Monthly Archives: April 2013

May the Fourth be with You!


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May 4: Celebrate “May the Fourth Be With You” at the Disneyland Resort and stop by D Street in the Downtown Disney District, where artist Mike Kungl will be on hand for an appearance and signing from 1-6 p.m. as we debut some of the newest ACME Archives Limited Star Wars inspired pieces. Continue reading

New live “Mickey and the Magical Map” show opens on May 25


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

ANAHIEM, Calif. (April 25,2013) Mickey Mouse and a cast of beloved Disney characters will embark on a series of musical 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 May 25. Continue reading

Iron Man 3 rakes in $195.3 million while opening outside the U.S.


Box Office Report: ‘Iron Man 3’ Opens to Massive $195.3 Million Overseas

The Hollywood Reporter

Marvel Studios and Disney’s Iron Man 3 has blasted into the stratosphere overseas, opening to $195.3 million from 42 markets to beat last year’s global blockbuster The Avengers, which debuted to $185.1 million internationally. Continue reading

Disney to open all three U.S. theme parks for 24 hours on Memorial Day weekend


Disney Parks to Kick Off a ‘Monstrous Summer’ With 24 Hours of Magic on Both Coasts

From: Disneyland News

ANAHEIM, Calif. and LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (April 25, 2013) – Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort will kick off a Monstrous Summer by keeping three theme parks open for 24 hours nonstop on Memorial Day Weekend, the traditional start of the family travel season.

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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

Celebrate Earth Day today at Downtown Disney


Get outside and join Downtown Disney as they celebrate Earth Day this Sunday, April 21, 2013, from 2:00 pm until 7:00 pm.

They’ll have great events and activities including: Continue reading

‘Limited Time Magic’ Continues with Disney Fairies Week


‘Limited Time Magic’ Continues with Disney Fairies Week

‘Limited Time Magic’ Continues with Disney Fairies Week

by Thomas Smith, Social Media Director, Disney Parks

Yes, our next “Limited Time Magic” surprise is especially for fans of Disney Fairies. For a limited time, Tinker Bell will be joined by even more of her Disney Fairies friends when they appear at Pixie Hollow in Disneyland park orTinker Bell’s Magical Nook at Magic Kingdom Park. Continue reading

Disneyland deserved to be fined by Cal/OSHA


Space Mountain 2013

“A California agency issued its largest fine against Disney in at least 10 years when finding that the company “willfully violated” safety regulations related to a contractor’s injury on Space Mountain, state records show,” according to the O.C. Register.

The state Division of Occupational Safety and Health is proposing a $234,850 penalty against the Disneyland Resort, according to a report issued Friday. That’s the highest penalty that the Disneyland Resort has faced since at least 2003 from the division. Continue reading

Disneyland shuts down rides due to safety violations


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The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health has prompted Disneyland to shut down Space Mountain, Matterhorn, and Soarin’ Over California due to inadequate safety features, according to MiceChat. Continue reading