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Neil Patrick Harris To Host All New “World of Color – Celebrate! The Wonderful World of Walt Disney”

Neil Patrick Harris will join Mickey Mouse as host of the all new “World of Color – Celebrate! The Wonderful World of Walt Disney” opening May 22, 2015 at Disney California Adventure Park as part of the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration.

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Fulfilling their hosting duties through video footage, Mickey Mouse and Neil take you on a fun-filled and inspirational journey – from Walt’s decades-long legacy of memorable animated moments to his dream of Disneyland Park. Plus, the show culminates in a madcap musical tour of Disneyland Resort attractions as never seen before!

This unforgettable show features 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 all-new “World of Color – Celebrate!” is just one part of the dazzling Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration, which kicks off May 22, 2015 along with the new “Paint the Night” parade and the fully-immersive new “Disneyland Forever” fireworks spectacular.

Stay tuned for more details regarding the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration!


‘World of Color – Winter Dreams’ Brings Pixar’s ‘Toy Story Nutcracker’ to Disney California Adventure Park

To put together a show like “World of Color – Winter Dreams,” it takes an army, or in our case “Green Army Men”! For this new, full-length original show we have enlisted the help of  PIXAR Animation Studios. Imagineers went to them with a wild idea: what if “Toy Story” characters decided to perform Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker”?

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In the original ballet, Clara’s Christmas tree grows and the audience shrinks to this size of a toy beneath the tree. This became the inspiration. The “World of Color” technology was perfect for this effect, because the animators can make the tree grow in front of guests eyes.

Then, below the tree is where the magic really happens. Beneath the tree quests will find Woody, the show’s director. Over the summer he has put together the toys’ version of the ballet. Of course, they have their own special spin on it. Each musical piece animators used – Miniature Overture, Trepak (Russian Dance), Tea (Chinese Dance) and Waltz of the Flowers – took on a life of its own. Pixar gave them all special arrangements to match the characters; for instance, the Trepak dance became western to fit Woody and Jessie’s duet.

Another great example of putting a new spin on the classic is Tea (Chinese Dance). Pixar animators took inspiration from Walt Disney’s “Fantasia” and the Mushroom scene. They replaced the Mushrooms with Little Green Men and the baby Mushroom with Rex in a tutu. The result is pure magic!

It’s wonderful when Disney Imagineers can synergize and partner with great artists like PIXAR and let everyone’s creative energy flow together into the idea. It grows and grows like Clara’s Christmas tree, becoming an exciting new work of art with each pass. And in the end, Disney audiences get to see the magic that great partnerships can make.

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A Special ‘World of Color’ Announcement from Imagineer Steve Davison from Disney California Adventure Park

Listen up, “World of Color” fans! We have some exciting holiday-time news from Disneyland Resort.

Check out the video below for a special announcement from Steve Davison, vice president of Parades and Spectaculars, Walt Disney Imagineering Creative Entertainment, who has very exciting news to share about the “so wonderful, so beautiful” nighttime spectacular at Disney California Adventure park.

What is it? Watch the video and find out!

Mark your calendars because “World of Color – Winter Dreams” will begin November 15, 2013, at Disney California Adventure park.

A Special ‘World of Color’ Announcement from Imagineer Steve Davison from Disney California Adventure Park

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NEW VIDEO: Taking it Slow: ‘World of Color’ at Disney California Adventure Park at the Disneyland Resort

In celebration of the three-year anniversary of “World of Color” this month, Disney tried out the slow-motion camera and had their crew tape some highlights from the ever-changing show. Nothing compares to seeing this spectacular in person; however, the video below gives a glimpse of the show from a whole new, multi-colored perspective.

NEW Lamplight Lounge to take place of Cove Bar at Disney’s California Adventure!

Disney has announced that Cove Bar at Disney’s California Adventure park will be transformed into Lamplight Lounge! The new Lamplight lounge is taking the place of the fan-favorite, Cove Bar. Cove Bar has recently been closed to make way for the bar’s re-theming to Lamplight Lounge. This transformation goes along with the process of Disney reimagining Paradise Pier into a new land, Pixar Pier! Lamplight Lounge will feature many nods and touches to Pixar and the creativity behind the Pixar storylines!

If Cove Bar fans want the opportunity to experience the Cove Bar once more they will soon be able to do just that! Cove Bar will reopen for a limited time beginning March 16th, and will close again at the end of May for the bars permanent transition into Lamplight Lounge.

But we have good news for Cove Bar fans. The Lamplight Lounge will continue to serve many of the popular items that made Cove Bar famous! One of these loved dishes that will be brought to the new Lamplight Lounge will be the Lobster Nachos!

Once the new Lounge opens, those famous Lobster Nachos will be accompanied by many more California gastro-pub menu items, as well as a wide selection of signature cocktails unique to the lounge. The Lamplight Lounge will of course feature those beautiful waterfront views from both upstairs and downstairs. As well as outdoor seating that will offer awesome views of the new Pixar Pier. The location is also the perfect spot to view the World of Color spectacular!

 

We know that the Lamplight Lounge will be themed as if it has been renovated from an old warehouse factory. We also know that the location will retain many of its original features from Cove Bar. Theming elements to Lamplight Lounge will include steel structures and exposed concrete and brick walls, with the original factory floor boards refinished as ceiling panels and floors.

The space will reflect the creativity, inspirations and personalities of the artists and storytellers who have brought the Pixar movies we love to life. Throughout the Lounge be sure to look for artistic marks left by the Pixar artists, such as concept art, sketched-upon napkins, collectable toys of Pixar characters, and more!

Lamplight Lounge will open on June 23rd along with the rest of Pixar Pier! The location of this bar has always been a great hidden gem and we are very excited to see what the reimagined theming will be like and can’t wait to see all of the tie-ins to Pixar!

Disneyland Resort Hotels!

The Disneyland Resort in Anaheim California is home to three Disney Resort hotels that are located on Disneyland property. There is the Disneyland Hotel, Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel, and Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa. Each one of these luxurious resorts is one-of-a-kind and offers something unique as far as their amenities and theming.

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Staying at a Disneyland resort offers you many perks such as close proximity to the parks. All of the hotels are within walking distance to Downtown Disney, Disneyland Park and Disney’s California Adventure Park. Staying at one of the three Disney hotels puts you right in the middle of the magic and truly gives you that feeling of full immersion into the fantasy of Disney. You feel separated from the outside world and can truly allow yourself to enter into vacation mode! Let’s explore each of the Disney resorts that Disneyland has to offer.

 

The Disneyland Hotel

One word best describes the Disneyland Hotel and that is nostalgia! This resort is the original Disney hotel and is full of history! The theming of the entire hotel celebrates many iconic parts of Disneyland park! Inside the hotel, the rooms are modern and updated while still including many classic Disney touches. One of these very popular, whimsical touches is the beautiful Sleeping Beauty Castle headboard that features light up fiber-optic fireworks! The resort’s pool includes 2 monorail themed waterslides, a perfect way to cool off on a hot Southern California Day! The Resort has many wonderful restaurants and dining locations. Guests can partake in character dining at Goofy’s Kitchen, relax in an old Hollywood setting at Steakhouse 55 or enjoy casual Island dining at Tangaroa Terrace. For a unique spot to grab a drink, you have to check out Trader Sam’s, a Tiki bar with a backstory that ties into the famous Disneyland Ride, Jungle Cruise. Also onsite at the Disneyland Hotel is The Coffee House, this grab-and-go shop offers a great selection of coffees, snacks, pastries and more. The Disneyland Hotel is the original hotel at the original park and truly give you that authentic Disneyland experience!

 

 

Disney’s Paradise Pier

What do you think of when you think of California? (well aside from Disneyland of course!)… The beach! Southern California is known for those world-famous beaches. Paradise Pier is an homage to the heyday of California beach-front boardwalks. Paradise Pier will make you feel as though you have stepped back in time, all while still remaining modern and sleek! There are seaside touches everywhere you turn! This resort is home to a rooftop pool featuring a rollercoaster themed waterslide. From the hotel’s rooftop deck you can take in an amazing panoramic view of all of the Disneyland Resort! This spot is an incredible location to watch the Disneyland fireworks, they even pump in the music! Paradise Pier has many great options for dining. Disney’s PCH Grill is a character dining experience offering California inspired cuisine. Located just off the lobby you will find Surfside Lounge, this is a great spot to grab a drink or a small bite. The Sand Bar is located on the rooftop deck and serves up boardwalk staples such as hot dogs and sandwiches along with a selection of specialty drinks. Disney’s Paradise Pier is sure to immerse you in the spirit and culture of southern California!

 

 

Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel and Spa

Disneyland’s flagship luxury resort is Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel and Spa. This resort celebrates the craftsman style of Californian architecture. The Grand Californian is elegant and timeless. This Resort is the closest to Disney’s California Adventure Park. The hotel actually has its own entrance into California Adventure! I personally have stayed here before and I couldn’t get over just how close you are to the park! Our balcony overlooked directly into the theme park! We could see California Adventure’s nighttime show, World of Color from our room, it is a memory I will never forget!

Guests can cool off in the newly renovated Redwood Pool. The pool’s theming is very tranquil and serene with beautiful landscaping creating a woodsy feel. This pool features a 90-foot long water slide! The Grand Californian is home to a Disney signature restaurant Napa Rose, this upscale restaurant serves the finest in Californian cuisine. Nearby you will find the Napa Rose Lounge, a great quite spot to grab a drink and unwind after a fun day in the parks. Another popular lounge at the resort is the Hearthstone Lounge, here guests can enjoy drinks, snacks and small plates. Another dining location is Storytellers Café, this restaurant serves home-style meals. Guests can choose between the buffet or order from the à la carte menu. During the morning, Storytellers Café is a character dining experience that gives you the opportunity to meet some of your favorite Disney friends as you dine. White Water Snacks is a quick-service location with a great selection. The dining location also sells grab-and-go items and snacks. The Grand Californian is home to the Mandara Spa. The Mandara Spa is a world-class luxury spa experience. Staying at Disney’s Grand Californian you are sure to feel pampered and relaxed during your Disneyland vacation!

 

Each of the Disneyland Resorts is special and offers something unique! We are excited to help you plan your next vacation to Disneyland or wherever your next adventure leads you!

Pixar Pier to Bring New Incredicoaster and More to Disney California Adventure Park Summer 2018

Summer 2018 will bring a transformed land for guests to experience at Disney California Adventure park when Pixar Pier opens along the southern shore of Paradise Bay, with newly themed attractions, foods and merchandise throughout. This new, permanent land in the area that is now Paradise Pier will introduce four new neighborhoods representing beloved Disney·Pixar stories.

The first of the four themed neighborhoods guests will find is inspired by “The Incredibles.” Here, the new Incredicoaster, permanently transformed from the attraction that is now California Screamin’, will open with Pixar Pier in summer 2018. This new experience will feature a mid-century-modern-style loading area, new character moments and a new look for the ride vehicles. To prepare for this transformation, California Screamin’ will close Jan. 8.

The popular Toy Story Mania! will anchor the “Toy Story”-inspired neighborhood. A neighborhood inspired by “Inside Out” will be found on the western side of the boardwalk and will welcome a new family-friendly attraction, scheduled to open at a later date.

The fourth neighborhood will be a celebration of many of your favorite Pixar stories. In this neighborhood, Mickey’s Fun Wheel will have a new look, with each of the 24 gondolas featuring different Pixar characters and the iconic face of Mickey Mouse remaining on the Paradise Bay side of the wheel. At the Games of the Boardwalk, which already includes the Bullseye Stallion Stampede game, all of the midway games will be inspired by Pixar characters. Mickey’s Fun Wheel, Games of the Boardwalk and Sideshow Shirts will close Jan. 8 to begin this transformation.

Ariel’s Grotto restaurant and the Cove Bar will be transformed into a new lounge and grill offering sparkling views of Paradise Bay and the new Pixar Pier. Both locations will close Jan. 8, with Cove Bar reopening briefly in April before closing again for its permanent transformation. Guests wishing to reserve “World of Color” dining packages after Jan. 7 may consider Carthay Circle Restaurant or Wine Country Trattoria.

The remaining areas of the land that is now Paradise Pier, including Paradise Gardens, Silly Symphony Swings, Jumpin’ Jellyfish, Goofy’s Sky School, Golden Zephyr and The Little Mermaid ~ Ariel’s Undersea Adventure, will become a new land called Paradise Park.

Pixar Pier will open during the limited-time Pixar Fest celebration, which begins April 13. The celebration will include the new “Together Forever – A Pixar Nighttime Spectacular” fireworks as well as the return of Pixar Play Parade and “Paint the Night” parade, and much more throughout the entire Disneyland Resort.

Disney Parks Prepares for Most ‘Magical Christmas Celebration’ Airing Dec. 25

Following a festive kick-off to the holidays that began Thanksgiving Day with two new broadcast specials, Disney Parks will close out 2016 with its most cherished seasonal tradition of all – the annual Christmas Day spectacular. “The Disney Parks’ Magical Christmas Celebration” airs Sunday, December 25, 2016, on the ABC Television Network (10a.m. – 12 p.m. ET; airtimes vary; check local listings) and on the ABC and the Disney Channel apps.

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Ushering in its 33rd year are the dynamic brother-sister duo from “Dancing with the Stars,” Julianne Hough and Derek Hough, who will present the two-hour ABC special from the Walt Disney World Resort. The season’s most eagerly awaited celebration culminates with the fan-favorite Christmas parade delivered by Disneyland correspondent, Good Morning America’s Jesse Palmer from the action-packed parade lines alongside other exciting celebrity guests.

Beyond offering an all-star performance lineup featuring the biggest names in music and entertainment, the joyous program will provide viewers with a necessary holiday reminder: the importance of family togetherness. Following the inspirational stories of the families introduced in the Thanksgiving Day special, the telecast will feature heartwarming moments between loved ones, reinforcing the notion that Christmas is all about friends and family coming together.

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Taking viewers on a magical ride down Main Street U.S.A. and beyond, the Christmas Day festivities will be bigger and brighter than ever before. A complete list of musical performances is included below.

  • Alessia Cara performs a “A Holly Jolly Christmas” from Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World Resort
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  • Sofia Carson delivers a new arrangement of “Silent Night” from her Disney Channel performance and also hosts from backstage at Walt Disney World Resort
  • Kelly Clarkson performs “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” in front of Cinderella Castle at the Walt Disney World Resort
  • Gavin DeGraw sings “Merry Christmas Baby” in front of Cinderella Castle at the Walt Disney World Resort
  • Jordan Fisher performs “The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)” from Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World Resort
  • OneRepublic performs “Kids” from Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World Resort
  • Trisha Yearwood and Garth Brooks deliver in front of Cinderella Castle at the Walt Disney World Resort solo and duet performances from their new album, “Christmas Together,” out now

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In keeping with the spirit of the season, Disney Parks around the world are festively cast with spectacular experiences and special castle lighting moments, making them the perfect destinations for families celebrating the holidays and for the beloved ABC special.

  • All four parks of the Walt Disney World Resort get in the holiday spirit with new shows, thrilling spectaculars and beloved characters to create lasting memories. At Magic Kingdom Park, in addition to exciting new entertainment for the special-ticket “Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party,” Cinderella Castle transforms into a shimmering ice palace as Queen Elsa leads “A Frozen Holiday Wish” nightly. At Disney’s Hollywood Studios, an all-new “Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM!” sends beloved Disney characters on a mission to get Santa back to the North Pole in time for Christmas Eve. At Epcot, in addition to global entertainment, guests can explore what the holidays taste like around the world. For its first-ever full holiday celebration, Disney Springs is wrapped in festive décor and entertainment, while dozens of new stores have laid the welcome mat out for holiday shoppers. An all-new nightly spectacle, “Starbright Holidays,” fills the skies above Disney Springs with 300 show drones performing an amazing aerial ballet set to holiday music.
  • At Disney California Adventure Park in the Disneyland Resort, a new “Festival of Holidays” treats guests to music, dance, food and heartwarming holiday traditions. The popular World of Color nighttime water spectacular is also transformed into “World of Color – Season of Light” with holiday music and treasured Disney animation. Among a sleigh-full of holiday events and activities at Disneyland Park is “A Christmas Fantasy,” a daily parade of floats, music, tin soldiers and holiday cheer. In addition, Sleeping Beauty’s Winter Castle creates magical snowfall moments along Main Street, U.S.A.

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The 33rd annual Christmas celebration airs nationwide on December 25 at 10 a.m. EST and 9 a.m. CST, MST and PST on the ABC Television Network. The show will also be available on the ABC and the Disney Channel apps.

Lunar New Year Celebration Expands to 17 Days at Disney California Adventure Park

The biggest Lunar New Year Celebration yet at Disney California Adventure park is coming soon! Expanding to 17 days this year – Friday, Jan. 20, through Sunday, Feb. 5 – the festivities will feature delicious food, colorful live performances, fun-filled activities, beautiful decor, special limited-time merchandise, Disney characters in their Lunar New Year best and more.

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Each night, before “World of Color,” the Lunar New Year Celebration will culminate in a new six-minute pre-show called “Hurry Home,” presented in water, animation and special effects on Paradise Bay. This charming story of a Little Lantern on its journey home to join its Lantern family in celebrating Lunar New Year features animated appearances by Mulan and Mushu in “dream sequences” inspired by traditional Chinese paper cut-out style animation and a score highlighted by an original arrangement of the music created for the Grand Opening of Shanghai Disney Resort by Academy Award-winning composer Tan Dun (“Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon”).

Lunar New Year, traditionally celebrated within Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese cultures, commemorates the moment when both the sun and the moon begin their journey for another year. Highlights of the celebration at Disney California Adventure park include

  • Three new Asian marketplaces offering foods inspired by Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese cultures.
  • Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Mulan and Mushu, dressed in their best to celebrate Lunar New Year.
  • Incredible entertainment throughout the Paradise Garden area, including a troupe of Chinese acrobats and a variety of authentic musicians and performers.

Celebrate the tradition, sights, sounds and tastes of Lunar New Year with a touch of Disney magic, only at Disney California Adventure park from Jan. 20 through Feb. 5!

Top Ten Can’t-Miss Experiences at Disneyland Resort This Summer

From a new live stage show to all-new attractions, there’s so much for you to experience at the Disneyland Resort this summer! Here are ten experiences you won’t want to miss.

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  • The new “Frozen – Live at the Hyperion” immerses Disney California Adventure Park guests in the emotional story of Anna and Elsa in an exciting theatrical interpretation for the stage, including elaborate costumes and sets, stunning special effects, show-stopping production numbers and some unique surprises.
  • On Soarin’ Around the World at Disney California Adventure Park, you can take flight on an all-new adventure to exciting destinations.
  • The fun-filled Luigi’s Rollickin’ Roadsters, new in Cars Land at Disney California Adventure Park, is rolling with fun as Luigi’s cugini (or family) have come from Carsoli, Italy, to help celebrate Race Day in Radiator Springs. You can join in the fun by hopping aboard miniature Italian roadsters, in the style of late 1950s micro cars. The cars perform the traditional dances of their village, moving to upbeat music and Luigi’s singing in a precision-choreographed dance across a trackless “dance floor.”
  • In Tomorrowland at Disneyland Park, Star Wars Launch Bay invites Guests to discover authentic replicas of film props and encounter Star Wars characters such as Chewbacca and Kylo Ren.
  • The Star Wars-themed transformation of Space Mountain into Hyperspace Mountain thrusts guests into an X-wing battle as they race through the darkness. The experience is enhanced by a new soundtrack, inspired by the Star Wars films’ musical themes and re-orchestrated to match every move in the attraction.

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  • At Star Tours – The Adventures Continue, guests can encounter a new adventure and characters from “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” while journeying aboard a Starspeeder 1000.
  • Make sure you don’t miss their chance to see the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration dazzle and shine before the celebration ends Sept. 5, 2016.
  • The sparkling “Paint the Night” parade builds on the tradition of breathtaking nighttime parades in Disneyland park that began with the “Main Street Electrical Parade.” Illuminated almost entirely by LED lights, “Paint the Night” is a state-of-the art, vibrant wonder that immerses Guests in the magical, luminescent worlds of many Disney and Disney●Pixar characters.
  • The “Disneyland Forever” fireworks spectacular entertains guests from the tips of their toes to the sky high above, surrounding the audience with music, dazzling visual projections and other special effects that bring the pyrotechnics to life in surprising new ways. You may enjoy the projections from multiple locations, including Main Street, U.S.A., and “it’s a small world” mall.
  • At Disney California Adventure Park, “World of Color – Celebrate! The Wonderful World of Walt Disney” is a fun-filled version of the popular, nighttime “World of Color” spectacular. Award-winning actor Neil Patrick Harris joins Mickey Mouse on a magical water canvas, bringing to life the remarkable story of Walt Disney and The Happiest Place on Earth with animated imagery, live-action film, fountains, lasers, special effects and a stirring musical score.

All the Disneyland Resort is a Stage: Nighttime Spectaculars

We recently featured the 10 things you can’t miss at the Disneyland Resort, and today we’ll take a look at the amazing spectaculars that light up the night at both Disneyland and Disney California Adventure parks. Don’t miss your chance to see these dazzling Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration spectaculars before the celebration ends this summer.

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“Disneyland Forever” fireworks – This nighttime fireworks spectaculars debuted in 2015 during the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration, lighting up the sky above Disneyland park. This street-to-sky experience surrounds you with music, fireworks, projections and special effects to bring you into the middle of magical Disney stories.

“World of Color – Celebrate! The Wonderful World of Walt Disney” – This innovative and immersive nighttime spectacular presented on Paradise Bay in Disney California Adventure park combines water, color, fire, music and animation to share the story of Walt Disney and his dream of the Happiest Place on Earth.

Check back soon for a look at our dazzling parades as we continue our features on live entertainment throughout the Disneyland Resort.


Ten Experiences You Can’t Miss at the Disneyland Resort this Summer

From a new live stage show to all-new attractions, there’s so much to do at the Disneyland Resort this summer! Here are ten experiences you won’t want to miss.

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1.  The new “Frozen – Live at the Hyperion” immerses Disney California Adventure park guests in the emotional story of Anna and Elsa in an exciting theatrical interpretation for the stage, including elaborate costumes and sets, stunning special effects, show-stopping production numbers and some unique surprises.

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2. Take flight on an all-new adventure to exciting destinations when Soarin’ Around the World opens at Disney California Adventure park beginning June 17.

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3. The fun-filled Luigi’s Rollickin’ Roadsters, new in Cars Land at Disney California Adventure park, is rolling with fun as Luigi’s cugini have come from Carsoli, Italy, to help celebrate Race Day in Radiator Springs. Park guests join in the fun by hopping aboard miniature Italian roadsters, in the style of late 1950s micro cars. The cars perform the traditional dances of their village, moving to upbeat music and Luigi’s singing in a precision-choreographed dance across a trackless “dance floor.”

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4. In Tomorrowland at Disneyland park, Star Wars Launch Bay invites guests to discover authentic replicas of film props and encounter Star Wars characters such as Chewbacca and Kylo Ren.

5. The Star Wars-themed transformation of Space Mountain into Hyperspace Mountain thrusts guests into an X-wing battle as they race through the darkness. The experience is enhanced by a new soundtrack, inspired by the Star Wars films’ musical themes and re-orchestrated to match every move in the attraction.

6. At Star Tours – The Adventures Continue, guests encounter a new adventure and characters from “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” while journeying aboard a Starspeeder 1000.

7. Don’t miss your chance to see the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration dazzle and shine before the celebration ends September 5, 2016.

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8. The sparkling “Paint the Night” parade builds on the tradition of breathtaking nighttime parades in Disneyland park that began with the “Main Street Electrical Parade.” Illuminated almost entirely by LED lights, “Paint the Night” is a state-of-the art, vibrant wonder that immerses guests in the magical, luminescent worlds of many Disney and Disney●Pixar characters.

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9. The “Disneyland Forever” fireworks spectacular entertains guests from the tips of their toes to the sky high above, surrounding the audience with music, dazzling visual projections and other special effects that bring the pyrotechnics to life in surprising new ways. Guests may enjoy the projections from multiple locations, including Main Street, U.S.A., and “it’s a small world” mall.

10 .At Disney California Adventure park, “World of Color – Celebrate! The Wonderful World of Walt Disney” is a fun-filled version of the popular, nighttime “World of Color” spectacular. Award-winning actor Neil Patrick Harris joins Mickey Mouse on a magical water canvas, bringing to life the remarkable story of Walt Disney and The Happiest Place on Earth with animated imagery, live-action film, fountains, lasers, special effects and a stirring musical score.

What are you most excited to do at the Disneyland Resort this summer? Tell us in the comments!


Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration Begins May 22 with New Nighttime Spectaculars and More

During a special after-hours presentation at Disneyland park, Tom Staggs, Chairman, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, announced that the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration will begin Friday, May 22, featuring a glittering parade, street-to-sky fireworks and an all-new “World of Color.”

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The iconic Sleeping Beauty Castle in Disneyland park and Carthay Circle Theatre in Disney California Adventure park will glisten and gleam, each with its own diamond medallion featuring the letter “D.” The entire resort will sparkle with Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration décor and festive banners in shades of Disneyland blue.

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Disney California Adventure park will present a special edition of the popular “World of Color” show. In “World of Color – Celebrate! The Wonderful World of Walt Disney,” Mickey Mouse will take guests on a fun-filled and inspirational journey through the unparalleled imagination of Walt Disney, exploring his decades-long legacy of memorable animated moments and the dream of Disneyland park.

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At Disneyland park, the new “Paint the Night” parade will bring some of the most innovative floats, vibrant costumes, dazzling special effects, unforgettable music and energetic performances ever presented at the Disneyland Resort.

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This new, state-of-the-art nighttime parade floods Main Street, U.S.A., with stunning color, fun surprises and more than 1.5 million brilliant LED lights.

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Also at Disneyland park, the new “Disneyland Forever” fireworks spectacular will be a sky-high celebration featuring sparkling pyrotechnics, immersive projections, and other effects that transform Disneyland park right before your eyes. “Disneyland Forever” envelops you in an enthralling, breathtaking journey like never before, leveraging the largest installation of projection mapping technology in a Disney park and surprising special effects. The new show will feature two original songs, the theme “Live the Magic” and the inspiring closing song “Kiss Goodnight,” written by Disney Legend Richard Sherman.

Guests at the special presentation last night got a sneak peek at the projections now in development for this all-new nighttime spectacular. Take a look at the video below to see what else happened!


New Year’s Eve Events At Disney’s California Adventure

It’s hard to believe there are only two more weeks left in 2014. Have you made your New Year’s Eve plans yet? For those of you looking to welcome 2015 at Disneyland Resort on December 31, here’s just a sampling of what’s in store at Disney California Adventure park:

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  • 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!
  • “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.

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  • 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.

Of course, Disneyland park will also offer a mix of entertainment and fireworks, for those of you opting to spend New Year’s Eve across the Esplanade.  Stay tuned for more information to come.


Holidays at the Disneyland Resort Returns

You may be just starting to carve up pumpkins, but we’ve got some important holiday news to share with you today! Holidays at the Disneyland Resort is returning November 13 and will continue through January 6, 2015.

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Disneyland Park

  • “A Christmas Fantasy” parade
  • “it’s a small world” Holiday
  • Haunted Mansion Holiday
  • Sleeping Beauty’s Winter Castle
  • “Believe … in Holiday Magic” fireworks spectacular

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Downtown Disney District

  • Downtown Disney Winter Village
  • Olaf’s Frozen Ice Rink

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