Trader Sams at the Disneyland Hotel Hosts the Inaugural Mahaloween Luau

In our last episode we briefly talked about the Mahaloween Luau event that was posted on the Disney Parks Blog. Our very own Jae Brattain attend the event yesterday, and here is his report:

The inaugural Mahaloween Luau took place at Trader Sam’s on September 29, 2014. This event featured representatives from Walt Disney Imagineering presenting information about the forthcoming Walt Disney World’s version of Trader Sam’s at the Polynesian Resort (which will be called “Grog Grotto”). They also provided details about the special edition Zombie mug being released at the event. In addition, there was some history and facts about a few of the cool props inside Trader Sam’s. [Read more…]

Top Inexpensive Dining Choices at The Disneyland Resort

Dining at the Disneyland Resort is part of the fun! But when you have a large family it could get quite expensive. Luckily, there are plenty of inexpensive dining choices at the resort. Think beyond hot dogs and hamburgers. Here are some interesting picks for inexpensive dining ($11 or less) at the Disneyland Resort: [Read more…]

Disneyland Resort Photo Update – 11/30

Here is a Photo Update form Jae Brattain.  These are photos of the Disneyland Resort Christmas taken 11-30-12. They include shots of the indoors from some of the hotels and other areas around the park.

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Wednesday Photo Challenge 2-15-12

I’m back again with another photo challenge. Last week we had a bit of a tuffy. Very few knew what it was and most didn’t bother to try.

But I don’t care! All that your silence means to me is that I know more than YOU, so HA!

This week’s challenge has two questions, so here we go:

(A) What classic Disney film does this old, bearded dude have a part in, and (B) exactly where in the Disneyland Resort can you find this carving of him?

And “exactly where” means the exact place. Answering something like “Downtown Disney” isn’t going to cut it.

 Always keep in mind that “Disneyland Resort” means the whole resort: Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure Park, Downtown Disney, The Disneyland Hotel, Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel and Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel and Spa.

If you know the answer to this one, or you think you know, all you have to do is drop me a line. You can do this by:

Leaving a comment here (certainly the simplest way)

Send me a direct message on Twitter (@disgeekpaul)

or drop me an e-mail: [email protected]

I’ll keep your answers hidden so that more people can guess, therefore YOU will be able to see your answer, but no one else will. I need to keep it going as long as I can and give everyone a fair shot at it.

Tomorrow morning I’ll post the names of players who guessed correctly and reveal a new photo with the correct answer.

Have a great magical, and happy Humpday!

New Pool area opening this weekend at Disneyland Hotel


The new pool area is finaly complete and joins Tangaroa Terrace and Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tki Bar that opend earlier this week.

Classic Disneyland marque combined with replica monorail trains creates an experience that is both fun and nostalgic. According to the Disney Parks Blog, also comming to the pool area is a new D-Ticket themed pond. Guests will enjoy finding the subtle D-Tickets in the pool, which are reminiscent of the ticket books that were used in old Disneyland back in the day. This will be followed in late 2011 by an E-Ticket themed pool, in the area which previously featured the Never Land pool.

The new pool space will also include Mickey and Minnie themed spas located at opposite ends of the pool area. Also, when the pool area is completed, six new cabanas will be available, featuring flat-screen TVs, refrigerators, safes, phones and ceiling fans.

Below is a video that shows VP of Resorts and Downtown Disney, Tony Bruno, talking about the new pool area, as well as dining locations, and the new Fairy Tale and Big Thunder Suites.  They recently joined the Mickey Mouse Penthouse and Pirates of the Caribbean suites.