Our Hojo Getaway : information and review

Our Family finally got to visit the Howard Johnson Anaheim Hotel and Water Play ground. We were excited for many reasons… Water playground, walking distance to Disneyland, and because we love lil getaways! This place didn’t disappoint. Im going to share my Top 5 favorite things about the HOJO hotel along with what comes along with your stay!

TOP 5 Reasons to stay at the HOJO Hotel

  1. WATER PLAYGROUD- The Castaway Water Cove was so much fun! Lots of areas for kids to play in. My kids are 5 and 1 years old and both really enjoyed this play area! The water playground has water slides, climbing area, and giant water bucket to add in even more fun! There is also a heated shallow kiddy pool! Yes heated! So this was a perfect for my 1 year old. Even my 5 year old daughter relaxed here with us and really enjoyed it! This area has plenty of seating, umbrellas, and towels to use. There is Life guard on duty to help supervise children. Their is also restroom at the water playground area.
  2. Walking Distance to Disneyland- it is only a 8 min walk give or take from the hotel to Disneyland! Also lots of food places on the way like Mimis cafe, mc Donalds, Panera bread, and ihop. So you can also eat on the way to Disney or heading back to the Hojo. There is also a shuttle that can take you to and from Disney but for myself with a double stroller and all the stuff I bring it is much easier to walk!
  3. The rooms!- we stayed in building 1 which is all renovated. Building 2 will be be finished in April. Be sure to indicate you would like to stay in a newly renovated room if you’d like one in the photo below. The room was very clean, bathroom best lighting ever! The beds were very comfortable!! We slept in on our stay! It was that good. Plus the room includes wifi, a mini fridge, keriug coffee machine, and a microwave! suites and Disney themed rooms include a rubber ducky for you to take home. Our room had a balcony facing Disneyland with a firework view.
  4. Great Customer Service- Throughout our stay we experienced great customer service! the front desk and staff were all extremely helpful and nice! front desk helped me get everything from the car and were very personable. during the stay we felt very welcomed and even the Main Street store in building one had the sweetest staff.
  5. amenities for kids!- along with the water playground as a parent I loved the “if lost tattoos”, complimentary face painting held on Saturdays, and the big orange lawn chair .

We enjoyed our stay and definitely want to return for another stay this Summer!I’m including a link to the Howard Johnson Anaheim and Water Playground to check our rooms and reserve your next stay! I also have a coupon code to use on your reservation!!!!
20% off Disneyland Annual Passholder Discount – Corp code:
 1000025935

15% off Discount for everyone! Corp code: 1000022077

https://www.hojoanaheim.com/?utm_source=affiliate&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=Spoonfulofsugarbaker

Here are somethings to remember when booking your room. call to confirm your stay will be in a renovated room, request a Disney theme room, pack plenty of snacks aka popcorn for movies in the room, take your swim stuff and prepare for fun, and if you are not a pass holder you can purchase your tickets at front desk to skip the lines at the parks ticket booths!

Thank you for reading along if your planning a vacation or Disneyland stay comment below!

 

Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique Review & information

Before pic

5th birthday celebration wouldn’t be complete without a makeover at Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique located at Disneyland, CA! I got DMs asking about pricing and if it’s Worth it!?! So here’s the run down & my review on the Bibbidi Bobbidi boutique experience!!

First things first!!! Is it worth it?? 100% yess! The pricing varies so there is a package for everyone! This is something that should be for a special occasion such as a birthday or accomplishment! London is a girly girl so this experience is everything and more it includes a dress ( unlesss you bring your own), hair, nails, makeup but your very own fairy Godmother in training. Plus a sash & backpack of the goodies used for your makeover.

After picture

The Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique is located at the castle as your entering fantasyland. First you check in and pay before the escort your child to her beauty chair.

Here’s what you need to know:

  1. Only ages 3-12 can participate in this makeover experience. They even have a knight package for your Prince Charming in training.
  2. Reserve early! It’s best to plan this ahead to guarantee your date and time. You can book online or by calling (714) 781-7895
  3. Makeover takes about 30 mins to 1 hour depending on your package.
  4. Arrive with clean hair and face for your fairy Godmother in training.
  5. If for any reason you need to cancel it must be done 24 hours in advance to avoid a $10 cancellation fee.
  6. AP discounts can be used!!
  7. The take home bag includes hairbrush, makeup, nail polish, gems they add during makeup, and shampoo to wash out all that glitter!!

Here is a photo of the current packages available.

This photo includes each package pricing
Hairstyles to choose from

We used a dress London got for Christmas. And got the crown page. It included hair of her choice. Makeup & nails. Plus tons of glitter in her hair. The fairy Godmother is very sweet! Talking London along through her makeover.

Now if you have been thinking about getting your little one a makeover and the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique I highly recommended it! It was a special way to start a birthday and celebrate at Disneyland!! Thank you for reading! Anything your interested and want tips to at Disneyland or Disneyland California adventure! Comment below and tag me on your visit to the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique experience you have @spoonfulofsugarbaker on Instagram!