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VIDEO: Disneyland’s first two kids on opening day (1955)

[VIDEO COURTESY OF THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER.] In 1955, 7-year-old Michael Schwartner was supposed to take a trip to Mexico with his family, but he somehow persuaded his parents to take a detour to a new amusement park opening that day in 1955... Disneyland! And then his cousin Christine Vess tripped and skinned her knee. … Continue reading VIDEO: Disneyland’s first two kids on opening day (1955)

Stars of “Guardians of the Galaxy” make appearance at grand-opening celebration of Disney California Adventure’s new attraction, “Mission: Breakout”

Disney California Adventure transformed from old Hollywood to a futuristic alien world on May 25 for the media preview and epic grand-opening celebration of “Guardians of the Galaxy” Mission: Breakout! The attraction (which replaces "Tower of Terror") officially opens to the public on Saturday, May 27. Footage of the celebration can be found in this Variety.com … Continue reading Stars of “Guardians of the Galaxy” make appearance at grand-opening celebration of Disney California Adventure’s new attraction, “Mission: Breakout”

BOOMERANG at Knott’s to close Sunday, April 23, 2017 (VIDEO)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hc2dY_M3eJ8   I recorded this video tonight (4/22), just as the sun was setting at Knott's. Tomorrow, BOOMERANG closes forever, so it seemed appropriate to see it riding off into the twilight. Yes, the coaster is scheduled to close Sunday, 4/23/17. If you're a fan, you have one more day to experience it. As for … Continue reading BOOMERANG at Knott’s to close Sunday, April 23, 2017 (VIDEO)

D23 Expo 2017 to feature a ‘Pirates’ Archives exhibit

This year's D23 Archives pavilion is called "A Pirate's Life for Me: Disney's Rascals, Scoundrels and Really Bag Eggs." (Yes, "Bag Eggs!) The exhibit is a salute to Disney's pirates—from Peter Pan's nemesis Captain Hook to the Pirates of the Caribbean. Disneyland Park's "Pirates" attraction will have its own section featuring iconic props, Audio-Animatronics, and … Continue reading D23 Expo 2017 to feature a ‘Pirates’ Archives exhibit

Nine new Disney Legends to be honored at this year’s D23 Expo

Celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, the Disney Legends Award was first given to actor Fred MacMurray in 1987, and has since honored 276 Disney Legends (including this year’s honorees). The Disney Legends Award ceremony, which is always one of the highlights of D23, will take place at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 14, in … Continue reading Nine new Disney Legends to be honored at this year’s D23 Expo

Knott’s Boysenberry Festival – now through April 23

  The banners are proudly displayed around Knott's Berry Farm for the park's annual Boysenberry Festival... my favorite time of year at Knott's! Be sure to try the various boysenberry treats and foods, only available during the festival. Also, there's a lot more special entertainment to enjoy, including daily performances of Krazy Kirk & The … Continue reading Knott’s Boysenberry Festival – now through April 23

Disneyland’s “Main Street Electrical Parade” extended till August 20, 2017

  Attention fans of the "Main Street Electrical Parade"... its been extended till August 20, 2017. The temporary return of this classic Disneyland parade has been a huge success. So, see it before it returns to Walt Disney World, Florida. Fans of the modern "Paint the Night" parade... sorry, you'll have to wait a few … Continue reading Disneyland’s “Main Street Electrical Parade” extended till August 20, 2017