Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree Ride Preview at Disney California Adventure Park

With all the changes taking place at Cars Land at Disney California Adventure park, one of the developments that we all look forward to is ride testing. It’s really fun seeing Disney's ride engineers fire up the mechanical systems for the first time – it’s such a huge milestone!One of our attractions that is just now entering daily ride testing is Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree where baby tractors twirl and swing around, pulling trailers behind them (that’s where we get to sit). When completed, … [Read more...]

Disneyland Celebrates Three Kings Day, Jan. 6-8, 2012

For the first time, Disneyland Resort will observe Three Kings Day as part of the celebration of holidays. Three Kings Day activities will be held Jan. 6-8, 2012, at Zocalo Park in Disneyland park. The festivities add to all the holiday fun, including beautiful décor throughout the park, nightly snowfall on Main Street, U.S.A., and the special “it’s a small world” Holiday and Haunted Mansion Holiday attractions.Disneyland will celebrate Three Kings Day, also known as Día de los Reyes Magos, … [Read more...]

Disney Parks Character News and Rumors for Dec 2011

Christmas Season is in full swing across all the Disney Resorts around the world bringing many special shows and characters. Walt Disney WorldMickey's Very Merry Christmas Parties are occurring throughout the month. Most of the characters found at the parties this year are the same as previous years; however, Jack Sparrow, Duffy and Phineas and Ferb have been added this year. Following the last of the parties on Dec 18th the party shows and parade will begin occurring during normal park … [Read more...]

Interview with Hidden Mickeys Author Steven M. Barrett

Not long ago, I had the opportunity to chat with hidden Mickeys expert, author Steven M. Barrett. Steve and his family first fell under Mickey’s spell after visiting Walt Disney World Resort in 1980. Visiting twice yearly until relocating to the Orlando area in 1998, then hitting the Parks as often as possible, Steve gained so much expertise about the Resort that he found himself escorting visiting friends and relatives and offering better touring advice than any available guidebook. I’m sure … [Read more...]

Phineas and Ferb’s Rockin’ Rollin’ Dance Party: Holiday Edition, at Disney California Adventure Park

It’s time to shake it like a bowl full of jelly! Phineas and Ferb have added some special holiday tunes to their Rockin’ Rollin’ Dance Party at Disney California Adventure park. Take a look at the video below to see the tinsel-shaking fun for yourself!Stop by and learn a few moves at Phineas and Ferb’s Rockin’ Rollin’ Dance Party: Holiday Edition, at Disney California Adventure park through January 8.Related articlesPhineas and Ferb are Rockin' and Rollin' at Disney California … [Read more...]

‘What’s New’ and ‘What’s Next’ for Disney

‘Let the Memories Begin’ “Let the Memories Begin” (January 2011) – As part of the new “Let the Memories Begin,” Disney guests become the stars of a nightly spectacular when photos taken in the park during the day become larger-than-life projections on Cinderella Castle at Walt Disney World Resort or “it’s a small world” at Disneyland Resort. This groundbreaking new experience celebrates the family vacation memories created in Disney theme parks every day.And Disney guests will be seen … [Read more...]

UNITE HERE Local 11 Members Ratify Five-Year Agreement with Disneyland Resort

By an overwhelming majority, UNITE HERE Local 11 members at the Disneyland Resort ratified a new, mutually beneficial, five-year collective bargaining agreement that was supported by both union leadership and the company. The contract will be in effect through January 2017, and applies to the union's 2,100 workers at the Resort's three hotels and the Central Bakery.The new contract includes wage increases, a choice of affordable healthcare for benefits-eligible workers and their families, … [Read more...]

Disney Food Confessions – Filet with Blackberry Zinfandel Sauce

Where can you find it? Disneyland - Napa Rose, Disney's Grand Californian ResortWhat is it? Tender Filet drizzled with Blackberry Zinfandel SauceWhy you want it- Just looking at that picture makes you want to lick the screen.If you have a Disney Food Confession email me at Let me know the What, Where, and Why you love it so much. We would love to feature your picture and link to your website or blog if you have one. Related articlesDisney Food … [Read more...]

Disney Food Confession – Big Thunder Ranch BBQ

Where can you find it? Disneyland -Frontierland  What is it? All-you-care-to-eat lunch or dinner! The menu is a full blown BBQ full of your favorite fixins...BBQ ribs,chicken,ranch style beans,coleslaw,smoked sausage,corn on the cob and cornbread.There is also a vegitarian menu that includes barbecue skewer with potatoes, squash, bell peppers, mushrooms and tofu.Dessert is offered at an additional cost for cobblers,strawberry shortcake,cookies and ice cream sundaes.Why you want … [Read more...]

Ghirardelli Shop Coming to Disneyland Resort

Popular Soda Fountain & Chocolate Shop Set to Debut at Disney California Adventure Park Disneyland Resort today announced that Ghirardelli will open a new location inside Disney California Adventure park in late spring 2012. The soda fountain and chocolate shop will add yet another layer of traditional San Francisco flair to the Pacific Wharf area of the park.“The addition of  a world-renown brand like Ghirardelli highlights our focus on providing quality, immersive experiences that … [Read more...]