Disney Parks Raises Annual Pass Prices…Again


Just when you thought you were paying enough for Disneyland or Walt Disney World Annual Passes, Disney has increased prices which will go into effect immediately (October 4th).

It was only recently that Disney had increased ticket and AP prices but this latest increase seems a bit more severe.

According to the official Disney AP order page:

Disney Deluxe Annual Passport – $599

The Disney Deluxe Annual Passport includes pre-selected days of admission to both Disneyland® Resort Theme Parks and unlimited enjoyment of attractions (except arcades and midway games) during regular operating hours.

Disney Signature Annual Passport – $849

The Disney Signature Annual Passport provides an entire year* of Disney magic and adventure, plus theme park parking and Disney PhotoPass downloads- Disney Signature Annual Passport!

Disney Signature Plus Annual Passport – $1,049.00

The Disney Signature Plus Annual Passport provides an entire year* of Disney magic and adventure–with no blockout dates–plus theme park parking and Disney PhotoPass downloads- Disney Signature Plus Annual Passport!

All passes will allow for monthly payments but given the blockout dates for the higher priced Annual Passes, it seems Disney is trying to curb the crowds during peak times as well as prepare for the expansion of the upcoming Star Wars inspired land.

Guests will also be able to download PhotoPass photos at no extra charge. Read the rest of this entry »

Inside the “Aladdin” Event at the Walt Disney Studio Lot

Walt Disney Studios - Aladdin Screening

Yesterday we had the pleasure of attending a screening of Aladdin on the Walt Disney Studio lot in anticipation of the upcoming Digital HD and Blu Ray release.

Guests were treated to special themed events including games, dance lessons, stories and more.

Special LA Screening Celebrating Diamond Edition Release Of "ALADDIN"

Following the events, we made our way to the main theater where Ron Clements (Producer/Director of Aladdin) and Scott Weinger (voice of Aladdin and star of Full House) greeted the audience and talked about their experience working on the 1992 film. Read the rest of this entry »

Aladdin Show to End at Disney’s California Adventure in January 2016 to Make Room for Frozen

Aladdin A Musical Spectacular

Aladdin – A Musical Spectacular stage show will be coming to an end in January in order to make room for an all new performance based on the Frozen franchise.

The show debuted in January of 2003 and has been a popular destination for park goers.

Aladdin – A Musical Spectacular brought a small dose of Broadway to Disney’s California Adventure and featured the original music from Alan Menken.

A particular fan favorite was Genie who would inject pop culture comedy into the show which kept it fresh and relevant over the years.

Aladdin – A Musical Spectacular will close on January 10th, 2016 so be sure to catch it before it’s gone for good.

The Frozen show will occupy the Hyperion Theater immediately after.

Disneyland Diamond Anniversary to Continue Through September 16th, 2016

Disneyland 60th Anniversary Mickey

Disney has committed to the Disneyland 60th Anniversary celebration by extending it through September 16th, 2016!

Due to the popularity of the event and addition of new products, shows and food, Disneyland will be celebrating their 60th birthday well into their 61st year.

Some have speculated that the new end date may coincide with the beginning of a new era at Disneyland which will include more of a Marvel and Star Wars presence though that has yet to be confirmed by Disney Parks.

How do you feel about having another year to celebrate the birthday of the Disneyland Resort?

Rock Out to Disney Classics with “Young Does Disney” Vol. 1 & 2


Disney has brought us some of the most amazing music over the decades. But if you’re like me, a 32 year old male who likes to blast his music while sitting in LA traffic, sometimes the original versions of the classic songs may not be the best selection (though many times I do it anyways).

Disney music covers can be fun as artists interpret the music of the Sherman Brothers, Alan Menken, Elton John, etc.. through different genres like Pop or even Ska. Read the rest of this entry »

New Trailer for Jon Favreau’s Live-Action “The Jungle Book” Released


Here is the first trailer for Jon Favreau’s live-action remake of The Jungle Book!

From the studio that brought us Pirates of the Caribbean, the latest film from Disney takes us on a journey with Mowgli has he lives in the jungle among the animal friends that charmed us in the 1967 animated classic.

The film is due out in April 2016 year and will feature Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley, Scarlett Johansson and
Christopher Walken.

Danny Elfman Brings “The Nightmare Before Christmas” to The Hollywood Bowl for Halloween


As a huge fan of Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas, I have seen the film in theaters during the original release, at home via VHS, DVD, Blu Ray and Netflix, and even in 4D at Disney’s El Capitan Theater in Hollywood, CA.

This Halloween, Danny Elfman is giving fans a new way to experience the film at the Hollywood Bowl as he will perform all of the music live on stage! Read the rest of this entry »

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