PICTORIAL: Guardians reveal more, ASIMO returns, ‘Star Wars’ expands
Mar26

PICTORIAL: Guardians reveal more, ASIMO returns, ‘Star Wars’ expands

Gloomy mornings leading to beautiful weather throughout the day reigned over the Magic Kingdom the past few days and on our visit we got some sights on continued evolutions at the Happiest Place on Earth. The biggest news that came seemingly out of nowhere was that the Disneyland Autopia welcomed in a new visitor in the form of Honda’s helper robot ASIMO. The upcoming Star Wars themed land also continues to move at a furious...

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PICTORIAL: Disneyland celebrates ‘Pirates’ 50th plus Guardians facade breaks out, AT-ATs break in, and more!
Mar19

PICTORIAL: Disneyland celebrates ‘Pirates’ 50th plus Guardians facade breaks out, AT-ATs break in, and more!

It was a super exciting week at the Disneyland Resort as the cherished Pirates of the Caribbean attraction reopened its doors and celebrated its 50th Anniversary throughout New Orleans Square with a host of special offers including eats, merch, and entertainment. There was even an appearance by the Captain Jack Sparrow character who joined a roster of Instagrammable pirate booty that included Golden Churros, Pirates Steins, and Disney...

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Disney provides in-ride context to previously revealed AT-AT structures in Star Wars themed land
Mar16

Disney provides in-ride context to previously revealed AT-AT structures in Star Wars themed land

Last week, we shared photos from the construction site of the new Star Wars themed land popping up at Disneyland and one particular photo showcased the structures of what appeared to be the “body” and “head” of Star Wars AT-AT Walker. Today, Disney confirmed the structures to be the Empire’s killer giants and even gave a CG rendering to provide context for how the figures will appear in the...

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PICTORIAL: Spring blooms at Disneyland plus foodies rejoice, Guardians fly, and more!
Mar12

PICTORIAL: Spring blooms at Disneyland plus foodies rejoice, Guardians fly, and more!

It was a splendid weekend at the Disneyland Resort with beautiful weather shining down on a realm abuzz with excitement. Apart from the debut of the 2017 California Food and Wine Festival, there’s a whole bunch of other goings on. We found that pieces are literally flying onto the facade of Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT as thematic elements were lifted via crane into position on the former Tower of Terror...

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PICTORIAL: Guardian details Breakout, more MaxPass, Mint Juleps, Star Wars land, and more!
Mar05

PICTORIAL: Guardian details Breakout, more MaxPass, Mint Juleps, Star Wars land, and more!

It was a mostly uneventful weekend at the Disneyland Resort this weekend. The parks continue to run heavy in the “off season” as people continue to pack in following recent price hikes across the board on entrance media. At Disneyland, we saw a construction update at the Star Wars themed land which is quickly going vertical all around the space and the Frontierland facing elements all rush towards an opening for this year....

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PICTORIAL: Red Rose Taverne, Star Wars Land, and the rain, rain, rain came down, down, down
Feb26

PICTORIAL: Red Rose Taverne, Star Wars Land, and the rain, rain, rain came down, down, down

It was another decided soggy weekend at the Disneyland Resort as California slowly gets itself out of the devastating drought that has been drying up the landscape for years. While the rain is certainly welcome it does put a bit of a damper on progress and construction all around the Resort on various projects. Big news this week is the exceedingly popular Red Rose Tavern which has taken over the Village Haus with a new menu and decor...

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PICTORIAL: Celebrate Gospel, Spring awakens early, Beauty merch expands, Star Wars Land, and more!
Feb18

PICTORIAL: Celebrate Gospel, Spring awakens early, Beauty merch expands, Star Wars Land, and more!

Just a day after a mega storm dumped buckets of water on Southern California, the Disneyland Resort continued to buzz with activity. The 8th Annual Celebrate Gospel event brought a joyful noise to Disney California Adventure once again. Also buzzing in the park was continued slow reveal of the facade for the former Tower of Terror which now dons a much more vibrant paint scheme as it prepares for its transition into Guardians of the...

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PICTORIAL: AP Days return, ‘Beauty and the Beast’ sneaks in, new refubs, and more
Feb11

PICTORIAL: AP Days return, ‘Beauty and the Beast’ sneaks in, new refubs, and more

It was another suitably semi-soggy weekend at the Disneyland Resort and in our visit this weekend, we got more sights on what guests can expect when visiting the parks. The big highlight for this week was the return of the popular #APDays event. Already exceedingly popular, the freebie offering for Annual Passholders is packing in the crowds at Tomorrowland’s Starcade. Helping to contribute to the crowds is actually the LACK of...

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Confirmed opening details for STAR WARS themed lands, PANDORA – WORLD OF ‘AVATAR’
Feb08

Confirmed opening details for STAR WARS themed lands, PANDORA – WORLD OF ‘AVATAR’

It was confirmed yesterday by Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger details about both of the much-anticipated STAR WARS themed lands as well as the upcoming new Pandora: World of Avatar. Most specifically… when they will open! STAR WARS LAND BOTH of the STAR WARS-themed lands (the one at Disneyland and the one at Disney’s Hollywood Studios) will be opening in 2019. Not much more specifics beyond that! In the new-yet...

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PICTORIAL: ‘Remember’ returns, Lunar leaves, Valentine’s appear, holidays officially gone and more!
Feb05

PICTORIAL: ‘Remember’ returns, Lunar leaves, Valentine’s appear, holidays officially gone and more!

It was a busy Super Bowl weekend at the Disneyland Resort as the Happiest Place on Earth is well in the middle of a nostalgic winter campaign that includes the Main Street Electrical Parade as well as the fireworks spectacular Remember… Dreams Come True. On our visit into the parks we got caught up on a lot of refurb projects including the brand new entrance for Big Thunder Mountain that was quickly installed to help make more...

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