Welcome to Disneyland Parkhopper! 6

Hello, my name is Sarah and I am a Disneyland fanatic.  <Disney friends say “Hello, Sarah!”>

I would like to welcome you all to the Disneyland Parkhopper blog here on PassPorter!  It is my absolute pleasure to introduce those of you who are new to Disneyland to Disney magic, West Coast style (and remind those of you who aren’t new just how great Disneyland is)!  I will be covering everything from starting to plan your Disneyland trip, where to stay, where to hang out with your favorite characters . . . heck, I may even get into some other Southern California attractions every once in a while.  Do you have specific questions about the Disneyland Resort (or other things “Southern California”)?  I would be happy to answer your questions as well!

To give you a little background on me:  Though the Navy took me to the east coast for 15 years of my life, I am a West Coast girl, through and through. I was born in San Diego, California in the mid 70’s, from 1988 I spent 7 years living near Eugene, Oregon (where my parents still live) and since 2010, we’ve been stationed north of Seattle, Washington.  I was raised on Disneyland.  It was the first Disney park I ever laid my little eyes on and it has had a huge place in my heart ever since.  I have very specific memories of the Disneyland parking lot, losing hats over London on Peter Pan’s Flight and fits over powder blue latex Mickey balloons.  One of my favorite things, quite honestly, is helping someone plan their first (and subsequent!) trips to Disneyland and I often wish I could tag along just to see their faces light up when they first experience that “original” Disney magic and make Disneyland memories of their own.

It goes without saying that I have “converted” my family into Disney-holics as well.  My two kids (ages 3 and nearly 11) were exposed to Disney everything from the moments they were born and each are veterans of several Walt Disney World and Disneyland trips.  My husband, a Chief in the United States Navy, was a bit harder of a nut to crack, but I got him too!  With any luck, I will have you all converted to Disneyland lovers soon as well!

So, stay tuned for my first post on planning your dream Disneyland vacation and, again, I welcome you all to MY happy place . . . the Disneyland Parkhopper blog!

Disneyland - Let the memories (and Magic) begin!

About Sarah Mudd

I like to think of myself as a multi-hyphenate. I am a busy stay-at-home mom of two, "pet mom" to two cats named after mice (Mickey and Minnie) and a puppy named after a duck (Daisy), a Travel Consultant with Ears to You Travel AND a PassPorter Message Board Guide. *phew!* I am a born Californian and transplanted Oregonian. My family has been up and down the east coast (Florida, Maine, Florida again and Virginia) with the US Navy and we recently ended our Naval career stationed in Washington state. We've added another state to our list as we are now civilians living in Texas! I have made more trips to both Walt Disney World and Disneyland than I can possibly count and I always have a "next" trip in the planning stages. I can't wait to head out on my next Disney adventure, whichever Disney property it takes me to!

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6 thoughts on “Welcome to Disneyland Parkhopper!

  • Valerie Rodgers

    I am so excited to be planning our first trip to Disneyland. We live in the midwest and have been to Disney World several times. My kids were hooked the first time they saw the Castle!! I look forward to reading your blogs on planning a trip to Disneyland, but do you have any recommendations for other books that could help us plan?

    • Sarah Mudd Post author

      Hi Valerie,

      Most of the info in PassPorter’s Disneyland Resort and Southern California Attractions is still very relevant (with the obvious exception of prices!). When you couple the info in there with the info you can find around the message boards and online at places like AllEars.net and, of course, here on the PassPorter message boards you should have a lot of info to plan with! 🙂

  • Connie L.

    I am planning a trip back to Disney World, because the airfare is so high to CA. Howeve, I do want to go back. My niece, nephew and I LOVED Haunted Mansion Holiday. I also found Disneyland Park superior to Magic Kingdom in Florida. Especially their FAntasyland. Also how Disneyland fixes up Haunted Mansion and Small World, not to mention Matterhorn Bobsleds. I also was planning to stay at Grand Californian, but Disneyland Hotel’s refurb looks awesome. We stayed at Disneyland Hotel in 2005 and loved the complex and I was concerned about the changes, but they did a great job! I also love the room refurbishments. My bucket list includes: return to Disney World (so my niece can surf at Typhoon Lagoon), Disneyland, and Aulani in Hawaii. My favorite places in the world Disney and Hawaii.