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It’s the Kids Book Festival!

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For the 6th year OCC will be hosting the Children’s Book Festival. I will totally be going to this festival. It doesn’t matter that I’m 30 years old and don’t have any kids of my own.

There will be authors, illustrators, exhibitors and entertainers. There will also be face painting, a petting zoo and train rides for those not so into books. This will be a book lovers dream… OK a kids book lovers dream.

Sunday, October 4th, 2009
9:30 AM- 4:30 PM

Free Art at two Orange County Museums this weekend.

The better half came home with a list of museums from her HR Department with FREE admission this weekend.  Its part of the MuseumsLA.org event that Chal over at LA Metblogs already posted.

My dilemma here is which museum do I visit.  Both the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art or Orange County Museum of Art will have no admission this weekend.  I get into great modern art installations almost as much as I enjoy great collections of old impressionists art.  With them both being free and only one play day this weekend I don’t which to chose – which do you recommend?

Disneyland’s Halloween Fireworks!

If you want some spooky spoilers, here’s a nice video of Disneyland’s Halloween Screams Fireworks!

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This is Disney at its best people. If you haven’t gotten out to the park to see it, then you’re really missing out!

Squat Tawny Squat

See what happens when I leave town for a week? Tawny Kitaen was arrested in Newport Beach on Saturday for suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

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Kitaen was arrested at about 3 PM (it’s 5 o’clock somewhere) and should be booking her next stay in Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew any moment now.

Can’t Get Enough Disney?

Then the new Disney Parks blog is for you.

Written by various employees and cast members, this is the new go-to place to find out what is going on at the Disney Parks.  And if that isn’t enough, they even have @DisneyParks Twitter account and the @DisneylandNews Twitter account to satisfy your Disney fix.

Hmmm, I’m guessing that Pittrollie will not become a subscriber

Unless, of course, she decides to give Disneyland a shot and winds up actually liking it.

Alan Cumming Coming to OCPAC

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My goodness, is the rather stodgy OCPAC becoming “edgy?”

This Saturday famed performer Alan Cumming brings his one-man show “I Bought a Blue Car Today” to Orange County for two performances.

I happen to think Alan is an interesting and brilliant performer, so go here to find out about tickets.

And Now For Something Completely Different

Since we were just talking about Honey I Shrunk the Audience, one of two Disney attractions featuring Eric Idle (Journey into Imagination With Figment is the other) it should be noted that Spamalot is coming to town on October 6th at the Orange County Performing Arts Center!

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If you’re not a Monty Python fan don fret, the OC Register notes that “the musical isn’t an inside-baseball kind of creation. You don’t have to be a Python fanatic to understand and by tickled by it”. So get your tickets to see the iconic production before it’s gone – it’s only here for two weeks ya know.

Bye Bye Honey, Hello Laugh Floor

With the fate of Captain EO still uncertain, only one thing is for sure (and by “for sure” I mean probably), Honey, I Shrunk the Audience (HISTA) is getting ready for its final bow.

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[Images courtesy of Wikipedia]

Our friends over at Mice Age recently reported on the EO woes and they seem certain that whether the Captain makes and appearance or not (and my bets are on not, kiddies), HITSA is on its way out! What will replace it? An import from Florida called Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor (MILF – hahahahaha).

I’m not certain how many of you are aware of what MILF is all about but let me sum it up like this: an inexpensive overlay of a preexisting attraction that uses Turtle Talk technology to give a “live” animated performance of monster comedians trying to induce laughs to convert to monster-energy. OK, so it’s not the worst attraction concept in history but the execution is pretty awful. Having sampled the attraction in Florida I can tell you this much: replacing HISTA with MILF is redundant. The later wore out its welcome before it officially debuted. If tired, uninspired and sanitized jokes are your thing then maybe this is the attraction for you. But those who complain of HISTA’s dated material should expect more of the same from MILF. Its like replacing spring water with purified drinking water – essentially the substance – only cheaper.

Only time will tell the ultimate fate of HISTA. My opinion is this: Worry about HISTA later and focus on the People Mover for the next project. At least HISTA (no matter how old or dated) is in operation while the old People Mover track still sits there rotting in the California sun.

Wicked Fun For Everyone

Have you seen the newest advertisement for HalloweenTime at the Disneyland Resort? We so often see the happier characters in these ads, this time the villains get to shine.

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HalloweenTime starts on September 25th. See you there!

It’s Oktoberfest Time Again!

Frankenrauber Band Oktoberfest

Actually, I’m waaay late with this, as the actual Oktoberfest began on Sept. 6, and will run through November 1.  But, there’s still plenty of time to get your beer on.

Head on down to Old World in Huntington Beach for some traditional Oktoberfest fun, including Beer Pong.  Wait, did I say traditional?

Forget traditional, go with whatever works, says I.  No worries, there are plenty of old skool Oktoberfest shenanigans, including the Chicken Dance.  Who can resist the Chicken Dance?  Or even if somehow you can possibly resist actually doing it, watching drunken people attempt the Chicken Dance is usually worth the price of admission, for which, by the way, there is a coupon on the site for five bucks off.  There is also a Kinderfest for the little ones held on Sundays, go to the site to print out a coupon for free admission to that.

So, go help out financially struggling Old World, a classic slice of Orange County schmaltz, and toss down a beer today!

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