Everyone's favorite Disneyland Cast Member, Chef Oscar Martinez, retired this week. Oscar first began his Disneyland career on Dec. 29, 1956. He is not only the most beloved Cast Member at the Disneyland Resort, but he is the longest-tenured, and the only one to reach 60 years of employment at Disneyland. Oscar began working … Continue reading Chef Oscar Martinez, Longest-Tenured Cast Member at Disneyland Resort, retires
Snoopy, Charlie Brown, and all their Peanuts pals are extending their stay at Knott’s Berry Farm in Buena Park, Calif.—and other Cedar Fair-owned parks—all the way through the year 2025. Cedar Fair, which owns and operates 11 amusement parks (including Knott's), made a deal with Peanuts Worldwide—the company that controls the rights to the Charles … Continue reading Snoopy and his pals extend their stay at Knott’s Berry Farm till the year 2025
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
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?
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 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)
This local SoCal news station ABC 30 sent one of its reporters, Cory James, to Disney California Adventure to test out the new "Guardians of the Galaxy" Mission: Breakout attraction—on live TV (May 26). Poor guy was just not prepared! Click this link to view video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xzGpMtcRVCc
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”
Oh, my! The real Captain Jack Sparrow (actor Johnny Depp) made a surprise appearance on Wednesday (April 26, 2017) at the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction! He temporarily filled in for his Animatronic. That's pretty darn cool. See video in the Laughing Place article posted below. Click here for video and article.
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)