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African Children’s Choir Brings Belle to Tears at Disneyland

In one of the most heart warming moments captured at a Disney Park, this one not only have fans around the world filled with emotion, but it even made a Disney Princess tear up.

This footage comes from the Fantasy Faire area at Disneyland in Anaheim, CA. When the African Children’s Choir sings and dances for Belle, the actress begins to tear up in what seems like a moment of pure joy.

This is the type of magic we love seeing at the Happiest place on Earth!

MagicBands Being Tested at Disneyland


Today, Disneyland park goers may have noticed some testing going on at the entrance to Space Mountain in Tomorrowland.

According to sources, random guests possessing a FastPass were asked to place the barcode on their ticket against a panel similar to those used at the Walt Disney World MagicBand kiosks.

Now that MagicBands have been around long enough to prove not only the convenience value to the guests but the marketing value to Disney Parks, it was only a matter of time before the system made its way to the West Coast.

There is no confirmed timeframe as to when the MagicBand system may hit the Disneyland Resort but we will report back when the news hits!

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. Continue reading

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?

Big Thunder Ranch BBQ to Close January 11, 2016

Big Thunder Ranch BBQ Closing

Fans were sad to hear that as of January 11, 2016, the Big Thunder Ranch BBQ would be permanently closing up shop to make way for the recently announced land based on the Star Wars franchise.

The Big Thunder Ranch BBQ is an outdoor family dining restaurant that offers guests all-you-can-eat BBQ (including some of the best corn bread I’ve ever had) along with live music.

The atmosphere is the perfect tone for an old fashioned family-style dining experience with a little bit of a Disney twist.

The Star Wars inspired land will be constructed just behind Frontierland which unfortunately includes the Big Thunder Ranch BBQ.

If you want to enjoy the venue prior to the closure early next year, be sure to make reservations through Disney dining.

Disneyland Releases New App with Wait Times, Character Schedules and More!



Move over MouseWait, Disneyland has finally released their own app and it’s wonderful!

The new Disneyland app is an interactive map with real time updates on attraction wait times, character photo locations, restaurant locations and so much more!

My favorite of the features is the ability to take a photo of the bar code on your Annual Pass and be able to use your mobile device to gain park entry. Once your pass has been accepted into the app, the relative block out date calendar will let you know which days are available for you to visit and which days aren’t.

It may not be a MagicBand but it sure is a great app that can really make your trip to the parks efficient.

The new app released this week and is currently available on iOS and Android for free.

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