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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Imagineering Story Trailer

We’re under a month away from The Walt Disney Company entering the streaming wars with their Disney+ streaming service. The full roster of programming coming to the Disney+ was recently revealed, but it looks like one of their launch day shows was left out of the mix.

The Imagineering Story is a new documentary series, coming exclusively to Disney+, that will take a look behind the scenes of all the theme park magic that happens at Disneyland, Disney World, and more. Watch The Imagineering Story trailer below. Read More »

Moana parade

Today’s D23 Expo panel about Disney parks was loaded with tons of new information, from news about a new Avengers-themed ride to the first-ever Mary Poppins attraction. But there are plenty of smaller details that we didn’t want to fall through the cracks, so we’ve gathered them all up in a breezy round-up. Check it out below to make sure you didn’t miss anything from this morning’s info-heavy presentation.

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Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge lets you fly the Millennium Falcon, so it only makes sense that when the upcoming Avengers Campus attraction opens at Disney’s California Adventure, you’ll be able to take out a certain Marvel vehicle for a spin.

At The D23 Expo’s panel about upcoming Disney Parks attractions, a new ride was announced that will let you step onboard a Quinjet, one of the signature vehicles of The Avengers, to fly alongside Earth’s Mightiest Heroes in a battle down in Wakanda and more. Basically, it sounds like Marvel’s version of Star Tours with a little bit of the Millennium Falcon Smuggler’s Run attraction thrown in for good measure, but the ride itself might offer a new kind of experience. Check out some concept art of the Disneyland Avengers Quinjet ride below. Read More »

Haunted Mansion 50th anniversary

I couldn’t have been older than six or seven years old when I first stepped foot inside The Haunted Mansion. Even at that young age I was already attracted to scary stuff, so on my first trip to Disneyland, I was drawn more to the creepy house in the middle of New Orleans Square than I was to the flying Dumbos or spinning tea cups.

I’m not one of those super brainy people who can remember every significant moment of their childhood, but I can recall my first time going through The Haunted Mansion in vivid detail – probably because it was slightly traumatic. Read More »

Yesterday, we headed down to Disneyland Resort to check out the Haunted Mansion 50th Anniversary celebration, exploring all the new Haunted Mansion 50th anniversary merchandise including the new Hitchhiking Ghost trio of Popcorn, drink and beignets holders, some of the limited edition Haunted Mansion 50th treats and more. This includes some of the insane limited edition merchandise priced in the thousands of dollars. Watch our latest Ordinary Adventures vlog to come along for the adventure!

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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 »

Theme Park Bits Disney Skyliner

In this edition of Theme Park Bits:

  • The Disney Skyliner has an opening date.
  • A Disney relative visited Disneyland recently, and wasn’t happy with what she found.
  • Learn about the rock work in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge
  • Universal Studios Orlando’s Passholder Appreciation Days have been revealed
  • And more!

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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 »

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Galaxy's Edge map

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opens next week in Disneyland, so the DisneyParks website has released the official first look at the new expansion’s guidemap to help visitors plan out their first trip. Not pictured: a visual representation of the hordes of guests that will be crowding the land for the foreseeable future.

But in an attempt to draw a few people away from the Star Wars land, Disney has also announced that the original Soarin’ ride will be returning to California Adventure for a limited time this summer. Read More »