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Disney's California Adventure

  • News

    February 27, 2014

    The Very Merry Un-Gangs of Disneyland

    Droves of tattoo-sporting, vest-wearing nerds roam the Happiest Place On Earth. They don't make war, they say­—they make magic

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2012

    The Sticky Pig and Slater's 50/50 Make List of "Mind-Blowing Bacon Dishes"

    Someone at Fox News must be local, because they just posted a list of 8 "Mind-Blowing Bacon Dishes", and a trio are coincidentally homegrown. Okay-- the complete article is a slideshow of 15, but since the remaining 7 didn't include Orange County, why elaborate?Plugging the new Cars Land over at Dis ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2012

    How Do You Follow the Disney California Adventure Re-Do? Make Hulk Mad

    How do you follow a boffo grand re-opening weekend at Disney's California Adventure?By marrying future expansion plans with a comic-book series whose movie franchise is drawing boffo box office around the world.

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2012

    Starbucks To Open at Disneyland and Disney California Adventure

    The Happiest Place on Earth will soon become The Most Caffeinated Place on Earth. Starbucks will be coming to Disneyland and Disney California Adventure, it was announced today on the Disney Parks blog. The first location is set to open in June at California Adventure. It will be located i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2012

    A Reason To Scream: Vanilla Shortage Forcing Higher Ice Cream Prices

    When gas prices creep upwards, Costco lines resemble Toy Story Mania at Disney's California Adventure. But what would you do if ice cream got more expensive? Guess we're about to find out. Per The London Telegraph, worldwide shortages of vanilla may force our cold sweetie to empty our pockets a litt ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2012

    Red Car Trolley Rolls Through Disney California Adventure

    ​The updates from Disney California Adventure's massive overhaul keep pouring in!Last week, I shared a video with you from a test run of Radiator Springs Racers, and this week I've got photos of the Red Car Trolley that will soon be rolling through the park, as well as another video surprise.Check ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2012

    See Radiator Springs from the Driver's Seat

    ​ Disney California Adventure's debut of Cars Land is now less than three months away, and Disney has been test-driving the land's big ticket ride Radiator Springs Racers seven days a week.Recently, they mounted a camera on one of the ride's test cars, hit record, and drove it through Radiato ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2012

    "Celebrate Gospel" Returns to Disney California Adventure

    ​ Do you like gospel music? What about Disney California Adventure?Well, if you like both prepare to have your mind blown, because those two worlds are about to collide when "Celebrate Gospel" (an annual celebration of gospel music... duh) makes its way back to the park this Saturday.Lea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2012

    Ten Great Romantic Restaurants In Orange County

    Courtesy of AnQi​If beauty is in the eye of the beholder, then romance is up to the couple. I am enamored by a room with a view, yet also appreciate when he brings me my favorite doughnut. We already anticipate the "Who cares?", and you know what? We welcome it. Get all that (sexual) frustration o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2011

    John Lasseter Gives Luigi's Flying Tires a Test Spin

    ​Disney-Pixar's own John Lasseter gave the upcoming Disney California Adventure ride Luigi's Flying Tires a test spin last week.Learn more about the new ride and see video of John's test run after the jump.

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2011

    Leaning Tower of Tires Installed at Cars Land in California Adventure

    ​​Disney California Adventure's 12-acre Cars Land is gearing up for their summer 2012 bow, and one of the new land's biggest show pieces was installed last week.Learn more about the Leaning Tower of Tires, and see video of its installation, after the jump.

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2011

    Ghirardelli Coming To Disney California Adventure

    ​Like Disneyland and Ghirardelli chocolate?If so, prepare to be happy.Learn more after the jump, chocoholics.

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2011

    Disneyland Rings in the Holidays on November 14

    ​Halloween Time may officially be over at Disneyland (other than the Haunted Mansion's The Nightmare Before Christmas makeover that runs through the rest of the year), but all of the pumpkins will soon be replaced by tinsel when the park's holiday season officially bows on November 14.Learn what p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2011

    No. 21: Mac and Cheese at Ecco

    ProfessorSalt.comFontina, gorgonzola and pancetta mac and cheese​You'd think a mac and cheese would be simple to pull off for a restaurant kitchen, but you'd be wrong. Never mind the technical difficulties of making a cheese sauce creamy-smooth,  balancing the flavor profiles and so on, we're ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2011

    California Adventure's Golden Gate Bridge No More

    ​The concrete C-A-L-I-F-O-R-N-I-A letters are gone. The large sunburst that served as the backdrop for the fountain in Sunshine Plaza is scrap metal. And now the Golden Gate Bridge that greeted park-goers since California Adventure first opened its gates in February 2001 has officially been disman ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2011

    No. 56: Bacon Hash Dog at Berkeley Dog

    ProfessorSalt.comBacon. Hashbrown. Dog.​Some things sell themselves: sex and bacon, to name two. The most savvy marketers know you just need to whisper those words, or show a well-shot photo, and the mere mention will hook into your brain like a stainless steel gaff-hook.  The less you talk a ... More >>

  • Culture

    July 28, 2011

    MouseWait and More of OC's Best Apps!

    [Trendzilla] Download them now. Even better? They're FREE!

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2011

    No. 57: Blueberry Donut at M & M Donuts

    ProfessorSalt.comM&M's blueberry donuts​Every now and then, I'll overhear (accidentally, of course!) a great food tip while I'm eating at a place I love. One day, I'm lulled into a happy trance by the phenomenal nem nuong cuon at Dat Thanh when my ears perk up. One of the owners is raving abou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2011

    No. 58: Tempura Fried Poached Egg at Break of Dawn

    ProfessorSalt.comEggstatic!​The tempura-fried poached egg at Break of Dawn isn't normally an item served by itself -- it's the star of whatever ensemble it's cast with. It most often shows up in a dish of barbecue pulled pork piled onto jalapeno cornbread and served with an Asian slaw, but it migh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2011

    No. 64: Macaroon at Disneyland

    Dave Lieberman​Welcome to the Weekly's list of our 100 Favorite Dishes for 2011! Tune in every day until we get to número uno! Now, on to numéro soixante-quatre, the latest entry.

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2011

    Disney California Adventure Debuts New Entrance

    disneyparks.disney.go.com​As we first reported in December 2010, Disney California Adventure debuted their new entrance over the weekend. The oversize letters spelling out "California" have been long gone (removed Jan. 4), but the brand new turnstiles are here--and we totally miss the old entrance ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2011

    Teen Accused of Sexual Battery on Disney's California Adventure Dance Floor

    ​A 17-year-old boy from Menlo Park was arrested Friday for allegedly touching his female dance partner inappropriately at Disney's California Adventure in Anaheim.The teen, who was not identified because of his age, was detained by Disney security and turned over to city cops who arrested him on s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2010

    Dine At Disneyland For Cheap(er)

    ​Instead of scarfing down an overpriced churro from a snack stand before riding Splash Mountain, Disneyland is hoping theme-park goers will sit down for a full meal with its new promotion. Between Dec. 19 and Jan. 3, you can download this voucher to save 30 percent with the purchase of any entree ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2010

    California Adventure to Remove Oversized "California" Letters at Entrance

    Courtesy of DisneyGone Jan. 4!​Better take all those photos you've ever wanted with the oversized letters standing at the entrance to Disney's California Adventure while you can. In a further effort to rev up and change the park into, well, something even more likeable, Disney has decided to remov ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2010

    Neil Patrick Harris Lends His Voice to Disney's California Adventure Roller Coaster

    Disney​In keeping up with Disney's California Adventure's new Victorian boardwalk theme, they've appointed a new voice to launch riders on the California Screamin' roller coaster: Neil Patrick Harris. A long-time Disney fan, NPH takes on the vocal persona of a boardwalk barker as he counts down se ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2010

    Disney's California Adventure's Food & Wine Festival Canceled

    Photo by Scott Brinegar/Disneyland​Fans of the popular food and wine festival at Disney's California Adventure will have to wait at least another two years before the next one comes around.It was announced on the theme park's blog that the annual event will be canceled for 2011 and 2012 due t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2010

    Familiar Ride's Departure Today Part of Big Changes at Disney's California Adventure

    ​The Mulholland Madness roller coaster, which closes today at Disney's California Adventure, is one of several attractions leaving the media giant's under-performing Anaheim theme park. Construction crews are set to begin taking the ride apart today in preparation for a new attraction opening next ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2010

    What You Missed: Long Beach Street Food Festival, Black Lips, Seafest, ElecTRONica

    ​What'd you miss this weekend? We checked out part two of the Long Beach Street Food Festival with dozens and dozens of those fancy gourmet food trucks. Then we saw the Black Lips at FILTER Magazine's Culture Collide Fest (no puke this time, sorry). Then came Seafest in San Clemente with gallons o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2010

    Anaheim International Film Fest Lineup is Up

    Wild Target​Jonathan Lynn's Wild Target, Alexandra Codina's Monica & David, Mamoru Hosoda's Summer Wars, the U.S. premiere of David Bradbury's Going Vertical: The Shortboard Revolution and special presentations of short films and the John Hughes' Brat Pack classic Sixteen Candles open the ina ... More >>

  • Music

    September 9, 2010

    Disney Holds Geek-Raver Party ElecTRONica

    [Mental Notes] Raising the roof at California Adventure, Dustin Apodaca's campaign poster and Steve Aoki's OC festival

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2010

    Greetings, Programs! Disney Set to Open Geek-Raver Extravaganza Called ElecTRONica

    ​Today the DisneyParks blog gave fans of Tron the first look at the concept art for a Tron-meets-rave-geeks extravaganza called--we kid you not--ElecTRONica, said to be the "greatest nighttime dance party to ever rock Disney California Adventure park," starting this fall.ElecTRONica will open at t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2010

    Disneyland Resort District Goes to Pot

    ​The Happiest Place on Earth, meet The Highest Place on Earth.What is supposedly Orange County's first large-scale marijuana expo opens Saturday morning at the Anaheim Convention Center, which is, of course, directly across Katella Avenue from Disney's California Adventure theme park and the main ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2010

    [UPDATED:] California Adventure's Twilight Zone Tower of Terror Becomes a Real Tower of Terror

    ​UPDATE: More details from Disneyland and Anaheim Police (see below) . . . Subject for your approval: it's the dark of night, and a young man fortified with hooch jokes around with friends on the way to an elevator in an elegant Hollywood hotel that has fallen into disrepair.

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2010

    Tower of Terror Fall, Underage Drinking Confab Pump Up Schwarzenegger Bill Signing

    ​Two Anaheim events involving underage drinking are being used to amplify Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's signing of legislation today that holds adults in California liable if youth they serve alcohol to are injured or killed.The signing comes during the 12th Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws Annual ... More >>

  • Music

    June 17, 2010

    Wee Man In Mariachi Divas Video

    [Mental Notes] Also, Avenged Sevenfold drummer's cause of death, Rock the Bells has Lauryn Hill

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2010

    Local Gourmet Food Truck Signs Deal With Disney's California Adventure

    Edwin Goei​Barcelona OnTheGo, the OC-based Spanish/Argentinean food truck, announced via Twitter and Facebook that they've been selected by Disney's California Adventure out of "an extensive list of truck/vendors."  Their job?  To cater to crowds at the park's new World of Color event.

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2010

    Marvel Characters to Soon Appear in Disney Parks?

    Flickr user KingKong21Nemo finds Dr. Doom. Aw. ​Well, you knew it was coming and here it is: When Disney acquired Marvel Comics in a $4 billion transaction in 2009, we joked about Kingdom Hearts-y collaborations... Darkwing Duck and Spidey teaming up to take out Doctor Octopus, Snow White and the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2010

    Disney Parks Experience Improvement in Attendance--Anaheim Comes Out on Top

    Flickr User coconut wireless​The Orange County Business Journal is reporting that the Walt Disney Company's theme parks all around the world experienced better attendance this last quarter, with attendance rising 15-percent in the last three months, bringing in a revenue of $2.7 billion. Both Disn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2010

    Dishney: Woman Groped While Riding Tower of Terror

    Scott Brinegar/Disneyland​Anaheim Police are currently trying to identify a man who is suspected of groping a woman while riding Disney's California Adventure's thriller ride Tower of Terror on Fri., Jan 30. The Mercury News is reporting that the woman thinks the man sitting to the left of her on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2010

    Dishney: Woman Groped While Riding the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror

    Scott Brinegar/Disneyland​Anaheim Police are currently trying to identify a man who is suspected of groping a woman while riding Disney's California Adventure's thriller ride The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror on Fri., Jan 30. The Mercury News is reporting that the woman believes that the man sitti ... More >>

  • 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

    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

    July 15, 2009

    Dishney: California Adventure Dreamin' With Bob Weis

    The concept art of the Carthay Circle TheatreWith recent announcements of the complete re-vamping of that other park, Disney's California Adventure seem to have a bright future ahead, abandoning its current concept of a California-themed theme park in uh, California, and replacing it with something ... 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 >>

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