DLW 184: Weeklyteers Sami and Kris on Returning to Disneyland

May 19, 2021

This week, ticket and reservation changes, the big and small food coming to Avengers Campus, Legacy Passholder exclusive dining, some Touch of Disney favorites return, Disney has their earnings report, we talk to Weeklyteers about returning to the Happiest Place on Earth, and more!

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There have been some changes to the ticket purchase and reservation system for Disneyland. You can now purchase tickets and immediately make a reservation as part of the same process. Reservations can always be cancelled and re-booked for another day if you are trying to buy further out than the reservation calendar allows. – https://www.micechat.com/291137-disneyland-update-part-2-new-adventures-arriving-soon/

The Disney Parks Blog released a Foodie Guide to the Avengers Campus that will be open in just a couple of weeks! Pym’s Test Kitchen will offer up some larger than life, as well as tony options including breakfast, snacks, and specials. At the Pym Testing Lab, guests can get some craft beers, which, if they are on tap, will fill from the bottom of the glass. At Shawarma Palace, there are a couple of wraps, including a plant based falafawl and cauliflower wrap. Terran Treats features a Cosmic Cream Orb, which is a crispy cream puff filled with whipped raspberry cheesecake mousse, and a Sweet Spiral Ration, which is a churro spiral with unique flavors. At these locations, guest can take home souvenirs like the Iron Man Infinity Gauntlet for carrying your bottled coke, or Glowing Pym Particle Capsule and Particle Disk, and more! – https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2021/05/foodie-guide-to-avengers-campus-at-disneyland-resort/

The pricing of the items in the Pym Test Kitchen range from $10.49 for the pretzel, all the way up to – get this – $99.99 for the Quantum Sized Pym-ini Sandwich. This item is listed twice on the menu, once at $57.99, so we aren’t sure what is going on here. It is possible that this sandwich is available in two sizes, with enough to feed the whole family. – https://www.disneyfoodblog.com/2021/05/18/socan-someone-explain-disneys-new-100-sandwich/

Legacy Passholders can now grab some food at the exclusive Alfresco Dining Terrace. Some of the notable items on this new menu include a Screamin’ Cauliflower Ceviche, Slider Invasion, and Mulhollad Meatballs. Some of the signature cocktails include the Pizza Oom Mow Wow!, which is basically a pizza bloody mary, the Drop In… If You Dare, which has gin, elder flower liqueur, fresh lemon huice, and maraschino cherry mix. – https://www.disneyfoodblog.com/2021/05/15/pizza-bloody-mary-check-out-the-new-menu-for-alfresco-tasting-terrace-at-disney-california-adventure/

The Paradise Garden Grill has reopened and is offering favorites from the Touch of Disney event. Pizza Eggrolls, Asian-Style Barbacoa Tacos, and more. A reminder that this location is primarily mobile order at the moment. – https://www.micechat.com/291137-disneyland-update-part-2-new-adventures-arriving-soon/

Fans of the Tropical Hideaway will rejoice at the news that the menu has been expanded to include some of their previous items. The Bao buns are back, along with the Sweet Lumpia, and the PB&J Mochi. – https://www.micechat.com/291137-disneyland-update-part-2-new-adventures-arriving-soon/

The Walt Disney Company held their quarterly shareholders meeting last week, and updated everyone on how the company was doing. Performance for the company has increased 32% over the last quarter, but is still hindered by capacity limitations, and Disney Cruise Line being closed. Disney+ has 104 million paid subscribers. Bob Chapek also made the comment that instead od a “new passholder program,” they will have a loyalty/affinity program instead. – https://www.micechat.com/291137-disneyland-update-part-2-new-adventures-arriving-soon/

Last week, Walt Disney World ended its mask requirement for vaccinated guests in outdoor areas of the parks in Florida. Masks are still required indoors, and while on all attractions. This is probably a sign of things to come for Disneyland, and an important piece of information to know. The mask mandate, along with the blueprint for reopening will expire in California on Jule 15th, and Disneyland is expected to change it’s mask policy to the one in Disney World. Keep this in mind when booking your trips to the Happiest Place on Earth if this makes you uncomfortable, or you have young ones who cannot be vaccinated yet. – https://www.micechat.com/291137-disneyland-update-part-2-new-adventures-arriving-soon/

There are quite a few of you out there who will be endlessly excited about this news. A new legacy lightsaber has arrived in Galaxy’s Edge. The Darksaber, made famous by the Mandalorian and Star Wars: The Clone Wars can be yours for $199.99. Those interested in wielding this saber should act fast, as supplies are limited until later in the summer. – https://dlnewstoday.com/2021/05/photos-video-new-legacy-lightsaber-the-darksaber-from-the-mandalorian-arrives-at-star-wars-galaxys-edge-in-disneys-hollywood-studios-and-disneyland/

Some of the screens that were installed for the opening of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge to inform guests of boarding times and access to the land have been repurposed. Some of the screens are being used to show PhotoPass photos from nearby attractions. The photos can then be linked to your Disneyland App and purchased. – https://www.micechat.com/290819-disneyland-update-less-is-more-more-or-less/

As part of the DisneylandForward expansion plan, Disneyland has teased an Indiana Jones themed bar. During a recent webinar, Disneyland proposed that one of the establishments that could come with the expansion would be Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar, which is already in Disney Springs in Florida. For those who haven’t seen the Indiana Jones movies in a while, Jock Lindsey is Indiana’s pilot in “Raiders of the Lost Ark.” – https://www.ocregister.com/2021/05/14/disneyland-teases-indiana-jones-themed-bar-for-expansion-project/ and https://dlnewstoday.com/2021/05/jock-lindseys-hangar-bar-included-in-proposed-disneylandforward-entertainment-destination/

A fun way to watch the next Disney live action movie is available from the El Capitan Theatre. For $70, plus tax, they will ship you a limited edition Cruella pin, a “Hello Cruel Heart” book, a reusable bag, a randomly selected Cruella journal, a credential with lanyard, a Zebra Popcornopolis Mini Cone, and a bag of Red Vines licorice. There are also some limited edition pins that can be ordered separately. To order this gift pack, visit the link in our show notes. – https://www.laughingplace.com/w/news/2021/05/17/el-capitan-theatre-has-a-cruella-at-home-premiere-pack-you-can-order-now/

Disney+ has taken over the exterior of the former ESPN Zone in Downtown Disney. Photos have been installed all around the building to promote Disney+ shows, and to be a great photo op. Shows include The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers, Big Shot, Star Wars: The Bad Batch, High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, Cruella, and more. The art and photo ops will change throughout the year, so be sure to check this location often for updates. – https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2021/05/disney-favorites-decorate-downtown-disney-district-at-disneyland-resort/

The World of Color lagoon has seen better days. It seems that the closure of the parks has lead to deterioration of some of the buildings on the lagoon that house some of the projection equipment. The old buildings have been dismantled and are being rebuilt, exposing the rusted interior. No word on when World of Color will be returning, but it needs some TLC before then. – https://www.micechat.com/291137-disneyland-update-part-2-new-adventures-arriving-soon/

Next time you are using one of the outdoor portable sinks that have been setup, take a look at the theming. Care has been taken to theme the hand washing stations around the park to help them fit into the story of the area. – https://www.micechat.com/291137-disneyland-update-part-2-new-adventures-arriving-soon/


Question Submitter Answer Tage Teresa Other
What Disney film turned attraction did Walt participate in a school performance of as a child? Producer James Peter Pan

Walt Disney was known to be a miscreant and class clown during school in childhood. What did he do to several textbooks/journals? Om D. Walt drew flipbook animations in the corners.

What was Walt Disney’s favorite food? Producer James Chili

What personal item of Walt’s can allegedly be found in the Haunted Mansion? Hayley M. A pair if his shoes

Who is rumored to have started the rumor…or at least liked to push the idea that Walt was cryogenically frozen? Producer James Ward Kimball

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