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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Disney Parks showfloor highlighting Star Wars themed lands at #D23Expo plus panels, shopping and more
Jun08

Disney Parks showfloor highlighting Star Wars themed lands at #D23Expo plus panels, shopping and more

Perhaps the most exciting part of the D23 Expo has been confirmed with the announcement about the Disney Parks presence at this year’s event! A massive show floor space plus planels, presentations, and shopping opportunities are just around the corner! Showfloor Showcasing the creative process of bringing new Disney park experiences to life, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts invites guests to discover its pavilion, A GALAXY OF...

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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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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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Thundering new falls, throwbacks, and returning visuals coming to Rivers of America this summer
May19

Thundering new falls, throwbacks, and returning visuals coming to Rivers of America this summer

Although a specific date has not yet been given, the Disneyland Railroad and Rivers of America will be returning to service this summer following downtime to accommodate construction of the new Star Wars themed land. RELATED POST NEW STAR WARS THEMED LAND CONCEPT ART RELEASED FOR NEW DISNEYLAND EXPANSION The rivers will feature a new shorter route than before but will also feature some new goodies. Disney teased a few tidbits about...

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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: 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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More concept art, details on upcoming ‘Star Wars’ themed land, plus new STAR TOURS destination
Apr15

More concept art, details on upcoming ‘Star Wars’ themed land, plus new STAR TOURS destination

Coming in hot off of the Star Wars Celebration Orlando 2017 event, Disney and LucasFilm have released the latest peek into the upcoming Star Wars themed land coming to both Disneyland Park and Disney’s Hollywood Studios Park. They also confirmed that Star Tours: The Adventures Continue will be updated to feature a scene from the planet of Crait in support of the new Star Wars: The Last Jedi film due out later this year! The...

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