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Disneyland’s New Luxury Hotel- Coming Soon

Last year, Anaheim adopted a tax incentive to encourage development of luxury hotels by allowing 70% of the Transient Occupancy Tax paid by guests for the next 20 years, well you can guess, Disney is taking advantage of it. Smart move!

Here are two concept arts on what the hotel would look like:

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The hotel would be part of the Disney-owned hotels at Disneyland with Disneyland Hotel, Paradise Pier Hotel and Grand Californian Hotel.

This “flagship” hotel is a 700-room four-diamond hotel on 10 acres at 1401 Disney Drive which is at the north end of the Downtown Disney parking lot. Construction will begin in 2018 and is expected to open in 2021.

I better start saving. Is planning a trip in 2021 to far away? LOL

 

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Finding Dory Raises Questions

In excitement for watching “Finding Dory”, I watched “Finding Nemo” with my 8 month old son. After watching Crush and Squirt (sea turtles) talk with Marlin and Dory, I began to wonder if sea turtles really do swim in the East Australian Current.

I had the privilege to ask Dr. Stephen Dunbar, a professor at Loma Linda University School of Medicine department of earth and biological sciences, about this topic for an article piece called “Finding sea turtles: a green sea turtle’s view“. I found out, yes, there is such a thing as the EAC, although it’s not like a vacuum tunnel as portrayed in the movie. The current is moved by trade winds that occur in the Pacific westerly and easterly plus the Coriolis Effect due to earth’s rotation.

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Sadly, in reality, baby sea turtles don’t have a family to be with, instead they find their way back to the ocean by themselves. Baby sea turtles are immediately self-sufficient with no parental care and they don’t go with their siblings.

In the movie, the sea turtles are swimming together in hundreds, however, they do not do this in real life. They are individualistic creatures.

I also found out that turtles like Crush and Squirt are green sea turtles and they eat sea grass sometimes even injured lobsters, so Marlin and Dory were definitely lucky they didn’t eat them after they were injured by the jellies. Surprisingly enough, sea turtles can protect themselves from other preys by turning sideways and making themselves look bigger.

The most important question is…

Do sea turtles live to be 100 or 150 years old?

The answer is unknown because there is no possible way to find out.

So, go to Disneyland’s Turtle Talk with Crush and make sure you ask Crush questions about his sea life! It is just Toooootalllyyyyy Sweeeeeeet!

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New Pirates of the Caribbean Ride at Shanghai Disneyland

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Argh matey! There be tales to be told. Aye and that tale is the new Pirates of Caribbean ride at Shanghai Disneyland. Check out the video below:

Shaghai Disneyland will be the first Disney park with a Pirates of the Caribbean-themed land.

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According to The Verge, “Disneyland Shanghai isn’t scheduled to open until mid-June”, but the bar has been raised for other parks to start incorporating digital effects.

Will this themed park make you want to visit Shanghai Disneyland? How would you like to go on this ride?

 

Valentine’s Day at Disneyland

How sweet is too sweet?

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New apples covered in caramel and dark chocolate, chopped roasted almonds, garnished with cherries, drizzled milk chocolate and chopped almonds. Now, this is nuts!!!

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Chocolate barks with cherries can be found this month at Disneyland.

Sweets at Disneyland for your sweetheart.

The best Valentine’s Day gift is definitely a trip to Disneyland or better yet a stay at Disneyland too!! There’s a in-room celebration too for a “Romantic” side.

Check behind the doors for what Disney has to offer.

 

 

 

 

Becoming a new Disney mom

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“Straight from heaven up above, here is a baby for you to love” ~ Disney’s Dumbo

A new journey is beginning and I’ll admit– I’m scared.

My husband and I have recently bought a new house and we are expecting a baby boy in October 2015. One day I know he might be reading this and man, I hope he understands pregnancy is very tough both mentally and physically. Of course, being a boy, he won’t truly understand how it feels to have another living organism inside, but I pray that he realizes the depth of a living being that is a responsibility and can change your whole life.

As Disney parents, my husband and I decided to have a baby blue Mickey Mouse theme room and our baby shower which was on August 15th was amazing and fun!

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With the love of our parents, family, and friends (which btw, thank you so much for the ones who are truly there for our new family member, I can’t emphasis that enough), we have toys for him to play with and a cute bedding set.

baby wall baby cribI’m nervous and scared for the future, and I only wish to be a great parent that will raise a son into a man with fine moral standards. I have to be strong and continue to believe in myself, even though it’s difficult sometimes… May God bless every family out there and all the new parents.

Thank you for all those who support Nick and I. We are truly blessed.

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Lights out for the Osborne Family Spectacle Dancing Lights

Today, September 11th, Disney Parks officially announced that this year is the final year of the Osborne Family Spectacle Dancing Lights to make way for Toy Story Land and Star Wars-Themed Land the lights have to go out.

Via Disney Parks Blog by Thomas Smith

What exactly is the story being the Osborne Family Spectacle Dancing Lights?

Christmas lights and decorations at Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World was created by Jennings Osborne along with his wife Mitzi in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1968 for their daughter, Allison Brianne Osborne.

Jennings decorated their home with 1,000 lights and each year it grew, it grew so much that Jennings had to purchase two properties next to his own to display them. 6 neighbors filed a lawsuit because of traffic in their neighborhood, and the Osborne family responded to the lawsuit by adding 3 million more lights. Something I can only guess Walt Disney might’ve done too!

The county court ordered for a limited amount of days and hours that the Osborne can show their lights and the Jennings appealed to the Arkansas Supreme Court but lost. Then in 1994 to the U.S. Supreme Court and Justice Clarence Thomas refused to halt the order, and in 1995, the state Supreme Court shut the display down altogether.

The family continued to have a light display but smaller afterwards. It wasn’t till after that Walt Disney World project director, John Phelan, after several other offers to host the display, that the Osborne family agreed to have the display on “Residential Street,” a back-lot section at Disney’s Hollywood Studios theme park.

Jennings Osborne was a fan of the resort and accepted Disney’s offer and it was in 1995 that the display was set up as “The Osborne Family Spectacle of Lights,” becoming an immediate success.

Did you know after the 9/11 attack in 2001, the Osborne family displayed a lighted up American flag with the words “God Bless America and God Bless George W. Bush” across the top and bottom of the flag.

Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration Begins Today (May 22)

This year, Disneyland celebrates their 60th anniversary since July 17, 1955. The castle will sparkle in diamonds and so much more magic to experience.

New “Paint the Night” parade which is similar to electrical parade.

An ALL NEW World of Color show: Celebrate! Disneyland Diamond Celebration

Special foods for food lovers:

Don’t forget to enter the Disneyland Diamond Days Sweepstakes begins May 22, 2015 and ends at 6:59 AM Pacific on September 11, 2015. Click Here For More Info.

When will you be celebrating?