Tips for going to Disneyland at Halloween Time!

If you’re paying to go to Mickey’s Halloween Party, click here for more information:

https://disneyland.disney.go.com/events-tours/disneyland/mickeys-halloween-party/

If you’re simply going to Disneyland for the day during Halloween season, here’s some helpful tricks for navigating the park!

1. Ride the Haunted Mansion Holiday ASAP! The Haunted Mansion in general is one of Disneyland’s more popular rides, but trust me when I say people go crazy over the holiday theme. In the past they’ve enabled Fastpasses for Haunted Mansion Holiday, so I assume it’s the same for this year. (I’ll keep researching, but if anyone knows for sure whether they’re using Fastpasses or not please let me know.) Regardless, try to ride this one as early as possible. And apparently, there’s some new surprises this year since its the “13th” year Haunted Mansion Holiday has happened: 

http://www.insidethemagic.net/2013/08/haunted-mansion-holiday-to-receive-new-effects-scary-surprises-for-13th-year

2. (Same tip as number 1, except this time it’s for Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy) Very popular, and definitely a cool experience.

3. If you have children, dress them up! They can wear costumes to the park. You can find more specific guidelines on the Disneyland website, but overall the main rule is no masks that cover up the face completely. As adults you can dress up too! Same rules apply, even just a little dressing up will get you in the Halloween spirit. 

3. Visit Big Thunder Ranch to make some Halloween Arts and Crafts! Once again, this is especially made if you have children with you.

4. Take a picture in front of the giant pumpkin in front of Main Street!

5. Take your time walking down Main Street. It will be decorated with pumpkins and jack-o-lanterns everywhere (fun fact, every pumpkin in the park has a different design or facial expression.)

6. Another fun activity if you have kids is having them participate in “The Pirates League,” more information here: https://disneyland.disney.go.com/events-tours/pirates-league/

7. Take pictures with the villains and/or Halloween costumed characters. Pretty obvious one, these chances don’t come every day.

8. For an overall tip, keep in mind Halloween time is generally very crowded and the park will close early at various points. Try to plan basic things ahead of time to make the most of your day.

Cute Ideas for Couples Going to Disneyland

Don’t get me wrong, Disneyland is always magical, but there’s something extra special about going there with that one person you love. I’ve found/done some ideas that I thought some of you might enjoy on your trip with your significant other. Some are more cliche than others, but still cute and fun nonetheless!

  • Make or buy matching shirts. It doesn’t really matter what you choose to do, but if you don’t visit the park often it’s especially a cute idea to celebrate the special day.  For example, there’s “I’ll be your Mickey/ I’ll be your Minnie” shirts. It’s a universally cute idea, there can of course be two Mickeys or two Minnies as well. Regardless, everyone will know you are headed to the happiest place on earth together!
  • Watch Disney movies together the night before. I put this idea on the family list as well, c’mon everybody loves Disney movies! It’s a good way to prepare yourself for all the magic to come the next day.
  • Take all those cliche couple pictures. Trust me, do it. Or you’ll regret not doing it when you leave. Some of the most popular locations are of course in front of Sleeping Beauty’s Castle, in front of the Disneyland Railroad right after you enter the park, and together with your favorite characters. One of my favorite lesser-known locations is Snow White’s Grotto next to the Castle. All of them are prime picture locations and will always remind you of your trip!
  • Keep your tickets, unused Fastpasses, etc. I like to keep mine in my wallet, just a little keepsake from that day. Also, if you’re into scrap booking you can include them in your memory books!
  • Ride Buzz Lightyear’s Astro Blasters! It tends to be a moderately busy ride, but try to ride it if you can. It’s one of the few interactive rides, and it’s fun to compete against each other and try to see who can get the most points.
  • Grab a snack and watch the fireworks together! I wouldn’t recommend leaving the park early, some of the most magical parts of Disneyland happen at night. Maybe grab some hot chocolates or pastries or a churro, something like that, and just enjoy the fireworks together. Disneyland is known for their amazing fireworks.

So these are just a few ideas, some are probably even just common sense. But sometimes people get caught up in the park and forget to stop and take in some of the most magical aspects. Being at Disneyland with your love? Doesn’t get any better than that!

LATEST CANCER INFORMATION

AFTER YEARS OF TELLING PEOPLE CHEMOTHERAPY IS THE ONLY WAY TO TRY AND ELIMINATE CANCER, JOHNS HOPKINS IS FINALLY STARTING TO TELL YOU THERE IS AN ALTERNATIVE WAY …

[Cancer Update from Johns Hopkins ]

1. Every person has cancer cells in the body. These cancer cells do not show up in the standard tests until they have multiplied to a few billion. When doctors tell cancer patients that there are no more cancer cells in their bodies after treatment, it just means the tests are unable to detect the cancer cells because they have not reached the detectable size.

2. Cancer cells occur between 6 to more than 10 times in a person’s lifetime.

3. When the person’s immune system is strong the cancer cells will be destroyed and prevented from multiplying and forming tumors.

4. When a person has cancer it indicates the person has multiple nutritional deficiencies. These could be due to genetic, environmental, food and lifestyle factors.

5. To overcome the multiple nutritional deficiencies, changing diet and including supplements will strengthen the immune system.

6. Chemotherapy involves poisoning the rapidly-growing cancer cells and also destroys rapidly-growing healthy cells in the bone marrow, gastro-intestinal tract etc, and can cause organ damage, like liver, kidneys, heart, lungs etc.

7. Radiation while destroying cancer cells also burns, scars and damages healthy cells, tissues and organs. 

8. Initial treatment with chemotherapy and radiation will often reduce tumor size. However prolonged use of chemotherapy and radiation do not result in more tumor destruction.

9. When the body has too much toxic burden from chemotherapy and radiation the immune system is either compromised or destroyed, hence the person can succumb to various kinds of infections and complications.

10. Chemotherapy and radiation can cause cancer cells to mutate and become resistant and difficult to destroy. Surgery can also cause cancer cells to spread to other sites.

11. An effective way to battle cancer is to STARVE the cancer cells by not feeding it with foods it needs to multiple.

What cancer cells feed on: 

a. Sugar is a cancer-feeder. By cutting off sugar it cuts off one important food supply to the cancer cells. Note: Sugar substitutes like NutraSweet, Equal, Spoonful, etc are made with Aspartame and it is harmful. A better natural substitute would be Manuka honey or molasses but only in very small amounts. Table salt has a chemical added to make it white in colour. Better alternative is Bragg’s aminos or sea salt.

b. Milk causes the body to produce mucus, especially in the gastro-intestinal tract. Cancer feeds on mucus. By cutting off milk and substituting with unsweetened soy milk, cancer cells will starved.

c. Cancer cells thrive in an acid environment. A meat-based diet is acidic and it is best to eat fish, and a little chicken rather than beef or pork. Meat also contains livestock antibiotics, growth hormones and parasites, which are all harmful, especially to people with cancer.

d. A diet made of 80% fresh vegetables and juice, whole grains, seeds, nuts and a little fruits help put the body into an alkaline environment. About 20% can be from cooked food including beans. Fresh vegetable juices provide live enzymes that are easily absorbed and reach down to cellular levels within 15 minutes t o nourish and enhance growth of healthy cells.

To obtain live enzymes for building healthy cells try and drink fresh vegetable juice (most vegetables including bean sprouts) and eat some raw vegetables 2 or 3 times a day. Enzymes are destroyed at temperatures of 104 degrees F (40 degrees C).

e. Avoid coffee, tea, and chocolate, which have high caffeine. Green tea is a better alternative and has cancer-fighting properties. Water—best to drink purified water, or filtered, to avoid known toxins and heavy metals in tap water. Distilled water is acidic, avoid it.

12. Meat protein is difficult to digest and requires a lot of digestive enzymes. Undigested meat remaining in the intestines will become putrified and leads to more toxic buildup.

13. Cancer cell walls have a tough protein covering. By refraining from or eating less meat it frees more enzymes to attack the protein walls of cancer cells and allows the body’s killer cells to destroy the cancer cells.

14. Some supplements build up the immune system (IP6, Flor-ssence, Essiac, anti-oxidants, vitamins, minerals, EFAs etc.) to enable the body’s own killer cells to destroy cancer cells. Other supplements like vitamin E are known to cause apoptosis, or programmed cell death, the body’s normal method of disposing of damaged, unwanted, or unneeded cells.

15. Cancer is a disease of the mind, body, and spirit. A proactive and positive spirit will help the cancer warrior be a survivor.

Anger, unforgiving and bitterness put the body into a stressful and acidic environment. Learn to have a loving and forgiving spirit. Learn to relax and enjoy life.

16. Cancer cells cannot thrive in an oxygenated environment. Exercising daily, and deep breathing help to get more oxygen down to the cellular level. Oxygen therapy is another means employed to destroy cancer cells.

Rainy Days at Disneyland: Which Rides Close?

Due to it’s location in Southern California, Disneyland doesn’t encounter problems with the weather too often. But every once in a while, a large storm can cause some attractions to shut down due to their location and the nature of the attraction. This list is not meant for general rainy days, but actual intense storms. Here is a list of attractions that have been/could be closed during a rainstorm:

Disneyland Resort:

  • Alice in Wonderland
  • Autopia
  • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
  • Davy Crockett’s Canoes
  • Gadget’s Go Coaster
  • Mad Tea Party (Teacups)
  • Matterhorn Bobsleds
  • Parades- They often are replaced with “Mickey’s Rainy Day Parade” which is just a bunch of the characters riding on the Omnibus
  • Fireworks/Fantasmic!

California Adventure:

  • Flik’s Flyers
  • Goofy’s Sky School
  • Luigi’s Flying Tires
  • Mickey’s Fun Wheel
  • Princess Dot’s Puddle Park
  • Radiator Springs Racers
  • Silly Symphony Swings

*This is not a fixed list. Rides may close that aren’t on the list, while some of these might stay open. This is just a general list of what could be expected to close with intense rainfall and wind. :)

Saving Money at Disneyland!

  • You don’t have to eat inside the park. You can leave the park and come back (with a hand stamp), which means you can get some dollar menu lunches and still come back when you’re done. Or you can pack your own food from home to save both money and time!
  • Don’t pay for water. You can ask for water cups at the sit down restaurants inside the park. You can also bring your own water bottles as well. Do yourself a favor by bringing your water instead of paying $4 for a bottle.
  • Eat smaller portions? If you’re someone who can still keep fueled by small portions, this is for you. Try ordering a kid’s meal…you can get the entree, side, and drink for a much smaller price and it’s still pretty filling. Or share an adult dish with another person in your party by splitting the price!
  • Pick energizing snacks! It’s alright to splurge on a cotton candy now and then, but your body and wallet don’t want you doing that all day. Bring granola bars, fruit/veggies, etc. to keep your energized until your actual meals so you won’t be spending money on snacks.
  • Pack light! Disney provides lockers to hold your stuff but to save some money, just pack a simple bag/backpack that way you won’t need to use a locker. 
Disney Movies List!

Disney:

Hey guys! These are some links to Disney movies! I did NOT make this list, here is the original post from phyerfly.tumblr.com: 

http://phyerfly.tumblr.com/post/65199024057/movie-night-masterpost-all-links-working-as-of

That list has a loooot more movies, I simply posted the Disney ones here so my followers would have easy access to the Disney movies. But if you want to look at the whole list, click the link above! Once again, I didn’t compose any of these, all credit goes to phyerfly.tumblr.com :)

Most Romantic Restaurants (Make Reservations!)

  • Blue Bayou- Disneyland
  • Carthay Circle Restaurant- California Adventure
  • Catal Restaurant- Downtown Disney
  • Mendocino Terrace at Gold Vine Winery- California Adventure
  • Wine Country Trattoria- California Adventure

Best Attractions

  • Pirates of the Caribbean- Disneyland
  • It’s a Small World- Disneyland
  • Soarin’ Over California- California Adventure 
  • Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters- Disneyland
  • Disneyland Railroad- Disneyland
  • Boardwalk Games- California Adventure
  • Mark Twain Riverboat- Disneyland
  • Red Car Trolley- California Adventure
  • Sleeping Beauty Castle Walkthrough- Disneyland

Best Entertainment

  • Aladdin! A Musical Spectacular- California Adventure
  • Fantasmic!- Disneyland
  • Fireworks- Disneyland
  • House of Blues Stage- Downtown Disney
  • World of Color- California Adventure

The Two Best Strategies for Conquering the Park!

  1. (My personal favorite) Go through all the popular rides from various lands early in the morning! That way you can get those rides done early without a hassle, and spend the rest of your day visiting the less popular rides at a leisurely pace. If you want you can try and wait for the popular rides again, but if the lines are too much, at least you won’t be missing out because you rode them in the morning. I call this the scramble-around-the-whole-park-like-a-madman strategy. It’s not for everyone.
  2. You can also choose to finish each land at a time. Ride everything in a single land (Adventureland, Frontierland, etc.) first before moving onto a different land. That way you can fully immerse yourself in each land and the rides in it before moving onto a different setting. This helps save time from walking back and forth between different areas constantly.

Do you have a strategy different from these two? Or no strategy at all?

Looking for a cheap souvenir? Pressed pennies are great way to keep your memories from the park without spending a ton of money! My boyfriend and I get each other pennies each time we go, I even make a hole in some of them to use them for making bracelets. They have pressed penny machines scattered around the park, so chances are you’ll able to find some with your favorite rides/characters on them!

Tips for a Rainy Day at Disneyland!

Believe it or not, Southern California does have some rainy days and it might happen to be during your trip to the happiest place on earth! That day can be just as enjoyable, if not more, than any other day though!

1. Bring ponchos! The ponchos that are sold at the park are quality but pretty expensive, so you can stop by any sports store or super store and buy really cheap $1 ponchos for the whole family. They aren’t as quality, but they get the job done and save you some money. They become really helpful on rides like Splash Mountain and Matterhorn, then you can just toss them whenever the rain lets up!

2. Bring extra socks! If your parka or pants get wet it’s bearable, but walking around a theme park with wet socks is pretty annoying. Bring an extra pair to change into them when you feel ready. (If you’re staying at a nearby hotel, you can always leave the park, change your clothes, and pick up a warm snack then come back.)

3. Take refuge on the indoor attractions! If the weather becomes too cold or too rainy for you to handle, it doesn’t mean you just have to go sit in a cafe somewhere until it lets up, just save the outdoor attractions for later in the day. Disney has plenty of indoor attractions like the Enchanted Tiki Room, Innoventions, and majority of the rides.The lines shouldn’t be too long…so even if some rides have half outdoor/half indoor queues, you’ll mostly be waiting inside.

*Some rides and entertainment, like Alice in Wonderland, the fireworks, etc. may close if there is intense rain or lightning. But don’t let that stop you, as that’s not always the case. Take advantage of the rainy days! There will be SO much less foot traffic and you’ll get a lot more done. Some people ask me when the best time to go to Disneyland is, a rainy day is definitely the top answer no matter what the season is!

anonymous said:

What rides have the slowest loading time?

Here’s what I think the main ones are:

  • Jungle Cruise
  • Dumbo the Flying Elephant
  • Peter Pan’s Flight
  • Storybook Land Canal Boats
  • Gadget’s Go Coaster
  • Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage

Also here’s an extra tidbit:

  • Indiana Jone Adventure-doesn’t really have slow loading but it breaks down very often so that’s why the line usually takes forever.
  • Autopia- it takes a little longer to make sure people have their seat belts on, and properly. 

All you need to know about Disneyland Mickey’s Halloween Party!

What happens? There’s many specific events that can only be enjoyed during Mickey’s Halloween Party! There’s a Monster’s University Dance Party in Tomorrowland, the “Halloween Screams” fireworks, Mickey’s Costume Party Cavalcade, dance parties with Halloween treats, photo ops with villains, Mickey’s Hide and Go Treat Trails, and general Disney attractions alongside Haunted Mansion Holiday and Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy

Ticket Includes? Admission to the park up to three hours prior to the start of the event, complimentary parking for one, normal sized vehicle

When and How Much? The left price is for regular advance ticket purchases, the middle price is for Annual Passholders advance ticket prices, and the right prices is for regular price on the day of the event (AP’s don’t get a discount unless they buy tickets in advance)

https://disneyland.disney.go.com/events-tours/disneyland/mickeys-halloween-party/

^Click this link to find out the dates of Mickey’s Halloween Party and how much the price is for that day. (It was too much for me to copy and paste.) Annual Passholders get a discount if they purchase tickets in advance!

Navigating My Page!

Hey guys! I’ve noticed a lot of you have similar question/concerns when it comes to the park and I wanted to bring your attention to some of the features I have on my page. They might be really helpful in answering some of your questions.

  • Disneyland Ride Tips Page- This is where I tag all my tips for specific rides. Whether it be how to get on them faster, special aspects about them, etc.
  • All About Me!- This is just where you can find out more about who I am and why I made the page.
  • Frequently Asked Questions- I really, really advise you guys to check this out before asking me a question! I love answering questions, but I’ve answered a lot of them (more eloquently, might I add) on my FAQ. They’re more in depth too.
  • Disneyland Restaurant Information- I’ve been making posts about each specific Disney restaurant and tagging them here. Once I finish all the Disneyland restaurants, I’ll start on the California Adventure ones. This will be helpful to those of you asking whether a certain restaurant is good or not.
  • Ask/Submissions- You all know what that’s for.
  • Miscellaneous Information- This is a page I’m currently working on, it will contain my posts I think are really informative but don’t really fit a category. This will be finished by tonight.

If you have any questions let me know! I just wanted to let you know I’ve made these pages to make things a little easier for all of us.

-Camille

anonymous said:

Where is the best spot to watch the fireworks? I want to be able to watch them with the least amount of crowds around me, but still have a nice view of the fireworks. Also how early in advance do you recommend getting there? I am planning on watching the fireworks on July 3rd. Thanks :)

Hey there! Well here’s an important factor to keep in mind, you’re going the day before the Fourth of July, so I think there’s going to be crowds pretty much everywhere. Whenever there’s a holiday near, expect crowds.

That being said, here’s a cool diagram that I think shows the best spots: http://www.disneytouristblog.com/disneyland-fireworks-best-views/

If view is more important than privacy, I would suggest Main Street. If having some space is more important than the view, I would suggest watching by the Pirates area. Hope this helped! :)

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