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DVC Anniversary Merchandise Details RevealedDVC Anniversary Merchandise Details Revealed
February 04, 2016
Disney Vacation Club has released details on the first wave of exclusive member merchandise for DVC's 25th anniversary. Items include a gray 25th anniversary t-shirt, a DVC 25th anniversary MagicBand (retails for $32.99) available in four colors: purple, red, blue and pink; and a new Dooney and Bourke handbag line.

 

Dining Location Upgrades to Table-ServiceDining Location Upgrades to Table-Service
February 04, 2016
River Belle Terrace will reopen on February 10 as a table-service location, featuring dishes like salads topped with your choice of chicken, grilled shrimp, brisket or BBQ tofu; pork spare ribs; oven-roasted barbecue chicken; barbecue tofu; sustainable fish; oven-roasted sausage links; and sandwiches with fried chicken, beef brisket or pulled pork. Reservations can be made by visiting Disneyland.com/dine, or by calling 714-781-DINE (3463).

 

Royal Theatre Troupe Changes ProgramRoyal Theatre Troupe Changes Program
February 04, 2016
The storytelling troupe of the Royal Theatre will once again tell the tale of "Beauty and the Beast," starting later this spring. The return of this show means that the "Frozen" retelling will soon end its run. Specific dates for the respective opening and closing of these shows will be announced soon.

 

February Weekends Welcome Artist in ResidenceFebruary Weekends Welcome Artist in Residence
February 04, 2016
Artist in Residence at WonderGround Gallery in the Downtown Disney District throughout the month is Gabby Zapata. Artist showcases will be held February 6-7, 13-14, 20-21 and 27-28 from 5 to 9 p.m. each day.

 

Broadcast Highlights "Disneyland 60"Broadcast Highlights "Disneyland 60"
February 04, 2016
The Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration is the inspiration for a two-hour television event, "The Wonderful World of Disney: Disneyland 60," on February 21 on the ABC Television Network. Hosted by Dancing with the Stars' Derek Hough, the broadcast will originate from Hollywood and at some of the most iconic locations throughout the Disneyland Resort, including Sleeping Beauty Castle, Main Street, U.S.A., and Cars Land. Among the special appearances during the show will be Sir Elton John, who will perform in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland park, singing the Oscar-nominated song "Circle of Life," from Disney's "The Lion King," and his new song "Wonderful Crazy Night."

 

PHOTO UPDATE: Disneyland Resort Closures/Ongoing ProjectsPHOTO UPDATE: Disneyland Resort Closures/Ongoing Projects
February 03, 2016
In this visit to the Disneyland Resort, contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com focuses on the closures and ongoing projects around the parks.

 

Welcome New Blogger Chuck Schmidt!Welcome New Blogger Chuck Schmidt!
February 03, 2016
This week AllEars.Net welcomes new Guest Blogger Chuck Schmidt. Chuck has written a blog about all things Disney for the past seven years on SILive.com. He also has authored two books on Disney with a third due out this spring. Chuck has re-imagined his blog and, much like the Festival of the Lion King show that moved to another location, he'll now be blogging regularly on AllEars.Net, with his contributions titled Still Goofy about Disney.

 

2016 Discount List for D23 Now Available2016 Discount List for D23 Now Available
January 28, 2016
D23: The Official Disney Fan Club members receive exclusive discounts on shopping, entertainment, and Disney adventures when they present a D23 Membership Card or use special member-only online codes. The list of 2016 available discounts includes 15 percent off all purchases of $60 or more at DisneyStore.com and in all Disney Store locations through March 31, 2016; discounted rates at several hotels located near Disneyland Resort, as well as at Buena Vista Palace Hotel and Spa, B Resort and Spa, Wyndham Garden Lake Buena Vista, and Wyndham Lake Buena Vista, located near Walt Disney World Resort; dining discounts in and around Disneyland Resort; and savings on tickets to the Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco.

 

Disneyland Half Marathon Registration Begins SoonDisneyland Half Marathon Registration Begins Soon
January 28, 2016
Registration for the events of Disneyland's Half Marathon Weekend, to be held September 2-4, 2016, go on sale on Tuesday, February 2, at noon Eastern time.

 

App Offers Disneyland Guests PhotoPass OptionsApp Offers Disneyland Guests PhotoPass Options
January 28, 2016
Disney PhotoPass Service is launching a new website and other photo opportunities for guests of the Disneyland Resort. You will be able to view, purchase and download your Disney PhotoPass photos using the Disneyland mobile app, and new Animated Magic Shots will add animation to your photos. With new photographer locations and a new product, Disney PhotoPass+ One Day, you'll be collecting more photos than ever.

 

Parks Offer Valentine-Inspired OptionsParks Offer Valentine-Inspired Options
January 28, 2016
On Valentine's Day, Disneyland Park will offer Valentine's Day cotton candy at the street carts. Also on February 14 only, Carnation Cafe is offering Surf and Turf with sirloin steak and a shrimp skewer with veggies, while Blue Bayou Restaurant has a Sweetheart Duet: a bacon-wrapped filet mignon and halibut. In addition, Blue Bayou Restaurant will offer a Sweetheart Toast, which includes a souvenir champagne flute engraved with the Blue Bayou Restaurant logo, served with sparkling cider (cost is $11.95 per person). At Disney California Adventure, the Alfresco Tasting Terrace will have a dessert sampler with a vanilla fruit tart, raspberry macaroon and tiramisu paired with a sparkling wine. Valentine's Day weekend, February 13-14, Carthay Circle Restaurant at Disney California Adventure park will feature a Sweetheart Dinner for Two for $140 plus tax and gratuity. Dinner will include three courses. Other restaurants throughout the Disneyland Resort will offer a variety of dining specials for the holiday. For reservations, visit Disneyland.com/dine or call 714-781-DINE.

 

Sneak Preview of Zootopia Playing at DCASneak Preview of Zootopia Playing at DCA
January 28, 2016
A special sneak preview of scenes from "Zootopia" is now playing at the Bug's Life Theater at Disney California Adventure. Zootopia opens in theaters on March 4 in 3D.

 

DVC Members Can Access New 60 Day ListDVC Members Can Access New 60 Day List
January 28, 2016
A new feature on DVCMember.com called "Last-Minute Magic" notifies members of remaining villa availability over the next 60 days. The feature appears to be nothing more than a manually culled list of dates, resorts and villas available over the next two months. Text on the webpage indicates that it will be updated weekly, meaning that the list could prove to be outdated shortly after its posting. The Last-Minute Magic page can be accessed via the Plan Vacations menu at DVCMember.com. It is currently listed under the "Featured" links.

 

Afternoon Tea at Steakhouse 55Afternoon Tea at Steakhouse 55
January 25, 2016
"Classic Afternoon Tea at the Disneyland Hotel" was scheduled to begin on Friday, January 22, so I made a reservation for that day and invited my friend Kristin to join me, so we could celebrate her upcoming birthday. Tea is served from 12:00-3:00 on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Though no ending date has been announced, "through spring" is what Disney has stated.

 

Report on Disneyland's Star Wars Half Marathon WeekendReport on Disneyland's Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend
January 21, 2016
Laura share her report on the 2016 Disneyland Star Wars Half marathon event!

 

Kylo Ren Joins Star Wars Launch BayKylo Ren Joins Star Wars Launch Bay
January 20, 2016
Starting in February, Kylo Ren, the dark warrior from the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens, will be making appearances in the Star Wars Launch Bay in both Disney's Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World and at Disneyland. A leader of the First Order, seeking to destroy the New Republic, the Resistance and the legacy of the Jedi, Kylo Ren will meet visitors on the bridge of his First Order Star Destroyer.

 

Imagineering Receives New PresidentImagineering Receives New President
January 20, 2016
According to an article in the Orange County Register, Bob Weis, who has been leading the efforts in Shanghai Disneyland, has been named as the new president of Walt Disney Imagineering. Bruce Vaughn, the former Chief Creative Executive, will aid in the transition and then leave the company.

 

Star Wars Half Marathon Featured Record-Setting WinStar Wars Half Marathon Featured Record-Setting Win
January 20, 2016
California native Nick Arciniaga won the Star Wars Half Marathon for the second straight year, with a record-setting time of 1:05:49. Annie Bersagel of Colorado was the female winner with a time of 1:15:09. Bersagel, 32, is also set to compete in the upcoming U.S. Olympic Team Trials Marathon. More than 14,000 athletes ran in the 13.1-mile journey through Disneyland Resort and Anaheim area streets, where a variety of Disney entertainment, including Star Wars characters, cheered on runners at every mile.

 

Disneyland Half Marathon Highlights Dynamic DuosDisneyland Half Marathon Highlights Dynamic Duos
January 20, 2016
runDisney has announced the theme for this year's Disneyland Half Marathon weekend in September: Dynamic Duos. Mickey and Pluto will host the half marathon, the Genie and Aladdin will host the 10K, Dumbo and Timothy Mouse will host the Dumbo Double Dare, Country Bears Big Al and Liver Lips will host the 5K, and Timon and Pumbaa will host the Kids' Races. The event will take place September 1-4. Early registration for Annual Passholders and DVC members starts on Tuesday, January 26. Open registration begins on February 2.

 

Tangled Returns to Disneyland Royal TheatreTangled Returns to Disneyland Royal Theatre
January 15, 2016
Winner of an IAAPA Brass Ring Award in 2013, "The Royal Theatre Presents 'Tangled'" will play in repertory with Smythe and Jones's adaptation of "Frozen," each performed several times daily starting January 15.