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VOL. X - No. 4 April 19, 2014 Online Since 1997

Welcome To Our April 2014 Newsletter

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Welcome to our April 2014 newsletter. As we do every year: On Disneyland's Birthday July 17 we offer ALL of our content for FREE. Check out next months newsletter for more information. We have a video clip: Easter Egg hunting at Disneyland. The clip is almost 5 minutes long. 

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Our Disneyland History DVD's are the most popular item we have ever sold. We are shipping our series2013 version. If you order NOW we will be able to fill your order in about 3-4 days. Also with each purchase of Disneyland History DVD Box set we will include a Pirate Coin Lanyard. We offer a 50% discount to our Gold Members. We do ship international orders also.  
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Anaheim April temps are normally in the low 70's in the day time and in the mid 50's at night. This month this would be a great month to visit the resort!
 
Hugh Allison our senior columnist is back with his latest article
California vs. Paris: Park Two, Cars And Armageddon
 
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Top Story: We have a video clip: Easter Egg hunting at Disneyland. The clip is almost 5 minutes long. 
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Spotlight on DLDHistory.com:  is a column that will point out a little known area of DLDHistory that may interest you. This month we present a video: The newest show for 2013 at Disneyland is Mickey and the Magical Map. We have a video of the complete show. The video was shot in 2013 and is 22 minutes long.
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Disneyland History DVD.: This project has taken over 3 years to compile. We have created a full length Disneyland History DVD set. The DVD set is a 15 disc set covering the full history of Disneyland. The discs are available individually or as a box set. The DVD's contain all attraction openings, parades, deaths, injuries, trivia, backstage photos and lots more. To my knowledge no DVD has ever been created with this type of content. Our series 2013 version released on July 1, 2013. We are shipping series2013 versions NOW. We have 3 versions now: Family Full and Currently Open Attractions. We have added 2 more discs since our Original 2012 version and added many new features
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Easter At Disneyland
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Hugh Allison
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California vs. Paris: Park Two, Cars And Armageddon

For my next few articles comparing the Disneyland resorts closest to my heart (Anaheim and Paris), I am going to focus on comparing some of the attractions in the non-castle parks: Disney California Adventure (DCA) and Walt Disney Studios Park (WDSP). Although some of the shops, eateries, meet and greets, and photo ops in WDSP have equivalents in DCA (and/or elsewhere in the world), none are of enough note to be worth discussing here 

. The three DCA attractions with the closest equivalents in WDSP are The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, the Animation building and Disney Junior: Live on Stage. I shall be doing full comparisons of these over the coming months. If rumors are to be believed, WDSP will also be getting an equivalent of Soarin' Over California in the coming years. 

It is worth mentioning that whilst DCA and WDSP have daily parades, these are nothing like each other, and that the latter doesn't have a night-time show. In the past, both have had a traveling concert based on the High School Musical franchise, various forms of streetmosphere and PUSH, the talking trash can. 

Several of the attractions in WDSP (such as Flying Carpets Over Agrabah, Studio Tram Tour: Behind the Magic, Rock 'n' Roller Coaster Avec Aerosmith and Moteurs… Action! Stunt Show Spectacular) are much more comparable to attractions in Walt Disney World. Likewise four of the WDPS attractions are practically carbon copies of attraction in Hong Kong Disneyland: Stitch Live!, RC Racer, Toy Soldier Parachute Drop and Slinky Dog Zigzag Spin. (Arguably, Toy Soldier Parachute Drop is a re-themed version of Jumpin' Jellyfish at DCA and Tokyo DisneySea; and Slinky Dog Zigzag Spin is a re-themed version of Scuttle's Scooters at Tokyo DisneySea). 

The remainder of the attractions in WDSP are unique to that specific park. These are Crush's Coaster, CineMagique, Animagique, Cars Quatre Roues Rallye, Armageddon: les Effets Speciaux and (as of later this year) Ratatouille: L'Aventure Totalement Toquee de Remy. 

Crush's Coaster is a spinning roller coaster themed to Finding Nemo and, to date, has the only animatronics of WDSP; CineMagique is a series of film clips with some surprises thrown in, and Animagique is a black-light show featuring Donald Duck and his friends, and several musical numbers. 

However, the Armageddon and the Cars attractions are of more interest to us here. 

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Cars Quatre Roues Rallye (which translates as Cars Four Wheel Rally, although the English name is just Cars Race Rally) is a demolition derby type attraction, similar to Francis' Ladybug Boogie at DCA and The Whirlpool at Tokyo DisneySea. Obviously all three have different theming, but they are all made by Zamperla and work in much the same way. However, whereas The Whirlpool and the Ladybug ride each have 6 vehicles, Cars Quatre Roues Rallye has twelve (actually two tracks with six on each) thus making the queue go down quicker. 


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Other Articles By Hugh Allison:
California vs. Paris: It's A Small World Disneyland Memories
California vs. Paris: The Castle California vs. Paris: Snow White
California vs. Paris: Pinocchio California vs. Paris: Peter Pan
California vs. Paris: Dumbo California vs. Paris: Casey Jr. Circus Train
California vs. Paris: Alice In Wonderland California vs. Blackpool Alice In Wonderland
California vs. Paris: Fantasyland California vs. Paris: Carrousels And Sword In The Stone Ceremony
California vs. Paris: Fantasyland Shops California vs. Blackpool: General
California vs. Paris: Main Street USA California vs. Paris: The Railroads
California vs. Paris: The Railroads Part 2 California vs. Paris: Adventureland
California vs. Paris: Treehouses California vs. Paris: Pirates of the Caribbean and Blue Bayou
California vs. Paris: The Lands of The Future - Part One California vs. Paris: The Lands of The Future - Part Two
California vs. Paris: The Lands of The Future - Part Three California vs. Paris: Frontierland Part One
California vs. Paris: Frontierland Part Two California vs. Paris: Rivers Of America
California vs. Paris Big Thunder Mountain Railroad California vs. Paris: Welcome Foolish Mortals -- Part One
California vs. Paris: Welcome Foolish Mortals -- Part Two  California vs. Paris: It's A Small World At Christmas
California vs. Paris: Welcome Foolish Mortals -- Part Three California vs. Paris: Welcome Foolish Mortals -- Part Four
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Disneyland In The News
AT&T Brings Improved Data Connectivity To Disneyland
AT&T and Disney have teamed up to bring improved data connectivity to Disney properties throughout the U.S. As part of the network enhancements AT&T worked with Disney to install 350 small cells, 25 DAS systems, and 40 repeaters a
Disneyland California Adventure To Host 24 Hour Party In May
Disney used Twitter and 140 of its most iconic characters Friday morning to announce the company's next 24-hour party in its two local parks. An aerial photograph of Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse and 138 others was posted to the
California vs. Paris: Welcome Foolish Mortals -- Part Four
In the final section of my four-part comparison between California's Haunted Mansion (in its regular form, rather than its seasonal overlay) and France's Phantom Manor, I shall be looking at the post-ride section of the attraction
10 Things You Need To Bring To Disneyland
I have lived in California my whole life and have visited Disneyland several times. When visiting Disneyland there are some essentials that you need to bring. Here are 10 things you need to bring with you on your next Disneyland v
Where And How To Eat Cheap At Disneyland
Dining is a highlight for my family at the Disneyland Resort. There are so many tasty treats throughout the Disneyland Resort. We also love staying at a Disney hotel for a completely magical vacation, and that means eating at the
After 14 Months Big Thunder Mountain Railroad Set To Reopen St. Patricks Day
At long last, the "wildest ride in the wilderness" is ready to roll again. Closed in January 2013 for extensive renovation, Disneyland announced Friday that Big Thunder Mountain Railroad would officialy reopen St. Patrick’s Day
Enhanced Big Thunder Mountain Ride Adds Thrills To Disneyland Favorite
PERSPECTIVE My youngest son’s first roller coaster was Disneyland’s Big Thunder Mountain Railroad. He had just turned four, proudly towered an inch or so over the 40-inch minimum, and jumped on with a wide smile. He loved it –
Submarines Are Staying Put At Disneyland
The head of the Disney company confirmed Tuesday that there could be more room for "Star Wars" and Marvel attractions at Disneyland. But they won’t go where Nemo swims. Bob Iger, chief executive officer of the Walt Disne
AT&T Brings Improved Data Connectivity To Disneyland
AT&T and Disney have teamed up to bring improved data connectivity to Disney properties throughout the U.S. As part of the network enhancements AT&T worked with Disney to install 350 small cells, 25 DAS systems, and 40 repeaters a
Disneyland California Adventure To Host 24 Hour Party In May
Disney used Twitter and 140 of its most iconic characters Friday morning to announce the company's next 24-hour party in its two local parks. An aerial photograph of Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse and 138 others was posted to the
California vs. Paris: Welcome Foolish Mortals -- Part Four
In the final section of my four-part comparison between California's Haunted Mansion (in its regular form, rather than its seasonal overlay) and France's Phantom Manor, I shall be looking at the post-ride section of the attraction
10 Things You Need To Bring To Disneyland
I have lived in California my whole life and have visited Disneyland several times. When visiting Disneyland there are some essentials that you need to bring. Here are 10 things you need to bring with you on your next Disneyland v
Where And How To Eat Cheap At Disneyland
Dining is a highlight for my family at the Disneyland Resort. There are so many tasty treats throughout the Disneyland Resort. We also love staying at a Disney hotel for a completely magical vacation, and that means eating at the
After 14 Months Big Thunder Mountain Railroad Set To Reopen St. Patricks Day
At long last, the "wildest ride in the wilderness" is ready to roll again. Closed in January 2013 for extensive renovation, Disneyland announced Friday that Big Thunder Mountain Railroad would officialy reopen St. Patrick’s Day.
Enhanced Big Thunder Mountain Ride Adds Thrills To Disneyland Favorite
PERSPECTIVE My youngest son’s first roller coaster was Disneyland’s Big Thunder Mountain Railroad. He had just turned four, proudly towered an inch or so over the 40-inch minimum, and jumped on with a wide smile. He loved it –
Submarines Are Staying Put At Disneyland
The head of the Disney company confirmed Tuesday that there could be more room for "Star Wars" and Marvel attractions at Disneyland. But they won’t go where Nemo swims. Bob Iger, chief executive officer of the Walt Disne
  
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DVD
I was looking at DLDHistory one day and realizing the huge amount of content that we have that no other site has. The problem is trying to sort through all of it and put together a nice time line of the History of Disneyland. I also watched most of the Disneyland Historical DVD's available, official and unofficial. None of the DVD's seem to have the complete history of Disneyland including backstage photos and information about deaths and injuries, rare video clips etc.

This project has taken over 3 years to compile.

We have created a full length Disneyland History DVD. The DVD series 2013 version is a 15 disc set covering the full history of Disneyland. The discs are available individually or as a box set. The DVD's contain all attraction openings, parades, deaths, injuries, trivia, backstage photos and lots more. To my knowledge no DVD has ever been created with this type of content.

Our Gold members receive a 50% discount.

We offer previews for each disc on our YouTube Channel. You Tube Channel

We are shipping series2013 version copies NOW!

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Spot Light
Spotlight on DLDHistory.com is a column that will point out a little known area of 
DLDHistory that may interest you.

The newest show for 2013 at Disneyland is Mickey and the Magical Map. We have a video of the complete show. The video was shot in 2013 and is 22 minutes long.

Mickey and the Magical Map Video  

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