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Southern California Residents Can Enjoy Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration and More with Limited-Time Special Tickets

posted on January 6th, 2016 by Erin Glover, Editorial Content Director, Disneyland Resort


As the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration continues into 2016 and Season of the Force takes guests into the Star Wars galaxy in Tomorrowland, Disneyland Resort starts the new year with a special ticket offer for Southern California residents. For a limited time, residents may choose from options for two or three days of magic and adventure at Disneyland and Disney California Adventure parks at special prices.

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To help Southern California residents enjoy all the fun, special 2-day and 3-day Southern California Resident tickets* are available beginning January 6, 2016. The offer has four purchase options: a 2-day ticket with choice of one park per day for $149; a 2-day Park Hopper ticket for $189; a 3-day ticket with choice of one park per day for $179, or a 3-day Park Hopper ticket for $219.

With these limited-time tickets, Southern California residents have the flexibility to make memories with family and friends over two or three days, from January 6 through May 19, 2016.* (Dates blocked are March 20 – April 2, 2016.) The sooner a purchase is made, the more time guests will have to return for a second or third visit.

These special 2-day and 3-day tickets are an ideal way to catch all the fun, but they won’t be available for long. Southern California residents must purchase tickets by May 19, 2016. Tickets expire after May 26, 2016, and blockout dates apply. They can be purchased at www.disneyland.com/flex, The Disney Stores, Vons and other retail locations, as well as any Disneyland Resort ticket booth. Guests who purchase tickets online may print their tickets at home. When purchased in advance, 3-day tickets include one Magic Morning** early entry to Disneyland park, which provides an extra hour of play on select days before the park opens to the general public. This benefit is not available to tickets purchased at Disneyland Resort ticket booths.

For restrictions, visit http://Disneyland.com/flex.

*So Cal Resident Ticket Offer:
Valid only for Southern California residents within ZIP codes 90000-93599 and Northern Baja California residents within ZIP codes 21000-22999; proof of residency is required for purchase and admission. 1-Park Per Day tickets are valid for admission to either Disneyland® or Disney California Adventure® park each day of validity, but not to both parks on the same day. Park Hopper® tickets are valid for admission each day of validity to both Disneyland® and Disney California Adventure® park on the same day. Each day of use constitutes one full day of use. Tickets expire May 26, 2016. Blockout days of 3/20/16-4/2/16 apply. May purchase up to 5 tickets per person per day with valid ID. Tickets may not be sold or transferred for commercial use. Offer may not be combined with other ticket discounts or promotions. Tickets not valid before 1/6/16. Subject to capacity, restrictions and change without notice.

**Magic Morning and Extra Magic Hour
Magic Morning admission allows admission to selected attractions at Disneyland® Park before the park opens to the general public on Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday. Each Guest must have valid, eligible theme park admission. Extra Magic Hour currently allows registered Disneyland® Resort hotel guests admission into select attractions at Disneyland® Park on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday and Disney California Adventure® Park on Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Friday before the applicable park opens to the general public. Each registered hotel guest (ages 3 and older) must have a valid theme park ticket and active hotel room key card. To enhance the Magic Morning and Extra Magic Hour experiences, it is strongly recommended that Guests arrive at least one hour and 15 minutes prior to regular park opening. Applicable theme park, days and times of operation and all other elements of the admissions including, but not limited to, operation of attractions, entertainment, stores and restaurants and appearances of characters may vary and are subject to change without notice. Subject to capacity, other restrictions and cancellation.

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Guests to Experience Disneyland Park Attractions in New Ways Throughout 2016

posted on January 6th, 2016 by Erin Glover, Editorial Content Director, Disneyland Resort


Have you ever wondered how the Disneyland Railroad steam engines run? Or what Jungle Cruise skippers do when they aren’t in their boats? Beginning this month, Disneyland park guests will have unique, limited-time opportunities to experience some of their favorite attractions in new ways.

E.P. Ripley, One of the Steam Engines of the Disneyland Railroad

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.

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. Join them as they 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!

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VIDEO: Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration Float Dazzles in the 2016 Rose Parade

posted on January 5th, 2016 by Erin Glover, Editorial Content Director, Disneyland Resort


We kicked off the new year in Pasadena, Calif., with the “Disneyland Diamond Celebration – Awaken Your Adventure” float appearing in the Rose Parade on January 1! The float featured a sparkling recreation of Sleeping Beauty Castle, flanked by two adventures that are brought to life at the Disneyland Resort: the world of “Frozen,” represented by Elsa’s ice castle; and a journey to a galaxy far, far away for exciting new Star Wars experiences at Disneyland park.

Take a look back as we celebrated the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration at the Rose Parade!

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Today in Disney History: Walt Disney is Grand Marshall of Rose Parade, 1966

posted on January 1st, 2016 by Erin Glover, Editorial Content Director, Disneyland Resort


This morning, the “Disneyland Diamond Celebration – Awaken Your Adventure” float appeared in the 2016 Rose Parade, the latest in a tradition that spans nearly eight decades. Disney’s relationship with the Tournament of Roses began in 1938 when characters from the newly premiered “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” were prominently featured in the parade. Also, the Rose Queen and her Court, along with the competing Rose Bowl football teams, have visited Disneyland Resort each year since 1960.

Walt Disney and Mickey Mouse at the Tournament of Roses Parade

It was 50 years ago today that Walt Disney himself took part in the Rose Parade as Grand Marshall. On January 1, 1966, Walt rode the parade route with Mickey Mouse by his side. Decades later, Roy E. Disney, Walt’s nephew and the head of Disney Animation, would serve as Grand Marshall in 2000.

This year, in 2016, we are excited to continue this tradition as part of our Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration, commemorating 60 years of magic here at the Disneyland Resort.

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Making the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration Float Dazzle for the 2016 Rose Parade

posted on December 30th, 2015 by Erin Glover, Editorial Content Director, Disneyland Resort


Last month, we gave you a sneak peek of the “Disneyland Diamond Celebration – Awaken Your Adventure” float that is set to appear in the Rose Parade, broadcast live from Pasadena, Calif., on January 1, 2016. This week, volunteers are hard at work to apply approximately 650,000 flowers as the finishing touches are completed to get this spectacular float ready to dazzle the Friday. Take a look!

Be sure to catch our Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration-inspired float in the Rose Parade – either in person on January 1, 2016, in Pasadena or live on ABC-TV.

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Disneyland Diamond Days Winner of 2-Carat Red Disney Diamond Meets Snow White and Dopey at Disneyland Park

posted on December 28th, 2015 by Erin Glover, Editorial Content Director, Disneyland Resort


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Earlier this month, Stephanie Buchanan from Boise, Idaho, met Snow White and Dopey at the wishing well in Snow White Grotto at Disneyland park, where she received her one-of-a-kind certificate created by Disney artist, Stacia Martin, in commemoration of Stephanie’s winning a 2-carat Red Disney Diamond in the Disneyland Diamond Days sweepstakes. In addition to this special moment, Stephanie and her family also enjoyed a three day, two night Disneyland Resort vacation package!

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This week, don’t miss out on your chance to win the next 2-carat Red Disney Diamond during Disneyland Diamond Days! For details, Official Rules and to learn more about Disneyland Diamond Days, visit Disneyland.com/DiamondDays.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Void where prohibited. Open to legal residents of the 50 U.S., D.C., Mexico and Canada (excluding Quebec) who are age of majority as of date of entry. Sweepstakes ends 6:59 AM PT on 2/5/16. Each weekly drawing starts Friday at 7:00AM PT and ends at 6:59 AM PT the following Friday. Each eligible weekly entry automatically entered into final drawing but not into any daily drawings. Limit one (1) entry per person per day, regardless of method of entry. Disney Memories, 500 S. Buena Vista Street, Burbank, CA 91521, U.S.A.

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Disneyland Resort Welcomes Rose Bowl Game-Bound No. 5 Iowa and No. 6 Stanford Football Teams

posted on December 28th, 2015 by Erin Glover, Editorial Content Director, Disneyland Resort


This past Saturday, Dec. 26, in a ceremony at Disney California Adventure park, No. 5 Iowa and No. 6 Stanford met to celebrate their upcoming match-up in the 2016 Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual on Friday, January 1, 2016, in Pasadena, Calif., during a visit to the Disneyland Resort.

Disneyland Resort Welcomes Rose Bowl Game-Bound No. 5 Iowa and No. 6 Stanford Football Teams

Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz, Stanford head coach David Shaw and members of both teams appeared in a ceremony with Disneyland Resort President Michael Colglazier and Mickey Mouse and friends at Paradise Pier in Disney California Adventure park. Among the Iowa players in attendance were offensive lineman Austin Blythe, running back Jordan Canzeri, defensive back Jordan Lomax, defensive back Greg Mabin and wide receiver Tevaun Smith. Featured Stanford players at the ceremony were quarterback Kevin Hogan, cornerback Ronnie Harris, inside linebacker Blake Martinez, offensive guard Joshua Garnett and running back Christian McCaffrey.

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Following the ceremony, each team enjoyed opportunities to experience popular Disney California Adventure park attractions, including Radiator Springs Racers in Cars Land and California Screamin’ at Paradise Pier.

For Stanford, this will be the third time in four years and the 15th appearance all-time in the Rose Bowl Game. The Cardinal also makes history for being the Pac-12 champion during the 100-year anniversary of the conference. Iowa will make its sixth appearance overall in the Rose Bowl Game, and the first since 1991. The two teams have never met in a football game in the schools’ histories.

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See How the Holidays Dazzle During the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration

posted on December 25th, 2015 by Erin Glover, Editorial Content Director, Disneyland Resort


Merry Christmas from the Disneyland Resort! This year, the holidays are shining brighter than ever. Check out our Pinterest board for the Top 10 Ways the Holidays Dazzle During the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration!

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Expanded Cove Bar Now Open at Disney California Adventure Park

posted on December 23rd, 2015 by Erin Glover, Editorial Content Director, Disneyland Resort


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Here at Disney Parks, we’re always looking for ways to make a great experience even better. Now the popular Cove Bar at Paradise Pier in Disney California Adventure park has been expanded to offer more seating for our guests.

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From this expanded alfresco patio, you can sit back and enjoy those famous Lobster Nachos while you watch guests take off from the launch zone on nearby California Screamin’. The Cove Bar will continue to serve the delicious bites and cocktails you love, so stop by on your next visit to Disney California Adventure park!

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By the Numbers: Holidays at Disney California Adventure Park

posted on December 21st, 2015 by Erin Glover, Editorial Content Director, Disneyland Resort


Last week, we put some numbers on the holiday cheer at Disneyland park, and today I’m back with some festive figures for Disney California Adventure park!

Sally's Tree in Cars Land at Disney California Adventure Park

9 – Height in feet of Sally’s traffic-cone Christmas tree in Cars Land

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50 – Performers in “Disney ¡Viva Navidad! Street Party” at Paradise Garden

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2,000 – Square feet of snow play area at Olaf’s Snow Fest in Hollywood Land

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3,000 – Multi-colored LED lights on the Buena Vista Street Christmas tree

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