Monthly Archives: November 2013

The Angels, Ducks and Disney invest in Anaheim’s underserved youth

Angels blood drive

Angels partner for ACT initiative in Anaheim

By Alden Gonzalez /

ANAHEIM — The Angels have teamed up with the Anaheim Ducks and the Disneyland Resort as founding members in the Accelerate Change Together for Anaheim initiative, a new, collaborative program that helps to address gaps in services for the city’s underserved youth.

Earlier this year, the Disneyland Resort funded the Anaheim Youth Services Assessment, which highlighted areas of need for residents of Anaheim — California’s 10th largest city — ages 5 to 18. That prompted the Disneyland Resort to develop ACT Anaheim, where the three organizations have committed $3 million over three years in funding for a multi-year grant program. Continue reading

Walt Disney’s daughter, Diane, has passed away

Diane Disney MIller and Walt Disney

Picture courtesy of the Disney Characters blog

Diane Disney Miller, Walt Disney’s daughter and one of his inspirations for building the Disneyland theme park, has died at her Northern California home. She was 79, according to the Washington Post.

Disney Miller was the eldest daughter to Walt and Lillian and she was also their only full blood child. She was born on December 18th 1933 and is still alive to this day. She grew up and married a man by the name of Ronald William Miller. Diane and Ronald had 7 children, according to the Disney Characters.

Her death Tuesday was confirmed by The Walt Disney Co. The cause was complications from a fall, said Andi Wang, spokeswoman for the Walt Disney Family Museum, according to USA Today. Continue reading

Fashion Island Holiday Tree Lighting hosted by Mickey and friends


The Fashion Island Annual Holiday Tree Lighting will be hosted by Mickey Mouse & Friends from the Disneyland® Resort on Friday, Nov. 15-16, 2013, at 6 pm.

The complimentary event will be held in the Neiman Marcus – Bloomingdale’s Courtyard with exclusive performances which will culminate in the lighting of a stunning 90-foot Christmas tree. Continue reading

Knott’s Berry Farm offers free admission to U.S. Veterans on Veterans Day

Snoopy honors Veterans

Military Tribute Days

Knott’s Berry Farm pays tribute to U.S. veterans, retired and current military personnel with free park admission during its Veteran’s celebration November 4, 2013 through January 5, 2014.  This offer is valid to all past and present armed forces personnel and one guest.  Six additional tickets may be purchased at a discounted rate of $22 each from November 4-27 and for $27 from November 28-January 5. Continue reading

Disney offers discounted park hopper tickets to members of the U.S. Military

Disney honors US Veterans

U.S. Military Members Can Purchase Disneyland Resort 3-Day Park Hopper Tickets for $129

Disney is saluting active and retired U.S. military personnel by offering 3-Day Disneyland Resort Park Hopper tickets for just $129 each. These tickets may be used September 29, 2013 through September 27, 2014. (Blockout dates apply.)

Purchase Details Continue reading

Grumpy Cat goes to Disneyland and he stays grumpy!

Who could possibly be grumpy at Disneyland? Grumpy Cat of course! He recently visited Disneyland as part of the resort’s new Disney Side promotion.

Can you guess which grumpy Disney character Grumpy Cat ran into? Continue reading

Former Disneyland cast member who set off dry ice bombs convicted

Christian Barnes

Orange County District Attorney Press Release

For Immediate Release, Case # 13NF1788: November 4, 2013


FULLERTON – A former employee of Disneyland was convicted and sentenced today for possessing a destructive device after two water bottles containing dry ice exploded in a Toontown trash bag and vending cart. Christian Isaiah Barnes, 23, Long Beach, pleaded guilty to a court offer to one misdemeanor count of possession of a destructive device. He was sentenced to 36 days in jail, three years informal probation, 100 hours of community service, and ordered to stay away from Disneyland.

At the time of the crime, Barnes was an employee at Disneyland in Anaheim. Continue reading