IN DEPTH: Star Wars themed land on full display for #D23Expo 2017
Jul13

IN DEPTH: Star Wars themed land on full display for #D23Expo 2017

The D23 Expo 2017 is finally here and during a special early preview Thursday evening, we got the chance to check out the A GALAXY OF STORIES pavilion by Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. The massive space includes a gigantic model of the yet-unnamed upcoming Star Wars themed land expansion that will be coming to both Disneyland Park in Anaheim, CA and Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Orlando. Aside from the nerdgasm-inducing diorama...

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PICTORIAL: Holiday weekend, low crowd levels, changes to Pirates, Adventureland, and more!
Jul01

PICTORIAL: Holiday weekend, low crowd levels, changes to Pirates, Adventureland, and more!

June Gloom was not going to put a grey hue on the Fourth of July weekend at the Happiest Place on Earth. Disneyland Resort has a slew of Fourth of July entertainment for Independence Day and once the marine layer burned off it was a lovely time to be in the parks. Now that most levels of Annual Passes are in various phases of blockout through the summer you might find some of the most traditionally busiest days (such as Fourth of...

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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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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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