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The Australian Guide to Disney Parks

The Australian Guide to Disney Parks

Disney Parks Pin Trading Culture

Pin Trading Pin trading. What is it, who does it and why? All valid questions! For years I was convinced that pin trading was a purely American past time. In some respects, that is still true. There is something patriotic Read more…


Disneyland Resort Dining: Food Glorious Food

In Australia, theme park food is up there with the worst in the country. It is poor quality, super expensive and always ends up coming back with a vengeance. In spite of this, you still end up buying it because Read more…


Top Tips: Cast Members and Dining

Did you know that Cosmic Ray’s at Walt Disney World is the second busiest restaurant in the world? That’s right; the only restaurant that sees more people each day is the McDonalds in Moscow. Crazy!*   Cosmic Ray’s: The Second Read more…


Characters: Who, When, Where and How?

Some would argue that character meet and greets are the life-blood of Disneyland; helping to create that truly immersive atmosphere. Indeed the ability for guests to meet his most famous characters was essential to Walt’s original plan for the Park. Read more…


Top Tips: Cast Member Interactions

Cast Members of the Disney Parks are essential to the overall Disney experience. To help us get the most out of these brilliant employees, guest blogger Lexie has provided us with some great tips, in her first post for Down Read more…


DCA Entertainment: Spectaculars and Dance Parties

The changes to California Adventure have not only seen a great improvement in rides and aesthetics but also in entertainment. While there are fewer options available, there are still plenty of fantastic shows, equal to those across the ditch at Disneyland. Read more…


The Top Ten: Rides

This is it. The post you have all been waiting for! My top ten rides at the Disneyland Resort. I would like to preface this by saying I actually really enjoy a good 75% of attractions at Disneyland and DCA  Read more…


Paradise Gardens Park: The Family Zone

Formerly a part of Paradise Pier, the newly named, Paradise Gardens Park is an area perfect for families. It is situated on the opposite side of the lake from Pixar Pier and features a number of small scale attractions that Read more…


Pixar Pier: Paradise Lost?

Opening on June 23rd 2018, Pixar Pier is the reimagined version of Paradise Pier and another step in taking the California out of California Adventure. Attractions including “California Screamin’” and “Mickey’s Fun Wheel” have undergone theme changes to become the Read more…


Carsland: The End and the Beginning

After years of struggling and being treated as a half day, second rate theme park, California Adventure finally hit its straps with Carsland. The reign of terror was over and a new dawn rose! Opening in 2012, Carsland became an Read more…