Droves of tattoo-sporting, vest-wearing nerds roam the Happiest Place On Earth. They don't make war, they say—they make magic
Chuck Schmidt's recent Staten Island Advance story is about the 50th Anniversary of Tomorrowland DVD that documented the 2009 Disneyland event.But the more interesting story Schmidt found involved the relationship between former Anaheim City Manager Keith Murdoch and Walt Disney and his theme park.
M-I-C . . .. . . See you at the bottom!Following citations by the state Friday over concerns about workers falling from tall attractions, Disney closed the Matterhorn and Space Mountain at Disneyland and Soarin' Over California at California Adventure on Saturday.
Bradley Birkenfeld helped the wealthy dodge taxes, went to prison and is now reportedly getting $104 million from the IRS for whistleblowing on some clients. Among them: billionaire Igor Olenicoff, who lives in Laguna Beach and oversees Olen Properties real estate in Newport Beach. Interestingly, Ol ... More >>
If you've been to Disneyland in the last couple months you've probably noticed that the Matterhorn Bobsleds have been down for a six-month refurbishment.So what can park goers expect from the rehabbed ride when it reopens this summer?Check out the details (and watch a behind-the-scenes video) af ... More >>
Disneyland's Matterhorn Bobsleds is about to get the same silver screen treatment that Disney has given to Pirates of the Caribbean, Country Bear Jamboree, and Haunted Mansion.That's right: They're turning another ride it into a feature-length movie (with the hopes of it becoming a franchise, of cou ... More >>
Ever wish you could ride Space Mountain at 3:30 in the morning?You now have your chance! Learn more after the jump.
When Walt Disney World opened its gates in Florida in 1971, Disneyland started taking the proverbial backseat to its younger (and much larger) sibling.Disneyland was just a theme park. Disney World was a destination.Of course, since then Disneyland has made great strides in making its resort a va ... More >>
If you remember this post from last week, you'll recall that I was set to go on a full-day Disneyland adventure with a four-year-old boy named Anthony (and his family), who would be experiencing the park for his very first time.I'm proud to report that Anthony went, and Anthony conquered. Boy, di ... More >>
Accidents happen, especially at America's theme parks, and Orange County's theme park triumvirate--Disneyland, California Adventure and Knott's Berry Farm--are no exceptions to the rule.Recently, the state completed investigations into 27 medical problems sustained by passengers riding OC theme p ... More >>
Dave LiebermanWelcome 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.
Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklyJust before 8 a.m., the gates to the park open and the mad rush begins. A stampede dashes down Disneyland's Main Street U.S.A., past the cinema, the penny arcade and the cart selling overpriced cotton candy. Run. These ambitious guests aren't racing to be the fi ... More >>
Get past the name controversy of California Repertory's 'The Night of the Tribades'
After some two-and-a-half years of stalled negotiations and street theater, a new labor deal still seems like Fantasyland
[Mental Notes] Raising the roof at California Adventure, Dustin Apodaca's campaign poster and Steve Aoki's OC festival
Dusty Rhodes & the River Band gave what likely is one of their final performances at Saturday's OC Foodie Fest, and they brought the right amount of Skynyrd-inspired rocking to show why they'll be sorely missed. But don't despair too much: Out of the band's demise comes a sweet campaign poste ... More >>
Unless you're an ex-Mouseketeer, the CEO of a Fortune 500 company, or the offspring of one or the other, you're probably not going to make it into Club 33 (Disneyland's hardly secret VIP lounge) for an afternoon highball with Mickey. So then what do you do if your throat's left a little parched f ... More >>
Flickr user Joe PennistonYou know, being a ghost stuck at Disneyland doesn't sound all that bad. It's better than haunting some family in Texas, right? Like any place with a rich history, Disneyland's got its fair share of urban legends and myths surrounding it--take the cryogenically frozen head ... More >>
Alright, fine: So it's a little morbid, but since the park's grand opening in 1955, a few hiccups have happened during Disneyland's reign as the Happiest Place on Earth--nine of them, to be exact. Which, statistically speaking, isn't all that bad. We guess. All but one of the fatalities ... More >>
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 >>
Holidays at Disneyland
Three decades ago, Michael Bussee helped found the mammoth ex-gay ministry Exodus International. Now, he’s one of the movement's biggest critics
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Okay, now roll them down. Now back up again. . . . Now: down, quick!
Anthony Micheal Hall! Candy Apples! Sandra Ramos! The loney drunk guy 15 years past his frat-boy prime!
Re-creating the Old World
Consider your origins: you were not made that you might live as brutes, but so as to follow virtue and knowledge.
To hell and back