Monthly Archives: May 2013

Cast member arrested for setting off dry ice bomb at Disneyland


City of Anaheim Police Department, John Welter, Chief of Police
PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICE
PRESS RELEASE, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 29, 2013
Released by Sgt. Bob Dunn, Contact at 714-497-6330

Subject: Suspect Arrested in Dry Ice Incident at Disneyland

Late on May 28, 2013, Anaheim Police Detectives identified and arrested a Disneyland outdoor vending cast member, Christian Barnes, 22, of Long Beach in connection with this incident. He was booked at the Anaheim Police Department on suspicion of possessing a destructive device (18740 CPC) and he is being held on one million dollars bail. Continue reading

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Was the dry ice bomb at Disney’s Toon Town an act of terror?


A dry ice bomb exploded in a trash can at Disneyland’s Toon Town on Tuesday night, at about 5:30 pm.  The Anaheim Police Department sent officers to examine the debris and guests were evacuated from that part of the park.

The dry ice appeared to have been placed in a plastic bottle that was left in a trash can. The explosion was confined to the can, according to the Anaheim Police Department, as reported by the Los Angeles Times. Continue reading

Extra heavy traffic expected in Anaheim due to Disney’s All-Nighter on Friday


Anaheim City Seal

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media contact: Ruth Ruiz, (714) 765-5060 office, (714) 420-7797 cell

ADDITIONAL TRAFFIC IN THE ANAHEIM RESORT THURSDAY NIGHT – SATURDAY MORNING

ANAHEIM, CA – (May 22, 2013) The City of Anaheim is informing its residents, businesses and visitors of the potential for additional traffic in The Anaheim Resort beginning Thursday evening through Saturday morning, and is encouraging anyone traveling through that area to plan accordingly. Disneyland Resort’s Monstrous Summer! All-Nighter special event begins Friday, May 24 at 6 a.m., for a continuous 24 hours. Continue reading

Have you ever had dinner at Disneyland’s exclusive Club 33?


Entrance to Disneyland's Club 33

I have been very fortunate throughout the past decade to have had the opportunity to eat at Disneyland’s exclusive Club 33 several times.  An organization I teach for holds their annual meetings there.  You have to be a member to eat there – and of our colleagues has been a Club 33 member for years.  I am told that membership costs about $10K a year.

I had the presence of mind to take pictures this time around, which was just a few weeks ago.  Here then is my personal tour of Club 33 – and a food review too. Continue reading

Disney tarts up Brave’s Merida angering thousands in the process


Merida gets tarted up

The news came in a press release today, “Disney today proudly welcomed Merida from Disney∙Pixar’s Academy Award® winning film, “Brave,” into the Disney Princess royal court.”

I suppose that would have been fine but Disney went a step further – they decided to tart up Merida.  “The animated character has received a head-to-toe makeover — she’s thinner, her eyes are wider,” according to the Huffington Post. Continue reading

What we can learn from Disney’s revised Cal/OSHA citations


Space Mountain at Disneyland

Citations originally issued on April 12, 2013, to The Walt Disney Co. dba Disneyland Resort, were amended on May 8, 2013 by Cal/OSHA, from $234,850 down to $82,025, according to Cal/OSHA’s website.

The investigation was launched as the result of a serious injury to an employee of HSG Professional Window Cleaners, Inc. that took place on November 21, 2012 when the worker was performing maintenance on the exterior of the Space Mountain attraction. Continue reading

Free performance by Anaheim Ballet on Mother’s Day at Downtown Disney


Enjoy three free performances by Anaheim Ballet!

Come enjoy a special Anaheim Ballet Mother’s Day Performance, free at Downtown Disney, at the Mainstage Downtown Disney, on Sunday May 12th, 2013, from 5:30 pm and 6:45 pm.

Plus Join AB at these additional FREE events in May: Continue reading