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10 Reasons to Love 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
D23 Expo Report
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 Hotel
Disneyland Memories
Disneyland Park
Disneyland Resort
Disneyland Resort
Disneyland Resort
Disneyland's California Adventure
Escape Into Alcatraz
Expanding Disney's California Adventure
Fantasmic Dessert Party
Finally Forty Inches (Part 1)
Finally Forty Inches (Part 2)
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 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
Princess Merida Play & Greet
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 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.

Welcome to Dizzy-Land: A Disneyland Park Review
by Dee Leone on 09-03-2015

Photo illustrating Astro Orbitor
Image from the PassPorter Photo Archive

All the dreamers in all the world are dizzy in the noodle. ― Edie Adams

Walt Disney was the ultimate dreamer. He once said, "If you can dream it, you can do it." His head was full of a dizzying array of interesting thoughts, vivid images, and innovative ideas. One of the results of his wonderful imagination is a place where you can experience a whirlwind adventure if you dare. So get ready to take a spin around Walt's theme park and discover laughter at every turn. Welcome to Dizzy-land.

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How to Have a Sense-Ational Day at Disneyland: A Disneyland Park Review by Dee Leone on 07-16-2015
The world is full of magic things patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper. ― W.B. Yeats

At Disneyland—the most magical realm of all—tantalizing tastes, sweet scents, a symphony of sounds, a ...

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Fantasmic Dessert Party: A Disneyland Special Event Review by Carolyn Brooke-Millward on 04-30-2015
On our first visit to Disneyland in California last November, we wanted to do as much as we could to make this a very special and memorable week.

Therefore, we decided to book tickets for the Fantasmic Dessert Party for one of the ...

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Mickey's Halloween Party at Disneyland: A Disneyland Special Event Review by Carolyn Brooke-Millward on 04-16-2015
My husband and I attended Mickey's Halloween Party for the first time last year, during our first-ever visit to Disneyland in California.

I had pre-booked tickets for the actual night of Halloween as soon as they went on sale, and had a ...

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The Rainforest Cafe at the Downtown Disney District: A Disneyland Dining Review by Dorothy Compton on 03-26-2015
A trade show brought me to Southern California and even though I didn't go into the parks, a visit to Downtown Disney was a must.

My daughter and I parked at the Downtown Disney parking area, where the first three hours are free and if ...

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Mouse Trap: Memoir of a Disneyland Cast Member by Kevin Yee: A Disney Book Review by Cheryl Pendry on 03-26-2015
I'm a sucker for any book that's written by a former Cast Member,.

I just love learning more about what it's actually like to work for the Mouse, so when I saw Mousetrap by Kevin Yee, which was billed as "a memoir of a Disneyland ...

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The 2014 Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend: A runDisney Event Review by Bernie Edwards on 09-25-2014
The 2014 Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend took place from Thursday, August 28 to Sunday, August 31.

This was a runDisney event, with six major components: a multi-day race expo, a 5K race on Friday, a 10K race and kids’ races on ...

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

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

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

Trader Sam's at the Disneyland Hotel - Disneyland Dining Review last updated 09-26-2013

The Disney Soda Fountain and Studio Shop - A Taste of Disney in Hollywood last updated 07-26-2013

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




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