Looking back at Disneyland – from opening day to their 59th birthday

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Disneyland's grand opening on July 17, 1955 was definitely less than perfect.  My mother in law was there (her uncle was a contractor who helped build the park) and told me that the asphalt was still wet in places due to the fact that they had poured it that morning and with temperatures hitting 101º it didn't have time to set for the park opening at 4:30 in the afternoon. Also, many water fountains were not functioning because of a plumber's strike.  More people showed up than anticipated. Only … [Read more...]


FROZEN expansion and character eliminations at Goofy’s Kitchen coming to Disneyland?

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Psssst.....Hey it's Anonymouse here with some Disneyland gossip!  Shhhh don't tell anyone, but I hear that there are some major chilly changes coming to Disneyland this fall!Rumor has it that to accommodate the demand for Anna and Elsa, the sisters are taking over a section of Hollywood Land in Disney California Adventure.  A meet and greet will be set up at or around Stage 17 (near Monsters Inc.) and the Muppet 3D Theater will be turned into a FROZEN sing a long!  It's possible that an ice … [Read more...]


‘Mahaloween Luau’ Coming to Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Bar at Disneyland Hotel September 29

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For one day only and guaranteed to put you in the spirit of Halloween Time, Trader Sam’s is hosting the “Mahaloween Luau,” with seatings starting at 3 p.m., September 29.Just 100 guests per seating will have the pleasure of this kooky seasonal party that includes beverages and eats, live music and insider info with Imagineers and Disney cast members. Guests attending “Mahaloween Luau” will receive a special edition glass available only at the event. Collectors take note, the second edition … [Read more...]


Halloween at Big Thunder Ranch at Disneyland Resort – DON’T MISS IT!

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September 12 - October 31 marks Halloween time at Disneyland Resort!  Halloween and Christmas are my favorite times to visit the parks because of decorations, cooler weather, new sights, sounds and smells and, of course seasonal FOOD!  I think one of the most unknown and BEST parts of Halloween time at Disneyland is the incredible magic at Big Thunder Ranch.  This area of Disneyland park is hidden in the back behind Frontierland and Fantasyland.  I have found that many people just don't get … [Read more...]


Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion Holiday

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You cannot miss Halloween at the Disneyland Resort! Especially the Haunted Mansion Holiday event!One of the best things about Halloween time at Disneyland is the Nightmare Before Chirstmas overlay at the Haunted Mansion.  This is something unique to Disneyland and makes a special visit to the park worthy of all Haunted Mansion enthusiasts.2014 will be the 14th season of transformation of the Haunted Mansion into Jack and Sally’s world of the Nightmare Before Christmas.  This fun and … [Read more...]