Are you curious about what you can do in. anaheim besides disney. well let’s take a look at that. hi everyone it’s kat from the mouse. scout and today we thought we’d take a. look at anaheim california. and see what it has to offer besides. just disneyland. the city of anaheim was founded in 1857. by 50 german american families. the name anaheim is a blend of anna. after the nearby santa ana river. and german heim meaning home. it remained primarily an agricultural. community until disneyland opened in. 1955.. it’s actually grown into the 10th most. populous city in california. the area surrounding disneyland is named. the anaheim resort. this 1087 acre area is specifically. designated. for recreation and tourist and. convention related activities. they have their own transportation. system called the anaheim resort.
Transportation. or art art was created for the greater. good of the community in pursuit of. cleaner air and less congestion. within the next couple of years their. fleet will be 100. electric which i think is quite. impressive. they are a public transportation system. operating within the anaheim resort. district and the surrounding areas. be sure to download their app for a. convenient way to purchase your passes. go to rideart.org or search for rideart. in the app store on your phone. there are also several more ways to. purchase your passes. there are seven kiosks throughout the. anaheim resort area. you can purchase your passes at many of. the participating hotels in the area. there are vending machines at the hilton. anaheim anaheim garden walk concierge. desk. or denny’s restaurant and you can always. pay for a oneway pass with cash aboard.
Any of the buses. just make sure you have exact change and. check for current pricing before. boarding. you’ll see their bus stops everywhere. around the resort. another fantastic way to get around. anaheim is. fran which stands for free rides around. the neighborhood. to use fran download the center cd. anaheim app. although fran doesn’t serve the. immediate area around disneyland. it is primarily located in anaheim’s. downtown area known as center city. and it’s a great way to see the sights. so be sure to check out their predefined. stops near popular destinations in. anaheim. the preceding images and videos for art. and fran were kindly provided by the. anaheim resort transportation. the great wolf lodge is not only a hotel. but it’s an indoor water park too. it’s located in garden grove about two. and a half miles from disneyland.
Your stay at the hotel includes access to a hundred and five thousand square feet of water park fun with 14 slides and four pools kept in a warm 84 degrees year round however if you just want to enjoy the water park they do offer day passes as well the hotel looks like one large log cabin and their mascots are wolves bears squirrels and raccoons throughout the day they have character appearances and story time and pj parties for the kids and they have a lot of attractions too like a large arcade builda-bear workshop miniature golf laser tag and a magi quest adventure where you could explore the lodge as you complete your quest it’s an allsuite hotel with themed and standard rooms which sleep up to six people and premium rooms that sleep up to 10.
Be sure to check out their website for. all pricing and current offers. have not had a chance to stay there yet. these images and videos were kindly. provided to us by the great wolf lodge. but we look forward to covering this. hotel in the future. the anaheim garden walk is located less. than a mile from disneyland. and offers restaurants shopping and. entertainment. there’s a great variety of restaurants. and many more are coming soon. the list of restaurants include bubba. gump shrimp california pizza kitchen. the cheesecake factory house of blues. johnny rockets. mccormick and schmidt’s grill pf changs. and roy’s restaurant but be sure to. check out their website. anaheimgardenwalk.com for the current. list. there’s some fun stuff to do here too. flight deck offers flight simulators. where you can pilot. jets or boeing 737.
There’s a mission escape games where you. and your family can work together to. solve the puzzles to. escape the room. and there’s a bowling alley called bull. more lanes. one word of advice the parking here is. very confusing. so be sure to note where you parked and. what elevator you wrote up in when you. arrived. it felt like we were in an escape room. just trying to find our car the other. day. if you’ve ever been on the five driving. through anaheim you will have noticed. the big. cube on its side by the freeway that is. called the discovery cube. orange county it’s located just five. miles south of disneyland. in the city of santa ana the discovery. cube orange county is a 59. 000 square foot center whose mission is. to educate kids in stem. science technology engineering and math. there are over a hundred exhibits in 12.
Major themes. that use activity to bring signs to life. 525 000 kids have learned by doing. touching and observing. since the discovery cube first opened 35. years ago. exhibits include dynoquest boeing rocket. lab. science of hockey in association with. the anaheim ducks. petersonville healthy kitchen a rock. wall in the interactive exhibits. and the dorian diego in the early. learning section. tickets can be purchased online or at. the door. there’s a fee for parking but it’s. inexpensive compared to disney. and annual memberships of multiple. levels are available so visit the. website for more information. a big thank you to discovery queue for. generously providing us this video. located seven miles north of disneyland. in the neighboring city of buena park. is medieval times this is a dinner and. twohour show of 11th century spanish.
Pageantry. and combat by mini knights competing for. the queen. her majesty donna maria isabella. the arena has stadium seating ensuring. that both young and old will have clear. views of the action. the queen opens the ceremony and the. first of your four courses arrive. while you watch falconry and tournaments. of skill. there’s jousting and sword fighting and. you’ll cheer for your favorite night. and boo all the others until the final. night is the victor. and becomes the queen’s champion. your dinner is served throughout and. note that there are no utensils. just like it was in the 11th century go. to medievaltimes.com to purchase your. tickets. thank you so much to medieval times for. providing us with these beautiful. pictures. if you and your family cannot agree on. what’s for lunch or dinner. then head on over to the anaheim packing.
House. this food hall is located about three. and a half miles from disneyland. and offers a great variety of tasty. counter service mom and pop restaurants. the packing house is located in. anaheim’s packing district. and was one of the last remaining citrus. packing warehouses in orange county. and has been historically preserved and. retrofitted as a great american market. hall. according to my count they have about 27. food merchants. the food ranges from cajun indian fish. and chips crepes. artisan grilled cheese sandwiches pizza. ice cream sushi. just to name a few. when we were there recently we tried. george’s restaurant. and greg and i both got the fried. chicken we just couldn’t help it. at first i thought it was good but as i. continued to eat it started to taste. better and better. we both really enjoyed it.
Scattered throughout the week and around. the packing district area. they offer live music and movies in the. park. parking here is very very limited. although they do have valet. just be sure to bring your patients or. might i suggest taking the art bus. the anaheim convention center is located. right across the street from disneyland. it’s flanked by two hotels the anaheim. marriott. and the hilton anaheim and it’s a. beautiful area. this is where disney has been holding. the d23 expos. that started back in 2009. we’ve been to several of the expos and. have thoroughly enjoyed seeing all the. exhibits of upcoming attractions. parks meet and greets special. merchandise. disney archives and imagineering. but what’s always fun is to see the. upcoming movies and tv shows. we’ve seen many many celebrities at the. expo like.
Harrison ford mark hamill the cast from. the recent star wars movies. most of the cast from marvel movies like. chris evans chris hemsworth robert. downey jr. we saw dwayne johnson robin williams. johnny depp came out as captain jack. sparrow. we saw idina menzel perform let it go. way before the movie came out and it was. amazing she just. gave us all chills bob iger walked less. than three feet in front of me. and we got to meet our favorite. imagineer joe roadie. so for disney fans like us it’s nirvana. but it can also be a form of torture. because more and more people. are coming to the expos and you have to. queue up for hours. and hours to get into the presentations. and unfortunately it’s chaotic but you. basically get to see. everything that’s up and coming for the. disney company they make a lot of. announcements there.
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And it’s tons of fun. one of the best things we got to do at. the expo was have the voice of. disneyland. bill rogers who records all the. announcements. record our voicemail greetings on our. phones. ladies and gentlemen boys and. it girls of course she is she’s over. with alice in wonderland and that that. crazy creature that smokes the big fight. more information than you needed to know. right anyway. leave a message she’ll call you back. we’re hoping we get to go to the next. d23 expo in 2021 if they have it in. anaheim again. and we’ll take lots and lots of video. for you. we have a few honorable mentions anaheim. is home to the angels. you can always time your trip and take. in a game. there is the honda center which is home. to the anaheim ducks. museo is a museum and cultural center. of course nearby in buena park is knox.