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I know it's early but....

intercot.com - Fri, 2017-05-19 17:14
I have been checking the TA Park Hours listings and have some comments...not really questions because of the time until my end of November visit.

NOTE: (Tentative September thru December hours have been released)

Rivers of Light is not scheduled past August
Tree of Life Awakenings is not listed at all
Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular is not listed past September

The only parade listed for MK is the 3:00 parade - Festival of Fantasy

Now, a couple actual questions:

Has the new Happily Ever After show replaced the castle light show (I don't recall the name of the show)?

Is the "Ice Castle" returning this Christmas season?

Again, I know this may be 'jumping the gun' right now, but my time for selecting ADRs comes up in less than 2 weeks (June 2nd)...
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I know it's early but....

intercot.com - Fri, 2017-05-19 17:14
I have been checking the TA Park Hours listings and have some comments...not really questions because of the time until my end of November visit.

NOTE: (Tentative September thru December hours have been released)

Rivers of Light is not scheduled past August
Tree of Life Awakenings is not listed at all
Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular is not listed past September

The only parade listed for MK is the 3:00 parade - Festival of Fantasy

Now, a couple actual questions:

Has the new Happily Ever After show replaced the castle light show (I don't recall the name of the show)?

Is the "Ice Castle" returning this Christmas season?

Again, I know this may be 'jumping the gun' right now, but my time for selecting ADRs comes up in less than 2 weeks (June 2nd)...
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40th Anniversary Comeback! Classic Space Mountain Returns to Tomorrowland Beginning June 1 at Disneyland Park

disneylandnews.com/ - Fri, 2017-05-19 16:46

ANAHEIM (May 19, 2017)–On June 1, 2017, mere days after the 40th anniversary of its debut in Disneyland Park, classic Space Mountain will return to Tomorrowland. The attraction, one of the peaks in the Disneyland “Mountain Range of Thrill Rides,” has been a favorite with Disneyland guests ever since it opened in 1977. The adaptable ride system treats guests to Classic as well as other themes, including Hyperspace Mountain and Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy, and more than 450 million guests have enjoyed one of those thrilling experiences since the attraction opened.

  • The opening ceremony for Space Mountain in Disneyland Park took place on May 27, 1977.
  • The ceremony was attended by the original crew of Project Mercury: Captain Scott Carpenter, Colonel Gordon Cooper, Senator John Glenn, Captain Walter Schirra, Admiral Alan Shepard and Donald “Deke” Slayton, along with Betty Grissom, widow of former Mercury and Apollo 1 astronaut Gus Grissom.
  • The summer that Space Mountain opened in 1977 saw new attendance records set at Disneyland.
  • The idea for Space Mountain originated with Walt Disney way back in 1964. He wanted to build a roller-coaster-style ride but in the dark, which no one had ever done before. With the technological explosion in the late 1960s and into the 1970s, the team of Walt Disney Imagineers were able to utilize lighting, music and pinpoint projection technologies to finally transform Walt’s dream into a reality.
  • Space Mountain at Disneyland was built on the site previously occupied by the Flying Saucers attraction (1961-1966).
  • Space Mountain was only the second attraction to premiere first at Walt Disney World in Florida, then in California. (Country Bear Jamboree was the first.) Space Mountain opened at the Magic Kingdom Park in Walt Disney World in 1975.
  • When the attraction opened at Magic Kingdom Park in Florida, it was the first computer-controlled thrill ride and the first Disney attraction to use computers in its design.
  • In order to preserve the scale of Tomorrowland buildings in Disneyland, the base of the Space Mountain structure is set 17 feet below ground level.
  • The design of the “Space Probe DL05,” suspended over the Spaceport boarding area inside Space Mountain, was inspired by the iconic Discovery One spacecraft from the classic 1968 science fiction film “2001: A Space Odyssey.”
  • An onboard musical score to accompany the rockets as they rush, plummet and turn through Space Mountain was first added in 1996. Composer Aarin Richard worked with Disney Imagineers to fuse two musical forms of the 1960s, surf music and Sci Fi sounds. The score was based on Saint-Saens’ “Carnival of the Animals, featuring synthesized music that culminated in the beach-sounds of guitarist Dick Dale.
  • From 2003 to 2005, Space Mountain underwent a major refurbishment. The track was recreated, using the same layout as the original design, and the attraction featured a new generation of effects, lighting, music and technologies. A highlight was the addition of the unique rotating rings through which guests travel as their rockets voyage upwards toward their Space Mountain flight.
  • The attraction’s 2005 “re-launch” featured, as guest of honor, astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon.
  • The enhanced 2005 Space Mountain featured a new musical score by Academy Award and Emmy Award-winning composer Michael Giacchino (“Lost,” “Mission Impossible: III” “Ratatouille,” “Up”). The new score employs the eerie sounds of the theremin, an early (1920s) electronic musical instrument, along with other electronic and classical instruments.
  • Space Mountain is an adaptable attraction and undergoes special transformations from time to time:
    • In summer 2006 it became “Rock It Space Mountain” with separate daytime and nighttime experiences including Grand Night 2006. The nighttime version incorporated the song “Let It Out” by Hoobastank.
    • The following year brought “Rockin” Space Mountain” for several months through April 2007 as part of “The Year of a Million Dreams.” It featured the song “Higher Ground” by the Red Hot Chile Peppers.
    • The Halloween-inspired Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy debuted in 2009 and has become a Halloween Time tradition at Disneyland. Through the use of projections and other special effects, guests are blasted into an uncharted section of the universe full of ghostly apparitions, creepy sounds and haunting music.
    • Space Mountain launched into a galaxy far, far away in November 2015 for the Star Wars Season of the Force. Guests in Hyperspace Mountain find themselves in an action-packed battle between Rebel X-Wing and Imperial TIE Fighters.

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About the Disneyland Resort
The Disneyland Resort features two spectacular theme parks – Disneyland (the original Disney theme park) and Disney California Adventure Park – plus three hotels and the Downtown Disney District, comprising unique dining, entertainment and shopping experiences. The Resort’s hotels are the luxurious, 948-room Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, which also features 50 two-bedroom equivalent Disney Vacation Club units; the magical, 973-room Disneyland Hotel – both AAA Four Diamond properties – and the 481-room Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel with its “day-at-the-beach” theme. For information on attractions and vacations at the Disneyland Resort, visit Disneyland.com, call (866) 43-DISNEY or contact local travel agents. Located in Anaheim, Calif., the Disneyland Resort opened July 17, 1955. Open daily, year-round.

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10 Epic Moments for Guests at the Disneyland Resort this Summer

disneylandnews.com/ - Fri, 2017-05-19 16:23

Summer of Heroes, a new, limited-time celebration at Disney California Adventure Park, invites guests to experience epic adventures with some of their favorite Super Heroes, including the new attraction Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! beginning May 27, 2017. And at Disneyland Park this summer, guests will enjoy the return of classic attractions including the nighttime spectacular, “Fantasmic!”

Disney California Adventure Park
  1. Take the (dance) floor with the Guardians of the Galaxy: Star-Lord and Gamora will appear in the epic “Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Dance-Off.” Classic songs blasted from Star-Lord’s boom box will inspire some friendly dance competition.
  2. Help Rocket save his friends on Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!: Before the action begins, guests will have to raise their hands and submit to a “bio scan” if they wish to enter The Collector’s private office. It’s the only way to gain clearance to view the amazing collection of Guardians on display, and the first step to joining Rocket’s escape plan.
  3. Snap selfies with Super Heroes: Throughout Hollywood Land, guests will come face-to- face with some favorite Super Heroes. Photo opportunities with Avengers such as Captain America, as well as members of Guardians of the Galaxy like Groot, will make social media followers super envious.
  4. Test your Super Hero skills: During the “Avengers Training Initiative,” young recruits will assemble with Black Widow and Hawkeye. Guests will learn techniques and skills from the pros and may be called upon to face off against the evil HYDRA organization.
  5. Taste a bite of the action: Even Super Heroes need to eat, and guests will be able to fuel up with tasty limited-time food offerings. Summer of Heroes-themed offerings include The Most Dangerous Tacos in the Galaxy and a Multiverse Parfait.
  6. Shop for fan favorites: Guests will find attraction-exclusive merchandise in the warehouse at the exit of Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!, including retro-designed apparel, adorable plush (courtesy of The Collector) and themed pins. Additional heroic apparel and cool souvenirs are available for guests to proudly show their Super Hero alliance.
Disneyland Park
  1. Pay homage to the Main Street Electrical Parade at Disneyland: Extended by popular demand through 20, 2017, this nighttime parade features beloved Disney characters and stories, along with half a million twinkling lights and the popular, synthesized music of “Baroque Hoedown.”
  2. Unwind on the Disneyland Railroad: Reopening this summer, the Disneyland Railroad debuts a new route through a beautiful, newly-imagined waterfront and over an elevated trestle above Rivers of America. Guests will hop aboard once again and take a grand circle tour around Walt Disney’s Magic Kingdom.
  3. Explore Pirate’s Lair on Tom Sawyer Island: Guests can let their imaginations soar as they take a log raft across the Rivers of America to this island hideaway, then set out by foot to discover its secret caves and passages.
  4. Watch the Rivers of America blaze to life with “Fantasmic!:” The nighttime spectacular “Fantasmic!” returns with magical, new effects, music and Disney stories. This popular, breathtaking show stars Mickey Mouse and his extravagant dream.

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About the Disneyland Resort
The Disneyland Resort features two spectacular theme parks – Disneyland (the original Disney theme park) and Disney California Adventure Park – plus three hotels and the Downtown Disney District, comprising unique dining, entertainment and shopping experiences. The Resort’s hotels are the luxurious, 948-room Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, which also features 50 two-bedroom equivalent Disney Vacation Club units; the magical, 973-room Disneyland Hotel – both AAA Four Diamond properties – and the 481-room Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel with its “day-at-the-beach” theme. For information on attractions and vacations at the Disneyland Resort, visit Disneyland.com, call (866) 43-DISNEY or contact local travel agents. Located in Anaheim, Calif., the Disneyland Resort opened July 17, 1955. Open daily, year- round.

Media Contacts:
Disneyland Resort Public Relations
714-781-4500
DisneylandNews.com
DisneyParksBlog.com
Twitter.com/Disneyland

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DIS POP Podcast – 05/19/17

disunplugged.com - Fri, 2017-05-19 16:00
In this episode, Ryno and Craig discuss the top 5 most common Easter eggs to look for in Pixar films. #052 – Top 5 Pixar Easter Eggs: [Download Mp3] NEW: DIS POP on iTunes NEW: DIS POP RSS Feed NEW: DIS POP on Stitcher NEW: DIS POP on Google Show Notes: DIS POP Merchandise DIS [...]
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Disney Partners with LulaRoe Clothing

intercot.com - Fri, 2017-05-19 13:50
So they made the announcement last night that there will be a 2 year agreement between Disney and Lularoe to carry prints with Disney themes and characters. I'm really excited although worried about my pocketbook as I already have quite the Disney and LLR obsession!
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Disney Partners with LulaRoe Clothing

intercot.com - Fri, 2017-05-19 13:50
So they made the announcement last night that there will be a 2 year agreement between Disney and Lularoe to carry prints with Disney themes and characters. I'm really excited although worried about my pocketbook as I already have quite the Disney and LLR obsession!
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Why May is the BEST month to go (really!!)

intercot.com - Fri, 2017-05-19 13:43
Okay, we've decided that for practical reasons the only month we can go is May (daughter on college break etc). After reading the answers to my last post I'm really quite discouraged -and some touring plan site listed "weekends" in May among the absolute WORST times to go. So I need a pep squad! Tell me all the reasons that May IS good, and barring that, give me your best May-time advice on how to handle the stuff that is not-so-good. At least half our trip is at Universal where we will have unlimited express passes, so that will help there. (and they didn't say - but why are May weekends so bad? Is that really a super crowded time?) :mickey: Edited to add - we COULD do the last week of March, but I'm assuming Spring Break crowds are even worse than May?
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Why May is the BEST month to go (really!!)

intercot.com - Fri, 2017-05-19 13:43
Okay, we've decided that for practical reasons the only month we can go is May (daughter on college break etc). After reading the answers to my last post I'm really quite discouraged -and some touring plan site listed "weekends" in May among the absolute WORST times to go. So I need a pep squad! Tell me all the reasons that May IS good, and barring that, give me your best May-time advice on how to handle the stuff that is not-so-good. At least half our trip is at Universal where we will have unlimited express passes, so that will help there. (and they didn't say - but why are May weekends so bad? Is that really a super crowded time?) :mickey: Edited to add - we COULD do the last week of March, but I'm assuming Spring Break crowds are even worse than May?
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Crowds

intercot.com - Fri, 2017-05-19 13:28
I know summer hasn't started but if you've been lately, how you think the crowd levels have been. Wondering if attendance is still down from prior years. We may have to go in July this year which isn't making me happy!!!!
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Crowds

intercot.com - Fri, 2017-05-19 13:28
I know summer hasn't started but if you've been lately, how you think the crowd levels have been. Wondering if attendance is still down from prior years. We may have to go in July this year which isn't making me happy!!!!
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Pixar Cars 3 features two soundtracks

TheDisneyBlog.com - Fri, 2017-05-19 11:53

The upcoming Pixar film “Cars 3” is so big it needs two soundtracks to contain it all. In addition to the original score composed and conducted by Pixar favorite Randy Newman, there is an eight track album of songs written for and inspired by the movie, including four cover songs....

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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Hollywood Red Carpet Photos and Video

TheDisneyBlog.com - Fri, 2017-05-19 11:35

Last night in Hollywood, fan favorites Johnny Depp, Javier Bardem, Geoffrey Rush, Orlando Bloom, Brenton Thwaites, Kaya Scodelario along with producer Jerry Bruckheimer and directors Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg and Disney executives walked the red carpet and greeted throngs of fans in pirate garb at the Los Angeles premiere...

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Beauty and the Beast mobile game is a perfect match for fans

TheDisneyBlog.com - Fri, 2017-05-19 03:54

Looking for a fun way to extend your enchantment with Disney’s Beauty and the Beast? Disney just announced the the launch of Beauty and the Beast: Perfect Match on the Apple App Store and Google Play. The new mobile game invites fans of the film to join Belle, Beast and...

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Disneyland Resort Hotels offers summer vacation savings

TheDisneyBlog.com - Fri, 2017-05-19 02:26

If you’re planning to visit the Disneyland Resort this summer and enjoy the new, action-packed attraction, Guardians of the Galaxy — Mission: Breakout! inside Disney California Adventure, you might want to consider staying at one of the Disneyland Resort’s three on-property hotels for the ultimate vacation experience, totally enveloped in...

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Market at Yacht club

intercot.com - Thu, 2017-05-18 18:26
The new quick food shop opened this week at the Yacht Club.( Gift shop is still in lobby) Was surprised at the amount of choices! More then the Market at Beach. Lots of seating. Large frig with pre packaged food.Plus a grill with mulitple meal choices. Nice surprise for us.
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Market at Yacht club

intercot.com - Thu, 2017-05-18 18:26
The new quick food shop opened this week at the Yacht Club.( Gift shop is still in lobby) Was surprised at the amount of choices! More then the Market at Beach. Lots of seating. Large frig with pre packaged food.Plus a grill with mulitple meal choices. Nice surprise for us.
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Pirate Rooms - CB

intercot.com - Thu, 2017-05-18 16:39
Does anyone know what section houses the Pirate Themed rooms. Are they close to the main buildings?
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Pirate Rooms - CB

intercot.com - Thu, 2017-05-18 16:39
Does anyone know what section houses the Pirate Themed rooms. Are they close to the main buildings?
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Month to Go

intercot.com - Thu, 2017-05-18 16:21
I'm a teacher, so that narrows it down a little , although I HAVE been banking personal days. We've been a few times in December which I absolutely LOVED for the decoratrions, that atmosphere and "magicalness"! But we ran into so not so great weather, and couldn't swim much (not to mention to debacles with flights home not working out because of blizzard conditions on our end). The first couple of times crowds were pretty low, but the third time they were already getting kinda crazy by about the 15th or so. We went in September and LOVED the weather, and found the crowds very reasonable, not long lines for anything, really. But September is REALLY hard for a teacher, and June is out of the question for that reason also. I think for me, July and August would be utterly insane (we tried Disneyland in July once, and after 9 or 10 in the morning just gave up on ever getting on a ride). I'm thinking January and February are great crowds, but too cold, and lots of closures for refurb. We are tentatively planning for MAY - what are your thoughts? What's great about it? What's bad about it? Would you pick a different month? Am I wrong about some of my thoughts above? And...can I live with myself if I don't go back at Christmas? lol
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