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    Haunted Mansion Accessories for Every Fan

    Lately I’ve been in a Haunted Mansion type of mood. I’m not quite sure what inspired this latest feeling – maybe I’ve been riding the ride too frequently or maybe Randy has been talking about it a lot (he used to work Imagineering on that attraction a long time ago!) Either way – I’m totally all about Haunted Mansion Inspiration in my style right now. Something about all the purples and blacks just makes me happy. I’ve been doing a lot of shopping on Etsy lately while trying to find some fun outfits to go with the Mouse Ears I make in my shop AdventurelandEarsCo. Below you’ll find a roundup…

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    Mouse Ears for Your Next Disney Trip!

    Let’s be honest – you may worry about packing for your next Disney vacation. Of course you’ll pack the essentials but the most important accessory you need are Mouse Ears! Mouse Ears have become a must-have item for any Disney vacation! With so many characters to choose from and so many styles out there it gets difficult to choose favorites. Lately I’ve been seeing a lot of 3D Printed Ears in the parks which has been awesome. Flower crown ears, wire ears, and fabric based ears are all still very popular as well. As my mouse ear collection continues to grow I continue to get some variety in types of Mouse Ears…

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    Maximizing your MaxPass FastPasses

    In my previous post, I talked a bit about why I think MaxPass is the only Disney Upgrade that’s worth it.  Today, I’ll be sharing some of my tips and tricks to maximize the value you get from your MaxPass purchase.  With that — let’s get onto my tips for getting the most FastPasses out of your day. Start Early This is generally true of Disneyland, but the earlier in the day you start booking your FastPasses, the easier it is to get them.  If you look at 10 AM, you’ll often see return times just an hour or two ahead for almost every ride.  If you wait until mid-afternoon…

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    The Low Down on MaxPass

    About a year ago, Disneyland decided to join the 21st century by letting you book FastPasses online (via their mobile app).  This feature is known as MaxPass and is available as an add-on to any ticket or Annual Pass.  MaxPass has the unique distinction of being the one Disneyland up-charge experience I recommend for ANY visitor to purchase. So what does MaxPass include?  MaxPass includes 2 different, but super useful features.  Let’s take a look at each one. Mobile FastPass Booking The first half of MaxPass is the ability to book FastPass return times from the Disneyland mobile app.  While all Disneyland tickets include the ability to book FastPasses by walking…

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    Disneyland Railroad Tender Ride – Disneyland Hidden Gems

    Are there any Disneyland Railroad fans out there?  I LOVE riding on this opening day attraction every time I get a chance.  I always do the Grand Circle Tour — getting on at Main Street Station and going all the way around the park.  Perhaps the most unique way to experience the Disneyland Railroad is by riding with up front with the engineers.  Yes — you can actually do that — but only on certain runs.  Here are my thoughts on this unique hidden gem of Disneyland. Once you’ve boarded the tender, you’re sitting just a few feet from the fireman and engineer aboard one of the Disneyland’s finest iron…

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    Mark Twain Wheelhouse – Disneyland Hidden Gems

    While it’s hard to miss the Mark Twain, with its signature steam whistle, as you walk through the west side of Disneyland, many people don’t know it houses one of my favorite “hidden gem” experiences at Disneyland.  Like most of the Disneyland’s hidden gems, this one is “hidden” in plain sight. The Wheelhouse of the Mark Twain is a very unique way to experience a Disneyland Attraction: from the vantage of the ride operator!  For most rides at Disneyland, you’re not allowed to peek behind the curtain and see a bit of how the attraction works.  On the Mark Twain, the wheelhouse provides you with not only the opportunity to…