GUEST BLOG: OUR ROOMS AND RICH HISTORY (PART II)

No one blends brilliant photography and detailed Disneyland Resort information better than Andy Castro. Andy is a Southern California native and has been photographing the Disney parks for years. He also provides insider information on enhancements, refurbishments, remodels and merchandise at the Disney parks. Andy’s weekly blog, Dateline Disneyland, is regarded as one the most […]

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GUEST BLOG: HOJO IN ANAHEIM SINCE 1965 (PART I)

No one blends brilliant photography and detailed Disneyland Resort information better than Andy Castro. Andy is a Southern California native and has been photographing the Disney parks for years. He also provides insider information on enhancements, refurbishments, remodels and merchandise at the parks. Andy’s weekly blog, Dateline Disneyland, is regarded as one the most visually […]

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INNSIDE SCOOP: DISNEY CALIFORNIA STORY GUIDED TOUR

Hello everyone! I just had a chance to take the brand new guided tour offered at Disney California Adventure entitled “Disney California Story“. It covers the inspiration behind Buena Vista Street, Carthay Circle, Cars Land, and many other places around DCA. The tour takes about 3 hours and includes a lunch and a commemorative pin […]

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DISNEYLAND NEWS: THE ADVENTURELAND TRADING COMPANY

Hello Adventurers! Trader Tommy here with an update on the new adventures available to anyone who dares! The Adventureland Trading Company is open for business at the Indiana Jones Outpost. Guests can go on several different quests to hunt for “juju”, which are little artifacts that they can collect and trade. Below is a quick […]

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IN THE SPOTLIGHT: CATALINA ISLAND

Hello everyone! Tommy here again with a special trip report for you! Recently, our friends at Catalina Express and the Descanso Beach Club invited us over for the day to take a tour of Catalina Island. This laid-back retreat is just a few miles off the coast and can be seen on a clear day […]

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DISNEY FIX: HELICOPTER TO DISNEYLAND?

RETRO DISNEYLAND HISTORY Did you know there used to be a helicopter service to Disneyland? From 1956 to 1972 there was a helicopter service between Disneyland and Los Angeles (and points in between). You could fly into LAX and then take a quick helicopter trip directly to Disneyland. Initially one would land near Tomorrowland and […]

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DISNEY FIX: DISNEYLAND NAME TAGS – 1955 TO NOW

Disneyland opened in 1955 and since opening day, each cast member has worn a name tag. Some without an actual name printed, but all wore a tag. Here’s a great set of photos taking you through the basic name tags of the past and present. They have certainly morphed, but more or less have kept […]

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DISNEYLAND NEWS: EASTER EGG HUNT 2014

Happy Easter everybody! If you haven’t tried the Easter Egg hunt at the Disneyland Resort, I highly recommend it! You can pay $5 for a map and you get a prize at the end, or just go around hunting for free and you can get a pat on the back. 😉 There are 12 eggs […]

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DISNEY FIX: THE VIEWLINER TRAIN

RETRO DISNEYLAND HISTORY Remember the Viewliner? Very few do! This narrow-gauge, miniature train ran along parts of the Disneyland Railroad main line and made loops through Tomorrowland and Fantasyland. It only ran from mid 1957 to late 1958 when construction began for the Matterhorn and the Submarine Voyage. It was billed as both the “fastest […]

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