Monthly Archives: March 2013

New live Mickey and the Magical Map show to open at Disneyland on 5/25


MICKEY AND THE MAGICAL MAP - Summer 2013, "Mickey and the Magical Map" will present Mickey Mouse in his timeless role as the sorcerer's apprentice. Sorcerer Yen Sid sets his Mapmakers to work and this ensemble cast of male and female performers paints a wondrous map - capable of taking dreamers to any place imaginable and so large it spans the entire stage of Fantasyland Theatre.

Dazzling New Live Show ‘Mickey and the Magical Map’ Opens May 25 in Fantasyland Theatre at Disneyland Park

From Disneyland News

Beginning Saturday, May 25, Mickey Mouse will embark on a series of amazing adventures through the magical powers of a sorcerer’s map in “Mickey and the Magical Map,” the all-new live show coming to the Fantasyland Theatre in Disneyland Park. Continue reading

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Check out the Easter Bunny Hop at Disneyland through March 31


From the Disney Parks blog/by Erin Glover, Manager, Social Media and Print, Disneyland Resort

As Thomas Smith told us last week, “Limited Time Magic” has put a little spring in our step this week with special Easter celebrations at both Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort, through March 31. Today, I’m hopping to share some of the fun we’ve been having here at the Disneyland Resort with you. Continue reading

Iron Man 3 exhibit coming to Disneyland’s Innoventions on April 13


Iron Man Tech Presented by Stark Industries Coming to Innoventions at Disneyland Park

From the Disney Parks blog/ by Erin Glover, Manager, Social Media and Print, Disneyland Resort 

Attention Iron Man fans! To celebrate the upcoming release of “Iron Man 3,” opening in theaters May 3, an exciting new exhibit is coming to Innoventions at Disneyland park in California – featuring actual set pieces from the film!

Beginning April 13, Iron Man Tech Presented by Stark Industries will give Disneyland park guests the chance to see Tony Stark’s Hall of Armor, featuring Iron Man suits Mark I-VII – the same suits featured in “Iron Man 3.” Continue reading

Disneyland must pay $8K to disabled man who was trapped on “It’s a Small World”


“Jose Martinez won one for a lot of people today: A federal judge awarded the California man $8,000 in damages from Disneyland, after he had to sit in the “goodbye room”of the “It’s A Small World” ride for 30 minutes, while park officials repaired it,” according to NPR.

Martinez, who suffered a spinal cord injury at the age of 16, became stuck on the ride on Nov. 27, 2009, and filed an official lawsuit in 2011. He suffers from chronic problems with diabetes, hypertension, and anxiety disorder, according to court records, as reported by CBS, which also reported that: Continue reading

Cal/OSHA fines Disney Studios after man dies on Lone Ranger set


“State regulators have fined a producer of the upcoming Walt Disney Studios movie “The Lone Ranger” more than $60,000, citing numerous safety violations in connection with a crew member who died at a movie ranch in Acton,” according to the L.A. Times.

welder/water safety expert named Mike Bridger died on the L.A. movie set Friday while working inside a large water tank. Law enforcement sources told TMZ that it appeared Bridger suffered a heart attack.  Continue reading

Taft Union High School student saves a toddler at Disneyland, with CPR


Sara Jewell

An 18-year-old from Taft, Calif. is being credited with saving the life of a toddler at Disneyland. Sara Jewell performed CPR on a 1-year -old girl after she heard the child’s mother screaming for help, according to ABC News.

Jewell told the Taft Midway Driller what happened: Continue reading

Is Disneyland considering adding a new Star Wars land?


Disney obviously rakes in plenty of profit from its movies, but the company also collects a fortune from merchandising and its fabled theme parks. Now that it lays claim to the entireStar Wars franchise, there’s little doubt Disney will leverage the brand both in and out of the theater. In fact, it’s already gauging interest for a potential Star Wars attraction at Disneyland. A new survey being distributed to some of Disney’s most dedicated park visitors — those who hold an Annual Pass — asks participants to rate their familiarity with the Star Wars universe. That includes characters, places, and story arcs across feature films, books, and video games. Disney is even getting a bit granular, with one question asking “what is the name of the microscopic life-forms that dwell within all living beings in the Star Wars universe?” (Source: TheVerge.com) Continue reading