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DLW 236: Meeting Disneyana Legends

This week, more Celebrate Soulfully information, Fantasmic! is getting ready to return, as is another New Orleans Square favorite, Avengers Campus gets a small upgrade, the Rescue Rangers are meeting and greeting, we talk about the Disneyana event, and more!

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With the return of Celebrate Soulfully this summer, some new treats are going to be available to guests. Some of the items include Chicken-coconut Curry Sweet Potato or the Pride Rock Punch at Troubadour Tavern, or the Peaches and Cream Funnel Cake at Award Wieners. Outside of the parks, GCH Craftsman Bar at the Grand Californian will offer Jerk Seasoned Beef Tenderloin Skewers & Coconut Shrimp, with raspberry rum sauce! – https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2022/05/cooking-up-the-magic-pride-rock-punch-recipe-plus-celebrate-soulfully-delights-coming-soon-to-disneyland-resort/

For those Weeklyteers who can’t make it to the parks for the Pride Rock Punch, you are in luck! The Disney Parks Blog posted the recipe so you can make this thirst quenching beverage at home! With just 8 ingredients and a few minutes of time, and you can make this at home for 4-6 people, or servings if you aren’t sharing! – https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2022/05/cooking-up-the-magic-pride-rock-punch-recipe-plus-celebrate-soulfully-delights-coming-soon-to-disneyland-resort/

Fantasmic! fans rejoice! The return of the biggest nighttime spectacular is just a few days away as we record this episode. Most of the infrastructure has been updated and refurbished to get everything show ready, and the work on the pathways along the riverfront are wrapping up as well. We can’t wait to see how the show looks after its long hibernation since COVID. – https://www.micechat.com/322309-disneyland-update-the-cost-of-magic-project-gateway/

A few episodes ago, we talked about the possible value of the Tomorrowland Skyline Lounge where guests can book a spot to have some goodies and watch the fireworks from the top section of the Star Wars Launch Bay. For $60, guests can come and go as they please from the lounge, and are treated to an entree, side, and dessert with unlimited assorted beverages. Food is ordered from the Galactic Grill upon check-in and then brought into the lounge by the guest. A badge and lanyard is also provided. Giant games are also on hand to keep everyone occupied. – https://www.disneyfoodblog.com/2022/05/22/review-is-disneys-exclusive-tomorrowland-lounge-worth-the-we-found-out/

Guests who are seeking adventure and salty old pirates won’t have to wait too much longer. The Pirates of the Caribbean attraction is not listed on the refurbishment calendar after July 1st, so it could open around that time! Disney has not announced an official date, and there are no dining reservations offered for the Blue Bayou for that time either, but with any luck guests will be celebrating the 4th of July with the swashbuckling pirates. – https://www.micechat.com/322309-disneyland-update-the-cost-of-magic-project-gateway/

Something that Avengers Campus has been missing since its opening last year is more shade and seating. Disney has listened and some covered tables and chairs have been installed next to the Avengers Headquarters. – https://dlnewstoday.com/2022/05/seating-installed-next-to-avengers-headquarters-at-avengers-campus-in-disney-california-adventure/

So this amazing movie came to Disney+ last week and the reviews have been pretty positive. Guests can now meet the stars from the movie at Disney California Adventure. Chip and Dale from the new Chip and Dale Rescue Rangers are appearing at the entrance to Hollywood Land, to the left of the Hyperion Theater for meet and greets. The crime fighting duo are dressed in their classic outfit from the TV show. – https://dlnewstoday.com/2022/05/chip-n-dale-meeting-guests-as-the-rescue-rangers-at-disney-california-adventure-to-celebrate-movie-premiere-on-disney/

We aren’t going to cover this too much until things are finalized, but there is a change being proposed by Disney to its cast members to do away with the points system for attendance issues and move to an occurrence system. Very basically, this will make it easier for Disney to let go cast members with attendance issues and makes working at Disneyland less flexible for the cast members. We will keep an eye on this and let everyone know when there is an update. – https://www.micechat.com/322309-disneyland-update-the-cost-of-magic-project-gateway/

Trivia:

Question Submitter Answer Tage Teresa Other
How many Disney and Pixar characters are located in It’s A Small World and what year were they added to the attraction? Louise (from California) 29, 33, 37 Characters added during the 2008 refurbishment, plus occasional holiday characters

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While on the Disneyland train’s Grand Circle Tour, you pass by a little shed on your left that is selling shovels & other digging tools. What is the name of that shed? Michelle M. Nik’s Pik’s

What is Donald Duck’s middle name? Lori (All Enchanting Ears) Fauntleroy – from his Draft Card in “Donald Gets Drafted”

In the Haunted Mansion, what is the name of the ghost band in the graveyard and Kayla B. The Phantom Five.

What instruments are they playing? Kayla B. They play a small harp, a horn, a flute, a bagpipe, and one uses a set of bones as drumsticks and a tomb as a drum.

Discussion Topic:

Disneyana – https://disneyanafanclub.weebly.com/we-are-back.html

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