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[14 Dec 2012 | No Comment | ]
Disneyland’s Big Thunder Mountain Railroad Closing January 7

Last year, the Matterhorn Bobsleds underwent a period of refurbishment – now, it’s Big Thunder Mountain Railroad’s turn!
The attraction at Disneyland Park will be closing January 7, 2013 for a major overhaul. The updates will include brand-new ride vehicles (but will remain in the style of the trains we all know and love,) and new track, but the ride will still follow the current course. Furthermore, sections of the mountain will be repainted to give the attraction a fresh look and feel.
Additional updates and remodels will be announced throughout the …

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[5 Dec 2012 | No Comment | ]
Disneyland’s Indiana Jones Ride Set to Reopen

After a three month closure, Disneyland’s Indiana Jones attraction is set to reopen December 8.
Several slight changes were made to the ride, including the addition of a new mural in the dart room as well as modified bridges and other show modifications designed to enhance the lighting, animation and other special effects.
Despite the attraction’s initial problems with guest injuries, the recent renovations were not related to any safety concerns or problems.
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[9 Nov 2012 | No Comment | ]
Anaheim Disney Parks See Higher Attendance Numbers

Attendance at Anaheim’s Disney Parks has grown tremendously during the late summer, media reports have said. The Walt Disney Co.’s financial report for July 1 through September 29 showed an uptick in attendance, due in large part to the new expansion project at Disney’s California Adventure.
According to the report, visitors at Disney’s California Adventure park contributed to a 3% overall attendance increase since last quarter. Jay Rasulo, the company’s chief financial officer, said in a statement that he attributed the attendance hike to “the great success of Cars Land, both …

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[30 Oct 2012 | No Comment | ]
The Disney Gallery at Disneyland Park to Debut Fantasyland-Inspired Artwork

Next month, guests can immerse themselves in the wonders of Fantasyland with new artwork created by Walt Disney Imagineers and Disney-inspired artists.
The Disney Gallery on Main Street, U.S.A. at Disneyland Park will feature a variety of Fantasyland-inspired art from Imagineers Brian Crosby, Jim Crouch and Jeremy Fulton. Artwork will also be available from artists Steve Adams, Jody Daily, Jeff Granito, Katie Kelly, Maggie Parr, Jimmy Pickering, George Scribner, Darren Wilson and Yakovetic.
The artwork will be available in a variety of formats, including original artwork, deluxe prints and limited edition works. …

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[25 Oct 2012 | No Comment | ]
The Stanley Cup Visits Mickey Mouse at Disneyland Park

To celebrate the LA Kings NHL championship win, the Stanley Cup has been touring various parts of the Southern California area recently.
On Tuesday, the iconic cup made a stop at Disneyland Park to visit two icons: Mickey Mouse himself and Sleeping Beauty Castle! Mickey took the time to pose for a photo outside the castle with the cup, and looks particularly happy to do so.
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[17 Oct 2012 | No Comment | ]
Disneyland Resort Offering Souvenir Glasses for Passholders

The Disneyland Resort is awarding Annual Passholders with the opportunity to purchase special limited edition souvenir glasses when they spend $40 or more on merchandise in the parks.
Each glass features a popular character, with a new glass being released each month. At the end of the month, the glasses are retired and a new glass is revealed. The Minnie Mouse glass went on sale October 9, with a new glass to follow at the beginning of each month until February. The Pluto glass will be the next one available, followed …

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[15 Oct 2012 | No Comment | ]
Disneyland Resort Hosts CHOC Walk

Over the weekend, thousands of people came through Disney’s California Adventure and Disneyland Park in support of the 22nd Annual Children’s Hospital of Orange County Walk, which helps raise awareness and support services, research and education at the hospital.
Those who attended the CHOC Walk were there for a variety of reasons: remembering those who have passed, seeking support for children undergoing treatment or coming to support the hospital that saved their child’s life. Bryan Bowerman, a CHOC Walk attendee, said the hospital saved his daughter’s life when no one else …

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[1 Oct 2012 | No Comment | ]
Disney Villains Get Special Halloween Area at Disneyland Park

For the first time, Disneyland Park has added a special tent specifically for Disney Villains during a brand new Halloween carnival for the holiday season.
Located in Frontierland, the Halloween carnival tent will allow guests to use magic wands and conjure various villains who will appear in a cloud of smoke  through a secret door. Once the villain appears, guests will be able to meet the characters, take photos, get autographs and have some fun conversations with Disney’s wickedest characters around. The character that appears is a surprise every time, so …

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[9 Sep 2012 | No Comment | ]
New Halloween Carnival to Debut at Disneyland’s Big Thunder Ranch Jamboree

Halloween is always an exciting season at Disneyland, as the park is transformed with decorations, re-themed attractions and other festive touches, and this year, there will be a brand-new experience to add to the celebration. Disneyland Park’s Big Thunder Ranch Jamboree will be getting a special Halloween Carnival this fall, featuring special entertainment, food, characters, and more.
The Halloween Carnival will include some special entertainment offerings and activities, as well as characters dressed in their Halloween costumes, crafts, holiday merchandise, delicious treats, and other Halloween goodies. Billy Hill and the Hillbillies …

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[31 Aug 2012 | No Comment | ]
10 Disneyland and Disney California Adventure Attractions Closing for Renovatons

As the summer crowds wind down at Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure, 10 attractions will be closing for renovations.
The longest closures will be Indiana Jones Adventure, Casey Jr. Circus Train and Storybook Land Canal Boats. These closures begin Tuesday, and will be closed through fall. Indiana Jones Adventure will reopen December 7 after improvements are made to enhance lighting, paint and other effects. Storybook Land Canal Boats and Casey Jr. Circus Train will both reopen November 15 after undergoing routine safety enhancements.
Additionally, several attractions will be closing temporarily to …