DLW 219: Talking Disney and Voice Acting with Vincent Tong

January 26, 2022

This week, A Disney Legend is honored on Main Street, the Lunar New Year foodie guide is out, along with the Sip and Savor pass, the big game is coming to Disneyland, more Magic Keyholder perks, we talk to voice actor Vincent Tong, and more!

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A new proprietor has taken up residence on Main Street. Dave Smith, the creator of the Disney Archives, received a window on Main Street above the Fortuosity Shop. The window says “New Century Historical Society, Dave Smith, Town Archivist, Preserving, Protecting & Presenting Our Fond Memories of the Past.” Dave sadly passed away back in 2019 before he could receive the honor of the window. The ceremony was attended by Disneyland Resort President Ken Potrock, Disneyland Park Vice President Kris Theiler, Archives Director Becky Cline, Disney Ambassadors Mark Everett King Jr. and Nataly Guzman, and Dave’s sister Jean Marana. Dave was named a Disney Legend in 2007. – https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2022/01/walt-disney-archives-founder-dave-smith-honored-with-window-on-main-street-u-s-a-at-disneyland-park/

Last week we talked about so much food, then on the day the podcast posted, the foodie guide to the Lunar New Year was posted! – https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2022/01/foodie-guide-to-lunar-new-year-2022-celebrate-at-disneyland-resort-hong-kong-disneyland-resort-and-shanghai-disney-resort/

Minnie Mouse is celebrating National Polka Dot Day with a virtual retreat hosted on Instagram each day from January 31st through February 4th. The events will showcast whart it means to be “Positively Minnie” with different guests each day. The sessions will begin at 10am Pacific each day. Replays will be available afterwards. Topics include Empowering Your Life, Styling, Forging Good Friendships, Turning a Passion into a Business, and more. To attend the virtual retreat, check out the link in our show notes. – https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2022/01/celebrate-minnie-mouse-and-national-polka-dot-day-with-minniestyle-presents-virtual-polka-dot-retreat-hosted-on-instagram-and-inspired-by-our-favorite-lifestyle-muse/

This week we have pricing for the Sip and Savor Pass guests can purchase to make the most of the Lunar New Year. For $43, the pass includes six tear off tabs that are good for select food and non-alcoholic items. Magic Key Holders get a $3 discount on the pass. – https://www.micechat.com/312637-disney-california-adventure-lunar-new-year-eats-and-treats/

Sports fans should get excited! The Super Bowl is coming to Disneyland! ESPN will have some hosts at Disney California Adventure from February 9th through the 13th. Personalities include Super Bowl Champions Ryan Clark, Booger McFarland, Tedy Bruschi will be there, as well as Hall of Famer Randy Moss. They will be at the Paradise Bay viewing area at various times those days. For specific times, check out the link in our show notes. Downtown Disney will also have some entertainment February 10th through 13th between 1 and 7pm. – https://www.micechat.com/312637-disney-california-adventure-lunar-new-year-eats-and-treats/

We briefly talked about the redesign coming to the Magic Key Terrace in Disney California Adventure soon. The Orange County Register had an interview with Kim Irvine about the newly designed location. She described it as Magic Key Holders having a location they could call their own, like Club 33. The location will have reduced capacity as the renovation is completed in phases over the next few months. Some of the changes will include new furniture, lighting fixtures, draperies, tile work, stained glass and murals inspired by a pair of adorable animal mascots. The mascots will be a peacock and the fan-favorite Disneyland cat who often visits this location, Nutmeg. – https://www.ocregister.com/2022/01/24/disneyland-magic-key-passholders-get-their-own-club-33/ and https://www.disneyfoodblog.com/2022/01/24/magic-key-holders-are-getting-their-own-club-33-type-hangout-in-disneyland/

More information has been announced about the Magic Keyholder Celebration month coming to Disneyland next month. Magic Key sunglasses, sporting the Magic Key and Disneyland logos will be available, across from the Blue Sky Cellar in Disney California Adventure. A third poster was announced to be offered in Downtown Disney. This one is the blueprints of Avengers Campus and another special attractions poster, which will be at Wonderground. A Magic Shake will be a hidden menu item at Black Tap, and a themed adult beverage called Ima’gin’ will be at Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen. – https://www.micechat.com/312670-disneylandmagic-key-holder-celebration-month-revealed/

One of the famous mountains will be taking a quick refurbishment break next month. From February 28th through March 4th, the Matterhorn will be closed. No word on what will be worked on this time, but good to know if you are making a trip to the resort during that timeframe. – https://www.disneyfoodblog.com/2022/01/23/a-classic-disneyland-attraction-will-temporarily-close-soon/

The Redwook Creek Challenge Trail has a new inhabitant. Raya, from Raya and the Last Dragon has a meet and greet setup, with special lighting that makes it really special at night. Guests can also ask cast members to walk by the location instead of waiting in the sometimes long lines to actually meet Raya. Guests that choose this option cannot stop, so be aware of that. – https://www.micechat.com/312637-disney-california-adventure-lunar-new-year-eats-and-treats/

A fun part of Toy Story Midway Mania has returned! Mr. Potato Head is back talking with guests as they wait to experience the attraction. Mr. Potato Head has been behind his curtain for a while since his eyes were not functioning correctly. – https://dlnewstoday.com/2022/01/lunar-new-year-decor-mr-potato-head-is-fixed-sleeping-beauty-castle-on-everything-more-disneyland-photo-report-1-18-22/

The Plaza Point Holiday Shoppe is hitting its second holiday with Lunar New Year. There is still Christmas items for purchase, but the shop now has some select merchandise for Lunar New Year. In addition to the merchandise, there is also some cute decorations scattered about, like fire crackers, lanterns, and more. – https://www.micechat.com/312940-disneyland-update-low-waits-good-fortune/

For those Weeklyteers who need to add to their Minnie ear collection, some new designs have arrived. First is the gold sequined Belle ears, which feature a cartoon Belle on the ears, and a gold rose in the center of the bow on top for $34.99. The seond set is a new take on the classic Minnie design with a white bow with red polka dots, and a black sequined ears and band for $29.99. The third pair are themed after Sleeping Beauty Castle with a pink sequined bow with a studded gold D in the center, black ears covered in images from Sleeping Beauty in gold with colorful accents for $29.99. Then there is the Play in the Park ears which are like the existing Mickey balloon ears with blue and yellow Mickey shapes, which light up for $32.99. Finally, the amethyst Minnie ears, which feature colorful sequins, mostly in purple shades, with a giant bow for $29.99. – https://www.disneyfoodblog.com/2022/01/24/hurry-5-new-pairs-of-disney-ears-dropped-online-today/


Question Submitter Answer Tage Teresa Other
In the Pirates of the Caribbean ride, when the woman is selling the chickens, there are 4 people standing waiting. What is the woman in the brown dress holding? JIll M. A Bust

“In the Haunted Mansion, why is Uncle Theo’s bust broken? Chris Y. There was an error in the film that caused it to be on a slant, so rather than redoing it, they made his bust on a slant.

A representation of the Death Star can be found in the queue of this ride. Steven S. Web Slingers: A Spiderman Adventure

“Cast Member Costume: I am immediately recognizable with my bright colors, crisp vest that feature white and colorful stripes. I am also seen with matching colorful pants and a fun straw hat donned with a bright colored strip of fabric. Liberty M. Dapper Dan

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Vincent Tong – https://www.instagram.com/vincent_tong_007/

Ice Age Adventures of Buck Wild – https://www.disneyplus.com/movies/the-ice-age-adventures-of-buck-wild/43OJuKxe9b9Y

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