| Jun 10, 2012
Stan Jolley was a senior set designer at 20th Century Fox in 1953 when he got a call from his artist friend Herb Ryman at Walt Disney Studios.
Ryman was working on the original drawings for a theme park Disney was planning and suggested Jolley meet the...
| Jun 13, 2012
| 12:25 AM
The reinvention of Disney California Adventure begins at the front gate with a new entry promenade designed to make you forget the missteps of the recent past while recalling the Golden State's golden age.
The reimagined Buena Vista Street will pay...
| Jun 14, 2012
| 6:30 AM
An onslaught of visitors eager to see the new Cars Land area could force periodic closures of Disney California Adventure over the next two weekends.
REVIEWS: Cars Land | Radiator Springs Racers | Mater's Junkyard Jamboree | Luigi's Flying Tires |...
| Jun 18, 2012
| 5:30 AM
After more than a decade in existence and $1.1 billion in renovations, Disney California Adventure still probably needs another billion dollars in improvements before it can be worthy of the Disney name.
RELATED: Disney park braces for 'carmageddon' as...
| Jul 22, 2012
| 4:01 PM
When episodes of "The Mickey Mouse Club" were repackaged for syndication, a new head Mouseketeer held court from the Main Street Opera House at Disneyland in 1963.
For a year, Ginny Tyler hosted new segments of the television show that were woven around...
| Jan 19, 2013
| 5:33 PM
KABUL, Afghanistan — She was just an ordinary brown mutt, a stray, but Pvt. Conrad Lewis loved her.
Lewis, a British paratrooper in Afghanistan's Helmand province, adopted the dog and named her Pegasus. Everyone called her Peg.
In his letters...
| Mar 2, 2013
| 9:00 AM
The brief announcement that Disney plans to add a Marvel-themed land to Hong Kong Disneyland in 2017 raises a host of questions:
Will Iron Man, Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four and the X-Men be getting their own rides?
When will the Marvel characters be...
| Mar 6, 2013
| 7:30 AM
The princess predicament is a problem as old as Disneyland.
Moms want a picture of their little girls with a Disney princess while Dads and their bored boys squirm at the very notion of waiting 45 minutes for a photo op.
Disneyland seems to have...
| Mar 7, 2013
| 7:15 AM
In perhaps the worst-kept secret in theme park history, the Disneyland Paris resort has finally admitted that the long-rumored Ratatouille trackless dark ride will open in 2014.
Photos: Ratatouille dark ride at Disneyland Paris
| Feb 26, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Like the clang of the trolley car bell, the smell of baking fudge and the turn-of-the-century architecture, the Dapper Dans barbershop quartet is part of the fabric of Disneyland's Main Street USA.
As part of a yearlong Limited Time Magic marketing...
| Feb 1, 2013
| 8:30 AM
In this week's episode of "The Real Princesses of Disneyland," Aladdin has his eye on Sleeping Beauty, Ariel calls Cinderella an old hag and Snow White is jealous of Tiana's new line of designer tiaras.
The new Fantasy Faire enchanted village opening at...