101 Disneyland Tips for the New Year!

New YearHappy New Year, everyone!! As we start this new adventure of 2014, things are finally starting to settle down (or at least feel like it..) around our house. I’m 23 weeks pregnant now, and so far things are going better than they were. I’m less restricted, less stressed (For another few weeks, anyway.. Ha!) and looking forward to what this year has to bring.

That happens to include planning our next adventure to Disneyland!! Every 18-24 months, we join our friends and take a child-filled trip to Disneyland. We really enjoy traveling together and our children are best of friends. This makes for a little chaos but a lot of fun! However, it requires a lot of planning, coordinating, compromising and flexibility.

I was thrilled when I found out a friend I met at Disney Social Media Moms: On the Road, Cam Bowman, was writing a book filled with tips and hints all about Disneyland. When she gave me the opportunity to review it for her, I had to jump on it! When she offered a book for me to giveaway to one of you? Even better!!


I’ll tell you all a secret before I start.. My husband snatched the book before I even got a chance to glance at it. He loved it. When he put it down long enough for me to grab, I can see why. There are a lot of books out there about Disneyland. Where to find Hidden Mickey’s, Which ride has the shortest line at certain times of the day, etc.. Cam’s book is different, at least in my opinion. 101 Disneyland Tips is full of ideas you may not have thought of and experiences you may not have heard of.

While my husband’s favorite tips are a little different than mine, We both loved the book. (For instance, he loves the idea of not buying souvenirs at the park.. but rather order them online or getting them at local stores and packing them with you. Money saved.. a man’s favorite thing. Haha) A few of my favorite tips in the book are about making the most of time in the park. If you can cut corners to avoid standing in line as much as possible, that is best, right? For instance, she suggests being flexible with your meal times. Most people will eat lunch between 11:30-1:30, so if you eat a later breakfast you can hit the rides while the masses are enjoying their meals and then hit the restaurants when the crowds have cleared out of them!

In 101 Disneyland Tips you will be captivated by tips on subjects like where to stay, strategies to use in the park, dining options and suggestions, lesser known experiences and so much more that I will let you read for yourselves!! (Did you know you can request a Jungle Cruise Map keepsake?! A souvenir your kids will love that you don’t have to pay for. Brilliant. Clearly a tip both my husband and I enjoy.)  I had a lot of fun reading this book and I look forward to implementing so many of Cam’s tips into our upcoming vacation to hopefully make it a little different for us and even more memorable for our kids.

I am so pleased to give one of you a chance to win a copy of Cam’s book, 101 Disneyland Tips. I hope you will enjoy reading it as much as I (and my husband..) did! What sort of tips are you most hoping to learn from this book? Are any of you planning a Disney vacation soon? For a chance to win, please complete the Rafflecopter form below.


Disclaimer: This book was provided to me for review by Cam Bowman. The opinions expressed are my own and I was not compensated for my opinions.

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