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Thursday September 18 2014
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Disney California Adventure (Crowd Index 0):9:00AM to 8:00PM
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Thu, 18 Sep 2014 8:53 pm PDT

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Thu Sep 18
Mickey's Soundsational Parade
Jedi Training Academy
The Bootstrappers
New Orleans Square
The Dapper Dans
Main Street, U.S.A.
Flag Retreat Ceremony
Main Street, U.S.A.
Main Street Piano Player
Main Street, U.S.A.
Royal Street Bachelors
New Orleans Square
Disney California Adventure
DJ's Dance 'n Drive
Cars Land
Phineas and Ferb's Rockin' Rollin' Dance Party
Pixar Play Parade
World of Color
Paradise Pier
Disney Junior Live on Stage!
Hollywood Land
Disney's Aladdin A Musical Spectacular
Hollywood Land
Five & Dime
Buena Vista Street
Fun Wheel Challenge
Paradise Pier
Red Car Trolley News Boys
Buena Vista Street
Citizens of Buena Vista Street
Buena Vista Street
Operation: Playtime! featuring the Green Army Men
Paradise Pier
Paradise Garden Bandstand
Paradise Pier
Wilderness Explorer Ceremony
Grizzly Peak

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It\'s Halloween Time at Disneyland so we\'re celebrating with a Halloween Time Sticker Night! Don\'t miss MouseWait Sticker Nights in Downtown Disney every Tuesday 8pm at La Brea Bakery. Participate from anywhere in the world via the Lounge Virtual Pre-Party with Churro at 8pm, Sticker release at 9pm, and then meetup afterwards to Gift and Trade in the VOYAGEERS Realm. With MouseWait 7.4 for iOS you can buy Stickers from the new MW Store tab. You can also recharge your Credits inside the app with in app purchases. You can purchase Credits from the TRIVILATOR app, GOAT EFFECT, and you can get them from the MW Store links -- we fixed this system so it should add Credits to your account immediately as long as you hit the "Return to the Lounge" button at the end. Please buy your Credits early just in case there is a problem adding them to your account. If you email us we will get the Credits added to your account as soon as possible. We have THREE real-time Lands available (VOYAGEERS Realm links are at the top of the Lounge). You can easily trade and gift Stickers and Pins in these Lands, making them a great place to hang out on Sticker nights, or any time!Thanks again to those who buy Credits--check out the Credits Hall of Fame here. When you purchase Credits, you help us make MouseWait better! Credits work in ALL of our apps and they follow your MouseWait account wherever you go!Stickers released on Tues night Sticker Night are EXTREMELY limited. Other Stickers (Rack Open Edition) that appear during the week are also limited, but they are easier to get (and less expensive) than our premier Tuesday releases.


Good morning!
This day in Disney history September 18th, 1986: Captain EO opened in Disneyland! (six days after it opened at EPCOT Center).


The new theater for Captain EO replaced the Space Stage outdoor theater, shown below in a map from 1982:

map 1

below is a map from 1987, notice anything else different? ;)

map 2

Captain EO, is a 3-D, 70mm, Sci-fi, fantasy, musical movie attraction staring Michael Jackson. Directed by Francis Ford Coppola and excecutive-produced by George Lucas. The movie tells the story of Captain EO (Jackson) and his ragtag crew of space travelers as they go on a mission to save the World from the evil queen. The seventeen-minute film cost an estimated $30 million to produce.  At this time it was the most expensive film ever produced on a per-minute basis!

After a run of over ten years at Disneyland, the crowds thinned out and Captain EO closed quietly in April, 1997.

In May 1998, the former Magic Eye Theater became the 3-D movie Honey, I Shrunk the Audience, (based on the 1989 film "Honey I shrunk the Kids").  By 2009 Honey I Shrunk the Audience lost it's popularity as well. This didn't go un noticed by Disney executives. In September of 2009, the theater was temporarily closed.


On December 18th, 2009, The Disney Parks Blog announced that Captain EO would make it's return beginning in February 2010!

Captain EO DID indeed reopened at Disneyland on February 23, 2010 renamed "Captain EO Tribute."


To watch scenes from the 1986 premier:

 I'm also including a clip from the TV special about the making of the film hosted by Whoopie Goldberg:

As of July 4, of 2014 “Guardians of the Galaxy Sneak Peek” started showing in the theater that housed EO, offering guests an extended look at the film before it opened in theaters.
Disney has said that "EO" is
"expected to return at a later date," though some Disney fan blogs — including DlandLive and Mice Chat — are speculating this could be the end of "EO." What do YOU think?

Miss it? Here's the full movie:

Do/did you love Captain EO? Hate it? Why? Do you have a favorite part of the show?

Thanks for reading and watching! Hope you all have a terrific Thursday! I'm off to try and get some sleep now! Toodles! 

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Photo Walk through- September 17th, 2014- Halloween Time!

The season of Halloween has arrived at Disneyland! Let's go on a quick walk through of the park with all of its Halloween/Fall decorations. 

The usual decorations are up, like the character pumpkins on the main entrance.

And the usual Mickey pumpkin in Town Square. 

But if you look closely, there’s some new additions, like this guy in the windows of the Emporium.  The Cast Member that made this pumpkin is a former co-worker of mine. 

More and more pumpkins!

And the Partners Statue has been redecorated with more pumpkins, with a character representing each land. 

Just a reminder that this coming week is the final week of Legends of Frontierland.  If you have those leftover bits that you want to spend, come by this week to buy up land!

A busy day in the Golden Horseshoe, as it’s in the 90s outside.

Stage Door Café is closed from now through the 22nd. While it is closed, the Golden Horseshoe will be serving its full menu.

Quiet day out on the Rivers of America. 

Let’s visit Jack at Haunted Mansion Holiday!

The new list of names in the attic, which represent the Cast Members who helped decorate the Mansion.

Did anyone notice that the pumpkins are placed over the singing busts this year?

Over to the annual Halloween Carnival at Big Thunder Ranch Jamboree.

This is where you can meet the villains, play some games, join the Pirates League and try some seasonal food offerings.  My favorite part is the pumpkin art.

The detail on this Hatbox Ghost pumpkin is amazing.  It’s sad that some of the earlier pumpkins are thrown away after a few weeks and won’t make it to Halloween.

Also, there’s a new magic show on this stage.

Donald in his pumpkin costume.

And finally, there’s a new pair of shirts for couples.  Each shirt is $24.95.

 To conclude this week’s walkthrough, here’s a picture of the Halloween Tree in Frontierland, as it is a tribute to Ray Bradbury, the author and great friend of Walt. 

Like I said last week, if you liked these kinds of posts, have ideas for future posts or can encourage anything, please let me know! Thanks! 



A message from CHOC Walk in the Park:

Taste of Downtown Disney® Benefit

Please join us on Thursday, August 14, 2014 as we taste and savor the flavors of fine cuisine, wine and spirits while enjoying the unique ambience and flair of the Downtown Disney® District in Anaheim.

This progressive experience tours guests through a reception of culinary creations and select pairings of wine/spirits/beer from Catal Restaurant & Uva Bar, ESPN® Zone, House of Blues®, Naples Ristorante e Pizzeria, Ralph Brennan's Jazz Kitchen®, WonderGround Gallery and Tortilla Jo's.

Taste guests are escorted in exclusive groups throughout the Downtown Disney® District where they also enjoy live music and entertainment in addition to their tastings and cuisine pairings.

This incredible night ends in the Downtown Disney® District Pavilion with savory treats from La Brea Bakery® Café, and smoothies from Jamba Juice under the stars.

There are four incredible ways to enjoy the Taste of Downtown Disney®.

General Admission
General Admission to the Taste of Downtown Disney® includes admittance to the kick-off reception with tray passed appetizers and select wine/spirits/beer pairings. Taste Guests will enjoy an evening of grouped rotations with stops at Catal Restaurant & Uva Bar, ESPN® Zone, House of Blues®, Naples Ristorante e Pizzeria, Ralph Brennan's Jazz Kitchen®, WonderGround Gallery, Tortilla Jo's. The evening ends in the Downtown Disney® District Pavilion with savory treats from La Brea Bakery® Café, smoothies from Jamba Juice.
Ticket Price - $75.00 per person

Fireworks Package
Enjoy a special Fireworks viewing at Disneyland® Hotel Concierge Floor - Package includes one ticket to the Taste of Downtown Disney®, refreshments in the Concierge Lounge at the Disneyland® Hotel (11th floor).
Ticket Price - $100 per person

Tequila Lounge
We are thrilled to offer this amazing experience again at this year’s Taste. This exclusive experience starts the evening off with general admission to the Taste of Downtown Disney®, then from 7:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. the Lounge is open and guests can enjoy the Tortilla Jo's Tequila Lounge. Enjoy the private terrace overlooking the Downtown Disney® District while tasting fine chilled tequilas, robust red wines and ports as well as fine cigars.
Ticket Price - $200 per person

World of Color Package
Enjoy VIP viewing of the World of Color, Disney's new water show located at Paradise Bay at Disney California Adventure® Park. The World of Color night time water spectacular weaves water, color, fire and light into a kaleidoscope of fantasy and imagination. More than 1,000 jets of water form incredible shapes in time to the music as Disney® and Disney® Pixar characters come to life on a shimmering veil of mist. After an evening at the Taste of Downtown Disney®, a Disneyland® Resort Cast Member will escort you to the VIP World of Color viewing area.
Ticket Price - $150 per person

Thursday, August 14, 2014
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Downtown Disney District Anaheim
1580 S Harbor Blvd
Anaheim, CA 92802
United States

Register for this event here

100% Proceeds from the Taste of Downtown Disney® benefit CHOC Walk in the Park

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