DLW 254: Imagineer Greg Combs

September 28, 2022

This week, more MagicBand details, a larger than life Avenger starts making appearances, Donald Duck’s sipper arrives, Mike Wazowski also gets into the Halloween spirit, we begin our talk with former Imagineer Greg Combs,, and more!

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For Weeklyteers who have been out to Walt Disney World and used MagicBands, the implimentation at Disneyland may confuse you. When they arrive sometime this fall, front gate cast members will continue to use the iPhones to scan the MagicBand. Also, instead of the fingerprint scan Disney World uses, Disneyland will continue to use photos. – https://www.micechat.com/334644-disneyland-update-fall-ing-scale-ing-plans-derailing/

A big, green, gamma radiated Avenger has started making appearances at Avengers Campus in Disney California Adventure. The Hulk, which was previewed and announced to be coming to Avengers Campus, has begun greeting guests in front of the Avengers Headquarters building. What makes this character greeting so unique is the large size! It seems that there are some kinks to be worked out, but that was probably the point of the limited time appearances. – https://twitter.com/Disneyland/status/1573003685298597888?cxt=HHwWgMDTyZCht9QrAAAA and https://www.micechat.com/334644-disneyland-update-fall-ing-scale-ing-plans-derailing/

Donald Duck will be joining popcorn bucket Mickey as a cute Halloween sipper at the park. Donald is dressed in a candy corn costume for Halloween, and is carrying a small trick or treat bucket for treats. The sipper is available for $21.25 at both Disneyland and Walt Disney World. – https://www.micechat.com/334644-disneyland-update-fall-ing-scale-ing-plans-derailing/

Donald isn’t the only one getting in on the act of dressing up for Halloween and going on sale! Mike Wazowski in a pumpkin costume is the new design for a bottle topper with straw. The topper allows guests to drink from a bottle of soda or water without an open top. The straw allows for the bottle to be held upright as well. The topper is $6.99. – https://www.micechat.com/334644-disneyland-update-fall-ing-scale-ing-plans-derailing/

Mobile ordering is the wave of the future according to Disneyland. Recently, registers were removed from the Emporium and replaced with new merchandise islands. Small mobile checkout podiums are at the exits now to help guests who use the service. – https://www.micechat.com/334644-disneyland-update-fall-ing-scale-ing-plans-derailing/

Weeklyteers who are going to be at the resort soon can take a photo with a new Hocus Pocus 2 photo op in Downtown Disney. The location is a new one for a photo op and is sort of out of the way. It is located between Tortilla Jo’s and Splitsville away from the main walkway. If you are a supporter, be sure to join in on the Hocus Pocus 2 watch party this Friday, September 30th at 6pm Pacific. – https://www.micechat.com/334644-disneyland-update-fall-ing-scale-ing-plans-derailing/

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Last year, a new separate-ticketed event came to Disneyland for the holidays. Disney Merriest Nites at Disneyland Park took place last year over 5 select nights. Theme park reporter Scott Gustin tweeted that the event was officially not returning for the 2022 holiday season. – https://dlnewstoday.com/2022/09/disney-confirms-merriest-nites-not-returning-to-disneyland-resort-in-2022/ and https://twitter.com/ScottGustin/status/1573391768875319297?s=20&t=ICPET0EdJcCSs72jTXmqhw

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Imagineer Greg Combs

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