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VOL. XVIII - No. 5
July 16, 2022
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Our Top Story this month is Ernest Goes To Splash Mountain..With the re-theming of Splash Mountain to Tianas Bayou Adventure we have found an old show called Ernst Goes To Splash Mountain from back in 1989. Ernest P. Worrell was a popular character in commercials and a few movies back in the 1980s portrayed by Jim Varney. In this video he is to be the first human to experience the death defying trip down Splash Mountain!..The rubber-faced Ernest, almost always dressed in a denim vest and baseball cap, appeared at the door of an unseen, unheard, and seemingly unwilling neighbor named "Vern". The spots were structured in a way to allow the viewer to be "Vern", as Varney looked directly in the camera whenever Vern was addressed. Ernest's seemingly pointless conversations with Vern – which were actually a monologue due to Vern never responding – inevitably rambled around to a favorable description of the sponsor's product, followed by his signature close, "KnowhutImean?"


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With the re-theming of Splash Mountain to Tianas Bayou Adventure we have found an old show called Ernst Goes To Splash Mountain from back in 1989. Ernest P. Worrell was a popular character in commercials and a few movies back in the 1980s portrayed by Jim Varney. In this video he is to be the first human to experience the death defying trip down Splash Mountain!
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Disneyland Has Never Been More Expensive Here Are Some Cheaper Ways To Visit

Planning a trip to Disneyland has never been more expensive. Ticket prices are way up and inflation and eye-watering gas prices have made every aspect of a vacation pricier. Taking a family of four to Disneyland will never be “cheap,” but there are little ways to trim your budget to make it slightly easier to manage. We 've gathered some of our favorite tips and tricks to get deals and cut costs for your next trip to the Disneyland Resort. Does Disneyland sell discount tickets?

Disney Says Disneyland Facebook Instagram Accounts Hacked

Disneyland Resort's Facebook and Instagram accounts were hacked earlier on Thursday with a series of inappropriate posts that were subsequently taken down, Walt Disney Co said. "We worked quickly to remove the reprehensible content, secure our accounts, and our security teams are conducting an investigation," the entertainment giant said in a statement. Screenshots of the Instagram posts, which were posted online, contained profane and racist posts made by a person claiming

Disney Reportedly Replacing Castle Fireworks Spectacular

Among the things that define all Disney Parks are castles, Mickey Mouse, and, of course, fireworks. Disney has become known for incredible nighttime spectaculars that delight Guests of all ages. From time to time, Disney changes it 's fireworks shows to bring Guests even more magic - there are holiday specials, for example, including special spectaculars for the Christmas season and the Fourth of July - but sometimes the new performances are more permanent. Many regular

Brand New Summer Foods Debuting For Disney Parks 67th Anniversary

In the summertime when the weather is hot, you can slather on some sunscreen and head down on down to The Happiest Place on Earth. Sure, it 's going to be hot, but if you 're going to be hot, where better to be hot than at Disneyland Resort - hanging out in Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure, and Downtown Disney - while snacking on some delicious food? This year, Disneyland will be celebrating its incredible 67th anniversary! Disney is never one to let a potential party go by, and they will be

Pirates Of The Caribbean Ride With Captain Jack Intact Plus Long Lines And Temporary Closures

Captain Jack is back! The original Pirates of the Caribbean attraction at Disneyland has reopened to throngs of enthusiastic fans - and a few technical hiccups. The ride, which debuted in 1967, was closed for refurbishment on March 14 and was originally scheduled to reopen in “summer 2022,” and then July 1. Accordingly, Disneyland dropped the rope today and fans were there en masse to experience the revamp. First impressions are that little has changed beyond maybe

Details About The Princess And The Frog Attraction

When Disneyland Resort announced just over two years ago that a new attraction inspired by "The Princess and the Frog" would debut at The Happiest Place on the Earth, fans of the beloved Disney animated film, which premiered in 2009, began anticipating an announcement about an opening date, as well as other details. The Anaheim theme park revealed new renderings and details of the ride on July 1, 2022, as well as an expected opening year: "Late 2024" is the word from Disneyland (that's

23 Rides That Have Shut Down And The Surprising Reasons Why

Rocket to the Moon closed and inspired several futuristic flight rides were equally unsuccessful. Rocket to the Moon was a Disneyland opening day attraction in 1955 that placed guests in a giant rocket ship, or moonliner, standing in Tomorrowland. The futuristic simulation ride was sponsored by the now defunct airline TWA (Trans World Airline). Guests sat in a circle with screens on the floor and ceiling in the center, which acted as windows and showed realistic scenes of

New Disney Idea Solves A Huge Theme Park Visitor Problem

Visiting a Walt Disney theme park may not be quite as magical as the commercials suggest. Sure, you may find yourself smiling with your kids as fireworks go off or having a chance encounter with Goofy, Donald Duck, or some other beloved character, but there are a lot of other logistical concerns as well. Parents, or even adults not visiting Disneyland or Disney World with kids, often have to carry a lot of things with them. You may need an umbrella or poncho for the inevitable rain at

I Was A Real Life Mermaid

Did you know there used to be live mermaids at Disneyland in the late 1950s and 1960s? It's true! In this excerpt from Chris Strodder's book The Disneyland Book of Lists, one of these former Disneyland mermaids shares her tale. When the new Submarine Voyage launched in mid-1959, eight costumed mermaids splashed around in Tomorrowland's lagoon as part of the celebratory festivities. Six years later, Disneyland brought back a new group of mermaids for three

Walt Disneys Black Sunday

July 17, 1955, was intended as an invite-only, media-oriented day to celebrate the long-awaited opening of Disneyland. Technically it was called the “international press preview,” but Disney employees-and even Walt Disney himself-would afterwards come to label it “Black Sunday.” During the 1930s and 1940s, Disney had visited several amusement parks with his wife and their two daughters, noticing that the majority tended to be rundown, trash-littered places that usually focused on scary thrill

The Best Candy Where To Get The Sweetest Smackerels

The happiest candy is in the Happiest Place on Earth: Find out where to find the best candy at Disneyland. Did you even go to Disneyland if you didn 't try a sweet treat? Every time I go to the park, I 'm looking for something sugary and sweet to feed this urge. Churros are a popular choice amongst guests alike, but something just hits different when you step inside the Disneyland candy shops. There are six candy shops throughout the Disneyland Resort. Each shop has its own

My Trip To Disneyland The Year It Opened 1955

The jungle hung low over the green-gray waters, thick and humid. Exotic bird calls sounded around us. Something slithered and splashed into the river as the captain guided his boat downstream, pointing out beasts only seen in comic books and tropical art. Suddenly the water surged as a gigantic beast broke the surface, its huge mouth opening wide in a shattering roar. I jumped back against my mother 's knees as the giant sank below the surface again. This intrepid explorer

Finding Dory Octopus Swims Into Submarine Lagoon

A seven-armed octopus from “Finding Dory” with camouflaging capabilities who just wants some peace and quiet is about to become visible to thousands of Disneyland visitors and a flock of squawking seagulls after hiding beneath a tarp in the Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage lagoon. Hank the septopus from “Finding Dory” will join the cast of amphibious creatures in the Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage attraction at Disneyland, according to Walt Disney Imagineering. Disneyland will

Disney Parks Princess And The Frog Redo Of Splash Mountain Gets Name And Launch Date

Back in 2020 Disney announced that its popular (but highly controversial) attraction Splash Mountain would get an overlay, this time themed to “Princess and the Frog,” its 2009 animated feature that starred the studio 's first African American Princess, Tiana (voiced memorably by Anika Noni Rose). Now the company has finally announced some details, chiefly that the attraction 's new name will be Tiana 's Bayou Adventure and that it will open at Walt Disney World and Disneyland in late

Heres How To Create Magical Moments When Meeting Your Favorite Disney Characters This Summer

After a pause on character meet-and-greets due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Disneyland Resort guests can once again hug Minnie Mouse and ask for Cinderella 's autograph. A trip to Disneyland parks in Anaheim, California, is not a cheap or easy endeavor for most people, so how can you get the most out of your experience? The Arizona Republic spoke with a former employee - officially called cast members - who has portrayed several beloved characters at Disney parks and also

Why You Need To See 50th Anniversary Main Street Electrical Parade More Than Once

Disneyland 's Main Street Electrical Parade is celebrating its 50th anniversary. The parade ran continuously from the early 1970s to the mid-1990s and has returned to the park several times since then, so there 's a pretty good chance that if you 've been to Disneyland in the last five decades, you 've seen it. Having said that, if you 're a fan, you 're going to want to check out this new version of the classic Electrical Parade. Not only that, you 'll want to do it twice. The 50th

New Fantasmic Dining Packages For Guests

The fan-favorite “Fantasmic!” has returned to Disneyland to delight guests, and now the park is offering several dining packages to go with the show. Guests can choose from two delicious packages at River Belle Terrace, or a package from Hungry Bear Restaurant. River Belle Terrace Packages The Premium Package includes a meal from the regular menu or a special menu offered only to Fantasmic! Dining Package Guests. That menu includes items like loaded

Yippie Invasion And Other Acts Of Activism In The Happiest Place On Earth

"A People 's Guide to Orange County" is an alternative tour guide that documents sites of oppression, resistance, struggle and transformation in Orange County, California. The following series of stories explores moments of resistance and social activism despite Orange County's reputation for its conservatism. "The happiest place on earth" has been a space where visitors and workers have raised important questions about the pursuit of happiness. When it opened in 1955, Disneyland's earliest

When Will Pirates Of The Caribbean Reopen

The popular Pirates of the Caribbean attraction that has been closed for months while Disneyland prepared for the return of the “Fantasmic” nighttime spectacular is set to return in a few weeks after a seasonal refurbishment. The Pirates of the Caribbean attraction at Disneyland is scheduled to return from refurbishment in early July, according to Disneyland officials. Pirates of the Caribbean could return as soon as July 1, according to the Disneyland website.

One Of Most In Demand Restaurants Now Taking Walk Ups Only

There are a ton of great places to dine while visiting Disneyland Resort. Whether you are looking for a light snack, a quick meal, or a full sit-down experience, there is something for everyone. Disneyland offers a wide variety of food, from classic Disney treats like Mickey pretzels, DOLE Whips, and Mickey Premium Bars to more substantial things like specialty hot dogs, Naples-style pizza, or complete Cajun meals. Disney doesn 't have a huge number of sit-down restaurants, but the ones that are

Jungle Cruise Its History Criticisms And The Changes Made By Disney Parks

Disneyland's Jungle Cruise ride is one of the amusement park's more popular rides since 1955. Yes. You've read that right. The ride's been with the park ever since it was first opened to the public on July 17, 1955, according to Time. As such, if it could talk, the ride can tell you how much the amusement park has changed since then. However, with the changing of the times, certain norms and ideas become obsolete or sometimes outright offensive. For instance, a part of the ride is

How Is Disneyland Going To Solve Its Magic Key Problem The Fate Of Annual Passes At The Park Is Unclear

On Monday, Disneyland announced a drastic change: the Magic Key passes are no longer for sale, with every tier of the annual passholder program listed as “currently unavailable.” The change comes just a month before the earliest purchasers of the new program, which was launched last August, would have been eligible for renewal. While Disneyland had previously indicated that current passholders will be allowed to renew, that messaging has been removed from the Disneyland app.

7 Tips For Watching The Return Of Fantasmic

“Fantasmic” has returned to Disneyland after a two-year pandemic pause and an extensive reconfiguration of the waterfront viewing area that will require first-time and longtime visitors alike to adjust their strategies for watching the venerable nighttime spectacular. Disneyland presented the return of “Fantasmic” along the Rivers of America on Thursday, June 2 as part of a summer kickoff media event for national and international news outlets. Let 's start with a quick review

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Phantom Boats
Load Area
Mine Train Passing Under Pack Mules Bridge
Pack Mules Passing Over Mine Train
Hank The Septopus
Entrance
Treats
Making Caramel Apples
Treats
Horse-Drawn Fire Wagon On Main Street
Spaceman And Family In Front Of Clock Of The World
Wig-Was-I-Ga-Mig (Birch Bark Lodge)
Wig-Was-I-Ga-Mig (Birch Bark Lodge) Sign
Junior Autopia Load Area
Facade And Sign
Load Area
Skull Rock
Water Wheel Close Up
Lion King Float
Crocodiles
Lion King Float
Giraffe Float
Simba Float
Marina
Marina
Marina
Marina
Tower
Room
TWA Moonliner Poster
Concept Art
Surrey At Town Square
Surrey In Front Of Carnation
Devil
Hell With The Lights On
Mickey Mouse
Security For Yippie Invasion
Monte Cristo Sandwich
New Videos
Pirates Of The Caribbean
Johnny Depp Surprises Fans As Captain Jack Sparrow


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Mr. Toad's Wild Ride
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Ernest Goes To Splash Mountain


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