Category Archives: Disneyland
A lot of changes and updates for both Disneyland and California Adventure. Refurbishment information is subject to change without notice and should be confirmed just prior to visiting. Updated information is available at http://www.disneyland.com
- Redwood Creek Challenge Trail (DCA) closed through 2/19/10 for refurbishment.
- S.S. Rustworthy (DCA) closed through 2/19/10 and 2/23/10-2/24/10 for reburbishment.
- Matterhorn Bobsleds (Disneyland) closed through 3/11/10, 4/12/10-4/16/10 and 4/19/10-4/23/10 for refurbishment.
- Redwood Creek Challenge Trail (DCA) closed through 3/19/10 for refurbishment.
- Golden Zephyr (DCA) closed through 4/2/10 for refurbishment.
- Award Weiners (DCA) closed through 4/18/10 for refurbishment.
- Golden Vine Trattoria (DCA) closed through 4/26/10 for refurbishment.
- Orange Stinger (DCA) closed through 4/28/10 for refurbishment. It will re-open as Silly Symphonies Swings.
- Corn Dog Wagon (Disneyland) closed through 5/4/10 for refurbishment.
- Rivers of America (Disneyland) closed through 5/6/10 for a major refurbishment. All attractions requiring the use of the river will also be closed.
- Davy Crockett’s Explorer Canoes (Disneyland) closed through 5/6/10 for refurbishment.
- Tom Sawyer Island (Disneyland) closed through 5/6/10 for refurbishment.
- Sailing Ship Columbia (Disneyland) closed through 5/6/10 for refurbishment.
- Mark Twain Riverboat (Disneyland) closed through 5/14/10 for refurbishment.
- Fantasmic! (Disneyland) closed through 5/27/10 due to major refurbishment of Rivers of America.
- Tomorrowland Terrace (Disneyland) closed through 7/2/10 for refurbishment. Jedi Training Academy will continue to be offered while the restaurant is closed.
- “Honey I Shrunk the Audience” (Disneyland) closed through 1/28/11 due to the temporary return of “Captain EO.”
- Corn Dog Castle (DCA) closed through 3/24/11 due to construction in the area. Corn dogs are currently available at the Bountiful Valley Farmer’s Market.
- It’s Tough to be a Bug! (DCA) closed 3/8/10 for refurbishment.
- King Arthur Carrousel (Disneyland) closed 3/8/10-3/10/10 and 5/8/10-5/10/10 for refurbishment.
- Tower of Terror Fastpass (DCA) will not be offered 4/10/10-8/15/10 due to construction of the connector between Bug’s Land and Tower of Terror. A more permanent route is being built between the two lands.
- Princess Dot Puddle Park (DCA) closed 4/12/10-4/16/10 and 4/19/10-4/23/10 for refurbishment.
- Redwood Creek Challenge Trail (DCA) closed 4/12/10-5/20/10 for refurbishment.
- Disneyland Monorail (Disneyland) closed 4/19/10-4/20/10 for refurbishment.
- Disney Showcase (Disneyland) closed 4/20/10-4/21/10 for refurbishment.
- Disney Showcase Annex (Disneyland) closed 4/26/10-4/27/10 for refurbishment.
- News Stand (Disneyland) closed 4/26/10-5/20/10 for refurbishment.
- Big Thunder Mountain Railroad (Disneyland) closed 4/26/10-5/16/10 for refurbishment.
You could have fooled me. When we were there a few weeks ago it was extremely busy for January. Not like spring break busy, or summer vacation busy, but still alot busier than I like it. Above is a picture of the crowds at Pixar Place in Hollywood Studios, forget getting on Toy Story Mania over a 70 minute wait with no fast passes available.
Here is the article from the Orange County Business Journal that talks about Park Attendance:
Walt Disney Co.’s theme parks in Anaheim and elsewhere saw better attendance in the recently ended quarter, the company said Tuesday.Burbank-based Disney said attendance rose 15% in the three months through Jan. 2 from a year earlier.
The company runs two Anaheim theme parks plus others in Florida, Europe and Asia.
The company doesn’t break out attendance by park but said Disneyland Park and Disney’s California Adventure in Anaheim fared better than the company’s Florida parks, which saw a 1% drop in attendance.
Overall, U.S. parks attendance went up 9% from a year earlier.
Parks and resorts revenue for the quarter was flat at $2.7 billion.
Disney generates about half its revenue from its theme parks with the rest coming from movie studios and TV networks.
Click here to keep reading.
Photo from Chip and Co
What really happens when NFL quarterbacks take their ritualistic post-Super Bowl vacation? Kurt Warner, for one, thinks Drew Brees had a helluva trip — private jet included.
Death, taxes, and “I’m going to Disneyland” — if there’s one American tradition you can now count on more than Dick Clark ringing in the new year, it’s the Super Bowl MVP looking into a confetti-covered camera and telling you his first championship stop will be an amusement park.
Make no doubt about it: The “Who Dat” hysteria may still be fresh, but Drew Brees already has a Disney commercial and mini-vacation twenty-three years in the making. So how, exactly, did such a cheesy line become unwritten law? And do football players actually, you know, enjoy the trip? We traced the secret history and tracked down a just-retired MVP for the bottom line on “being treated like royalty.”
I visit Micechat about every other day to keep an eye out on all the construction going on at the Disneyland Resort. Here is the continuing Dateline Disneyland article talking about all the refurbishments going on out in California.
The brief off-season continues at the Disneyland Resort, allowing on-going refurbishments and construction projects to press on before the Spring Break crowds descend on the theme parks. Last week saw the rapid progression of the Silly Symphony Swings project as the wave swinger attraction got all decked out with its new Mickey’s Band Concert motif. Nearby, work continued on Disney’s World of Color and Paradise Park. Over at Disneyland, work continues on the return of Captain EO and the major Rivers of America refurbishment.
Click here to see all the construction photos and to keep reading.
Disneys California Food & Wine Festival dates are here! April 16 to May 31, 2010, will provide a magical six weeks of delicious dining and drinking around Disneys California Adventure park and Disneylands Resort Hotels. The festival includes delicious culinary demonstrations, wine seminars, celebrity chefs and more.
For 46 days, Disneys California Adventure Park and select locations at the Disneyland Resort will hostThe Art of Flavor, one of the most anticipated events of spring! Enjoy cooking demonstrations, seminars and recipes that reflect the Golden States regional and culinary diversity. It presented by Vanity Fair Premium Napkins and Plates.
Many Festival favorites are returning, in addition to new events and activities including the all-new Festival Showplace!
NOTE: For events that require advanced reservations: Online registration for Signature Events starts February 16, 2010 at 10:00 a.m.