Category: California Events

Disneyland’s Mechanical Kingdom Exhibit Opens

Disneyland’s Mechanical Kingdom Exhibit Opens

| March 11, 2014 | 1 Reply

The Disneyland Gallery recently opened its latest exhibit, “Mechanical Kingdoms,” to the delight of many steampunk fans, including yours truly.  Steampunk is a style that incorporates steam-powered machinery with a futuristic Victorian setting.  Think of Jules Verne and H.G. Wells, and you will have an idea of steampunk. Some of the Disneyland podcast team visited [...]

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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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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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D23 Expo 2013 – Day 3 Recap

D23 Expo 2013 – Day 3 Recap

| August 12, 2013 | Reply

After an incredible Day 2 of the 2013 D23 Expo in Anaheim, California, Day 3 had a lot to overcome in order to match the quality of panels and excitement that Day 2 offered. Sunday, August 11, 2013 had one important thing to offer that the first two days did not: five Imagineering presentations in [...]

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D23 Expo 2013 – Day 2 Recap

D23 Expo 2013 – Day 2 Recap

| August 11, 2013 | Reply

Anyone who ever said that the D23 Expo is not worth traveling for or there is nothing that the expo offers that makes it a definite must-do trip, hasn’t ever been through Day 2 of the 2013 D23 Expo. Saturday, August 10 was all about Walt Disney Studios Live Action Films, Disney Legends, more Disney [...]

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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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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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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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Exclusive Interview with D23′s “Broadway and Beyond” Performers

Exclusive Interview with D23′s “Broadway and Beyond” Performers

| June 29, 2013 | 2 Replies

In addition to this year’s previously announced D23 Expo concert featuring Alan Menken and Richard Sherman, D23, the Official Disney Fan Club, has also announced a second special theatrical performance, “Broadway and Beyond,” a musical look at Disney’s history on the stage and beyond.  The concert, which is a one night only performance, will take [...]

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