Hong Kong Disneyland lifts lid on financial losses

HK Disneyland loses $169 million in 2009Disney's troubled Hong Kong Disneyland theme park made a net loss of HK$1.315 billion ($169.4 million last year while attracting 4.6 million visitors, in its first major admission of its financial performance since its opening in 2005.Since opening to great fanfare, Disney's first magic kingdom in China has struggled to attract the expected flood of visitors from mainland China, although its performance had been difficult to gauge given Disney's … [Read more...]

Disneyland Construction & Park Photos – from MiceChat


The guys over at MiceChat have landed some great construction photos and information from the Disneyland Resort. In this weeks post they cover:Stoller rental shop 55th Anniversary merchandise is now up around the park Capt EO Moving in, Honey I shrunk the kids moving out Rivers of America Construction World of Color with Bonus video! The Little Mermaid and Cars Land is underway Silly Symphony Swings Construction at Disneyland Hotel and much moreI am not going to go into … [Read more...]

An Entertaining Look at Disneyland’s “World of Color” Construction

World of Color at Disney's California Adventure

The World of Color construction is well under way at Disney’s California Adventure park. Guests are in for a real treat when the spectacular nighttime water show debuts later this year. In the meantime, take a look at this video. The construction and testing are surprisingly entertaining. The platform you see is longer than a football field and it’s covered with more than 1,200 fountains. The idea for this show began in 2004. That’s six years ago! We’re in the home stretch! … [Read more...]

Barack Obama Rides Disneyland’s California Adventure Hollywood Tower of Terror


AdventuresWithBarack captured more footage of the Pres taking some time out for fun at Disneyland! … [Read more...]

ABC’s ‘Lost’ is not coming to Disneyland – Big Surprise


So the rumor mill and petition can now be laid to rest. Jodi Jill is reporting that the big wigs over at Disney has given the thumbs down to the idea. It was still fun spreading it around the net though :) When asked about this possible change, this columnist was told that according to the Disneyland Resort, there will not be any changes to the park. Asked about the idea of a Lost theme taking over part of the Disneyland Resort, the reply was straight forward, as supplied by Suzi Brown … [Read more...]

Secret 2012 Disneyland Carsland Blueprint & Video


This article comes from Park Thoughts. It seems they uncovered Carsland blueprints that were hidden in this Disney Park Video that was released and posted here earlier this month. I watched the video and was oblivious to the blueprint just sitting right in front of my face. Here it is again in case you missed it..Quoted from Park Thoughts: Those are what appear to be the blue prints for 2012’s Carsland at the park.  They seem to be final version as it matches the models shown at the … [Read more...]

Disneyland refurbishment schedule 2010


Here is a compiled list of the refurbishments and closings at the Disneyland Resort & California Adventure in California. Before you travel please check out www.disneyland.com to confirm all these closures and refurbishments as this list is subject to change.Current"Honey I Shrunk the Audience" closed through 1/28/11 due to the temporary return of "Captain EO." Starcade closed through 2/1/10 for refurbishment. Main Street Cinema closed through 2/1/10 for refurbishment. S.S. … [Read more...]

Disneyland Deals and Offers – All on one page

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Man creates sprawling Disney railroad in yard


Dave Sheegog of Anaheim Hills has created a sprawling Disneyland-themed garden railroad in the backyard of his two-story home.Castle Peak Thunder Railroad, a 1,370-square-foot utopia that encompasses 11 model trains, five themed lands, dozens of plastic figurines and replicas of five iconic Disney buildings.He’s so detailed about it, that he’s been known to compare paint samples to actual Disney trains, and photograph Disneyland landmarks so that his model buildings are to … [Read more...]

Watch out Disney Parks here comes the Muppets!


This is some great news having grown up on the Muppets I am real excited to see them get more face time at Disney other than MuppetVision 3D. When the Give a Day get a Day promotion was being introduced by Kermit and the gang it was like seeing old friends.Here is some of the article from Kristin Ford at the Daily Disney: Disney has been re-introducing the Muppets by linking them to causes that today’s youth care about, such as the environment and volunteering. Who’s more green than … [Read more...]