Tag Archives: Disneyland

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


Angels blood drive

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

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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

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

Thor is coming to Disneyland’s Innoventions on November 1


Thor – from “The Avengers” and the upcoming movie “Thor: The Dark World” – is coming to Disneyland park this on November 1!

Astrophysicist Jane Foster, who established a special relationship with Thor, has been studying the “Bifrost,” a cosmic bridge that allows Thor to travel between the Nine Realms, including Earth. She has determined that the Bifrost is set to open again in Southern California and pinpointed the precise location as Innoventions at Disneyland park, according to the Disney Parks Blog. Continue reading

Tomorrowland is turning into Star Wars land!


Adios lame Innoventions!

Adios lame Innoventions!

There are amazing changes coming to Disneyland’s Tomorrowland, according to MiceChat, that include getting rid of the lame People Mover, Innoventions and Autopia and brining in the Millennium Falcon and the Tatooine Cantina.

Yes folks – Star Wars land is coming to Tomorrowland. Now I don’t think they will drop the name, but rest assured this will be a Star Wars land, for the most part.

Here are a few choice excerpts from MiceChat: Continue reading

Disneyland honors father who saved a truck driver from a fiery crash


Bob Michels climbed over a guardrail to get to the driver of a truck that had crashed and caught fire. (Screenshot, KCAL)

Bob Michels and his family were headed to Disneyland when they witnessed a horrific fiery crash in Oxnard, on Saturday, according to CBS News. Bob actually jumped a fence onto the Carmax lot where a truck that drove off the highway was burning – and he pulled the driver out of the truck.

Bob’s daughter Amy shot a video on her cell phone that the huge fireball that engulfed the truck.  You can watch video of the crash here. Continue reading

The Unofficial Gay Days are coming to Disneyland from Oct. 4-6


The 2013 Gay Days at Disneyland are set to take place Friday, Oct. 4 to Sunday,
Oct. 6. For its 16th year, the event is expected to attract more than 30,000
LGBT park-hoppers from California and all over the country. A complete schedule is available at the Gay Days website. (Edge on the Net) Continue reading