Entries from Salute to All Things Disney but Mostly Disneyland tagged with 'Disney California Adventure'

Disney California Adventure Festival of Holidays

The Festival of Holidays has returned to Disney California Adventure for its second year. Like last year, the Festival celebrates holiday traditions from around the world: Christmas, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, Navidad, and Diwali. There's entertainment, character greetings, crafts, and of...

First Look: Holidays at Disneyland Resort

Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Friday, November 10, 2017, for a first look at the holiday offerings around the resort. I arrived to find a very busy parking...

First Look at Holiday Decor Around Disneyland Resort

Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos and videos from his trip to the parks on Friday, November 3, 2017, including a first look at the holiday decorations going up around the resort and a few updates...

Disneyland Resort Updates from October 20

Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Friday, October 20, 2017. A video overview of Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge from the Mickey and Friends Parking Structure plus a couple of...

Disneyland Resort Updates from October 6

Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Friday, October 6, 2017. Starting off at the Mickey and Friends Parking Structure with a couple of video clips giving an overview of...

Halloween Time 2017 at Disney California Adventure

There's lots of special Halloween treats at Disney California Adventure this Halloween season. I already wrote a blog about the new Haul-O-Ween celebration in Cars Land, but there's other areas in the park that are also celebrating the season....

Disneyland Resort Updates - FastPass Scanners, Disneyland Railroad Readies for Opening

Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Friday, June 23, 2017. This week Jason noted that the new FastPass scanners were operational, and that the Disneyland Railroad was running tests...

Disneyland Star Wars Land Progress, All-American College Band and More!

Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com already shared some photos from his trip to the parks on Friday, June 16, 2017. In addition to those, which dealt mostly with attractions that had opened in Disneyland, he has sent us these...

Disneyland Resort Updates - 6/02/17

Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Friday, June 2, 2017. Starting off with a check of the Star Wars Themed Land Construction from the Mickey and Friends Parking Structure....

Disneyland Resort Updates - 5/12/17

Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us this subset of photos from his trip to the Disneyland Resort on Friday, May 12, 2017. Laura will cover the Tinker Bell Half Marathon Expo so I am going to focus on...

First Look at Guardians of the Galaxy - Mission: BREAKOUT!

On Tuesday I had the opportunity to take a hard hat tour of the new Guardians of the Galaxy - Mission: BREAKOUT! attraction. This was a media preview and members of the creative team from both Disney and Marvel...

Disneyland Resort Updates - 4/21/17

Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Friday, April 21, 2017. A video overview of the Star Wars Construction site from the Mickey and Friends Parking Structure Looking toward Critter...

2017 Lunar New Year Celebration at Disney California Adventure

In 2017, Disneyland has expanded the Lunar New Year Celebration to 17 days, from January 20 - February 5. This year celebrates the Year of the Rooster. All events take place at Disney California Adventure. I attended a media...

Disneyland Resort Updates - 1/13/17

Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Friday, January 13, 2017. Since Laura is covering the Star Wars Half Marathon events I will focus on everything else. A quick video...

Disneyland Resort Update - 12/16/15

I've been traveling a lot, but I wanted to make another visit to Disneyland during the holiday season. When I renewed my annual pass earlier this year I opted for the Signature AP, which is blocked out during the...

New Festival of Holidays at Disney California Adventure

Disney California Adventure gets a holiday makeover this year with the presentation of the first Festival of Holidays at the park. The Festival celebrates holiday traditions around the world with food, beverages, and entertainment. Princess Elena of Avalor makes...

Disneyland Resort Updates - 10/21/16

Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Friday, October 21, 2016. This set features a look around both parks and Downtown Disney. As always visit disneygeek.com for the full set....

Disneyland Resort Updates - 9/30/16

Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Friday, September 30, 2016. Since Laura was in the parks to cover Halloween Time and the Halloween Party I will focus on some...

Disneyland Resort - Jammin' on the Backlot & Polynesian Nights - 6/10/16

Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Friday, June 10, 2016. This posting will focus on two of the summer evening entertainment options. For a look at other happenings on...

Disneyland Resort Updates Including Star Wars Land Construction - 5/27/16

Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Friday, May 27, 2016. In this post I will take a look at the Star Wars construction and some other random pictures as...

Review: "Frozen--Live at the Hyperion"

A new show has taken residence at the Hyperion Theater in Disney California Adventure this summer: "Frozen--Live at the Hyperion." [Photos and video not attributed were provided by Disney.] Taking the place of "Aladdin--A Musical Spectacular," which ran in...

Disneyland Resort Updates - 3/18/16

Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Friday, March 18, 2016 taking a look at some of the ongoing projects around the parks. Starting off at the Mickey and Friends...

Disneyland Resort - 2016 Egg-Stravaganza

Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Friday, March 4, 2016. This post will focus on the annual Egg-Stravaganza. For a first look at Luigi's Rollickin' Roadsters check out my...

Luigi's Rollickin' Roadsters Annual Passholder Preview

Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Friday, March 4, 2016. Luigi's Rollickin' Roadsterswas conducting an Annual Passholder preview today, it officially opens on Monday March 7th. Below is a...

Disneyland Resort - A Walk Around the Parks 2/26/16

Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Friday, February 26, 2016. Trees are being removed from the berm. You can see more clearly into the park now from the parking...

Disneyland Resort - A Walk Around the Parks 2/19/16

Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Friday, February 19, 2016. The Circle D Ranch buildings have been leveled and removed in preparation for the Star Wars Project. A closer...

Disneyland Resort - 1/29/16

Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Friday, January 29, 2016. In this set of pictures I focus on the closures and ongoing projects around the parks. The support facility...

Disneyland Photo Update - A check of what's new from 10/16

Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Friday, October 16, 2015. It has been nearly a month since my last Disneyland visit due to a trip to Disneyland Paris and...

Inside Out Pre-parade at Disney California Adventure

Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos of the Disney/Pixar Inside Out pre-parade at Disney California Adventure. The pre-parade started on Friday to coincide with the release of the film. For more from Friday, June 19, 2015...

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 5/08/15

Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Friday, May 8, 2015. Friday marked two weeks until the 60th Anniversary kicks off at the Disneyland Resort. This picture set features a...

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 4/24/15

Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Friday, April 24, 2015. It has been nearly a month since my last visit to the Disneyland Resort. I paid a visit to...

Springtime Fun at Disneyland

Lee and I hadn't been to Disneyland in a while to just walk around and enjoy the parks. I wanted to do the Egg-stravaganza (which we missed last year) so we went on Sunday morning. I wrote a separate...

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 3/27/15

Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Friday, March 27, 2015. The side of the Soarin' building facing Downtown Disney is being repainted. Here you can see the second coat...

Disneyland Egg-stravaganza, 2015

It's almost Easter - that means it's time for the annual Egg-stravaganza Easter Egg Hunt at Disneyland and Disney California Adventure. (It is also being held at Epcot at Walt Disney World.) This year the event runs from Friday,...

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 3/20/15

Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Friday, March 20, 2015. Starting off on Buena Vista Street this trip. Trolley Treats has some Cinderella inspired offerings. Grizzly River Run has...

A 1st look at Smokejumpers Grill in Disney California Adventure

Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos taking a quick look at the he Smokejumpers Grill which opened on Friday March 20, 2015. I have an extended look plus my full pictures set on my site. This...

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 3/06/15

Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Friday, March 6, 2015. In this picture set I take a look around the resort at many of the ongoing and recently completed...

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 2/20/15

Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Friday, February 20, 2015. Here's the list of closures from this trip to the Disneyland Resort. Interesting note: during my last visit, Luigi's...

Lunar New Year Celebration at Disneyland Resort

Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Friday, February 20, 2015 taking a look at the Happy Lunar New Year Celebration! at Paradise Gardens in Disney California Adventure. This event...

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 2/6/15

Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Friday, February 6, 2015. A look at the posted closure list as you go through security. It is not correct, the Flying Tires...

Renovation Project Updates: Disneyland Resort 1/30/15

Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Friday, January 30, 2015. In this posting I am going to take a look at the ongoing projects around both parks. I will...

Cinderella Sneak Peek -& Boudin Bakery Tour Reopens

Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Friday, January 30, 2015. In this posting a look at the recent additions to Disney California Adventure. First up a look at the...

Renovation Project Updates: Disneyland Resort 1/23/15

Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Friday, January 23, 2015. Since this is the off season once again I focus on the refurbishments going on around the parks in...

Renovation Project Updates: Disneyland Resort 1/16

Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Friday, January 16, 2015. This picture set takes a look the state of some of the renovation projects going on around the resort....

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - Renovation Projects around the Parks

Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Friday, January 9, 2015. This posting will focus on the projects going on around the Disneyland Resort theme parks. This is just the...

Freeze the Night - Disney California Adventure

Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Friday, January 9. 2015. In this posting I will take a look at the "Freeze the Night," which is part of the Frozen...

Arendelle Added to Storybook Land at Disneyland

Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Friday, December 19, 2014. This posting will focus on the Frozen additions to the parks. Frozen Fun officially starts January 7, but a...

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/26/14

Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Wednesday, November 26, 2014. I started off my long holiday weekend spending the afternoon/evening at the Disneyland Resort. First stop today, Disney California...

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/14/14, Part 1

Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Friday, November 14, 2014, the first weekend for all of the holiday decorations and activities at Disneyland. There is a lot going on,...

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/07/14

Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Friday, November 7, 2014. Christmas officially kicks off at the Disneyland Resort next weekend, but this week most of the decorations are up...

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 10/24/14

Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Friday, October 24, 2014. As the tram passed by the backstage area of Disneyland through the fence you can see the sections of...

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 9/26/14

Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Friday, September 26, 2014. Today is the first Mickey's Halloween Party of the season. The Party is sold out tonight. Also work continues...

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 9/19/14

Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Friday, September 19, 2014. Some work going on along the tram way near the structure. Was not affecting service this afternoon. At the...

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 9/12/14

Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Friday, September 12, 2014. Along with your parking receipt on Friday you were given a button featuring Elsa from Once Upon a Time....

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 9/12/14 - Halloween Time

Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Friday, September 12, 2014 featuring a first look at HalloweenTime. Halloween Time kicked off at the Disneyland Resort today. In this picture set...

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 8/29/14

Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Friday, August 29, 2014. This weekend was the Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend. AllEars.Net's Laura Gilbreath participated in the Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend races...

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 8/08/14

Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on . First stop today Disneyland. Cruella de Vil with the Hook and Ladder Company in Town Square. Plenty of Frozen inspired treats now...

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 8/01/14

Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Friday, August 1, 2014. I started my afternoon off at Disney California Adventure Walt and Mickey, Storytellers in Carthay Circle on Buena Vista...

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 7/25/14

Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Friday, July 25, 2014. A wall up at the far end of the Mickey and Friends tram stop. As we drove around it...

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 7/18/14

Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Friday, July 18, 2014. Downtown Disney Summer Celebration continues this weekend with a Sand Volleyball tournament and exhibition. There was a youth tournament...

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 6/27/14

Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Friday, June 27, 2014. First stop today: Disney California Adventure. The lamp post is still missing out front. Speaking of missing a speaker...

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 6/20/14

Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Friday, June 20, 2014, featuring the Disneyland All-American College Band, who just began their summer performances on Thursday. Laura Gilbreath was also at...

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 6/13/14

Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Friday, June 13, 2014. First stop today Disney California Adventure. The park is coming up on 2 years since the re-dedication and opening...

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 6/06/14

Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Friday, June 6, 2014. First stop this afternoon, Disneyland and no wait to enter. In Adventureland, a new temporary wait time sign for...

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 5/30/14

Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Friday, May 30, 2014. Monorail Blue passed by while at the tram stop then it stopped near the entrance to Disneyland for several...

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 5/23/14

Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Friday, May 23, 2014. To kick off the holiday weekend and the summerseason Disneyland Resort (as well as Walt Disney World) were hosting...

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 5/09/14

Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Friday, May 9, 2014. Arriving at the Disneyland Resort for the afternoon/evening. Goofy with the Hook and Ladder Co. in Town Square A...

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 4/25/14

Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Friday, April 25, 2014. Friday and Saturday there was a Million Dollar Arm Pitching Contest in Downtown Disney. They were just getting started...

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 3/28/14

Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Friday, March 28, 2014. Friday was a busy day at the Disneyland Resort. Spring Break season is upon us and the parks were...

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 3/21/14

Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Friday, March 21, 2014. Started off walking across the Pinocchio lot to Downtown Disney. They are working on the facades in Downtown Disney....

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 3/07/14

Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Friday, March 7, 2014. The Starbucks in Downtown Disney opened on Monday. Today the walls are down and they are finishing up the...

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 2/21/14

Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Friday, February 21, 2014. A small kiosk by the Mickey and Friends Tram stop with Cast Members to answer questions. Taking the Monorail...

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 2/14/14

Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Friday, February 14, 2014. A check of the Downtown Disney Starbucks. The facade is moving along. Glass and wood have been added to...

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 1/31/14

Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Friday, January 31, 2014. A quick look at the Starbucks progress in Downtown Disney before heading to the parks. First stop today, DCA....

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 1/31/14 - Lunar New Year

Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Friday, January 31, 2014. This weekend the Disneyland Resort is celebrating the Lunar New Year, year of the horse. Festivities take place at...

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/27/13 - Disneyland Resort

Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Wednesday, November 27, 2013. Firststop today, Disney California Adventure. I walked down Buena Vista Street. In Paradise Gardens as part of Viva Navidad!...

World of Color, "Winter Dreams" Debuts!

The big event of the Disneyland Resort's holiday season is the all-new holiday version of World of Color, "Winter Dreams." Hosted by Olaf, the Snowman from the upcoming film "Frozen," it's an extravaganza of light, and music and water....

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 10/18/13

Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Friday, October 18, 2013. We start off on Main Street USA today. The Penny Arcade and Candy Palace renovation work is ongoing. Inside...

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 8/16/13

Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Friday, August 16, 2013, including the new Mara effect at Indiana Jones and the Temple of the Forbidden Eye, and the final performance...

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 8/02/13

Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Friday, August 2, 2013. First stop today, Disney California Adventure Buena Vista Street did not feel too crowded. Condor Flats had a lot...

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 7/12/13

Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Friday, July 12, 2013. As you entered Disneyland today they were still passing out free Monsters University buttons. A wall up around one...

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 7/03/13

Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Wednesday, July 3, 2013. I started off my Holiday weekend at the Disneyland Resort. First stop DCA. There is a new summer edition...

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 6/14/13

Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Friday, June 14, 2013. It has been three weeks since my last visit to the Resort due to a trip to Alaska I...

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 5/17/13

Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Friday, May 17, 2013. D23 Expo banners now line Disneyland Drive The fountain at the Mickey and Friends Tram stop in Downtown Disney...

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 4/05/13

Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Friday, April 5, 2013. The spring break season is wrapping up this weekend and the parks were fairly crowded but not insane. Upon...

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 3/22/13

Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Friday, March 22, 2013. Decent lines at the ticket booths this morning as I arrived at the parks. The Disneyland Train Station on...

Disneyland Resort Limited Time Magic Events 3/22

Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Friday, March 22, 2013. In this posting we take a look at two Limited Time Magic events that were going on at the...

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 1/11/13

Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Friday, January 11, 2013. Arriving at the Disneyland Resort. Most of the Christmas decorations and signage have been removed from around the resort....

"Destination: Cars Land" Makes Its Way to Pasadena

After a several-year absence from the famous New Year's Day Rose Parade in Pasadena, Disneyland Resort returns with a spectacular float celebrating its new Cars Land expansion. Measuring in at over 125 feet long, the float is constructed in...

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - Disney California Adventure Christmas

Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trips to the parks on Friday, November 9, 2012 and Monday November 12, 2012. The Christmas season officially kicked off Monday November 12th this year but most of...

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 10/26/12

Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Friday, October 26, 2012. I walked to Downtown Disney to start my afternoon. The ice skating rink opened at Downtown Disney last week....

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 10/14/12

Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Sunday, October 14, 2012. After the CHOC walk I stayed at the resort to do a normal Disneyland Update... so on with that...

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 9/14/12

Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Friday, September 14, 2012. This entry features a look around the parks. Some work going on in the Mickey and Friends Garage, maybe...

Disneyland Resort Halloween Time 2012 (9/14/12)

Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Friday, September 14, 2012. Today marked the kickoff of HalloweenTime for the year, which runs through October 31. You'll find lots of HalloweenTime...

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 8/31/12

Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Friday, August 31, 2012. This weekend the Disneyland Resort is hosting its annual 1/2 Marathon. Preparations were well underway for Sunday. The finish...

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 8/10/12

Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Friday, August, 10, 2012. Walked by the Disneyland Hotel and a fence and walls were going up along the Fantasy Tower. This is...

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 8/03/12

Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Friday, August, 3, 2012. We start off today walking through Downtown Disney. Not much visible progress on Earl of Sandwich, which is still...

Random Musings about Disney California Adventure

There's no particular rhyme or reason to this blog...it's just a collection of things that have occurred to me, or that I thought some people might not be aware of, that I wanted to share. Did you know that...

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 7/03/12

Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trips to the parks on Tuesday, July 3, 2012 and Saturday, July 12, 2012. Let's begin at Disney California Adventure! A new Buena Vista Bugle is out this...

Happy Fourth of July!

This is my country! Land of my birth! This is my country! Grandest on earth! It is amazing to think that over half of the year has passed by, and we've already seen the launching of a new cruise...

A Tour of Buena Vista Street

(Some of you asked for "lots of photos" from the new Disney California Adventure. Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com took "lots of photos", and we asked him to share some of them with us.) I was able to attend...

Your Questions About Disney California Adventure

Wow, it was an eventful few days last week! While we still have lots of photos to go through and other things that we will be telling you about in the not-too-distant future I thought for this blog I'd...

Disney California Adventure Grand Reopening June 15, 2012

To all who come to this place of dreams...Welcome! Disney California Adventure celebrates the spirit of optimism and the promise of endless opportunities, ignited by the imaginations of daring dreamers such as Walt Disney and those like him who...

Buena Vista Street and Cars Land

This is the cover of the map available at the entrance turnstiles today. Even though Disney California Adventure was closed to the public there were still a lot of people in the park - not only media, but lots...

Cars Land - NOW OPEN!

Wow. Today has been a once-in-a-lifetime kind of day. After all, how often do you get to see a brand new land open at a Disney theme park? And such a land! It's amazing, incredible, beautiful, awesome...I've run out...

Buena Vista Street and Cars Land Sneak Peek

On Tuesday, June 5, I was fortunate to be part of a group of media who were invited to take a "Sneak Peek" at Buena Vista Street and Cars Land. While we were allowed to take photos and video,...

What Do You Want to Know About the Re-Imagined Disney California Adventure?

The Grand Reopening of Disney California Adventure is just a week away - June 15, 2012. Deb Wills, Lee Zimmerman and I will be there, blogging and tweeting and doing our best to share the experience as we finally...

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 6/01/12

Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Friday, June 1, 2012. Rapid change continues - in addition to construction shots, this week's update features the soft opening of the Ghirardelli...

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 5/25/12, Part 2

Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com visited the parks on Friday, May 25, 2012. Included here in Part 2 are photos and video from the new Mad T Party and the summer edition of the Magic, the Memories, and You!...

Disney California Adventure Press Preview Part 2 - 5/10/12

Since Laura was in a week-long training class at work, I (Lee) had the opportunity to take her place at a press event Disney put on for Southern California media to get a look behind the scenes at all the...

Disney California Adventure Press Preview Part 1 - 5/10/12

Since Laura was in a week-long training class at work, I (Lee) had the opportunity to take her place at a press event Disney put on for Southern California media to get a look behind the scenes at all the...

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 5/5/12 Part 2

Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Saturday, May 5, 2012. Part 1 covered Disneyland Park, in Part 2, Jason looks at what's new in Disney California Adventure. Beginning on...

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 3/02/12

Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Friday, March 2, 2012. They are still working on one of the stairwells at the garage. The wind had ripped the mesh. More...

The Road to Cars Land - Blue Sky Cellar

Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos featuring a look around the Road to Cars Land which opened this past week in the Blue Sky Cellar. This exhibit features models, concept art, and more showing some of...

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 2/17/12

Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Friday, February 17, 2011. Included are photos and video from the new Minnie's Fly Girls Charter Airline show, which started on Friday. A...

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 2/03/12

Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Friday, February 3, 2012. He includes video of the new Valentine's Day tag to "The Magic, the Memories, and You". Setting up a...

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 1/7/12

Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Saturday, January 7, 2012. We arrived to a cool and overcast morning. Most of the La Brea Bakery is behind walls. A small...

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 2

Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com visited Disneyland on 11/11/11, the first day of the 2011 holiday season. Here in Part 2 are photos from Disney California Adventure, including the holiday decorations, the new Prep and Landing intro to World...

Disneyland Resort Photo Update

Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us this photos from his trip to the parks on Saturday, 10/8/11. The Annual CHOC Walk in the Park fundraiser for Children's Hospital of Orange County is next weekend and there are banners...

Blue Sky Cellar Update - Imagineering Buena Vista Street

Since Laura is in Hawaii covering the Aulani Grand Opening, she asked her poor left-behind husband to attend the press event at Disney California Adventure where they unveiled the latest exhibits in the Blue Sky Cellar. For those who...

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 9/16/11 Part 2

Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com was roaming the parks on Friday, September 16, 2011 - the first day of this year's Halloween Time celebration. Here is Part 2 of his update, with photos of the construction progress at Disney...

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 9/2/11, Part 2

The "All Things Disney but Mostly Disneyland" blog is pleased to welcome guest blogger Jason of www.disneygeek.com. Jason will be a continuing contributor here - we hope that you will enjoy his photos and updates as much as we do....

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 9/2/11, Part 1

The "All Things Disney but Mostly Disneyland" blog is pleased to welcome guest blogger Jason of www.disneygeek.com. Jason will be a continuing contributor here - we hope that you will enjoy his photos and updates as much as we do....

Disneyland Updates and Random Observations - August 5, 2011, Part 2

So on Friday, after I'd made a pass through DCA, I went back to Disneyland so I could use my Star Tours Fastpass. The Disneyland Band was performing in Town Square when I arrived, and I listened to the...

Disney California Adventure Updates - Part 2

A new restaurant complex opened in the Paradise Pier area of Disney California Adventure at the beginning of July. Boardwalk Pizza and Pasta serves flatbread pizzas, salads, and several types of pasta, while Paradise Garden Grill serves Mediterranean-style skewers,...

Disney California Adventure Updates - Part 1

I haven't had an opportunity to get to Disney California Adventure since June, when I was there for the opening of The Little Mermaid attraction. I spent Friday roaming around the park, and taking in a lot of the...

The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Undersea Adventure

The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Undersea Adventure is a new attraction at Disney California Adventure that officially opens on Friday, June 3. It has been in soft opening for about a week, and I had the opportunity to ride it...

A Dozen Helpful Hints for the Disneyland Resort

by Guest Blogger Art Gallego I have been visiting Disneyland for nearly 40 years. For the first time in my life, I became a Disneyland Annual Pass holder in March of 2010. By no means do I consider myself a...

April Disneyland Trip Report - Part 2

Here's part 2 of my trip to Disneyland earlier this week - this part covers Disney California Adventure, which is where most of the construction activity is taking place. DCA's Entrance Plaza seems to be taking shape quickly -...

March Disneyland Trip Report - Part 2

In Part 1 I showed you some of the things I saw on Friday at the hotels and Disneyland, and here I'll talk about DCA. Work is continuing on the new entrance - some of the structure is visible...

Happy 10th Birthday Disney California Adventure!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011 is Disney California Adventure's 10th birthday. You know, I've had a really hard time writing this blog entry - I can't seem to figure out what I really want to say about the park. I...

Tron, Everybody!

So Tron Fever is currently running amok over at California Adventure, with the nighttime event ElecTRONica, and the new Tron tag on World of Color. I was recently able to take a look at both and brought back some...

Disneyland Upcoming Events

Just thought I'd post a list of some upcoming events at Disneyland: September 3-5 - Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend. Events include the Health and Fitness Expo on Friday and Saturday, the Family Fun Run 5K and Kids Races on...

Drawing Disney at the Animation Academy - Disney California Adventure

One of my favorite (and I think often overlooked) areas at Disney California Adventure is the Animation Building. In addition to Turtle Talk with Crush, the Toy Story Zoetrope, and The Sorcerer's Workshop, guests can also visit the Animation...

A Summer Day at Disneyland

On Monday Lee and I went to Disneyland to spend the day with his brother's family, who are vacationing there this week. I think it's the first time he's ever been to Disneyland with kids, and the first time...

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