This week, famous Disney couples are out in force for Sweethearts Nite, an extra discount for Magic Key Holders, a lot of updates around the resort, we talk all about valentines, and finish our discussion with voice actor Vincent, and more!
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For those attending Sweethearts Nite at Disneyland this month, there are going to be a ton of characters out and about. The characters include Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Daisy, Clarabelle and Horace, and Mary Poppins and Bert on Main Street, Tiana and Prince Naveen, with Bernard and Miss Bianca in New Orleans Square, Nick and Judy from Zootopia near Splash Mountain, Milo and Kida in Star Wars Launch Bay, and Stitch and Angel in the Tomorrowland Theater. Finally, Fantasyland has Belle and the Beast, Gaston, Snow White and Prince Charming, Princess Aurora and Prince Philip, and Rapunzel and Flynn Rider. – https://dlnewstoday.com/2022/02/character-sightings-revealed-for-disneyland-after-dark-sweethearts-nite-featuring-fan-favorite-couples/
Magic Key Holders attending the Sweethearts Nites at Disneyland can get an extra discount on food when ordering through the mobile app during the events. Magic Key Holders ordering food from Harbour Galley, Royal Street Veranda, French Market, Alien Pizza Planet, Little Red Wagon, Refreshment Corner, or Gibson Girl Ice Cream Parlor and use the promo code VALENTINE will get an additional 15% off between 8pm and 11:30pm. – https://www.laughingplace.com/w/news/2022/01/26/magic-key-holders-to-get-event-night-only-discounts-on-mobile-orders-during-sweethearts-nite-at-disneyland/
It is February already, which means that it is Black History Month and Disney is celebrating in the parks. Celebrate Soulfully invites guests to gather for experiences that honor Black heritage and culture. At Disneyland, Celebrate Gospel will move from Stage 17 at Disney California Adventure to the Fantasyland Theater on February 19th with award-winning Gospel singer, actor, and fashion designer Kierra Sheard, along with a capella Gospel group Sacred Groove. Grammy-award winners Jonathan McReynolds and Mali Music perform on February 26th, along with The Singers of Soul. Both weekends will feature Southern California community choirs from 3-7pm. – https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2022/01/celebrate-soulfully-at-disney-parks-this-february-in-honor-of-black-culture-and-heritage/
A lot of smaller updates and refreshes are happening around the resort. On Main Street, the Crystal Arcade is covered in scaffolding and getting a new paint job. Over at the Rivers of America, the water jet and pyrotechnic pits are drained again and are being worked on in preperation for a return of Fantasmic! The Haunted Mansion has returned from being taken over for the holiday season. Splash Mountain has closed for it’s annual refurbishment, not anything related to the upcoming Princess and the Frog re-theme. it’s a small world also closed to remove the holiday overlay that almost didn’t happen this last year because of flooding. Steelwork continues to go up for the upcoming Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway, including hills taking shape on the top of the show building to bring back the cartoony hillside. The Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage is getting final touches before the lagoon is refilled and the attraction can reopen. – https://www.micechat.com/313478-disneyland-news-character-cost-construction-update/
Over in Disney California Adventure, some of the facades in Hollywood Land are getting a facelift, while in Paradise Bay the World of Color infrastructure continues to be worked on. The platforms have been raised and lowered a lot recently, while scaffholding is still in place while the projection towers are still being rebuilt. Over at the Disneyland Hotel, the new Disney Vacation Club tower is coming along with foundation being poured. – https://www.micechat.com/313478-disneyland-news-character-cost-construction-update/
Last week auditions were posted for an upcoming show at Disneyland. The Tale of the Lion King was hosting auditions for the show that will be at the Fantasyland Theater this summer. Rehearsals begin in April, with performances starting in early summer. This helps us get an idea of when to expect the show to return to the resort. – https://www.mouseplanet.com/13107/Disneyland_Resort_Update_for_January_31__February_6_2022
Weeklyteers who are in love with coffee, especially cold brews that the parks have been offering lately should head over to the Hungry Bear Restaurant soon! A new Snickerdoodle Cold Brew is available for $5.99. This version is topped with whipped cream and cookie dust, making it a bit more sweet than most cinnamon cold brews. This has been compared to the cinnamon-y coffee drinks at places like Starbucks. – https://www.disneyfoodblog.com/2022/01/30/review-why-this-disney-coffee-makes-us-want-to-time-travel-back-to-2019/
Fans of sour cherry are in luck! Two Disneyland classics now have the option of being topped with sour cherry sugar. The first is a cream cheese filled pretzel, with the sour cherry sugar on top, the other is a churro with the same sour cherry sugar, with the option of cream cheese dipping sauce on the side for $1 more. For the pretzel, the Disney Food Blog reported that the flavors worked well together, but are incredibly sweet. Guests can grab one at the Tomorrowland Pretzel Cart for $7.75. The churro was better than the pretzel, and if you’re going for a more mellow flavor, skip the sweet dipping sauce. The churro is at the Tomorrowland Churro Cart for $5.75. – https://www.disneyfoodblog.com/2022/01/30/review-the-weird-flavor-combination-at-disneyland-that-actually-works/
Happy Lunar New Year! This year’s celebration is proving to be quite popular judging by the lines for food being so long. Part of the slow down is the fewer booths than the other food festivals. – https://www.micechat.com/313478-disneyland-news-character-cost-construction-update/
You don’t have to wait in long lines at the Lunar New Year Celebration to get one of the highlights! MiceChat has posted a garlic noodle copycat recipe. The meal takes about 20 minutes to make and takes about 10 ingredients. Basically, you cook the pasta and toss the other ingredients in a pan and cook, combining and then eat! – https://www.micechat.com/313441-the-disney-dish-disney-california-adventure-lunar-new-year-garlic-noodles/
Tomorrowland has some new merchandise that is wonderful! The new collection features the attractions of Tomorrowland, like Space Mountain and the PeopleMover. There is even a design for the land itself. The Tomorrowland Hooded long-sleeved t-shirt is $59.99 and has Tomorrowland in blue on the front, with drawings of past attractions as a pattern all over. The PeopleMover shirt, Tage’s favorite, is a gray t-shirt with dark blue borders, the PeopleMover logo on the front, and a sketch like design of the Disneyland PeopleMover on the bottom for $29.99. Finally, there is a Space Mountain t-shirt, which is black with Space Mountain, Flights Departing Daily From Tomorrowland on the front, with the exterior of the attraction over the text for $24.99. – https://dlnewstoday.com/2022/01/photos-new-tomorrowland-attraction-apparel-flies-into-disneyland-resort/
With Mardi Gras coming up, there is a new dessert at the French Market to celebrate. The Mardi Gras Cocunut cake is $7.99 and has three layers of sponge cake in purple, yellow, and green, with coconut cream between the layers, and pastry cream dusted with coconut flakes on the outside. This is a limited time item, so act quick if this sounds delicious to you! – https://dlnewstoday.com/2022/01/review-mardi-gras-coconut-cake-is-worthy-of-the-royal-court-at-disneyland-park/ and https://dlnewstoday.com/2022/01/review-new-strawberry-lemon-cake-at-plaza-inn-at-disneyland-park/
Valentines Day is just around the corner and there are plenty of things to do in the parks, as well as at Downtown Disney and the Hotels of the Disneyland Resort. Specials from Black Tap Craft Burgers & Shakes, California Sole, Kayla’s Cake, Lovepop, Pandora, and more are all offering specials. At the hotels, the Tenaya Stone Spa has a Rose and Roses Foot Treatment, the Grand Californian lobby has treats at the holiday cart, the GCH Craftsman Bar will have an assortment of coctails, and more. For all the details, check out the link in our show notes. – https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2022/01/celebrate-valentines-in-downtown-disney-district-and-at-the-hotels-of-the-disneyland-resort/
The Disney Parks Blog has released the Foodie Guide to Valentine’s Day. There are a ton of options between the two US parks listed, but Disneyland locations like the Red Rose Taverne, Galactic Grill, Gibson Girl Ice Cream Parlor, Alien Pizza Planet, and many more have great limited time treats. – https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2022/02/foodie-guide-to-valentines-day-2022-delights-from-disney-parks/
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