Disneyland’s Hungry Bear Restaurant

Our family visits Disneyland frequently and have so many different favorite restaurants in the park. Between my husband, my daughter, and myself we usually take turns getting to decide where to eat lunch.  A favorite location we all agree on is Disneyland's Hungry Bear Restaurant.  The restaurants is located in Critter Country and blends in with the beautiful forest backdrop.  The two-story shaded terrace offers a great place to sit and relax in the shade while Read More... {Read More...}

Mickey’s Halloween Party, trick or treating at Disneyland

Our family loves Disneyland all year but one of our favorite seasonal events is Mickey's Halloween Party.  Trick or treating at Disneyland is definitely at the top of our list on the many reasons why we love fall. One of our favorite times of year at Disneyland is during the fall because the park changes for the Halloween season.  With so many fun transformations in the park and Mickey's Halloween Party, we look forward to our October visit all year!  Some of Read More... {Read More...}

Greet the Princesses at Disneyland’s Fantasy Faire

Strolling into a storybook village with the opportunity to spend time with Disney Princesses sounds like a dream come true.  The new Fantasy Faire at Disneyland is where you can see live performances, shop, snack, and greet the Disney Princesses.   Fantasy Faire is located just beyond Sleeping Beauty's Castle.  The Carnations Plaza Gardens was recently transformed into a storybook village perfect for any princess.      As you stroll through the village Read More... {Read More...}

Start your Disney day with Starbucks

In addition to my family, there are two things you can always count on bringing a smile to my face - Disney and coffee. During our most recent visit to Disneyland over the Fourth of July, we spent almost an entire day at California Adventure. We had breakfast at the Fiddler, Fifer & Practical Cafe and were able to start our Disney day with Starbucks. Family, Disney, and coffee all in the same place was the best way to start my morning. The cafe is the very first Starbucks inside a Read More... {Read More...}

Bubbles in Disneyland

There is something amazing about bubbles to children.  Add them to Disneyland, and you have a truly magical experience.  During our recent visit to Disneyland over the Fourth of July we purchased my daughter her first handheld bubble blower in the park.  One of the first things my daughter noticed from the tram in the morning was bubbles floating by as we made our way to the park entrance.  We surprised her by stopping by the Fantasy Faire Gifts booth to purchase her Read More... {Read More...}

Creating Memories in Disneyland, Fourth of July 2013

My family really enjoys celebrating the Fourth of July at Disneyland.  This year was no exception.  We had an amazing time creating memories in Disneyland on the holiday. We drove to Anaheim the day before and were very excited for our park visit the next morning.  We started our holiday bright and early because we couldn't wait for our day in Disneyland.  Although it was a holiday and the park expected heavy traffic, it didn't feel too crowded when we first Read More... {Read More...}

Celebrating the Fourth of July at Disneyland

Our family celebrates most holidays at Disneyland.  One of our favorites holiday celebrations at the park is the Fourth of July.  I grew up going to Disneyland in the summer with my parents and brothers.  My husband was on the other side of the country spending time in Disney World for school events and on family vacations.  Together we are a Disney loving family that sees every holiday as a reason to celebrate with Disney.  Living in Arizona we are just a quick Read More... {Read More...}

Space Mountain Sundaes, Family Countdown to Disneyland

Our family visits Disneyland frequently and are always thinking about our next visit. In less than one month we will be back celebrating the Fourth of July with Mickey Mouse! Over the next few weeks we will be doing a lot fun activities as we countdown to Disneyland. Tonight after dinner we  enjoyed Space Mountain Sundaes. My daughter loves ice cream and had no problem helping me prepare this fun Disneyland dessert. Ingredients: Chocolate syrup Blue and white Read More... {Read More...}

Disneyland Cast Members add to the Magic with Kindness

Prior to having our daughter, my husband and I visited Disneyland together frequently.  We absolutely appreciated our Disney time as adults but knew it was a place where many families made vacation memories.  Although we did not have any children of our own yet, the excitement and joy when a child first discovers Disney is contagious. In May of 2005, as annual pass holders, we attended a press event for the 50th anniversary at Disneyland.  We had an amazing experience Read More... {Read More...}

We are Disney Mentor Mom’s featured fan of the week!

We are huge Disney fans and I'm very excited to share our family story at  Disney Mentor Moms today.  The site is full of everything Disney including family vacation planning tips, product reviews, and giveaways. Each Friday they have a new featured fan of the week.  This week it's me! Our feature shares why we love Disney and how we've created some of our favorite family memories. my daughter's first Disney Cruise Line adventure Does your family Read More... {Read More...}