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OC Food Truck Fare

December 15th, 2014
OC Food Truck FareOne of the Fast upcoming trends these days is food trucks and food truck festivals. Not only are these fun events but they have some surprisingly good food. Orange County is cashing in on this craze and boasting of its own OC Food Truck Fare. Bringing a number of local food trucks to one spot with atmosphere that is second to none, this is the place to be this week.
The Orange County Food Truck Fare ends this week, December 19th, so be sure to enjoy the fun while it lasts. Thursday from 11:00 am until 2:00 pm and Wednesday from 5:30 pm until 9:00 pm gives you two opportunities to have a food truck meal or two. Bringing you a number of popular local food trucks, you get the chance to try them out all at once. Wednesday evening those age 21 and up can enjoy a cash bar giving them a local brew with their local food.
Admission is free so stop by the OC Fair & Event Center at 88 Fair Drive in Costa Mesa for great food in an awesome atmosphere. Show your support and get into the trendiness of Food Truck awesomeness. For a list of vendors and more, check out ocfair.com or follow them on Twitter (@ocfair) or Facebook (OCFair).

Anaheim Ducks Hockey

November 20th, 2014

Anaheim Ducks HockeyThe temperature is dropping which means one thing, its hockey season. The Anaheim Ducks opened their season on October 9th and are already looking strong this year. Don’t miss out on the fun and excitement. Get your tickets and get ready for a fun, action packed evening.

The Ducks are home next week against the Coyotes, Flames and Blackhawks. With a winning season so far, come see Ryan Getzlaf as he leads his team to victory. The full season schedule is available online at the Anaheim Ducks’ website. The full roster, more information about parking, the Honda Center as well as tickets, available for purchase, are all online. Can’t wait that long? Tonight, join the tree lighting ceremony at The Market Place in Edwards Theater Courtyard followed by an outdoor Watch Party complete with two giant LED screens and complimentary popcorn.

If you are a die-hard fan and traveling for the game, let us be your Anaheim Ducks hotel. We provide the best service, comfortable rooms and an outstanding location. Visit our specials page to see upcoming specials and deals. We also make reservations quick and easy by a simple click of a mouse. Make us your Anaheim hotel choice.

Halloween Safety Tips

October 31st, 2014

Halloween Safety TipsLooking for some tips to keep your ghouls and goblins safe this Halloween? Check out some of our Halloween safety tips for a happy and fun time this weekend.

  1. Do not let young kids trick-or-treat without adult supervision.
  2. If your teenagers are heading out with friends, make sure you know where they are going and set a time for them to check in and return home for the evening.
  3. It is hard for drivers to see pedestrians after dark so always use designated cross walks.
  4. Carry a flashlight to ensure drivers can see you and you can see what is in front of you.
  5. Avoid areas that are dimly lit or have no lighting such as alleyways.
  6. Always carry a cell phone for emergencies.
  7. Remind kids to never enter a home or a car for a treat, no matter how tempting.
  8. For small kids, have a contact name and number on them should they get lost or separated. You can pin it to their costume or even write it on their arm.
  9. Always inspect candy before allowing kids to eat any. Candy that has been unwrapped, spoiled or is questionable should be tossed in the trash.
  10. Don’t eat too much candy at once! It can cause serious belly aches. Too much candy? Try donating it to a local charity.

Clever Halloween Costume Ideas

October 25th, 2014

Clever Halloween CostumesOn a budget? Need a Halloween costume? Don’t have much time? Check out our clever Halloween costume ideas below that are also about as cheap as you can find.

Tourist: Grab your camera, sunglasses and sneakers. Head over to your nearest thrift store for a fanny pack and you have yourself a costume. Make it really authentic with a map that is mis-folded in your back pocket.

Walter White: Everyone loves ‘Breaking Bad’ so why not be Walter White? A button down shirt, glasses, shoes and tighty-whities.

Tickled Pink: Every real man has a pink shirt. Now just grab a feather. Ladies, pick up a pink feather boa from a local craft shop to add to your outfit.

Black Mail: All you need is the most comfortable all black outfit. Take a self-addressed, stamped envelope and tape it to your chest. Done and done. Not only is it easy, it is comfortable unlike all the other costumes people at the party will be wearing.

Ceiling Fan: We have all heard of this one but it doesn’t mean it’s not clever and cheap. Find an old t-shirt and a magic marker and write ‘Go Ceiling’. Find a pair of pom-poms in the toy department of your closest WalMart, Target or even at a toy store.

Disneyland’s Halloween Makeover

October 22nd, 2014

Get your spook on this Halloween in Anaheim. With Halloween right around the corner get in the spirit of the holiday with a little fun and a few chills at Disneyland. With new attractions to help visitors celebrate Halloween you will be sure to find festive yet spooky entertainment. Disneyland's Halloween Makeover

Enjoy Halloween Screams boo-tiful fireworks. Stop by the trick-or-treat stations throughout the park and pick up a little candy or, for the more healthy minded, healthy snacks. Meet some of Disney well known Villains and have your picture taken with them as they roam the park. Mickey’s Costume party parade, access most rides including Haunted Mansion Holiday and Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy are just a few more of the exciting and eerie events to enjoy at Disneyland. Oh, and we can’t forget about the dance parties and creepy crafts for the whole family. There is a little spook for everyone!

With the park dressed in its holiday attire you too are invited to wear your favorite costume. Be sure to follow the park guidelines for costumes to ensure that everyone can have a safe and family friendly holiday. (All costumes must be kid friendly, and not violent or offensive. Costumes can’t drag the ground, contain sharp objects or contain any weapon that could be construed as an actual weapon.)

 

Adrenaline Pumping Action in Anaheim

October 6th, 2014

Adrenaline Pumping Action in AnaheimOf course everyone has enjoyed a little go kart action when participating with a group at the local putt putt but have you experienced fast action karting that brings all of your sense alive?  K1 Speed, just down the road in Anaheim, blows every go kart experience out of the water. This high speed indoor karting takes go kart racing to a whole new level. Featuring a professionally designed track, electric karts that race at speeds up to 40 miles per hour and a new exhilarating night time racing adventure, this is go karting like you have never seen before.

Grab your date, your buddies or all of your co-workers. No matter the size of your group, there is a special package for you. For those who would rather watch safely from the sidelines, the 3000 square foot mezzanine overlooks all of the racing action so you don’t have to miss a beat.

Night races feature high speed racing coupled with music and light shows giving you a whole new racing experience. These adrenaline pumping races will bring every racer back for more. Check out the adult and junior racing leagues. With fun for the whole family, junior racing for the  kids has special junior karts that are kid friendly featuring many safety features such as lower speeds, roll bars, emergency shut off switches and more. All ages can have a little fast action thrill on the tracks at K1 Speed!

 

California’s Top Beaches

September 16th, 2014

Visit California's Top BeachesWhile you are in town, take a short ride and enjoy miles and miles of some of the most alluring beaches in California. Orange County beaches take up approximately 42 miles of coastline and are composed of six beach cities. Take a long walk on the beach, enjoy the sunset, an evening bonfire and cookout, and/or surf lessons. There is so much to appreciate about these amazing shores.

Huntington Beach can be summed up with ‘Surf City USA’. Filled with surf shops, tan surfers and perfect waves, it is the surfer’s paradise.

Newport Beach is not only sandy beaches but championship golf courses, the largest small craft yacht harbor in the US and a wide variety of aquatic activities for the old and the young.

Seal Beach is Orange County’s northern most beach. Named after the seals that once frequented the area, this coastline is now home of quaint neighborhoods giving it a down-to-earth, small town feel.

Dana Point is deemed one of the most romantic spots in Orange County featuring panoramic seaside views and a stunning cove.

San Clemente oozes with a charming ambience. Featuring Spanish architecture and a Mediterranean feel,  this pristine beach is home to an annual sand castle contest and many other family activities.

Last but not least is Laguna Beach, one of the most famous beaches in the area. Filled with hillside mansions and upscale shopping areas featuring the hottest trends, this rugged coastline of cliffs is not only majestic but relaxing.

Cool Kids Go To Anaheim ICE

September 10th, 2014

Anaheim ICETake a break from the heat and cool off at the coolest place in town. Anaheim ICE, the official training site for the Anaheim Ducks, provides a fun, clean, state-of-the-art facility for good clean family fun. Located just down the street in the heart of Anaheim, this world class training facility offers both an NHL size and Olympic size rink plus a great viewing area from the second floor.

For those who wish to improve their skating skills, Anaheim ICE offers classes for both young and old. Classes start at ages 3-5 and go all the way up to adults. If you are more sports minded, hockey clinics and camps are available as well. Pick up hockey games are a good way to blow off some steam. Check out the weekly schedule and swing by for a game or two.

If you are just looking to relax and have a little fun with your friends or family on the ice, Anaheim ICE offers open skate time to the public. With great rates, it is the perfect place for some inexpensive fun. Store your belongings in the locker room and grab a snack after working up an appetite. This place has it all. Open skate times vary from week to week so be sure to check the weekly schedule on their website.

Disneyland Celebrates 50!

August 25th, 2014

Disneyland Celebrates 50While it’s not the park’s birthday, there is a birthday within the park. ‘It’s a Small World’ ride is turning 50 this month! This iconic ride has brought smiles to many faces over the past half century. Created in 1964 for the World’s Fair in New York, Walt Disney produced his childlike vision of the world. Music that accompanied the ride was composed by the Sherman Brothers who also composed music for Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Mary Poppins. Today, close to 300 million people have visited this beloved ride. There are similar rides in Disney parks in Florida, Tokyo, Paris and Hong Kong.

‘It’s a Small World’ is not the only attraction that was created by Walt Disney for the World’s Fair. The audio-visual exhibit “Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln” was also created for the 1964 fair and was centered around the biggest themes of Lincoln’s presidency, slavery. The exhibit is now housed in the Main Street Opera House. Surprisingly, the word “slavery” is only mentioned once during the 15 minute show.

In addition to ‘It’s a Small World’, Matterhorn Bobsleds celebrates its 55th anniversary, the Haunted Mansion celebrates 45 years and Big Thunder Mountain rings in 35 years next month. Raise a glass to Disneyland as they celebrate many wonderful, exciting and beloved rides that have become the highlight of many family vacations over the years.

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

July 22nd, 2014

Los Angeles Angels of AnaheimWhile in Anaheim, why not take the opportunity to take in one of America’s favorite past-times. The Los Angeles Angels calls Anaheim home and play home games at Angels Stadium of Anaheim. This baseball club/organization was started in 1892 and played in the Pacific coast League until 1957 after which they were then moved to Spokane, Washington later to become a minor league affiliate of the Major League Baseball before becoming one of the favorite teams along the West coast in 1961 by Gene Autry.

Currently in second place in the American League West, the Angels are a favorite of many and as always, provide an exciting game. Winning eight division titles and one world series title in 2002, the Angels have a loyal following. As of 2014, five Guinness World Records have been set by Angels fans for largest gatherings of people wearing Cowboy hats, Luchador masks, blankets, wigs and Santa hats. Come join the crowd

What is more enjoyable than enjoying an American game while eating a foot long hot dog and listening to the crack of a bat as it hits a homerun? You can purchase tickets online at the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim website. This week the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim take on the Baltimore Orioles and the Detroit Tigers. Game times start at 7:05 pm each evening.

 

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