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  • DACA recipients temporarily block Disneyland entrance as act of civil disobedience

    01/22/2018 1:06:47 PM PST · by Mr.Unique · 82 replies
    MSN News ^ | 1/22/2018 | Hailey Branson-Potts, Cindy Carcamo
    Beneficiaries of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and their allies temporarily blocked a vehicle entrance to Disneyland on Monday, just as the Senate reached an agreement to end the government shutdown brought on in part by a stalemate over their future. The DACA recipients, commonly called Dreamers, stood in a crosswalk at South Harbor Boulevard around 10 a.m. and blocked buses from entering the Anaheim theme park. The 15 protesters were quickly removed by law enforcement officers and were relocated to a sidewalk, where they continued holding signs and chanting, “No dream! No deal!” By 10:40 a.m. the...
  • Power Outage Shuts Down About a Dozen Attractions in Disneyland, Company Says

    12/27/2017 2:20:39 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 29 replies
    ktla ^ | December 27, 2017 | Kristina Bravo,
    A power outage shut down about a dozen attractions in Disneyland in Anaheim Wednesday, a company spokesperson said.   Power was down in Toontown and Fantasyland, according to Disneyland Resort representative Elva Rubalcava. ... The company does not have an estimated time of when power will be restored. In a tweet posted at 1 p.m., the company said Disneyland Park was only accepting guests for re-entry, while Disney California Adventure Park remained open.
  • Disneyland shuts down 2 cooling towers after Legionnaires' disease sickens park visitors

    11/11/2017 3:14:42 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 27 replies
    L A Times ^ | 11/11/2017 | Tony Barboza
    The towers are in a backstage area near the New Orleans Square Train Station, each more than 100 feet from areas accessible to guests, a Disneyland Resort spokeswoman said Friday. A Disneyland employee is among those who fell ill with the disease. “On Oct. 27, we learned from the Orange County Health Care Agency of increased Legionnaires’ disease cases in Anaheim. We conducted a review and learned that two cooling towers had elevated levels of Legionella bacteria,” Dr. Pamela Hymel, chief medical officer for Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, said in a statement Friday. “These towers were treated with chemicals...
  • Nine-Year-Old Girl Books Disneyland Trip After Guessing Dad's Paypal Password

    11/08/2017 5:04:43 PM PST · by Eddie01 · 25 replies
    Sputnik News ^ | Nov. 8, 2017 | staff
    Attention parents and guardians: make sure your Paypal password isn't obvious or simple. One tech-savvy nine-year-old girl from Immingham, Lincolnshire, gave her father a bone-chilling shock after blowing roughly $1,300 on a dream trip to Disneyland Paris. Ian Wilson, the child's father, was fast asleep when his daughter, Susan, got ahold of his phone and began a little midnight shopping spree (well, maybe not so little) after figuring out his Paypal password. Dishing out the benjamins, Susan spent over $500 on flights and a hotel gift card, another $300 on a VIP trip to the Eiffel Tower and just shy...
  • Disney apologizes after boy told he couldn’t attend princess party

    08/31/2017 3:41:15 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 23 replies
    WWLP ^ | August 31, 2017
    PARIS, France (NBC News) — Disneyland Paris has apologized to a 3-year-old British boy who was told he couldn’t dress up as a princess because he’s a boy. Noah McLean-Glass is a huge fan of Elsa from the hit film “Frozen.” His mother says he loves to wear his “Elsa dress” – even to bed. When his family planned a trip to Disneyland Paris, they thought it would be fun for him to take part in the “princess for a day” event. But his mother was shocked when she was told boys could not take part – that the event was...
  • Disneyland apologises for banning boy from Princess experience

    08/31/2017 5:10:19 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 41 replies
    The Guardian ^ | August 30, 2017 | Kevin Rawlinson
    Disneyland Paris has apologised after barring a three-year-old from participating in its “Princess for a Day” experience because he is not a girl. Hayley McLean-Glass said she asked if she would be able to book the treat as a Christmas present for her son, Noah, who is a “superfan” of the Disney film Frozen and loves to dress up as Elsa, one of its lead characters. On Tuesday, after having been denied permission, she wrote an open letter to the firm, demanding to know what “terrible awful fate may befall” her son if he was allowed to wear a dress....
  • Disneyland Takes Wives Off Auction Block For ‘Pirates’ Ride

    06/30/2017 12:22:33 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 37 replies
    Disneyland’s “Pirates of the Caribbean” ride is losing a scene where a bound and tearful woman is on the auction block for pirates to buy as a wife. A banner that now says “Auction, take a wench for a bride” currently hangs over a scene showing women tied by ropes around their waists as a pot-bellied pirate grins at the audience. When the ride reopens, the banner will say “Auction, Surrender yer loot,” and the red-haired woman at the center of the scene will be a pirate herself. A drawing of released by Disneyland shows men and women carrying food...
  • 50 years ago Saturday, Pirates of the Caribbean opened at Disneyland

    03/18/2017 1:54:21 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 25 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | March 18, 2017 | Mark Eades
    ANAHEIM – A half-century ago today, Pirates of the Caribbean opened at Disneyland with great fanfare, and Ron Hanford was there. “It lived up to everything,” he recalled, now 71 and living in Rancho Cucamonga. This week, like so so many times over the years, he was back enjoying Disneyland – and Pirates... It was the last attraction overseen by Walt Disney, opening three months after his death. What is now a 15-minute journey in a boat that bobs past fireflies, pirates firing off cannons, drinking pirates and those trying to escape a jail cell – with that catchy tune...
  • Multiple Cars Catch Fire in Mickey and Friends Parking Structure at Disneyland; Lot Evacuated

    02/13/2017 9:09:08 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 16 replies
    KTLA ^ | 07:05PM, February 13, 2017 | Erika Martin
    Initial damage was estimated to be around $180,000, authorities said Seven people were treated for signs of excessive smoke inhalation and four were transported to a nearby hospital, firefighters said. The lot was evacuated, with park-goers being unable to return to their vehicles until just before 7 p.m. Videos from the scene show thick black smoke billowing from the structure. It was not immediately clear what led to the fire, but authorities did not suspect foul play.
  • French police thwart terror plot, seven arrested in Strasbourg and Marseille

    11/21/2016 6:02:34 AM PST · by csvset · 11 replies
    France24 ^ | 21 NOV 2016 | wire
    France said it had foiled a militant plot and arrested seven people in the southern port city of Marseille and the eastern city of Strasbourg. Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said the seven people of French, Moroccan and Afghan origin, aged 29 to 37, had been detained on Sunday. Two were arrested in Marseille. Most of the others, he said on Monday, were arrested in Strasbourg - a city where one of oldest and largest Christmas markets is set to open this week. “An attack has been foiled ... The scale of the terrorist threat is enormous and it is not...
  • The Centurions of The Lord[ Charismatic Caucus]

    09/01/2016 8:59:25 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 9 replies
    Bible ,The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 9-1-16 | Holy Spirit
    "My living creatures surround you for you have arrived " I AM The Guardian of your life , Nothing exists or is unseen, For I AM The eyes of those that believe, In and through all things I created to be, I AM The Author of all that you see, And of the invisible I make myself known, I AM The Author of existence That turns over every stone, So nothing I say nothing surprises Me, As far as the east is from the west and beyond I see, So rest your wholeness in My fullness for this is where...
  • How Disneyland has changed decade by decade

    07/17/2016 6:38:41 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 54 replies
    Orange County Register (multiple links in body of thread) | July 11-17, 2016 | Mark Eades
    Part 1: This is how Disneyland looked in 1955Part 2: This is how ​Disneyland changed from 1956 to 1959Part 3: Here's how Disneyland looked and changed in the 1960sPart 4: This is how Disneyland looked in the 1970sPart 5: Star Tours, Captain EO, Splash Mountain – see how Disneyland changed in the 1980sPart 6: From 'Fantasmic!' to Toontown, this is how Disneyland changed in the 1990sPart 7: Gold, diamonds and new lands for the new century at Disneyland
  • Retiring Disneyland photographer shares some of his favorite images

    07/05/2016 7:18:30 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 21 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | July 5, 2016 | Mark Eades
    Capturing the magic of Disneyland in photos is something Paul Hiffmeyer has been doing for more than 10 years. But on July 5, he will hang up his Mickey Mouse ears as chief photographer at the Disneyland Resort and retire at age 70.
  • Secretary Of Veterans Affairs Won't Apologize For Disneyland Comparison

    05/24/2016 11:40:21 AM PDT · by Nachum · 52 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 5/24/16 | Daniel Halper
    The secretary of veterans affairs, Bob McDonald, refused to apologize for comparing VA wait times to Disneyland wait times earlier today on MSNBC. "Wait times are important but it is not the only measure of veterans experience. That's what veterans are telling us. We talked to a lot of veterans. It is important and if I were misunderstood or said the wrong thing, I am glad i have to correct it," said McDonald.
  • Hitting the bottle to cope with the kids ... : Staff reveal what it's REALLY like to work at Disney

    05/20/2016 9:36:25 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 57 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | May 19, 2016 | Caroline McGuire
    Full title: Hitting the bottle to cope with the kids and how 'have a magical day' is code for 'go f*** yourself': Staff reveal what it's REALLY like to work at Disney Working at a Disney theme park is a dream for many children, but it turns out that dressing up like a fairy tale princess isn't all that it's cracked up to be. Employees at the company's theme parks have been sharing revelations about their jobs on the anonymous confessions app Whisper and the stories range from heartwarming to heartbreaking. Among the secrets shared, staff members revealed that they...
  • Disney Discriminated Against Autistic Kids, Says Florida Civil Rights Commission

    05/17/2016 12:34:22 PM PDT · by kingu · 30 replies
    Dateline ^ | May 16, 2016 5:48pm | Dominic Patten
    EXCLUSIVE: Florida’s top civil rights agency has again found that Walt Disney Parks and Resorts discriminated against several children living with autism and their families. In five separate rulings issued May 11, the Florida Commission on Human Relations says that an “unlawful practice occurred” when “Complainant and Complainant’s son were deprived of full enjoyment of the facility.” This comes as an attorney today filed a notice of appeal in a recently tossed federal lawsuit claiming Disney discriminated against families of children with autism and other developmental disorders in violation of the Americans With Disabilities Act.
  • Muslim communist theme park set for China to bolster ties with Middle East [1 John 2]

    05/14/2016 2:12:45 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 28 replies
    Russia Times ^ | 13 May 2016 | Russia Times Staff
    Imagine Disneyland with a focus on Islam and communism. That’s the plan for World Muslim City, a new billion-dollar theme park being built by the Chinese government in an effort to make the world a little smaller. Despite China's controversial treatment of its Uighur Muslim minority, who were banned from fasting during Ramadan last year, Chinese authorities are attempting to capitalize on the global Muslim market with the latest project. Women will have the option to wear traditional clothing and visitors are required to remove their shoes inside the "Golden Palace." Breaking ground last year in the small northern city...
  • Disneyland worker found dead in haunted house

    04/04/2016 10:34:50 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 63 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | April 04, 2016 | SkyNews
    Police are investigating after a member of staff at Disneyland Paris was reportedly found dead in the theme park's haunted house. The 45-year-old technician is thought to have been electrocuted in the Phantom Manor on Saturday morning between 8am and 9am, just before the park opened to the public. The employee is believed to have been working on lighting at the attraction, which was immediately closed. The ride features zombies, a ghostly dog and a skeletal bride and promises to turn visitors' stomachs with a series of "ghastly goings-on".
  • Disneyland Offers First Glimpse of Railroad, Riverfront Post-‘Star Wars’ Land

    01/11/2016 7:35:07 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 22 replies
    ktla ^ | 01/11/2016 | tracy bloom
    The image, created by Walt Disney Imagineering and posted to the Disney Parks blog, was provided the same day that multiple attractions at the popular Anaheim theme park were closed in preparation of the expansion project. In the design, the riverbank featured and elevated trestle on which the railroad will travel upon after its refurbishment, the blog post stated. Disneyland has not provided an opening date for "Star Wars" land. Starting Monday, the Mark Twain Riverboat, Sailing Ship Columbia, Pirate’s Lair on Tom Sawyer Island, Davy Crocket Explorer Canoes and Fantastmic! - all along the Rivers of America - were...
  • Disneyland to close some attractions to build 'Star Wars' land

    12/26/2015 12:46:45 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 23 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 12/26/2015 | hugo martin
    To build the new 14-acre "Star Wars" area, the park will permanently close Big Thunder Ranch in Frontierland, Big Thunder Ranch Barbecue, Big Thunder Ranch petting zoo and Big Thunder Ranch Jamboree, starting Jan. 10. (Disneyland officials say the animals in the petting zoo have been adopted by a Southern California family that has worked with Disney animals in the past.) Nearby attractions on the Rivers of America — mainly Fantasmic, the Mark Twain Riverboat, the Sailing Ship Columbia, the Pirates Lair on Tom Sawyer Island, the Disneyland Railroad and the Davy Crockett Explorer Canoes - will close temporarily. ......