Disneyland sued over alleged lead problem

A nonprofit group that has filed dozens of environmental suits against major companies is now accusing Disneyland of exposing children to lead.The Mateel Environmental Justice Foundation sued the corporate owner of the Orange County theme park in April. That suit claims that stained glass windows in Cinderella's Castle, brass door knobs at Minnie's House and other items contained excessive levels of lead.The Los Angeles Times says the group is seeking a court injunction Tuesday to … [Read more...]

Things You Might Not Know About the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror

The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror is one of my favorite attractions – both at Disney California Adventure park and Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Especially this time of year, it seems extra spooky. Each time I “check in,” I discover some new cobweb-covered detail. That’s why I wanted to share these little-known facts about the attraction at Disney California Adventure park:Reaching 183 feet, The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror is made of more than 900 tons of steel, 1,600 cubic yards of … [Read more...]

The Hidden Mickey Guy reveals almost 400 in latest edition

The Hidden Mickey Guy reveals almost 400 in latest editionSteve Barrett is on the hunt again and his latest search for hidden Mickeys has taken him to Disneyland. Hidden Mickeys are partial or complete images of Mickey Mouse that Disney “Imagineers” have designed to blend into their surroundings in such a way that their presence is not immediately obvious.Known to his fans as the Hidden Mickey Guy, Barrett has spent the last 10 years searching out Hidden Mickeys throughout the Disney … [Read more...]

Disney VoluntEARS Participate in CANstruction Competition

Disney VoluntEARS recently participated in the 4th annual CANstruction Orange County competition.The team used nearly 5,400 cans of food to create “SEA the Difference a CAN Makes,” which featured Flounder and Sebastian from Disney’s “The Little Mermaid.” Nearly 4,200 pounds of food including canned corn, black beans and juice pouches went into completing the structure.CANstruction, a charity committed to ending world hunger, holds competitions around the nation in which teams compete by … [Read more...]

Join the 21st Annual CHOC Walk in the Park at the Disneyland Resort

This Sunday, Oct. 16, thousands of walkers will hit the pavement at the Disneyland Resort in support of CHOC Children’s. Since its inception, the event has raised $17 million for health care programs, education and research at CHOC.Disney friends cheer from the sidelines as the 5K takes walkers through Disneyland and Disney California Adventure parks and concludes at Downtown Disney District. Opening ceremony festivities begin at 6:45 a.m. and the walk starts at 7 a.m.For more … [Read more...]

Heidi Klum and Seal Celebrate Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort

Two of the Halloween season’s most famous and enthusiastic fans also happen to enjoy visiting the Disneyland Resort, so it should come as no surprise that Heidi Klum and Seal came to visit us during the first week of Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort.As you can see, there was no Halloween hat too whimsical for this fun-loving couple!Source Disney Parks BlogRelated articlesCreate Your Own Disney Halloween Pumpkins (chipandco.com) Disneyland Resort Releases 2010 … [Read more...]

Six Attractions at Disneyland Resort Closing for Refurbishments

Six of Disneyland and Disney California Adventure's attractions have been closed/are going to temporarily close for some refurbishments.Pirates of the Caribbean, Blue Bayou restaurant, and California Screamin' are all closed at the moment. Pirates and Blue Bayou closed back in September and will be closed until November 23 after lots of routine maintenance.Over in California Adventure, the California Screamin' rollercoaster is currently closed for routine maintenance. The only looping … [Read more...]

I Think She Wanted to go to Disney World Instead

These people surprised their daughter Lily with a trip to Disneyland for her 6th birthday. Her reaction is priceless! She needs to be on on of those Disney commercials!! or better yet her parents should have taken her to Disney World.Related articlesWednesday with Walt: Meeting Walt's Ambassadors (chipandco.com) Vintage Disney: Walt Disney World's 25th Anniversary (aglassslippervacation.com) … [Read more...]

Evil Queen Awarded ‘Sinister Stylings’ Wicked Gooey Apple; Vote Now for ‘Lair of Scare’ Category

Earlier this week, the Evil Queen was named the recipient of the latest Wicked Gooey Apple Award – this time for “Sinister Stylings.” Voting is now open for the “Lair of Scare” category. Which Disney villain has the spookiest, creepiest den of doom? Whether it’s the added security of goon guards, the understated elegance of a rounded crystal ball or the homey feel of a flamingo — which doubles as a croquet mallet — in the backyard, who do you think truly has a flair for twisted … [Read more...]

Turkey Day Reservations Open at Disneyland Resort

Drumsticks, stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy – we’re already dreaming of a delicious Thanksgiving dinner without turning on the stove. And Disneyland Resort has more than a dozen spots for turkey day.“A Disney Family Thanksgiving Feast” is a cornucopia of delectable tastes, served from noon to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 24, in the Grand Ballroom of the Disneyland Hotel. The ballroom will be transformed for the harvest, with Chip & Dale and other Disney friends joining the fun – … [Read more...]