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Listen: "Bela Lugosi's Dead" vs Disneyland's Haunted Mansion

In 2004, artist Howard Hallis celebrated the devilishly wonderful crossover of Disney and Goth culture with the now-classic "Haunted Bela," a mash-up of Bauhaus's "Bela Lugosi's Dead" with the spooky narration heard in Disneyland's Haunted Mansion dark ride. Listen above! — Read the rest
Tags: Halloween, Post, Music, News, Bela Lugosi, Disney, Disneyland, Bela, Undead, Goth, Howard Hallis

How Rise of the Resistance virtual queue could change when Disneyland reopens

Thousands of diehard Star Wars fans desperate to secure a “boarding group” spot in the Rise of the Resistance virtual queue each morning could encounter some changes to the reservation process when Disneyland reopens. Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Florida will once again update the virtual queue reservation process for the wildly popular Rise of the Resistance on Tuesday, Nov. 3. Which raises the obvious question: Will Batuu West deploy the same new virtual queue protocols when Star Wars: Galaxy...
Tags: Florida, California, Disney, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Resistance, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, Disneyland Paris, Southern California, Kylo Ren, Disney World, Knott, Berry Farm, Hollywood Studios

L.A. County braces for Halloween weekend as coronavirus infections continue

With the novel coronavirus still spreading in Los Angeles County at a rate officials consider widespread, the region braced on Friday for a Halloween weekend that has the potential to set back efforts to slow the spread of the virus. Public Health officials on Friday announced 1,296 new cases and 26 associated deaths bringing to 306,327 the number of people who have tested positive and 7,056 who have died from complications related to COVID-19. Thursday saw the highest daily new cases reported F...
Tags: News, California, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Long Beach, Disneyland, Pasadena, Richard, Los Angeles County, Ferrer, Richards, Roe, Redondo Beach, Hudson Richard, Top Stories LADN

Newsom cuts ribbon on coronavirus testing lab In Valencia

Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday, Oct. 30, celebrated the opening of a high-tech COVID-19 testing lab in Valencia designed to dramatically increase the state’s coronavirus testing capacity while reducing the turnaround time for processing results. The $25 million lab, plans for which Newsom announced in August as part of a deal with the scientific diagnostics firm PerkinElmer, will ultimately be able to process 150,000 tests per day when it reaches full capacity in March. The 134,000-square-foot lab ...
Tags: Health, News, California, Government, Sport, Soccer, Disneyland, Valencia, Gavin Newsom, Southern California, Trump, PerkinElmer, Newsom, Top Stories LADN, Coronavirus

Newsom unveils $25 million COVID-19 testing lab in Valencia

Gov. Gavin Newsom visited the Southland on Friday to unveil a new COVID-19 testing lab in Valencia that will boost California’s testing capacity, reduce turnaround time for results and create hundreds of jobs. The $25 million facility, at 28545 Livingston Ave., was converted for its new use by diagnostics company PerkinElmer under a contract with the state. It will begin processing tests in November. It’s expected to handle up to 150,000 tests per day by March with a turnaround time of 24 to 48 ...
Tags: Business, News, California, Sport, Soccer, Medicare, Disneyland, Valencia, Gavin Newsom, Southern California, Trump, Los Angeles County, Southland, PerkinElmer, Waltham Massachusetts, California Department of Public Health

SCOTT GALLOWAY: Republican senators attacked the wrong enemy at this week's hearing — Twitter and Facebook are actually the GOP's biggest allies

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey answered questions from senators during a hearing focused on Section 230 on Wednesday, Oct. 28. Reuters Scott Galloway is a bestselling author and professor of marketing at NYU Stern. The following is his recent blog post and video, republished with permission. It originally ran on his blog, "No Mercy / No Malice." Galloway writes that he considers Mark Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey to be among the GOP's biggest supporters, due to their failure to crack down on misinfo...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Japan, Florida, Opinion, La, Senate, Disney, Trends, Tech, Iran, Gop, House, Ted Cruz, Sheldon Adelson

When can Disneyland and other California theme parks exceed 25% capacity?

Recently released state guidelines allow Disneyland, Universal Studios Hollywood and other large California theme parks to reopen at 25% capacity in tier 4 of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s four-tier Blueprint for a Safer Economy. Which raises the question: How long will California theme parks stay at 25% capacity? The answer: Indefinitely. At least, at the moment. “When do I get 50%? When do I get 100%? Never?” Belmont Park General Manager Steve Thomas said. “25% is not something we can survive on.” Sign...
Tags: California, Disney, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, San Diego, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, Orange County, Legoland, Disneyland Paris, Gavin Newsom, Southern California, Steve Thomas, Centers for Disease Control, Knott

Revisiting ‘Swiss Family Robinson,’ Disney’s Problematic Box Office Smash From 1960

(Welcome to Out of the Disney Vault, where we explore the unsung gems and forgotten disasters currently streaming on Disney+.) As they’re sometimes wont to do, Disney made news a couple weeks ago. For once during the pandemic, the news was unrelated to the theme parks, their continued closure in California, or their stripped-down operation in Florida. Instead, the news focused on where Disney began: its earlier animated and live-action features. More specifically, the news focused on the dark ...
Tags: Florida, Movies, California, Disney, Features, United States, Walt Disney Company, William, Disneyland, Walt Disney World, Smith, Bill Paxton, Robinson, Tobago, Roberta, New Guinea

As virus surges, Trump rallies keep packing in thousands

By DEB RIECHMANN | Associated Press WASHINGTON — There are no crowds at Disneyland, still shut down by the coronavirus. Fewer fans attended the World Series this year than at any time in the past century. Big concerts are canceled. But it’s a different story in Trumpland. Thousands of President Donald Trump’s supporters regularly cram together at campaign rallies around the country — masks optional and social distancing frowned upon. Trump rallies are among the nation’s biggest events being held...
Tags: Politics, News, Minnesota, Supreme Court, Minneapolis, Washington, US, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Secret Service, Associated Press, Rochester, Las Vegas

Theme Park Bits: DCA is Reopening (Kind Of), Epcot’s Next Festival, and More

In this edition of Theme Park Bits: Disney California Adventure is partially reopening its doors. Epcot’s first 2021 festival has been scheduled. And more! Every once in a while – it feels like it’s once a week, but maybe it’s less than that – I am once again mentally bowled over by the fact that we’ve been living through the grim effects of a pandemic for roughly eight months. In the grand scheme of things, eight months isn’t that long, but for a business that needs consumer money to thr...
Tags: Florida, Movies, Cdc, Disney, Morocco, Theme Parks, Disneyland, Disneyland Resort, Walt Disney World, Epcot, Cnbc, Disney World, Anaheim, DCA, Knott, Berry Farm

What reclosing Disneyland Paris could mean for Disneyland

The reclosure of Disneyland Paris as European countries head back into a lockdown to fight a second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic could have far-reaching impacts on Disneyland and other California theme parks still hoping to reopen under newly issued state guidelines. The Disneyland Paris resort will reclose on Friday, Oct. 30 in line with the latest direction from the French authorities, according to the park’s website. Sign up for our Park Life newsletter and find out what’s new and interesti...
Tags: Europe, Florida, California, France, Disney, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, United States, Paris, Belgium, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, Orange County, Disneyland Paris, Gavin Newsom

Disneyland Paris Closes Due to a Spike in Coronavirus Cases

Disneyland Paris is shutting its gates at the end of the day today. Faced with a second wave of coronavirus cases crashing across Europe, the government leaders of France and Germany have announced nationwide lockdowns in an attempt to stop the spread. Starting on Friday in France, schools and factories are the only places that will remain open, and Disneyland Paris is shutting down today. — Disney Parks News (@DisneyParksNews) October 29, 2020 Restaurants, bars...
Tags: Europe, Movies, California, France, Germany, Disney, Theme Parks, UC Davis, Disneyland, Walt Disney World, Disneyland Paris, Gavin Newsom, Emmanuel Macron, The Los Angeles Times, Shanghai Disneyland, California Department of Public Health

Gavin Newsom versus Mickey Mouse: John Phillips

California Gov. Gavin Newsom recently announced that large Golden State theme parks won’t be re-opening any time soon, and could be closed down until summer of 2021.  To date, these theme parks have already been shut down for seven months. According to reporting from the Wall Street Journal, reaching a “minimal” level of community spread requires California counties to register a seven-day average of less than one new daily case per 100,000 people and an average positive-test rate of less than 2...
Tags: Europe, California, Opinion, Disney, Sport, Soccer, Walt Disney Company, Disneyland, Orange County, Wall Street Journal, Gavin Newsom, Southern California, John Phillips, Mickey Mouse, Louie, Orlando Florida

Official Disney ride-through of the VFX-heavy Pirates of the Caribbean reboot at Shanghai Disneyland

Yo-ho-ho! Disney's Imagineers really outdid themselves on Shanghai Disneyland's Pirates of the Caribbean: Battle for the Sunken Treasure (previously at BB). It's not just a remake of the original, it's an all-new take. The VFX-thick attraction opened in 2016 and while there have been POV ride-throughs before, none have been like this. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, Video, News, Disney, Disneyland, Caribbean, Pirates Of The Caribbean, Pov, Shanghai Disneyland, Jack Sparrow, Ride Through

Football survey shows local coaches have mixed feelings about the season starting on time or not

Support our high school sports coverage by becoming a digital subscriber. Subscribe now. The high school football season has been in question for months. In March when a worldwide pandemic was announced, during the summer when no workouts were allowed, and even in July when CIF announced its altered calendar, the season was in question. As we approach November, it’s still in question. The only difference is the season’s start date is getting closer and there isn’t enough road to kick the can d...
Tags: California, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Birmingham, Disneyland, Kennedy, High School Sports, Steve Harvey, Cougars, Harvey, Westlake, St Francis, San Fernando Valley, Cassidy, Los Angeles Unified School District

Disneyland installs 23,000+ coronavirus safety measures to prepare for reopening

Disneyland plans to install more than 23,000 coronavirus health and safety measures to prepare for the eventual reopening of the Anaheim theme park resort now that California has issued guidelines for the state’s major tourist destinations to return to full operation. Disney will roll out thousands of COVID-19 sanitization stations, protective barriers and warning signs by the time Disneyland, Disney California Adventure and Disney’s three Anaheim hotels fully reopen alongside Downtown Disney. ...
Tags: Florida, California, Disney, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, Walt Disney World, Southern California, Anaheim, DCA, Knott, Downtown Disney, Berry Farm, Buena Vista Street

Anaheim’s Chain Reaction saved from permanent closure after overwhelming support from bands and fans

After announcing its closure on social media last week, Anaheim’s all-ages concert venue Chain Reaction revealed it will be able to keep its lease and the lights on thanks to the generosity and support of dozens of bands and thousands of fans. Last week, venue owner and Fearless Records president Andy Serrao said he had made the tough call to negotiate out of his lease; without the ability to host live events, the 250-capacity club was hemorrhaging money since it shut down back in March due to t...
Tags: Music, Nbc, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Pope, Disneyland, Lenny Kravitz, Orange County, Voice, Southern California, Anaheim, Jesse, Costa Mesa, SBA, Lincoln Avenue

Despite pressure, California governor won't budge on reopening Disneyland, other large theme parks

California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Tuesday reiterated his opposition to letting large theme parks such as Disneyland reopen with COVID-19...
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Fierce and fearless, Charlotte McConaghy’s ‘Migrations’ takes readers on an incredible journey

By Caitlin Hicks You like this character, you want to go on this journey with her, and then she says: “I’ve decided to die.” It’s only page 27. Beautiful and emotional, “Migrations” is a story for the ages, a meditation on what connects us throughout our evolutionary history. Without sentimentality, Charlotte McConaghy takes the reader on a searing emotional roller coaster right to the edge of the abyss, and then she pushes. A wild woman who will leap without hesitation into freezing water to re...
Tags: Books, Hbo, America, Sport, Taiwan, Things To Do, Soccer, Disneyland, Lenny Kravitz, San Fernando Valley, Ennis, Yellowstone Park, Fanny, McConaghy, Charlotte McConaghy, Caitlin Hicks

California theme parks to Newsom: Why can’t we reopen?

Disney, Universal and other fed up California theme park operators that have seen their tourist hubs shuttered for more than seven months aimed their fury at Gov. Gavin Newsom and asked a point-blank question: Why can’t we reopen? “Parks have been opened throughout the country and world for months and we have seen no data indicating that COVID outbreaks are being traced back to theme parks,” California Attractions and Parks Association executive director Erin Guerrero said in a statement. “If th...
Tags: Florida, California, Disney, Sacramento, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, Capa, Orlando, Gavin Newsom, Southern California, Knott, Guerrero, Berry Farm

First California amusement park plans to reopen under state guidelines

California’s oldest amusement park is preparing to become the first amusement park to reopen under the state’s new COVID-19 health and safety guidelines following a seven-month coronavirus closure. The 1907 Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk plans to reopen in November after Santa Cruz County moved into the orange/moderate tier 3 risk level under Gov. Gavin Newsom’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy. “We are making plans, but nothing is set in stone yet,” Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Marq Lipton said. “We don...
Tags: California, Disney, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Lausd, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, Gavin Newsom, Southern California, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Knott, Lipton, Pittsburg, CONTRA COSTA COUNTY

Take the scenic route through California with this new version of Monopoly

Forget Mediterranean and Baltic avenues, Monopoly gets the California treatment minus the traffic on the 405 in a new artistic version of the classic board game. A newly released limited edition of the classic board game comes with a scenic California route where players can take in the view from Pacific Coast Highway, cruise along Route 66, check out Rodeo Drive, head to the desert or up to the Bay Area for a look at the Lower Haight. “I loved Monopoly my entire life and I love California and I...
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L.A. County to remain in most restrictive coronavirus tier a bit longer

An additional 25 schools in Los Angeles County have been approved to open for Pre-Kindergarten to second grade classes, demonstrating the slow pace of reopening in a county still struggling to meet the state’s requirements. Up to 30 grade schools per week will be granted waivers in the county, which includes more than 1,000 elementary schools, because the rates of coronavirus cases reported each day are still too high. In the most recent data released by the state on Tuesday, Oct. 27, L.A. Count...
Tags: News, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Disneyland, Los Angeles County, Department of Public Health, Ferrer, Knott, Berry Farm, Barbara Ferrer, County Board of Supervisors, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories IVDB, Top Stories Breeze, Top Stories LBPT

City, county of Los Angeles announce rapid coronavirus test study

The city and county of Los Angeles County announced Tuesday, Oct. 27, a first-in-the-nation pilot study of two rapid coronavirus antigen tests that officials say could change the game in fighting back against a pandemic that has claimed more than 7,000 lives in the county and more than 226,000 lives nationally. “We understood early on what testing could do to get us back on track, save lives and stop the spread,” said L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti during a morning press briefing joined by L.A. County...
Tags: News, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Disneyland, Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles County, Abbott Laboratories, Knott, Rockefeller Foundation, Garcetti, Berry Farm, Ralph Terrazas, Sood, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories IVDB

Knott’s Berry Farm adds Taste of Merry Farm to run of food and beer festivals

Knott’s Berry Farm plans to add a holiday wrinkle to its run of food, beer and wine events with the new Taste of Merry Farm while the Buena Park theme park waits to fully reopen under California’s pandemic guidelines. The Taste of Merry Farm craft beer and food event will run on 31 select dates Nov. 20 through Jan. 3 at Knott’s. The Taste of Merry Farm takes the concept of the Taste of Fall-O-Ween that runs through Nov. 1 and the previous Taste of Knott’s and Taste of Calico events and adds a wi...
Tags: California, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Amusement Parks, Santa, Disneyland, Southern California, Knott, Berry Farm, Blitzen, Buena Park, Top Stories OCR, Knott's Berry Farm, Coronavirus, Taste of Calico

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

Will 2020 Mark The End Of Annual Passes For Disneyland And Disney World Superfans?

Could we see a major change to the way Disney Parks do business?
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7 reasons California officials say major theme parks are too risky to reopen right now

Disneyland, Universal Studios Hollywood and other large California theme parks are high-risk settings that could increase exposure to COVID-19 and lead to outbreaks prolonging the coronavirus pandemic, according to state officials. California issued long-awaited theme park reopening guidelines last week, but the new rules could leave small parks closed for weeks or months and major players like Disney and Universal unable to return until early 2021 or next summer. Sign up for our Park Life news...
Tags: Florida, California, Disney, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, Cal State Fullerton, Legoland California, Orlando, Gavin Newsom, Southern California, Carlsbad, Mickey, Downtown Disney

No California amusement parks can reopen right now under new state guidelines

None of California’s small and large amusement parks closed for seven months by the coronavirus pandemic can reopen right now under the new COVID-19 health and safety guidelines issued as part of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy. California issued long-awaited theme park reopening guidelines last week, but the new rules could leave small parks closed for weeks or months and major players like Disney and Universal unable to return until early 2021 or next summer. Sign up for our...
Tags: California, Disney, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, San Diego, San Jose, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, Cal State Fullerton, Legoland, Gavin Newsom, Southern California, San Bernardino, Los Angeles County, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk