10 Scary Legendary Ghost Tales Of Disneyland Haunts
I recently interviewed a cast member who works inside the Haunted Mansion. She talked about the belief, among Disney employees, that the place is inhabited by more than the Disney-created 999 haunts.
She said female employees talk about ghosts that untie the ribbons in the cast members' hair. She said props move from one side of a room to the other. She said there are behind-the-scenes rooms in the ...
10 Things You Need To Bring To Disneyland
I have lived in California my whole life and have visited Disneyland several times. When visiting Disneyland there are some essentials that you need to bring. Here are 10 things you need to bring with you on your next Disneyland visit.
One of the most important things to bring with you on your Disneyland trip is a backpack. A backpack is important to hold all of the stuff that you ...
10 Tips For Your Familys Next Trip To Disneyland
With all the rides, shows, characters and restaurants, it's no secret that families are flocking to Disneyland. But with as many as 60,000 visitors on a peak day, it can become overwhelming to know how to make your vacation magical.
Here are a few tips to make sure the happiest place on earth lives up to your family's expectations.
From our experience, if you can plan your Disneyland days during ...
1000 Items From Disneylands Earliest Days To Go To Auction
Disneyland fans, you've got your annual pass and zillions of pins. But do you possess an original bird from the Tiki Room? Or an etched glass E-ticket sign that once hung at the Pirates of the Caribbean ride?.
Now you can.
As Disneyland rolls out plans for its 60th year celebrations, more than 1,000 items from the theme park's early days are going on the auction block in Sherman Oaks on Feb. 28. ...
15 Financial Facts You Never Knew About Disney
1. The theme park reportedly took an initial investment of $17 million to get up and running.
That was in 1955 - today those numbers would be closer to $148 million!
2. The first Disneyland ticket reportedly cost $1.
It was purchased by Walt Disney's older brother, Roy O. Disney.
3. 11,000 tickets were sold on the park's opening day.
However, counterfeit tickets resulted in ...
15 Stunning Disneyland Foods And Drinks Worth Waiting In Line For
Disneyland: home of fantastical fireworks, rip-roaring rides, more souvenirs than you can shake a four-fingered glove at - and, it so happens, some of the best theme park food this side of Arendelle.
Bars and restaurants at the Disneyland Resort have figured out what guests crave, from sweet, buttery pineapple soft serves to boozy green screwdrivers made with five different kinds of rum. We've ...
17 Creative Ways To Save Money At Disneyland
The "happiest place on earth" is a top destination on many families' bucket lists. If you plan ahead, this magical, unforgettable experience doesn't have to put a large dent in your budget. Here are some tried-and-true tips for saving money while enjoying your Disneyland experience.
1. Come Prepared
Plan ahead so that you don't have to purchase a necessity at Disneyland that you could have ...
20 Year Deal That Bans Tax On Disney Tickets To End In 2016
A little-known pact struck nearly two decades ago has kept city leaders from levying a so-called entertainment tax on Disneyland and Disney California Adventure tickets.
That deal expires in 2016, and City Councilwoman Kris Murray wants to ask voters to make it tougher to enact new taxes in Orange County's most populous city.
Murray said she didn't know about the agreement, which was quietly ...
21 Interesting Facts About The Walt Disney Company
Since it was founded in 1923, The Walt Disney Company has captivated the masses by fostering imaginative, family friendly entertainment. Having grown into a $155 billion company today, Disney is also arguably the world's most successful diversified media conglomerate.
Here are 21 interesting facts about the thriving business Walt Disney built:
1. In 1929, The Walt Disney Company marked the ...
24 Hours In Disneyland So Long, Happy Place
It was not a pretty sight. Staggering through the exit turnstiles of California Adventure, I was stricken with the sort of randomly anxious thoughts I have not experienced since my hardest drinking days..
If cotton candy is green and slightly tangy does that make it a fruit? Was the music I kept hearing real or just in my head? Were my feet and hands swollen because I had been upright for so long or ...
24 Hours Of Disney Mickey Mouse Balloon Shaped Popcorn Buckets In Massive Demand
Popcorn is great -- but the containers are, too?
Friday was the debut of the Mickey-Mouse-balloon-shaped popcorn buckets, and park-goers waited in long lines at popcorn carts around the park just to get the blue, red and purple varieties for $12.50 a pop.
In January, the official Disney Parks blog posted an online item featuring the buckets -- so fans were ready.
Gretchen Davison, 21, works ...
25 Things You Need To Know About Disneyland's Diamond Celebration
Disneyland is celebrating 60 years of magic with a Diamond Celebration set to begin May 22. Since opening in 1955, Disneyland has continued to hold a special place in the hearts of children and adults alike. Here are 25 things you need to know if you are planning to celebrate with Mickey.
Diamond Celebration hours
1. Disneyland opens at 6 a.m. on May 22 for a 24-hour kickoff of the Diamond ...
3 Attractions Closing As Disney Anniversary Party Ends
The electrified Paint the Night parade, the Disneyland Forever fireworks show and World of Color: Celebrate! will end their runs next month when Disneyland's 60th anniversary celebration comes to a close.
On the Disney Parks Blog, officials said this week that the nightly attractions will make their final performance Sept. 5. All three shows were created to celebrate the anniversary.
5 Disney Ride Ideas That Never Saw The Light of Day
Disney parks are known for bringing the magic of their movies and making it into a tangible experience for fans across the world. But as much success as Disney has had - magical or otherwise - not all of their ideas have been great enough to make it to fruition.
At one time or another the following five rides were thought to be great ideas before getting shut down. Whether it was for licensing, ...
5 Most Underrated Things To Eat At Disneyland
Disneyland is the happiest place on earth, without a doubt. You get to meet your favorite characters, ride some fun rides, and eat some ridiculously delicious food. This isn't your standard theme park fare. Yes, there are still hot dogs, hamburgers, and french fries, but Disneyland has a great variety of eats to nosh on.
You've heard of the Dole Whip and corn dogs, but there are some hidden gems just ...
5 Safety Tips To Keep Your Kids Safe At Disney Parks
If you've ever been to a Disneyland, or any other Disney Park, you have heard, "Please keep your arms and legs inside the vehicle at all times." There are hundreds of these public service announcements made every day, several times a day at Disney Parks to keep guests safe. Disney Parks are filled with fun rides and attractions, and with a little extra planning you can make each visit to the park as safe ...
50 Year Old Memories Of Worlds Fair
It was half a century ago.
This native son of Newport-Mesa was on the East Coast visiting the 1964 New York World's Fair.
That fair turned out to be one of the highlights of my young life. I was 19 and stationed with the U.S. Army at Fort Slocum, N.Y., north of New York City. The fair was spread over 650 acres of Flushing Meadows territory, in Queens.
The fair ran for two six-month seasons, ...
50 Years Ago Today,The Public Got Its First Taste Of Video Calls
It seemed like the inevitable future at the time, we're sure. On April 20th in 1964, Bell Telephone showed off the Mod 1 Picturephone -- a precursor to the Skype and Hangouts video calls that have become a standard but under-utilized feature of modern communications. The demonstration was part of the World's Fair in Flushing Meadows, visitors were able to step into a booth and have a conversation with a ...
58 Ways Star Wars Land Is Changing Disneyland
The Walt Disney Company recently announced that an entirely new land based on the Star Wars universe would be coming to Disneyland, likely in 2019. The 14-acre mini universe will feature two major new rides and other attractions including a restaurant based on the Mos Eisley cantina in the films. I'm not a big Star Wars aficionado, but I hear that the designers working on it are, and genuine fans can ...
60 Reasons To Visit Disneylands 60th Anniversary
You don't really need a reason to visit Disneyland. It is the happiest place on earth after all. But when was the last time you stepped onto Main Street U.S.A. and took a spin on Dumbo the Flying Elephant?
If it's been awhile, you might want to consider planning a visit this year as the resort goes all out for its 60th anniversary Diamond Celebration. In honor of the occasion, let's highlight 60 of ...
7 Disneyland Secrets That Will Transform Your Trip
Whether you're young, or just young-at-heart, the magic of Disneyland appeals to the child in all of us. But each of us gets something different from the experience -- some have an adventurous side that longs for the thrill of the scariest ride, some have a girly side that wants nothing more than to meet the dazzling princesses of the park, some have an indulgent side that loves the wide array of food and ...
7 Most Underrated Experiences At Disneyland
If you're any kind of Disneyland fan, then you know the glory of the Jungle Cruise ride and you've eaten more Dole Whips than you can count.
But even some of the most avid park-goers skip key experiences during their visits. The following rides, secret spots and shows often go under-appreciated in favor of bigger, sparklier Disneyland attractions. Seek out these little-known gems the next time you ...
7 People Treated 8 Cars Burn In Disneyland Parking Fire
A fire broke out in Disneyland's main parking structure that burned eight cars and caused seven people to be treated for smoke inhalation, authorities said.
No foul play was suspected but authorities haven't given a cause for the Monday blaze at the Mickey & Friends Parking Structure.
Four cars were destroyed and four more had major damage from the fire, which brought losses estimated at ...
7 Reasons Why Disneyland Raised Its Annual Pass Prices
Disneyland's recent decision to raise the price of its top-tier annual pass to more than $1,000 has upset many hardcore fans.
The top-tier annual pass with no blackout dates leaps from $779 to $1,049 - a whopping $270 hike that represents a 35% price increase. A cheaper version of the Signature pass tacks on two weeks of blackout dates during the Christmas and New Year's holiday season, the busiest ...
8 More Unanswered Questions About Star Wars Land
Disney raised even more questions with the recent announcement of plans to temporarily close the Rivers of America, Tom Sawyer Island and the Disneyland Railroad to allow for construction of Star Wars Land.
Here's what we know so far: The new 14-acre land will feature two attractions set in a remote frontier town on the outer rim of the "Star Wars" galaxy. While no opening date has been set, ...
8 Tips For Celebrating The Holidays At Disneyland
Get the most out of your Disneyland vacation with these insider tricks.
The holiday season truly is magical at Disneyland, bustling with special events, parties, parades, entertainment and elaborate decorations. Plus, Disneyland Resort offers special annual events, from the Festival of Holidays entertainment to the "World of Color -- Season of Light" spectacle at Disney California Adventure Park. ...
9 Extinct Disneyland Attractions You Probably Never Knew Existed
Over 60 years ago, Disneyland opened in Anaheim, California. In the decades since, Walt Disney's original theme park vision has undergone changes both big and small. Rides, attractions, and entire swaths of land have sometimes been overhauled or torn down to make way for modern amusements.
But thanks to documentaries and numerous Disney bloggers, we can still look back at some of the most iconic rides ...
A Date With Disney
The date had not been going at all well. Normally, Katie loved Disneyland. But, with Josh, her date, complaining the whole time, she felt herself going bonkers. While he was great when they were about ten yards away from getting on the rides, the rest was just a spout of anti-Disney prattle.
More often than not, she found herself spacing out, typically remembering the times she had gone there while ...
A Diamond Celebration In Sardineland
It had been three or four years since I had last been to Disneyland. But, on May 22, my mother and I went, just the two of us. That day was the opening day, for lack of a better term, of the park's Diamond celebration. As a part of that, the parks were open for 24 hours, closing at 6 A.M. on May 23 for a few hours.
Rather inadvertently, we ended up parking in the "Toy Story" parking lot instead of ...
A Family Trip To The Disney Family Museum
I have been looking forward to the opening of the Disney Family Museum for a long time. When I first got wind of it, I immediately e-mailed the curator who informed me I had about 3 years to wait. What, 3 years! I want it now! So I waited, bided my time, checked in at the museum site every couple of weeks to read about the progress. When I thought I could not take it any longer, Bam, they opened up, and I ...