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Do California With PassPorter!

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

Steakhouse 55: A Disneyland Dining Review
by Cheryl Pendry on 12-19-2013

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I'll get this out of the way now at the start. As a non-meat eater, any restaurant that has the word "steak" in its name doesn't particularly appeal to me.

I always worry that they won't cater to my needs, and that as their specialty is something I don't eat, then I'll be missing out, left with the poorer choices on the menu. So it was almost with reluctance that I opted to try Steakhouse 55 at the Disneyland Hotel. More ...
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Carthay Circle Lounge: Disney California Adventure Dining Review by Cheryl Pendry on 11-27-2013
If someone had told me before our most recent visit to Disneyland that one of our favourite dining spots would actually be a lounge, as opposed to a restaurant, I'd have been really shocked.

However, that's exactly what happened at ...

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Big Thunder Ranch Festival Arena: A Disneyland Parks Review by Randy Crane on 11-21-2013
Disneyland's Big Thunder Ranch Festival Arena, located along the path between Frontierland and Fantasyland, has long been one of the hidden gems of the park.

Formerly the home of stage shows like the Hunchback of Notre Dame "Festival of ...

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Christmas in California: Celebrating the Holidays at Disneyland by Cheryl Pendry on 11-07-2013
Christmas is a special time for many people, and for us, whenever possible, it means one thing -- Disney

Until last year, more specifically it meant Walt Disney World. However, I always welcome a change, and when the opportunity arose ...

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The 2013 Disneyland Half-Marathon and Dumbo Double Dare: runDisney Event Review by Ed Falso on 10-17-2013
Our 2013 Disneyland Half Marathon experience began with a Friday flight to the Orange County, California airport.

Though I was not in Disney attire, there were other passengers wearing Disney running event shirts, leading to friendly ...

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Top 10 Reasons to Love Cars Land: Disney California Adventure Review by Cheryl Pendry on 10-10-2013
One of the highlights from our most recent visit to the Disneyland Resort in California was visiting Cars Land.

I enjoyed Cars Land so much so that I put together a top 10 list of reasons to love it.


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Lessons Learned Part 3: Disneyland Lessons Learned by Cheryl Pendry on 09-26-2013
In this final part of a series of articles looking at what we learned on our most recent Disney trip, it's over to the west coast of America for our visit to Disneyland.

(Check out

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Trader Sam's at the Disneyland Hotel: Disneyland Dining Review by Jennifer Lambert on 09-26-2013
Are you a fan of Adventureland? The Jungle Cruise? Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room? Walt Disney World's Polynesian Resort? Pirates of the Caribbean? The Adventurer's Club?

If you answered "yes" to any of those, then you need to ...

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The Disney Soda Fountain and Studio Shop: A Taste of Disney in Hollywood by Cheryl Pendry on 07-26-2013
As soon as I knew we were heading back to Disneyland, I knew there was another Disney venue that we had to visit.

I'd seen reviews of it from others, and it looked like a fun place. What is it? The Disney Soda Fountain and Studio Shop.

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

The Disneyland Story Presenting Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln - A Disneyland Attraction Review last updated 07-19-2013

Disney Trivia from the Vault by Dave Smith - A Disney Book Review last updated 07-11-2013

10 Reasons to Love Disneyland - A Disneyland Theme Park Review last updated 07-04-2013

Updates to Disney California Adventure Park - A Disneyland Theme Park Review last updated 05-31-2013

Catal at Downtown Disney - A Disneyland Dining Review last updated 05-23-2013

Maurice's Treat in Fantasy Faire - Disneyland Dining Review last updated 05-17-2013

Carthay Circle Restaurant - Disney California Adventure Dining Review last updated 05-17-2013

Ghirardelli Factory Store - Disney California Adventure Dining Review last updated 04-25-2013

Welcome to Disneyland Backstage Tour - A Disneyland Behind the Scenes Tour Review last updated 01-17-2013

More Mouse Tales: A Behind the Ears Look at Disneyland - A Disney Book Review last updated 01-04-2013

Finally Forty Inches (Part 2) - Disney California Adventure Attractions for Little Ones last updated 11-22-2012

Finally Forty Inches (Part 1) - Disneyland Attractions for Little Ones last updated 11-15-2012

Mickey's Halloween Party 2012 - Disneyland Special Event Review last updated 10-18-2012

SeaWorld San Diego Halloween Spooktacular - Disneyland & Southern California Attractions last updated 10-04-2012

Wine Country Trattoria - Disney California Adventure Dining Review last updated 10-04-2012

Redwood Creek Challenge Trail - Disney California Adventure last updated 09-27-2012

The Treasures of Walt Disney - Disney Exhibit at the Ronald Reagan Library last updated 07-19-2012

SeaWorld San Diego Summer Nights - Disneyland and Southern California Attractions last updated 07-13-2012

Princess Merida Play & Greet - A Disneyland Character Meet last updated 07-05-2012




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