Dinseyland Resort Announces New Nighttime Shows for 60th Diamond Celabration

Three all new nighttime spectaculars will entertain guests during the 60th Diamond anniversary beginning in May 22nd.

The electrifying new shows will take guests into the worlds of Disney stories like never before, celebrating 60 years of magic with a nighttime parade that shines with more than 1.5 million individually controlled lights – the first all-LED parade at the resort; a reinvention of the classic fireworks that adds projections to transform the park experience; and a moving, new version of “World of Color” that celebrates Walt Disney’s dream for Disneyland.

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In addition, the iconic Sleeping Beauty Castle in Disneyland and Carthay Circle Theatre in Disney California Adventure will glisten and gleam for the celebration, each with its own diamond medallion. The Disneyland Resort and surrounding streets will sparkle with Diamond Celebration décor and festive banners in shades of Disneyland blue. Also bearing the diamond anniversary theme, creative merchandise and food items will be designed to complement the celebration.

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When Walt Disney opened Disneyland on July 17, 1955, he inaugurated a tradition of innovative, immersive storytelling that inspired classic theme park attractions such as Pirates of the Caribbean, Space Mountain, Star Tours, Soarin’ Over California, Toy Story Midway Mania and Radiator Springs Racers. The Diamond Celebration will continue this tradition with three fantastic new shows that expand the boundaries of after-dark entertainment – Disney’s signature “kiss goodnight.”

  • “Paint the Night” parade – New technology and unleashed imagination permeate this after-dark parade, flooding Main Street, U.S.A., in Disneyland with vibrant color and more than 1.5 million, brilliant LED lights that flash and glow as they bring Disney stories to life. The luminescent parade introduces a new era of magical entertainment, as Mickey Mouse uses his imagination to harness the power of Tinker Bell’s pixie dust and “Paint the Night” in dazzling Disney dreams. Those dreams include special appearances by Mickey’s pals and beloved characters from tales such as “Monsters, Inc.,” “Cars,” “The Little Mermaid,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Toy Story” and “Frozen.” The parade features special effects, unforgettable music, energetic performances, fun surprises and spectacular floats, with Mickey leading the grand finale.
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  • “Disneyland Forever” fireworks spectacular – The Disneyland Resort tradition of creating big, dazzling fireworks shows will soar to new levels as “Disneyland Forever” immerses guests in stories from the tips of their toes to the sky high above. Thanks to the largest installation of projection mapping technology in a Disney park and surprising special effects, guests will find themselves transported into the worlds of beloved Disney and Disney●Pixar films, including a dance with King Louie from the “The Jungle Book” and a flight over London with characters from “Peter Pan.” Showing just how magical the Magic Kingdom can be, the fireworks “stage” will extend to Main Street, U.S.A., “it’s a small world,” Rivers of America and the Matterhorn as projections transform familiar park icons into stunning story scenes. Two original songs also will be featured, the theme “Live the Magic,” and the inspiring closing song “Kiss Goodnight,” written by Disney Legend Richard Sherman. “Disneyland Forever” will be visible from Main Street, U.S.A., and several Disneyland locations.
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  • “World of Color – Celebrate! The Wonderful World of Walt Disney” – Mickey Mouse will entertain guests as mischievous host of this fun-filled new presentation of the popular, nighttime “World of Color” spectacular in Disney California Adventure. Illuminating the night in a contemporary and moving celebration of Walt Disney and his dream of Disneyland, Mickey Mouse will take guests on an inspirational journey through the unparalleled imagination of Walt Disney, exploring his decades-long legacy of memorable animated moments and the dream of Disneyland Park. Both epic and intimate in scope, “World of Color – Celebrate!” brings to life the remarkable story of Walt and The Happiest Place on Earth with animated imagery, live-action film, fountains, lasers, special effects and a stirring musical score, all on the magical water canvas of “World of Color.”
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The popularity of Disneyland through nearly 60 years celebrates Walt Disney’s dream of a place where family members of all ages can have fun together in an atmosphere that emphasizes imagination, fantastic storytelling and extraordinary guest service. Since 1955, dignitaries, heads of state, celebrities and more than 700 million guests have passed through the gates of a place that Walt imagined as “a source of joy and inspiration to the world.”

Disneyland’s 60th Diamond Celebration begins on May 22

 

Episode 95 – 2015 Predictions

Our annual prediction episode is here! Enjoy predictions for Disney Parks from fellow podcasters and listeners.

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Episode 94 – 2014 Prediction Results

In this episode we present our annual prediction results show for 2014.

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Frozen Fun Opens with Special Ticket Offer for So Cal Residents at the Disneyland Resort

Today, Frozen Fun opens up for a “limited time” at Disney California Adventure. Frozen Fun includes “Anna & Elsa’s Royal Welcome,” and “Do you want to Build a Snowman” both inside the Animation building.

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“For the First Time in Forever – A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration” takes over Muppet*Vision 3D while stage 17 hosts, “Olaf’s Snow Fest.” Over at Disneyland the story of Frozen will be told over at the Royal Theatre at the Fantasy Faire. Let’s not forget the new Arendelle models for Storybook Land. [Read more…]

Episode 93 – Frozen Fantasmic Fun!

In this episode Jae reviews his experience with the new Fantasmic! Dining package. We also talk about the new Frozen Fun and Freeze the Night Away dance party that replaced Mad T Party. Plus all of the latest news and rumors.

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New Years Eve Details for Disney California Adventure

Here are the details for New Years Eve at California Adventure per the Disney Parks Blog:

 

  • A Sneak Peek of “Frozen Fun – Frozen Fun doesn’t officially begin until January 7, but you can check out Olaf’s Snow Fest, For the First Time in Forever – A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration, and Anna and Elsa’s Royal Welcome throughout the day on December 31.
  • Live Music and Dancing – Once the sun goes down, live bands take the stage at each of four hot spots across the park. From Latin and country to jazz and big band, you can dance the night away with Los Hermanos Herrera at Paradise Garden, the Kelly Rae Band in Cars Land, Tim Gill All-Stars at Carthay Circle on Buena Vista Street, and the Ellis Island Boys at Sonoma Terrace.
  • Hats and Horns – Pick up complimentary party hats and horns, and become part of the festive celebration going on all over the park!

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  • World of Color – Winter Dreams – The holiday edition of this amazing nighttime spectacular will be presented three times during the evening, including a special late-night showing starting just minutes after midnight.
  • Happy New Year! – Throughout the park, join in as we mark the final seconds of 2014 and count down to 2015, complete with fireworks over Paradise Pier. And the party doesn’t end there! Disney California Adventure park remains open until 1 a.m. with your favorite attractions and more live music on every stage.

Introducing Magical Food Tour

Explore the magic of Disneyland through food! When guests go to the resort, they often think of the rides, shows, and attractions. However, when it comes to food, they tend to regard it as an afterthought. Magical Food Tour will open your eyes to a new way to think about the Happiest Place on Earth.

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Guests will journey across the lands uncovering wonderful flavors throughout. Over the years, Disneyland has put a lot of effort in evolving their menus and improving the quality of their cuisine. In the past, theme park food was generally thought of as subpar. That is no longer the case. There is no reason to leave the parks to get food and interrupt your magical day.

Where can you locate a particular type of food to fit your mood? How can you save money? Do you know the best way to get the freshest treats possible? Which places offer unlimited refills on certain beverages? These questions and others are answered during this culinary adventure.

All tours will be limited to a maximum of 8 guests at a time. This means you will be treated to a more personalized experience. The journey takes approximately 2-1/2 hours and covers the majority of Disneyland park. Each experience is walked at a leisurely pace to ensure no one gets left behind. There will be a total of six samples provided, so you get a glimpse into the variety of foods available.

To help one man’s dream become a reality, please visit the Magical Food Tour IndieGoGo campaign here: http://igg.me/at/MagicalFoodTour/x/8478717. You can be a part of something very special and save money at the same time! If you just want to book a tour, we are offering DisGeek listeners a special 20% discount on tours. All you need to do is input the code DISGEEK20. Visit our website at: http://www.disgeek.com/MagicalFoodTour.

With Magical Food Tour, you will discover the rich history behind the many food establishments, learn tips and secrets to saving money, as well as sample some of the delicious dishes. Whether you’re a first time guest, casual attendee, or a hardcore Annual Passholder, this tour will provide valuable insight into the foods of Disneyland to make informed decisions of the best places to dine.

Frozen Fun at Disney California Adventure

As rumored the Frozen themed attractions titled, “Frozen Fun” will make it’s way over to Disney California Adventure. Taking a hint from the extremely successful “Frozen Fun” over at Disney Hollywood Studios in Orlando, DCA’s version will have a few new added things.

According to the Disney Parks Blog, this is a “limited engagement” beginning on January 7, 2015. However no end date has been listed and Florida’s version, that is still up and running, was supposed to be limited as well. In fact, it was supposed to be just a summer thing.

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Episode 92 – Magical Food at $40 a Day!

Our food budget for the entire day is only $40. What can you possibility get? Find out in this episode as we play $40 a day! We also visit the Main Street Newsstand. Plus we read some emails and listen to some listener voicemails.

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Disney ¡Viva Navidad! is back!

Official Press Release:

ANAHEIM, Calif. (Nov. 12, 2014) – The fun, authentic and infectious entertainment of “Disney ¡Viva Navidad!” adds to the merriment of the Holiday season at the Disneyland Resort, returning this year after its exciting debut in 2013. Guests will enjoy “Disney ¡Viva Navidad!” Nov. 13, 2014 through Jan. 6, 2015 in Disney California Adventure Park, as the Happiest Place on Earth Just Gets Merrier.

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