Disneyland Pixar Fest Begins April 13th

Disney Pixar Fest promises to delight fans of all ages with new and classic experiences that allow us to see and interact with those characters we all know and love. With 19 films, 13 Academy Awards and 11 Grammy Awards the Pixar characters have touched our hearts.  Boys and girls, kids and adults all love and connect with these films and the Disneyland parks bring the characters to life.  Time for this experience is limited to this summer from April 13th through September 3rd.

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Launch on April 13th, 2018:
• All-new Pixar Fireworks Spectacular “Together Forever” (Disneyland Park)
• Return of Paint the Night Parade (Disney California Adventure Park)
• Return of  Pixar play Parade (Disneyland Park)
• New Pixar Shorts (Disney California Adventure)
• Pixar Pals Celebration at Paradise Gardens with a musical Troupe & Charter Encounters.
• Atmosphere, Decor & Characters that celebrate the Pixar films
• Continue to enjoy Cars land, Toy Story Mania & Monsters Inc, Bugs Land etc.

Pixar Pier Debut June 23rd, 2018:
• Pixar Pier
• Incredibles, Toy Story & Pixar Neighborhoods
• Incredicoaster
• New Incredibles Float for Paint the Night

Last Chance September 3rd:
• This is the last day to join Pixar Fest and experience limited-time moments

Also enjoy new Pixar themed food, beverages & merchandise at this summer long celebration.

Don’t forget the classic Pixar Attractions:
• Cars Character Meet & Greet
• DJ Dance & Drive
• Incredibles in Hollywood Land
• Operation: Playtime!
• Toy Story Character Photo Location
• Turtle Talk with Crush
• World of Color
• Fantasmic!
• Merida strolling character
• Woody and Jessie in Frontierland

As if any of us needed another reason to visit Disneyland.

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Disneyland’s Pixar Pier is getting ready for Opening Day in June

Along with the reimagined Incredicoaster (formerly California Screamin’) and the Lamplight Lounge guests will find new experiences throughout the new Pixar Pier area in California Adventure park.  Some of these experiences will open later than opening date on June 23rd, 2018.


In 2019, Jessie the yodeling cogirl will invite guests for a spin on Jessie’s Critter Carousel. Inspired by Jessie’s wilderness friends in the Woody’s Roundup television show from Toy Story 2.  You will be able to ride one of 56 adorable friends, choosing from a turtle, snake, buzzard, armadillo, bunny, deer, raccoon, ram, skunk and two cozy logs inhabited by a family of owls.

When Pixar Pier opens on June 23rd, you will find Toy Story inspired food & attractions everywhere.

Just past the Lamplight Lounge Adorable Snowman Frosted Treats will join the lineup.  This treat location stars the lovable snowman monster from Monsters, Inc. and you will be able to enjoy frozen treats on a warm day.

A special meal will be offered at Poultry Palace, Inspired by “Toy Story Toon: Small Fry” and it even comes with a Zurg Fun Meal!

Buzz Lightyear will switch into Spanish mode to serve up some classical Churros treats at Senor Buss Churros.

One of my favorites from “Inside Out”, Anger, will serve hot items at Angry Dogs.


Discover all of these things and more when Pixar Pier opens in Disneyland’s California Adventure park on June 23rd.

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Disneyland – Guardians of the Galaxy Opens May 27th!

Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! opens May 27 with Summer of Heroes and more at Disney California Adventure Park

Disney California Adventure® Park at Disneyland® Resort will soon be the destination for adventure, intrigue and triumph as recruits from around the world.  Guest can join forces with legendary Super Heroes in an ever-expanding universe of stories that will grow even bigger over time. This summer, Disneyland is kicking off the action with the May 27 grand opening of the thrilling, rocking attraction, Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!


This new adventure blasts guests straight into the “Guardians of the Galaxy” story for the first time ever, alongside characters from the blockbuster films and comics. As Guests help Rocket bust his pals out of the Collector’s Fortress, they’ll experience randomized ride experiences complete with all-new visual and audio effects and music inspired by the popular film soundtracks. They will never know which adventure they’ll get!

There will be even more ways to step into Super Hero stories with Summer of Heroes, May 27 through Sept.10, 2017. Guests can answer the call for this limited-time celebration as they join the Avengers and the Guardians of the Galaxy for all-new epic experiences.

Summer of Heroes will launch these new, year-round experiences:

  • Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Dance Off! – Guests may run into the Guardians of the Galaxy on their way to the Milano, with Star-Lord firing up his old-school boom box to get the party started. Gamora may prefer to stand back and observe, but everyone else is bound to get in the groove and show off their moves during this awesome rock ‘n’ roll bash!
  • Super Hero Encounters – For the first time, citizens of Earth will come face-to-face with Groot, one of the Guardians of the Galaxy! Guests can also step up to meet the First Avenger, Captain America, along with everyone’s favorite web slinger, your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man.

And for a limited time, Guests can step up to the challenge with new adventures during Summer of Heroes:

  • Avengers Training Initiative – Black Widow and Hawkeye assemble young recruits for a series of tests to see if they have what it takes to join the ranks of the Avengers.
  • Heroic Encounter: Black Widow – Black Widow will arrive on the scene several times throughout the day in an armored Avengers vehicle for her heroic encounter with park Guests.
  • Grab a Piece (or Bite) of the Action – Special themed merchandise and food will be available throughout Hollywood Land.

The summer brings even more to get excited about over at Disneyland park as classic favorites return with the reopening of the Disneyland Railroad and Rivers of America attractions, with the “Fantasmic!” nighttime spectacular returning later in the summer. We’ll have opening dates to share soon for these attractions. And, guests can also catch the classic Main Street Electrical Parade during its limited-time run at Disneyland Park through June 18.

Guests can experience Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! at Disney California Adventure Park and Summer of Heroes, beginning May 27, 2017!

Entertainment and attractions are subject to change and cancellation without notice. Please check the show guide for days and times.

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Disneyland Tower of Terror Transformation Underway

For my Disneyland fans and travelers, I have an update on the Tower of Terror Transformation for you…

The huge transformation is now underway in Disney’s California Adventure Park.  The Collector’s Fortress is taking shape at the Tower Hotel.  Disney plans to create an all new adventure in this location and when finalized it will be, Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!  This new attraction is scheduled to open in the summer of 2017
The picture above is of a model created by Walt Disney Imagineering and will guide the work currently taking place on the exterior of the attraction.  Every shade and detail that you see here will be reproduced in full size as Disney’s Dream Builders bring the Collector’s realm to life in California Adventure at Disneyland Resort.

The “warehouse, fortress-like power plant” (as described by Joe Rohde, Creative Executive, Walt Disney Imagineering) is designed to be intimidating and imposing, but also shimmering and regal.  It will be the ideal location for the Collector to secure and show off his most prized acquisitions, the Guardians of the Galaxy.

This epic new adventure will feature the characters from Disney’s 2014 film, Guardians of the Galaxy, along with the breathtaking free-fall sensation and all-new visual and audio effects.  The music will be inspired by the “Guardians of the Galaxy” film soundtrack.

We have all heard that Disney is working to create a sequel to the original Guardian of the Galaxy film.  It has been speculated that the new film might open in 2017.  Do you think that the opening of the film and the attraction might coincide?

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