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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.
Just two months after opening, Disney is hoping to fix the problematic Luigi's Flying Tires attraction in Disney California Adventure's new Cars Land area. The attraction has suffered in guest satisfaction surveys and wait times at the attraction...
Construction ramped up at Disneyland's new Fantasy Faire princess meet-and-greet village next to Sleeping Beauty Castle last week. A crane and steel framework now peeks over construction walls next to the Castle as a new permanent home for...
As the Disneyland Resort enters the final stretch of its long summer season, new details are emerging on the plan to bring big changes to Disneyland's Fantasyland. Disney has confirmed the Fantasyland Theater will close at the end of...
Protestors upset with recent Anaheim Police-involved shootings marched at Disneyland's doorstep this weekend in an effort to call attention to their cause. The protests prompted increased police presence around Disneyland's Harbor Boulevard pedestrian entrance but the peaceful demonstrations...
Disneyland marked its 57th birthday with a cavalcade of characters singing "Happy Birthday To You" and a parade down Main Street celebrating the U.S.A. Volleyball teams headed to the 2012 Olympic Games in London. Meanwhile, the park continues...
Unseasonal July rain showers brought Disney California Adventure's new Radiator Springs Racers E-Ticket to a stop last week, highlighting a major flaw in the attraction's ride system. Still, Disneyland is set to celebrate its 57th anniversary this week as...
Summer crowds continue to hit the parks at the Disneyland Resort following the busy Fourth of July holiday. Still, Disney California Adventure continues to get finishing touches throughout the park as the masses queue up at Radiator Springs...
The parks are celebrating the Independence Day holiday this week with a holiday fireworks show at Disneyland and a special addition at Disney California Adventure's World of Color water-and-light show. The Disney Gallery opened a new exhibit Saturday with...
Crowds hit Disney California Adventure hard last week, leading the park to break its all-time attendance records on multiple occasions. With its first real taste of success in its 11-year history, California Adventure continues to satisfy big crowds...
After five years of construction, changes and growing pains, the Disneyland Resort finally celebrated the grand re-opening of Disney California Adventure. The park's tortured beginnings faded away Friday as Disney CEO Bob Iger officially welcomed the first guests...
This morning, Disney California Adventure's major five-year expansion and remodeling efforts officially came to an end when Disney's CEO Bob Iger rededicated the park at a grand reopening ceremony in front of the new Carthay Circle Theatre. Crowds of...
Last night the Disneyland Resort rolled out the red carpet for the grand opening of Cars Land. The new 12-acre land brought out a cavalcade of Hollywood stars, including talents from the "Cars" films including Larry the Cable...
Imported from Epcot at Walt Disney World in Flordia, acapella group "The Voices of Liberty" are now singing their way into the hearts of guests at Disneyland. The new group, performing at the Main Street Opera House, sings a...
Yesterday we gave you an overview of the all-new Buena Vista Street at Disney California Adventure. Today we're taking a closer look at California Adventure's new main entrance. Here, we go in-depth on the new offerings,...
The highly-anticipated Buena Vista Street and Cars Land areas of Disney California Adventure finally opened to guests over the weekend in the form of Annual Passholder, D23 and Club 33 previews. The special-ticketed preview events gave guests sneak...
The all-new, 12-acre Cars Land at Disney California Adventure is ready to take you down Route 66 with all your friends from Disney-Pixar's Cars. Cars Land is set to be a smash success for Disney this summer with...
Beginning June 15, Disney California Adventure will welcome park guests with a journey through history along Buena Vista Street. The all-new Buena Vista Street recreates the excitement and optimism of the 1920s Los Angeles that Walt Disney experienced...