Star Tours 2.0, Little Mermaid Delayed at Disneyland and California Adventure


I found this bit of news on Ricky Brigante's Inside the Magic website. You can read the original article here.The Little Mermaid dark ride, currently under construction at California Adventure, was supposed to have a spring opening date, but alas, it has been pushed back to June. No specific date has been announced.Across the way at Disneyland, work is being done on Star Tours. Star Tours: The Adventures Continue (aka Star Tours 2.0) had an opening date of May 20, 2011, but that has also … [Read more...]

Family Fun Weekend Recap: Fiesta Weekend


Disneyland introduced their all new Family Fun Weekends, starting January 14 and continuing on through March 6. The festivities can be found at the Big Thunder Ranch festival arena. (I'm glad it's back there because then I get to pass the goats on the way. I love the goats.)The first weekend (January 14-16) was Fiesta Weekend. Characters like Mickey, Minnie and Donald were dressed in their fiesta best, and Mariachi Divas performed for the crowd. (If you've never seen them before, you can … [Read more...]

Disneyland Refurbishment Schedule February 2011

Refurbishment information is subject to change without notice and should be confirmed just prior to visiting. Updated information is available here.CurrentGrizzly River Run (DCA) closed through 1/22/11 for refurbishment. Honey I Shrunk the Audience (Disneyland) closed through 1/28/11 due to the temporary return of Captain EO. Mulholland Madness (DCA) closed through 4/20/11 for conversion to Goofy's Fly School. Star Tours (Disneyland) closed through 5/20/11 for renovation and … [Read more...]

Blue Sky Cellar Update Showcases Upcoming Little Mermaid Attraction

Little Mermaid Mural

The Little Mermaid ~ Ariel’s Undersea Adventure becomes the newest star in the 2011 update of Walt Disney Imagineering Blue Sky Cellar, the place where Disney California Adventure park guests find an exclusive preview of what is new and what is coming next for the expansion of the Disneyland Resort. Beginning Friday, January 28, a refreshed Blue Sky Cellar show will feature new models and a new video, along with dozens of concept drawings for the Little Mermaid attraction and other upcoming … [Read more...]

Disney Pin Trading: Rules and Etiquette for Enjoying the Experience

Disney's Pin Traders, Walt Disney World

I started trading pins at Walt Disney World, and then at Disneyland, a few years ago as an excuse to talk to Disney Cast Members and other guests. Because I’m not much of a shopper while visiting Disney theme parks, I also liked the idea of collecting small (thus portable) and inexpensive souvenirs during my trips that would become part of a larger collection at home – one that would be ever evolving.Trading Disney pins is easy, with just a few rules to follow. And building a collection can … [Read more...]