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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.)

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.

Disney Vacation: Need Help Packing?

June 6th, 2014

Disney Packing HelpYour Disneyland vacation is about to sneak up on you! Are you ready? We have a few tips to make your trip more enjoyable. While sunglasses and cameras are at the top of your list, here are a few things that you may not think of and may make your trip that much better.

  1. Neck Wallet: No, you won’t be the only one! This very popular item within the park is actually genius. It not only secures you from those annoying pick-pocketers but it keeps you from having to carry around a purse.
  2. Sunscreen/Hat: You will be spending hours in the sun so be sure to protect your skin. SPF 50 works wonders and be sure to bring it with you inside the park to apply throughout the day.
  3. Water shoes: Walking shoes are a necessity but when water rides come into play, they can be bothersome. Try a pair of water shoes or water wicking socks to keep your feet from becoming prunes or full of blisters.
  4. Ponchos: Nobody wants rain on their vacation but it is inevitable that it will rain at some point. Be safe and pack ponchos. You can get them at your local Wal-Mart or Target for around $2 each. Otherwise, you may be one of the unlucky ones who spend a fortune when it starts to pour and you are inside the park without one.
  5. Snacks: As if you haven’t spent enough on your vacation only to get inside the park and find that food prices are soaring. Be prepared and pack snacks! Protein snacks such as protein/energy bars, beef jerky and granola bars are always a good option. To cut down on drink costs, bring a refillable water bottle also. You will be glad you did!

Come Early, Stay Late

April 25th, 2014

disneyland-tips-crabs-lWhen it comes to theme parks, we all need a leg up on how to manage the crowds. Well look no further, we have a few tips to help you outsmart the crowds without missing any of the fun.

  1. Earlybird always gets the worm! Be sure to get to the park early. Crowds tend to show up around 11:30am. Gates open at 8 am so if you are there early enough, you get to skip the crowds and ride some of the top rides without the long lines.
  2. Stay late! Again, the crowds come mid-day and tend to taper off around dinner time. Take advantage of this and enjoy the park in the evenings. You won’t miss a thing. In fact, you may get a little more than you bargained for. The park at night has a whole new feel with the parades, fireworks and entertaining shows. Plus, you get the nice cool breeze that seems to disappear in the daytime.
  3. Take advantage of the Park Hopper ticket. This pass allows you to visit both California Adventure and Disneyland. It is great for mid day when the crowds are pretty tough at Disneyland. Take that time to head over and enjoy California Adventure where the crowds are smaller but the rides are just as spectacular.
  4. Get your Fastpass and get it early. The fastpass allows you to hold your place in line. Just get your Fastpass ticket at a designated ticket machine for the desired ride. Return to the ride at the time on your Fastpass and you can hop on the ride with little to know wait. Just be sure to get it early because some Fastpass tickets book up quickly.
  5. Book with us! After a long day, who wants to drive? We are just around the corner and guarantee a pleasant restful night that will recharge you and have you ready for your next adventure. Check out our specials online.
 

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