This week, an old new parade is returning, a date could be coming soon for Splash Mountain closing, Bob Iger returned to Disneyland, a new Southern California ticket deal, shopDisney getting the Disney 100 Platinum collection, we talk scavenger hunts with Where in the Park, and more!
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The parade that was only around a little more than two weeks before the pandemic shut everything down finally has a return date! February 24th is the date this parade returns to the parade route at Disneyland. The parade is coming back as a part of the 100 Years of Wonder celebration which is kicking off at Disneyland. No specific times have been announced yet, but it is expected to be a daytime parade. – https://www.disneyfoodblog.com/2022/11/30/news-date-announced-for-the-return-of-disneys-magic-happens-parade/
Out in Walt Disney World, a date has come out on when Splash Mountain will go down to transform into Tiana’s Bayou Adventure. January 23, 2023 is the closing date at the Magic Kingdom. Along with that announcement, new concept art was released, showing more critters in the bayou playing some music as guests float by. – https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2022/12/a-new-scene-and-new-critters-are-introduced-for-tianas-bayou-adventure/
The newly returned CEO of the Walt Disney Company was at Disneyland this week. Bob Iger was seen in the parks with Josh D’Amaro for the Candlelight Processional. This is the first time Iger has been seen in the parks since he returned to the company a few weeks ago. Bob being with Josh D’Amaro has stoked the rumors that he may be in a good position to take over as CEO when Iger completes his 2-year return. – https://www.micechat.com/341270-disneyland-news-update-bob-iger-walts-shadow-candlelight/
Weeklyteers in Southern California who are not Magic Key holders or are looking to bring a guest to Disneyland between January 9th through May 25th, there is a new ticket offer for you! The tickets are good for weekday visits and include 3 days at the Disneyland Resort, limited to one park per day. The price for this ticket is $219, which breaks down to $73 per day, and is limited to 5 tickets per day, per resident. A lot of new and returning events are happening during this time including Lunar New Year, Disney’s 100 Years of Wonder celebration, Nighttime Spectaculars Wondrous Journeys at Disneyland, and World of Color – One at Disney California Adventure, Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway, Magic Happens Parade, the Food and Wine Festival, and the reopening of Mickey’s Toontown. – https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2022/12/disneyland-resort-offers-southern-california-residents-special-3-day-weekday-ticket-offer-as-low-as-73-per-person-per-day-for-a-limited-time/
Shoppers excited about the Platinum Celebration Collection for Disney 100, get ready to start your engines! The collection is launching on shopDisney December 12 at 7am Pacific time. More collections will launch throughout 2023. The collection includes a platinum ear hat for $195, a Minnie Mouse platinum ear headband for $175, and some more reasonably priced items like Spirit Jerseys, Loungefly backpacks, ear hats, and more. – https://dlnewstoday.com/2022/12/disney-100-platinum-celebration-collection-coming-soon-to-shopdisney/
Fans of the Anaheim Ducks, the local hockey team, will want to be at Disney California Adventure in early January. Anaheim Ducks Day is returning for 2023 on January 12th. More details will be released in the coming weeks, but in previous years special snacks, merchandise, meet and greets, and decorations have been on hand. If you are interested, get tickets and reservations soon! – https://www.disneyfoodblog.com/2022/11/30/anaheim-ducks-day-is-returning-to-disney-california-adventure-in-2023/
This past weekend was the Candlelight Processional at Disneyland. Each year, there is a live orchestra, a live chorus singing Christmas carols, trumpeters ringing in the season, and a celebrity narrator to tell the story of Christmas. This year, award winning acress Viola Davis was the narrator. – https://www.disneyfoodblog.com/2022/12/04/photos-the-candlelight-processional-returns-to-disneyland/
A talented group of women became the first group of Rope Access technicians since the program began 17 years ago. The Rope Access program is a group of riggers that are trained to utilize mountaineering rope techniques to access buildings and structures that are not accessible by conventional methods. Guests see their work throughout “it’s a small world holiday,” and Haunted Mansion Holiday. – https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2022/12/five-female-disneyland-resort-cast-members-go-down-and-up-in-rope-access-history/
Where in the Park – https://whereinthepark.com