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First Look: Mad T Party at Disney California Adventure

First Look: Mad T Party at Disney California Adventure

| May 27, 2012 | 2 Replies

This weekend, the Mad T Party had a soft opening at Disney California Adventure to kick off this amazing summer.  The Mad T Party is replacing the very popular ElecTRONica party.  You know, the one that opened for 3 months and stayed for over 1.5 years!  Mary Jo and I caught wind of the soft [...]

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Treats are Expanded at Disneyland’s Reimagined Candy Palace!

Treats are Expanded at Disneyland’s Reimagined Candy Palace!

| May 26, 2012 | 2 Replies

Disneyland has certainly had its share of Main Street USA renovations in 2012.  I’ve written about the remodel of the Gibson Girl Ice Cream Parlor, the new decor of the Penny Arcade and its Concert Orchestrion, and now, I want to present the final shop in that block – the Candy Palace! The candy makers, who have [...]

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Orchestrion Shares its Past at Disneyland’s Re-Imagined Penny Arcade

Orchestrion Shares its Past at Disneyland’s Re-Imagined Penny Arcade

| May 25, 2012 | 1 Reply

This has been the summer of the Main Street USA refurbishments.  I told you about the Gibson Girl Ice Cream Parlor’s makeover, but I want to ensure that we don’t overlook the changes next door – at the  Penny Arcade!  This area has received a new layout, a fresh coat of sparkling beauty, and had a [...]

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Disneyland’s Gibson Girl Shows Off Her New Finery!

Disneyland’s Gibson Girl Shows Off Her New Finery!

| May 24, 2012 | 3 Replies

Did you hear that?  It was the resounding cry of joy from hot and sweaty Main Street USA guests!  Why?  Disneyland has finally unveiled the re-imagined Gibson Girl Ice Cream Parlor!  Since their bakery neighbor moved down the street and became the Jolly Holiday Bakery, they decided to do a bit of renovation to serve guests better. [...]

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Are You “Brave” Enough to Meet Merida at Disneyland?

Are You “Brave” Enough to Meet Merida at Disneyland?

| May 22, 2012 | 2 Replies

With the opening of Disney-Pixar’s movie “Brave”, comes a new character interaction opportunity.  At the first opportunity, my youngest and I ran off to Disneyland to explore their introduction of their newest princess, Merida.   With all of the other meet and greet experiences out there, I was intrigued with the way they were marketing [...]

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Mandy, Mona, and Manny: The 3 New Stars of the Disneyland Monorail!

Mandy, Mona, and Manny: The 3 New Stars of the Disneyland Monorail!

| May 17, 2012 | 1 Reply

With the excitement of the opening of Cars Land at Disney California Adventure, Disney has introduced a new celebrity family to guests of the Disneyland Resort.  Just who are these rising stars?  They are Mandy, Mona, and Manny Monorail!   That’s right.  The monorails have decided to show their true personalities to guests by making [...]

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Legends and Windows – Disney Costume Designer Alice Davis

Legends and Windows – Disney Costume Designer Alice Davis

| May 11, 2012 | 1 Reply

This week, Alice Davis, Walt Disney Imagineering’s most famous costume designer, will join the ranks of those who have received the ultimate Disney honor – a window dedication placed on Main Street USA in Disneyland.  Many, including myself, agree that this ceremony  is long overdue, based on her contributions to some of the most beloved attractions [...]

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