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COLLECTOR’S FORTRESS ARRIVES AT DISNEY CALIFORNIA ADVENTURE PARK

Throughout the past few months, a mysterious new presence has been emerging at Disney California Adventure Park at Disneyland® Resort, and today we have a first look at The Collector’s Fortress. This enigmatic building is home to the soon-to-be-unveiled Tivan Collection, where guests will view the rare items in Taneleer Tivan’s extensive holdings, including his newest acquisitions: the Guardians of the Galaxy.

The fortress shimmers with colorful and sparkling details; pipes cross and climb the exterior, carrying the organic matter the Tivan Group has mined to power the massive generator that powers the entire building, keeping every cage locked and the valuable collection secure. Rising and falling gantry lifts peek out of doors exposed through the corroded, burnt metal, and it even looks as if the structure may have taken laser fire and blasts.

Guests can explore The Collector’s Fortress firsthand when Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! opens May 27, 2017 at Disney California Adventure Park.

CLASSIC SPACE MOUNTAIN RETURNS TO DISNEYLAND PARK THIS SUMMER

On June 1, 2017, the classic Space Mountain returns to Disneyland® Park. Just days after Disney marks the 40th anniversary of this Tomorrowland favorite, space travelers will blast off once again for their intergalactic adventure.

A variation of a concept Walt Disney developed in the 1960s, Space Mountain first opened at Magic Kingdom® Park at Walt Disney World® Resort in 1975, and construction on Space Mountain at Disneyland® Park began soon after. The attraction went on to become a Guest favorite, seeing special themed versions such as Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy and Hyperspace Mountain.

SUPER HEROES ARRIVE AT DISNEY CALIFORNIA ADVENTURE PARK DURING SUMMER OF HEROES

All-new epic adventures are headed to Disney California Adventure® Park at Disneyland® Resort when Summer of Heroes kicks off May 27, 2017 including the grand opening of Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! This new adventure blasts guests straight into the “Guardians of the Galaxy” story for the first time ever, alongside characters from the blockbuster films and comics.

Summer of Heroes will launch new, year-round experiences:

  • Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Dance Off! – Guests might run into the Guardians of the Galaxy on their way to the Milano, with Star-Lord firing up his old-school boom box to get the party started. Gamora may prefer to stand back and observe, but everyone else is bound to get in the groove and show off their moves during this awesome rock ‘n’ roll bash!
  • Super Hero Encounters – For the first time, citizens of Earth will come face-to-face with Groot, one of the Guardians of the Galaxy! Guests can also step up to meet the First Avenger, Captain America, along with everyone’s favorite web slinger, your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man.

And for a limited time, guests can step up to the challenge with these new adventures during Summer of Heroes:

  • Avengers Training Initiative – Black Widow and Hawkeye assemble young recruits for a series of tests to see if they have what it takes to join the ranks of the Avengers.
  • Heroic Encounter: Black Widow – Black Widow will arrive on the scene several times throughout the day in an armored Avengers vehicle for her heroic encounter with park Guests.
  • Grab a Piece (or Bite) of the Action –  Special themed merchandise and food will be available throughout Hollywood Land.

Guests can Hero Up during Summer of Heroes – May 27-Sept. 10, 2017 – and blast into the “Guardians of the Galaxy” story with Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! – opening May 27 – all at Disney California Adventure Park!

The Hotels Of The Disneyland Resort: Fact Sheet

Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa

Capturing the spirit of early California through inspiring design and daring architecture, Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa is a deluxe 948-room resort hotel property, offering a premium option for business or pleasure visits to the Disneyland Resort. This AAA Four-Diamond hotel is the first Disney resort hotel in the world to be located inside a theme park—Disney California Adventure—making stays at the deluxe hotel a uniquely themed experience.

Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa celebrates the romantic Arts & Crafts movement of early 20th century California.  Designed to capture the artistic exploration of California’s coastlines with its Monterey pines and redwood forests, the hotel is layered with the memories of the arroyo craftsmen, the mission pioneers and the Plein Air school of painters.

Disneyland Hotel

At the Disneyland Hotel, guests will find a family vacation resort brimming with Disney magic and benefits.  Offering 973 rooms, the hotel features a variety of restaurants and lounges, shops, and three swimming pools, among other amenities.

Recent renovations to the Disneyland Hotel include a new pool and water play area, featuring slides and a splash pool in an architectural design reminiscent of the 20th Century Disneyland Hotel Monorail Station. Guests can grab a bite near the pool at Tangaroa Terrace, or sip on tropical cocktails and flavorful juices at Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Bar.

Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel  

Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel overlooks Paradise Pier, one of the most colorful sections of Disney California Adventure, making the hotel’s name and theme a natural fit.

Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel prides itself on being one of the finest hotels in its class.  The 15-story, high-rise structure encompasses 481 guest rooms, including suites and poolside cabana rooms, as well as 15 meeting rooms totaling 30,000 square feet of space.  The hotel also has a rooftop swimming pool and whirlpool, a fitness center, dining in the mellow PCH Grill, quick bites and refreshments at the lobby Surfside Lounge or the poolside Sand Bar, gift shops and a game arcade.

New Magic Arriving at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa in 2017

An exciting, hotel-wide refurbishment is bringing new magic to the luxurious Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa at the Disneyland Resort, with completely redesigned guest rooms plus a refreshed lobby, pool areas and the concierge-level Craftsman Club. The most extensive refurbishment since the hotel’s 2001 opening will elevate the premium guest experience and bring a contemporary approach to the Arts & Crafts design style.

The renovations will roll out in phases, with expected completion by the end of 2017. Guests will begin to enjoy the first phase of refreshed guest rooms starting this spring.

Recently named a AAA Four Diamond hotel by the Automobile Club of Southern California for the sixteenth year in a row, the 948-room Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa captures the romantic spirit of California’s Arts & Crafts movement in the early 20th century.

“Our renovation adds more luxury to this iconic Southern California hotel, while staying committed to its signature Arts & Crafts design,” said Dan Coleman, General Manager of Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa. “We want our guests to feel they are staying in a Disney hotel that’s distinctly situated in beautiful California. The revitalized design helps convey this feeling and allows us to continue exceeding guest expectations.”

Redesigned Guest Rooms
Every single element in the redesigned guest rooms will be new, creating a fresh sense of luxury – from floor and walls to furnishings, bedding and linens, as well as upgraded bathrooms. Upon entry, guests will notice beautiful hardwood flooring transitioning into soft, bright-toned carpeting. Linens and pillows are restyled in a bright, white palette and upgraded bathrooms include new fixtures. The room decor is a contemporary take on the Arts & Crafts style featuring all-new furniture made of natural oak, specially designed for each room, as well as California-inspired artwork created by artists and Disney Imagineers, including beautiful headboard walls with wood inlay designs featuring Chip ‘n Dale climbing orange trees! Guests with sharp eyes will catch other uniquely Disney details throughout these newly enhanced rooms.

Other Enhancements

  • Pools: The pools and surrounding areas have been redesigned with new hardscapes that reinforce the Arts and Crafts feeling of this premier Disney resort. A variety of natural stones were chosen to create a warm and welcoming environment at each pool.
  • Lobby: The already spectacular six-story Grand Hall lobby will continue to impress guests with new, stylish furnishings to complement the existing Arts and Crafts décor.
  • The Craftsman Club: The new design for The Craftsman Club, the hotel’s concierge-level lounge, will draw inspiration from the architectural and furniture designs of Charles Rennie Mackintosh, a visionary of the Glasgow Style of the Arts and Crafts movement. New hardwood flooring, custom-designed rugs, finely-crafted artisanal furniture and specially-commissioned art will add to the sophisticated, upscale tone of the Club.

Disney’s Grand California Hotel & Spa is the first Disney resort hotel in the world to be located inside a theme park, providing guests with an exclusive entrance to Disney California Adventure Park. Guests staying at Disneyland Resort hotels also enjoy Extra Magic Hour, which provides early entry to select Disneyland and Disney California Adventure attractions.

For updates and progress reports on Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa refurbishment, visit www.disneyparksblog.com.

MEET THE HEROES OF GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY – MISSION: BREAKOUT! COMING TO DISNEY CALIFORNIA ADVENTURE PARK MAY 27

The Guardians of the Galaxy are coming to Disney California Adventure® Park at Disneyland® Resort! Opening May 27, 2017 the new Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! will blast guests straight into this story for the first time ever as they help Rocket bust his pals out of the Collector’s Fortress.

Guests can come face-to-face with the Guardians of the Galaxy this summer, at Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! Deep inside his fortress-like collection, the mysterious Taneleer Tivan (aka The Collector) has the Guardians of the Galaxy on display as his newest acquisitions. Unbeknownst to their captor, Rocket has escaped and is enlisting the Collector’s VIP guests for help. Guests board a gantry lift, which launches them into a chaotic and hilarious adventure as they join Rocket in an attempt to break his fellow Guardians out of captivity.

After breaking out of the Collector’s Fortress, guests may run into Star-Lord and Gamora on their way to escape aboard the Milano, with Star-Lord stopping to fire up his old-school boom box and get a dance party started. And for the first time, citizens of Earth will have the chance to meet Groot!

MAIN STREET ELECTRICAL PARADE EXTENDED BY POPULAR DEMAND AT DISNEYLAND PARK

Main Street Electrical Parade has returned to the place it began, and today we’re excited to share – due to popular demand – this iconic parade will continue lighting up the night at Disneyland® Park through Aug. 20, 2017. The parade has delighted our Guests since its return in January, and the limited-time engagement is being extended with encore performances so even more will be able to enjoy its nostalgic magic this summer.

A classic Disney Parks nighttime parade, the Main Street Electrical Parade began at Disneyland Park in 1972 and ended its initial run in 1996. It returned to the Disneyland Resort as Disney’s Electrical Parade, bringing magical Disney stories to Disney California Adventure® Park from 2001 until 2010, when it crossed the country to begin its run at Walt Disney World® Resort.

Your can catch this limited-time engagement of Main Street Electrical Parade at Disneyland Park through Aug. 20, 2017!

 

What to expect from Disney’s new ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ ride

The “Guardians of the Galaxy” ride opening May 27 at Disney California Adventure will replace the venerable Twilight Zone Tower of Terror as the anchor of a new Marvel themed land.

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STAY IN THE MIDDLE OF THE MAGIC THIS SPRING AND ENJOY SPECIAL SAVINGS AT DISNEYLAND RESORT

Our Clients can stay in the middle of the magic and save up to 20% on premium rooms at select stays at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel® & Spa or Disneyland® Hotel from April 23-June 15, 2017 on select Sunday-Thursday nights when they book through May 25, 2017.

When our Clients stay at a Disneyland Resort hotel, they’ll stay where the magic never ends. With Disneyland® Park, Disney California Adventure® Park and the Downtown Disney® District just steps away, they’ll enjoy convenient access to all the fun! Plus, they can take advantage of exclusive benefits, including early access to the Theme Parks and Disney Character wake-up calls. And, throughout their stay, our Clients will experience legendary Disney service.

Booking Information:
Contact Travel Agents, Scott and Becky Donahue, of Wish Upon a Star With Us to plan and book your vacation.

*Savings based on the non-discounted price for the same room at the same hotel for most Sunday through Thursday nights.  Valid for travel between 4/23/17 to 6/15/17. Book from 3/27/17 through 5/25/17, with travel completed by 6/16/17.   Savings on premium rooms are available on Premium, Deluxe and Woods/Garden/Courtyard rooms.  Offer excludes select Concierge rooms and suites, except Artisan and Regal suites.  Ask about savings on other room types.  Not valid on previously booked rooms. Advance reservations required. Subject to availability as the number of rooms allocated for this offer is limited. Excludes applicable fees and taxes. Limit two (2) rooms per reservation and five (5) people maximum per room. Not valid in combination with any other hotel discounts or offers. Subject to restrictions and change without notice.  Separate Theme Park admission required to enjoy the Parks.       

EGG-STRAVAGANZA DETAILS HATCHED AS FUN SCAVENGER HUNT RETURNS TO DISNEYLAND RESORT IN APRIL

Spring is in full swing, which means the return of the beloved Egg-stravaganza to Disneyland® Resort is just around the corner. This fun, egg-themed scavenger hunt will take place from April 1-16, 2017, at Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure® Park, and Downtown Disney District®.

To participate, guests can pick up a map and stickers for $5.99 (plus tax) at select merchandise locations throughout Disneyland Resort. Search for special hidden “eggs” themed to Disney and Pixar characters. They can record their discoveries by placing the corresponding sticker on the themed Egg-stravaganza map to represent that location.

Whether guests choose to hunt for eggs or not, they can return their map to a redemption location for a surprise. Redemption locations include the following merchandise shops: Elias & Co. at Disney California Adventure Park; Disney Showcase in Disneyland Park; World of Disney Store in the Downtown Disney District.

And, if guests are visiting Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, don’t forget the Egg-stravaganza is currently taking place at the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival through May 29, 2017.

Purchasing limits will apply, while supplies last. Please note discounts will apply this year. Separate admission is required to enter Disney theme parks. The experience is subject to restrictions and may change without notice.