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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PICTORIAL: “Off-season” crowds pack resort under refurbishment, Lunar New Year
Jan29

PICTORIAL: “Off-season” crowds pack resort under refurbishment, Lunar New Year

Packing in crowds not unlike those during the busy holiday and summer seasons, the Disneyland Resort was a little bit of a mad house this past holiday weekend. A combination of factors including some of the most pleasant weather in weeks plus expiring Cast Member comp tickets led to the high volumes of visitors. On this trip, we caught a few more of the Main Street Electrical Parade celebratory treats, got another look at the...

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PICTORIAL: Main Street Electrical Parade and Lunar New Year debut, plus Star Wars Land and more
Jan22

PICTORIAL: Main Street Electrical Parade and Lunar New Year debut, plus Star Wars Land and more

Although Sunday ended up bringing buckets of rain on the southern California area, Saturday was a beautiful day to be in the parks offering us the chance to check out the newly returned Main Street Electrical Parade. We also got the chance to check out the newly-expanded Lunar New Year celebration at Disney California Adventure which brings more food and more entertainment for the seasonal celebration. On this trip we also got an...

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PICTORIAL: Fixing castle, returning Electrical Parade, erasing Tower, building Star Wars, and more!
Jan16

PICTORIAL: Fixing castle, returning Electrical Parade, erasing Tower, building Star Wars, and more!

It’s been a hot minute since we’ve been able to do our regular Pictorial Updates. With holiday madness, Signature blockouts, and a two week vacation, we’ve been busy little mice! Today, we had the chance to squeeze in a quick visit to the Resort to check out the goings on since the last time we dropped in. Now that the busy Disney Holiday season has completed, we find ourselves at a new “Low Season” in...

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PICTORIAL: New security check points, soggy Star Wars Land, House of Blues goes Splitsville and more!
Dec20

PICTORIAL: New security check points, soggy Star Wars Land, House of Blues goes Splitsville and more!

It was the final weekend before every Annual Pass but the highest tiered Signature Plus (and premiere) are blocked out for the rest of the year so the parks have been jam-packed with folks getting their last fill of the Disney Holidays before the restricted entry. On our visit to the parks, found the holidays well underway with several projects on-going. The biggest news is the crop of new security checkpoints that have popped up all...

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PICTORIAL: Disney Holidays continue to spread, Star Wars land gets updates
Nov20

PICTORIAL: Disney Holidays continue to spread, Star Wars land gets updates

It was a seemingly lazy weekend at the Disneyland Resort as we enter the calm before the storm before the masses ascend on the Happiest Place on Earth for the long Thanksgiving weekend. As we continue on through the Disney Holidays season, we stopped to take a look at the holiday decorations at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa including the massive new Gingerbread house. The new Sprinkles location in Downtown Disney...

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