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DLW 234: We’re Going to Disneyana!

This week, dining packages will be available for Fantasmic! Celebrate Soulfully is coming back soon, a new addition to the Opera House, a new dining option for larger families, new Avengers Campus additions, we talk about our upcoming trip, and more!

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Fantasmic! dining package fans unite! Dining packages are available for the return of Fantasmic! later this month. However, the Blue Bayou is not included since it is down for refurbishment at the moment. Guests can still get a good meal and a great seat by booking a dining package at the River Belle Terrace. The premium package is $75 per adult, $45 per child and includes anything off their normal menu, or choice of special items which include loaded potato bites, petite New York steak and scallops, chicken and dumplings skillet, pan-roasted shrimp, chocolate rocky road cake or white chocolate raspberry trifle. This allows guests to stay and watch Fantasmic! from the patio. The standard package is $50 per adult and $30 per child for lunch or dinner, which comes with a voucher for seating in a reserved area for the show. – https://disneyland.disney.go.com/dining/disneyland/fantasmic-dinner-packages/ and https://disneyland.disney.go.com/dining/disneyland/fantasmic-on-the-go-show/

Fans of Celebrate Soulfully from this past February will be delighted to hear that they won’t have to wait until next February for more fun and celebration! This summer, the event returns to highlight Black Music Month throughout June. Daily live entertainment, specialty offerings, including food and art will be availble throughout the resort. The first show to return to the Fantasyland Theatre will premiere on May 28th with the return of “Tale of the Lion King.” There is so much planned for this, be sure to visit the link in our show notes for all the information! – https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2022/05/celebrate-soulfully-this-summer-at-disneyland-resort-with-tale-of-the-lion-king-debuting-may-28/

A new addition has been added to the inspirational American heroes area of Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln on Main Street. Frederick Douglass, who helped guide Abraham Lincoln to include ending slavery as part of the Civil War. A bust and portrait of Douglass is now on display near the bust and portrait of Abraham Lincoln in the lobby of the Main Street Opera House. A framed copy of the letter declaring Frederick Douglass a free man is also on display. This display was added to continue their efforts to update attractions to reflect the “rich diversity of stories in our world.” – https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2022/05/frederick-douglass-honored-in-great-moments-with-mr-lincoln-at-disneyland-park/

Families of 4 now have the option to eat at the resort for a pretty good deal! Guests can now purchase the Family Picnic Platter at the Paradise Garden Grill at Disney California Adventure for $65. The meal includes BBQ Half Chicken, Pulled Pork and Ribs, Andouille Sausage, Poblano Mac & Cheese, Chuck Wagon Beans, Potato Salad with Bacon, Creamy Coleslaw, Jalapeño-Cheddar Corn Bread, Pickles and Onions, and Cherry Cheesecake. It can be ordered in person or through mobile order, but be prepared for a little wait, as it is a lot of food! – https://www.disneyfoodblog.com/2022/05/08/review-is-65-really-a-good-deal-to-feed-a-family-of-four-in-disneyland/

Some new seasonal options have come to the Hungry Bear Restaurant in Critter Country. – https://disneyland.disney.go.com/dining/disneyland/hungry-bear-restaurant/menus/lunch-and-dinner/

Over in Avengers Campus, there is a new sipper available at Shwarma Palace. The Doctor Strange Eye of Agamotto sipper is $24.79, and comes with a strap that guests can wear around their neck, just like Doctor Strange himself. For those who don’t know the Eye of Agamotto is the amulet that Doctor Strange wears around his neck. – https://www.disneyfoodblog.com/2022/05/07/photos-video-step-aside-infinity-gauntlet-theres-a-new-sipper-in-disneylands-avengers-campus/

With the release of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, America Chavez joins the team, as well as the return of Wanda Maximoff, also known as the Scarlet Witch. Both of these characters are now out and about in Avengers Campus. America Chavez can be seen as part of the Doctor Strange show, and then with a meet and greet afterwards. The Scarlet Witch makes appearances at a meet and greet in the middle of the land. – https://twitter.com/Disneyland/status/1522656319395835905

As we have been following for the last few episodes, changes are finally visible for the treehouse in Adventureland. The rope bridge that guests crossed over the path to enter the attraction has been taken down, and the tree in the middle of the path which housed the stairs to the bridge has also started to be dismantled. Still no word from Disney on what the re-theme for this former Tarzan’s Treehouse and before that Swiss Family Robinson treehouse will be. – https://www.micechat.com/321168-disneyland-news-update-star-wars-construction-change/

Last week was May the 4th, when Star Wars fans have a day of celebration for the universe that they know and love. Disneyland had two of their Star Wars Nite after-hours parties, with one more to come on May 27th this month. Fans that attended seemed to have a really great time dressing up, watching the special fireworks show for the event, checking out all the photo locations, and meeting up with characters throughout the park. Some highlights were the fireworks show, and the Cantina Band on the Rivers of America playing Star Wars classics. – https://www.micechat.com/321168-disneyland-news-update-star-wars-construction-change/

Some of the photo locations that were offered for Star Wars Nite are also there during normal park hours for pictures. Over by the Star Wars Launch Bay in Tomorrowland, there is a Disney Visa cardholder exclusive location from The Book of Boba Fett. Other photo locations were scattered around Tomorrowland for all guests. – https://www.micechat.com/321168-disneyland-news-update-star-wars-construction-change/

For visitors to the resort that are not in the parks, there are still some Star Wars things to check out! Outside the Star Wars Tradin Post in Downtown Disney, there is a sand sculpture to promote the upcoming Obi Wan Disney+ series. In addition, there is a Lego display outside of the Lego store featuring Captain Phasma, Kylo Ren, and a Sith Trooper, all made of Lego. There is also a massive Lego Yoda on display nearby. – https://www.micechat.com/321168-disneyland-news-update-star-wars-construction-change/

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