August 20, 2014

Night Photography at Disneyland

With summer coming to an end, I know some are hoping to head to the parks one last time. If night photography is something you want to try, here is a post I did about my first go at it back in March that I thought would be fun to revisit.

This trip, one thing I knew I wanted to do was get some night shots at the park. I was so excited while doing my Disneyland 101 series to find compact tripods were allowed in the park. I decided right then and there that I wanted to take my tripod and get some of those amazing night shots.

Night Photography Disneyland
I am excited to share the shots I took with you, and not only that, but I will share some of the settings that I used to get these shots.

August 6, 2014

5 Under-Rated Disneyland Attractions You Don't Want To Miss

Today I was thinking about what attractions I did not do during my girls' trip to Disneyland, which made me think of this post. So I thought this might be a good time to bring it back.... Enjoy

On our recent trip to Disneyland, I had a goal to do some of the attractions that we often pass by. I didn't get it all in, but I did do several of the items we haven't done before. We just ran out of time. (That is right, we ran out of time. See how long you should plan to spend at Disneyland here.)
I have realized though, that some of the attractions at the Disneyland resort just do not get the credit they deserve. So here are my Top 5 Under-Rated Disneyland Attractions.

August 4, 2014

Is Your Child To Young For Disney?

In facebook groups, on pages, and all over the web, I see the questions a lot- how young is too young to take a child to Disney. Sometimes I see "I would never take a baby to Disney" or "I won't take a child until they are 5 years old."

So how young is too young for Disney?

There are a lot of different opinions on this, and of course nobody will agree 100% on when is the right time to take baby's first trip to Disney but if you are on the fence, we have some advice to help you decide.

July 28, 2014

Best Shoes For Disney Vacations

One of the biggest questions I see asked on Disney pages, forums, and groups is "what are the best shoes for Disney?"

Well, everyone has their own opinion on which shoes are best, but I am here to tell you how to pick the best shoes and keep your feet happy in Disney.

The question everyone asks- what are the best shoes for Disney? ANSWERED!
In order to understand why this question is asked so often, and why it is so important, we need to look at how much walking is done at Disney.
On a slow day at Disneyland or Disney California Adventure I can walk at least eight miles, if not more. Now at Disneyland Resort, attractions are a lot closer together than they are at Walt Disney World so you will get even more miles in there. It is not uncommon to get 15 or more miles of walking in one day at Disney.

All of that walking can really do a number on your feet. If your feet hurt, than you will not have a fun vacation.

Now that you know why it is important to have good shoes, let's answer the big question "What are the best shoes for a Disney vacation?"

July 23, 2014

3 Easy Disney Treats You Can Make at Home (Even If You Don't Know How to Cook)

So you want to get into the Disney spirit at home, but you're worried about burning down your own kitchen? Not to worry. There are plenty of Disney treats you can make even if the thought of turning on the oven makes you cringe. Here are three of my favorites: