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In The Parks - Disney Construction, Universal Mazes, Knott's Preserves Ghost Town

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by , 08-26-2010 at 09:18 PM


Vavoom the In The Parks blog is back like a rocket from a week long survey of Southern California's top parks and attractions. And it's another good one folks! The end of Summer means a big increase in construction at nearly all of the local parks. Halloween continues to stagger slowly into the parks but crowds were lite this week nearly everywhere. So, let's see what's going on this week at Disneyland, California Adventure, Knott's Berry Farm, and Universal Studios Hollywood. . .



Disneyland still has its red, white, and blue bunting, but the very first signs of HalloweenTime are slowly creeping into store displays. What is particularly surprising, however, is the lack of crowds. With all annual passes unblocked, and just a few weeks before school starting locally, it is quite strange that the parks weren't busier this week - though the heat could have something to do with it.


Welcome to the Happiest place on Earth

Halloweentime:

Disney Showcase:
Store Windows display the first signs of the fall season and the highly anticipated Halloweentime celebrations that will start on September 17th. We can't wait!


Orange, purple and black go so well together.


Lovely punch bowl set


Is this for sale? It's just a prop.








Wait time Board:
Wait times reflect the lower attendance this past Tuesday.


NICE! Enjoy it while you can.


The thinned crowds in front of Big Thunder are in for a treat - only a 15 minute stand-by wait.

Disney Clothiers:

Although open, the main entrance to Disney Clothiers is having some work done.


Don't worry. You can still shop - just use the side doors.

Indiana Jones an the Temple of the Forbidden Eye:
The show building for Indiana Jones is gradually being obscured by the foliage that has grown over the years. But, for something so visible you would think that they would have given some attention to the camouflage on the outside of the show building. It was once the same color of the trees in front of it. You can't help but notice this faded pealing mess from the tram load/unload area.


The Jungle is peeling!


Around the Kingdom:
Here are a few bits and pieces from around the park.


A new sign has been installed to bring attention to the
newly opened candy shoppe. It is very . . . Christmas looking.

Alice In Wonderland:
After weeks of our complaining about the ugly temporary tarps and rails for the outdoor section of the Alice's ride, we decided to take a ride for ourselves and take some photos for you.


More shade is nice.


The supports aren't helping the landscaping much




The ride looks great inside


Then you see this


Zig, Zag, Zig, Zag - No scare



Rooftop Alice

Star Tours:
Work continues on the entrance to Star Tours. We wish we had more to show you. We LOVE construction projects around here. It makes us anticipate the new attraction more than ever.


May the force be with them!


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Glow Fest:
Glow fest will soon be replaced with Elec-TRON-ica. The garish Yellow pillars may be vanishing soon but not to worry, it is essentially coming back with better clothing and more entertainment. This is an instance of change being a good thing.


The bar has been moved to the Sun Plaza area just outside of the Hollywood Pictures Backlot



Soon to be GLOWing away not forever






Hyperion's backdrop sky is receiving some attention.

The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Undersea Adventure.
The Little Mermaid's home is coming together nicely. More is enclosed and details will soon emerge.




A sea of insulating and drywall


Soon to be a people eating Omnimover. DCA's first.


Work out front continues.


Carsland:
The Remnants of Bountiful Valley Farm will be removed soon to make way for the entrance of Carsland.


Cranes peek over the fence


Get your food and shakes while you still can.


things are a changin'


It looks more and more likely that we are getting the Everest treatment with the Cars show building. Themed on one side but not the other. Let's hope they take better care of the camouflage on the flat sides than they do with the Indy Building.


But, what is being themed out is a massive level of detail


From the Pacific Wharf area


More framework


Flo's




If you look close you can get a peek inside the show building




A wall has been built in the flying tire pit


World of Color:
Over the past month more and more effects on the World of Color show have been slowly failing. The platforms which should normally be submerged during the day have rarely been lowered. Recently, the projection domes, and even some of the major projectors have missed performances. Still, the show must go on. And crowds continue to flock to this production night after night.


Work on the air bladders that raise the platforms continues.


The platforms stay above water most of the time


We're gonna need a bigger boat.

Paradise Pier Food Court:
Progress is finally being made in the food court for Paradise Park. The former smoking area near Mullholland Madness is having its concrete removed.


New seating for better food.


Will the festive lighting stay?


Whatever happens we are sure it will be far better than what was there before.


This burger is done





Knott's Berry Farm is having a big week. A few minor attractions will be closing this weekend (Aug. 29th) to allow for Halloween Haunt construction. It is also the closing weekend for both Snoopy's Starlight Spectacular and the Everybody Loves Snoopy Ice Show. Also Knott's just announced ground breaking on a new attraction guaranteed to give you vertigo. Let's just straight to the good stuff.

WindSeeker in 2011:
Knott's mobile posted this release:
WindSeeker will be designed and manufactured by Mondial, a company based in the Netherlands that has been creating thrill rides for the amusement park industry since 1987. Mondial is known for their innovative and unique rides and maintains the highest standards in regards to quality and safety.

WindSeeker will feature 32, 2-person gondolas that will ascend to a height of 301 feet. Once it has reached the top of the tower, WindSeeker will spread it’s metal arms swinging riders for a 60 second flight at a 45 degree angle at a speed of 8 rotations per minute.


Due to the long airtime, riders will experience a spectacular sense of weightlessness. This, combined with the fact that riders legs will be unrestrained, will create a sense of exhilaration which will enhance the feeling of free flight,” said Knott’s General Manager, Marty Keithley.


WindSeeker will be located at the current site of Knott’s Sky Cabin. Groundbreaking for WindSeeker is scheduled for fall of 2010 with completion expected by summer 2011


Imagine dangling your feet from 301ft in the air.


These sims are way up there - Yikes!


You can discuss the announcement HERE on the boards


It's too bad that this landmark will be vanishing, but a more usable tower will replace it.


This old tower will be going away soon.


Strange News:
Knott's Berry Farm will be CLOSED for a private event on Saturday September 4th. Knott's Soak City will be open from 10am to 7pm.

Wow, closing the park down on a HOLIDAY weekend must have cost somebody a pretty-penny.

Knott's Deals:

Kids eat for just $5.00 at Sunday Brunch in August! Bring your entire family for a delicious all you eat buffet and kids (ages 3-11) eat for only $5.00! Don't forget that kids 2 and younger eat for FREE. So bring the whole family. Reservations 714-220-5055 to spend time with your children before they trek back to school!

2010 INTERNATIONAL FIGHT SHOWDOWN
The 2010 International Fight Showdown (IFS) will be held at the Knott's Resort Hotel, located adjacent to the Knott's Berry Farm Theme Park. The championship promises to be an exciting event for all martial arts enthusiasts. For ticket information call 714.588.9327
Mixed Martial Arts
Dates:
Semi-Finals: August 28 - Final: October 23

Muay Thai
Quarter Finals: July 31 - Semi-Finals: September 18 - Final: November 20
All fight start at 5:30 pm.
General Admission: $25 - VIP: $45

Halloween Haunt:
Work progresses on the mazes throughout the park, but will force the closure of some attractions as construction reaches the next level. This weekend will be your last chance to take a ride on the Grand Sierra Scenic Railroad. After Sunday the 29th it will be closed to allow for construction to continue on the new Fallout Shelter Maze.

Fallout Shlter:

Grand Sierra Railroad closes Sunday night to allow for construction to finish on the maze.


Nothing much will change until then.





Labyrinth:
The dark side of fairy tales is explored in the Labyrinth maze. It winds through the nether regions of Camp Snoopy and closure of the Balloon Race ride has already taken place to make way for this ethereal experience.






The Balloon race is already closed and floating away.

Virus Z:
This new maze will take visitors on a tour of a small town overrun by flesh eating zombies. Highlights will include a movie theater, a gas station and a school house.









Uncle Bobo's Big Top of the Bizarre:
Uncle Bobo's Big Top is being prepared for visitors. His exhibits are being set up and readied to mystify and terrify you. This is Fisbulb's number one terror . . . clowns!


Enter one and all!


No peeking! The clowns will eat you.


The little green creature is settling in to his home

Slaughter House:
Slaughter house is being constructed below the stagecoach track in Camp Snoopy. You know, they really should sell sausage links and barbecue at the exit of this maze.



The holding cage for livestock waits below


MICECHAT'S KNOTT'S SCARY FARM MEETS!
Don't miss out on the Knott's Haunt, join the MiceChatters for two funtastic events! Tickets are on sale right NOW. The pricing is actually pretty amazing and all inclusive. Discount tickets, mazes, shows, dinner, Knott's celebrities, VIP access . . . and Fishbulb! What more could you want?!


Friday October 1st
Fourth Annual MiceChat Knott's Scary Farm Halloween Haunt Maze Meet.
•PreScare All you can eat Buffet Dinner
•Early entry into Haunt
•The Hanging
•The World 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 evening will start off at 4:30pm with a Pre-Scare buffet followed by early entry into the Haunt. We'll ride the Log ride and Mine Train, view The Hanging, then embark on the world famous MiceChat Maze Death March! Haunt Meet Information Discussion on MiceChat HERE
Knott's Scary Farm - Behind the screams tour and Haunt Shows.

Join us for the very first MiceChat "Behind the Screams" tour. This is the VIP access event of the season. Includes:
•PreScare All you can eat Buffet Dinner
•Behind the screams tour of one of the mazes prior to Haunt opening to see how the magic is made.
•Souvenier Haunt T-Shirt and Refillable Mug.
•Meet Halloween Haunt Legend and Founding Father John Waite, Lighting designer Andrew Strain, and Knott's Preserved Author Eric Lynxwiler.
•The Knott's Scary Farm Show Run: a tour to view of all Haunt Shows. Includes VIP seating.

•Front of the line access to all mazes.

Come scream on October 1st. Then come back again and scream for more on October 9th. Includes admission and amenities for both the October 1st meet and October 9th meet all for one low price.

Haunt Meet Information Discussion on MiceChat HERE



Around the Farm:

Knott's Berry Farm has some really interesting things going on.


Knott's still has waterfalls and koi - Take that Disneyland!


Peppermint Patty poses for Pics


See? More waterfalls!


This past Wednesday Ghostrider closed early.




Weeeeeeeee

Xcelerator:
The painting project over at Xcelerator seems to have halted for the time being. We will keep you posted.





Calico mine Train:
It's nice to see little touches return through out the park. One of them turned up at the Mine Train.


At the Calico Mine Train on the left side of the show building


Sound effects coming from a mining tunnel.
What a great little bit of atmosphere.


Ghost Town:
Over in Ghost Town, Goldie's Place is getting a complete overhaul. It is sad to see the original building go but it is encouraging to see Knott's rebuilding a piece of Ghost Town's Heritage. This is another great move by Knott's to protect and preserve Ghost Town this year. We are thrilled.








The foundation of Goldie's


Sad Eyed Joe is still in jail





Citywalk:
Citywalk is always a hive of activity and excitement. But, with the presence of the Universal solicitors along the route, things feel a little less fun.


CityWalk's atrium


The carnival barkers are now out in Citywalk. Enough! We are so tired of all these sales people all over the property.

Upper Lot:
Crowds were lighter at Universal as well with wait times for all attractions never lingering past a half hour. Halloween Horror Nights continues to take shape amongst a working theme park and movie studio. There is quite a bit going on.

Entrance corridor:
The entrance to the park is essentially a long corridor that funnels guests into the park. Think Disneyland's Main Street, but more compact. This area now has another thing in common with Disneyland...




Guest surveys



Here is one sure-fire way to keep cool when visiting Universal during the Summer - you'll get wet in the Curious George playground.

Lower lot:
Transformers continues to develop behind the Bumblebee wall as Jurassic Park and the Mummy hold down the fort on the lower lot until construction is complete on the new star attraction of the park.


A quick tip about upgrading your pass into an annual pass...


While the Hollywood ticket outlet on the upper lot is usually very busy, there is a booth in the lower lot where the same upgrade can be handled, but with little to no wait.



I want my Mummy

Transformers:







Studio Tram Tour:

Along the route:


This past Wednesday ominous clouds made threats but never rained on the studios.


3D Casualty. That's what happens when guests are expected to hold on to their 3D glasses throughout the entire tram tour.


The court of Miracles


Little Europe


6 Points Texas





Ginsu Knife salesman


Filming has resumed on the set of Desperate Housewives. The tram goes into quiet mode while near Wisteria Lane

Pirates 4 set:

















Halloween Horror Nights:
Universal has announced all of their mazes and scare zones for 2010

Mazes:

  • A Nightmare on Elm Street: Never Sleep Again All New!
  • Friday the 13th: Kill, Jason, Kill. All New!
  • Rob Zombie’s House of 1000 Corpses in Zombievision! (3-D) All New!
  • Saw: Game Over New traps!
  • Vampyre: Castle of the Undead All New!
  • All-new Terror Tram: Chucky’s Revenge

Scare Zones:

  • La Llorona
  • Klownz
  • Freakz
  • Nightmarez
  • Lunaticz
  • Pigz



Saturday October 2nd $44.00
($59.00 night of the event)
Universal Studios First Annual
Halloween Horror Nights Meet
Join MiceChat as we hold our very first Halloween Horror night meet at Universal Studios. This year, there will be 5 mazes at Universal Halloween Horror nights including the Terror Tram. Add to that the shows and regular attractions and you have a full night of fun. Don't miss out! Haunt Meet Information Thread On MiceChat HERE


Friday the 13th, Kill Jason Kill:

The new Friday the 13th Maze that was just announced is already taking shape in the Wild West Stunt Show arena. Based on the reboot version of the film, this maze promises plenty of blood and fresh scented pine. Can't wait.










Rob Zombie's House of 1,000 corpses
in (Zombievision 3D):

Details are beginning to emerge like window panes and carpeting. Carpeting in a maze? Yeah, that's how Universal rolls.












Bodega Seafood Art & Wine Festival, and Rubber Duck Race

The 16th annual event. Watts Ranch, Bodega Bay. Includes barbecued oysters, crab cakes and other seafood specialties; wines and microbrews; live music; rubber duck races; a wild animal "safari" and more. $12 admission; discounts seniors and children; free children 12 and under. winecountryfestivals.com.


British Invasion, A Tribute to the 60s British Rock & Roll
Dance to your favorite 60s hits performed by Unfinished Business, view screenings of the Ed Sullivan Shows, marvel at a selection of British cars, and bid on fine Paso Robles wines at the magnum auction. 1960’s attire encouraged. Lawn seating. Ye Olde English Fish ‘n’ Chips $10/person Ales & Vina Robles wines available for purchase. Concert Tickets $25/person. Portion of proceeds support Big Brothers Big Sisters. Call 805-227-4812 for tickets! Time: Festivities begin at 5:30 p.m., Concert starts at 7 p.m. Location: Vina Robles Hospitality Center Address: 3700 Mill Road, off HWY 46E Paso Robles, CA 93446. Web: Paso Robles Winery & Vineyards | Vina Robles

Red Car Museum
Noon to 3 p.m. Visit the past with a look at this historic rail car that used to drive between Los Angeles and Seal Beach daily. Transformed into a museum with videos, pictures and a great collection of memorabilia, it is well worth a stop and look. Open 2nd & 4th Saturdays, the museum provides the most comprehensive look into the history of Seal Beach. Donations are accepted. Location: Electric Avenue near Main St., next to Mary Wilson Library.

The 16th Annual E Hula Mau

is a celebration of Hawaiian culture and hosts Southern California’s only Hula and Chant Competition, presented by Na Mamo. Returning to the Terrace Theatre at the "Long Beach Performing Arts Center" August 27, 28, 29, 2010. E Hula Mau will feature live performances, arts and crafts, interactive workshops, and the flavor of island foods. The Mahalo Bash Concert will again be on Saturday night at the Long Beach Terrace Theater. E Hula Mau


Firefighters Pancake Breakfast
Sat, Aug 28, 7 am - Lake Park, 1000 Main Street, Huntington Beach
HB Firefighters Association Pancake Breakfast benefiting the Seagrave Restoration Project. $5.00 donation - tickets available for purchase at the event. Games, entertainment, Bounce House and more!





Rancho Los Cerritos Summer Concert Series in Long Beach
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Sligo Rags - Irish reels and jigs with a bluegrass twist is featured band. Sit under the 130-year old Moreton Bay Fig tree next to the 1844 adobe and listen to free Friday night concerts at Rancho Los Cerritos Historic Site. Gates to the Rancho’s main garden open at 5 p.m. for picnicking, and concerts begin at 6 and last until 7:30 p.m. Location: 4600 Virginia Road, Long Beach, CA. rancholoscerritos.org

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. pasoroblesdowntown.org

Jazz by the Bay
. Free concert. Time: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Cost: Free. Location: Gabrielson Park, Anchor Street and Bridgeway, Sausalito, California 94965. ci.sausalito.ca.us

Summer Concerts in Central Park. Begin at 5 p.m. Usually includes jazz band. 7111 Talbert Ave., Huntington Beach, CA

Say, "Cheese" Long Beach 24-Hour Digital Photo Contest
Sat, Aug 28, Noon - Sun, Aug 29, Noon - Various Long Beach Locations, Long Beach
You're invited to participate in a one of kind photo contest. The goal of SAY, "CHEESE," LONG BEACH is to visually record all aspects of the community during a 24-hour period that will culminate with a major photography exhibit, reception, and awards ceremony featuring the entrants' best snapshots. Anyone can enter -- just start snapping digital photos from noon to noon on Aug. 28 to Aug. 29 of whatever and whomever you like during the day and/or night. Say ?Cheese? Long Beach! 24 Hour Photo Contest Returns :: Long Beach, CA

Living History Tours: Visitors of the Past
Sun, Aug 29, 1 - 4 pm - Rancho Los Cerritos, 4600 Virginia Road Long Beach
Tour the 166-year-old adobe house with "visitors from the past" who step forward in time to conduct tours of the Rancho. Explore the Rancho through the eyes of previous owners, workers or guests as they share their personal stories and experiences. FREE

Dance Downtown: Throwback Night - 60's Dances
Fri, Aug 27, 6:30 - 10 pm - Music Center Plaza, 135 N. Grand Avenue, Downtown Los Angeles
Calling all with two left feet! No experience necessary - dance and sway the night away with beginner lessons and DJ/live music under the stars. FREE admission, donations welcomed. First come, first served. Parking is available in Music Center garage for $9 on evenings and weekends.

Buskerfest
Sat, Aug 28, 5 - 11 pm - East Village Arts, Linden Ave and First St, Long Beach The SUMMER AND MUSIC Concert Series ends with The crown jewel of the celebration of local music "Buskerfest". Enjoy top-tier local acts as they take it to the streets for an opportunity to open the main stage when the nationally celebrated (but still local) headliner takes over the neighborhood. FREE

Prelude to the Festival
Sat, Aug 21 - Sun, Aug 22, 11 am - 5 pm - Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks,
Preview the art of local artists featured at upcoming Thousand Oaks Arts Festival. Art of honorary chair Scott Medlock and actress Jane Seymour will be on display. Admission is FREE.

Used Book Sale
Sat, Aug 28, 10 am - Studio City Branch Library, 12511 Moorpark Street, Studio City Come to the Studio City Library for a one of a kind book sale featuring paperbacks, hardcovers, CDs, videos, DVDs, etc.


As a proud MC sponsor we want to give all our readers a chance to save. Stop by one of our stores today.
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Updated 08-27-2010 at 09:37 AM by In the Parks

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  1. Neff man's Avatar
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    The private party at Knott's on 09/04/10 is for Southern California Gas Company and San Diego Gas and Electric employees and their families. I was surprised myself that they picked that Saturday and Knott's agreed. I guess having a packed house of paying guest beats a park full of season pass holders. Having a Knott's Season Pass I have decided to pass on the private party or park buy out as Knott's calls it as it will be way too busy for my taste.
  2. DestinationDisney's Avatar
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    Great update! Apparently Disney read your complaints about the Indy camoflage, as when I was there yesterday, the camo skirt along the top where you say "the Jungle is peeling" (I dont know how else to describe it) was missing and there were just the wire outlines!
  3. michael darling's Avatar
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    A lot of work went into this update, thank you. It appears the Ghostrider "will be closed" signage uses the HM font.
    I am nowhere NEAR California (Atlanta), and scared of haunted mazes, but if I was out there I'd definately go to the "Weekends of Horror". It would be so amazing, and, I'm sure I'd find some other chickens: one to go in front of me, one to go behind me.
    I'm with fishbulb on the clown thing. THey always seem to have bad breath.
    If you live out there and can make it, I'd go if I were you. Thanks guys.
  4. Barbossa's Avatar
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    Thanks for the update!
  5. jcruise86's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by DestinationDisney
    Great update! Apparently Disney read your complaints about the Indy camoflage. . . !
    Does Disney get an advance copy of these updates?

    The whole Disneyland Resort should be attractive. Since it is so much smaller than Walt Disney World, it is even more important that it look good from outside the park. Though the Cars land won't be as tall as the Matterhorn, it should emulate that attraction's 360 degree faux majesty, not the post-Walt shoddiness of WDW's incomplete Everest.
    DCA's Bear Mtn. reached the Matterhorn's fine standard; now keep it up, Disney.

    So Universal is going to have a Saw Maze?
    I was planning on joining the Universal Micechat this year, but. . . Saw? Maybe not. I know Knott's also has some pretty freaky disturbing stuff, but Saw sounds off-the-charts unpleasant. I might join the super-deluxe Knott's tour the following week instead.

    Thanks for another excellent update!
    Just curious, do you guys have other jobs?
    Updated 08-27-2010 at 05:25 AM by jcruise86
  6. WheresMickey's Avatar
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    Nice update!
  7. SpcMtn77's Avatar
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    I love "In The Parks"!! Seeing the HalloweenTime decorations starting to go up is making me so excited for our trip in October
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    I'm still pretty surprised at the size of the Transformer's show building... will the ride truly be only that space, or will it take up some of the buildings around it as well? (not to mention some space for a highly themed queue). For as revolutionary as the ride is predicted to be... it sure seems like a small show building to do it in.
  9. Fishbulb's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by DestinationDisney
    Great update! Apparently Disney read your complaints about the Indy camoflage, as when I was there yesterday, the camo skirt along the top where you say "the Jungle is peeling" (I dont know how else to describe it) was missing and there were just the wire outlines!

    I wish we could take credit for that. But no, we prepare everything on Thursday so if you saw it yesterday then it was just coincidence and Disney doing the right thing. Good Job Disney! (If that is what they are doing)
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    Disney must have seen the Indy building the same time you guys did - I saw maintenance workers up there Wednesday (8/25) morning!

    And I guess clowns are scary, but how often do you actually encounter them? I just don't see clowns in my day to day life, don't get to the circus that often, and certainly don't get close enough to them to smell their breath...
    Maybe it's like cats - people who don't like them seem to attract them.
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    I'm really glad the "Seven Dwarfs Building' is finally getting a new face lift at the Disney Studio. Hope they also do the front enterance with palm trees. Fixing the Disneyland exterior show building for Indy seems like a must do. Thank you for pointing that out.
  12. Skoolboiedd's Avatar
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    What an excellent in the parks! Tons of info. thanks for the post as usual!
  13. jaxbistro's Avatar
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    ZOM-BIE!
    ZOM-BIE!
    ZOM-BIE!

    If anyone goes to Universal and does the House of 1000 Corpses dealio, please post your commentary. I'm guessing it will be tough to take photos or videos.
  14. MickeyMaxx's Avatar
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    I'm not sure how you manage to cover so much territory and so much material each week, but I'm sure glad you do!

    Thanks to all involved!
  15. canhasal's Avatar
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    I was at dca yesterday and saw them painting and walked to the end of the street to look at it while I was on my way to watch Aladdin, until I found out it was all blocked and had to walk all the way around through bugsland, through the new entrance, upon which I lost first place in line for Aladdin*sigh*...oh well.... great update though!!!
  16. dmtnt55's Avatar
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    Freakin' awesome update!
  17. jupitertronic's Avatar
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    When I was a little girl (in the 80s), my grandpa used to work for the Gas Company and they used to have private parties at Disneyland instead of Knott's. I'm glad I was a kid then rather than now.
  18. Neff man's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by jupitertronic
    When I was a little girl (in the 80s), my grandpa used to work for the Gas Company and they used to have private parties at Disneyland instead of Knott's. I'm glad I was a kid then rather than now.
    Yeah the last year they had one at Disneyland was back in 1999. The Gas Company likes the Parties on Saturday as most everyone is off that day and no work the next. They have had them at Knott's, Universal Studios. Sea World and Magic Mountain since then.
    The amount of private parties at Disneyland has dropped to next to nothing except when they want to cross promote something of theirs.
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    I used to coordinate a small haunted house at a school. It wasn't make scary but once those lights were turned off and the sound effects were playing, the place became a great scary maze. So, I can really feel how the details of all the Halloween mazes are so carefully stitched together to create the perfect effect for the guest. And I am truly a scardy cat, so I won't be attending those truly scary sounding haunted places.
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    Great Update! Carsland...Fingers crossed!
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