From festive food to spooky decorations and fun ride makeovers, Disneyland and California Adventure will be the place to be this fall! Unlike last year, the parks are open, and Halloween memories will be ready to be made this season with all of your favorite characters, rides, and shows! Disneyland Starting September 3rd, the popular giant Mickey carved pumpkin & hundreds of jack-o’-lanterns will be waiting to greet you on Main Street USA. Over in New Orleans Square, “Haunted Mansion Holiday” with the Nightmare Before Christmas overlay will be back, and the park will have a supernatural projection and special … Continue reading Halloween at Disneyland and Disney’s California Adventure – 2021
In the first year of Disneyland’s existence, fireworks at the park did not exist. Walt Disney and his team quickly realized that they had to come up with something that would make park guests stay in the park longer and into the evening. With an original price tag of 17 million in 1955 (equating to approximately a couple hundred million today), Walt gambled everything he had to build the park, and since every dollar was needed to recoup that investment, Disney had to come up with ideas to keep the dollars flowing in. The team knew that the longer guests … Continue reading The Birth of Disney Fireworks
It’s called the “Contemporary” but in many ways, it still looks more like what the style was back in the early 1970s when it was built. To tweak this retro look a bit, Walt Disney Imagineering is reimagining the Contemporary Resort to include theming from The Incredibles! Currently, the guest rooms on all nine floors in the tower are being completely refurbished in preparation for Walt Disney World’s 50th anniversary this October. New custom artwork in guest rooms and along corridors will complement the resort’s architecture while putting the Supers’ powers of The Incredibles on display! Also, the lobby will … Continue reading Incredible Themed Rooms Coming to the Contemporary Resort!
“Disney Enchantment,” will be the new nighttime spectacular that will celebrate Walt Disney World’s 50th anniversary! Disney describes this nightly event as an “extravaganza that will take Guests on a journey filled with adventure, wonder, and empowerment. Inspiring everyone to believe in magic, “Disney Enchantment” will feature music, enhanced lighting, stunning fireworks, and for the first time, immersive projection effects that extend from Cinderella Castle down Main Street, U.S.A.” The new nightly show debuts October 1st at the Magic Kingdom & it is planned an 18-month event! Also starting October 1st will be EPCOT’S new nighttime spectacular called “Harmonious” which … Continue reading For the first time, immersive projection effects will extend down Main Street, U.S.A.
Disney announced today that the new Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure ride in Epcot’s France Pavillian will officially be opening on October 1, 2021, to correspond to the opening date of Walt Disney World’s 50th anniversary. Guests will feel like they’ve shrunk to the size of Chef Remy as they scurry through Gusteau’s famous restaurant on a wild adventure for the whole family (no height requirement!). Based on Disney and Pixar’s Academy Award®-winning “Ratatouille,” the experience will be part of a newly expanded France pavilion inside EPCOT that will also open Oct. 1. In this new area of the France Pavilion, guests … Continue reading Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure Opening October 1st
Disneyland will be allowed to reopen as soon as the 1st of April at 15% capacity. Disneyland, Disney California Adventure plus other California amusement and theme parks will be able to open with rides and attractions as soon as next month if Orange County improves to the Red Tier on the state’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy reopening rules. Ken Potrock, president of Disneyland Resort, said that they are encouraged that theme parks now have a path toward reopening this spring, getting thousands of people back to work, and greatly helping neighboring businesses and our entire community. Here are some … Continue reading Finally, Disneyland Has a Path to Reopen – California Residents Only at First
The American Pavilion in Epcot’s World Showcase has a counter service restaurant that serves up some incredible BBQ! 😋 The Regal Eagle Smokehouse opened in early 2020 (before the pandemic) and is located to the left of the American Adventure building. We visited it around lunchtime last week and wanted to give you our thoughts on this “quick-service” restaurant. First of all, when you get anywhere close to the American Pavilion, you can smell the custom smoker doing its thing out in front of the restaurant (a very smart ploy to get people to drop money on food) . . … Continue reading Regal Eagle Smokehouse – “Life Changing” Food? . . . at least the burgers were
“A Touch of Disney” will be a limited-capacity ticketed food event at Disney California Adventure that will open on March 18th and run through April 5th (with additional dates possible). This event will be running each week on Thursdays through Mondays, from noon – 8 p.m. Unfortunately, guests will not be able to go on any rides here, but the event will bring back a little bit of that Disney food magic! There will be more than food 25 locations – including six marketplaces themed for A Touch of Disney. In addition to all the great food and drink, guests … Continue reading Disney California Adventure – Food Event Starting March 18th