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Disneyland Flashbacks:
Welcome to the disneygeek.com Disneyland Flashback section. Here we take a look back at past events or attractions at the Disneyland Resort. If you have a request or a flashback to share, drop us a line.

World of Color Premiere June 10-11, 2010
  • Thursday, June 10, 2010
    Part I - A look around the parks as they prepare for the Premiere of World of Color later this evening. Also a look at a Grand California bunk bed room.
  • Thursday, June 10, 2010
    Part II - The World of Color Premiere celebration (includes the Blue Carpet and the Show).
  • Friday, June 11, 2010
    Part III - A look at the new Blue Sky Cellar Exhibit, the opening of the Silly Symphony Swings, and the Whats Next Presentation.
  • Friday, June 11, 2010
    Part IV - A look around both parks to see what was going on this busy Friday. (this part has the afternoon/early evening portion of the day)
  • Friday, June 11, 2010
    Part V - A look at the Carnival of Color and the first public performance of World of Color


Disneyland Birthdays - July 17th
  • July 17, 2005
    Disneyland's 50th. A look around the park. If you want to relive other elements of the 50th check out our dedicated section here

  • July 17, 2008
    A low key 53rd featuring a look at the Dream House and around the parks.

  • July 17, 2009
    For the 54th a look at the DCA work, Blue Sky Cellar and then the D23 Disneyland USA event.

  • July 17, 2010
    For the 55th more events around the park, a ceremony in the morning, All American College Band Reunion, Rededication and Cast Member dance number. Including some video clips.

  • Video Clips from 2010
  • Video Clips from 2011


February 3, 2001

This is our first look inside the park for the Annual Passholdere preview day. Here is our original update (we put up much shorter updates...)

DCA Pre-opening
  • 11/3/00 - DCA update from 11/3/00, just 3 months till our first look into the park during one of its AP Preview Days and a little over 3 months before its February 8th official opening.
  • 11/17/00 - Getting closer to opening, finishing touches are starting to be applied to Downtown Disney in preparation for its opening in a little over a month.
  • 11/24/00 - Downtown Disney is really taking shape with only weeks till opening.
  • 12/16/00 - My final update from 2000 looks at the nearly finished park and you can see some CMs testing out some attractions in the park, with a little more than a month away.
Halloweentime @ the Disneyland Resort

In this update I have three sections. DCA and Disneyland from 2006 and then a look around the 2007 version.

Cars Land Premiere - June 13, 2012

DCA Grand Reopening June 15, 2012

Disney California Adventure Re-Launch
  • Wednesday, June 13, 2012: Part I - A look around my room at the Grand Californian then a quick trip through DCA to see the preparations for the festivities that kick off tonight and a very quick trip into Disneyland.
  • Wednesday, June 13, 2012: Cars Land Premiere - The evening of the 13th featuring a Celebrity Red Carpet Arrivials, the Cars Land Premiere, then a Party to Celebrate Cars Land.
  • Thursday, June 14, 2012: Evening - This evening there was a party on Buena Vista Street, then the Mad T Party, and we wrap up the evening with a special performance of World of Color featuring Glow with the Show Ears and the new Brave Segment.
  • Friday, June 15, 2012: DCA Reopening - The Grand Reopening Ceremony and the walk out to the opening of Cars Land.


January 2, 2004

For the 2004 Tournament of Roses Parade Disney had a California Adventure float highlighting the soon to open Tower of Terror attraction. After the parade on the 1st the float was moved to Anaheim and put on display at California Adventure for a few days. Here are some pictures from the rainy first day in the park.

Springtime Round-up & Egg Hunts
  • Friday, March 28, 2014 - The Springtime Roundup kicked off this week with characters and a bunny hop. A check of the ongoing projects around the parks. Then a M5.1 earthquake within 10 miles of the park to cap off my night.
  • Friday, April 11, 2014 - A spoiler filled look at the 2014 egg-stravaganza, pictures of all 24 eggs (12 at Disneyland and 12 at DCA).
  • Friday, April 11, 2014 - A second look around the Springtime Roundup
  • Friday, March 22, 2013 - Two Limited Time Magic events today. An Easter Egg hunt at Disney California Adventure and a Dave Smith presentation at Disneyland highlight this trip to the Disneyland Resort

May 24, 2013

To kick off the summer Disneyland hosted a Monstrous Summer All-Nighter starting at 6am on May 24 and running until 6am on May 25th. I attended the first 14 hrs.

The evening before on 5/23/13 Mickey and the Magical Map Premiered at Disneyland.

June 2, 2011

A look at the themed suites of the Disneyland Hotel taken during an event to celebrate the completion of the renovation work at the Hotel.

Some retired Flashbacks (feel free to request these or any other dates/events that may interest you):

  • November 8, 2003 - A look back at Disneyland in November 2003.
  • November 15, 2002 - A look back at Disneyland in mid November 2002.
  • October 18, 2002 - A look back at the Angels Rally and victory Parade during their national champship season 2002.
  • August 25, 2002 - Here is a look back at the first annual ABC Primetime Weekend @ DCA.. this is day 2.
  • August 24, 2002 - Here is a look back at the first annual ABC Primetime Weekend @ DCA.. this is day 1
  • March 31, 2002 - Here is a look back at Angels Opening day. We were there along with a sell out crowd. Wonder how many thought the Angels would be in the World series right now?
  • Sept. 14, 2001 - A look around the Disneyland Resort, September 14, 2001, the Friday after 9/11.
  • Sept. 9, 2001 - Here is a look back at the Country Bears @ Disneyland, on September 9, 2001. Just a few days before they closed...
  • Feb 3, 2001 - Here is a look back at our original Update from DCA's Annual Passholder Preview. This was our first time in the new park, and one of the busiest days we have experienced at the park.
  • December 2000 - Here are some shots from the Holiday 2000 Bears show...
  • A different sort of section, to mark the 50th Anniversary of the First McDonalds we thought it would be interesting to look at the companies current presence in and around the Disney properties
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