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3. Captain America Meet and Greet in Innoventions
4. Radiator Springs Racers (get your Fastpasses at Park opening)
5. Fried Chicken at the newly reopened Plaza Inn!
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This day in Disney history, April 30, 2012, Carnation Plaza Gardens was open for its final day before being transformed into what is now the Princess Fantasy Faire. CPG opened on Aug 18, 1956. Some of the very talented musicians that performed there were Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, Frank Sinatra Jr, Bill Elliot, Lionel Hampton, Count Baise, Cab Calloway, The Osmond Brothers and many others. During the day, high school bands, choirs and orchestra would perform. On the weekends, swing dancing would take place. Walt and his wife would spend many weekends dancing there. On June 28, 1957, the first Date Nite at Disneyland was held. For the first time, Disneyland would extend its hours until 1am on Fri and Sat nights for Date Nite. Couples could purchase Date Nite discounted tickets and gain admission after 5pm. My grandparents would tell me stories of how they spent most of their weekends dancing at CPG and how wonderful the Big Bands were! The Elliot Brothers released the album "Date Nite At Disneyland" in 1958. In 1961, Disneyland's Big Band Festival would begin. In 1984, from June-Sept "Big Bands at Disneyland" premiered on the Disney Channel. There was once a food area there that served grilled burgers, fries and Carnation ice cream. One of my favorite memories was in between sets, cooling off with some ice cream! I first started dancing at CPG in 1997. It was quite the scene back then. Every weekend, I would be dancing a CPG for a good 5 years. It was the place to be! We would get dressed up and have some amazing jam sessions. There were couples dancing there that had been going for decades and it was fun listening to their stories of how it was back in the day! April 28, 2012 was the final night of dancing at CPG. There were so many people who came out for that iconic night! It was a night I will never forget! Here is a link to the final dance that night, fittingly the song was "Let's Dance At Disneyland" http://tinyurl.com/c6q78r9 Here is also a link to a video I took of CPG on its last day so that I could remember what it looked like http://tinyurl.com/d3cp6aq I keep my fingers crossed that the dancing will soon return at Disneyland!!! What memories do you have at CPG?
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Update for Monday (8/18) through Friday (8/22)- Park hours: DL 9am-12am, DCA 9am-11pm. Might expect it to be crowded this week due to all Annual Passes are now open for the first time this summer. Enjoy! - BaseballMickey_CM Aug 17, 2014 9:25PM
FYI: Starting today, Sunday August 10, park hours have changed: Disneyland 9am-11pm and Disney California Adventure 9am-10pm! - BaseballMickey_CM Aug 10, 2014 11:44AM
July was arguably one of the slowest months of the year (some say the Sunday on Independence Day Weekend was the slowest day of the year). However, we saw crowd levels rise Sat Aug 2, and they've been steady through today (Aug 5). With the Socal passes coming good Aug 18, we should see good crowds throughout the end of the month. - Admin Aug 5, 2014 2:23PM
Unforecast for Tuesday July 29th, there appears to be a bit of Christmas in July coming to LaBrea about 8 pm with lots of snow ( I wish) to cool us down. But lots of cool drinks and desserts if UTDisneyfamily cannot bring the cold air with them! Hope to see you all there!!! - secretagentangel Jul 28, 2014 5:49PM
Trying to post the forecast right now but not letting me post up there. I stopped by for an hour before church to get a sandwich. The beauty of having an AP!!!very hot to walk around so people are already waiting for the parade so AnyOne on the way here, pack your patience and find the a seat in the shade, read Mousewait and stay cool! Yay!!! I think this is working!!! - secretagentangel Jul 27, 2014 6:02PM
New "Music of Nashville" event coming to the Big Thunder Ranch Jamboree running on weekends, starting on July 18. To read more info: click here. - BaseballMickey_CM Jul 9, 2014 11:04AM
So far this summer, Saturdays have been the quietest days of the week due to the Annual Passholder block outs. Today, wait times weren't too bad in both parks, with crowd indexes hovering around 60-70 at DL and 50-60 in DCA. - BaseballMickey_CM Jun 28, 2014 11:24PM
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