Episode 117 – Food and Wine Festival

In this episode talk Food and Wine Festival at Disney California Adventure. We go into detail, and guide you through the different food booths and what they have to offer as well as review some of the items we tried. [Read more…]

Episode 116 – Disney World on a Budget

Author Krystel Seijo from Planning the Magic joins us and we talk Disney World on a Budget. We also talk Tower of Terror rumors, Frozen, Food and Wine, and more! Jes Jones joins us as guest co-host.

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Episode 115 – Remembering Jack Lindquist

In this episode, we discuss Disneyland’s new pricing, Luigi’s Rollickin’ Roadsters, and we remember and pay tribute to Disney Legend and first ever Disneyland President, Jack Lindquist.

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Luigi’s Rollickin’ Roadsters at Cars Land opens March 7th

Replacing Luigi’s Flying Tires, Luigi’s Rollickin’ Roadsters at Cars Land is finally opening on March 7th at Disney California Adventure!

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Food & Wine Festival Returns to Disney California Adventure

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Beginning on April 1st 2016, The Food & Wine Festival returns to Disney California Adventure. Every weekend this month-long festival, will celebrate some of the best of delicious California cuisine. A distinguishing feature will be new Festival Marketplaces, where guests can sip and savor delicious flavors from throughout the state of California. The Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival will also include culinary demonstrations, appearances by celebrity chefs and informative seminars.

More info can be found on the Disney Parks Blog.

Episode 114 – Our Top 5 DCA Attractions

Disney California Adventure turns 15! In this episode we talk about our top 5 favorate things about DCA.

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Universal Studios Hollywood Introduces EZ Rez, Online Ticket Reservation System

Today, Universal Studios Hollywood is introducing EZ Rez, an innovative, easy-to-use online ticket purchasing system featuring an array of new consumer benefits designed to enhance visits to The Entertainment Capital of L.A.

In addition to providing guests the unique opportunity of booking date specific tickets, EZ Rez ticket holders will be able to benefit from early entry to “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™” when the immersive land officially opens on April 7. Early admission to the land will begin one hour prior to park opening. [Read more…]

Music Legend Sir Elton John To Perform On ‘The Wonderful World Of Disney: Disneyland 60,’ February 21, On ABC

OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE:

Sir Elton Will Debut the Title Track from His Upcoming Release “Wonderful Crazy Night”

Fans at Home Can Participate in the Evening’s Interactive Light Shows via Sync Capabilities in the Disney Applause App; a Virtual Reality Experience From Key Park Destinations Will Be Available in the Jaunt VR App and on ABC.com

One of the most successful solo artists of all time, Sir Elton John will perform two sensational songs on “The Wonderful World of Disney: Disneyland 60.” The multi-talented singer, songwriter, musician will captivate audiences in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland Park by singing the Oscar®-nominated song “Circle of Life,” from Disney’s “The Lion King,” and his new song “Wonderful Crazy Night,” from his upcoming album. “The Wonderful World of Disney: Disneyland 60,” airs SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 21 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EST), on the ABC Television Network.

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Episode 113 – 2015 Prediction Results

In this episode we revisit our 2015 predictions. [Read more…]

Universal Studios Hollywood Celebrates Lunar New Year from January 30 – February 14

FOR A LIMITED TIME:

Universal Studios Hollywood celebrates Lunar New Year and the “Year of the Monkey” with special Shenzhen performances on Sunday, February 13, all-new savory Asian-inspired food, thematic décor and a special Mandarin-speaking MEGATRON character from the park’s popular thrill ride, “Transformers™: The Ride-3D.”

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The Lunar New Year celebration begins on Saturday, January 30 and continues through Sunday, February 14, 2016.

OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE:

Universal Studios Hollywood Celebrates Lunar New Year from January 30 – February 14
featuring Special “Year of the Monkey” Festivities, Asian-Inspired Food,
and a Mandarin-Speaking MEGATRON Character from the Park’s
“Transformers: The Ride-3D” Thrill Ride

Special Shenzhen Performances Will Take Place on Saturday, February 13

Universal City, CA, January 25, 2016 — Universal Studios Hollywood marks Lunar New Year and the “Year of the Monkey” with a traditional celebratory event featuring Shenzhen performances, Asian-inspired food, thematic décor and a special Mandarin-speaking MEGATRON character from the park’s popular thrill ride, “Transformers™: The Ride-3D.” The special Lunar New Year celebration begins on Saturday, January 30 and continues through Sunday, February 14, 2016.

Lunar New Year comes to life within Universal Plaza, a grand courtyard situated at the heart of the theme park, where guests will be ushered in to celebrate the “Year of the Monkey” under a curtain of customary red Chinese lanterns and a stunning plum blossom arch. The polygon-shaped piazza will also display a dozen lampposts each featuring banners of the twelve zodiac animal signs along with three symbolic attributes.

A highlight of the time-honored tradition will feature the annual appearance of a Mandarin-speaking MEGATRON who will engage guests in conversation characteristic of his DECEPTICON TRANSFORMER’s persona. MEGATRON – an ominous 12-foot-tall figure – is one of the stars of Universal Studios Hollywood’s award-winning thrill ride, “Transformers: The Ride-3D” designed to immerse guests in the 3D action-packed robotic world of the TRANSFORMERS.

Unique to this year’s Lunar New Year celebration, Universal Studios Hollywood will welcome an exciting Shenzhen performance. “The Five Continents Arts Troupe” from Shenzhen, China entertainment will take place periodically throughout the afternoon for one day only on Saturday, February 13.

In honor of this multi-cultural celebration, favorite Universal character, Curious George will dress in festive attire to meet guests and take photos in front of a traditional Chinese gong. Asian-inspired treats along with customary music resonating throughout the Plaza will help commemorate another memorable Lunar New Year.
Year-round, Universal Studios Hollywood’s signature Studio Tour offers guests a revealing look at an authentic movie and television studio in select languages, including Mandarin. Expertly-trained Mandarin-speaking guides provide insight into the world of movie-making magic as guests enjoy a front row seat and behind-the-scenes access to one of the largest film studios in the world. The theme park also provides in-language park maps.

Lunar New Year is included in the price of admission to Universal Studios Hollywood.