Monthly Archives: January 2013

Lunar New Year Celebration set for Feb. 8-13 at California Adventures


Happy New Year Disneyland Lunar Celebration

From the Disney Parks Blog

Come celebrate the Year of the Snake when Happy Lunar New Year Celebration returns as part of “Limited Time Magic,” February 8-11 February 8-13 – this year at Disney California Adventure park! Lunar New Year is a time when Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese cultures celebrate the sun and moon beginning their journeys for another year. Continue reading

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Can Abrams fix the mess that Lucas made of Star Wars?


“After a bevy of emails and phone calls, the formalities have been wrapped up, and at long last everyone can exhale and properly share the word with an excited Internet. Yes, J.J. Abrams will direct Star Wars: Episode VII, the first of a new series of Star Wars films to come from Lucasfilm under the leadership of Kathleen Kennedy. Abrams will be directing and Academy Award-winning writer Michael Arndt will write the screenplay,” according to the Star Wars website. Continue reading

Batman treats a blind Chinese activist to a day at Disneyland


Mickey Batman

From Contactmusic.com

Batman Begins star Christian Bale treated blind Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng to a family day out on Sunday (20Jan13) by taking him to Disneyland in California. Continue reading

New indie film captures the dark side of Disney as a family man unravels


“A film from Sundance’s artsy “Next” series is drawing buzz and raising eyebrows. Billed as Kafkaesque, the movie “Escape from Tomorrow,” which I haven’t seen, was apparently assembled on the sly with footage taken at Disneyland. In black and white images, director Randy Moore portrays the theme park as a hell hole, according to the New York Post. Continue reading

Why did an Anaheim undercover cop run over a Disneyland cast member?


Cop runs over Disneyland Cast Member

Disney cast member run over by undercover cop

“A Disney cast member is in the hospital after being struck by the vehicle of an undercover cop as she was leaving the park,” according to KTLA.

The accident happened at around 10 pm, on Monday night.  A cast member witnessed the accident and reported in a comment on the KTLA article that “This was not a u turn. This is NOT the victims fault. The driver was turning left from magic way onto Disneyland drive and hit her while she was in the crosswalk. I am the witness and I was feet from her in the crosswalk myself. Please report the news correctly. The officer is at fault!” Continue reading

Disneyland’s upcoming Fantasy Faire won’t include Merida, from Brave


Sorry – Merida won’t be part of the upcoming Fantasy Faire at Disneyland

California Adventure’s Blue Sky Cellar closed yesterday for its latest update and will reopen January 19 to feature artwork and models for our next experience, Fantasy Faire at Disneyland park, according to the Disney Parks Blog.

Fantasy Faire – which opens in spring 2013 – will be an enchanting village square where guests will be immersed in the stories of their favorite Disney princesses.  The greeting pathway usually features 3 Disney Princesses at any given time, including some of the following favorites: Continue reading

Celebrate New Orleans at Disneyland’s Bayou Bash, starting on 1/18


Disneyland is launching their annual New Orleans Bayou Bash again, starting on January 18.  I was in New Orleans over seven years ago, when the city was wrecked by Hurricanes Rita and Katrina.  The first part of the city to reopen for business was Bourbon Street – and while the real French Quarter was nothing like the one at Disneyland, I got to see the inspiration for Disney’s French Quarter.  Now you can have fun and celebrate the spirit of New Orleans at Disneyland, again…

From: the Disney Parks Blog: Continue reading