So…what is Cars Land – Disneyland?

Headed to Disneyland? Wondering what exactly is Cars Land? READ this and learn all about it.

Hey fans, Thinking about Disneyland today and wondering how much people really know about Cars Land. I mean, if you haven’t been, perhaps you don’t really understand HOW amazing it actually is. This fantastic land is a HUGE draw for Disneyland in California and its NOT to be missed.

Location:

Cars Land is located at the Disneyland Resort, in Disney’s California Adventure Park. Its an entirely themed land, based on Pixar’s Cars Movie. Remember Radiator Springs? This is your chance to see it in person, up close and live. Walk the same path as Lightning McQueen and enjoy this calm, peaceful town both day and night. That’s right, I said night…see it light up in the evenings for an even more perfect ending to your day.

Rides:

There are 3 awesome rides featured in Cars Land. The main and most popular is Radiator Springs Racers. Jump into your very own vehicle, designed just like a character featured on Cars. Race with your fellow park-goers and experience the high speeds only Radiator Springs can offer. Meet your favorite characters along the way and make sure to buckle those seat belts. As this ride is fast and races on a track, those with motion issues might avoid. And there are 2 other rides as well, for sure suiting for younger car fans, but enjoyable for the WHOLE Family. See the Video for more.

Characters:

That’s right, you heard me. You can meet several Cars Characters in Radiator Springs. Just head over to the Cozy Cone area and wait in line…your favorite car just might be stopping by for a little chat and photo opportunity. I have met Cruz, Tow Mater, Lightning McQueen, DJ (who is now at WDW) and RED (the fire truck). Keep your eyes open as you never know who will be driving down the street, looking to park at the Cozy Cone Motel or take a stroll down the street.

Restaurants/Eats:

Cars Land features one main restaurant – Flo’s V8 Cafe. AS you can imagine it has a classic dinner like feel but with some amazing details, if you look closely. Take the time to walk around and see the little touches that make this place. The other eats location is the Cozy Cone, counter service. The Cozy Cone features several “Cones” each with its own themed snack item. Be sure to check it out and get some cone themed foods. For more healthy based snacks, check out Fillmore’s; Fruits, Hummus, snack packs, Juices, etc.

The Cozy Cone Motel – Cars Land, Disneyland
The Skinny:

So…if it isn’t obvious, I love this area at Disneyland. It’s a MUST for anyone visiting the parks. Of course we also love the Cars Movies, so each and every time we enter Radiator Springs, we tear up a little. Its a great place for the whole family. Its also a great place for a family picture, complete with the Radiator Springs Hills as the backdrop. The 2 other rides are just pure, silly fun and when looking for rides for littles, this is perfect. TIP: The Racers ride is extremely popular, so arrive early or score a Fastpass.

Make sure to enjoy all my other Posts/Videos on Disneyland. Its amazing how many different attractions there are from Walt Disney World. We love exploring the parks and doing all the hidden adventures that are special/unique to the California based parks.

Mahalo for READING and FOLLOWING along – Nina

As usual I am a FREE Magical Vacation Planner (Travel Agent), Booking ALL Disney Destination Vacations (Disney & Beyond) – Contact me TODAY!!

Dairy-Free (Vegan) FROZEN Treats at Disney World

Headed to Disney World? Perhaps you are Vegan or Dairy-free – READ this list for YUMMY Frozen treats.

Hey fans, its seems my Vegan/Dairy-Free Blog posts are a hit, so here is another one for you. Again this list might not be the FULL list, as Disney is always adding more items. Also…make sure to ALWAYS check the lables as products and ingrediants can change. But enjoy my list of Dairy-Free FROZEN treats in Disney World.

Dole Whip:

So this is a no-brainier. If you read my last list you would know that Dole Whips are on the list. ALL the fruit flavors, NOT the Vanilla. But did you also know that the fun, festive Dole Whip Drinks are too? The Strawberry Float themed after REDD (just remove the chocolate hat) or the Lime Peter Pan Float (also remove the Chocolate Feather). But there is also a Rum infused option at Animal Kingdom too – YUM!!

Ice Cream:

You heard me, Vegan/Dairy-Free Ice Cream can be found at several locations within Disney World. FIRST, ask at your table service location, they might have a dairy-free ice cream option for you. Also many of the Ice Cream/Sweet shops…they usually have a dairy-free option in the back. So ASK! For sure at the Plaza Inn on Main Street and Beaches & Cream at Beach Club Resort. BUT I have also gotten a Vegan Milk Shake at 50’s Prime Time Cafe AND Sci-Fi Drive-In at Hollywood Studios.

Custom made Caramel Ice Cream at Crystal Palace – so YUM!!
Other Frozen Treats:

Another option are pre-package Frozen treats found at many Kiosk locations and quick service store/restaurants. I am talking about Frozen Lemonade cups by Minute Made or sometimes you will see a Strawberry Popsicle like treat. If the kiosk is selling Frozen goodies, take a peak. The Pink Lemonade is a fave.

LeFou’s Brew:

This gem is a Hidden Dairy-Free treat that is accidentally Vegan. Its a Frozen/super cold Apple Juice concoction with hit of Mango and a Marshmallow like topping. Its like the Butterbeer for Disney 😉 You can find it at Gastons Tavern, its the signature treat.

Green/Blue Milk:

This treat is COMING Soon, like VERY, very soon. The Green or Blue Milk featured at Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge is vegan. It’s made with a Dairy-free milk base, flavored with exotic fruit flavors. I am adding this to the list as its not quite milk, but not really a Milkshake…but its for-sure a Frozen(ish) treat. Some prefer the Blue, some the Green and some are getting creative and mixing the 2. Either way, enjoy a cool treat while in Batuu and get your Star Wars on.

Like I said, I am sure there are many more Diary-free FROZEN items to enjoy in the parks, these are just a few. Always check the labels and ask…but I have never been Vegan starving in the parks nor have I missed out on a Frozen Treat!!

Mahalo for READING and FOLLOWING along – Nina

As usual I am a FREE Magical Vacation Planner (Travel Agent), Booking ALL Disney Destination Vacations (Disney & Beyond) – Contact me TODAY!!

Things TO DO Before Vacation: Packing for Disney

Headed out on vacation and afraid you will forget something? READ this list: Packing for Disney World & Beyond.

Hey guys, I am headed on vacation here in a few weeks. And one thing I always worry about is forgetting something. And I don’t mean, just packing items. I know many of you also have “nightmare” like dreams before a trip. READ this list of things not to forget to do BEFORE vacation: Packing for Disney World.

Hair and Nails:

I find this to be a COMMON item that people want to do before a trip, but often forget as time draws closer. So ladies don’t forget to spruce up your color, get those “Disney” nails and make sure those feet are cute shoes ready. Guys – don’t forget to trim your hairs too. And don’t forget the kids, they need beauty maintenance too. Now for those that might be wondering, why?? Why do I need to get my hair done – PICTURES. Most people on vacation take TONS of pictures and often are seeking out that amazing family pic.

My Disney Toes. Sorry if toes gross you out – eek.
Toiletry Shopping:

I can NOT tell you how many times I ask my husband if he needs anything at the store…just to have him write items on the list AFTER I went shopping. As annoying as this is on a week basis…its very, very frustrating ONE day before your trip. So make sure EVERYONE looks in their toiletry bags, bathroom cabinets, etc and shop for all your beauty items BEFORE you go. These “oops” I forgot to pack items can be costly. This majorly includes Sunscreen, Aloe and Deodorant. So make a list, check all your bags and shop ahead.

Clothes:

So I don’t just mean packing clothes…I mean making sure you have the right clothes for the right vacation. AND I also mean, clothes that fit. I have this issue every trip. Based on temps, location, style of trip and if I added a pound or two, certain items might need to be replaced. And KIDS, make them try on their summer shorts (especially if winter) and see if you need to purchase the next size up. Bathing suites and shoes too. Do this in advance, 2 days before your trip just adds more stress than needed.

Park Bags:

I find it VERY helpful to pack my “park” bag BEFORE the trip. I do this for a few reasons. 1 – make sure you OWN everything you need. 2 – helps you see if you are bringing too much and perhaps need 2 backpacks. 3 – it prevents you from forgetting something at the last minute. Rushing to the parks in the morning it tough enough, but finding you forgot an item is worse. Practice and pack ahead.

RANDOM:

I get many emails about people forgetting certain things…so to prevent vacation “nightmares” and I mean during sleep time. Label your suitcases NOW. Add your luggage tags NOW. Pack your swimsuits, sunscreen and such items NOW. Put your Magicbands in your bags NOW. Make lists and cross of items as you pack.

Hope this helps prevent any packing drama incidences. I have become a PRO at packing, travel in general and traveling with kids.

Mahalo for READING and FOLLOWING along – Nina

As usual I am a FREE Magical Vacation Planner (Travel Agent), Booking ALL Disney Destination Vacations – Contact me TODAY!!