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Amusement and Theme Parks

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2013

    Boy Rescued After Slipping and Becoming Trapped at Knott's Berry Farm's Soak City

    A 12-year-old boy who became stuck under a metal partition at Knott's Berry Farm's Soak City in Buena Park was later freed by firefighters unharmed. Orange County Fire Authority rescuers had to use a jaws of life device after the unidentified boy slipped and his knee became trapped about 1:15 p.m., ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 2, 2013

    Cyclone Coaster Vintage Bike Ride

    Portfolio Coffee House

  • Columns

    August 2, 2012

    Operation Baby Find

    [Hey, You!] Thanks to a theme-park samaritan!

  • Calendar

    February 16, 2012

    Stacey Q

    Slide Bar

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2009

    Five Places at Disneyland Resort to Get Your Booze On

    Flickr user ExpressMonorail...And a bottle of rum.​So between the $368 it takes just to get your family of four in the park and the screaming kids, teenagers awkwardly making out on rides and the $3 churros, sometimes--just sometimes--one just needs to relax while at Disneyland Resort. And sometim ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2009

    Dishney: Tweets From the Park!

    Time for Tweets From the Park, where we gather the funniest, weirdest, grossest and most interesting tweets from Disneyland Resort for your reading pleasure. Follow us on Twitter @OCWeekly!Flickr user Hollister Dog Owners Group​mikecarano: Addict, thief, rapist, wife beater. I'm at Disneyland judg ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2009

    Guy Fieri: Annoying Even At Disneyland

    ​There's lots of things we hate, but Disneyland isn't one of them. But Food Network's Guy Fieri at Disneyland? We're so torn.Fieri has brought along his entire family and starring in his very own one-hour holiday special centered around the many seasonal treats Disneyland Resort serves up especial ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2009

    Dishney: Tweets From the Park!

    It's Tweets from the Park, where we round up the week's funniest and most eyebrow raisin' tweets from Disneyland Resort. You know, we've been doing this feature for some time now, but it still amazes us the things people will put out there on the internet for everyone to see. Oh well: It's still fun ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 27, 2009

    Dishney: Tweets From the Park!

    Flickr user CankerCanison​ Anybody unlucky enough to be working on the Friday after Thanksgiving? No fear: Tweets From the Park will make it allll better. (Kind of. For like, three minutes, at least.) Read through our weekly feature where we gather together all the best, funniest and most irrevere ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2009

    Dishney: Tweets From the Park!

    It's Friday! Which can only mean one thing: Time for Tweets From the Park, where we gather all the worst, best, funniest, most disgusting and most confusing tweets from Disneyland Resort all in one convenient place for your reading pleasure. Our fave this week is most definitely the gal who said a c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2009

    Dishney: Tweets From the Park

    Flickr user Malingering"Someone ran a stroller right into it. And I laughed."​Welcome to this week's Tweet's from the Park, our Friday feature where we gather the best and most interesting (and grossest. And weirdest. And most racist. And...) tweets from Disneyland Park for your reading pleasure. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2009

    Dishney: Tweets From the Park

    Paul Hiffmeyer/Disneyland​ Ah, Friday: It signifies not only the coming of the weekend but our totally awesome weekly feature Tweets From the Park, where we gather up the best of the worst of irreverent/weird/hilarious tweets from Disneyland Park. Fave this week? The dude that refers to children a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2009

    Dishney: Tweets From the Park!

    Flickr user Andrew Huff!​Hellooo and welcome to another edition of Tweets from the Park, where we round-up the funniest and the most irreverent tweets from Disneyland Resort all for you in one convenient space. Gather 'round and witness the questioning of the hygiene (and odor) of Disneyland visit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2009

    Tweets From the Park: Homophobe Edition

    Flickr user ParanoidMonk​Aw, fuckshitgoddammit, people. There was nothing more depressing that scrolling through the Disneyland tweets from last week and seeing all the awful things being tweeted about people just trying to have a good time. Look at that. You made Mickey sad. From the tweets about ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2009

    Dishney: Tweets From the Park

    Flickr user QueenOfNancyLand​Friday! Time for our weekly round-up of our favorite irreverent, strange tweets from Disneyland Park. Gold star this week goes to the dude who said being drunk at Disneyland makes it thaaaat much more magical of an experience. Suhweeet. Follow us on Twitter @OCWeekly! ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2009

    Dishney: Tweets From the Park

    Flickr user ralichte​Ah, yes, it's Friday and that means it's time for our round-up of the funniest and most irreverent tweets from Disneyland of the week. Our fave? We can't decide: Either the guy still pissed off that Erik Estrada wouldn't say hello to him two years ago at Disneyland or the othe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2009

    Dishney: Tweets From the Park!

    Flickr user Miehana​Wow, it's Friday already? When's the next holiday again? Here's this week's Tweets From the Park, where we round-up our favorite tweets involving the park that's only sometimes the happiest place on earth. Our pick o' the week goes to the guy celebrating his first new job in ov ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2009

    Dishney: Timeshares Coming Soon, Says Disneyland Insider

    The actual House of Mouse, Toontown, Disneyland​Ever wanted to visit any Disney park you wanted to, whenever you wanted to? Ever wanted to own a piece of Disney real estate? Well, now you can, kind of: A Disneyland insider tells us that the park has plans to sell timeshare residences at the Grand ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2009

    Dishney: Tweets From the Park

    Flickr User expressmonorail​Here's our weekly round-up of our favorite tweets this week from Disneyland Resort. Some vulgar, some gross, some mean, but all definitely funny. The best tweet o' the week goes to the gal complaining about "fat chicks" and their cleavage. Suh-weet. We were at the park ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2009

    Dishney: Top Five Favorite Snacks at Disneyland

    ​Forget the long wait for Space Mountain--what about the long wait for a pineapple-flavored Dole Whip? Eating your way through Disneyland is allllll part of the experience: Whether it's the smell of fresh waffle cones wafting out from the Gibson Girl Ice Cream Parlor on Main Street or walking arou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2009

    Dishney: Tweets From the Park, Count to Ten Edition

    Flickr user dohrmanoriginals​This week's round-up of our favorite Tweets From the Park: You know when you have one of those days where everything--everrrything--pisses you off? Well, these people had them, too, apparently. And while at Disneyland. It's Friday, everything will be okay again in abou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2009

    Dishney: 1959 Monorail Dedication With Uncle Dick and Uncle Walt

    The more you know: Richard Nixon, being the only Orange Countian ever elected to the office of President of the United States, is--expectantly--also the President with the closest ties to Disneyland. Nixon first visited the park in August 1955, not long after the grand opening of Disneyland, and wa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2009

    Dishney: Tweets From the Park, "Did I Want to Know That?" Edition

    Flickr user briberryAnybody else freaked out by the texture of Mad Hatter's nose?​Twitter really does have everything. Type in any pairing of words and you'll get someone talking about something--usually totally inappropriate to publicly broadcast--right there for everyone to read. We love it. Thi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2009

    Dishney: Tweets From the Park

    ​So as of Sunday, July 31, Disneyland and California Adventure ticket prices are up $3. Which, you know, doesn't sound like a whole lot on its own but this just means the single-day pass are now $72 for adults and $62 for children. Remember in 2001 when tickets were "just" $43? Does anybody still ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2009

    Dishney: An Update on the Captain EO Non-Update

    ​Earlier, we discussed the possibility of the return of Michael Jackson's 3D alien thriller Captain EO to Disneyland's Tomorrowland--bumping off Honey, We Shrunk the Audience for its original home at the Magic Eye Theater. Amongst the various issues on resurrecting the film, there's the logistical ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2009

    Dishney: Tweets from the Park

    Flickr user Donabel and EwenWhoa there.It's Disneyland's 54th birthday today--and none more appropriate of a day for our weekly roundup of some of the best--and the worst--tweets from the park that's only sometimes the happiest place on earth. There's plenty of the usual complain-y too-crowded, too- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2009

    Orange County Rave Scene History Lesson

    BY DENNIS ROMERO There was a lot of buzz in clubland last month when the organizers of Electric Daisy Carnival claimed that 135,000 people attended its two-day dance music event at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. All the action up there makes it seem like crickets have taken over in Orange County ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2009

    Dishney: Tweets from the Park

    Paul Hiffmeyer/DisneylandOur weekly roundup of some of the best--and the worst--tweets from the park that's only sometimes the happiest place on earth. Our favorite goes to user ZombieHorde. Warms our hearts. Follow us @OCWeekly!worship_girl: Texted my daughter 2x to see if she made it to disneyland ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2009

    Campaign to Bring Michael Jackson's "Captain EO" Back to Disneyland Has 2 Problems

    As someone commenting on this previous post revealed, an online petition drive has been launched to urge Disneyland to bring back the Captain EO attraction in light of Michael Jackson's death. But there are two problems with this: 1) The site being used to pull this off, PetitionSpot. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2009

    Indie Fest USA in Anaheim Seeks to Break Film Festival Mold

    Indie Fest USA 2009, which is scheduled to open with red carpet arrivals at the Disneyland Hotel Aug. 22 and continue seven days thereafter in Anaheim, vows to "break the mold in film festivals," according to Ray L. Gibb, vice president of events with Indie Fest USA Entertainment Group.  "At ot ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2009

    Disneyland Urged to Bring Back Michael Jackson's Captain EO

    On various Internet sites, including the "Captain EO @ Disneyland" Facebook page, Disneyland is being urged to bring back the Captain EO attraction to honor Michael Jackson.Captain EO, which debuted at Disneyland on Sept. 18, 1986 (six days after its world premiere at Walt Disney World's Epcot C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2009

    Lakers Victory Parade Keeps Chugging to OC Thursday A.M.

    The Orange County version of the Lakers victory parade above is tomorrow, Thursday, at 10 a.m. on Main Street USA at Disneyland. The Anaheim resort issued a media advisory saying that MVP and Newport Coast resident Kobe Bryant and other unnamed players will participate in the event.Perhaps the deje ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2009

    Mickey Mouse Justice for Mom Who Wanted to Bring Kids to Disneyland

    An Australian mother of four daughters who planned to bring her brood to Disneyland to celebrate her release from detention in Thailand for stealing a bar mat was denied a U.S. visa so the trip has been scrubbed, reports today's Herald Sun. Annice Smoel, 36, of Melbourne, hoped a visit to the Magic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2009

    Disneyland Women's Triathlon Lacks Water

    Photo by Rick Kent An Amy Poehler look-alike crosses the finish line at the Trek Women Triathlon in Austin, Texas, where she had to get wet first.The caps are their's as the Trek Women Triathlon Series bills itself as "the ONLY women's triathlon series CREATED BY WOMEN, RUN BY WOMEN, EXCLUSIV ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2009

    Wider Disneyland Rides for Wider Rider Asses?

    David Koenig, the Aliso Viejo author of Mouse Tales: A Behind-the-Ears Look at Disneyland, Mouse Under Glass: Secrets of Disney Animation & Theme Parks and More Mouse Tales: A Closer Peek Backstage at Disneyland has an interesting MousePlanet post that features an unnamed source s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2009

    Imagine Amusement Parks Before Knott's and Disneyland

    Carousel News & Trader--A Sun Valley-based trade mag for the mighty carousel industry--previews a book about Orange County amusement parks that pre-date Disneyland and Knott's Berry Farm. Early Amusement Parks of Orange County trades on author and former Disney/Knott's ride operator Richard Harr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2009

    It's a Quick Read 14: Weekend and Monday B.S.

    Orange County Register: Octo-Mom took spawn from her oldest litters to Knott's Berry Farm on Saturday and Disneyland the day before, and all she got were crummy t-shirts reading: "More kids have passed through my log fume than Knott's" and "Your Kaiser co-pays help ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2009

    Nixon and Disneyland: 2 OC Institutions Together at Last, er, Again

    Artist, marketing man and blogger extraordinaire Dave Decaro posts on the Disneyland Art Blog, the Jungle Cruise Blog, the Haunted Mansion Blog, the Pirates of the Caribbean Blog and 2719 Hyperion (for the Hollywood address of Walt Disney Studios). "Yes, I spend way too much time at Disneyland," Dec ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2009

    The Mouse House Takes a Hit

    A four percent drop in revenues from theme parks and lower occupancy at company-owned hotels ringing Anaheim's Disneyland and its resorts elsewhere, combined with declines in other company sectors, contributed to falling first quarter earnings for the Walt Disney Co. The Mouse House earned 41 cents ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2009

    The Happiest Memorial to a Police Shooting Victim on Earth

    The following is a report by the Weekly's new news fellow, Spencer Kornhaber, who is so new he does not yet have a sign-in for this blog, thus Coker's name shows:Disneyland's Main Street USA is an orgy of good-ole'-days Americana -- penny arcades, horse-drawn carriages, unbelievably enormous piles o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2008

    Penn State More Psyched Than USC By Disneyland Visit

    One perk for Penn State University players, coaches and fans who have already arrived in Southern California for the New Year's Day Rose Bowl is the traditional Disneyland visit, which is Friday. After all, who wouldn't want to escape the weather in University Park, PA (current temperature: 23 degre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2008

    Last chance for pre-rehab Small World

    Y'know how Disneyland announced they'd be fixing up "It's A Small World" to accommodate fatties? (OK, Mickey's still in denial, and a Mouse spokesman told the NYT the renovations "have nothing to do with weight," but we know better. Heck, even The Fat Lady's Guide to Disneyland recommends taking the ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 10, 2008

    Yankee Doodle

    Civil War Encampment

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2007

    Knott's Berry Farm Welcomes Veterans

    Sure, there are easier ways to get inside Knott's Berry Farm than joining the military (there used to be a great way sneak in off of La Palma and. . . well, let's just leave it at that), but for those Americans who've already taken the military oath, KBF is offering free admission now through Thanks ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2007

    Disneyland Loves the Dodgers (Ingrates Edition)

    Remember when Disney owned your Anaheim Angels? Yeah, we've erased that from our memory as well (though not that sweet, sweet 2002 World Series win, por supuesto). But the fact remains that Disney is still very much an Orange County institution, especially Disneyland. That's why it shocked us last n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2007

    Disneyland Tourist Crime Alert

    Yes, the famous theme park calls itself the "Happiest Place on Earth" and countless kids and adults love the place with good reason, but there's a dark side to the Disneyland area. As a public service for park visitors please remember that the streets around Disneyland are crime magnets. If you d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2007

    Goofy: Why Are the Feds Giving Disneyland Special Anti-Terrorism Protection?

    KNBC's Chuck Henry recently scooped everyone with this: Oddly, the only two commercial properties in the U.S. that have gained federal no-fly-zone status after 9/11 are Disneyland in Anaheim and Disneyworld in Orlando. The play parks won the favor just days after President George W. Bush invaded Ira ... More >>

  • News

    March 29, 2007

    The Raton That Roared

    An interview with Mickey Mouse about Anaheim, apartments and Mexicans

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2006

    Paging Prognosticators

    Will the Ducks win the Stanley Cup? Will the Angels make it to the Series? Will Tawny Kitaen stay out of jail? Will terrorists hit one of our local targets: Disneyland, the San Onofre nuke plant or TBN headquarters? Should they hit Disneyland? Will home prices collapse? What will happen first: our t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2005

    Hey There, Hi There, Ho There, You're As Incarcerated As You Can Be ...

    A "preacher" dropped us a line to say that he and his 30 red-robed gospel singers spent Christmas day in that most inhospitable of jails. Not French Guiana or Abu Ghraib or even the severly overcrowded, abusively run Orange County Jail. No, this was the most frightening pokey of 'em all: the Disneyl ... More >>

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