Foolish Mortals: How the Haunted Mansion Manifested to Frighten for Fifty Years

Last week Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion, the “delightfully unlivable” southern plantation that is home to 999 happy haunts, turned 50. Patrick and I visited the “happy haunting grounds” to wish it a spooktacular birthday. What few may know about the Haunted Mansion is that the ghosts could have been having their “swinging wake” for much longer.…

The Stunning Art Deco Theatre Hidden Inside Catalina’s Casino

Our main reason for visiting Catalina was to attend Catalinaland, a presentation by Ambassador of Americana, and personal idol, Charles Phoenix. Phoenix was presenting his slideshow celebrating the island in the iconic Avalon Theatre, which is located within the Catalina Casino. When chewing gum king, William Wrigley Jr. opened his “Casino” on May 29, 1929,…

Celebrating National Boysenberry Day

Okay, I know I literally just wrote about Knott’s Berry Farm’s amazing Boysenberry Festival, but you’ll have to endure another post about it! Because first, it’s hard to eat all of the unique food offerings and enjoy all of the fun live entertainment all in one day! Plus, last Wednesday was National Boysenberry Day! Shortly…

Boysenberry Festival Returns!

Last week kicked off Knott’s Berry Farm‘s Boysenberry Festival! And Sunday Patrick and I were there to enjoy the sights, sounds, and tastes! This year, the festival lasts four weeks, up from three last year, giving locals and tourists alike more time to visit and eat to their heart’s content! In case you didn’t know,…

The Return of Adventureland Day

As it is already well established, I love Disneyland and a good theme, so I was overjoyed when I heard that Adventureland Day (put together by Tiki Tony), one of the newest unofficial theme days, was returning. The event encourages Guests to embrace all things Adventureland whether it is with tiki-tastic clothing, safari-wear (or adventurer…

Hogsmeade & Holly

Over the weekend Patrick and I visited Universal Studios for a festive day with friends to enjoy the sights, sounds, and sweets of the season in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, as the area got the holiday treatment for the first time! For the day my outfit was inspired by one of my favorite…