78.2 F
Disneyland, CA
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Home Authors Posts by Andy Castro

Andy Castro

217 POSTS 136 COMMENTS
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.
Greetings, Dateline Disneylanders! Dateline Disneyland is taking a vacation break this week, so in lieu of a regular park update, we're bringing you a classic MiceChat feature. Back during the height of Disney California Adventure's re-imagining and expansion,...
It was a huge news week for Disneyland, as rumors hit the web early last week of major changes coming to Disneyland's Rivers of America as part of the park's upcoming Star Wars-themed expansion. Surprisingly, Disney quickly began confirming...
This weekend's heatwave didn't slow down crowds from hitting the parks en masse for this year's Dapper Day event, the on-going 60th Anniversary celebration and the popular Halloween Time offerings. Temperatures hit 90 on Friday, but Disneyland was on...
Disneyland's popular Halloween Time is back for its annual run. The offerings are a bit scaled back this year but marquee offerings such as Haunted Mansion Holiday and Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy are ready to scare up some...
Disneyland is enjoying what's left of its brief off-season between the end of summer and the start of the popular Halloween Time season. Guests should dial back their Halloween Time expectations this year as the on-going 60th Anniversary...
D23 Expo has come and gone and Disneyland is now enjoying the last weeks of its busy summer season before jumping head first into its popular Halloween Time. Jack-o-lanterns and seasonal decorations are popping up along Main Street, U.SA....
One of the absolute highlights of this year's D23 Expo was the Walt Disney Archive's exhibit on the show floor. For the first time, the Walt Disney Archives moved to the Expo's main show floor and focused on...
Disney kicked off is big D23 Expo last weekend with the special Disney Legends Awards ceremony. The biennial award ceremony honors Disney employees that have made a lasting impact on the company in a variety of areas —...
A highlight of the D23 Expo show floor is always the Walt Disney Parks and Resorts pavilion where Walt Disney Imagineering pulls back the curtain to give you an a sneak peek at the latest and greatest coming to...
The big 2015 D23 Expo weekend has come and gone and after four years without any significant Disney Parks and Resorts announcements at D23 Expo, this year Disney finally delivered. The biggest news, of course, was the announcement...
Day 1 of the D23 Expo is now in the books and as we get into Day 2, here's a quick look at the Walt Disney Studios, Disney Animation, and Pixar Animation pavilions, all clustered together on the show...
Everything you wanted to know about Disney's latest resort, Shanghai Disneyland is on display at the Walt Disney Parks and Resorts pavilion at this year's D23 Expo. The pavilion showcases this very unique new park, set to open...
D23 Expo is here! Today we give you a special first look at the Walt Disney Archives presents Disneyland: The Exhibit, the largest exhibit ever staged by the Walt Disney Archives at the D23 Expo. The exhibit...
Are you ready for the D23 Expo? Disney's biennial D23 Expo returns this year to the Anaheim Convention Center and brings together every corner of the Walt Disney Company. Expectations are at an all-time high as fans eagerly...
Disneyland's 60th Anniversary summer is starting to wind down with the first signs of Halloween Time starting to pop up in the parks. Meanwhile, Disneyland has launched a new mobile app that finally gives guests official attraction wait...
The big D23 Expo 2015 is almost here! In less than two weeks, every corner of the Walt Disney Company and its community of fans will gather in the Anaheim Convention Center for three days of all things...
Disneyland continues through its big 60th Anniversary summer with hot temperatures and fairly moderate crowds. With the theme parks running at peak performance, there's not much news as Disneyland gets ready to host big crowds arriving for the...
Disneyland marked its big 60th anniversary on Friday with a small but nostalgic celebration that included a rededication ceremony featuring a performance by Disney Legend Richard Sherman, retro photo spots, and a pre-parade honoring original 1955 Cast Members. ...
Summer crowds continue to celebrate Disneyland's 60th Anniversary as the park gets ready to celebrate its big Diamond Anniversary on Friday. Disneyland will mark its 60th anniversary on July 17 with a special ceremony, live entertainment and special...
Disneyland celebrated the Independence Day holiday over the weekend with special performances from visiting U.S. military groups and, of course, fireworks. The holiday festivities came along with the reopening of the classic Peter Pan's Flight attraction earlier in...