DLW 199: Navigating Food Allergies in the Parks with Ellie

September 1, 2021

This week, Halloween Time is about to start at Disneyland, some new treats for the season, a new hunt in Downtown Disney, Magic Key Pass discounts, a selection of new merchandse, we talk to Ellie about allergies in the parks, and more!

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Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort starts this Friday, September 3rd. Haunted Mansion Holiday celebrates its 20th year at Disneyland, along with the return of Halloween Screams “supernatural projection and special effects show,” which will run nightly September 3rd to October 31st. On weeknights, the show will be presented with projections only, with fireworks on the weekends only. Over in DCA, Cars Land has been transformed into the not-so-scary Radiator Screams, with Mater’s Graveyard JamBOOree and Luigi’s Honkin’ Haul-O-Ween. The Plaza de La Familia is also back near the Paradise Garden Grill, and the return of Guardians of the Galaxy – Monsters After Dark. – https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2021/08/falling-for-autumn-fun-at-disneyland-resort/ and https://www.disneyfoodblog.com/2021/08/30/autumn-at-disneyland-means-its-time-for-tropical-themed-entertainment/ and https://www.micechat.com/300119-disneyland-news-magic-key-crowds/

Three exclusive types of loaded fries are coming to the Oogie Boogie Bash this year. At Flo’s V8 Cafe in Cars Land, guests can choose from Buffalo Chicken Fries, Loaded Gravy Fries, or Loaded Chili Fries. – https://www.disneyfoodblog.com/2021/08/26/oogie-boogie-bash-will-serve-three-exclusive-types-of-loaded-fries-in-disney-california-adventure/

The Redwood Creek Challenge Trail is open during the transformation into Villains Grove, the decorative walk-through for the Oogie Boogie Bash. Since guests are allowed to go through the area, lighting, speakers, and other decorations can be seen being prepared for the party. – https://www.micechat.com/299734-disneyland-resort-update-magic-keys-unlock-today-new-halloween-villains/

Fans of the Easter Egg Hunt in Downtown Disney now have something else to look forward to this Halloween. Pluto’s Pumpkin Pursuit starts on September 9th and goes through October 31. Guests can purchase the game board and stickers at World of Disney, Pin Traders, Disney Home, The Disney Dress Shop, or Wonderground Gallery and then search for the hidden decorative pumpkins around Downtown Disney, placing the corresponding sticker on the map. Once completed, return the map to World of Disney or Pin Traders to get a spooky surprise. – https://disneyland.disney.go.com/events-tours/downtown-disney-district/plutos-pumpkin-pursuit/

MiceChat reports that there are possible Magic Key discounts for D23 Gold members, and Disney Vacation Club members. The D23 discount details will be released soon according to Disney. For the DVC discount, members get $20 off on the Enchant, Believe, and Dream Keys. Those tickets need to be purchased at the ticket booths. – https://www.micechat.com/300119-disneyland-news-magic-key-crowds/

Some of the decorative light fixtures in the hub at Disneyland have been updated to be just a little more magical. The new light posts feature Tinkerbell at the top of the fixture, with a crystal star on the post itself. – https://dlnewstoday.com/2021/08/photos-new-tinker-bell-lighting-fixtures-with-crystal-stars-installed-in-disneyland-park-hub/

An extra layer of security has arrived at the park. Disneyland News today reported contactless scanners set up at the Downtown Disney entrance. Guests are still asked to go through metal detectors, regardless of the scan — though it’s another opportunity for additional screening. – https://dlnewstoday.com/2021/08/photos-contactless-security-scanners-now-in-use-at-disneyland-resort/ and https://dlnewstoday.com/2021/08/photos-contactless-security-scanners-arrive-at-disneyland-resort-parking-structures/

Disneyland has updated their merchandise policy for guests buying multiple items. The previous policy was 2 of each item, per guest for limited edition items, with open edition items limited to 10 per person. The new policy adds holiday merchandise to the 2-per-person limit, with open edition items limited to 5 per person. – https://www.mouseplanet.com/13014/Disneyland_Resort_Update_for_August_30__September_5_2021#news5

There have been a couple of storefronts in Downtown Disney that have been empty for quite some time. Lovepop sells unique 3D pop-up greeting cards, with a lot of Disney-inspired designs. Pele Soccer will carry official club and national team soccer jerseys and personal soccer gear. No official opening date for these locations just yet, but should be in the next couple of months. – https://www.disneyfoodblog.com/2021/08/24/two-new-shops-are-coming-to-the-disneyland-resort/

A new variation of the beignets at Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen has arrived. This time, it is a S’mores Glazed Beignet. The s’mores version are chocolate glazed with a honey graham cracker crust and a marshmallow dipping sauce. – https://www.disneyfoodblog.com/2021/08/24/review-disneyland-continues-to-be-the-king-of-beignets/

You can get your hands on a new tote bag while you grab your caffeine fix at the Market House. The latest in the “Been There” series bag features imagery of several park attractions in a mix of purple and yellow colors. Pick it up for about $28. – https://dlnewstoday.com/2021/08/photos-starbucks-been-there-series-disneyland-tote-bag-arrives-at-market-house-on-main-street-u-s-a/

Are you starting to map out your 2022 trips? Maybe a 2022 calendar would help. Get your hands on the Disneyland Resort 16-month calendar at the World of Disney Store in Downtown Disney. It features a variety of pictures of the attractions and the characters. – https://dlnewstoday.com/2021/08/photos-2022-disneyland-resort-16-month-calendar-arrives-at-world-of-disney-store-in-downtown-disney-district/

A classic treat is colliding to make some new merch at the park. You can find a popcorn pattern on backpacks and crocs — a new arrival after making its debut in Orlando. ((But who knows if it comes with the smell too!)) – https://dlnewstoday.com/2021/08/photos-new-mickey-balloon-popcorn-bucket-loungefly-backpack-and-crocs-at-disneyland/

The Raspberry Rose Macaron that is served at the Jolly Holiday Bakery is a fan favorite at the resort. MiceChat has posted a copycat recipe on their site to recreate this tasty treat. There are a few steps, and Macarons are sometimes tricky, but this recipe looks good! – https://www.micechat.com/300062-celebrating-mary-poppins-with-disneylands-raspberry-rose-macaron-recipe/

We know all you Weeklyteers tend to be the go-to person for your friends and family when they’re planning their Parks trip. Want to share your knowledge with more people? Disney is looking for participants for their 2022 planDisney panel. The application window opens noon Eastern time on September 9 and closes at that same time on September 14. – https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2021/08/plandisney-search-kicks-off-september-9th/

Scaffolding has come down around the Tomorrowland Monorail Station this week. Around the same time, the Monorail started to make rounds on the beam, minus the guests as of now. The station in Tomorrowland has been repainted with new purple, blue, and pink colors. – https://dlnewstoday.com/2021/08/photos-disneyland-monorail-now-testing-for-return-to-disneyland-park/


Question Submitter Answer Tage Teresa Other
We’ll start our trip with a grand circle tour. If three trains are running, how long is the round trip? Jill M. 18 minutes

This cast member was a guest on Season 5 of the original Muppet Show. Steven S. “Wally Boag Might be a bit tricky, they may go for Steve Martin, but he wasn’t a cast member at the time and he appeared on season 2. “

Where are the 4 hidden Mickeys on Pinocchio’s Daring Adventure attraction? Liberty M. Pleasure Island gates in loading zone mural, popcorn Mickey in the popcorn machine, popcorn Mickey on floor, classic Mickey tops the ship case


Costume Redemption: It’s a simple look — something I feel like I could wear at the office. Khakis on the bottoms, seems like shorts or pants are on option. A button up shirt is tucked in. For the men, it has a simple green and white gingham-style pattern. The women seem to wear a plainer red shirt. Sometimes that may be covered by a simple brown jacket. Producer James The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh


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