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Cars Land Float a Hit at Rose Parade

The Disneyland Resort entry in the 2013 Rose Parade in Pasadena, CA was a hit all along the parade route as it brought to life the whimsical magic of Cars Land before a worldwide television audience on Tuesday. The Disney float, dubbed “Destination: Cars Land”… Read More »Cars Land Float a Hit at Rose Parade

Christmas is great…but why isn’t Easter at the parks?!

Everyone knows that Disney World and Disneyland go all out for the holidays. Overlays on It’s A Small World and Haunted Mansion, the Spectacle of Dancing Lights, the Candlelight Processional, etc…they shove Christmas down your throat, but in a good way. We also receive the… Read More »Christmas is great…but why isn’t Easter at the parks?!

Lady Antebellum

29th Annual Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade Airs Christmas Day on ABC

Nick Cannon

The Disney Parks Christmas Parade has always been something of a tradition in our household. It’s a good chance to see what’s new, who’s hot, and, of course, soak in some Christmas spirit while opening presents or emptying stockings.

This year marks the 29th annual “Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade” holiday TV special, airing December 25 on the ABC Television Network. Hosts Nick Cannon and Mario Lopez, along with co-host Maria Menounos, will lead the two-hour telecast with Grammy Award-winning trio Lady Antebellum headlining the seasonal celebration. Joining the trio during the coast-to-coast party are international superstars Backstreet Boys, soulful pop songstress Colbie Caillat, two-time CMA Award winner Brad Paisley, Christian music chart-topper TobyMac, “American Idol” Season 11 champion Phillip Phillips, Gospel legend Yolanda Adams and Disney Channel star Ross Lynch.

The award-winning television spectacular also features special appearances by Sarah Hyland, Nolan Gould and Aubrey Emmons-Anderson from ABC’s hit comedy “Modern Family,” actor Patrick Warburton, Olympic Gold Medal-winning gymnast Gabrielle Douglas, and the popular pint-sized duo from daytime TV, Sophia Grace & Rosie. Travel expert and television personality Samantha Brown checks in throughout the program, filling families in on the fun they can experience at Disney Parks in the upcoming year. Brown also will share other ways to vacation with Disney, including Aulani – A Disney Resort & Spa in Hawaii, Adventures by Disney and Disney Cruise Line.

Don’t Miss a Moment of the Magic!

Tune-in times are as follows, on the ABC Television Network (check local listings):

  • Eastern Standard Time: 10 a.m.-noon
  • Central, Mountain, Pacific Standard Time: 9-11 a.m.

The show also will air in Canada on CBC Network, and across the globe on the American Forces Network.

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Toy Soldier’s Big Moment at Walt Disney World

Here’s a really cute video from Walt Disney World. It follows a Toy Soldier who dreams of marching in Mickey’s Once Upon A Christmastime Parade. Kind of a take off on that Budweiser Draft Horse Super Bowl commercial, which itself was a take off on… Read More »Toy Soldier’s Big Moment at Walt Disney World

Disneyland Fetes USA Volleyball Team Prior to London Olympics

Disneyland knows how to do celebrations right. Even though it was the resort’s birthday yesterday, they took the time to honor and celebrate USA Volleyball with a festive cavalcade down Main Street, U.S.A. The patriotic tribute celebrated two Anaheim-based teams and recognized the dreams of… Read More »Disneyland Fetes USA Volleyball Team Prior to London Olympics

Disney California Adventure Adds New Entertainment to Fuel Cars Land & Buena Vista Street


From “Mad T Party” to the “Red Car News Boys,” a new lineup of characters and shows will offer something for everyone as they celebrate the grand re-opening of the California Adventure with the new Cars Land, Buena Vista Street and Carthay Circle Theatre, featuring a restaurant and lounge.

The new lands will be home for new characters and street performers, while “Pixar Play Parade” will return for twice-daily performances throughout the summer and the long-running hit “Disney’s Aladdin – A Musical Spectacular” is expected to add extra performances. The nighttime spectacular “World of Color” continues to satisfy guests with fire, water, lasers, animation and new story elements.

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Miniature Main Street Electrical Parade

I’ve been out of circulation from the various the Disneyland collectors groups for a few years, but I recognize Alex George as a kindred spirit. George has put together the following video of his project to make the Main Street Electrical Parade run down the miniature Main Street USA as recreated by artist Robert Olszewski.

First, I’m just impressed that George has the complete set of Main Street Disneyland miniatures from Olszewski. But to then take it to the next step and bring the MSEP to life is awe inspiring.

Below the cut is the actual parade running, in miniature, through the Olszewski version of Disneyland’s Main Street:

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