disney festival of holidays 2019

In the latest Ordinary Adventures vlog, Peter & Kitra visit the 2019 edition of Disney’s Festival of the Holidays at Disney California Adventure. Their mission: to eat everything at the eight booths, and also consume some of the Holiday drinks as well. This means they had to eat 18 separate dishes over the course of one afternoon. Hit the jump to watch the video.

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Avengers Ride system

At this year’s D23 Expo, we learned about Disney’s plans to put Avengers Campuses with Marvel-themed rides in their theme parks across the world, starting with Disney California Adventure and Disneyland Paris, and that one of the attractions there would be an E-Ticket ride inspired by The Avengers. The piece of concept art above revealed guests in individualized seats flying separately through the middle of the action, and when an Imagineer was recently asked to describe the Avengers ride system, he explained that it will be “something that we’ve never seen before.”
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Spider-Man ride concept art

If you’ve ever thrust your wrist forward while pretending to shoot a web from it, Disney’s upcoming Spider-Man ride is going to try to give riders that sensation courtesy of some new technology. We’ve known for a long time that a new ride was in the works, but thanks to a recent panel at New York Comic Con, a couple of Imagineering executives revealed that it will give each guest the feeling of having Spider-Man’s web-shooters on their wrists as they try to wrangle some Spider-bots that have gotten out of control.  Read More »

marvel web d23

It appears that even though Spider-Man may no longer appear in future Marvel Cinematic Universe movies, the movies may be spinning a WEB of their own without him. WEB, aka the Worldwide Engineering Brigade, is a part of Disney’s theme park narrative that’s tied in to Avengers Campus, the new Marvel-themed land coming to Disney’s California Adventure and Disneyland Paris. WEB is a fictional company within the parks that was created by Tony Stark, and during today’s D23 presentation, it was revealed that the organization is going to be incorporated into upcoming comics and movies.

Get the details on that below, and check out some new concept art from the Spider-Man attraction, Pym Kitchen, and more.
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spider-man ride vehicle

We’ve known for a while that a Spider-Man attraction is coming to Disney California Adventure and Disneyland Paris as part of the company’s embracing of Marvel properties in its theme parks. Now, a new piece of concept art has surfaced which reveals our first look at the Spider-Man ride vehicle from the new attraction. Check it out below, and get the lowdown of everything we know about the ride so far. Read More »

Disney park updates

For all you theme park lovers out there, here are a couple of brief Disney park updates to send you into the weekend. The beloved Main Street Electrical Parade, which hasn’t been seen in the park since 2017, is being reintroduced for a limited time engagement, and an Inside Out-themed attraction has just opened at Pixar Pier at Disney California Adventure. Check out a video of the re-themed ride, and explore the somewhat curious timing of parade’s return below. Read More »

Mickey's Halloween Party

Here’s one for all you theme park fans out there: Mickey’s Halloween Party, Disney’s spooky-but-family-friendly alternative to scarier events like Halloween Horror Nights, isn’t happening this year. Instead, a new Halloween-themed event is kicking off and being shifted over to Disney California Adventure for the first time in a decade. The reason? Crowd sizes during the first year of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge are expected to be too big to handle in the same park. Read more about the change below. Read More »

marvel theme park details

The Avengers Initiative is spreading from movie theaters into the real world, and soon fans will be able to interact with their favorite cinematic and comic book superheroes in Disney theme parks across the globe. The studio has confirmed several details about its Marvel theme park characters, and below you can find a breakdown of which characters are getting specialized rides or attractions at each Disney park.
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Marvel Themed Lands Officially Announced For Three Disney Parks

When Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: Breakout was announced to be taking over The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror ride, Disney Imagineers not-so-subtly hinted that this would be the beginning of a new Marvel-themed land coming to the Disneyland Resort’s Disney California Adventure theme park. It’s taken a while to get around to it, but today, Disney has finally confirmed that a Marvel-themed land will be coming to Disneyland Resort, and two other international Disney parks.

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History of California Adventure

The future of the Disney California Adventure theme park is a bright one. At D23 this past summer, it was announced that Paradise Pier, DCA’s throwback to seaside boardwalks and Victorian-era amusement parks, would be getting a makeover – which also symbolically marks the end of a long journey for a theme park that’s been through hell and back.

Among the renovations and reimaginings are four new neighborhoods that will transform Paradise Pier into Pixar Pier. These sections will be represented by notable IP from Disney and Pixar. Toy Story Mania, already a popular staple of the pier, makes up part of the first neighborhood themed for the Toy Story franchise.The other three will be themed for The Incredibles, where California Screamin’ will be transformed into The Incredicoaster; Inside Out, which will feature a new attraction not yet announced; and each of the 24 gondolas on Mickey’s Fun Wheel will feature a different Pixar character (in a very aesthetically smart move, the wheel’s Mickey Mouse centerpiece is staying put). The nearby boardwalk games will also be redesigned with character themes. Starting on April 13, Pixar Pier will open for a limited-time during the first-ever Pixar Fest, which also introduces a new Incredibles-themed float to the “Paint the Night” parade and sees the return of the Pixar Play Parade. The reimagined land will officially debut on June 23.

This transformation is groundbreaking, but it is almost overshadowed by what it represents: Disney California Adventure’s epic journey of redemption.

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