Disneyland Vacation Done Right

This is a guest post from Brandon Doyle, a travel blogger on Twitter.

I was born and raised in northern California. I am the oldest of five children. We went to Disneyland a lot growing up. Those vacations were some of the best experiences I had as a kid. I am now married with 3 kids of my own. My wife and I thought it was time to take our kids to Disneyland for the first time.

When I first looked up Disneyland ticket prices, I was a little surprised. They’ve really jumped up in recent years :/. The hotels near Disneyland are also very expensive, and provide little room for a family of five (we were also making this trip with a few married siblings, so we wanted something bigger). I began looking around for house options. That’s when I found Anaheim Vacation House company.

Anaheim Vacation House was definitely the right choice. Their service is impeccable. The location of the one we stayed in was perfect (~10 minutes from Disneyland). The house was spacious and beautiful. And the backyard was magical. We stayed there in the middle of January, and the weather was 75 degrees each day. The heated pool didn’t hurt either :). destination-3/">Here is the Anaheim vacation rental we stayed in.

I would (and will) stay there again, and again, and again. Being together with family in a big house is better than staying in separate, crammed hotel rooms. We had so much fun for the week we were there. It was easily the best family vacation I’ve ever had. If anyone is interested in staying there, use the coupon code DoyleG25 for $25/night off any house!

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Tokyo Disneyland Theme Parks

August 22, 2013 by  
Filed under Top Vacation Destinations

A family vacation in a Disney theme park or Disneyland is always a dream holiday for millions of people around the world. The Disney brand is such a resounding success worldwide that it is inconceivable that any child in any developed country do not know what is Disneyland.

If America or Paris is too far away to take your family for a Disney vacation, then you can settle for either of the 2 Disneyland in Asia located in Tokyo and Hong Kong. Disney theme parks, wherever they are located usually have the same theme. For example, in Disney Tokyo will find the following theme parks which can be found on other Disneyland albeit sometimes in different ways the parks are presented.

World Bazaar – Sprawling smack at the entrance of the Tokyo Disneyland is the World Bazaar. This Bazaar is a reminiscent of turn of the century American town with the feeling that you may come face to face with an Apache Red Indian or an outlaw wanted by the local county sheriff.

Here you will find restaurants, shops, restaurants, outlets selling souvenirs and stuff that are appealing to tourists.

Tomorrow land – A space age futuristic theme park. A delightful combination of science and innovative imagination. In Tomorrowland, you can enjoy rides that rockets you to outer space or if you are a science geek, get invited to the “Inventor of the year award ceremony.” One of the favorite rides in Tomorrow Land is to help Buzz Light Year pulverize the Evil Emperor Zurg. Whatever that is.

Toon Town – Bring the children to Toon town, they will love you for this. Toon town is where Disney characters work and play. Toon town is designed to cater exclusively for the kids and is bursting with colors with plenty of kiddy rides.

Fantasy land – How can one be in magical Disneyland without entering the world of fairy tales and cartoons? Meet Disney’s icons Mickey Mouse, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Donald Duck, Cinderella, Peter Pan, Captain Hook and a host of Disney cartoon characters this never never land.

Critter Country – This is the land of the, well, you’ve guessed it, Critters. The critters are small animals from the Disney movie “Song of the South”. Enjoy watching the critters burrowing little homes along the banks of the Rivers of America and on the slopes of Splash Mountain.

Western land – A visit to the Wild Wild West brings you back in time to the earliest settlers of the American West. Perhaps the most important chapter of the American history. Enjoy dinning in restaurants from the wild west era.

Adventure land – This is the where you visit the African, South American and Asian rainforest. You can even take a cruise in a “crocodile infested” river. Tropical jungles in downtown Tokyo? Well, this is what Disney magic is all about isn’t it?

Plan Your Disneyland Vacation

July 7, 2013 by  
Filed under Top Vacation Destinations

For a hug number of people, planning a Disneyland Vacation may be a lot of fun, for some others, however, this job could be such a headache. Thus, before starting planning your Disneyland vacation, don’t forget to determine if you want to plan it yourself, or let someone professional and experienced decide it for you!

In case that you don’t want to determine the plan by yourself, here are a few alternative plans you can have. Certainly, you can arrange a travel agent to do it all for you, or it would be even better if you choose to have the Disney Vacation Planning service plan the trip for you. If so, you can just let the Disney Vacation Planning service do everything for you, concerning every aspect of your trip. All you need to do when you get there, just to follow your Itinerary.

But, if you decide to have fun planning your Disneyland vacation on your own, there are a few things you need to concern when planning your trip. First of all, before you can decide the activities you will be doing at Disneyland, you must decide which dates you want to go. This is because, the park offer the customer different activities at different period of the year where different theme and entertainment are offered.

One you know the date you will be going, the next thing to do is to determine the activities you will be doing on that specific dates. Once you have already arranged your trip and reserved a hotel, there are several things you need to think about.

One thing you need to consider and arrange is food because Disneyland is such a popular place, thus reservation for popular restaurant are highly recommended. And the reservation could be much done in advance-before you leave home.

While determine which attractions at Disneyland you want to go, it is a smart way to use a Disneyland Map to guide you and make things much easy. For example, you can schedule your time and choose the attractions which are located near each other, as this allows you to see and do things as many as possible, as much as walking and having some more travel time.

Don’t forget to think about your budget. Arranging your trip through travel agents or through the Disneyland Vacation Planning service would benefit you more because you will be offered better deals and this will help you save money, either on your hotel or food. And if you have kids, joining the trip with you, keep their priorities in mind. However, it seems to be that they won’t care where to sleep and what to eat, the more interesting for them is what they will ‘see’ and ‘do’!

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