DLW 245: Legendary Imagineer Terri Hardin

July 27, 2022

This week, a classic attraction has reurfaced, more wait time options in Disney California Adventure, an Electrical Parade promo, get your day started with some Nightmare Before Christmas, we talk to legendary Disney Imagineer Terri Hardin, and more!

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An updated classic has returned this week to Tomorrowland. The Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage has set sail again, taking guests on the voyage under the seas to find Nemo. The attraction has been closed for over two and a half years – since before the COVID shutdown and was planned to come back in the winter of 2021, but was extended until this week. Other than the refreshed look and Hank on the surface, not much has been updated. – https://www.ocregister.com/2022/07/21/how-disneyland-refurbished-everything-on-finding-nemo-submarine-voyage/

Guests have two more spots in DCA to take a look at wait times — a definite win for people avoiding using the mobile app. The display screens near Spider-man and Radiator Springs Racers are new wait-time monitors for the park’s busy attractions, just like the one by Carthay Circle. – https://www.micechat.com/327870-disneyland-update-submarines-dive-as-passholders-wait-to-resubscribe/

The Main Street Electrical Parade may be set to glow away…again…on September 1, but not before one more celebration. On the Esplanade, guests can take in a custom wrapped Honda HR-V in honor of the 50th anniversary of the parade. It’s complete with characters, colors and even a giant snail on top. No word on how long this display will be out. – https://dlnewstoday.com/2022/07/main-street-electrical-parade-50th-anniversary-wrapped-car-parked-in-disneyland-esplanade/

Disney’s spooky season is never complete without apperances and merch featuring the Nightmare Before Christmas — and we’ve got some already. Bones Coffe is collaborating with the Mouse with five unique blends of Coffee. Try Ruff Weather, The Pumpkin King, Mudslide Boogie, Frog’s Breath of Santa Jack, available at a link in our show notes. Each bag is priced at $17. – https://www.bonescoffee.com/collections/bones-coffe-x-disneys-tim-burtons-the-nightmare-before-christmas

You may have seen Chicago turn its River green for St. Patrick’s Day, but guests were surprised to hear the water in the Jungle Cruise went pink! Something happened to cause a daytime cleaning of the rivers, shutting down the ride for some time. Once the color returned to the expected green shades, guests were welcome back aboard. – https://www.ocregister.com/2022/07/20/why-disneyland-turned-the-jungle-cruise-river-pink/

Another food service venue is adding mobile ordering. Rancho del Zocalo is swapping half of its ordering space to mobile order pickup. MiceChat says it says it could start up any time this week. – https://www.micechat.com/327870-disneyland-update-submarines-dive-as-passholders-wait-to-resubscribe/

It looks like the paint job on Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen is winding down. Most of the outside features a white color with grey trim. Guests can still see some orange around the balconies, but concept art says that should be going away. – https://www.micechat.com/327870-disneyland-update-submarines-dive-as-passholders-wait-to-resubscribe/

Disney employees have a new option for their education. The Aspire program, which offers 100% paid tuition, now partners with California State University – Fullerton and Fullerton College for in-person classes in addition to the already online options available. 13,000 employees already use the program. – https://www.micechat.com/327818-disneyland-news-3-strikes-youre-out/

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Legendary Imagineer Terri Hardin



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