Category: Disneyland

Review: “it’s a small world: the animated series”

Review: “it’s a small world: the animated series”

| December 13, 2013 | Reply

A lot of important announcements were made at the 2013 D23 Expo in Anaheim, California, but one that slipped into obscurity was the future “it’s a small world: the animated series.” Around November 2013, news started coming out about the upcoming web series and December saw the arrival of the attraction spin-off. After waiting months, [...]

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Preview: “Saving Mr. Banks”

Preview: “Saving Mr. Banks”

| December 11, 2013 | 3 Replies

Back in 2011, Saving Mr. Banks was listed on “The Black List,” a survey in which producers vote on the best screenplays that aren’t in production. Disney was aware of the script written by Kelly Marcel and Sue Smith, but they had not made any statements declaring whether or not they wanted anything to do with [...]

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Brewing Now: Joffrey’s Disney Parks Collection of Coffees

Brewing Now: Joffrey’s Disney Parks Collection of Coffees

| December 2, 2013 | 4 Replies

Times are a’changing at Disney Parks. With the testing of FastPass+ and MagicBands, new ride overlays for Christmas, and expansion projects abound, guests are finding new ways to enjoy the theme parks. Coffee is one of those new additions. Now don’t get me wrong, coffee has regularly been served in the restaurants and food kiosks [...]

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Trader Sam’s Mixes Up Holiday Drinks

Trader Sam’s Mixes Up Holiday Drinks

| November 24, 2013 | 2 Replies

Back in 2011, Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Bar opened up at the Disneyland Hotel and was an instant success. Trader Sam’s borrows its name from the Jungle Cruise character Trader Sam who is the “head” salesman of the jungle. Along with the name, Trader Sam’s also borrows themes from the Jungle Cruise, Enchanted Tiki Room [...]

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Disney’s Newest Animated Feature “Frozen” Flurries Into Theme Parks On Both Coasts

Disney’s Newest Animated Feature “Frozen” Flurries Into Theme Parks On Both Coasts

| November 20, 2013 | Reply

Walt Disney Animation’s 53rd animated feature Frozen, which arrives in theaters later this month on November 27th just in time for the holiday season, has been integrated heavily into both Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Park. Frozen tells the story of two sisters, Anna and Elsa, who are princesses of a Scandinavian-inspired land called [...]

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EXCLUSIVE: Nikon becomes the Official Camera of Walt Disney World and Disneyland

EXCLUSIVE: Nikon becomes the Official Camera of Walt Disney World and Disneyland

| November 19, 2013 | 11 Replies

Last December we reported that Kodak, after filing for bankruptcy, was ending their sponsorship agreement with the U.S. Disney theme parks as of December 31, 2012.  Well, today, Nikon Inc. and Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resorts announced a multi-year strategic alliance naming Nikon the official camera of Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena [...]

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Dave Bossert Remembers Roy E. Disney

Dave Bossert Remembers Roy E. Disney

| November 11, 2013 | 1 Reply

On January 10, 2010, at Roy Edward Disney’s memorial service at the El Capitan Theatre, Roy’s widow, Leslie DeMeuse Disney said, “You couldn’t help but love Roy. He was all of us. He was so much like us. He never put anybody below him. He was always your equal no matter what you did with [...]

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Exhibit Review: Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives

Exhibit Review: Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives

| October 17, 2013 | 4 Replies

UPDATE: This exhibit has been extended through January 4, 2015. Post by David Zanolla I grew up in the Chicago suburbs, so our family visited the Museum of Science and Industry quite often.  Over the years, we enjoyed many special touring exhibits revolving around subjects such as The Muppets and artifacts of the Titanic.  Needless [...]

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Knott’s Scary Farm Halloween Haunt 2013

Knott’s Scary Farm Halloween Haunt 2013

| October 7, 2013 | 1 Reply

Knott’s Scary Farm Halloween Haunt debuted on October 26, 1973, as a three-night event in the Ghost Town section. Now celebrating its 41st year, the month-long Haunt is the largest Halloween event of any theme park and has expanded throughout the entire park. Mary Jo Mellado Willey and I attended the Knott’s Haunt 2013 on [...]

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Disney Parks To ‘Unleash The Villains’ On Friday The 13th For Limited Time Magic

Disney Parks To ‘Unleash The Villains’ On Friday The 13th For Limited Time Magic

| September 13, 2013 | Reply

As part of this year’s Limited Time Magic campaign, Disney Parks will ‘Unleash The Villains‘ for Friday the 13th in parks on both coasts. Beginning tonight at 8pm EDT, Disney’s Hollywood Studios will be taken over by popular villains from Walt Disney Animated features, including Hades, Maleficent, Dr. Facilier, the Evil Queen, Cruella De Vil, [...]

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