Disneyland Resort Donates California Zephyr to Western Pacific Railroad Museum


The Disneyland Resort donated the California Zephyr train previously located in Disney California Adventure park to Western Pacific Railroad Museum in Portola, Calif. Plans for a gallery dedicated to sharing the legacy of the California Zephyr are underway.The train and related artifacts, which were part of the entrance to the theme park, arrived at their new home August 6 and will become part of the museum’s Zephyr Project collection.“Walt Disney’s love of trains made this donation … [Read more...]

Disney Character News and Rumors for August 2011

It has been a pretty quiet month for character news on Character Central but I am sure as we move into the fall and get closer to Halloween (Mickey's No So Scary Halloween Party) and Christmas (Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party) we will be hearing more! Walt Disney WorldTink and her fairy friends have moved to their new home in the Adventureland Veranda which is now named Tinker Bell's Magical Nook. Currently two fairies at a time are meeting and it normally consists of Tink + either … [Read more...]

Best Food Values at Disneyland Resort

Economy-minded vacationers will find plenty of choices for delicious dining that won’t break the budget.  Think beyond hot dogs and hamburgers.  Here are some interesting picks for inexpensive dining ($10 or less) at the Disneyland Resort:At Disneyland ParkBengal Barbecue in Adventureland (bacon-wrapped asparagus, vegetable, chicken or beef skewers) Rancho del Zocalo in Frontierland (four cheese enchiladas with red chile sauce) Carnation Café on Main Street, U.S.A. (a bowl of loaded … [Read more...]

Phineas and Ferb Cross the 2nd Dimension

Taking a break from “Phineas & Ferb’s Rockin’ Rollin’ Dance Party” yesterday, the two summer vacation-loving stepbrothers turned up some 30 miles north of the Disneyland Resort at the Hollywood premiere of the upcoming Disney Channel Original Movie, “Phineas and Ferb: Across the 2nd Dimension.” Arriving in the Mobile Party Mobile from the duo’s popular interactive dance party at Disney California Adventure park, Phineas and Ferb made their way down Hollywood Boulevard, much to the delight … [Read more...]

Disneyland establishes machinist training program with Fullerton College


Fullerton College and the Disneyland Resort have joined together to create a unique machinist training program that prepares adults for successful careers as machinists. A total of six students were selected earlier this year for the program, four of whom are Disneyland Resort cast members and two who were recommended by the machinist union.The four-year program, which is supported by the International Association of Machinists District Lodge 947, consists of full-credit courses on the … [Read more...]