City Hall Bookcase

City Hall Bookcase

Main Street USA’s City Hall is a busy place. They can help you with basically any possible question you may have, or get you a special pin to celebrate all kinds of occasions. But as you leave City Hall, you may notice a small table to the left of the doorway. What’s remarkable about this […] Read more…

Catch A Flave

Catch A Flave

 Source: Disney Mouse Links February 2001 – September 2010 LOCATION Paradise Pier – Catch A Flave overlooked the bay and California Screamin’s launch point, on the far side of the land. Today, this space houses Paradise Pier Ice Cream Company. EXPERIENCE Details: Service Type – quick service Seating – nearby benches Entertainment – none Catch A Flav […] Read more…

Lands in Pictures: Tomorrowland

Lands In Pictures: Tomorrowland

Tomorrowland is a tricky land to capture in photos. My pics tend to either be completely overwhelmed by crowds, or look too grey and industrial. But if you’re patient and a little creative, you can capture some really beautiful spots across the land. Tomorrowland is much more than Space Mountain, Star Tours, and the Astro […] Read more…

Holidayland

Holidayland

 Source: The Disney Blog  June 1957 – September 1961 BACKGROUND From the beginning, Walt and his Imagineers knew Disneyland would grow. They envisioned a resort, rather than a single park, much like we have today. So within two years of the park’s opening, Disneyland debuted an adjacent “land” outside of the park gates: Holidayland. This open […] Read more…

Ask The Duchess – Vol. 20

Welcome to Ask The Duchess Vol. 20, a monthly Q&A post covering a variety of resort-related topics. Ask The Duchess answers questions submitted by readers. If you have a question you’d like answered, send me a message here! 1. What is the difference between Casey Jr. and the Canal Boats, just the vehicles? (submitted by Deanna) Yes and no. They cover similar ground, […] Read more…

Resort Updates - June 2017

Resort Updates – June 2017

Happy July! Is it just me, or is this year flying by? Seems like 5 minutes ago I was admiring the first spring flowers in Disneyland, and now the park is in full summer glow. June brought more Disney drama, some excitement on the Rivers of America, and some upgrades, both new and rumored. Let’s […] Read more…

Independence Day At Disneyland 2017

Independence Day At Disneyland 2017

At Disneyland, 4th of July celebrations actually last about a week. Now through July 3, the resort is hosting special celebrations to drum up excitement for Independence Day. Disney encourages visitors to wear red, white, and blue to the park, and both Disneyland and California Adventure have special performances happening throughout the day. Photo: Disney […] Read more…

Honey, I Shrunk The Audience!

Honey, I Shrunk The Audience!

 Source: Disney Pal May 1998 – January 2010 LOCATION Tomorrowland – Honey I Shrunk The Audience! used the Tomorrowland theater, located beneath Space Mountain. Today, this theater space routinely changes between Star Wars film clips, Disney movie trailers, and limited-time releases, including the return of Captian EO. BACKGROUND Honey, I Shrunk The Audience! began in […] Read more…

Digital Fast Pass

Digital Fast Pass

This week, Disneyland rolled out a brand new upgrade to fast pass: digital scanning! This is the first step in preparing for the MaxPass system, which will be arriving in the park sometime in the near future. Paper tickets are not going away. Instead, when you scan your ticket or annual pass, you’ll get a […] Read more…

Moonliner

Moonliner

Tomorrowland has the most active skyline of any land in the park; around every corner you’ll see flying rockets, a mountain, towering tracks, and lots of geometric architecture. But you may notice one structure flying high above the rest: The Moonliner! This rocket is a 2/3 replica of the original Tomorrowland Moonliner, which stood at […] Read more…

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