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Flashback Friday – California Dreamin

Disney California Adventure’s big day arrived with all the fanfare that a grand reopening deserves, and as lines for the newest blockbuster, e-ticket attraction soared to 4+ hours, I couldn’t help but smile at memories of a DCA ghost town of yore. But, say what you may, a little bit of me will always miss [...]


In honor of Disney California Adventures big day, I wanted to share one of my favorite memories from the DCA of yesterday… the Eureka parade cruised the parade route at DCA, on and off, for about a year and half, but suffered the same fate of most of California Adventures opening elements. I know this [...]

Flashback Friday – Carnation Plaza Gardens

As many of you know, the Carnation Plaza Gardens hosted its last dance last weekend, as it is being closed and converted to a new Princess Meet and Greet area. I try to roll with the punches when it comes to Disneyland refurbishments. I know that everything wont stay the same forever, and while Im [...]

Flashback Friday – Swiss Family Robinson Treehouse

Long before Tarzan ruled the jungles of Adventureland, another family called this exotic locale home.  From 1962-1999 the Swiss Family Robinson opened their treehouse home for the Disneyland masses to experience.  In 1999, however, the treehouse received a complete makeover to align with the release of Disney’s newest animated film, Tarzan.  Thankfully, the Robinson’s live [...]

Flashback Friday – Farewell to a Favorite

*Thanks to Focused on the Magic for hosting the Flashback Friday Blog Hop! Be sure to stop by and see all of the great posts!* If you were walking through the winding streets of New Orleans Square anytime in the past 45 years or so, you probably heard the sweet strains of a Jazz guitar [...]

Vintage Disneyland – Walking Through the Gates

Okay, so 1993 might not be exactly vintage, but it seems like a lifetime ago to me.  I found this picture in my old negatives, and, while it isn’t particularly remarkable in documenting the history of Disneyland, I found that I really liked its character.  I like that the gentleman in the corner looks like [...]