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Meet Marvel and Other Super Heroes at Disney California Adventure Park

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As “Avengers: Endgame” has smashed into theaters across the globe, fans have plenty to look forward to in Hollywood Land at Disney California Adventure park. Step into another time dimension for multiple heroic encounters where you can meet Marvel super heroes and more!

Captain America  

Salute the all-American hero, Captain America, by striking a patriotic pose at the intersection of Hollywood Boulevard and Sunset Boulevard.

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Thor

Asgard’s royal heir is on-guard eager to meet you and share his galactic adventures.

Loki

Challenge the galaxy’s most swindling trickster, and Thor’s meddling brother, to witty banter and a photo opp.

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Black Panther

Show your respect to the king of Wakanda as you encounter the strength of T’Challa and his guard, the Dora Milaje.

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Black Widow

Join Natasha Romanoff, the most talented spy on Earth, and share your secret missions with her daily in Hollywood Land.

Hawkeye

Show your steady hands and think fast when you meet sharp-shooter Hawkeye.

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Captain Marvel

Awe at Captain Marvel’s extraordinary power as you pose with her and her F-15 Eagle fighter jet at Hangar 12.

Spider-Man

Feel your spidey senses tingle as you meet your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man at the Brownstone Building on Sunset Boulevard.

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Star-Lord, Gamora and Groot

Groove and move with Star-Lord and Gamora at the Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Dance Off!in front of the Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! Once things get going, Groot makes an appearance at the party!

Be sure to download the official Disneyland mobile app to locate when your favorite Super Heroes will be arriving. 

Attractions and entertainment are subject to change without notice.

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Oogie Boogie Bash – A Disney Halloween Party Coming to Disney California Adventure Park This Fall

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Trick or treat! Disneyland Resort is bringing a new event to guests of all ages this Halloween season: Oogie Boogie Bash – A Disney Halloween Party at Disney California Adventure park. This separate-ticket party treats guests to multiple new experiences that are fun for the entire family, from the new “World of Color” spectacular – “­Villainous!,” to an interactive “Descendants”-inspired dance party, a stage show with Mickey Mouse, and a mysterious Disney villains walk-through experience. 

Oogie Boogie Bash – A Disney Halloween Party will add to the fun of Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort, celebrated from Sept. 6 through Oct. 31, 2019.

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Highlights of Oogie Boogie Bash – A Disney Halloween Party include:

  • “Villainous!” – The new “World of Color” show weaves a Halloween tale about a young girl named Shelley Marie. This twisted tale carries Shelley on an unforgettable journey, exploring the villainous side of Disney characters through fountains, lights, lasers, projections and special effects. “Villainous!” shows that, deep down, there’s a little villain in all of us.
  • Redwood Creek Challenge Trail – Transformed into a wondrous and ethereal world of Disney villains unlike anything seen before, Redwood Creek will be tricked out in a dreamlike environment. This new experience unfolds in a series of scenes, each creating a hauntingly beautiful dream-space of color, sound, light and shadows, as stories emerge from the darkest night to create an enchanting world.
  • Immersive Treat Trails – Enjoy trick-or-treating at the new, wonderfully wicked treat trails throughout the park. Iconic characters such as Mad Hatter from Tim Burton’s “Alice in Wonderland,” or even Oogie Boogie himself will surprise and delight. Additional treat trails will feature oversized cauldrons full of treats for all guests to enjoy.
  • DescenDance – A new pulsing party in the Backlot area of Hollywood Land is inspired by the popular “Descendants” franchise from Disney Channel. As the DescenDance begins, a spell is cast, summoning the greatest dance crew from the Isle of the Lost to throw down and lead everyone in moves that are set to the biggest hit songs from the “Descendants” movies.
  • “Frightfully Fun Parade” – The guest-favorite parade is coming to Disney California Adventure park for the first time! The Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow starts the procession, followed by Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse who lead the cavalcade of characters and many mischievous Disney villains who are ready to stir up some trouble along the parade route.
  • Mickey’s Trick and Treat show – Perfect for young guests, this new, interactive stage production invites kids of all ages to join Mickey Mouse and his pals as they throw a one-of-a-kind Halloween party! Enjoy dancing, not-so-frightening scary-tales, and candy at the Disney Theater in Hollywood Land.
  • Character encounters – Meet beloved Disney characters ­– and villains, too. You may be surprised at who you discover at this Halloween party, ready for photos and greetings!

Take note of these important dates and mark your calendars:

  • April 23: Tickets on sale to Disneyland Resort Annual Passholders, Disney Vacation Club members and Disney Visa card holders
  • April 30: Tickets on sale to general public
  • Oogie Boogie Bash 2019 dates: Sept. 17, Sept. 19, Sept. 22, Sept. 24, Sept. 26, Sept. 29, Oct. 1, Oct. 3, Oct. 6, Oct. 8, Oct. 10, Oct. 13, Oct. 15, Oct. 17, Oct. 20, Oct. 22, Oct. 24, Oct. 27, Oct. 29 and Oct. 31

Entry to Disney California Adventure park before the party is included with an Oogie Boogie Bash ticket. The after-hours party begins at 6 p.m. PT and you will have the opportunity to play in the park for three hours before the event starts on Tuesday and Thursday nights (excluding Oct. 29 and Oct. 31) or four hours on Sunday nights, plus Oct. 29 and Oct. 31.

Tickets for the new Oogie Boogie Bash – A Disney Halloween Party* may be purchased online, as well as at the Disneyland Resort main gate and by phone at 714-781-4636. Online and mobile purchases are not available the day of the event. Parking is not included in the ticket price, and parking fees will apply. Entertainment and attractions are subject to change without notice. Guests may visit the site for additional details.

For more information and tickets to Oogie Boogie Bash – A Disney Halloween Party at the Disneyland Resort, visit Disneyland.com/HalloweenParty

*The number of tickets available are limited and valid only for the specific event date and hours. Limit eight (8) tickets per person, per event date. Tickets not required for Guests ages 2 and under. Tickets are non-refundable and may not be resold or transferred for a commercial purpose. Costumes are subject to Disney guidelines and should not be obstructive or offensive; please check special event costume guidelines at https://disneyland.disney.go.com/faq/parks/dress for restrictions. Offer and event elements are subject to restrictions, change or cancellation without notice.

Look Closer at Luigi’s Rollickin’ Roadsters at Disney California Adventure Park

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Benvenuto! Hop in, cousin, and buckle up while we take a closer look at Luigi’s Rollickin’ Roadstersat Disney California Adventure park. This attraction takes you through Luigi’s Casa Della Tires, before heading out to the dance floor where Luigi’s cousins have put on their dancing tires and let loose. Don’t race through the queue or you’ll miss some neat details!

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It’s not called Casa Della Tires for nothing! Luigi has all his finest and favorite tires on display in the tire showroom, including Lightyear Radials, Tortellini Tires and Fettuccini. Keep an eye out for all the different brands!

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As you leave the tire gallery, look across the way where Luigi and Guido have three boards full of memorabilia. It’s no surprise that Luigi is a huge Lightning McQueen fan – he and Guido were part of Lightning’s pit crew at both the Piston Cup and the World Prix. Luigi has even kept issues of magazines like Rolling Tire and RSN where Lightning is featured on the cover. If you look closely, you might spot memorabilia from around the world!

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While it is clear that Luigi loves Italy, he’s made a home in Carburetor County and kept many mementos from his time in Radiator Springs–including a sign for Route 66 and a flier from the Carburetor County Classic Film Festival where they played movies like “Mary Poppin’ a Wheelie” and “Monster Trucks, Inc.”

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As you exit the building and enter the patio area, take a peek at Luigi’s office. He has all sorts of fun décor scattered about, like the Italian flag, postcards from around the globe and even an Automotive Table of the Elements. Some elements to note are Vroomium, Car-bon, Bumperine and Towtalum.

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Luigi’s desk is full of nods to his life in Radiator Springs. You might notice a note from Doc Hudson, file folders with the names of other residents and an invoice from Shiny Wax. While it may not seem the most organized, his desk is a treasure trove of memories!

Thanks for joining us on today’s tour of Luigi’s Rollickin’ Roadsters, racers!

Complete List of 2019 Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival Menus

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Calling all foodies – get your forks and knives ready, because the Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival is returning to the Disneyland Resort on March 1! Celebrating the beauty and bounty of California, the festival features unforgettable cuisine and beverages from regions across the Golden State. In addition to 14 Festival Marketplaces with incredible menus, you can enjoy family-friendly seminars, celebrity chef sightings, a dinner with Disney chefs, and so much more!

The Marketplace menus this year are jam-packed with a delicious array of new items, as well as some returning favorites. Located throughout Disney California Adventure park, you’ll want to make a stop at every kiosk! Paradise Garden Grill and the Festival Beer Garden are also featuring their own offerings, including a wonderful selection of beer flights and unique dishes.

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In addition, the Sip and Savor Pass is a great way to taste your way through the festival and is now available to all guests. This pass includes a souvenir lanyard and credential, entitling you to eight select food or non-alcoholic beverage items from any participating Marketplaces, Paradise Garden Grill and select Festival Food & Beverage Carts. Use all eight coupons in a single day, or spread them out over multiple visits – the choice is up to you! You can purchase the Sip and Savor Pass at various locations throughout the park, including Trolley Treats, Elias & Co., Seaside Souvenirs, the Sip and Savor Cart, the Festival Marketplaces, Festival Gift and Artist Corner and Studio Store in Hollywood Land.

Finally, the moment you’ve all been waiting for! Here is all of the juicy medetails and Marketplace locations for the 2019 Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival menus. And when you visit the park, be sure to pick up a Tasting Passport, which includes all of this information and more! Happy snacking!

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NUTS ABOUT CHEESE (near Carthay Circle Restaurant at the Festival Entrance)
Food:

  • Fiscalini White Cheddar Lager Soup served in a Mini Boudin Sourdough Bread Bowl (V)
  • Ham and Vella Jack Cheese Pinwheel with Smoked Pistachios
  • Creamy Oikos Yogurt Cheesecake (V)

Beverages:

  • Karl Strauss Brewing Company, Columbia Street, Amber Lager, San Diego
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UNCORK CALIFORNIA (near Carthay Circle Restaurant at the Festival Entrance)
Food:

  • California Artisan Cheese Selection – Select from either Point Reyes Blue of Fiscalini White Cheddar Hand-crafted California Cheese (V)

Beverages:

  • White Wine Flight
    • Twomey Cellars, Sauvignon Blanc, Napa-Sonoma County
    • Simi, Chardonnay, “Reserve,” Russian River Valley, California
    • Patz & Hall, Chardonnay, “Dutton Ranch,” Russian River Valley, California
  • Red Wine Flight
    • Erath, Pinot Noir, Oregon
    • Klinker Brick Winery, Old Vine Zinfandel, Lodi
    • Rowen, Blend, Sonoma County, California
  • Mimosa Flight
    • Hibiscus Mimosa
    • Tropical Mimosa
    • Mixed Berry Mimosa
  • Chandon Brut, Sparkling Wine, California
  • Assorted Wine Varietals
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CITRUS GROVE (near Carthay Circle Restaurant at the Festival Entrance)
Food:

  • Orange Chicken and Rice
  • Citrus-brined Pork Roast with Tangy Barbecue Sauce and Lemon Pepper Slaw
  • Meyer Lemon Blue Diamond Almond Macaron (GF, V)

Beverages:

  • Meyer Lemon Ginger Mule
  • Ginger Beer (non-alcoholic)
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CALIFORNIA CRAFT BREWS (near the Cars Land Entrance)
Food:

  • Pepperoni Pizza Egg Rolls with Marinara and Pesto Sauce

Beverages:

  • Bright and Balanced Beer Flight
    • Pizza Port California Honey Golden Ale
    • Hangar 24 Orange Wheat
    • Left Coast Pink Bikini Raspberry Wheat
    • Karl Strauss Columbia Street Amber Lager
  • Hobby and Bold Beer Flight
    • Smog City Sabre-Toothed Squirrel Amber Ale
    • Lost Winds Tropiclemente Tropical Ale IPA
    • Towne Park Blacksmith Black IPA
    • Asylum Rorschach Brown Ale
  • By the Glass – Bright and Balanced
    • Pizza Port Brewing Company, California Honey, Golden Ale, Solana Beach
    • Hangar 24 Craft Brewery, Orange Wheat, American Wheat Ale, Redlands
    • Left Coast Brewing Co., Pink Bikini, Raspberry Wheat, San Clemente
    • Three Weavers Brewing Company, Day Job, Pale Ale, Inglewood
    • Karl Strauss Brewing Company, Columbia Street, Amber Lager, San Diego
  • By the Glass – Hoppy and Bold
    • Smog City Brewing Co., Sabre-Toothed Squirrel, Hoppy Amber Ale, Torrance
    • Stereo Brewing Company, Perfect Day, American IPA, Placentia
    • Lost Winds Brewing Company, Tropiclemente, Tropical IPA, San Clemente
    • Towne Park Brew Co., Blacksmith, Black IPA, Anaheim
    • Asylum Brewing, Rorschach, Brown Ale with Kenyan Coffee, Anaheim
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BERRY PATCH (near the Cars Land Entrance)
Food:

  • Strawberry and Coconut Rice “Frushi” with Sweet Oikos Yogurt Wasabi Sauce (GF, V)
  • Fresh California Berry Pie (V)

Beverages:

  • Blue Diamond Almond Breeze Almondmilk
  • Strawberry Float with Vanilla Ice Cream, Whipped Cream, and Crunchy Cereal Garnish (non-alcoholic)

PEPPERS CALI-ENTE (near Wine Country Trattoria)
Food:

  • Verlasso Sustainable Salmon Peruvian Poke with Cucumber-Lime Salad and Aji Verde Salsa (GF)
  • Ghost Pepper Mac and Cheese with Chili Cheese Corn Chip Dust (V)

Beverages:

  • Jalapeño-Lime Margarita
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VEGGIE, VEGGIE, FRUIT, FRUIT (near Wine Country Trattoria)
Food:

  • Grilled Asparagus Chicken Caesar Salad
  • Cauliflower Ceviche with Chile Corn Crumble and Tortilla Strips (VG)
  • Duo of Frozen Fruit Fruit Bars – Lime and Strawberry

Beverages:

  • Cool Lime Michelada with Frozen Lime Ice
  • Davis Bynum, Sauvignon Blanc, “Virginia’s Block,” Russian River Valley, California
  • Chihuahua Cerveza, Limón, Premium Lager, Newport Beach
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AVOCADO TIME (near Wine Country Trattoria)
Food:

  • Petit Impossible Burger with Guac and Pepper Jack Cheese (V)
  • Spiced Roasted Chicken on Pita with Avocado Hummus and Garlic Sauce

Beverages:

  • Kombucha Mojito Cocktail with Fresh Mint
  • Suja Organic Pineapple Passionfruit Kombucha (non-alcoholic)
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I <3 ARTICHOKES (near Pacific Wharf Bridge)
Food:

  • Fried Artichokes with Blue Diamond Almond Breeze Lemon Aioli (V)
  • Artichoke Toast with California Olive Tapenade (V)
  • Blue Diamond Almond Cake with Butter Streusel, Apricot Compote, and Brown Sugar Crème Fraîche (V)

Beverages:

  • Chihuahua Cerveza, Rico, Premium Lager, Newport Beach
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CLUCK-A-DOODLE MOO (near Paradise Gardens Park)
Food:

  • Harris Ranch Grilled Beef Tenderloin Slider with Chimichurri Sauce
  • Salt and Vinegar Parmesan Chicken Wings

Beverages:

  • Watermelon Lemonade with Watermelon Garnish (non-alcoholic)
  • Festival Beer Flight and By the Glass
    • Thorn Brewing, Barrio, Baja-style Lager, San Diego
    • Strand Brewing Co., 24th Street, Pale Ale, Torrance
    • Karl Strauss Brewing Company, Festiv-Ale, Belgian-style Brown, San Diego (Festival Exclusive)
    • Brouwerij West, Dog Ate My Homework, Blackberry Saison, San Pedro
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GARLIC KISSED (near Golden Zephyr)
Food:

  • Black Garlic Soy-braised Pork Belly Banh Mi
  • Creamy Mac and Cheese with Garlic Bread Crumble (V)
  • Chocolate Crunch Cake

Beverages:

  • Bloody Mary with Garlic-stuffed Olive
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OFF THE COB (near Golden Zephyr)
Food:

  • Shrimp Boil Tacos with Andouille Sausage and Fresh Corn (GF)
  • Esquites Sweet Corn Nuggets with Bacon Lardons

Beverages:

  • Citrus Radler, Lager with Grapefruit and Blood Orange Juices, T.W. Pitchers’ Brewing, San Francisco
  • Peach Tea with Peach Garnish (non-alcoholic)
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GOLDEN DREAMS (near Redwood Creek Challenge Trail Entrance)
Food:

  • Deconstructed Teriyaki Chicken Musibi with Pineapple Relish
  • Anaheim Chile Relleno Bites with Salsa Verde (V)
  • Chocolate-Peanut-Caramel Parfait (GF)

Beverages:

  • Yippee! Mickey’s Cotton Candy Soda (non-alcoholic): Sprite, Cotton Candy Premium Syrup, Half-rimmed Butter Cream with Pineapple Cotton Candy Garnish
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LA STYLE (located near Monsters, Inc. Mike & Sulley to the Rescue!)
Food:

  • Asian-style Beef Barbacoa Taco with Pickled Ginger
  • BLT Chicharrón Duro with Ranch Crema

Beverages:

  • Tiki Cocktail: Aged Rum, Falernum, Bitters, Lime, and Grapefruit Juices
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FESTIVAL BEER GARDEN (near Boardwalk Pizza & Pasta)
Beverages:

  • Beer Garden Flight
    • 2 Towns Outcider Hard Apple Cider
    • Ommegang Hennepin Saison
    • Modern Times Booming Rollers IPA
    • Karl Strauss Baltic Porter
  • Bright and Refreshing, By the Glass/li>
    • The Dudes’ Brewing Company, Los Dudes Cerveza, Mexican-style Lager, Los Angeles
    • Lost Coast Brewery, Watermelon Wheat, Eureka
    • 2 Towns Ciderhouse, Outcider, Unfiltered Hard Apple Cider, Oregon
    • Brewery Ommegang, Hennepin, Farmhouse Saison, New York
  • Hoppy and Bold, By the Glass
    • Modern Times Beer, Booming Rollers, IPA, San Diego
    • Divine Science Brewing, Third Contact, Gluten-friendly IPA, Anaheim (GF)
    • Bear Republic Brewing Co., Apex, Double IPA, Cloverdale
    • Karl Strauss Brewing Company, Baltic Porter, San Diego
  • Festival Indulgences
    • Twisted Horn Mead, Blue Cloak, Mead, Vista
    • Founders Brewing Co., Backwoods, Bourbon Barrel-aged Scotch Ale, Michigan
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PARADISE GARDEN GRILL (near Boardwalk Pizza & Pasta)
Food:

  • Beer-battered Cod with Steak Fries and Spiced Remoulade
  • Impossible No “Meat” Ball Submarine with Marinara Sauce topped with Soy Cheese and served with Kettle Chips (VG)
  • Beer-braised Pork Tacos with Pickled Apple Slaw, Black Beans, and Queso
  • Buffalo-style Roasted Turkey Leg with Celery Slaw and Crumbled Blue Cheese
  • Large Soft Pretzel with Beer Cheese Dipping Sauce (V)
  • Black Forest Parfait – Layers of Chocolate Cake, Vanilla Chantilly, Chocolate Mousse, and Cherries

Beverages:

  • Matanzas Creek, Sauvignon Blanc-Fume Blanc, Sonoma County, Nielson Chardonnay, Santa Barbara County
  • ‘Ōlelo Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles
  • Deschutes Brewery, Pacific Wonderland, Lager, Oregon
  • Sudwerk Brewing Co., Märzen, Amber Lager, David
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SIGNATURE EVENTS
The festival’s signature events are also experiences worth checking out! One of my favorites is Sweet Sundays, which is returning this year. This popular event makes for a sweet start to your day, allowing you to join a celebrity pastry chef for an entertaining dessert-centric demonstration, an interview with the chef, and a light brunch buffet featuring one of the chef’s dishes! If you’ve ever wanted to hone your pastry and baking techniques and indulge in yummy desserts, this is definitely the event for you. This event occurs on select Sundays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Palisades Stage in Paradise Gardens Park for the duration of the festival, and space is limited, so be sure to make your reservations today!

  • March 10 – Jean-Marc Viallet, Disneyland Resort Executive Pastry Chef
  • March 24 – Matt Lewis, Baked NY and Tokyo, Baked: New Frontiers in Baking
  • April 7 – Emily Ellyn, Food Network Star and Cutthroat Kitchen
  • April 21 – Keegan Gerard, Food Network Challenge

Another exciting event is the Dinner with the Disney Chefs. This sumptuous dinner is on Thursday, March 28, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. in the Vineyard Room at Wine Country Trattoria. Here, you’ll get to meet the Disneyland Resort chefs and sommeliers featured in the new Disney Festivals Cookbook, all while enjoying a four-course dinner with dishes inspired by the festival recipes and paired with hand-selected wines and cocktails. This event is a great way to enhance your Food & Wine Festival experience.

For more information on the 2019 Disney California Adventure Food and Wine Festival, full menus, event info, and to make reservations, visit the Disneyland Resort website.

V Vegetarian
VG Vegan
GF Gluten Friendly

Don’t Miss the Details at Toy Story Midway Mania! at Disney California Adventure

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Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, step right up to take a closer look at Toy Story Midway Mania at Disney California Adventure Park! Toy Story Midway Mania! opened in June 2008 and joined the California-themed boardwalk, which will soon be a part of the new Pixar Pier when it opens June 23, 2018. The Victorian architectural design of Toy Story Midway Mania! celebrates the heyday of the great seaside parks of the early 20th century, while bringing everyone’s favorite Pixar characters to Disney California Adventure Park.

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The adventure begins as guests pass through the portal and “shrink” into the toy world. You’ll notice details like the white baseboards along the floor grow from a few inches to nearly four feet high! In addition, the ceiling’s height gives you a toy’s eye view of the attraction. Even wall outlets are larger than life with strings of giant lights plugged into the sockets.

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Andy’s toys, games, books and drawings line the walls, occupying every nook and cranny throughout the attraction and creating a toy carnival. There are actually 29 different activities and toys you can identify from the “Toy Story” films—or maybe even your own childhood. Next time you visit, try to see how many you find!

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Some of the toys have opened carnival booths in between games. The “Hockey Puck’s Ice Cream” show set towards the end of the attraction refers to a line made famous by Don Rickles, the comedian who voices Mr. Potato Head.

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There are also certain targets and combinations of targets that, when hit, will trigger hidden surprises that visually affect the gamescape and encourage participants to thoroughly explore all the targets. While riding, be sure to keep an ear out for Rex who is a fan of games and knows a trick or two that will help you out.

Toy Story Midway Mania! is open for you to enjoy while Imagineers prepare for the Pixar Pier opening on June 23, 2018. To learn more about this attraction and how Woody and friends came together to put on this game, check out Magic of Disney Parks Storytelling: Toy Story Midway Mania!

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Siera is a travel agent with Destinations in Florida, an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner. She would love to help you plan your next vacation at no cost to you. Call her at 734-771-1290 or email her at siera@destinationsinflorida.com for your free, no obligation quote. 

Explore the Legend of Grizzly River Run at Disney California Adventure Park

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Buckle up river rafters! Grizzly River Run at Disney California Adventure park is a one-stop destination for thrill-seeking rafters—and you’re invited to take a closer look as we ride up, down and through Grizzly Peak.

The Disney Parks Blog is exploring the thrilling whitewater raft adventure which takes guests down a roaring California river reminiscent of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. This mountain also conceals several story elements and fun references which may “peak” your interest!

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According to legend, long ago a coyote met a grizzly bear on top of the mountain. Seeing that the grizzly was such a powerful creature, the coyote asked him to watch over and protect the land. Even as people came upon the mountain and tried to chase the grizzly bear down, the bear held his ground. When the coyote saw that the bear was alone against the surrounding people, he turned the grizzly into stone so he could never be driven away. To this day, people claim they can hear the bear’s spirit in the wind when traveling through the caverns of Grizzly Peak.

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As you walk through the land of Grizzly Peak, you may notice an assortment of items, including mining equipment. During California’s Gold Rush days, the whitewater rapids became home to the Eureka Gold & Timber Mining Company, when prospectors were drawn to the hope of striking it rich in the Sierras. As time went on and gold began to run dry, people began to realize that the beauty of Grizzly Peak was more precious than gold.

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The rapids we see today are a result of the logging and natural waterways that was important to the business boom brought on by “Gold Fever.” With a twist on this idea, adventure seekers can brace themselves and raft along the rushing waters of the mountain, almost like bobbing, twirling logs, spinning out of control.

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Throughout Grizzly Peak, guests are invited take a break from technology, open their minds to conservation, and pledge to help preserve the surrounding land. Wilderness areas and parks allow people to slow down and to appreciate and experience on a person‐to‐person, human scale. By walking about and exploring lands such as Grizzly Peak, visitors can focus on delicate plant life, gentle streams, silent vistas and amazing wildlife.

Do you have a favorite spot near Grizzly River Run to soak in the wild beauty of California? Or do you prefer to get soaked while braving gurgling geysers, jetting water and a splashdown? Comment below!

Siera is a travel agent with Destinations in Florida, an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner. She would love to help you plan your next vacation at no cost to you. Call her at 734-771-1290 or email her at siera@destinationsinflorida.com for your free, no obligation quote. 

Top Ten Cold Snacks at Disneyland and Disney California Adventure Park

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Southern California is warm and sunny most of the year – so it’s almost always the perfect season for some cold snacks at Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park! Here are the top 10 best cold snacks at Disneyland Resort.

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10. Bifrosties – Behind Schmoozies at Disney California Adventure park, Bifrosties is serving up flavored shaved ice…but only during Summer of Heroes, which ends September 10. My favorite is Spider Venom (blue raspberry and cherry with condensed milk)!

9. Caprese on Focaccia Bread – Tomatoes, mozzarella, basil, lettuce, citrus aioli, basil vinaigrette and balsamic glaze combine on delicious focaccia bread for a satisfying summer lunch at Jolly Holiday Bakery Cafe in Disneyland park.

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8. Lobster Roll – If you haven’t yet found this gem at Harbour Galley in Critter Country, you are missing out! Chilled lobster salad is served on a toasted, buttered roll for a filling – but not too filling – meal.

7. Gourmet Cheese Plate and Cold Cut Plate – Enjoy these nibbles with a chilled glass of Chardonnay at Sonoma Terrace in Disney California Adventure park for a relaxing afternoon.

6. Flo’s Classic Chocolate Shake – I love a chocolate milkshake, especially when it’s topped with “Road Gravel.” And Flo’s V8 Cafe has one of my favorite outdoor dining locations in all of Disneyland Resort, where you can chill out in the shade with your shake and a spectacular view of the Cadillac Mountain Range.

5. Fanta Orange Float – Two Scoops of Vanilla Ice Cream plus Fanta Orange soda equals heaven in a cup. Creamy, refreshing and colorful, this drink always has other guests asking me, “What’s that?!” That’s when I point them in the direction of Gibson Girl Ice Cream Parlor on Main Street, U.S.A.

4. Ahi Poke – You can find this traditional Hawaiian dish at a variety of locations throughout Disney California Adventure park, but I’m recommending Tangaroa Terrace at Disneyland Hotel as a relaxing escape from the hustle and bustle of the theme parks. Order up a serving and sit in the outside dining area, overlooking the retro-themed pools and waterslides.

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3. World Famous Hot Fudge Sundae – At Ghirardelli Soda Fountain and Chocolate Shop, I ask for mine with a scoop of Cookies ‘n Cream and a scoop of Cookie Dough ice cream.

2. Cobb Salad – Hands down, without question, the Cobb Salad at Plaza Inn on Main Street, U.S.A., is my favorite salad. Not just at the Disneyland Resort – anywhere. I don’t know if it’s some magic with the salad itself or the iconic location, but in my opinion, you can’t beat it.

1. Boysen Apple Freeze – Sharing the top spot with Red’s Apple Freeze (its cousin at Disney California Adventure park), Boysen Apple Freeze wins the top spot for me because it is refreshing and a bit lighter – made with frozen apple juice, a hint of wild berry and topped with passion fruit foam.

What are your favorite cold snacks at Disneyland Resort on a hot day?

Siera is a travel agent with Destinations in Florida, an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner. She would love to help you plan your next vacation at no cost to you. Call her at 734-771-1290 or email her at siera@destinationsinflorida.com for your free, no obligation quote. 

New Incredibles Float Joins Paint the Night Parade at Disney California Adventure

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The fan-favorite “Paint the Night” parade at Disney California Adventure park is currently dazzling audiences during the limited-time Pixar Fest at the Disneyland Resort. This electrifying parade uses more than 1 million brilliant lights, high-energy music and cutting edge special effects featuring many beloved Disney and Pixar pals. A new Incredibles float will be added to the Paint the Night Parade at Disney California Adventure Park on June 23, 2018.

Joining “Paint the Night” on June 23 is a new float inspired by Disney•Pixar’s “The Incredibles” and “Incredibles 2.” The Parr family and their pal Frozone will make their debut in this spectacular parade with high-tech, pop-art effects.

Here’s how the fun and excitement of The Incredibles float will be brought to life:

  • The dynamic and colorful new float connects both “The Incredibles” and “Incredibles 2,” picking up where the first film left off and portraying the scene that shows the Parr family banding together against the supervillain known as “The Underminer.”
  • Violet Parr uses her super powers to surround herself with a “force field.” It will come to life through a custom-built persistence-of-vision (POV) globe – the first and largest ever to be installed on a Disney parade float.
  • Dash’s super-human speed is captured through an innovative system of 64 individually lit frames, flashing as he races in circles around the float.
  • Mr. Incredible and Mrs. Incredible, along with their pal Frozone, light up the night in new super suits. The suits have been installed and wired by hand and are fully programmable to be in sync with the music and the float lighting.
  • The super suits, designed by eccentric fashion designer Edna Mode, are illuminated with nearly 100 sheets of flexible, miniature LEDs. This is the first time these light-up suits will be worn by any Disney or Pixar character.
  • The chest logos on the Incredibles’ glowing super suits are made up of 60 individually programmable LEDs.

This “super” float joins “Paint the Night” this summer during Pixar Fest, the limited-time celebration happening now through September 3. Pixar Pier will also welcome guests at Disney California Adventure park on June 23.

Be sure to catch “Incredibles 2” in theaters now!

(Thanks Disney Parks Blog)

Siera is a travel agent with Destinations in Florida, an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner. She would love to help you plan your next vacation at no cost to you. Call her at 734-771-1290 or email her at siera@destinationsinflorida.com for your free, no obligation quote. 

Lamplight Lounge to Serve Gastro-Pub Cuisine and Cocktails at Pixar Pier

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There’s a hot new spot coming to Disney California Adventure park! Located at the entrance of Pixar PierLamplight Lounge will be a stylish, fun place to hang out with the whole family. The lounge will be serving up playfully presented California casual gastro-pub cuisine and unique signature cocktails.

Disney’s culinary team has been hard at work cooking up a spectacular menu, and they shared a sneak peek at some of the delicious items you can taste when Pixar Pier opens on June 23.

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Starting with “Shorts” to Share – also known as appetizers – the Potato Skins will make for the perfect crunchy snack to start off your meal. Made with crispy Yukon gold potatoes, these skins come with brown butter-caper yogurt, smoked paprika aïoli, and Manchego cheese.

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If creative sushi is more your style, then the Carne Asada Roll will be right up your alley, with New York grilled strip steak, roasted Fresno chili salsa, escabeche, and crema.

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For the Bigger Bites menu, a vegetarian entrée will take the “lamplight” – the Spinach Salad! This salad consists of curly spinach with warm wild mushrooms, a soft poached egg, charred onion vinaigrette, shiitake “bacon,” and blue cheese toast.

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Another featured entrée will be the Chicken Sandwich. This savory, spicy sandwich comes with crispy chicken with spicy chili glaze, vinegar slaw, and pineapple butter and served on an Amish bun alongside malted fries.

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On the kids menu, “Budding Artists” will love the PB&J Roll! A fun twist on a traditional peanut butter and jelly sandwich, this creamy peanut butter and whole wheat “roll” comes drizzled with strawberry jelly. It’s also served with fresh fruit and a flower pot of hummus and veggies.

Lamplight Lounge and Pixar Pier are set to officially open later this summer at Disney California Adventure park. This expansive reimagining will transform the shores of Paradise Bay with your favorite Pixar stories. Other exciting food and beverage locations coming to Pixar Pier include Poultry Palace, Señor Buzz Churros, Angry Dogs, and the recently-opened Adorable Snowman Frosted Treats.

Lamplight Lounge opens on June 23, and if these dishes are making you hungry, then you’ll be excited to know that reservations are now open! Reservations can be made on the Disneyland Resort website or by calling (714) 781-DINE (714 781-3463) between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. daily Pacific Time.

(Thanks Disney Parks Blog!)

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Pixar Pier to Include Four Neighborhoods Inspired by Pixar Stories

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When Pixar Pier opens later this summer in Disney California Adventure park, guests will find four whimsical neighborhoods inspired by beloved Pixar stories. Here’s a bit more detail on what to expect at Pixar Pier!

Incredibles Park – Inspired by “The Incredibles,” Incredibles Park will be an inviting plaza featuring mid-century modern design aesthetics. Guests will enter through an archway where the iconic Incredibles logo will be seen overhead. Once inside, the new Incredicoaster will take you on a thrilling race alongside the Parr family. A combination of character figures, lighting, music and special effects will bring all the action to life! Upon exiting the attraction, the Jack-Jack Cookie Num Nums stand will tempt guests with freshly-baked treats.

Toy Story Boardwalk – Adjacent to Incredibles Park, Toy Story Boardwalk will be themed to “Toy Story.” Guests will be shrunk down to the size of a toy on the fan-favorite Toy Story Midway Mania! Jessie the yodeling cowgirl will invite you for a rootin’ tootin’ spin on Jessie’s Critter Carousel (opening in 2019). At Poultry Palace, big appetites and small fries alike can enjoy a fun meal inspired by Pixar’s short, “Toy Story Toon: Small Fry.” There will even be a fun-sized Zurg—perfect for photo ops! You can also stop by Señor Buzz Churros, where Buzz has switched into Spanish mode to offer this classic treat. ¡Delicioso!

Pixar Promenade – This charming seaside promenade inspired by classic turn-of-the-century California boardwalks will celebrate the heartwarming stories and beloved characters from all of Pixar’s films. The focal point of Pixar Promenade will be the Pixar Pal-A-Round. This reimagining of a guest favorite will still include the iconic face of Mickey Mouse on the Paradise Bay side of the wheel. But now, each of the 24 gondolas will feature different pairs of Pixar pals!

Pixar Promenade will also feature the Games of the Boardwalk, offering guests a chance to test their skills and win a prize. The four colorful game booths will include Heimlich’s Candy Corn Toss, Wall-E Space Race, La Luna Star Catcher and Bullseye Stallion Stampede. Also featured along the promenade will be a classic band-shell stage, ideal for musical entertainment acts and encounters with your favorite Pixar characters. Bing Bong’s Sweet Stuff will feature delightful confections, including saltwater taffy and rainbow cotton candy. For some savory bites, head over to Angry Dogs, where the dogs heat up as Anger from “Inside Out” burns with rage!

Inside Out Headquarters – Located on the western end of the pier, the lush and colorful area inspired by “Inside Out” will be known as Inside Out Headquarters. This playground for the emotions will feature a whimsical family-friendly attraction, scheduled to open at a later date.

Siera is a travel agent with Destinations in Florida, an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner. She would love to help you plan your next vacation at no cost to you. Call her at 734-771-1290 or email her at siera@destinationsinflorida.com for your free, no obligation quote.