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Saturday, July 22, 2017

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Hollywood comes to Disneyland for Christmas Day Parade filming as Earl of Sandwich opens

The weekend brought a taste of Hollywood to the Disneyland Resort as the taping for the annual Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade took place on Main Street, U.S.A. and in front of Sleeping Beauty...

Disneyland’s Big River System and Private Places

When you peel back the layers at Disneyland, you find a lot of very interesting stuff that is hidden right in front of your eyes. This week, I am going to take a look...

Disneyland Dining Plan a Ridiculous Ripoff?

Everyone has heard of Disney World's famous Dining Plan. Some hate it but most love it. You can even save money if you know how to order. But no one should confuse Disney World's plan with the Disneyland Dining Plan, which is nothing short of a scam. This is a lesson learned the hard way.

Wreck-It Ralph comes to Tomorrowland as Christmas hits Disneyland

Happy Halloween! Disneyland will host its final Mickey's Halloween Party of 2012 on Halloween this Wednesday night, but guests trick-or-treating in the park will find much of it already decorated for the next big...

Disneyland Hallow-Christmas

The Disneyland Resort is celebrating refurbishmas.  No, perhaps Halloween. Wait, there are lights and Christmas decorations up. I've got it, it must be that beloved holiday . . . Christmaween.  We are now in...

Disneyland refurbishments start to wrap up as the holidays approach

Halloween hasn't even passed yet, but Disney has announced its 2013 promotion dubbed "Limited Time Magic" as Christmas preparation gets underway across the Resort. Holiday merchandise is hitting the shelves as Christmas...

Disneyland and the Future of Tomorrowland

  The message boards lit up this week as a load of news was broken by Al Lutz regarding huge changes coming to the Disneyland resort.  It seems that Tomorrowland as we know it will...

At Disneyland Christmas may be extra

October began a new fiscal year for Disney, and the Team Disney Anaheim (TDA) suits are rushing quickly to kick off projects big and small over the next twelve months to help capitalize on...

First signs of the holidays appear at Disneyland as construction projects continue

The first signs of the holidays have started to appear at Disneyland as Christmas lights are strung up on the facade of "it's a small world" and a new ice skating rink gets ready...

Remembering Disneyland’s House Of The Future

“Tomorrow always holds the promise of something new and exciting, and this strangely graceful old and creative building bears out that promise.” - Monsanto Home of the Future promotional film Photo Copyright Walt Disney Co. The...

Disneyland Resort Busy with Halloween and Refurbishments

While Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort is proving to be a financial success for the resort, something even bigger is just around the bend.  At the moment, there are several projects underway at...

Changes underway in Cars Land as Gay Days brings thousands to Disneyland

The fine-tuning of Cars Land at Disney California Adventure continues as the park's new 12-acre area sees some temporary changes already underway for the upcoming holiday season while one of its gift shops gets...

Disneyland Resort Update: Prices Rising, Buena Vista Maintenance

Disneyland Resort is in full Fall mode. Halloween Time has begun, and there are the usual smattering of refurbishments and maintenance projects that usually crop up prior to the madness that is the Holiday...

Space Shuttle Endeavour soars over California Adventure as Disneyland refurbishments continue

The Space Shuttle Endeavour treated Disneyland guests to a special treat Friday, as the Resort was included on the list of California landmarks it flew over during its final flight. Endeavour's historical final...

Halloween Hoopla at the Disneyland Resort

Grinning pumpkins glare from window sills of Main Street USA.  Ochre bunting along the roof lines and awnings.  Yes, it's Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort.  The special Fall festivities began on September 14th...

Samlandica: Something Old, Something Classy and Something Prehistoric

Due to popular demand, I'm bringing you a new edition of the encyclopedia Samlandica today. I was inspired by dance, design, and dinosaurs. Lot's of history here, and a lot of really fond memories....

Buena Vista Street gets cleaned up as Halloween Time haunts Disneyland

Halloween Time has arrived at Disneyland with the return of popular attractions including Haunted Mansion Holiday and Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy. New this year is the Halloween Carnival at Big Thunder Ranch, featuring...

Merchandise takes over Buena Vista Street and Disneyland food gets less magical

The good views along Buena Vista Street were bombarded with Disney merchandise this week as Disneyland's merchandise department went into the beautiful period-specific window displays and added mannequins and piles of theme park merchandise...

The Samland Grabbag of Disneyland Stories

One of the great things about Disneyland is pulling back the various layers of history concentrated in such a small site. Disney historian Jeff Kurtti noted that if you are able to frequently visit...

Fantasmic! glows with the show as construction continues at Disneyland

The Rivers of America lit up with a colorful glow last week as Disneyland premiered the new "Glow with the Show" addition to the popular Fantasmic! nighttime spectacular. Fantasmic's "Glow with the Show"...