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Andy is a Southern California native, raised with Disneyland and a life-long fan of Disney theme parks and animation. Andy wrote the long-running weekly Dateline Disneyland photo, news and opinion blog here on MiceChat from 2007-2016. Andy continues to make occasional special guest contributions on MiceChat.
Every other year, the folks Walt Disney Archives delivers a show-stopping exhibit at D23 Expo and this year is no different. This year the Archives takes us through Disney's storied history with pirates in TV, film, and...
D23 Expo kicked off Saturday morning with a mega-show of celebrities at its Walt Disney Studios Live Action Films presentation but for theme park fans, the big event of the day was Hall D23's Walt Disney Parks and Resorts...
What would a Disney event be without limited edition merchandise? We already showed you a bit of D23 Expo's shopping at the Mickey's of Glendale pop-up store, but there's even more to buy elsewhere on the show floor... From...
A group of Disney Imagineers and Legends gathered on stage at the D23 Arena on Friday afternoon to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Disney's iconic Pirates of the Caribbean attractions. The conversation ranged from Imagineering Legends Marty Sklar and...
D23 Expo brings all aspects of the Walt Disney Company together under one roof and that includes Disney's film division. This year, Walt Disney Disney Animation Studios, Pixar Animation Studios and Marvel Studios are all represented with splashy...
Greetings from D23 Expo 2017! Disney's big biennial convention is well underway now and like other Expos, one of the must-dos on this year's show floor is the Walt Disney Parks and Resorts pavilion, hosted by Walt Disney Imagineering....
It's home! The iconic Main Street Electrical Parade has returned to Disneyland after being gone from its home park since it ended its historic two and a half decade run in November 1996. The parade, which originally debuted in...
It's the final edition of Dateline Disneyland! We've got a short and sweet final photo update for you today as Disneyland continues through the warm summer season without much breaking news. Star Wars construction continues behind-the-scenes and Disney is...
Disney California Adventure celebrated the opening of Shanghai Disney Resort last week with a one-day celebration featuring cultural performances, food, and more. On the other side of the park, the new Soarin' Around the World opened, taking guests...
News slows to a trickle as the summer heats up and crowds continue to hit the parks. While most refurbishment projects are done for the season, Disneyland's massive 14-acre Star Wars expansion project continues in full force. ...
Summer has arrived as temperatures rise and crowds hit Disneyland. Behind the scenes, heavy work continues on prepping the site for the upcoming 14-acre Star Wars expansion and rerouting the Rivers of America to accommodate that expansion's massive...
Disney California Adventure kicked off summer this Memorial Day weekend with the debut of its big new Frozen — Live at the Hyperion musical stage show. With limited showtimes and high demand, the show is selling out quick...
Disneyland's spring season is quickly coming to an end as the big Memorial Day Weekend looms closer, set to officially kick off the summer travel season next weekend. Disneyland won't host a 24-hour party this year but guests...
Disneyland's long-abandoned Skyway Chalet in Fantasyland will soon be moving to Yesterland. Disney has officially filed the necessary permit for its demolition, thus removing the structure which has sat unused for over two decades. The demolition...
Disneyland's classic Jungle Cruise reopened with new safety enhancements that make the experience safety for guests and Cast Members alike. The changes improve the loading and unloading procedures at the attraction but most guests won't notice much difference....
The first signs of Disneyland's version of the MyMagic+ and Fastpass+ programs from Walt Disney World have started to appear in the park. Testing and an eventual rollout of the new features are rumored to happen soon. Meanwhile,...
Disneyland is rapidly clearing large areas of its backstage to make way for its new 14-acre Star Wars-themed expansion, which is expected to officially break ground sometime this month. The work has significantly ramped up since last week,...
Editor's Note, April 8, 2016: We're re-running our April 4 edition of Dateline Disneyland today so you can use it as a guide going into the second weekend of Disney California Adventure's Food and Wine Festival. Bon appétit! Disney California...
Spring break is here! The park is in bloom and packed as holiday crowds descend on the Resort, despite recently-increased ticket prices and numerous construction and refurbishment projects underway. In Disneyland, the early stages of Star Wars...
Luigi's Rollickin' Roadsters, the replacement for the much-maligned Luigi's Flying Tires soft-opened over the weekend. The new attraction brings Disney's highly-lauded trackless ride system to the United States for the first time in a choreographed "dance" across Luigi's...