Disneyland in the News

There have been a couple of recent news items about Disneyland on non-Disney
sites that I have found interesting, so I thought I’d share, in case anyone else is interested..

My husband Lee sent me this link to an article published in the New York
Times on February 10…

“Will Disney Keep Us Amused?”
talks a bit about the expansion
planned for DCA, but mostly it’s a lot of interesting info about
the new Toy Story Mania attraction – including a statement that it is opening
in June, something that I have not heard before. All I’ve ever
seen from Disney is: “Opening Summer 2008.” Sounds good to me. 🙂

The other news item is an AP piece published on Febuary 13, and
available in various news outlets on the web, including this Google
page:

Disney Revives ‘House of the Future’
.

The original House of the Future opened at Disneyland in 1957 and
closed in 1967 – this new one is scheduled to open in May. It’s
5,000 square feet and they say it “looks like a normal suburban
home” – but I can’t say there’s any “normal suburban homes” in my
normal suburban neighborhood that are 5,000 square feet!

Anyway…sounds like it will have lots of gadgets like lights and
thermostats that automatically adjust when people walk in the room, with
things like artwork and music that are customized to different
individuals. And presumably there’s some kind of priority system that
determines whose preferences take precedence when more than one family
member is in the room. 🙂 Hmmm…I’ll have to find out about that…

Laura Gilbreath is a native of San Diego, CA. She has been making the trek up Interstate 5 to Disneyland since she was a small child and terrified of talking tikis and hitchhiking ghosts. She and her husband Lee enjoy trips to Disneyland and Walt Disney World, as well as sailings on the Disney Cruise Line.

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