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Register for the Disneyland Half Marathon

May 15th, 2016

Wait, isn’t the famous Disneyland half marathon in September? Yes, but registration begins now and these bibs always sell out. If you plan to be in Anaheim September 1-4, plan early and make sure you get your bib for the half marathon, 10k, 5k, or kids’ run. The half marathon weekend is hosted by Mickey and Goofy, featuring special appearances by Aladdin and the Genie, Pluto, Dumbo, and the Country Bears, who will all cheer you on.

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First, you’ll maneuver down Main Street, U.S.A. in the Disneyland park before making your way onto the Anaheim streets. No matter which race you choose, there will be plenty of live entertainment and energy-fueling snacks along the way. Prefer to spectate and cheer on the runners? You’re in for a real treat because the party never ends!

Run for Fun

There are games and prizes galore throughout the long weekend, like the Dumbo Double Dare, and stages with family friendly fun post-race. Anaheim hotels are all accessible to the race and many offer transportation to and from the festivities.

For a lot of runners, the Disneyland half marathon is on their bucket list, and 2016 is the year to make it happen. Whether you run competitively, for fun, or you’re a total newbie, this magical course is an Anaheim must.

Plan Spring Break in Anaheim

March 2nd, 2016

 

Anaheim is one of the country’s top spring break destinations for a reason! There’s Disneyland of course, which is a must for thrill seekers and Disney lovers. However, Knott’s Berry Farm is also on the agenda for many adrenaline junkies. Spend your break checking out the myriad of beaches along the golden coast, taking surf lessons, sunbathing, SUPing, or indulging in a sandcastle building battle.

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Shopping is another favorite activity this time of year, with the malls, boutiques and designer regions, like Rodeo Drive, offering up the latest summer lines. You can tour celebrity homes with a star tour, and enjoy an afternoon atop a double decker bus to take in the scene in style.

Break Like a Local

As a foodie town, many travelers head to Anaheim for the treats alone. Here, you’ll find the next best thing to authentic Mexican fare. There are vegan and vegetarian options aplenty, as well as a number of pizza joints and healthy choices. Top Michelin star rated restaurants are available, and the nightlife is unparalleled.

Try out a local vineyard or winery and taste the real southern California. Craft brews are also gaining in popularity. No matter what you have planned for your break, Anaheim has something for the whole family.

Unique Leap Day Options

February 21st, 2016

Congratulations—you’ve earned an extra day in February! That’s 24 hours that you can fill with whatever you like. In southern California, the options are even more enticing. The famous 24-hour Leap Day Celebration at Disneyland is a one-of-a-kind event that only happens (you guessed it!) every four years. If you’ve ever wanted to ride the Pirates of the Caribbean at 3am, this is the year to do it! However, be forewarned: It can get very busy, so plan accordingly.

Many stores have special Leap Day sales, so you might want to see if that boutique in Beverly Hills is offering up anything spectacular. Since Leap Day falls on a Monday in 2016, it’s also a great day to see if your local coffee shops are helping to put even more “leap” in your life. Discounted drinks, special concoctions, and even giveaways can pop up at a moment’s notice.

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24 Extra Hours

If you’re traveling on business, embrace Leap Day as a way of showing your clients or boss what you can do with an extra 24 hours. Make this the day to go above and beyond. Come up with some new pitches, deliver that report early, or otherwise knock everyone’s socks off.

No matter how you plan to celebrate Leap Day, make it count! You won’t get a chance like this again until 2020.

 

Disney’s Best Kept Park Secrets

January 14th, 2016

See Disneyland like you never have before, even if this is your twentieth trip to Anaheim! In Cinderella’s castle, there’s a secret suite that was originally created as a getaway for Walt and his wife. It’s gilded in 24k gold, has a “Magic mirror” that’s also a hidden television, and features stunning stained glass features. Look for the window above the fire station on Main Street—it used to light up to let visitors know that Walt himself was on site!

Take a closer look at Cinderella in the fountain—adults should crouch down. She looks poignant or sad to most adults but from a lower angle you can see (and kids always can!) that she is actually smiling. See if you can spot the secret “smellitizers” that blast appropriate aromas around the park, such as sea smells near the Pirates of the Caribbean ride.

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The Magic of Disney

If you keep an eye out, you might spy one of the many feral cats that call Disneyland home (although they most often come out at night). Try to count the steps between garbage bins in the park. Walt found that it took him 25 steps to eat a hot dog, and that’s why he dictated there be a bin every 25 steps no matter where you go.

From the real human skull on the Pirates of the Caribbean ride to the Club 33 in New Orleans Square, Disney is brimming with secrets eager to reveal themselves to you.

 

 

 

Halloween Party at Disneyland

August 13th, 2015

Halloween Party at DisneylandThere is still some time left before fall is here but tickets for the best Halloween party around sell out fast and you don’t want to be left in the dark this Halloween season. Disney’s Halloween Party is all thrills and no chills for families throughout the Halloween season. Select nights in September and October, the park is open to party guests as they enjoy exclusive access to rides, games, trick-or-treating stations, dance parties, live music and so much more. Kids get to enjoy photo ops with their favorite characters and parents can make memories with their kids in a safe, family friendly environment. Everyone is encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes and enjoy the season.

This is a popular event and tickets sell out fast so get your tickets today. Tickets can be purchased online and you can find more information about dates, times, costume guidelines and more.

Make it a family fun weekend and book your Disneyland hotel with us. We have great rates, clean rooms, friendly staff and we are as close to the park as you can get. Check out our specials page for even more savings and reserve your room today. We look forward to having you visit with us for Disney’s Halloween Party this year.

Disneyland Half Marathon

August 6th, 2015

Disneyland Half MarathonGet ready to get your cheer on! The Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend is almost here. With the races all sold out, it is sure to be a fun and exciting weekend. Registration is still open for some of the best parties around. The 10th Anniversary Party, Pasta in the Park Party and the ever fun ChEAR Squad still has room for you so get online today and make your reservations. Kids will love seeing their favorite Disney characters and parents, why not feel like a kid again as you help cheer on the runners as they pass by.

Pasta in the Park Party is the perfect opportunity for kids to get their pictures taken with their favorite characters while parents get to grab a bite to eat plus, you get to enjoy the park at twilight and skip the lines and the heat! The 10th Anniversary Party is like none other. With exclusive privileges to the park, private showing of the 60th Anniversary ‘Paint the Night’, special Disney entertainment, and Not only will there be food, fun and excitement, there is a Health and Fitness Expo open to the public to check out the latest and greatest in fitness gear and health products.

Book your Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend hotel right here in Anaheim. We have the best Disneyland hotel location imaginable and our great rates make us an even better choice. We look forward to seeing you soon and helping you recover after a long day of fun and excitement.

Disneyland® Diamond Celebration

May 22nd, 2015

For 60 years, there’s been one place where friends and families shine together…smiles sparkle…and dreams really do come true. And beginning May 22, when the Disneyland® Resort Diamond Celebration gets underway, those dreams will come true in amazing and unforgettable new ways.

Prepare to be dazzled by exciting new entertainment experiences. Bigger, brighter and more vibrant than any other parade in Disneyland® Resort history, Paint The Night flows like a neon river of fantastic

floats, Disney Characters and costumed performers. Disneyland® Forever takes Disney magic to new

heights with a mix of breathtaking pyrotechnics and jaw-dropping visual effects that combine to create an immersive street-to-sky spectacular beyond anything you’ve ever imagined. And World of Color: Celebrate! The Wonderful World of Walt Disney, an all-new version of the popular nighttime spectacular, takes us on an incredible journey of imagination filled with never-before-seen surprises and larger-than-life special effects.

And that’s only the beginning, because both Parks and the entire Disneyland® Resort will shine brighter than ever with a shimmering sprinkle of Diamond Celebration “pixie dust” that sparkles both day and night. So whether you come to relive fond memories or experience the dawning of an exciting new era of Disney magic, now is the time to be here. After all, there’s nothing like a Disney celebration—and there’s no better place on the planet to celebrate than at The Happiest Place on Earth!

Star Wars Half Marathon Is Here

January 15th, 2015

Star Wars Half MarathonOn your mark, get set… GO! The race is on to get your tickets to the Wookie Welcome Party that kicks off the events for the Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend coming up this weekend.

This magical evening begins at 9:30 pm at Disneyland Park. The private party is held inside Tomorrowland for ticket holders. Enjoy a dessert reception with not only your favorite Star Wars characters, but classical Disney characters as well. Space Mountain and a few other select rides will be open for a premier opportunity to take a ride without the line.

With three main races, the 5K, 10K and the Star Wars Half Marathon you have fun that will last you all weekend long. There are also races for the kids too, this is a family vacation spot, after all! Friday starts off the races with the 5K at 5:30 am. Saturday morning at 5:30 am is the 10K followed by the Kids Races. Of course Sunday will close out the events with the biggest race of all, the Star Wars Half Marathon. Each race will begin and end at the Disneyland Resort so be sure to arrive early to claim your spot at the finish line to cheer on the runners!

As your chosen Disneyland hotel, you are just around the corner from all of the fun. Arrive early and stay late. You don’t have to worry about a long commute in traffic.

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.)

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.