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New Park Updates 2018!

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Disneyland:

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Pixar Pier finally has an opening date and that is June 23, 2018! So literally right around the corner.

The new Pixar Pier sign has the Luxo Lamp which sits on top of the sign looks it is actually a spotlight which would be really cool.

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A new Incredibles themed float for Paint the Night will be premiering in June. As a side note April 23 is when PTN comes back to the parks but the new float wont premier until June.

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Walt Disney World:

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The upcoming Star Wars hotel will seemingly attach to Galaxy’s Edge in Hollywood Studios. This will be like the California Grand and California Adventure which I find pretty cool.

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The Guardians of the Galaxy attraction that will be opening up in EPCOT’s Future World will be a rollercoaster. In fact, the upcoming GOTG attraction will be the worlds longest indoor rollercoaster ever. The new innovated ride system is said to guarantee to WOW guests. It is said to open on the 50th anniversary in 2021.

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Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway will premier with a new theme song created specifically for the ride.

 

 

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Disneyland Paris:

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Disney’s Hotel New York – The Art of Marvel Hotel will be coming to Paris in 2020.

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Rock N’ Rollercoaster  will be re-imagined  to an Iron Man and Avengers themed attraction which I find AMAZING! I think this will be a positive update even though I love Aerosmith, I find an Iron Man/Avengers themed ride will be mind blowing!

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Hong Kong Disneyland:

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A new attraction is heading to Hong Kong Disneyland and it will be themed Ant Man and The Wasp. Personally, I feel like it should be an interesting attraction and I wonder if they will be using any technology or similar technology from Its Tough To Be A Bug and Stitch’s Great Escape on the attractions where we will feel Ant Man and The Wasp running around?

What is your favorite and least favorite updates coming to the Parks? Let me know in the comments below!

-Dezi

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Disneyland/DCA Refurbishments!

Incase you haven’t been to the parks in a while or haven’t heard what closed, going to be closed and whats going away forever, here are the updates!

Disneyland:

  • Splash Mountain- Jan. 2-TBD
  • Dumbo the Flying Elephant- Jan. 8-TBD
  • Haunted Mansion Holiday- Jan. 8-18
  • Main Street Vehicles- Jan. 8- TBD
  • Its A Small World- Jan. 22-Feb. 1
  • Casey Jr. Circus Train- Feb 5-TBD
  • Storybook Land Canal Boats- Feb. 5-15

The tracks on Main Street USA are being replaces. Pieces of the original track that remains today will be salvaged and preserved, while the previously updated tracks will be recycled. Dumbo will be opening up with a brand new queue, it will have brand new shaded structure over the queue while being more accessible and comfortable to guests and of course a fresh paint job is in for the flying elephants. Haunted Mansion and Its A Small World will open up without their holiday overlay and back to their original overlay.

Disney California Adventure: 

  • Redwood Creek Challenge Trail- Jan. 2-TBD
  • Ariels Grotto- Jan. 8
  • California Screemin’- Jan. 8
  • Games of Boardwalk-  Jan. 8
  • Grizzly River Run- Jan. 8-TBD
  • Its Tough To Be . A Bug!- Jan. 8-TBD
  • Mickey’s Fun Wheel- Jan. 8-TBD
  • The Bakery Tour- Jan. 8-Feb 1
  • Golden Zeyphyr- Jan. 22-25

Some of the dates do not have a TBD that is because the deconstruction of the Paradise Pier has started which means the construction of the new Pixar Pier! California Screamin’ is going to be Incredacoaster so the track isn’t changing just the exterior really. Mickeys Fun Wheel will stay the same, just a fresh new paint, maybe new gondola’s. Ariels Grotto and Games of Boardwalk will be changing theme to Pixar. What are you most looking forward to in this exciting change?

-Dezi

25 Days of Christmas 2017: Day 15

The iconic Dinsey California Adventure attraction California Screamin’ will be getting a bit of makeover in a pretty incredible new coaster called “The Incredacoaster.” The remake will keep its existing structure but add a few new elements themed around the superhero family The Incredibles, which has a sequel slotted to open July 14, 2018.

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California Screamin’ was built from steel and opened with the park in 2001. Designed to resemble an old fashion rollercoaster from the 1920’s pleasure piers. The track is more than one mile long and takes riders from 0-55 mph in four seconds.

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The Incredible, humorous collection of superheroes each with their own special gifts, will race alongside riders trying to catch their baby Jack Jack. The existing tunnels on the ride will be enclosed and Mrs. Incredible also known as Elastagirl will stretch over the heads of guest trying to catch her baby.

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The loading area will be a soaring glass mid-century-modern building inspired by the families home in the movie. Music will come from the new Incredibles 2 movie coming to theaters in summer 2018. Personally, I am excited about both the attraction and the ride. It seems like a great update and will have a lot of people lining up to see The Incredacoaster!

-Dezi

Disneyland After Dark!

Jan 18, 2018, kicks off the first ever Disneyland After Dark starting with a throwback to the ’50’s and ’60’s event, so dress your best to the resort and experience millions of twinkling lights, swinging tunes from the band and of course, riding your favorite attractions until 1am!

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There will be original attraction posters, commemorative special photo locations as well as a commemorative lanyard and to top it off a vintage park map that will highlight special experiences around the park!

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Tickets for throwback nite will be available on the Disneyland website beginning Nov. 30 for AP Holders and Dec. 7 for the general public! I don’t know about you, but this is a must go event for me which is why I bought my plane tickets already! Will you join the first ever Disneyland After Dark event? Let me know in the comments below!

-Dezi

Unwrap the Holiday Magic!

This Holiday season Disney Parks around the world will be bringing Holiday magic to the living room. There will be specials on Disney Channel, ABC and Freeform!

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Disney Channel:

From the new Disney Channel series ‘Ravens Home’ Raven Symone and Issac Brown will kick things off with the ‘Disney Parks Presents Disney Channel Holiday Celebration’ beginning Friday Nov. 24 in the DisneyNOW app, can experience the show before it officially appears December 1 8:30-9:30 on the Disney Channel.

There will be performances by Descendants 2 stars Dove Cameron and Sofia Carson, along with Andi Mack star Asher Angel and stars from the upcoming DCOM “Zombies” Milo Manheim and Meg Donnelly. While Booboo Stewart will give an exclusive tour of Toy Story Land opening at Disney’s Hollywood Studios next summer.

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ABC:

Premiering Thursday, November 30th at 9-11pm ET ‘The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration’. Julianne Hough and Nick Lachey will be hosting this years two hour special from Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resort.

Co Host Jesse Palmer will kick off the holiday season in Disney Magic b showcasing incredible performances by: Ciara, Darius Rucker, Fifth Harmony, Fitz and the Tantrums, Hanson, In Real Life, Jason Derulo, Lea Michele and More! While Disney Parks Christmas Celebrations will have performances by those artists, 98º, Telly Leung, and Arielle Jacobs from Broadway’s Aladdin.

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Freeform:

Disney Fairytale Weddings: Holiday Magic which will be premiering Dec. 11 at 8pm ET, the hour long special where we can go behind the scenes with the most magical weddings and engagements from a Frozen-inspired wedding at WDW to a surprise engagement at Aulani. Decorating Disney: Holiday Magic will premier December 18 at 8pm ET where we can take a glance at how Disney Parks and Hotels transform for the holiday season.

I am so excited about the holiday season, one of my traditions is watching the Wonderful World of Disney: Holiday Celebration! I get up make some tea, grab the pups and sit and watch! Its my favorite holiday tradition! What are you most looking forward to? Let me know in the comments below!

-Dezi

Disneyland Candy Canes 2017!

The famous Disneyland Candy Canes are coming back, if you don’t know why they are so famous and hard to get clock Did You Know: Disneyland Candy Canes! to find out why! If you are interested in getting one of these magical treats here are the dates and places:

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Candy Palace (Disneyland):

  • November: 24, 29
  • December: 1,4,6,8,11,13,15,18,20,24

 

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Trolley Treats (DCA):

  • November: 25, 28
  • December: 2,5,7,9,12,14,16,19,21,25

I suggest getting to the parks early! The better chance to get a wristband and an earlier return time to pick up your candy cane. There is only one wristband per person, two candy canes per guest and your return time will be written on the band. If you do not return at the designated time there is a chance that your candy cane will be up for grabs!

The candy makers only make 3 batches of 40-45 candy canes a day so they will only be available while supplies last! Be sure to check out the history of the candy canes here or in the link above to find out what makes them so magical!

-Dezi

 

 

Disney Updates 2017!

Festival of the Holidays, Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, Candy Canes and runDisney events…oh my!

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Festival of the Holidays starts Nov. 10-Jan 7, 2018! There will be 12 market kiosks offering amazing holiday dishes from different cultures. There will also be live music, dance and holiday inspired performances like iViva Navida! and Princess Elena’s musical Grand Arrival. Over at Redwood Creek Challenge you can meet the one and only Santa Claus. Also returning is ‘Its a Small World’ Holiday, A Christmas Fantasy Parade, ‘Believe in the Holiday Magic’ Fireworks and World of Color-Season of Light which you can watch while eating some magical holiday treats!

festival-of-holidays-food-and-wine-33If you are an AP holder check out some of the special AP events like; Festival of Holiday Sip and Savor Pass and Specialty Photos at Sonoma Terrace. Along with the Holiday Season come the ever so famous and magical hand pulled Disneyland Candy Canes! They will be returning to Disneyland’s Candy Palace Nov. 24 and DCA’s Trolley Treats Nov. 25 click here for more info!

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Starting Nov. 9-Dec. 22, 2017 at the MK, is the one and only Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party! My all time favorite event to attend at WDW. Guests can meet characters decked out for the holiday season. You can watch Mickey’s Most Merriest Celebration on the main stage, A Frozen Holiday Wish, Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade, attend the Holiday Wishes Dessert Packages or fill up on the complimentary Holiday treats like: Snowman soft pretzel, sno-cone, ginger molasses cookie, eggnog, DOVE chocolate, sparkling apple cider, peppermint crunch cookie, Nestle Nesquik, snickerdoodle cookie, hot chocolate and a Santa Claus Cookie!

 

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So many options to choose from from this holiday season and I LOVE it! ON a different note the Superhero Half Marathon Weekend is approaching quickly! Nov. 9-12, 2017 to be exact, and if you have been following the blog you know that this is the last event for a while, during all the construction that is happening and will be happening for Disneyland and DCA. What are you most looking forward to this holiday season and are you participating in the last Disneyland runDisney event? Let me know in the comments below!

-Dezi

13 Nights of Halloween: Haunted Mansion

It wouldn’t be Halloween without some spooky facts about The Haunted Mansion, so here we go!

  1. The Haunted Mansion is the only attraction located in four different lands in four different Disney parks: New Orleans Square at Disneyland, Liberty Square at Walt Disney World, Fantasyland at Tokyo Disneyland and Frontierland at Disneyland Paris.
  2. Disney legend Claude Coats briefly developed a water version of the Haunted Mansion which guests would float through the ruins of an old plantation house, partially submerged in a Louisiana Bayou.
  3. Imagineers produced the audio-animatronics figures, props and set pieces for both Disneyland and Walt Disney World versions of the Haunted Mansion at the same time, knowing that the Florida attraction would open less than two years after its Anaheim predecessor.
  4. The Ghost Host was originally supposed to take the form of a crow, which was tossed out but you can still find the crow throughout the ride (Disneyland). Paul Frees, the voice of the Ghost Host also provided the voices for Ludwig von Drake, Boris Dadonov, the Pillsbury Doughboy and many of the POTC including the infamous auctioneer.
  5. The infamous mansion wallpaper was created by Imagineer Marc Davis. It was a collaboration between “Museum of the Weird” creator Rolly Crump and Claude Coats.

What is your favorite part about the Haunted Mansion? mine would have to be Haunted Mansion Holiday, it’s my favorite time to ride this amazing and spooky attraction!

-Dezi

13 Nights of Halloween: Disneyland Haul

This trip was well needed. Although it was a quick trip, it felt so long, magical and perfect! The only thing I wanted to do was spend all of my money and ride Haunted Mansion Holiday which I did. So here is everything I bought! I was so excited to get the glow cubes and nearly had a heart attack from the poison apple glow cube because EVERYONE  said it they ran out thankfully the Mint Julep bar and the Red Rose Tavern had some and I was able to collect it!

Aside from the clothes above, I also bought a t-shirt from Mickey’s Halloween Party 2017 and a hat that says ‘Ghost Host’ on the front, and I adore them so much I had them both on and forgot to take a picture of them…What are some things you like collecting when you visit the parks? Let me know in the comments below!

-Dezi

 

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