Disneyland Resort Donates California Zephyr to Western Pacific Railroad Museum

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The Disneyland Resort donated the California Zephyr train previously located in Disney California Adventure park to Western Pacific Railroad Museum in Portola, Calif. Plans for a gallery dedicated to sharing the legacy of the California Zephyr are underway.The train and related artifacts, which were part of the entrance to the theme park, arrived at their new home August 6 and will become part of the museum’s Zephyr Project collection.“Walt Disney’s love of trains made this donation … [Read more...]


Disney Character News and Rumors for August 2011

It has been a pretty quiet month for character news on Character Central but I am sure as we move into the fall and get closer to Halloween (Mickey's No So Scary Halloween Party) and Christmas (Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party) we will be hearing more! Walt Disney WorldTink and her fairy friends have moved to their new home in the Adventureland Veranda which is now named Tinker Bell's Magical Nook. Currently two fairies at a time are meeting and it normally consists of Tink + either … [Read more...]


Best Food Values at Disneyland Resort

Economy-minded vacationers will find plenty of choices for delicious dining that won’t break the budget.  Think beyond hot dogs and hamburgers.  Here are some interesting picks for inexpensive dining ($10 or less) at the Disneyland Resort:At Disneyland ParkBengal Barbecue in Adventureland (bacon-wrapped asparagus, vegetable, chicken or beef skewers) Rancho del Zocalo in Frontierland (four cheese enchiladas with red chile sauce) Carnation Café on Main Street, U.S.A. (a bowl of loaded … [Read more...]


Phineas and Ferb Cross the 2nd Dimension

Taking a break from “Phineas & Ferb’s Rockin’ Rollin’ Dance Party” yesterday, the two summer vacation-loving stepbrothers turned up some 30 miles north of the Disneyland Resort at the Hollywood premiere of the upcoming Disney Channel Original Movie, “Phineas and Ferb: Across the 2nd Dimension.” Arriving in the Mobile Party Mobile from the duo’s popular interactive dance party at Disney California Adventure park, Phineas and Ferb made their way down Hollywood Boulevard, much to the delight … [Read more...]


Disneyland establishes machinist training program with Fullerton College

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Fullerton College and the Disneyland Resort have joined together to create a unique machinist training program that prepares adults for successful careers as machinists. A total of six students were selected earlier this year for the program, four of whom are Disneyland Resort cast members and two who were recommended by the machinist union.The four-year program, which is supported by the International Association of Machinists District Lodge 947, consists of full-credit courses on the … [Read more...]


Chiquita and Walt Disney World Resort Announce Multi-Year Alliance

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Chiquita Brands International (NYSE: CQB) and Walt Disney World Resort announced an agreement today that will bring premium, healthy fresh Chiquita® and Fresh Express® products to a number of retail points at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. and Disney Cruise Line.  This new strategic alliance represents the commitment of both companies to provide consumers with healthy food options.“We are pleased to work with Disney to offer healthy, nutritious Chiquita and Fresh Express … [Read more...]


Have a Soundsational Summer with New Disneyland Resort Special Offers

With Disney Soundsational Summer underway here at the Disneyland Resort, it’s the perfect time to come check out some of our great new attractions and entertainment. And new special offers are coming that will make your trip planning even easier.Beginning tomorrow and through September 24, you could book can enjoy these great offers for Disneyland Resort hotel stays:Save up to 30% for most Sunday – Thursday nights at a Disneyland Resort Hotel (for hotel stays from 8/14 – 10/01)*, … [Read more...]


Disneyland Refurbishment Schedule August 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.CurrentMatterhorn Bobsleds (Disneyland) closed through 9/1/11 for refurbishment. Magic Tower (Disneyland Hotel) under renovation through 9/8/11. Never Land Pool (Disneyland Hotel) closed until summer 2012 for refurbishment. The new pool and Monorail slide are open and available for guests.UpcomingAll towers … [Read more...]


Disneyland Rollercoaster Closed After Object Blocks Track

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According to the OC Register two dozen passengers had to be removed from California Screamin Rollercoaster Friday afternoon due backpack that fell onto the track.Here are the full details: Firefighters removed two-dozen people from a rollercoaster at California Adventure after a backpack fell onto the track and stopped the ride Friday afternoon, Disney officials said. A backpack fell out of a "ride vehicle" on the California Screamin' rollercoaster about 6:30 p.m., landing on the track and … [Read more...]


Top 10 Irresistible Ice Cream Treats at the Disney Parks

Did you know that July is National Ice Cream Month (so proclaimed by President Reagan in 1984)? And National Ice Cream Day is the third Sunday in July which is today!It’s the perfect opportunity to daydream about our favorite ice cream treats at Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort. And while we love the simple, choco-dipped Mickey Mouse ice cream bar from a street cart, or a double-dipped cone, these are the treats that go far, far beyond – decadent and worth every … [Read more...]