DLW 200: DLWeekly’s 200th Episode and 4 Year Celebration!

September 8, 2021

This week, candy is only a small part of Halloween food this year, Disneyland is decked out in festive decorations for the season, Christmas is right around the corner, an iconic location has closed, we talk about 200 episodes with your voicemails, and more!

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The Disney Parks Blog has finally posted the Foodie Guide for Halloween Time this year. There is a huge list of items that scrolls for many pages on their post, which you can find at the link in the show notes. A few of our favorites are …. – https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2021/09/foodie-guide-to-spooky-eats-and-treats-halloween-time-2021-at-disneyland-resort/

All around the resort, decorations have appeared for the Halloween Time celebration. From the Main Entrance turnstiles with pumpkin versions of the “Fab 5” to minor decorations in the shops on Main Street, there is the presence of the season. Over in Disney California Adventure, all the bunting has been hung, and the headless horseman has taken up his place on Buena Vista Street. The bats are also back in the belfry of Carthay Circle. – https://www.micechat.com/300767-disneyland-update-whats-this-its-halloween-time-and-so-much-more/ and https://www.micechat.com/300769-disneyland-resort-update-part-2-conjuring-a-treat/

The Plaza de la Familia in Paradise Gardens has been transformed for the season. Coco decorations are everywhere in this part of the park. A lot of photo ops are available, including Dante in his dog form. There are crafts for the kids, and some Mexican food is on the menu at the Paradise Garden Grill. The Celebration of Coco has also returned, which is a short performance with characters from Coco. – https://www.micechat.com/300769-disneyland-resort-update-part-2-conjuring-a-treat/

The poison apple premium mugs are back for Halloween Time this year. This years version is a metallic red and is available at the Red Rose Taverne for $16.99, with choice of a drink or fries. The Fruit Stand on Buena Vista Street also has the mug, without the fries option. A new Mickey Mummy Popcorn bucket arrived at the resort for $20.50. It features Mickey dressed as a mummy, holding a jack-o-lantern. For guests wanting something more plain, there is a glow in the dark Mickey and Friends Halloween popcorn bucket, which retails for $11. – https://www.disneyfoodblog.com/2021/09/04/whats-new-at-disneyland-resort-halloweentime-arrives-with-decorations-snacks-and-souvenirs/

Banners in the esplanade have been updated to the Halloween Time versions of attractions, with a spooky color scheme. Brightly colored pumpkins have been placed all around planters in Downtown Disney. A new Halloween photo op has replaced the previous mural at the former ESPN Zone building. – https://www.micechat.com/300769-disneyland-resort-update-part-2-conjuring-a-treat/

It isn’t even Halloween yet and the Disneyland Resort is already planning for Holiday Magic! From November 12th through January 9th the seasonal offerings of Holiday Magic will be available throughout the resort. This includes Sleeping Beauty’s Winter Castle, and the 60-foot Christmas tree on Main Street. A Christmas Fantasy Parade will also return, along with Believe… in Holiday Magic fireworks, and it’s a small world Holiday. Over at Disney California Adventure, The Festival of the Holidays is back celebrating the diversity of the holidays. Disney Viva Navidad! is a fun street party will join festive food and beverages throughout the park. Luigi’s Joy to the Whirl and Mater’s Jingle Jamboree are also back. The giant gingerbread house in the lobby of the Grand Californian will also be on display. – https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2021/09/holiday-magic-is-coming-beloved-seasonal-traditions-return-to-disneyland-resort-as-holidays-begin-nov-12/

A few popular locations to pick up a sweet treat have been added to mobile ordering! There is a mobile order stand outside of Marceline’s Confectionery, on Buena Vista Street at Trolley Treats, and at the Candy Palace on Main Street. – https://www.disneyfoodblog.com/2021/09/01/3-more-disneyland-snack-spots-are-now-on-mobile-order/

A brand new seating area is coming to the Rivers of America. Pelican’s Landing is the name of the new area near the rafts to Pirates Lair on Tom Sawyer Island. The area stretches from the raft loading dock all the way to Harbor Galley. No opening date for this area, but it shouldn’t be too long. – https://www.micechat.com/300767-disneyland-update-whats-this-its-halloween-time-and-so-much-more/

An iconic store on Main Street has permanently closed. The Main Street Photo Supply that has sold camera film, batteries, and provided PhotoPass services closed last week. The PhotoPass services have moved to the esplanade in front of ticket booth 3 for now, with the plan to relocate to the old newsstand at the front of the park in the future. No word on what will move into this location. – https://www.micechat.com/300767-disneyland-update-whats-this-its-halloween-time-and-so-much-more/

Fans of the character shoulder pets have a new seasonal option. A Zero shoulder plus is now on sale for $19.99. What is unique about this version is that Zero lights up! There is a light in his nose, and in his body. This is a great addition to the shoulder Porgs and Baby Groot, and this one can go trick-or-treating with you! – https://dlnewstoday.com/2021/09/photos-new-the-nightmare-before-christmas-zero-shoulder-plush-appears-at-disneyland-resort/

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Hi you guys, loved this weeks discussion topic since I have celiac disease and must eat gluten free. Disneyland does an amazing job and I always find great food. Just wanted to throw out another tip if people ask, the special diets phone number currently doesn’t work but you can email special.diets@disneyland.com and they answered my questions and I was actually able to pre order gluten free Monte Cristo sandwiches 2 weeks before our reservation at Blue Bayou. And when we got there our waitress already knew our order it was wonderful! 

❤️ Monica

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