How Doritos Went From Disneyland Dumpster to Multi-Billion Dollar Snack

Doritos: they're so bad, but so undeniably good. Face it, you're staring at that orange-powdered motherlode of vaguely cheese-flavored corn product and salivating right now. But as you tear into a bag of Cool Ranch, do you ever wonder where Doritos came from? Short answer: a Disneyland dumpster. Talk about junk food. » 5/04/14 11:40am 5/04/14 11:40am

A Haunted House Filled With DIY Tricks From Disney's Haunted Mansion

Haunted houses have gone over the top in the quest for guts, gristle and gore. But the Alvarado Caverns and Mystery Theater in Los Angeles offers a clever, DIY twist on scare tactics. Its fascinating—yet still freaky—lo-fi haunting techniques are cribbed from one of the country's original spooky addresses:… » 10/31/13 11:00am 10/31/13 11:00am

Tour 3 Unrealized Projects That Almost Gave Us A Very Different L.A.

It would appear that, as a country, we're experiencing some serious regret (or relief?) in examining plans for our cities that never came to fruition. San Francisco looked at its Unbuilt SF, a similar show opened in Washington D.C.last year, and out here in L.A.—the land of broken promises and shattered dreams—there's » 10/14/13 5:59pm 10/14/13 5:59pm

How the Pirates of the Caribbean Became an Animatronic Adventure

Did you know that the Pirates of the Caribbean, one of the most iconic theme park attractions of all time, was originally going to be just a walkthrough wax museum at Disneyland? How lame would that have been? Thankfully, during the upgrades to the park for its new New Orleans Square, Walt Disney got caught up in… » 4/24/13 11:00am 4/24/13 11:00am

Disneyland Fan Builds a Working Version of the Main Street Electrical…

There are some truly devoted Disneyland fans out there who visit so often they know every single detail about the park. But seemingly none are as devoted as Alex George, who can now visit the park whenever he's home thanks to this awesome miniature version of the Main Street Electrical Parade in his living room. » 5/07/12 8:51am 5/07/12 8:51am

Way More Boobs About to Make Disneyland Rollercoasters Exciting Again

On many Disneyland coasters, there's a camera set up to automatically take your picture as you go down the biggest drop. They then try to sell you said picture at the end of the ride. Of course, this is a great opportunity to flash your boobs and have a bunch of kids see it, so Disney has always kept employees on hand… » 5/07/09 11:14am 5/07/09 11:14am

Animatronic Wall-E Entertains Guests At Disneyland, Charges $5 For a…

What's even better than a Wall-E robot toy made by WowWee? A Wall-E robot toy made by the animatronic people at Disney. This Wall-E robot is supposed to roam around Disneyland/Disney World entertaining patrons, but got spotted on the streets of LA panhandling and glad-handing for cash. You know who else can say… » 5/16/08 3:50pm 5/16/08 3:50pm

Honda ASIMO to Return to Disneyland, Run Around and Talk Up a Storm

Honda's ASIMO (Advanced Step in Innovative Mobility) humanoid robot is back on his feet after a conspicuous face-plant late last year, and now he's returning to the stage at Disneyland, running around at nearly 4mph. Besides all that robo-sprinting, this version of ASIMO reportedly interacts a lot with a live host in… » 8/29/07 12:00pm 8/29/07 12:00pm