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LEGOLAND California Celebrates Fourth of July with a Boom



Red, White and BOOM!
Rocks LEGOLAND® California
Fourth of July festivities include fireworks, family
activities and special musical entertainment

California’s annual Red,
White and BOOM! Fourth of July event promises a great time for the
entire family with fabulous fireworks, fun family picnic games and
entertainment including special musical performances by The Patriots,
The Brickettes

and The Christopher

Water Park, guests can enjoy relaxing island music as they soak up
the sun with contemporary Hawaiian music performed by Nalukai and
Caribbean music performed by Sweet Steel. LEGOLAND Water Park features
seven water
slides, interactive water play areas for toddlers and kids, including
the all new Splash Zoo, and Build-a-Raft River where guests float on
their own
custom built LEGO® raft.

July 4, 2011

• LEGOLAND California Park Hours:
10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Water Park Hours:
10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

• Lawn Games:
11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

• Nulakai Performance at
the Water Park:
12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

• Sweet Steel Performance at the Water Park:
4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

• The Patriots Performances:
9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m.

• The Brickettes Performances:
11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m.

• The Christopher Brothers Performances: 
6:30 and 7:30 p.m.

• Fireworks: 8:30 p.m.

Note: Performance times subject to change

LEGOLAND California
• A stilt-walking Uncle Sam interacting with guests

• Families competing in traditional lawn games including potato sack races and water balloon tosses

California’s own girl trio, The Brickettes, cruising around in the Brick-mobile with live musical performances

• The
Patriots performing on stage to thousands of singing and dancing children and their parents

• The
newest pop sensations, The
Christopher Brothers, performing on stage – even at the young ages of
15, 13, and 10, these boys write and play their own music, as well as
an impressive collection of retro classics that appeal to all

• North County’s largest fireworks display 

ENTERTAINMENTS is the leading name in location-based, family
entertainment, and has seen
the most successful and dynamic growth of any company in the sector over
the last five years. Europe’s Number 1 and the world’s
second-largest visitor attraction operator, Merlin now operates more
than 74 attractions, six hotels/two holiday villages in 17 countries and
four continents. The company aims to deliver memorable and rewarding
experiences to its 43.6 million visitors worldwide, through its iconic
global and
local brands, and the commitment and passion of its managers and more
than 15,000 employees. Merlin Entertainments operates the following
– SEA LIFE, Madame Tussauds, LEGOLAND, The EDF Energy London Eye,
Dungeons, Gardaland, LEGOLAND Discovery Centres, Alton Towers Resort,
Castle, Thorpe Park, Chessington World of Adventures Resort, Heide Park,
Earth Explorer, Sydney Aquarium, Sydney Wildlife World, Sydney Tower
Observatory and Skywalk, Kelly Tarlton’s Antarctic Encounter Underwater
World, Oceanworld Manly and Hamilton Island Koala Gallery.  All
brands which are distinctive, challenging and innovative – and which
have great potential for growth in the future. Visit for more information.

The 501st Legion is a worldwide STAR WARS™ costuming organization comprised of and operated by STAR WARS™ fans. While it is not
sponsored by Lucasfilm Ltd. It is Lucasfilm’s preferred Imperial costuming group.

is the world's premier "Good Guy" Star Wars costuming organization.
Members are volunteers who attend  media, educational, community
and especially charity events.


Prices, times and schedules subject to change
without notice. LEGO, the LEGO logo, the Minifigure and LEGOLAND are trademarks of the LEGO Group. ©2011 The LEGO Group.

Jim Hill is an entertainment writer who has specialized in covering The Walt Disney Company for nearly 40 years now. Over that time, he has interviewed hundreds of animators, actors, and Imagineers -- many of whom have shared behind-the-scenes stories with Mr. Hill about how the Mouse House really works. In addition to the 4000+ articles Jim has written for the Web, he also co-hosts a trio of popular podcasts: “Disney Dish with Len Testa,” “Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor” and “Marvel US Disney with Aaron Adams.” Mr. Hill makes his home in Southern New Hampshire with his lovely wife Nancy and two obnoxious cats, Ginger & Betty.

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Disney Will Bring D23: The Ultimate Disney Fan Event to Anaheim, California in August 2024



Expanded Disney Fan Experience Will Feature New and Exciting Events Across Multiple Locations, Including a D23 Takeover of the Happiest Place On Earth, Evening Entertainment at the Honda Center, D23 Day at Angel Stadium, and Much More

Fan Favorites Including Exhibits, Panels, Shows, and Shopping Will Dazzle Disney Enthusiasts at the Anaheim Convention Center

D23: The Ultimate Disney Fan Event is a one-of-a-kind fan experience like never before with spectacular shows, new venues, and multiple days of entertainment that will bring together the best of Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and more!

Highlightswill include:

  • Sunday, August 4: D23 Day at Angel Stadium, where D23 fans are invited to attend the Los Angeles Angels vs. New York Mets game. 
  • Thursday, August 8: D23 kickoff celebration at Disneyland Resort.
  • Friday, August 9 – Sunday, August 11: Shopping, exhibits, panels, and presentations will take place at the Anaheim Convention Center during the day, with the fun extending into the evening at the Honda Center, the bigger home to marquee shows.

Tickets for D23: The Ultimate Disney Fan Event will go on sale in Spring 2024, with ticketing options to be announced later for access to the Anaheim Convention Center and the Honda Center. Admission for D23 Day at Angel Stadium and the D23 kickoff celebration at Disneyland Resort will be available as separate ticketed events. Additional details for D23: The Ultimate Disney Fan Event will be announced in early 2024.

You can get updates by staying connected to D23 via social media (@DisneyD23 on FacebookInstagramX),, and our weekly D23 FanFare email (sign up for free as a D23 General Member at

About D23

The name “D23” pays homage to the exciting journey that began in 1923 when Walt Disney opened his first studio in Hollywood. D23 is the first official club for fans in Disney’s nearly 100-year history. It gives its members a greater connection to the entire world of Disney by placing them in the middle of the magic year-round through its quarterly publication, Disney twenty-three; the latest news and stories on; member-exclusive offers and discounts; the popular D23 Inside Disney podcast; and special experiences for D23 Members throughout the year.

Fans can join D23 at Gold Membership ($99.99/year), Gold Duo Membership ($129.99/year), and General Membership (complimentary) levels at To keep up with all the latest D23 news and events, follow DisneyD23 on Facebook, Instagram, X, TikTok, and YouTube.

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Star Wars Spoof: Space Robots in Outer Space Ep X: Battle for the Halcyon: The Last Starcruiser



Sure, Star Wars is cool and all. But let’s not forget about that other multi-part sci-fi cinematic spectacular, “Space Robots in Outer Space.” In fact, Hank Lonely (Hollywood’s ultimate hyphenate — actor / producer / director / writer / guy who makes sure the Porto Potties are kept squeaky-clean) just announced that there’ll soon be a 10th installment of this … Well, not exactly beloved. How about we say “admired from afar” instead? … series coming to a theater near you. In fact, here’s the highly anticipated teaser trailer for that project. Which is supposed to be titled “Space Robots in Outer Space X — Battle for the Halycon: The Last Starcruiser.”

Okay. Now the real story … In honor of Star Wars Day (i.e., May 4th. As in “May the Fourth Be With You”), Len Testa and I are sharing something that we produced with the help of all the nice folks who joined us last month aboard the Halycon.

We turned the Galactic Starcruiser as well as Black Spire Outpost into the backdrop for an affectionate send-up of all things Stars Wars. We hope that you (more importantly, the legal team at Lucasfilm) take this faux trailer in the spirit with which it was intended. Special thanks to Aaron Adams for so skillfully stitching all of this footage together. Also thanks to the team at Storybook Destinations, Touring Plans and the talented cast & crew aboard the “Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser” for making this “Disney Dish” fan event so memorable.

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Disney’s New Trailer Reveals How Ralph & Vanellope Get to the Internet in “Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2”



Wreck-It Ralph 2

When “Wreck-It Ralph” opened on Nov. 2, 2012, it turned in the highest opening weekend ever for a Walt Disney Animation Studios film at the time of release. Now Disney is hoping Ralph will not only break the Internet but the 2018 Thanksgiving boxoffice records as well.

The film re-teams the original director, producer and co-writer behind “Wreck-It Ralph.”  The screenplay is currently being written by Phil Johnston and Pamela Ribon. Director Rich Moore, producer Clark Spencer, and co-writer Phil Johnston partnered with fellow director Byron Howard and co-writer/co-director Jared Bush to create the Academy Award®-winning blockbuster feature “Zootopia.”

ROYAL REUNION – In “Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck It Ralph 2,” Vanellope von Schweetz-along with her best friend Ralph-ventures into the uncharted world of the internet. When she finds herself surrounded by Disney princesses, she’s surprised to learn that she actually has a lot in common with them. The scene, highlighted in a new trailer for the film (below), features several of the original princess voices, including Auli’i Cravalho (“Moana”), Kristen Bell (Anna in “Frozen”), Idina Menzel (Elsa in “Frozen”), Kelly MacDonald (Merida in “Brave”), Mandy Moore (Rapunzel in “Tangled”), Anika Noni Rose (Tiana in “The Princess and the Frog”), Ming-Na Wen (“Mulan”), Irene Bedard (“Pocahontas”), Linda Larkin (Jasmine in “Aladdin”), Paige O’Hara (Belle in “Beauty and the Beast”) and Jodi Benson (Ariel in “The Little Mermaid”). Featuring Sarah Silverman as the voice of Vanellope, “Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck It Ralph 2” opens in theaters nationwide Nov. 21, 2018. 





U.S. Release Date:  Nov. 21, 2018

Voice cast: John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Taraji P. Henson, Jack McBrayer, Jane Lynch, Alan Tudyk

Directors: Rich Moore, Phil Johnston

Producer: Clark Spencer

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