Disneyland – Chip and Co http://www.chipandco.com Disney Theme Park & Disney Movie News, Disney World & Disneyland Planning Tips, Disney Dining, Reviews and More! Fri, 29 Apr 2016 23:00:28 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.4.2 http://i1.wp.com/www.chipandco.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/512-icon-54ced060v1_site_icon.png?fit=32%2C32 Disneyland – Chip and Co http://www.chipandco.com 32 32 Star Wars: Force for Change coming to Disney Parks Starting May 4th, 2016 http://www.chipandco.com/star-wars-force-change-coming-disney-parks-starting-may-4th-2016-235335/ http://www.chipandco.com/star-wars-force-change-coming-disney-parks-starting-may-4th-2016-235335/#respond Fri, 29 Apr 2016 18:14:07 +0000 http://www.chipandco.com/?p=235335 Star Wars: Force for Change returns to Disney Parks starting May 4th, 2016. This years theme celebrates the December 16th release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.  Here is the news from the Disney Parks Blog: This year, Disney will offer t-shirts for adults and youth that feature the logo for the upcoming film Rogue One: A […]

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Star Wars: Force for Change returns to Disney Parks starting May 4th, 2016. This years theme celebrates the December 16th release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Here is the news from the Disney Parks Blog:

This year, Disney will offer t-shirts for adults and youth that feature the logo for the upcoming film Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. These shirts are the first products for the new film created especially for Disney Parks.

Twenty-five percent of the retail sale price of this product will be donated to U.S. Fund for UNICEF in support of UNICEF Kid Power. UNICEF Kid Power gives kids the power to save lives. By getting active with the UNICEF Kid Power Band, kids can go on missions, earn points and unlock therapeutic food packets for severely malnourished children around the world.

The shirts will be released at the following locations:

Disneyland Resort

  • Disneyland park – The Star Trader and Star Wars Launch Bay
  • Downtown Disney District – D-Street and World of Disney

Walt Disney World Resort

  • Disney’s Hollywood Studios – Tatooine Traders and Star Wars Launch Bay
  • Disney Springs – Star Wars Galactic Outpost and Once Upon A Toy
  • Magic Kingdom Park – Merchants of Venus

These items will not be available on the Disney Parks online store or via the Shop Disney Parks mobile app.

To learn more about Star Wars: Force for Change, please visit ForceForChange.com.

The U.S. Fund for UNICEF does not endorse any brand or product. No portion of the purchase price is tax-deductible.

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Special May the 4th Star Wars Events at Disneyland http://www.chipandco.com/special-may-4th-star-wars-events-disneyland-235298/ http://www.chipandco.com/special-may-4th-star-wars-events-disneyland-235298/#respond Thu, 28 Apr 2016 23:14:11 +0000 http://www.chipandco.com/?p=235298 This year on May the 4th (aka Star Wars day) celebrate your love for Star Wars over in Tomorrowland at the Disneyland Resort! In addition to the regular Season of the Force offerings of Hyperspace Mountain and the Star Wars Launch Bay, there will be two special events for May the 4th. In the Tomorrowland […]

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This year on May the 4th (aka Star Wars day) celebrate your love for Star Wars over in Tomorrowland at the Disneyland Resort!

In addition to the regular Season of the Force offerings of Hyperspace Mountain and the Star Wars Launch Bay, there will be two special events for May the 4th. In the Tomorrowland Theater, there will be a screening of fan-favorite episode, “Shroud of Darkness” of the Disney XD show “Star Wars Rebels“. At the Galactic Grill Stage at 6pm there will be a fan celebration that will include among other “special surprises”–I can’t wait to partake in the fun and find out what they are!

Throughout the day there will be special May the 4th merchandise offerings as well as a photo opportunity just for the special Star Wars fan day.

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Autopia Re-Opens April 29th at Disneyland http://www.chipandco.com/autopia-re-opens-april-29th-disneyland-235272/ http://www.chipandco.com/autopia-re-opens-april-29th-disneyland-235272/#respond Thu, 28 Apr 2016 18:05:57 +0000 http://www.chipandco.com/?p=235272 The classic Disneyland attraction Autopia has been closed for a few months for refurbishment, with many people wondering what was going to be changed or updated on the attraction. The ride is finally opening back up tomorrow, April 29th at Disneyland Resort, now sponsored by Honda. The Autopia cars received a whole new look (pictured […]

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The classic Disneyland attraction Autopia has been closed for a few months for refurbishment, with many people wondering what was going to be changed or updated on the attraction. The ride is finally opening back up tomorrow, April 29th at Disneyland Resort, now sponsored by Honda.

The Autopia cars received a whole new look (pictured above), complete with actual Honda car paint colors! You can check out a behind the scenes look on the making of the new Autopia cars below:

I can’t wait to check out the re-refurbishment in person!

Here’s a look back at some Autopia looks throughout the decades. Which look is your favorite?

Autopia in 1955 Autopia when it re-opened after refurbishment in 2000 Autopia 2016

Photo Credit: Disney Parks Blog

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Will Tower of Terror Get a New Guardians of the Galaxy Overlay? http://www.chipandco.com/will-tower-terror-get-new-guardians-galaxy-overlay-235096/ http://www.chipandco.com/will-tower-terror-get-new-guardians-galaxy-overlay-235096/#respond Tue, 26 Apr 2016 03:00:11 +0000 http://www.chipandco.com/?p=235096 With Star Wars Land now under construction, it only makes sense that Disney would also take advantage of its Marvel Studios partnership in the parks, too. There have long been rumors of a Marvel mini-land opening at Disney California Adventure, and it has often been speculated that it would be located at the end of […]

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With Star Wars Land now under construction, it only makes sense that Disney would also take advantage of its Marvel Studios partnership in the parks, too.

There have long been rumors of a Marvel mini-land opening at Disney California Adventure, and it has often been speculated that it would be located at the end of Hollywood Land. According to WDW News Today, Disney is looking to opt out of its Twilight Zone license in California. There now seems to be rumor of the likely possibility of The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror ride at Disney California Adventure getting a “Guardians of the Galaxy” overlay as part of a possible Marvel area of the park!

With Tower of Terror being an incredibly popular ride, it would seem to make sense that Disney re-themes it with a Marvel flare, rather than deconstruct the massive hotel to rebuild a whole new ride structure. Perhaps instead of an elevator shaft it will be re-themed as though guests are riding the Milano! Nothing has been confirmed yet by Disney on a re-theming or construction of a Marvel area of the park, but often times fan rumor on Disney news becomes truth!

It has been reported unlikely that a “Guardians of the Galaxy” overlay would take place at other Tower of Terror ride locations.

What do you think of a change to The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror? What other Marvel attractions do you think would be interesting to see?

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Princess Elena of Avalor will be appearing at Walt Disney World & Disneyland starting this summer! http://www.chipandco.com/princess-elena-avalor-will-appearing-walt-disney-world-resort-summer-234780/ http://www.chipandco.com/princess-elena-avalor-will-appearing-walt-disney-world-resort-summer-234780/#respond Wed, 20 Apr 2016 14:09:45 +0000 http://www.chipandco.com/?p=234780 Staring this summer Disney will welcome its first princess inspired by diverse Latin cultures. Princess Elena of Avalor will be appearing at Walt Disney World Resort this summer and at Disneyland Resort in the fall, following her television debut in a new animated series this summer on Disney Channel. Kids and families worldwide will be […]

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Staring this summer Disney will welcome its first princess inspired by diverse Latin cultures. Princess Elena of Avalor will be appearing at Walt Disney World Resort this summer and at Disneyland Resort in the fall, following her television debut in a new animated series this summer on Disney Channel.

Kids and families worldwide will be enchanted by the story of Princess Elena, a bold, caring, funny and clever 16-year-old who is ascendant to the throne in the fairytale kingdom of Avalor.  The series follows the story of Elena, who saves her kingdom from an evil sorceress and must now learn to rule with the support of her appointed Grand Council and some magical friends by her side. Elena’s adventures will lead her to understand that her new role requires thoughtfulness, resilience and compassion, the traits of all truly great leaders, while highlighting the importance of family and family traditions.

The inspiring story of Elena of Avalor will be shared in 33 languages in 163 countries on Disney Channels worldwide. And, Disney Parks, where universally enchanting stories come to life every day, will be the place where families can see Disney’s newest princess in person.  At Walt Disney World Resort, Elena will appear in the Magic Kingdom. At Disneyland Resort, she will appear at Disney California Adventure.  The Disney Princesses at Walt Disney World Resort will welcome Elena in August. Her Disneyland arrival date will be announced in the near future.

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Soarin’ Around the World opening this June! http://www.chipandco.com/soarin-around-world-opening-june-234754/ http://www.chipandco.com/soarin-around-world-opening-june-234754/#respond Wed, 20 Apr 2016 13:54:11 +0000 http://www.chipandco.com/?p=234754 Everyone has been eagerly awaiting Soarin’ Around the World to open. Good news! Disney announced this morning that guests will be able to experience the new adventure starting on June 17th in Epcot and at Disney’s California Adventure Park!  With the new opening the Epcot location has also added a third viewing theater and an […]

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Everyone has been eagerly awaiting Soarin’ Around the World to open.

Good news! Disney announced this morning that guests will be able to experience the new adventure starting on June 17th in Epcot and at Disney’s California Adventure Park!  With the new opening the Epcot location has also added a third viewing theater and an interactive ride queue while you wait if you don’t have a fast pass!

Need help planning or booking your next trip to Walt Disney World or Disneyland to experience the all new Soarin’ Around the World?  As an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner for MickeyTravels, I would be happy to help you plan your trip! Contact me anytime Liz@MickeyTravels.com, or on my Facebook page. Vacation planning services are 100% free. 

Photo credit: Disney Parks Blog

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Alice Through the Looking Glass Preview Coming to Disney Parks http://www.chipandco.com/alice-looking-glass-preview-coming-disney-parks-234727/ http://www.chipandco.com/alice-looking-glass-preview-coming-disney-parks-234727/#respond Wed, 20 Apr 2016 01:29:41 +0000 http://www.chipandco.com/?p=234727 The Disney Parks are getting another movie sneak peek–coming May 6th guests will be able to experience a 10-minute preview of “Alice Through the Looking Glass“. Guests will be able to experience clips and scenes from the upcoming film, which is a sequel to the 2010 “Alice in Wonderland” movie. At the Disneyland Resort, the […]

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The Disney Parks are getting another movie sneak peek–coming May 6th guests will be able to experience a 10-minute preview of “Alice Through the Looking Glass“. Guests will be able to experience clips and scenes from the upcoming film, which is a sequel to the 2010 “Alice in Wonderland” movie.

At the Disneyland Resort, the preview will be at Disney California Adventure at the Sunset Showcase Theater (formerly known as the Crown Jewel Theater). At the Walt Disney World Resort, it will be playing at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in One Man’s Dream.

Alice Through the Looking Glass” comes to theaters May 27th, and stars Johnny Depp, Mia Wasikowska, Anne Hathaway, Sacha Baron Cohen, and Helena Bonham Carter.

 

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New Disneyland Merchandise coming May 2016 http://www.chipandco.com/new-disneyland-merchandise-coming-may-2016-234626/ http://www.chipandco.com/new-disneyland-merchandise-coming-may-2016-234626/#respond Tue, 19 Apr 2016 03:00:52 +0000 http://www.chipandco.com/?p=234626 As Disney fans, we can’t get enough Disney merch, so an array of new products is always exciting! The Disney Parks Blog gave us a sneak peek into some new merchandise coming to the Disneyland Resort next month. There will be some new Harvey bag merchandise designed in conjunction with artist SHAG, who did a […]

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As Disney fans, we can’t get enough Disney merch, so an array of new products is always exciting! The Disney Parks Blog gave us a sneak peek into some new merchandise coming to the Disneyland Resort next month. There will be some new Harvey bag merchandise designed in conjunction with artist SHAG, who did a “Star Wars” inspired work entitled “A Wicked Hive”:

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The new SHAG/Harvey merchandise will be available May 21st, along with an appearance by the Harveys and SHAG at Wonderground Gallery from 3-5pm the same day. The art will be featured on other merchandise too, such as apparel and home decor. I absolutely love the blend of SHAG’s tiki-style art with the “Star Wars” universe!

From May 6-8th in Off the Page at Disney California Adventure, there will be the release of some new Precious Moments dolls, as well as a signing with doll designer Linda Rick 12pm-10pm each of those days. Here’s a sneak peek of one of the new release dolls:

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There will also be the release at Wonderground Gallery of some new art by  Jerrod Maruyama:

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Maruyama will be at the gallery on May 7th from 3-5pm to do some signings as well. I love this new piece, it feels a bit reminiscent of Fantasmic! to me.

What new May merchandise are you most excited about?

Pic Credit: Disney Parks Blog

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Lost Disneyland lanyard owner has been found! http://www.chipandco.com/lost-disneyland-lanyard-owner-found-234514/ http://www.chipandco.com/lost-disneyland-lanyard-owner-found-234514/#comments Sat, 16 Apr 2016 14:50:05 +0000 http://www.chipandco.com/?p=234514 A while ago we reported a Disney employee found a lanyard which belong to an autistic child and was looking for the owner. Emily Gibby posted on her facebook looking for the owner, the facebook post was shared 12,000 times. We are now happy to announce the owner has been found. Emily Gibby has now […]

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A while ago we reported a Disney employee found a lanyard which belong to an autistic child and was looking for the owner. Emily Gibby posted on her facebook looking for the owner, the facebook post was shared 12,000 times.

We are now happy to announce the owner has been found. Emily Gibby has now posted an updated post Ms Gibby wrote:

“This is my friend Susie everyone, I have never met her and I probably never will. But in some weird cosmic way we are connected and I am so happy to see her so happy with so much magic and love surrounding her.”

It was a happy moment in Susie’s life when her lanyard now filled along with other goodies was returned. We are so happy for Susie!

Feel free to comment below! 

Photo credit (Emily Fuller Gibby/Disneyland)

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New Disneyland show for Jungle Cruise lovers http://www.chipandco.com/new-disneyland-show-jungle-cruise-lovers-234455/ http://www.chipandco.com/new-disneyland-show-jungle-cruise-lovers-234455/#respond Sat, 16 Apr 2016 03:00:21 +0000 http://www.chipandco.com/?p=234455 As you may already know Disneyland’s Jungle Cruise is closed for refurbishment and will be closed until May 16, 2016. This is a real downer for true Jungle Cruise lovers however for a limited time only there is show in front of the Jungle Cruise attraction called “Land Cruise” During your “land cruise” you will […]

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As you may already know Disneyland’s Jungle Cruise is closed for refurbishment and will be closed until May 16, 2016. This is a real downer for true Jungle Cruise lovers however for a limited time only there is show in front of the Jungle Cruise attraction called “Land Cruise”

During your “land cruise” you will not have to board a boat but will still have the fun-loving and ever zany skippers. The skippers will be using stuffed animals and other fun props to recreate the Jungle Cruise feel.

The show will be preformed a few times daily, there is no end date in sight. The “land cruise” seems to be just as fun as the Jungle Cruise minus water could be!

Will you be checking out the show? Comment below!

Are you ready to book your Disneyland vacation? You can contact me and we can start planning this magical California vacation! email me here

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Special Mother’s Day Dining at Disneyland Resort http://www.chipandco.com/special-mothers-day-dining-disneyland-resort-234359/ http://www.chipandco.com/special-mothers-day-dining-disneyland-resort-234359/#respond Fri, 15 Apr 2016 03:00:35 +0000 http://www.chipandco.com/?p=234359 If you plan on taking Mom to Disneyland this Mother’s Day, there are a few special dining opportunities that have just been announced in her honor. If you plan on heading to Disneyland then you should know that both Blue Bayou Restaurant and Carnation Café are adding a special dish just for mom’s day. Carnation Café […]

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If you plan on taking Mom to Disneyland this Mother’s Day, there are a few special dining opportunities that have just been announced in her honor.

If you plan on heading to Disneyland then you should know that both Blue Bayou Restaurant and Carnation Café are adding a special dish just for mom’s day. Carnation Café is adding teriyaki honey grilled salmon with spinach orzo, and at Blue Bayou Restaurant, it’s a seafood pot pie with lobster, mahi, snow crab claws, English peas, carrots and potatoes.

If Mom’s up for a character meal, then you can start the day with brunch at Goofy’s Kitchen at the Disneyland Hotel with a made-to-order omelet station, eggs Benedict and more. If she prefers prefer dinner, there’s roasted chicken, salmon, pork loin and roasted turkey with all the delectable sides and sweets.

Another character breakfast buffet option is at PCH Grill at Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel, where the day starts with Disney characters and a generous spread of breakfast goodies from Scottish salmon to roast chicken, chilaquiles with scrambled eggs, frittatas and more. Dinner (without Disney characters) includes a seafood station with shrimp Alfredo and littleneck clams; carving station with roast, ribs and steamed mussels; a mini-taco station; mac ‘n cheese bar; build-your-own salad and lots of seasonal desserts.

If Mom would rather play at the parks all day and end with a delicious extravagant meal, then she should try one of our favorites places for dinner at Steakhouse 55, where a three-course prix fixe dinner ($55) starts with lemon fettuccine with a pan-seared scallop, then filet mignon with lobster-whipped potatoes and spring vegetables and, for a sweet ending, chocolate-covered red velvet cake. Pair each course with wine and let mom relax. After all, she did walk through the park(s) with you all day on her special day.

I got to spend last Mother’s Day in Disneyland with my family, and it was extra special, so I hope your Mother’s Day is too!

If you’d like to book a Disneyland vacation to celebrate Mom, it’s not too late! Ssend me an email at slawless@mickeytravels.com to take advantage of my FREE Disney Vacation Planning services, and we can make Mom’s Day the best Mother’s Day she’s had yet!

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Want to win a trip to Disneyland? Here’s your chance! http://www.chipandco.com/want-win-trip-disneyland-heres-chance-233434/ http://www.chipandco.com/want-win-trip-disneyland-heres-chance-233434/#respond Mon, 11 Apr 2016 01:00:52 +0000 http://www.chipandco.com/?p=233434 How would you like to win four tickets to Disneyland, airfare to California, $1,000 in spending money for the whole family, as well as a three-night hotel stay at an Extended Stay America property close to Disneyland? Well here is your chance! Extended Stay America, which is the largest owner operated hotel chains in the US, […]

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How would you like to win four tickets to Disneyland, airfare to California, $1,000 in spending money for the whole family, as well as a three-night hotel stay at an Extended Stay America property close to Disneyland? Well here is your chance!

Extended Stay America, which is the largest owner operated hotel chains in the US, has announced that to thank it’s over 1 million members it will be running this contest. You must be a an extended perks program member, you can enter the contest April 4th until May 2nd, the official rules are here.

“Our rewards program is different from other hotels programs.  Instead of dangling an unreachable carrot in front of our guests with points, we provide discounts and rewards instantly from the moment you sign up. The response from guests has been incredible.  It’s our way of saying thank you to our loyal customers for their continued support.”

Said Tracy Itzen, senior manager of marketing communications for Extended Stay America.

Extended Perks was launched in the spring of 2015, keeping guests in mind, offering members instant hotel savings at Extended Stay America properties nationwide as well as exclusive offers via more than 150,000 top national and local merchants. You can join extended perks here.

Once enrolled, participants gain exclusive access to incredible hotel discounts up to 20 percent off every week, including a sign up instant perk of 15 percent off their next hotel stay. Members can save up to $2,500 annually on purchases they make every day from hundreds of top dining, car rental, salon, retail brands and more.

 

Don’t miss your chance to win this amazing Disneyland vacation by entering here! Good luck to all that enter! 

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The Walt Disney Company Chief Operating Officer Tom Staggs steps down http://www.chipandco.com/the-walt-disney-company-chief-operating-officer-tom-staggs-steps-down-233618/ http://www.chipandco.com/the-walt-disney-company-chief-operating-officer-tom-staggs-steps-down-233618/#respond Tue, 05 Apr 2016 00:38:14 +0000 http://www.chipandco.com/?p=233618 In a move that has shocked the entertainment industry (and of course Disney fans!), Tom Staggs has stepped down as Chief Operating Officer of the Walt Disney Company today. The announcement comes as a bit of a surprise as Staggs was supposedly next in line to be Chief Executive Officer when Bob Iger retires in 2018. […]

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In a move that has shocked the entertainment industry (and of course Disney fans!), Tom Staggs has stepped down as Chief Operating Officer of the Walt Disney Company today. The announcement comes as a bit of a surprise as Staggs was supposedly next in line to be Chief Executive Officer when Bob Iger retires in 2018.

Rumors circulate that Staggs has stepped down upon hearing that he actually would not be considered for the CEO position in 2018, but alas, rumors are rumors.

The fact remains that Staggs will remain on as a “special advisor” to Iger, throughout the remainder of the fiscal year.

In the press release, Disney said, “With approximately two years left before Mr. Iger steps down as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Disney’s Board of Directors will broaden the scope of its succession planning process to identify and evaluate a robust slate of candidates for consideration.”

 

Who do you think will be next in line now?

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Disneyland Resort Refurbishment schedule for April 2016 http://www.chipandco.com/disneyland-resort-refurbishment-schedule-for-april-2016-233273/ http://www.chipandco.com/disneyland-resort-refurbishment-schedule-for-april-2016-233273/#respond Sun, 03 Apr 2016 01:00:55 +0000 http://www.chipandco.com/?p=233273 In order to keep their rides running smoothly and safely, Disneyland often needs to close rides in order to perform maintenance on them, or even to give them a new look. As much as we don’t like it when our favorite rides aren;t running, its necessary to keep all the guests safe while on the […]

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In order to keep their rides running smoothly and safely, Disneyland often needs to close rides in order to perform maintenance on them, or even to give them a new look. As much as we don’t like it when our favorite rides aren;t running, its necessary to keep all the guests safe while on the rides. That being said, here is a list of rides and attractions undergoing refurbishments during April 2016.

Disneyland Resort:

  • Autopia – Jan 11- Apr 28, 2016
  • Davy Crockett’s Explorer Canoes – Jan 11- TBA
  • Disneyland Railroad Jan 11- TBA
  • Disneyland Railroad – Mickey’s Toontown Jan 11- TBA
  • Disneyland Railroad – New Orleans Square Jan 11- TBA
  • Disneyland Railroad – Tomorrowland Jan 11- TBA
  • Fantasmic!Jan 11- TBA
  • Jungle Cruise – Jan 11- May 5, 2016
  • Mark Twain Riverboat – Jan 11- TBA
  • Pirate’s Lair on Tom Sawyer Island – Jan 11- TBA
  • Sailing Ship Columbia – Jan 11-TBA
  • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad – April 11- 14, 2016
  • Disneyland Monorail – Apr 11- TBA
  • Matterhorn Bobsleds – Apr 18-22, 2016
  • Matterhorn Bobsleds – Apr 25-29, 2016

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Disney California Adventure:

  • Silly Symphony Swings – Apr 11- TBA

  • Grizzly River Run – Apr 18- TBA

  • It’s Tough to be a Bug!- April 25, 2016

Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel:

THE FOLLOWING ALL CLOSED April 25- TBA

  • California Streamin’ Slide
  • Paradise Kiddie Pool
  • Paradise Pool
  • Paradise Spa
  • The Sand Bar

We hope your favorite isn’t closed during your next trip to Disneyland!

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Joffrey’s Coffee offering 20% discount at Disney Parks http://www.chipandco.com/joffreys-coffee-offering-20-discount-at-disney-parks-233368/ http://www.chipandco.com/joffreys-coffee-offering-20-discount-at-disney-parks-233368/#respond Thu, 31 Mar 2016 20:35:44 +0000 http://www.chipandco.com/?p=233368 If you’re a Joffrey’s Coffee fan like me, then you’re going to love the new 20% off offer they have for their coffee at Disney Parks! To get your discount, text the word COFFEE along with your email address to 21333. By doing this, you will be signing up to receive more messages from Joffrey’s, […]

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If you’re a Joffrey’s Coffee fan like me, then you’re going to love the new 20% off offer they have for their coffee at Disney Parks!

To get your discount, text the word COFFEE along with your email address to 21333. By doing this, you will be signing up to receive more messages from Joffrey’s, and you will need to show the cast member your message in order to get your discount, but it is definitely worth it to us!

Joffrey’s locations can be found at the theme parks and water parks as well as at Disney Springs, and you can even use Joffrey’s website map here to find the one nearest you while at Disney World or Disneyland!

I usually bypass all other coffee options, and head straight for the Joffrey’s Cart while I’m at the parks, how about you?

If you’re unsure of where to begin planning your Disney Parks vacation, contact me today to take advantage of my FREE vacation planning services! I specialize in Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line, Disney Aulani resort in Hawaii, as well as Adventures by Disney. Contact me today at slawless@mickeytravels.com for a free quote, or you can find me on my facebook page here.

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Disneyland’s Autopia to get a new look and storyline later this year http://www.chipandco.com/disneylands-autopia-to-get-a-new-look-and-storyline-later-this-year-233267/ http://www.chipandco.com/disneylands-autopia-to-get-a-new-look-and-storyline-later-this-year-233267/#comments Thu, 31 Mar 2016 03:00:17 +0000 http://www.chipandco.com/?p=233267   Richfield Oil Company sponsored this Disneyland attraction from 1955-1970. After that, Chevron sponsored Autopia from 2000 until 2012. Starting in 2016 Honda will begin sponsorship of the iconic ride where guests can get behind the wheel and go for a cruise on a windy road trip. “Autopia has brought joy to generations of families and […]

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Richfield Oil Company sponsored this Disneyland attraction from 1955-1970. After that, Chevron sponsored Autopia from 2000 until 2012. Starting in 2016 Honda will begin sponsorship of the iconic ride where guests can get behind the wheel and go for a cruise on a windy road trip.

“Autopia has brought joy to generations of families and has created lasting memories for millions of Disneyland guests,” said Takuji Yamada, president & CEO of American Honda Motor Co., Inc. “Honda is proud to sponsor this iconic attraction and continue our alliance with Disneyland Resort.”

With their sponsorship, Autopia is going to get an updated look, as well as an updated storyline to morph it into a more modern experience for guests. While there are no official refurbishment dates mentioned, it appears the refurbishment will begin in the next few months and will continue for another few months.

“The updates to Autopia provide a perfect opportunity to showcase our long-standing relationship with Honda, and we look forward to sharing the attraction with our guests later this year,” said Michael Colglazier, president of the Disneyland Resort.

We can’t wait to check out the new updates when it’s ready!

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D23 Expo 2017 Dates Announced http://www.chipandco.com/d23-expo-2017-dates-announced-233158/ http://www.chipandco.com/d23-expo-2017-dates-announced-233158/#respond Mon, 28 Mar 2016 19:38:14 +0000 http://www.chipandco.com/?p=233158 D23 has announced that the D23 Expo 2017 will be held at the Anaheim Convention Center in California the weekend of July 14-16, 2017.  This event is held every two years and celebrates the magical world of Disney. Recent developments along with the future of the Disney theme parks, television, gaming, music and films, including […]

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D23 has announced that the D23 Expo 2017 will be held at the Anaheim Convention Center in California the weekend of July 14-16, 2017.  This event is held every two years and celebrates the magical world of Disney. Recent developments along with the future of the Disney theme parks, television, gaming, music and films, including Star Wars, Marvel and Pixar will all be discussed at the Expo. Advanced tickets for this ultimate Disney fan event will be available through the D23 Expo website beginning July 14, 2016. Ticket prices have not been released yet.

Below are some details about the 2017 event from the D23 website:

Highlights planned for the fifth D23 Expo include the Disney Legends Ceremony, which honors the talented men and women who have made significant contributions to the Disney legacy; an all-new exhibit curated by the Walt Disney Archives; D23 Expo’s costume contest, Mousequerade, showcasing the most creative designs by fans; the D23 Expo Emporium, where Disney fans can buy, sell, and trade Disney collectibles, memorabilia, merchandise, and more; and the D23 Expo Design Challenge. (Details on the Design Challenge and Mousequerade are coming soon.)

The 2017 Expo will feature a massive show floor full of immersive experiences and special opportunities to see what’s next for Disney around the world—and guests may run into their favorite Disney stars, characters, Imagineers, animators, and filmmakers. StagePass, the popular ticket distribution system that allows attendees to obtain guaranteed seats for some of Expo’s most popular presentations, and StorePass, which allows priority entry to select shopping venues at the event, will once again enhance the guest experience. Hall D23, the popular presentation and performance venue featuring more than 7,000 seats, will return, as will Stage 23, Stage 28, and Center Stage.

The fifth event follows the success of D23 Expo 2015, where guests were treated to appearances by such celebrities as Johnny Depp, Harrison Ford, Ellen DeGeneres, Chris Evans, Ginnifer Goodwin, and Dwayne Johnson and watched performances by Ne-Yo, Sabrina Carpenter, the cast of Teen Beach 2, and stars of Disney’s shows on Broadway. Fans previewed costumes from Star Wars: The Force Awakens and were the first to hear about the new Star Wars-themed lands coming to Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts. They also enjoyed a look back at Disney’s rich history through extraordinary panels, presentations, and exhibits and discovered the newest entertainment, technology, and products coming from Disney.

D23 Members will receive special pricing on both one- and three-day tickets to the event, which is open to the general public. D23 Gold and Charter Members will also be entitled to special benefits at the 2017 Expo. Gold Members will also have an opportunity to purchase the Sorcerer Package, which provides a host of special benefits and amenities. Ticket prices will be announced this summer.

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Disney California Adventure Food and Wine Festival Menus http://www.chipandco.com/disney-california-adventure-food-and-wine-festival-menus-232741/ http://www.chipandco.com/disney-california-adventure-food-and-wine-festival-menus-232741/#respond Sun, 20 Mar 2016 01:00:13 +0000 http://www.chipandco.com/?p=232741 Taking a page from Walt Disney World’s book, this year Disneyland has announced that on 5 weekends from April 1st- May 1st, they will also be celebrating their own Food and Wine Festival at Disney California Adventure. (Some Marketplaces may even be open Mon-Thurs as well). The “theme” of their festival is Springtime in California, and […]

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Disney’s California Food & Wine Festival

Taking a page from Walt Disney World’s book, this year Disneyland has announced that on 5 weekends from April 1st- May 1st, they will also be celebrating their own Food and Wine Festival at Disney California Adventure. (Some Marketplaces may even be open Mon-Thurs as well). The “theme” of their festival is Springtime in California, and not only will there be 8 special Marketplaces set up for food and drink, but some of the main restaurants will also be offering special menu items for the Festival. There will also be Premium experiences that guests can resgister for, such as celebrity chef cooking classes, and beverage seminars.

Here is a look at the menus for the 8 Marketplaces:

Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival Marketplaces

LAstyle

  • Chilled Ahi Poke with avocado crème and Wakame salad, topped with sesame tuile
  • Pork Belly Bao Taco with pickled vegetables
  • Milk Chocolate Caramel Tart with almond brittle and sea salt

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The Vineyard

  • Cabernet Flight
  • Chardonnay Flight
  • Pinot Noir Flight
  • Wine and Cuvée by the glass

Wine Country

  • Zinfandel-Braised Wagyu Beef with creamy polenta and spring pea puree
  • Roasted Yellow Beets and Purple Haze Goat cheese with baby greens, green ver jus, sultanas and cashews
  • Blackberry Tart with rosemary vanilla bean crème fraîche and a Cabernet wine glaze

¡Viva Fresca!

  • Fried Shrimp Soft Taco with pickled red onion-jalapeno, queso fresco and avocado-lime crèma
  • Anaheim Chile and Roasted Cauliflower Burrito with Jack cheese and avocado-lime crèma

Gold Rush

  • Triple Cheese Mac with Smoked Chicken featuring Fontina, Cheddar and Gouda cheeses
  • Artichoke Chips with Spicy Aioli
  • Apple Bacon Whoopie Pie with maple cream cheese icing and bacon brittle

The Brewhouse

  • Southern California Beer Flight
  • Northern California Beer Flight
  • Craft beers by the glass

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The Farm

  • Grilled Beef Tenderloin Slider with chimichurri sauce
  • Golden Thai Vegetable Curry with jasmine rice
  • Meyer Lemon Macaron with blackberry marmalade, Meyer lemon cream and dried blueberry dust

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By The Bay

  • White Cheddar Ale and Bacon Soup, served in a Boudin sourdough mini-boule
  • Chilled Shrimp and Snow Crab Cocktail
  • Coconut Tapioca layered with fresh mango and lychee boba, topped with green tea micro sponge and mango-couli sesame tuile

 

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Festival-Inspired Specialty Items at Disney California Adventure Restaurants

Carthay Circle Restaurant

  • Specialty menu item and wine pairing every week

Carthay Circle Lounge

  • Carthay Cobb Salad
  • Caribbean Club Sandwich

Pacific Wharf Café

  • Dungeness Crab Corn Chowder served in a Boudin sourdough boule

Cocina Cucamonga Mexican Grill

  • Shredded Pork Tostadas with grilled pineapple slaw and chipotle crèma

Lucky Fortune Cookery

  • Chicken and Vegetable Dumplings

 

Wine Country Trattoria

  • Fresh Strawberry and Pistachio Cream Tart, paired with a featured wine

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Mendocino Terrace, Sonoma Terrace and Hollywood Backlot Studio Bars

  • Sausage and Cheese Plate
  • Fruit and Cheese Plate

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Hollywood Backlot Studio Bars

  • Soft Twisted Pretzel with Cheese Sauce
  • Fruit and Cheese Plate
  • Sausage and Cheese Plate

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I don’t know about you, but it all looks delicious! Which Marketplace would you like to try?

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“March Magic” Returns! Get Ready to Vote! http://www.chipandco.com/march-magic-returns-get-ready-to-vote-232377/ http://www.chipandco.com/march-magic-returns-get-ready-to-vote-232377/#respond Tue, 15 Mar 2016 21:00:44 +0000 http://www.chipandco.com/?p=232377 Ready for March Madness Disney Style?  “March Magic” is back for 2016!  32 teams, 5 weeks, and 1 winner! Now is your chance to vote for your favorite rides and attractions and see who comes out on top.  The East Coast (Walt Disney World) is paired up against The West Coast (Disneyland) for everyone’s favorite […]

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Ready for March Madness Disney Style?  “March Magic” is back for 2016!  32 teams, 5 weeks, and 1 winner!

Now is your chance to vote for your favorite rides and attractions and see who comes out on top.  The East Coast (Walt Disney World) is paired up against The West Coast (Disneyland) for everyone’s favorite “March Magic” brackets.

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The Gracey Manor Ghouls (from Magic Kingdom Park), are the defending Champions who took home the “March Magic” trophy last year.  Starting March 15th the voting begins on The Walt Disney World Resort, and the Disneyland Resort Facebook and Twitter pages.  The final match up takes place April 4th. Don’t forget to cast your votes!

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As an added bonus to the fun, limited edition t-shirts go on sale March 15th at DisneyStore.com with your favorite “March Magic” team logo. You can get 2 Tees for $44 until April 10, 2016 so get them before they are gone! Posters and other items will also be available for select teams as rounds continue.

  • March 15-24 – All 32 team shirts available online.
  • March 24-29 – The 16 team shirts from Round 2 available online.
  • March 28-31 – Team shirts for remaining eight teams in Round 3 available online.
  • April 2-5 – Team shirts available online for final four teams in Round 4.
  • April 4-6 – Team shirts for two remaining teams available online.
  • April 5-10 – Team shirt for March Magic 2016 winner available online.

 

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Photo Credits: Disney Parks Blog

Shop March Magic limited release tees, posters and more at Disney Store! 2 Tees for $44. Valid 3/15/16-4/10/16

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Save up to 20% on a Disneyland hotel stay when you book by May 24, 2016 http://www.chipandco.com/save-up-to-20-on-a-disneyland-hotel-stay-when-you-book-by-may-24-2016-232029/ http://www.chipandco.com/save-up-to-20-on-a-disneyland-hotel-stay-when-you-book-by-may-24-2016-232029/#respond Fri, 11 Mar 2016 04:00:17 +0000 http://www.chipandco.com/?p=232029 If you were planning on taking a trip to Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, CA this April 3- June 16, then you’re in luck, as room discounts have just been released ! You can save up to 20% on Premium rooms at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel® & Spa or the Disneyland® Hotel on select Sunday – […]

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If you were planning on taking a trip to Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, CA this April 3- June 16, then you’re in luck, as room discounts have just been released !

You can save up to 20% on Premium rooms at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel® & Spa or the Disneyland® Hotel on select Sunday – Thursday nights April 3-June 16, 2016 when you book now thru May 24, 2016.

And, to make your visit even more dazzling, you can upgrade to a 2-night or longer Walt Disney Travel Company vacation package – including Theme Park tickets – and enjoy a variety of magical extras!

By staying at a Disneyland Resort hotel you are going to experience the superb magical hospitality that Disney offers its guests, all while being within walking distance to Disneyland Resort, Disney California Adventure, and Downtown Disney!

Contact me today to take advantage of this magical offer for Disneyland Resort stays. Together we can create a magical vacation your family will never forget! You can contact me at slawless@mickeytravels.com or follow me on Facebook here.

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