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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.

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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?”

Entertainment | 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!

History | 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.

Entertainment | Miscellaneous Disney

41 Insane Facts You Definitely Don't Know About Disneyland

You think you know everything about Disneyland? Wrong. There's some mind-blowing facts out there that even the ultimate Disney fan doesn't know. Check out all

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.

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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.

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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.

Entertainment | 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…

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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...

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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.

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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.

Entertainment | 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

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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

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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...

Entertainment | 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

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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.

Entertainment | 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.

Entertainment | 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

Entertainment | 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.

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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.

Entertainment | 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.

Miscellaneous | Los Angeles Stuff

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.

Entertainment | Miscellaneous Disney

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...

Entertainment | Miscellaneous Disney

Disneyland Ousts Old Disneyland Band Members Before 60th Anniversary | OC Weekly

On July 17, 1955, the Disneyland Band debuted and became a core component of Disneyland Resort's entertainment lineup. On July...

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Slide Show: Treasures From The Disneyland Auction - Los Angeles Magazine

Artifacts from the Haunted Mansion, Enchanted Tiki Room, and It’s A Small World go up for bids this weekend

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Charles Addams, uncredited co-creator of the Haunted Mansion - Boing Boing

Ken Anderson, Marc Davis and the other Imagineers who created Disney's Haunted Mansion were clearly influenced by Charles "Addams Family" Addams's cartoons, but until I read this amazing post on Long Forgotten, I had no idea how much influence he exerted on them.

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

Miscellaneous | Fantasyland

Vintage Disneyland is Frozen Out by a New Attraction - Los Angeles Magazine

Those snow people from Frozen have taken out one of my favorite little moments at Disneyland: the charming little windmill scene from Walt Disney’s 1937 film The Old Mill. The miniature has been a part of the Storybook Land Canal Boats ride for decades. It is being replaced this week with a model of the town of Arendelle from Frozen.

Miscellaneous | Disneyland History

CityDig: What Was Disneyland Like in 1968? - Los Angeles Magazine

This pictorial gem captures long lost Magic Kingdom rides like Monsanto’s Adventure Through Innerspace and the General Electric Carrousel of Progress

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.

Entertainment | Miscellaneous Disney

Disney Pairs Up With Turner to Promote TCM and Great Movie Ride - NYTimes.com

The collaboration between the two companies underlines how media giants are increasingly collaborating on content-marketing efforts.

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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The Disneyland TV Show Debuted 60 Years Ago Today

Sixty years ago today, on October 27, 1954, the Disneyland TV show debuted on ABC. The show actually existed before the theme park opened in Anaheim, California on July 17, 1955 and was in effect an advertisement for the park. But oh, what a glorious adve

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

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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The birth of Disney's dark ride - Boing Boing

Jeff Baham, author of The Unauthorized Story of Walt Disney's Haunted Mansion, celebrates the attraction's 45th anniversary with a look at its uneasy genesis—and its enduring appeal.

Miscellaneous | Los Angeles Stuff

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.

Entertainment | Miscellaneous Disney

14 Hidden Things to Look for at Disneyland

With some charm and a little know-how, you can get a lot more out of your visit.

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.

Miscellaneous | Other Stuff

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.

News | Interesting Stories

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.

Miscellaneous | Main Street U.S.A.

Did Disneyland's Main Street, USA, Inspire Better Urban Design?

Walt Disney didn't set out to revolutionize urban design when he created Disneyland—that's what his Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow, or EPCOT, was for. But whereas EPCOT never became anything more than a sort of permanent world'

Miscellaneous | Tomorrowland

Inside Disneyland's Indian Village, August 1960

It's kind of surprising how few photos I have from inside the Indian Village (not counting the Dance Circle, that is), considering how many hundreds of other Frontierland images are in my collection.

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First Look at La Mascarade d’Orleans at Disneyland Park

If you’ve visited New Orleans Square in Disneyland park lately, it’s no secret that significant enhancements are underway. Here’s your first look at some of the authentic, eclectic and jazzy new merchandise that will find its home inside the quaint

Miscellaneous | Disneyland History

Disneyland's original prospectus revealed! A Glimpse of How Disneyland Could Have Looked!

Thanks to an anonymous benefactor, Boing Boing is pleased to present the first-ever look at the original Disneyland prospectus. These extremely high-resolution scans were made from one of the three sets of pitch-documents Roy and Walt Disney used to raise the money to build Disneyland. There are no archive copies of this document. Neither the Walt Disney Company nor the Walt Disney Family Museum have it.

Entertainment | Miscellaneous Disney

12 Proposed Disney Attractions That Were Never Built

Walt Disney once said, “It's kind of fun to do the impossible.” Well, my fine-mustachioed icon, it may have been fun, but sometimes it is simply impossible.

Miscellaneous | Disneyland History

Disneyland From the Air, Then & Now!

Beneath all its nostalgia and fantasy, Disneyland is a space that carefully orchestrates the visitor's visual experience. Forced perspective, an old trick of Hollywood set designers, makes the fairy-tale castle appear bigger than it actually is. Walki

Family & Parenting | Kids

9 Hidden Secrets of Disneyland

We've never been good at keeping secrets, so we had to share the lowdown on hidden gems at the Happiest Place on Earth. You'll keep them to yourselves, right?

Miscellaneous | Tomorrowland

Disney Avenue: Walt Disney's New Tomorrowland '67

Walt Disney was known for his futurist views and, through his television programs, showed the American public how the world was moving into the future. Tomorrowland was the realized culmination of his views. Walt once stated: "Tomorrow can be a wonderful age...

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Adventure Thru Inner Space Promotional Artwork

This is a full scan of a promotional booklet that Monsanto put together in 1968 for the tragically now-deceased Tomorrowland attraction

Miscellaneous | Tomorrowland

Danny Kaye At Disneyland!

Danny Kaye was born on January 18, 1913, and is pictured in this hilarious 1958 photo riding Autopia with his daughter. It’s unclear to me exactly what’s going on here, but I just love this picture.

Miscellaneous | Tomorrowland

The Yacht Bar in Tomorrowland!

Yes, tomorrowland had a "Yacht Bar"! It was pretty space age-check it out!