• California Adventure
    Guardians of the Galaxy Tower of Terror Facade Re-Do Falls Short

    Editorial: The newly released ‘Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout’ facade Re-Do renderings of the current ‘Twilight Zone Tower of Terror’ attraction falls really short (pun intended) of expectations. After much consternation after the announcement of the re-theming and show shange-out of DCA’s ‘Twilight Zone Tower of Terror’ Disney Parks have released a brief video […]

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    Grizzly River Start-up

    There comes a time when you must start the ride. In this video we have a very rare opportunity to watch the river start to flow and grow into the Grizzly River! To see it click the photo or click HERE! Disney by Mark (DbM) Interludes is a series of videos intended to relax the […]

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    Paying Homage To Mr. Limpet

    The next time you ride Ariel’s Undersea Adventure at Disney’s California Adventure you might see a strange-looking fish, peeking out from behind the seaweed, enjoying the show. What makes this fish unusual is that it has big lips, big blue eyes, and is wearing glasses. Glasses? That’s right, glasses! Well it seems our friends at Imagineering thought it would be […]

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    DbM Details: Grizzly Peak Vineyard

    On the east slope of Grizzly Peak is a small vineyard across from the entrance to “It’s a Bugs Life,” and partially behind the “Blue Sky Cellar.” These are not props, but the real thing. The vines are meticulously cared for, just like a larger vineyard would be in California’s wine country. As you can […]

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    Grizzly Peak Airfield Opens

    This weekend Disney’s California Adventure re-opened the old Condor Flats area as the new Grizzly Peak Airfield, “The Pride of the High Sierra’s”. This re-Imagineered area has been transformed into the entrance to Grizzly Peak, featuring tributes to California’s forest fire fighters, also known as “Smokejumpers.” This map shows the entire Grizzly Peak land with […]

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    Frozen Fun Treats

    Inside “Olaf’s Snow Fest” at Stage 17 in Hollywood Land you can find this quaint grab-and-go mini food court. You can get ‘Warmer Uppers,’ ‘Frozen Wonders,’ Caramel Corn, Cotton Candy, Pastry twists, Cookies, Ice Cream bars, Rice Krispy treats, pre-packaged sandwiches, yogurt and bottled soft drinks. The ‘Rock Troll Festival Meatballs’ with cream sauce with […]

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    Frozen Fun – Olaf’s Snow Fest

    “Olaf’s Snow Fest” at Stage 17 in Hollywood Land plays host to an immersive winter wonderland straight out of the Kingdom of Arendelle, complete with a giant snow play area and musical performances by The Frolicking Fjords and The Tubadors. You can glide down a snow slide, build a snowman of your own and visit […]

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    Frozen Fun – Area Theming

    Frozen Fun is in full swing at Disney’s California Adventure. It has taken over Hollywood Land’s backlot that includes the Muppet Theater, the Mad T Party stage and Stage 17. “Freeze the Night! A Family Dance Party” runs each evening with music, dancing, interactive fun in this new, very family-friendly experience. You arrive at the […]

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    Grizzly Peak Airfield Construction Photos

    The renovation and re-themeing of the old Condor Flats area at Disney’s California Adventure into Grizzly Peak Airfield, is moving along at a brisk pace. Last Friday they re-opened the counter service restaurant Smokejumpers Grill, and are pushing for an early summer opening of the entire area. The construction fence has now been moved back […]

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    SmokeJumpers Grill is Now Open

    Yes, the old ‘Taste Pilot’s Grill’ is now been re-opened as the new ‘Smokejumpers Grill’ at Disney’s California Adventure. This is part of the new re-themeing of Condor Flats into the Grizzley Peak Airfield. This fast food burger restaurant has not changed a thing on the menu except the ‘Blue Cheese Burger’ is now a […]

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    Grizzly Peak Airfield Concept Art Released

    Walt Disney Imagineering is transforming Condor Flats into a forested Sierra mountain airfield that will become part of the Grizzly Peak area. The new Grizzly Peak Airfield will feature a California High Sierras theme with the addition of pine trees, a ranger lookout tower and national parks signage. The rest rooms, merchandise store and the […]

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    Mad T Party Returns to DCA May 22

    The Mad T Party is returning to Disney California Adventure when the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration begins May 22. Mad T Party joins other nighttime entertainment coming as part of the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration, including “Paint the Night” parade, “Disneyland Forever” fireworks and “World of Color – Celebrate!” The Party will return to it’s old venue […]