A Missed Opportunity for Diamonds

I was on the fence, and I am not going to lie that I was checking airfares just a few days before the 24 hour event at Disneyland.  Just seven weeks ago I was in Orlando for the Monkey Kingdom media event and two weeks ago I was in Orlando for Disney Social Media Moms.  All in all the Disney Gods have been nice to me lately. But now, I was faced with the travel bug again.  I wanted to be {Read More}

1959 was an E Ticket Year for Disneyland – #Disneyland60

This blog post is part of a series by 60 talented bloggers who are counting down to the 60th Anniversary of Disneyland, the Happiest Place on Earth, on July 17, 2015. In this blog post I am going tackle one of my favorite years in Disneyland history, 1959. June 14, 1959 was a fantastic day for Walt’s original Magic Kingdom. On this day the first major expansion was completed since the park opened just four years earlier. The expansion introduced guests to three {Read More}

D23 Expo 2015 – What’s Coming Back This Year – #D23Expo

The D23 Expo is the ultimate Disney event for fans and families August 14 – 16, 2015 in Anaheim, CA.  I attended the D23 Expo in 2013 (it occurs every two years) and I loved it so much that I am bringing my husband along for an awesome adventure this year. At this expo you will get to experience things you will never get to see any place else.  At the expo in 2013 I saw the ORIGINAL pencil sketch of Disneyland {Read More}

Disneyland Dazzles in Diamonds for their 60th Anniversary – #Disneyland60

Disneyland opened on July 17, 1955 with these words: As Disneyland approaches it’s 60th anniversary this year it is time to find out what magic will be happening at the park this year. The fun will start on May 22nd when several new park elements debut. “Paint the Night” Parade The “Paint the Night” parade brings some of the most innovative floats, vibrant costumes, dazzling special effects, unforgettable music and energetic performances ever presented at Disneyland Resort. This new, state-of-the-art {Read More}

Country Bear Jamboree Disneyland Debut March 24, 1972 – #Disneyland60

Country Bear Jamboree – Disneyland Debut – March 24, 1972 The Country Bear Jamboree first debuted in October of 1971 as an opening day attraction at the Magic Kingdom.  A few months later in March 1972 the bears made their debut at Disneyland as an E-Ticket attraction. The Country Bear show was originally thought of by Walt Disney’s for a night-time entertainment show at a resort in the California Sierra Nevada Mountains called Mineral King.  Unfortunately the resort was never built {Read More}

Disneyland History – Fantasmic! Debut May 13, 1992 – #Disneyland60

Fantasmic! – May 13, 1992 On May 13, 1992 nighttime entertainment at Disneyland was again reinvented with the debut of Fantasmic! It is an outdoor live musical and pyrotechnic show that takes place on the Rivers of America in Frontierland. During the show the use of smoke machines, lasers, fire, animated movie projections on water walls, live action and water canons help to bring the excitement to life. The show takes place at night, normally around 9:00 and lasts for {Read More}