"it's a small world" was originally created for the UNICEF pavilion at the 1964 New York World's Fair and opened at Disneyland in 1966. For a history of the attraction, check out FreshBaked's video "Disneyland Secrets and History of it's a small world".
Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge opened in Disneyland Resort on 31st May 2019, with its Walt Disney World counterpart following on August 2019 and is set on the planet Batuu. The official Disneyland guide explains:
"On the edge of the galaxy, between the Unknown Regions and Wild Space, there is a long-forgotten planet named Batuu.
Batuu’s largest village is a settlement known as Black Spire Outpost, which has become a thriving destination for those who would prefer to go about their business unnoticed—scoundrels, rogues, smugglers and, recently, whispers in the woods reporting sightings of individuals associated with the Resistance.
News of the Resistance has drawn the attention of the First Order, eager to stomp out any remaining flickers of opposition to their absolute control.
Amid this brewing conflict, sits an exotic outpost surrounded by a beautiful landscape dominated by the petrified remains of towering ancient trees, from which Black Spire Outpost draws its name. The modern village is built on the remains of crumbling structures built by a long-extinct civilization.
Now you are invited to visit this beautiful and treacherous village of secrets, built upon secrets.
Drop by the local cantina to sample the indigenous beverages and curious concoctions. Chat with the locals, and meet travelers from across the galaxy. Wander a street market filled with rare and unusual artifacts… and more than a few hidden treasures."
Read more about the immersive experience Disney has created and how it has become part of the extended Star Wars universe here.
Click on the image below for photos from this year's holiday celebrations at Disneyland Resort.
Since 2001, Disneyland's Haunted Mansion has featured a seasonal overlay based on Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas. Taking in both Halloween and Christmas, the attraction lasts from late September through early January. One of the highlights of the attraction is the giant Gingerbread House in the Mansion's Grand Hall, which changes design each year.
Galaxy's Edge is due to open at Disneyland in the summer of 2019 but in the meantime, an assortment of props and costumes can be found at the Launch Bay in Tomorrowland, alongside character meet and greets.
(Update December 2o19: Galaxy's Edge Gallery)
Paint the Night premiered in Hong Kong in September 2014 and debuted in Disneyland on May 22nd, 2015 as part of the 60th anniversary celebrations. The parade ran regularly until September 2016 before returning for seasonal appearances. It moved to DCA in April 2018 where it ran until November 2018.
Guardians of the Galaxy - Mission: BREAKOUT! opened at Disney California Adventure on 27th May, 2017 replacing the Twilight Zone of the Tower. The essence of the ride remains the same but now those sudden drops are set to one of Star-Lords's awesome mixtape songs. The Disney Wiki has a great article detailing the various artifacts that can be found in the Collector's "Tivan Collection", a number of which can be viewed in the gallery below.
Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Dance Off! debuted in May 2017 as part of the Summer of Heroes at DCA. View a video of the full show below the galleries.
Some general photos from my trip to Disneyland Resort last month in addition to the Halloween photos already posted.
Lots of new photos added to the Disneyland Character Gallery, including assorted Halloween outfits and the Tales of Adventure Breakfast Buffet at Storytellers Cafe! A few new characters for me this trip, including Rey, Black Panther and the Dora Milaje and, of course, the fabulous Edna Mode!