Monthly Archives: June 2013

Disney cast member acting as a Toy Soldier caught falling in a parade, on video

Most folks don’t realize how hard it is for Disneyland’s cast members to operate while in costume.  The video above captures a total fail as an unfortunate cast member playing the role of a wooden toy soldier in a parade falls down and has to be helped to his feet.  He then loses his head! Continue reading

Disneyland horse freaks out during training and hurts a 13-year old girl

Disney horses

At Disneyland, a horse was in training to become a buggy horse. It was with three trainers, but became startled for an unknown reason and got loose from its reins, according to PerezHilton.

Authorities said while the horse was loose, it hit a 13-year old girl causing minor injuries, and she was taken to a hospital, as reported by the O.C. Register. Continue reading

Summer Celebration at Downtown Disney set for Saturday, 6/30

Downtown Disney Summer Celebration

Downtown Disney is hosting a free Summer Celebration on Saturday, June 30, 2013, from 2 pm to 7 pm. Taste – Play – Live – The Spirit of the Pacific Islands!  Sponsored by Dole.

Celebrate the spirit of the Pacific islands though dance, music, cultural art activities, and special merchandise and food offerings!

Events include: Continue reading

The Carthay Circle Restaurant raises prices despite health violations and bad Yelp reviews

Carthay Circle Restaurant (2)

The lounge in Disney California Adventure’s Carthay Circle Restaurant has made some changes in its menu. The biggest change is the addition of two item items: Queso Fundido for $14 and a flatbread pizza for $18. The second biggest change is an upward trend in prices. Several items, such as the $11 Santa Monica deviled eggs, cost $1-$3 more than they did a year ago. Now everything costs $11 or more, with butchers plate of meats, dried fruits and nuts topping the list at $19, according to the Press Enterprise.

Wow.  Those prices are simply awful but this story gets even worse.  The Carthay Circle Restaurant was inspected by the Orange County Health Agency on April 17, 2013.  Here is what they reported: Continue reading

OCDA looking for additional sex crime victims of a former Disneyland machinist

Bryan William Anast

Orange County District Attorney, Press Release
For Immediate Release, Case # 13WF1859: June 24, 2013


WESTMINSTER – The Orange County District Attorney’s Office (OCDA) is seeking the public’s help identifying potential additional victims of a man charged with sexually assaulting a female relative. Bryan William Anast, 45, Corona, is charged with four felony counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child, one felony count of possession and control of child pornography, and a sentencing enhancement allegation for forcible sex crimes. If convicted on all counts, he faces a maximum sentence of 63 years to life in state prison and mandatory lifetime sex offender registration. The People will request the defendant be held on $1 million bail at his arraignment today, June 24, 2013, at 1:30 p.m. in Department W-1, West Justice Center, Westminster. Continue reading

Pixar’s Monsters University rakes in $82M in its domestic debut

Pixar earned its 14th No. 1 at the box office this weekend — out of 14 releases. Yep, the animation studio, now owned by Disney, has never not opened a film in first place. Its latest release, Monsters University, was no exception. It finished at the top of its class, according to Entertainment Weekly.  The film grossed $82-million in its domestic debut.

“Monsters University” paced a high-traffic summer weekend for Hollywood: Paramount’s big-budget zombie flick “World War Z” allayed fears of a flameout with a strong $66-million debut ($110-million global); and last week’s champ, Warner Bros./DC’s “Man of Steel,” grossed $41.2-million, according to the Washington Post. Continue reading

An entire week of 4th of July fireworks at Disneyland, during July 1-7

Disney 4th of July

Disney Parks Celebrate a Star-Spangled July Fourth – All Week Long!

Fireworks, Patriotic Parades and More Anchor Independence Week

ANAHEIM, CA. – Disneyland Resort guests won’t have to wait until the Fourth of July to celebrate America’s birthday. They can choose any day of Independence Week July 1-7 in the parks to experience the flag-waving spirit of the holiday – all part of Limited Time Magic.

It’s a red, white and blue extravaganza as Disney Parks honor America with a Fourth of July celebration like never before. Continue reading

Disney dry ice bomber freed by an Orange County Superior Court Judge

Christian Barnes

Superior Court Judge Nicholas S. Thompson ordered the man who set off two dry ice bombs at Disney’s Toon Town, 22-year-old Christian Barnes, released on his own recognizance today, according to CBS News.

His bail had previously been set at $1 million dollars.  No one was hurt by the dry ice bombs. Continue reading

Is Disney promoting the Anaheim streetcar with a new Mickey trolley sketch?

Mickey Red Trolley

Is Disneyland quietly letting us know that they think they have a new Anaheim Streetcar system in the bag?

Check out this promotion – for a sketch of Mickey in a red trolley:

New Red Car Trolley Annual Passholder Sketch Debuts at Off the Page in Disney California Adventure Park at Disneyland Resort Continue reading

Will Monsters University be the new Cars 2?

Monsters University Cars

Disney/Pixar’s upcoming Monsters University feature is “the first Pixar movie in memory that is basically registering as ‘no big deal’ to the film community,” according to Forbes.

Since 2010, Pixar has released only one original film, Brave, along with three based on previous properties: Toy Story 3, Cars 2, and Monsters University (the Monsters, Inc. prequel coming to theaters this summer), according to Slate. Continue reading