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We are Headed to Disneyland Resorts in Southern California!

Later today the kids and I will be meeting up with Daddy to head out to Disneyland Resorts for a family vacation!

Monday we will spend the day at Disneyland, and Tuesday at Disney California Adventure.

Tuesday we have lunch reservations with the Disney Princesses at Ariel’s Grotto

Sarah is really excited about going on the The Little Mermaid ~ Ariel’s Undersea Adventure which is a new attraction that debuted last year in Disney California Adventure Park.

We are also so excited for the grand opening of Cars Land, Buena Vista Street and the Carthay Circle Theatre at Disney California Adventure park. The exciting, new additions will complete the five-year expansion of Disneyland Resort, a premier, multi-day vacation destination in Southern California with two theme parks, three hotels and the Downtown Disney shopping and dining district. The grand opening will take place on June 15th, 2012!

With four new attractions opening at Disney California Adventure park, full day-to-night experiences at both parks, and the magical transformation of the Disneyland Hotel with new pools, themed suites and remodeled rooms, guests of all ages will enjoy more fun and adventure than ever before at the Disneyland Resort.

Cars Land expands Disney California Adventure by 12 acres and immerses guests in the thrilling world of the Disney•Pixar blockbuster “Cars.”  Guests will feel as if they have stepped into the town of Radiator Springs as they enjoy three family attractions showcasing characters and settings from the movie, plus “Cars”-themed dining and shopping locations such as Flo’s V8 Café, Ramone’s House of Body Art and Radiator Springs Curios.

One of the largest and most elaborate attractions ever created for a Disney park, Radiator Springs Racers is a twisting, turning, high-speed adventure through Ornament Valley and the town of Radiator Springs. Luigi’s Flying Tires invites guests to glide on air aboard special tires, whirling around with their pals. At Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree, guests will whip around behind a baby tractor and enjoy tunes from a giant jukebox built from Mater’s most prized possessions.

Starting June 15, guests will enter Disney California Adventure along Buena Vista Street, a place that transports them to an era when Walt Disney arrived in California with new dreams:   1920s Los Angeles. Buena Vista Street features Red Car Trolleys, inspired by the transportation system that once served Southern California, and the Carthay Circle Theatre, modeled after the site of the 1937 world premiere of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.” Carthay Circle Theatre will include a lounge and the elegant Carthay Circle Restaurant, designed to be the premier dining location in Disney California Adventure.

Adding to the fun at Disney California Adventure this summer will be the new Mad T Party in Hollywood Land, the return of Pixar Play Parade, and the new Ghirardelli Soda Fountain and Chocolate Shop at Pacific Wharf.  Mad T Party will feature nighttime, family fun inspired by the wild and whimsical world of Tim Burton’s “Alice in Wonderland.”

The summer debuts of Cars Land, Buena Vista Street and Carthay Circle Theatre complement previous additions to the park, including the 4D fun of Toy Story Mania; the spectacular after-dark “World of Color” show; The Little Mermaid ~ Ariel’s Undersea Adventure; Boardwalk Pizza & Pasta and Paradise Garden Grill restaurants, plus the re-themed attractions Mickey’s Fun Wheel, Silly Symphony Swings and Goofy’s Sky School.

*A product was provided. *We received complementary media passes to visit the parks from Disney Media Relations.

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Amanda Acuña an influential Mom Blogger created MommyMandy as an online resource to the parenting community. She has four children and they currently reside in Texas.


  1. Wishing you safe travels and fun in your heart while on your vacation. Take time to rest too little mamma!
    We have never been able to go to Disneyland; just one trip to Disney in Florida for the kids about 7 years ago. It truly is magical:)

  2. Kids do enjoy Disneyland. What’s their favorite part of Disney? You look really overjoyed with your kids.


  3. I had a dream last night I won a Disney Cruise! LOL Hope Hope. Glad you guys are having fun. I can’t wait until Lila is old enough to really enjoy Disney. I might have to take her soon anyway… just because.

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  4. One of the girls I work with is going to disneyworld in a couple of weeks. I wonder if they have the Pixar parade. That would be neat!

  5. How exciting that that must have been for the girls. I remember going there forever ago when I was 13 and had a blast.My favorite was the Pirates of the Caribbean. It sure has changed since I have been would love to take my family there someday!

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