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Disneyland Hotel Refurbishment – Part 3, Construction Completed

Disneyland Hotel Refurbishment – Part 3, Construction Completed

| February 5, 2012 | Reply

In late 2009 Disney announced that all the Towers at the Disneyland Hotel would be renovated and in May of 2010 Disney announced the renovation of the pool, dining locations and improvements to the Hotel’s grounds and landscaping. It’s been a long time coming and finally the construction at the Disneyland Hotel has been completed. [...]

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Hollywood chills at Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights

Hollywood chills at Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights

| October 30, 2011 | Reply

As the Halloween season comes to its climax, I thought I’d offer some scenes and impressions of my recent visit to one of the best Halloween entertainment events in Southern California.  Halloween Horror Nights 2011 at Universal Studios Hollywood brings together some of Hollywood’s most creative designers with the movie studio that is well known [...]

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Ariel’s Undersea Adventure at Disney’s Blue Sky Cellar

Ariel’s Undersea Adventure at Disney’s Blue Sky Cellar

| June 17, 2011 | 2 Replies

I love stopping by the Blue Sky Cellar at Disney California Adventure to see what’s new and check out some of the Imagineering secrets.  For the last few months the Cellar has been displaying some exhibits on the design and creation of the newest attraction The Little Mermaid – Ariel’s Undersea Adventure.  For those who [...]

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Trader Sam’s – Enchanted Tiki Bar at the Disneyland Hotel

Trader Sam’s – Enchanted Tiki Bar at the Disneyland Hotel

| June 6, 2011 | 2 Replies

I stopped by one of the newest additions to the Disneyland Hotel complex.  The Disney web site officially calls it “Trader Sam’s – Enchanted Tiki Bar”.  Trader Sam’s is a tropical inspired lounge that is located on the far end of the Tangaroa Terrace restaurant.  I’ll make a small prediction here; this place is going [...]

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The Little Mermaid surfaces at Disney California Adventure

The Little Mermaid surfaces at Disney California Adventure

| June 3, 2011 | 4 Replies

The Little Mermaid – Ariel’s Undersea Adventure has opened and it’s certainly one of the most delightful attractions to come to Disney California Adventure.  Disney fans have been anxiously awaiting Ariel’s arrival and I’m sure you’ll agree that the wait was well worth it.  Ariel and all her pals have come along with all the [...]

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Disneyland Resort’s “World of Color” to close?

Disneyland Resort’s “World of Color” to close?

| April 1, 2011 | 3 Replies

The following blog was created as an April Fool’s joke and is not true… On April 1, 2011 Team Disney Anaheim and Disney Imagineering officials reluctantly announced the immediate and permanent closing of the relatively new World of Color show at Disney California Adventure due to multiple copyright lawsuits.  In an almost simultaneous action, Disney [...]

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Disneyland Hotel Refurbishment – Part 2, Resort Improvements

Disneyland Hotel Refurbishment – Part 2, Resort Improvements

| December 7, 2010 | 3 Replies

The Disneyland Hotel is not only updating the hotel rooms, but is also completely revitalizing the entertainment facilities around the hotel resort.  The entire area between the Hotel Towers is under construction and the result will be a whole new pool and entertainment area. The refurbishment is continuing.  Let’s take a look at the changes [...]

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