Disneyland Weekly Update – 08/11/14

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This NEW weekly blog will feature Disneyland news and updates from The DIS, the DIS Unplugged and maybe even the DISboards, plus helpful links to find what you’re looking for around the DIS family of sites.  Enjoy!

This week…..the Haunted Mansion reached a milestone and ticket info was released for Knott’s Scary Farm AND the D23 Expo – all that and more in this week’s update.


Haunted Mansion 45th

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This weekend, Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion attraction celebrated 45 years!  There was, of course, new merchandise to mark the occasion.
To learn more about the Haunted Mansion, check out this blog and podcast from the DIS Archives:
Blog: Building the Haunted Mansion at Disneyland (10/27/12)
Podcast: Haunted Mansion (10/25/12)

D23 Expo 2015


D23: The Official Disney Fan Club released ticket pricing for next year’s D23 Expo.  Tickets go on sale this Thursday at 10am (Pacific) and start at $52 for a one day D23 Member ticket.  Early Bird pricing is good through the end of the year.  Check out the details on the Disneyland Events page.

Knott’s Scary Farm


Tickets are now on sale for this year’s Knott’s Scary Farm Haunt!  This year’s Haunt will be held select days from September 25th through November 1st.  For more information, visit our HalloweenTime page.

FREE “Guardians of the Galaxy” Print


Now through August 31st, spend $30 or more at Redd Rockett’s Pizza Port and receive an exclusive “Guardians of the Galaxy” print. [Editor’s Note: Skip the pizza…get the pasta or the salad.]

Pixie Dust Challenge

RunDisney has added something new to this year’s Tinker Bell Half Marathon Weekend.  Finish both the Half Marathon and 10K to receive the inaugural Pixie Dust Challenge medal.  Registration begins tomorrow (08/12/14) at Noon Eastern.  Don’t forget…the Tinker Bell Half Marathon has moved to Mother’s Day weekend starting next year.

New Travel Offers

The Walt Disney Travel Company has added a couple of new offers.

  • Book a vacation package this fall to the Disneyland Resort and receive a special Vinylmation inspired by Tim Burton’s “The Nightmare Before Christmas.”
  • Stay at a one of the three Disneyland Resort hotels most nights August 17th through September 27th and save up to 20%.

For more information on these offers, visit our Disneyland Discounts page or our friends at Dreams Unlimited Travel.

 AZ DIS Meet for Give Kids The World


Join your DIS friends in Phoenix, Arizona raise money for Give Kids The World, a 70-acre nonprofit resort located in Central Florida that treats children with life-threatening illnesses to weeklong fantasy vacations.  The meet will be held October 24-26 and will include a Welcome Dinner on Friday night, the DIS Meet (including lunch, costume contest & auction) on Saturday, and an optional trip to the Grand Canyon on Sunday.  For more information visit their Official Thread on the DISboards or their event sign-up page.

DIS Unplugged: Disneyland Edition


On the 08/07/14 podcast, Colorado listener Jodie returned for more help planning her summer vacation to Disneyland and the team finished up their Knott’s Berry Farm 101 series, plus shared their favorite Disney vacation stories.

To download and subscribe, visit the Show Notes page.  To listen directly, click on the links below:

Disneyland News

Help! Jodie’s Summer Vacation: Part 2

Knott’s Berry Farm 101: Part 2

Helpful Resources


Disneyland just added a 11-week refurbishment for the Mark Twain Riverboat.  Check out the updated list on our Rehabs/Closings page.

Park Hours


Ticket Information

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Category: California Events, Disneyland, Disneyland Dining, Universal Studios Hollywood