DLW 208: Halloween Disney Cruise with Kate and Jude

November 3, 2021

This week, the Holiday season is moving into the resort, a new free souvenir is available through mobile order at Avengers Campus, Disney Merriest Nites tips, along with some of the food available, we talk to Kate and Jude about their Halloween Cruise, and more!

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Now through November 6th, guest visiting Pym Test Kitchen and order through the mobile ordering system will get a special bonus. A Pym Test Kitchen button featuring the Impossible Spoonful and promoting mobile ordering will be given to guests free with a mobile order. The button is limited to one per entree, while supplies last. – https://www.disneyfoodblog.com/2021/10/30/visiting-disneyland-soon-dont-miss-out-on-a-free-souvenir/

With Halloween behind us. the Disneyland Resort can move into full Holiday Season. This, of course, includes merchandise. There is a TON of items that have hit the shelves around the resort. Some notable items include a matching Spirit Jersey and Hat, a Wishables 12-day countdown calendar, which has 12 different exclusive Wishables to complete the set, some Chanukah themed items, and more. More and more holiday themed offerings should be showing up around the resort over the next few weeks. – https://www.micechat.com/306119-first-look-a-flurry-of-holiday-merchandise-hits-disneyland/

Disneyland Resort hours for the holiday season through December 13th have been posted on disneyland.com. Disneyland will open at 8am daily now through December 13th, with the park closing at midnight November 17th through 29th and most of December 1-13th. The park will close at 7pm on Disney Merriest Nites nights, which are November 30th, December 7th, and December 9th. It will also close at 10pm on December 2nd. Disney California Adventure will be open from 8am to 10pm November 17th through December 13th, with closing early at 8pm on December 8th. – https://dlnewstoday.com/2021/10/hours-now-available-for-disneyland-resort-theme-parks-through-december-13/

The Disney Parks Blog posted some tips for ticket holders for this years Disney Merriest Nites at Disneyland. Some of the tips are pretty standard like arriving early to get more time in Disneyland, talk of the merchandise to buy, and getting PhotoPass photos. The other tips covered what the six themed holiday parties were, and what they included, listed some of the food offerings for the event, and what attractions would be open. – https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2021/10/attending-disney-merriest-nites-at-disneyland-park-six-tips-for-ticket-holders-to-have-a-merry-good-time/

The Disney Food Blog has a list of some of the items coming to the Merriest Nites at Disneyland. Throughout the six different parties, there are more than 20 snacks, treats, and drinks. From the Andouille Sausage Po’ Boy at French Market, to the Sippin Chocolate with Dipping Waffle at Jolly Holiday Bakery Cafe, there is something for everyone attending. Guests will get to try these fun treats starting November 11th, when the first party will commence. – https://www.disneyfoodblog.com/2021/10/27/first-look-at-the-food-and-drinks-coming-to-merriest-nites-at-disneyland-resort/

We have talked a lot about the procedures for in-show exits for guests from some of our favorite attractions. This week, Pirates of the Caribbean broke down and could not be restarted after 90 minutes. Riders were evacuated by Disneyland cast members, as well as members of the Disneyland Fire Department. To see some pictures, and an account of the ordeal, check out the link to the Orange County Register article in our show notes. – https://www.ocregister.com/2021/11/01/disneyland-employees-wade-into-pirates-of-the-caribbean-waters-to-evacuate-stranded-riders/

Union Cast Member negotiations with Disney have not been going perfectly. The Unions that represent Disneyland Cast Members have been fighting for higher increases in hourly pay, along with more recognition for the long term cast members. Disneyland responded with a proposal to increase the non-tipped minimum wage to $17 an hour, beginning as early as December 15th, and $18 an hour beginning June 16, 2023. This could affect approximately 10,000 cast members at the resort. – https://www.micechat.com/306249-disneyland-contract-troubles-leave-cast-concerned/ and https://www.micechat.com/306267-disneyland-update-spooky-time-ends-christmas-moves-in/


Question Submitter Answer Tage Teresa Other
Where can you find the home of the Little Man of Disneyland? Jann Y base of a tree near the entrance to Indiana Jones

In what year did Little Golden Books publish The Little Man of Disneyland? d23.com 1955, coinciding with park opening

What is the name of The Little Man of Disneyland? d23.com Patrick Begorra

The story has it that three well known Disney characters negotiated with the Little Man in order to build to Disneyland on his property. Who were these three great negotiators? d23.com Mickey, Donald, Goofy


Discussion Topic:

Kate and Jude – Disney Cruise at Halloween

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