Disney’s Imagineering teams have multiple projects on the go at any one time. Let’s take a look at 10 new lands that are either confirmed or rumored as being on their way to the company’s theme parks.
Since its opening in 1955, Disneyland has been synonymous with childhood wonder and magic. Often called the “happiest place on Earth,” the park gives children a chance to meet their favorite Disney characters.
The announcement that the Disneyland Resort would be building a new luxury hotel on property has been described as a surprising development. But, for those who have been following the creation of the Resort, it is not entirely unexpected. Some 25 years ago, when the “Disney Decade” kicked off with exciting announcements about resort expansion, hotels were an integral part of the plans.
Today I came across some not-so-Disneytastic news; both Disneyland and Walt Disney World’s Hollywood Studios are debating whether they should have the Annual Passholders be blocked out for two months due to the opening of Star Wars Land. The crowds are going to get insane, which means more of the moolah for Disney. As many of us AP Disney-Lovers know, we don’t have to pay for a new ticket when going to the Disney parks DUE to the Annual Passes. So, Disney doesn’t make that extra hundred to two-hundred bucks when entering the parks. What does that mean for the Annual Passholders? You guessed it! Annual Passholders would have to buy a regular Disney Ticket in order to enter Star Wars Land for those first two months. Lame, in my opinion.
Royal St. Veranda in New Orleans Square is one of my favorite dining gems in Disneyland. They are most known for their Clam Chowder in a Bread Bowl, but I go there for the fritters!
In this post I will take a look at the Star Wars construction and some other random pictures as I walked the park. It will be “Frozen-Free” for the most part because Laura and Jeanine will be covering that new attraction in depth.
Here’s a nice little perk for Disneyland Annual Passholders. Purchase a special 64-ounce Annual Passholder Refillable Popcorn Bucket or an 18 to 20-ounce Refillable Made with Magic Sipper from now until September 5, 2016 and receive a refill for just $1.00.
“To all who come to this happy place: – WELCOME – Disneyland is your land. Here age relives fond memories of the past. . . and here youth may savor the challenge and promise of the future.” Those words were as true when Walt Disney spoke them on July 17th, 1955, as they are today.
Walt Disney opened a groundbreaking new concept in entertainment called Disneyland, with the goal of being a place where adults and children, families and friends of all ages could have fun together. Today, Walt’s dream has evolved into a national treasure.
Transforming the Tower
Whether you love that Disney is turning the Tower of Terror ride at Disney California Adventure into an attraction based on Guardians of the Galaxy, or think it’s the worst idea to come out of Walt Disney Imagineering since Superstar Limo, last week’s Disney Parks Blog posting provided lots to talk about.
A bunch of Disneyland rumors hit the web this week, including updates on the timetable, geography and construction of Star Wars Land, a new FastPass system that could be coming in 2016, a possible big revamp to Downtown Disney, an opening date for Luigi’s Rollickin’ Roadsters, more information on the rumored Marvel Expansion planned for Disney California Adventure, and more.
Three new food trucks are at Downtown Disney District during the weekends in October: The Habit has a range of burgers, along with fountain drinks and sides of French fries or onion rings; Dos Chinos offers a menu of fusion taco and burrito options, combining Mexican and Asian ingredients; BrewWings pairs chicken wings with such options as Belgian waffles and tater tots, along with a selection of grilled cheese sandwiches.
Every epic-Disney fanatic knows that Disneyland food is magic. There’s no other way to put it other than it is Magical. It’s like they put some kind of “secret ingredient” (or something else) to make it 10 times better than every other places’ food in almost the whole world. Grandma’s home-made pie is even put to shame with the splendid dining at Disneyland. However, Walt Disney World is a whole new realm when it comes to eating. Disclaimer: this is honest opinion and feedback from anonymous Disney Fans. This is not full-fact, just honest opinions from Disney-Lovers, such as yourselves.
There’s been talk of a New “Millenium Falcon Ride” once Star Wars Land opens. It’s said to be a flight simulator ride (like Star Tours) that takes you on a secret mission, customized of course. There haven’t been any dates confirming when it will be open (as we can see Star Wars Land is just a big pile of dirt at the moment), but they have confirmed that the ride will exist. Not only is there talk of the Millennium Falcon ride, but there’s a First Order dark ride? No idea what is to come of that, but sounds some-what interesting, if you ask me.
A video posted by DAPs Magic on YouTube shows a new droid roaming around the Star Wars Launch Bay inside of Disneyland park. Apparently named “Jake” the robot can be seen making his way around the area and even interacting with set pieces that light up and make noises:
One of my fondest memories of Disneyland is during the summer of 2009. Fantasmic! had been closed for a few months and the new Maleficent dragon was supposed to show up any day. My dad and I decided that we would be there the first time the dragon appeared. With this in mind, we had to go to Disneyland practically every night — what a chore, I know. After exhausting my entertainment options, I decided to start bringing a book and found that Disneyland was one of the most interesting places to read.
Every true Disney fan knows the worst times to be in the Disney parks are Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years. Yes, there are other times when the parks get over-crowded (for example, EVERY FREAKING DAY IN THE SUMMER) but it’s not as crazy and mind-numbing as the Holidays. And for those Disney fans that go ONLY for the Holidays, I would like to add that we non-Holiday crazed fans salute you and find you to be very brave.
Disneyland, the only theme park designed and built under the direct supervision of Walt Disney, opened on Sunday, July 17, 1955. Construction lasted for exactly one year, and cost only $17 million to complete. See what it looked like back in the day in the video above.
A large police presence was on hand in hope of keeping protests under control outside Donald Trump’s rally in Anaheim California Wednesday. The event concluded with the declaration of an “unlawful assembly,” on Katella Avenue between the Anaheim Convention Center and the Disneyland Resort.