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Andy Castro

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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.
The Disneyland Resort kicked off the new year with festivities in both theme parks including new entertainment options at the recently-relaunched Disney California Adventure. But the New Year's Eve festivities weren't the end of new offerings for the...
Happy New Year! The Disneyland Resort will ring in 2013 tonight in both theme parks but it's been a spectacular 2012 at the Resort, with big changes in both parks and throughout Downtown Disney. Disney California Adventure...
It goes without saying that 2012 was a huge year for the Disneyland Resort. While the big headline of the year was the grand re-opening of Disney California Adventure which included the roll out of that park's new 12-acre...
The Disney Gallery on Main Street, U.S.A. has opened a new exhibit exploring the various "Realms of Fantasy" at Disney's theme parks, including the New Fantasyland at Walt Disney World in Florida. Meanwhile, construction continues on two projects...
Candlelight continues to draw big crowds this holiday season as it performs twice nightly for 20 nights in Town Square. Candlelight might bring a bit of gridlock to Main Street, U.S.A. this holiday season, but it might get...
Rain washed away just about all of the first two nights of Disneyland's newly-expanded 20-night run of Candlelight over the weekend. Still, the extended run of the popular event will continue as planned, with seating reserved for Annual...
Two popular holiday traditions return to Disneyland as the Resort wraps up the Thanksgiving week rush. First up, the popular hand-made candy canes are now being made on select days at Disneyland's Candy Palace and, for the first...
Casey Jr Circus Train and Storybook Land Canal Boats reopened at Disneyland last week after a closure that saw the addition of new safety enhancements for Disney employees. While not major, the changes do alter the attractions' aesthetics...
Happy Holidays! We've got a huge update for you this week as Disneyland kicks off its annual holidays season with all-new offerings across the Resort! New this year are spectacular seasonal decorations and entertainment in Disney California Adventure's Buena...
The weekend brought a taste of Hollywood to the Disneyland Resort as the taping for the annual Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade took place on Main Street, U.S.A. and in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle. TV star Mario...
Happy Halloween! Disneyland will host its final Mickey's Halloween Party of 2012 on Halloween this Wednesday night, but guests trick-or-treating in the park will find much of it already decorated for the next big holiday season. The overlap...
Halloween hasn't even passed yet, but Disney has announced its 2013 promotion dubbed "Limited Time Magic" as Christmas preparation gets underway across the Resort. Holiday merchandise is hitting the shelves as Christmas lights and decorations go up...
The first signs of the holidays have started to appear at Disneyland as Christmas lights are strung up on the facade of "it's a small world" and a new ice skating rink gets ready to open in Downtown Disney....
The fine-tuning of Cars Land at Disney California Adventure continues as the park's new 12-acre area sees some temporary changes already underway for the upcoming holiday season while one of its gift shops gets expanded. As Cars Land...
The Space Shuttle Endeavour treated Disneyland guests to a special treat Friday, as the Resort was included on the list of California landmarks it flew over during its final flight. Endeavour's historical final flight over California marked the...
Halloween Time has arrived at Disneyland with the return of popular attractions including Haunted Mansion Holiday and Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy. New this year is the Halloween Carnival at Big Thunder Ranch, featuring carnival games for families and...
The good views along Buena Vista Street were bombarded with Disney merchandise this week as Disneyland's merchandise department went into the beautiful period-specific window displays and added mannequins and piles of theme park merchandise in an attempt to draw...
The Rivers of America lit up with a colorful glow last week as Disneyland premiered the new "Glow with the Show" addition to the popular Fantasmic! nighttime spectacular. Fantasmic's "Glow with the Show" premiere was a special event...
Today's special edition of Dateline Disneyland takes a look at the spectacular new Poster Art of Disney Parks art book now available at Disney theme parks. Written by Imagineers Danny Handke and Vanessa Hunt, the beautiful new...
Disneyland is getting ready for the launch of its popular Halloween Time season with new merchandise hitting store shelves and decorations going up in shop windows. The park is also now readying two attractions in New Orleans Square...