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Roundie yeti from Expedition Everest at Animal Kingdom.
Yeah, I know, he's from WDW, and this is DLR, but isn't he adorable?
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Mickey's Halloween Party - Disneyland - October 1, 2010 - The Halloween event moves from DCA to Disneyland. Includes information about entry procedures, decor for the party, trick-or-treat stations, photo ops, list of open and closed attractions and dining locations, the treats available at the treat stations, event merchandise, the new event-exclusive cavalcade, suggestions for making the most of your evening, and the inevitable question of "Is it worth it?" Extensive photos included, including event park map.
Haunted Mansion 40th Anniversary Event - Disneyland - September 9, 2009 - Disney's event celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Haunted Mansion attraction which includes information about online registration (and the problems involved), onsite registration (and the problems involved), package details, commemorative gifts, artist signing, haunting seminar, extensive details and pictures of the wedding dinner and show, and information about and pictures of Constance and George at the Haunted Mansion.
"Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" 70th Anniversary Event - November 16, 2007 - Disney's event celebrating the 70th anniversary of the release of "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs", the first full-length animated feature, includes information on registration, package details, commemorative gifts, merchandising information and merchandising problems, extensive details on the soiree and panel discussion, and information on the new "The Fairest One Of All" exhibit in the Animation Building. Extensive photos and two videos included.
Mickey's Halloween Treat - Disney's California Adventure - October 5 and October 31, 2007 - Trip reports from my visits to two nights of this year's event, including the best costume ever.
Taste - May 12, 2007 - A special dinner event held for annual passholders in conjunction with the 2007 Disney's California Food and Wine Weekends.
Mickey's Halloween Treat - Disney's California Adventure - October 13, 2006 - Includes complete information about the event, including treat stations (and new treats available this year), character photo ops, park decor, available merchandise, attractions and dining locations and shops open during the event, and tips for those attending the event on later evenings. Extensive photos included, including event park map.
Mickey's Halloween Treat - Disney's California Adventure - October 21, 2005 - Includes information about trick-or-treating, character photo opportunities, park decor, attractions and dining locations open during the event and tips on how best to enjoy your evening. Extensive photos included, including event park map.
Celebrating 50 Years of Magical Memories Event - July 15 - 17, 2005 - Disneyland's event celebrating its 50th birthday, includes extensive and detailed coverage of event activites (registration, seminars, lunch, silent auction, Taste of Disneyland Resort, live auction, panel discussion, Orange Grove party, Magical Memories show, Breakfast at Dawn on the Mark Twain), "Finding Nemo" Submarine Voyage signage, Disneyland's 50th Birthday Ceremony and July 17 after-birthday trip report. Extensive photos and some video included.
Even Scrat wants to celebrate Disneyland's 50th!
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Disneyland's 50th Birthday Celebration Kick-Off - May 4 - 6, 2005 - Includes extensive information about the May 4 sneak preview day at Disneyland, pictures and extensive spoilers of Disneyland's new parade, minor spoilers of the changed Jungle Cruise, information about and pictures of the new Main Street Opera House 50th exhibit, pictures of preparations for the evening celebrity party, spoilers and pictures of DCA's new Block Party Bash, the official start of the celebration on May 5, minor comments on the new Disney Gallery exhibit, thoughts on but no spoilers of Disneyland's new fireworks show, and information about Disneyland's new 50th celebration guided tour as well as a link to a review.
Indiana Jones Adventure 10th Anniversary Event on March 3, 2005 - Disneyland's event celebrating the tenth anniversary of the Indiana Jones Adventure, includes information on new merchandise for St. Patrick's Day, Easter and new big figs, registration process information, set-up information, full event details, and observations about some of the event difficulties that arose. Extensive photos included.
2004 Haunted Mansion Holiday Event on September 30, 2004 - Disneyland's fourth annual event, includes registration process information, new Haunted Mansion Holiday and Nightmare Before Christmas merchandise information, set-up and pre-event information, full event details, and link to spoilers for the 2004 version of Haunted Mansion Holiday. Numerous photos included.
TheTwilight Zone Tower of Terror Preview Event on April 23, 2004 - Includes information about the night's events for lower level packet attendees.
Cast Preview of The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror at Disney's California Adventure on April 18, 2004 - Includes thoughts and comments about the attraction - MINOR SPOILERS.
2003 Haunted Mansion Holiday Event on October 2, 2003 - Disneyland's third annual event, includes registration process, new Haunted Mansion Holiday merchandise information, including the long-awaited CD, dinner event at The Blue Bayou, links to spoilers for the 2003 version of Haunted Mansion Holiday and recap of "haunting entertainment" at the Fantasyland Theatre. Numerous photos included.
2002 Haunted Mansion Holiday Event on October 3, 2002 - Disneyland's second annual event, includes registration information, new merchandise information, Disney Gallery exhibit information, dinner event at The Blue Bayou, link to changes in Haunted Mansion Holiday and panel discussion information.
Cast Preview of Flik's Fun Fair at Disney's California Adventure on September 15, 2002 - Includes information on each attraction and atmospheric details.
Haunted Mansion Holiday Sneak Preview Event on October 3, 2001 - Disneyland's first year of Haunted Mansion Holiday, includes registration information, merchandise information and evening entertainment information.
Annual Passholder Preview of Disney's California Adventure on February 3, 2001 - Includes general overview.
Pirates of the Caribbean Exhibition at The Disney Gallery (DL) - March, 2003 - Some information and pictures from the exhibition which runs through September 7, 2003.
Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln (DL) - July 17, 2002 - Further review of the changed attraction. (an excerpt from the July 17, 2002 trip report)
Wizard Acrobats (DCA) - February 9, 2002 - Review of the acrobatic performers. (an excerpt from the February 9, 2002 trip report)
Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln (DL) - new version - July 17, 2001 - Review of the changes made to the attraction.
March 4, 2009 - A birthday visit trip report.
February 1, 2009 - A trip report with lots of pictures of merchandise and decor for the new "What Will You Celebrate?" promotion, merchandise for Valentine's Day and St. Patrick's Day, and other cute and interesting merchandise. And let's dispell the myth of Disneyland being completely empty on Superbowl Sunday, shall we?
August 23, 2008 - A merchandise trip report with lots of pictures of new Halloween decorations and merchandise.
February 3, 2008 - A quick trip report with pictures of a new antenna topper, an odd ornament and an even weirder new line.
January 27, 2008 - A merchandise trip report with pictures of new black and white Mickey and Minnie figurines, a beautiful new Lennox piece, a gorgeous new jumbo pin, a new antenna topper and some old and new creepiness.
December 2, 2007 - A trip report including information about lunch at Redd Rockett's Pizza Port and the precious commodities there, some pictures from Santa's Reindeer Roundup, the second place at Disneyland where holidays collide, some decorations in Critter Country and inside Pooh Corner, holiday treats and December's fudge flavor of the month, and preparing for the next holiday.
November 16, 2007 - A short writeup with info and pictures of two new big figs, holiday lighting on the castle, and a Halloween leftover.
August 4, 2007 - A short followup merchandise trip report with a few more new Halloween items, including some that Haunted Mansion fans might like, and yet more mini-roundies.
July 27, 2007 - A short merchandise trip report about Halloween's early arrival at Disneyland with a couple of awesome new Halloween items.
July 17, 2007 - A short trip report about Disneyland's 52nd birthday, lunch at River Belle Terrace, and a new themed cupcake.
January 21, 2007 - A very short trip report about Nemo's imminent arrival, a new antenna topper and a new big fig, a great new decor piece and an extremely odd Valentine's Card.
December 10, 2006 - A short trip report with information about a souvenir Zero bowl available at French Market, some Christmas decorations in Critter Country, and Valentine beanies already!
December 3, 2006 - A trip report with a link to a breakfast review of Cafe Orleans, a surprise prize, Chip and Dale's antics at the Reindeer Roundup, and some seasonally-themed goodies.
November 18, 2006 - A very short trip report with information about two new breakfast locations at the resort and "turkey bread".
October 22, 2006 and October 31, 2006 - A combined trip report that covers two days and includes information and extensive pictures on new (mostly holiday) merchandise, a photo report of flag retreat, updates from Woody's Halloween Roundup, a link to a dinner review, some further comments on Mickey's Halloween Treat, and other miscellaneous surprises.
October 8, 2006 - A shorter trip report with information about items available at the Disney Character Warehouse in Fullerton, lunch review of French Market, a new beanie for Mickey's Halloween Treat and merchandising decisions made by Disney that I cannnot fathom. Oh, and if you don't want to know the outcome of the Eagles/Cowboys game, skip the rest of the paragraph as soon as the game itself is mentioned.
October 1, 2006 - A trip report from the first weekend of Disney's Halloweentown includes information about Halloween decorations on Main Street and at the Hollywood Tower Hotel, information about the new Golden Screams show and Woody's Halloween Roundup and dinner at French Market. Includes over 100 pictures.
September 23, 2006 - A short trip report with pictures of new Halloween decorations and a new Halloween balloon.
September 11, 2006 - A short trip report with pictures of tucked away Halloween decorations and flag retreat.
August 13, 2006 - A trip report of lunch at French Market, Halloween decorations and merchandise, Billy Hill and the Hillbillies and Block Party Bash.
February 18, 2006 - A quick, short report about new merchandise released for St. Patrick's Day and Easter.
December 31, 2005/January 1, 2006 - A full day (from park opening to park closing) at Disneyland on New Year's Eve and a little time spent on New Year's Day as well. New Year's Eve is cloudy, windy and rainy at times, but as in all Disney stories, the tale ends happily ever after. Also includes pictures of new Valentine's Day merchandise, and horses can celebrate birthdays too!
December 10, 2005 - Just a few notes and pictures from a very crowded day at Disneyland.
October 30, 2005 - Christmas and Chicken Little arrive at the Disneyland Resort and miscellaneous merchandise bits. Includes pictures of Christmas merchandise and Chicken Little display.
August 7, 2005 - A quick, short report about new Halloween merchandise which includes Lilo and Stitch mini plush and Minnie and Stitch antenna toppers. Also includes information and video of a new dancing Stitch plush.
May 29, 2005 - A short report that includes pictures of new big figs, new Pirates movie merchandise, Monsters mural, and Boo from Block Party Bash.
April 24, 2005 - Includes pictures of new Opera House facade, new Mother's Day 2005 small plush, Disneyland 50th logo on foods paper products, graduation merchandise, new 50th celebration badges and extensive pictures of new "homecoming" 50th celebration merchandise line and another new 50th celebration merchandise line and new castle playset.
July 17, 2004 - Includes information and pictures about Disneyland's 49th birthday celebration, a link to a lunch review of Big Thunder Country Picnic, a story and information about DCA's Animation Building lobby, a link to a dinner review of Tortilla Jo's Cantina, and a link to information and pictures from the LaughingPlace.com meet.
April 11, 2004 - Includes information about Tortilla Jo's, Big Thunder attraction, Mulan cavalcade at DCA, Pizza Port and bag check.
April 9, 2004 - Includes information about Whitewater Snacks, the Snow White show in the Fantasyland Theatre, Catal, Tortilla Jo's and Believe.
April 4, 2004 - Includes information about collector pack toys, Goofy on a canoe, Carnation Cafe, Big Thunder Ranch petting zoo, Mark Twain snowglobe, Grand Californian Hearthstone Lounge, Tortilla Jo's and Rancho del Zocalo.
February 26, 2004 - Includes information about the new bag check stations and the new snack shop location near the Fantasyland Theatre, and a review (including spoilers) of the new "Snow White" stage musical during an annual passholder special performance.
September 11, 2003 - Includes a review of Catal's Uva Bar breakfast, and information about a new tenant in Downtown Disney, Christmas in September, kitty houses and kitties in Critter Country and flag retreat.
July 17, 2003 - Includes information and pictures about Disneyland's 48th birthday celebration, a link to a breakfast review of Storytellers Cafe, and a link to information and pictures from the LaughingPlace.com meet.
July 17, 2002 - Disneyland's birthday includes information about the porch on Main Street, birthday festivities including special guest Danny Rodriguez, information about and a review of Plaza Inn's birthday celebration, a mini-review of Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln and a review of dinner at Catal Restaurant.
July 4, 2002 - Independence Day at the resort includes information about the special Believe fireworks.
February 9, 2002 - Includes information about DCA Minnie antenna topper, DLR Mickey beanie and Easter beanies, a review of Avalon Cove Bar and a review of Wizard Acrobats.
restaurants at the Disneyland Resort - Reviews and menus of various restaurants at the Disneyland Resort, including Disneyland, DCA, Downtown Disney, hotels and special occasions.
Olszewski Disneyland miniatures - Includes information about the Olszewski Disneyland miniature collection, Gallery of Light collection, heirloom box collection and PokitPals, including extensive pictures. NEW UPDATE 8/16/2015
"A Walk in Walt's Footsteps" - Disneyland guided tour - September 11, 2005 - Includes information about the tour in honor of Disneyland's founder, Walt Disney, including tour perqs and spoilers on where you go and some of what you learn on the tour.
"From Imagination to Celebration" - Disneyland guided tour - May 6, 2005 - Includes information about the new tour celebrating Disneyland's 50th birthday, including price, tour times and tour perqs, and spoilers on where you go and what happens during the tour.
Christmas 2005 at the Disneyland Resort - A look around the Disneyland Resort during the Christmas 2005 season.
Goofy's Playhouse, Toontown, Disneyland - March 2006 - A look at Goofy's Playhouse, a new play area for younger children.
Muppet Mobile Lab at DCA - March 4, 2007 - The experimental Muppet Mobile Lab made a brief appearance at DCA. Includes information about and pictures of the mobile lab and some special details.
The Many Forms of Chicken Little - 2006 - Chicken Little likes to dress as other characters both at the El Capitan Theatre and at the Disneyland Resort.
Noon Meet at The Hub (DL) - Information about the Noon Meet, including directions, pictures and some history.
Disney's California Adventure Animation Building Lobby - Information about the lobby of the Animation Building as well as a list of featured animated films.
Birthdays at the Disneyland Resort - Information for planning a birthday trip to the Disneyland Resort.
Plaza Inn birthday party - July 17, 2002 - Information about and a review of Plaza Inn's birthday celebration. (an excerpt from the July 17, 2002 trip report)
Disney Store and Soda Fountain in Hollywood - June 23, 2005 - A visit to the new Disney Store and Soda Fountain in Hollywood, next to the El Capitan Theatre.
"Cars" at the El Capitan Theatre - June 9, 2006 - A few pictures of the El Capitan pit stop demonstration prior to a showing of the film and some pictures of the main characters parked outside.
"Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest" at the El Capitan Theatre - July 7, 2006 - A few pictures of the El Capitan marquee and the new menu items and dessert at the soda fountain next door.
"The Little Mermaid" at the El Capitan Theatre - September 9, 2006 - A few pictures from an evening seeing the digitally restored version of "The Little Mermaid" at the El Capitan Theatre including the new themed dessert at the soda fountain and a link to a full report (with pictures and video) from someone who attended the opening night panel discussion.
"Ratatouille" at the El Capitan Theatre - June 29, 2007 - Extensive pictures of the live stage show that precedes each showing of the film, pictures of extra goodies to see on the lower level of the theatre, extensive pictures of movie-themed merchandise offered including exclusive Studio Store releases, and the themed dessert at the Soda Fountain.
"Wall-E" at the El Capitan Theatre - June 27, 2008 - Pictures of the theatre marquee and the giant Wall-E and the themed dessert at the Soda Fountain. Also includes short video of the marquee images and longer video of most of the new live stage show that precedes the film.
LaughingPlace.com July 17, 2003 meet - Information and pictures from the LaughingPlace.com meet held on July 17, 2003 at the former Big Thunder Barbeque location.
Club 33 special event breakfast on January 30, 2005 - Information about a special event breakfast held at Club 33 on January 30, 2005. Includes lots of pictures and one video.
LaughingPlace.com July 18, 2004 meet - Information and pictures from the LaughingPlace.com meet held on July 18, 2004 at the former Hollywood and Dine location.
The Porch on Main Street at Disneyland - A great place to meet, relax, and people watch.
Fantasia Gardens and Small World Mall - Some pictures to help locate Fantasia Gardens (the former Motor Boats Cruise area) and Small World Mall at Disneyland.
The Disney Gallery (DL) - March, 2003 - Black and white pictures from inside The Disney Gallery and in the courtyard.
Disney acronyms - A list of Disney-related acronyms and some common internet acronyms.
This isn't Disneyland-related, but I'm including it here anyway. Many people have heard of a "hidden Mickey". But whoever heard of a hidden Goofy? Well, we've got one at home.
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Last updated August 16, 2015.
Last updated August 16, 2015.