I might have found my answer with these lovely flowers glowing in the morning light here at Cars Land … what is your guess? Let me know in the comments!
posted on February 8th, 2013 by Erin Glover, Manager, Social Media and Print, Disneyland Resort
posted on February 7th, 2013 by Erin Glover, Manager, Social Media and Print, Disneyland Resort
If you’re a Disneyland Resort fan and active on Facebook and Twitter, you probably know all about DCA Today and Disneyland Today. (If not, you should check them out on Facebook and Twitter!) The program provides real-time updates from the parks and answers questions from park guests throughout the day. But it goes beyond tweets and Facebook updates to create magical moments for guests at Disneyland and Disney California Adventure parks.
The program’s “12 Days of Holiday Magic” was a special holiday gift for its followers. The team created surprise moments at both parks every day for the 12 days leading up to Christmas. Clues were posted on Facebook and Twitter and magical surprises, like dinner at Carthay Circle Restaurant or the Blue Bayou, were awarded to a select number of followers who correctly solved the clues and found the team in the parks.
The Today program team also appears in the parks from time to time for mini-tweetups with followers, where they can meet the team and snag a much in-demand DCA Today or Disneyland Today button.
Have you interacted with DCA Today and Disneyland Today online or in the parks? Tell us about it in the comments! If you’re not a follower yet, you can find them at the links below:
posted on February 5th, 2013 by Kevin Rafferty, Jr., Communications Specialist, Disneyland Resort
On Saturday, February 16, more than a dozen gospel choirs from across Southern California will perform at Disney California Adventure park in celebration of Black History Month! All performances take place inside Stage 17 in Hollywood Land from 10:30 a.m. – 6 p.m., and are included with theme park admission. Stop by anytime throughout the day to take in some pleasant and powerful voices!
Here’s a schedule of the performing choirs:
Cross Word Christian Church – Voices of the Word (Riverside)
Second Baptist Church – New Generation Choir (Santa Ana)
New Spirit Church – Voices of Spirit (Santa Ana)
Brent Jones featuring Orange County Gospel Choir (Aliso Viejo)
Friendship Baptist Church – Inspirational Voices (Yorba Linda)
Greater Zion – Voices of Destiny (Compton)
Amazing Grace Conservatory (Los Angeles)
Christian Community Cathedral Choir (Los Angeles)
First AME Church – Voices of Gospel (Los Angeles)
Spiritual Truth (Yorba Linda)
Xtreme Purpose Choir (Pasadena)
New Creation Church Mass Choir (San Diego)
Friendship Baptist Church – Voices of Joy (Yorba Linda)
Greater Los Angeles Cathedral Choir (Los Angeles)
Elton John Makes Music History ‘Live’ Around the World During Yamaha’s 125th Anniversary Concert at the Disneyland Resort
posted on February 1st, 2013 by George Savvas, Public Relations Director, Disneyland Resort
Last Friday, music superstar and Disney Legend Elton John played pianos all across North America, Japan, Korea, Australia, Russia, Canada, Germany, United Kingdom, France and Singapore — and he did it all from the stage of the Hyperion Theater at Disney California Adventure park utilizing Yamaha’s groundbreaking DisklavierTV, powered by RemoteLive technology.
Elton John was one of more than a dozen music stars participating in a special private concert event celebrating the 125th anniversary of Yamaha, the official music instrument provider of the Disneyland Resort and the sponsor of our popular All American College Band, Disney’s Performing Arts, and The Community Arts Showcase.
The evening began with the host for the event, Sinbad, introducing performances by an eclectic group of top artists including Amy Grant; Chaka Khan; Dave Grusin; Earth, Wind & Fire; David Foster; Dave Koz; Michael McDonald; Sarah McLachlan; Toto; Lucy Schwartz; and an exciting new artist, LEOGUN. The Trojan Marching Band from USC even made a surprise appearance!
As the finale for this great evening, Sir Elton played five of his classic songs on a Yamaha Disklavier reproducing piano onstage at the Hyperion, accompanied by a 60-piece orchestra. His actual piano keystrokes were faithfully played, note for note, in real time (via MIDI data) on each of the remote Disklavier pianos all over the world just as if he were there, while the entire orchestra was seen and heard on adjacent monitors in perfect sync with the remote piano performance. The result was an amazing blend of artistry and technology.
Backstage, Elton John was presented with a special gift from Yamaha to commemorate his history-making performance.
Disneyland park guests can experience Yamaha’s amazing Disklavier technology every day at the Innoventions Dream Home in Tomorrowland. There, you can imagine legendary musicians playing “live” in your own home! Yamaha pianos can also be heard at some of your favorite locations throughout the Disneyland Resort, including Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel and Spa, The Golden Horseshoe, Refreshment Corner hosted by Coca-Cola and the stage at Big Thunder Ranch.
‘Limited Time Magic’ Continues at Disneyland Resort When Happy Lunar New Year Celebration Begins February 8
posted on February 1st, 2013 by Erin Glover, Manager, Social Media and Print, Disneyland Resort
As we first told you a few weeks ago, the Happy Lunar New Year Celebration is returning to Disneyland Resort, but this year it will take place in the Pacific Wharf area of Disney California Adventure park! The celebration will run February 8-13 and will feature unique performances by dancers, musicians, and martial artists – as well as the delicious food that Pam told us about last week.
But there’s one more piece of “Limited Time Magic” to share with you today. A special limited–edition pin commemorating the Lunar New Year will be available while supplies last. We hope to see you there as we celebrate the Year of the Snake during the Happy Lunar New Year Celebration at Disney California Adventure park!
posted on January 30th, 2013 by Erin Glover, Manager, Social Media and Print, Disneyland Resort
It’s a beautiful, sunny afternoon here at Disney California Adventure park, and the cars at Radiator Springs Racers are lining up to take a spin through the Ornament Valley range. Whatever you’re doing this afternoon, stop and take a moment to think of your favorite part of Radiator Springs Racers and let us know in the comments.
posted on January 29th, 2013 by Shannon Swanson, Senior Publicist, Disneyland Resort
I’ve heard it’s tough to be a bug, but it looks like a lot of fun from this point of view of “a bug’s land” at Disney California Adventure park. For this video we took a spin on Francis’ Ladybug Boogie, Flik’s Flyers, Tuck and Roll’s Drive ‘Em Buggies and Heimlich’s Chew Chew Train. Check it out and see what the buzz is all about!
Look below for more posts from our “A Unique Point of View” series:
posted on January 26th, 2013 by Thomas Smith, Social Media Director, Disney Parks
Walk through the gate at Disney California Adventure park and experience Los Angeles as it was back in the 1920s and 30s. Step onto the Red Car Trolley and begin your journey past Carthay Circle Theatre, through Hollywood Land and to The Twilight Zone of Terror. Buena Vista Street is brimming with shopping, dining and entertainment, from the Citizens of Buena Vista Street to the Five & Dime sextet of musicians. Read more about Buena Vista Street at Disney California Adventure park in the posts below.
Take 5: Take 5: Buena Vista Street at Disney California Adventure Park
- Meet Officer Calvin Blue at Disney California Adventure Park at Disneyland Resort – The first in our Citizens of Buena Vista Street series introduces readers to Officer Calvin Blue.
- Mickey Mouse, the Red Car News Boys and ‘A Suitcase and a Dream’ at Disney California Adventure Park – The Red Car News Boys take over the Red Car Trolley for a musical show, joined in Carthay Circle by the original dreamer himself, Mickey Mouse.
- Spend Some Time with Five & Dime at Disney California Adventure Park – Have you heard about Five & Dime, that innovative sextet of maverick musicologists performing every day down on Buena Vista Street at Disney California Adventure park?
- The Red Car Trolleys of Buena Vista Street at Disney California Adventure Park – Hop onto one of two Red Car Trolleys that traverse back and forth from Buena Vista Street, past Carthay Circle Theatre, through Hollywood Land and to the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror.
- Blue Sky Cellar: Imagineering Buena Vista Street at Disney California Adventure Park – Hear from the Imagineers themselves about the inspiration and history behind Buena Vista Street, the immersive, main entrance at Disney California Adventure park.
posted on January 24th, 2013 by Shawn Slater, Communications Manager, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Creative Entertainment
In this latest installment of our video series introducing you to some of the friendly Citizens of Buena Vista Street at Disney California Adventure park, we meet international traveler, photographer and bon vivant, Phiphi Farouk Francis.
Phiphi has been everywhere on the globe, shooting photos for “High Adventure” magazine of happy people doing exciting things. Based on her experiences on Buena Vista Street, she has determined that this may well be the Happiest Place on Earth!
Meet more of the friendly Citizens of Buena Vista Street in the posts below:
‘Limited Time Magic’ Brings Delicious Treats for Happy Lunar New Year Celebration to Disney California Adventure Park
posted on January 22nd, 2013 by Pam Brandon, Disney Parks Food Writer
While many of us celebrate the New Year on January 1, the Lunar New Year is usually between late January and early February, determined by the cycles and phases of the moon. Best known as “Chinese New Year,” Lunar New Year is also celebrated by the Vietnamese and Korean cultures, and is a time for big festivities.
Disney California Adventure park is joining in the fun with the Happy Lunar New Year Celebration, part of “Limited Time Magic” from February 8-11, with the eateries in Pacific Wharf adding Asian-inspired treats. Lucky Fortune Cookery is adding chicken and veggie pot stickers and pork spare riblets with char siu sauce to its menu, as well as ginger milk tea (a delicious new creation by the Disney chefs) and mini-almond cookies.
Pacific Wharf Café is adding a barbecued pork bao roll, a traditional Chinese steamed bun, along with ginger milk tea and almond cookies. And their popular Chinese chicken salad in a sourdough bowl fits the bill, too.
The San Francisco cart adds the barbecued pork bao roll, edamame, almond cookies and ginger milk tea, while the Boudin Bread Cart is offering a giant loaf of sourdough shaped like a snake, for “the year of the snake.”
Pacific Palisades Coffee Cart is adding ginger milk tea, edamame and almond cookies, while Rita’s Baja Blenders will offer Tsing Tao beer. Try a little of everything to celebrate lively Asian flavors and a different tradition this year. Happy Lunar New Year!
Check out these posts for more news about “Limited Time Magic” at the Disneyland Resort: