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Disney's California Zephyr departs Anaheim, but not for oblivion
Fans of the Disney California Adventure (yes, they do exist) have known for some time that the impending Buena Vista Street project would bring changes to the entrance to the theme park. As the Golden Gate Bridge makeover is well underway, the next phase of this project starts to take shape on Monday...
10 Aug 2011
The Folks Who do it Right: The Tokyo Disney Resort at Halloween
At heart I'm just a kid, and one of the things I most look forward to every year is trick or treating with my young daughter. The first year we took her out, age 2, I realized how much I had missed it. Seems silly, doesn't it? One of the nice things about having a child is that you get to reclaim...
29 Oct 2010
Walt Disney Family Museum celebrates Disneyland's 55th anniversary - Part I
Leo N. Holzer
Wow, July 16-18 was quite a weekend for Disney fans marking the 55th anniversary of Disneyland 's opening. In addition to all of the events at the parks in Anaheim and elsewhere, there were special talks Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Walt Disney Family Museum in The Presidio of San Francisco...
23 Jul 2010
Tech Thursday: Greater Moments with Mr. Lincoln
In a world buffeted by gargantuan amounts of electronic information delivered in bits of three to 30 seconds, what could be more retro than sitting in a theater for 15 minutes and watching what is essentially a gussied up slide show and listening to a robot talk? Photo by Paul Hiffmeyer. Copyright Disney...
18 Feb 2010
Enjoy the return of Warm Weather with a 4-Day Dream Pass
First, let’s start with the news that everyone has been waiting to hear: Florida’s freak cold snap appears to be over. After this past weekend, where the temperatures got so low that a few spots in Central Florida had scattered snow flurries, we’ll be back in the 60’s later today and the mid-to-high...
13 Jan 2010
A Time of Change for Orlando Theme Parks
With just hours to spare ‘til 2009 gives way to 2010, I thought that it might be interesting to review the year from the Orlando Fun Tickets point-of-view. 2009 got off to a pretty fast start with tens of thousands of runners pouring into the area January 8 – 11th to take part in the Walt Disney World...
31 Dec 2009
The Magic Kingdom: From Scary to Merry in Just 5 Nights
It always looks so easy in those Disney films. Cinderella’s Fairy Godmother just waves her magic wand and a pumpkin immediately becomes this beautiful coach. But when it comes to removing the hundreds of jack-o-lanterns that are used to decorate the Magic Kingdom for “Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween...
12 Nov 2009
"Stitch Live!" adds irreverant, interactive fun to Walt Disney Studios
I'm not saying that my son is a big " Lilo & Stitch " fan. But when he learned that our family would be driving over to the Disneyland Paris Resort to attend a preview of "Stitch Live!," look which outfit Christopher chose to wear? Photo by Kara Johnson-Craven Though this new Walt Disney Studios...
10 Mar 2008
Get ready for Central Florida's coming coaster war
As you enter SeaWorld Orlando , it's really hard to miss the thing. Photo by Robert Bish That enormous construction wall that's been erected around the front of this theme park. Photo by Robert Bish Not to mention the rumble of heavy equipment, as that behind-the-scenes construction team clears brush...
5 Mar 2008
"Sometimes, the smallest things in life bring the biggest joys" : Celebrating Disneyland ephemera
EPHEMERA : Throwaway paper from every day life (eg: advertising, ticket stubs, programs, some booklets and pamphlets, etc.) From the Greek work ephemeron, meaning something that disappears quickly Advertisement Last week, I spent some time in the garage doing some work to our gas dryer. No big deal,...
23 Aug 2006
Café Orleans: Laissez bontemps rouler! *
The new Café Orleans logo If you ask an average Disneyland guest which area of the park may be their favorite, there is a strong possibility that New Orleans Square may be the choice. Reasons why could include that this "land" is home to the Park's most popular attractions – Pirates of the Caribbean...
5 Jul 2006
Red Carpet Redux: Even more pictures from "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest" 's world premiere at Disneyland
First of all, I want to apologize to all you JHM readers who were somewhat disappointed by that "Dead Man's Chest" story that I filed back on Monday. Based on some of the comments that were posted in the "TalkBack" for that particular article ... Well, I guess a number of you considered that column to...
28 Jun 2006
From the Spanish Main to Main Street U.S.A. : "Dead Man's Chest" stages lively premiere at Disneyland
How dedicated are "Pirates" film fans? So dedicated that -- even with temperatures in the upper 80s and humidity on the rise -- thousands of people staked out places along Main Street U.S.A. The start of the red carpet area at Disneyland Photo by Roger Colton Spending hours standing in the...
25 Jun 2006
Studio Snapshot: Construction continues on DLP's "Tower of Terror" & "Crush's Turtle Twister"
Well, I'll say this much. There's no way that you'll be able to miss the Disneyland Paris version of the " Tower of Terror ." This enormous concrete structure literally towers of the entrance of Walt Disney Studios . As you can see in the photo below, it damn near dwarfs the DLP version of the Earful...
21 May 2006
Ruminations: Another look at the “Behind The Magic” exhibit
One of the delights of the"Behind the Magic: 50 Years of Disneyland" exhibit that's currently being presented at the Oakland Museum of California is that there are so many great items waiting at every turn. For every Disneyland fan, there is something that evokes memories of a favorite time at the Park...
10 May 2006
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