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

Disneyland Resort Updates - 2/10/17

Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Friday, February 10, 2017. Laura wrote a blog featuring the Beauty and the Beast Preview as well as AP Days 2017, so I...

The Main Street Electrical Parade Returns to Disneyland - Again

(Thank you to our contributing photographer Jason, of disneygeek.com, for his parade photos.) I must admit that when Disney first announced that the Main Street Electrical Parade was returning to Disneyland this year, my reaction was along the lines...

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 Updates - 12/30/16

Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Friday, December 30, 2016. Arrived at the Mickey and Friends parking structure just past noon with clearing skies. A video overview of the...

Disneyland Resort Updates - 12/03/16

Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Saturday, December 3, 2016 . A look at the Star Wars Construction site this crisp morning (it was about 50 degrees out). A...

Disneyland Resort Updates - 11/23/16

Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his pre-Thanksgiving trip to the parks on Wednesday, November 23, 2016. There is now a preferred parking option at Disneyland. They had the first 20 spots of the 4...

Disneyland Resort Updates - 11/19/16

Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Saturday, November 19, 2016. A quick check of the Star Wars Construction from the Mickey and Friends parking structure, for a more in...

Disneyland Resort Updates - 11/4/16

Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos and video clips from his latest trip to the parks on Friday, November 4, 2016. A video overview of the Star Wars construction site from the Mickey and Friends parking...

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....

Mickey's Halloween Party - 2016 Disneyland

One of the special events during Halloween Time each year is Mickey's Halloween Party at Disneyland. The parties take place on select evenings in September and October. Party goers must purchase a ticket to the event, and they usually...

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 Updates - 9/16/16

Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Friday, September 16, 2016. Since Laura posted a look at Halloween Time and the APDays last week I am going to skip those...

Disneyland Resort Updates - 9/02/16

Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Friday, September 2, 2016. Since it's been just a week since his last visit, he focused primarily on the Disneyland Half Marathon weekend,...

Disneyland Resort Updates - 8/26/16

Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Friday, August 26, 2016. A quick video look at the Star Wars Construction site from the Mickey and Friends Parking Structure. An overview...

Disneyland Resort Updates - 8/12/16

Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Friday, August 12, 2016. Some work on the upper floor exit ramp at the Mickey and Friends Parking Structure A couple pictures to...

Disneyland Resort Updates - 7/29/16

Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Friday, July 29, 2016. An overview of the Star Wars Themed Land construction at Disneyland. Here is a video look around the site....

Dining Review: Cafe Orleans

I mentioned in a previous blog that my favorite Disneyland table service restaurant is Cafe Orleans in New Orleans Square. I hadn't actually eaten there in several years, though, so I wanted to try it again to see if...

A Trip to Disneyland in Summerrrrrrr

Lee and I, along with our friends Matt and Kristin, spent a summer Saturday at Disneyland. Lee and I, of course, are frequent visitors, but Matt and Kristin are not, so we wanted to get in as many of...

2016 Mickey's Halloween Party Information and Updates

Disneyland (finally) announced details for this year's Mickey's Halloween Party events...and there are a number of changes. There will be seventeen different parties this year: September 23, 26, 28, 30 and October 3, 5, 7, 10, 12, 14, 17,...

Disneyland Resort Updates - 7/8/16

Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Friday, July 8, 2016. An overview of the Star Wars site from the Parking Structure. A wall is taking shape on the far...

Disneyland Resort Updates - 6/17/16

Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Friday, June 17, 2016. An overview of the Star Wars site from the Mickey and Friends Parking Structure. Now a pan across the...

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...

Disneyland Resort Updates - 5/13/16

Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Friday, May 13, 2016. Since Laura covered the re-opened and new attractions I will use this post to check in on the projects...

Disneyland Resort Updates - 4/21/16

Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Thursday, April 21, 2016. Starting off my trip at the Mickey and Friends garage with an overview of the Star Wars construction site....

Disneyland Resort Updates - 4/10/16

Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Sunday, April 10, 2016. Laura covered the Food & Wine Festival in a separate post so I have included some general park update...

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...

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 - 2/12/16

Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Friday, February 12, 2016. Annual Passholder Days continued this week with the theme: "Live the Adventure." The opera house feature today was Disneyland...

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 Update - 1/22/16

For a change Jason didn't go to the parks, so you get a Disneyland update from me instead. :-) It won't be as thorough or have nearly as many photos, though. I didn't make it to DCA since I...

Disneyland Resort - 1/15/16

Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Friday, January 15, 2016. What appears to be utility work going on along the tram load/unload area for the Mickey and Friends garage....

Disneyland Resort - 1/8/16

Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Friday, January 8, 2016. For this picture set I will focus on some "last visits". The full picture set is on my site...

Disneyland Resort - 12/18/15

Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Friday, December 18, 2015. The tram/vehicle support facility is moving along in the Pinocchio lot. The signs in the garage and at the...

Disneyland Resort - 12/18/15 - Aladdin Emporium Window

Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Friday, December 18, 2015. The final new Emporium window on Main Street USA has been unveiled and it features a scene from Aladdin....

Star Wars: Season of the Force

We continue our look at Disneyland's new Star Wars celebration in Tomorrowland, with some of the new attraction additions and overlays. [As always, any unattributed photos or videos are courtesy of Disney.] Over in the Tomorrowland (née Magic Eye)...

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/14/15

Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Saturday, November 14, 2015. These pictures take a look at what's new around both Disneyland and Disney California Adventure this holiday season. For...

Season of the Force: Star Wars Launch Bay

This week, Disneyland debuted a brand-new celebration of all things Star Wars--Season of the Force. [Unless otherwise attributed, all photos and videos courtesy of Disney.] Taking place in Tomorrowland, a Star Wars retheming has been given to several of...

Holidaytime Returns to the Disneyland Resort

Starting November 13, 2015 and going on until January 6, 2016, the holidays have arrived at Disneyland! [Unattributed photos/video courtesy of Disney.] As is tradition, Disneyland kicked off its season with the ceremonial lighting of "it's a small world."...

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/06/15

Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Friday, November 6, 2015. He noticed that Halloween was over, and more Christmas decorations were up around the parks. In addition, another new...

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 10/30/15

Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Friday, October 30, 2015. Arriving at the Disneyland Resort. Visible progress is slow on the work in the Pinocchio Parking lot. Most of...

Disneyland Photo Update - Toy Story Emporium Window

Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Friday, October 16, 2015, taking a look at the latest Emporium window to be unveiled. This one features Toy Story and is the...

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...

Disneyland Photo Update - Halloween Time from 9/11

Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Friday, September 11, 2015 with a first look at Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort. For more pictures from this trip be sure...

Disneyland Patriot Day Flag Retreat & Challenge Coin Presentation

Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Friday, September 11, 2015, with a look at the Patriot Day Flag Retreat Ceremony. Disneyland and Walt Disney World have a nightly flag...

Photo Update from Disneyland Resort 8/28

Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Friday, August 28, 2015. It has been a while since I posted a look at the projects and changes around the parks on...

D23 Expo 2015: "Disneyland: The Exhibit"

Expo Time! The 2015 Expo took place from August 14-16 at the Anaheim Convention Center, and as usual, the biennial Disneyfest was a virtual cornucopia of offerings from every branch of the Walt Disney Company. My Expo experience started...

Photo Update from Disneyland Resort 7/31 - Entertainment!

Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Friday, July 31, 2015. I spent a "lazy summer" afternoon/evening at the Disneyland Resort. As I wandered around the parks I stopped to...

Photo Update from Disneyland Resort 7/3 - U.S. Air Force Honor Guard & Peter Pan's Flight Return

Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Friday, July 3, 2015. In this posting I will take a quick look at the recently reopened Peter Pan's Flight attraction and then...

2015 Disneyland Resort All-American College Band

Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos of the 2015 Disneyland Resort All-American College Band from Friday, June 19, 2015. The 2015 All-American College Band started their season yesterday. Their first performance today is at the Hollywood...

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 6/12/15

Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Friday, June 12, 2015. I arrived at the Disneyland Resort this afternoon a bit later than usual thanks to traffic and work. Here's...

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...

Disney Paint the Night Parade in Hong Kong Disneyland a preview for Disneyland 60th

Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us this "preview" of Disney Paint the Night Parade. The Disneyland 60th Anniversary kicks off on May 22nd with a new parade, new shows, entertainment and more.The new parade will be Paint the...

Disneyland Resort Photos - Sleeping Beauty Castle 60th Anniversary preparations (4/24/15)

Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Friday, April 24, 2015. This posting will feature a look at Sleeping Beauty Castle as it prepares for the Disneyland 60th Anniversary Celebration...

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - Tomorrowland Sneak Peek

Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Friday, April 24, 2015. A Tomorrowland movie sneak peek poster as you enter the park. A Sneak Peek of the upcoming Tomorrowland film...

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...

Disneyland Springtime Roundup @ Big Thunder Ranch Jamboree

Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Friday, March 20, 2015 featuring a look at the Springtime Roundup at the Big Thunder Ranch Jamboree. In the center is a food...

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...

"The Story of Disneyland" Exhibition and Sale

The Van Eaton Galleries in Sherman Oaks, California is currently holding an exhibition of "The Story of Disneyland" collection from February 7 through February 27, to be followed by a live and online auction on February 28 and March...

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...

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's Royal Theatre - Frozen Fun

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 another element of the "Frozen Fun" that runs through April...

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...

Frozen Fun at Disneyland

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 Frozen Fun that runs through April 30. Pieces of...

Three Kings Day at the Disneyland Resort

This weekend, January 2-6, 2015, Disney California Adventure will once again finish off its popular "Disney ¡Viva Navidad!" event with its annual Three Kings Day Finale. Here to tell us more about it, is performer and Cast Member, Carlos...

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 - 12/06/14

Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Saturday, December 6, 2014. This weekend is Candlelight weekend at Disneyland. Unlike Walt Disney World, here on the West Coast the Candlelight Processional...

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 2

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. Returning to Disney California Adventure. The...

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,...

Holidaytime at Disneyland

November 13th marked this year's arrival of the holiday season to the Disneyland Resort! To kick it off, the ceremonial lighting of "it's a small world" took place, presided over by the Gallardo Family. Their daughter Maya had battled...

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 - 10/10/14

Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Friday, October 10, 2014. This weekend is the Annual CHOC Walk in the Park. Banners line Downtown Disney for the event. Anna and...

Disneyland's Halloween Time 2014

It's Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort! This is one of my favorite times of year at Disneyland. It's nice to see some significant effort put into a season other than Christmas. Jason has already provided a lot 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 - 8/22/14

Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Friday, August 22, 2014. The walls are down at the end of the Mickey and Friends Tram stop area. The area at the...

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 8/15/14

Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Friday, August 15, 2014. First stop today, Disney California Adventure. The Grand Californian is still covered in scaffolding and mesh as the renovation...

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...

Legends of Frontierland: The Adventures of Lasso Laura and Jiminy Jason

Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com and Disneyland blogger Laura Gilbreath spent some time Friday, July 18, 2014 exploring the Legends of Frontierland: Gold Rush! at Disneyland. Laura writes: Legends of Frontierland is a new interactive guest experience at Disneyland...

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...

Happy 59th Anniversary, Disneyland!

On July 17, 2014, Disneyland celebrated its 59th Anniversary. Starting off with some numbers by the Dapper Dans ranging from "The Tiki Tiki Tiki Room," to "Miracles from Molecules," the Celebration Moment continued as the quartet was quickly joined...

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 7/11/14

Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Friday, July 11, 2014. First stop today Disney California Adventure The area outside the Fly n Buy in Condor Flats now has Planes:...

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 7/03/14

Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Thursday, July 3, 2014. Included are photos from the renovated Alice in Wonderland attraction, as well a preview of the July 4th fireworks....

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 Summer Update

I attended Disneyland's summer preview media event on May 23, the day of the 24-hour "Rock Your Disney Side" event, where I had several interview opportunities to discuss what's new and some things we can look forward to this...

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 - 4/11/14

Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Friday, April 11, 2014. We start off on Main Street USA. The 20th Century Music Company on Main Street now sells very little...

Happy (Early) 50th Anniversary, "it's a small world!"

On April 10th, Disney Parks celebrated (a few days early,) the 50th anniversary of "it's a small world's" debut at the 1964 New York's World Fair. As a part of the event, Richard Sherman, who with his brother Robert...

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 Photos - Disney Gallery - Mechanical Kingdoms

Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Friday, March 7, 2014. This posting features a quick look at the Disney Gallery and Disneyana store exhibit entitled Mechanical Kingdoms that opened...

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...

Earl of Sandwich: New Menu Items--Limited Time!

"I mean it's crazy..." "What?" "We finish each other's..." "SANDWICHES!" --"Love is an Open Door," Frozen Recently, Downtown Disney's Earl of Sandwich updated its menu for the winter with two new sandwiches, a side dish, and a dessert. BBQ...

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 - 1/10/14

Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Friday, January 10, 2014. The off season has arrived at the Disneyland Resort, which means Christmas decorations are being packed away until November...

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 1/04/13

Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Friday, January 3, 2014. A check in on Starbucks in Downtown Disney. It is moving along. The signs say a winter opening, no...

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 12/07/13

Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Saturday, December 7, 2013. Arrived at the Disneyland Resort before park opening this morning. Across from La Brea Bakery/World of Disney a new...

Disneyland Candlelight Processional 2013

Disneyland's tradition of the Candlelight Processional, featuring a massed choir performing Christmas music, began in 1958. Unlike Epcot, it is only performed on two nights, typically the first weekend of December, making it more of a challenge to see....

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!...

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/22/13 - Disneyland Resort

Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Friday, November 22, 2013. There was a steady drizzle as I arrived at the Mickey and Friends parking structure this afternoon. Starbucks in...

Holidaytime at the Disneyland Resort

So now that Halloween is over, the Winter Holidays have taken over the Disneyland Resort with a vengeance. Some season offerings have continued on from the last holiday... Haunted Mansion Holiday ...Some have returned from last season... "it's a...

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/08/13 - Disney California Adventure

Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Friday, November 8, 2013. This posting takes a look at Disney California Adventure. Time to visit DCA. Buena Vista Street is all decorated...

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/08/13 Disneyland

Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Friday, November 8, 2013. The Holiday season officially kicks off next week, but most of the decorations are up and the festivities started...

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 - 10/05/13

Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Saturday, October 5, 2013. As part of Limited Time Magic Downtown Disney is hosting a chalk art festival this weekend. I had intended...

Disneyland Unleashes the Villains - 9/13/13

One of this year's Limited Time Magic offerings has been on the calendar for a long time - the September Friday the 13th Unleash the Villains event. Though until the week before there weren't any details on what was...

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 9/13/13 (Halloween Time)

Laura Gilbreath and Jason of disneygeek.com visited the parks on Friday, September 13, the first day of this year's Halloween Time celebration. This post takes a look at the decorations, the holiday attractions, the Halloween Carnival, and some of...

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...

Let Disneyland Entertain You!

I think a lot of people go to Disneyland for the rides and the attractions, and never realize all of the entertainment options that are also available! Lee and I, along with Jason (disneygeek) spent a summer day at...

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...

Disney Gallery - Tiki Tiki Tiki Realms

Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Wednesday, July 3, 2013. Disneyana has moved into the former Gallery Location in the Bank of Main Street and the Gallery has moved...

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 - 6/21/13

Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Friday, June 21, 2013. Arrived at the Disneyland Resort just after lunch. First stop DCA where final preparations are underway for the Lone...

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...

Mickey and the Magical Map

On May 25th, Fantasyland Theatre (née Videopolis) debuted a new live show, "Mickey and the Magical Map." At a preview for the media, Disneyland President Michael Colglazier made an appearance to introduce it. Mickey, apparently in the middle of...

How I Spent My Monstrous Summer Day

How I Spent My Monstrous Summer Day by Jason, Jeanine, and Laura We thought we would collect up some of the photos we took and tweets we sent out during Disneyland's Monstrous Summer All-Nighter and share them here. (We must...

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 - 5/10/13

Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Friday, May 10, 2013. First stop today, Disneyland. Nice to see the Magical posters up right away this season, it returned last Friday...

Iron Man Tech presented by Stark Industries @ Disneyland Innoventions

Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Friday, April 12, 2013. A new exhibit opened at Innoventions this weekend. Iron Man Tech presented by Stark Industries. This exhibit is being...

Long Lost Friends Week - Disneyland Limited Time Magic

Disney's Limited Time Magic offering at Disneyland for the week of April 8-14 was Long Lost Friends Week. Prior to the event guests were able to participate in an online poll to select the characters that would appear at...

Disneyland Resort - Buzz Price Window Dedication

Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos of the window dedication ceremony at Disneyland on April 9, 2013 honoring Harrison (Buzz) Price with a window on Main Street USA. One of his key contributions to the Walt...

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 - 3/08/13

Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Friday, March 8, 2013. First stop Disneyland. The Main Street station is still under wraps. Minnie paused to wave to me. Fantasy Faire...

Fantasy Faire: Here Come the Girls!

On March 12th, Disneyland's latest addition will open to the public: Fantasy Faire. Taking the place of the former Carnation Plaza Gardens on the West side of the Hub, Fantasy Faire represents a small village attached to the castle....

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 2/22/13

Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Friday, February 22, 2013. As I started out this week, the Dapper Dans of Disneyland were performing near the Firehouse. Next week as...

Disneyland Limited Time Magic - Presidents Week

Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos of Disneyland's Presidents Week Limited Time Magic, featuring the Voices of Liberty. This week, I stopped by the Main Street Opera House, where the Voices of Liberty were performing in...

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 2/15/13

Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Friday, February 15, 2013. To kick off the President's Day weekend I spent Friday afternoon/evening at the Disneyland Resort. It was one of...

Disneyland Fantasy Faire Preview

The new Disneyland Fantasy Faire, where guests can meet, interact, and learn the stories of the Disney princesses, is under construction in the former Carnation Plaza Gardens area of Disneyland. I had the opportunity to preview the new area,...

Disneyland Limited Time Magic - New Orleans Bayou Bash

Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks in late January, 2013. The New Orleans Bayou Bash has returned as part of Limited Time Magic on weekends through February 12. The festivities...

Disneyland Resort Photo January Update

Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks in late January, 2013. The skyline has changed a bit, a large tower crane is visible over the trees. This is being used for...

Blue Sky Cellar Reopens - Fantasy Faire Exhibit

Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Friday, January 18, 2013. On January 19th the Blue Sky Cellar exhibit entitled Walt Disney Imagineering presents Fantasy Faire opened. There was a...

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....

The Golden Horseshoe: Magically Back for a Limited Time

Disneyland's Year of Limited Time Magic continues this week with the start of "A Salute to the Golden Horseshoe Revue." While the show plays gratis throughout the day, the last show of the evening at 6:30pm currently plays only...

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 1/4/13

Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Friday, January 4, 2013 as the New Year kicks off with Limited Time Magic events and the Christmas season comes to an end...

Dia de los Reyes Magos at the Disneyland Resort

From January 4-6, 2013, Disneyland Resort will be celebrating the Latin American holiday "Dia de los Reyes Magos", or Three Kings day. In case you lack familiarity with the holiday, Disney describes it thusly: "Dia de Reyes, also known...

A Star-Studded Christmas

Happy Holidays! If you haven't had a chance to take a look at it already, AllEars put a slideshow out last week showcasing many of the beautiful seasonal sights around DCA. For my Christmas offering this year, I'm presenting...

Disneyland Candlelight Processional - 12/01/12

Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from the parks on Candlelight Processional at Disneyland on Saturday, December 1, 2012. Main Street is ready for the Candlelight season to begin. This year instead of only two nights...

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - Disneyland Christmas

Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip 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....

Tinker Bell Brings Ice Skating to Downtown Disney

On October 23, 2012, a new open-air temporary ice rink started operations at Downtown Disney, with Tinker Bell and her new twin Periwinkle in attendance. Disneyland Resort Ambassador René Torrico acted as Master of Ceremonies for the brief opening...

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...

CHOC Walk in the Park @ Disneyland 10/14/12

Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Sunday, October 14, 2012. Part I takes a look at the Annual CHOC Walk in the Park event. Part II will be a...

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...

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...

Disney Gallery Presents - Crowning Achievements - Creating Castles from Magical Kingdoms

Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos of the exhibit in the Disney Gallery, which opened June 30. The Disney Gallery on Main Street is hosting an exhibit entitled Crowning Achievements - Creating Castles from Magical Kingdoms....

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 5/25/12, Part 1

Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Friday, May 25, 2012. Part 1 features photos of the newly revealed Carthay Circle area, and construction updates from DCA, Disneyland, and Downtown...

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 1

Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Saturday, May 5, 2012. Quite a few changes, so we will be presenting his blog in three parts: Disneyland, DCA, and Downtown Disney....

Disneyland Update - 4/29/12

Jason has been doing a wonderful job with all of the Disneyland photo updates but he has been at WDW recently, so I'm going to try my best to provide this week's update. But I didn't get photos from...

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 4/14/12

Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Saturday, April 14, 2012. Let us start off the tour at California Adventure and Buena Vista Street, a look at the west side...

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 4/06/12

Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Friday, April 6, 2012. They had the bridge in the Mickey and Friends Garage blocked off as they are doing some resurfacing and...

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 3/23/12

Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Friday, March 23, 2012. Instead of parking in the Mickey and Friends garage I was directed out to the Toy Story Lot, which...

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...

Napa Rose Chef's Counter - A Dining Experience!

For those not familiar with it, Napa Rose is the signature restaurant at the Grand Californian, with dishes featuring seasonal ingredients inspired by the wine country. The restaurant is beautifully decorated, with lots of wood and interesting light fixtures....

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...

New Orleans Bayou Bash - 2/10/12

Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos of the New Orleans Bayou Bash from his trip to the parks on Friday, February 10, 2012. The Bayou Bash festivities will run over the next five weeks on February...

Inaugural Tinker Bell Half Marathon - The Details

The Inaugural Tinker Bell Half Marathon Weekend took place at Disneyland January 27-29. The Health and Fitness Expo was on Friday and Saturday, the Never Land Family Fun Run 5K was Friday night, the kids' races were Saturday morning,...

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's Lunar New Year Celebration

Disneyland is celebrating the Lunar New Year with the Happy Lunar New Year Celebration! January 20-29. The festivities are taking place along the Small World Mall. There are banners and other decorations all along the way. Other decorations include...

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...

Season's Greetings! Still!

Although I am very fond of the holiday season, I often find myself woefully behind on celebrating it. Often, our household ends up postponing a lot of the actual enjoyment of Christmas things--movies, music, etc.--in lieu of meeting the...

Disneyland Resort Photo Update 12/16/11 - Part 2

Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Friday, December 16, 2011. In part 2 are shots from around Disneyland including some of the Holiday festivities, a video of The Magic,...

Disneyland Resort Photo Update 12/16/11 - Part 1

Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Friday, December 16, 2011. The main focus of Part 1 is to check in on the progress of Cars Land as well as...

Disneyland Officially Launches the 2011 Holiday Season - 11/14/11

Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com visited Disneyland on Monday, November 14, the first official day of the holiday season. Events included the special "it's a small world" Holiday lighting ceremony and the first "A Christmas Fantasy" parade of the...

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...

Mickey's Halloween Party - Disneyland 2011

Kristen Nowicki of the Mousetalgia podcast (www.mousetalgia.com) attended one of this year's Mickey's Halloween Parties at Disneyland and shares her experience in this guest blog. It's been over 20 years since I last went trick or treating. This all changed...

Mickey's Soundsational Parade Annual Passholder Event

Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com and "All Things Disney" blogger Jeanine Yamanaka attended the special Mickey's Soundsational Parade event for Disneyland Annual Passholders on Wednesday, October 12. They team up in this blog, which features Jason's photos and captions,...

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...

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...

Disneyland Updates and Random Observations - August 5, 2011, Part 1

I visited Disneyland and Disney California Adventure on Friday, August 5, and thought I'd share some photos and various observations from my visit. Star Tours continues to be the hot Fastpass ticket (no real surprise there!). I got a...

How I Spent My Spring Break: D23, WDW, SWW, DL, and Various Other Acronyms (Part 5.)

As if there weren't enough things to distract a body, the Disneyland Hotel opened up its two new Tiki-themed eateries, Trader Sam's, and the Tangaroa Terrace. Trader Sam's is more or less a bar with the same theming as...

How I Spent My Spring Break: D23, WDW, SWW, DL, and Various Other Acronyms (Part 4.)

In case you missed the earlier blogs of How I Spent My Spring Break: Part 3 Part 2 Part 1 So I flew back to Los Angeles, and almost the next day my Star Tours II Annual Passholder preview...

Disneyland Fireworks - Where's Your Favorite Spot?

Last week on the Disney Parks Blog, they announced that there would be a special fireworks show at Disneyland on July 1-4. Disney's Celebrate America! A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky will combine patriotic music with lots...

Star Tours Opens in Disneyland - Press Event!

On Friday morning I was in the Star Tours queue, where I had the opportunity to speak with Susan Dayne, Art Director for Star Tours. I apologize for the audio - I have a cold and I was losing my...

Mickey's Soundsational Parade Premieres at Disneyland

The new Mickey's Soundsational Parade premiered at Disneyland today - and it's terrific. Wonderfully designed floats, great music, lots of characters, and full of energy. To be honest, there was SO much going on that I couldn't take it...

Star Tours - The Adventures Continue - Early Departure Event

Lee Zimmerman, Laura's husband, is guest blogging this report on the Star Tours Early Entry Event at Disneyland on Friday, May 20. --- Laura had to work Friday and it was my off day, so she drafted me, typically her...

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 1

After I attended Tuesday's press event on the new Tinker Bell 1/2 Marathon I wandered around Disneyland, DCA, the Disneyland Hotel and Downtown Disney for a while. There's still lots of construction going on at the Disneyland Hotel -...

New Disneyland Race - the Tinker Bell 1/2 Marathon

For several weeks the runDisney Facebook page has been teasing us with clues about a new Disney race. The clues have been pretty obscure, for example this was the first clue: Fantasia/Dumbo Dumbo:Tangled And this was another clue: Ronald...

Hungry Bear Restaurant Review

The Hungry Bear Restaurant in Critter Country re-opened recently with a new menu, featuring some new and rather unusual menu items. Lee and I tried some of them on our visit last weekend. The previous Hungry Bear menu offered...

Pirates of the Caribbean - On Stranger Tides Sneak Peek

From now until May 30, Disneyland is offering a special "sneak peek" experience for the new Pirates of the Caribbean - On Stranger Tides movie on selected nights. Lee and I had the opportunity to see what this was...

Yo Ho, Yo Ho, A Pirate's Life for Me...

In preparation for the upcoming premiere of Pirates of the Caribbean - On Stranger Tides, Disneyland is offering a new pirate experience in the Festival Arena at Disneyland. The area has been transformed to resemble Blackbeard's ship, the Queen...

March Disneyland Trip Report - Part 1

I made a quick trip to the Disneyland Resort on Friday, March 4. This was one of the trips that I call a Menu Blitz, where I go all over the resort and collect/take pictures of menus, as well...

Mardi Gras Mischief at Disneyland

For the Mardi Gras themed Family Fun weekends, many of the characters are hanging out in New Orleans Square, dressed in their Mardi Gras best. I don't know what was in the air on Friday - whether it was...

Mardi Gras, Disneyland Style

For the last couple months, Disneyland has made a bid to enliven the traditionally low-traffic winter months by putting on Family Fun Weekends. Having gone through weekends with themes as diverse as "Kickin' Country" and "Lunar New Year," we...

Disneyland - Disney California Adventure - Land of Construction Walls

We visited Disneyland and Disney California Adventure last Saturday - it had been a while since I'd had a chance to tour in the parks, and I was very surprised at all the construction walls that were up in...

Disneyland - The Magic, The Memories and You!

Believe it or not I still occasionally write about Disneyland, too! :-) I've been very fortunate to spend so much time in Florida recently, but I've been missing my "home" park. I was invited to a media event at...

Happy Holidays!

So the year's winding down to a close, but the holidays at Disneyland continue in full swing. Had you been able to make D23's November tweet-meet at the Plaza Gardens, you might have found, among the decorations, a Disney...

Destination D: Day 1, Early Afternoon.

So after lunchtime, the schedule continued with "A Long Time Ago...The Making of Star Tours," presented by WDI Creative Executive Tom Fitzgerald. He detailed the inception of the ride as coming from George Lucas, and then related his trip...

Disneyland's 2011 Ambassadors

On October 12, 2011, Disneyland held its annual ceremony to announce the 2011-2012 Disneyland Resort Ambassador Team. It was held in the Sleeping Beauty Castle Forecourt, and was hosted by 2009-2010 Ambassadors, Quinn Shurian and Danielle DuBois. After an initial...

D23 Destination D: Day 1, AM

So going on the theory that you cannot have too much Destination D coverage, here are some of my thoughts on the weekend's events. For one thing, it was a huge relief to find that they had a venue...

Mickey's Halloween Party 2010

This year the Disneyland Resort's Halloween party has moved from Disney California Adventure over to Disneyland Park. And it has a new name: Mickey's Halloween Party. While the name location and different, most aspects of the party remain the...

Halloween Treats on Main Street at Disneyland

Deb Wills wandered down Main Street yesterday and found some yummy Halloween Treats! At the Candy Palace: At the Blue Ribbon Bakery The Market House Now here are some treats for YOU for reading this far.... Donald and Mickey on...

It's Halloween Time at Disneyland

If it's September, it must be Halloween Time. This weekend, Disneyland rolled out its Halloween decorations in preparation for the season. While the new hard-ticket event Mickey's Halloween Party at Disneyland isn't starting until October first, the Haunted Mansion...

Duffy Comes to Disneyland

On September 19th, Disneyland played host to a special AP preview of one of their upcoming pieces of merchandise--Duffy the Disney Bear. Duffy, or a reasonable facsimile, has been sold around the parks before as "The Disney Bear," but...

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...

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...

Happy 55th Birthday, DISNEYLAND!

Today, July 17 2010, is Disneyland's 55th birthday. It's been an amazing 55 years! Jeanine and I will be attending the 55th birthday celebration, and will have more on that later, but in the meantime I have asked my...

World of Color--Opening Day Picnic

By now, I suspect everyone likely to read this has already read a plethora of information about World of Color (WoC) and its various permutations of seating arrangements. One of the methods of obtaining seating in the desirable "Paradise...

Blue Sky Cellar Reopens - Disney California Adventure - What's Next!

Now that the World of Color has officially opened, the Blue Sky Cellar has been updated to show new detailed information about a number of the projects in the works. Here are photos showing drawing plans, artist renderings and...

Dinner at Steakhouse 55

Having wound up this year needing to make last-minute reservations for Mother's Day, I settled on Steakhouse 55 for the very good reasons that a) They give an AP discount, and b) They still had reservations Sunday afternoon. Steakhouse...

An Au Revoir to Jewel of Orleans in DIsneyland

Jeanine pays tribute to the Jewel of Orleans.... On April 4th, one of the long-standing stores in Disneyland's New Orleans Square closed its doors. The Jewel of Orleans, an estate jewelry store, had been resident there since 1997 (taking...

D23's First Anniversary Party at Disneyland

On March 10, 2010, D23 celebrated its one year anniversary with an after-hours party in Fantasyland, exclusive for D23 members. Jeanine Yamanaka attended this event and shares this report. The party started at 8:45pm, after the park closed to regular...

Captain EO Returns to Disneyland

Captain EO, the 3D film starring Michael Jackson which ran at Disneyland from 1986-1997, re-opened at Disneyland on Tuesday, February 23 as Captain EO Tribute. In addition to Michael Jackson starring as the title character, the cast features Anjelica Huston...

Fun Friday at Disneyland

"Laura Gilbreath...you just returned from a long weekend at Epcot's Food and Wine Festival...what are you going to do next?" "I'm going to Disneyland!!!" :-) It's certainly not the first time that I've followed up a trip to Disney World...

Guest Blog: Observations from a First Time Disneyland Visitor

"So, what did you think?" Observations (and photos) from a first time visitor to Disneyland by AllEars® Team Member Cathy Bock "So, what did you think?" - I've been asked that question several times since returning from my first trip...

Guest Blog: Mickey's Trick-or-Treat Party

Mickey's Trick-or-Treat Party I've Got Punky Power! by Lisa K. Berton I love Halloween almost as much as I love Disneyland Resort. When the two merge it makes me jump up and down with glee. The icing on the devil's...

Happy Birthday, Disneyland!

54 years young! This year we've already seen the opening of the updated "it's a small world" attraction, the new Celebrate! A Street Party, the Celebration Round-up and BBQ dining experience, and the new Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique. Over at...

River Belle Terrace - Frontierland Disneyland

When River Belle Terrace reopened after a fairly lengthy refurbishment in December 2007, it opened with a new menu, featuring sandwiches and salads rather than fried chicken and ribs. Though Lee and I have eaten breakfast here several times since...

Pixie Hollow Enchantment

One of the parts of Disneyland's Summer Nightastic! event is the new Pixie Hollow Enchantment. This is a short light and water show that takes place in the queue area for Pixie Hollow in the evenings after the Meet-and-Greet area...

Summer Nightastic! Debuts at Disneyland

The official first night of Summer Nightastic! was last night (Friday), and Lee and I made our way up to Anaheim yesterday afternoon to experience as much of it as we could. As most of you have probably heard, the...

Disneyland Press Event - Celebrate Today

Deb Koma and I attended the Celebrate Today press event at the Disneyland Resort today. The press event featured the many new and upcoming events at Disneyland this spring and summer. It was a very busy day, so we'll just...

"it's a small world" Returns to Disneyland

The "it's a small world" attraction at Disneyland underwent a long rehab in 2008 - it closed in January and didn't reopen until November. When it did reopen, it was in the holiday configuration, so some of the changes were...

The Holidays are back at Disneyland!

The holiday season at Disneyland officially began Friday, November 21, and my friend Kristin(e) and I spent the day there seeing what was new and different - and what was missing. Of course the major "new" thing was the reopening...

Getting a Disneyland Annual Pass

When my friend Kristin(e) and I went to Disneyland last month, Kristin got her first Disneyland Annual Pass, so I thought I would share that experience with you. (Those of you who have WDW APs will find it's quite a...

Disneyland Dining: The French Market

The French Market is a buffeteria-style eatery on the edge of New Orleans Square. Disney introduced a new menu over the summer, and we hadn't been there to try it yet, so that's where we went for dinner before attending...

An Autumn Day at Disneyland

Warning: This is going to be a rambling collection of various observations. On Friday, September 26, the first official day of Disney's HalloweenTime, I made a day trip to DL with my friend Kristin(e). (Spelled Kristin, but pronounced Kristine -...

Disneyland Trip Report

Thought I'd post a trip report from my day trip to Disneyland on Thursday - I went up to spend the day with my "Evil Twin" Pam and her son Mark. (No, we're not really twins, but we look like...

Disneyland - Upcoming Events

Here's some info on some upcoming events at Disneyland... Annual Passholder previews for Toy Story Mania will be June 9-12. Unfortunately, unlike AP previews at Walt Disney World, you can't just show up with your AP and get in -...

Back from Disneyland - A Few Observations

I'm just back from a short overnight trip to Disneyland - we went up to attend Taste - the final signature event of this year's Food and Wine Festival. Taste was fun - I'll have more information and pictures up...

Disneyland with Lisa

I had a new experience last Friday - I got to tour Disneyland with a fellow All Ears staff member - All Ears Picture This! blogger Lisa Berton. We hit both parks, all three resorts and Downtown Disney. It was...

February Day Trip to Disneyland

Lee and I took advantage of a Friday off work to spend the afternoon/evening at Disneyland. It was a gorgeous day, though chilly by southern Californian standards - only in the upper 50s. You may have heard about the freak...

Healthier Snack Options

Last year Disneyland started offering a greater selection of healthier snack options in the parks, and there have been more fruit stands popping up around the parks. Toon Up Treats in Toontown now serves only fruit, drinks, and snacks, and...

Disneyland Resort - This and That

Disneyland has renamed "Early Entry" to "Magic Morning", and changed the days - it's now Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. It's still available to DL Resort guests every day it's offered during their stay, otherwise it is offered one day...

Quick Trip to Disneyland

I made a quick commando-type trip to Disneyland/DCA on Friday - my objective was to take photos of as many menus as I could since I haven't updated them for AllEars in a while. (And if anyone out there is...

Holiday Treats at Disneyland

What's holiday time without some special treats? The bakers and confectioners at Disneyland have certainly done their best to satisfy the sweet tooth in all of us! There's special cookies at the bakeries, candies at the confectioneries, specialty hot beverages,...

Christmas at Disneyland

Hello everyone! Sorry for the rather extended break in the blog...real life and all of that stuff. You know how it goes, especially this time of year. I hadn't been to Disneyland since early October, but Lee and I stopped...

Attraction Comparison: Splash Mountain

Continuing my series of attraction comparisons...I decided to stick with the mountains, and compare the Splash Mountain attractions at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom (MK) and Disneyland (DL). Both are located in about the same area of the park -...

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