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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.
Disneyland will celebrate the Fourth of July holiday with a special fireworks finale to the park's 60th anniversary show and special musical performances during the week. Guests enjoying Independence Day holiday at Disneyland won't be able to take...
Fans turned out to bid farewell to the iconic Disneyland Band early last week as the first notable changes to the band came to its line-up. The Disneyland Band in its current form only has about a month left...
Disneyland continues to celebrate its big 60th Anniversary as the summer pushes forward. In both parks, work on new additions are underway. The extended refurbishment on Peter Pan's Flight will wrap up on July 1, bringing major...
Cinderella is now enchanting a beautiful new animated window display on Main Street, U.S.A. — the latest in Disneyland's new series of enchanted windows for the park's 60th anniversary celebration. Meanwhile, that Diamond Celebration continues as the...
Disneyland's huge 60th Anniversary Diamond Celebration launched over Memorial Day weekend and now the party is in full swing as the Resort enters the busy summer season. We take a look at even more of the 60th anniversary...
Today we finish up our two-part update on Disneyland's big 60th Anniversary celebration kick-off by taking a look at the new daytime entertainment, attraction enhancements and special 60th anniversary decorations in both parks. From fierce new enhancements at the...
Disneyland launched its big 60th Anniversary Diamond Celebration over the weekend with a big 24-hour party that included the public debuts of three new nighttime shows. The popularity of the 24 hour party combined with the demand for...
A Disney celebration wouldn't be complete without merchandise — and with hundreds of items available, Disneyland has made sure you'll commemorate your Diamond Celebration visit with a souvenir or two. Today we take a look at a sampling...
Disneyland will kick off its big 60th Anniversary Diamond Celebration this weekend with a huge 24-hour party on Friday packed with all-new entertainment, enhancements at classic attractions, special food, and hundreds of commemorative merchandise items. The party kicks...
Disney's latest sci-fi adventure, "Tomorrowland" takes the park back to the 1964-65 New York World's Fair for a sneak preview in the Magic Eye Theater. The Brad Bird-directed film hits theaters in May and Disneyland guests can get...
Last week Disneyland announced some notable enhancements coming to three classic attractions this May as part of the park's 60th Anniversary Diamond Celebration. In Fantasyland, the classic Peter Pan's Flight will get a re-imainged nursery scene along with...
More and more diamond decorations continue to go up on Sleeping Beauty Castle as Disneyland prepares for its big 60th Anniversary Celebration. Meanwhile, refurbishments continue in both parks as big spring break crowds continue to hit the parks,...
Spring break is here as Disneyland is busy gearing up for its huge 60th Anniversary summer. At Disneyland, Sleeping Beauty Castle is starting to get its sparkly diamond overlay installed, bringing a new shimmering blue roof to the...
With work happening from Critter Country to Condor Flats, off-season refurbishments, construction and enhancements projects continue throughout the Disneyland Resort. In Disneyland, Disney has confirmed Innoventions will close at the end of March but remains silent on plans...
Sleeping Beauty Castle emerged from refurbishment last week, revealing a refreshed paint scheme that toned down some of the more saturated tones leftover from Disneyland's 50th Anniversary overlay. The Castle's new look will get sparkly diamond decorations in...
Disneyland just got pricer! Disneyland quietly raised theme park admission prices across the board on Sunday, just nine months after the last price increase. The price hikes continue the Resort's aggressive pricing strategy, which has seen a nearly...
Holiday crowds turned out for Valentine's Day and the long President's Day weekend as Disneyland continues various refurbishment and enhancement projects in both theme parks. In Disney California Adventure, Luigi's Flying Tires closes permanently today and Walt Disney...
It may not be even three years old, but one of Cars Land's three attractions will fly away forever next week to make way for a new attraction. Luigi's Flying Tires at Disney California Adventure struggled to find an...
Disneyland officially announced plans for its big 60th Anniversary celebration last week in an after-hours media event on Main Street, U.S.A. The event officially announced a slew of new nighttime entertainment including a new take on the classic...
Disney is expected to finally announce its big plans for Disneyland's 60th Anniversary this Wednesday in a special media preview event, but guests visiting the parks can already see a glimpse of what's to come as refurbishment and enhancement...