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Friday, July 21, 2017

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California Adventure 2017 Food and Wine Festival a Delicious Adventure

Disney California Adventure's beloved Food and Wine Festival returned last year after a lengthy absence, and folks seemed to really enjoy the revived Festival, but were turned off by high prices and small portions....

Disneyland Photo Update – You Are Clear For Launch

Guardians taking over the Tower may be the big news this week, but Disneyland had a very interesting weekend as well. After weeks of horrible overcrowding, you might have expected this past holiday weekend...

It’s The End Of The World [Showcase] As We Know It

We all knew this was coming. The rumors trace back to last December. Epcot's Maelstrom attraction is being replaced by a Frozen attraction. While the rumor has existed for months, it  became real on...

Dateline Disney World: Security Changes Coming to the Magic Kingdom

A lot can happen in a week folks. Take the Magic Kingdom for example. Remember that pinch point in front of the gates where everyone entering from the Monorails, boats and buses all converged...

Kevin Yee – Testing Walt Disney’s Cocktail Party Theory Today

A short time before he died, Walt Disney was given a dress rehearsal of the upcoming Pirates of the Caribbean ride, moving at the desired ride speed through the sets. The designers were apologetic...

Dateline Disney World – Star Wars Land going vertical at Hollywood Studios

You can almost hear the Imperial March playing already. We've got some exciting photos to share with you this week of real progress at Disney's Hollywood Studios. Let's take a look at this rapidly...

David Koenig: The Last Original Disneylander

I’ll admit it—I’m one lucky guy. I get to make a living telling stories. What makes me even more fortunate is that, for the most part, these aren’t my stories. They’re on loan, shared with...

New Fantasmic Debuts at Disneyland

Welcome to Fantasmic! Tonight, our friend and host, Mickey Mouse, uses his vivid imagination to create magical imagery for all to enjoy. Nothing is more wonderful than the imagination—for in a moment, you can experience a...

Yesterland: Little Patch of Heaven at Big Thunder Ranch

Okay, this place doesn’t look like the ranch from Home on the Range, at least not in the way that Cars Land at California Adventure looks like Radiator Springs from Cars. Essentially, Little Patch...

Luigi’s Rollickin’ Roadsters dance into Cars Land as Star Wars prepares to break ground...

Luigi's Rollickin' Roadsters, the replacement for the much-maligned Luigi's Flying Tires soft-opened over the weekend. The new attraction brings Disney's highly-lauded trackless ride system to the United States for the first time in...

Breaking News – Final Auction Coming Soon to Pirates of the Caribbean at Disneyland...

In what is surely a sign of the times, Pirates of the Caribbean at Disneyland, Magic Kingdom and Disneyland Paris will all soon remove the "Auction" scene where pirates can buy a bride. The...

Disneyland Photo Update: Past, Present and Future

Happy Monday everyone! This is Darth Daver checking in with this week’s Disneyland Photo Update. The Great Storm of 2017 has passed and this weekend the clouds have parted and the sun has shined...

Disneyland Photo Update: A River Runs Through It . . . Again

After nearly a year and a half of major work, Disneyland's Rivers of America were refilled with water these past few days. Construction scrims should begin coming down soon. In addition, the Sailing Ship...

Kevin Yee: Drinking Around the Magic Kingdom

It's finally happened! The news has slipped out that the Magic Kingdom in Orlando (though not YET Disneyland in Anaheim) is following the other theme parks into the NeverNever Land of serving alcoholic beverages....

Walt Disney World Update: Flower and Garden Continues While Star Wars Land Rises

It's two parks in one this week as we take you to both Epcot and Hollywood Studios. Flowers, gardens, food, wine and Star Wars. Yep, must be Walt Disney World! Let's see what's new...

Samland talks to Billy Hill and the Hillbillies

The magic that Disney delivers is comes in many forms.  None has more impact than the interaction of live performers with their audience.  Billy Hill and the Hillbillies have been performing in Disneyland's Golden...

Disneyland Resort Photo Update Part 1: Securityland Now Open

Welcome back to chilly Southern California, where rain fell and temperatures dropped into sub-50 degrees this past week. With recent changes in Downtown Disney and theme park security, we'd like to take a closer...

Higher Prices at the Happiest Place, Brave, Cars Monorails, DCA previews +MORE!

The Happiest Place on Earth just got more expensive as Disneyland made considerable increases in their admission prices over the weekend. The biggest price hike is a $150 jump for Premium Annual Passholders, a pricing change that will...

Disneyland Photo Update – Pirates Fabulous at 50

Welcome back to the Disneyland Resort. Today we'll be looking at the big stories from Disneyland, where Pirates of the Caribbean just turned 50 years young. It was also the weekend that Beauty and...

Yesterland: C A L I F O R N I A

The letters have the magical ability to accept promotional and seasonal overlays. They were gold with a crackle pattern when the park opened, but could be any color and pattern when you visit. Read the...