Monthly Archives: August 2010

Video: Pixar Play Parade

Posted on August 23, 2010 in Uncategorized by

Pixar Play Parade at Disney California Adventure. Image copyright Disney

Introduced in 2008, Pixar Play Parade is a fun filled, creative show that highlights Disney-Pixar characters.  Characters include Monsters Inc, Ratatouille, and Toy Story.  The overall theme for the parade is a wacky playground taken over by the pixar characters.  That means rats on bungee cords, bugs on giant flower sings,...

Dorney Park unveils Halloween Haunt 2010

Posted on August 22, 2010 in Halloween by

Dorney Park has gone live with their Halloween Haunt website.  Check it out here.  This year’s Halloween Haunt includes 7 outdoor haunted houses, and four indoor haunted houses.  Included in the haunted house line up is Mansion House Hotel.  This once elegant hotel is now haunted and has a reservation under your name.  Spooky!  Dorney Park will also offer Fangs...

Snoopy’s Starlight Spectacular at Knott’s Berry Farm

Posted on August 20, 2010 in Trip Reports by

Introduced this past summer, Knott’s illuminates Camp Snoopy at night with Snoopy’s Starlight Spectacular.  A sight and sound extravaganza.  Lights drape from the trees and other objects in the area with 4 distinct areas.  The neatest aspect of the entire experience was the glasses that were sold to ‘enhance’ the experience.  When you put these on, all the individual LED’s...

Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey – Review

Posted on August 18, 2010 in Reviews by

Nothing beats the feeling of driving up to an amusement park and seeing all the rides you’ve been looking forward to riding from the parking lot. Well, things are a bit different for Universal, but the feeling is just as great – if not better. Walking down Universal’s CityWalk, you can see the green curls of the Incredible Hulk Coaster,...

Vintage Disneyland Magazines!

Posted on August 17, 2010 in Uncategorized by

While going through some old family stuff, I found these 3 neat Disneyland magazines!  These classic Disney magazines feature all sorts of tales and stories from popular Disney characters!  I believe these Magazines are from the 60’s and they were priced at just 35 cents for the time.  Check out this cartoon book style magazine designed for young Disney fans:


Xcelerator Being Repainted

Posted on August 16, 2010 in Updates by

On my visit to Knott’s Berry Farm about two weeks ago, I noticed that the supports were in the middle of being repainted.  It was early, but the bottoms of the supports had received a new coat of the same light blue/turquoise color. I did not notice the track being repainted however.  Here are some pictures:

All I can say is that about time....

CGA Update: August 14, 2010

Posted on August 15, 2010 in Trip Reports by

It’s been a while since the last CGA Update, but here is another one.  It was a day out with family so this will be short.

It was hot, so the water rides were naturally popular.  White Water Falls has a good 15-25 minute line.

Believe it or not, Invertigo was open!  It actually has been open for the past few weeks...