Miscellaneous | The Disneyland Hotel

Breakfast at the Coffee Shop

A recent undated 1960s batch of slides yielded this shot of the Disneyland Hotel. In an example of not-so-great planning, the sign had to read “Hotel Disneyland” because of the location of the elevator.

News | News

Wild Disneyland beatdown by mob of moms caught on shocking video

Video footage posted on Instagram captures a mob of moms pounding another woman at Disneyland as young children looked on in puzzlement at the famed California theme park.

Miscellaneous | Other Stuff!

They lived inside Disneyland. Their house is still at the park today.

Owen and Dolly Pope lived full-time at Disneyland from 1955 to 1971, taking care of the park's livestock. Their house is still on the property today.

Miscellaneous | Miscellaneous Disney

Long Lost Disneyland Landmark Rediscovered

The Monsanto House of the Future lasted from 1957 to 1967 at Tomorrowland in Disneyland, but you can see it again this weekend.

News | The News

Disney’s Jungle Cruise Closed Indefinitely Following On-Ride Incident

A legendary Disneyland theme park attraction has been closed indefinitely following a troubling accident involving dozens of guests.

Miscellaneous | Random

YOU Can Own a Piece of Disney History...But There's a Catch

You could get some incredible Disney collectibles -- here's what you need to know.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

There’s an abandoned theme park just down the road from Disneyland

Knott’s Berry Farm’s Jungle Island lasted just under 20 years before being shut down — but it was never demolished.

Business & Finance | Advertising/Marketing

How Disney’s Futuristic Monorail Became a Relic of the Past

The iconic Disney monorail was born in the 1950s and has been running ever since—first in Disneyland, then Disney World, and finally Tokyo Disney. But it hasn't branched out beyond the parks.

Pets & Animals | Animals

Beloved Disney Cat Passes Away

Disneyland Resort is home to nearly 200 feral cats, and Guests love them. Sadly, we have learned that one of the cats has passed away.

Miscellaneous | Disneyland History

DISNEYLAND: How the Anaheim theme park changed from 1956 to 1959

In honor of the park’s anniversary, this story is the second part of a seven-part series looking at how Disneyland has changed decade by decade. This part deals with the many changes and addi…

Travel | Travel ideas

Disney Travel Agent Shares Common Mistakes Made at Theme Parks

A Disney travel agent says travelers visiting the theme parks aren't prepared for new tech, miss dining reservations, and don't use virtual queues.

Miscellaneous | Disneyland History

Appreciation: How the ‘worst’ artist Walt Disney ever hired shaped Disneyland forever

Rolly Crump, who has died at 93, helped create three of Disneyland’s most beloved attractions: It’s a Small World, Haunted Mansion and the Enchanted Tiki Room.

Politics | Woke Insanity

Disneyland Removes 'Song of the South' Tune ‘Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah’ from Parade

The iconic song Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah" has been removed from Disneyland's Magic Happens parade, presumably for its Song of the South origins. 

Miscellaneous | Disneyland History

30 Fascinating Photos of Disneyland From the Early 1960s

Disneyland is a theme park in Anaheim, California. Opened in 1955, it was the first theme park opened by The Walt Disney Company and the onl...

Business & Finance | Business & Finance

4 Signs That Disney Parks Are in a Lot More Trouble Than People Think

The value of a Disney Parks vacation is getting worse, and there are concerning signs that things won't improve for many years.

Miscellaneous | Fun Stuff

This San Francisco museum holds secrets to Disneyland

The Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco has insider knowledge of the happiest place on earth that even die-hard theme park fans likely missed.

News | The News

Disney closes iconic 33-year-old theme park ride that it now calls racist

Fans of the iconic Disney theme park ride Splash Mountain have a little over a month to take one last ride. Disney will close Splash Mountain permanently on January 23 because, the company says, it promotes "racial stereotypes." The ride, which opened in

Miscellaneous | Miscellaneous Disney

The failed Disneyland Park successor that beer helped kill

St. Louis wanted Disney for its downtown project Riverfront Square. What they got was a mess.

Recipes | Desserts

Disney’s Three-Ingredient Dole Whip Recipe Is Surprisingly Easy to Make at Home

The recipe for Disney World's highly sought after Dole Whip is surprisingly simple.

Miscellaneous | Disneyland History

Do you remember these phased out Disneyland rides and attractions?

The Disneyland magic seems to stand the test of time even though the park has undergone several renovations since its opening on July 17, 1955. During those times, some fan-favorite rides and attractions got a facelift or were cut by the big mouse himself

Miscellaneous | Disneyland History

9 real-life destinations that inspired Disneyland - The Points Guy

Walt Disney loved to travel — and many of those travels inspired the design of and attractions at Disneyland. Here are 9 destinations you can still visit today.

News | News

Disneyland honors Marine who died during 2021 Kabul attack

Marine Lance Cpl. Dylan Merola, who was killed during the 2021 Afghanistan exit, was honored during the Disneyland Resort Flag Retreat Ceremony.

Miscellaneous | Disneyland History

Disneyland in 1968 Through Fascinating Color Photos

Disneyland is an amusement park in Anaheim, California, which opened in 1955. It is the only one designed and built under the direct supervi...

Miscellaneous | Disneyland History

One-of-a-kind Disneyland items going up for sale in historic auction

A massive lot of Disneyland history and memorabilia will be available for auction for the first time.

News | News

Kardashians ride Disneyland attractions by themselves as furious fans wait

A viral TikTok video showing the Kardashians riding the Mad Tea Party surrounded by 15 empty teacups sparks social media outrage.

News | The News

Disney no longer saying 'boys and girls' in park greetings to promote gender inclusion

Disney is working to take out "boys and girls" in recorded park greetings in the company's push to promote gender inclusion.

Travel | Travel

It's Now Cheaper To Travel To Disneyland In Paris Rather Than California

According to a recent report, it's now cheaper for Californians to visit Disneyland in Paris than it is to visit the theme park's California location. The report from KGPE shows that a trip to Disneyland in Anaheim is now almost twice as expensive as traveling to Disney in Marne le Vallee, France.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Stuff

Ways You've Been Fooled At Walt Disney World & Disneyland

If you think about it, Disney is amazingly good at fooling people. Sometimes it’s for good, like when they want to enhance our experience in a park, and sometimes it’s…

Entertainment | Entertainment

Pirates of the Caribbean Original 1967 Version (Full Ride)

Video of the Pirates of the Caribbean Ride at Disneyland as it was in 1967

Miscellaneous | Fantasyland

Yesterland: Fantasyland Theater / Mickey Mouse Club Theater

There’s a traditional movie theater in Yesterland. It’s not a 3-D theater—although it used to be one when it had a different name. It’s an opportunity to see Disney animation projected onto a real movie screen—films you might otherwise only see on your fuzzy television, after waiting years until they’re broadcast again.

Travel | Travel

Disney Officially Kills FastPass, Will Charge Extra to Use the New "Lightning Lane"

Disney will begin charging guests to use FastPass lines this fall, when it rebrands the beloved perk as Lightning Lane.

Miscellaneous | Disneyland History

11 Attractions From Disneyland's Opening Day | Mental Floss

Many of these rides from Disneyland's grand opening in 1955 are still staples of the California theme park today.

Miscellaneous | Disneyland History

The Oldest Disneyland Rides from 1955 to Today

Stacker compiled a list of every Disneyland attraction open in the park as of 2021 using real-time data from Touring Plans.

News | The News

Hopeful Disneyland fans wait for hours to get a ticket. ‘Anxiety is through the roof’

Disneyland launched its ticket and reservation system Thursday for the park’s reopening and hopeful park goers are waiting for hours to get their tickets.

Politics | The Decline Of America

Disney's New Rules for Park Employees Allow Exposed Tattoos, Long Hair and Nail Polish on Men

Let it go...

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Disneyland will reopen on April 30th, for California residents only

One year after Disney shut its doors indefinitely, laying off tens of thousands of staff, Disneyland will reopen on April 30th, the company announced. Masks will be required, and only California residents can attend for now.

News | News

Disneyland cancels annual passholder program

Disneyland will start issuing prorated refunds to annual passholders starting on Thursday, Jan. 14, according to Disney officials.

Miscellaneous | Disneyland History

The 10 most expensive Disneyland items in auction featuring 800 theme park collectibles

Van Eaton Galleries in Sherman Oaks will hold the ‘Walt Disney: The Man, the Studio and the Parks’ virtual auction on Saturday, Dec. 5.

Miscellaneous | Tomorrowland

Yesterland: Coca-Cola Tomorrowland Terrace

What’s that futuristic, white planter doing? It’s rising! There’s a bandshell under that planter, with a rock band playing on it. The planter is now on the roof of the bandshell. Cool!

History | History

Wednesday in the (not so) Wild West

This undated 1950’s image shows early Disneyland. Looks like the bad guys and the good guys are exchanging stories in Frontierland (I see Bl...

Travel | Travel Tips

15 Disneyland Secrets You Probably Didn’t Know | Travel + Leisure

From surprising facts about your favorite attractions to little-known construction tricks, these Disneyland secrets will surely enhance your park experience. 

News | News

Layoffs, A Halloween Surprise, And Changes To Disney’s Most Popular Attraction

Disney layoffs hit performers and entertainment, Universal debuts surprise Beetlejuice Halloween Horror Nights house, and Rise of the Resistance changes process.

Recipes | Recipes

Disneyland's Snickerdoodle Cookies

Disneyland knows all about good food and these cookies are no exception! Now you can make their yummy baked goods right in your own home!

News | News

Disneyland layoffs include 2,800 restaurant workers, food cart vendors and Club 33 staff – Orange County Register

Disney has notified Workers United Local 50 that the union’s Disneyland and Disney California Adventure employees will absorb one in ten of the 28,000 layoffs coming to the Disney Parks, Ente…

News | News

Disney's Bob Iger leaves California coronavirus task force as parks remain idle

His abrupt departure comes as Disneyland and Disney California Adventure in Anaheim sit idle while they wait for reopening guidelines from the state. 

Miscellaneous | Disneyland History

Marc Davis: The Imagineer Who Crafted Modern Disney Parks

The work of legendary Imagineer Marc Davis is still felt at Disney theme parks to this day.

Miscellaneous | Disneyland History

Early designs for Disneyland's monorail show how different the popular attraction could have looked

"The Disney Monorail: Imagineering a Highway in the Sky" shows rare concept art and designs of the popular mode of transportation inside the parks.

Recipes | Recipes

#DisneyMagicMoments – Cooking Up the Magic with a Yummy Recipe to Kick off Waffle Week! | Disney Parks Blog

That’s right – today marks the first day of WAFFLE WEEK! And to help you kick off this special week, I’m sharing a yummy waffle recipe from one of our past cookbooks: Delicious Disney Sweet Treats. This chocolate waffle recipe features espresso

News | News

How Disneyland could reopen under California’s 4-tier plan

Would you return to Disneyland if you couldn’t go on Rise of the Resistance, Space Mountain, Fantasyland dark rides and other indoor attractions?

Travel | Travel

Eating Our Way Through 65 Years of Disney Theme Parks

The ever-evolving, always-enticing food stands and eateries at Disney theme parks have become can’t-miss stops—offering everything from fully immersive experiences to high-end dishes prepared by world-renowned chefs. But it hasn’t always been that way.

Miscellaneous | Disneyland History

10 most expensive Disneyland items sold at auction featuring 1,100 theme park collectibles

Van Eaton Galleries in Sherman Oaks held the Disneyland 65th anniversary auction on Aug. 15 and 16.

Miscellaneous | Miscellaneous Disney

7 Disney landmarks inspired by places around the world

Walt Disney's travels, most notably to Denmark's Tivoli Gardens and Germany's Neuschwanstein Castle, had a direct influence on Disneyland's aesthetic.

Science & Technology | Tech

Virtual Disneyland? Someone is remaking rides in Dreams on PSVR | VentureBeat

Dreams’ PSVR support is resulting in re-creations of Disneyland rides like Space Mountain and Indiana Jones Adventure: Temple of the Forbidden Eye.

Miscellaneous | Things To Do: Los Angeles

Celebrate Disneyland’s 65th Birthday Virtually

Check out Virtual Community Day | Disneyland’s 65th Anniversary Special at #DoStuffAtHome in on July 17, 2020 and get detailed info for the event - tickets, photos, video and reviews.

Food & Drink | Sandwiches

Blue Bayou's Monte Cristo - D23

Of all the delectable offerings served at the restaurant during the last four decades, the most popular item by far is the Blue Bayou Monte Cristo Sandwich.

In the fall 2009 issue of Disney twenty-three, Disney Archivists Becky Cline paid a friendly vis

Miscellaneous | Miscellaneous Disney

See Disneyland as You’ve Never Seen It Before: Completely Empty

Disneyland in California has been closed for over a month due to coronavirus, and this video shows the park's eerie, empty attractions.

Recipes | Recipes

Cooking Up The Magic at Home: Celebrate National Grilled Cheese Day with a Grilled Cheese Sandwich from Toy Story Land |

In anticipation for National Grilled Cheese Day tomorrow, April 12, we’re sharing a delicious grilled three-cheese sandwich recipe TODAY (a day dubbed by our Disney Parks Blog Team as “Grilled Cheese Eve")!

Travel | Travel

Take a Virtual Tour of Space Mountain and Other Famous Disney World and Disneyland Rides

Disneyland and Walt Disney World may be closed, but you can still experience Disney magic at home with a virtual ride tour.

News | News

Disney’s U.S. Parks Will Be Closed Indefinitely

After an initial decision to remain open, Disneyland announced that its Southern California parks and resorts will close for coronavirus beginning on Monday, March 16.

Recipes | Recipes

How To Make Disney Parks' Desserts At Home To Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

Any Disney lover can vouch that the treats at the Disney parks are delicious AF. Even when you're not at "The Happiest Place on Earth," you're probably daydreaming about Dole Whip, the massive Kitchen Sink Sundae, and Mickey-shaped beignets covered…

News | News

Disneyland to donate excess food to a food bank during coronavirus closure

Disneyland will be closed the rest of the month due to coronavirus fears — but officials aren't letting food go to waste.

News | The News

Disneyland Closes for Only Fourth Time in History Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

The parks previously closed down in the wake of the JFK assassination, the Northridge earthquake, and 9/11, but this will represent their longest closure in history.

Travel | Travel

41 Insane Facts You Definitely Don't Know About Disneyland

From details about the park's history to downright crazy things you never knew, these are the wildest facts all Disneyland-lovers should know.

Miscellaneous | Disneyland History

14 vintage photos of Disneyland behind the scenes that will make you see the theme park in a whole new light

In the '60s, some photographers got behind-the-scenes looks at the California theme park, and captured their experiences through film.

Miscellaneous | Disneyland History

Disneyland’s First-Ever Customer Has Been Using His Lifetime Ticket Every Year Since 1955

There are so many things in life that bring joy to us humans and various amusement parks can sure be taken into the list of those little simple pleasures this world has to offer. Just think about the utopia of it - you get to walk around the fantasy world

Travel | Travel

16 Delightfully Spooky Facts About the Haunted Mansion Rides at Disney!

The Haunted Mansion in both Disney World and Disneyland is a classic park staple. The ride, which is turning 50 this year (it opened in August 1969), is one of

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

Disney Calls Heiress’s Pay Criticism a ‘Gross and Unfair Exaggeration’

Walt Disney’s grandniece Abigail Disney had said she was “livid” about the company’s pay practices after a visit to Disneyland last year.

Entertainment | Star Wars

Take EW's epic tour of 'Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge' at Disney's theme parks

We've been there. We've been to the galaxy far, far away. Now we've returned to tell the tale. Last week,…

Entertainment | Star Wars

Ultimate Star Wars Land Guide: Here's What is Coming to New 2019 Land

Star Wars Land is the biggest addition to Disneyland and Walt Disney World ever. This fantastic new Disney land will immerse you completely in the Star Wars universe. In our Star Wars Land guide we dive into every aspect of the new expansion.

Miscellaneous | Disneyland History

These Vintage Disneyland Photos Will Let You See the Park Through Walt's Eyes | Travel Leisure

You can’t build a time machine to visit Disneyland’s opening day, but "Walt Disney’s Disneyland," the new Taschen book by Chris Nichols, details

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

The Urban Legend About Scattering Human Ashes at Disney Is True, and It's Worse Than We Thought

For at least 11 years, an unnerving story has made the rounds on Disney fan blogs: people regularly scatter the ashes of loved ones at Disneyland and Disney World. Well, today, the Wall Street Journal has confirmed the urban legend. And we’re not talkin

Miscellaneous | Fantasyland

A Handy Disney Fan Recreated Fantasyland in His Basement | Mental Floss

Test your knowledge with amazing and interesting facts, trivia, quizzes, and brain teaser games on MentalFloss.com.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

Is Disneyland’s $15,000 Dinner the Most Magical Meal on Earth?

A table at 21 Royal includes a butler, Osetra caviar, and champagne, but what diners are really here for is a premium taste of Walt Disney wonder

Miscellaneous | Disneyland History

The First Disneyland Map Walt Disney Drew | Reader's Digest

Revealed! Explore the initial map of Disneyland that Walt Disney helped draw in 1953. Can you spot the differences between his vision and the modern park?

Travel | Travel

The 16 Best Disney Rides You Must Go on at Least Once

So many rides, so little time. If you’re going to stand in line, make sure the payoff is worth the wait.

Family & Parenting | Kids

Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean ride updates

“I kept thinking of a little girl riding that boat right now. Is this a scene we want her to be seeing?”

Miscellaneous | Miscellaneous Disney

A Disney World employee shares what it's really like to work inside Cinderella's Castle

Not many people can say they get to work in a castle every day, let alone Cinderella's Castle in Walt Disney World, but Debbi Sacleux is doing exactly that. Now, the proprietor of Cinderella's Royal Table is sharing what it's like to create

Miscellaneous | Disneyland History

Vintage Disneyland photos show the park in the summer of 1969

Take a trip back in time with these pictures of Disneyland from the summer of 1969. See what's different and what stayed pretty much the same at the beloved California park.

Family & Parenting | Kids

Disney will permanently allow dogs in some resorts, theme park blogger reports - Orlando Sentinel

Last year, Disney announced it planned to charge $50 to $75 a night to cover cleaning fees and allow visitors to bring their dogs.

Family & Parenting | Kids

First-Of-Its-Kind 'Play Disney Parks' Mobile App Debuts This Week at Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort | Ma

BURBANK, Calif., June 26, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Guests can explore the Disney theme parks like never before with the Play Disney Parks mobile app, a transfor...

Family & Parenting | Kids

Free things you can get at Disney - Business Insider

Disney World and Disneyland vacations can be pricey, but luckily there are some things you can get for no charge. Here's a list of things you can get for free at the Disney parks.

Travel | Travel

The Fascinating Reason Why There Are No Mosquitoes at Disney World | Mental Floss

Test your knowledge with amazing and interesting facts, trivia, quizzes, and brain teaser games on MentalFloss.com.

Entertainment | Star Wars

Everything You Need to Know About Disney's New 'Star Wars' Attraction

Disney's new 'Star Wars' land attraction is coming soon to a theme park near you!

Miscellaneous | Disneyland History

Nat Geo: Vintage Photos of the "Happiest Place on Earth"

In 1955, Walt Disney transformed a California orange grove into a scene right out of his imagination.

Travel | Travel

Disappointing photos show what Disney parks look like in real life

Disney parks are said to be the happiest place on Earth — but that's not always the case. These photos show that Disney has its problems too.

Miscellaneous | Disneyland History

This man has world's largest Disney park prop collection

The West Palm Beach man has the largest private Disney World and Disneyland vintage memorabilia collection in the world.

Miscellaneous | Fantasyland

Mr. Toad May Be the Odd Amphibian Out at Disneyland - Los Angeles Magazine

Unlike the White House, the House of Mouse doesn’t leak…much, but there has been at least a dusting of intel about Disneyland’s next big project after it wraps up Galaxy’s Edge: modernizing one of the park’s most popular areas, Fantasyland. Expect contemporary characters, rides updated with the latest technology, and easier access for the endless crowds with Hummer-size strollers.

Travel | Travel

10 Brilliant Disney Theme Park Hacks | Mental Floss

Test your knowledge with amazing and interesting facts, trivia, quizzes, and brain teaser games on MentalFloss.com.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

This is your brain on Disneyland: A Disney addict's quest to discover why he loves the parks so much

If you regularly go to Disneyland three times a month, are you crazy? I talked to Imagineers, analysts and psychologists to find out.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

Disneyland's Pirates of the Caribbean to no longer include auction scene selling women

Disney plans to remove the bride auction from the Pirates of the Caribbean ride to stop offending guests.

Miscellaneous | Miscellaneous Disney

Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean ride will stop auctioning brides – Orange County Register

The pirates will no longer be saying “We wants the Redhead” in Pirates of the Caribbean at Disneyland after the auction scene undergoes a modification in 2018. The Walt Disney Company p…

Miscellaneous | New Orleans Square

Yo Ho (A Pirate's Life for Me) Sing Along - YouTube

Yo ho, yo ho, a pirate's life for me. We pillage, we plunder, we rifle and loot. Drink up me 'earties, yo ho. We kidnap and ravage and don't give a hoot. Dri...

Miscellaneous | Tomorrowland

Vintage Disneyland; What Happened to the People Mover?

Hey guys! Fastpass Facts here bringing you our second Vintage Disneyland video! This time we’ll be talking about one of our favorite “D” ticket attractions: ...

Miscellaneous | Disneyland History

Did you know How Disneyland Started?

Did you know How Disneyland Started? Fastpassfacts and Van Eaton Galleries will take you back to September 1953, to the weekend that’s known as “The Lost Wee...

Miscellaneous | Disneyland History

Disneyland In The Summer of 1957: Bernie McCormick Reflects on the Most Magical Place on Earth

There was Disneyland in California. The author recalls the early years of the original Disney theme park.

Entertainment | Entertain Me

Johnny Depp Appears as Captain Jack Sparrow on Pirates of the Caribbean Ride in Disneyland

It’s not the rum, Disneyland visitors — that was Johnny Depp in the flesh! Riders on the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California, got a special surprise on Wednesday night: Depp transformed back into Capt

Miscellaneous | Main Street U.S.A.

Electrical Parade gets an extension at Disneyland - LA Times

Disneyland will extend the Electrical Parade until Aug. 20, instead of ending the show in June.

Miscellaneous | New Orleans Square

Why Pirates of the Caribbean at Disneyland is so great at 50 years old - The Orange County Register

Why is Disneyland’s Pirates of the Caribbean still a “must-see” for theme park fans, 50 years after its debut? Not even the most

News | Good News

This sweet Disneyland promposal sets the bar sky high

A teen asks his girlfriend to prom at Disneyland with help from some characters.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

Did You Know: The Disneyland Origins of Doritos

Unbeknownst to many, the Dorito’s roots can be traced back to a single solitary moment in the back kitchen of Disneyland’s very first Mexican restaurant.

Miscellaneous | Fantasyland

10 Head-Spinning Facts About Disney's Mad Tea Party Ride | Mental Floss

To celebrate its 61st year in operation, find out what you need to know about Disneyland's famous Mad Tea Party ride.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

Digging up the ghosts of Disneyland's Haunted Mansion ride

Since it opened in 1969, the hows and whys of the Mansion's story are a thing of myth and fan speculation. Did the house once belong to a bride in the attic? What about those singing ghosts in the graveyard? And just who is this Hatbox Ghost?

Family & Parenting | Kids

Disneyland Park Guests Get a Peek at New Star Wars-Themed Land | Disney Parks Blog

In April, we celebrated the official groundbreaking of Star Wars-themed lands coming to Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts, and beginning today, Disneyland park guests can get a glimpse of this exciting and immersive experience. A new image has

Miscellaneous | Disneyland History

Disneyland's grand opening was actually pretty disastrous

Melting tar, broken plumbing and PDAs...happily ever after.

Early in his career, Walt Disney had a vision of building an attraction next to his studio to entertain visitors — a place where a whole family could have fun together. In 1953 he bought 160 acres in Anaheim, California. Two years later, the $17 million Disneyland park opened to the public.

Miscellaneous | Miscellaneous Disney

The secret language of Disney cast members and what all these strange words mean

Full disclosure: I was a Disney World cast member for three years of my life. I used to use these terms every single day of my life, and they became like a

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

See Disneyland's Inside Look at the New 'Star Wars' Attractions — Including a Cantina!

Harrison Ford introduced a sneak preview of the upcoming Star Wars-themed expansion to the Disney Parks during a special broadcast on ABC.

Family & Parenting | Kids

Secret Tips for Exploring Disney World This Year

Arguably, one of the best family-friendly places to vacation is Walt Disney World. Traveling with kids couldn’t be easier with meal plans, fast-passes and the Disney app (which estimates wait times for various rides). Plus, the great thing about this ki

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

In the Loop: First glimpse of Disneyland riverfront post-Star Wars Land

Welcome to another edition of In the Loop , the Los Angeles Times' theme park newsletter. I'm Funland theme park blogger  Brady MacDonald , and this week we battle monstrous sea monsters in Pacific Rim 5-D, sail along Disneyland 's short

Miscellaneous | Disneyland History

18 Wonderful And Rare Color Photos Of Disneyland In 1955

These magical vintage pictures of Disneyland, during its first year, will make you wish you had a time machine...

Miscellaneous | Miscellaneous Disney

Disneyland PeopleMover Cars Sell for $471,500 at Auction

Remember the Disneyland PeopleMover tram cars? Two just sold for close to half a million dollars.

Travel | Travel

Disney World vs. Disneyland: Where You Should Go Right Now

Disneyland Disneyland turned 60 in 2015, and the Diamond Celebration has been going on all year long. Brand-new Star Wars attractions will transform the park into a Jedi training ground filled with more magic and excitement than ever before.  Main Attrac

Travel | Travel

Disney U.S. parks to change pricing for the first time in 60 years

The changes are supposed to make the park more magical, but only at the non-peak times of year.

Miscellaneous | Other Kinds of Whatnot

17 Horrifying Vintage Pictures of Disneyland Characters | Mental Floss

Yikes. Since its opening in 1955, Disneyland has been synonymous with childhood wonder and magic. Often called the "happiest place on Earth," the park gives children a chance to meet their favorite Disney characters. But one can imagine that the experience was a whole lot less magical in the '50s, when the characters were more creepy than cute.

Miscellaneous | The Hometown

Popular Disneyland attractions closing for a year to make room for 'Star Wars' land - The Orange County Register

ANAHEIM – To make room for construction of a 14-acre “Star Wars” themed land, Disneyland Resort officials announced today several popular attractions will close for a year at Disneyland, including the railroad, Fantasmic! and most everything along the Rivers of America.

Miscellaneous | Miscellaneous Disney

You Can Have Breakfast On Disneyland's Jungle Cruise For A Mere $300: LAist

Assuming you also don't mind breakfast at dawn in Adventureland, that is.

News | The News

Disneyland 60th anniversary celebration gets end date -- but it may get a new use - LA Times

Disneyland 's 60th anniversary celebration -- including its overhauled nighttime parade, fiery fireworks show and fire-and-water extravaganza -- now has an end date.

Travel | Travel

Six hotels that will give you a free ticket to Disneyland - LA Times

These Costa Mesa hotels have a present for Disneyland fans during the theme park's 60th anniversary: a free adult ticket to Disneyland or California Adventure for those who stay at least two nights by early September.  1. Avenue of the Arts Wyndh

Miscellaneous | Miscellaneous Disney

Disney buys Anaheim land, sparking expansion speculation - LA Times

The Walt Disney Co. has purchased three parcels of land near its Anaheim resort, sparking speculation that the property would free up land for a future park expansion involving Disney's Star Wars or Marvel's superhero characters.

Music | Music

Billy Corgan Glumly Riding a Disneyland Rollercoaster Is the Photo of the Week

Billy Corgan, longtime frontman of the band Smashing Pumpkins, went to Disneyland, and all he got was this sad photo.

Miscellaneous | Los Angeles Stuff

Here's How Disneyland is celebrating its 60th anniversary today!

Disney’s iconic Disneyland theme park is celebrating its 60th birthday today. The original Disney attraction was unveiled in Anaheim, Calif., on July 17, 1955, with the help of none other than Walt Disney.

Miscellaneous | Disneyland History

Disneyland 60th Anniversary: Behind Its 1955 Opening | Variety

Variety Archives show that the big concern in 1955 was the high cost of Disneyland: $2.37 average spend for each person.

Miscellaneous | Disneyland History

Disneyland’s Disastrous Opening Day, 60 Years Ago

On the 60th anniversary of Disneyland’s opening day, look back at the problem-plagued unveiling that park employees dubbed “Black Sunday.”

Entertainment | Entertainment

Disneyland Turns 60 Today - Fortune

Disney’s iconic Disneyland theme park is celebrating its 60th birthday today. The original Disney attraction was unveiled in Anaheim, Calif., on July 17, 1955, with the help of none other than Walt Disney.

Family & Parenting | Kids

10 Dazzling Reasons to Visit Disneyland This Year

Disneyland is a wonderful place for families every year, but this year promises to be especially magical. The Happiest Place on Earth is celebrating its Diamond Anniversary, marking 60 years of entertaining families around the globe.

Miscellaneous | Miscellaneous Disney

D23 Expo: ‘Disneyland: The Exhibit’ takes a ride through 60 years of history | Hero Complex – movies, comics, pop

Here’s a challenge: Try to condense 60 years of Disneyland history into a single museum-like exhibit. That’s the test facing Becky Cline, Walt Disney Archives director.

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Disneyland Band to Disband After 60 Years - Hollywood Reporter

The Disneyland Band has been an institution at the Anaheim theme park since it opened in 1955. But on March 31, musicians were served an "end of run" notice, as "reimagining" will add a new sound and high-energy choreography. Longtime members of the 16-person group -- one has been in it for 44 years -- were invited to reaudition at dancing and acting tryouts.

Family & Parenting | Kids

Disneyland to give away diamonds, in-park suite stay for 60th year - LA Times

It's Disneyland's 60th anniversary this year, and diamonds are the traditional gift. Some lucky Disneyland fans could win some bling as part of a sweepstakes announced Tuesday.

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Disneyland ride enhancements to arrive for 60th anniversary celebration - LA Times

Disneyland has already unveiled plans for a new fireworks show, a parade and "sparkling" features on two of its iconic buildings as part of the park's 60th anniversary celebration this summer.

Travel | Travel

Where to Stay for a Full Disneyland Experience With Kids | MiniTime

Surely one of the best places in the world for a family vacation, Disneyland Anaheim has been dubbed the "Happiest Place on Earth." Disneyland was built with kids of all ages in mind, under Walt Disney's direct supervision so it's the ultim...

News | In the News

Disneyland measles outbreak spreads

An outbreak of measles that began at Disneyland before Christmas is now disrupting lives in six states. Contributing: Associated

Entertainment | Entertainment

‘Star Wars’ Theme Park Attractions to Be Based on New Films, Not Old (EXCLUSIVE) | Variety

Two years after buying Lucasfilm for $4 billion, Disney is starting to reveal just how “Star Wars” will be integrated into the company’s theme parks.

Family & Parenting | Kids

We Lie to Your Kids and Other Confessions of an Amusement Park Employee

Thanks to Reddit AMAs, or “Ask Me Anything,” we now know more about the behind-the-scenes of amusement parks than ever before. Here are 11 facts about working at an amusement park, straight from actual employees.

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Huntington Beach Man With Nothing Better To Do Visits Disneyland For 1,000 Days Straight: LAist

A Huntington Beach man who embarked on a quixotic quest with his girlfriend way back on New Year's Eve, 2011 to visit Disneyland for every day of 2012 has gone to infinity and beyond (to borrow a well-known Disney character's catchphrase) on this journey.

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Wait. What? Drones at Disneyland? Disney seeks patents

On top of Mickey Mouse, Cinderella and Aladdin, visitors to Disney theme parks may one day get a glimpse of drones.

Politics | From CNN

Theme park employees caught in sex stings, child porn arrests

CNN finds dozens of theme park employees -- 35 from Disney, 5 from Universal Studios and 2 from SeaWorld -- arrested since 2006 on sex-related charges.

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Disneyland set to reopen exclusive Club 33 after extensive expansion

Disneyland's private Club 33 restaurant will double in size after an extensive six-month renovation that adds a new entrance, kitchen and jazz-inspired lounge.

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Small Fire Breaks Out at Disneyland

A small fire broke out at Disneyland on Sunday afternoon, but there were no injuries or damages, fire officials said.