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Dapper Days, Christmas Cheer, Disneyland in fall

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Christmas in Disneyland starts in November. In fact, decorations will be in place starting Friday, November 10 and stay up through Sunday, January 7, 2018. What can travelers expect from Disney Christmas Magic?

According to the Disney Parks blog, your Disneyland favorites with be sprinkled with Christmas pixie dust.  Sleeping Beauty’s Winter Castle will be shining for the season, “it’s a small world” Holiday highlights Christmas around the world, the Haunted Mansion Holiday overlay carries over from Halloween, “A Christmas Fantasy” parade marches down Main Street, U.S.A., Santa Claus and his reindeer show up in Critter Country, and the evenings end with “Believe…in Holiday Magic fireworks, with a snowfall finale.

At Disney California Adventure get into the food of the season with Disney ¡Viva Navidad!, watch World of Color – Season of Light, and check out the decorations in Cars Land. Disney is also offering a “A Merry Passholder Perk!” with an exclusive photo location, activities for the kids, and special button distribution.

Before the holidays officially take over the biannual celebration of vintage wear Dapper Day is scheduled for Nov. 5 this year. It’s an unofficial event that takes place in the fall and spring when stylish park goers dress up in their best vintage attire and visit the parks. It’s also a chance for Disneybounders to go all out.

Start your family holiday celebrations with us this November and take advantage of our Fall Fun rate

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Foodies Give Thanks for Disneyland Thanksgiving Choices

Halloween officially gives way to Christmas at Disneyland on November 10, at least in the decorations department. You won’t find many embellishments that shout out, “It’s Thanksgiving!” in Disneyland Resort or Disney’s California Adventure, but you will find all the Thanksgiving savory and sweet trimmings. Yes, you and your family can enjoy your turkey and pumpkin pie on Turkey Day, ala Disney style.

Sit down options for you and your family

For those willing to pull away from the rides to give thanks and break bread the Carnation Café, Plaza Inn, French Market, Blue Bayou, and Café Orleans all serve up their versions of the traditional turkey meal. For a special Disney “Fantasmic” Thanksgiving experience the River Belle Terrace is your reservation. You get the traditional turkey dinner and a reserved viewing area voucher for “Fantasmic,” Disneyland’s pyrotechnical spectacle on the Rivers of America.

In California Adventure the Wine Country Trattoria, Carthay Circle Restaurant, Ariel’s Grotto, and Flo’s V8 Café offer Thanksgiving choices. The fanciest is Carthay Circle with menu items like Cinderella Pumpkin Broth with lemongrass-cilantro grilled chicken. Diners also receive a voucher for “World of Color” preferred viewing. Ariel’s Grotto is another choice that comes with preferred viewing for “World of Color” an impressive nighttime light, laser and water show.

Thanksgiving meal on the go

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For those guests that would rather have a roaming feast, there are culinary options between both parks that can turn your meal into a Thanksgiving Day scavenger hunt smorgasbord.

Start off at California Adventure’s Mortimer’s Market and Boudin Bread Cart at Pacific Wharf for the turkey-shaped sourdough bread. Moving on to a soup course, diners can stop by the Harbour Galley in Disneyland’s Critter Country for the turkey tortilla soup or California Adventure’s Pacific Wharf Café’s turkey pot pie soup.

Main course? One of Disneyland’s iconic turkey legs, of course. There are three Turkey Leg carts in Disneyland, one near the main plaza, another at Edelweiss Snacks near A Small World, or the Ship to Shore Marketplace near the Rivers of America. At California Adventure you can purchase a turkey leg in Hollywood Land.

And now time for a sweet finish. The Pacific Wharf Café is offering pumpkin spice bread pudding or stick with tradition and grab a piece of pumpkin pie at Boardwalk Pizza & Pasta. But it doesn’t end there! Rancho del Zocalo is serving a pumpkin flan during the season, while the Jolly Holiday Bakery is fully stocked now through Thanksgiving with pumpkin cheesecake, pumpkin muffins, and pumpkin spice lattes. Or stop off for the limited time Pumpkin churros at the Cozy Cone.

Now that’s a full Thanksgiving meal! If you and your friends and family are too busy riding the rides to sit down and eat in the park, Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel has you covered in the Garden Bistro with a Thanksgiving Day Buffet complete with all the trimmings.

You can also give thanks for the sweet deal at Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel. Book your fall family trip today with the FALLFUN package!

A Princess’ Guide to Playing the Part at Your Quinceañera

Your Quinceañera is one of the defining moments of your young adult life. You’ve probably been looking forward to it for years and want it to be as special as possible! When you put on that dress and celebrate with your friends and loved ones, you should feel like the princess that you are. Here are a few tips that can help your inner princess shine on your special day!

Find the Perfect Dress

The dress is one of the most important parts of helping you look and feel like a princess at your Quinceañera, so it has to be perfect!

Before you shop you should spend time looking at blogs, magazines, and Pinterest boards to find the styles, trends, and colors that you like. Whether it’s a more traditional ball gown or something cool and casual, having an idea of what type of dress you’re looking for will make it easier when you actually head to the stores. You’ll also want to have a conversation with your parents about budget so you know what price range you should stick to. 

Once you’ve got a clear vision and budget in mind, it’s time to shop! Here are a few tips to keep in mind when you hit the stores.

  • Call ahead. Making appointments at various boutiques and shops will help ensure you get the attention and assistance you need without having to wait.
  • Wear comfortable shoes and clothes. Dress shopping trips can take a long time and you’ll have multiple gowns to try on. Make sure what you’re wearing is comfortable and easy to slip in and out of.
  • Bring your heels along. If you have them, bring the shoes you plan to wear at your Quince so you can match them to your dress and accurately measure length.
  • Wear proper undergarments. Certain dress styles require certain undergarments. If you plan to wear a specific bra, corset, or body shaper at your Quinceañera, bring it along to try on underneath gowns.
  • Don’t pay attention to size. Formal gowns vary dramatically in size. Because some are tight and form-fitting, it may mean you need a bigger size than you normally wear. Don’t get discouraged or upset! Alterations may also be a possibility, so don’t be afraid to try something that might be slightly too big or small.

Of course, having some shopping buddies makes finding a dress more fun! Take a few of your most trusted confidants with you, but don’t bring a full entourage. Three or four people who aren’t afraid to give honest opinions can help you narrow down options and make the best choice. Just remember the choice is ultimately up to you! No matter what they say, you want to pick the dress that makes you feel beautiful!

Find Your Prince

Every princess needs her handsome prince! Choosing a Chambelan to escort you to your Quinceañera takes some serious consideration.

A boyfriend or crush could be a good choice. He’s cute, you get along, and it would be very romantic! Keep in mind he may not know many other attendees, which could mean you’ll spend more time entertaining him than visiting with other guests. You should also consider that he’s going to be in all the pictures of your special day, even if you eventually break up.

A brother or cousin could be another great choice. You already know he’s got your back and supports you no matter what. Plus he already knows your family and friends, so you can avoid awkward introductions and just enjoy mingling throughout the night. However, you can forget any romance!  

Whomever you decide to ask, just be sure he makes you feel special, loved, and supported. If he’s not familiar with Quinces, you should also be sure he knows what he’s getting into. Important duties may include attending dance rehearsals, dancing with you at the event, being in the photos, buying a gift, renting or purchasing proper attire, attending the church service, and more.

Assemble Your Royal Court

Much like choosing a Chambelan, choosing your Court of Honor is another important (and difficult) task. The most popular Quinceañera court of honor arrangements include:

  • 14 damas, 14 chambelanes, and 1 main chambelan.
  • 4 damas, 4 chambelanes, 1 main chambelan.
  • 4 damas and 1 main chambelan.

You’ll want to consider who you can count on to support you on your special day. Consider asking close friends, siblings, and cousins you trust. Just like picking a Chambelan, you should be sure your Court of Honor knows what the event entails and why it’s so important to you. You should also let them be part of the party planning fun as much as possible!   

Act like A Princess

True princesses are loved for more than just their outward beauty. They’re also smart, confident, and gracious – and not afraid to show it! Throughout the planning process you should let your inner princess shine through. Here’s a few tips for truly acting like a princess during the event:

  • Actively help with planning. Go out of your way to help with stuffing invitation envelopes, setting up decorations, cooking, and any other party planning tasks. It’s your party after all!
  • Smile. It’s normal to feel nervous and overwhelmed. Just remember to relax, have fun, and smile. It’s the easiest way to naturally seem more approachable and boost confidence.
  • Mingle with everyone. It can be tempting to stick by friends and family you know well, but it’s polite to make the rounds and make sure all your guests feel welcome during your party.
  • Properly thank your guests and court. You don’t want to seem selfish or ungrateful! Be sure to both verbally thank guests and send written notes after the event. A special gift or note to show appreciation for your Court of Honor and parents may also be appreciated!

Choose Your Castle

There’s no party without a place to have it! Much like finding the perfect dress, finding the perfect venue takes time and research. There are many things to consider when choosing a venue for your special day. Here are a few key questions to ask yourself and discuss with your parents:  

  • How many people are attending?
  • What look and feel do you want the location to have?
  • What amenities are included?
  • Is there adequate parking for guests?
  • What’s the budget?

Don’t forget, many locations offer special Quinceañera pricing and party packages that include all the amenities and extras you need to pull of the perfect event!  

If you’re looking to plan a Quinceañera fit for a princess, Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel can help! Download our Quinceañera packet for details on our castle-style venue and Quince party packages.


Christmas at the Castle

Just like our neighboring Magic Kingdom, the castle halls and grounds are decked for the season at Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel. We also have some sweet holiday deals to match the décor. Jingle your way to a December family vacation with our Jingle-Jestic Package, with dates through Jan. 3, 2017. With traditional rooms starting as low as $129 a night, and breakfast for two along with a free cookie and craft decorating kit for kids under 14, it’s a present worthy of any Christmas wish.

The hotel’s annual festival of trees is on as our team members get in the holiday spirit of giving and help raise money for their favorite local charities. Guests can help by voting for their favorite tree with anything from a dime to a dollar. Money will be collected until Jan. 4 when the winning tree and charity will be announced. 

Besides all of the holiday magic to be found next door at Disneyland Resort, Anaheim’s Muzeo Museum and Cultural Center is home to the Muzeo Express: Holiday Model Trains exhibit through Jan. 8, 2017. The display includes themed layouts such as Thomas the Train, California landmarks and a vintage department store window sponsored by Macy’s Department Store. The exhibit is brought to you by Toy Train Operating Society Train Collectors Association, the former creators of the Nixon Library display.

Spend Christmas with us and feast in the Garden Court Bistro. Our chef is whipping up some delightful treats and a special savory dish for the occasion. December is a magical time at the Anaheim second most favorite castle so make plans to come see us.

Make your Holiday memories shine this year and take advantage of the hotel’s Jingle-Jestic Package with rooms starting at $129 a night.


5 razones para celebrar la Quinceañera de su hija en el Hotel Anaheim Garden Majestic

Fireworks over AMGHElige el lugar para planear una Quinceañera perfecta de su hija es un paso importante. Mientras que hay un montón de localidades para elegir, el Hotel Anaheim Garden Majestic se eleva por encima del resto.  Con una decoración única, una amplia variedad de instalaciones y parques temáticos cercanos, su hija y los invitados se sentirán como en su casa en nuestro hotel. Aquí están las cinco razones por las que debe elegir acoger una Quinceañera especial para su hija en el Hotel Anaheim Garden  Majestic! 

  1. Nuestro Hotel es como un castillo.

Su hija es su pequeña princesa perfecta, lo que significa que necesita un lugar apto para la realeza de la Quinceañera. Nuestra entrada al castillo-da en el blanco perfectamente! Desde la elegante entrada para nuestros grandes salones de baile, nuestra decoración del castillo que nos diferencia de otras localidades en California Anaheim,y es un lugar favorito para los huéspedes que regresan. Además, podemos asegurar que nuestro personal va por encima y más allá para darle a su hija el tratamiento real que se merece en su día especial. 

  1. Los jardines son mágicos. 

El Hotel Anaheim Majestic Garden tiene 13 hectáreas de jardines para pasear, con patios, una fuente, un jardín de rosas y un estanque de koi - justo lo que uno esperaría ver en un castillo de cuento de hadas. Nuestro único jardín hace un bello fondo mágico para todas sus fotos de Quinceañera! Es también un gran lugar para relajarse y descansar una vez que la celebración haya terminado.

  1. Estamos listos para acomodar a sus invitados.OutdoorPation

No importa si la celebración de su hija la Quinceañera sea grande o pequeña, le podemos ayudar a que sus invitados se sientan como en su casa. Nuestros elegantes salones tienen capacidad para recepciones de Quinceañera de entre 100 y 600 personas. Además de las amplias  habitaciones libres de humo de cigarro, tienen un promedio de 500 pies cuadrados, para que no se sienta en una habitación estrecha o se sienta lleno en su habitación durante su estancia. También tenemos un centro de ejercicios, restaurantes, una piscina al aire libre, y una variedad de otros servicios que otras localidades  simplemente no ofrecen! 

  1. La comida es deliciosa.

Usted tiene mucho que preocuparse en  la hora de planificar la quinceañera de su hija, vamos a encargarnos de la comida. Puede elegir entre un plato de comida o de bufet, y vamos a trabajar con usted para planificar la fiesta perfecta para su hija y sus invitados. Nuestro amplio menú de recepción cuenta con todo, desde un tazón de  fuente de frutas, hay opciones vegetarianas y  pasteles personalizados, por lo que puede estar seguro de que su princesa y sus invitados estarán bien satisfechos.

  1. Estámos cerca a Disneyland.

Estamos a menos de media milla del Resort de Disneylandia, que significa que podemos ayudar a añadir un poco de la magia de Disney a los Quince de su hija! Para su comodidad, el Hotel Anaheim Majestic Garden dispone de un gratuito ómnibus para ir a Disneylandia que va desde el hotel hacia Disneylandia cada 30 minutos. También somos una vecinos del  Hotel Disneyland ® y somos autorizados para vender boletos para Disney.  Marca esta gran ocasión una vez en la vida de su hija con un viaje a Disney que mas que seguro lo recordara para siempre!

Si desea dar a su hija la Quinceañera que se merece, no busque más allá del Hotel Anaheim Garden Majestic. Entre y vea en nuestra galería de fotos y paquetes de Quinceañera para informarse más! 

Get Spooked in Anaheim this Fall

Halloween is right around the corner and Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel is dressed up in its spooky best for the occasion. Not only that, but all our Hotel Associates will be getting in on the fun and displaying their decorated Halloween pumpkins from October 27-31. Guests get to choose their favorite and cast their vote. The winning pumpkin carver receives a prize and Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel bragging rights for an entire year!

What other place can you experience so many versions of Halloween from the tame to jump out of your bones thrills?

Disneyland® Park is festooned with all elements of the season for “Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort.” From the costumed characters to an ode to “Dia de Los Muertos” in Frontierland, and the Main Street Pumpkin Festival, guests will find the “Happiest” haunted place on earth offers seasonal surprises around every corner.

Knott’s “not so scary” Spooky Farm runs every weekend in October from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The special limited- time event, geared for kids ages 3-11, serves up live entertainment, trick-or- treating, a costume contest and exclusive festivities honoring the 50th anniversary of the classic Peanuts animated TV special “It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown!” And for those looking to literally jump at their Halloween thrills, Knott’s offers a nighttime version for audiences 13 and up, titled Knott’s Scary Farm.  Universal Studios “Halloween Horror Nights” packs seven terrifying mazes, the newest “Walking Dead” attraction, a Terror Tram and scare zones into your admission to the park.

Besides Halloween thrills Anaheim offers some serious NHL hockey action in October with the Anaheim Ducks at home: Oct. 23 against the Vancouver Canucks, Oct. 26 battling the Nashville Predators, and again Oct. 28 against the Columbus Blue Jackets at the Honda Center. Or join Orange County’s biggest Oktoberfest party at Old World Village Huntington Beach. This massive German inspired party includes Dachshund races, live music, imported German beers, the “best bratwurst” in California and more.

Take advantage of the hotel’s Spooky-Jestic Package with rooms starting at $131 a night and make your plans to trick-or-treat with us. 


Disney bound this fall? Look out for Disneybounding at Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel

Disneyland has specific rules about costumes in the park. It’s fine for kids, but not for adults unless you have a golden ticket to Mickey’s Halloween Party, now officially sold out for 2017. But the rest of the year, only kids under 14 can enter the parks in costume. This restriction has given birth to a whole new way for adult Disney devotees to wear their Disney character hearts on their sleeves – Disneybounding.

The official term comes from a Tumblr account Disneybound created by blogger Leslie Kay. The feed offers suggestions for putting together fashion reminiscent of a Disney character but in regular attire. A red polka dot dress with bright yellow sandals, white pants and bright blue motto jacket finished off with yellow Keds for Donald Duck. Are you getting the idea? From the seven dwarfs to Moana, there are suggestions for all kinds of outfits. You can find more on Kay’s Instagram account @leslieakay.

What started as an underground movement among Disneyphiles is gaining more public notice with stories appearing in online magazines like Popsugar and in mainstream media like Travel + Leisure.

Extend October costume fun throughout the year next time you’re “Disney bound.”

Book your stay. The Fall Fun special at Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel is good through November 2017.


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David Minkin's Magic & Wine at Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel!

Magic and WineAnaheim Majestic Garden Hotel is a magical place. A dragon, princess, and its own legend scrolling the walls of the hotel. What could step it up? How about international magic champion David Minkin? Star of the Travel Channel’s “Magic Outlaws,” Minkin has been wowing Los Angeles A-Listers like Johnny Depp, Pink, and Rob Reiner for years with his close-up magical illusions. Recently moved to Orange County, Minkin’s show was last seen at the M3Live Anaheim Event Center.

Now David Minkin is bringing “Magic to the Majestic” Friday nights through Dec. 16, at the Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel. Begin the evening with a tasting of a flight of four wines paired with hors d’oeuvres in the hotel’s fountain and rose garden. Then the show moves to the Kensington Ballroom where the audience gets a perfect seat, up-close for Minkin’s 90-minute magic show. Shows are limited to 100 guests. Children 10 and up, are welcome and will be served sparkling cider.

To make this event even more magical, Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel is offering 20 percent off the best available rate, terms and conditions apply, when you purchase tickets to see Minkin’s “Magic and Wine” show. The discount is for an extra-large room, from traditional to castle turret suites.

From spellbinding magic at the hotel Friday night to Disneyland® Park magic Saturday morning, Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel has the perfect weekend getaway experience this fall for your family. Guests can purchase their tickets for the park at our Disney Desk in the lobby.


5 Reasons to Host Your Daughter’s Quinceañera at Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel

Choosing a venue is an important step in planning the perfect Quinceañera. While there are plenty of locations to choose from, Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel rises above the rest. From unique décor, a wide variety of amenities, and nearby theme parks, your daughter and guests will feel right at home at our resort. Here are five reasons you should choose to host your daughter’s special Quinceañera at Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel!


  1. Our resort looks like a castle. 

Your daughter is your perfect little princess, which means she needs a Quinceañera venue fit for royalty. Our castle-themed look hits the mark perfectly! From our elegant lobby to our grand ballrooms, our castle décor sets us apart from other resorts in the Anaheim, California area and is a favorite among returning guests. Plus, we can assure you that our staff will go above and beyond to give your daughter the royal treatment she deserves on her special day. 

  1. The gardens are magical. 

Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel is situated on 13 acres of strolling gardens with courtyards, a fountain, a rose garden, and a koi pond – just liked you’d expect to see at a fairy tale castle. Our unique garden setting makes for a magical backdrop for all your Quinceañera photos! It’s also a great place to relax and unwind once the celebration is over.

  1. We’re ready accommodate your guests.

No matter how big or small your daughter’s Quinceañera celebration is, we can help make your guests feel right at home. Our elegant ballrooms can accommodate Quinceañera receptions of anywhere from 100 to 600 guests. Plus our spacious, smoke-free rooms average 500 square feet, so no one will feel cramped or crowded during their stay. We also have an on-site fitness center, dining options, an outdoor pool, and a variety of other amenities that other resorts just don’t offer!

  1. The food is delicious. buffet

You have so much to worry about when planning your daughter’s Quinceañera, let us take care of the food. You can choose from a plated or buffet-style meal, and we’ll work with you to plan the perfect feast for your daughter and her guests. Our large reception menu features everything from a punch fountain to vegetarian options to custom cakes, so you can be assured that your princess and her guests will be well fed.

  1. It’s near Disneyland.

We’re less than half a mile from Disneyland® Resort, which means we can help add a little Disney magic to your daughter’s Quince! For your convenience, Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel has a FREE Dream Machine Shuttle that goes to and from Disneyland® every 30 minutes. We’re also aDisneyland Good Neighbor® Hotel and authorized Disney ticket seller. Mark this momentous occasion in your daughter’s life with a Disney trip she’s sure to remember forever!

If you want to give your give your daughter the fairy tale Quinceañera she deserves, look no further than Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel. Browse our photo gallery and Quinceañera packages to learn more! 

Olympic fever and August events in Anaheim

Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel is cheering for Team U.S.A., and especially for our hometown Olympians. There are 33 athletes with Orange County ties taking part in the Summer Games in Brazil. Go U.S.A.!

In between Olympic events, you will find that August in Anaheim is filled with big name entertainment, America’s favorite pastime with our own Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, and of course – Disneyland® Park.

Demi Lovato and Nick Jonas will light up the Honda Center on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016 with the duo’s FUTURE NOW: THE TOUR. The show will highlight songs from Lovato’s newest album “Confident.”

The Angels will play at home against the Seattle Mariners Aug. 15-18 and the New York Yankees Aug. 19-20. They will meet the Cincinnati Reds at home Aug. 29-31. Come enjoy an afternoon at Angel Stadium or the Big “A” as we call it around here. Tickets are available on the Angels Baseball website.

And there is still a chance to catch Disneyland® Resort’s Diamond Celebration. The 6o year diamond studded celebration comes to a close Sept. 5. If you haven’t seen the spectacular nighttime shows created for the anniversary it’s a must do Disney experience – Disneyland Forever fireworks, Paint the Night parade, and World of Color – Celebrate!

A visit will also give you a chance to try out Soarin’ Around the World, formerly Soarin’ Over California, the iconic ride at Disneyland®Resort California Adventure. Updated with a new adventure and soundtrack, the ride now takes visitors from Mount Kilimanjaro to the Great Pyramids of Egypt and all the way to Australia.

Take advantage of Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel's Anniversary Celebration Package to book your August trip and celebrate the end of summer with us!


How to Make Your Daughter Feel like a Princess on Her Quinceañera



When it comes to planning a Quinceañera, you want everything to be perfect for your little girl! She’s a princess in your eyes, and you want the rest of the world to see her that way too. Here are a tips to help your daughter feel like a princess as she celebrates her Quinceañera and enters adulthood.

Find the perfect dress.

Nothing says “princess” like the perfect ball gown. Other than her wedding dress, it may be the most important and beautiful gown your daughter ever wears! We recommend you begin shopping at least nine months ahead of the Quinceañera celebration to allow adequate time to find a dress and make any necessary alterations.

Before you begin shopping, start with research and discussions with your daughter. There are a lot of dress options, and you want to be sure you’re on the same page. Websites and magazines are a great starting point to find trends, styles, and colors that catch your daughter’s eye. These discussions can save time and help narrow down options when you start browsing stores.

Budget is another important issue to discuss up front with your daughter and sales clerks. The last thing you want is for your daughter to find the “perfect” dress, only to be disappointed when it’s unaffordable. Also take time to research the store’s payment policies. Many boutiques will offer payment plans instead of requiring full payment upfront.

When trying on gowns, ask your daughter the following questions:

  • Is it comfortable? She has to wear the dress all night long. She should be able to breathe and avoid chaffing or itching.
  • Can you move around in it? She’s going to be mingling and dancing, so she has to be able to move easily without tripping over extra tulle and trains.
  • Can you sit in it? Formal dresses can be fitted and tight around the stomach and waist, which can make sitting difficult and uncomfortable, even if she feels fine standing. Be sure she can rest comfortably.
  • How do you feel? Hopefully you’ll be able to tell simply by her smiling, happy reaction. The dress should make your daughter feel confident and beautiful. If it doesn’t, it’s not the right one.

When you begin shopping for the dress, it’s important for everyone to keep an open mind. A store attendant or friend may suggest an unexpected style, fabric, or color that your daughter ends up loving. Try lots of dresses, and don’t get discouraged if you don’t find the perfect dress right away.  

Give her the royal treatment.

Doing hair, makeup, and nails is important for your daughter to truly feel (and look) like a princess on her Quinceañera. Like all princesses, she’ll love being pampered in the process! Just like with the dress, finding the perfect hair and makeup style for a Quince takes research, discussions, and trials. You’ll want to browse magazines and websites to find out which trends and styles your daughter likes and what looks best compliment her natural features. You may also want to do a test run of the final look before the big day.

If your budget allows, it may be fun to arrange for your daughter and her Damas to get the full royal treatment before the celebration with professional hair, nail, and makeup appointments. She’ll love bonding with her friends, and it’ll be a great stress reliever after all the planning and preparation. Plus, professionals can offer style advice and tips you won’t find anywhere else.  

If money is a little tighter, you can use hair and makeup products you already have to host an at-home Quinceañera preparation party. Your daughter will still enjoy spending time with you and her friends, and feel just as beautiful when she’s all dolled up. Browsing online video tutorials can help your daughter and Damas do the perfect nail, hair, and makeup looks from the comfort of your home!  

When it comes to the big day, be sure to pack extra necessities like lipstick, mascara, hairspray and bobby pins in case any last minute touch ups are needed!

Arrange the perfect transportation.

Now that she looks like a princess, she has to arrive like a princess, right? While she may not need a horse-drawn carriage like Cinderella, a stylish form of transportation is important. It is customary to take photos as she arrives, so the vehicle has to look nice.

Popular forms of Quinceañera transportation include a limousine, a classic car, or a party bus. If your budget doesn’t allow you to rent a special vehicle, that’s OK! A nice, clean vehicle decorated with flowers, balloons, ribbons, or window paint can be a suitable, cost-effective alternative.

Generally, you’re expected to transport your daughter and her court between the church, photo locations, and the Quince venue. Make sure to stock the vehicle(s) with beverages, snacks, and a good music selection fit for royalty!

Whatever your budget, the key to making your daughter feel like a princess is showing her how appreciated, beautiful, and loved she is as she marks this special milestone in her life. Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel would love to be a part of making your daughter feel like a princess on her special day. With our castle-like exterior and fairy tale gardens, our resort is the perfect location for your princess! Browse our Quinceañera reception packages or download our Quinceañera information packet

Disneyland Resort Summer Tips

When is the best time to visit the “Happiest place on Earth”? Well, when it comes to Disneyland® Park every day is a good day, but admittedly some days are easier than others. The shoulder seasons for Disneyland® Park are late August through October and January till May. But Disneyland® Park and summer have gone together hand in hand, like peanut butter and jelly, since the park opened in July 1955. A summer trip to Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel is a beloved family tradition for many, so here are some common sense tips to beat the crowd rush.

Weekends are generally busier at Disneyland Resort than midweek.

If you are staying at Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel through a weekend, Saturday and Sunday might be a good time to hit the beach and take a theme park break. There are several Southern California beaches that are just a short drive from Anaheim. Newport Beach is located 18 miles from the hotel.

The early bird and all.

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Even though your family might grumble, the rule for a visit to Disneyland® Resort is the earlier the better. Both Disneyland® Park and Disneyland® Resort California Adventure are least crowded from opening until about 11:30 a.m. As a Disneyland Good Neighbor® Hotel our guests with a Disneyland Resort 3-day passes or more can also enjoy Disneyland® Resort’s Magic Mornings, which gets you in an hour before the official opening time. You can skip the ticket lines all together and purchase your Disneyland® Tickets at the hotel’s Disney Desk when you check in. Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel is one of the only Anaheim hotels that is an authorized Disney ticket seller. Feel free to purchase your Disneyland®Tickets online before you arrive.

Fastpass or bust.

These magical passes allow you to come back at your appointed time and breeze through the long lines to ride the Disneyland® Park’s most popular attractions. Try not to smile too big as you pass the visitors stuck waiting in the standby line. Caveat, your entry ticket can only generate one Fastpass at a time, and some rides run out of Fastpass tickets early in the day so plan accordingly for your must-do experiences.

Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel Dream Machine ShuttleYour “Dream Machine” awaits.

Disneyland® Resort gets a bit more crowded from noon through the afternoon so hop on Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel’s Dream Machine shuttle and head
back to the hotel for a relaxing lunch in our Garden Court Bistro, a dip in the pool, and a bit of relaxation. It might also be the perfect time for a nap. Then you will be rested and ready to take on the park at night and enjoy Disneyland® Resort’s spectacular nightly fireworks show.

Disneyland Resort is a world of entertainment.

When the lines are just too long, plan to catch one of the fabulous parades or shows with your friends and family. These mega spectaculars, like Disneyland® Resort California Adventure Park’s Frozen in the Hyperion Theatre, are incredible and are the perfect respite on a hot summer day.

Light up the night. Summer brings longer nights.

Disneyland® Resort stays open until midnight and Disneyland® Resort California Adventure Park is open until 10 p.m. The new shows for the 60th anniversary are definitely worth a late night.

Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel fireworks displayThere is still time to take your perfect family summer vacation at Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel and these tips should get you plenty of Disneyland® Resort play-time! If you have questions regarding how to book a room with us, call our reservationist at 844.227.8535 for more information and special rates!

5 Spooktacular Reasons to Visit Disneyland Resort This Halloween

In just a little over a month, the Happiest Place on Earth will transform into the Spookiest Place on Earth. With themed attractions, food, and a decorated park, Halloween at Disneyland is sure to be a spooktacular time for your whole family. Although Disneyland is magical all year round, seeing the haunting transformation it makes in September and October is something you should add to your bucket list. We have outlined just a few of the reasons we think you should visit Disneyland this Halloween!

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As if Disneyland’s attractions were not cool enough already, during the Halloween season the park transforms Space Mountain and Haunted Mansion into a spooky experience of a lifetime. Try not to flinch as you soar through Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy with ghostly screams, eerie sound effects, and the occasional phantom popping out at you. Riders be warned, this haunted holiday attraction will leave you shaking in your boots.

If that is not enough, head on over to Haunted Mansion Holiday to experience the Christmas/Halloween mash-up inspired by Tim Burton's, A Nightmare Before Christmas. As you follow Jack Skellington through the mansion, make sure to stop in the ballroom to see (and smell) this year’s custom gingerbread house.

After smelling that gingerbread house, we know you are probably pining for some sweet treats. No need to worry, Halloween in Disneyland has you covered!

Spooky Sweet Halloween Treats

Take a break from all the Halloween time fun and enjoy some of the spooky sweet treats that fill the park during the holiday season. Disneyland seriously steps up their game with their scary delicious desserts. As you are walking around the park, we bet you won’t be able to resist the Halloween-themed caramel apples, cupcakes, and rice crispy treats around every corner. Whether you’re looking for something sweet or something more savory, you’ll find what you’re looking for at the Disneyland Resort.

As you enter the parks and make your way down Main Street USA, you have quite the variety of treats and drinks. The sweet smell of Gibson Girl Ice Cream Parlor will have the kids begging for a Halloween Premium cone, but what’s even harder to resist are the pumpkin beignets at the Mint Julep Bar. Don’t worry, that’s located in New Orleans Square, so you have some time to finish your ice cream first!

There are plenty of options for kids, teens, and adults alike to indulge on sweet and savory goodies during Halloween in Disneyland Park, but adults have some extra treats located in Disney’s California Adventure, just across the way from Disneyland. If you have park hopper passes that give you access to both parks, the Poison Apple-Tini, located at both the Carthay Circle Restaurant and the Cove Bar, is a must for adults after a long day (or a short day, we’re not judging you) at the park.

Limited Edition Halloween Merchandise

Just as Disneyland brings out their 'A' game when it comes to Halloween treats, they also do not disappoint with their limited time holiday merchandise.  You’ll find Disney park staples like a pair of boo-tiful Mickey and Minnie ears and Halloween-themed apparel, but the fun and unique souvenirs specially brought out for the holiday are what you want to keep an eye out for.

Rumor has it that merchandise shops, like The Emporium on Main Street USA, have some new Halloween merchandise items for 2017, including home décor items like jack-o-lantern candleholders and Mickey-shaped wood signs. In addition to new items, you’ll have a wide variety of home décor options to make your home a bit spookier – and magical – when you return from vacation. We know your kids will love eating their breakfast from a plate featuring Mickey dressed as a vampire.

Meet the Characters

Of course, when you visit Disneyland, you are bound to run into Mickey and Minnie Mouse with their friends, and many other Disney characters as you wonder the park. If you take your trip during the spooky holiday season, you will get to see all of your favorite characters dressed in their Halloween best. Don’t be mistaken, the ghosts, ghouls, witches, and vampires walking around the park could be any number of Disney's cast of characters. Grab your camera and take advantage of the special photos you’ll only get this time of the year.

As if that wan’t enough, Disneyland also calls up friends from Tim Burton's A Nightmare Before Christmas and you might bump in to Jack and Sally Skellington while roaming around the park.

Meet the Villains

Halloween is your only chance to meet some of Disney's most infamous villains. During Mickey's Halloween Party (separate entry ticket required), head over to Villain’s Square to meet some of your favorite bad guys, like Cruella DeVille, Captain Hook, and Maleficent. The villains are there for special photo opportunities and may even have a few surprises up their sleeves during the party. We know one thing for sure; this is a party you will not want to miss!

Each year, the Disneyland Resort undergoes a magical transformation, creating a ghoulishly delightful experience for all those who visit from the moment you walk through the gates, you’re immersed not only in the magic of Disney, but in the spirit of Halloween. And to make your stay even more magical, you can purchase tickets to Mickey’s Halloween Party. Disney calls is the “mouse-ster of scare-emonies” and is perfect for the whole family! From sweet treats (don’t forget about that Poison Apple-Tini) and thrilling attractions to run-ins with Disney villains, there’s something for everyone at the Disneyland Resort.

Book your spooktacular Halloween family vacation today at Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel!

Nightly Firework Celebration


We have a secret. Besides having the largest rooms in the area, California's Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel also has one of the best viewing spots for Disneyland® Resort’s spectacular nightly fireworks show outside of the park. Disneyland®  Park has been putting on a summer fireworks show for families since 1956.

For the full experience with music and effects, nothing beats a front row seat inside the park. Disneyland® Resort’s top list of viewing locations are in front of the Sleeping Beauty Castle, Main Street, U.S.A., between Central Plaza and the Main Street Train Station, in front of “It’s A Small World,” and along the Rivers of America in Frontierland.

But, after a full day of Disneyland® Park magic, staying late and jockeying for a prime viewing spot might not be so magical for some families so Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel has front row off-campus locations. The fireworks are visible from the hotel’s parking lot and from the courtyard and pool area.

Other insider spots outside Disneyland® Park include:

  • The tram waiting area by the Mickey and Friends parking structure just up the street from the Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel on Disneyland Drive or near the Downtown Disney parking area, which is free for the first three hours.
  • The Esplanade which is the plaza area between Disneyland® Resort and Disneyland® Resort California Adventure. Consider buying food at Downtown Disney for your friends and family and then settling in for an impromptu picnic in the plaza to check out the fireworks.

July 4th will be an extra special show at Disneyland® Resort with a patriotic grand finale after the Disneyland Forever show. Check out our one-year Anniversary special and take advantage of the Anniversary Celebration Package with rates starting as low as $129 a night through August, including breakfast and late check out. Join us and make some “Majestic” summer memories for the whole family.

If you have questions regarding how to book a room with us, call our reservationist at 844.227.8535 for more information and special rates!


Enchanting Weddings at Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel


Pinterest is filled with boards dedicated to the idea of magical weddings. Walt Disney World just opened a dress shop with princess-inspired cocktail dresses for wedding goers. And with the live action release of Beauty and the Beast, Disney inspired weddings are sure to enjoy an uptick in 2017.

Kimberly Cords, Wedding PlannerKimberly Cords, wedding specialist extraordinaire and senior catering manager at our castle, knows how to hit just the right notes when it comes to wishing upon a star for your perfect princess day at Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel. The royal treatment begins with first contact and brides and grooms rave about the level of attention Kimberly provides.

With the castle backdrop for photos and the garden gazebo or rose garden providing an intimate setting for the ceremony, couples can plan all aspects of their wedding day on property. The hotel also enjoys one of the best spots for fireworks viewing outside of the parks, so couples can end their magical day with a fireworks celebration in the background.

Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel’s location, right next door to Disneyland, allows couples to express their love of Disney and have some funds left over for the honeymoon! For couples who book before May 1, 2017 for 2017/2018 weddings, they can enjoy 50 percent off a ceremony in the garden and 10 percent off reception packages for Sunday through Friday weddings. Call 714.559.3889 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and mention this offer today!Kensington Ballroom Wedding


Photo credits: Jeff Dow Photography, Damaris Mia Photography


School is out for summer - Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel Blog

Along with Anaheim, California’s warm temperatures come longer days and Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel has a few ideas for all that extra sunlight.

First, come celebrate Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel’s one-year Anniversary and take advantage of the Anniversary Celebration Package. With rates starting as low as $129 a night through August, including breakfast and late check out, our hotel is the perfect launching spot to catch all of the fun in Anaheim this month.

From new shows and attractions at Disneyland® Resort like Frozen Live at the Hyperion, playing now in Disneyland® Resort California Adventure to Mummies of the World, The Exhibition, at the Bowers Museum, and The Wizarding World of Harry Potter World (© & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Harry Potter Publishing Rights © JKR.) a short drive away at Universal Studios HollywoodSM, summer 2016 is full of new things to see and do for the whole family.

Frozen Live at the Hyperion opened to the public May 27 with rave reviews. The Hyperion Theater in Disneyland® Resort California Adventure was outfitted with high-definition projectors and the show includes projections that extend beyond the stage, and snow effects that fall from the ceiling and rise from the floor.

Mummies of the World, The Exhibition, a traveling exhibit that has now been seen by more than 1.4 million people across the United States, provides a window to the past and the history and cultures of every region in the world.

Already widely popular in Orlando, Florida, the newest edition that offers the chance to enter the magical world is continuing to appeal to “muggles” young and old. Guests of the hotel can drive themselves or be whisked like magic to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter World, aboard Lux Bus of America. Charters booked at the Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel’s Disney Desk receive $20 off the trip.

Bring your friends & family and come vacation with us this summer…no homework involved.

If you have questions regarding how to book a room with us, call our reservationist at 844.227.8535 for more information and special rates!


Start the New Year- Anaheim Majestic Hotel Blog

New Year’s resolutions are top of mind this week and Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel would like to offer up a few ideas for your 2017 list.

  1. Travel more! According to, more than half of U.S. workers don’t use all their paid time off. Don’t be in the wrong half in 2017, use those vacation days and plan some family getaways.
  2. Find the fun every day and while you’re at it, create lifelong family memories. Sure, kids remember the big things growing up, but most of all they remember the time we take to make everyday moments fun & magical.
  3. Spend more time with the people that matter the most.

It’s a short list, but we think it has real potential.

What better place to start finding the fun than a family vacation to Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel and a visit to Disneyland® Resort?  New Year’s Eve in the parks is a must do experience. Both California Adventure and Disneyland will have extended hours and special events going on Dec. 31. Read more here on Disneyland’s blog. It is also your last chance to take one more terrifying ride on the Tower of Terror in California Adventure. The ride will close Jan. 2 for its transformation into the new “Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: Breakout!” attraction which is expected to open next summer.

We will be cooking up a special menu in the Garden Court Bistro for you and your family on New Year’s Eve and you can always catch the fireworks spectacular with us. Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel has one of the best views outside of the park.

Come stay with us and experience the best of Anaheim New Year’s Eve celebrations. Start your New Year's resolutions off right away and book our Winter Stay & Play package starting as low as $109/night

Happy New Year!


Knotts Berry Farm's Ghost Town- Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel Blog

This summer, Knott's Berry Farm’s Ghost Town in Beuna Park, California will celebrate its 75th anniversary with the new interactive entertainment experience, Ghost Town Alive!, From May 27 – September 5, your family plays a role in new stories and adventures in the old west town of Calico. In June, new GhostRider will open with newly designed coaster trains galloping over 4,500 feet of smooth new wooden track with more air time than ever before! In addition to the Ghost Town offerings, a complete refurbishment of the legendary Mrs. Knott’s Chicken Dinner Restaurant which is now open! Be sure your stay in Anaheim, California includes a day or two at Knott's Berry Farm, located only 9 miles from Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel!