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


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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

White Rabbit lawsuit settled quietly by Disney


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Do you remember this story – “A local family filed a lawsuit Monday against Disneyland over claims of racism. In August 2012, Annelia Black and her family took a trip to Disneyland to celebrate her nephew’s birthday. Upon entering the gate, the White Rabbit — a character from “Alice and Wonderland” — greeted the family,” according to ABC 10 News.

The lawsuit was quietly settled this past July, with nary a media peep, according to the OC Weekly. Black family lawyer Daniel Gilleon would only confirm the case was settled, citing a confidentiality agreement. 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

A look back at ‘Limited Time Magic’ at Disney Parks in 2013


Since January, “Limited Time Magic” has included a series of unexpected opportunities with an extra sprinkle of pixie dust at Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort. Continue reading

Tom Hanks turns into Walt Disney!


Saving Mr. Banks has opened in select theaters as of December 13th, and will be everywhere on December 20th, 2013.

When Walt Disney’s daughters begged him to make a movie of their favorite book, P.L. Travers’ “Mary Poppins,” he made them a promise – one that he didn’t realize would take 20 years to keep. In his quest to obtain the rights, Walt comes up against a curmudgeonly, uncompromising writer who has absolutely no intention of letting her beloved magical nanny get mauled by the Hollywood machine. Continue reading