Disney MaxPass - Disneyland's version of mobile Fastpass with a PhotoPass inclusion - debuted on July 19th, 2017. We were in town at that time and decided to test it on July 21st for the $10.00 per person introductory cost (Signature Passholders receive it included with their pass, other Disneyland Passholders are able to add it for $75.00 per year). Honestly, I had been skeptical when it was first announced. This was the first time I have ever paid for Fastpass or a skip-the-line offering at any park. I also think the name would have been better as "Fastpass Premium" or something like that. But that said, I think it is a much better version of Fastpass than what we have in Florida - easy to use, convenient, and it includes PhotoPass for the day (the PhotoPass part was confusing at first). Here is our review and information about Disney MaxPass.
Disneyland Celebrates it's 62nd Birthday with 62 Characters and "The Happiest March on Earth" (Photos and Video)
Disneyland celebrated 62 years today. I can't believe it has already been two years since the 60th! There was a large crowd early at Town Square for the event today, so we started at Sleeping Beauty Castle and did the march down Main Street with the band, Fab Five and Chip & Dale. 62 total characters soon joined the Dapper Dans and other Cast Members. Here is a look at the event with photos and a full video!
I was at the D23 Expo media preview tonight and have video to share of the Star Wars Land model that was unveiled! This is the Disneyland version, though much of the lands at Disneyland and Walt Disney World will be the same - mostly it is the entrances to the lands that will be different (the transitions). I will also add some photos I took tomorrow evening after the first day of the D23 Expo. I hope many of our readers and viewers are here to enjoy the event! And below the video is the press release from today's unveiling.
A Look Around Disney's Wilderness Lodge Including Refurbished Roaring Fork, New Boulder Ridge Cove Pool and Cascade Cabins Exteriors
Disney's Wilderness Lodge has been undergoing a major transformation over the past couple of years as the new Copper Creek Villas & Cabins development has spurred on refurbishments and additions around the property. In February we posted photos, video and a review of the new Geyser Point Bar & Grill from opening day - at that time, the Roaring Fork counter service location began a refurbishment that just ended last week as it re-opened with a somewhat new look and menu. On this visit, we also walked around the Cascade Cabins that open on July 17th ( we have not been inside yet); the new Boulder Ridge Cove Pool; and the exterior of the resort. We also had breakfast at Roaring Fork and show that as well.
We went to Universal Orlando last week, mostly to finally ride Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon. But while there, we found Gru, his brother Dru, and a variety of Minions out and about for meet and greets to coincide with Despicable Me 3! They will be meeting for much of the summer, through August 19th, 2017. There are two meet and greet locations, one in the KidZone area and the other near the Despicable Me Minion Mayhem attraction. Here are photos and video from the meet and greets!
Cruz Ramirez from Cars 3 is now meeting guests at Disney's Hollywood Studios. You can find her past Toy Story Midway Mania at Pixar Place. She wasn't on the written schedule today, so not as many guests knew she was here. She does say a handful of phrases. Here are some photos and video from today!
We made it over yesterday to see nighttime at Pandora - The World of Avatar. I had already posted 120 photos from a daytime visit, and I brought the tripod to take some evening photos over the 2 hours or so we were there. The area is very dark at night, most of the photos were taken with a 15 - 30 second exposure. It was a pretty night after the rain, moderately busy. Most of the photos are of the floating mountains, waterfalls and plants - a couple are of the sidewalks. Here are 25 photos from last night with no other commentary.
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- Pandora - The World of Avatar: 120 Photos (with Video) Around the New Land
- "Happily Ever After" is an Enchanting Replacement for "Wishes" (Photos, Video)
- Star-Lord and Baby Groot Now Meeting in Disney's Hollywood Studios at "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2." Meet & Greet (Photos and Video)
- 10 Reasons to Visit Disneyland Paris During the 25th Anniversary Celebration
- Disneyland Paris Pulls Out the Stops for 25th Anniversary on April 12th, 2017 - Overview with Photos & Video, Including Rare Characters
- Miss Adventure Falls Family Raft Ride Opens at Typhoon Lagoon (Photos, Video)
- Geyser Point Bar & Grill Open at Disney's Wilderness Lodge: Photos & Video (Including Food & Drinks)
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