel like you are at the Indy 500 fighting for the win. Of course everyone has enjoyed go karts at their local putt putt venue but this is karting like you have never seen before.

Grab the family, your buddies or everyone you know, K1 Speed has packages for any number of racers. Featuring junior and adult racing leagues, night time races and friendly family fun, this place is sure to give you some fast action thrills. Night races will bring all of your senses to life with music and light shows giving you the most exhilarating experience of your life.

Have the kids with you? No worries, junior electric karts have lower speeds, roll bars, automatic shutoff switches and other safety features making them kid friendly. Kids can race against the clock or against each other with twelve exciting laps.

And for those who would rather cheer from the sidelines, the 3000 mezzanine overlooks all of the racing fun giving the cheerleaders the best seats in the house.

 

Beaches of Orange County

September 16th, 2014

Beaches of Orange CountyOrange County has so much to boast about. Our beaches are one of the many things that people from all over the world come to enjoy. Featuring some of the best beaches in California, the 42 miles of shoreline in Orange County is just a short drive away.

Depending on your company and your mood, Orange County has a variety of beaches to suit you. Offering a wide array of atmosphere from romantic to family to adventurous, these beaches should be at the top of your must see list while visiting with us.

Take a nice romantic walk on the beach at Dana Point which has the most stunning panoramic views of the ocean or enjoy the rugged cliff-side views and trendy shopping of Laguna Beach. If you have the kids with you, head over to San Clemente and enjoy a sand castle contest or a sidewalk café that overlooks the ocean. For the outdoor enthusiast or the thrill seekers, Newport Beach or Huntington Beach is just for you. Rent kayaks or take a surf lesson while getting a tan in the warm sun.

No matter which beach you choose to enjoy, you are sure to have picturesque views and warm sand between your toes. Try them all and let us know which beach is your favorite!

Cool Off at Anaheim ICE

September 10th, 2014

Anaheim ICEAround Anaheim there are many places to go if you want to be seen. Lots of hot spots and places where the ‘cool’ people go to hang out. If you are looking for the ‘coolest’ place in town, we have just the answer for you. Anaheim ICE is truly the coolest place around. The official training center for the local hockey team, Anaheim Ducks, this ice rink is the perfect place to beat the heat this summer.

Located right here in Anaheim, this world-class skating facility is great for a family outing. Throughout the week Anaheim ICE has blocks of time when they are open to the public for an open skate. Grab your gloves, thick socks and head on over for some inexpensive fun. With great rates, you can have a fun time without breaking the bank.

Offering both NHL and Olympic sized rinks, viewing areas on the second floor, locker rooms to store your belongings and a snack bar you will surely enjoy this state-of-the-art facility. For those looking to improve their skating abilities, Anaheim ICE offers various classes, clinics and lessons for all ages. They also have pick up hockey during the week as well as hockey clinics and camps.

For more information regarding classes, lessons, clinics, rates and times log on to their website.

Celebrate Disney Birthdays!

August 26th, 2014

Disney BirthdaysIf you were waiting for the perfect time to book your trip to Disneyland, now is the time. Disneyland is celebrating many exciting birthdays. ‘It’s a Small World’ turns the big five-oh this month! What an accomplishment. Created by Walt Disney in 1964 for the World’s Fair in New York, this attraction was rebuilt in Disneyland and quickly became a beloved favorite. The composers the Sherman Brothers who created music for the famous Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Mary Poppins composed the music to accompany the ride.

‘It’s a Small World’ was created as Disney’s childlike vision of the world. Today, adults and children alike enjoy the ride attracting around 300 million visitors since its debut at Disneyland. He also created “Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln” for the 1964 World’s Fair. Today it is housed in the Main Street Opera House. Featuring the popular theme of Lincoln’s presidency, slavery, the word ‘slavery’ is only mentioned once throughout the full 15 minute show.

The other popular rides that are celebrating birthdays this month are the Haunted Mansion (45 years old) and the Matterhorn Bobsleds (55 years old.) Big Thunder Mountain turns 35 next month and continues to draw many visitors. Come celebrate the birthdays of these beloved attractions. Book your Disneyland hotel reservations on our website. We make it quick and easy.

Cheer on the LA Angels

July 22nd, 2014

Cheer on the LA AngelsCatching a baseball game while enjoying a hot dog and cold beer is just part of the all American experience. There is nothing better than hearing the crack of a bat as a ball sails over the wall in the outfield. Grab your glove and head over to Angels Stadium at Anaheim to catch the Los Angeles Angels fight for another division title and a spot in the playoffs. Cheer on the LA Angels as they work their way towards victory.

Playing this week at home, the Angels take on the Baltimore Orioles and the Detroit Tigers giving you the perfect opportunity to see magic in the making. With eight division titles in the books and one more on the way (hopefully!) the LA Angels are a fun team to watch as the battle it out on the field. Become one of the many cheering, loyal fans as they root on their team to victory. Help make this year the 12th straight year in a row attendance his over three million.

Tickets are available online at the Los Angeles Angels website. Games start at 7:05 pm each night this week. Be careful though, you may be addicted and need to catch more than one game.

Favorite Local Breweries

July 19th, 2014

Favorite Local BreweriesJust when we thought we had the best breweries around, Legends Craft Brewery has announced that they will be opening right here in Anaheim which only makes our selection of local breweries that much better. With plans to open within the next 90 days, Legends brings one more great local hot spot to the area.

With much excitement in the air over this announcement it makes us want to visit the other fantastic breweries that calls Brew City home. Some of our favorite local breweries are top notch and make us proud to have them here locally.  Bottle Logic Brewery, which is known for their interesting and crafty beers is one of the best. Not only are there beers creative but the atmosphere and bartenders are among the best also. We also love Noble Ale Works and their infamous Naughty Sauce. A favorite among many, it will be your favorite, hands down. Valiant Brewery is great relaxing place to kick back with a beer. The interior is that of an old warehouse giving you a unique and interesting vibe. Available for larger parties, it is the perfect place for a friendly get together. This brewery has not only award winning beers but great service to boot. A definite must do on the list of your brewery tours.

Last but not least on our list of favorites is Anaheim Brewery. A great historic brewery that has everyone talking about their 1888 beer. Stop in for a beer after work or take a weekend brewery crawl and hit up this fantastic joint. Enjoy a relaxing afternoon on their beautiful patio, it makes the beer taste even better. Check out some of our favorite local breweries and let us know which you like the best.

Fun Facts About Disneyland

July 12th, 2014

Fun Facts about DisneylandThe more knowledge you have the better time you can have here at Disneyland. That is why we made it our mission to equip you with a few fun and little known facts about the park and its history before your trip. With such a massive park and extensive history, there is so much to learn but we hope these few things will help you to impress your traveling companions. While there are many rumors and many unverified ‘facts’ these we are certain to be true.

-          It took a long 18 moths to build Cinderella’s Castle

-          Disneyland’s monorail was the first daily operating monorail in the Western Hemisphere

-          The lights outlining the buildings located on Main Street number more than 100,000

-          Walt’s private apartment is located above the fire station on Main Street

-          The props in Indiana Jones’ office are actual props from the movie

-          The hitchhiking ghosts in the Haunted Mansion are named Ezra, Phineas and Gus

-          The skull sitting above the bed in the treasure room on the Pirates of the Caribbean ride is a real human skull.

-          The Disney family crest is located above the drawbridge on Sleeping Beauty’s castle.

-          King Arthur Carousel is older than the park. It was built in 1922 for a park in Toronto.

Mickey Mouse Isn’t The Only Animal In Town

July 3rd, 2014

Santa Ana ZooCatch a few of our other animals on your trip out to see Mickey Mouse. The Santa Ana Zoo, just down the road is great for a day trip to explore some exotic animals and see various habitat exhibits each featuring its own display of animals.

Enjoy walking through replicas of the Amazon Rainforest and seeing the many birds from both South and Central America. Get wet by the waterfalls and view the animals from the viewing deck amidst the lush greenery. Visit the two-story red barn and see the rare farm animals that they have on display. Afterwards take a ride on the Zoofari Express and enjoy the breeze in your face as you tour the zoo from the train. Kids will enjoy the play area complete with the Conservation Carousel which as a 33 animal line up including a Sea Otter, Panther and Sea Dragon.

Sometimes called the Home of the 50 Monkeys, you have no shortage of monkey viewing. The Zoo is required to have 50 monkeys at all times. This requirement was stipulated by the original founder of the zoo before gifting it to the City of Santa Ana.

This small 20 acre, privately funded zoo sure packs a punch giving you much more than you would expect. Open daily, except for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years, the summer crowd gets the benefit of extended hours until 6 pm. With free parking and located not far from the park it is worth a visit!

The Closer, The Better

June 23rd, 2014

Stay close to DisneylandNeed a hotel close to Disneyland park that won’t break the bank? Want the convenience and comfort of a resort?  Don’t feel like a long drive in traffic? Pavilions Hotel is the perfect place to stay for your long awaited vacation.

Not only are we just minutes from the park, we have the amenities, friendly staff and clean rooms that you would expect to find at a resort. Best part, our prices aren’t that of a resort. We understand that vacations can be very pricey so we strive to keep you from going into debt just to stay nearby your destination.

The closer the better. Not only does this keep you from an insane drive home after a long day but it gives you the opportunity to beat the crowds giving the kids front row tickets to the best rides. You  can also slip out of the park in the heat of the day for that much needed rejuvenation nap with no problem.

Book your hotel close to Disneyland with us today. Not only will you have a good night’s rest but you have us at your disposal to make your vacation that much more enjoyable. We look forward to seeing you soon!

 

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