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Watch: This Time-Lapse Video Shows Disneyland Being Built In 1 Minute

60 years ago this July
The Birth of Disneyland

In honor of the upcoming 60th anniversary of the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, CA, Disney has released a neat time-lapse video that shows the construction of Disneyland taking place over the course of one minute. I don’t believe this video has ever been made available before so it should be new to all y’all. It’s really damn cool to see the entirety of Disneyland being built in just a minute’s time. Please enjoy.

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A New Sons Of Anakin Apprentice Is Born

The TV Guide

Yesterday was a great Sunday Funday at Disneyland and Disney California Adventure with my Sons of Anakin friends. Not only did we get to the business of having lots of fun, like we always do when we get together, but we also officially welcomed a new prospect/apprentice into the fold. In order to become a member of SoA, you have to hang out with us for a few weeks to see if everyone gets along (which isn’t hard to do because we are fun to hang out with). Then, like we did yesterday, we determine if we would like to extend the offer to have someone begin the official prospecting process to see if they would like to join the group. We’ve been hanging out with our new friend Alex for a month now so it was time to make him a Sons of Anakin apprentice. More »

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Hot In Herre

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Yesterday was a very fun but VERY hot Sunday Funday for me. The temps soared well into the ’90s so I’m sure you can appreciate how sucky that can feel. I ended up not running the LA Marathon this year, thankfully, but I did make my way down to Anaheim, CA to hang out with my friends at Disneyland all day long. All day long … in the blazing sun all day long. It was hot but we had fun cuz we always have fun. No one melted, no one died and a great time was had by all. More »

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Sunday Funday On Fleek

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As I mentioned yesterday, I ran the 10th anniversary of the Knott’s Berry Farm Coaster Run 10K in Buena Park, CA and because I felt a wee bit guilty for cheating on Disneyland, I made my way back down to Anaheim, CA to spend the latter part of my day with my friends in the parks. The weather was absolutely glorious and after a good shower and a short nap, I was rearin’ to go. Naturally, I had a blast with my peoples because, hello, Sunday Funday at Disneyland and Disney California Adventure is the only way to roll. More »

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Nice To Meat You

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Yesterday was Dapper Day at Disneyland, which basically was just another day for me. Because I hate to dress up, I had no intention of dressing up for Dapper Day. Even still, my Sunday Funday with my Sons of Anakin friends was really fun. We spent the day hanging with a new friend, Alex, who wanted to spend the day with us so that was very cool. Because it got really rainy, we decided to end our Disney day earlier so that we could have an early birthday dinner for our friend Jesse. We went out for Korean BBQ and basically ate everything sight. More »

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Watch: The ‘It’s A Small World’ Ride Caught Fire In Disneyland Last Night

Fireworks to blame?

I don’t want anyone to worry or freak out but the It’s a Small World ride inside Disneyland Resort caught fire last night, likely due to a spark from the nightly fireworks show. Thankfully, the actual ride wasn’t damaged and no one was hurt thanks to the swift action of the Disneyland Fire Department but even still, the sight of flames shooting up into the sky very near a beloved attraction at Disneyland is quite disconcerting. Click below to see video of the fire last night inside Disneyland :( More »

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A Truly Royal Celebration At Disneyland

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Last night Disneyland hosted a special event for Annual Passholders called the Royal Celebration and it was, I have to say, one of the funnest nights I’ve ever enjoyed at Disneyland. The entire park was closed so that a select number of Annual Passholders could play in the park and get photos with various Disney characters. For the first time ever, I got to get photos with Beast from Beauty and the Beast and Pocahontas and Meeko from Pocahontas. I also got to dance my ass off with the Wicked Stepsisters Anastasia and Drizella from Cinderella. I got to enjoy the night with my friends Elena and Michael from the Mickey’s Empire social club and truly had the best time ever. More »

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The Birth Of Two ‘Sons’

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Yesterday was a fun, really busy day for me. I spent the early part of my day in Disneyland with my friends and then, after we got dumped on by rain a couple of times, I made my way back to LA so that I could watch the Academy Awards with Emma and Duke while Josh was busy AT the Oscars. The Disney day was fun but far too short. The real reason why yesterday’s trip to Disneyland was so fun was because my Sons of Anakin social club inducted two new members into the family. Not even the rain could put a damper on the day’s festivities. It’s always a great day when someone turns to the Dark Side. More »

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One More Disneyland Half

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This September, Disneyland will be hosting the 10th anniversary of the Disneyland Half Marathon shortly after the theme park celebrates its 60th anniversary and yesterday, registration for the Disneyland Half went on sale. Because of all the anniversary fun going on this year, I happily signed up to run my 4th Disneyland Half Marathon in a row … but it will likely be my last. I’m not giving up running half marathon races (yet) but the insane cost of running these races at Disney is starting to get out of hand. Actually, the cost of these races has been out of hand for some time now but for me, I think I’ve reached my limit. I’m very much looking forward to running the Disneyland Half again later this year as I know it will be a very special anniversary run … but the more I think about it, the more I realize it’s probably time to stop spending so much money on running races at Disney. More »

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Happy Birthday, Andreas

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Because of my very busy weekend, I will not be able to head down to Anaheim for Sunday Funday at Disneyland this weekend … but because today is my friend Andreas‘s birthday, I knew I had to get down to the park last night to help him celebrate his birthday weekend. I met up with Elena in Disneyland before Andreas arrived and then the 3 of us hung out for a bit and then toasted his birthday. It may have been an intimate celebration but it was really fun nonetheless. More »

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