Disneyland Refurbishment Schedule January 2012

Refurbishment/Closure information is subject to change without notice and should be confirmed just prior to visiting. Updated information is available here.CurrentFrances' Lady Bug Boogie (DCA) closed through Winter 2011 for refurbishment. Plaza Pavillion (Disnleyland) closed through January 2012 for conversion to Jolly Holiday Bakery Cafe.UpcomingRefreshment Corner (Disneyland) closed 1/5/12-2/9/12 for refurbishment. Blue Ribbon Bakery (Disneyland) closed 1/5/12-6/30/12. … [Read more...]





Capturing Disney in Pictures: Haunted Mansion, Florida Style

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 Every photo has a story.People enjoy being scared for fun, and what better place than a haunted house?  Studies show up to 40% of Americans believe in house-haunting. So nearly one in two people believe, more than they believe in any other paranormal actitity, that spirits haunt houses.  Your buddy standing next to you right now?  He probably believes.  He's listening for rattling chains.So of course Walt Disney incorporated a haunted house into plans for his new theme … [Read more...]





How They Haunt – Behind the scenes of Disney’s Haunted Mansion

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“Welcome, Foolish Mortals” are the words that you hear when you board one of Disney’s most popular rides, The Haunted Mansion.The original ride opened in 1969 in Disneyland’s Magic Kingdom, and in 1971 at Walt Disney World. While the idea behind the ride was thought up by Walt himself, he was not alive to see the finished product. The Imagineers had to finish the ride’s design and construction on their own after Walt’s passing in 1966. The ride represents their ability to come together after … [Read more...]





Christmas Magic at Disneyland in 2011

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Highlights Include New Holiday Segment for ‘World of Color’ plus Fireworks, the Christmas Parade and Snowfall on Main Street, U.S.A. Mickey Mouse celebrates the holidays with a cartoon-style Christmas tree this season as new décor adds merriment to Mickey’s Toontown for the 2011 holidays at Disneyland Resort. The holidays shine brightly throughout the resort from Nov. 14, 2011, through Jan. 8, 2012, as guests create memories for a lifetime. Those holiday memories might even appear in the … [Read more...]





What is Lurking at Walt Disney World After Dark?

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We’re headed out to Disney Parks after dark, where adventure lurks in magical shadows. It’s a fun place to be any night of the year, but as Halloween approaches, happy haunts and ghastly ghouls seem all the spookier.As if The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror isn’t creepy enough in the daylight, dare to enter these not-so-hallowed halls when the sun goes down, and you’ll find out just why so many ear-bursting shrieks echo down Sunset Boulevard. On Halloween night, 1939, a violent storm struck the … [Read more...]