Monthly Archives: December 2012

Disney on Ice “Dare to Dream” heads to the Long Beach Arena


DISNEY ON ICE PRESENTS DARE TO DREAM

Takes Adventure To New Lengths With Magical Moments From Disney’s Newest Fairytales and a Timeless Classic

COMING TO THE SOUTHLAND DECEMBER 12, 2012-JANUARY 6, 2013

Featuring the Ice Skating Debut of Rapunzel from “Tangled” Continue reading

New Year’s Eve at Disneyland?


80's Bash at the House of Blues

There will be a lot of fun at both Disneyland and California Adventure tomorrow night, Monday, Dec. 31, New Year’s Eve.  However many of us can’t get in right now due to passport blackouts.  So what to do?

Well, you could go to the Anaheim House of Blues, at Downtown Disney, on New Year’s Eve for “The House of 80’s” featuring NYE Bash featuring DJ DLP!  The Psychedelic Furs show that was previously scheduled was canceled.  People who purchased tickets(s) to the canceled Psychedelic Furs show are welcome to attend House of 80’s NYE Bash @ NO charge (with ticket stub to Psychedlic Furs show) and receive complimentary champagne toast @ Midnite.

If you have tickets to Disneyland, here are the details about New Year’s Eve at the Disneyland Resort: Continue reading

Video update of Disneyland’s 2013 Cars Land Rose Parade float


Disneyland Resort News

Cars Land is On its Way to Pasadena!

Newest Land in Disneyland Resort Transformed Into a Float Entry for 2013 Rose Parade
Cars Land Float Celebrates Disney California Adventure Park Expansion

ANAHEIM, Calif. (Dec. 14, 2012) – The characters, fun and excitement of Cars Land are racing to Pasadena Jan. 1 as the town of Radiator Springs is transformed into a float for the 124th Rose Parade. The Disneyland Resort entry in the 2013 Rose Parade brings to life the whimsical magic of Cars Land for a worldwide television audience, as the Happiest Place on Earth Just Gets Happier. Continue reading

Star Wars Episode 7 update


Picture Courtesy of StarWars.com

Picture Courtesy of StarWars.com

Disney completed its acquisition of Lucasfilm Ltd. LLC., on December 21, according to a company press release.

So what role will Star Wars creator George Lucas play now?  “When Lucas passed the torch, so to speak, by selling his company to Disney, he really meant it when he said he was moving on. He’ll be there as a source of canonical information, as someone who may know the details or relationships of certain characters that perhaps were only briefly touched on in the six films so far, but the new scripts will tell a new story and the new director will direct without answering to Lucas,” according to Screenrant. Continue reading

Things you can still do during the holiday passport blackout at Disneyland


Jacob Pedroza at Downtown Disney

Disneyland’s annual passports are a great deal but if you own the Select Passport you are now blacked out for the holiday at Disneyland and California Adventures from Dec. 21, 2012 to January 6, 2013.  Even the regular passports are blacked out through January 5, 2013.  Ouch!

Don’t dismay however.  You can still have fun at the Disneyland resort even during the holiday blackout!  Here are the top ten ways to have fun at the Disneyland Resort while we wait for the holiday blackout to end: Continue reading

New 10K race added to Disneyland’s Half Marathon Weekend


Disneyland Half Marathon, runDisney

Photo Courtesy of Disney Sports News

Runners Can Double Their Effort With Dumbo Double Dare; Race Registration Opens Next Month

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla (Dec. 19, 2012) – The Happiest Race on Earth is getting a little happier starting next year. The Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend is expanding to include the Disneyland 10K at Disneyland Resort in California, Aug. 30 – Sept. 1, 2013.

The new 10K race, the latest in the popular runDisney series, will be a timed event and will take runners through Disneyland, Disney California Adventure and the streets of Anaheim. Each finisher will receive a specially designed commemorative finisher medal. Runners looking for an extra challenge can register for the Dumbo Double Dare, which involves running the 10K on Saturday and the Half Marathon on Sunday (19.3 miles total). The limited number of participants who sign up for the Dumbo Double Dare will receive a Dumbo Double Dare running shirt and a special finisher medal, in addition to the Disneyland Half Marathon and 10K finisher medals. Continue reading

Disneyland to celebrate Dia de Los Reyes from Jan. 4-6, 2013


Dia de los Tres Reyes, Disneyland

Picture Courtesy of the Mouse Magic Blog

Disneyland celebrated Three Kings Day last year, to great success, and they are set to do so again on January 4-6, 2013.  What is Three Kings Day?  It is a Catholic holiday known as Epiphany Day.

In Spain and some Latin American countries, Epiphany day is called El Día de los Reyes (The Day of the Kings), i.e., the day when a group of Kings or Magi, as related in the second chapter of the gospel of Matthew, arrived to worship and bring three gifts to the baby Jesus after following a star in the heavens. This day is sometimes known as the Día de los Tres Reyes Magos (The day of the Three Royal Magi) or La Pascua de los Negros (Holy Day of the Black men) in Chile, although the latter is rarely heard.  (Source: Wikipedia). Continue reading

Anaheim Mayor to host a gathering to remember the CT victims and families


Anaheim Mayor TomTait

COMMUNITY GATHERING IN REMEMBRANCE OF NEWTOWN, CONN. VICTIMS AND FAMILIES

ANAHEIM, CA – (December 14, 2012) – Anaheim Mayor Tom Tait and members of the City Council together with City staff invite the community to join them for a gathering in remembrance of the tragic events which took place in Newtown, Conn. this morning. The gathering will take place on Monday, Dec. 17 from 5-5:30 p.m. on the steps of Anaheim City Hall.

“This is a terrible loss and the entire country mourns alongside the city of Newtown,” said Mayor Tait. “I invite the Anaheim community to join me and my colleagues on Monday for a moment of prayer, silence and remembrance. Though Anaheim and Newtown are across the country, we want our friends on the east coast to know we support them. Their loss is incomprehensible.” Continue reading

Was the Connecticut shooter inspired by Anakin’s attack on the Jedi Temple?


Adam Lanza, Sith

The disturbing massacre at a Connecticut elementary school yesterday, by a troubled 20-year old son of a substitute teacher, Adam Lanza, has left the media and police and FBI investigators scrambling for answers.  Lanza apparently had a form of autism called Asperger Syndrome.

Lanza showed up at the Sandy Hook elementary school dressed all in black, with body armor.  He killed twenty children and several adults before taking his own life. Continue reading

New documentary debuts about Anaheim police brutality near Disneyland


If there is one city in the world where you might expect to find happiness, it is Anaheim, California. It is the home of Disneyland, the second most popular amusement park in the world. From Anaheim Disney has for decades been selling an image of phantasy to millions of visitors every year. But over the summer, anger that had been growing in communities living in the shadows of this multi-billion dollar tourist industry began spiralling out of control. Continue reading