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
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
“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
Considering that Walt Disney World is NOT doing the traditional Superbowl celebration parade this year (Covid restrictions on crowds gathering during parades), we thought it would be a good time to talk about the history of the famous “I’m going to Disney World” Superbowl commercial. Did you know that a nine-day flight around the world inspired it? In 1986, Dick Rutan along with co-pilot Jeana Yeager piloted the first non-stop, non-refueled around-the-world flight. A month after the historic flight, Disneyland had the grand opening of Star Tours hosted by Disney CEO Michael Eisner, Star Wars creator George Lucas, and other … Continue reading “I’m Going To Disney World”! Where Did That Come From?
Back in December, California’s Governor, Gavin Newsome, enacted a 3-week stay-at-home-order because of a spike in COVID-19 cases (which was causing hospital ICUs to reach capacity). The order was also a ban on onsite dining which affected Downtown Disney. If you bought any food, you had to take it off the property to eat it (a major pain in the butt for all visitors). 😞 Improvements in the state were not met and the original order was extended into January . . . until yesterday (Monday 1/25/21). The ban was lifted and guests to Downtown Disney and Buena Vista … Continue reading Eating Returns at Disneyland’s Downtown Disney
Disneyland & Walt Disney World will be changing the Jungle Cruise. Floating around through the jungle and listening to your skipper crack jokes has always been fun, but many feel that something new is much needed for this opening day attraction. Disney Parks Blog says that they want this attraction to be able to “better reflect the value and diversity of the world around us.” (Basically meaning that they want to change any of the negative depictions of native people). Besides getting rid of the negative aspects of the ride, Disney will be incorporating a whole new storyline that ties the … Continue reading Jungle Cruise Refurbishment Coming Soon
Needing some Disney magic at home? If you are needing some Disneyland (or any Disney park) during all of this crazy home quarantine stuff, we have a special treat for you today! As Disney park fanatics, we love going to the parks and taking in all of the Disney magic that we can absorb . . . but as you know, the parks are closed. Right now, there is no chance to get that real-life “Disney fix” (plus you cannot even watch current Disney park videos from your favorite vloggers). 😢 We came across a YouTuber and incredible Minecraft builder … Continue reading Take a Virtual Tour of Disneyland & Ride!