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Disneyland polishes Fantasyland’s crown jewel with carousel makeover

If Sleeping Beauty Castle is the focal point of Disneyland, then King Arthur Carrousel is the centerpiece of Fantasyland — and the pulsating heart of Fantasyland is once again bringing the fairy tale themed land to life. King Arthur Carrousel once again shines like the crown jewel of Fantasyland after Disneyland’s maintenance crew replaced the carousel’s steel canopy and freshened up the hand-carved horses during the 13-month coronavirus closure of Disneyland. The Fantasyland carousel returned w...
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Disneyland offers COVID-19 vaccinations to employees at two onsite locations

Disneyland will offer COVID-19 vaccinations to more than 15,000 employees at two onsite locations as the Anaheim theme parks continue a phased reopening following a 13-month coronavirus closure. The COVID-19 vaccines will be available starting next week at the Disneyland Hotel and a backstage pharmacy to Disneyland cast members, Disney parlance for employees. “This convenient option for cast members and their families to get the vaccine gives us more hope and optimism as we continue our efforts ...
Tags: Disney, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Pfizer, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, Southern California, Anaheim, Johnson Johnson, Niles, Building and Construction Trades Council, Walt, Disney California Adventure, Orange County Health Care Agency, Disneyland Hotel


Knott’s Berry Farm reopens after 13-month coronavirus closure

The roaring whoosh of the Silver Bullet coaster, the howling shrieks on the Supreme Scream drop tower and the soaking splashes of the Calico River Rapids water ride finally returned to Knott’s Berry Farm after a 13-month coronavirus closure. The Buena Park theme park reopened with rides and attractions to season passholders on Thursday, May 6 after a 418-day closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic that began in March 2020. The park hosted a series of food festivals without rides during the pandemic...
Tags: California, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, Legoland California, Southern California, State, Huff, Knott, SeaWorld San Diego, Berry Farm, Universal Studios Hollywood, Buena Park, Disney California Adventure


Disneyland reimagines Snow White ride just as Walt would have wanted

Walt Disney famously wanted Disneyland to continue to grow and Imagineering has made the old boss proud with a fantastic remake of the classic Snow White dark ride that seamlessly combines old and new tech into an update for the ages that will delight generations to come. The reimagined and renamed Snow White’s Enchanted Wish returned when the Anaheim theme park reopened on April 30 after a yearlong pandemic closure. Sign up for our Park Life newsletter and find out what’s new and interesting e...
Tags: Disney, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Snow White, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, Walt Disney, Southern California, Anaheim, Niles, Walt Disney Imagineering, Frontierland, Walt, Universal Studios Hollywood, Anaheim CA


Knott’s Berry Farm ready to bring back coasters and rides after 13-month coronavirus closure

Knott’s Berry Farm is ready to fire up the scream machines again and unleash its fleet of rumbling and rambling roller coasters after more than 13 months of coronavirus closures that kept the rides and attractions shuttered and silent. “There’s a buzz and an energy right now,” Knott’s Vice President and General Manager Jon Storbeck said. “We’re just so excited to see guests come in and hear some screams and laughter and everything that goes with the whole park opening.” Sign up for our Park Lif...
Tags: California, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, Orange County, Gavin Newsom, Southern California, Knott, Berry Farm, Boysen, Buena Park, Disney California Adventure, Jeff Gritchen, Top Stories LADN


Knott’s Bear-y Tales pays tribute to original 1970s ride with a modern digital attraction

The new version of the Knott’s Bear-y Tales ride closely follows the story line of the original 1975 attraction created by Disney Legend Rolly Crump that fans have been asking Knott’s Berry Farm to bring back to the park for decades. “It’s a return to the original,” Knott’s producer Eric Nix said during a media preview for the ride. “That was the idea of this version of Bear-y Tales. Let’s not reinvent the wheel. People have such a fond memory of the original attraction.” The new Knott’s Bear-y ...
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What to expect when Knott’s Berry Farm reopens this week

Knott’s Berry Farm will reopen this week with the new Bear-y Tales dark ride after a yearlong coronavirus closure as the Buena Park theme park prepares to celebrate its 100th anniversary and relaunch the Summer Nights food festival later this month. Knott’s will reopen on Thursday, May 6 to season passholders following more than 13 months of closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The park will reopen to the general public on May 21. Sign up for our Park Life newsletter and find out what’s new a...
Tags: California, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, Orange County, Santa Clara, Gavin Newsom, Southern California, Vallejo, Huff, DCA, Knott, Carlsbad, Great America


Disneyland president says reopening symbolizes hope and optimism after yearlong closure

Disneyland Resort President Ken Potrock says the reopening of Disneyland after a 412-day coronavirus closure represents the joy and optimism the Anaheim theme park stands for and symbolizes California and the United States turning a corner on the COVID-19 pandemic. “The importance of this to the people in this state and really the people throughout the country became much more than just getting a business open,” Potrock said in an interview at the park Friday. “It became really symbolic of bring...
Tags: Florida, California, Disney, Sport, Earth, Things To Do, Soccer, United States, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, Disneyland Resort, Walt Disney World, Orange County, Caribbean, Gavin Newsom, Southern California


Universal Studios Hollywood extends ticket sales to out-of-state guests, but there are restrictions

Universal Studios Hollywood announced it will now be allowing out-of-state visitors into the park. The theme park officially reopened its gates on April 16 after being closed for over a year due to the coronavirus pandemic. At first, tickets were being sold with advance online registration and limited only to California residents. Now, out-of-state guests will be welcomed, but those guests must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination and a photo ID for park entry. “In accordance with government guide...
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Disneyland reopens to the public after 13-month coronavirus closure

Disneyland has returned after a yearlong coronavirus closure with a rethemed Snow White’s Enchanted Wish, updated Haunted Mansion and refreshed King Arthur Carrousel to the delight of die-hard fans who waited hours to snag tickets for the reopening of the Anaheim theme park. Fans anxious to ride the wildly popular Rise of the Resistance attraction and the soon-to-change Splash Mountain log flume had their wish granted when Disneyland finally swung open the gates just after 8 a.m. Friday, ending ...
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Disneyland to launch new annual pass program this year

Disneyland will launch a new membership program this year to replace the annual pass program that was canceled in January out of concern that demand by a million passholders could overwhelm the parks once they reopen following a yearlong coronavirus closure. Disneyland resort president Ken Potrock said on the D23 Inside Disney podcast that the new membership program for the Anaheim theme parks will be launched this year. “We’re working on that right now and we will clearly be launching something...
Tags: California, Disney, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Ubs, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, Gavin Newsom, Southern California, Anaheim, DCA, Disney California Adventure, Ken Potrock, Coronavirus, Potrock


Disneyland resort faces $4 billion revenue loss due to coronavirus closure, analyst warns

The Disneyland resort faces a $4 billion revenue loss as a result of the 13-month pandemic closure of Disney’s theme parks and hotels at the Anaheim tourist destination, according to analyst estimates. The Disneyland resort has lost an estimated $4.3 billion in revenue during the 412-day closure of Disney’s Anaheim theme parks, according to MoffettNathanson founding partner Michael Nathanson. Sign up for our Park Life newsletter and find out what’s new and interesting every week at Southern Cal...
Tags: Disney, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, Cal State Fullerton, Southern California, Disney World, Anaheim, Downtown Disney, Michael Nathanson, Disney California Adventure, Nathanson, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR


Soar over the southwest without leaving the Las Vegas Strip on this new flyover ride

Las Vegas tourists will soon be able to take in views of the American West without leaving the confines of the Strip when a new attraction opens this fall. The new FlyOver ride from Pursuit will have attendees strap into seats and glide through locations such as the Las Vegas Strip, the Grand Canyon and Lake Tahoe as they’re surrounded by a high definition, 52-foot spherical screen. The multi-sensory ride will also include music, scents, mist and the sensation of wind as the seats move in six di...
Tags: America, Sport, Things To Do, Canada, Soccer, Las-vegas, Iceland, Amusement Parks, Lake Tahoe, Grand Canyon, Southern California, Las Vegas Boulevard, Las Vegas Strip, Adams, Lisa Adams, Vancouver Canada


Southern California water parks prepare to reopen under new guidelines following pandemic closures

Southern California water parks that saw 2020 turn into a lost summer because of coronavirus closures will bring back the wet and wild fun in the sun in summer 2021 after the state released COVID-19 health and safety guidelines. The California Department of Public Health issued COVID-19 health and safety guidelines for water parks on Wednesday, April 28 as part of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy. Sign up for our Park Life newsletter and find out what’s new and interesting ever...
Tags: California, Sacramento, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Seaworld, San Jose, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, Valencia, Legoland California, Gavin Newsom, Southern California, Northern California, Concord, Riverside


Park Life: What to expect when Disneyland reopens and what’s next for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

Which rides and restaurants will stay closed when Disneyland reopens? When will Disneyland bring back parades, fireworks and Fantasmic? What rides and restaurants could be coming to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge? Find all the latest theme park news in the Park Life newsletter. Sign up for our Park Life newsletter and find out what’s new and interesting every week at Southern California’s theme parks. Subscribe here. Open the Gates Everything you need to know about the April 30 reopening of Disney...
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Knott’s Bear-y Tales delivers fast and furious game play in fun tribute to 1970s ride

The new Knott’s Bear-y Tales attraction takes the old dark ride from the 1970s and adds a modern digital twist to the original story with Boysenberry Blasters that fire jam at pie-thieving coyotes during the fast and furious game play that unfolds on a series of massive screens. Knott’s Berry Farm hosted a media preview of the new Knott’s Bear-y Tales: Return to the Fair 4-D interactive dark ride on Tuesday, April 27 at the Buena Park theme park. The Knott’s Bear-y Tales ride will debut on May 6...
Tags: Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, Southern California, Orange County Register, Knott, Berry Farm, Universal Studios Hollywood, Buena Park, Iron Reef, Secret Life of Pets, Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters, Jeff Gritchen, Disney Imagineer Rolly Crump


Disneyland’s Star Wars cantina nearly had alien bartenders and underwater animatronics

Walt Disney Imagineering dreamed up alien bartenders, extraterrestrial octopus mixologists and underwater animatronics for Oga’s Cantina in Galaxy’s Edge that never made it into the wretched hive of scum and villainy, according to a new book on the art of the Star Wars land. The new “The Art of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge” coffee table book, available starting Tuesday, April 27 gathers together hundreds of pieces of concept art created by Lucasfilm and Imagineering conceived for the Star Wars theme...
Tags: Star Wars, Disney, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, Lucasfilm, Southern California, Erik, Anaheim, Disney Lucasfilm, Ralph, Hutt, Walt Disney Imagineering, Hollywood Studios


What to expect when Disneyland and Disney California Adventure reopen this week

Disneyland and Disney California Adventure will return this week with the reimagined Snow White’s Enchanted Wish dark ride, the wildly popular Rise of the Resistance attraction and the soon-to-change Splash Mountain log flume ride after a yearlong coronavirus closure. Disneyland and DCA will reopen on Friday, April 30 following more than a year of closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Disneyland will begin soft opening previews for employees on Tuesday, April 27. Sign up for our Park Life news...
Tags: Star Wars, California, Disney, Haunted Mansion, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Lincoln, Snow White, Resistance, Amusement Parks, Pixar, Disneyland, Orange County, Santa Clara, Gavin Newsom


Step inside the Star Wars restaurant Imagineering dreamed up for Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland

Walt Disney Imagineering dreamed up an otherworldly Twi’lek restaurant and cocktail lounge concept for Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland and Disney’s Hollywood Studios that never made the jump from page to park, according to a new book on the art of the twin Star Wars lands. The new “The Art of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge” coffee table book publishing on Tuesday, April 27 gathers together hundreds of pieces of concept art created by Lucasfilm and Imagineering conceived for the Star Wars themed lands buil...
Tags: Star Wars, Florida, California, Disney, Sport, Rome, Things To Do, Soccer, Beatty, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, Lucasfilm, Southern California, Anaheim, Nero, Walt Disney Imagineering


30+ Disneyland and DCA restaurants, bars and food stands will remain closed when the parks return

Disneyland and Disney California Adventure will return without more than 30 of their 70+ food and beverage locations when the Anaheim theme parks reopen later this month after a yearlong coronavirus closure. Disneyland and DCA will keep dozens of eateries shuttered as part of the phased reopening of the parks due state-mandated attendance capacity constraints and Disney’s commitment to COVID-19 health and safety guidelines. “We’re bringing back the magic at places like Lamplight Lounge, Sonoma T...
Tags: California, Disney, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, FLO, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, Southern California, Anaheim, DCA, Dole, Monte Cristo, Adventureland, New Orleans Square, Disney California Adventure


California theme parks can allow out-of-state visitors, according to new state guidelines

Disney, Universal and other theme parks in the state that had been forced to limit attendance to California residents can now allow out-of-state visitors under revised state guidelines — but not all parks are swinging open their gates to interstate travelers just yet. Revised guidelines in Gov. Gavin Newsom’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy now allow fully vaccinated out-of-state visitors to attend activities or events that are currently limited to California residents only. California theme parks...
Tags: California, Disney, Sacramento, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Seaworld, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, Capa, Legoland California, Gavin Newsom, Southern California, State, Johnson Johnson, DCA


Why 30+ Disneyland and DCA rides, attractions and shows will remain closed when the parks return

Disneyland and Disney California Adventure will return without three dozen of their 80+ rides, attractions and shows when the Anaheim theme parks reopen later this month after a yearlong coronavirus closure. Most of the shuttered Disneyland and DCA rides, attractions and shows will remain closed due to COVID-19 health and safety guidelines issued by the state. More than three-quarters of the closed attractions will be shuttered for five coronavirus-related reasons: High-touch environments, socia...
Tags: California, Disney, Haunted Mansion, Sport, Cruise, Things To Do, Soccer, Lincoln, Resistance, Amusement Parks, Pixar, Disneyland, Southern California, Tom Sawyer, Anaheim, DCA


Niles: Who’s winning the theme park battle between Disney and Universal?

Universal Creative has been crushing it this spring. From Hollywood to Japan, the design division of Universal Studios’ theme parks has been wowing fans with new and refurbished attractions that are raising standards for excellence in the themed entertainment industry. With The Secret Life of Pets: Off the Leash, Universal’s designers have delivered something that theme park fans have not seen at Universal Studios Hollywood in a generation — a family dark ride featuring animatronic characters. I...
Tags: Japan, Hollywood, California, Disney, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Manhattan, Universal, Amusement Parks, Mario Kart, Disneyland, Walt Disney, Orlando, Universal Studios, Southern California


Filling Your Entire Backyard With a Giant K'nex Roller Coaster Beats Waiting in Line at an Amusement Park

The original 2,400-piece K’nex roller coaster is one of the holy grails of ‘90s toys. And for some, it inspired a lifetime obsession with building scale model thrill rides. YouTube’s CoasterWriter has taken the hobby to its extreme, building a backyard-sized K’nex coaster featuring a towering 10-foot tall main drop.Read more...
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Disneyland reopening day reservations ‘sold out’ — with a very important asterisk

Advance reservations for the reopening day of Disneyland are “sold out” for both single-park and parkhopper tickets, but there is still a way to get into the Anaheim theme park when it returns after an extended coronavirus closure. The “sold out” sign hanging in front of Disneyland on reopening day comes with a very important asterisk. You can still get into the original Disney theme park on April 30 if you buy a parkhopper ticket and get an advance reservation for Disney California Adventure. ...
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Universal Studios Hollywood returns with Potter, pets and dinos after yearlong coronavirus closure

Universal Studios Hollywood has returned after a yearlong coronavirus closure with a new Secret Life of Pets dark ride designed to delight families and a revamped Jurassic World water ride determined to terrify the tourists. Universal Studios Hollywood reopened on Thursday, April 15 for annual and season passholders after a 13-month closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic that began in March 2020. The Hollywood theme park reopens to the general public on Friday, April 16. Fans anxious to fly alongs...
Tags: Hollywood, California, Disney, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Harry Potter, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, Legoland California, Universal Studios, Southern California, Potter, Knott, King Kong, SeaWorld San Diego


Universal Studios Hollywood adds towering I-Rex finale to Jurassic World water ride

The new and improved Jurassic World water ride at Universal Studios Hollywood boasts an impressive 22-foot-tall I-Rex and an equally terrifying T-Rex doing animatronic battle at just the perfect moment to allow our escape. The updated Jurassic World attraction officially debuts on Thursday, April 15 during annual passholder Bonus Days at Universal Studios Hollywood. The Hollywood theme park reopens to the general public on Friday, April 16 after a yearlong coronavirus closure. Universal previewe...
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Universal Studios Hollywood: The Secret Life of Pets ride finally debuts and it’s worth the wait

The new Secret Life of Pets dark ride at Universal Studios Hollywood strikes the right balance of animatronic figures and practical sets blended with video mapping projections and high-tech gimmickry to deliver a fun and frenetic attraction perfect for the modern day theme park. The new five-minute Secret Life of Pets attraction officially debuts on Thursday, April 15 during annual passholder Bonus Days at Universal Studios Hollywood. The Hollywood theme park reopens to the general public on Fri...
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What to Know About Disneyland's Reopening Before Planning Your Visit

The original Disney vacation spot is reopening to the world. Unlike Disney World, which reopened in July 2020 just months after lockdowns began last year, Disneyland took a slower approach and is reopening later this month with things like tiered ticketing and capacity limits. Here’s what you need to know about the…Read more...
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Here's how much workers are paid at America's amusement parks

Visitors attend the Universal Studios theme park first day of reopening from the coronavirus pandemic, on June 05, 2020 in Orlando, Florida. Gerardo Mora/Getty Images Universal Studios Hollywood is reopening on Friday, and Disneyland Resort is reopening this month. Insider looked at data from BLS to see how much employees at amusement parks and arcades make. Here's what a worker in each of those occupations typically make if they work at an amusement park. Visit Business Insider's ...
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