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Disneyland to test mobile-only ordering for Dole Whip treats at Tiki Juice Bar

There won’t be a long line stretching away from the Tiki Juice Bar in late March for those tasty Dole Whip floats and soft-serve treats that Disneyland visitors crave because the Anaheim theme park will be testing a new mobile ordering strategy designed to help reduce congestion and crowding. The Tiki Juice Bar will run a test on March 28-30 when Dole Whip items at the food stand will be available for purchase only via mobile order, Disneyland officials said. During the test, visitors can still ...
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You could own this zoo complete with menagerie

York's Wild Kingdom Zoo & Fun Park in York, Maine is up for sale. For just $14.2 million, you could be the proprietor of this beachside attraction complete with the likes of lions, monkeys, lemurs, camels, pigs, deer, kangaroos, a butterfly kingdom, paddle boats, miniature golf, bumper cars, and a haunted house. No lowball offers though. According to owner Joe Barberi, a realtor called and “asked if we would consider selling the park. Not getting any younger and everything having to do with it...
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Universal Studios Hollywood announces details for Jurassic World — The Ride, opening this summer

Last May, Universal Studios Hollywood announced that its beloved Jurassic Park —The Ride would undergo a ginormous evolution. The ride, which opened in 1996 and was inspired by Steven Spielberg’s 1993 summer blockbuster, “Jurassic Park,” officially closed over Labor Day weekend and has been under construction as it transforms into Jurassic World — The Ride. The theme park has officially revealed that the all-new innovative adventure will debut sometime this summer and fuse 21st century technolog...
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How to fly the Millennium Falcon aboard the new Smugglers Run ride at Disneyland’s Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

“Star Wars” fans who have been dreaming of flying the Millennium Falcon for four decades will get the chance to climb into the cockpit and pilot the famed starship on the new Smugglers Run attraction coming to the Galaxy’s Edge themed land at Disneyland. But how do you actually fly the Falcon after you’ve taken your seat in one of the pilot, gunner or flight engineer positions? Which one of the 200 fully functional buttons, knobs and switches in the cockpit do you need to activate to properly op...
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Web-slingers will suit up with Spider-Man in new attraction coming to Marvel themed land at Disney California Adventure

Aspiring web-slingers will be able to suit up alongside Spider-Man and join Marvel stars in a new attraction in the super hero-themed land coming to Disney California Adventure in 2020. The new Spider-Man attraction will feature a cutting-edge interface using never-before-seen technology and practical effects that will let visitors experience what it’s like to have super powers. Related links What Marvel attractions are coming to the Disneyland Resort? It’s confusing Disneyland After Dark ...
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Disneyland hotels roll out discounts, food and merchandise tied to Mickey Mouse’s 90th birthday celebration

The three Disneyland hotels have rolled out a series of offers tied to the Get Your Ears On celebration designed to entice visitors to book a theme park vacation during the slower shoulder season ahead of the grand opening of the highly-anticipated Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. The offers include discounts on hotel stays, free drawing classes, themed food and merchandise, photo ops and a giant cake celebrating Mickey Mouse’s 90th birthday. Related links Disneyland turns to Mickey Mouse to attr...
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All 3 Disneyland hotels sold out on the night before the Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge grand opening

All three Disneyland hotels are sold out for the night before the grand opening of the highly anticipated Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge themed land, according to Disney officials. The view, club and suite level rooms at the Disneyland Hotel, Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel and Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel are sold out for May 30, the night before the May 31 debut of Galaxy’s Edge. More on Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Disneyland will open Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge nearly a month earlier than expecte...
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Disneyland selects 1,400 employees for grand opening of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

Disneyland employees wept tears of joy and whooped cheers of excitement when they found out they will be among a select group of 1,400 who will help open the highly anticipated Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge themed land. “I’m beyond excited,” said Maria Zamora, who will be working on the inaugural Galaxy’s Edge attractions team. “I’m so stoked. I can’t wait.” Cast members working in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will wear costumes as members of the Resistance (left) and First Order to interact with gue...
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Disney Channel stars will drop into Disney California Adventure for a day-long fan festival

The stars of Disney Channel shows such as “Kim Possible,” “Andi Mack” and “Bunk’d” are headed to Disney California Adventure for a day-long fan festival filled with celebrity meet-and-greets, TV show sneak peeks and live music. The Disney Channel Fan Fest will be held at the Anaheim theme park on Saturday, April 27. 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. Young stars from shows like “Raven’s H...
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Disneyland’s $199 peak daily ticket has been topped: Which park is most expensive now?

How much is too much to pay for a day at a theme park? Is $200 too much? Disneyland in January raised its top one-day ticket price to $199, for a Park Hopper ticket that gets you into both Disneyland and Disney California Adventure on the same day. On the East Coast, Walt Disney World last week raised its top one-day ticket price to $219, which buys you admission into all four of Disney World’s theme parks for one day during its busiest week of the year, at Christmas. Sign up for our Park Life ...
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Video of Coney Island rides from the 1930s and 1940s that would never fly today

Michael Hearst, composer of the classic "Songs for Ice Cream Trucks" and author of the excellent Unusual Creatures, shares this delightful video of seemingly quite dangerous rides at Coney Island in the 1930s and 1940s. These sanctioned affronts to safety remind me of the fun I had rolling around with my brothers in our station wagon's cargo area on long road trips.
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Legendary Disney artist Mary Blair is featured at this museum

  Mary Blair, Concept art for façade of “It’s a Small World,” c. 1962-63, gouache on board. (Photo Courtesy of the Hilbert Museum) Rebecca Gacek, of Laguna Beach, checks out the Mary Blair exhibit at the Hilbert Museum of California Art in Orange. The museum is displaying the legendary Disney illustrator’s work that includes the exteriors for “It’s A Small World,” and stills for “Alice in Wonderland,” “Cinderella” and “Peter Pan.” (Photo by Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register/SCNG) ...
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Downtown Disney fills another spot vacated by canceled Disneyland hotel project

A whimsical boutique with locations at Walt Disney World and the Venetian Las Vegas has announced plans to open a new location this spring in a section of Downtown Disney vacated for a now-cancelled Disneyland hotel project. Sugarboo & Co. specializes in home goods, art prints, paper products, handmade ceramics and stamped jewelry inspired by nature, animals and folk art. The new Downtown Disney shop will be the first California location for Sugarboo & Co., which has stores in Georgia, Texas, Ke...
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Step-by-step preview of the lightsaber-building experience coming to Disneyland’s Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

Padawan learners strong with the Force will be able to build their own lightsabers using scavenged parts from fallen Jedi temples inside a covert workshop hidden from the watchful eye of the First Order when the new Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opens at Disneyland. The build-your-own lightsaber experience will take place in Savi’s Workshop — Handbuilt Lightsabers when the 14-acre land debuts May 31 at the Anaheim theme park. The new Galaxy’s Edge themed land will be set in the Black Spire Outpost on...
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Captain Marvel lands her fighter jet at Disney California Adventure for photo op and new themed food offerings

Air-Force-pilot-turned-superhero Captain Marvel has landed her fighter jet at Disney California Adventure for meet-and-greet photo opportunities and a new lineup of specialty-themed foods after flying past her movie rivals over the weekend. The female superhero arrives at the Anaheim theme park after the new “Captain Marvel” movie blew away the competition to take the top spot at the box office with a $153 million opening weekend domestic gross, according to Box Office Mojo. The new Marvel Studi...
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Is Disneyland the most vegan-friendly theme park in America?

Don’t eat corn dogs or burgers? The Disneyland Resort has been named the most vegan-friendly theme park in America, by PETA —People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.  The announcement attracted the attention of many, even august foodie magazines such as Food & Wine, which usually show little interest in amusement park fare. “Once upon a time, theme park food meant hamburgers, hot dogs, and turkey legs. Times have changed, and so have menus,” People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals wrote ...
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10 new tastes to try at Knott’s Boysenberry Festival

Come hungry. But the truth is with more than 75 Knott’s Boysenberry Festival food and beverage items to choose from, the toughest part is deciding what to try, especially when it comes to new offerings. “It’s really hard for me to tell you which one is my favorite,” Knott’s executive chef Bobby Obezo said. “We came out with such amazing plates — all these items, my mouth gets watery. We did tastings and these were the ones that made it.” Ready to sample some flavors? Here you go: 1. Jambalaya Ma...
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Knott’s Boysenberry Festival will feature champagne brunch on select Sundays

Who doesn’t love brunch? Mrs. Knott’s Chicken Dinner Restaurant will be offering the Boysenberry Champagne Brunch on select Sundays during Knott’s Boysenberry Festival. The brunch will feature carving and omelet stations, breakfast entrees, desserts and more, as well as exclusive dishes, such as Mrs. Knott’s fried chicken. The highlight will be a large selection of boysenberry items, like glazed salmon, pork ribs, meatballs, sausage, French toast, pierogies with boysenberry sour cream and boysen...
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Galaxy’s Edge preview: How to make your own R2-D2 or BB-8 when Droid Depot opens at Disneyland’s Star Wars land

“Star Wars” fans who have always dreamed of building their own R2-D2 or BB-8 will be able to pick their own parts off a moving conveyor belt and assemble a remote-controlled astromech droid from scratch when Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opens at Disneyland. The build-your-own droid experience will take place in Droid Depot when the 14-acre land debuts May 31 at the Anaheim theme park. The new Galaxy’s Edge themed land will be set in the Black Spire Outpost on the planet of Batuu, located on the oute...
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Droid Depot: Step-by-step preview of the droid-building experience coming to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland

“Star Wars” fans who have always dreamed of building their own R2-D2 or BB-8 will be able to pick their own parts off a moving conveyor belt and assemble a remote-controlled astromech droid from scratch when Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opens at Disneyland. The build-your-own droid experience will take place in Droid Depot when the 14-acre land debuts May 31 at the Anaheim theme park. The new Galaxy’s Edge themed land will be set in the Black Spire Outpost on the planet of Batuu, located on the oute...
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Knott’s Boysenberry Festival spreads to Yogurtland with new frozen yogurt flavor

Knott’s fans will have an opportunity to prime their taste buds for the upcoming Boysenberry Festival when Yogurtland releases its newest frozen yogurt flavor. The theme park and dessert chain have teamed up to create Knott’s Berry Farm Boysenberry Pie frozen yogurt, which will be available at Yogurtland locations beginning March 18. Customers may also top their treat with mini boysenberry shortbread cookies. Yogurtland frozen yogurt is not available at Knott’s. The store will have coupons for o...
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Drone video, aerial photos offer first look at X-Wings and TIE fighter in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland

New drone video and aerial photos of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge show the X-Wings, A-Wing, TIE fighter and landspeeders that will populate the First Order-controlled village and nearby Resistance military camp when the new themed land opens May 31 at Disneyland. Nearmap high-resolution aerial images taken in late February above the Anaheim theme park show two X-wings, a TIE fighter and an A-wing. Drone video shot by Disney and released by Disney-affiliate KABC in Los Angeles offer the first look at...
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Is Disneyland making a mistake with the way it’s opening Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge?

Is Disneyland making a mistake by opening Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in phases? Disney CEO Bob Iger announced last week that the biggest new land in Disneyland’s history will open on May 31, earlier than pretty much everyone expected. But not everything in the new Star Wars land will open then. Fans will have to wait until later in the year to go on the biggest new attraction in Galaxy’s Edge, the Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance ride. Sign up for our Park Life newsletter and find out what’s new...
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Captain Marvel makes her first appearance at the Disneyland Resort

Captain Marvel made her first superhero appearance at Disney California Adventure Friday morning, which, not coincidentally, was also the first day her movie is appearing in theaters. William Vanderspek poses with Captain Marvel at Disney California Adventure in Anaheim, CA, on Friday, Mar 8, 2019. (Photo by Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register/SCNG) Captain Marvel arrives to greet visitors at Disney California Adventure in Anaheim, CA, on Friday, Mar 8, 2019. The superhero took pictures...
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How to get into the exclusive ‘Dark Arts at Hogwarts Castle’ premiere event at Universal Studios Hollywood

With the all-new “Dark Arts at Hogwarts Castle” light projection experience set to kick-off officially on Saturday, April 13, at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter inside Universal Studios Hollywood, the theme park is offering die-hard “Harry Potter” fans the chance to attend an exclusive sneak peek on Thursday, April 11 and Friday, April 12. The private event will include after-hours access to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter plus a first look at the projection light show, during which vill...
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Parking at Disneyland? Mickey & Friends gets sensors and another garage is under construction

A 6,500-space parking structure under construction next to the Mickey & Friends structure at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, CA, on Tuesday, Mar 5, 2019. The new structure will also include a bridge to the Downtown Disney District. (Photo by Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register/SCNG) Disneyland’s original parking lot, seen here on July 17, 1955, was next to the park entrance, on land that has since become Disney California adventure. (Photo courtesy of Disney) Sound The gallery ...
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It’s the last weekend for Knott’s Peanuts Celebration: Here are 7 things to do before it goes

Good grief! There is only one more weekend left to enjoy the Peanuts Celebration at Knott’s Berry Farm. The second annual event runs weekends through March 10 and features special shows, activities, food and merchandise. It will be leaving to make way for the Boysenberry Festival, kicking off March 29, but before it goes, here are 7 things you won’t find the rest of the year. “Space Beagle”: This musical about Snoopy becoming the first dog on the moon is geared to little ones, but has enough pun...
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Knott’s Boysenberry Festival 2019 has big news: It’s getting longer

It’s no secret that the best reason to go to Knott’s Berry Farm’s Boysenberry Festival is for the food, and now you will have 7 more days to indulge. This year, the Boysenberry Festival will run daily March 29-April 28. There will be more than 75 different boysenberry-inspired dishes, desserts and drinks, including several new items, such as boysenberry dry-rubbed flank steak topped with boysenberry cream cheese, boysenberry glazed salmon and boysenberry jambalaya. The entertainment lineup will ...
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I’m a Disneyland annual passholder. When can I go to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge?

So, you have an annual pass, and you want to go see Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge? We don’t blame you. It looks amazing. Disney announced Thursday that its much anticipated Star Wars:Galaxy’s Edge land will have a soft opening beginning May 31 — but not for everyone. Visitors will be required to get free advance reservations to visit until June 23, with the details on that to be announced later (Hint: If you’re staying at an official Disneyland resort hotel, you’ll automatically get one). The reserva...
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Disneyland will open Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge nearly a month earlier than expected

Disneyland’s much anticipated new Star Wars:Galaxy’s Edge land will open to the public May 31, Disney Chairman Bob Iger announced Thursday morning, March 7,  during the company’s annual shareholder meeting in St. Louis, Missouri, 165 miles from Marceline, Missouri, where Walt Disney was raised on a farm. Iger said that “tremendous demand” from guests led to the decision to open earlier than expected. “On opening day, we will transport guests to a galaxy far, far away,” Iger told the shareholders...
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