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Robyn Roark
Silicon Valley, CA
Plan your next trip to Disneyland
Interests: Co-founder of www.siliconvalleymamas.com
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When I hosted our Disney Side @ Home Celebration last month, I decided that my "party favor" would be my most favorite treat at Disneyland. Mickey Mouse Krispy Treats. Really, it doesn't get much better than this. I thought that the whole ordeal would be a big, messy pain in... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2014 at Disneyland Guru
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I hope you haven't been holding your breath... It's been nearly a two-year restoration, but the the wildest ride in the wilderness has finally reopened on March 17! Big Thunder Mountain Railroad now has with an upgraded track, restoration of the historic Rainbow Ridge Mining Town, new paint on portions... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2014 at Disneyland Guru
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it's a small world has been a family favorite of ours since... well, since always. During mevery trip to Disneyland we have ever taken (and there are more trips than I can count), we've always rode this iconic ride. In fact, when we planned a family reunion to celebrate my... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2014 at Disneyland Guru
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When you arrive at Disneyland, you should definitely head over to City Hall on Main St to pick up some complimentary celebration buttons. A cast member outside of City Hall has the general "I'm Celebrating" buttons as well as Happy Anniversary and Happy Birthday buttons. Sometimes in Cars Land, you... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2014 at Disneyland Guru
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I'm in Disneyland this week with the boys. It has certainly been a whirlwind of a vacation. I've never done Disneyland alone with the kids. And while I can hardly say I'm alone on this trip (we have extended family and close friends here), it's certainly been weird to be... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2014 at Disneyland Guru
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When I was about 12 or so, I went on a trip to Disneyland with my Grandma, my Aunt Sue, and my (much younger) cousin Sarah. We ate lunch one day at the Carnation Cafe, a restaurant with classic American food (think burgers, fried chicken, and malts). My Aunt snapped... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2014 at Disneyland Guru
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Driving 6 hours alone with two kids turned out to not be the nightmare I thought it would be. The boys were beyond awesome. They actually got upset at me for suggesting to stop to get something to eat. Instead, we grabbed fast food thru a drive-thru and only made... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2014 at Disneyland Guru
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For Valentine's Day, I though it would be fitting to offer up a sweet treat. In 2012, Disneyland Resort opened the Ghirardelli Soda Fountain and Chocolate Shop to in California Adventure. This was the first Ghirardelli shop to open inside a theme park. It features Ghirardelli’s world-famous hot fudge sundaes... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2014 at Disneyland Guru
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This photo is circa 2009 when we first discovered these lollipops. We saw another family in line with them and I asked where they found it. Turns out, you can find these Mickey shaped lollipops all over the park. It comes in a set of 4 or 5 for around... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2014 at Disneyland Guru
I am gearing up for Disney Side Home Celebration party this weekend. In the party package, there were some Hanes ComfortSoftwhite shirts and fabric markers for the kids to express their Disney Side courtesy of Hanes. If you know me, you know that I am not crafty. Creative, maybe. But... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2014 at Disneyland Guru
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I love Valentine's Day. I still remember as a kid when my mom would buy a bunch of random Valentine-y stuff, throw it on the table and let us craft our own valentines for school. Every year, I like to pick valentine ideas for the kids that are more of... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2014 at Disneyland Guru
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I'm starting a new series here at Disneyland Guru. Let's be honest, there's lots of things at Disneyland that cost a lot of money. But there's also a lot that doesn't cost you an extra dime. On Fridays, I'll be sharing the tips and tricks of ways to save a... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2014 at Disneyland Guru
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Not gonna lie... Going to Disneyland with three kids (two of which are under 4) has transformed my Disneyland experience. I'm forced to slow down. Most of the time, that's a good thing. For many years, Disneyland was a "what's next" experience. Now it's all about stopping to take pictures... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2014 at Disneyland Guru
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I know that Radiator Spring Racers (aka the Cars Ride) is the crowing glory of Cars Land. But there's more to the land than just that ride. Luigi's Flying Tires is a family favorite. You can fit up to three people (2 adults + 1 kid OR 2 kids +... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2014 at Disneyland Guru
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My cousin Sarah just sent me this photo... That's my mom in original Mickey Mouse Clubhouse ears with my Uncle Jimmy in the stroller and my Aunt Marty on the other side looking sassy! I love this photo. I can't believe how much my mom and I look alike. But... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2014 at Disneyland Guru
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I just started my journey with running a few months ago. And I'm still terribly slow. But I can't begin to tell you how excited I am for the Disneyland Half Marathon weekend. The Disneyland Half Marathon weekend runs over Labor Day weekend! No, I will not actually be running... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2014 at Disneyland Guru
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Disney's new release, Frozen, has turned out to be quite a hit. Not only is it nominated for 2 Academy Awards, it's also been confirmed to be the next movie that Disney converts into a live Broadway musical. If you haven't already seen it (or you have seen it and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2014 at Disneyland Guru
I haven't made an invite list yet! Still waiting for the box of goodies to come. Do you want to come? Sent from my iPhone
Toggle Commented Jan 23, 2014 on Show Your Disney Side At Home at Disneyland Guru
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I can look back at the photo and laugh. But in the moment, it wasn't so funny having a two year old totally lose it while waiting in line for Toy Story Mania. Tantrums are bound to happen at Disneyland. It's hot. You walk on average 6 MILES A DAY.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2014 at Disneyland Guru
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Growing up, my family never stopped to watch parades or fireworks. Those times were prime-time for getting on rides. While it is true that the wait times for many rides can drastically decrease during parades, Fantasmic, and fireworks, you are also missing out on a major piece of the magic.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2014 at Disneyland Guru
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I've been a big fan of Evite for many years. I've used it for nearly every kid birthday, baby shower, and big party for years. But even being a big supporter of site, I didn't realize that Evite had an entire collection of Disney invites for free. As I began... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2014 at Disneyland Guru
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Next month I'll be hosting a Disney Side Home Celebration thanks to MomSelect. While I wait for the box of goodies to share at my party, I've already started doing some initial planning. You don't have to be hosting a big party (for us, that 10 Moms and 10 kids)... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2014 at Disneyland Guru
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I was looking through some old online albums of trips past to find photos to fill my preschooler's Disneyland autograph book when I stumbled onto this photo. My preschooler, Cooper, was just 18 days old when this photo was taken. We hadn't planned on going to Disneyland with a newborn,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2014 at Disneyland Guru
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In case you missed it... I already published an article with everything you need to know about the Good Neighbor Hotels surrounding the Disneyland Resort. This post is all about staying "on-site" at one of the three Disneyland Resort hotels. If you didn't already know it, there are three hotels... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2014 at Disneyland Guru
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My 4th grader, like all 4th graders it seems, is obsessed with the rainbow loom. The rainbow loom arrived under the Christmas tree this year and it's been the biggest success story of the season. Nearly every evening before bed, I can find him quietly creating a new bracelet. Last... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2014 at Disneyland Guru