2017 Food And Wine Festival Concert Series Announced

A record 32 musical acts will rev up the Eat to the Beat concert series during the 22nd Epcot® International Food & Wine Festival Aug. 31-Nov. 13, 2017 at Walt Disney World® Resort.

Eleven new-to-the-festival bands, including Kenny G., Squeeze and 10,000 Maniacs, join 21 fan-favorite musical acts for a diverse lineup of pop hit makers to rock America Gardens Theatre stage throughout the festival’s 75-day run.

Other new acts to appear are: The Hooters, Baha Men, Lauren Alaina, Mark Wills, American Authors, Devon Allman, Postmodern Jukebox and Blue October.

Guests also can tune into their favorite returning bands that will include festival opening act Delta Rae.  Concerts take place at 5:30, 6:45 and 8 p.m. daily.  The lineup (subject to change and included in Epcot admission) includes:

  • Aug. 31-Sept. 1         Delta Rae “Bottom of the River”
  • Sept. 2-3                  The Hooters NEW! “And We Danced”
  • Sept. 4-5                  Baha Men NEW! “Who Let the Dogs Out”
  • Sept. 6-7                  Fuel “Shimmer”
  • Sept. 8-10                STARSHIP starring Mickey Thomas “We Built This City”
  • Sept. 11-12              Lauren Alaina NEW! “Road Less Traveled”
  • Sept. 13-15              Plain White T’s “Hey There Delilah”
  • Sept. 16-17              Sister Hazel “All For You”   
  • Sept. 18-20              Air Supply “All Out of Love”
  • Sept. 21-22              David Cook “Light On”
  • Sept. 23-24              Everclear “Santa Monica”                   
  • Sept. 25-27              Sugar Ray “Every Morning”
  • Sept. 28-29              38 Special “Hold On Loosely”
  • Sept. 30-Oct. 1         Mark Wills NEW! “19 Somethin’”
  • Oct. 2-3                   American Authors NEW! “Best Day of My Life”
  • Oct. 4-5                   Christopher Cross “Sailing”  
  • Oct. 6-8                   Devon Allman NEW! “Ragged and Dirty”
  • Oct. 9-11                 Dennis DeYoung: The Music of STYX “Come Sail Away”
  • Oct. 12-13               Taylor Dayne “Tell It to My Heart”
  • Oct. 14-15               Jeffrey Osborne “On the Wings of Love”
  • Oct. 16-17               Postmodern Jukebox NEW! Various Hits                 
  • Oct. 18-20               10,000 Maniacs NEW! “Because the Night”
  • Oct. 21-22               Toad The Wet Sprocket “Walk on the Ocean”
  • Oct. 23-24               Kenny G NEW! “Songbird”
  • Oct. 25-26               Billy Ocean “Get Outta My Dreams”
  • Oct. 27-29               Tiffany “I Think We’re Alone Now”
  • Oct. 30-Nov. 1         Hanson “MMMBop”
  • Nov. 2-3                  Blue October NEW! “Into the Ocean”
  • Nov. 4-5                  Living Colour “Cult of Personality” 
  • Nov. 6-8                  Boyz II Men "End of the Road"
  • Nov. 9-11                Big Bad Voodoo Daddy “Go Daddy-O”
  • Nov. 12-13              Squeeze NEW! “Black Coffee in Bed”
  • (Songs listed are for artist recognition only and may not be included in the concert play list.)

Make Our Favorite Treat from Pandora - The World of Avatar

All the new food at Pandora - The World of Avatar is...out of this world! One of our favorite treats is the Pongu Lumpia at the Pongu Pongu stand. Of course that's their Pandora name. We know them as rolls of awesomeness on earth. Who doesn't love a pineapple cream cheese spring roll?! 

Anyway, Disney has released this recipe for your enjoyment. Spread the love!

Pongu Lumpia (Pineapple Cream Cheese Spring Rolls)
Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Makes 10 Lumpia

  • 10 spring roll wrappers
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, room temperature
  • 2 cups diced fresh pineapple
  • 1/2 cup sugar, divided
  • Oil for frying

1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
2. Carefully separate spring roll wrappers. Cover wrappers with moist paper towel to prevent drying.
3. Cut softened cream cheese into 10 equal pieces.
4. Place one spring roll wrapper on a cutting board. Place one piece of cream cheese in the center of the spring roll and spread evenly on wrapper, leaving a 3/4-inch border around the edges. Add 3 tablespoons of diced pineapple and sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon of sugar.
5. Roll one edge of the wrapper towards the center. Fold in both sides and continue rolling. Moisten the edge with water to seal the lumpia.
6. Repeat with remaining spring roll wrappers.
7. Place lumpia on prepared baking sheet and freeze for 4 hours or overnight.
8. Preheat 1 inch of oil in a frying pan to 350°F. Fry lumpia for 3 minutes on each side, until golden brown. Drain on paper towels.
9. Roll in remaining sugar before serving.

Get Ready For Some Classics..

This summer, iconic Disneyland® Park attractions make their return with the reopening of “Fantasmic!,” the Rivers of America attractions and the Disneyland Railroad. We know these classic attractions – many of which have delighted Guests since the park’s opening day – are very special to Disneyland Park fans, and we are excited to celebrate their return.

For 25 years, “Fantasmic!” has taken Disneyland Park Guests on a journey into Mickey Mouse’s imagination, and its return on July 17, 2017 – in celebration of the park’s 62nd anniversary – will bring new magic to this beloved nighttime spectacular! The treasured Disneyland Park experience Guests have loved for years, complete with its original fanfare and theme song, will be taken to brilliant new heights. New mist screens will combine with innovative, state-of-the-art projection technology for brighter and more vibrant visuals than ever before, and the show will feature new scenes inspired by Disney animated classics such as “Aladdin” and “The Lion King.”

Also this summer, the classic Rivers of America attractions will reopen, starting with Pirate’s Lair on Tom Sawyer Island this Friday, June 16, followed by Mark Twain Riverboat, Sailing Ship Columbia and Davy Crockett Explorer Canoes on July 29, 2017. For decades, Guests have traveled the landscapes inspired by four of America’s majestic rivers: the Mississippi, the Columbia, the Missouri and the Rio Grande; each carefully recreated, complete with indigenous rock formations, natural forests and wildlife. The return of these watercraft will bring even more breathtaking views for guests to discover, including an enhanced adventure featuring the new Columbia Gorge section, highlighted by five picturesque waterfalls. Last year, we shared the artist’s rendering above, courtesy of Walt Disney Imagineering, showing the gorgeous new north bank of the Rivers of America, which will feature a beautiful new waterfront.

This new waterfront will also include several elevated trestles over which the Disneyland Railroad will travel when it reopens along with the Rivers of America attractions on July 29, 2017. An icon for more than 60 years, the Disneyland Railroad holds a special place in the hearts of our Guests, and we are excited to take them on the grand circle tour of Walt Disney’s original Magic Kingdom once again. This classic experience will also feature new and enhanced adventures! For the very first time, the Disneyland Railroad will make a left-hand turn to continue around Disneyland Park, and Walt Disney’s legendary dioramas of the Grand Canyon and Primeval World have been carefully restored to their original splendor, with a bit of new magic added to both!

Big Changes Coming to Disneyland's Adventureland!

We've all see it. Massive crowds trying to walk through Adventureland. The stroller parking right in the middle of the walkway. Lines begin to form just to get through. You hope you can find a Fastpass lane....

                     Tours Departing Daily

                     Tours Departing Daily

Congestion in Adventureland has long been a struggle for Disneyland...until now. Disney has announced that changes will be taking place this month (around June 12th) to alleviate that congestion and improve the dining space. It starts with merchandise....

                   Tours Departing Daily

                   Tours Departing Daily

The Indy Outpost and South Seas Traders stores will close and be combined with Adventureland Bazaar. Bengal Barbeque will also close during this time and re-open at the end of June with improved in-door dining. Finally!

The stroller parking will be moved to the current location of Tropical Imports by the exit of the Jungle Cruise. Tropical Imports will move next door to Bengal Barbeque and continue to serve its fruits, drinks, and snacks.

Disney is planning on having all this complete by mid summer, before Fantasmic! returns to the park. 

We're really excited for thee changes and hope that in the future they will also improve other areas of the park the way they with this. Our "next on the list" is Tomorrowland by Star Tours!

6 Must-Do's at Walt Disney World Resort this Summer

There's a lot to do at the Walt Disney World Resort so narrowing down your time can seem kind of hard. We'll don't worry about it! No matter what you do on your vacation it will be magical!

Here are some suggestions on must-do's this summer:

1. Watch “Happily Ever After” Fireworks – This new nighttime fireworks spectacular is dazzling Guests at Magic Kingdom® Park. Performed nightly, the show draws on dozens of Disney characters and stories to tell a tale about the importance of chasing your dreams and overcoming adversity to find your happily ever after.  

2. Explore Pandora – The World of Avatar – This all-new land at Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme park transports your Clients to a world of bioluminescent rainforests, floating mountains and soaring banshees. Guests can now experience riding on a mountain banshee on the thrilling Avatar Flight of Passage, or board reed boats for Na’vi River Journey, a family-friendly excursion down a rainforest river to see the Na’vi Shaman of Songs.

3. Enjoy “The Music of Pixar LIVE! A Symphony of Characters” at Disney’s Hollywood Studios – “The Music of Pixar LIVE! A Symphony of Characters” showcases a selection of unforgettable soundtrack favorites from Disney•Pixar “Cars,” “Finding Nemo,” “Monsters, Inc.,” “Toy Story” and “Up,” performed by a live orchestra and includes appearances by beloved Disney•Pixar characters like Woody, Buzz and Jessie. This 40-minute concert is presented three times nightly at Theater of the Stars, following regular daily performances of “Beauty and the Beast: Live on Stage.”

4. Explore Additions to Star Wars Launch Bay – Replicas from “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” welcome your Clients to Star Wars Launch Bay at Disney’s Hollywood Studios®. (And don’t forget, Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular returned earlier in 2017 to the delight of Guests at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. In it, the music, magic and characters of Star Wars combine with special effects, fireworks and state-of-the-art projection to put you inside iconic scenes from the Star Wars saga).

5. Slide Through Miss Adventure Falls – This family-friendly raft adventure just debuted to at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon® Water Park and whisks your Clients through the remains of a treasure hunter’s hideout.

6. Watch the “Disney Movie Magic” Projection Show – This new projection show at Disney’s Hollywood Studios transforms the park’s iconic Chinese Theater with special lighting and state-of-the-art projection mapping technology to put you right in the middle of a high-energy celebration of films from the Disney family of studios. There will be dozens of movies highlighted, from Disney classics like “Mary Poppins” to contemporary blockbusters such as “Pirates of the Caribbean,” the Indiana Jones adventures and this summer’s “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.”

Two Big Attractions Now Open on Both Coasts!

They're finally here! The two we've been waiting for! One's an upgrade to an old attraction and the other is brand new!

Today on the West Coast at the Disneyland Resort, Guardians of the Galaxy Mission: Breakout! opened at Disney California Adventure Park. Lines were long but there was no shortage of fun! This new attraction is far superior to Tower of Terror when it comes to air time. It's like nothing you've experienced before! Get ready for some fast times and great tunes!

On the East Coast at the Walt Disney World Resort Pandora - World of Avatar opened at Disney's Animal Kingdom. The lines were even longer here, merchandise was going fast, and crowd control was on red alert. Through it all though it was a blast! The land features 2 new attractions including the Na'vi River Journey and Flight of Passage. The smallest wait time we saw was just over 3 hours..but we did see Flight of Passage up to 4.5 hours. Be sure to get your Fastpasses!!!

Pandora - World of Avatar

Pandora - World of Avatar

Plan on both of these parks being busy for the next several months. Keep in mind though that the other rides around them are going to have less of a wait which is a great time ride!

 

UBEREATS at the Disney Theme Parks

You've heard of UBER before, the car service that can help you get from one point to another for much less than a taxi. It's our favorite thing to use when traveling to the Disney Theme Parks! 

Well now you can take advantage of their food service called UBEREATS. It basically takes the UBER drivers to the restaurant you order from via the UBEREATS app, has them pick up your food and deliver it to you.  

The UBEREATS app is very easy to use, just plug in your address, choose what you want to eat, order and wait for delivery!  

You can order from all sorts of places from small local restaurants to fast food franchises including McDonalds.  

Through UBEREATS restaurants offer special meals from time to time that give you a lot of food for a cheap price. Scroll through all the selections available and find what you're hungry for. Order and let the food come to you. 

Park Savers has a great promotion for new comers to the UBEREATS app too! Use code: eats-deang2368ue to receive $5 off your first order. That's a free sandwich or shake! Woot!

UBEREATS is available in both Anaheim, CA and Orlando, FL at both Disney Theme Parks. It's very convenient and doesn't cost much more than driving and ordering and coming back. In fact most times it will cost you less!

Satu'li Canteen at Pandora announces Breakfast Menu

Excitement over the debut of Pandora — The World of Avatar means that Guests will be arriving early each morning when the new land at Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park opens on May 27, 2017.

You can make a stop at fast-casual Satu’li Canteen, where a diverse menu will offer plenty of choices. On the savory side, there’s a hearty Vegetable Goat Cheese Frittata with Wood-Fired, Herb-Crusted Beef and Chimichurri; as well as Pork Shoulder Potato Hash with Chorizo Sausage and Natural Jus, or a Steamed Pod (bao bun) with Scrambled Egg, Bacon, Spinach and Pickled Vegetables.

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If you prefer a sweet beginning to the day, try the Tropical Pandora Forest Fruits with Yogurt Muesli and Vanilla Maple Syrup; Steel-Cut Oats with Whiskey Raisins, Marcona Almonds, Goji Berry, or Cinnamon Swirl French Toast with Blueberry Cheesecake Dollop and Passion Fruit Anglaise.

For ages 9 and younger, there’s three tasty meals: Cinnamon Swirl French Toast with Blueberry Cheesecake Dollop and Passion Fruit Anglaise; a Scrambled Egg Steamed Pod (bao bun), and cereal and milk.

Pandora - The World of Avatar Guide and Photo Tour

We wanted to start this post screaming how amazing Pandora - The World of Avatar is...but it wouldn't do it justice. It's easily the best land Disney has added onto their parks and is superior in Imagineering than anything else they've done. 

From the moment you walk into the land till you leave and everything in between you'll be wowed. The detail put into this land is incredible. 

Upon entering the land Cast Members will bid you farewell and a safe journey as you head to Pandora, leaving earth behind to experience one of the most unique worlds. You'll first notice that there are lots of plants and trees (fitting for Animal Kingdom), many that you don't recognize (or maybe you do from the film). Some look friendly and some look like they want to eat you. ;)

In the background of Pandora are the floating mountains and waterfalls which you will walk under as you explore the land. They really set the tone of your exploration by keeping you in your place as a somewhat lowly human being (remember the Na'vi are much bigger than us humans). On our tour with Joe Rohde, the Imagineer who designed Pandora, he pointed out the waterfalls at the very back of the mountain, the ones way up by the peaks and how they move slower than the rest of the water falls further down. While this is how it would really look to the human eye, the waterfalls are fake. He told us it's an illusion that was created a long time ago and still used today. It's cloth with a painted design on it to look like a waterfall and then ran on a rotating wheel.

The water falls around Pandora along with the plants and small lakes and streams are breathtaking. You could spend hours just walking around enjoying these (but don't because there are other things to do). Once you've experienced the entire land then come back and look more into the vegetation!

As you walk around you'll notice a lot of symbolism including images weaved from rattan and other materials. Instead of marking rides with marquees on Pandora they are marked by these symbols. Look for them as you explore around and if you see one you've come to a one of a kind experience.

One area of the land even features some native drums that when played will make some amazing and unique Na'vi sounds. Played together and you'll get one great, unique musical experience.

The first attraction we tried was the Na'vi River Journey where you'll get to experience the amazing bioluminescent forest of Pandora. We won't ruin your experience by telling you what to expect other than it's an amazing visual journey accompanied by the music of the Na'vi. This boat ride down the river can be enjoyed by all ages. Check-out our 4K ride-through if you just can't wait! The ride queue was built to hold a 90 minute line so get your Fastpass+ reservations early!

The next attraction on Pandora is Avatar Flight of Passage where you'll get to experience an incredible ride on the back of a Banshee. The technology for this attraction is incredible and cutting edge. The ride queue alone is amazing in its design and features as it tells a story of what happened and what's to come as humans and Na'vi clean up the mess made by RDA. As you walk through the queue you may notice different color hand prints, red and blue. Red hand prints are those of humans and blue hand prints are those of the Na'vi. Blue hand prints with red inside of them are Avatars. Avatar Flight of Passage does have a height requirement of 44". The ride queue was built to hold a line 6 hours long....and we think it will typically have a wait time of about 2 hours even after the opening rush cools off. Make your Fastpass+ reservations!

Trust us, this attraction is breathtaking and amazing. You'll want to come back again and again to experience it. If the lines are long it's completely worth the wait. Disney is onto something with this attraction which we believe will lead the way into better and more unique experiences and attractions.

For your Pandora dining there is a quick service dining location called Satu'li Canteen that offers some incredible dishes featuring wholesome grains, fresh vegetables and hearty proteins. It sounds really healthy (and for the most part it is) but it's also really, really good. Healthy can taste good! They also have some desserts that will have you back in line for another round like their Blueberry Mousse.

And don't miss the Pongu Pongu drink stand that serves up some of the most unique and photogenic drinks we've ever seen. Be sure to try the Night Blossom frozen drink featuring limeade and apple/pear flavors topped with boba balls. They are intense!

We could write all day about Pandora - The World of Avatar but what you really need to do is experience it for yourself. The new land at Disney's Animal Kingdom officially opens May 27th, 2017. 

To see a walkthrough of the new land check out the video below!

Fantasmic! To Return to Disneyland This Summer!

Twenty-five years ago, the Rivers of America at Disneyland® Park became the stage for the colorful tableau of Mickey Mouse’s imagination with the opening of the classic nighttime spectacular, “Fantasmic!” When it returns to Disneyland Park this summer, “Fantasmic!” will still be the treasured Disneyland Park experience Guests have loved for 25 years – complete with its original fanfare and theme song – but all taken to brilliant new heights!

Upon its return, “Fantasmic!” will feature new magic, including new mist screens that will combine with innovative, state-of-the-art projection technology for brighter and more vibrant visuals than ever before. The show will also feature new scenes inspired by Disney animated classics such as “Aladdin”; one of the dazzling new scenes finds Aladdin and Jasmine floating over a bed of fog on their flying carpet during “A Whole New World.” 

We’ll have more to share on this returning classic soon – including an opening date – so stay tuned!

Disneyland Resort Ticket Promotions

We have several Disneyland Resort ticket promotions going on right now that we though he we'd share with you to help maximize your savings for your Disneyland Resort vacation this year.

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Keep in mind that all promotions are while supplies last. Valid for use through 2017. 

1. Buy a 4 day Park Hopper ticket get your 5th day free - valid for both adult and child tickets you'll save over $20 per ticket with this promotion!

2. Buy a 3 or 4 day child Park Hopper ticket and receive a free child character dining meal  - the character dining meal is a $22 value per child which is an amazing deal! Be sure to book your character dining reservation after you've purchased. We recommend doing the Surfs Up breakfast with Mickey and Friends at Paradise Pier Hotel.

Disneyland Ticket promotions are a great way to get more out of your ticket purchase for your upcoming vacation. They typically offer more than a regular discount ticket offer.  

Disneyland Ticket promotions usually only run for a small amount of time and sell out quickly which is why we always suggest buying as soon as possible.

Typical Disneyland Ticket promotions run during slower times of the year including right before summer and just after school has started. Also look for great deals during January and February before Disneyland raises their ticket prices. 

 

New Tomorrowland Lounge To Debut at Disneyland® Resort

There’s a new way for you to take in the Tomorrowland skyline at Disneyland® Park, from a unique point of view! To celebrate the 40th anniversary of Space Mountain at Disneyland Resort, a new lounge experience will debut in Tomorrowland on May 26, 2017.

The new Tomorrowland Skyline Lounge Experience features retro décor and desserts—both sweet and savory, as well as both hot and cold non-alcoholic beverages. The lounge area will be open to Guests from 8-10 p.m. If a fireworks spectacular is scheduled, you will be able to catch a glimpse right from your seat.

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The interstellar snack box will include:

  • Mickey Cloud Cake: Cream-filled sponge cake
  • Chocolate Eclipse: Cream-filled chocolate cake drenched in chocolate
  • Coconut Comet: Coconut-strawberry iced sponge cake filled with cream
  • Planetary Pie: Mini cherry-filled pie
  • Moon Rocks: Boursin herbed cheese, cream cheese, shredded cheddar and jack cheese, chives, pimentos, bacon

Cost is $45 for ages 3 and older, tax included. Reservations are now open. Book your visit via Disneyland.com/dining or by calling 714-781-DINE.

Music List Released for Guardians of the Galaxy - Mission: BREAKOUT! Attraction

Just like Star-Lord crosses the cosmos to the beat of vintage pop songs from his awesome mix tape, when you step aboard the new Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! at Disney California Adventure® Park you'll rise and fall to the tune of six famous pop favorites throughout your epic adventure. Each time you board a gantry lift to rescue the Guardians of the Galaxy from The Collector’s Fortress, you'll experience one of the six randomized scenarios created for the attraction. Each ride profile will utilize the attraction’s hair-raising ascend-and-drop sensation, as Rocket hotwires the lift to play one of these awesome songs from the ‘60s, ‘70s or early ‘80s:

  • “Hit Me With Your Best Shot” by Pat Benatar (1980)
  • “Give Up The Funk” by Parliament (1975)
  • “Born To Be Wild” by Steppenwolf (1968)
  • “I Want You Back” by The Jackson 5 (1969)
  • “Free Ride” by The Edgar Winters Group (1973)
  • “Burning Love” by Elvis Presley (1972)

The songs and drop sequences aren’t the only things that will vary among these randomized scenarios – each one shows a different version of the escape, with different action sequences playing out before your rising and falling gantry lift.

The multiple ride experiences are the result of extensive research, experimentation and ride testing by the creative team at Walt Disney Imagineering. The team worked from a list of nearly 100 fun, high-energy songs, narrowing the list down to the final six by testing each one in action. 

The songs enhancing the adventure of Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! aren’t the only ways in which the attraction acknowledges the importance of music in the “Guardians of the Galaxy” movies. “Guardians of the Galaxy” film composer Tyler Bates wrote the music for The Collector’s Fortress lobby and office scenes, as well as for the attraction exit.

You can come rock to the beat of these favorites when Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! opens May 27, 2017 at Disney California Adventure Park!

Redwood Creek Challenge Trail is a Parents Best Friend

What if someone told you there was a place at Disneyland where parents could take their kids and let them run around, no lines, peace and quiet, and a chance to relax? We'll there is no such place so too bad..

Redwood Creek Challenge Trail Disneyland

JK, we wouldn't do that to you. There is a place and we're going to share it with you! We love you!

The Redwood Creek Challenge Trail in Disney California Adventure Park is THE place. Located near Grizzly River Run in the Grizzly Peak area, the Redwood Creek Challenge Trail is a huge outdoor activity center for kids and parents.

Walking in you'll notice you feel some serenity; peace for the first time since you came into the parks. ;) Haha. We like to pretend that this is our happy place in the parks. You may find the same after visiting it!

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The nature feel of the  Redwood Creek Challenge Trail is amazing and powerful. Trees, streams, rock formations, and lots of shade. It's paradise. The best part is that your kids will enjoy it just as much as you will.

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Activities range from slides for toddlers to rope swings for the bigger kids and everything in between like a rock climbing wall and a Spirit Cave.

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Depending on the age of your kids you can just let them go and run around or you can walk around with them from activity to activity. There are areas that have several activities so you can pop a squat in the shade and watch them play.

The Spirit Cave that we mentioned earlier is based on the film Brother Bear and features Kenai and Koda. Upon entering the cave you can place your hand on certain areas of the cave walls to discover what your spirit animal is. 

Redwood Creek Challenge Trail Disneyland

Be sure to wander around and take a look at some of the cases of wilderness tools and maps that are features; enjoy the streams and trees and meet Russell and Doug from UP. 

Redwood Creek Challenge Trail Disneyland

Redwood Creek Challenge Trail is going to be your best friend from now on when you visit the parks!

They do have somewhat limited hours, typically opening at the time the park does (not open during Extra Magic hours) and closes at dusk. Depending on the time of the year this will change. Russell and Doug can be found during certain hours of the day. Be sure to ask a Wilderness Explorer Leader upon entering for their hours.

We hope you enjoy your time at Redwood Creek Challenge Trail!

NEWS FLASH - Space Mountain Returning to Original Ride for Anniversary

Space Mountain Disneyland

On June 1, 2017, the classic Space Mountain returns to Disneyland® Park. Just days after we mark the 40th anniversary of this Tomorrowland favorite, space travelers will blast off once again for their intergalactic adventure.

A variation of a concept Walt Disney developed in the 1960s, Space Mountain first opened at Magic Kingdom® Park at Walt Disney World® Resort in 1975, and construction on Space Mountain at Disneyland® Park began soon after. The attraction went on to become a Guest favorite, seeing special themed versions such as Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy and Hyperspace Mountain.

Be sure to catch the original before it's gone again!

Toy Story Mania Fastpass Now Open at DCA

It's finally here! Toy Story Midway Marian Fastpass! Guests can now enjoy this super amazing service on one of DCA's most popular attractions. The new machines are located on the pier just before the entrance of the the attraction (between King Tritons Carousel and Toy Story). 

Be sure to take advantage of this on your next vacation!

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Main Street Electrical Parade Extended

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                                                  © Tom Bricker

The Main Street Electrical Parade at the Disneyland Resort has had its limited engagement extended. That's great news for anyone traveling beyond Spring! Guests can now enjoy the parade through August 20th, 2017.

Don't miss out on this one of a kind parade!

Award Wieners is a Winner

Award Wieners Disneyland

We used to walk past this place without giving it any thought. A hot dog at a theme park. Nothing could be more mundane when it comes to food. The crazy thing was that the place had long lines from opening till close. We couldn't ever figure out why..

Then we started hearing from friends and family that the place was really good. That they were more than just hot dogs with toppings. Still, it took us along time to make the effort to go and try it out. When we finally did we were not disappointed.

They are more than just hot dogs. Several of the dogs offered are actually very flavorful sausages. This is what we loved about them the most. The toppings are all great but the sausage was extremely delicious. Each bite bursting with flavor. The toppings were very complimentary no matter what dog we tried.

Our two favorite dogs were the BBQ Crunch Dog which has a cheddar sausage topper with BBQ sauce, cheddar jack cheese, and crispy fried onions and the Spicy City Dog which has a cheddar-jalapeno sausage topped with chipotle crema, queso fresco, and pico de gallo.

Whichever dog you end up getting, it's going to be a winner!

Tips: Be sure to get there early. The line gets long during the lunch and dinner rushes. You'll also want to have someone sit down at a table to ensure a seat. It's gets busy and the tables are few..

Ask for a side hot dog without the chips or fries if you don't care for them. They'll charge you less just for the dog.

The Best Corndog in the World

We're going to keep this short and sweet. This is the best corndog in the world. It's found at the Little Red Wagon in Disneyland at the end of Main Street USA.  

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You can get one of these delicious corndog and a bag of chips or apples. You'll also want to get a lot of ketchup or mustard packets..this thing is huge! 

One hint that most people don't know is that you can order a "side" corndog which is just a corndog without the chips or apples. Benefit? It costs $3 less... 

Get there early because the line gets long and enjoy!