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Southern California Choirs ‘Celebrate Gospel’ Today at the Disneyland Resort

17 gospel choirs from across Southern California will come together at Disney California Adventure park on Feb. 17 in honor of Black History Month. The performances will take place in Stage 17 from 10 a.m. – 6:30 p.m., and are included with theme park admission.

“Celebrate Gospel” returning  for its ninth year, welcomes new gospel choirs, returning groups and the uplifting house band “Connected” this year, celebrating diversity and live music. A walkthrough exhibit also will be on display, highlighting the history and rich traditions of gospel music.

Here are the participating gospel choirs:

  • Amazing Grace Conservatory (Los Angeles)
  • David Dredden & Undefeated Ministries (San Diego)
  • Destiny 24 (Compton)
  • Eastvale Bible Church Mass Choir (Norco)
  • Friendship Baptist Church Mass Choir (Yorba Linda)
  • Greater LA Cathedral Choir (Los Angeles)
  • Harambee Prep Children’s Choir (Pasadena)
  • LA Inner City Mass Choir (Los Angeles)
  • Los Angeles Chapter Contemporary Adult Choir of GMWA (Los Angeles)
  • Lorenzo Johnson & Praizum (Los Angeles)
  • New Generation Choir (Santa Ana)
  • Nu Unity Praize (Menifee, San Bernardino, Palm Springs)
  • Wrecking Crew of Friendship Baptist Church (Yorba Linda)
  • Ty Snow & Xtreme Purpose (Pasadena)
  • Voices of Life (Riverside)
  • Voices of the Word Choir (Moreno Valley)
  • West Angeles Angelic Children’s Choir (Los Angeles)


Additional Details Announced for Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival

The popular Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival returns to the Disneyland Resort March 2 to April 12, 2018, with flavors and fare inspired by the Golden State. The culinary festival will bring delicious cuisine, specialty beverages and exciting entertainment to guests of all ages at Disney California Adventure Park. With experiences happening daily during the six-week event, guests will always find something tasty to try and fun to do as they explore the uniquely Disney festival.

The Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival features a variety of offerings for the whole family to enjoy, including unique food and beverage offerings to sip and savor at more than a dozen Festival Marketplaces. Guests will experience presentations and demonstrations with celebrity chefs such as Guy Fieri, Robert Irvine, Alex Guarnaschelli and Shaun O’Neale, food and beverage tastings, winemaker dinners, beer, wine and spirit seminars, and more. Guests also will enjoy live music, entertainment and special activities, all of which bring a “California vibe” to the festival.

At the Festival Marketplaces, guests can sample a cornucopia of California-inspired small plates with fresh, California-grown ingredients like avocado, strawberries, fragrant citrus, peppers and artisanal cheese. Guests will also discover an array of locally brewed craft beers and wines from all over the Golden State.

Family-friendly seminars at the Backlot Stage in Hollywood Land will feature a variety of topics, cooking demonstrations and more on select days throughout the festival. From growing your own vegetables to learning how to prepare some of the festival marketplace favorites, guests of all ages will get inspired or even discover a new interest during these seminars.

Another guest-favorite returning to the festival is the complimentary Junior Chef experience, with hands-on fun led by Chef Goofy, for children ages 3 to 11. Aspiring young chefs follow a recipe and mix a variety of ingredients to create magical treats that ends with a tasty surprise.

Guests looking for more palate-pleasing experiences will want to try the festival’s signature events, including new offerings such as Celebrity Chef LIVE! at the Hyperion, as well as returning favorites like the Disney Family of Wines Dinner, Sweet Sundays and the Winemaker or Brewmaster Dinners. Some of this year’s signature events include:

  • Guy Fieri LIVE! at the Hyperion (March 9)
  • Robert Irvine LIVE! at the Hyperion (March 30)
  • Disney Family of Wines Dinner (March 29)
  • David Arthur Winemaker Dinner at Carthay Circle Restaurant (April 5)
  • Karl Strauss Brewmaster Dinner at Steakhouse 55 (March 8)
  • Flora Springs Winemaker Dinner at Steakhouse 55 (March 15)

Many of the Disney California Food & Wine Festival events are included with admission to Disney California Adventure Park. Special signature events and seminars will require a separate fee. Additional details and reservations for the signature events and seminars can be made at Disneyland.com/FoodandWine.  Guests may also check for the latest information and schedules as they become available, at Disneyland.com.

Separate admission to Disney California Adventure Park is required and is not included with the cost of signature events or seminars. Space is limited for all ticketed events; advance reservations are recommended.  Full payment may be due at time of booking, and cancellation fees may apply.  No refunds, credit or date or time changes.  Guests must be 21 years of age or over to consume alcohol and to participate in some events; valid photo ID required.  Events and demonstrations are subject to restrictions and change or cancellation without notice.

Opening Date and More Details Announced for Pixar Pier at Disneyland Resort

Disneyland Resort will open the highly anticipated Pixar Pier at Disney California Adventure Park on June 23, 2018, powering up summer with more of the playful Pixar stories and characters that guests have come to know and love. Also debuting in June, a new float adds superhero fun to the electrifying “Paint the Night” parade, featuring characters from Disney•Pixar’s “The Incredibles.” The news was announced today by Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Bob Chapek during his presentation at D23 Expo Japan at Tokyo Disney Resort.

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This year, guests will experience the wit, humor and warmth of Pixar stories and characters in extraordinary new ways at the Disneyland Resort, beginning with the first-ever Pixar Fest, a limited-time celebration of friendship that begins April 13. The permanent, new land of Pixar Pier, opening June 23, offers guests their first chance to experience the new Incredicoaster, a thrilling adventure with everyone’s favorite Super family and theming inspired by the newest Disney•Pixar film, “Incredibles 2.”

At Pixar Pier, guests will explore four new imaginative neighborhoods, newly themed attractions, entertainment, encounters with Pixar pals, plus themed food and merchandise, all inspired by beloved Pixar stories.

The fan-favorite “Paint the Night” parade returns April 13 for Pixar Fest, this time at Disney California Adventure. And in June, the popular nighttime spectacular adds even more Pixar fun with the addition of a new, high-energy float inspired by “The Incredibles.” Mr. Incredible, Elastigirl and Frozone will showcase their superhero awesomeness as they take on their newest threat, the Underminer. Violet, Dash and Jack-Jack also showcase their unique powers in surprising new ways, as shown through dynamic and innovative visual technology. Like the other elements in this spectacular parade, this new float will come to life through a series of dazzling LED lights, new music elements and high-tech, pop-art effects inspired by the mid-century-modern style of the films.

Pixar Pier Opens at Disney California Adventure Park June 23

The thrilling new Incredicoaster will anchor Pixar Pier in the new land’s first neighborhood, which is inspired by “The Incredibles.” New character moments, scenes, special effects and an exciting musical score will connect the attraction’s story to “Incredibles 2,” which opens in theaters June 15, 2018. A second neighborhood at Pixar Pier will be inspired by “Toy Story” around the popular Toy Story Mania! attraction. The third new neighborhood will be inspired by “Inside Out” and will feature an “Inside Out” attraction, scheduled to open at a later date. The fourth new neighborhood will celebrate a collection of Pixar stories. Mickey’s Fun Wheel will transform into a newly-themed Pixar attraction, allowing guests to enjoy the beautiful sights of Pixar Pier from 24 new gondolas that will feature beloved Pixar pals. The midway games will also be inspired by Pixar characters, including favorites from “A Bug’s Life,” “La Luna” and “WALL·E”.

Additionally, what was formerly Ariel’s Grotto restaurant and the Cove Bar will be transformed into a Pixar-themed lounge, offering sparkling views of Paradise Bay and the new Pixar Pier.

First-Ever Pixar Fest Opens April 13 throughout the Disneyland Resort

Pixar Fest will allow guests to celebrate friendship and beyond during this limited-time event, bringing Pixar stories and characters to life like never before. At Disneyland, a new fireworks show, “Together Forever – A Pixar Nighttime Spectacular,” will debut with dazzling pyrotechnics, memorable music and a heartwarming story.

“Pixar Play Parade” returns, this time making its way through Disneyland park. The popular parade will bring even more fan-favorite Pixar stories to guests with the addition of three new show elements, including the famous Pixar Lamp and Ball from the Pixar short film, “Luxo Jr.” as well as characters and elements from “Up” and “Inside Out.”

And appearing for the first time at Disney California Adventure, the “Paint the Night” parade will return to delight guests with the parade’s 1.5 million, brilliant LED lights and catchy tunes. In addition to the new Incredibles-themed float, “Paint the Night” parade will spotlight many Pixar stories and include characters from “Toy Story,” “Monsters, Inc.” and “Cars.”

A new film festival, Pixar Shorts, will also take place throughout much of Pixar Fest at Disney California Adventure. Pixar Shorts will feature rotating favorites including “For the Birds” and “LAVA” at the Sunset Showcase Theater in Hollywood Land.

And in the Paradise Gardens area at Disney California Adventure, many new Pixar experiences will be available for guests to enjoy including performances by a new Pixar-themed musical troupe, Pixar character encounters, and special crafts and activities for younger guests.

Pixar Fest will also feature additional elements throughout the resort including new décor, atmosphere entertainment, themed food and beverage and limited-edition event merchandise.

All of these exciting new additions for the limited-time Pixar Fest celebration and the opening of the new land of Pixar Pier will add to the existing Pixar attractions and entertainment currently available throughout the Resort, from Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters at Disneyland to Cars Land at Disney California Adventure.

Sneak Peek of Disney’s ‘Wrinkle in Time’ Now at Disney Parks

For a limited time, guests visiting Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort can catch a sneak peek of Disney’s “Wrinkle in Time”.

Guests visiting Disney’s Hollywood Studios can stop by the Walt Disney Presents theater and enjoy clips from the upcoming film. Guests visiting Disney California Adventure park can stop by Sunset Showcase Theater, where the sneak peek will be presented in 3D with stunning in-theater special effects. A unique display of costumes designed by Oscar nominee Paco Delgado and featured in the film will accompany the sneak peek in Sunset Showcase Theater.

From visionary director Ava DuVernay comes Disney’s “A Wrinkle in Time,” based on Madeleine L’Engle’s timeless classic which takes audience across dimensions of time and space, examining the nature of darkness versus light and, ultimately, the triumph of love. Through one girl’s transformative journey led by three celestial guides, we discover that strength comes from embracing one’s individuality and that the best way to triumph over fear is to travel by one’s own light.

Check out the video below to see never-before-seen footage:

The special sneak peek will be shown through March 16 at Disney California Adventure park and Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

Disney’s “A Wrinkle in Time” hits theaters on March 9, 2018.

Southern California Choirs to ‘Celebrate Gospel’ at the Disneyland Resort

17 gospel choirs from across Southern California will come together at Disney California Adventure park on Feb. 17 in honor of Black History Month. The performances will take place in Stage 17 from 10 a.m. – 6:30 p.m., and are included with theme park admission.

“Celebrate Gospel” returning  for its ninth year, welcomes new gospel choirs, returning groups and the uplifting house band “Connected” this year, celebrating diversity and live music. A walkthrough exhibit also will be on display, highlighting the history and rich traditions of gospel music.

Here are the participating gospel choirs:

  • Amazing Grace Conservatory (Los Angeles)
  • David Dredden & Undefeated Ministries (San Diego)
  • Destiny 24 (Compton)
  • Eastvale Bible Church Mass Choir (Norco)
  • Friendship Baptist Church Mass Choir (Yorba Linda)
  • Greater LA Cathedral Choir (Los Angeles)
  • Harambee Prep Children’s Choir (Pasadena)
  • LA Inner City Mass Choir (Los Angeles)
  • Los Angeles Chapter Contemporary Adult Choir of GMWA (Los Angeles)
  • Lorenzo Johnson & Praizum (Los Angeles)
  • New Generation Choir (Santa Ana)
  • Nu Unity Praize (Menifee, San Bernardino, Palm Springs)
  • Wrecking Crew of Friendship Baptist Church (Yorba Linda)
  • Ty Snow & Xtreme Purpose (Pasadena)
  • Voices of Life (Riverside)
  • Voices of the Word Choir (Moreno Valley)
  • West Angeles Angelic Children’s Choir (Los Angeles)