Disney attempts global sing-along to celebrate 'it's a small world's' 50th anniversary

| Sherry Barkas | Comments
“It’s a world of laughter, a world of tears. It’s a world of hope ...” Just say, “it’s a small world,” and that song can immediately pop into one’s head, seemingly embedded for ...Read more

New 'Star Wars' set to start filming in May; 'Cars,' 'Incredibles' sequels announced

| Sherry Barkas | Comments
Walt Disney Co. Chairman and CEO Bob Iger was filled with all kinds of exciting news for “Star Wars” and “Cars” fans at the annual shareholders meeting on March 18 in Portland, Ore. The ...Read more

After 14 months, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad set to reopen St. Patrick's Day

| Sherry Barkas | Comments
  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 R ...Read more

Disneyland holding another all-nighter

| Sherry Barkas | Comments
Disneyland and California Adventure will be open 24 hours straight, from 6 a.m. May 23 to 6 a.m. May 24. The “Rock Your Disney Side Party” All-Night Extravaganza is Disney’s kickoff to the su ...Read more

ABC to pay tribute to military vets during pre-Oscar show Thursday night

| Sherry Barkas | Comments
Disney will be paying tribute to our wounded warriors during its Feb. 27 “Countdown to the Oscars” special on ABC. A few weeks ago, Disneyland Resort cast members welcomed dozens of servic ...Read more

Rediscovered Disney treasures inspire 'Tomorrowland' movie starring Clooney

| Sherry Barkas | Comments
Visitors to Disneyland in recent weeks might have noticed some areas around “It’s A Small World,” Matterhorn and other areas blocked off. There’s a new movie in the works, titled “Tomorr ...Read more

Say 'I love you' with Coachella Valley-themed valentines

| Liz Kelly Nelson | Comments
It's Valentine's Day. So in honor of this love-stricken holiday, we (meaning the love-filled Desert Sun newsroom staff) came up with these valentines to send to your special someone(s). You can thank ...Read more

Shirley Temple Black was no stranger to Disney

| Sherry Barkas | Comments
  As a child actress of the 1930s, singing such iconic tunes as “On the Good Ship Lollipop,” Shirley Temple was the bright spot of The Great Depression. She left that life behind as sh ...Read more

Check out Gates and Rookie, new members of the Disney Clydesdales family in Orlando

| Sherry Barkas | Comments
It’s a ways away from Anaheim, but the photo of two new Clydesdales at Walt Disney World in Orlando is hard to ignore. Such beautiful horses. Plus it ties in with the Chinese New Year, which ...Read more

Tonga Hut tiki lounge to open in Palm Springs in February

| Xochitl Pena | Comments
The Tonga Hut has made a name for itself in North Hollywood as the oldest Tiki bar still operating in the Los Angeles area. It opened in 1958. The purveyor of umbrella drinks hopes to make a name f ...Read more

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