Star Wars Takes Over Disney Parks

Star Wars at Disney Parks

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Star Wars has taken over Tomorrowland!

There has been some far far away galaxy additions to Disneyland and Walt Disney World. Disneyland guests will soon be able to expiernce some exciting new Star Wars features to Tomorrowland. As for the East coast park the new additions will be found at Disney Hollywood Studios in the Animation Courtyard.

The new experiences and enhancements include special exhibits and behind-the-scenes peeks of costumes and items from the upcoming film Star Wars: The Force Awakens. There will also be a new seasonal experience coming at the start of 2016 called Season of the Force. This will bring special Star Wars entertainment, themed foods and more. Space Mountain will be given a hyped up makeover and become Hyper Space Mountain where guest will fly right through a X-wing Starfighter battle! Over at Hollywood Studios in Florida there will be a can’t miss fireworks show on weekends set to the iconic score from the Star Wars films. This is a special season event you won’t want to miss!

*Star Wars Launch Bay will open at Disneyland on November 16th and at Disney Hollywood Studios on December 4th*

Image courtesy of Disney Parks

Image courtesy of Disney Parks and Resorts

There is still even more Star Wars coming to the parks. Later this year Star Tours The-Adventures Continues will feature new locations and characters from the upcoming film The Force Awakens. And the new series on Disney XD, Star Wars Rebels, will have characters from the show as well as a villain added to Jedi Training Academy.

There is so much great out of this world fun coming to the parks, so plan your trip now and don’t miss out!

Mickey’s Halloween Party! *Tickets and Details*

Images courtesy of Disney Parks

Images courtesy of Disney Parks

Summer may still be going strong here in Southern California but it’s already time to start planning for the fall, namely Halloween! Halloween has always been a favorite of mine and now I have two kiddos who love it just as much. My youngest wears his costumes a lot throughout the year so buying one of good quality like those carried in the Disney Store are great for such wear and play. One of the Halloween time activites where costumes come in handy are theme park Halloween parties like Brick-or-Treat or Mickey’s Halloween Party. Many theme parks transform for the holidays and Disneyland is no exception. Along with the Diamond Celebration, Disneyland’s Mickey’s Halloween Party is a can’t miss event!

Mickey's Halloween Party Details and Tickets

Disneyland Halloween Time

Starting September 11th Disneyland is transformed for Halloween time with festive holiday decor and treats. The Diamond Celebration will still continue during this time with a new “Paint the Night” parade and on select nights the “Disneyland Forever” fireworks show will get an haunting treatment as the “Halloween Screams” firework show. Attractions such as the Haunted Mansion and Space Mountain will take on the ghoulish theme and Mickey and his friends will be out and about in the park in their Halloween Costumes (all of this is apart of regular ticket admission). Mickey’s Halloween Party is a separate ticketed event that is only on select nights. Halloween Party Nights is a chance to trick-or-treat throughout the park and party with Mickey and his costumed friends. The party kicks off September 25th and this year it’s going to bigger than ever as it has expanded to 17 nights of spooky fun.

Mickey’s Halloween Party


You can save on tickets by purchasing them early. They are available now! Nights can and do sell out so don’t wait too long. Click here to get your tickets now and to also see costume guidelines. *Children under 3 do not require a ticket.*

  • September dates and weekdays in October start at $69
  • October dates start at $77
  • Final Nights start at $84

Party Nights Schedule

  • September
    Friday 25th, Monday 28th, and Wednesday 30th
  • October
    Friday 2nd, Monday 5th, Wednesday 7th, Friday 9th, Monday 12th, Wednesday 14th, Friday 16th, Monday 19th, Thrusday 22nd, Friday 23rd, Sunday 25th, Tuesday 27th, Thrusday 29th, and Saturday 31st.

Plan your visit now for a spooktacular time!

Cruzin Mama

Disneyland’s 60th Anniversary

Disneyland's 60th Anniversary Celebration

Happy Birthday Disneyland!

Today 60 years ago Disneyland opened it’s Castle gates for the very first time. July 17th, 1955 started it all for amusement parks around the world. Walt Disney’s dream was brought to life, as a place for people of all ages to come and experience a little magic. It paved the way for more parks to be formed but none can quite match the magic that is Disneyland.

Images courtesy of Disney

Images courtesy of Disney

Since its Disney’s 60th Anniversary it means it’s time for diamonds. So the park, Downtown Disney and California Adventure have been decorated in honor of the Celebration and everywhere a diamond can be found from food to merchandise. I mean it wouldn’t be a Diamond Celebration without some bling. Sleeping Beauty’s Castle is draped in them and that makes it the perfect backdrop for a photo op. There are so many Diamond themed treats to enjoy it’ll be hard to just pick one. Along with the treats there is for a limited time speciality popcorn buckets and souvenir cups. Stop in any gift shop to find exclusive Celebration memorabilia from Diamond ears to trading pins.

World of Color: Celebrate! The Wonderful World of Walt Disney

World of Color: Celebrate! The Wonderful World of Walt Disney

Don’t miss out on the new nighttime shows as apart of the Anniversary Celebration. California Adventure’s World of Color takes viewers along Walt’s journey of imagination. Traveling from Walt’s earliest creations to the very first concepts of Disneyland to today’s magic and beyond! The show has been updated in extraordinary ways from larger than life screens to fire and laser effects and soaring fountains. Be apart of the show with World of Color light up ears.

Disneyland Forever Fireworks

Disneyland Forever Fireworks

Also be sure to catch the dazzling firework show Disneyland Forever. More than just your average firework show this is a spectacular celebration combining breathtaking pyrotechnics and visual effects. Disneyland Forever takes guest on a journey from Main Street USA through the worlds of Disney’s timeless tales.

Looking for Mickey Quest

Looking for Mickey Quest

Now guest’s can go on a special Hidden Mickey Quest, much like the Easter Egg search in spring. Looking for Mickey Quest has guests use a special Quest Guide to find Hidden Mickey’s throughout either park. Scratch off answers on the guide to reveal if you found the Hidden Mickey. Redeem your completed guide wether your answers are right or wrong for a surprise! Disneyland’s Guide can be purchased for $19.95 +tax and features 20 questions. California Adventure Parks Guide is $12.95 +tax and features 10 questions. Both are for a limited time while supplies last.

Disney Diamond Celebration

“To all who come to this happy place: Welcome, Disneyland is your land. Here, age relives fond memories of the past…and here, youth may savor he challenge and promise of the future. Disneyland is dedicated to the ideals, the dreams and the hard facts that have created America…with hope that it will be a source of joy and inspiration to all the world.”
-Walt Disney July 17, 1955

Enjoy the Celebration and have a wonderful next trip to Disneyland!

Cruzin Mama