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History of Female Pirates and the Redhead

Posted by Joshua Shaffer on June 30, 2017 at 10:45 PM Comments comments (0)


Disney is planning on changing the infamous Auctioneer scene in Disneyland’s Pirates of the Caribbean in 2018, along with Disney World’s Pirates. We get the frequently spoken line “We wants the redhead,” from this attraction. Pirates first opened on March 16, 1967, just four months after Walt Disney passed away. Walt was only able to experience the Auctioneer ...

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One More Disney Day

Posted by Joshua Shaffer on February 29, 2012 at 12:50 PM Comments comments (0)

To celebrate Leap Year, Disneyland will be celebrating all day today and calling it One More Disney Day. The park opened this morning at 6am. People started lining up last night at 10pm. The first 2,000 people in the gates got these collector Mickey ears.

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Cars Land's Luigi's Flying Tires

Posted by Joshua Shaffer on December 28, 2011 at 1:00 PM Comments comments (0)


Watch as John Lasseter from Pixar as he tests out this new attraction in California Adventure's Cars Land, opening summer 2012. Two more attractions to come.

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Harry Potter Day At Disneyland

Posted by Joshua Shaffer on November 1, 2011 at 2:00 AM Comments comments (0)

You may not know this but there are many unofficial days at Disneyland. Unofficial means it isn’t put on by Disney or is in anyway endorsed by Disney. They are large groups of people who share the same interest showing up on the same day to meet in a group. One of them for example is
“Harry Potter Day”.
It will be taking place on November 6t...

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Trick-Or-Treat time...

Posted by Joshua Shaffer on October 4, 2011 at 11:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Ever wonder what that whole “trick-or-treat” thing is all about at Disneyland? It’s simple. The park closes early on certain days (see list below) but re-opens to the select Halloween Trick-Or-Treat ticket holders. Tickets have almost tripled in price since it all began years ago. The good news...

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Aulani Resort opens today in Hawaii

Posted by Joshua Shaffer on August 29, 2011 at 11:00 AM Comments comments (0)


Today the Aulani Resort opens in Hawaii on the island of Oahu. It is the 3rd Disney Vacation Club location outside of the Disney theme pars property. It cost an estimated $800 million to build. Walt Disney Imagineers collaborated with local architects and cultural experts to design and construct what will celebrate the customs a...

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D23 Expo begins today

Posted by Joshua Shaffer on August 19, 2011 at 11:00 AM Comments comments (0)


So for the next 3 days (concluding the 21st) the D23 Expo will be in Anaheim. The D23 Expo 2011 will offer guests the chance to get sneak peeks and screenings of upcoming Disney movies and TV shows and specials like The Avengers, The Muppets, John Carter, Brave, The Lion King in 3D, Frankenweenie, Oz The...

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New Entrance To California Adventure

Posted by Joshua Shaffer on August 15, 2011 at 11:00 AM Comments comments (0)


So one month ago Disney’s California Adventure revealed its new main gate entrance. There have been mixed review from people about the new entrance. People who have been to both California Adventure and to Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Florida don’t like that the entrances look the same. People who have...

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Park News - Cars Land

Posted by Joshua Shaffer on July 31, 2011 at 9:00 AM Comments comments (0)

The new Cars Land will contain three attractions and will span 12 acres on what was recently the Timon Parking Lot behind the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror and A Bug's Land. Cars Land is due to open in 2012.

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Fun Facts - Pirates Of The Caribbean

Posted by Joshua Shaffer on July 29, 2011 at 9:00 AM Comments comments (0)

It takes alot of work to maintain Pirates Of The Caribbean.

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New Characters In California Adventure

Posted by Joshua Shaffer on June 24, 2011 at 8:00 AM Comments comments (0)

There are new friends coming to Disney California Adventure park this summer! On June 25, the Wilderness Explorers’ Camp will open at Redwood Creek Challenge Trail, featuring Russell and Dug from the Disney•Pixar film, “Up.” The Ahwahnee Camp Circle will be the place where guests can participate in a special ceremony with Russell and graduate to Senior Wilderness Explorers. Also, as guests enter t...

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World Of Color - Fun Facts

Posted by Joshua Shaffer on June 10, 2011 at 10:37 PM Comments comments (0)


World of Color is a new nighttime show at Disney California Adventure, part of the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California. The entire show cost $75,000,000 to design, manufacture and build. The process of assembling, installing, and testing the show's numerous components and equipment in Para...

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RIP Wally Boag

Posted by Joshua Shaffer on June 7, 2011 at 10:26 PM Comments comments (0)

RIP Wally Boag. The last surviving member of the 4 parrots in the Enchanted Tiki Room has passed away. He died on June 3rd 2011 (aged 90 years). His voices with live on in Disneyland forever, and in the new film Gnomeo & Juliet, they used archive recording of his voice as Jose the parrot from the Tiki Room. He was inducted into the Disney Legends in 1995 and has his own window on Main Street.

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Custodians In The Park - Fun Facts

Posted by Joshua Shaffer on May 12, 2011 at 5:02 PM Comments comments (0)

There are more than 600 employees on staff just to keep the park clean. Every night all the streets get pressure washed. On a busy day custodians collect 30 tons of garbage. The resort can recycle 510 tons of paper and 15 tons of aluminum cans in a single year.

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Star Tours 3D

Posted by Joshua Shaffer on May 6, 2011 at 6:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Are you ready to welcome back the new and improved Star Tours 3D? It is opening June 3rd. Check out the facebook fan page.

Ariel's Undersea Adventure

Posted by Joshua Shaffer on May 3, 2011 at 9:29 PM Comments comments (0)

Here is a preveiew of what they have been doing to bring this attraction to life.
(Click here for the Time Lapse video)
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