• Disneyland
    Mad Hatter Surprise at Disneyland

    While looking at what appeared to be digitized poster of Johnny Depp’s face, guests throughout the Disneyland watched in amazement as he live-streamed on billboards as the Mad Hatter. He both spoke and waved to gathering onlookers in real-time from a nearby studio space. “Hi! May I fit you for a hat?” Depp is seen […]

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    Payton, Mosely and Marshall Manning’s Disneyland Parade

    How did Peyton Manning celebrate his team’s Super Bowl 50 victory today? He went to Disneyland! Following the Denver Broncos victory over the Carolina Panthers at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., Peyton was joined by his children, Mosely and Marshall and celebrated with fans today at the Disneyland with a parade down Main Street, […]

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    New Rivers of America Rendering Released

    Disney has just released the first rendering of what the new Rivers of America experience will look like at Disneyland. Tom Sawyers Island will be shortened and the river and railroad will be relocated south featuring an elevated trestle with waterfalls and rockwork. This is all to make way for the New Star Wars Land […]

  • Dining Reviews
    My Last Meal at Big Thunder Barbecue

    Review by Mark Hickson: Well, here it is, my last meal at Big Thunder Barbecue in Big Thunder Ranch. Set to close on Monday, it will be demolished along with Big Thunder Ranch to make way for the new Star Wars Land. Many have lamented about this change and the removal of the only all-you-can-eat […]

  • Disneyland
    DbM Details: Holiday Hub Pumpkins

    Surrounding the Walt and Mickey statue “Friends” at Disneyland’s Hub you will find seven different carved holiday pumpkins themed to each land. Let’s take a slow walk around and see what Disney character was chosen for each land. Happy Thanksgiving to all our readers! Tweet

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    Frontierland Trivia – Name This Building

    In the lower left corner you can see Lafitte’s Anchor, a relic from the pirate ship commanded by Jean Lafitte in the battle of New Orleans on January 8, 1815. It was 140 years old when this photo was taken and has since been moved two times. Of course that has nothing to do with the […]

  • Disneyland
    Signage Afterthought

    By Mark Hickson: So here we have a warning sign on Disneyland’s Splash Mountain. When it was originally installed we were only concerned that guests would get their hands crushed while dangling them in the flume water. To protect the guests this sign was installed just past the dispatch area. Some time after opening there seemed to be […]

  • Attractions
    Hobbyland Lake

    In this photo from 1957 guests are taking their seats just before the show is to begin. So what will they see? Radio controlled boats races and tethered gas powered model airplanes! This “Lake” was only inches deep but still offers a great reflection of the Rocket to the Moon attraction. Here is an aerial photo of it. This […]

  • Disneyland
    Disneyland Closing Attractions to Build Star Wars Land

    The biggest expansion of Disneyland since 1959 will begin January 10, 2016 to begin the construction of Star Wars Land. On that date Big Thunder Ranch in Frontierland and its Big Thunder Ranch Barbecue, Big Thunder Ranch Petting Zoo and Big Thunder Ranch Jamboree will close permanently. And on the same day, the following attractions will […]

  • Disneyland
    Season of the Force Coming November 16 to Disneyland

    The Disney Parks blog has announced details about the “Season of the Force,” coming this November 16th to Tomorrowland at Disneyland. Dates and details on these new Star Wars experiences coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Florida will be announced soon. On opening day, five attractions will open, including the “Star Wars” Launch Bay, an […]

  • D23
    D23 EXPO
    The Walt Disney Archives Presents – Disneyland: The Exhibit

    “The Walt Disney Archives Presents – Disneyland: The Exhibit” was the largest display the Disney Archives has ever showcased at D23 EXPO and was the largest exhibit on the show floor. The 12,000-square-foot exhibit was themed to honor the park’s history, attractions, parades, and entertainment over the past six decades, including the construction of Disneyland, […]

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    Adventureland Bazaar

    The Adventureland Bazaar is one of Disneyland’s original opening-day merchandise stores. Gone are the shrunken heads, rubber spears and Jungle cruise plastic handguns… to be replaced by Aloha shirts, plush animals and Indiana Jones Fedoras for the ladies. Although the merchandise is more African contemporary, it has not lost it’s charm as a fun and […]