24 Days til Disneyland – Pixar Play Parade!

Image ©Disney Parks

Image ©Disney Parks

Today we are taking a look at one of the many parades that you can enjoy when you visit the Disneyland Resort!  This is day 24 in our countdown til Disneyland, and the parade that we are going to focus on is the Pixar Play Parade!

The Pixar Play Parade takes place in Disney’s California Adventure park, and it is full of fun Pixar characters from the following great Disney/Pixar movies:

  • Monsters, Inc.
  • The Incredibles
  • Ratatouille
  • Finding Nemo
  • A Bug’s Life
  • Toy Story

In addition to the characters you will see in this 20 minute procession, the best places for viewing are in Hollywood Land, Pacific Wharf, and Paradise Pier.

Be warned, though — it is possible that you might get squirted with water during the parade!

This parade reminds me of the Pixar Pals Countdown to Fun parade that you can see at Disney’s Hollywood Studios park.  That doesn’t bother me in the least, because that is a fun parade, and I bet that this one is also!  What do you all think?  Worth it to see it, or skip it and move along?  You tell me in the comments, and thanks!

40 Days til Disneyland – Dancin with Disney!

Image ©Disney Parks

Image ©Disney Parks

Wow everyone!  I can’t believe that I’ve already gone through 60 days of attractions, shows, and dining locations for our Countdown to Disneyland series!  Thanks for hanging with me each day, and thank you also for all of the great tips that you’ve left me!  I’m taking note of all of those comments because each one gives me perspective about the Parks that I don’t have because I’ve never been before!

Today we are taking a look at the Dancin with Disney, which is just one part of the entertainment that you can enjoy at Disney’s California Adventure Park.  Along with Dancin with Disney inside Stage 17 in Hollywood Land, you’ve also got all sorts of block parties, interactive performers, Disney and Pixar characters, and other forms of music and dance.  One that catches my imagination is the Minnie’s Fly Girls Charter Airlines over at Condor Flats!

With so many opportunities to dance your way around the parks, you can even go crazy at the dessert buffet line!

43 Days til Disneyland – Turtle Talk with Crush!

Image © Disney Parks

Image © Disney Parks

By Mike Ellis.  Turtle Talk with Crush, a show that you can find at both Walt Disney World and Disneyland, is actually something that we have never seen before at either park!  Located in Hollywood Land at Disney’s California Adventure park, the show, which is, of course, based off of Dude Crush from the Disney/Pixar hit Finding Nemo, is an interactive question and answer session between Crush and the audience, with some help from Cast Members.

As our selection for Day 43 in our countdown to Disneyland series, this show is another thing to see in what is quickly becoming an incredible venue: the Disney Animation building!

I can see our family stopping to enjoy Turtle Talk with Crush, if for no other reason then to try and get Crush stumped on an undersea question!  Tell me, is this something that your family enjoys when you go to the parks?  Please let me know, and thanks for stopping by!

48 Days til Disneyland – Sorcerer’s Workshop!

Image ©Disney Parks

Image ©Disney Parks

Fresh off of our look at the Disney Animation Building, where I talked about all of the great activities you can experience, is Sorcerer’s Workshop, our choice for Day 48 in our Countdown to Disneyland series!

The Sorcerer’s Workshop is made up of three incredible interactive realms.  These are the Magic Mirror Realm, the Beast’s Library, and Ursula’s Grotto.

In the Magic Mirror Realm, you proceed to a medieval castle and create your very own animated drawings.

In Beast’s Library, you get to discover for yourself what kind of Disney Character you are!  Answer questions in an interactive book, and find out if you are more like Mickey Mouse or Donald Duck!

In Ursula’s Grotto, walk beneath the waves and enter Ursula’s Grotto, where you let her steal your voice and use it in some of the famous scenes from the movie.  But beware!  Flotsam and Jetsam are lurking around also!

The Sorcerer’s Workshop sounds like a lot of fun, and is something I’m going to take a look at when we are at Disneyland!  But tell me, is this attraction/exhibit something you check out, or am I reading too much into it?  Please let me know in the comments, and thanks for stopping by!

50 Days til Disneyland – Disney Animation!

Image ©Disney Parks

Image ©Disney Parks

We are exactly halfway through our 100 Days to Disneyland series!  It’s been a really fast 50 days, I’m hoping that the rest of the 50 days go by as quickly, or even faster if possible!  Today we are taking a look at the Disney Animation facility, which houses several different attractions!  Located at Disney’s California Adventure Park in Hollywoodland, this building is the hub of many different attractions.  I have already talked about some of them, here is the list of what you can find in this building:

  • The Animation Courtyard
  • Animation Academy
  • Character Close-Up
  • Sorcerer’s Workshop, featuring these three interactive experiences:
    • Magic Mirror Realm
    • The Beast’s Library
    • Ursula’s Grotto
  • Turtle Talk with Crush

As I said, this building is really the hub for an incredible selection of attractions and things for you to do.  This building feels a lot like the Walt Disney World attraction “The Magic of Disney Animation” but with some different attractions housed within.

So tell me, please, do you like the Disney Animation building and all that is contained within, or do you kind of skip past it as you look for more exciting E-Ticket attractions?  Please let me know in the comments, and thanks for stopping by!