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Make Us Your Anaheim Ducks Hotel

November 20th, 2014

Anaheim Ducks HotelLooking for some fast action this fall? Why not head over to the Honda Center right here in Anaheim and check out an Anaheim Ducks game?! Not only will you be reeling with excitement but it will be enough to make you want to try out for the team next season.

Join the Ducks next week for their home games against the Coyotes, the Flames and the Blackhawks. With a super start to the season, cheer on  Ryan Getzlaf as he leads his team to victory once again. Enjoy a tree lighting ceremony tonight at Edwards Theater Courtyard right here in Anaheim and stick around for an outdoor watch party complete with popcorn and two massive LED screens to watch the game. Bring your own chair and rub elbows with the local die-hard fans as they watch their beloved Anaheim Ducks play the Canucks.

Check out the season schedule and purchase tickets online. If you are heading in town for an upcoming game, let us be your Anaheim Ducks hotel. We pride ourselves in making our guests feel at home away from home. With excellent service, comfortable and relaxing rooms we want to be your Anaheim hotel. Reservations are fast and easy on our website. Also, check out our specials page for upcoming deals. We look forward to seeing you!

Stay Safe This Halloween

October 31st, 2014

Stay safe this HalloweenNothing ruins a good time like an accident. Stay safe this Halloween and enjoy trick-or-treating with your friends with these Halloween safety tips.

- Always trick-or-treat in a group. It is never a good idea to head out alone. Always make sure you have at least one buddy with you at all times.

- Keep in mind that you should never enter a house or a car for a treat, no matter how tempting.

- Carry a cell phone for emergencies and know where you are so you can relay your location to any authorities.

- After dark, it is hard for drivers to see pedestrians. Carry a flashlight and/or glow sticks. Reflective tape on costumes is a good idea as well. Cross the street at designated cross walks, especially after dark.

- Avoid alleyways and dimly lit areas where ghouls and goblins could be hiding.

- If your teenagers are going out without adults, be sure to review the route they are taking and/or the neighborhoods they will be visiting. Designate a time when they should check in and return home.

- Kids, if you are out without parents and will be late getting home, call to let them know where you are and when you will be home.

As always, make wise decisions and have a safe and happy Halloween!

Inexpensive Halloween Costume Ideas

October 25th, 2014

Inexpensive Halloween Costume IdeasHalloween costumes have become so expensive and they are mass produced so everyone at the party has on the same costume. Here are a few ideas for inexpensive Halloween costume ideas that will also keep you from looking like everyone else.

Lumberjack: Raid your own closet for this costume. All you need is a pair of boots, jeans, a flannel shirt and a beanie. Suspenders come in handy and finish off this costume nicely. If you don’t have any you can pick up a cheap pair at Walmart or Target.

Zoo Keeper: Do you have a pair of khaki cargo pants, boots and a khaki shirt? If so, you have yourself a costume. Be sure to wear your ‘Zoo Keeper’ badge. If you have a wide brimmed safari hat, that might put the perfect finishing touch on the costume.

Men in Black: Everyone has a black suit hanging in the back of their closet. Pull it out and find your darkest pair of shades and ta-da! You can re-live 1997 all over again. Put ear buds in and you are the Secret Service just be sure to whisper something into your watch every now-and-then.

Gingerbread Man: Specially for you red heads out there. Buy a few loaves of bread. Typically grocery store has some on sale that they need to sell quickly. Write ‘Ginger Bread Man’ on a piece of cardboard and tie it around  your neck with the bread.

Sugar Momma/Daddy: This is handy for a snack throughout the evening. Take extra Halloween candy and tape, glue or pin it all over your shirt. Be careful not to eat it all before the night is over.

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.

 

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