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What will replace ‘Frozen Live’ in Disney’s Hyperion Theater? Handicapping the contenders

The extended coronavirus closure of rides and shows at Disney California Adventure has created a vacancy at the Hyperion Theater that has served as a proving ground for Broadway-bound musicals based on the Disney films “Aladdin” and “Frozen.” Which raises the obvious question: What’s next for the Hyperion? 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. End of run notices were sent to more than 200 ac...
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Review: Six Flags Magic Mountain drive-thru provides a holiday cure for the pandemic blues

The once-in-a-lifetime Holiday in the Park Drive-Thru at Six Flags Magic Mountain feels like the quintessential Southern California car culture experience during these pandemic times. This season’s Christmas event at the partially shuttered Valencia amusement park combines holiday lights and music with bumper-to-bumper traffic along a mile-long drive-thru lane — all from the comfort and safety of your car. The Holiday in the Park Drive-Thru Experience opened this weekend and runs on select dates...
Tags: Colorado, California, Ray Bradbury, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Amusement Parks, Santa, Disneyland, Valencia, Southern California, Tatsu, Knott, Magic Mountain, Mrs Claus, Disney California


Theme Park Bits: Carthay Circle Menu Unveiled, Holiday Plans at the Parks, and More

In this edition of Theme Park Bits: See how the Carthay Circle Restaurant menu will be different when it reopens. Learn about Universal Orlando’s 2020 holiday plans. And more! November 19 is going to be something of a banner day for the Disneyland Resort. That’s when parts – only parts, though – of Disney California Adventure will be reopened to the general public. As you’re no doubt aware, the rides and shows won’t be open, but some of the dining and shopping spots in Buena Vista Street ...
Tags: Movies, Disney, Harry Potter, Theme Parks, Santa, Orlando, Macy, Anaheim, Disney Springs, Walt Disney World Resort, Universal Orlando, Buena Vista Street, Disney California, Carthay Circle Restaurant, Disney Springs West Side Everglazed, Disney Parks Blog Everglazed


Knott’s Merry Farm: What it’s like to be in a theme park right now

Knott’s Berry Farm takes the approach that if it ain’t broke, just add Christmas lights, ornaments and tinsel as the fourth installment of the Buena Park theme park’s successful food festival format gets under way just in time for the winter holidays. The Taste of Merry Farm craft beer and food event debuted on Friday, Nov. 20 and will run on select dates through Jan. 3 at Knott’s. Sign up for our Park Life newsletter and find out what’s new and interesting every week at Southern California’s t...
Tags: California, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Amusement Parks, Santa, Disneyland, Southern California, Kevin, Knott, Knott's Berry Farm, Berry Farm, Boardwalk, Blitzen, Buena Park, Charles M Schultz


Photos: Business curfews kick in, changing coronavirus-framed L.A. County nightscape

As pandemic-powered weeks of isolation drag into months, Southern California’s COVID fatigue is oft framed by the recent fall back time changes and early-arriving darkness. Late-night denizens, though, may soon find their nights shortened by new Los Angeles County restrictions. A waiter in protective gear serves patrons at the Ruth Chris steakhouse in Pasadena, CA, Friday, November 13, 2020. To stay open amid COVID-19 restrictions, restaurants in Southern California have moved to outdoor di...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, California, Government, US, Sport, Soccer, Gm, Long Beach, Community, Pasadena, Local News, Gavin Newsom, Edward Hopper


New LA County coronavirus cases top 5,000; strict new rules could be added to state curfew soon

Los Angeles County posted a record-shattering  5,031 new COVID-19 infections on Thursday, Nov. 19, the highest daily number of the pandemic so far. The county could be on pace to see restrictive stay-at-home orders — reminiscent of the pandemic’s early days — as early as Sunday, Nov. 22, if the current alarming caseload expansion continues, Health Officer Dr. Muntu Davis said. Meanwhile, Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday imposed what amounts to an overnight curfew that will impact all counties in th...
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New L.A. County coronavirus cases top 5,000; strict new rules could be added to state curfew

Los Angeles County posted a record-shattering 5,031 new COVID-19 infections on Thursday, Nov. 19, the highest daily number of the pandemic so far. The county could be on pace to see restrictive stay-at-home orders — reminiscent of the pandemic’s early days — as early as Sunday, Nov. 22, if the current alarming caseload expansion continues, Health Officer Dr. Muntu Davis said. Meanwhile, Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday imposed what amounts to an overnight curfew that will impact all counties in the...
Tags: News, California, US, Sport, Soccer, Gm, Davis, Long Beach, Pasadena, Alex, Steve, Medina, Gavin Newsom, San Pedro, Los Angeles County, Steve Hernandez


Gov. Newsom announces COVID curfew for California

Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday announced a curfew limiting the nighttime movements of more than 90% of Californians. The order, intended to deal with a worrying surge in coronavirus cases, requires non-essential work, movement and gatherings stop between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. The order goes into effect 10 p.m. Saturday. It applies to counties in the purple tier — or 41 of the state’s 58 counties. That includes all Southern California counties. “The virus is spreading at a pace we haven’t seen since ...
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New LA County coronavirus cases top 5,000, breaking record; strict stay-home rules may return soon

Los Angeles County could be on pace to see strict stay-at-home orders as early as Sunday if the current rate of new cases continued, according to Health Officer Dr. Muntu Davis on Thursday, Nov. 19. A stay-at-home order would include returning to restrictions in April where only essential workers are to leave their homes, as well as people accessing essential services. It would also include a countywide curfew between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. in addition to restaurant and salon closures. The county re...
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Disney California Adventure reopens for shopping and dining after 8-month closure

Fans flocked to Disney California Adventure after eight months of coronavirus closures to shop and dine in the Anaheim theme park even though the Incredicoaster, Radiator Springs Racers and other rides remained idled by state COVID-19 guidelines. DCA reopened as an extension of Downtown Disney at 9:45 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 19 for shopping and dining along Buena Vista Street and throughout Grizzly Peak Airfield and Hollywood Land for the first time since the theme park closed in mid-March amid t...
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Disney California Adventure: Everything you need to know about shopping and dining

Disney cast members put the finishing touches on Disney California Adventure and tested out new COVID-19 health and safety protocols as the Anaheim theme park prepared to reopen Buena Vista Street for shopping and dining amid the coronavirus pandemic. The employee test-and-adjust session on Wednesday, Nov. 18 was mild and orderly compared to the crowds that are expected to descend on Thursday, Nov. 19 as Disney reopens its first California theme park after eight months of coronavirus closures. A...
Tags: Hollywood, California, Disney, America, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Starbucks, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, Disneyland Resort, Lucasfilm, Orange County, Southern California, Mickey Mouse, Mortimer


Disney California Adventure reopening: Everything you need to know before you go

Disney cast members put the finishing touches on Disney California Adventure and tested out new COVID-19 health and safety protocols as the Anaheim theme park prepared to reopen Buena Vista Street for shopping and dining amid the coronavirus pandemic. The employee test-and-adjust session on Wednesday, Nov. 18 was mild and orderly compared to the crowds that are expected to descend on Thursday, Nov. 19 as Disney reopens its first California theme park after eight months of coronavirus closures. A...
Tags: Hollywood, California, Disney, America, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Starbucks, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, Disneyland Resort, Lucasfilm, Orange County, Southern California, Mickey Mouse, Mortimer


4 ways technology powers the Disneyland ‘metaverse’

A day at Disneyland in the very near future will be filled with a slew of behind-the-scenes technology that will help place your lunch order, arrange a meeting with your favorite character and change your ride itinerary as part of the Disney theme park “metaverse.” What is the Disney theme park metaverse? “It all starts with having a connected park,” Disney chief technology officer Tilak Mandadi said. “A park where guests can truly interact with their physical surroundings using connected device...
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No Disneyland candy canes this holiday season because of coronavirus concerns

Disneyland’s half-century tradition of candy cane making will be broken this Christmas season by the coronavirus pandemic, shattering the peppermint hearts of die-hard fans who wait each year in pre-dawn lines for a chance to snag one of the hand-made holiday treats. Disneyland candy canes won’t be available this holiday season, according to Disney officials. Sign up for our Park Life newsletter and find out what’s new and interesting every week at Southern California’s theme parks. Subscribe h...
Tags: California, Ebay, Disney, America, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, Orange County, Southern California, DCA, Orange County Register, Knott, Bailey, Buena Vista Street


Disneyland and Knott’s further from reopening with Orange County’s slide into most restrictive COVID-19 tier

Gov. Gavin’s Newsom’s decision to move nearly all of California into the most restrictive tier of his Blueprint for a Safer Economy puts Disneyland, Knott’s and other major California theme parks one step further away from reopening amid the coronavirus pandemic. Newsom announced that Orange County — home to Disneyland, Disney California Adventure and Knott’s Berry Farm — will be moving into the state’s most-restrictive purple/widespread tier 1 during a news conference on Monday, Nov. 16. Sign ...
Tags: California, Disney, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, San Diego, Seaworld, Solano County, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, Lucasfilm, Orange County, Legoland, Southern California, Knott, Santa Clara California


The wait for Disneyland corn dogs is almost over. Better get in line now

You’ll soon be able to once again order the very best thing you can eat at Disneyland when Buena Vista Street reopens for shopping and dining after a nearly eight-month coronavirus closure that has denied nearly a million hungry souls their guilty fried food fix. The Disneyland corn dog will be sold at Award Wieners when Buena Vista Street reopens on Nov. 19 as an extension of the Downtown Disney outdoor shopping mall while the rest of Disney California Adventure remains closed. Sign up for our...
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Even More Of The Disneyland Resort Will Be Reopening Before The End Of The Year

With part of Disney California Adventure already set to reopen, even more of Disneyland Resort is now planning to welcome guests.
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Meet the lifelike next-gen Disney animatronic that breathes and stares at you

Disney researchers are developing a new audio-animatronic figure with subtle eye and head movements that could allow characters like Captain Jack Sparrow and Kylo Ren in Disneyland and Disney World attractions to engage in more lifelike human-robot interactions. The next-generation audio-animatronic was developed by Walt Disney Imagineering’s Advanced Development team, Disney Research innovation lab, California Institute of Technology and University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, according to a n...
Tags: California, Disney, Sport, Soccer, Lincoln, Disneyland, Gizmodo, Caribbean, Disneyland Paris, Southern California, Kylo Ren, Disney World, Anaheim, Walt Disney Imagineering, Jack Sparrow, Disney California


Disneyland should follow Knott’s Berry Farm’s lead and host food events for now

The best way that California theme parks can show state officials — and skeptical consumers — that they can operate safely is to … operate safely. Knott’s Berry Farm had the right idea two months ago. Take what state and local officials offer you and open in any way that you can. Knott’s reopened its gates for hard-ticket food festivals under state guidelines allowing outdoor dining. Since then in Southern California, SeaWorld San Diego and Legoland California have reopened parts of their theme ...
Tags: California, Disney, Sacramento, Sport, Soccer, Disneyland, Disneyland Resort, Cal State Fullerton, Legoland California, Southern California, Knott, Berry Farm, Main Street USA, Buena Vista Street, Newsom, Disney California Adventure


Disneyland To Reopen More Stores Despite Governor Gavin Newsom’s Refusal On Theme Parks

Disney officials on Friday announced they will reopen stores and restaurants in the Disney California Adventure park starting in...
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BREAKING: Buena Vista Street at Disney California Adventure Will Open with Shopping and Dining at Disneyland Resort

A daily-updated resource for news and information on the Disney resort around the world.
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First Disneyland coronavirus masks now available at Downtown Disney

Expect Disneyland fans to line up fast for a new line of coronavirus face masks bearing the Anaheim theme park’s distinctive logo while they eagerly await the return of California theme parks now that state officials have issued theme park reopening guidelines. The first coronavirus masks emblazoned with the Disneyland logo are now available at the World of Disney store and the new Backlot Premiere pop-up shop at Downtown Disney. The newly released masks feature the distinctive “Disneyland D” lo...
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Halloween Boos!Letter: Happy Halloween and welcome to our newsletter

Get updates on fun Halloween happening delivered twice a week to your inbox with our Halloween Boos!Letter. Sign up here. Welcome to our Halloween Boos!Letter. We’re excited that you’re here and joining us to learn all about the season’s creepy, crawly festivities. This is the online version of the debut installment of the newsletter. Readers who have signed up will get it in their inbox on Tuesdays and Fridays this month and it will be full of fun things you can do for Halloween and fall. As a...
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Disneyland opens Halloween pop-up shop to manage Downtown Disney crowds

Disneyland will open a new Halloween pop-up shop inside Disney California Adventure to help manage the weekend crowds that descend on Downtown Disney in search of a dose of pixie dust as the pandemic keeps Disney’s Anaheim theme parks closed. The new Backlot Premiere Shop will open Tuesday, Oct. 5 as an extension of the Downtown Disney outdoor shopping mall in the Stage 17 building inside Hollywood Land in Disney California Adventure. Sign up for our Park Life newsletter and find out what’s new...
Tags: Halloween, California, Disney, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, Southern California, Anaheim, Minnie Mouse, DCA, Knott, Downtown Disney, ESPN Zone, Disney Halloween


Disneyland layoffs include 2,800 restaurant workers, food cart vendors and Club 33 staff

Disneyland restaurant workers, food cart vendors and staff at the private and exclusive Club 33 in the Anaheim theme park will be among the hardest hit by the massive layoffs coming to the Disney parks division. 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, Entertainment and Products division, according to the union’s Facebook page. Sign up for our Park Li...
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Theme Park Bits: When Will Disneyland Reopen, Resort Hotel Layoffs, and More

In this edition of Theme Park Bits: Is a Disneyland reopening ever on the horizon? Take a look at the new Polynesian. Layoffs have plagued Disney World-area hotels. And more! Despite being roughly 200 days into a pandemic – yes, really, we’re at, if not past, the 200-day milestone – theme park news continues unabated. In Anaheim, the question persists: when exactly is Disneyland opening? Last week, Disney Parks held a conference at which Disneyland honcho and fellow Josh, Josh D’Amaro, all...
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Disneyland to expand restaurant mobile ordering when theme parks reopen

Disneyland and Disney California Adventure will expand mobile ordering for food and drinks when the Anaheim theme parks reopen to promote contactless payments, reduce wait times and cut down on long lines at quick service restaurants. New mobile ordering restaurant locations will be added at Disneyland and California Adventure in order to help encourage social distancing as part of a host of COVID-19 health and safety measures once the parks return following extended coronavirus closures. Sign ...
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Disney tags Avengers Campus and Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway as ‘priority projects’

Disney has designated Avengers Campus at Disney California Adventure and Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway at Disneyland as “priority projects” amid $700 million in budget cuts in the company’s theme park division. Disney CFO Christine McCarthy announced the priority tags for the Marvel themed land and the Mickey Mouse ride during the Bank of America Virtual 2020 Media, Communications & Entertainment Conference. “We’ve really prioritized some of our investment spending,” McCarthy said during t...
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Disneyland expands Marvel superhero stunt show casting call for Avengers Campus

Black Widow will join a new Avengers Campus rooftop stunt show featuring Captain America and Black Panther fighting a sword-wielding villain once the new Marvel themed land debuts after Disney California Adventure reopens. The Anaheim theme park is looking for a professional stunt person to play the role of Black Widow in a new Marvel superhero live action show, according to the Disney Audition website. Sign up for our Park Life newsletter and find out what’s new and interesting every week at S...
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What Tokyo Disney changes could mean for Disneyland

Adjusted hours, the potential debut of a new E-ticket attraction and a themed land along with the return of parades and fireworks at Tokyo Disney offer a glimpse of what the future may hold for Disneyland in the months following the eventual reopening of the Anaheim theme park. The second stage of the phased reopening of Tokyo Disney resort is expected to serve as a blueprint for Disney’s California parks once Disneyland and Disney California Adventure return following an extended coronavirus cl...
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