Unauthorized documentary, The Dark Side of Disney, premiering During Disney D23 Expo


The Dark Side of Disney

The Dark Side of Disney is a new unauthorized documentary film inspired by the bestselling book, which has become known as the “anarchist cookbook of Disney travel guides.” It will premiere at the Frida Cinema in Santa Ana, California on Sunday August 16th at 4:30PM, coinciding with the D23 Expo, the world’s largest Disney Convention.

The opening scene is a conversation between the director and his mother talking about how she scattered his grandmother’s ashes in the moat of Cinderella castle at Walt Disney World.  Inspired to find other Disney fans who, like his mom, take their Disney passion to extreme lengths, the filmmaker travels to Orlando to investigate what causes certain Disney fans to cross the line over to the dark side. 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

Disneyland to host an Avengers Superheroes Half-Marathon Weekend on Nov. 14-16


RunDisney today announced its newest running event: an Avengers half-marathon weekend at the Disneyland Resort in California. The November event will be the third annual running weekend at the Disneyland Resort, joining the Disneyland, according to Theme Park Insider.
Here’s Disney’s announcement: Continue reading

Love is in the Air, and On the Ground, at Downtown Disney this Valentine’s Day


Downtown Disney Valentine's Day

From the Disney Parks Blog

Downtown Disney is a great place for a date any day of the year, so it should come as no surprise that I highly recommend it for celebrating Valentine’s Day, too!  Read on for a few of my favorite ways to spend quality time with the one you love:

If you’re a classic romantic, there’s a good chance either dinner for two, a big-screen romance or decadent chocolate tops your list of Valentine’s Day gestures. Guess who’s got them all? Restaurant options abound here at Downtown Disney (book early here or via 407-WDW-DINE), AMC Downtown Disney 24 is showing all the latest flicks, and Ghirardelli Ice Cream & Chocolate Shop is the “go-to” source for chocolate delights. (And if you want to roll those all into one big experience, may I suggest AMC 24 Dine-In Theatres – opt for the Chocolate Brownie Sundae for dessert.) Continue reading

Captain America to appear at Disneyland this Spring


In honor of “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” coming to theaters April 4, guests at Disneyland park in Anaheim will soon have the opportunity to meet the First Avenger in person. Captain America will be dropping in to Disneyland park starting this spring, where you can also experience continuing favorites Iron Man Tech Presented by Stark Industries and Thor: Treasures of Asgard, according to the Disney Parks Blog. Continue reading

Disneyland brings back special prices for So. California residents


Meet Lightning McQueen and Mater in Cars Land

Disneyland Resort Offers Two or Three Days of Fun at Special Prices for Southern California Residents 

ANAHEIM, Calif. (Jan. 6, 2014) – Southern California residents can “show their Disney side” in 2014 as the Disneyland Resort once again presents a ticket offer especially for them, with options for two or three days of fun and adventure at the parks – all at special prices. To explore all there is to do at Disneyland park and Disney California Adventure park, Southern California residents may purchase a 2-day ticket with their choice of one park per day for just $129, a 2-day Park Hopper ticket for just $164, a 3-day ticket with their choice of one park per day for just $159, or a 3-day Park Hopper for just $194. Continue reading

Disneyland’s Viva Navidad concludes with festive Three Kings Day finale on Jan. 6


Three Kings Day at Disneyland Resort

ANAHEIM, Calif. Dec. 31, 2013 – The Disneyland Resort concludes its Holiday festivities by bringing the Three Kings Day celebration to Disney California Adventure Park, Friday through Monday, Jan. 3-6, 2014. The Three Kings Day tribute marks the grand finale of “Disney ¡Viva Navidad!,” a fun and festive event that has been presented throughout the holiday season with a colorful street party, merry music and traditional Mexican foods.

Three Kings Day, also known as Dia de los Reyes Magos, has been celebrated for generations by the people of Spain, Mexico, Central America and other nations, as part of the Christmas story. It commemorates the day the three kings (the magi or “wise men”) followed the star to Bethlehem bearing gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. Continue reading