Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Disney Parks Blog

Did you know that there is now an official Disney Parks Blog? The new blog is DisneyParksBlogs.com

The Disney Parks Blog will feature Cast members from Disneyland Resort blogging from and about Disneyland. There will be a number of other Cast Members from all areas of Disney Parks. The Blog will be a source of information on our destinations that Guests can rely on to learn about new attractions, new programs, and experiences that make a Disney vacation so magical.

You'll also find exclusive video and images, coverage of in-park events and profiles of unique cast members who make magic for our guests every day.

The Disney Parks Blog will allow comments, but like many corporate blogs, they will be moderated. The purpose of the moderation is to keep the conversation clean and on-topic.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Fantasmic Dragon is finally here!

I had the opportunity to catch Fantasmic and the much anticipated new dragon this weekend. Let me just say this- She is absolutely amazing! The crowd went wild with excitement as the dragon made her grand appearance and she did not disappoint. The new dragon who was originally set to appear in the summer nightastic shows has had some pretty major technical difficulties. She is absolutely worth the wait. The addition of the dragon takes Fantasmic to a new dragon. I wanted to include my pictures of the dragon and a video courtesy of the Disneyland Resort.

Catching the Dragon is a great reason to head to Disneyland. You will not be disappointed!

Disneyland Magic Mornings

Did you know that you can enjoy admission to Disneyland on select days before the park officially opens?

On select days, Disneyland offers Magic Morning early admission to the park when you either stay at any of the Disneyland Resort Hotels (Disneyland Hotel, Grand Californian or Paradise Pier Hotel), purchase a Disneyland Resort Vacation Package or purchase a special Disneyland online ticket that includes the Magic Morning Admission. Magic Mornings are also included with the purchase of a 3-5 day Park Hoppers. Magic Mornings are held only at Disneyland and not at Disney's California Adventure.

Here is how Magic Mornings works. Magic Morning admission allow guests to enter Disneyland one hour before the park opens to the public on Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday.Guests are allowed to enter Fantasyland and Tomorrowland. Select shops and restaurants will be open during Magic Mornings.

If you are planning on heading to Disneyland during one of the busy times of the year(Summer Season, Christmas Season or Spring Break), Magic Mornings would be the perfect option to maximize your visit to the Disneyland Resort.

For additional info head over here.

Taking the kids to D23 Expo- Our review!

Yesterday I packed a bag, stroller and costumes and headed to Disney's D23 expo with the kids. The kids were super excited to head out. I don't really know what they were expecting but they knew it had to do with Disney and they were beyond excited.

We spent three hours but could have easily spent more. I'm not exaggerating here- The kiddos did not want to leave the main exhibition hall floor. We spent hours walking through the Disney Consumer Product Pavilion and the kids couldn't get enough!

My daughter fell in love with the Disney Beauty Booth and begged for a makeover. We didn't have to wait for very long and my princess received the royal treatment. My son, a Toy Story fanatic, could not get enough of the Crayola Animation Booth which featured Andy's Bedroom from Toy Story. An animator will lead you and your kiddos through a 45 minute lesson on drawing your favorite Disney Characters. We had a blast.

The kiddos loved dancing at Radio Disney's booth. They were in their own kiddo dance heaven! Fun music played while Radio Disney stuff handed out Disney "swag" to those on the dance floor.

There is also two rooms that every parent of young children should be aware when heading to the expo. First is the Expo's baby care center located on the second floor and the Baby Einstein Room which is a perfect place to decompress and let the kiddos play and relax. It's the perfect place to hang out with he kids in between events.

There are plenty of restrooms, bathrooms and even a place to rent strollers, if you don't feel like bringing yours.Parking is plentiful and $12. I would bring cash for parking and snacks. Better yet, pack some snacks and save some $.

We had an incredible time and I hope you do too! I will be heading back with the kiddos tomorrow afternoon. If you see me, please stop and say hello. Have an incredible time!