About Erin D
Lives in San Pedro, Belize
Since Sep. 2008
35-49 year old female
Full time traveler and digital nomad - visited over 60 countries on 5 continents to date. Three-time expat -- Taiwan, Netherlands, and Belize. I'm a Certified Specialist of Wine (CSW) and I'm an annual passholder to all Disney Parks worldwide, visiting each of the international resorts 2-3 times per year. I work as a travel and food writer and blogger. I write for publications like Viator and Roam Right Travel Insurance. I am AFAR Magazine's Belize expert and authored the Official AFAR Guide to Belize. In 2013, I authored the majority of Belize's official visitor magazine, Destination Belize, and had the honor to work as the English language editor for a renowned international chef's second published cookbook.
Disney Parks & Activities, Theme Parks
Theme Parks, Disney Parks & Activities
Disney Parks & Activities, Points of Interest & Landmarks
Arenas & Stadiums
Since it opened on July 17, 1955, Disneyland has been delighting young and old with its fun rides, magnificent shows, and whimsical lands. This is the only theme park that was built under the direct supervision of Walt Disney himself, and today Main Street is just as pristine as Mr. Disney envisioned. In this wonderland, you can meet your favorite Disney characters, soar into space, sing with pirates, cruise through the jungle, and so much more.
The 72-acre Disney California Adventure Park now stands in the place of the original Disneyland parking lot. A love song to the state where it all started, the park features everything from a San Francisco-esque Pacific Wharf, where you can enjoy California's famous sourdough bread, to a Santa Monica-esque Paradise Pier, replete with the requisite ferris wheel. It's also home to the only Cars Land in existence at any of the Disney Theme Parks in the world — plus Hollywood Land, Grizzly Peak, and even a California Screamin' roller coaster that's a bit more intense than your average Disney ride.
Situated between Disneyland Park and California Adventure, Downtown Disney is an outdoor shopping, entertainment, and dining district, known as a 'Shoppertainment Center.' Here you'll find everything from casual sandwiches at La Brea Bakery to southern hospitality and live music at Ralph Brennan's Jazz Kitchen.
Adventure City is a theme park that occupies just over two acres in Anaheim. Its slogan is 'The little theme park that's big on family fun,' and kids love its miniature train, airplanes, vehicles, and more. Adventure City opened in 1994 as an expansion of Hobby City, a collection of museums and novelty shops. The miniature train was originally part of Hobby City, but was expanded and incorporated into Adventure City when the park was built.
A trip to Anaheim is not complete without a stop at Angel Stadium of Anaheim, which has gone through several name changes, including Anaheim Stadium and Edison International Field of Anaheim. Angel Stadium is home to the MLB Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and was once home to the NFL Los Angeles Rams, now the St. Louis Rams. It's one of the oldest stadiums in the U.S., and is often called 'The Big A', recognizable by its landmark 'Big A' sign and marquee.
Anaheim Hills Golf Course is a favorite of many local Orange County golfers, and it's open to the public as well as to regular members. The fun yet challenging, 71-par course features treelined fairways and stunning Spanish-Mediterranean architecture.
Canyon RV Park is a hidden gem in Anaheim. It's not only an RV Park, but also the gateway to Featherly Wilderness Preserve, a 795-acre wildlife area situated along the Santa Ana River. There is a seasonal pool and playground for the kids, and the bike trail nearby extends all the way down to the ocean in Huntington Beach. There is archaeological evidence that Native Americans inhabited the preserve around 4,000 years ago, and the Spanish soldiers are believed to have moved in around the 1700s.
Located an eight-minute walk from Disneyland Resort, the Howard Johnson Anaheim is a pirate-themed waterpark that provides great fun for kids of all ages and the perfect way to beat the Anaheim heat. Castaway Cove features a 30-foot pirate ship with slides, water cannons, fountains, a 200-gallon drench bucket, and a toddler wading pool. The Howard Johnson also has seven acres of walkways and lush gardens if you want to take a stroll in the morning or afternoon.