Category: Disneyland

D23 Expo 2013 – Day 1 Recap

D23 Expo 2013 – Day 1 Recap

| August 10, 2013 | Reply

As the sun started to rise over Anaheim on Friday, August 9, the first thing that was visible was not crowds of guests rushing to get into Disneyland – not when the D23 Expo was kicking off right next door. The third D23 Expo opened its doors to D23 members at 9:00am followed by general [...]

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Disney’s Planes: The Story, Merchandise, & Controversy

Disney’s Planes: The Story, Merchandise, & Controversy

| August 9, 2013 | 4 Replies

Today, August 9th, marks the premier of Disney’s next animated film, Planes. Soaring high above the world of Cars, the film brings to life new characters and an adventure in beating the odds. With that comes new promos, merchandise, and even a bit of controversy. Join me as we take a look at all things [...]

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Exclusive Interview: Marty Sklar and his new book “Dream It! Do It!”

Exclusive Interview: Marty Sklar and his new book “Dream It! Do It!”

| August 8, 2013 | Reply

This year, in what could be thought of as “The Year of the Disney Imagineer,” The Walt Disney Company is celebrating the 60th Anniversary of Disney Imagineering and all the magic it has created and will continue to create in the future.

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The Walt Disney Hyperion Studios, 1929 – 1939, The Foundation of an Empire

The Walt Disney Hyperion Studios, 1929 – 1939, The Foundation of an Empire

| July 28, 2013 | Reply

The name Hyperion is well-known to Disney fans. It is the book-publishing division of the Walt Disney Company and the monorail in Disney California Adventure Park travels across the Hyperion Bridge as it speeds past the Buena Vista Street entrance. However, Disney fans may not know the significance of the name Hyperion in Disney history. On a [...]

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It’s Been a Bad Week for Segways at Disneyland

It’s Been a Bad Week for Segways at Disneyland

| July 20, 2013 | 4 Replies

It’s been a bad week for folks wanting to ride Segways in Disneyland. On July 17, 2013, a federal judge held that the plaintiff, Tina Baughman, was not entitled to the $124,000 in attorney fee bill she wanted Disney to pay. The next day, the California Court of Appeals ruled that Disneyland’s safety based ban [...]

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The Lone Ranger Merchandise Rides into Disney Parks

The Lone Ranger Merchandise Rides into Disney Parks

| July 3, 2013 | 2 Replies

Today marks the release of Disney’s new film, The Lone Ranger, starring Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer. The two fight for justice in the American Old West as they portray the famed characters of Tonto and John Reid. Fans are already lining up at the theaters to see the movie, and with that, comes a [...]

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Windows on Main Street – Harriet Burns

Windows on Main Street – Harriet Burns

| June 30, 2013 | Reply

Harriet Burns, the first lady of Imagineering, was the first woman hired at WED Enterprises in a creative position rather than an office position and is considered to be one of three original Imagineers. On a recent segment of The DIS Unplugged Podcast: Disneyland Edition, I spoke with Pam Burns-Clair, daughter of Harriet Burns, about [...]

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Wrap-up of a WDW Vet’s First Trip to Disneyland – Part 2

Wrap-up of a WDW Vet’s First Trip to Disneyland – Part 2

| June 26, 2013 | 2 Replies

My family (my husband David and I, plus Jacob – 7, Jonah – 5, and Lydia – almost 2)  just got back from our first trip to Disneyland and Southern California! We’re Walt Disney World experts, but relied on the Disneyland podcast team to help us plan this trip.  We did an audio trip report [...]

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Wrap-up of a WDW Vet’s First Trip to Disneyland – Part 1

Wrap-up of a WDW Vet’s First Trip to Disneyland – Part 1

| June 19, 2013 | 4 Replies

We’re home! After so many months of planning, it doesn’t seem possible that our trip is over.  I’m the Senior Editor on the DIS and my family (my husband David and I, plus Jacob – 7, Jonah – 5, and Lydia – almost 2)  just got back from our first trip to Disneyland and Southern [...]

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Disneyland 101 – Disneyland After Dark

Disneyland 101 – Disneyland After Dark

| June 1, 2013 | Reply

One of the most special times at any of the Disney parks occurs each evening when the sun goes down and lights come on.  The Disneyland Resort takes on a whole new look at night, and many agree that it’s the best, the most magical, time.  And it’s much more than twinkle lights on the [...]

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