Category: Disneyland

#87: 12 Days of Christmas #12: Disneyland Small World Holiday

SamsDisneyDiary Small World Holiday

Welcome to Sams Disney Diary 12 Days of Christmas 2016!  Day #12 – Disneyland’s Small World Holiday. If Walt Disney World is your “Home Park”, Disneyland’s Small World Holiday also is enough reason to make the trip to California for the holidays.  As you approach the outdoor facade, you can’t help but realize something is

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#82: 12 Days of Christmas #7: Disneyland Christmas Fantasy Parade

SamsDisneyDiary 82 - Disneyland Christmas Fantasy Parade

Welcome to Sams Disney Diary 12 Days of Christmas 2016!  Day #7 – Disneyland’s Christmas Fantasy Parade. It’s time to ring in the season, and there is no better way than with a Disneyland Christmas parade.  A long list of Disney characters join Santa for a merry musical celebration that’s headed straight down the middle

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#76: 12 Days of Christmas #1: Disneyland Dapper Dans

SasmDisneyDiary #76 - Disneyland Dapper Dans

Welcome to Sams Disney Diary 12 Days of Christmas 2016!  Day #1 – Disneyland’s Dapper Dans. Disneyland’s Dapper Dans have been entertaining guests on Main Street USA since 1959.  The idea of “atmosphere entertainment” can be traced back to Walt Disney himself, and Disneyland’s Director of Entertainment in1959, Chuck Corson.  Chuck was the second director

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#73: Mickey’s Fun Wheel

In the middle of Disney’s California Adventure Paradise Pier, along the bustling boardwalk, you can’t miss Mickey’s Fun Wheel.  From a distance, the harmless Ferris wheel looks like a perfect relaxing way to catch some beautiful views of California Adventure.  But don’t be fooled; this is no ordinary Ferris wheel.  It’s an eccentric wheel, or

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#61: Disneyland Paint The Night

Disneyland Paint the Night Parade

Disneyland’s Diamond Anniversary Celebration included some wonderful experiences including our family’s favorite, Disneyland’s all new electrical parade, Paint the Night!!!    Paint the Night is a remarkable upgrade to the beloved Main Street Electrical Parade.  According to Disney: When the lights go down at The Happiest Place on Earth, that’s when the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration shines

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#60: World of Color Celebrate

When I visited Disney California Adventure back in 2011, I was blown away by the night time spectacular World of Color (Check out Episode #8 for details). It’s the natural evolution of Disney’s night time entertainment, combining just about every trick in Disney’s book.   As I noted back in Episode #8, the technology allows elements

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#19: WDW Magic Kingdom – Welcome Show

Mickey Greets Guests at the Magic Kingdom Welcome Show

The Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom Welcome Show is among my favorite performances.  There is no better way to start a magical day than with a catchy tune like, “Good morning.  Good morning.  It’s great to stay up late.  Good morning.  Good morning to you and you and you and you”.   It is after all

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#9: Disneyland Fantasmic!

Welcome to Sam’s Disney Diary Episode #9 — Disneyland’s Fantasmic! (Like this Episode? Check out the youtube channel at http://www.youtube.com/SamsDisneyDiary and follow me on twitter @SamsDisneyDiary) In an attempt to reenergize the Disneyland Rivers of America area in the early 90s, Disneyland entertainment introduced a nighttime spectacular.  The show would feature fireworks, live actors, fire,

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#8: World of Color (Disney California Adventure)

World of Color - Disney California Adventure

Welcome to Sam’s Disney Diary Episode #8 — World of Color @ Disney California AdventureWorld of Color…  I can’t get enough!  Yet another reason for a Walt Disney World fan to visit the Disneyland Resort! World of Color premiered on June 11, 2010 as the new Nighttime spectacular at Disney California Adventure, part of the

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#7: Disneyland Main Street and the Fire House 5 + 2

Sams Disney Diary Episode #7 - Disneyland Main Street USA

Welcome to Sam’s Disney Diary Episode #7 — Disneyland Main Street and the Fire House 5 + 2 Episode #7 is once again from Disneyland.  This time I take a quick look at Main Street USA, specifically the left side as you walk toward the castle.  The left side of Disneyland Main Street USA is

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