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The Australian Guide to Disney Parks

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The Cost of Happiness 2: Hong Kong Disneyland

I like to the think of Hong Kong Disneyland as the “Layover Park”. It is often filled with people on business trips, or those on their way to other places, and is small enough to do in a day or Read more…


The Cost of Happiness Part 1: Disneyland California

I’ve previously written about how you can save a bit of coin on your Disney trips but let’s not beat around the bush. Disney holidays are expensive. Call it the “Cost of Happiness”. So what does a holiday to the Read more…


Babes in Disneyland: Part 2

Recap You have hopefully survived your trip to the States (or elsewhere) and have settled into your hotel. Excited and exhausted as you are, you still need to make sure the little human you have in your care will be Read more…


Babes in Disneyland: Part 1

Let’s face it, due to Australia’s geographic location, a trip overseas with a baby requires careful planning and not a small amount of patience. Add in the Disney Parks factor and this holiday could quickly become a nightmare. Now I’m Read more…


Penny Pinching at Disneyland

The Most Expensive Place on Earth While Disneyland is the happiest place on earth it also among the most expensive. This is especially the case for Australians. Not only do we have to fly at least 14 hours to get Read more…


Shopping at the Disneyland Resort

While we have touched on shopping at Disneyland in Rachael’s souvenirs post (well worth a read); this post will focus solely on the shops themselves and what they sell. No, I’m not going to provide you with an overly elongated Read more…


Working as an Aussie at a Disney Park

Working as an Australian at a Disney park is perhaps the best rollercoaster around. More often than not, people assume that it is all smiles and dreams coming true. They are not too far from the truth. There are a Read more…


Doing Disney Solo: Nighttime

Picture this. It’s nighttime, you’re on Main Street. All you can see (above the crowds of course), is the castle. Nothing else matters.   Wherever the Disney Park, the Castle at night is always spectacular (Especially during Fireworks). Image Credit: Read more…


Doing Disney Solo (Day Time)

You time in life is great. You time in the parks is magic. Don’t take this the wrong way, but going to the parks alone is my preferred way to enjoy the magic… ha! While it is definitely special to Read more…


Cast Member Interactions: Rides

Disney theme parks have some of the best rides in the world. More than your typical ride, they are “attractions”. From 4D movies, storybook classics, to roller coasters and more, you want to ride as many as you can and Read more…