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Summer of Heroes at Disney California Adventure!

February 16, 2017

Summer of Heroes

 

Disney California Adventure® Park at Disneyland® Resort will soon be the destination for adventure, intrigue and triumph as recruits from around the world – like you – join forces with legendary Super Heroes in an ever-expanding universe of stories that will grow even bigger over time. This summer, the action kicks off with the May 27 grand opening of the thrilling, rocking attraction, Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!

This new adventure blasts you straight into the “Guardians of the Galaxy” story for the first time ever, alongside characters from the blockbuster films and comics. As you help Rocket Raccoon bust his pals out of the Collector’s Fortress, you’ll experience randomized ride experiences complete with all-new visual and audio effects and music inspired by the popular film soundtracks. You will never know which adventure you’ll get!

 

Summer of Heroes

 

There will be even more ways to step into Super Hero stories with Summer of Heroes, May 27 through Sept.10, 2017. You can answer the call for this limited-time celebration as you join the Avengers and the Guardians of the Galaxy for all-new epic experiences.

Summer of Heroes will launch these new, year-round experiences:

  • Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Dance Off! – Guests may run into the Guardians of the Galaxy on their way to the Milano, with Star-Lord firing up his old-school boom box to get the party started. Gamora may prefer to stand back and observe, but everyone else is bound to get in the groove and show off their moves during this awesome rock ‘n’ roll bash!
  • Super Hero Encounters – For the first time, citizens of Earth will come face-to-face with Groot, one of the Guardians of the Galaxy! You can also step up to meet the First Avenger, Captain America, along with everyone’s favorite web slinger, your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man.

And for a limited time, Guests can step up to the challenge with new adventures during Summer of Heroes:

  • Avengers Training Initiative – Black Widow and Hawkeye assemble young recruits for a series of tests to see if they have what it takes to join the ranks of the Avengers.
  • Heroic Encounter: Black Widow – Black Widow will arrive on the scene several times throughout the day in an armored Avengers vehicle for her heroic encounter with park Guests.
  • Grab a Piece (or Bite) of the Action – Special themed merchandise and food will be available throughout Hollywood Land.

The summer brings even more to get excited about over at Disneyland park as classic favorites return with the reopening of the Disneyland Railroad and Rivers of America attractions, with the “Fantasmic!” nighttime spectacular returning later in the summer. We’ll have opening dates to share soon for these attractions. And, you can also catch the classic Main Street Electrical Parade during its limited-time run at Disneyland Park through June 18.

You can experience Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! at Disney California Adventure Park and Summer of Heroes, beginning May 27, 2017!

To book your Disneyland Vacation, call 855-434-9397

or request a quote online!

 

Entertainment and attractions are subject to change and cancellation without notice. Please check the show guide for days and times.

Last Chance to see the Main Street Electrical Parade at Disneyland!

December 6, 2016

Main Street Electrical Parade

 

A few months ago, Disney announced that the Main Street Electrical Parade was leaving Walt Disney World and going back to the place it began – Disneyland® Park – for a limited time, beginning January 20, 2017. Whether you are making new memories or reliving favorite moments, this is a homecoming celebration you’ll want to share with family and friends, and it will be your last chance to see it.

 

This encore performance at Disneyland Park will run nightly until June 18, 2017 – that’s 45 years after it first lit up Main Street, U.S.A., in 1972! During this limited-time celebration, you will also enjoy special merchandise and food offerings inspired by the Main Street Electrical Parade.

 

Also, on January 19, 2017, Guests can be among the first to experience the return of this beloved parade during a special, after-hours premiere event. After the park closes, premiere event ticket holders will enjoy a night of exclusive access to most Disneyland Park attractions and select restaurants, featuring a special performance of the Main Street Electrical Parade ahead of its official debut to the public. Tickets go on sale for Disneyland Resort Annual Passholders today, December 6, 2017 and to the general public on December 13th.

 

Do you want to see the Main Street Electrical Parade before it’s gone?

Call us at 855-434-9397 today to book your vacation.
You can also request a quote online.

Main Street Electrical Parade

Disneyland’s Tower of Terror to become Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!

July 27, 2016

ToT Turns GoG

 

Beginning in summer 2017, the outrageous and irreverent gang will appear in Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! – a comically high-energy, rocking new adventure at Disney California Adventure® Park at Disneyland® Resort. You will be right in the mix with characters from the blockbuster “Guardians of the Galaxy” films.

Deep inside his fortress-like collection, the mysterious Taneleer Tivan (aka The Collector) is displaying his newest acquisitions: the Guardians of the Galaxy. They are trapped in customized display cases, suspended over a vast abyss. Unbeknownst to their unscrupulous captor, the intrepid Rocket Raccoon has escaped and is enlisting the Collector’s VIP guests for help. Guests board a gantry lift, which launches them into a chaotic and hilarious adventure as they join Rocket in an attempt to break his fellow Guardians out of captivity.

 

GoG Concept Art

 

The new attraction will anchor a broader universe of Super Heroes that will grow over time at Disney California Adventure Park. This exciting new presence will transform the structure currently housing The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror™ (scheduled to close in early 2017) into an epic new adventure, enhancing the breathtaking free fall sensation with all-new visual and audio effects to create a variety of ride experiences. You will experience multiple random, unique ride profiles in which the rise and fall of the gantry lift will rock to the beat of music inspired by the film’s popular soundtrack.

Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! opens summer 2017 at Disney California Adventure Park.   Stay tuned, as we’ll bring you more details as the attraction develops as well as opportunities to celebrate The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror™ before it closes in early 2017.

 

The Twilight Zone® is a registered trademark of CBS, Inc. and is used with permission pursuant to a license from CBS, Inc.

Top Ten Can’t-Miss Experiences at Disneyland Resort This Summer

July 2, 2016

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From a new live stage show to all-new attractions, there’s so much for you to experience at the Disneyland® Resort this summer! Here are ten experiences you won’t want to miss.

  • The new “Frozen – Live at the Hyperion” immerses Disney California Adventure® Park Guests in the emotional story of Anna and Elsa in an exciting theatrical interpretation for the stage, including elaborate costumes and sets, stunning special effects, show-stopping production numbers and some unique surprises.
  • On Soarin’ Around the World at Disney California Adventure® Park, you can take flight on an all-new adventure to exciting destinations.
  • The fun-filled Luigi’s Rollickin’ Roadsters, new in Cars Land at Disney California Adventure Park, is rolling with fun as Luigi’s cugini (or family) have come from Carsoli, Italy, to help celebrate Race Day in Radiator Springs. You can join in the fun by hopping aboard miniature Italian roadsters, in the style of late 1950s micro cars. The cars perform the traditional dances of their village, moving to upbeat music and Luigi’s singing in a precision-choreographed dance across a trackless “dance floor.”
  • In Tomorrowland at Disneyland Park, Star Wars Launch Bay invites Guests to discover authentic replicas of film props and encounter Star Wars characters such as Chewbacca and Kylo Ren.
  • The Star Wars-themed transformation of Space Mountain into Hyperspace Mountain thrusts you into an X-wing battle as you race through the darkness. The experience is enhanced by a new soundtrack, inspired by the Star Wars films’ musical themes and re-orchestrated to match every move in the attraction.
  • At Star Tours – The Adventures Continue, you can encounter a new adventure and characters from “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” while journeying aboard a Starspeeder 1000.
  • Make sure you don’t miss your chance to see the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration dazzle and shine before the celebration ends Sept. 5, 2016.
  • The sparkling “Paint the Night” parade builds on the tradition of breathtaking nighttime parades in Disneyland park that began with the “Main Street Electrical Parade.” Illuminated almost entirely by LED lights, “Paint the Night” is a state-of-the art, vibrant wonder that immerses Guests in the magical, luminescent worlds of many Disney and Disney●Pixar characters.
  • The “Disneyland Forever” fireworks spectacular entertains Guests from the tips of their toes to the sky high above, surrounding the audience with music, dazzling visual projections and other special effects that bring the pyrotechnics to life in surprising new ways. You can enjoy the projections from multiple locations, including Main Street, U.S.A., and “it’s a small world” mall.
  • At Disney California Adventure® Park, “World of Color – Celebrate! The Wonderful World of Walt Disney” is a fun-filled version of the popular, nighttime “World of Color” spectacular. Award-winning actor Neil Patrick Harris joins Mickey Mouse on a magical water canvas, bringing to life the remarkable story of Walt Disney and The Happiest Place on Earth with animated imagery, live-action film, fountains, lasers, special effects and a stirring musical score.

Experience the magic of Disneyland for yourself!

Contact us today to request a no-obligation quote.

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Pre-Show Packages Now Available For “Frozen – Live at the Hyperion”

June 24, 2016

 

Frozen Show Packages

 

“Frozen – Live at the Hyperion” is now playing daily in the Hyperion Theater in Hollywood Land at Disney California Adventure® Park. And, if you would like to take your viewing experience to the next level, reservations are now open for three pre-show packages that include priority seating at select performances plus special experiences before and even after the show.

 

Frozen Pre-Show Package

The Frozen Pre-Show Package lets you chill with family and friends while enjoying refreshments, photo opportunities and more at a festive, “Frozen”-themed celebration before the live show. This one-of-a-kind gathering commences inside Stage 17, transformed into a castle courtyard in the wintry world of Arendelle with “Frozen” delights sprinkled all around, including a shaved-ice treat. When the magical reception winds down, you will be whisked off to the nearby Hyperion Theater and land in your priority seats. The cost for the Frozen Pre-Show Package is $49 per person, plus tax.

 

Frozen Pre-Show Plus Lunch Package

The Frozen Pre-Show Plus Lunch Package includes the pre-show experience and priority seating, plus a delicious dining experience at Carthay Circle Restaurant. You can savor a three-course meal that includes a choice of four stunning main course dishes. There’s also a special kids menu, but everyone big and small should save room for a sweet “Frozen”-inspired dessert. The cost for the Frozen Pre-Show Plus Lunch Package is $99 per adult and $79 per child (ages 3 to 9), plus tax and gratuity.

 

Frozen Signature Dining & Behind-The-Scenes Package

And for the ultimate viewing experience, there’s the Frozen Signature Dining & Behind-The-Scenes Package. This is an incredible offering custom-designed for the biggest “Frozen” fans, which includes not only the pre-show celebration and priority seating, but also an exclusive behind-the-scenes experience at the Hyperion Theater following the performance. You will then cap off the experience with an elegant four-course dinner at Carthay Circle Restaurant. The cost for the Frozen Signature Dining & Behind-The-Scenes Package is $299 per person, plus tax and gratuity.

Do you want to experience the magic of a Disneyland vacation?

Contact us today to request a no-obligation quote.

 

Separate theme park admission required and is not included in the package price. Space is limited and advance registration is required. Full payment is due at time of booking and cancellation policies apply. No discounts. Subject to restrictions and change or cancellation without notice.

Soarin’ Around the World to debut on June 17, 2016

April 20, 2016

Soarin v2.0
Technically, that’s not correct.  It’s really going to debut in Shanghai Disneyland on June 16th as “Soarin’ Over the Horizon,” but in the United States it will debut on the 17th.

While I’m sad to see the original film retired, I’m really excited about this new film!  I wonder what kind of scents we’ll get this time?

Here’s a little preview of what’s to come:

Super Hero HQ at Disneyland is Closing

March 9, 2016

Captain America

 

It seems like Super Hero HQ in Tomorrowland at Disneyland just opened five months ago, and now the last day to experience it will be April 2, 2016.

That means it’s your last chance to suit up at Iron Man Tech Presented by Stark Industries or journey the Bifrost for an encounter with the Mighty Avenger at Thor: Treasures of Asgard.

But this doesn’t mean Marvel Super Heroes are going away entirely.  Beginning April 3, 2016, both Captain America and Spider-Man will make appearances at Disney California Adventure in Hollywood Land.

I’m very glad that Cap is coming back to meet people, but this whole announcement has me really curious as to what is going to be going on at the former Innoventions building.

Luigi’s Rollickin’ Roadsters to Open March 7 at Disney California Adventure Park

February 25, 2016

Luigi’s Rollickin Roadsters

 

Last year I shared my thoughts on the closing of Luigi’s Flying Tires at Disney California Adventure Park.  Today, Disney Parks announced that Luigi’s Rollickin’ Roadsters will open March 7, 2016.  Here’s the official line:

Luigi, who has invited his cousins from Carsoli, Italy, to Radiator Springs for a special celebration, has turned the tire storage yard behind his Casa Della Tires into a dance floor! You will be able to ride along with Luigi’s cousins as they move and spin to upbeat Italian music, performing the traditional dances of their hometown village.

Each dancing car will have its own high-spirited personality and signature dance moves – making every ride unpredictable, as you won’t know which way you will turn and spin next!

I’m intrigued by this and can’t wait to get the first-hand reports!

New Ways to Experience Disneyland Park Attractions Throughout 2016

January 12, 2016

If you have ever wondered how the Disneyland® Railroad steam engines run, or what Jungle Cruise skippers do when they aren’t in their boats, you’ll soon have a chance to find out.

 

Beginning this month, Disneyland Park Guests will have unique, limited-time opportunities to experience some of their favorite attractions in new ways.

 

While the Disneyland Railroad is temporarily closed this year, Guests at the Main Street and New Orleans Square Train Stations will be able to get up-close with the historic steam engines that have circled Disneyland Park for decades, learn about these amazing machines firsthand from our own train engineers and even take a picture with an engine! Each engine will be accompanied by knowledgeable train engineers, who will share fun facts, details on how the engines operate, stories from the history of the Disneyland Railroad and more.

 

Disneyland Steam Train
 

And, while the world-famous Jungle Cruise undergoes refurbishment early this year, the skippers will still share their stories, adventures and humor with Disneyland Park Guests in front of the attraction. They’ll recount tales from their travels while the Jungle Navigation Company headquarters readies for reopening later this year.

 

Look for these special opportunities and more – including new, limited-time experiences aboard the Mark Twain Riverboat and Sailing Ship Columbia – throughout the year at Disneyland Park.

 

Paint the Night Parade Dining Package

December 21, 2015

Paint the Night Parade Dining Package

A great way to enjoy Disneyland’s “Paint the Night” Parade without having to stake out a viewing location in advance is to purchase a Paint the Night Parade Dining Package!  There are currently two options available:

At Blue Bayou Restaurant, the Paint the Night Parade dining package is offered with regular dinner service and menu from 4 p.m. – close. You can enjoy an appetizer, entrée and choice of dessert. Kids’ meals are available for guests ages 3-9.

Aladdin’s Oasis will have special On-the-Go meals that include “Paint the Night” Parade viewing. Meals can be picked up beginning at noon. Adult entrees include salad with choice of dressing, dinner roll, marbled cheesecake and a beverage in addition to a choice of herb-marinated grilled chicken with seasonal vegetables, lasagna Bolognese or vegetarian lasagna. Kids’ meals include seasonal vegetables, fresh fruit, a dinner roll, Mickey-shaped cookie and a beverage in addition to a choice of herb-marinated chicken, pasta, or macaroni and cheese

Each dining package includes a voucher for preferred viewing of “Paint the Night” parade for that day. The voucher will list the location, arrival time and show performance time for the parade viewing. Availability of Paint the Night Parade Dining packages are limited.

Given the popularity of the Paint the Night parade, I’m fairly excited about the option to purchase the Paint the Night Parade Dining Package.  The first parade available with the package is on January 11, 2016.