2013 Disneyland , What will you remember????
With 2013 in the rear view, it's time to remember what happened at the Disneyland Resort,from January to December.
Fantasy Faire gave the princesses a new place to call home, and through a Magical Map, good ol` Mickey did roam.
VoluntEARS marked 30 years of giving that's second to none, and Haunted Mansion Holiday scared up 13 years of frightful fun.
"Unleash the Villains" meant plenty of screams, While Olaf from "Frozen" warmed up "Winter Dreams."
So sit back and enjoy the year in review....
Jan.10...Golden Horseshoe Revue, Miss Lily and her Saloon Girls starred in "A Salute to the Golden Horseshoe Revue"- a Limited Time Magic musical variety shoe inspired by the world-famous Frontierland shoe.
Jan.16...Third-shift Celebration, The hard work of more than 1,100 third-shift Cast Members was celebrated at the Disneyland Hotel.
Jan. 20...Tinker Bell Half Marathon...nearly 200 Cast Members were among the 12,000 runners who went the 13.1-mile distance.
Feb.2...CHOC Tower, The new CHOC Childern's Hospital tower was unveiled, featuring a "Finding Nemo"-inspired lobby and Trutle Talk with Crush show. The project was partially funded by a $5 million contribution from the Disneyland Resort.
Feb.8-13...Lunar New Year, Year of the Snake was celebrated in the traditions of the Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese cultures at Disney California Adventure Park.
Feb.12...Nearly 600 Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Cast, Crew and Imagineers worldwide were notified that they were recipients of the prestigious Walt Disney Legacy Award. The award dinner was held May 7.
Feb. 28...Minnie Moonlit Madness... The night belonged to 1,400 Cast Members and their families and friends during a frenzied, music-themed trivia hunt during the annual event.
March 5-6...15 years of Flashback...The musical Cast production raised $30,000 for charity while celebrating its 15th anniversary with production of its "greatest hits" including "I Love the 80s" and "Gold Rush."
March 6...Heroes work here, The Walt Disney Company announced it surpassed its goal to provide 1,000 career opportunities for returning U.S. veterans over a three-year period by hiring more than 1,300 veterans in one year. The new goal: hire 1,000 more veterans over the next two years.
March 12...Fantasy Faire, The new Fantasy Faire, an extension of Fantasyland, officially opened. It features the Royal Hall, where Disney princesses welcome Guests, and the Royal Theatre, where the tales of "Beauty and the Beast" and "Tangled" are presened with vaudeville flair.
March 22...New `Disney Junior- Live on Stage!`,Doc McStuffins and Sofia the First join the popular Hollywood Land show.
April 9...Buzz Price gets a window,Disney Legend and economist Harrison "Buzz" Price, who helped Walt Disney determine the site for Disneyland, was honored posthumously with a Window on Main Street, U.S.A.
April 13...Something new to marvel, Iron Man Tech Presented by Stark Industries opens to Guests at Innoventions in Disneyland Park.
April 22...Earth Day,Get Outside Challenge, Cast Members were encouraged to explore the great outdoors for Earth Month and share their photos for the Get Outside 10K Challenge.
May 1...Disney VoluntEARS mark anniversary, Cast Members celebrated the 30th anniversary of the Disney VoluntEARS program.
May 24...Monstrous Summer all-nighter. Cast Members scared up some fun during a 24-hour party at Disneyland and Disney California Adventure Parks to celebrate the release of "Monsters University."
May 25...Mickey & the Magical Map` premieres. A refurbished Fantasyland Theatre welcomed Guests to a new, 22-minute live stage show that features Mickey Mouse and a magical map that comes to life and takes him on a musical adventure he'll never forget.
`Opa! A Celebration of Greece. The Citizens of Greece philosophized with Guests- and trained with Hercules-during `Opa! A Celebration of Greece,"a two-day festival at Disney California Adventure Park.
June 22...`The Lone Ranger` premiere. The stars came out for the premiere of "The Lone Ranger" at Disney California Adventure Park, the park's first-ever movie world premiere. Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer walked the red carpet down Buena Vista Street and Hollywood Boulevard-and even the Lone Ranger's faithful horse,Silver, made an appearance.
June 23...The birds are still singing. Walt Disney Enchanted Tiki Room celebreated 50 years of making magic for Guests.
July 1...Disney Gallery and Disnyana get new homes. The Disney Gallery moved to a new space inside The Disneyland Story presenting "Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln," and Disneyana moved to a spot next door, which now includes a space for artists from the Ink & Paint program.
July 2...Sofia the First debuts. Sofia the First, the princess from storybook world of Enchancia, began greeting fans in Disney California Adventure Park.
July12...Magic outside the berm. The iconic C-A-L-I-F-O-R-N-I-A letters that welcomed Guests to Disney California Adventure Park for 10 years found a new home at the California State Fair at Cal Expo in Sacramento.
July 17...Disneyland Resort celebrates its anniversary. Disneyland Resort Cast Members celebrated 58 years of "The Happiest Place on Earth."
July 15-21...The "original" boy band. The Dapper Dans share their take on popular boy band songs from "NSYNC to One Direction.
Aug.7...Canoe Races final. After weeks of practice and qualifying rounds, D.C. Anchor Ladies (women's), OARlords (men) and United (coed) were declared winners of the 50th anniversary Disneyland Resort Canoe Races.
Aug. 9-11...D23 Expo. Disney fans descended upon the Anahiem Convention Center for the three-day D23 Expo.
Aug.14...Don't look into the eyes. A new curse was unleashed in the Indiana Jones Adventure. Guests will never look at the eyes of Mara the same way again!
Sept. 1...Disneyland Half Marathon. Approximately 17,500 runners registered for the race through Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure Park, Angel Stadium and the streets of Anahiem.
Sept. 8-14...International Housekeeping Week. Housekeepers across the Disneyland Resort celebrated their hard work with a full week of events, including a banquet at Disney's Grand California Hotel & Spa.
Sept. 12...Service Celebration...Cast Members celebrating a milestone anniversary of 10 years or more were treated to a party just for them in Adventureland, Frontierland and New Orleans Square.
Sept.13...Spookiest time of the year. The Unleash the Villains event kicked off the first day of Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort, appropriately, on Friday the 13 continued during the 13th year of Haunted Mansion Holiday (which contained a Gingerbread House with 13 Jack Skellington heads) and at the 13 dates for Mickey's Halloween Party.
Sept. 27...Market House reopens. The second Starbucks location at the Disneyland Resort opened in a reimagined Market House on Main Street, U.S.A..
Oct. 9...Little Monsters. Cast Members and their Guests enjoyed some frightful fun at the Little Monsters event in Disneyland Park.
Oct.13...CHOC Walk...This year's Disney VoluntEARS team, comprised of nearly 500 walkers, worked together to raise almost $200,000. In all, this year's CHOC walkers raised $2 million for Childern's Hospital of Orange County.
Oct.19-20. MS 150, This year, 115 Disney VoluntEARS biked 150 miles from Orange County to San Diego in the annual Bike MS Bay to Bay Tour, raising $100,000 for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Nov.1...Tony Baxter gets a window. Disney Legend Tony Baxter, who helped create iconic attractions like Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Splash Mountain and Indiana Jones Adventure during his 43 years at WDI, was presented with a Window on Main Street, U.S.A.
Nov.9...Disney VoluntEARS Adventure. Thirty Disney VoluntEars from across the company, including 4 from the Disneyland Resort, spent a week building a classroom in Ecuador as part of Disney;s first Global Service Project.
Nov. 15...The most magical time of the year. The holiday season kicked off with longtime favorites and new celebrations, including "World of Color-Winter Dreams," "Disney Viva Navidad!, Jingle Cruise and a "Frozen"-inspired skating rink in the Downtown Disney District.
Nov.18...`The View` broadcasts live. "The View" broadcasted live shows all week in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle.
Nov.21...ACT Anahiem. The Disneyland Resort teamed up with Angels Baseball and the Anahiem Ducks to launch Accelerate Change Together for Anahiem,or ACT Anahiem, a grant program to support underserved Anahiem youth.
Dec.4...CHOC Holiday Party...Sixty VoluntEARS brought holiday cheer to almost 400 childern and their families in the annual CHOC Holiday party at CHOC Childern's Hospital, a Food and Beverage team tradition since 2001.
Dec. 7-8 Candlelight Ceremony & Processional. Cast and guest choirs formed the annual "living Christmas tree" at the entrance to the Main Street Train Station, singing beloved holiday music as celebrity narrators Blair Underwood and Kurt Russell read the story of the first Christmas.
Dec 13...Friday the 13th. On Friday the 13th, Front Desk Cast Members at Disney's Paradise Pier upgrade one family to room 1313 for a "spooktacular" experience.
Dec. 20..."Saving Mr. Banks"...Cast Members were among the extras who made it into the final cut of the Walt Disney Studio's film, inspired by the true story of how Walt Disney persuaded P.L. Travers to allow him to turn her book, "Mary Poppins" into one of the most endearing films in cinematic history.
What a great year...Dr Lee