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Video Of The Day: Disneyland, A Whirlwind Tour

Aug 14th, 2013 at 6:00PM: If someone says "Disneyland" or "Disney World," the words "quick trip" rarely come to mind as a follow-up. Yet two filmmakers have managed to provide a desktop Disneyland experience, showcasing Disneyland, Disney California Adventure and Downtown Disney in about a minute and a half. So now, sit back, relax and enjoy a quick journey to Anaheim. We'd love to feature your photos and videos on...

See Disneyland During Its Opening Year (VIDEO)

Jul 9th, 2013 at 12:30PM: The Disney History Institute has pulled together a bunch of home movie scraps to compile a video of Disneyland in 1955, the park's opening year. Besides an overview of what Disneyland was like to an average guest back in the day, the film also shows some rarely seen elements, like the lingerie shop on Main Street (it only lasted six months at the park) and a a short-lived ride called Canal Boats...

Behind-The-Scenes At Disney's Haunted Mansion

Behind-The-Scenes At Disney's Haunted Mansion Jul 2nd, 2013 at 12:30PM: hantedmansionbackstage, Tumblr If you've ever wondered what goes on behind-the-scenes at Disney, well, it's not always very glamorous. The photo above from Disneyland's Haunted Mansion shows that on the other side of the spine-tingling ride is a simple, stale command center with some ancient monitors. The picture, from 2002, was found on an anonymously run Tumblr chronicling areas of the...

One Day Not Enough To Celebrate Independence Day? Take A Week

One Day Not Enough To Celebrate Independence Day? Take A Week Jun 18th, 2013 at 4:00PM: tsuacctnt/Flickr Coming up in less than a month, America celebrates its Independence Day as fireworks light up the sky at events around the country. This year, the Fourth of July falls on a Thursday. That might mean an extra day off work for some, returning on Friday to end the week. Others might be in for an extra long, four-day weekend with plenty of time for travel. Regardless of how your...

Danger At Disney: 'Bomb' Found In Trash Can, Loaded Gun Found On Ride

Danger At Disney: 'Bomb' Found In Trash Can, Loaded Gun Found On Ride May 30th, 2013 at 3:00PM: SteamFan, Wikimedia Commons Disney faced two security scares this week, first when Disneyland's Toontown was evacuated after dry ice caused an "explosion" in a trash can, and later when a grandmother on a ride in Disney World's Animal Kingdom found a loaded gun on her seat. On Tuesday at Anaheim, California's Disneyland, it seems someone put a sealed plastic bottle containing dry ice in a trash...

Memorial Day Travel Events Bring Discounts

Memorial Day Travel Events Bring Discounts May 9th, 2013 at 3:00PM: As Memorial Day approaches, travelers are taking advantage of some special offers and events exclusive to the three-day weekend that officially begins on Friday, May 24. Discounts, special offers and events this year are available at a number of locations around the United States as America remembers the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. Additionally, those...

Disneyland Princesses Get Their Own, New Land

Disneyland Princesses Get Their Own, New Land Feb 10th, 2013 at 3:00PM: Disneyland Park in California will debut Fantasy Faire in March, a new interactive experience that gives guests a more personal experience with all the Disney princesses, all in one place. A natural expansion of Disneyland's Fantasyland, the addition has Disney princess fans excited for the March 12, opening, now less than a month away. Like sister-park Disney World in Florida, a big emphasis...

Member Of Secret Disneyland Club Tells All

Member Of Secret Disneyland Club Tells All Oct 22nd, 2012 at 3:00PM: A member of Disneyland's most exclusive club has been opening up to inquiring minds on Reddit, a social news website. The anonymous user has been defending the club's $35,000 per year price tag, and also dished about dining with celebrities like Jack Nicholson and Tom Hanks. The user introduced himself by saying he has been member of Club 33, a secret feature of Disneyland located in...

Insider Secrets No Secret To Disney World Cast Members

Insider Secrets No Secret To Disney World Cast Members Jul 26th, 2012 at 6:00PM: Frankly, the best insider secret on how to get the most out of a visit to Walt Disney World is to go with a Disney cast member. They know exactly where to be at any given time for no wait on the best rides. They know what venues have the best food and, if something special is going on, when to be where for that. If a Disney cast member in your back pocket is not in the cards, Disney Insider...

Magic Kingdom Worker Gives Candid Interview About Crazy Guests And Working For Disney

Magic Kingdom Worker Gives Candid Interview About Crazy Guests And Working For Disney Jul 6th, 2012 at 12:30PM: During an IAmA (I am a...) discussion on Reddit, a turnstile and parade audience control worker for the Magic Kingdom at Disney World allowed people to ask uncensored questions about crazy guests and what it's like to work at Disney. Read below to learn what happens when adults act like children, who the worst guests are and which cast members are the most difficult to work with. Note: These...

Video: Disneyland 1957

Feb 8th, 2012 at 5:00PM: This footage of Disneyland 1957 was previously unreleased until recently. The film was cleaned up, edited, and paired with music, but all of the images are original. In 1957, the Disneyland park in Anaheim, California wasn't even yet two years old. The park opened in July of 1955. The best part about this footage is that it is actually good! The editing and overall cleanup job helps, of...

Disneyland in Sand: The Blankenberge Sand Sculpture Festival

Disneyland in Sand:  The Blankenberge Sand Sculpture Festival Sep 6th, 2011 at 12:00PM: If you're traveling near Brugge, Belgium, over the next two weeks, you might be wondering if you took a wrong turn somewhere and ended up in the outskirts of Paris. No worries – your GPS is not broken – you've just stumbled upon the annual Blankenberge Sand Sculpture festival. This year's theme happens to be the recreation of the Disneyland Paris Resort, based on the Magical Moments...

Earthquake strands thousands at Tokyo Disneyland & DisneySea

Mar 12th, 2011 at 9:00AM: Thousands of guests were stranded in Tokyo Disneyland and DisneySea after the massive earthquake that rocked the island nation on Friday. Park employees have been giving out humanitarian aid including blankets, heaters, plastic raincoats, food, and water. While Disney has reported only a few minor injuries and minimal property damage, other reports state that the earthquake has liquefied the...

Disneyland's Splash Mountain to be closed this spring

Disneyland's Splash Mountain to be closed this spring Jan 20th, 2011 at 9:00AM: If you plan to visit Southern Cailfornia this spring, a ride on Splash Mountain won't be in the cards. Disneyland's famous water ride is closed for refurbishment until just before Memorial Day. The 4-month closure is part of a regular refurbishment program at Disneyland. Big rides get spruced up every 5 to 10 years, and it was Splash Mountain's turn, reports the Orange County Register. ...

Disney photo privacy questions raised by new 'Let the Memories Begin' campaign

Disney photo privacy questions raised by new 'Let the Memories Begin' campaign Jan 3rd, 2011 at 11:30AM: Walt Disney World and Disneyland are inviting guests to share their Disney Parks memories in the form of photos, video and stories submitted to a Disney Web site as part of a 2011 marketing campaign called "Let the Memories Begin." Videos shot by Disney visitors are being used in TV commercials for the theme parks. And a key component of the new marketing campaign starts early this year,...

No parades at Disney's California Adventure for most of 2011

No parades at Disney's California Adventure for most of 2011 Dec 21st, 2010 at 4:30PM: One classic part of the Disney theme park experience - the afternoon parade - will be missing from Disney's California Adventure for most of next year. The Pixar Play Parade can be seen at the park through Jan. 3, but then it's not expected back until November. The hiatus is a result of a major overhaul of Disney's second California theme park. The Orange County Register reports that...

Disney to dismantle iconic California sign

Disney to dismantle iconic California sign Dec 10th, 2010 at 12:30PM: Disney is in the midst of a major overhaul at its California Adventure theme park in Anaheim, and the latest change is the removal of an iconic sign at the entry. The California sign - really more of a monument than a sign, with letters spelling California stretched out in front of the park - will be removed next month. That sign has been in countless family photos over the years, as...

How to buy a Disneyland candy cane (and why you would want one)

How to buy a Disneyland candy cane (and why you would want one) Dec 2nd, 2010 at 9:00AM: Disneyland candy canes are a sought after item during the holidays. In fact, they are in such short supply that Disney has devised a ticketing system for buying them. That's right, you need a ticket to buy a candy cane. For $9.95 each, no less. The sweets are made at Candy Palace on Main Street U.S.A. at the California theme park. To get one, you'll need one of those magic tickets. They are...

Duffy the Disney Bear - New face to see (and buy) at Disney Parks

Duffy the Disney Bear - New face to see (and buy) at Disney Parks Nov 25th, 2010 at 12:00PM: If you are planning at trip to Disneyland Resort or Walt Disney World at the holidays, you will likely encounter Duffy the Disney Bear. And when you do, I imagine you will likely think, "Hey, who the heck is this?" No, you've never seen Duffy in a Disney movie. He's never been in a Mickey Mouse cartoon or a Pixar animated short. And he's not the star of a new series for preschoolers on the...

Turkey with presidential pardon not going to Disneyland

Turkey with presidential pardon not going to Disneyland Nov 20th, 2010 at 12:00PM: Each year just before Thanksgiving, the president pardons a turkey in a ceremony at the White House, saving that turkey from its likely fate atop a dining table. But this year, that turkey is not going to Disneyland. Disney started flying the pardoned turkeys to California in 2005, when Disneyland was celebrating its 50th anniversary. The turkey has served as grand marshal of the the Disneyland...

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