DLW 166: Former Cast Member Emery

January 13, 2021

This week, Disney celebrates some various milestones, Downtown Disney changes, mardi gras comes to Jazz Kitchen Express, some new merchandise for your castle, new Up merchandise lands, we talk to Emery about working in DCA, and more!

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2021 marks 30 years of the Disney Vacation Club! To celebrate, Disney has released some new items with the 30th anniversary logo for the occasion. There is a magnet, phone case, and a selection of tees, in mens, womens, and child sizes. – https://dlnewstoday.com/2021/01/shop-new-disney-vacation-club-30th-anniversary-30-magical-years-merchandise-available-on-shopdisney/

January 12th marks 20 years since Downtown Disney opened to the public as part of the Disneyland Resort expansion. To celebrate, a few locations offered discounts of special deals. Sephora is offering 20 products under $20 through January 17th, Jazz Kitchen Express offered 20 beignets for $20, and Wetzel’s Prezels offered 20% off of rainbow crunch pretzels. – https://twitter.com/Disneyland/status/1349038583135481857

Since the New Year, there have been some changes at Downtown Disney. Some of the shops have closed, while others have reopened. Sprinkles Cupcakes has closed, although they state that it is temporary. Asian Street Eats, which has been open less than a year has closed and it’s permanent food truck has been removed. Pandora has reopened after an enexpected shutdown over the holidays. – https://www.micechat.com/279631-disneyland-update-on-your-mark-get-set-go/

Lower crowds after New Years has resulted in some changes to Buena Vista Street. Guests can now just walk right into the former theme park entrance without waiting or any cast members at the gates. Stage 17, which is home to the Hollywood Backlot Premiere Shop, has moved it’s entrance to Hollywood Land and discontinued the entrance from the esplanade. This change has increased shoppers to this location. Gone Hollywood has gone to Friday through Sunday hours of operation. – https://www.micechat.com/279631-disneyland-update-on-your-mark-get-set-go/

With Mardi Gras coming up in February this year, Jazz Kitchen Express has started offering some specials, including Mardi Gras Glazed Beignets! This version of the popular treat is almond-glazed and sprinkled with purple, green, and gold colors celebrating Mardi Gras. – https://www.micechat.com/279631-disneyland-update-on-your-mark-get-set-go/

For those of you who would like to make your home “your castle” there are some new Beauty and the Beast inspired Home Goods. You can flip some food with the rose themed spatula, pour yourself some tea with the Belle Mug and Tea Infuser, stay cozy with the “Be Our Guest: throw blanket, and more! These items can be seen in the Disney Home store in Downtown Disney. – https://dlnewstoday.com/2021/01/photos-new-beauty-and-the-beast-be-our-guest-home-goods-arrive-at-disneyland-resort-2/

Merchanside from the Disney Pixar film Up has appeared at the resort. Some of the items include a “Paradise Falls” coin bank, an Up pillow featuring balloons made from pom poms, tumblers, hoodies, leggings and more round out the collection. – https://www.micechat.com/279380-disneyland-merchandise-update-new-year-new-gear/

Disneyland has been announced as the first mass vaccination site in Orange County. The vaccination site will be setup and available later this week to start vaccinating eligible people who live or work in Orange County. Vaccinations are available by appointment only. As a side note, Dodger Stadium was also announced as a mass vaccination site, but as of this recording, there are no specifics. – https://bit.ly/3sfiPld and https://www.disneyfoodblog.com/2021/01/11/news-disneyland-announced-as-orange-countys-first-mass-vaccination-site/

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