Can you believe a new year is here? And with it comes the question: What’s happening at Disneyland in 2020?

What’s Happening at Disneyland in 2020

What's happening at Disneyland in 2020

My friends at Get Away Today have a look at the year ahead so you can plan your next Disneyland Resort vacation. See what’s happening at Disneyland in 2020, including brand-new attractions. Be sure to mention My Book a Day when you book with Get Away Today, and use code BookaDay for $10 in savings on your vacation package.

What’s Happening at Disneyland in 2020 – Disneyland Park

You’ve probably heard by now about the new ride opening January 17, 2020 in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. Rise of the Resistance is the most technologically advanced experience Disney has ever offered, and it’s exciting to have the second ride in Galaxy’s Edge debut this year.

If Disneyland After Dark events are of interest to you, the first one kicks off January 29, 2020. Disneyland After Dark 80s Nite is your chance to throw it way back. This separately-ticketed Disneyland event features music, decor, food and, of course, fashion from the 80s.

There are two chances in February to celebrate after dark in Disneyland; Sweethearts’ Nite is hosted February 13 and 14, 2020 and includes dancing, merchandise and even menu items in honor of Valentine’s Day.

February 28, 2020 Disneyland Park welcomes the Magic Happens parade. Each intricately designed float will feature one of the special moments in a Disney Character’s life when the “magic happens.” You won’t want to miss this festive celebration of the little things that make Disney films memorable!

Each fall, the Disneyland Resort features Halloween Time themes in mid-September. The festive decor and menu items continue until October 31, 2020, during which time you’re bound to encounter Disney Villains, and Disney Characters in costume. Some rides, such as Haunted Mansion, even get temporary makeovers for Halloween Time.

Early-to-mid November, the Park transforms for Holidays at Disneyland Resort. Halloween Time magically disappears and winter themes take over the Park. Look for Characters in their finest attire, as well as limited-time menu items and ride overlays. Visit “it’s a small world” for regular Holiday lightings and see how The Nightmare Before Christmas crew decorates Haunted Mansion for Christmas. 

What’s Happening in Disneyland 2020 – Disney California Adventure Park

For a chance to see Mulan in the Disneyland Resort, be sure to book your vacation during the Lunar New Year celebration in Disney California Adventure Park. Mulan’s procession makes its way through the Park January 17 – February 9, 2020. Enjoy Asian-inspired food and fun as Disney celebrates the year of the rat.

Disney California Adventure Park is home to the delicious Food and Wine Festival each year. Beginning February 28, 2020 and running through April 21, 2020, the Festival offers guests menus from around the world. You can enjoy local California cuisine in addition to bites and beverages inspired from far off lands.

The final Disneyland After Dark event is hosted in Disney California Adventure Park on March 5, 2020. Celebrate all things PIXAR with three separate dance parties, commemorative keepsakes and special Character Encounters.

Summer in Disney California Adventure Park welcomes the brand-new Avengers Campus. For superheroes in training, there’s no better place to be than this new land. It includes the Spider-Man WEB slinger ride which invites guests to tour the hi-tech facility and try their hand at defeating rouge spider bots. This first phase of Avengers Campus also includes Pym Test Kitchen and WEB suppliers so you can eat and shop like an Avenger.

Halloween Time decor and celebrations can be found in Disney California Adventure Park, as well as Oogie Boogie Bash – A Disney Halloween Party. On select nights, Oogie Boogie Bash guests can close down the Park enjoying themed dance parties, a Villainous overly to the World of Color nighttime spectacular and so much more. This is a separately-ticketed event; Disney California Adventure Park will only be open to Oogie Boogie Bash ticket holders on select nights during Halloween Time.

Just like Disneyland Park, California Adventure celebrates the Holidays in style. Look for temporary ride overlays including Mator’s Jingle Jamboree and Luigi’s Joy to the Whirl in Cars Land. Guests can find Santa on the Redwood Creek Challenge Trail, and there will be the Festive Foods Marketplace near Ariel’s Undersea Adventure. This is your chance to get a taste of the Holidays from around the world.

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About Finding Hope

finding hope

She’s hiding in her present.

With nothing but her guitar and a few belongings, Hope Flanagan escapes the abuse and negligent from her mother’s boyfriend. Hope’s lucky enough to find a warm exhaust vent in an alley of her coastal town and blessed with help from a coffee-shop employee who sees her desperate situation. But Hope is determined to stay under the radar from social services and the other homeless kids, who seem to go missing once they fall under the notice of the local homeless tough girl.

She’s hiding from her past.

Grace James works with the police to help survivors of abuse while desperately fighting to keep her own family safe from her vindictive ex-husband. News of her husband’s release from prison pushes her to accept help from the handsome and secretive Officer Joe Hart. But then her mother brings home a stray from her coffee shop, and Grace finds herself catapulting through her fears to do for Hope what she just might not be able to do for herself—find out who she really is to save her before it’s too late.

My review

Don’t you just love the cover of this one? It makes me want to walk by the ocean!

I was super excited to get to read this one by Shannon Symonds, the author of Safe House. Safe House was one that really touched me and that I remember, even after the many books I’ve read since I read that one.

Finding Hope touched me as well. I loved that it combined new characters, Hope and those associated with her, with old people, Grace and Hart. The characters were something that really caught me from the first page. As a reader, I wanted to know what happened to Hope after she ran away.

I loved that this book has a couple of story lines that seem to parallel at first, but by the end, the reader realizes that they really fit together the entire time. Everything about this book kept me interested and wanting to read more.

The plot of this book is super suspenseful. And this is the scary kind of suspense to me, because it’s something that really can and does happen in the world we live in. Made up suspense isn’t quite as scary as this kind.

Make sure you read this book, I hope you love it as much as I did!

I borrowed a copy of this using my Kindle Unlimited subscription. All opinions are my own.

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About Rebound

Rebound

He’s all in. She’s all in. Nothing stands in their way–until their families get involved.

Summer Davis, small town librarian, PHD candidate, wants to fall in love.
Rocco De Luca, pro hockey player, didn’t know he was looking for love until he met Summer.

Now they try to navigate getting to know each other around his home game schedule with both their families vying for attention and meddling in ways only big families can. It’s a wonder they can go on a few dates at all once Summer’s brothers learn a pro hockey player is interested in their sister.

But the closer they become, the harder it will be when Summer is offered the chance of a lifetime…far away from their small town in Wyoming.

Welcome to Northbrook Hockey Elite!

Six professional hockey players used to play on an elite club team together, but have all separated and now play in the pro-hockey leagues. Not all of them were friends, yet circumstances bring them together, and for the greater good, maybe they can put aside their differences.

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My review

I am LOVING these hockey romances. I loved so many things about this one, the characters, the plot and the setting were just amazing. I didn’t want to put it down!

This one features Rocco and Summer. It’s always fun that the reader knows a bit about the characters from some of the other books. I’ve been looking forward to reading Rocco’s book! I loved the way family was a huge deal to him. His family even followed him from New York to Wyoming. But one thing that was a bit hard in this one was his family. His dad, especially was kind of pushy, and not in a good way.

I loved Summer! From the time she won a car beating Rocco on the ice to the very last paragraph. She’s my favorite in this book. I loved the way she goes out of her way to be with Rocco. Even when she isn’t sure if they’re even right for each other.

Summer’s and Rocco’s families are so great! I think it’d be really fun to see some of them show up in a spin off somewhere. They were both individual and just great people.

I can’t wait for more of this series! It’s my current favorite!

I was sent an e-copy of Rebound as a gift from the author. All opinions are my own.

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About Falling for a Former Flame

falling for a former flame

Will Hadley’s old flame burn her again? Or could this be her second chance at love?

Headstrong Hadley Booth is on the verge of living her dream, running a delightful–and almost profitable–bookshop in the hometown she loves. But when her first love, Fletcher Gates, comes back on the scene, Hadley questions everything she ever thought she knew. Fletcher’s alpha-male macho firefighter status should rub Hadley the wrong way. She does not need a man to take care of her, thank you very much. But even though her brain understands they aren’t right for each other, she can’t seem to explain that to her heart.

When Fletcher Gates returns home to care for his sick Mom, he doesn’t expect his ex-girlfriend Hadley to ignite his world again. He’s grown up; he’s changed. Most importantly, he’s over her. Even if he wasn’t, they crashed and burned once before. Why risk a second inferno?

Caught between the push-and-pull of fiery emotions, will Hadley and Fletcher finally find the happily-ever-after they once believed would be theirs?

My review

This is my very favorite type of book to read! It’s a contemporary romantic comedy. I don’t know why I love this kind of book so much. Maybe it’s the way I’m easily able to get lost in the plot. They are just a great escape for me.

This one features Fletcher and Hadley. There were so many great things about the two of them. One of my favorite things was that they had been a couple before. Now Fletcher is back in town, and Hadley is trying to avoid him. Everywhere she goes, he’s there though. That made the plot so much fun!

Fletcher is a firefighter. He’s returned to his hometown, and taken a job as a firefighter in the station where his dad had worked. I loved the way this was kind of a nostalgia thing for him. And it was neat that there were a few firefighters that had known his dad still there. My favorite thing about Fletcher was the way he wanted to take care of those around him. His mom, his friends, and Hadley. He’s just a great guy!

I really liked Hadley too. One of my favorite things about her was that she was just a bit clueless. She had no idea that most of the reason the two of them broke up was her fault. And it took her friend to point that out at the end.

This one had so many great extra characters. And it even had an extra romance in it. I loved it so much! Make sure to read it, and all of these by Brenna Jacobs.

I was sent an e-copy of Falling for a Former Flame as a gift from the author. All opinions are my own.

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About Shutterbug

When Tinseltown hits a dry spell, a down-on-his-luck drifter and his lightning bug buddy turn 1930s Hollywood upside down for the next big headline. Join Don and Shutterbug on a romp through cinema’s Golden Age as they shake up the town!

My review

This is a really fun picture book! I liked the way it rhymed. The rhyming reminded me a bit of the way Dr. Seuss wrote.

This is the story of a man and his shutterbug in Hollywoodland. The author has used clever, old fashioned phrases. I loved the way a glossary of these phrases was included in the back. I had heard of most of them, but my little guy hadn’t heard of any of them.

I liked the illustrations, but they are all black and white. I really wished that at least some of them had been in color. I understand why they did the book this way, but I really like color pictures for kids.

The story in this one is original. I think that adults will probably like it more than kids. Just because of some of the iconic things in it. But it’s a fun book that you’ll enjoy reading.

I was sent a copy of Shutterbug by the publisher. All opinions are my own.

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About the author and illustrator

Merry Gordon (author) is a writer, editor and teacher who ransacks vintage clothing shops and daydreams about having Bette Davis eyes. She lives in Arizona with her husband, children and dog, who all look great in fedoras.

Eddie Gordon (illustrator) is a husband, dad and graphic designer in Arizona. He spends any free time trying to learn guitar, fixing things his kids break and attempting to impress his wife (with varying degrees of success).

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About Heart of Joy

Heart of Joy

He’s got the spirit of Christmas to transform her Grinch heart.

Joy’s dream of singing at the Fanstasy Music Festival is coming true…at the worst time of year. When the Southern Belles are invited to join Caldwell’s Cowboys to perform at the festival, Joy’s inner Grinch ices her heart. For her, Christmas is a time of pain, not joy, regardless of her name.

But that won’t stop Cason from trying to bring the joy of the season into her heart. He can’t resist a damsel in distress. He’ll have to work some yuletide magic to make her heart grow three sizes before the festival ends, and convince her to spend the holidays with him.

My review

I know…I’m still talking about Christmas books. I love them! There are still several that I haven’t reviewed yet. So, it’s either review them now or wait a really long time!

This one by Lisa Swinton is a bit different than some. It’s really short. I read it in 45 minutes or so. That’s nice because it’s quick and easy to read, but I like a bit more to a story most times. It’s hard to really get to know the characters in so short a time. That didn’t really bother me with this one.

The author did a decent enough job letting the reader know the important parts of the characters. For example, the reader can kind of understand and empathize with Joy and her reasons for not loving Christmas. I liked that Cason understood at least some, but he still went out of his way to help her like Christmas.

This one is cute. If you like Christmas books, you’ll enjoy it!

I was sent an e-copy of Heart of Joy as a gift from the author. All opinions are my own.

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About More Than Enemies on the Bridge of Main Street

more than enemies on the bridge of main street

They can’t be in the same room without arguing–or without sparks flying.

Alete Keetch knows she is too independent, too opinionated, and too headstrong to get along with someone enough to ever get married. But that’s fine by her–she gets all the fulfillment she needs by running her favorite town celebrations. Until the much-too-attractive new Fire Chief comes to town, determined to cancel them.

Zane Collins can’t trust anyone but himself. When he moves to Nestled Hollow to become the Fire Chief and prepare the town for a potential disaster, he plans to keep his heart as closed off as ever. He’s not looking for any connections–he just wants to do his job of protecting the town well and use the festival money to do it.

It seems the only way he can accomplish his goals is to work with the captivating but infuriating woman who’s trying to thwart his every move.

Neither one is willing to back down from what they know is right. But neither one can deny the attraction building between them. Can they get past their differences long enough to fall in love?

This is the feel-good sweet enemies romance you’ve been hoping for. Get your copy today!

My review

I’m always on the lookout for a great clean romance book! I love that Meg Easton’s books are just that.

This one has so many fun things about it. I love Nestled Hollow and all of my “friends” that I’ve met there before. The characters are fantastic. And the romance is my favorite part.

This one features Zane and Alete. They are both great characters, they have great chemistry. But…there’s one problem. They can’t see eye to eye on anything. They’re constantly fighting.

I loved the way Alete cared about her town. She goes out of her way to do anything she can think of to help. She’s even formed a soccer league. And she forms a second in the book to help someone she’s close to.

Zane cares about Nestled Hollow in a different way. He wants to make things safer. I really liked the way he grew through the book. He learned that you really do need those around you to make life brighter.

I loved this book so much! Make sure to read it!

I was sent an e-copy of More Than Enemies on the Bridge of Main Street as a gift from the author. All opinions are my own.

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About Potion Masters: The Seeking Serum

Potion Masters: The Seeking Serum

Mezzarix has stolen the Vessel, the source of power for all potion masters, and is preparing to launch his final attack on the potion-making community—which includes his own family.

Gordy and his family have gone into hiding, but when his mom uncovers some new information, she takes Gordy into the underground network known as the Swigs, a haven for renegade potion masters and black-market potions, to secure support in the fight against Mezzarix. But when Scourges, rebel potion makers acting on orders from Mezzarix, attack the Swigs, Gordy barely escapes with his life and is forced to leave his family behind.

As the fight intensifies between B.R.E.W and the Scourges, it falls to Gordy and his friends—Max, Sasha, and Adilene—to locate Mezzarix’s hidden headquarters, retrieve the Vessel, save the world, and unite the potion-making community.

The world of Potion Masters is full of fantasy and adventure as Gordy and his friends learn the power of friendship and loyalty, and to trust in their own individual talents.

My review

I’m so glad to find some great Juvenile fiction books out there! This series by Frank L Cole is such a well done one. Make sure to read books 1 and 2 first though! You don’t want to be lost.

Frank L Cole has woven a world in this series that is magical and amazing. I love all the detail, all of the extra characters that can do crazy things, and all of the imaginative things that happen in the plot. Kids and adults alike will find it magical.

This one is told from the perspectives of Gordy, Adilene and Mezzarix mostly. There are a few chapters from other perspectives. But I loved the way the reader knows a little bit about what the bad guy is doing. Not enough to spoil the plot, just enough to make the reader want to tell Gordy to be careful.

I loved that Adilene had some perspective chapters. She’s a great character, I loved seeing things through her eyes. And when Gordy was in hiding, it was nice to see what was going on in the outside world.

I love the way this book has the kids be the heroes. They each grow to be more themselves and to be okay with that as the book progresses. I especially loved that Adilene learned something about herself that she had always believed would never happen, because of things others told her.

The plot is fast moving. The reader won’t want to put it down until all the danger is over at the end. I am sad that this is the final book in this series, but what a great ride it’s been!

I was sent a copy of Potion Masters: The Seeking Serum as a gift from the publisher. All opinions are my own.

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About Under the Stars

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When the new marshal in town needs volunteers, one of the first to sign up is Miss Rosie Decker. And why wouldn’t she? She’s a sharpshooting, horse-taming tomboy—and she’s out for revenge. Marshal Hank Walker is forming a posse to find the man who killed her sweetheart, and Rosie is determined to help track him down. When the marshal refuses her service on account of her being a woman, Rosie is undeterred. If it’s a man Marshal Walker wants, it’s a man he’ll get. With his posse assembled, Hank Walker is confident he’ll be able to track down the criminal. His confidence grows as he recognizes the incomparable skill of one young man in his posse—Ross. That is, until the day Ross’s mustache falls off, revealing “his” true identity. Rosie Decker has duped him. Banished back to town, it’s time for Rosie to prove her mettle. Though working alongside the unwilling marshal is complicated, it is the unexpected tenderness she feels for him that proves most problematic. How can she demonstrate her skill while also setting out to win the heart of the man who seems bent on keeping her out of his way?

My review

I’m always in the mood to read a great historical romance. I LOVED this one by Carolyn Twede Frank. Her characters were great, and the plot was as well.

Rosie might have been my very favorite thing about this book. She’s a young woman, but she’s not a proper young woman by any means. She works on a ranch as a horse-tamer, with a bunch of men. I loved that she was not concerned about what anyone thought of her. She just was herself, and she was good at that. When Rosie’s boyfriend is killed, she just knows that she needs to join the posse going after her killer. The marshal doesn’t want to take a woman, so she does what she has to, and becomes Ross. That part made me laugh, I loved it!

Hank Walker is the marshal. He’s had a rough time finding men willing to go after a killer. The men that signed up to go are an interesting bunch, but he can’t get the woman who wanted to go out of his mind. I liked Hank. He was really protective of women because of what happened to his sister and mom. That kind of works against him with Rosie, because she’s so independent. But eventually they figure out what works for the two of them. The journey to that point is great, though!

This one has a unique plot that just grabs the reader from the very first. I loved it!

I was sent a copy of Under the Stars as a gift from the publisher. All opinions are my own.

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About author Carolyn Twede Frank

I grew up in Payson, Utah. Ever since elementary school I have loved to write. In junior high and high school I was on the newspaper staff. My senior year, I even had my own column: Carolyn’s Corner. While attending USU as a freshman, my journalism teacher, in an effort to “prepare me for the real world of writing,” tore down my work to the point that I gave up, dropped my minor of journalism, and concentrated on my other love—biology. I graduated with a BS in Horticulture and an MS in Botany and went on to start my own business in a totally unrelated field: manufacturing puppets.  In 2006, after having raised my five kids and growing my business to a point of being viable to sell, I rediscovered my love of writing. I have since sold my manufacturing business and I spend a good portion of my time writing, or helping my grandkids and my garden grow. I now live in Kaysville, Utah.

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About 250 Fascinating Facts About Latter-Day Saints

250 Fascinating Facts About Latter-Day Saints

You know Latter-day Saints don’t have horns, but do you know how that rumor got started? Do you know which country’s population has the highest percentage of Latter-day Saints? And did you know that President Monson didn’t like pizza? No matter how well you know your religion, you’re bound to find some surprising trivia about Latter-day Saints in this fun collection of fascinating facts!

My review

I haven’t read a book like this one since I was a teenager! It was a lot of fun to read through all of these facts.

There are tons of different facts. Things about prophets, apostles, temples, pretty much everything. And I’m just going to tell you, I had no idea where the myth about the horns came from. It was fun to find that one in this book.

I love that you can read this book just a bit at a time if you want. But reading the whole thing doesn’t take very long either.

This is a fun book for anyone to read. And you’ll love the pictures too!

I was sent an e-copy of this book as a gift from the publisher. All opinions are my own.

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