67 F
Disneyland, CA
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Home Blog Page 208

Disney California Adventure rededicated following five-year expansion project

This morning, Disney California Adventure's major five-year expansion and remodeling efforts officially came to an end when Disney's CEO Bob Iger rededicated the park at a grand reopening ceremony in front of the new Carthay Circle Theatre. Crowds of excited fans camped out overnight in the Disneyland Resort's Main Entrance Plaza, waiting to get their first glimpse at the...

Disneyland Matterhorn, Carnation Cafe and Voices of Liberty News

It was an exciting couple of days at Disneyland.  This week the Carnation Cafe opened after a very long refurbishment and we went to try it out on opening day for you. Tough work, right?!  Next up, we have news about the Matterhorn and the changes they have made to the queue and loading area (plus ride video!).  Finally...

Disney California Adventure Officially Reopens

Disney California Adventure was closed to regular guests on Thursday, June 14th. It was a chance for the media to get exclusive access to the park and for final touches to be made in preparation for Friday's grand reopening of DCA. We'll have full coverage of the public reopening ceremony for you later on Friday (be sure to check...

Brave Highland Games at Epcot, Grand Floridian DVC expansion, and more!!

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Disney World! we have so much to share this week that we've had to break the column into two parts. In this part of our coverage this week, we will include everything not named "Magic Kingdom". We have some Epcot news and a look at the new Highland Games meet and greet, a quick...

New Fantasyland Construction Update and other Magic Kingdom News!!

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Disney World! I've got two Disney World columns for you today. This particular article will deal with the Magic Kingdom and the New Fantasyland construction. So, without any further ado, lets get started! http://datelinedisneyland.smugmug.com/Other/DDW/i-tgSgFTp/0/O/magickingdom-5.png Welcome to the Magic Kingdom!! http://www.miceshots.com/usr/72/DatelineDisneyWorld613-IMG_8958.jpg http://www.miceshots.com/usr/72/DatelineDisneyWorld613-IMG_2514.jpg Main Street News http://datelinedisneyland.smugmug.com/Other/DDW/i-M7dg4fZ/0/O/inside-magickingdom-02.png On Main Street USA, it is just another week with the same old construction scrims! http://www.miceshots.com/usr/72/DatelineDisneyWorld613-IMG_2515.jpg http://www.miceshots.com/usr/72/DatelineDisneyWorld613-IMG_2517.jpg Like I...

Yesterland Takes a Look At Bob Gurr

There has been a lot of interest in Bob Gurr (Imagineering super legend) lately due to his new tell all book. But Werner Weiss of Yesterland has a different take on the subject and shares lots of never before seen photos! You'll want to read this article, it's Yesterland gold: Yesterland Looks at Bob Gurr

Cars Land grand opening lights up with Hollywood stars, neon and fireworks

Last night the Disneyland Resort rolled out the red carpet for the grand opening of Cars Land. The new 12-acre land brought out a cavalcade of Hollywood stars, including talents from the "Cars" films including Larry the Cable Guy, Bonnie Hunt and Cheech Marin. The new land opened with a ceremony that included Disney executives discussing the...

Bob Gurr – Design Just For Fun

Bob Gurr is the design and mechanical genius behind many of your favorite Disney attractions. From the Autopia to the Monorails, the PeopleMover or the Omnimover, Gurr was at the creation. His new book, Design: Just For Fun, is a beautifully illustrated review of those projects and a lot more. Gurr describes the book as a "saga will span...

When’s The Best Time to Visit Walt Disney World?

The holy trinity of a great Disney World vacation is the perfect combination of mild weather, low crowds, and discounts.   It can be difficult to get all three: Let’s face it, Orlando is really hot at least five months out of the year, so you're fighting a pretty big battle with the weather as it is. But you can...

Voices of Liberty debut and the Carnation Café returns to Disneyland

Imported from Epcot at Walt Disney World in Flordia, acapella group "The Voices of Liberty" are now singing their way into the hearts of guests at Disneyland. The new group, performing at the Main Street Opera House, sings a medley of patriotic songs as a prelude to Disneyland's iconic "Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln" show. Also debuting today...

MICECHAT ROUND UP, Disneyland, DIsneyWorld, Tokyo Disney, Travel news from around the globe

Are you revved up for the official debut of Carsland this Friday? If not, today's MiceChat Round-Up delivers gallons of Cars Land information and photos which are sure to get your motor running. We have a break down of Radiator Springs Racers and a walkthrough of the entire land as well as the Beautiful and immersive Buena Vista Street. You'll also...

A Closer Look at Buena Vista Street

Yesterday we gave you an overview of the all-new Buena Vista Street at Disney California Adventure. Today we're taking a closer look at California Adventure's new main entrance. Here, we go in-depth on the new offerings, with a look inside the new shops and restaurants including Elias and Co. Department Store and the Fiddler, Fifer and...

Despicable Me Minion Madness in Technical Rehearsals At Universal Orlando

Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem has opened at Universal Studios Florida for Technical Rehearsals. This is Universal's term for a soft opening. We were lucky enough to ride and will share our review below (Spoiler alert!). Workers were still making adjustments The costumes An extended queue has been set up on the side of the show building Minion Mayhem is a retheme of the...

Universal Orlando News and Photo Updates

Summer has only just begun at the Universal Orlando resort and already, we can spy the first signs of construction for Halloween Horror Nights this Fall. We've also spotted some changes to the Lagoon show projector casings and we discuss the runaway success of the parade show stops.  Finally, we'll take a look at the Amity construction and ponder...

SeaWorld Orlando Construction Updates – Shamu and Antarctica

With summer crowds descending on Orlando, SeaWorld keeps moving right along with it's construction projects. Sea World Orlando recently opened the wonderful Turtle Trek 4D, but they are still very heavily involved in other major projects throughout the park.  This includes their new Mega Attraction for 2013, Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin, as well as a new Dine with Shamu. ANTARCTICA...

Radiator Springs history, WonderGround Gallery, Magic Kingdom makeovers +MORE

The highly-anticipated Buena Vista Street and Cars Land areas of Disney California Adventure finally opened to guests over the weekend in the form of Annual Passholder, D23 and Club 33 previews. The special-ticketed preview events gave guests sneak peeks at the new attractions, shops, restaurants and entertainment the new lands will offer when they officially open June 15....

Test Driving Cars Land

The all-new, 12-acre Cars Land at Disney California Adventure is ready to take you down Route 66 with all your friends from Disney-Pixar's Cars. Cars Land is set to be a smash success for Disney this summer with three new attractions, including the impressive Radiator Springs Racers E-Ticket ride. With every detail in place, the new land...

Take a trip down Buena Vista Street at Disney California Adventure

Beginning June 15, Disney California Adventure will welcome park guests with a journey through history along Buena Vista Street. The all-new Buena Vista Street recreates the excitement and optimism of the 1920s Los Angeles that Walt Disney experienced when he arrived by train in 1923. On Buena Vista Street, guests will find a variety of shops and restaurants,...

Cars Land Glows, Night Time at Radiator Springs in Disney California Adventure

Cars Land is certainly a visual feast.  The craftsmanship and design are pretty amazing.  They capture nicely the look and feel of a sleepy town along Route 66.  But as everyone knows, the American roadway is known for neon.  Bright tubes of light beacon weary travelers into the comfort of their restaurants, their hotels and inns. Cars Land pays homage...

Preview of Cars Land and Buena Vista Street at Disney California Adventure

Enter the new lands of Radiator Springs and 1920's Los Angeles today as MiceChat brings you comprehensive coverage of Cars Land and Buena Vista Street at Disney California Adventure.  Explore the rides like Luigi's Flying Tires, Mater's Junkyard Jamboree and Radiator Springs Racers.  Then cool your pistons  over at Flo's V8 Cafe, The Cozy Cone Motel or Filmore's Taste-in. ...