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Ballast Point Brewery quietly opens in Downtown Disney

The new Ballast Point Brewery & Kitchen at Downtown Disney has quietly soft opened to give the kitchen and wait staff a chance to become familiar with the pub-style menu and 50-plus beers on tap ahead of the grand opening scheduled for Wednesday. The 4,000-square-foot restaurant and bar soft opened on Saturday afternoon to the delight of Disneyland visitors and hotel guests anxious to check out Downtown Disney’s first microbrewery. The brewpub will continue its soft opening throughout the day on...
Tags: California, Disney, Sport, Sea, Chicago, Soccer, San Diego, Disneyland, Orange County, Foodies, Anaheim, Downtown Disney, Disney California Adventure, Disneyland Disney California Adventure, Ballast Point, Sculpin


Theme Park Bits: Disneyland Ticket Prices, Avatar Soundtrack, Up is Headed to the Animal Kingdom, and More!

In this edition: Tickets are going up, up, up at Disneyland. Pandora: The World of Avatar has an official soundtrack. Disney CEO Robert Iger went to Twitter to defend recent remarks. Get a decent look at the Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge ride vehicles. Disney has purchased even more land in Central Florida. And more! We begin this week with some unsurprising but not particularly good news. Excited about your next trip to Disneyland Resort? Prepared to fork over at least one of your kidneys as w...
Tags: Florida, Hollywood, Movies, India, Disney, Indiana, Pandora, United Kingdom, Walt Disney Company, Theme Parks, Iger, Pixar, Disneyland, Disneyland Resort, Walt Disney World, Epcot


A Disneyland Christmas – Tips and Lessons From My Holiday Experience

Planning a Christmastime trip to Disneyland can be a little daunting for anyone, especially for someone like me who is new to all things Disney. After an incredible, albeit brief, experience in the Happiest Place on Earth earlier in the year, I was excited to experience the park during the December holiday season. After a lot of research, I knew that Disneyland takes Christmas very seriously and in addition to all of the normal attractions, I couldn’t wait to enjoy the special events and foods ...
Tags: Travel, Disney, Los Angeles, Earth, Marriott, Luigi, Disneyland, Disneyland Resort, Walt Disney, Destinations, Anaheim, Disney Parks, Hyatt House, Disney California Adventure, Disney California, Disneyland Resort Disney


Why Disneyland is about to start selling purple food

The culinary forecast for Disneyland calls for purple rain with a strong chance of purple macarons, cake pops and churros as the Anaheim theme park makes a concerted push to turn #PotionPurple into a trending color on social media. The Instagram-ready line of new Potion Purple foods launches Friday, Jan. 11, at Disneyland and Disney California Adventure as Disney’s latest attempt to capitalize on the popularity of posting food photos online. From cobblers to pancakes to fish tacos, Disney will b...
Tags: Instagram, Disney, Sport, Soccer, Disneyland, Anaheim, Minnie Mouse, Minnie, Mickey, Chantilly, Whitmore, Pooh Corner, Disney California Adventure, Disney California, Critter Country, Fiddler Fifer Practical Cafe


Cool Stuff: Eric Tan’s ‘Star Wars’ Sequel Trilogy Prints Gear Up For The Skywalker Saga’s Epic Conclusion

As the Skywalker Saga is gearing up for the supposed final installment, the last couple prints in Eric Tan‘s epic franchise-spanning Star Wars series have been unveiled. Hit the jump to get the exclusive first look at the Eric Tan Star Wars sequel trilogy prints. As you probably know, I’m a huge pop culture art print collector. It all started with a visit to the Alamo Drafthouse over a decade ago, where I discovered the work of Tyler Stout sitting in a bin in the lobby outside the small Mond...
Tags: Art, Hollywood, Movies, Sci-fi, Disney, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Austin, Sequels, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Pixar, Lucasfilm, Stan Lee, Steve, Cool Stuff, Mondo


Disneyland Resort raises prices on all tickets and annual passes

Disneyland raised prices today, Jan. 6, on single- and multi-day tickets as well as annual passes as the Anaheim theme park prepares for the grand opening of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in June. Ticket prices increased an average of 8 percent, according to Disneyland officials. Disneyland’s latest ticket price increase is in line with customer expectations, said Dennis Speigel, an industry expert with International Theme Park Services. “There hasn’t been any real kickback from the marketplace,” Spe...
Tags: Florida, California, Disney, Sport, Soccer, Disneyland, Disneyland Resort, Southern California, Anaheim, Knott, Frontierland, Berry Farm, Disney California Adventure, Disney California, Speigel, Liz Jaeger


Disney CEO reveals when Disneyland will open Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

Disney CEO Bob Iger spilled the beans on a June grand opening for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland, letting the debut date slip for the much-anticipated new themed land during a wide-ranging media interview. In a Q&A with Barron’s that was published online Friday, Jan. 4, Iger was asked about efforts to grow attendance and increase capacity  at Disney parks. “When Star Wars opens in Anaheim in June and in Florida later in the year, that’s adding capacity,” Iger told Barron’s. “You’re addin...
Tags: Florida, Disney, Sport, Soccer, Iger, Disneyland, Southern California, Anaheim, Orlando Florida, Niles, Barron, Bob Iger, Southern California News Group, Disney California, Disney 's Hollywood Studios, Disneyland Disneyland


Discounted Disneyland tickets for Southern California residents are back on sale starting Monday, Jan. 7

It’s that time of year again when Disneyland rolls out discounted multi-day ticket offers to Southern California residents as the busy holiday season comes to a close and the slower winter months begin at the Anaheim theme parks. Beginning Monday, Jan. 7, SoCal locals can purchase $179 three-day single-park tickets that allow access to either Disneyland or Disney California Adventure per day or $234 three-day parkhopper tickets that will get them into both parks on a single day. That’s a pretty ...
Tags: Disney, Sport, Soccer, Disneyland, Southern California, Socal, Anaheim, Disney California, Disneyland Hotel Disney


Three Kings Day celebration brings holidays to a close at Disney parks

Disney California Adventure will close out the Christmas season with a week-long Three Kings Day celebration honoring the holiday known as El Día de los Reyes Magos in Mexico, Central America and South America. The next few days are your last chance to catch all the holiday decorations, ride makeovers, parades, shows, fireworks spectaculars, seasonal foods and merchandise at the Anaheim theme parks. The two-month-long holiday season that began in early November comes to a close on Sunday. Jan. 6...
Tags: California, Mexico, Uncategorized, Disney, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Brazil, South America, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, Donald Duck, Bethlehem, Anaheim, Mexico Central America, Wetzel


Travel to Eat: My Favorite Food Moments of 2018

I write about food a lot on this site, but with good reason. I firmly believe that it’s the most important aspect of the travel experience, forming some of our strongest memories through taste and smell. It’s also the fastest way to learn about a new culture and what the people value. More than anything else though, it’s just a lot of fun. There’s nothing better than snacking your way through a foreign market, or tentatively ordering a meal, not quite sure what you’ve gotten yourself into. It c...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Mexico, India, Disney, America, Frankfurt, Ireland, Missouri, San Diego, New Mexico, Dublin, Iceland, Oklahoma, Disneyland, Illinois


Ohio State’s Urban Meyer crossing Rose Bowl off coaching bucket list

Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer, center, with his children, Nate Meyer, left, and Gigi Meyer, after a Rose Bowl media event at Disney California Adventure in Anaheim, CA, on Wednesday, Dec 26, 2018. (Photo by Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register/SCNG) Players and coaches from Ohio State and University of Washington during a ceremony for Rose Bowl players at Disney California Adventure in Anaheim, CA, on Wednesday, Dec 26, 2018. (Photo by Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register/SCNG) ...
Tags: California, Washington, Disney, Sports, Los Angeles, Georgia, Sport, Chicken, Soccer, College sports, SEC, Meyer, Oklahoma, Disneyland, Disneyland Resort, Pasadena


A Dream Disneyland Trip (Things to do in Disneyland, Anaheim)

We went to Disneyland® Park for 10-days with my Dad’s side of the family. It was so awesome, and I’m excited to share our dream Disneyland trip with you. But we didn’t just have a couple of family members with us, we had a whole crew. 15 people to be exact! Meeting Mickey Mouse with all my family Yep, that’s right. Four cousins, two Aunts, two Uncles, a boyfriend, and Nan and Pop ( Grand Parents) and us. As you could probably tell, we didn’t get everything done. So Savannah and I have an exc...
Tags: Travel, Usa, Maleficent, California, Disney, Haunted Mansion, Earth, Brooklyn, New Orleans, North America, Pixar, Disney California Adventure Park, Disneyland, Pluto, Belle, Donald Duck


New Year’s Eve 2019: See how Southern California theme parks plan to celebrate

Shortly after the Christmas gifts are unwrapped and the holiday feast is consumed the same question arises every year: What are we going to do for New Year’s Eve? Fortunately, Southern California theme parks have you covered. Disneyland, Disney California Adventure, Knott’s Berry Farm and Universal Studios Hollywood all have festivities planned for those looking to ring in 2019 with thrill rides, live music and midnight fireworks. Six Flags Magic Mountain won’t have a New Year’s Eve celebration;...
Tags: California, Uncategorized, Disney, America, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, Orange County, New Year's Eve, Southern California, Socal, Anaheim, Knott, Berry Farm


Disney’s World of Color show won’t be back until next year

Disney California Adventure said Tuesday that its popular World of Color show will remain closed until next year, squelching speculation by fans that it might reopen in time for the holidays. It’s been closed since April, after going down under mysterious circumstances. “We know our guests love World of Color and we have been working diligently to bring this experience back as soon as we can,” resort spokeswoman Liz Jaeger said Tuesday. “We are hopeful the show will return in the next several mo...
Tags: Holidays, Disney, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Ariel, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, Disneyland Resort, Regan, Disney Pixar, Grand Californian, Disney California Adventure, World of Color, Disney Animation, Disney California


Theme Park Bits: Disneyland Paris Closures, First Look at Adventureland’s New Restaurant, Bing Bongs New Animatronic, and More

In this edition of Theme Park Bits: Walt Disney Studios in Disneyland Paris is closing down a couple attractions next year. Take a look at the new Adventureland restaurant at Disneyland. Spend a whole month celebrating Valentine’s Day in the Disney parks. See what Universal Orlando has in store for their holiday food and drink offerings. See the long-awaited Bing Bong animatronic at DCA. And more! None of the Disney theme parks are safe from the expansion of lands dedicated to IP from Marv...
Tags: Florida, Movies, Michael Bay, Disney, Theme Parks, Disneyland, Disneyland Resort, Orlando, Disneyland Paris, Valentine, DCA, Walt Disney Studios, King Kong, Adventureland, Jungle Cruise, Universal Orlando


Keto at Disneyland: How to Eat Low Carb at Walt’s Original Magic Kingdom

For the past few months. I’ve been losing weight on the Ketogenic diet – I’m down 25 pounds and counting. For those of you who don’t know what the Keto diet is, it’s a high fat, extremely low carb diet that transforms your body into a fat eating machine. When you first start Keto, the prospect of finding Keto-friendly foods when eating out seems overwhelming. However, as you continue on the journey, you discover that it’s not very hard to find Keto options outside the home. As a Disneyland annu...
Tags: Texas, Movies, California, Turkey, Features, Herb, House, Reddit, Theme Parks, Bacon, Disneyland, Disneyland Resort, Burger, Walt Disney, Tomorrowland, Rice


What Marvel attractions are coming to the Disneyland Resort? It’s confusing

The rumor-filled mystery and confusion surrounding the rides, shows, restaurants and characters coming to the Marvel super hero land at Disney California Adventure continues, thanks to a purposely vague report from Walt Disney Imagineering. A Disney Parks blog post written by Imagineering’s Scot Drake perpetuates rumors about which Marvel attractions are planned for the Anaheim theme park without confirming any details or providing any clarity. According to the official Disney blog post, the new...
Tags: Hong Kong, Uncategorized, Marvel, Disney, America, Sport, Iron Man, Things To Do, Soccer, Starbucks, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, Disneyland Resort, Avengers, Hong Kong Disneyland, Anaheim


The Starbucks on the west side of Downtown Disney has reopened

The Starbucks on the east end of the Downtown Disney Shopping District is open in Anaheim, CA, on Tuesday, Dec 11, 2018. The coffee shop closed last year to make room for a new hotel that Disney eventually scrapped. (Photo by Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register/SCNG) Need that cuppa Joe right now? Well, you might be happy to know that the second Starbucks in Downtown Disney, on the west side of the mall, has now reopened. It shut down in June, along with other adjacent businesses, in prepar...
Tags: Amc, Disney, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Starbucks, Espn, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, Joe, Rainforest Cafe, Downtown Disney, Adventureland, House of Blues, Anaheim CA, Disney California


Disney Confirms More Marvel Theme Park Details, Captain Marvel and Doctor Strange Among the Line-Up

The Avengers Initiative is spreading from movie theaters into the real world, and soon fans will be able to interact with their favorite cinematic and comic book superheroes in Disney theme parks across the globe. The studio has confirmed several details about its Marvel theme park characters, and below you can find a breakdown of which characters are getting specialized rides or attractions at each Disney park. The Avengers Initiative: Theme Park Edition With the success of the Marvel Cin...
Tags: Hong Kong, Hollywood, Movies, California, Disney, America, Earth, Theme Parks, Disneyland, Avengers, Marvel Studios, Disneyland Paris, Hong Kong Disneyland, Disney California Adventure, Disney/Pixar, Stark Industries


Disneyland announces its official dates for events in 2019

Get out your calendars, because Disneyland has just announced official 2019 dates for some of its most popular events, as well as some special occasions that you’ll want to know about.  And don’t forget that Disneyland’s 2018 Christmas decorations stay up until Jan. 6, and at Disney California Adventure until Jan. 8. We’ve also listed official anniversaries of popular rides, because Disney will typically have special events and/or merchandise connected to them. And, note that, while these are of...
Tags: Holidays, California, Disney, America, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Resistance, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, Mickey Mouse, Anaheim, George H W Bush, Minnie, Mickey, Mary Poppins


Disneyland needs a new hotel, and quickly

Oh, by the way, Disneyland still has a hotel problem. Yes, Disneyland announced in October that it would not go ahead with its previously announced plans to build a fourth hotel at the resort. Disney blamed the City of Anaheim for canceling a promised tax subsidy, while the city said that since Disney moved the site of the project, the deal no longer applied. That political fight seems to be over, but the fact remains that Disney still needs more hotel rooms at its Anaheim resort, as Disneyland ...
Tags: Disney, Sport, Soccer, Tokyo, Starbucks, Disneyland, Disneyland Resort, Las Vegas Strip, Mickey Mouse, Anaheim, George H W Bush, Mary Poppins, Downtown Disney, Bing Bong, Harbor Boulevard, Disney California Adventure


George H.W. Bush dodged photos with Mickey Mouse during a presidential campaign visit to Disneyland

George H.W. Bush kicked off the home stretch of his 1988 presidential run on a sweltering Labor Day with a parade down Disneyland’s Main Street U.S.A., but behind-the-scenes his press team was desperately trying to keep the then-vice president from being photographed with Mickey Mouse. Barbara Bush wrote in her memoir that she kept trying to stand between her husband and Mickey, but “several times George moved to my other side. Not an easy man to control.” The 41st president of the United States...
Tags: South Korea, Abc, California, Washington, Los Angeles, Reagan, Sport, Soccer, Gop, United States, Ronald Reagan, Korea, San Diego, John F Kennedy, Starbucks, Disneyland


Disney fans: How to get a free kids’ ‘Mary Poppins Returns’ movie ticket

Want to see the new Mary Poppins Returns movie, which opens on Dec. 19? If you buy a kid’s meal at a Subway restaurant, you’ll get a promo code you can use on Fandango to get a free child’s ticket to the movie. Pretty sweet, right? Subway is promoting its “Fresh Fit” kids meals with this offer. What do you think? Worth doing? FYI, in order to redeem the promo code, you have to register online, including providing your email address. Click here to go to the Subway free kids Mary Poppins ticket if...
Tags: Food, Disney, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Fast Food, Starbucks, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, Mary Poppins, Downtown Disney, Bing Bong, Disney California, Disneyland Candlelight, Mary Poppins Returns Expires Jan


Theme Park Bits: Universal Studios on New Year’s Eve, The Disney Skyliner, Mickey’s 2019 Celebration, and More

In this edition of Theme Park Bits: The Disney Skyliner at Walt Disney World has an opening date. Knott’s Berry Farm has announced a new rushing-rapids attraction. Walt Disney World will introduce automated cameras at some meet-and-greet locations next year. Shanghai is now home to two major theme parks, with a rival to Disney opening recently. Captain Marvel is headed to Disney California Adventure. Disney’s revealed more details about the upcoming Mickey Mouse attraction at Disney’s Hollywoo...
Tags: Florida, Movies, Disney, Shanghai, Theme Parks, Disneyland, Walt Disney World, Epcot, Universal Studios, Mickey Mouse, Knott, Mickey, Walt Disney World Resort, Hollywood Studios, Universal Studios Hollywood, Disney California Adventure


Who is the narrator for Disneyland’s 2018 Candlelight Ceremony?

Disneyland held its annual Candlelight Ceremony on Saturday night, Dec. 2, with hundreds of choir members and a crowd of thousands jamming the park to watch. It’s been 60 years since this event began as a celebration of the Christmas story, and it remains a beloved holiday tradition. Typically, some 600 choir members form a huge Christmas tree in front of the train station, after parading down Main Street with their candles. Choir members perform during the annual Candlelight Processional at...
Tags: Florida, Holidays, Disney, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Starbucks, James Earl Jones, Amusement Parks, Chris Pratt, Disneyland, Walt Disney World, Downtown Disney, Anaheim Calif, Disneyland Park, Bing Bong


Check out the new Bing Bong in Disney California Adventure

Bing Bong, the candy loving pink creature from Pixar’s Inside Out, is the new centerpiece of Bing Bong’s Sweet Stuff at Pixar Pier in Disney California Adventure Park in Anaheim, CA, on Friday, Nov 30, 2018. They character made his debut this morning. (Photo by Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register/SCNG) Some people may claim they know someone who cries crocodile tears, but few cry colorful lighted tears, unless you’re a big critter made by Disney. If you’re walking through Pixar Pier in Disn...
Tags: Disney, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Starbucks, Amusement Parks, Pixar, Disney California Adventure Park, Disneyland, Orange County Register, Downtown Disney, Bing Bong, Disney California Adventure, Anaheim CA, Disney California, Jeff Gritchen


Theme Park Bits: A Web Series About Disney Superfans, DCA’s Secret Bar, Universal’s Holiday Parade And More

In this edition of Theme Park Bits: You can dry off from a soaking ride on Grizzly River Run at Disney California Adventure.  The biggest superfans of all Disney superfans are getting the spotlight on a new web series. See how Shanghai Disneyland’s Treasure Cove could’ve looked a lot different based on unearthed artwork. Get ready for Universal Studios Hollywood’s first-ever running event. Learn about the secret bar hidden in plain sight at Disney California Adventure. The midterm elections ha...
Tags: Movies, Nbc, Christmas, Disney, Holiday, Earth, Theme Parks, Universal, Disneyland, Disneyland Resort, Walt Disney World, Chamber of Commerce, Walt Disney, Parade, Trump, Macy


Millennium Falcon construction complete at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in Disneyland

Crews have completed exterior construction of the Millennium Falcon spaceship that will serve as the centerpiece of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge when the themed land debuts at Disneyland next summer, according to recently released aerial images. All that’s missing now is some blast damage and the fastest hunk a junk in the galaxy will be ready for its closeup at the Anaheim theme park. Aerial photos taken by James Baker of Rogue Aviation show the most iconic ship in the Star Wars universe docked wit...
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Millennium Falcon, Disneyland, Avengers, Anaheim, Orlando Florida, Costa Mesa, James Baker, Disney California, Disney 's Hollywood Studios, Batuu, Rogue Aviation, Rogue Aviation Armor, Disneyland 's Galaxy


Plan your 2019 Disneyland trips around these 32 events

Like Disneyland? Here’s our best tally of the upcoming events for 2019, so you can put them on your calendars. Some events are sanctioned by Disney, while others are unofficial gatherings of fans. Note that some might change, while others haven’t been set in stone yet, so check everything out as the time grows closer. January Jan 1-8: The Festival of Holidays continues at Disney California Adventure with special foods, drinks and shows, and Christmas Time decorations are still up at Disneyland, ...
Tags: California, Disney, America, Sport, Soccer, Santa Claus, Westminster, Disneyland, Disneyland Resort, Avengers, Mickey Mouse, Anaheim, Riverside, Mickey, Halloween Party, Nite


Everything We Learned From The Russo Brothers About ‘Infinity War’, ‘Avengers 4’ and ‘Star Wars’

Collider hosted a screening of Avengers: Infinity War last night, with directors Joe and Anthony Russo in attendance. Everything leading up to the screening seemed centered around whether or not the Avengers 4 title or trailer would drop. Spoiler: neither did. But the Russo Brothers did partake in a Q&A where they answered questions about Infinity War, and more. Our own Peter Sciretta was in attendance, and brought back the following info. We have compiled what was learned during the Russo Brot...
Tags: Movies, Disney, America, Thor, Thanos, Jon Favreau, James Gunn, Stan Lee, Avengers, Wanda, Marvel Studios, Vision, Avengers: Infinity War, Russo brothers, Hulk, Falcon