Disneyland ‘Paint the Night’ Parade and ‘Disneyland Forever’ Fireworks Viewing Tips

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There are two new nighttime experiences at Disneyland park that have debuted for the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration. "Paint the Night" parade and the "Disneyland Forever" fireworks have become exceedingly popular with guests. Here's some tips for viewing these magical shows:“Paint the Night” parade – Viewing areas can fill up quickly for the first “Paint the Night” parade, so it can be much easier to find viewing for the second parade of the night. “Disneyland Forever” fireworks – … [Read more...]


Disneyland partners with Angels Baseball and the Anaheim Ducks to Award $2 Million to 14 Orange County Nonprofits

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Earlier this month, Accelerate Change Together for Anaheim (ACT Anaheim) announced ACT II, a total of $2 million in funding to benefit 14 Orange County nonprofits. ACT Anaheim was launched in 2014 by Disneyland Resort, Angels Baseball and the Anaheim Ducks, which collectively committed $3 million to address gaps in services for underserved Anaheim youth over the span of three years. The first round of funding, $1.5 million to 10 nonprofits, took place last year. The Orange County Community … [Read more...]


Disney Sued Over Revoked Club 33 Memebership

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84 years old Joseph Cosgrove who is a former member of the very exclusive Club 33 said his membership was revoked after a friend of his auctioned off a guest pass for a children’s charity. Disney Execs say that he misused his membership for years, so it was not the first incident.  What happened was, he had given a guest pass to a friend but she never used it for herself she chose to auction off the pass to benefit a children’s charity. According to Cosgrove he did not know what she did with the … [Read more...]


10 Disney Parks Shopping Splurges

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When I go to Walt Disney World I budget with the intent to buy plenty of merchandise on each visit. However, there is an elite level of souvenir that I usually don’t allow myself to buy. As a NorthEasterner I can’t visit as often as I’d like so I always stock up while I’m visiting. I try to keep individual “big ticket” items under $100 each so my “splurges” may be more or less than yours! What are your spending limits when you visit? How do you decide what to buy and what to leave behind? Here … [Read more...]


JoAnn Dean Killingsworth, the First Person to Play Snow White at Disneyland Passes Away at 91

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You might be asking yourself, who is that? Well, she was the first Snow White at Disneyland. Yes, that is right she was the first person to ever to play Snow White at Disneyland.She was a professional figure skater and dancer on Broadway and in Hollywood. She was was born in Minneapolis. She moved to LA with her family in 1931. After her move to LA they opened a canteen that became a restaurant in what was known as the Beverly Manor apartment house in Hollywood, California.  She went on to … [Read more...]


Disney•Pixar’s “Inside Out” Pre-Parade at Disney California Adventure Park

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In celebration of Disney•Pixar's “Inside Out”, in theaters this weekend, a new pre-parade brings the movie’s main characters and their colorful, curious world right in to the heart of Disney California Adventure Park at the Disneyland Resort.Arriving just ahead of daily performances of the Pixar Play Parade, this new pre-parade features the five Emotions: Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness as they experience the sights, sounds, smells and excitement of a day in a Disney park.Check out … [Read more...]


A sneak peek at the new merchandise coming to Disney Parks in 2015

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As summer begins at Disney World and Disneyland we have a sneak peek of the new merchandise coming to the parks later this year.MagicBand MagicSliders One of the more popularly requested accessories for MagicBands at Walt Disney World Resort is a watch. Disney is reporting there will be two MagicSlider timepieces coming this summer – a Minnie Mouse analog timepiece and one with a digital display.Cogsworth and Chef Figment Plush Cogsworth may be one of my favorite characters from … [Read more...]


Ten Things Your Travel Agent Wants You to Know

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There are a lot of articles out there about things your Disney Travel agent doesn't want you to know. This is not one of those articles! These are things that your travel agent DOES want you to know:Good travel agents won't charge you a dime! If you find a travel agent that wants to charge you fees for booking, making reservations, itineraries, or cancelling reservations, walk away! Make sure you ask if they charge fees before you book with them. Most Disney travel agents know and are … [Read more...]


Last Chance to Purchase D23 EXPO 2015 Discounted Tickets!

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The highly anticipated D23 EXPO 2015: The Ultimate Disney Fan Event returns to the Anaheim Convention Center August 14–16, bringing all worlds of Disney together under one roof, and offering Disney fans exclusive access to Disney films, television, and theme parks as only D23: The Official Disney Fan Club can!A limited number of discounted tickets are still available for purchase. Visit www.D23EXPO.com to buy yours before prices go up on July 1.Highlights of D23 EXPO 2015 … [Read more...]


5 Attractions That I Hope Never Close at Magic Kingdom

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It seems like every week we are letting you know about a new change coming to Disney. With all the closing, refurbishment, and re-branding announcements, I couldn’t help but think about all my favorite attractions and shows at the Magic Kingdom and how I hope that they never close.Here are my top 5 attractions that I never want to see leave the park.Space Mountain: My favorite ride at Magic Kingdom, Space Mountain is all at once thrilling and iconic. A landmark of Tomorrowland, Space … [Read more...]