Community Invited to Multiple Free Bike-Themed Events in May

Santa Clarita, Calif. – May is National Bike Month, and you’re invited to celebrate locally with free bike-themed events hosted by the City of the Santa Clarita throughout the entire month.

On Saturday, May 11, cyclists of all ages and experience levels are invited to ride together and explore the City of Santa Clarita’s trail system at the annual Hit the Trail Community Bike Ride.On Wednesday, May 15, join fellow cycling fans at BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse at the Westfield Valencia Town Center, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. for the Amgen Tour of California Stage 4 Recap Viewing Party.

On Saturday, May 11, cyclists of all ages and experience levels are invited to ride together and explore the City of Santa Clarita’s trail system at the annual Hit the Trail Community Bike Ride, presented by Curtiss-Wright, from 10:00 a.m. to noon at Valencia Heritage Park (24155 Newhall Ranch Road). Mayor Marsha McLean will kick off the free event with a welcome, followed by a guided non-competitive 4-mile and 9-mile bicycle ride, as well as a family fun fair with activities, food, tricycle races and more. No registration is required to attend.

On Wednesday, May 15, join fellow cycling fans at BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse at the Westfield Valencia Town Center, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. for the Amgen Tour of California Stage 4 Recap Viewing Party. Win cool swag and raffle prizes, including gift cards and signed rider jerseys. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. The race recap begins at 7:00 p.m., so be sure to arrive early.

On Thursday, May 16, ditch the car and ride your bike to work to win prizes and claim giveaways as part of the Bike to Work Day Challenge. This challenge is a competition among local businesses to see which employer can get the most employees to bike to work. To learn more, please visit GreenSantaClarita.com.

On Saturday, May 18, America’s most prestigious race, the Amgen Tour of California, presented locally by Curtiss-Wright, will be racing through Santa Clarita. Stop by the Westfield Valencia Town Center on Town Center Drive from 8:00 a.m. to noon, to get front row seats to the Women’s and Men’s final stage start and the world’s best cyclists, and to enjoy a free festival and block party. 

For more information on Bike Month events taking place in Santa Clarita, please visit BikeSantaClarita.com.


Hollywood, Calif. – With glorious new staging and dazzlingly reimagined scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo, this breathtaking production of LES MISÉRABLES, which broke box office records during its pre-Broadway tour, has left both audiences and critics awestruck, cheering “Les Miz is born again!” LES MISÉRABLES THE MUSICAL PHENOMENON is COMING TO THE PANTAGES THEATRE IN HOLLYWOOD, May 7 – June 2 2019.


Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, LES MISÉRABLES tells an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption – a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit. Featuring one of the greatest scores of all time, with thrilling and beloved songs including “I Dreamed A Dream,” “On My Own,” “Stars,” “Bring Him Home,” “One Day More,” “Do You Hear the People Sing?” and many more, this epic and uplifting story has become one of the most celebrated musicals in theatrical history.


Along with the Oscar-winning movie version, it has now been seen by more than 130 million people in 44 countries and in 22 languages around the globe. LES MISÉRABLES is still the world’s most popular musical, breaking box office records everywhere in its 33rd year.

Madonna and Maluma to Bring Television Debut of ‘Medellin’ to 2019 Billboard Music Awards, airing on Wednesday, May 1, 8 p.m. ET/PT on NBC.

Billboard Music Awards News

Las Vegas – Madonna and Maluma are bringing the worldwide television debut performance of their single “Medellín” to the 2019 Billboard Music Awards. The appearance, announced on Friday (April 19), will be Madonna’s first performance of new music on TV in more than four years. The pair will take the stage on May 1 at the Kelly Clarkson-hosted show, which will air on NBC at 8 p.m. ET/PT. 

Madonna will perform at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards. Image/Billboard Music Awards

The first taste of Madonna’s upcoming 14th studio album, Madame X (June 14), is a mid-tempo Spanish pop burner that finds the pair flirting over a skittering cha-cha beat, with Maluma telling the pop superstar, “Excuse me, I know you are Madonna/ But I’m going to show you how this perro (dog) will make you fall in love.” Madonna last performed at the BBMA’s in 2016 during a tribute to Prince.

Madonna and Maluma, "Medellin"
Madonna and Maluma are bringing the worldwide television debut performance of their single “Medellín” to the 2019 Billboard Music Awards. Image/Billboard Music Awards

They join a previously announced group of performers at this year’s show, which include: the Jonas BrothersBTS with HalseyKelly ClarksonLauren DaigleKhalidPanic! at the Disco and Sam Smith and Normani. The show from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas will also feature a special performance from 2019 ICON Award recipient Mariah Carey.


Super Nintendo Party SENSES Highlights Slate of Weekly Events in Old Town Newhall

Santa Clarita, Calif. – Avoid red shells and banana peels as you navigate your way through a month of FREE Thursdays@Newhall events in Old Town Newhall in May, featuring the Super Nintendo SENSES Block Party! Each week, take advantage of opportunities for fun and entertainment with offerings such as the 10 by 10 Variety Show, JAM Sessions and Note by Note music night. Thursdays@Newhall is an ongoing opportunity for residents of Santa Clarita to attend shows, concerts and special events on Thursdays throughout the year.

The month opens May 2 at The MAIN (24266 Main Street), when 10 performers will take the stage for 10 minutes each and share their comedy, storytelling, short films and music at the monthly 10 by 10 Variety Show from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Hear Lang Parker, winner of California’s Funniest Female contest, as she shares stories of her experiences as a television, film and commercial actress. Additional performers in May include storytelling by Mary Margaret Martinez, Dylan Brody and Vicki Juditz; music by Robert Matter and Mark Christian; magic by Glendalf; comedy by Copper Spaniel Improv and Jeff Johnson; and a screening of short film “PETA PAN,” written and directed by Mathilde Dratwa.

JAM Sessions is next on the schedule and will take place on May 9 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Newhall Community Center! Local dance company, D’Wilfri Dance Art and Entertainment, will teach participants the steps of the Cha-Cha, a happy, carefree and fun Latin dance. Following the free lesson, put your new skills to the test as you enjoy live music from the Bobby Cuba Band! JAM Sessionsis hosted in conjunction with the Ford Theatre Foundation,bringing dance and original live performances to the Old Town Newhall.

The SENSES Block Party takes on a Super Nintendo theme on May 16 starting at 7:00 p.m. Race through Main Street with Mario and Luigi and be sure to come dressed as your favorite Nintendo character! While you are there, take time to get lost in far off worlds thanks to a gaming truck and a selection of virtual reality games from the Old Town Newhall Library. You will also enjoy the sights and sounds of iconic video games while you visit the on-street bar from The Junction.

The same night, The MAIN will host an artist reception for its newest exhibit, “Unstill Life,” from artist Ralph Massey. Massey has been creating art for more than six decades and his pieces have been widely collected by celebrities such as Barbara Streisand, Julie Andrews and Queen Elizabeth II. Guests attending the free reception will enjoy light refreshments and have an opportunity to meet Massey from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. “Unstill Life” will be on display at The MAIN from May 15 to June 14.

The Note by Note music nightwraps up the month and will take place inside The MAIN from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on May 23. Note by Note is a free night of music delighting 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 May include Santa Clarita Valley Youth Orchestra- Guitar Orchestra, Christopher Ramirez, and Austin Jons and the Immortals. 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.comor contact the City’s Arts and Events Office at (661) 250-3787.


SANTA CLARITA, Calif. – (April 25, 2019) The Santa Clarita Valley (SCV) VegFestpresented by The Gentle Barn, is excited to unveil the vegan celebrity speaker lineup for Santa Clarita’s first-ever vegan festival. The festival is set to sprout in Santa Clarita on Saturday, May 4, 2019 from noon to 9:00 p.m. in Central Park, located at 27150 Bouquet Canyon Road.

Celebrity and local guest speakers will speak every hour from 1:00 p.m. through 7:00 p.m. The following vegan experts are set to speak at the inaugural SCV Veg Fest on May 4:

  • SGT Vegan (@sgt_vegan):Bill Muir akaSGT Vegan served in Afghanistan as a Combat Medic. A vegan since 1992, SGT Vegan adhered to his plant-fueled diet throughout his rigorous training and deployment, despite how incredibly hard it is to eat a vegan diet in the military.
  • Julie Piatt (@srimati): Julie Piatt is a best-selling vegan chef and author who has inspired countless people to embrace a plant-fueled lifestyle through her advocacy efforts, podcast, recipes and talks.Through embracing a plant-based diet complemented by a deep meditation practice, Julie healed herself of a large cyst in her neck, which doctors diagnosed as an incurable ailment.
  • Setareh Khatibi (@setareh.khatibi): Setareh is a celebrity, vegan, social media influencer with 204k Instagram followers and runs her own popular English and Spanish YouTube Channel focused on healthy eating. Originally from Santa Clarita, Setareh is also known for her #PotatoDiet, as well as her appearance on reality television pageant show “Nuestra Belleza Latina” which aired on Univision.
  • Ellie Laks (Founder) and Jay Weiner (Co-Founder) (@thegentlebarnla): Ellie Laks founded The Gentle Barn in 1999, which started on a half-acre property in the middle of the San Fernando Valley, CA. In 2003 Ellie and her husband Jay moved The Gentle Barn to a six-acre paradise in Santa Clarita, CA. The Gentle Barn has a second location in Nashville, Tennessee, and a third in St Louis, Missouri. Since its inception, The Gentle Barn has saved thousands of animals and been host to over 500,000 people.
  • Michael McPherson (@michaelmcpherson) and Makenzie Marzluff (@makenziemarzluff): Makenzie is the founder of Delighted By Desserts and has appeared as a guest on the ABC show “Shark Tank.” All of Delighted By Desserts are crafted using pure ingredients, and are 100% vegan and gluten-free. Makenzie’s products have been featured by The New York Times, Self, The Oprah Magazine, Women’s Health, and much more. Michael is the founder of Humanity Media and runs an incredible podcast. He’s one of the most beautiful souls you’ll ever connect with and we’re so honored to have him with us. Michael & Mak will be speaking on how to run heart-centered business and live your best life!

Event Festivities:

12pm: Doors Open

1pm: Food Contest Announcement!

2:30: Acro Yoga in the park!

3pm: Food Contest Awards Ceremony:

4:30: Sun/Lunar Flow YOGA in the park

6:30: PRE-PARTY! (New Moon Intention-Setting into Ecstatic Dance!)

7:30-9pm: DANCE PARTY!

In addition to the speaker lineup, VegFest attendees can expect a combination of over 40 participating restaurants, vendors and food trucks, including: Avocadamama, Delighted by Desserts, and Evolution Burger, as well as a variety of local craft beer and wine vendors. Don’t miss the Food Competition Awards Ceremony, as a panel of judges pick their favorite vegan dishes from participating local vendors in categories such as “Most Surprising Dish,” and “Most Savory.” General admission includes unlimited pours of beer, wine and kombucha on the festival day (alcohol served from noon to 5:00 p.m.) and a sampling of various vegan foods.

Along with delicious eats and drinks, there will also be two DJs spinning all day, a lounge and dance area, celebrity vegan speakers, yoga in the park, vegan-friendly merchandise, a children’s play area, and much more. The high-vibes festival is a holistic experience for the senses and will close out with a finale DJ dance party at the main stage, featuring spectacular lights and danceable mixes.  

The festival is the brainchild of Jess and Nicole Guidroz, who wanted to create a high-vibe event to promote a happy healthy lifestyle and to prove how exciting flavors can be despite myths about vegan foods.

Proceeds from the one-day outdoor festival will benefit KakaoCharity Water and local non-profit organizationsBridge to Home, and Family Promise

For more event info, including a full schedule of events, visit www.SCVVegFest.com.


Universal Pictures’ Legendary Monsters Return to Wreak Havoc at Universal Studios Hollywood and Make Frightening Debut at Universal Orlando Resort

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., ORLANDO, Fla. (April 29, 2019)  “Universal Monsters” will come to life in all-new terrifying Halloween Horror Nights mazes at Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort, inspired by Universal’s original cinematic monsters and the movie studio that invented the horror films. “Halloween Horror Nights” begins Friday, September 6 in Orlando and on Friday, September 13 in Hollywood.

The terrifying experiences on both coasts will wake some of the most frightening and legendary monsters in horror history and bring them face-to-face with guests at the nation’s premier Halloween events.

Universal Studios Hollywood will introduce an all-new horrifying maze, “Frankenstein Meets The Wolf Man,” that delves deeper into the Universal Monsters’ lore.

On the heels of last year’s successful “Universal Monsters” experience, Universal Studios Hollywood will introduce an all-new horrifying maze, “Frankenstein Meets The Wolf Man,” that delves deeper into the Universal Monsters’ lore. Loosely based on Universal’s 1943 horror movie of the same name, this reimagined tale for the 21st century takes guests on a terrifying journey that bears witness to a deadly confrontation between these two horror icons and the epic battle that rages between them. Guests will follow in the footsteps of the Frankenstein Monster, lured by exotic music towards a nearby gypsy camp while desperately seeking sanctuary from a mob of angry villagers determined to destroy him. It is within the gypsy encampment that the Frankenstein Monster meets The Wolf Man and where the madness begins as guests are led along a path of destruction through the murky Moors, to a creepy cemetery and into the smoldering ruins of Castle Frankenstein and its icy cellars beneath.

Once again, GRAMMY® Award-winning musician, SLASH, long hailed as one of the best electric guitar-players of all time, will collaborate with Universal Studios Hollywood to compose an original score for the maze. Clickhere to witness the rise of the undead that begins this fall at Universal Studios Hollywood.

At Universal Orlando Resort, guests will be hunted by every single grisly monster from the anthology, including Dracula, The Wolf Man and Frankenstein, in the all-new experience, “Universal Monsters.” Each sinister environment will bleed from one to the next as guests press through the darkened realms of horrifying creatures. Guests will face bloody terrors in Dracula’s castle and flee from what is behind the cryptic howls of the grim forest. They’ll run from the horrifying manmade monster within Dr. Frankenstein’s laboratory, and fall prey to an ancient Egyptian curse as they are pursued by the evil Mummy. Guests will try to escape the mysterious Creature lurking in the Black Lagoon, or become victims of other horrors waiting in the shadows. Click here to witness the terror that is coming to Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Orlando Resort.

Universal Studios’ “Halloween Horror Nights” is the ultimate Halloween event. For more than 25 years, guests from around the world have visited “Halloween Horror Nights” to become victims inside their own horror film.  Multiple movie-quality mazes based on iconic horror television shows, films and original stories come to life season after season. And, the streets of each park’s event are transformed into highly-themed scare zones where menacing scare-actors lunge from every darkened corner.

“Halloween Horror Nights” begins Friday, September 6 in Orlando and on Friday, September 13 in Hollywood. Additional details about the events will be revealed soon. A limited time ticket offer and vacation package for Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights are on sale now. For more information about “Halloween Horror Nights” at Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort, visit www.HalloweenHorrorNights.com.

About Universal Studios Hollywood
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 highly-anticipated Summer opening of “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.

Updates on “Halloween Horror Nights” at Universal Studios Hollywood are available online at Hollywood.HalloweenHorrorNights.com and on Facebook at: “Halloween Horror Nights – Hollywood,” Instagram at@HorrorNights and Twitter at @HorrorNights as Creative Director John Murdy reveals a running chronicle of exclusive information. Watch videos on Halloween Horror Nights YouTube and join the conversation using #UniversalHHN.

About Universal Orlando Resort
Universal Orlando Resort is a unique vacation destination that is part of the NBCUniversal Comcast family. For more than 25 years, Universal Orlando has been creating epic vacations for the entire family – incredible experiences that place guests in the heart of powerful stories and adventures.

Universal Orlando’s three theme parks, Universal Studios Florida, Universal’s Islands of Adventure and Universal’s Volcano Bay, are home to some of the world’s most exciting and innovative theme park experiences – including The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade and The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley. Universal Orlando’s hotels are destinations unto themselves and include Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, the Hard Rock Hotel, Loews Royal Pacific Resort, Loews Sapphire Falls Resort, Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort and Universal’s Aventura Hotel. Its entertainment complex, Universal CityWalk, offers immersive dining and entertainment for every member of the family.

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Amy Homma Joins Museum as First Director of Education and Public Engagement

Los Angeles Calif., – Through a generous grant from the George Lucas Family Foundation in honor of Sid Ganis, the Academy Museum will create an endowment underwriting free admission to the Museum in perpetuity for visitors 17 and under. “At the Academy Museum, we are committed to helping educate our youngest visitors: the children and teens who will be the next generation of filmmakers, writers, and visual artists,” says Museum Director Kerry Brougher.

Through a generous grant from the George Lucas Family Foundation in honor of Sid Ganis, the Academy Museum will create an endowment underwriting free admission to the Museum in perpetuity for visitors 17 and under.
Image/Academy Museum of Motion Pictures

The transformative grant will not only support the Academy Museum’s educational mission to inspire its visitors through the power and magic of film, but will help break down the financial barriers that make it difficult for families, students, and teens to visit cultural institutions.

The Academy is pleased to announce the arrival of Amy Homma, the Academy Museum’s Director of Education and Public Engagement. Homma will oversee the Museum’s K-12 programming, including initiatives and programs in the the Shirley Temple Education Studio, as well as public programs ranging from lectures, symposia, and panels, to in-gallery talks and online programming. Under her leadership, the Academy Museum will build meaningful, long-term connections with nearby schools, including guided school tours in multiple languages and dedicated programs for students who discover a passion for filmmaking.

Join the Academy Museum as a Charter Member! Those who join before April 30 will be among the first to visit the Academy Museum. You will also enjoy member benefits through April 2021, including complimentary general admission, members-only expedited check-in, exclusive screenings and programs, Museum store discounts, and more!

Celebrate the unofficial start of summer this Memorial Day Weekend at Six Flags Magic Mountain, May 25 – 27.

Santa Clarita, Calif. – Celebrate the unofficial start of summer this Memorial Day Weekend at Six Flags Magic Mountain, May 25 – 27. Get together and enjoy thrilling coasters, yummy food and most importantly have fun at the Thrill Capital of the World.

Whether you, your family or friends have served in the military, or if you simply wish to honor the men and women who have, let’s kick off summer together by having a great time on this classic American holiday.

Buy your Six Flags Magic Mountain tickets online and save. Print your tickets at home and skip the ticket booths – go straight to the gate!https://www.sixflags.com/magicmountain/special-events/memorial-day-weekend

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Irwindale, Calif. – ‘Tis a great and mighty wonder, this joyous feast day brings! Your trip may only take you ten minutes East of Pasadena, but you’ll end up 500 years and a continent away. Step through our gate, out of the modern, weary world, and into a land of unbridled imagination, celebration, and compassion. The Original Renaissance Pleasure Faire – the world’s oldest – presents its 57th anniversary season, beginning April 6th, and continuing each weekend through May 19th, at the Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area in Irwindale, CA.

Elizabeth I, whose reign is noted as the start of the English Renaissance period, greets fairgoers throughout the day and also holds an audience at a royal tea. Tea with the Queen is at 4:00 p.m. Daily in the St. Cuthbert Guild Yard, where authentic English scones, tea sandwiches, tarts, and tea are served. Reservations are required. Admission is $26 for adults and $13 for children and includes a commemorative teapot.

Set in the royal shipyard city of Deptford during the reign of Elizabeth, fairgoers – many of whom dress in period costumes – are immersed in the music, language, merchant scene, and entertainment of the era. Thousands of performers roam the 23-acre lakeside shire, including Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth, as well as a bevy of knights, ladies, peasants, and more colorful characters than one could count! There are 13 stages of entertainment featuring more than 40 performance groups, such as magicians, dancers, jousters, witty comedians, musicians, storytellers, jugglers, and improvisation troupes.

Our thirteen stages of nonstop entertainment come to life with continuous performances from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. everyday! Our 2019 entertainment lineup features a wide variety of acts, from jousting to aerial silk dancers, from jugglers to musicians, from still walkers to magicians. There is fun for everyone. New this year, Story Pirates celebrates the words and ideas of children by presenting them live on stage, Kathleen Finnegan brings the magic of the Irish Harp to the Faire, and Tea & Strumpets presents the rowdiest village tea band in the land. Welcomed back to our stages are Aaron Bonk Whip ArtistThe Lynx Show, and The Jackdaws, along with special guest appearances from Bob Barker MarionettesThe Magikhana Show, and the Tortuga Twins. We will also host our faire favorites with the likes of MooNie! The Magnif’centThe Clan Tynker Family CircusBroon, and Brandon Scott: The Wizard of Wonder. Sing along with the beloved The Poxy Boggards and The Merry Wives of Windsor and dance along with Seraphim Arabesque. Feel the thunder of The Jousters and the gust of wind ruffle your hair as the Birds of Prey fly just inches above you. And of course, be sure to meet our beautiful and gracious Queen Elizabeth.

The variety of over 125 high caliber artisans in the village marketplace is sure to appeal to even the most discerning shopper. Nowhere else can you find the combinations of artists who will demonstrate their skill at blowing glass or forging iron, create a perfectly authentic article of renaissance clothing, or fashion a one of a kind piece out of exotic leathers. Whether you fancy delicately formed gold jewelry or prefer to sport a drinking horn about your neck, there are crafts to outfit yourself and your home. Children delight in having their face painted, their hair braided or finding a new puppet friend. Arts and crafts workshops such as Celtic drawing, beadwork and basket weaving are offered for all ages at Queen’s College for those that crave a DIY souvenir.

Food & Drynke
The Renaissance Pleasure Faire is proud to present some of the finest festival food. Boasting local and internationally trained chefs, twenty-three food vendors offer an array of foods from fish and chips and sausages to salads and sorbets. Vegetarian and Vegan entrees and desserts are available. Our Pub Crawl is offered twice each day where you’ll visit six of our village pubs for drinks, games, toasts, and jokes to make everyone blush accompanied by the most boisterous characters in town! Pub Crawl will sell out, so stop by the Guest Services Gazebo inside the front gate to sign up early!

Deptford’s live-action fantasy-play returns with a brand-new storyline in 2019. RenQuest™ offers gamers the chance to test their role-playing prowess beyond the realm of their computer screens. Come join Donna O’Malley and her hearty gang as they quest to solve the puzzle allowing you to seek her treasure! Escape your world and tackle the adventures that are RENQUEST™!

The Unrulie Foolie Tea: Join the Court of Misrule for tea and have a crazy MAD time! Be prepared for fun and zany antics as these fools stir a little sugar into the mix of your day. The daily Unrulie Foolie Tea is at 2:00 p.m. in the St. Cuthbert Guild Yard, where authentic English scones, tea sandwiches, tarts, and tea are served. Reservations are required. Admission is $26 for adults and $13 for children and includes a commemorative teapot.

Elizabeth I, whose reign is noted as the start of the English Renaissance period, greets fairgoers throughout the day and also holds an audience at a royal tea. Tea with the Queen is at 4:00 p.m. Daily in the St. Cuthbert Guild Yard, where authentic English scones, tea sandwiches, tarts, and tea are served. Reservations are required. Admission is $26 for adults and $13 for children and includes a commemorative teapot.

The wee ones and the young at heart will enjoy Kids’ Kingdom, where games, crafts, storytelling, songs, interactive shows, and magic are featured in the fairytale land. Join in the fun, where you can see shows like Foolish Fractured Fairy Tales, The Witches’ Apprentice, The Giant’s Treasure, Beauty and the Beast, Merlin’s School Of Magic, and Gwendolyn’s Quest.

Knighting Ceremony: Be one of only 25 lucky children each day to be made a Knight or Dame of the Realm by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth in person! Signups start at 2:00 p.m. for the 4:20 p.m. ceremony at Kids’ Kingdom.

Gnome Hunt: Gnomes have invaded Port Deptford! Start at the Front Gate of Deptford or at the desk at Kids’ Kingdom to get your special gnome hunt map. Then seek out the many gnomes hidden about the village in the guild yards, markets, and shops. When you find them, get the shopkeepers and guild members to sign your map. Then return to Kids’ Kingdom to receive your Official Gnome Finder Certificate and credit towards this year’s Collectible Limited Edition Medallion.

Children’s Militia: The Guild of St. Michael (near the joust) enlists kids of all ages in a fun and educational experience. A careful history and use of weapons is explained, and the kids get to learn how each weapon is used through hands-on interaction. Placed in groups, the new soldiers are then taught drilling and advancement techniques. Upon completion of the half hour course, the kids lead the march on the tournament field during the Royal Joust (with the Queen, no less!) Parents, get your cameras ready.

April 6th through May 19th, 2019
Saturdays and Sundays 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Santa Fe Dam Recreational Area – Irwindale, CA
15501 East Arrow Highway, Irwindale, CA
15 miles East of Los Angeles, 35 miles West of San Bernardino,
35 miles North of Long Beach

At the Box Office on Faire Days
Adult Ticket: $29.95
Children (5-12) $15
Children 4 and under, always FREE!

Discount Tickets online at Renfair.com via ShowClix.
Group Rates available for 15 or more by calling 626-969-4750.
Senior, Military, Student, and AAA discounts at the Box Office on Faire Days with appropriate ID.

A Vehicle Entry fee of $10 is charged upon entry to the Santa Fe Dam Recreational Area by Los Angeles County.
Preferred Parking is available for an additional $20.

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland Park Opening May 31, 2019. What to know to make the best of your adventure!

Anaheim, Calif. – To visit Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland Park between May 31, 2019 and June 23, 2019, Guests need valid theme park admission and will be required to make a reservation to access the land. There is no additional cost to make a reservation, but reservations are subject to availability. Guests staying at one of the 3 Disneyland Resort hotels during these dates will receive a designated reservation to access Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge during their stay (one reservation per registered Guest); valid theme park admission is required.


If you are not staying at a Disneyland Resort hotel between May 31 and June 23, 2019 and would like to make a reservation to visit the new land, please check the Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge page on May 2, 2019 at 8:00 AM Pacific Time for more details. We will begin taking reservations later that day at 10:00 AM.

Guests planning to visit Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland Park between May 31 and June 23, 2019, will need valid theme park admission and will be required to make a no-cost reservation, subject to availability, to access the land.

Visitors may create a Disney account before May 2, 2019.

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is subject to capacity. Please continue to check the Disney Parks Blog for the latest information.

Guests planning to visit Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland Park between May 31 and June 23, 2019, will need valid theme park admission and will be required to make a no-cost reservation, subject to availability, to access the land. Guests staying at one of the three Disneyland Resort hotels during these dates will receive a designated reservation to access Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge during their stay (one reservation per registered guest); valid theme park admission is required.

Once guests step foot on Batuu, they will be part of the action as it unfolds around them, and their interactions with the Play Disney Parks mobile app* will deepen their engagement with the land. They may choose to aid a smuggler, join the Resistance or pledge their loyalty to the First Order. In this all-new environment, guests can make choices about their experience that could impact their adventures as they travel throughout the land by using the Play Disney Parks mobile app in a whole new way. This depth of storytelling is part of the total immersion that will distinguish the two, 14-acre lands – the largest and most technologically advanced single-themed land expansions ever in a Disney park – from any other themed land in history.

The new lands build off decades of collaboration between Walt Disney Imagineering and Lucasfilm Ltd., a global leader in film, television and digital entertainment production, including the Star Warsfranchise. The work on Star Wars between these two creative powerhouses dates back to 1987, when the groundbreaking Star Tours attraction opened at Disneyland Park in California.

Welcome to the Edge of Wild Space: Black Spire Outpost on Batuu

Batuu is a far-flung destination along the galaxy’s Outer Rim, on the frontier of Wild Space – the uncharted region beyond all known star systems. Batuu is home to Black Spire Outpost, an infamous port for smugglers, traders and adventurers wishing to avoid any unnecessary … entanglements with the First Order. Along the way, guests may encounter some familiar faces, from Rey, Finn, and Poe to BB-8 and Chewie.

Star Wars Adventures Come to Life in Two Thrilling Attractions

For more than four decades, Star Wars fans have imagined what it would be like to blast across the stars inside the Millennium Falcon or race through the halls of a Star Destroyer. Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will feature two signature attractions that turn those dreams into reality.

Set to open at Disneyland Resort on May 31 and at Walt Disney World Resort on Aug. 29, Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run, will take guests into the cockpit of “the fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy.” They will take the controls of the Falcon in one of three unique and critical roles as the ship hurtles through space. Some will be pilots, some gunners and some flight engineers, creating multiple ways for guests to experience the attraction.

Set to open later this year, Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance places guests right in the middle of the Rebellion and gives them an active role in the fight against the First Order, including a faceoff with Kylo Ren. Their journey takes them inside a full-size starship and aboard a nearby Star Destroyer.

A Diverse Menu of Food and Beverages Await

What does Blue Milk actually taste like? That question and more will be answered when guests visit Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge and experience the new land’s expansive array of food and beverages. Guests will walk through a bustling street market, where vendors offer various local delicacies, including an Outpost Mix of uniquely flavored popped grains from Kat Saka’s Kettle, a unique popcorn snack with a combination of sweet, savory and spicy flavors.

At Oga’s Cantina, even the blaster-bolt scorches on the walls tell a story. Here, guests will gather to share their tales from around the galaxy as they enjoy exotic beverages served in unique vessels and listen to spirited musical entertainment provided by DJ R-3X, otherwise known as Rex, the former Starspeeder 3000 pilot droid from the original Star Tours. Rex re-invents himself as the cantina’s DJ, and he’s as quirky and talkative as ever.

A multi-purpose transport shuttle docked on top of a large hangar will beckon guests into Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo, a designated location for traveling food shuttles. Chef Strono “Cookie” Tuggs is in much demand for his culinary skills, so he moves from site to site in a modified Sienar-Chall Utilipede-Transport that becomes a mobile kitchen and restaurant. His travels across the galaxy allow him to fill his pantry with exotic ingredients he uses to make new and unusual dishes. He is proud to present Tuggs’ Grub, a “traveling diner for diners traveling,” inspired by dishes he created during his time working for Maz Kanata on Takodana.

In the Black Spire Outpost market, Ronto Roasters will draw attention from passersby with its large podracing engine firing up a barbecue pit for mouth-watering Ronto Wraps. When hungry customers queue up to order, they will encounter a former smelter droid, carefully turning the spit of meats. Guests will also be able to choose from a variety of exotic non-alcoholic drinks like the Sour Sarlacc or Tatooine Sunset.

Elsewhere in the market, the Milk Stand will offer two local favorites – Blue Milk and Green Milk. Blue Milk was first seen in “Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope” when Luke Skywalker sat down for a family meal. Green Milk was introduced in “Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi.”

Take a Piece of the Star Wars Galaxy Home from a Vibrant Market

Food is one of many discoveries just waiting to be made while wandering the lively market of Black Spire Outpost, where guests will encounter a robust collection of merchant shops and stalls filled with authentic Star Wars creations.

The Droid Depot will invite guests to construct their own astromech droids. Patrons will pick pieces and parts off a conveyor belt to build one of two core models (R-series or BB-series) and they can customize their droids with various parts and colors. These droids will be capable of interacting with elements in the land. Additional programming chips and accessories can be added to further customize these new friends. In addition, the Droid Depot will offer pre-built droids, droid-inspired products and more.

At Savi’s Workshop – Handbuilt Lightsabers, guests will have the opportunity to customize and craft their very own lightsabers. In this mystical experience, guests will feel the Force as they build these elegant weapons from a more civilized age.

Inside Dok-Ondar’s Den of Antiquities, guests will find a selection of rare and mysterious items for sale representing different eras of the Star Wars galaxy, including holocrons, ancient Jedi and Sith artifacts, lightsabers and more. As they explore the nooks and crannies of the shop, guests will also see Dok at his desk as the large Ithorian checks his inventory, takes incoming calls and barks the occasional order at his assistants.

In addition to these special experiences, the Black Spire Outpost market will feature the Creature Stall dedicated to the plethora of rare and fascinating creatures that populate the galaxy, as well as Black Spire Outfitters, showcasing the latest in accessories. Guests will also find the Toydarian Toymaker, a stall full of toys crafted by a Toydarian (the flying alien species first seen in “Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace”).

Guests can also demonstrate where their loyalties lie with the gear and accessories they purchase within the land. Resistance Supply is a “makeshift” supply location at the Resistance’s hidden command area. The stall sells Resistance pins, badges, hats, and other accessories to help guests feel like part of the cause. First Order Cargo, meanwhile, is a temporary First Order storage dock near the market. Easily identified by a never-before-seen First Order TIE echelon, the cargo location will offer guests a chance to pledge their loyalty by purchasing pins, caps, gear, model ships and more.

Play Disney Parks Mobile App Deepens Guest Engagement with the Land

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is the first land within a Disney park designed to integrate with the Play Disney Parks mobile app, which debuted last year and offers interactive adventures and experiences that bring surrounding environments to life at Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort. When guests use the app, it will provide new opportunities for them to engage with the land, such as translating a galactic language, learning what’s hidden inside crates and containers, or accomplishing certain tasks by participating in missions.

Guests also can use the Play Disney Parks app to interact with a variety of elements in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, such as droids, ships, media screens, door panels and antenna arrays.

Iconic Musical Score for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

Music has been an integral part of Star Wars from the moment the iconic themes of Academy Award-winning® composer John Williams first introduced us to this galaxy. The music for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge continues that tradition with a suite of all-new Williams-composed themes written especially for the land and its attractions. Along with a collection of original cantina songs created by composers and songwriters from around the globe, this new music will deepen guests’ connection to the land as Williams complements and builds upon the iconic fanfares he created for the Star Wars films.

More details about Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will be released in the coming months. Visit DisneylandNews.com, WDWNews.com, DisneyParksBlog.com and StarWars.com for the most up-to-date information.


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