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In The Parks - Happy Birthday Disneyland, Naughty Knotts, Adventure Abounds

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by , 07-15-2010 at 09:29 PM

A very special friend is turning 55 years old this weekend. Happy Birthday Disneyland, you've never looked better. Today, we'll take a look at the park Walt built and see what's new. Then we'll visit with the fine folks at Knotts, Adventure City, the Orange County Fair, and find out about a slew of local events and attractions. It is a really fun update today, let's take a look.

Disneyland park is having a big week. This Saturday the Happiest Place On Earth will celebrate 55 years of magic. And as has become the custom with any momentous Disney occasion, there will be a merchandise event.

Happy 55th Birthday Disneyland!!!

The Day One Disneyland Exhibit in the Disney Gallery allows visitors to take a look back at the dreams and ideals that led to the birth of Disneyland Park. We'll take a look at the Disneyland of 1955 and compare it to today.

Sleeping Beauty's Castle as planned

The Castle today

Model of Tomorrowland's entrance in 1955

The entrance to Tomorrowland today

Model of Fantasyland

Fantasyland concept art

Storybookland today

King Arthur's Carousel today

The Mad Tea Party today

Dumbo today

Frontierland model

Frontierland today

Adventureland entrance concept art

Model of Adventureland 1955

Adventureland today

Jungle Cruise today

What began as "Walt's folly" has become the premier family theme park in the world. 55 years after her birth, Disneyland is without a doubt the best looking 55 year old around. A place of true magic. Though individual executives have come and gone, attractions built, replaced, and rebuilt again. Though time has forced a thousand sand blastings, color scheme changes, and repairs . . . nothing can quite compare to a quite morning, an exciting afternoon, and a dazzling evening at the Happiest Place On Earth!

Disney has largely missed the opportunity to celebrate this nostalgic milestone in history; however, you can expect a few birthday nods at Disneyland this Saturday, July 17, 2010:

  • Special edition park maps based upon the Dumbo attraction poster.
  • Commemorative 55th Anniversary cakes at select restaurants.
  • Dedication ceremony will take place in Town Square at noon.
  • Sing Happy Birthday to Disneyland at 4:15 pm
  • 55th Anniversary Art & Collectible merchandise event with artists Dave Avanzino, Jody Daily, Kevin Kidney and Noah at The Disney Gallery from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
  • Special event at Disney Vault 28 from 2 – 4 pm.
  • Special Mickey Mouse Ear Hat featuring premium embroidery that reads “D 55th,” July 17, 2010, available exclusively on July 17.
  • Select merchandise locations will offer 55th Anniversary candy packaging and cupcakes with the 55th Anniversary logo.
  • The Candy Palace on Main Street will offer a 55th Anniversary Bandleader Mickey candy apple.
  • And MiceChatter, Englishpauliewalle, suggests that there may be a little "Planned" flash mob by disney cast members
    At approx 4pm when the cast gathers to sing happy birthday to DLR a Disney Themed flashmob will occur with 500 strategically placed cast members and 55 characters (55 obviously being the theme!!)
    You can read more about this rumor here: Disneyland 55th Anniversary Surprise- are you excited??

55th Anniversary Limited Edition Paper Sculpture
Artist: Dave Avanzino
Edition Size: 20
Retail: $850
Approximate size: 20" x 11"

Giant Framed Original Paper Sculpture

Artists: Kevin Kidney & Jody Daily
Edition Size: Original One of a Kind.
Approximate size: 5' L x 2' H
Retail: $9,500

Ceramic Classic Paper Cup

Artists: Kevin Kidney and Jody Daily
Edition Size: 1955
Retail: $18

Guidebook Map Dinnerware Set

Artists: Kevin Kidney and Jody Daily
Edition Size: 1955
Retail: $40

To all that come to this happy place, welcome. Disneyland is your land. Here age relives fond memories of the past, and here youth may savor the challenge and promise of the future. Disneyland is dedicated to the ideals, the dreams, and the hard facts that have created America... with hope that it will be a source of joy and inspiration to all the world.
— Walt Disney

And that it has Mr. Disney, for 55 years, and with the right stewards, Disneyland will still be delighting crowds 55 years from now.

All Star Parade:
Earlier in the week Disneyland hosted an All-Star Baseball Celebration with a parade down Main Street and Interviews in Town Square.

Big Thunder Trail:

Some more work is being done along Big Thunder Trail

Disneyland may be the guest of honor today, but the exciting action is at California Adventure. These shots of Cars Land and Little Mermaid construction are nothing short of exciting (even if they only change by small degrees from week to week)


The mesh for the future rock-work is clearly visible

Think of that tent as a temporary garage

That's some pit being dug there

The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Undersea Adventure
Ariel's house is quickly being enclosed, soon the exterior will be nearly complete while the real magic is installed inside.

One thing these photos really show is how green this little section of the park have become this year. Lots of trees now provide all sorts of shade near Paradise Park.

Paradise Pier Food Court:

We are still waiting for this burger to take off

Red Car Trolley:
The final big project in DCA is the new Red Car line which will run from the front gate to the Tower of Terror.

This is a view of the Tower of Terror courtyard area

We have a small Knott’s Berry Farm update for you today as well.
If you are looking for some funky fun, you might try the biggest Filipino-American Gathering on the West Coast, which will be taking place this Saturday at Knott's. It promises to be a lot of fun.

Kababayan Fest, the West Coast’s biggest annual Filipino-American gathering, returns to Knott’s Berry Farm on Saturday, July 17. Since its inception in 2008, Kababayan has seen tremendous success, with this year’s festival promising to be the largest yet.

For the first time, Kababayan Fest is teaming up with GMA Networks, the number one Filipino network, to bring in some of the biggest names on Filipino television today.

“We are so excited about our partnership with GMA,” said Kababayan event producer, Ryan Monsanto. “Kababayan Fest is like a bridge. Nowhere else will you find the best in Filipino entertainment mixed with the very best America has to offer. This year’s event will be unlike anything ever seen in the Filipino American community.”

Confirmed headliners include America’s Best Dance Crew’s Season 4 Winners – We Are Heroes and Season 5 Winners-Poreotics, GMA artists Steven Silva, Jackie Rice, Kris Bernal, Aljur Abrenica and Carla Abellana. Other local artists include AJ Rafael, Rocky Rock, and Kultura Philippine Folk Art. The event will be hosted by Joey Guila and Giselle Tongi.

And as long as you are at the park, don't forget to stop by and see Snoopy's new ice show in the Roarin' 20's section at the back of the park. It really is a lot of fun.

A banner above Ghost Town's arch reminds people of the great ice show going on now through the end of August

It's actually a pretty good show! We recommend seeing it.

But we have a bit of bad news from the Timber Mountain Log Ride.

Last week, we reported that a light had been installed before the first big drop in the dark. Now, it is no longer a surprise and really takes something special away from this otherwise great ride.

We sincerely hope that Knott's will reconsider or that one of the smarter cast members will unscrew the bulb.

Around Knott's:

The mine ride offers the park's lighting designers a lot of opportunity to play with color.

Impressive after all these years

This year's MiceChat Haunt meets will be more fun than ever. Knott's Berry farm is very generously working with MiceChat to deliver the best, most horrifying, nights of gruesome pleasure possible to haunt goers. This year, we offer two nights of crazy, horrifying fun with an eye popping look behind the screams to see how the haunt comes together every year. This year we will also be able to offer direct ticket sales through MiceChat online for the Knott's events when they become available. Pricing for the Knott's nights will be announced very very soon. We will make sure that it is affordable and worth your money. Haunt Meet Information Discussion on MiceChat HERE

Friday October 1st,
Knott's Scary Farm - Fourth Annual MiceChat Knott's Scary Farm Halloween Haunt Maze Meet.

PreScare Buffet and early entry into Haunt, The Hanging, The Famous MiceChat Maze Death March.
On October 1st join the Web's largest Haunt Meet for a night of fun in the fog shrouded nightmare of Knott's Scary Farm. The night will start off at 4:30pm by enjoying the Pre-Scare buffet and then gaining early entry into the event. This is followed by rides on the two most popular attractions, Log ride and Mine Train, viewing of the first showing of The Hanging, then the world famous Maze Death March.
Haunt Meet Information Discussion on MiceChat HERE
Saturday October 9th
Knott's Scary Farm - Behind the screams tour and Haunt Shows.
PreScare Buffet, Tour behind the scenes of one of this years mazes, Panel discussion with Haunt Creators and Monsters, early entry into Haunt, Show run including VIP seating to shows.
Return to the Haunt to get a behind the screams look at how the haunt is put together. Tour a maze with show creators before the event and then enjoy the Pre Scare Dinner Buffet while Haunt designers and Monsters talk about what it takes to bring the largest Halloween Party in the World to life. Once the party begins, receive early entry to the event and VIP seating to the shows of Haunt. Haunt Meet Information Discussion on MiceChat HERE

An often overlooked local attraction is Adventure City. Located between Disneyland and Knott's Berry Farm, Adventure City is a little park for little tykes with a total of 17 rides and attractions; including the Childrens Theater, Game Room, Petting Farm, Rock Climbing Wall and much more.

Adventure City will be celebrating it's 16th anniversary this summer. The park is uniquely geared for the toddler aged child, with rides and attractions that are suited for children who are normally too small to enjoy rides at other theme parks. All of the rides are still built for the whole family to enjoy.

The facility is joined to the premises of the Hobbie City collectors shops which are independently operated and the White House Event Center; established in 1955.

Admission is just $13.95 per person and parking is free. This is the perfect spot for a child's birthday party. There has been some talk in the past about this park closing and the land being redeveloped. The economy may have placed those plans on hold, but if you've never been to this unique little park, now might be a good time to visit.

Most of the attractions in the park have a 42" minimum height restriction

Visit the Adventure City website here for more information: Adventure City

The Beat Goes On - A tradition for 120 years, the heart of Orange County - the OC Fair - continues to beat. This year's fair begins today, July 16th and runs through August 15th.

The OC Fair is back! Fried Butter, chocolate covered bacon, the hall of items you can't live without buying, petting zoo, gardens, crafts, carnival, and concerts make the OC Fair a fun and unique annual delight for the whole family.

2010 Orange County Fair Info
Days & Hours (Open Wednesday-Sunday)
Wednesday-Friday Noon-Midnight
Saturday-Sunday 10 a.m.-Midnight

Prices - Admission: (
Single Day
: General $10, Senior (60+) $7, Child (6-12) $5. No fees for customers who use Ticketmaster's online TicketFast (print-at-home) option!
Group Sales (15+)
: General $8, Senior (60+) $5, Child (6-12) $3. (Mail or fax order form by July 2.)
Super Pass
: General $30, Senior (60+) $25, Child (6-12) $20.
Free admission and parking from Noon – 1 p.m. Valid only July 16, 2010.
Presented by Sparkletts


Free daily admission for active duty military with I.D. Valid all day July 16-August 15.

Jul 21, 2010

12:00 PM - 06:00 PM

We Care Wednesdays: Food Drive

Free Fair admission and a carnival ride with donation on this day. Benefits Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County.

Jul 22, 2010
Kids Day at the 2010 OC Fair

Kids are free on Thursdays at the 2010 OC Fair!

Jul 23, 2010
Seniors Day at the 2010 OC Fair

Discount admission for guests 60 and older every Friday at the 2010 OC Fair!
Prices - Parking: General $7, Preferred $12.

Entertainment guide (CLICK HERE FOR FULL LISTING)

The brand new Hangar complex offers a new indoor venue for the fair grounds to use.

Orange County Fair concerts and events for the coming week:
Jul 16, 2010
Pink Floyd Experience
2010 Pacific Amphitheatre Concert Series at the OC Fair

Wild Child - A Jim Morrison Celebration

In the Fair's newest entertainment complex: The Hangar!

Jul 17, 2010

Bad Company

2010 Pacific Amphitheatre Concert Series at the OC Fair

Blasphemous Rumours – A Live Depeche Mode Tribute

In the Fair's newest entertainment complex: The Hangar!

Jul 18, 2010

Dog 'N' Butterfly - The Ultimate Tribute to Heart

In the Fair's newest entertainment complex: The Hangar!


2010 Pacific Amphitheatre Concert Series at the OC Fair

Jul 21, 2010

Extreme Rodeo

Action Sports Arena Entertainment: Two shows!

Jeff Dunham

2010 Pacific Amphitheatre Concert Series at the OC Fair

Michael Jackson LaserSpectacular

In the Fair's newest entertainment complex: The Hangar!

Jul 22, 2010

Martina McBride

2010 Pacific Amphitheatre Concert Series at the OC Fair

Pink Floyd LaserSpectacular

In the Fair's newest entertainment complex: The Hangar!

Jul 23, 2010

Ziggy Marley/ Common Sense

2010 Pacific Amphitheatre Concert Series at the OC Fair

Jul 24, 2010

Faith Hill
2010 Pacific Amphitheatre Concert Series at the OC Fair

Orange Crush Demolition Derby
Action Sports Arena: Two shows, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.

The Joshua Tree – A Live Tribute to U2
In the Fair's newest entertainment complex: The Hangar!

The BIG question on everybody's mind, I'm sure, is WHAT WILL THEY SERVE FRIED THIS YEAR????? Look no further, because we've got the heart stopping news.


The Heart attack Cafe, located near the live stock section of the Fair, is pushing the boundaries of good taste with it's 2010 offering, Fried Butter. How the heck do they do it? Well, think of it as a churro stuffed with butter and deep fried. But don't worry, for the less adventurous of heart, there is chocolate covered bacon and deep fried Bunuelos.

The world's largest grill offers healthier fare.

Al's Brain 3D attraction is returning this year with new surprises

Carnival Section:

The Carnival section returns with an array of dark rides and flat rides to be enjoyed by all. There are even a few coasters in the mix.

The Himiler

Crazy Coaster

The Zipper

Then of course there is

Le Grande Wheel (One of the The largest portable
Ferris wheels in the world)

Don't forget the games

Centennial Barn:

What's that baby girl . . . you say you'd like some fried butter???

Centennial Barn area is filled with gardens, vegetables, and lots of cute farm animals

Fancy chicken coops, filled with fancy chickens of course

Shopping around every corner:

Family Ride area:

There are actually two carnival sections of the fair, the wilder side which we showed you above and the tamer family section on the other side of the fair.


Taco Bell is now open at CityFood while Johnny Rockets is still under construction down the way.

Construction progress of Johnny Rockets facade. Looks nice.

CityWalk: Plugged-In (Through August 29)
"Universal CityWalk rocks this summer with Plugged-In, an all-new live music event-every weekend, all summer long. Starting July 9, hear the best of L.A.'s celebrity talent, upcoming bands, Latin music, and more all throughout summer! Oh, and did we mention it's completely FREE?"
Friday nights:
"Check out some of L.A.'s hottest upcoming bands and established artists on Friday nights. On July 23, the program heats up as it transitions to 98.7FM's "RockStar Battle of The Bands" competition, inviting bands to audition for a chance to perform in the legendary Sunset Strip Music Festival. A panel of top music executives and representatives from popular Sunset Strip venues will be on hand to judge the weekly contest. Selected bands will compete in the finals, which will take place on August 28 at the Sunset Strip Music Festival. The winning band will also receive $10,000 in cash, a spot on the 2011 Warped tour and a private party for 50 friends at the new 98.7 FM Penthouse in Hollywood."
featuring Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
98.7 FM RockStar Competition #1 July 23 7:00pm
98.7 FM RockStar Competition #2 July 30 7:00pm
98.7 FM RockStar Competition #3 Aug 6 7:00pm
98.7 FM RockStar Competition #4 Aug 13 7:00pm
98.7 FM RockStar Competition #5 Aug 20 7:00pm
98.7 RockStar Finalist Showcase Aug 27 7:00pm
Saturday nights:
"Celebrity bands give us a taste of their music on Saturday nights at our CityWalk Stage from July 10-August 28! Get ready to jam with some of your favorite famous faces because you never know what or who to expect here at CityWalk!"
Frank Stallone July 17 8:00pm
One Step Away July 24 8:00pm
Harold Perrineau July 24 9:15pm
The Thomas Nicholas Band July 31 8:00pm
Petree August 7 8:00pm
Jared Lee August 7 9:15pm
YOU HANG UP featuring Frankie Muniz August 14 8:00pm
APACHE STONE featuring Michael Lombardi August 14 9:15pm
Norman Kelsey August 21 8:00pm
Tim Russ August 21 9:15pm
TBA August 28 9:15pm
Sunday nights:
"Telemundo and Mun2 bring the best of Latin sounds and celebrities to CityWalk on Sundays from 5:30pm-8:00pm. Meet and greet with some of your favorite Telenovela stars, and don't miss out on July 18th, August 8th, or August 29th where our concerts will be filmed by Reventon-you could be in the TV audience! You never know who or what to expect here at CityWalk."
Sonido Mr. Chuy July 11
Grupo Naukalli July 11
Vilma y La Sonora July 11
Erika Vidrio July 18
Oliver Ochoa July 18
Los Reyes de Arranque July 18
Enigma Norteno July 18
Leonel July 25
Gustavo Galindo July 25
Christian Chavez July 25
Las Jefas August 1
Vikilo August 1
Carmen Jara August 1
TBA August 8
La Santa Cecilia August 15
El Conjunto Nueva Ola August 15
AKWID August 15
VANAZ August 22
Local 34 August 22
Tito Puente Jr. August 22
Nydia Rojas August 29
El Potro de Sinaloa August 29
Halloween Horror Nights:
Full details haven't been announced yet but some things have showed up online.

A new scare zone on NY Street featuring a gang of killer clowns called "Klownz" is in the works. Fishbulb now regrets his choice to hold a meet for this event now we are sure.

For the first time we are meeting to journey into Universal's Halloween Horror nights for the thrills and chills Hollywood style. This year there will be 5 mazes at Universal Halloween Horror nights including the Terror Tram. Add to that the shows and attractions there and you have a full night of fun. Haunt Meet Information Thread On MiceChat HERE

Saturday October 2nd
Universal Studios First Annual
Halloween Horror Nights Meet
Universal Death March and Tram Ride of Doom
On October 2nd join us for the first ever MiceChat Universal Halloween Horror Nights meet. The night starts in Citywalk for a bite of food, then we venture into the world of horror films come to life. The night starts with the Terror Tram and then the Universal Maze Death March. This will be followed by a trip to a few of the shows Universal has to offer and they are great! Haunt Meet Information Discussion on MiceChat HERE

Pirate Days at Ventura Harbor Village
Avast Ye Mateys! Pirates invade Ventura Harbor Village on Saturday & Sunday, July 17 & 18 from 1:00PM – 4:00PM for the popular 5th Annual Pirate Days featuring professional pirate live-action shows, pirate – themed activities and visitor participation. Newly added activities this year include swashbuckling inspired pre- Pirate Day festivities on Friday, July 16 such as children’s Pirate Boot Camp FRIDAY, July 16, 2-4 PM & Adult Pirate Pub Crawl 6-8 PM. AND, on Saturday, July 17 a new pet pirate costume contest!

- Fortuna Rodeo.
Classic rodeo has been around since 1921. Goes through July 18, 2010.
California State Fair. Runs through Aug. 1. Location: 1600 Exposition Blvd., Sacramento, CA
Stanislaus County Fair. Runs through July 25. 900 N. Broadway, Turlock, CA 95380 Phone: (209) 668-1333 or (209) 524-2660. Cost: $12 general admission. Location: 900 N. Broadway, Turlock CA 95380.

GRASS VALLEY - WorldFest Music Festival.
Four days of awesome music in a beautiful setting.

Big Bear Chili Cook-off. Come one and all to experience this Southwest Showdown, sanctioned by the International Chili Society. This ICS Sanctioned regional competition features 30+ cooks, 80+ vendors, entertainment, games, beer garden and a food court. The Big Bear Chamber of Commerce is the host this year. Anyone interested in applying to be a Cook, Vendor, Entertainer, should download the form from the website, or contact the Chamber (909) 866-4607 or [email protected]. Time: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Cost: Free to attend, Tasting Kit: $2. Location: 630 Bartlett Rd. Parking Lot, Big Bear Lake, CA.

French Festival Bastille Day Celebration.
22nd Annual French Festival held on Bastille Day Weekend in Santa Barbara's Oak Park is where America celebrates France... and what's best is that it is free! Billed as the largest French celebration in the Western United States, French chefs cook cuisine from crepes to quiche, a huge huge Eiffel Tower and French-themed entertainment on three stages: cancan, hot jazz a la Django Reinhart and music and dance the entire time plus the Poodle Parade and c Fatales Drag Review. Time: 11am-7pm. Call: (805) 564-PARIS (805-564-7274).

Free Summer Concerts at Levitt Pavilion in Pasadena
Levitt Pavilion Pasadena | Free Summer Concert Series | Home 2010

The Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts-Pasadena is proud to present its 8th annual 50 summer concert series. All concerts are FREE to the public beginning June 23 to August 29, Wednesday through Sunday. Enjoy an evening under the stars at Memorial Park in Old Pasadena while listening to quality entertainment ranging from Grammy winners and nominees, to international touring artists, and local favorites!

Marysville Peach Fest
(formerly the California Peach Festival)

includes food, entertainment, arts and crafts and 40,000 plus attendees in Historic Downtown Marysville. July 16th, 17th and 18th in historic downtown Marysville. Scheduled from 6pm to midnight on Friday, 10am to midnight on Saturday and 10am to 6pm on Sunday, the event will be on D Street between First and Sixth streets in Downtown Marysville. Free for Everyone - No Admission - No Parking Charges.

PASO ROBLES - Concerts in the Park. Free Friday night concert in Downtown Paso Robles City Park Bandstand, Paso Robles, CA. Time: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
And that brings us near the end of another fun packed In The Parks! We sincerely wish Disneyland and all who work so hard to keep her young and vital a very happy anniversary. Southern California is in fair season. Almost too much going on. Wherever you go and whatever you do, we hope you have a wonderful time.

If you happen to run across some interesting news or have photos that you'd like to share with us, w
e'd really appreciate hearing from you. Contact [email protected] with your news, photos, or comments. And please don't forget that there is always a world of fun theme park information to read elsewhere on MiceChat, might we suggest:

  • Weekend Update Offers a world of Disney theme parks and other sights and landmarks!
  • Dateline Disneyland which is packed with great news and photos from the Disneyland Resort.
  • And you'll always find something interesting on the forums and on MiceAge.

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Updated 07-16-2010 at 09:43 PM by In the Parks



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  1. xalesa's Avatar
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    Very nice update! Thanks for all the info for the 55th. I'm here in Anaheim and I plan to be in Disneyland tomorrow and Friday. Looking forward to the festivities!!!
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    Great Update.
  3. AlexValve's Avatar
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    Thanks for the Update!
  4. Disneymike's Avatar
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    Maybe I missed it somewhere but what is so "naughty" about Knotts?
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    Nothing says 'Wild West Ghost Town' like a good ol' fashioned Ice Spectacular!

    The OC Fair is always fun. Enjoy the musical stylings of Boston, Journey, UFO and Whitesnake blasting throughout the carnival rides.
    Updated 07-16-2010 at 05:55 AM by In the Parks
  6. WheresMickey's Avatar
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    Nice update!
  7. dmomof4's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Disneymike
    Maybe I missed it somewhere but what is so "naughty" about Knotts?
    Yeah, I was curious about that

    Also "Fried Butter" ewwwwww gross!
  8. Dustysage's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Disneymike
    Maybe I missed it somewhere but what is so "naughty" about Knotts?
    We are just giving them a little ribbing for their decision to install a light before the old surprise drop in the dark on the log ride.

    It wasn't really very "Naughty" but it rhymed with Knott's so it worked for the title. What can I say, it was late, I was tired, and it sounded good at the time.
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    I'm going to Australia today, as well as documenting my trip here on MC
    so...tomorrow will be erased from my life (sadly)
    but I'll be in California later today, so I'll say a Happy Birthday to DL there!
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    At approx 4pm when the cast gathers to sing happy birthday to DLR
    And Warner Chappell's coffers will go "cha-ching!" But the Big Cheese has deep enough pockets, I'm sure. (Just had to throw that in.)

    Great update, as always.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jaxbistro
    Nothing says 'Wild West Ghost Town' like a good ol' fashioned Ice Spectacular!
    LOL. The ice show isn't really in Ghost Town, but they put the banner there because that is the direction most people enter the park. Sadly the Roaring 20's section of the park is sort of dead now but that is where the theater is located.
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    Dusty wrote "...sort of dead now..." which one will be after eating deep fried butter. Or am I too gloomy?
  13. Backside of Water's Avatar
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    Dusty wrote "...sort of dead now..." which one will be after eating deep fried butter. Or am I too gloomy?
    These menu titles kindof say it all don't they?

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    Why did I know that the fried butter would be the hit of today's update LOL

    Unfortunately, it is nearly impossible to keep fried butter on a stick. Much easier to eat if they just pour it into a funnel or inject it directly into your veins.
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    Well, deep fried butter this year. No doubt the follow up to that will be deep fried Crisco!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dustysage
    We are just giving them a little ribbing for their decision to install a light before the old surprise drop in the dark on the log ride.

    It wasn't really very "Naughty" but it rhymed with Knott's so it worked for the title. What can I say, it was late, I was tired, and it sounded good at the time.
    HAHA...thats funny!
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    Happy 55th, DL! Wish I could be there to celebrate with you!

    Oh, and if you go to the OC Fair, you might want to avoid the "Ghost Pirates" ride pictured above. We had something similar at the big Puyallup Fair in Washington state (pictured below). I actually ponied up the dough (about $4.50, if I remember right) for what turned out to be about 30 seconds in the dark with absolutely nothing happening! But, hey, I'm a sucker for cool graphics like this:

    If you care to see my other pictures from Washington's biggest fair, they're at this link.

    Updated 07-16-2010 at 02:12 PM by triesch
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    Looks like it will be fun this year, at DL, at Knott's, at Adventure City, at the OC Fair and Everywhere!

  19. C. Andrew Nelson's Avatar
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    Great update! Thanks for including something about Adventure City. My wife and I took our kids there back in 2004 and I was very impressed by the place. Our children were 4 and 8 back then and they had a lot of fun. I actually enjoyed Adventure City myself far more than I expected to. It was a nice "side order" to our Disneyland vacation that year. If you have young children I definitely recommend checking out Adventure City.
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    Wish we lived closer the OC fair looks like a fun day out
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