Monsters After Dark – It’s a Scream!

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The Disneyland Resort offers several Halloween-themed attractions - but there's only one that transforms each night. During the day, Guardians of the Galaxy - Mission: BREAKOUT! is a wild ride as Rocket enlists the help of Terran guests to break the rest of the Guardians of the Galaxy out of The Collector's Fortress. But at night during Halloween Time, it's monstrous mayhem as in the aftermath of the Guardians' escape, Rocket again seeks aid to help locate Groot, who has wandered off somewhere inside the Fortress.
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“Bee-ing” There – A Look at “a bug’s land”

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The area of Disney California Adventure known as “a bug’s land”, is now closed – it will be re-imagined into a Marvel Super Heroes land scheduled to open in 2020. “a bug’s land”, which contained the new Flik’s Fun Fair area, opened on October 7, 2002. The existing It’s Tough to be a Bug attraction … Continue reading "“Bee-ing” There – A Look at “a bug’s land”"
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Special Photos From Disney PhotoPass Day 2018 at Disneyland

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Sunday, August 19, was World Photography Day. Disney theme parks around the world celebrated with Disney PhotoPass Day, featuring special character encounters, props, and Magic Shots at select PhotoPass locations. I made a visit to Disneyland to check out the PhotoPass Day offerings there. First stop was the Partners statue, with a special prop – … Continue reading "Special Photos From Disney PhotoPass Day 2018 at Disneyland"
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New Fish Tacos at Cocina Cucamonga – Are They For You?

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Cocina Cucamonga, the quick service Mexican food restaurant in Disney California Adventure’s Pacific Wharf area, recently added a new fish taco entree to their menu. $12.99 for a plate of fish tacos, cilantro-lime rice and black beans. Lee and I tried it on a recent visit. There are three tacos, each double-wrapped in corn tortillas. … Continue reading "New Fish Tacos at Cocina Cucamonga – Are They For You?"
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Bing Bong’s Sweet Stuff: Will Memory Refreshers Give You Brain Freeze?

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“What is a ‘Memory Refresher’?” you may be asking. I’m so glad you did. It is the new layered frozen slush drink that is available at Bing Bong’s Sweet Stuff, the new candy-and-oh-so-much-more shop at Disney California Adventure’s Pixar Pier. (If you missed it, you can take a First Look Inside Bing Bong’s Sweet Stuff.) … Continue reading "Bing Bong’s Sweet Stuff: Will Memory Refreshers Give You Brain Freeze?"
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Cool Off While You Warm Your Heart at the Pixar Shorts Film Festival

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I’ve been taking some of my own advice lately on Beating the Heat at Disneyland, and one of the things I have really appreciated is the Pixar Shorts Film Festival. Not just for the respite from the heat and the chance to sit down, but because these short stories are of such heartwarming quality. As … Continue reading "Cool Off While You Warm Your Heart at the Pixar Shorts Film Festival"
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Dining Review: Downtown Disney’s Splitsville Restaurant

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Splitsville Luxury Lanes, an upscale bowling alley and restaurant complex, opened in Disneyland’s Downtown Disney earlier this year. I attended the opening media event, where I had the opportunity to sample a few of the menu offerings, but hadn’t gotten back there for a meal. Until earlier this week, when Lee and I stopped in … Continue reading "Dining Review: Downtown Disney’s Splitsville Restaurant"
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