Disneyland Resort Releases 2010 Community Report

When Walt Disney created Disneyland in 1955, he also created a culture of giving. Today, the Disneyland Resort continues to be dedicated to making a positive impact on Southern California. This video highlights efforts conveyed in the 2010 Disneyland Resort Community Report released this month, and provides a glimpse into the Resort’s commitment to the community, environment and its 21,000 cast members.To view the full report, click here. Related articlesDisneyland Discounts - October … [Read more...]

Disneyland Resort Generates $4.7 Billion in Economic Impact

For 56 years, the Disneyland Resort has been an economic engine for Southern California – contributing billions of dollars in support to the local economy, millions of dollars in taxes and thousands of jobs. Despite the recent economic downturn, an independent study conducted in 2009 concluded that the Resort generates $4.7 billion annually for the Southern California economy. Disneyland Resort President George A. Kalogridis shared this information with community leaders at the 2011 State of the … [Read more...]

NEW! Halloween Merchandise at Disney Parks

Cody Reynolds, Senior Character Artist with Disney Design Group was responsible for bringing this year's Halloween art to life and to our parks.Inspired by comic books, this years designs show a playful (and frightful) side of the "fab five" we al know and love.The reusable bags, themed plush, place mats, pens, mugs, hats and more can now be found in merchandise locations at both parks.Check out this video for moreWhat's your must have halloween item at the parks? Related … [Read more...]

Disney Files New Patent – Mad T Party

Disney has just filed a new Patent - Mad Theme Party or Mad T Party. It is being identified as a entertainment services offered in a theme park. Gossip around the internet puts this as the replacement for Electronica at Disney's California Adventure Park.Click here to read more from Miceage. Look for the heading called "Clean cup! Clean cup!"Click below to read the official Patent Document.Mad T PartyThanks to Laurie for the heads up!  Related articlesBlue Sky … [Read more...]

Malfunction During Aladdin Stage Show Prompts Evacuation

During yesterday's 4:50PM performance of the popular stage show "Aladdin: A Musical Spectacular" at California Adventure, a cable supporting Aladdin and Jasmine's flying carpet snapped, causing the actors to flip upside-down. The show was halted immediately, and the Hyperion Theater was evacuated.Both performers were harnessed and were uninjured in the incident.A video of the incident surfaced on YouTube and can be watched here.The magic carpet is part of the "A Whole New World" … [Read more...]

Adventures by Disney-Hollywood: Backstage Magic

“Hooray for Hollywood...”, if The Great Movie Ride has made you long to see Hollywood in true Disney style, you’re in luck! Adventures by Disney is featuring “Backstage Magic: a 6-day/5-night all-inclusive guided vacation, fit for the whole family.Your all inclusive experience includes: ~Accommodations -Renaissance Hollywood Hotel -Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa ~Meals -5 Breakfasts -3 Lunches -3 Dinners ~Guided Tour Experiences -Special access at Walt Disney … [Read more...]

Halloweentime at Disneyland Draws Crowds

If you're planning to visit Disneyland in the time approaching Halloween, be prepared to face the crowds. What used to be considered part of the off-season is now bringing in people due to the holiday decor and themed attractions.Halloween at Disneyland began Friday, September 16 and ends Monday, October 31. This means the return of Haunted Mansion Holiday, which will run through the winter holiday season, Ghost Galaxy at Space Mountain, and my beloved pumpkin raisin muffins in Blue Ribbon … [Read more...]

Magical Mouse Schoolhouse, where Disney IS school!

MAGICAL MOUSE SCHOOLHOUSE is a unique blog that plusses the homeschool experience and prompts home educators to think outside the textbook. Our bi-weekly posts expose teachable moments in Walt Disney entertainment, from the history of Walter Elias Disney to Audio-animatronics, from theme park attractions to Disney conservation efforts. Each article leaves readers creative ways to learn while they play when Disney IS school. Here’s a sampling of what you might find:Watch Dumbo and learn … [Read more...]

Ask Us A Disney Question: Disneyland Christmas Party?

This question comes from Denise is Utah."I am a Utahan so I live closer to Disneyland. However the past several times I have gone to Disney it has been at Disneyworld. I feel in love with the place the first time I was there. It is our anniversary in December and due to financial restraints we are planning a Disneyland trip. Does Disneyland have a Very Merry Christmas party like the world? I've looked and looked and can't find any info on it."Well, you can't find any info on it because … [Read more...]

Disneyland Refurbishment Schedule October 2011

Refurbishment information is subject to change without notice and should be confirmed just prior to visiting. Updated information is available on the Disneyland Website.CurrentBlue Sky Cellar (DCA) closed through 9/23/11 for refurbishment. California Screamin' (DCA) closed through 10/14/11 for refurbishment. Blue Bayou Restaurant (Disneyland) closed through 11/23/11 for refurbishment. Pirates of the Caribbean (Disneyland) closed through 11/23/11 for refurbishment. Frances' Lady … [Read more...]