How to Make the Most of Your Disneyland Getaway

While it may not be as big as Orlando’s Disney World, the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim is just as packed with rides and attractions for both the young and the young-at-heart. Before you go, expect that you won’t be able to see the entire park, let alone go on every single ride there, in a day. However, you would want to get your money’s worth … Continue reading How to Make the Most of Your Disneyland Getaway

First Look: The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Hollywood

I was lucky enough to be one of the journalists invited to preview the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Hollywood before it officially opened the next day. Here are some of the photos I took during the special Media Preview.   Continue reading First Look: The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Hollywood

Hotel Review: Cabana Bay Beach Resort

Why Go: Go back in time and find out what it was like living in the 60s at Universal Resort Orlando’s family-friendly Cabana Bay Beach Resort, where the retro cool style of Mad Men meets the fun, futuristic utopia of The Jetsons. The latest onsite hotel addition to one of the most popular theme park resorts in the world is perfect for families with a … Continue reading Hotel Review: Cabana Bay Beach Resort

Insider’s Guide: Universal Orlando Resort

Orlando, Florida, theme park capital of the world, has over 10 amusement parks catering to theme park lovers and Florida vacationers in its huge metropolitan limits. But none of these are more centered on the magic and adventure of the motion pictures than Universal Orlando Resort and its two theme parks. Less than 10 miles from Downtown Orlando, the family-friendly theme park resort, currently celebrating … Continue reading Insider’s Guide: Universal Orlando Resort

Things We Enjoyed at This Year’s Knott’s Scary Farm

Monsters lurk in dark corners, awaiting unsuspecting guests as they enter the usually very wholesome theme park. For 24 nights a year from now through October 31, 2015, Knott’s Berry Farm in Buena Park, CA transforms into Knott’s Scary Farm, a spookfest for folks who enjoy a good scare. But fear not! You’ll will be happy to know that the separate-ticket event isn’t too scary for the not … Continue reading Things We Enjoyed at This Year’s Knott’s Scary Farm

Things We Love Most About Mickey’s Halloween Party at Disneyland

One of the many things that we can all agree on is this: that Disney knows how to throw a party. It’s practically an irrefutable truth – Disney is a genius when it comes to showing everyone a good time, and Disney knows how to leave its guests feeling just a tad happier. This year’s Mickey’s Halloween Party is no different. And Mickey-shaped pumpkins, festive … Continue reading Things We Love Most About Mickey’s Halloween Party at Disneyland

Four Reasons to Take the Kids to Disneyland This Summer

When the days are longer and the temperatures are higher, many families make that journey out west to Southern California where the weather is always perfect, the beaches are glorious, and there’s unforgettable, assorted fun to be had everywhere you turn. This summer, spend a day or two at the Disneyland Resort with the kids during your family vacation to complete the experience. Here are … Continue reading Four Reasons to Take the Kids to Disneyland This Summer

“Fast & Furious – Supercharged” Sets Universal Studios Hollywood Ablaze

Sizzling celebrities. High speeds. Explosions. A car flying in the air and through a billboard. Universal Studios Hollywood certainly welcomed the latest family-friendly addition to Los Angeles’ favorite theme park with a bang! Tuesday, June 23, saw the launch of the new Universal Studios ride, “Fast & Furious – Supercharged,” and fans of the movies as well as families with kids are in for the ride of … Continue reading “Fast & Furious – Supercharged” Sets Universal Studios Hollywood Ablaze

First Look at Disneyland’s “Paint the Night” Parade

Colors, lights, and sparkling Disney characters abound, reveling in an magnificent soundtrack featuring Tangled, Little Mermaid and Frozen (to name a few). It was a magical night, from the beautiful premiere party that offered a lovely dinner, plenty of drinks, wonderful Southern music and a Pirates of the Caribbean ride that did not entail waiting in line to the dazzling previews of Disneyland’s new “Paint the Night” parade … Continue reading First Look at Disneyland’s “Paint the Night” Parade

Going Beyond the Magic: Disneyland Exceeds All Expectations with 24-Hour Diamond Celebration

One of the really cool things about my job is getting invites to fantastic events and awesome trips that I probably wouldn’t have access to if  I weren’t working in the travel publishing world. It’s one of the many perks of the job that I’m truly grateful for as it definitely opens doors to new experiences for me. This week, I’m headed to Disneyland – … Continue reading Going Beyond the Magic: Disneyland Exceeds All Expectations with 24-Hour Diamond Celebration

Fun Facts About The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley

We are heading to Universal Orlando this June for a quick visit. As a huge Harry Potter fan who obsessed about the books in her youth, there’s nothing I’m more excited about than the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. I simply can’t wait to get my very first wand at Ollivanders, drink Butterbeer, and get fitted for a school robe – yes, I am still … Continue reading Fun Facts About The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley