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Advice for picking the best Disney Cruise stateroom for your family


Disney offers four basic stateroom types: Inside, Oceanview, Verandah, and Concierge. The inside, oceanview, and verandah rooms are divided into categories 4-11, with 11 being the least expensive and 4 being the most expensive. Concierge rooms have a different category system and are the most expensive and luxurious rooms on the ship. Below is information about each room type and money saving tips on choosing the best stateroom for your family:

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Disney Cruise Line Ship Comparison Guide


You’ll have a magical time on any of the four Disney cruise ships, but there are many great features and a few drawbacks to each ship that you should keep in mind when deciding on which cruise to book.  I have been on two (planning for the third!!) Disney Cruises, so I’ve done a lot of research about each ship and boiled it all down in a quick-read guide for you.

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The Best Overall Disneyland Daily Plan (Includes Universal Studios!)

My favorite 6day/5 night Disneyland vacation itinerary consists of a 3 day park hopper ticket and a day at Universal Studios Hollywood.

Disneyland daily plan

There is a shuttle service that will provide round trip transportation from your Disneyland hotel (both on and off property hotels) to Universal Studios for the day. In my experience, Southern California Gray Line provides the best round trip service to Universal Studios. You may purchase their shuttle service when buying your Universal Studios tickets online, or directly from the Southern California Gray Line website.

Here is a list of Anaheim hotels that they serve, so check before you book!

2015 Disneyland Crowd Calendar

Disneyland is predicted to be more crowded than usual in 2015, partly due to its 60th Anniversary celebration and the growing popularity of California Adventure park. I’ve created the crowd calendar below based on my research of crowd predictions in 2015.

2015 Disneyland crowd calendar

Disney World’s “Be Our Guest” Restaurant Review & Why I Think it is Overrated

BOG ReviewI have to admit that I had high hopes for my first time dining at Be Our Guest last week. Maybe because of how hard it was to get a reservation, the hype, and the nostalgia behind it. Well, I’m going to give it a potentially controversial review – it is overrated! Here’s why: Continue reading

Disneyland Grand Californian Hotel Review with Pros and Cons

Grand Californian Hotel Overview

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As the most luxurious on-property Disneyland hotel, the Grand Californian was designed by the same architect that designed Walt Disney World’s Wilderness Lodge and Animal Kingdom Lodge. The hotel has a stunning 6-story lobby made of stone and wood for a rustic, national park feeling. The theme is the great outdoors of California, as evident in the nature inspired décor throughout. As the most impressive of the Disneyland property hotels, this hotel offers many pros and but too many cons: Continue reading

Top 10 Things You NEED to Eat at Disneyland

Top 10 eats in DisneylandWhen I travel, more times than not the food is not memorable. However, I have found that the food in Disneyland is very memorable! I’ve quickly outlined my top 10 treats in Disneyland Park and California Adventure. These are in no particular order: Continue reading