This week, a short lived parade is returning, new nighttime entertainment for Disney 100 coming early next year, Magic Band news, the new hotel name is announced, Grad Nites are getting pricier, we talk about our Oogie Boogie Bash experience, and more!
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The parade that was only around for two weeks before the pandemic finally has a return season! Next spring, the Magic Happens parade will step off through Disneyland once again. The parade will be part of the 100th Anniversary of the Walt Disney Company in 2023. – https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2022/09/disneyland-resort-announcements-from-d23-expo-2022-and-more/
Not only is Magic Happens returning for the Disney 100 celebration, but new versions of World of Color and the Disneyland fireworks are debuting in the spring. World of Color – One will celebrate the storytelling legacy started by Walt Disney 100 years ago. The show will tell a story of how a single action creates a ripple that can grow into a wave of change. Wondrous Journeys will be the new Disneyland fireworks show that will have nods to all 60 Walt Disney Animation Studios films to date, and will include more state of the art projection effects on Main Street, it’s a small world, and the Rivers of America. – https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2022/09/disneyland-resort-announcements-from-d23-expo-2022-and-more/
The Disney Parks Blog did what Josh D’Amaro didn’t do at the D23 Expo last week – they gave us some information on the Magic Bands coming to Disneyland! No exact date was mentioned, but they did confirm that Magic Bands should be at the resort for guests this fall. The Magic Bands will allow guests to get into the parks, redeem Lightning Lane reservations, open Disney Resort Hotel room doors, buy merchandise, link PhotoPass photos, and more. Some of the flashier features include glowing with the nighttime entertainment and adding the ability to play games in the park. – https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2022/09/magicband-features-and-experiences-revealed-for-disneyland-resort-coming-this-fall/
One of the announcements from the D23 Expo last weekend was the new name of the hotel, formerly known as the Paradise Pier Hotel. The Pixar Place Hotel will be the name when the refurbishment is complete. No date on that yet. A Finding Nemo themed splash pad will be coming to the hotel, along with the Southern California team from Great Maple, which will run the restaurant on the first floor, along with other food and beverage locations at the hotel. – https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2022/09/disneyland-resort-announcements-from-d23-expo-2022-and-more/
Princess and the Frog has come to New Orleans Square – long before the retheming of Splash Mountain! Eudora’s Chic Boutique featuring Tiana’s Gourmet Secrets opened this week and offers Princess and the Frog themed merchandise, cooking supplies, and Tiana’s own spices and sauces. Imagineers designed the story of the shop to be owned by Tiana’s mother, Eudora. The new shop is just one main space that is pretty small, with walls covered in artwork showing the lives and scenes of New Orleans and Tiana herself! – https://www.disneyfoodblog.com/2022/09/20/explore-disneys-new-princess-and-the-frog-themed-store-with-us-eudoras-chic-boutique/
Overnight guests at Disney Resort Hotels will have a special experience for Halloween this year. Each hotel will offer trick-or-treating, with a treat map for each hotel with locations handing out complimentary candy. Hotel guests are encouraged to sign up at the front desk of their Disney Resort Hotel. The dates for this are October 28th through 31st. On Halloween night, there will be a costume contest on the Adventure Lawn at the Disneyland Hotel. – https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2022/09/celebrate-halloween-time-in-downtown-disney-district-and-at-the-disneyland-resort-hotels/
Weeklyteers who are interested in attending Grad Nite events at the resort will have to pay a little more this year. Ticket prices are up between 8 to 22 percent compared to last year. The Grad Nite party experience is $99 on weekdays and $104 on weekends, all-dat DCA admission with the Grad Nite party and a parkhopper option is $199 for weekdays and $219 for weekends. – https://www.ocregister.com/2022/09/16/disneyland-raises-prices-up-to-22-for-grad-nite-2023/
The painting has wrapped up at the Hollywood Lounge in the Hollwood Pictures Backlot area of Disney California Adventure. The signs have been convered to digital displays, and a new mural has appeared with the lounge’s name on the side. The menu has not been updated. – https://www.micechat.com/333927-disneyland-update-halloween-treats-traffic-tricks/
Another patent has been posted that was requested by Disney. This time, it is for a glasses-free VR attraction experience. In basic terms, the new technology would use projections and reflections, much like the Pepper’s Ghost effect that we have had in the Haunted Mansion for years now. Of course, just because a patent is filed doesn’t mean that it will show up anywhere in the parks soon. – https://dlnewstoday.com/2022/09/disney-files-patent-for-glasses-free-vr-attraction/
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