Category Archives: Anaheim

Stay in Costa Mesa, play at the Disneyland Resort for free


Costa Mesa City of the Arts

Stay in Costa Mesa, Play at the Disneyland® Resort for Free

Costa Mesa announces new Magical Memories Package

COSTA MESA, Calif. – Aug. 3, 2015– Summer just became more magical in Southern California with the announcement of Costa Mesa’s Magical Memories Package.

From Aug. 23 through Sept. 7, 2015, guests who book a minimum of two consecutive nights with select Costa Mesa hotels will receive one complimentary one day, one park adult ticket to the Disneyland® Resort, a perfect way to celebrate the park’s 60th anniversary. The ticket is valid for use at any Disneyland® Resort theme park including Disneyland® Park or the Disney California Adventure® Park and will be honored for one single day admission until Dec. 31, 2016. Continue reading

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Bay Area probation officer on vacation at Disneyland charged with possession of cocaine and a live gun


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ORANGE COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY PRESS RELEASE

Case # 15NF1743

Date: June 26, 2015

JUVENILE CORRECTIONS OFFICER ON FAMILY VACATION TO DISNEYLAND CHARGED WITH POSSESSION OF COCAINE AND LOADED FIREARM

FULLERTON – A juvenile corrections officer was charged today with possession of cocaine and a loaded firearm after leaving both in a hotel room he checked out of during a family vacation to Disneyland. Robert Dandrea Minor, 51, Hercules, CA, is charged with one felony count of possession of a controlled substance with a firearm. If convicted, he faces a maximum sentence of four years in state prison. The defendant is not in custody and the People will be requesting he be held on $25,000 bail at his scheduled arraignment on July 29, 2015, at 8:30 a.m. in Department N-3, North Justice Center.

Minor is a juvenile corrections officer for the Probation Department in San Francisco. Continue reading

What to do on New Year’s Eve 2014 at the Anaheim Disney Resort


Disneyland usually stays open late on New Year’s Eve and offers extra entertainment, usually including live performances, an extra parade and fireworks. These festivities are included in regular park admission, according to Mouse Savers.

This year the fireworks show is an opportunity to “celebrate beginnings of all kinds with the unforgettable “Ring in the New Year” fireworks spectacular,” according to Disneyland’s website. Continue reading

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


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Angels partner for ACT initiative in Anaheim

By Alden Gonzalez / MLB.com

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

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

FORMER DISNEYLAND EMPLOYEE CONVICTED OF POSSESSION OF DESTRUCTIVE DEVICE AFTER TWO EXPLOSIONS IN THEME PARK OF WATER BOTTLES CONTAINING DRY ICE

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

Playboy publisher Hugh Hefner goes to Disneyland with his 27-year old wife


Hugh Hefner with Mickey Mouse

Photo courtesy of Hugh Hefner’s Instagram page

Playboy Magazine Publisher Hugh Hefner, who is 87 years old, was caught hanging out with his Playboy Bunny wife Crystal Harris, 27,  at Disneyland this week, as they rode on twin mobility scooters, according to the Mirror News.

Hefner and Harris tied the knot in a New Year’s Eve ceremony at the Playboy Mansion in 2013, two years after the Playboy model previously called off their first wedding in 2011, according to US Magazine. Continue reading

Disney Half Marathon will prompt temporary road closures in Anaheim


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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURES IN ANAHEIM AUG. 31-SEPT. 1

Annual Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend brings thousands of visitors to Anaheim

ANAHEIM, Calif. (Aug. 26, 2013) The 2013 Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend will take place in Anaheim Aug. 31-Sept. 1, and thousands of new visitors and familiar friends will be in town to participate in the family-friendly weekend as part of the runDisney event series.  Over the course of the race weekend Anaheim residents may see additional runners along City streets in preparation for the 5K, 10K and Half Marathon races. Continue reading