BREAKING NEWS: “Jurassic World—The Ride” Opens at Universal Studios Hollywood and It Just Got Real.

Universal City, CA, July 12, 2019 – It’s official:  Universal Studios Hollywood’s mega attraction “Jurassic World—The Ride” opens and It Just Got Real.

Inspired by Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment’s JURASSIC WORLD blockbuster films, this spectacular new thrill ride features the film’s stars, Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard and BD Wong, who reprise their roles as Owen Grady, Claire Dearing and Dr. Henry Wu, and soars to new heights with the addition of iconic dinosaurs from the movie, including the colossal Indominus rex and the magnificent aquatic Mosasaurus.

The magnificent aquatic Mosasaurus inside “Jurassic World–The Ride’s” massive Aquarium Observatory Tank at Universal Studios Hollywood. “Jurassic World—The Ride” Opens at Universal Studios Hollywood and It Just Got Real.

“Jurassic World—The Ride” captures the essence of the blockbuster movies and comes to life in collaboration with the award-winning and inspired minds at Universal Creative, the Academy Award®-winning special-effects visionaries at Industrial Light & Magic, a division of Lucasfilm, Ltd., Universal Pictures and acclaimed filmmakers Steven Spielberg, Colin Trevorrow and Frank Marshall.

The elaborately themed all-new “Raptor Encounter” where Blue, the beloved Velociraptor from the JURASSIC WORLD movies, engages with guests in daring face-to-face encounters, along with the addition of two new dinosaurs – a Baby Raptor with her Raptor Handler and a life-size Triceratops who greet guests outside the “Jurassic World—The Ride” entrance, further enhance the entire experience. Plus, a new interactive “Dino Play” area is designed to inspire children of all ages to explore and excavate giant dinosaur fossils.

Costa Rican-inspired cuisine and flavorful Tiki cocktails served at Jurassic Café and all-new tropical Isla Nu-bar add to the dynamic guest experience while an array of souvenir collectible, limited edition and one-of-a-kind dimensional dinosaur sculptures from the Jurassic Outfitters store invite guests to savor a piece of this exciting thrill ride even after they have gone home.

With so much to see and do at Universal Studios Hollywood, the California Neighbor Pass invites guests to experience 175 days of fun for $149 when purchased online. Visit www.UniversalStudiosHollywood.com for more details. Blackout dates and restrictions apply.

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Universal Studios Hollywood is The Entertainment Capital of L.A. and includes a full-day, movie-based theme park and Studio Tour. As a leading global entertainment destination, Universal Studios Hollywood delivers highly themed immersive lands that translate to real-life interpretations of iconic movie and television shows. Attractions include “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™” which features a bustling Hogsmeade village and such critically-acclaimed rides as “Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey” and “Flight of the Hippogriff™”, and the new mega attraction “Jurassic World—The Ride.”  Other immersive lands include “Despicable Me Minion Mayhem” and “Super Silly Fun Land” as well as “Springfield,” hometown of America’s favorite TV family, located adjacent to the award-winning “The Simpsons Ride™” and DreamWorks Theatre featuring “Kung Fu Panda Adventure.”  The world-renowned Studio Tour is Universal Studios Hollywood’s signature attraction, inviting guests behind-the-scenes of the world’s biggest and busiest movie and television production studio where they can also experience such thrill rides as “Fast & Furious—Supercharged” and “King Kong 360 3D.” The adjacent Universal CityWalk entertainment, shopping and dining complex also includes the all-new multi-million dollar, redesigned Universal CityWalk Cinema, featuring deluxe recliner seating in screening room quality theatres, and the “5 Towers” state-of-the-art outdoor concert stage.

The Paley Center presents an exclusive exhibit from Discovery to feature Jawsome Shareable Shark Moments.

New York, New York – So Good You’ll Scream! A Shark Week Exhibit at the Paley Center will take visitors deep below the ocean’s surface and into the natural habitat of one of nature’s most misunderstood creatures.

The Paley Center in New York presents an exclusive exhibit from Discovery to feature Jawsome Shareable Shark Moments.

In July 1988, Discovery broadcast a special block of programming dedicated to sharks. Offering new insights into one of nature’s most intriguing predators, these programs included Caged in FearSharks: Predators or PreyThe Shark Takes a Siesta, and Sharks of a Different Color. The week of programming proved so successful that Discovery decided to continue it the following summer, and every summer after, thus Shark Week was born.
 
Over the years Shark Week continued to grow, eventually adding celebrity hosts starting with Jaws author Peter Benchley in 1994, followed by several others including Nigel Marven, Mike Rowe, Andy Samberg, Craig Ferguson, and most recently Shaquille O’Neal. Today, Shark Week continues to deliver all-new groundbreaking shark stories to seventy-two countries and incorporates innovative research technology to reveal compelling insight on some of the most unique shark species in the world.
 
The Paley Center for Media is happy to welcome Discovery as it brings the mysteries of the deep to 52nd Street for an exclusive engagement of “jawsome” shareable shark moments.
 
Your journey through the deep blue begins with special photo opportunities that place you face-to-face with sharks. From there you will enter our main gallery that features a stunning sand-sculpted Shark Week centerpiece and a life-size illustration of 30,000 shark teeth, surrounded by a series of breathtaking photos capturing different species of these majestic creatures. Add your thumbprint to an installation highlighting how each whale shark is unique, before challenging yourself with Shark Week trivia. Finally, sit back in our Bennack Theater to enjoy both new and classic Shark Week programs on the big screen.
 
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So good you’ll scream. #SharkWeek starts Sunday, July 28 on @Discovery


VISITING THE PALEY EXHIBIT IN NY 
Saturday, July 20 to Sunday, July 28, 2019

FREE and open to the public. No advance ticketing.

Exhibit Hours:
Wednesdays to Sundays, noon to 6:00 pm; Thursdays until 8:00 pm
Closed Mondays and Tuesdays.

The Paley Center for Media in New York
25 West 52 Street, New York

Disneyland’s Rise of the Resistance ride to open at Anaheim theme park on January 17, 2020. Rise of the Resistance ride at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Florida to open December 5, 2019.

Anaheim, Calif. – The Rise of the Resistance will open at Disneyland theme park in Anaheim theme park on Jan. 17, 2020. The ride in Florida at Disney’s Hollywood Studios will open December 5, 2019, Disney officials announced.

Rise of the Resistance was announced as an opening day attraction for the new Star Wars lands at Disneyland and Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Disney postponed the opening of Rise of the Resistance until later in 2019 before Galaxy’s Edge opened to the public at Disneyland on May 31.

Disney guests will traverse the corridors of a Star Destroyer and join an epic battle between the First Order and the Resistance – including a faceoff with Kylo Ren – when Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance opens Dec. 5, 2019, at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida and Jan. 17, 2020, at Disneyland Resort in California. At 14 acres each, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland, now open, and at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, opening Aug. 29, 2019, is Disney’s largest single-themed land expansion ever. (Disney Parks)

A nearly identical Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge themed land will open at the Florida theme park on Aug. 29 without the Rise of the Resistance attraction. The Rise of the Resistance dark ride will open in Florida on Dec. 5, Disney officials announced.

Disney guests will traverse the corridors of a Star Destroyer and join an epic battle between the First Order and the Resistance – including a faceoff with Kylo Ren – when Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance opens Dec. 5, 2019, at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida and Jan. 17, 2020, at Disneyland Resort in California. At 14 acres each, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland, now open, and at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, opening Aug. 29, 2019, is Disney’s largest single-themed land expansion ever. (Disney Parks)

The ground-breaking new Rise of the Resistance will combine four ride experiences into one. Getting all the pieces of the complex ride to seamlessly flow together have contributed to the delayed opening of the ambitious attraction.

“When it opens, Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance is described as blurring the lines between fantasy and reality and will put guests in the middle of a climactic battle between the First Order and the Resistance. Guests will be recruited to join Rey and General Organa at a secret base. Along the way, they will be captured by a First Order Star Destroyer. With the help of some heroes of the Resistance, they break out and must escape the Star Destroyer, protect the secret base, and stay one step ahead of Kylo Ren.”

The new ride will put visitors in the middle of a battle between the villainous First Order and the heroic Resistance. Resistance heroes Rey and General Organa will recruit visitors to join the Resistance and fight the First Order in a dangerous off-planet mission.

Along the way, the recruits will be captured aboard a Star Destroyer, break out of a First Order detention cell, elude the clutches of Kylo Ren and escape back to a secret base on the Star Wars planet of Batuu, the setting for the new Galaxy’s Edge lands.

Magical new experiences, special July anniversaries, the return of Disneyland’s Main Street Electrical Parade in August, plus more ways to play with friends and family in 2019.

AHAHEIM, Calif. –  This is a summer to remember at the Disneyland Resort, where sunny days are filled with cool new adventures, new shows, new Disney character interactions and classic attractions, plus the debut of a whole new land – Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. Including this intergalactic blast, here are 21 ways guests can stay cool this summer and make memories to last a lifetime at Disneyland Resort theme parks, hotels and the Downtown Disney District.

The first guests arrive at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland Park in Anaheim, California, on opening day, May 31, 2019. Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is Disney’s largest single-themed land expansion ever at 14-acres, transporting guests to Black Spire Outpost, a village on the planet of Batuu. Guests will discover two signature attractions, Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run, available opening day, and Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, opening later this year. Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge also opens at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, Aug. 29, 2019. (Disneyland Resort)

Disneyland Park

  • Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Makes Groundbreaking Debut – The largest single-themed land expansion in Disney Parks history, and the ninth land in Disneyland Park, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is now open, with new experiences for fans to live their own Star Wars Guests will be transported to the remote planet of Batuu, full of unique sights, sounds, smells and tastes from a galaxy far, far away. Guests will sample galactic food and beverages, explore an intriguing collection of merchant shops and take the controls of the most famous ship in the galaxy aboard Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run.

Disneyland is utilizing a virtual queueing system for the new land, as needed, to allow guests to enjoy the rest of the resort until it is their time to enter Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.* More information can be found on Disneyland.com.

  • Main Street Electrical Parade Glows – The beloved Main Street Electrical Parade returns to Disneyland Park Aug. 2, for a limited time. The iconic parade will bring guests of multiple generations a sense of wonder, joy and – for some – warm nostalgia as it travels down Main Street, U.S.A., through Sept. 30. This spectacular pageant of nighttime magic and imagination made its debut at Disneyland in 1972 and has performed at Disney Parks around the world.
Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland Park in Anaheim, Calif., welcomes guests after a stunning refurbishment, enhanced with bold new colors and pixie dust, among other enhancements. (Rob Sparacio/Disneyland Resort)
  • Sleeping Beauty Castle Shimmers – Fresh from an extensive refurbishment, this beloved icon at the heart of Disneyland is back and more beautiful than ever, as it shimmers with enhancements, charming pixie dust and new color tones. Through the years, the colors and finishes on Sleeping Beauty Castle have been refreshed and updated regularly and the latest update by Disney Imagineer Kim Irvine is her sixth castle refurbishment. Disney Legend and Imagineering artist Herb Ryman created the castle’s first concept illustration.
  • “Disneyland Forever” Returns – This captivating fireworks spectacular returned in early June, showing just how magical the magic kingdom can be. The sky-high celebration features sparkling pyrotechnics, immersive projections and other effects that transform Disneyland into an enchanting canvas, taking guests on a breathtaking journey.
  • July Marks the 30thAnniversary of Splash Mountain – Guests can take a musical cruise that ends in a thrilling five-story splashdown on a Disneyland park favorite attraction, Splash Mountain. This log flume ride first opened for guests on July 17, 1989. Some fun facts for those who plan to celebrate the 30th anniversary of this iconic attraction:
  • “Bear Country” became “Critter Country” when Br’er Rabbit and company opened up Splash Mountain in July 1989. Splash Mountain was the first log flume ride created for a Disney park.
  • Characters in the finale of Splash Mountain originally made their Disneyland debut in the classic show, “America Sings,” where they performed patriotic melodies in Tomorrowland from 1974 to 1988.
  • The final drop on Splash Mountain is a thrilling 52 feet.
  • Hyperspace Mountain – Guests can hurtle through hyperspace with the return of Hyperspace Mountain. For a limited time this summer, the high-speed Star Wars-themed overlay brings a galactic adventure to Space Mountain.

Disney California Adventure Park

  • “Tale of The Lion King” –Disney California Adventure Park is celebrating the beloved characters and music of Disney’s “The Lion King” with an imaginative new adaptation of this timeless story, presented as a highly-theatrical outdoor musical production entitled, “Tale of the Lion King.” The show features a cast of 18 performers – including actors, singers, dancers and drummers – who form an ensemble called the Storytellers of the Pride Lands. This traveling troupe specializes in retelling revered stories in their own contemporary style, weaving their tale through language, song and dance. The festive celebration of “Tale of The Lion King” will be presented for a limited time.
  • Soarin’ Over California: The aerial adventure Soarin’ Over California has returned for a limited time, through August 31. This virtual tour celebrates the beauty and wonder of the Golden State – from San Francisco’s iconic Golden Gate Bridge to the crashing waves in Malibu. Guests are raised high into the air and surrounded by an immersive, 80-foot projection dome to simulate the graceful motion of flight, while their senses are teased with iconic scenes and scents found throughout California.
  • Play at Pixar Pier – Pixar Pier, the whimsical land where the stories and characters of Pixar films are celebrated in incredible, playful ways, celebrated its first anniversary on June 23.
    • Inside Out Emotional Whirlwind, a new attraction at the Inside Out Headquarters neighborhood, opened for guests on June 28. Inspired by the Disney and Pixar film “Inside Out,” guests step into the world of Riley’s Emotions – Joy, Sadness, Fear, Disgust and Anger. Boarding one of eight Memory Movers, guests take a sense-ational spin surrounded by vibrant shelves packed with glowing recollections.
    • The newly reimagined Jessie’s Critter Carousel opened this spring in the Toy Story Boardwalk neighborhood. This giant toy carousel stars Jessie, the yodeling cowgirl and a friendly bunch of desert critters inspired by the “Toy Story” films. Guests hop on and yell “giddyup!” from the saddle of a whimsical snake, armadillo, turtle, bunny or other critters from the world of Woody’s Roundup.
    • Bo Peep from Disney and Pixar’s “Toy Story 4” makes special appearances in Pixar Pier this summer. In “Toy Story 4,” when Bonnie takes the toys on her family’s road trip, Woody ends up on an unexpected detour that includes a reunion with his long-lost friend Bo Peep. Her adventurous spirit and life on the road belie her delicate porcelain exterior. Woody and Bo are worlds apart when it comes to their lives as toys, and they soon realize that’s the least of their worries.
  • Fancy Nancy – Nancy Clancy, the high-spirited young girl from Disney Junior’s hit animated series “Fancy Nancy,” made “une grande entrée” into Disney California Adventure this spring. Guests can meet Fancy Nancy just outside the “Disney Junior Dance Party!” in Hollywood Land.
  • “Mickey’s PhilharMagic” – The spectacular magic of Disney animation comes to life in the 3D movie musical “Mickey’s PhilharMagic” at Disney California Adventure. Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and other favorite Disney characters take the stage in this 3D fantasy adventure in the Sunset Showcase Theater in Hollywood Land.
  • Super Heroes – Super Heroes are landing in Hollywood Land in Disney California Adventure to meet their newest “recruits”. Guests may encounter some of the most admired Super Heroes in the universe, including Captain Marvel, Spider-Man, Captain America and Black Panther.
  • “Frozen – Live at the Hyperion” – Guests can stay cool indoors enjoyinga theatrical adaptation based on Disney’s animated blockbuster film, “Frozen.” Performed daily at the Hyperion Theater, the impressive stage show immerses audiences in the beloved world of “Frozen” and takes them on the heartwarming journey of Anna and Elsa, with all of the excitement of live theater. Guests often rave about the elaborate costumes and sets, stunning special effects, and show-stopping production numbers. With the Disney Animation Studios film “Frozen 2” debuting later this year, guests can relive favorite moments from the original film while anticipating what comes next.
  • “World of Color” Returns – This breathtaking nighttime extravaganza at Disney California Adventure returns, with Disney and Pixar stories vividly projected on a screen created by more than 1,200 fountains spraying 19,000 square feet of water. Guests watch in wonder as water, fire, light and music weave together to celebrate the magic of Disney storytelling.

Around the Disneyland Resort

  • Disneyland Resort Hotel Added Values – Guests stay immersed in the magic with special offers at the Hotels of the Disneyland Resort, making the most of their time with Extra Magic Hour,** with their valid theme park admission. Each of the hotels offers themed family dining as only Disney can do, plus cool pools for a refreshing respite.
  • Pop-Up Disney! A Mickey Celebration – Pop-Up Disney! A Mickey Celebration in the Downtown Disney District is a must-see experience celebrating 90 years of the beloved Mickey Mouse. This is a limited-time, separate ticket, pop-up featuring selfie-and-photo-worthy, immersive and imaginatively-themed rooms inspired by all things Mickey Mouse. The price starts at $30 per person.*** Pop-Up Disney! is one of several new additions at Downtown Disney, including Black Tap Burgers and Shakes and Ballast Point restaurants.
  • New Additions to Disney MaxPass – Guests who visit the Disneyland Resort and purchase Disney MaxPass through the Disneyland app to maximize their day are now able to make digital Disney FASTPASS selections for select entertainment in both Disneyland and Disney California Adventure, right from their smartphones. Guests can use Disney MaxPass to make digital Disney FASTPASS selections for the breathtaking nighttime water show, World of Color, at Disney California Adventure and the dazzling Fantasmic! nighttime spectacular at Disneyland. Other benefits of Disney MaxPass include the ability to secure digital Disney FASTPASS selections for select attractions, as well as unlimited downloads of Disney PhotoPass photos from that day. Available as an add-on to a theme park ticket for an additional fee, Disney MaxPass helps guests maximize their day to save time and experience more.****

For more details about these experiences and offers, guests may visit Disneyland.com.

Apollo 11 The Immersive Live Show Presented in the spectacular lunar dome at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena. Now through July 29, 2019 honoring NASA’s 50th Anniversary of Man’s first Steps on the Moon.

AN IMMERSIVE 360˚ ADVENTURE

Pasadena, Calif. – In 1969, NASA launched its most daring mission in sending astronauts to land on the moon and returning them safely home. As we move towards the 50th anniversary of Neil Armstrong’s first steps on the lunar surface, the time has come to tell one of the greatest stories in human history… 

Apollo 11 is a ground-breaking new show with an original story performed by a full cast and presented in the spectacular lunar dome with 40K square feet of video projections. This truly immersive experience take you from the thrill of the countdown to the enormous Saturn V rocket launch and on an unforgettable journey to the moon. 

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Beloved Main Street Electrical Parade is returning to Disneyland Park Aug. 2 – Sept. 30, 2019.

Anaheim, Calif. – The beloved Main Street Electrical Parade is returning to Disneyland Park Aug. 2, 2019, to bring guests of multiple generations a sense of wonder, joy and – for some – warm nostalgia. The iconic parade will travel down Main Street, U.S.A., for a limited-time engagement, through Sept. 30.

Dopey dazzles in the night during the Main Street Electrical Parade at Disneyland Park. The nostalgic fan-favorite Main Street Electrical Parade will once again create magical summer memories for guests of all ages at Disneyland Park, with a limited-time encore engagement taking place nightly, from Aug. 2 – Sept. 30, 2019. The nighttime spectacle features half-million sparkling lights and “electro-syntho-magnetic musical sounds.” Disneyland Resort is located in Anaheim, Calif. (Scott Brinegar/Disneyland)

Main Street Electrical Parade made its world debut at Disneyland June 17, 1972, and later appeared at Disney Parks around the world. This spectacular pageant of nighttime magic and imagination entertained guests at Disneyland until it “glowed away” on Nov. 25, 1996. Most recently, the dazzling after-dark parade ran for a limited-time at Disneyland in 2017, and prior to that, it illuminated Disney California Adventure Park from 2001-2010. Here’s a closer look at the legacy of the Main Street Electrical Parade, by the numbers.

  • 600,000 lights sparkle in the parade’s nighttime journey from Small World Mall in Fantasyland to Town Square on Main Street, U.S.A. (approximate number).
  • 22 floats illuminate the parade route at Disneyland, nearly doubling the number of floats from the parade’s debut (12) in 1972.
  • 7 films are represented in the parade: “Alice in Wonderland,” “Cinderella,” “Peter Pan,” “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” “Pinocchio,” “Dumbo” and “Pete’s Dragon.”
  • 27 beloved Disney characters perform throughout the show including Goofy, Mickey Mouse, Cinderella, Captain Hook and Tinker Bell.
  • 80 parade performers (estimated number per night) bring the magic to light including 10 To Honor America patriots, 16 royal court dancers and the Seven Dwarfs.
  • 35 dazzling, lighted costumes are worn by the parade performers.
  • 8 jittering insect floats spin and dance for guests during the “Alice in Wonderland” sequence.
  • At 18 1/2 feet highthe Clock Tower in the “Cinderella” sequence of the parade, is the tallest float.
  • At 118 feet long, the To Honor America float is the longest float in the parade. It was added in 1979 after the success of the bicentennial tribute parade “America on Parade.”
  • At 5,600 pounds, the massive Elliot float, added in 1977 for the release of “Pete’s Dragon,” measures 16 feet tall, 10 feet wide and 38 feet long.
  • 2 composers, Jean-Jacques Perrey and Gershon Kingsley, wrote the iconic synthesizer piece known as “Baroque Hoedown” in 1967, and the song was adapted for the Main Street Electrical Parade in 1972, interwoven with classic Disney themes to create the now iconic parade soundtrack.
  • 6 different colors of light bulbs flash throughout the parade, in amber, blue, green, chartreuse, red and pink.
  • 150,000 glowing amber lights are used in the production, the most of any color.
  • 80 highly skilled cast members were involved in the creation of Main Street Electrical Parade, including 20 designers and 60 craftspeople.
  • Disney Parks have presented versions of the Main Street Electrical Parade including Disneyland, Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom Park, Disney California Adventure Park, Tokyo Disneyland and Disneyland Paris.

Historical:

  • Nearly 3,600 performances entertained guests at Disneyland from June 17, 1972 to Nov. 25, 1996.
  • 900 miles is the approximate distance traveled by the Main Street Electrical parade during its original run at Disneyland, nearly the distance from Anaheim, Calif., to Seattle, Wash.
  • In 2005, Main Street Electrical Parade creator and former director of entertainment Robert Jani was inducted as a Disney Legend.
  • June 17, 1972, marked the debut of the Main Street Electrical Parade, and it returned for its encore performance at Disneyland 45 years later – Jan. 20-June 18, 2017.
  • 500,000 hand-tinted white miniature bulbs twinkled each night in the early versions of the parade.
  • 500 miles of wiring were used to light the floats during early years of the parade, enough to travel to the top of the Matterhorn and back nearly 9,000 times.
  • Approximately 75 million guests viewed the Main Street Electrical Parade during its original run at Disneyland.

Making time for Art: New Art Tank Discussion Series at The MAIN in Santa Clarita Launching on July 30, 2019.

he New Program Encourages Artists in the Community to Share, Discuss and Learn.

Santa Clarita, Calif. – The City of Santa Clarita is launching a brand new art discussion series called Art Tank on July 30. Art Tank was created for artists from all backgrounds and levels of expertise in the Santa Clarita community. The new series gives artists the opportunity to connect, share, discuss and learn about critical topics in art. Art Tank is open to the public and free to attend and will be hosted at The MAIN, located at 24266 Main Street in Newhall.

The City of Santa Clarita is launching a brand new art discussion series called Art Tank on July 30.

The first discussion is called “Making/Finding Time to Create Art,” and will take place on Tuesday, July 30, 2019, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Although we are all endowed with the same hours each day, the ability to manage that time is one of the top causes of either the success or failure of our goals.

This discussion will cover tips on how to use your time more effectively to achieve more significant results. Attendees are also encouraged to share their successful tools and ideas for organization and time management.

To learn more about the Art Tank discussion series, please contact Jeff Barber at jbarber@santa-clarita.com or call (661) 290-2256. For details regarding other City art programs, please visit SantaClaritaArts.com.


Sinbad to bring his comedic storytelling to The Canyon in Santa Clarita on July 12, 2019.

Santa Clarita, Calif. – Ranked by Comedy Central as one of the “100 Greatest Stand-ups of all Time,” actor and comedian Sinbad has had audiences laughing for over three decades. Sinbad will bring his comedic talents to the stage of The Canyon in Santa Clarita on July 13, 2019.

Sinbad will bring his comedic talents to the stage of The Canyon in Santa Clarita on July 13, 2019.

His storytelling style of comedy is profound without being profane. Sinbad has recently appeared on Disney’s “Planes,” “Comedy Bang Bang,” “The Eric Andre Show,” FX Television series “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” and NBC’s “Celebrity Apprentice”.

Sinbad produced and starred in his own WE TV’s reality show, SINBAD: It’s Just family.” He has done 6 one hour comedy specials in his long comedy career, 4 on HBO and the last 2 on Comedy Central…and he’s not stopping anytime soon!

July 13, 2019

Doors 6pm. Headliner 9:00pm.

$28 / $38 / $48 / $58 + applicable fees

If you purchase a ticket at a table, you are required to purchase dinner. Minimum spend is $25.00 per person. You must arrive by 7pm.

Under 18 Must Be Accompanied by a Paying Adult.

California Adventure’s Pixar Pier marks first anniversary with new Inside Out Emotional Whirlwind attraction, Incredicoaster, Jessie’s Critter Carousel and more.

ANAHEIM, Calif. – All things Pixar are celebrated in an even larger way at the Disneyland Resort since Pixar Pier debuted at Disney California Adventure Park earlier this summer. Celebrating its first anniversary in summer 2019, this themed land has now opened Inside Out Emotional Whirlwind, a new attraction that takes guests on a “sense-ational” spin. This completes all four imaginative neighborhoods, where beloved Pixar stories and characters come to life with the thrilling IncredicoasterJessie’s Critter Carousel and Pixar Pal-A-Round attractions, along with Pixar-inspired food, the Lamplight Lounge, plus exciting entertainment and more.

California Adventure’s Pixar Pier marks first anniversary with new Inside Out Emotional Whirlwind attraction, Incredicoaster, Jessie’s Critter Carousel and more.

Guests enter the wonderful worlds of Pixar through a dazzling marquee that leads to four whimsical neighborhoods at this seaside waterfront. The first themed neighborhood is Incredibles Park, inspired by Disney and Pixar’s “The Incredibles” and home to the Incredicoaster, the first ride-through attraction in the world to feature beloved characters from “The Incredibles” franchise. The Incredicoaster takes guests on a super adventure with the Parr family to chase after the elusive baby Jack-Jack, a storyline that will connect with fans of Disney and Pixar’s film, “Incredibles 2.” Music, lighting, special effects, exciting character figures and distinctively colored vehicles add to the thrills on this super-speedy coaster, the fastest attraction at the Disneyland Resort.

Emotional Whirlwind is located in the Inside Out Headquarters neighborhood of Pixar Pier, which recently celebrated its one-year anniversary! The reimagined land shares the stories and characters of Pixar films with exciting attractions, themed neighborhoods and fun eateries.

Adjacent to Incredibles Park is Toy Story Boardwalk, a neighborhood with the popular Toy Story Mania! attraction and its 4D carnival games. Along the boardwalk, guests may meet Bo Beep, Woody’s long-lost friend from “Toy Story 4.” On Jessie’s Critter Carousel, guests of all ages may hop aboard a sweet woodland creature inspired by the vintage television show, “Woody’s Roundup” from “Toy Story 2,” and go for a spin.

Inspired by the hit Disney and Pixar film “Inside Out,” Emotional Whirlwind takes you a sense-ational spin while aboard one of eight Memory Movers. Help Riley’s Emotions—Joy, Sadness, Anger, Disgust and Fear—sort through memories being collected.

Next to Toy Story Boardwalk is the charming seaside Pixar Promenade, which celebrates a collection of favorite Pixar stories. The iconic Mickey’s Fun Wheel has been transformed to the Pixar Pal-A-Round, taking guests up high to enjoy the beautiful sights of Pixar Pier from 24 freshly-decorated gondolas – each one adorned with a Pixar pal. Pixar Promenade also features the new Games of Pixar Pier, where guests can test their skills and win a prize at colorful pay-for-play game booths: La Luna Star Catcher, Heimlich’s Candy Corn Toss, WALL•E Space Race and Bullseye Stallion Stampede. Bing Bong’s Sweet Stuff is also in Pixar Promenade, offering delightful confections such as saltwater taffy, rainbow cotton candy and Memory Makers.

Emotional Whirlwind is located in the Inside Out Headquarters neighborhood of Pixar Pier, which recently celebrated its one-year anniversary! The reimagined land shares the stories and characters of Pixar films with exciting attractions, themed neighborhoods and fun eateries.

Just past Pixar Promenade is Inside Out Headquarters. Inspired by Disney and Pixar’s film “Inside Out,” this neighborhood features another new family-friendly attraction, Inside Out Emotional Whirlwind. Guests hop aboard one of eight Memory Movers to help Riley’s emotions – Joy, Sadness, Anger, Disgust and Fear – sort through the memories being collected. To complement the playful atmosphere, Academy Award-winning composer Michael Giacchino collaborated with Walt Disney Imagineering to create five music tracks, one for each of Riley’s emotions. Guests may also meet Joy and Sadness near the new Inside Out Emotional Whirlwind attraction.

Fans looking for food and beverage with a side of story will enjoy the Lamplight Lounge, an elegant yet fun gathering place for the entire family near the entrance of Pixar Pier. Lamplight Lounge serves a menu of California casual gastro-pub cuisine that is playfully presented, along with unique signature cocktails. The seaside lounge contains a full bar with picturesque waterfront views of Paradise Bay from both upstairs and downstairs.

Lamplight Lounge celebrates the creativity, inspiration and personalities of the artists and storytellers who have brought Pixar stories to life. Guests will discover the artistic marks that Pixar “regulars” have left throughout the lounge, including concept art, a quick sketch on a coaster, memorabilia and collectible toys of beloved Pixar characters. Along with lunch and dinner, guests are also enjoying brunch on Saturdays and Sundays at Lamplight Lounge. To book reservations, guests may call 714 781-DINE (714 781-3463) or visit Disneyland.com.

Creative food and beverage locations extend all along Pixar Pier, with stories and menu items inspired by Pixar films. Adorable Snowman Frosted Treats, already a fan favorite, is inspired by the lovable and not-at-all-abominable monster from “Monsters, Inc.” and it serves delicious soft-serve cones and parfaits. Jack-Jack Cookie Num Nums in Incredibles Park features baby Jack-Jack’s favorite treat for guests to enjoy. At Toy Story Boardwalk, guests will sample the fare at Poultry Palace and Señor Buzz Churros. Poultry Palace, which looks like the fun, oversized meal box and juice box featured in the Pixar short, “Toy Story Toon: Small Fry,” offers delicious turkey legs and chicken drumsticks. Señor Buzz Churros offers the quintessential Disneyland Resort treat. Further along the path at Pixar Promenade, guests discover Anger from “Inside Out” at Angry Dogs, a spot where the more Anger burns with rage, the hotter the hot dogs get.

The remaining areas of the original Paradise Pier – including Paradise Gardens, Silly Symphony Swings, Jumping Jellyfish, Goofy’s Sky School, Golden Zephyr and The Little Mermaid ~ Ariel’s Undersea Adventure – become a new land called Paradise Gardens Park.

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About the Disneyland Resort

The Disneyland Resort features two spectacular theme parks – Disneyland (the original Disney theme park) and Disney California Adventure Park – plus three hotels and the Downtown Disney District, comprising unique dining, entertainment and shopping experiences. The Resort’s hotels are the luxurious, 948-room Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, which also features 50 two-bedroom equivalent Disney Vacation Club units; the magical, 973-room Disneyland Hotel – both AAA Four Diamond properties – and the 481-room Disney’s Paradise  Pier Hotel with its “day-at-the-beach” theme. For information on attractions and vacations at the Disneyland Resort, visit Disneyland.com, call (866) 43-DISNEY or contact local travel agents. Located in Anaheim, Calif., the Disneyland Resort opened July 17, 1955. Open daily, year-round.

About Pixar Animation Studios

Pixar Animation Studios, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is an Academy Award®-winning film studio with world-renowned technical, creative and production capabilities in the art of computer animation. The Northern California studio has created some of the most successful and beloved animated films of all time, including “Toy Story,” “Monsters, Inc.,” “Cars,” “The Incredibles,” “Ratatouille,” “WALL•E,” “Up,” “Toy Story 3,” “Brave,” “Inside Out,” “Coco” “Incredibles 2 and the must-see feature film of summer 2019, “Toy Story 4 .”  Its movies have won 36 Academy Awards® and have grossed more than $14 billion at the worldwide box office to date.  “Onward,” Pixar’s 22nd feature, will open in theaters on March 6, 2020.

City of Santa Clarita presents Thursdays@Newhall featuring shows, concerts and special events all year long. JAM Sessions kicks off on July 11, 2019 with Margarita themed SENSES event.

Hip Hop Dancing, Margaritaville SENSES and More Make Their Way to Old Town Newhall.

Stay cool in the July heat with the Margaritaville themed SENSES event, hip hop dancing at the Newhall Community Center, live music performances at The MAIN and more! The monthly 10 By 10 Variety Night will take a break in July due to the Fourth of July holiday, but each Thursday night beginning July 11, you can take part in other events that celebrate the arts as part of Thursdays@Newhall in Old Town Newhall. Thursdays@Newhall is an ongoing opportunity for residents of Santa Clarita to attend shows, concerts and special events on Thursdays throughout the year.

City of Santa Clarita presents Thursdays@Newhall featuring shows, concerts and special events all year long. JAM Sessions kicks off on July 11, 2019 with Margarita themed SENSES event.

The first event of the month will be JAM Sessions on July 11 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Newhall Community Center! Attendees will bust a move with the Gr818ers, a dance organization that uses the power of hip hop to unite communities. This group of world-renown dancers will lead the way with modern hip hop moves to beats spun by DJ Roxswift. JAM Sessionsis hosted in conjunction with the Ford Theatre Foundation,bringing dance and original live performances to Old Town Newhall.

Fully embrace the beach lifestyle this summer and head over to Main Street for the Margaritaville themed SENSES Block Party on July 18 starting at 7:00 p.m. Sit back, relax and enjoy a tropical drink from the on-street bar hosted by Newhall Refinery. While you are there, make sure to catch a wave on the mechanical surfboard!

Also on July 18, The MAIN will host an artist reception for its newest exhibit, “Sotto Voce,” from artist Nicole Fournier. Fournier’s passion for photography can be seen through her unique artistic process where she transfers her photographs directly into a wax medium before adding other colored wax embellishments. Guests attending the free reception will enjoy light refreshments and have an opportunity to meet Fournier from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. “Sotto Voce” will be on display at The MAIN from July 16 to August 9.

The Note by Note music night on July 25 concludes the month’s lineup of events from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at The MAIN. Note by Note is a free night of music that delights audiences with a variety of genres. Bands, duos and soloists will perform a wide range of styles, including rock, folk, Celtic, Americana, blues, jazz, country, experimental, western and more!Featured performers in July include Rainy Eyes, Abel Gallardo, Rachel Mazer and duo Echo Spark. Artists interested in performing at Note by Note can learn more at ThursdaysAtNewhall.com/NotebyNote.

For more information about the City of Santa Clarita’s Thursdays@Newhall events, visit ThursdaysAtNewhall.com or contact the City’s Arts and Events Office at (661) 250-3787.

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