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Four classic Disneyland attractions return July 29, after a long hiatus

Four classic attractions are officially returning Saturday, July 29... the Disneyland Railroad, Explorer Canoes, the Mark Twain Riverboat, and the Sailing Ship Columbia! These fan favorites have been on a long hiatus (since January 2016), during the reconfiguration of the railroad tracks and the river, in order to pave way for the upcoming Star Wars … Continue reading Four classic Disneyland attractions return July 29, after a long hiatus

D23 Expo announces a Marvel-themed land coming to Disney California Adventure park… but when and where?

On Day 2 of "D23 Expo: The Ultimate Disney Fan Event," Disney’s parks and resort chairman, Robert Chapek, confirmed and revealed what many park-goers had been speculating: a Marvel land is coming to Disney California Adventure park. "Soon the Guardians [of the Galaxy] will be joined by Spider-Man and the Avengers in what will become … Continue reading D23 Expo announces a Marvel-themed land coming to Disney California Adventure park… but when and where?

The new ‘Fantasmic!’ debuts on Disneyland’s 62nd Anniversary, July 17

I will start off with the good stuff: Disneyland's "FANTASMIC" has finally returned! I have really missed this show. It's been on hiatus since January 2016, which is a long time for those of us who love it. However, while the new Fantasmic is spectacular, and the packed crowds seemed to swoon over it, I … Continue reading The new ‘Fantasmic!’ debuts on Disneyland’s 62nd Anniversary, July 17

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