DLW 226: T&T Talk Disney with Producer James

March 16, 2022

This week, Toontown has closed to be “redrawn,” Mirabel has found a new home in Disneyland, Pixie Hollow is inhabited again, Merlin’s shop in Fantasyland has opened, Fantasmic! may have a few surprises when it reopens, we talk Disney, and more!

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Last week was the last week for Toontown as we knew it. The entire land has now closed and will reopen sometime next spring with a complete renovation. The week leading up to the closure saw a lot of guests getting in their last visit before it turns into something quite new and refreshed. This is the first time that we are aware of that an entire land has been closed for a remodel as extensive as this since the New Fantasyland in the early 80’s. – https://www.micechat.com/316816-disneyland-update-bibbidi-bobbidi-kaboom/

Encanto fans can now meet Mirabel in a new location at the resort. Mirabel’s meet and greet has moved from the Paradise Garden area of Disney California Adventure, where she was located during the Festival of the Holidays, to Zocalo Park in Frontierland. The lines to meet her have been long, so be prepared to wait a bit if you want to get a picture with her. – https://www.micechat.com/316816-disneyland-update-bibbidi-bobbidi-kaboom/

One of our Weeklyteers will be very excited at this next piece of news! Tinker Bell has returned to Pixie Hollow, the area between Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters and the hub. Tinker Bell has not been in her hollow since sometime in 2020 before the closure of the parks. This is a welcome addition to the meet and greet lineup and is sure to be popular. – https://www.micechat.com/316816-disneyland-update-bibbidi-bobbidi-kaboom/

Captain Marvel must be on a mission elsewhere as the jet for her meet and greet has been removed from the Hollywood Pictures Backlot. The area is now behind constructions walls. Who knows what this location will become in the future. – https://www.micechat.com/316816-disneyland-update-bibbidi-bobbidi-kaboom/

The new shop in Fantasyland that took over the old Heraldry shop has opened. Merlin’s Marvelous Miscellany opened this past week. Most of the merchandise in this location is available elsewhere around the resort, except that some Peter Pan items that are usually just sold in the UK pavilion in Epcot. The details around this cozy shop are the real star here and are a must stop for any Sword in the Stone fans! – https://www.micechat.com/316633-abracadabra-merlins-marvelous-miscellany-opens-at-disneyland/

Disneyland continues to work on infrastructure for the nighttime entertainment in both parks. This week, a new canopy was installed over the top of the pits to the Fantasmic! fountains. What could this mean? MiceChat suggests that it could be new show elements being worked on or installed that will be part of the returning show. – https://www.micechat.com/316816-disneyland-update-bibbidi-bobbidi-kaboom/

With the changes coming to New Orleans Square soon, some other things are also disappearing. The two Ficus trees in the courtyard of Pirates of the Caribbean are being taken out due to disease. Hopefully new trees and their much needed shade are put back in some capacity for the queue. – https://www.micechat.com/316816-disneyland-update-bibbidi-bobbidi-kaboom/

We are already half way through March, which means that St. Patrick’s Day is almost here! To celebrate, the Red Rose Taverne in Disneyland is offering “the Green Stuff,” which is a mint white chocolate mousse, chocolate make, and mint chocolate chips and chocolate cookie crumbs on a shortbread cookie. Corn Dog Castle in Disney California Adventure will offer their dogs coated in a green corn dog batter on March 17th only. Also only available on March 17th is the Strawberry Elderflower Whiskey at the Hollywood Lounge. Some other options around the resort are a Leprechan Cupcake at GCH Craftsman’s Grill, and a St. Patrick’s Day Whoopie Pie at the GCH Holiday Cart. For the full list, visit the link in our show notes. – https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2022/03/foodie-guide-to-st-patricks-day-2022-from-coast-to-coast/

March is Women’s History Month, and the Disneyland Resort is celebrating in a number of ways. Minnie Mouse is the star of the celebration with the floral Minnie design that is currently taking the place of the standard floral Mickey in front of the train station. Downtown Disney is welcoming back Marcella Swett, who was the artist behind the Black History Month chalk drawings. to create drawings for Women’s History Month. Her creations will be on display from March 15th through the 31st. Sprinkles in Downtown Disney will introduce their first Female Chef Series, starting with a Dark Chocolate Passion Fruit by Chef Brooke Williamson. To see all the things happening, check out the link in our show notes. – https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2022/03/celebrating-womens-history-month-at-disneyland-resort/

The mural on the side of the former ESPN Zone has been updated once again. This time, it is for the Food and Wine Festival. The mural features Goofy, Chip & Dale, and other Disney California Adventure scenes, all made out of food! It is a cute mural and worth checking out if you are in the area. – https://www.micechat.com/316816-disneyland-update-bibbidi-bobbidi-kaboom/


Question Submitter Answer Tage Teresa Other
What attraction is described in the Disney Parks app as “Join a rescue mission to a high up fortress”? Producer James Guardians of the Galaxy Mission Breakout

What instruments do the pirates play in the town pillaging scene? Chris Y. Accordian and a guitar (There’s a flute while they dunk Carlo, but not here)

This week included Pi Day! Where could I find pie, if I went this week? At least according to my maybe less than thorough app search. Producer James Carnation Cafe – Apple Pie // F&W Berry Patch – Blueberry Pie (Pooh?)

Place these five classic Disney treats in order from most expensive to least expensive: corn dog, Mickey-shaped ice cream bar, Dole Whip, turkey leg, churro (plain) Odrin C. (Aww-drin) Turkey leg, corn dog, churro (plain), Dole Whip, Mickey ice cream bar



Within one dollar, what is the combined total price, pre-tax, of all five classic snacks if you bought them today in the park? Odrin C. (Aww-drin) Turkey leg – $11.99 Corn dog (comes with chips or Cutie) – $9.79 Dole Whip – $5.99 Churro, plain – $5.00 Mickey-shaped ice cream bar – $4.99 = 37.76


Producer James asks Tage and Teresa Disney Questions!

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