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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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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.

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.

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!

Disneyland Safety Tips

June 14th, 2014

Safety at DisneylandWe want your Disneyland to be as memorable as you do. Here are a few of our safety tips to help you out on your trip.

  1. Take Pictures: It is always a good idea to wear the same color to the park to identify your family member easily. It is even better to take a picture before heading out to the park. This gives both you and authorities a current picture of any family member should someone get lost.
  2. Meeting Place: Sit down with your group and have a prearranged meeting area that everyone is familiar with and knows how to find easily. Should the group get separated, everyone knows to go to your meeting spot.
  3. Identification: Make sure that all children have some form of identification and contact information on them. You can always pin it inside a t-shirt or write it on the inside of their arm and cover with clear nail polish (to prevent from washing off with sweat and water rides.). Information should include name, your contact phone number, medical issues, etc.
  4. Know Cast Members: Teach young children to identify park employees (both staff and cast members). Should there be an emergency or they should get lost, talk to them about finding a trustworthy source, a staff or cast member, and approaching them for help. Park employees are trained to help and children should feel safe going to them for help.
  5. Go Geek with your Wallet: Pick pocketers are hard to escape, even in the park. Wear a neck wallet or fanny pack with your money, identification, family pictures, etc. This deters theft as your belongings are in front of you and easily seen. Don’t worry, fanny packs are still in style at Disneyland.

Don’t forget your water and sunscreen. The hot summer sun can be very intense. Be sure to drink plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration and apply sunscreen throughout the day as it can wash off with sweat and water rides.