Sunday, May 20, 2007

Pirates of the Caribbean 3 Premiere

As you may or may not have already known, the world premiere of Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End was held yesterday in Disneyland, an event that has occurred with every Pirates movie.


In order to hold the premiere without any flaws, the park had irregular hours, opening at 6:30am and closing at 5pm. A giant red carpet was placed on Main Street and guests were allowed to set up camp around it.

Fans who went to the event called it "crazy" and "incredible", while others say the event was "much more organized" than the last premiere.

For those interested in seeing more pictures of the event, over 120 are available on this Disneyland fan's website.

Credits and References
- Premiere photo: (05/19/07)
- Fan quotes: forums (05/20/07)

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Favorite spot to take photographs?

Since news relating to Disneyland is near-nonexistent these days, I decided to let my readers contribute their $.02.

What is your favorite spot in the park to have your photo taken at/take a photograph of? It can be a restaurant, an attraction—anything, so long as it's inside the Disneyland Resort.


One of the single most popular photo sites is—without a doubt—the Disneyland Train Station, which can often be blocked from view by the amount of guests standing in front of it. The main attraction of having a photo taken there is likely due to the Mickey Mouse floral mural and the train station itself, which represents the entrance of Disneyland.

My personal favorite spot to have a photograph taken is another classic: Sleeping Beauty Castle. There are endless ways to create unique photographs of the castle, and it's a great spot to pose for a family photo. Apparently I'm not the only one, either; search for 'sleeping beauty castle' on any image search engine, and chances are you'll find photos with crowds of guests surrounding the landmark.

With that being said, share your favorite spot for photographs! I'd enjoy hearing what you have to say.

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

A California Vacation Club?

Disneyland fans are buzzing today with news of a rumored Disney's Vacation Club property being built on land outside of the Grand Californian Hotel. According to a MousePlanet user, survey makers "dot the perimeter of the grassy field outside Disney's Grand Californian hotel."[1]


If the news turns out to be true, this would be the first Disney's Vacation Club yet in California. Stay tuned for more information!

[1] Disneyland Park Update, May 7, 2007

Saturday, May 05, 2007

Food and drink prices raised

I don't like to be the bearer of bad news, but someone's got to do it. According to several users on Mouse Planet, the prices of food and drinks at Disneyland have increased in the past week.

Though specific prices of all items have not been released, one user claimed that the price of a small container of popcorn went from $3.00 to $3.50, and that the buckets of popcorn are now $5.50—also an increase of $.50.


Along with food, alcoholic drinks will now cost you more—about +$1, to be specific.

Based on this news, it's reasonable to say that one should definitely bring along more cash on their next trip to Disneyland.