Radiator Springs Racers Begins Ride Testing Today

In the normal development process of any ride-based attraction at Disney Parks, Imagineers spend weeks and even months testing the ride vehicles. Many of you may have seen one of the first ride vehicles, which was on display at the D23 Expo in Anaheim this past weekend in the Parks & Resorts Pavilion. While it might be a while before you see this or any of the other ride vehicles racing around Ornament Valley, keep checking back with the Disney Parks Blog for the latest updates.Source … [Read more...]

New Fantasy Faire Experience Coming to Disneyland Park

Last Week at the D23 Expo, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Tom Staggs and Disneyland Resort President George Kalogridis announced an exciting transformation poised to take place at Disneyland park.The boundaries of Fantasyland are expanding with a brand new experience called Fantasy Faire. For this project, Carnations Plaza Gardens Stage is being reimagined into an enchanting village square that will immerse guests in the stories of their favorite princesses in exciting new … [Read more...]

New Walt and Mickey statue unveiled for Disney California Adventure


During the "Good Look at Buena Vista Street" panel at the 2011 D23 Expo, Imagineers unveiled a maquette for the new Walt Disney and Mickey Mouse statue that will be featured near the Carthay Circle Theater in the Disney California Adventure theme park.Related articlesD23 Expo Day 1: Walt Disney Parks/Resorts Panel (chipandco.com) A Sweet Adventure at Disney California Adventure Park (chipandco.com) … [Read more...]

Disneyland Refurbishment Schedule September 2011

Refurbishment information is subject to change without notice and should be confirmed just prior to visiting. Updated information is available on the Disneyland Website.CurrentAll towers at Disneyland Hotel under construction through 8/26/11, Mon-Fri, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. Crews will replace rim lights along the perimeter of each tower's roof line. Matterhorn Bobsleds (Disneyland) closed through 9/1/11 for refurbishment. Magic Tower (Disneyland Hotel) under renovation through … [Read more...]

Landmark Disneyland Hotel Earns AAA Four Diamond Award

For the first time in 25 years, AAA has awarded the Disneyland Hotel its coveted Four Diamond award. The designation is presented to only four percent of the 31,000 hotels AAA reviews nationally, according to the Auto Club, which reviews establishments without giving any prior notification.Did you know Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa is also a AAA Four Diamond award winner? The two Disneyland Resort properties are currently the only AAA Four Diamond hotels in Anaheim.What is … [Read more...]