Disneyland VoluntEARS Build a Playground in Anaheim

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In celebration of Disneyland Resort’s 60th anniversary this year, more than 700 volunteers transformed 27-acre Twila Reid Park in west Anaheim. This marks the eighth Orange County KaBOOM! playground built and largest nationwide, providing vibrant play spaces to more than 13,500 kids.“We are proud to join with KaBOOM! to continue Disneyland Resort’s 60-year legacy of giving back to the community,” said Disneyland Resort President Michael Colglazier. “By creating this playground, we are giving … [Read more...]


Disney Dining Plan 2015 Costs, Facts, and Expert Tips

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I am self-proclaimed Dining Plan expert!  I have experienced Disney World with every Dining Plan, and even without one at all! There is a lot of planning and organization involved in making the Dining Plan work (and if it seems too complicated, just email me at Summer@WorldofMagicTravel.com and let me know you need a Travel Specialist, and I will take care of it all for you!)Costs:Quick Service Dining2 quick-service meals 1 snack 1 refillable mug $41.99 (Anyone 10+) and $16.03 … [Read more...]


Disney Purchases Carousel Inn Across the Street from Disneyland

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The Walt Disney Co. recently purchased the Carousel Inn which sits directly across Harbor Blvd. from the entrance to Disneyland and Disney California Adventure. According to public records, the purchase was made for $32 million.The Carousel Inn is a five-story hotel with 131 rooms and features a rooftop pool. It's located between the Tropicana Inn and Suites and the Pizza Press restaurant. As of right now Disney has no long-term plans for this hotel and current management will continue to … [Read more...]


Disneyland Cuts Park Hours as it Prepares for the 60th Anniversary Celebration

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As Disney gets ready for the 60th anniversary celebration at Disneyland, the park will be closing early on some nights. Leading up to the 24-hour party on May 22nd, Disneyland will close at 7:30 pm on seven weekdays, with an eighth and last one being May 21st at 6 pm.To compensate for closing early on those days, the park will open earlier, at 8 or 9 am. Some guests might need to wake up a little earlier in order to maximize their visit.Disney did not give a specific reason for the early … [Read more...]


Expanded World of Color Dining Packages for 24-Hour Party

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The Disneyland Resort 60th anniversary celebration kicks off on May 22nd with a 24-hour party at both parks. The new World of Color show, "World of Color-Celebrate" will premiere at this party at California Adventure. The Disneyland Resort has announced expanded dining packages for the special event.Ariel’s Grotto and Wine Country Trattoria will feature special 2-course, prix fixe breakfast menus from 12 a.m. to 1:45 a.m. on May 23, with reserved viewing for a special 3 a.m. showing of … [Read more...]


New Pandora Jewlery Custom Retail Locations Now in Disney Parks

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Pandora Jewelry is now available in two of the most magical places on earth. The fine jeweler, in collaboration with Walt Disney Parks and Resorts has opened dedicated Pandora Jewelry boutiques within two Disney merchandise locations: Uptown Jewelers in Magic Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida and La Mascarade d'Orleans in Disneyland park in California. Both locations carry Pandora's newly released spring 2015 Disney jewelry collection and the Disney Parks collection, as well as … [Read more...]


Top 6 Disneyland Attractions For First Timers

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Visiting the Happiest Place on Earth for the first time can be both exciting and overwhelming! There are so many wonderful things to do and see and you may not know where to start. I've put together a list of must-do Disneyland attractions to help you out:1. It's a Small WorldOriginally created for the 1964 New York World's Fair, this ride is now a classic at Disneyland. Take a boat ride through many different countries from around the world. Listen-or sing along-as adorable small … [Read more...]


Unique Dining, Shopping and Interactive Street Entertainment Add to the Fun of Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration

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I know that what I am most looking forward to with the Disneyland Resort 60th celebration, in addition to the new fireworks show and parade, is the FOOD!  Disney always does it right when it comes to specialty treats for events, and the 60th celebration will be no exception.The Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration will touch every aspect of the guest experience, beginning May 22, 2015. As guests enjoy the spectacular, new shows highlighting the celebration, they’ll also encounter brilliant … [Read more...]


Enter the Diamond Days Sweepstakes During the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration

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Can you imagine winning a Disney Diamond or a Cinderella glass slipper, or enjoying a private excursion and dinner in Disneyland or Disney California Adventure park? Those are just a few of the awesome prizes that will be awarded to some lucky guests during the Disneyland Diamond Days sweepstakes, which is a part of the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration that begins May 22, 2015.Disneyland Diamond Days is an exciting sweepstakes in which daily prizes are awarded to some visitors, on the … [Read more...]


60 Amazing Facts about Disneyland Resort For the Diamond Celebration of 60 Magical Years

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The above picture shows the gorgeous new costumes for Mickey and Minnie specifically for the 60th celebration at Disneyland Resort!A rich tradition of innovation and storytelling will be on stage for the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration, beginning May 22, 2015. Three electrifying new shows will make their premieres, adding to the magical lineup of attractions and family-friendly fun that guests enjoy every day. Since opening July 17, 1955, the Disneyland Resort has grown from a single … [Read more...]