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Here you will find our California and Disneyland information, tips, and tools to help you plan your SoCal vacation! We also offer a full, award-winning guidebook to Disneyland and Southern California, complete with full-color photos, maps, ratings, reviews, and our famous PassPockets:


We also have several PassPorter e-books that cover Disneyland, including PassPorter's Disney Character Yearbook, PassPorter's Answer Book, and PassPorter's Disney Vacation Guide, all of which are available through the PassPorter Store or our all-you-can-read PassPorter's Club.

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10 Reasons to Love Disneyland
10 Things I Am Looking Forward to at Disneyland
A Disneyland Veteran's First Trip
A Walk In Walt's Footsteps
Backstage Magic Tour
Big Thunder Ranch Festival Arena
Carthay Circle Lounge
Carthay Circle Restaurant
Catal at Downtown Disney
Changes In Store for Disney California Adventure
Character Breakfasts at Disneyland
Christmas in California
Club 33 at Disneyland - Part 1
Club 33 at Disneyland - Part 2
Club 33 at Disneyland - Part 3
D23 Expo Report
Dealing With Disney In the Heat
Discovering "America's Finest City"
Disney California Adventure
Disney California Adventure and Cars Land
Disney California Adventure's World of Color
Disney Studio 365
Disney Style That is Uniquely Yours
Disney Trivia from the Vault by Dave Smith
Disney's California Adventure
Disney's California Food & Wine Festival
Disneyland
Disneyland
Disneyland
Disneyland
Disneyland
Disneyland Easy Day Trips
Disneyland Hotel
Disneyland Lessons Learned
Disneyland Memories
Disneyland Park
Disneyland Resort
Disneyland Resort
Disneyland Resort
Disneyland's California Adventure
Disneyland's Diamond Celebration
Escape Into Alcatraz
Expanding Disney's California Adventure
Fantasmic Dessert Party
Finally Forty Inches (Part 1)
Finally Forty Inches (Part 2)
Five Hidden Treasures at Disneyland
Ghirardelli Factory Store
Holiday Time at Disneyland
How to Have a Sense-Ational Day at Disneyland
Lessons Learned at Disneyland
Lessons Learned Part 3
Maurice's Treat in Fantasy Faire
Mickey's Halloween Party 2012
Mickey's Halloween Party at Disneyland
Mickey's Toontown - Home of the Fab Five
Mickey's Trick or Treat Party
Minnie & Friends - Breakfast in the Park
More Mouse Tales: A Behind the Ears Look at Disneyland
Mouse Trap: Memoir of a Disneyland Cast Member by Kevin Yee
Napa Rose Chef's Table at Disney's Grand Californian Resort
Pirate's Dinner Adventure
Planning a Disneyland Vacation
Planning for a Disney Vacation - The Coast to Coast Difference
Princess Merida Play & Greet
Radiator Springs Racers at Disney California Adventure
Recent Changes to Disneyland
Recent Changes to Disneyland
Redondo Beach, California
Redwood Creek Challenge Trail
River Belle Terrace
SeaWorld San Diego Halloween Spooktacular
SeaWorld San Diego Summer Nights
Steakhouse 55
The 'Welcome to Disneyland' Tour
The 2013 Disneyland Half-Marathon and Dumbo Double Dare
The 2014 Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend
The Disney Soda Fountain and Studio Shop
The Disneyland Story Presenting Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln
The El Capitan Theatre
The Jolly Holiday Bakery at Disneyland
The Queen Mary
The Rainforest Cafe at the Downtown Disney District
The Treasures of Walt Disney
The Villas at Disney's Grand Californian
Top 10 (Actually 13) Reasons to Stay at Disneyland's Grand Californian
Top 10 Reasons to Love Cars Land
Trader Sam's at the Disneyland Hotel
Updates to Disney California Adventure Park
Welcome to Disneyland Backstage Tour
Welcome to Dizzy-Land
White Water Snacks
Why Our Hearts Belong To Disneyland
Wine Country Trattoria
World of Color at Disney California Adventure
World of Color at Disneyland
Yosemite
Zoos of the World

Do California With PassPorter!

Southern California and Disneyland articles, photos, tips, and advice from fellow travelers.

Five Hidden Treasures at Disneyland: Cool Stuff at Disneyland You May Not Know About
by Ginger Jabour on 04-28-2016

Photo illustrating Disneyland Park Main Street Enchanted Window--Frozen scenes
Image from the PassPorter Photo Archive
So, you’re a veteran of multiple trips to the Disneyland parks and you’ve seen it all a dozen times, or you’re fairly new to the California parks and want to look beyond the obvious attractions. What can you do?

One idea is to look for the hidden gems that may not even be listed on your park map. Here are several that I found on my most recent trip, and an old favorite: More ...
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Disneyland Lessons Learned: A Disneyland Planning Article by Cheryl Pendry on 04-07-2016
In the final part of this series of articles looking at the lessons we’ve learnt from recent Disney vacations, we reach Disneyland, and it’s no ...

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10 Things I Am Looking Forward to at Disneyland: A Disneyland Planning Article by Amy Wear on 03-31-2016
Those of us who’ve visited Walt Disney World a few times may have some preconceived notions about Disneyland, California.

We’ve heard that it’s much smaller than the World. It “only” has two parks and three ...

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Radiator Springs Racers at Disney California Adventure: A Disney California Adventure Attraction Review by Cheryl Pendry on 03-31-2016
Things are forever changing at Disney parks. Attractions come and go, and they also sometimes wane in popularity.

However, usually when something new opens, you can pretty much guarantee it will be mobbed. We’ve been fortunate ...

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The 'Welcome to Disneyland' Tour: A Disneyland VIP Tour Review by Suzanne Lyle on 03-03-2016
My group of five adult women consider ourselves "Disney World People.”

Therefore, we didn't know what to expect on our first trip to Disneyland. In fact, we really didn’t know where to start. We decided it would be a ...

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Disneyland Easy Day Trips: A Disneyland Planning Article by Cheryl Pendry on 02-11-2016
In the second of this series of articles, looking at day trips you can enjoy away from the various Disney parks around the world, we head over to Disneyland in California.

Located in the urban sprawl that makes up the massive city of Los ...

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Dealing With Disney In the Heat: A Disneyland Planning Article by Cheryl Pendry on 12-24-2015
I’ll make it clear from the start – my husband and I really do not do hot weather as a rule.

We find it draining, particularly if it’s combined with humidity, as it often is in Florida. Therefore, we do our best to ...

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Club 33 at Disneyland - Part 3: A Disneyland Dining Review by Cheryl Pendry on 12-10-2015
In the previous two parts of this three part series on Club 33, we looked at the atmosphere, explored its bar, and digested the

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Club 33 at Disneyland - Part 2: A Disneyland Dining Review by Cheryl Pendry on 12-03-2015
In the first part of this series of articles, we looked at Club 33, what it is, how it came about, and the look and feel of the place today.

Now le'ts ...

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More SoCal & Disneyland articles recently added to the PassPorter collection:

Club 33 at Disneyland - Part 1 - A Disneyland Dining Review last updated 11-26-2015

Disneyland's Diamond Celebration - A Disneyland Park Review last updated 11-19-2015

Planning a Disneyland Vacation - Choosing Disneyland Over Walt Disney World last updated 10-15-2015

Mickey's Toontown - Home of the Fab Five - A Disneyland Attraction Review last updated 10-09-2015

Planning for a Disney Vacation - The Coast to Coast Difference - A Disney Parks Planning Article last updated 09-10-2015

Welcome to Dizzy-Land - A Disneyland Park Review last updated 09-03-2015

How to Have a Sense-Ational Day at Disneyland - A Disneyland Park Review last updated 07-16-2015

Fantasmic Dessert Party - A Disneyland Special Event Review last updated 04-30-2015

Mickey's Halloween Party at Disneyland - A Disneyland Special Event Review last updated 04-16-2015

The Rainforest Cafe at the Downtown Disney District - A Disneyland Dining Review last updated 03-26-2015

Mouse Trap: Memoir of a Disneyland Cast Member by Kevin Yee - A Disney Book Review last updated 03-26-2015

The 2014 Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend - A runDisney Event Review last updated 09-25-2014

Steakhouse 55 - A Disneyland Dining Review last updated 12-19-2013

Carthay Circle Lounge - Disney California Adventure Dining Review last updated 11-27-2013

Big Thunder Ranch Festival Arena - A Disneyland Parks Review last updated 11-21-2013

Christmas in California - Celebrating the Holidays at Disneyland last updated 11-07-2013

The 2013 Disneyland Half-Marathon and Dumbo Double Dare - runDisney Event Review last updated 10-17-2013

Top 10 Reasons to Love Cars Land - Disney California Adventure Review last updated 10-10-2013

Lessons Learned Part 3 - Disneyland Lessons Learned last updated 09-26-2013




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"The D23 Expo will be held at the Anaheim Convention Center, July 14 - 16, 2017. Advance ticket sales begin July 14, 2016. D23 is Disney's official Fan Community. The D23 Expo features highlights such as the Disney Legends ceremony, the Walt Disney Archives exhibit, and presentations from Walt Disney Studios, Parks & Resorts, and more. "
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Ice Cream Nachos at Disneyland
"On our recent trip to Disneyland, we discovered the best-kept counter service dining secret: Ice cream nachos! I first heard of them from someone's post online and AJ Wolfe from the Disney Food Blog also talked about them in an article. I couldn't remember which venue at Disneyland park sold them and no cast member could tell me where to go. On our last day, a cast member suggested checking with the ice cream parlour on Main street. Thankfully, a cast member there was "in the know" and sent us to Diamond Horseshoe. As we knew, the ice cream nachos are "off the menu", but you just have to ask. I noticed my receipt read, "Halloween special." At $6.45 these are truly the best treat bargain at Disneyland Resort! A huge plate of broken waffle cone pieces, chocolate syrup, 3 scoops of ice cream (strawberry, vanilla, chocolate), chocolate shavings, whipped cream, and cherry on top! People around us were asking what they were and how to get them. Our family of four shared an order and it was plenty for us. They were so good that we went back later that night and got them once more! I figured it would be a long time before we would get all the way across the country to Disneyland again! "
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