U.S. Coast Guard Band to Perform at Disneyland Resort on July 14

On July 14, the U.S. Coast Guard Band will perform at 4 p.m. on the Palisades Stage in Disney California Adventure park. They are the premiere band representing the U.S. Coast Guard and the Department of Homeland Security.The 55-member ensemble has performed at some of the most prestigious venues in the nation, including Carnegie Hall. In 2008, the band became the first American military band to perform a concert tour of Japan.Source Disney Parks BlogRelated articlesThe … [Read more...]

Goofy’s Sky School Complete Transformation of Paradise Pier


Guests will enjoy wild, hilarious flying lessons beginning July 1 at Goofy’s Sky School, one of several new attractions and restaurants opening in Paradise Pier at Disney California Adventure park. Along with the debut of The Little Mermaid ~ Ariel’s Undersea Adventure, these new experiences will complete the transformation of Paradise Pier, a section of the park reminiscent of a seaside amusement park of the 1930s.The fun at Paradise Pier adds to the excitement of Disney … [Read more...]

Disney Character News and Rumors for July 2011

Walt Disney WorldPhineas and Ferb are now appearing daily in Disney's Hollywood Studios After a short break Lightening McQueen and Mater are meeting again daily at DHS with a new look for Cars 2 Also staying in DHS, Winnie the Pooh has replaced Lotso in the Art of Animation building and is appearing daily Moving to the Magic Kingdom, sadly both Flynn Rider and Prince Naveen are no longer meeting regularly... there have been lots of people upset about this change so hopefully Disney … [Read more...]

Photos: The Little Mermaid Dark Ride Preview


The new Little Mermaid dark ride opened up at California Adventure on June 3, with soft opens beforehand as well as annual passholder previews. I was able to check out the soft opening preview and snapped a few pictures for you.Check them out below.      Related articles'The Rocketeer' Celebrates 20 Years (chipandco.com) Photo and Fun Facts from The Little Mermaid - Ariel's Undersea Adventure (chipandco.com) … [Read more...]

‘Phineas and Ferb’ Merchandise Coming to Disney Parks

I have good news for those who have been looking for Phineas and Ferb merchandise; there are several new “Phineas and Ferb” items arriving at Disney Parks in the coming months.The good news comes from Rachel Phelps, product developer and softlines champion for “Phineas and Ferb.”“’Phineas and Ferb’ has become such a hit, and we know fans of the show are looking for merchandise when visiting Disney Parks,” explained Rachel. “As the softlines champion, I work with the various product … [Read more...]

New Audio Description Technology Describes Outdoor Locations for Disneyland Park Guests with Visual Disabilities

Since November 2009, Disneyland Resort guests with visual disabilities have had access to an audio description service available on Disney’s Handheld Device that describes visual elements of more than 20 attractions at Disneyland and Disney California Adventure parks – more fully immersing them into our attractions and storytelling.Today, we are pleased to announce that we are now enhancing that service to include descriptions of outdoor locations in Disneyland park. (Due to our ongoing … [Read more...]

Review: Mickey’s Soundsational Parade is a Blast!


Mickey's Soundsational Parade, with a surprise soft opening on May 26, officially debuted on Friday, May 27.I don't want to be too talky-talky. I'll let the photos do all the talking. I absolutely loved the parade floats and the costumes! I can't wait to see it again soon.       Related articles'Mickey's Soundsational Parade' Celebrates Music in Motion at Disneyland Park (chipandco.com) Some of My Favorite Disneyworld Parades, … [Read more...]

My Perfect Disney Day: Disneyland food highlights!


Disneyland is the perfect place to be to catch all the favorites in one day- and park hopping is a cinch!  You just walk across to the gates of California Adventure and your set!I started out doing my My Perfect Disney Day by doing a ride plan, but thought the more I wrote I realized the star of the show is the food, so I figured why not share my Disneyland food highlights.We like to start at Goofy's Kitchen- so much fun to dance and play with Goofy and friends to get our day started, oh … [Read more...]

Doorway To…?


Disney Parks Blog has posted a fun video challenge in the "Doorways of Our World at Disney Parks"Disney is all about the details and that includes door handles and even trash cans!Watch the doorway video and see how many door handles you can identify.What's your favorite Disney detail? Related articlesMorning Extra Magic Hours vs Evening Extra Magic Hours - Which is Better? (chipandco.com) How to Get Great Photos of Main Street (meetthemagic.com) … [Read more...]

Disney Writing Movie Based on Disneyland’s Matterhorn Ride


This article comes to us from The Hollywood Reporter:Disney is developing an adventure movie project inspired by the Matterhorn ride and has set Jason Dean Hall to pen the script. Justin Springer (Tron Legacy, Prom) is producing the project, which has a working title of The Hill.The Matterhorn, also known as the Matterhorn Bobsleds, is part of Disneyland’s Fantasyland section. Opened June 1959, the elaborate ride was inspired by Walt Disney's desire for a toboggan-themed roller … [Read more...]