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Sunday, December 17, 2017

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Knotts Berry Farm Host Special Olympics Torch, Park Update

We have a delightful little update from Knott's Berry Farm for you today.  Summer is rolling along and the visitors are flocking to the new Voyage to the Iron Reef attraction.  In the meantime,...

Yesterland: Taste Pilots’ Grill

Grab a table inside this airfield hangar repurposed as an eatery. Pretend you’re at a hangout for test pilots, with mementos of their accomplishment decorating this utilitarian space.   Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Taste Pilots’...

Pick the Best Disneyland Resort Hotel

Over the past several columns, we've run down the many resorts Walt Disney World has to offer. While Disneyland features just three resorts, they're not any less fun and Disney-infused than their East coast...

Dateline Disney World: Captain EO Returns to Epcot

We've recently visited Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom and Disney's Hollywood Studios. It's time to check up on Epcot. Let's see what's new . . .   Well, that does it for us for this week....

Disneyland celebrates 60 years with philanthropy, cupcakes, Disney Legends and more

Disneyland marked its big 60th anniversary on Friday with a small but nostalgic celebration that included a rededication ceremony featuring a performance by Disney Legend Richard Sherman, retro photo spots, and a pre-parade honoring...

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom Debuts New Coaster(?)

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom Debuts New Ride and Show By Marc Ricketts While many of us were spending all or some of a 24 hour day in Disneyland or the Magic Kingdom, Six Flags Discovery Kingdom...

You’ve Got to be Kidding: A Neighborhood Celebrates Disneyland’s 60th

You've Got to be Kidding is parody. Pull up a chair, relax and have a great time. Welcome to the day after.  (And if you have to ask "The day after what?" then you've forgotten...

Why Disneyland Thrives at 60 — Part 5 of 5— Entertain

Today is Disneyland's 60th Anniversary. It's a momentous achievement for a park which is more popular today than it's ever been. Doug Lipp wraps up his five part series on the training fundamentals which...

Universal Studios Hollywood Heats and Up Preps for Potter

Ladies and gents, we are here at Universal Studios Hollywood, the entertainment capital of Los Angeles. The park is bustling with activity  - both onstage and backstage - as crowds flock to the park...

Plaza Pavilion

In honor of the 60th anniversary of Disneyland, Yesterland takes you back to a restaurant that was there on opening day. Welcome to the Plaza Pavilion, a buffeteria-style restaurant.   Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Plaza...

Blaine Gibson: Master of Character

Howdy everyone—please pardon this column’s long absence.  We’ve been wildly busy here at GHP, with diverse projects all over the world.  Time just gets away… Last week brought the sad news of the passing away...

Animation No More at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

This week, we take a look at even more prep for the huge changes coming to Disney's Hollywood Studios! Let's go! Well, that does it for this week. Do you think the big changes will...

Last Chances to Spend Your Wednesdays With Walt

For the past four months, Disneyland has offered Annual Passholders to spend an evening each week with Uncle Walt. This week and next are the last offerings of this fun program, and July 16th’s...

Why Disneyland Thrives at 60 — Part 4 of 5— Educate

An educated workforce is an empowered workforce. Today, Doug Lipp continues his series on why Disneyland continues to grow and thrive at 60 years young. If you are catching us in the middle, you...

Disney Avenue Podcast – Show #15 – Keep Moving Forward Documentary

Welcome friends to another episode of the Disney Avenue Podcast. As you all know, the Disney community is unlike any other. It's filled with amazing people who love to help each other out and...

Summer continues as Disneyland prepares to celebrate its 60th anniversary

Summer crowds continue to celebrate Disneyland's 60th Anniversary as the park gets ready to celebrate its big Diamond Anniversary on Friday. Disneyland will mark its 60th anniversary on July 17 with a special...

Why Disneyland Thrives at 60 – Part 3 – Leadership Support

In Part 3 of Doug Lipp's look at the success of Disneyland he examines the 2nd condition created by Disney Legend Van France, Leadership Support. Get caught up on this series by reading Part...

Disney Notes – You’ve Got a Friend in Me

Welcome to Disney Notes and the music of Disney. This time around, we look at You've Got a Friend in Me from Toy Story. For those of us who lived through the lean years of...

Planet Snoopy Expansion at California’s Great America

Planet Snoopy Expansion at California's Great America By Marc Ricketts California’s Great America enters its 40th Season in 2015 with an expansion of Camp Snoopy and a couple of new shows added to the park’s entertainment...

Dateline Disney World – Magic Kingdom News and Photos

Hello, and welcome to a Friday edition of Dateline Disney World! This week, we're taking a journey to the Magic Kingdom. Well, that's it for this week. What do you think of the...