Category Archives: California Adventures

Disneyland ticket prices going up again, after resort revenues go up 14%


Greedy Mickey by Alana Barbosa

Well here we go again.  Disneyland ticket prices are going up, as are their annual passes.  Here is what they reported on their Disney Parks Blog:

We wanted to let Disney Parks Blog readers know that starting tomorrow, June 2, tickets to our Florida and California theme parks will be adjusted with new pricing. Continue reading

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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


Bear Country

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

Are new Tron and Monsters, Inc. attractions coming to Disneyland and California Adventures?


Could the increase in the daily attendance rates at Disneyland and California Adventure lead to new attractions?  According to MiceChat, there are plans to build a new Monstropolis area at California Adventure, based on the popular Monsters, Inc. movie:

But instead of working on Disneyland next, TDA is now seriously considering an additional E Ticket thrill ride and new themed placemaking for DCA in the next few years. Taking a concept originally cooked up a few years ago for Disney Hollywood Studios in Florida, there’s now a very serious proposal to tear out the MuppetVision and Stage 17 buildings in the back of DCA’s HollywoodLand area and build a Monsters Inc. mini-land there. Continue reading

Are Disneyland’s fireworks worth the noise and nuisance?


“Disneyland Park has offered a fireworks show every summer since 1956. At first, fireworks fuses were lit by hand, but by the 1960s an electronic system launched the shells, the shows carefully synchronized to music. By 2000, the fireworks had become far more elaborate, with Tinker Bell and Dumbo flying overhead. To reduce noise and pollution, Disney patented an air launch pyrotechnics system, which was put to use in 2004. Disney later opened the patent on the system so that others could enjoy the benefits of “greener” pyrotechnics,” according to Disneyland’s website.

“The loud noise torments some of the neighbors, forcing them to put thick windows to block the noise or move away from the city. After many complaints to the city of Anaheim, there seems no way out,” according to the Magical Theme Park blog. Continue reading

Disney Resort now offering a $30 discount on a 3-Day Park Hopper ticket


The Anaheim Disney Resort has reacted to pressure from Southern California residents who were upset at the loss of their pass discounts.  They are now offering a 3-Day Park Hopper ticket for only $220.  Here are the details, courtesy of Disneyland’s website: Continue reading

A family can buy season passes to Knott’s for less than one Disney passport


Knott's season passes

The OC Weekly reports that: “Disneyland and California Adventure, which are practically printing money these days they’ve been so successful with the whole Cars Land thing, announced earlier this week the end to the Southern California resident program that provided reduced admission prices to locals.  Perhaps the Mouse House’s snub of Southlanders will pay for another Orange County theme park?”

You can buy an annual admission card at Knott’s Berry Farm for only $72–with no blackout dates.   A full unblocked Premium Annual Passport at Disneyland would set you back $649, for admission to both parks at the Disney Resort in Anaheim. Continue reading