PICTORIAL: Updates on FastPass, Star Wars Land, Rivers of America, and more
Jun25

PICTORIAL: Updates on FastPass, Star Wars Land, Rivers of America, and more

June gloom made another starring appearance on Saturday but it quickly burned off giving us a beautifully sunny and not terribly crowded day at the Disneyland Resort. Our mission for this trip was to scope out some of the changes to the FastPass system which were quietly rolled out this past week. We’ll take a good look at everything going on there including changes to the process that have been in place since the service was...

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PICTORIAL: Tom Sawyer Island reopens, new looks at Star Wars Land, Father’s Day, and more!
Jun18

PICTORIAL: Tom Sawyer Island reopens, new looks at Star Wars Land, Father’s Day, and more!

The Grad Nite season has come to a close, June Gloom seems to have evaporated for the year, and so the summer season can now kick into high gear at the Disneyland Resort. It’s never a dull moment at the Happiest Place on Earth and this week we have a bunch of new things to see. At Disneyland, we find that Tom Sawyer Island has reopened offering guests once more the chance to explore the wiles of Frontierland, or what’s...

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PICTORIAL: Celebs invade Cars Land, Star Wars Land grows, Big Thunder Trail reopens, and more!
Jun10

PICTORIAL: Celebs invade Cars Land, Star Wars Land grows, Big Thunder Trail reopens, and more!

June Gloom continues to bring depressing skies over the Disneyland Resort but those clouds break away midday and bring beautiful temps and skies to the Happiest Place on Earth. This weekend, we were seeing Stars and Cars thanks to taping going on in promotion of Disney-Pixar’s upcoming CARS 3. The land closed early on Saturday to host the premiere party for the film. In today’s pictorial update, we also take a look at the...

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PICTORIAL: Matterhorn FastPass, Star Wars Land grows, Rivers go green, Corndogs return, and more!
Jun05

PICTORIAL: Matterhorn FastPass, Star Wars Land grows, Rivers go green, Corndogs return, and more!

Last week, I lost my camera. I got a call on Friday that it was found! Woohoo!! In this update we take a look at some more of the Summer of Heroes offerings (with some pics we took last week before we lost the camera) but also a few other new goings on including Matterhorn’s brand new permanent Fastpass machines, progress on the Star Wars themed-land, and more. There’s a lot going on and of course we’ll have a small...

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Inside the Grand Opening Ceremony and Premiere Party for GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY: MISSION – BREAKOUT
Jun02

Inside the Grand Opening Ceremony and Premiere Party for GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY: MISSION – BREAKOUT

It’s now been just about a full week that the Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT has been open and so we’re looking back now at all the hullabaloo just seven days ago at the grand opening ceremony and premiere party that took over Disney California Adventure. Bob Chapek, Chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, kicked off the event. He promised the attraction was just the beginning of more Marvel to be coming to...

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PICTORIAL: We lost our camera but we’ve still got news and views to share! Pirates, Star Wars, and more Guardians!
May29

PICTORIAL: We lost our camera but we’ve still got news and views to share! Pirates, Star Wars, and more Guardians!

I lost my camera at Disneyland. Motivation has been tough today to get the update going for this week. The photos here are comprised of pictures I took last week before I lost my camera and a few I took today that I had transferred to my phone (before losing the camera). Captions will be a little light this week. ENJOY! Before we get into pictures, we just wanted to share a few IN CASE YOU MISSED IT articles we shared the past few...

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PICTORIAL: ‘Cars 3’ cruises in, ‘Guardians’ near completion, ‘Star Wars’ progresses, Jungle Juleps, and more
May14

PICTORIAL: ‘Cars 3’ cruises in, ‘Guardians’ near completion, ‘Star Wars’ progresses, Jungle Juleps, and more

Mother’s Day weekend brought some lovely weather to the Disneyland Resort and also brought crazy big crowds. The runDisney Tinker Bell Half Marathon took place this weekend making it quite a busy time to be at the Happiest Place on Earth. Disney California Adventure is a hot-bed of excitement as a brand new Cars 3 Exclusive Sneak Peek 4D experience opened. But perhaps more exciting is the new Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission:...

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PICTORIAL: Churro Lightsabers, Rivers refilled, Guardians, Snow returns, and more!
May07

PICTORIAL: Churro Lightsabers, Rivers refilled, Guardians, Snow returns, and more!

It was a soggy weekend at the Disneyland Resort as a brief bout of sprinkles befell the land off and on. Despite the damper on the festivities, the resort continues to be a-buzz with activity in just about every corner of the property. Star Wars themed land construction continues to see rapid vertical construction that will soon block visibility into the land as show buildings reach towards the horizon. Meanwhile, there was more...

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PICTORIAL: GUARDIANS bring costume display, photo-op, plus special viewing offers at El Capitan Theatre
May07

PICTORIAL: GUARDIANS bring costume display, photo-op, plus special viewing offers at El Capitan Theatre

The guardians have landed and now for a limited time, you can take in Marvel’s latest action adventure at the El Capitan Theatre in fabulous Dolby Vision with a bunch of different special viewing offers. We were invited to check out the film including the awesome photo-op with vibrant “neon” backdrop. If you’re used to some of the theatre’s more robust offerings, you’ll find that like the Guardians...

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PICTORIAL: Xmas comes (really) early plus Earth Day, Dapper Day, Corndogs, Pirates and more!
Apr23

PICTORIAL: Xmas comes (really) early plus Earth Day, Dapper Day, Corndogs, Pirates and more!

It was a warm and busy weekend at the Disneyland Resort. Although crowds were relatively “light” (read: not oppressively packed) there was still A LOT going on at the Happiest Place on Earth. This weekend was the unofficial “Dapper Day” spring event which brings denizens of vintage fashion together in their retro best. Of course, it was also Earth Day and Disney had special activities going on in Downtown...

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