Disneyland Loses Power on One of the Busiest Days of the Year

A power outage hit Disneyland in California, affecting dozens of attractions on Wednesday.

The outage started before 11 a.m. local time and hit Mickey’s Toontown and Fantasyland, according to a Disneyland representative.

As of early evening, power was restored “to all areas of the resort,” the company said, and Disneyland was expected to be “fully operational … as attractions come back online.”

Earlier, guests were escorted off rides until power was restored. A representative for the park said they were not aware of any people still stranded on rides.

The Anaheim Fire Department said it has not been tapped for any rescues.

“We escorted guests off of rides as part of standard procedure until the power was restored,” Disney representative Elva Rubalcava said, adding that power has been restored to a majority of the park, although some rides may still be affected.

The 85-acre theme park averages about 44,000 visitors a day, and holiday weeks are among its busiest times of the year.

Park officials attributed the outage to an issue with a resort transformer.

“We’ve determined that the issue is with a Disneyland Resort transformer and our team is currently assessing and working to restore power,” officials said in a statement released to KABC.

A representative for Disneyland said they do not plan to offer refunds to park visitors as of now.

Disneyland Theme Park Loses Power On One Of The Busiest Days Of The Year

A power outage at Disneyland took some of the magic out of the day for thousands of guests on Wednesday.

The theme park in Anaheim, California, lost power during one of the busiest weeks of the year at about 11 a.m. local time. KABC reports that the park was near capacity when the outage occurred in both Fantasyland and Toontown.

“We’ve determined that the issue is with a Disneyland Resort transformer and our team is currently assessing and working to restore power,” the park said in a statement to KABC.

A spokesperson for the park told KGTV that the “majority of power” was restored to the park at around noon local time.

The park’s Twitter account said in a post Wednesday afternoon that the park was only accepting re-entry guests.

Several rides, along with the monorail, came to a halt with guests still aboard. Twitter user Geoff Fienberg tweeted that he was “stuck on a fuckin ride” (he later identified it as “It’s a Small World”). In a subsequent update, he wrote that he was “saved, taken off through the under bowles [sic] of Disney.”

Disneyland Resort spokesperson Suzi Brown told HuffPost in a statement that the park was sorry for the inconvenience.

“Crews worked quickly to restore electricity throughout the day, and power to Toontown was restored by noon and by 4 p.m., power was restored to all affected areas,” the statement read. “At this time, all attractions are operating. Disney California Adventure park was not impacted by the outage and was fully operational all day.”

Other guests noted that they were unable to obtain refunds, and said the park’s crowds were unhappy.

An Inside Look at Club 33

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Located Inside New Orlean’s square, Club 33 is the most exclusive Disney related place ever. Not only is it the onyl place to get alcohol in Disneyland, but it costs a fortune to get in!

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The annual fee costs between 12,500 to 30,000! But look at how pretty it all looks! Do you think it’s worth it?

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This is one of two bars in Club 33, and it’s meant to look like it was hand carved1

The New Trend At Disneyland

Step aside, rose gold — this is a job for old-school Minnie Mouse.

After Disney fans went wild for the parks’ sparkly pink Minnie ear headbands this August, it seemed impossible that anything else would come close to going instantly viral. Through the end of summer, Halloween, and with Christmas on the horizon, there have been plenty new items worthy of accessorizing with, but none have resonated with theme park fans like Disneyland and Walt Disney World’s brand new vintage-inspired Minnie ears.

The sparkly headbands, which just hit stores last week, are much more than just a trend — they’re a little piece of fashion history. The new pastel ear headbands are inspired by the Minnie Mouse of yesteryear, referencing her appearance in color animations in the mid-1930s and early 1940s.

The sequined blue polka dot ears match her original skirt design — which would later be swapped out for the classic red we know today — while the little wire daisy is a style Minnie would regularly sport poking out from atop her favorite red hat.

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The ears are available at shops throughout Disneyland and Walt Disney World for $24.99, and if you see them, move quickly — if it’s anything like we witnessed this summer, these vintage Minnie ears will soon be flying off store shelves.

This throwback Minnie souvenir is just the latest in a run of fan-favorite merchandise coming out of the Disney parks. Guests waited in hour-long lines to snag a popcorn bucket in the shape of Oogie Boogie from “The Nightmare Before Christmas” back in September, and last month’s Pluto popcorn bucket, which features the pup in an ugly Christmas sweater and Santa cap, has been eagerly snapped up by fans on both coasts.

Updates on all things Disney “Star Wars Land”

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Star Wars Land is set to open in 2019, and is being worked on right now.

Back in July, a 50 foot scale model of the land was unveiled at the D23 expo in California. “This is the most ambitious land we’ve built to date,” said Bob Chapek, chairman of Walt Disney Co. Parks and Resorts, who introduced the model.

At Disneyland, the “Star Wars” land will be the largest themed expansion in the park’s history and take up 14 acres on the northern edge. Disney officials describe the new land as on a planet “somewhere on the Outer Rim – on the edge of the Unknown Regions.” The Official Name of the park is ‘Galaxy’s Edge’

Galaxy’s Edge is being built to the north of Fronteirland, where Big Thunder Ranch and backstage areas were located. Work began on the land in Spril of 2106 and it was announced that last August.

A family disney vlogger Family, FreshBaked, has been doing a series viedotaping the progress of the land, well, as much progess as they can find. They go on top of buildings and look through holes in walls to try to get a good view of this exciting development, and who can blame them? Needless to say, everyone is excited for the most magical and relevant land we have seen in years.

 

CHEAPEST Food At Disneyland! (2017)

Breakfast:

Jamba Juice – We love starting our day with oatmeal and a smoothie from Jamba Juice in Downtown Disney. It’s affordable, healthy and delicious!

Churros – These crispy, sugar/cinnamon treats are found in carts throughout the parks, are under $5 a piece, and actually make a great, quick breakfast!

Jazz Kitchen Express – Most of the sit down restaurants in Downtown Disney have a cheaper, quick-service option located next door. You can get a family sized bag of 10 fresh beignets for $10. They come in a paper bag that you can shake to coat in powdered sugar – they’re a hit with my kids!


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Whitewater Café – This convenient quick service location is located inside Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel and allows you to purchase some groceries (at affordable prices) and is a great quick breakfast option while you’re standing in line for early entry into Disney California Adventure Park.

Snacks: (We are seriously disappointed if we don’t get to eat all of our favorite treats while visiting the Disneyland Resort.)

Ghiradelli’s Fountain – We were thrilled when this opened in Disney California Adventure Park. This now allows us to experience our favorite San Francisco treat right after riding our favorite attraction, Radiator Springs Racers. Each person gets a free square of chocolate and then we share a sundae or two!

 

 

Boudin Bakery – We also love to get a free sample of the famous sourdough bread at The Bakery Tour. Sometimes we’ll share a breadbowl or sandwich at the nearby Pacific Wharf Cafe.

Dole Factory – There’s nothing as refreshing as a Dole Whip. This tasty treat is found right outside of the Tiki Room at Disneyland Park. You can even bring your Dole Whip into the Tiki Room.

Cozy Cone Motel – We love all the food in Cars Land, especially the Chili “Cone” Queso and the Flavored Popcorn. Each cone offers a different treat, so be sure you’re in line at the right cone!

Corn on the Cob – This can be found at numerous food carts. It is delicious and a healthier alternative to the above mentioned treats and is simply delicious.

Turkey Legs – It’s hard to imagine a trip to Disneyland without a turkey leg from a food cart. The giant turkey legs are a little messy, but fun to eat and a great source of protein.


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Lunch/Dinner:

Redd Rocket’s Pizza Port – This Tomorrowland location serves large portions of yummy Italian food. Our family will share a pasta dish and each get our own breadstick. It’s a great way to share and each feel full.

Earl of Sandwich – This is our new favorite place to eat lunch and dinner. We typically eat there 2-3 times a trip. It’s conveniently located outside the Disneyland Hotel in Downtown Disney and is a great lunch to bring back while you’re swimming at the pool. Also, it’s about the cost of eating at Subway back home and the sandwiches are unique and memorable. You can even order a Turkey Dinner (Holiday Turkey Sandwich) on a sandwich and surprisingly, it’s delicious.

Tortilla Jo’s Taqueria – This is another Downtown Disney express location that is super tasty and about half of the price of the sit down restaurant, Tortilla Jo’s. We love their nachos, tacos and burritos.

Bengal Barbecue – Speaking of a good source of protein, Bengal Barbacue, located nearby the Indiana Jones Adventure in Adventureland, serves tasty meat skewers for about $4. They also have large breadsticks and fresh fruit – a perfect lunch.


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Flo’s V8 Cafe – This 1950 style diner is located in the heart of Cars Land. They serve home cooked meals in large portions. Plus, it’s just fun to hang out in Cars Land!

Napa Rose – This is one of the best restaurants in Southern California located inside Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel. To save money here, my husband and I typically eat in the lounge off the appetizer and dessert menu. It gives you a great taste of the cuisine, but allows you to not overspend. We typically will do that at Carthay Circle Restaurant also. Their lounge downstairs is beautiful, relaxing and has a delicious menu.

Disneyland New “After Dark” Hours

 

After just announcing that Disneyland will be cancelling all of their marathons fort he next year or so, us Disney fans finally get some good news, a Vintage inspired disney event! Just after the Disneyland dapper day, too! This time though, everything will be Vintage, not just the people, but now Disney itself will be transformed into another time!

Disneyland After Dark kicks off January 18 with its first after-hours event – Throwback Nite!

“Step back in time to the ‘50s and ‘60s for a taste of the classic after-dark experience at Disneyland. Come dressed in your best to enjoy the Happiest Place on Earth under a million twinkling lights, swinging to the tune of the bands and enjoying your favorite rides in the cool moonlight ‘till the clock strikes 1 a.m.!” – Erin Glover of the Disneyland Resort

There will be also live music, dancing and special photo and event locations throughout the park that will take visitors back in time. To make the night extra special, guests will have unlimited digital downloads that are included with event admission. Not to mention an enitrely different Fireworks show!

Tickets will be on sale to the general public on December 7th and available to annual passholders on November 30th, so be ready to pull your wallets out, becasue this’ll be an event you won’t want to miss, starting at $95, this event starts at 8pm, but guests will be permitted to enter the park at 6pm.

Disney has made it VERY clear that this is not the only after dark event there will be, so it defeintly has peopel speculating what the next event could be… We know it has to be after January 18th, and will probably be announced two months in advance…

Needless to say, we are excited for this. Finally we have a Dapper Day that is promoted by Disney! This is especially exciting to see that Disney is listening to the fanbase and almost trusting us a little more, which was confusing during the age of disneybounding and restricitons of all types.