Spotlight On: Red Car Trolley News Boys

When you think of entertainment at the Disneyland Resort, you probably think of the plethora of nighttime spectaculars, everything from Fantasmic! to World of Color to Paint the Night to the fireworks. And there is no denying the awesomeness of those shows, I love them all. But there are tons of amazing daytime entertainment options available at the Disneyland Resort as well, and sometimes they get lost in the shuffle. Today I want to share one of my favorites: the Red Car Trolley News Boys. That is obviously way too long for me to continue to type over and over, so from now on, they are the News Boys. The News Boys take their inspiration from the Disney film and Broadway show Newsies, both of which I love, and their 1920’s garb and peppy songs fit right in with the vibe of Buena Vista Street at California Adventure, which is where the show is staged. You can catch multiple performances of the show throughout the day, so make sure you check the current entertainment schedule when you get to the park. Here are just some of the reasons the News Boys are the coolest:




The News Boys performance starts out all the way down in Hollywood Land and makes its way to Buena Vista Street. So even if you are not going to watch the show, there is a good chance you will catch these guys singing in the trolley at some point during your visit.

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The show involves a lot of singing and dancing, and tells a short and sweet “follow your dreams” story. All of the performers in the show are great, they’ve got legit dance and singing skills. Plus, you know, anytime you get to watch adorable boys sing and dance, I’m in.

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The show also includes a lot of Mickey Mouse action, looking super dapper in his suspenders and newsboy cap.

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And Minnie makes an appearance in my favorite outfit, her pink flapper dress.

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The show includes some really catchy songs, including the very popular “Suitcase and a Dream” and a snippet from the popular Newsies song “Seize the Day”. If you are interested in watching the News Boys (and I highly recommend you do), try to get to the staging area (right in front of Carthay Circle Restaurant) about ten to fifteen minutes before the scheduled showtime. You won’t be disappointed!


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