Former Disneyland Employees Bookkeeper Sentenced for Embezzlement

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Teresa Cora Luna isn't going to Disneyland - not as a union official anyway. On October 6, Luna, formerly bookkeeper/office manager of International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) Local 504, was sentenced in federal court to five months in prison for embezzling $67,416 in funds from the union. She also will have to pay full restitution. The union represents about 300 stage production workers at Disneyland in Anaheim, California.Luna, now 35, a resident of Anaheim, during … [Read more...]


China Approves Disney Theme Park in Shanghai

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After a courtship of about 20 years, the Walt Disney Company has won approval from the central government of China to build a Disneyland-style theme park in Shanghai, Robert A. Iger, Disney’s chief executive, said Tuesday.The agreement for a Shanghai Disneyland is a landmark deal that carries enormous cultural and financial implications. Analysts estimate the initial park — not including hotels and resort infrastructure — will cost $3.5 billion, making it one of the largest-ever … [Read more...]


8 Things Disney Parks Have Banned

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Very funny list from Mental Floss on the 8 Things Disney Parks have Banned.Disney may be the Happiest Place on Earth, but don’t think that means you can just waltz in and do whatever you want. In fact, Mickey Mouse’s theme parks have banned quite a few things over the years. Here are just a few of the things on which the Mouse has dropped his hammer. 1. Long Hair Until the late 1960s, men could either have flowing locks or enjoy Adventureland, but they definitely couldn’t do both. … [Read more...]


Haunted Mansion Meets A Nightmare Before Christmas

A great video of Disneyland Haunted Mansion … [Read more...]


Halloween @ Disneyland – Liveblogging

Enjoy all the photos below from Jon while he was out liveblogging at Disneyland! … [Read more...]


Disney Institute 2010 Open-Enrollment Schedule Now Available Online

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The 2010 schedule for Disney Institute open enrollment programs is now available at www.disneyinstitute.com. Located under the Web site's "Events" tab, the extended calendar offers increased flexibility for professionals who want to book training through the end of the coming year. Open-enrollment programs include three- and five-day programs available at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., and a series of one-day programs offered at Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, Calif. One- … [Read more...]


Liveblog

Just a reminder that I will be liveblogging Disneyland on Halloween! Check back Saturday for posts with pictures and notes on the fun happening in Disneyland!>>Jon … [Read more...]


A Disney Family Thanksgiving Feast

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Yummy Article from The Disney Blog:Love to eat but feel you could do without the cooking and cleaning? I’m right there with you. Read more if you’d like to join the Disney family (including some of our favorite characters) this Thanksgiving, November 26, 2009.“A Disney Family Thanksgiving Feast” at the Grand Ballroom in the Disneyland Hotel offers a delectable meal with a hearty helping of Disney fantasy mixed in. Chip and Dale and other world famous Disney Characters will spread … [Read more...]


Water flows into Disney’s California Adventure bay

Crews today began refilling Paradise Bay in Disney’s California Adventure.The bay has been empty for almost a year so workers could install the infrastructure for the upcoming World of Color show, which is set to begin in the spring.Within days, about half of the bay should fill up, said Suzi Brown, a Disneyland Resort spokeswoman.Workers will slowly do tests as they go along to make sure all of the equipment is working and then add more water, said Frank Dela Vara, director of … [Read more...]


2009 CHOC Walk at the Disneyland Resort

More than 12,000 walkers participated in the 19th annual CHOC Walk in the Park, hosted by the Disneyland Resort. The walkers raised more than $1.5 million dollars for the hospital during this years event that took place on October 18th. … [Read more...]