Anaheim Resort

Road Closures Schedule for Star Wars Half-Marathon Weekend in Anaheim

Here is the list of road closures for the Star Wars Half-Marathon Weekend in Anaheim this January 15-18 (courtesy of the City of Anaheim): Please note the following temporary road closure schedule.* Commuters are encouraged to plan accordingly. MONDAY, JAN. 12 – MONDAY, JAN. 19 Disneyland Dr. (12:01 – 6:00 a.m.) closed nightly between Magic Way to Paradise Way. FRIDAY, JAN. ...

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Anaheim Tops List of Most-Sought After Venues In Nation

Anaheim topped a list of most sought-after event destinations, according to a story in the Orange County Business Journal: Anaheim and Newport Beach were among the most-sought U.S. cities for events in the past year, according to a list released by a McLean, Va.-based online database of meetings venues. Anaheim was up seven spots to No. 25 and Newport Beach ...

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Location, Location, Location: Proximity to Disneyland A Boon To Franchises

The OC Register published an article a couple of days ago reporting that – no surprise – that the top-performing stores in various franchises are located by Disneyland: The Cold Stone Creamery outside Disneyland’s gates, at roughly 600 square feet, is smaller than most of the chain’s locations. But don’t let that deceive you. As many as 400 customers, including ...

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Who Is Heywood Sanders?

Who is Heywood Sanders? He occupied a starring role as one of two experts in the Voice of OC extremely skeptical coverage of the Anaheim Convention Center expansion; and it was largely on Sanders’ views that Mayor Tom Tait based his opposition to the proposed expansion project. It’s quickly apparent from a Google search that Sanders, a professor of public ...

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Anaheim Host to Even More Disney Fans Than Usual This Weekend

As the home of Disneyland, Anaheim is ground zero for tens of thousand of Disney fans on a daily basis. That population will spike by 45,000 this weekend as the D23 Expo comes to the Anaheim Convention Center. From the OC Register: It’s the third biennial D23 Expo, the official Disney fan club’s get-together, at the Anaheim Convention Center, running ...

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ART’s “Angels Express” Bus Popular With the Fans

Anaheim Resort Transportation’s “Angels Express” bus is popular with fans of the team, according to this Orange County Register article: More than 3,700 baseball fans have boarded the Angels Express bus for roundtrips so far this season, according to the head of Anaheim Resort Transportation. The free shuttle launched service for the first time in April, offering roundtrip rides from ...

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A Reader Deconstructs VOC’s “Blame Disney” Article on ARC

Last month, the Voice of OC ran an article on the Anaheim Rapid Connection project that basically made the argument that the whole reason for building ARC is to help Disney but Disney isn’t being asked to pay for it. I thought it was a silly argument, which strikes me as akin to condemning economic activity and the automobile companies ...

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Disneyland’s 24-Hour Party Underway!

Disneyland second annual 24-Hour Party got underway at 6:00 a.m. this morning. People started lining up yesterday evening and a couple of thousand were ready to enter when the park opened its gates this morning, according to the OC Register. Having learned via experience just how popular this event is, Disneyland and the city are better prepared to cope with ...

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Anaheim City Council Votes 4-1 to Approve GardenWalk Agreement

It was a loooooong Anaheim City Council meeting (I did not attend as it is my youngest daughter’s birthday, but caught as much as I could on the Internet), the Anaheim City Council voted 4-1 to approve the GardenWalk economic assistance agreement. Mayor Pro Tem Gail Eastman and Councilmembers Lucille Kring, Kris Murray and Jordan Brandman voted “yes.” Mayor Tom ...

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Tom Tait Records Anti-GardenWalk Robocall

Anaheim Mayor Tom Tait recorded a robocall that went out yesterday (I don’t know how wide a voter universe it went to): This is Mayor Tom Tait. At tomorrow’s city council meeting, special interests and lobbyists are returning to ask taxpayers to subsidize two luxury hotels. If passed, our city will be forced to pay one developer $158 million dollars over the next 29 years, taking away money meant ...

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