Top 11 Things to do When Disneyland is Crowded

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Disneyland can be a very crowded place at certain peak times of year. During these Disneyland peak seasons, the afternoons are usually the most crowded. I put together this list of things to do in the busy Disneyland afternoons during these peak seasons. During a recent trip during the Christmas holidays, the parks hit capacity on multiple […]

Disneyland Gives Face Value For Unused Ticket Books and Letter Coupons

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From the opening of the park until 1982, Disneyland used tiered tickets or lettered “coupons” for admission into individual attractions. When the coupon system was replaced with Disneyland day passports, there were still thousands of unused lettered coupons in circulation. Typically guests would exhaust all of their “E Tickets,” but often returned home with unused […]

9 Reasons to See the New Live Action Disney’s Cinderella

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The new Cinderella is a fantastic retelling of the classic fairytale that closely resembles the animated version, while still adding more depth and beauty to the story than ever before. Here are the top nine reasons that you should go see the new version of Disney’s Cinderella. 9 Reasons to See Cinderella Incredible World is Believable The visual […]

He Rode Disneyland’s Indiana Jones Adventure 22 Times in a Row–That’s Why the Music is So Good

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In honor of the 20th anniversary of the Indiana Jones Adventure in Disneyland, I have a story from composer Richard Bellis. He arranged the music for many of the greatest attractions throughout Disneyland including Indiana Jones Adventure, Star Tours, and Tower of Terror. The below text is an excerpt from his book, The Emerging Film Composer: […]

Sleeping Beauty Castle Tarps Removed: Before and After

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The themed Sleeping Beauty Castle tarps were removed today, and now the castle is in full view. We have photos of the new color scheme for the castle. Danielle, the author of the fantastic Tales of a Disneyland Cast Member, has photos for us to share. Here is the castle before the tarps went up: Now, […]

Secrets Behind the Walt Disney and Mickey Mouse Partners Statue–DD026

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Join me for an exploration of the history behind the partners statue that features Walt Disney and Mickey Mouse. While the public story is that the partners statue was simply added to honor Walt Disney, the Imagineers had an ulterior motive. Disney Historian Jim Korkis and I trace the tale of this partners statue from the very beginning when […]

How to Avoid the 2015 Disneyland Price Hike

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Both Disneyland and Walt Disney World prices went up on Sunday February 22, 2015. This price hike comes less than a year after the most recent jump(last was May 2014). But, you still have time to get your tickets through our recommended Disneyland-approved third party ticket reseller at the 2014 Disneyland prices. See full information below. […]

Mad T Party Returns to Disney California Adventure May 22nd

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Disney officially announced earlier today that the Mad T Party would return to the backlot section of Disney California Adventure on May 22nd. The announcement comes after the dance party was transformed into the Frozen themed “Freeze the Night! Family Dance Party.” The Frozen party has been popular with the family demographic, but has failed to draw […]

Interview With Voice of Jafar from Aladdin, Jonathan Freeman–DD025

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Jonathan Freeman, the original voice of Jafar in the Disney’s classic movie, Aladdin, joins us on the Disney Dose podcast this week. We discuss his breathtaking 25+ years voicing the character and his current role as Jafar in the theater production of Aladdin on Broadway. This episode is filled with Disney Animation history and enlightening stories […]

Disneyland Castle and Carthay Circle Theater Will Be Decorated For 60th

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Both the Disneyland Castle and Carthay Circle Theater will be draped in diamonds in honor of the Disneyland 60th Anniversary starting May 22nd. Both will feature flourishing diamond touches and large medallion Ds gracing their fronts. The entire resort will feature Disneyland Diamond Celebration themed decor and banners in the Disneyland shades of blue. The peaks […]

New Disneyland Nighttime Parade, Fireworks, and World of Color Announced for 60th Anniversary

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A new parade, fireworks, and World of Color show will debut in Disneyland on May 22nd in honor of the Disneyland 60th Anniversary. Disneyland announced the happenings for the 60th Anniversary in front of a packed house of guests and media. Our Disneyland correspondent was at the event to provide full updates. See also: Disneyland Castle […]

14 Disneyland Star Wars Half Marathon Costumes. Can’t Believe They Wore #9 Running.

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Disneyland hosted the first annual Star Wars Half Marathon this past Sunday. The half marathon race was just one of three races over the Martin Luther King long weekend. The event also included a 5k and 10k race. Runners could chose to run each race individually or take the rebel challenge to finish all three […]

How Becoming an Imagineer Made Terri Hardin Love Disneyland Even More–DD024

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The Disney Dose podcast is back with Terri Hardin, the Disney Imagineer and sculptor responsible for the beautiful rock work at Disneyland Paris and the artistry of Splash Mountain Tokyo. You can listen to her first interview by clicking here. This week we discuss the difficulty of being a woman working in the rock work […]

Top 9 Most American Things in Disneyland

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Disneyland is a truly American entity, reflecting Walt Disney, the great American Dreamer of the 20th century. This American dreamer is immortalized with patriotic experiences peppered throughout Disneyland. Most American Things in Disneyland Below is a list of the nine top American things in Disneyland that will make you swell with patriotic pride. These attractions can be added to another […]

Tiki Bird, Matterhorn Yeti, Pirates of the Caribbean, and More Sing Frozen in New Disneyland Ad

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Disneyland is promoting the Frozen Fun event through a new commercial featuring classic Disneyland characters singing “For the First Time in Forever” from Frozen. The characters include a tiki bird, the Matterhorn Yeti, pirates, Haunted Mansion ghosts, it’s a Small World dolls, the Big Thunder Mountain goat, the Grizzly Gulch Mountain, and a Tower of […]

Ultimate Disney Fan Christmas Holiday Gift Guide

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We are less than one week away from Christmas. But, Amazon can still get you a package before December 25th. Check out our Disney fan Christmas list below. On this page we will highlight the best gifts for any Disney fan. Frozen After seeing a presentation at the D23 Expo in August, I decided that […]

Update: New Disneyland High-End Restaurant Serving Alcohol Inside the Park

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Update: Disneyland Public Relations has officially reached out to Disney Dose to fully explain the unclear letter Club 33 members received. The 21 Royal Street location will open as a private dining room requiring advanced reservations. Club 33 members will have priority to book the room, but in the future park guests may be able to make […]

Imagineer Terri Hardin on Big Thunder Mountain, Disneyland Paris, and Tokyo Disney Quality– DD023

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This week Terri Hardin joins us again on the Disney Dose podcast to discuss her sculpture and rock work for Walt Disney Imagineering. This week we go a little further into her story working on Big Thunder Mountain and the Dragon’s Lair for Disneyland Paris. Find her first episode here > We also discuss the […]

Happy Thanksgiving! Pardoned Presidential Turkeys at Disneyland–DD022

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Happy Thanksgiving! Today, on this special Disneyland Thanksgiving episode, I share the history of the Presidential pardoned turkey in Disneyland. From 2005-2009 the turkeys pardoned by the President of the United States and the National Turkey Federation were sent to either Disneyland or Walt Disney World. These turkeys are considered the “happiest turkeys on earth,” […]

Universal Versus Disney and Great Disneyland Stories with Sam Gennawey–DD021

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Sam Gennawey sat down with me at the Walt Disney Family Museum to discuss his new book Universal Versus Disney: The Unofficial Guide to American Theme Parks’ Greatest Rivalry. Currently, the Walt Disney museum is showing an exhibit featuring Walt’s Trains. Sam shares the deciding factor in the closing of Walt Disney’s home railroad, the Carolwood Pacific. This episode is […]