Disneyland Resort Best of 2016

It’s hard to believe I’ve been writing about Disneyland for over 3 years and am now brining you another edition of our most popular articles from The Happiest Blog on Earth—presenting “Disneyland Resort Best of 2016” collection!

Disneyland Resort Best of 2016, top planning tips for your Disneyland vacation.
Disneyland Resort Best of 2016, top planning tips for your Disneyland vacation.

If you’re planning a trip to Disneyland and California Adventure in 2017, this collection has tons of tips to save you time, money and of course our insider secrets to help you create magical memories through 2017 and beyond.

Disneyland Resort Best of 2016

Disneyland Resort Best of 2016: 10 Disneyland Meals for $10

10 Disneyland Meals for $10
10 Disneyland Meals for $10

One of my main goals with The Happiest Blog on Earth has always been to save you money. 10 Disneyland Meals for $10 (and there’s actually a lot more than 10 listed!) resonated so much with you, we even went for a sequel at California Adventure. But first, I want to know—which discount Disneyland meal is on your must-eat list?

Disneyland Resort Best of 2016: 10 California Adventure Meals for $10

10 California Adventure Meals for $10, what to eat at the Disneyland Resort from The Happiest Blog on Earth.
10 California Adventure Meals for $10, what to eat at the Disneyland Resort from The Happiest Blog on Earth.

One thing’s for certain, we’re serious about the Disneyland Resort and we’re serious about food. There’s no reason to go broke when dining at California Adventure: here’s a list to help keep your wallet happy and your belly fed.

Disneyland Resort Best of 2016: Grocery Stores Near Disneyland

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Grocery stores near Disneyland. Tips for getting groceries, even without a car, for your Disneyland vacation.

Another food related article and top Disneyland planning pick from 2016 is our post on grocery stores near Disneyland. This post was inspired by one of our Facebook readers who asked for some tips on where to shop for snacks and other grocery essentials. If you have Disneyland questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us, I am always happy to help and will soon be opening Disneyland coaching calls for custom Disneyland plans!

Disneyland Resort Best of 2016: 10 Disneyland Rides in 2 Hours

Disneyland Rides in 2 Hours
10 Disneyland Rides in 2 Hours!

Besides saving you money at Disneyland, I also love to save you time! In this article I detail ONE of our many morning plans that gets us on tons of rides in very little time. Check it out here.

Disneyland Resort Best of 2016: More Tips

While these articles came out later in 2016 or didn’t quite get the chance to top the charts, they still pull their weight with valuable information to save you time, money or just entertain you a bit!

Are you ready for another wonderful year of Disney? Keep in touch and tell us what you’re most excited about!

Get Into Disneyland 1 Hour Early!

Want to get into Disneyland 1 hour early— this is all about Disneyland Magic Morning and Extra Magic Hour at the Disneyland Resort.

How to get in Disneyland one hour early, all the details and secrets here.
How to get in Disneyland one hour early, all the details and secrets here.

Did you know you can get into Disneyland Resort parks one hour early?

The Disneyland Resort has two early admission options and the two sound so identical that most people confuse them. Add on top of that the lack of credible information about Magic Morning and Extra Magic Hour, and you could be setting yourself up for disappointment. No need to worry, we’ve done all the Magic Morning research so you don’t have to.

Let’s start by defining the two early admission options.

Magic Morning at Disneyland Park

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  • If you are a guest of any of the Disneyland Resort Hotels, this DOES NOT apply to you . . . well it sorta does, but that’s where it gets confusing (see Extra Magic Hour info below).
  • Magic Morning is an early admission option offered ONLY at Disneyland Park, NOT California Adventure. If you’re a guest of Disneyland Resort Hotels, you get access to this same time period, only for you it’s called Extra Magic Hour and some things are different. Hang in there and keep reading.
  • Magic Morning at Disneyland Park is offered on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
  • Magic Morning begins one hour before the official park opening.
    Get in one hour early at Disneyland park!
    Get in one hour early at Disneyland park!
  • Guests with a discount 3 day+ ticket purchased with our friends at Park Savers get access to Magic Morning at Disneyland Park.
  • 3 day pass or longer receive ONE Magic Morning early admission during your entire visit. This is not a bonus offered only on certain tickets— when you buy a 3 day ticket or longer in advance, your 3 day+ ticket automatically comes with a Magic Morning at Disneyland Park.
  • Magic Morning access is indicated on the back of your advanced purchased 3 day+ park ticket, good for one Magic Morning use.
    Disneyland one hour earlier than everyone else? Yes please!
    Disneyland one hour earlier than everyone else? Yes please!
  • Select attractions on Main Street, U.S.A., in Fantasyland and Tomorrowland are open during Magic Morning.
  • FASTPASSES are NOT available during Magic Morning; stand-by lines are your only option.
  • You can sign up for Jedi Training during Magic Morning, and I encourage you to do so, it should only take you a few minutes.

Extra Magic Hour at Disneyland Resort

Extra Magic Hour- all the details on how to get into California Adventure one hour early.
Extra Magic Hour- all the details on how to get into California Adventure one hour early.
  • If you are a guest of any of the Disneyland Resort Hotels, this applies to you. If you are staying off-site, you do not have access to Extra Magic Hour but may be able to use Magic Mornings instead (see above info).
  • Extra Magic Hour is an early admission option offered at Disneyland Park and California Adventure Park. 
  • Yes, Extra Magic Hour and Magic Mornings at Disneyland Park are essentially the same thing and occur during the same time. It is not a separate event.
  • Extra Magic Hour at Disneyland Park is offered on Tuesday, Thursday at Saturday.
  • Extra Magic Hour at California Adventure is offered only to registered guests of Disneyland Resort Hotels on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday.
    Get on Toy Story Midway Mania before the crowds, strategies here!
    Get on Toy Story Midway Mania before the crowds, strategies here!
  • Extra Magic Hour begins one hour before the official park opening.
  • Registered guests of Disneyland Resort Hotels with a valid park ticket receive Extra Magic Hour access during your entire stay.
  • You do not need to book a package with Disney to get access to Extra Magic Hour,  you can get discount Disneyland tickets with our partner here and book your stay   at a Disneyland hotel here.
    Extra Magic Hour at California Adventure.
    Extra Magic Hour at California Adventure.
  • Select attractions on Main Street, U.S.A., in Fantasyland and Tomorrowland are open during Extra Magic Hour.
  • Select attractions at California Adventure including Radiator Springs Racers and Toy Story Midway Mania are open during Extra Magic Hour.
  • FASTPASSES are NOT available during Extra Magic Hour; stand-by lines are your only option.

Early Admission at Disneyland Resort Q&A

How to get into Disneyland Resort one hour early.
How to get into Disneyland Resort one hour early.
  1. Can I use my Magic Morning for California Adventure? Unfortunately, no. Magic Morning is only for one time use at Disneyland Park on Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday.
  2. What time is Magic Morning and Extra Magic Hour? Early admission begins one hour before regular park opening. Check the Disneyland app for official park hours.
  3. What rides are open during early admission? Attractions offered during early admission can change at any time, but typically you’ll find Fantasyland and Tomorrowland open at Disneyland, Cars Land and Paradise Pier open at California Adventure.
  4. Can I get FASTPASSES during early admission? No FASTPASSES are available during early admission at either park.
  5. What days does California Adventure have Extra Magic Hour? Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.
  6. What days does Disneyland open for early admission? Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday.
  7. How can I get early admission to California Adventure? To get Extra Magic Hour at California Adventure you must be a registered guest at one of the Disneyland Resort Hotels.
  8. How can I get early admission to Disneyland? You must either be a registered guest at one of the Disneyland Resort Hotels or have a valid 3 day+ ticket to Disneyland Park.
  9. Can I sign up my child for Jedi Training during early admission at Disneyland? Yes, a certain number of spots are available during early admission.
  10. Can I use my Magic Morning access on every day of my visit? You can only use Magic Morning one time per ticket on either Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday.
  11. Can I use my Extra Magic Hour access on every day of my visit? Yes, with a valid theme park admission and being a registered guest at one of the Disneyland Resort Hotels allows you this access.
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The Happiest Blog on Earth

There’s certainly lots of information to keep straight, if we’ve missed something or if you have a question please let us know and we’ll address it in the comments and with updates to this post.

Disneyland 2017 Planning Guide

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Our month-by-month break down includes Disneyland scheduled events, crowd predictions and tips for planning ahead. As each month approaches, this Disneyland 2017 Planning Guide will link to even more detailed information to help you plan your Disneyland vacation.

Disneyland Planning Guide for 2017. Free info and updates from The Happiest Blog on Earth.
Disneyland Planning Guide for 2017. Free info and updates from The Happiest Blog on Earth.

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Disneyland 2017 Planning Guide: What’s New in 2017

  • Star Wars expansions are underway in the Big Thunder Ranch area and beyond. Read about Star Wars Land at Disneyland park here.
  • A new parking structure and pedestrian walkway is being built across Harbor Blvd.
  • The Main Street Electrical Parade returns from Jan 19 thru June 18.
  • Disneyland Resort announced a new 4 star hotel to be built near the new Star Wars themed land. Do you think hotel guests will get direct access to a Star Wars land entrance?
  • Updated for 2017,  Disneyland On Any Budgethelps you save and plan your trip to Disneyland.
  • Long term closures of Rivers of America including Fantasmic!, Mark Twain Riverboat, Sailing Ship Columbia, Pirate’s Lair on Tom Sawyer Island, Davy Crockett Explorer Canoes along with Disneyland Railroad still in effect until summer 2017.
  • The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror’s last drop will be January 2, 2017 while the attraction gets reimagined. Read more here.

Disneyland 2017 Planning Guide: January

Disneyland in January Photo credit: mvl1014 / iW / CC BY-SA
Disneyland in January Photo credit: mvl1014 / iW / CC BY-SA
  • The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror’s last drop will be January 2, 2017 while the attraction gets reimagined into a Marvel themed attraction.
  • Disneyland’s holiday festivities and decor wrap up on January 8, 2017. If you’re hoping to see Sleeping Beauty Castle all decked out in holiday glitter, be sure to head to the parks in early January.
  • Star Wars Half Marathon weekend happens January 12 – 15.
  • Main Street Electrical Parade returns to Disneyland park after 20 years!

Disneyland 2017 Planning Guide: February

Disneyland in February.
Disneyland in February. Planning tips and advice for your Disneyland vacation.
  • Love is in the air at Disneyland during February, get our ideas for a romantic night at Disneyland. 
  • Expect large crowds Presidents Day weekend
  • February is a great time to visit for doing Disneyland on a Budget since hotels run specials for this “low” season.

Disneyland 2017 Planning Guide: March

Disneyland in March, all the details for your Disneyland vacation.
Disneyland in March, all the details for your Disneyland vacation.
  • Maps and stickers for Disney’s Egg Stravaganza will be available in March for a fun family activity around the parks and Downtown Disney.
  • Spring Break hits early this year, so be prepared for large crowds while kids are out of school.
  • We don’t get a ton of rain in Southern California, but when we do you’re gonna wanna read this.

Disneyland 2017 Planning Guide: April

Disneyland in April Photo credit: Sara Elizabeth Stark / Foter / CC BY
Disneyland in April Photo credit: Sara Elizabeth Stark / Foter / CC BY
  • The Disneyland Monorail is expected to close this month for re-routing, re-opening late fall.
  • Dapper Day at Disneyland is April 22 and 23rd.
  • Disney California Adventure Food and Wine Festival expected to return on weekends in April.
  • Don’t let rain at Disneyland get you down, all our best tips for rainy days here.

Disneyland 2017 Planning Guide: May

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  • Tinker Bell Half Marathon weekend is May 11-14.
  • Grad Nites at Disneyland are scheduled May 5, 6, 10, 17, 19, 20, 24, 30, 31. Expect to see larger groups of teens celebrating their special day at the Disneyland Resort.

Disneyland 2017 Planning Guide: June

Disneyland in June, helping you plan your Disneyland vacation.
Disneyland in June, helping you plan your Disneyland vacation.
  • Rivers of America including Fantasmic!, Mark Twain Riverboat, Sailing Ship Columbia, Pirate’s Lair on Tom Sawyer Island, Davy Crockett Explorer Canoes along with Disneyland Railroad are expected to re-open this summer!
  • Grad Nites at Disneyland are scheduled June 2, 3, 6, 7, 9, 10, 14, 16, 17. Expect to see larger groups of teens celebrating their special day at the Disneyland Resort.
  • June 18 is the last night to see the iconic Main Street Electrical Parade at Disneyland park.

Disneyland 2017 Planning Guide: July

Disneyland in July
Disneyland in July
  • Our planning guide is brought to you by Grand Legacy At The Park Hotel. Book your stay just steps aways from Disneyland’s maingate. Read more about our disclosure policy here
  • Rivers of America including Fantasmic!, Mark Twain Riverboat, Sailing Ship Columbia, Pirate’s Lair on Tom Sawyer Island, Davy Crockett Explorer Canoes along with Disneyland Railroad are expected to re-open this summer!
  • D23 Expo takes over Anaheim July 14, 15, 16. See our D23 Prep article for more info.
  • July 17th is the official birthday of Disneyland, now celebrating 62 years of magic.
  • Tickets for Mickey’s Halloween Party go on sale this month. Read more here.

Disneyland 2017 Planning Guide: August

Disneyland 2017 Planning Guide.
Disneyland 2017 Planning Guide.
  • Tickets to Mickey’s Halloween Party are on sale now for select dates in September and October and sell out fast!
  • August 31-September 3 Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend

Disneyland 2017 Planning Guide: September

Disneyland in September
Disneyland in September
  • Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend usually happens over Labor Day weekend.
  • Tickets to Mickey’s Halloween Party are on sale now for select dates in September and October.
  • At the tail end of September, expect Thanksgiving Day dining reservations to open for various restaurants at the Disneyland Resort.

Disneyland 2017 Planning Guide: October

Disneyland in October
Disneyland in October, plan your visit during Halloween Time from The Happiest Blog on Earth.
  • Tickets to Mickey’s Halloween Party may still be available for October dates.
  • Thanksgiving Day dining reservations now open for various restaurants at the Disneyland Resort.

Disneyland 2017 Planning Guide: November

Disneyland in November
Disneyland in November, plan your trip to The Happiest Place on Earth.
  • Super Heroes Half Marathon Weekend, November 9-12.
  • Around November 11th The holiday season will brighten the Disneyland Resort with holiday decor, entertainment and more (Check out our Holiday Guide to Disneyland here).

Disneyland 2017 Planning Guide: December

Disneyland in December
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  • The holiday season will brighten the Disneyland Resort with holiday decor, entertainment and more (Check out our Holiday Guide to Disneyland here).

 

Top Disney Gifts on Amazon

Every year we release a Disney holiday gift guide and this year we’ve named our top Disney gifts on Amazon for even easier holiday shopping.

Top Disney Gifts on Amazon from Disney experts.
Top Disney Gifts on Amazon from Disney experts.

Our gift guide also begins with a little twist. For the adults on my list I chose the top 5 Disney themed gifts were about $20 or less.

And just for fun I also threw in 2 items with no budget—a Disney product with no budget and a dream Disney vacation. But before I reveal my adult-on-a-budget picks, let’s get into our top Disney gifts on Amazon for the younger age group.

Top Disney Gifts on Amazon for Babies

We’ve got a baby boy coming to our family this year (a nephew, not mine). I already got him his first set of Mickey ears with his name on the back from Disneyland earlier this year.

Here’s a few Disney things I’ve hand-picked  for our new little man that are a great choice for Disney babies.
Monsters Inc Onesie Set $15


Disney Mickey Mouse Hoodie and Joggers $24.99

Little People Mickey and Minnie’s House Playset $19.99

 

Top Disney Gifts on Amazon for Kids

There’s a wide range of ages and interests with Disney-loving kids. I’ve pulled together a few of my kids’ Disney top picks to help you shop this holiday season or any time of year.
Chewbacca Mask $23.99

Mickey Mouse Ears Spotlight Projector $66.99. True, this is meant to be a light display on the front of your house, but my kids would flip over this in their rooms at night or for a tween dance party with friends.

Disney HedBanz $17.46

Disney Tsum Tsum Mini Figures $16.99

Belle Musical Tea Party Cart $48

LEGO Star Wars Millennium Falcon $117. While any Star Wars LEGO set is sure to be a winner, this is kinda the ultimate for boys of ALL ages.

Top Disney Gifts on Amazon for Women

Back to that budget challenge I talked about earlier. I’m the kinda person that prefers lots of cute, less expensive gifts instead of one big expensive item. Maybe something about unwrapping each thing under the tree? I picked 5 Disney items all under $20 that I’d love to receive for the holidays. I bet the ladies in your life will love these too!

Mickey Mouse earrings $14.39

Disney Lip Collection $19.99

Disney socks $11.99

Disney Villains Coloring Book $11.18

The Little Mermaid Thomas Kinkade Puzzle  $15.50

. . . but I really want this Diamond Celebration one that’s $31.49 (and over budget!). It’s gorgeous!

Top Disney Gifts on Amazon for Men

Is it just me or is shopping for dudes hard? I picked 5 Disney gifts my guy would love to receive that are $20 or less. Got a Disney loving guy in your life? You’re safe with these picks.

My husband loves Tron. So this Tron Disc is a given. $20

Here’s a twist on the classic Mickey shirt for about $20. I love that it’s lightweight and comfortable, but a little dressy for dinner at Blue Bayou.

We actually have this R2-D2 Bop It and it’s the best! For about $20, you can challenge each other or play a solo round of Bop It with R2 D2 movements and sound effects. It’s awesome!

I don’t know about you, but we’d be eating a lot more rice around here if we had these lightsaber chopsticks that are $20.

For our last pick, we’ll jump back into Disneyland with this Haunted Mansion puzzle for $20. We do lots of puzzles during the holidays so this is perfect!

More Top Disney Gifts on Amazon

If you remember, this challenge also included one item with no budget. Again, I still went pretty low cost on this one, but even though I only listed one thing I pretty much want an entire collection of them . . .

I’m pretty much in love with all the Disney Loungefly handbags. But today my pick is this gorgeous Loungefly Bambi backpack for $32. I love the vibrant colors and designs with a little Disney thrown into the mix. I’m putting this on my list because I have yet to buy a Disney backpack for inside the parks and this just might be the winner.

For my guy I picked something he’s already mentioned would be cool: Marvel Legends Captain America 75th Anniversary Metal Shield Prop Replica at only $320.

Disney Dream Vacation Gift

Now this is where the challenge really gets fun! What’s your dream Disney vacation? We dreamed up a few BIG things, but the awesome thing is, you can do a dream Disney vacation on a lot less!

Start with a copy of my book, Disneyland On Any Budget, or head over to our partner, Park Savers to get great prices on Disney tickets and vacations.

I asked my husband about his dream Disney vacation and he said an Adventures by Disney  river cruise. These are 8 day/7 nights and when I priced it out for a France river cruise it was about $6,000 per person.


My top pick? A Land & Sea Disney Vacation Package. And since we’re going big here, we’re taking the kids with us and we’re doing a 7 night eastern Caribbean cruise with a family suite at the concierge level which will run us about $14,000, then tack on our Walt Disney World trip and since we’re going big time, we’ll drop another 10 grand here, because why not?

Tell us about your dream Disney vacation or what items we should add to our top Disney gifts on Amazon.

Rainforest Cafe at Downtown Disney

Rainforest Cafe at Downtown Disney dubs itself as a wild place to shop and eat. After a family lunch during a day at Downtown Disney, I want to fill you in on this tropical paradise.

Downtown Disney Dining at Rainforest Cafe, Disneyland Resort.
Downtown Disney Dining at Rainforest Cafe, Disneyland Resort.

Rainforest Cafe: Basics

Rainforest Cafe is a table service restaurant located in Anaheim at the Downtown Disney District, closer to the Disneyland Hotel side.

It is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. You can make reservations and get pricing via the Disneyland app. What’s odd is they don’t accept reservations by calling in and no prices are listed on their website, just through the Disneyland app. We ordered 2 kid meals and 2 adult meals with water to drink and our lunch bill was over $100. Yikes!

Rainforest Cafe: Atmosphere

The thing that pulled us into Rainforest Cafe were the looks. The building itself is spectacular to look at. My kids have been asking to eat there, so we decided to try it out.

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Downtown Disney Dining, Rainforest Cafe.

We were all in awe of our surroundings.

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The atmosphere inside definitely matches what you see outside. A tropical forest filled with giant tanks of salt water fish surround you in this very unique dining setting.

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Downtown Disney Dining, Rainforest Cafe.

We were seated right in front of one of their large fish tanks which totally captivated the kids and allowed us some adult conversation.

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Downtown Disney Dining, Rainforest Cafe.

Rainforest Cafe is a great place to go for a special celebration or birthday. Because of the cost, it won’t be on my go-to list like many of these 10 Meals for $10 are, but it was a very fun lunch while it lasted and I highly recommend bringing the whole family.

Rainforest Cafe: Menu

Like I mentioned, we ordered 2 kids meals and 2 adult meals with no drinks and our bill was about $100. That is not what I am used to spending at dinner, let alone lunch (although Disneyland’s Club 33 is a different story). I usually study menus before going to a new place, but since their website doesn’t list prices, we didn’t know exactly what to expect. I’ve since learned you can check prices on the Disneyland app thanks to one of our readers for the tip!

We have 3 kids and 2 adults in our family but each Rainforest Cafe kid meal comes with one main dish and a side. My mac and cheese loving girl wanted just that, so we were able to order that as a side to another kid meal which helped us save a little.

Mac and cheese kid meal at Rainforest Cafe.
Mac and cheese kid meal at Rainforest Cafe.

Our older kids went for pizza and sliders. Easy peasy.

Sliders kid meal at Rainforest Cafe.
Sliders kid meal at Rainforest Cafe.

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Their menu is full of seafood, burgers and sandwiches. I had the Turkey Club.I thought my sandwich was decent and I was able to save half of it for the next day.

Downtown Disney Dining Rainforest Cafe.
Downtown Disney Dining Rainforest Cafe.

My husband ordered the Ribs, Steak and Shrimp Trio. Sure, that added to our bill, but I figured, we’re already here we might as well go for it!

Downtown Disney Dining at the Rainforest Cafe
Downtown Disney Dining at the Rainforest Cafe

Rainforest Cafe: Shopping

Rainforest Cafe has a huge retail space that makes the experience complete. I was surprised to see many affordable souvenir options and the kids had fun looking around.

Downtown Disney Dining at the Rainforest Cafe.
Downtown Disney Dining at the Rainforest Cafe.

Colorful post card prints make a great souvenir and you can even frame them and hang them up once you get home from your Disneyland vacation.

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Downtown Disney Dining at the Rainforest Cafe.

My kids couldn’t get enough of this “creepy” talking tree.

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Downtown Disney Dining at the Rainforest Cafe.

Too many cute creatures to choose from! I’ll take those two cuties front and center.

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Downtown Disney Dining at the Rainforest Cafe.

We love exploring different restaurants near Disneyland, at Downtown Disney and of course, inside the parks. Have you tried Rainforest Cafe at Downtown Disney yet?

New Disneyland FASTPASS Program

Rumor Alert All the details on the new Disneyland FASTPASS program debuting at Disneyland with digital options expected to debut in Spring 2017 (updated from our first post after speaking with sources we cannot name but who have access to insider information).

New FASTPASS system to debut at Disneyland Resort coming soon!
New FASTPASS system to debut at Disneyland Resort coming soon!

FastPass+ has been in place at Walt Disney World since 2013 and is expected to roll out at the Disneyland Resort by the end of 2016.

In October 2015 Disneyland began quietly testing MagicBand and FastPass+ technology. Riders entering the Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy FASTPASS line were directed to scan their FASTPASS barcode upon entering the queue. When the light turns from red to green, indicating a valid FASTPASS, they are admitted to the FASTPASS line. View the video here.

Fantasyland fills up fast. Beat the crowds with tips from The Happiest Blog on Earth.
New Disneyland digital FASTPASS system. What you need to know.

Here’s everything you need to know for the new Disneyland FASTPASS system (which has yet to be confirmed by Disney). We’ll update you as new information becomes available, and as always, please comment with any questions you have— I’ll do my best to answer.

What is the New Disneyland FASTPASS?

It is very similar to the paper FASTPASSES we’ve been using for years, allowing you to make a reservation of sorts for select attractions at the Disneyland Resort.

Paper FASTPASSES at Disneyland are soon to be a thing of the past. Get the latest on the new digital FP program.
Paper FASTPASSES at Disneyland are soon to be a thing of the past. Get the latest on the new digital FP program.

We’re still getting details in (and waiting for official word from Disney) but it looks like your new FASTPASS reservations will be tied to your paper ticket barcode, the Disneyland mobile app and/or your Disneyland Annual Pass. So far, there’s no news that Disneyland will be using MagicBands for FastPass+ reservations like they do at Walt Disney World.

That means there will be no more collecting those beloved paper FASTPASSES from various kiosks inside the parks. Get your hands on them while you can, someday they could be Disney collectables!

New Disneyland FASTPASS FAQs

1Can I still use the old FASTPASS options? Disneyland will be phasing out paper FASTPASSES in favor of the digital FASTPASS system tied to your ticket, Disneyland app and/or Annual Pass.

2. Can I make new FASTPASS reservations in advance? Unlike FastPass+ at Walt Disney World, Disneyland Resort guests may NOT make advance reservations. FASTPASS+ reservations at Disneyland are only made on the day-of. We’ll update if new information is received by Disney.
3. Where do I make my new FASTPASS reservation? On the day of your Disneyland Resort visit, make your reservation on the official Disneyland app, at Disney parks online or at in park kiosks located throughout the park. Once Disney confirms these new changes, we’ll update the post complete with maps of the kiosk locations.
4. How many new FASTPASS reservations can I have at one time? For now, new FASTPASS reservations work almost identically to the old paper FASTPASS. You get one FASTPASS reservation at a time and can reserve another at the appointed time.
5. What attractions have FASTPASS options? As Disneyland phases over to new digital FASTPASSES, we expect at least the current FASTPASS attractions to switch over to including:
  • Autopia
  • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
  • Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters
  • Haunted Mansion
  • Indiana Jones Adventure
  • Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin
  • Space Mountain
  • Splash Mountain
  • Star Tours

At California Adventure:

  • California Screamin’
  • Goofy’s Sky School
  • Grizzly River Run
  • Radiator Springs Racers
  • Soarin’ Around the World
  • Tower of Terror- soon to be revamped into a Guardians of the Galaxy theme.
Rumor reports indicate that these attractions will also have a FASTPASS feature:
  • Pirates of the Caribbean
  • Peter Pan’s Flight
  • Matterhorn Bobsleds
  • Toy Story Midway Mania
Disneyland to update FASTPASS system to new digital version.
Disneyland to update FASTPASS system to new digital version.

There’s still a ton to learn about the new Disneyland FASTPASS; keep the discussion going in the comments section and I will answer your questions as best as possible.

Disney’s El Capitan Theatre Hollywood

Sometimes my Disney adventures take me beyond Anaheim and Disneyland; today we’re headed to Disney’s El Capitan Theatre in the heart of Hollywood.

This post is sponsored in part by the El Capitan Theatre, all opinions are my own. Read more about our disclosure policy here

Go behind the scenes at Disney's El Capitain Theatre in Hollywood, CA.
Go behind the scenes at Disney’s El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, CA.

Before we get into all the good stuff a little public service announcement.

Hollywood Safety from the LAPD

A little background info and safety advice for visiting Hollywood.  If you’ve never been to Hollywood, close your eyes and imagine what it’s like. Limos, celebrities, posh boutiques, more celebrities? If you imagined any of those things, toss those ideas out the window. What you think about Hollywood is not really Hollywood. Hollywood itself is not really a place you want to hang out.

Sure, you’ve got premieres and red carpet and nightlife and dining options, but Hollywood isn’t really a place to hang out with the fam all day long.  And sorry to break it to you, it’s not very likely you’ll bump into any celebrities there. 🙁

I contacted LA’s finest at the LAPD to gather some safety tips for you when you’re traveling to a new place—Hollywood included.

Here’s what our friends at the LAPD had so say:

  • Parking – park in a secured structure (n/w/c of Hollywood and Highland, off Johnny Grant Way is the biggest one). If it’s too expensive or it’s full, always look for secured lots with someone manning it.
  • Don’t leave valuables in your car, and if you have to, put them in the trunk so no one can see them.
  • Stick with actual companies to do touristy stuff. Don’t go to the guy who’s on the corner offering tours in his personal van . . .lol.
  • There are always officers assigned to that area, look for the police car or uniforms if you need something.
  • Keep your purse, diaper bag, wallet, etc. on your person. Don’t leave [those items] in strollers or set [them] down.
  • The street characters look cool and most of them are ok, but I personally advise to stay away. Some are criminals with lengthy rap sheets and will do anything to make a buck.

Feel free to call Hollywood Community Police Station if you have questions or need anything:  (213) 972-2971

Disney’s El Capitan Tour

Now that we know how to stay safe when touring Hollywood, remember to go with a purpose and then get out of there. My kids have been there maybe two or three times and we thoroughly explain safety measures each time including holding hands and not talking to or taking anything from anyone.

Our most recent visit to Hollywood landed us at Disney’s El Capitan Theatre; if you want a Hollywood experience, this is it!

El Capitan tour guides Jacob and Nick, with Jessica from The Happiest Blog on Earth.
El Capitan tour guides Jacob and Nick, with Jessica from The Happiest Blog on Earth.

One of the main things that impressed me so much about the El Capitan was it is not a tourist trap. The money you pay for a guided tour behind-the-scenes is completely worth it. We spent well over an hour with our tour guides and it was just our group in the tour which made it super custom and unique.

Disney's El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood.
Disney’s El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood.

Tours begin early each morning, be sure to call the theatre directly for updated information because the time listed online was not correct. The great thing about taking the tour early is you can be done and leave Hollywood before craziness wakes up, plus parking is more abundant in the morning hours.

At press time you do not need a reservation for a tour, just call when you arrive and let them know you’re ready for a tour so they can let you in.

El Capitan Theatre 818-845-3110.

When you take a tour at Disney’s El Capitan you’ll learn a little Hollywood history plus see backstage and the inner-working of this incredible theatre that still hosts live productions, premieres and movies.

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Disney’s El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood.

I won’t go into every detail of our tour, because you will want to experience it yourself. And afterward you can catch the first showing of the day or head out for some more Disney fun around Los Angeles.

Disney’s El Capitan in Photos

Here’s only a little of what you’ll see on a guided tour at the El Cap.

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Disney’s El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood.

Stunning architectural details of this classic Hollywood building right on Hollywood Blvd. and a perfect view of the famed Hollywood sign.

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Disney’s El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood.

A huge collection of photos from Disney movie premieres and other historical events at The El Capitan.

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Disney’s El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood.
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Disney’s El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood.

My husband is a huge Tron fan, so had to snap this pic.

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Disney’s El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood.

Imagine being right there during this fantastic UP photo shoot and premiere.

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Disney’s El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood.

Backstage you’ll see the every detail from the backstage curtains to the dressing rooms.

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Disney’s El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood.

Inside the Richard and Robert Sherman dressing room, sitting where countless stars including Elton John, the Sherman Brothers (of course!), more Disney legends like Dick Van Dyke and other celebrities have sat.

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Disney’s El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood.

Speaking of Dick Van Dyke . . . a little selfie in the dressing room with our favorite chimney sweep in the background.

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Disney’s El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood.

Backstage you’ll meet Ethel the organ. She’s one of only 5 in the world and boasts over 2,800 pipes (you’ll get to see those too!) She still plays on select nights as well.

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Disney’s El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood.

A temporary aquarium inside the El Capitan during the Finding Dory premiere.

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Disney’s El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood.

Disney’s El Capitan Movies & Premiers

Since Disney took over the theatre in 1988, The El Capitan has played host to numerous premieres and Disney events. Currently showing is a countdown to Moana, showcasing the films of Ron & Jon until October 16, 2016. Later on this month you can watch Disney Halloween classic, Hocus Pocus.

You can also see new releases and check out the many special events hosted at this stunning theatre year-round. And yes, live performances still happen here too. After our tour we got to sit front row for an awesome bubble magic show, perfectly themed for Finding Dory which was playing at the time.

When selecting your seats, know that almost every seat is guaranteed to be a great view. But if you’re looking for a little more leg room, choose seats GG or HH in the 100’s. Good to know info if your husband happens to be 6’5″ 🙂

This post is sponsored in part by the El Capitan Theatre, all opinions are my own. Read more about our disclosure policy here

Will you be visiting the El Capitan during your Disneyland vacation? Don’t forget to check out the Hollywood walk of fame stars in front of the theatre while you’re there.

 

Inside Disneyland’s Club 33

A few weeks before my birthday an incredible opportunity fell into my lap and before I knew it, I was inside Disneyland’s Club 33.

Look inside Disneyland's Club 33. An exclusive club at The Happiest Place on Earth.
Look inside Disneyland’s Club 33. An exclusive club at The Happiest Place on Earth.

As most of you know, dining at Disneyland’s Club 33 is a completely exclusive experience and the only way to get a reservation is to dine with or as a guest of one of the club’s members. Turns out I know someone who knows someone who knows someone and by chance we put it all together. The member was gracious enough to allow me and my guests a chance to dine at Club 33.

It was a day I will never forget.

Club 33 Entrance
Awaiting our entrance into Disneyland’s Club 33. © The Happiest Blog on Earth.

Inside Disneyland’s Club 33: Entrance

The entrance to Club 33 is somewhat hidden in New Orleans Square, located at 33 Royal Street. While most people walk right by and never notice the door, others are quick to recognize this iconic Disneyland landmark and stop to take a photo.

The most well-known Club 33 entrance is at the original door, just next to Blue Bayou. You’ve probably seen this plenty of times as you’ve strolled by to grab a Mint Julep or hop on the Disneyland Railroad stop nearby.

Club 33 Original Door
Club 33 original door used until the remodel in 2014. © The Happiest Blog on Earth.

Today the entrance to Club 33 is just a few steps away from the original, adorned by this lovely etched glass above the doorway.

Club 33 doorway
Club 33 etched glass doorway. © The Happiest Blog on Earth.

To enter Club 33, you’ll need a reservation and/or a membership to this private club. When it was finally time for me to ring the buzzer I took a deep breath and said, “This is it!”

I rang the buzzer and was greeted by a friendly voice that said who-knows-what because I was too worried about what I would say. I managed to get out my name for our reservation and the door was quickly opened.

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Doorbell buzzer to Club 33. © The Happiest Blog on Earth.

When you walk in you are greeted in the open air reception area while they confirm your reservations and bring you cool hand towels and water.

The Court of Angels may look familiar—it used to be a public area of Disneyland Park but now serves as the guest entry area for Club 33 since the expansion and remodel in 2014.

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Court of Angels, the reception area of Club 33. © The Happiest Blog on Earth.

Even Tinker Bell makes an appearance at Club 33. Do you think she’s a member or just knows someone? 😉

Tinker Bell inside Club 33.
Tinker Bell inside Club 33.

Inside Disneyland’s Club 33: Souvenirs

Guests dining at Club 33 can purchase a variety of souvenirs during their visit. In the reception and dining areas you will find a glass case filled with various Club 33 merchandise.

Club 33 souvenirs in the photo below include:

  • $4,500 Limited edition (60) for Club 33 members only, Adam Throgmorton framed castle. Adam is known for making scaled architectural models. You can get a similar Sleeping Beauty art print  here for about $13.
  • $30 Club 33 Metal Paperweight. This was one item I was super tempted to buy.
  • $30 Club 33 Key
  • $20 Club 33 Pin, limited edition.
  • $99 Club 33 60th Anniversary Glass Paperweight.
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Club 33 merchandise for sale at Club 33 in Disneyland Park. © The Happiest Blog on Earth.
  • $33 Club 33 Door Christmas Ornament, limited edition. Find more Disneyland Resort ornaments here.
  • $45 Club 33 Wide Mouth Glass.
  • $55 Club 33 Bottle Stopper.
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Club 33 merchandise for sale at Club 33 in Disneyland Park. © The Happiest Blog on Earth.
  • $30-225 Variety of Club 33 Glassware
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Club 33 merchandise for sale at Club 33 in Disneyland Park. © The Happiest Blog on Earth.

There were also Club 33 Mickey Ears and these Club 33 fashion accessories.

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Club 33 merchandise for sale at Club 33 in Disneyland Park. © The Happiest Blog on Earth.

Inside Disneyland’s Club 33: The Views

Before heading up to the dining area you’re given a choice of stairs or elevator. We took the stairs both times. The original lift featured in many Club 33 articles is no longer in operation since the remodel.

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One of the amazing aspects of dining at Club 33 are the incredible views of Disneyland. You see the park in a whole new perspective.

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Club 33 dining above New Orleans Square. © The Happiest Blog on Earth.

Most people walking below don’t even notice you’re there. I distinctly remember seeing people up there as a child, imagining they lived there and wondering what it was they were doing and how could I get there.

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Another stunning view from inside the dining room at Club 33.

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From the balcony of Club 33 at Disneyland. © The Happiest Blog on Earth.

Inside Disneyland’s Club 33: Menu

After being escorted to our table in the dining room of Club 33, you quickly notice the fine linens, crystal and table settings. If Fancy Nancy could choose anywhere in the world to eat, she’d probably come here.

Our spot, just above Cafe Orleans, came with a clear view of the Rivers of America. I could have sat there all day long.

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Disneyland views from my table at Club 33. © The Happiest Blog on Earth.

We chose to dine during the lunch hour because for one thing it was cheaper 😉 and the dress code is more casual at lunch. One thing, among others, that is not allowed in Club 33 is flip flops.

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And if you know me, I pretty much never wear anything else at Disneyland. So I brought a skirt and some ballet flats to wear until after our lunch at Club 33.

In the past Club 33 had a buffet selection of food, but now you order 4 courses (for lunch) from their seasonal menu offerings. And it’s true, as of now Club 33 is the only place in Disneyland that serves alcohol. That may change with the addition of Star Wars land, but we’ll see.

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Club 33. © The Happiest Blog on Earth.

Even the menus are elegant.

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Club 33 menus and place setting. © The Happiest Blog on Earth.

We dined mid-week and were one of three other parties in the restaurant.

If you’ve read reviews of Club 33 food, the results can be a bit all over the place. Everything we ordered was absolutely delicious and worth every penny.

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Crab cake appetizer at Club 33. © The Happiest Blog on Earth.
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Mushroom salad appetizer at Club 33. © The Happiest Blog on Earth.
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Club 33 appetizers. © The Happiest Blog on Earth.

Club 33 also has a wide selection of non-alcoholic drinks and each was refreshing and tasty.

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Club 33. © The Happiest Blog on Earth.
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Club 33. © The Happiest Blog on Earth.

We each ordered the same dish for the soup or salad course. A corn and lobster (or was it crab?) soup.

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Club 33. © The Happiest Blog on Earth.

I chose the fish of the day flown in from Florida (maybe it even came from Walt Disney World :). The sauce and everything else was so good, I completely devoured it.

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Club 33. © The Happiest Blog on Earth.

My husband had the classic, filet mignon.

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Club 33. © The Happiest Blog on Earth.

For dessert I chose chocolate. I didn’t care what it was, it had chocolate and it did not disappoint. My husband said it looked like one of those hostess cakes, but I can assure you, it was much, much better!

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Club 33. © The Happiest Blog on Earth.

My husband opted for the cheese platter as his dessert choice. And he ate it all. There was nothing left, I didn’t even get to sample any. Apparently it was good.

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Club 33. © The Happiest Blog on Earth.

Inside Disneyland’s Club 33: Special Perks

Dining at Club 33 was certainly the highlight of our day, but the attention to detail we’re so familiar with at Disneyland is what also made Club 33 so wonderful.

If you leave to use the restroom, you’ll come back to a freshly folded napkin like this.

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Dining at Disneyland’s Club 33.  © The Happiest Blog On Earth.

And while we’re on the topic of the restroom, you will most certainly want to take a trip there.

You can find plenty of pictures of the Club 33 restrooms online, but taking photos there is a no-no. Most of the pictures I’ve seen online are of the old bathrooms before the remodel but the women’s restroom at least is the epitome of elegance. Fine craftsmanship and fixtures, a double vanity area with lotion, mouthwash at the sinks, a chaise lounge and a beautiful parlor-like area.

Another perk—since it was my birthday week I of course had my Disneyland birthday button and was treated to a card from the Club 33 cast members and a trio of macaroons.

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Club 33. © The Happiest Blog On Earth.
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Club 33. © The Happiest Blog On Earth.
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Saying farewell to Club 33. © The Happiest Blog On Earth.

Have you ever dined at Club 33? Tell us about your experience inside Disneyland’s Club 33; we’d love to hear about it.

Marvel at the Disneyland Resort

Marvel at the Disneyland Resort, everything you need to know.
Marvel at the Disneyland Resort, everything you need to know.

Marvel at the Disneyland Resort has been full of rumors since 2009 when Disney bought Marvel Entertainment for $4 billion. Here we will discuss the latest on confirmed Marvel happenings at the Disneyland Resort as well as rumors and updates for all things Marvel inside the parks.

Marvel Land at the Disneyland Resort?

Everything you need to know about Marvel at Disneyland. Guardians of the Galaxy Ð Mission: BREAKOUT! (Artist Concept/Disneyland Resort)
Everything you need to know about Marvel at Disneyland. Guardians of the Galaxy Ð Mission: BREAKOUT! (Artist Concept/Disneyland Resort)

The Disneyland Resort has struggled with ways to incorporate the newly acquired heroes into their parks since 2009. Captain America and other Marvel characters have had short-term homes in Disneyland’s Tomorrowland both at outdoor meet and greets and inside the short-lived Super Hero HQ in the Tomorrowland Expo Center.

As of July 2016, Marvel meet and greets like Spider Man can be found at California Adventure’s Hollywood Land. You can always check the official Disneyland app during your visit to find the most current location of character meet and greets.

Everything you need to know about Marvel at the Disneyland Resort.
Everything you need to know about Marvel at the Disneyland Resort.

So the ultimate question is will Marvel get their own themed land inside one of the two Disneyland Resort parks like Star Wars? As of publishing date, we don’t have an answer for that from Disney, but quality sources report there will be an overhaul to Hollywood Land to incorporate a more Marvel themed appearance.

Keep reading for more details on Marvel at Disneyland.

Marvel at the Disneyland Resort Rides

New Guardians of the Galaxy ride coming to California Adventure at the Disneyland Resort. Image courtesy of the Disneyland Resort.
New Guardians of the Galaxy ride coming to California Adventure at the Disneyland Resort. Image courtesy of the Disneyland Resort.

On July 23, 2016, Kevin Feige, President of Marvel Studios announced at the San Diego Comic-Con that a new Guardians of the Galaxy attraction will be arriving at California Adventure in 2017.

The Tower of Terror as we know it will be re-imagined into “Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!” expected to open summer 2017. Tower of Terror will close end-of-day on January 2, 2017 for its overhaul.

New Guardians of the Galaxy ride coming to California Adventure at the Disneyland Resort. Image courtesy of the Disneyland Resort.
New Guardians of the Galaxy ride coming to California Adventure at the Disneyland Resort. Image courtesy of the Disneyland Resort.

More Disneyland rumors suggest we will see an outdoor rollercoaster where Monsters, Inc. and other areas of California Adventure (and the pick up/ drop off area) currently stand. Now that Disney has confirmed the new Eastern Gateway parking structure, the space now used for the Toy Story lot and pick up/ drop off can easily be used for a DCA Marvel expansion.

Marvel at the Disneyland Resort Must-Haves

In the past, it’s the girly Disney Princesses that have all the fun, but with Marvel joining the Disney team, we’ve seen just how SUPER everyone can be at the Disneyland Resort.

Here’s a few of my favorite Marvel merch to wear to Disneyland or have around the house.

These capes and make any kid into an instant super hero. Plus, this comes in a 4 pack set for tons of creative play and posing with different Marvel characters at Disneyland.

These Marvel t-shirts for Mom and Dad make a great themed outfit for the family at the Disneyland Resort.

 

What do you think about incorporating Marvel at the Disneyland Resort, how are you handling the many changes taking place at Disney parks lately?

 

The FIFTH Rooftop Bar & Lounge in Anaheim

The FIFTH is Anaheim’s only rooftop bar and lounge, located on the top of Grand Legacy At The Park hotel, right on Harbor Blvd across from the Disneyland Resort.

Unwind after a day at Disneyland at The FIFTH, Anaheim's only rooftop bar and lounge.
Unwind after a day at Disneyland at The FIFTH, Anaheim’s only rooftop bar and lounge.

I got to tour The FIFTH when it was still under construction earlier this year and finally got to experience it in its full glory this summer. The FIFTH is quickly becoming an Anaheim hot spot, and you’re about to hear why.

The FIFTH Rooftop Bar: Location

What better way to enjoy the evening and Disneyland fireworks than at The FIFTH’s rooftop bar and lounge overlooking the Anaheim skyline? The FIFTH simply kills it on location.

Save this address in your phone right now because you’re gonna want it:

The FIFTH (rooftop of Grand Legacy At The Park) 1650 S. Harbor Blvd. Anaheim CA 92802.

Imagine yourself relaxing with a drink in hand watching the sun go down over the Disneyland Resort.

Sunset at The FIFTH overlooking the Disneyland Resort.
Sunset at The FIFTH overlooking the Disneyland Resort.
Anaheim's only rooftop bar and lounge, The FIFTH, overlooking the Disneyland Resort.
Anaheim’s only rooftop bar and lounge, The FIFTH, overlooking the Disneyland Resort.

Note that is not a flying saucer from Buzz Lightyear’s planet Morph, just a reflection.

After the sun sets, chill out on cozy couches by the fire and watch the Disneyland fireworks light up the sky. Now that’s what I call a vacation.

Relax by the fire at The FIFTH.
Relax by the fire at The FIFTH.

The FIFTH Rooftop Bar: Food & Drinks

The FIFTH in Anaheim.
The FIFTH in Anaheim.

The FIFTH boasts over 60 beer and wine options, plus their own private label and artisan craft cocktails. During Happy Hour, enjoy discounts on small bites and drinks from the bar.

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The FIFTH rooftop bar and lounge.
The FIFTH rooftop bar and lounge.
The FIFTH rooftop bar and lounge.

On our visit I had the bartender create a non-alcoholic drink just for me. It was delicious so don’t be afraid to ask them to come up with something special if you’re not feeling what’s on the menu.

We arrived at the tail end of Happy Hour and ordered almost everything on the menu so we could all sample the amazing food at The FIFTH. If you’ve been to Cove Bar at California Adventure, it’s kinda like that but the prices are right on point.

The FIFTH rooftop bar and lounge.
The FIFTH rooftop bar and lounge.

We dove into things like their quesadilla with fresh guacamole, chicken tacos, beef sliders and more.

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The FIFTH in Anaheim; Happy Hour M-F from 5:30 pm to 7 pm.
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The FIFTH, Anaheim’s only rooftop bar and lounge.
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The FIFTH, Anaheim’s only rooftop bar and lounge.

And let’s not forget dessert at The FIFTH. You’re gonna need some of this:

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Dessert time at The FIFTH, Anaheim’s only rooftop bar and lounge.
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Dessert time at The FIFTH, Anaheim’s only rooftop bar and lounge.

As you can see, my daughter was a little excited about dessert. Which brings me to our next subject . . .

The FIFTH Rooftop Bar: Family Time

Do you remember Reese Witherspoon’s famous line in Sweet Home Alabama, “You brought your baby to a bar?” Well I kinda did. The FIFTH has a designated family area for guests to enjoy before and during the fireworks. Afterwards, most family guest tuck those little ones into bed and call it a night.

There’s plenty of space to enjoy time as adults only or as a family.

Games for guest of all ages at The FIFTH.
Games for guest of all ages at The FIFTH.
The FIFTH rooftop bar and lounge, family area.
The FIFTH rooftop bar and lounge family area.

 

The FIFTH Rooftop Bar: Events & More

What else are you going to love about The FIFTH? With over 5,000 square feet of space, this is prime property for hosting a private event or wedding in Orange County. Plus, The FIFTH regularly hosts live entertainment to kick things up a notch. Check out their Facebook page for the latest details on what’s happening at The FIFTH or visit them at TheFIFTHoc.com for more information.

And if you’re looking for a place to stay in Anaheim, be steps from all the action at The FIFTH with a stay at Grand Legacy At The Park.

Have you been to The FIFTH yet—we want to hear about it!