Category Archives: California Adventures

Disneyland brings back special prices for So. California residents


Meet Lightning McQueen and Mater in Cars Land

Disneyland Resort Offers Two or Three Days of Fun at Special Prices for Southern California Residents 

ANAHEIM, Calif. (Jan. 6, 2014) – Southern California residents can “show their Disney side” in 2014 as the Disneyland Resort once again presents a ticket offer especially for them, with options for two or three days of fun and adventure at the parks – all at special prices. To explore all there is to do at Disneyland park and Disney California Adventure park, Southern California residents may purchase a 2-day ticket with their choice of one park per day for just $129, a 2-day Park Hopper ticket for just $164, a 3-day ticket with their choice of one park per day for just $159, or a 3-day Park Hopper for just $194. Continue reading

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What to do on New Year’s Eve 2014 at the Anaheim Disney Resort


Disneyland usually stays open late on New Year’s Eve and offers extra entertainment, usually including live performances, an extra parade and fireworks. These festivities are included in regular park admission, according to Mouse Savers.

This year the fireworks show is an opportunity to “celebrate beginnings of all kinds with the unforgettable “Ring in the New Year” fireworks spectacular,” according to Disneyland’s website. Continue reading

Disney’s Viva Natividad set for Nov. 15-Jan. 6


The Three Caballeros

‘Disney ¡Viva Navidad!’ Adds a Festive Latino Celebration to Holiday Season at the Disneyland Resort, Nov. 15-Jan. 6

The Happiest Place on Earth just gets merrier this holiday season with the newest celebration at the Disneyland Resort – “Disney ¡Viva Navidad!” Guests will enjoy this festive holiday presentation Nov. 15, 2013 through Jan. 6, 2014 in Disney California Adventure Park.

“Disney ¡Viva Navidad!” is a merry celebration inspired by the warmth and joyous spirit of the Latino culture, filled with holiday traditions, jubilant dancing and exciting music. Based in and around the Paradise Garden area of Disney California Adventure, the special activities include crafts and face-painting for children, live Latino music, dance lessons, holiday foods, a “Disney ¡Viva Navidad! Street Party” and, of course, appearances by some popular Disney characters. Continue reading

Limited Time Annual Passholder Events set for Sep. 5 and 19 at DCA


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A Limited Time Annual Passholder Magic Event

At this Limited Time Annual Passholder Magic event, Passholders can experience select Disney California Adventure Park attractions, merchandise and dining locations for an additional 3 hours after regular Disney California Adventure Park closing.

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Did a drone buzz Disney’s California Adventures last week?


Disney Drone

According to a Disney Resort employee who asked not to be identified, a small drone zipped around the California Adventure theme park late last week, as reported by the Lake Forest Patch.

The FAA and various government agencies had nothing to say about the report, according to LA Observed. Continue reading

World of Color – Winter Dreams to debut at DCA on November 15


World of Color

Disneyland Resort Debuts ‘World of Color — Winter Dreams,’ a Merry New Spectacular for 2013 Holiday Season

Holiday Season begins Nov. 15 with Christmas Parade, ‘Holiday Magic’ Fireworks and Snowfall in Disneyland Park, Plus Seasonal Decor for Cars Land and Buena Vista Street in Disney California Adventure Park

ANAHEIM, Calif., July 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — “World of Color − Winter Dreams,” an all-new holiday version of the popular“World of Color” after-dark spectacular, will debut at Disney California Adventure Park, Friday, Nov. 15, adding even more merriment to the holiday season at the Disneyland Resort. Continue reading

The Carthay Circle Restaurant raises prices despite health violations and bad Yelp reviews


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The lounge in Disney California Adventure’s Carthay Circle Restaurant has made some changes in its menu. The biggest change is the addition of two item items: Queso Fundido for $14 and a flatbread pizza for $18. The second biggest change is an upward trend in prices. Several items, such as the $11 Santa Monica deviled eggs, cost $1-$3 more than they did a year ago. Now everything costs $11 or more, with butchers plate of meats, dried fruits and nuts topping the list at $19, according to the Press Enterprise.

Wow.  Those prices are simply awful but this story gets even worse.  The Carthay Circle Restaurant was inspected by the Orange County Health Agency on April 17, 2013.  Here is what they reported: Continue reading

Disneyland ticket prices going up again, after resort revenues go up 14%


Greedy Mickey by Alana Barbosa

Well here we go again.  Disneyland ticket prices are going up, as are their annual passes.  Here is what they reported on their Disney Parks Blog:

We wanted to let Disney Parks Blog readers know that starting tomorrow, June 2, tickets to our Florida and California theme parks will be adjusted with new pricing. Continue reading

The critics like Carthay Circle, but the Yelpers and the Health Inspectors don’t


Carthay Circle Restaurant

LA Daily News reporter Linda Fields Gold gushed over Disney’s gourmet Carthay Circle restaurant, at California Adventures, in a recent article that was published on April 20, 2013.  But I don’t think she looked them up on the Orange County Health Agency’s Restaurant Inspection website.

Fields Gold reported that “The creative talent behind Carthay Circle is Andrew Sutton, executive chef of the Napa Rose. While the Napa Rose is true to Northern California Wine Country taste, Sutton said he wanted Carthay Circle to pick up the “warm flavors and brighter heat” of Southern California. He has worked the past few years with chef de cuisine Gloria Tae, who describes her style as “California Rustic with Asian accents.” They concentrate on using locally grown, locally raised ingredients and sustainable seafood.”

She then went on to describe their dishes, which to be honest sounded great.  But it looks like she didn’t know about the Orange County Health Care Agency’s inspection of Carthay Circle, on April 17, 2013.  Here is what they found: Continue reading

Passholders can celebrate Earth Day today at Disneyland with special movie screenings


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Celebrating Earth Day: Annual Passholder Movie Screenings

A Limited Time Annual Passholder Magic Event

Show your Earth Day spirit at these Annual Passholder exclusive double feature screenings of the nature-themed films Bear Countryand The Ranger’s Guide to Nature. The screenings will be hosted by the Disneyland Resort Horticulture team, who will give a special presentation.

About the films: Continue reading