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Smokejumpers Grill Opens March 20 at Disney California Adventure

DCA Smokejumpers
Grizzly Peak Expansion at Disney California Adventure park, and the upcoming Smokejumpers Grill

The first phase of the Grizzly Peak Expansion at Disney California Adventure park, the all-new Smokejumpers Grill, opens March 20! This is just the beginning of the expansion, which will bring new building exteriors, landscape features and more – including a visually enhanced experience at Soarin’ Over California.

The first phase of this expansion, the all-new Smokejumpers Grill, opens March 20, 2015. This new quick-service location draws inspiration from the brave men and women who fight wildfires in our California forests.  In addition to a whole new look, the location will feature an updated menu with tasty items like a Bacon Cheddar Burger, Grilled Chicken & Jack Sandwich and Chili Cheeseburger.

And this is just the beginning of the Grizzly Peak expansion, which will bring new building exteriors, landscape features and more to the former Condor Flats area. Lush pine trees will bring cool areas of shade will make you feel like you are in California’s High Sierras.

When the rest of the area opens later this spring, Soarin’ Over California will also reopen with updates to its screen and projection system, bringing a visually enhanced experience.

Contact me for Disneyland Resort vacation packages and information about Disneyland’s Diamond Celebration.

Paint the Night parade at Disneyland

‘Paint the Night’ is one of three new nighttime spectaculars which will immerse guests in the worlds of Disney stories like never before to help celebrate Disneyland’s 60 years of magic! The Diamond Celebration at the Disneyland Resort begins Friday, May 22, 2015.

The Paint the Night parade is coming to Disneyland for this year's Diamond Celebration, kicking off on Friday, May 22, 2015.
Mack from the Disney●Pixar ‘Cars’ films is one of the characters featured in the all-new after-dark spectacular Paint the Night parade, coming to Disneyland for this year’s Diamond Celebration, kicking off on Friday, May 22, 2015.
The Paint the Night parade is coming to Disneyland for this year's Diamond Celebration, kicking off on Friday, May 22, 2015.
Tinker Bell gathers all of her pixie dust to paint the night in the new nighttime spectacular Paint the Night parade, coming to Disneyland for this year’s Diamond Celebration, kicking off on Friday, May 22, 2015.

Interview: Chuck Corson (Fred Waring; Big Bands; Disneyland’s nighttime entertainment)

Chuck Corson (left), Chuck and jazz legend Pete Fountain (right)

Chuck Corson (left), Chuck and jazz legend Pete Fountain (right)

I just posted my interview with Chuck Corson on my Mouse Clubhouse website.  In this conversation, Chuck discusses his days with Fred Waring and the Pennsylvanians, Big Bands at Disneyland, and the beginning of Disneyland’s nighttime entertainment.  CLICK HERE for the interview