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Disneyland food, plug in version

Tweet I write a weekly column on Best Buy Canada’s community site, and this week we’re talking Disneyland’s treats and eats. I used to be one of those people who hauled in my own food and left the park to go eat somewhere else after a long day, but I slowly discovered that eating elsewhere made no sense when there …

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Hotel reviews – Cozy up to the Residence Inn Tustin

Residence Inn Tustin

There aren’t very many times I’d use the word ‘cozy’ when it comes to a hotel. Hotels are usually nice, clean, and sterile looking, designed to welcome you in and welcome you back out again. After all, if you’re only staying a night or two, you don’t need cozy. You need functional. But cozy is exactly what I’d call the …

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Road Trip Planner – Dodge Grand Caravan is the best vehicle for the drive

Arizona Colleges Are Just Saying No To Binge Drinking And Tailgating

Tweet Driving from Vancouver to Disneyland takes stamina, patience, and a seriously reliable vehicle. This isn’t a drive for the faint of heart, because you’ll encounter flats, forests, and mountains, plus possibly some of the worst highway traffic I’ve ever seen on a road that’s supposed to be 120km/70 miles per hour speed limit. I’ve done the drive on the …

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Disneyland Grand Californian Hotel Review

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Tweet This Disneyland Grand Californian Hotel Review is a re-post of a review from my old blog, but it’s worth a read if you’re heading to the Anaheim area. The year was 1978 and I was 7 years old. I had just flown (back when you could smoke on airplanes, I remember there was a haze the entire time!) from …

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Hello Hotel Indigo! Review Of The Hotel Indigo Anaheim

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There's nothing I love more than a new hotel, and if given the choice I will always, always choose a new hotel over one that's been there forever. This is especially true in Anaheim and for hotels near the Disneyland Resort. I have my favorites picked from staying in the area over the years, but if a new one pops up …

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Plan a road trip – 3 spots to stop when driving the I5 West coast

Tweet If you’re about to plan a road trip with your kids down the West Coast from Vancouver/Seattle to Los Angeles or, more specifically in my case, straight to Disneyland, you’re going to have to plan a few stops along the way. I’ve taken the I5 on our road trips for the most part – taking the exit to San …

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Walt Disney Studios Tour

Walt Disney Studio Sign

Tweet Not very many people are as into Disney as I am, at least around where I live. Although I love Disneyland to the point where I’m an annual passholder (who lives in Canada, go figure), it’s the history of Disney and Walt Disney that really gets my motor running. Last week I did something that very few Disney fans …

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Disneyland Attractions – Jedi Training Academy Tips

Jedi Training Academy tips

Tweet Check out the Youtube video of Darth Maul and the puppets below If my son had to choose his favorite from all of the Disneyland attractions, he’d choose the Jedi Training Academy. Complete with Storm Troopers, Jedi, and Darth Vader fighting an epic battle of good vs evil, there isn’t much about it that a boy wouldn’t like. The …

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Mattel Hot Holiday Toys of 2013 make gift giving easy

Mattel Hot Holiday Toys

Tweet This is the story of 4 pillow pets. No, they weren’t just any old pillow pets (are there just ‘any old’ pillow pets??) – these pillow pets, Marie, Bullseye, Perry, and Tigger, are special. Special because they went on the most epic journey a pillow pet can take, starting from Downtown Disneyland, and still made it back to our …

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Road Trip to Disneyland 2013 – Driving down the I5 part two

Tweet Third stop on our road trip to Disneyland down the I5 – San Francisco Driving time from Red Bluff, California – Approximately 3 1/2 hours Which brings us to a few quick road trip packing tips: Always pack pants and a sweater. Even if you’re traveling to a sunny, hot climate where you’ll be mainly in shorts, you just …

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