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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Fantasmic! set to embark to ‘A Whole New World’ this summer
May16

Fantasmic! set to embark to ‘A Whole New World’ this summer

Disney has been pretty coy about just how many changes are coming to the cherished Fantasmic! show when it returns later this summer but they recently released some concept art that gives a peek at one new addition featuring Aladdin and Jasmine floating over a bed of fog on their flying carpet during “A Whole New World.” Upon its return, Fantasmic! will feature even more new magic including new mist screens that will combine with...

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Star Lord and Gamora characters make surprise Downtown Disney appearance during DPB event
Apr27

Star Lord and Gamora characters make surprise Downtown Disney appearance during DPB event

This evening, lucky Disney Parks Blog readers were invited to an advanced screening of the upcoming GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2. In addition to the screening, there was a Soundtrack release party in Downtown Disney which included live appearances by Sean Gunn and YouTuber D-Trix. As a special surprise, the meet n greet characters of Star Lord and Gamora made an appearance for a big group photo. The two Guardians characters will be...

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New concept art, new original character, plus song list and more details released for ‘Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT’
Apr26

New concept art, new original character, plus song list and more details released for ‘Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT’

With just 31 days left until its grand opening, Disney and Marvel are starting to tease more info about the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT attraction coming to Disney California Adventure. Attraction Soundtrack Music is an undeniably important component to the GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY films and that detail is just as important for the attraction. Below are six songs which will be used for six new sequences in the...

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First peek inside MISSION: BREAKOUT plus supers assemble in DCA in new commercial
Apr20

First peek inside MISSION: BREAKOUT plus supers assemble in DCA in new commercial

A new commercial launched by the Disneyland Resort features Marvel superheroes assembling Disney California Adventure for their upcoming SUMMER OF HEROES marketing campaign. We already know the Captain America and Spider-Man can be seen in the parks currently but they are shown in the commercial along with Black Widow who is seen jumping from the rooftops of Hollywood Land. We also get a quasi peek at the upcoming Guardians of the...

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Disney confirms changes to Fantasmic!, full summer of promotions
Apr18

Disney confirms changes to Fantasmic!, full summer of promotions

In a press release re-affirming their previously announced Summer of Heroes marketing campaign, Disney confirmed that other summer activities include the return of Fantasmic! which  will be enhanced with new scenes and features. Guests will find Mickey Mouse in more scenes than ever before, and they’ll discover new roles for Genie from “Aladdin,” “Rapunzel,” “The Lion King” and “Pirates of the Caribbean.” Rumors abound for changes to...

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GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY: MISSION BREAKOUT! confirmed for May 27 opening with SUMMER OF HEROES promotion
Feb15

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY: MISSION BREAKOUT! confirmed for May 27 opening with SUMMER OF HEROES promotion

We already know that Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT is on its way bringing the hit Marvel film to a brand new adventure on the former Tower of Terror but today Disney confirmed details that the opening will come with a super-hero sized summer marketing campaign, too. Summer of Heroes will launch with the opening of the attraction on May 27, 2017 and last through September 10, 2017. It brings with it a whole slew of new,...

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Sign of progress: “Hollywood Tower Hotel” unceremoniously removed from Tower of Terror attraction
Sep20

Sign of progress: “Hollywood Tower Hotel” unceremoniously removed from Tower of Terror attraction

After a lot of speculation and concern, a big talking point on Disney social media spheres lately has come to light–or rather turned off its light–as the “Hollywood Tower Hotel” sign that sits on the facade of The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror attraction at Disney California Adventure is being removed. At press time the sign is currently being dismantled letter by letter and you can watch it all unfolding on...

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