Groundwater Pollution May be Caused by Disney’s California Headquarters

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According to the LA Times, a vintage air conditioning system at Walt Disney Studios is being investigated as the source of Chromium 6 by Federal and state regulators. Chromium 6 is a cancer-causing heavy metal which is widely used in aerospace manufacturing and other industries. A number of companies in the area, including Lockheed Martin Corp., have already been identified as being responsible for the contamination of the area's groundwater. In 1996, Lockheed Martin paid about 1,300 residents … [Read more...]





Compton Man Pleads Guilty to Making Counterfeit Tickets to Disneyland

Terance Ray Hutchinson, 35, a Compton man, pleaded guilty this past Tuesday in a plea agreement, to making counterfeit tickets. Hutchinson was arrested on Saturday after the police set up a surveillance camera during a meeting between Hutchinson and one of his victims, who asked for more tickets in order to get a refund.Police believe that Hutchinson had bought a "park hopper" ticket online, valued at $87, and made multiple copies of the same ticket. He then went on craigslist and sold … [Read more...]





Runners Get Their Kicks on Route 66 at Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend

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The Happiest Race on Earth just got happier as runners in the Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend will race Sept. 1 and 2 through the newly reopened Disney CaliforniaAdventure Park, including Cars Land.More than 17,000 registered half marathon runners, including actor Sean Astin (The Goonies, Rudy, The Lord of the Rings), will get to motor down Route 66 through Cars Land as they start their 13.1 mile journey that takesthem through Disneyland and Disney California Adventure.  In addition, … [Read more...]





It is That Time Again for Dapper Day at Disney

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Hollywood Studios is getting ready for its next fan-based event, a special day that is not officially aligned with the theme parks, but it is a day to dress up and visit Disney World or Disneyland for Dapper Day.  On September 7th in Disneyland and September 8th at Hollywood Studios, visitors for Dapper Day will honor it as a day to dress up and visit Disney.  Guests will come dressed in costume that reminds one of the old Imagineer illustrations in which Epcot guests were dressed as if they … [Read more...]





Extra! Extra! Read All About It! DCA’s “News”est Hit!

You would think that getting news out in this day and age would be all digital - but leave it to the folks at Disney and Disney's California Adventure to do things "old school" and create a hit!The "Buena Vista Bugle" newspaper debuted this last summer at DCA as part of the theme parks makeover with the Buena Vista Street launch and provides information to guests the way it would have been delivered to them in the 1920s and 1930s...in good old-fashioned print.  In addition to show times and … [Read more...]