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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DISNEYLAND NEWS: MECHANICAL KINGDOMS

With all the refurbishments at the Parks during this season, it’s nice to see something new. While it’s not an attraction by any stretch, The Disney Gallery constantly updates its displays to give guests something different to see. Their newest display focuses on Steampunk-inspired props and artwork. Here is an excerpt from the gallery describing […]

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IN THE SPOTLIGHT: CENTER STREET PROMENADE

It wasn’t long ago if guests asked how to walk to “downtown”, we would point them towards Downtown Disney. Or tell them that it was too far to walk to downtown LA. There simply wasn’t any reason to send our guests to downtown Anaheim. Things are changing though as a handful of stores and restaurants […]

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DISNEYLAND NEWS: VIVA NAVIDAD STREET PARTY

Head over to Disney California Adventure and experience the holidays the way our Latin American neighbors celebrate the season. The Viva Navidad Street Party is a great experience that I had the pleasure of checking out recently. It takes place by the Paradise Garden Grill until January 6th with showings throughout the day.

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HOTEL UPDATES: WE ARE HOWARD JOHNSON’S HOTEL OF THE YEAR!

Howard Johnson Recognizes Anaheim Hotel as Property of the Year Anaheim, California – The Howard Johnson Anaheim, located across from Disneyland‘s Matterhorn mountain, today announced that it has been recognized as Property of the Year in the U.S. by the Howard Johnson® hotel brand, placing it among the very best in the brand’s global portfolio […]

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