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Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Disneyland Update and News: New Arrivals at DLR

Since my last update, many new things have opened throughout the Disneyland Resort. Since then, a new restaurant, new store, and the brand news Games of the Boardwalk have opened. Even the maps are new, showcasing all the new stuff in the resort. In this update, you'll hear all the news, plus a review of Disneyland's Celebrate: A Street Parade. On the sadder side, Yamabuki is closing. Let's go! (Please note that all photos in this update are found on MintCrocodile's SmugMug account.

Bibbidy Bobbidy Botique
This may not be that exciting, but still it's new. This store is more or less like Club Libby Lu. More info and pics will follow in a future update. Stay tuned!

The Celebration Ranch Roundup and BBQ

From what I hear, this place's food is excelent. But, the price is very expensive. The new retaurant offers a limited buffet which features BBQ foods. Charcter entertainment, as well as singing from non-chacter people keep the diners entertained during thier meal. Over all, it sounds really great. But is the price just too expenisive? Will this be around for only a little bit of time? Time will only tell...

Celebrate: A Street Party
Now I know Al Lutz and his followers may have scared you about the new parade/show at DL, stating it was horrible and not worth while. Many people are saying it's a cobination between Block Party Bash and the PartyGras stuff DL had years ago. In my opinion, it is some laid back entertainment that DL sorely needs. I mean let's face it, DL is all about the hustle and bustle. It can sometimes be overwhelming, with so many rides and whatnot. It's more stiff then DCA, if you get what I'm saying. The show brings energy to DL, and it's just plain fun! If you haven't seen it go to YouTube. You might be pleasantly surprised!

DCA: Paradise Pier's New Offerings
The photos speak for themselves. Work being done in the pier:

Also, the Paradise Pier sign (beautiful!) and the Sunburst where Mickey's head use to be have climbed up to the roller coaster. (This picture is old: Most of the sunburst has been painted.)

Meanwhile, the wheel is painted, the gondalas are up, and Micjey will start appearing in sections until it the Fun Wheel opens next month. (It got delayed due to rain).New lighting is also neing tested.

Games of the Boardwalk: NOW OPEN!!!
Another thing to add to the list of new at DCA: the Games of the Boardwalk have open for business. A full article about this will follow later this week.

Also, for future reference, all new rides at DLR will get an update onto themsleves. So you can expect next month a full update to be devoted to Mickey's Fun Wheel, as well as the regularly schedualed update. Until then, this is PirateGuy 815 with the Disneyland News!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

GH Weekly Roundup: Week of March 30

*Editor's Note: I've been good about it recently, but between the end of the quater at school, me working my ass off, and Spring Break just around the coner, I've been distracted. So, the GH column appears today and the DLR Update will appear tomorrow.

I begin this week's update with breaking news. I have just found out this info, so it's a good thing I did procrastinate. It was rumored for a long time that Rick Hearst (Ric Lansing)'s days on GH were numbered. Seeming as I don't like him, I thought this was good. But in light of the current sitch with Cluadia and Micheal, this may pose a threat to Cluaduia's life. But anyway it's now official: Ric is taken off. But it may not be so bad: he's now on as a recurring role. So is Megan Ward (Kate Howard).

So, with the current Claudia problem, she has decided to become pregnant to svae herself, even after Sonny said he didn't want another kid. Does she look like a good mother? This kid, if born, will need a whole lot of therapy.

And the Micheal scenes (or the hand scenes) were great. I really feel for everyone, I can't imagine what they're going through. When Micheal's hand moved, I gasped with Carly. I really can;t wait for him to wake up.If GH keeps this up, I predict that it will slowly get better.

Now let's go to a storyline that I haven't talked about much. The younger actors on GH are interacting which brings me bakc to the days with Dillon, Georgie, Sage, and the rest. Though I don't like Johnny and Maxie together, and this new Ethan guy (who may be Holly's son. I hear she's also returning to town. Hmmm...) really bugs me, I can't help but reminisce about the days when I first started watching GH.

So, in short, I'm getting this feeling that GH is moving toward something big. I don't know what it is, but I;m getting this feeling. Are we moving out of this bubble of despair and failure the writers have set? Let's hope next week is better.