This week, Toontown is having some growing pains, something new is coming to Avengers Campus, more places to sit around the parks, a new Disneyland tour, Hyperspace Mountain is coming back, we talk to Vern and Teresa about their Disney Cruise, and more!
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With the opening of Toontown, there has been some growing pains that Disney is grappling with. The biggest issue is just all the guests who want to be in the new land and experience all of the changes. It is still a rather small area, so even a modest amount of guests can make the area feel overcrowded. Stroller parking is also an issue, with cast members constantly trying to rearrange them to provide more space. In CenTOONial Park, there is also a lot of wear an tear on the new structures. – https://www.micechat.com/351579-disneyland-news-avengers-campus-construction-splash-mountain-retheme-toontown/
Magic Keyholders can pick up a great piece of artwork celebrating the reopening of Toontown. The artwork can be picked up on the Big Thunder Trail, just behind Big Thunder, and features Toontown with Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Daisy, Goofy, Pluto and more enjoying the newly renovated land. Mickey and Minnie are having a picnic while other characters play and enjoy the surrounding area. – https://www.micechat.com/351579-disneyland-news-avengers-campus-construction-splash-mountain-retheme-toontown/
There is something new coming to Avengers Campus soon! Unfortunately, it is not the E-Ticket attraction we would like. A new gift shop is coming the part of the Avengers Headquarters building. Disney hasn’t shared any details, but we will keep you updated as we hear anything. – https://www.disneyfoodblog.com/2023/03/27/new-store-announced-for-disneyland-resort/
A very welcome change is bringing back some more resting places around Disneyland. More benches and tables have been shoowing up around the parks to allow for guests to have more places to sit and take in the atmosphere. When MiceChat spoke with park executives at the openeing of ToonTown, they said more was on the way, but there were still some delays due to supply chain issues. – https://www.micechat.com/351579-disneyland-news-avengers-campus-construction-splash-mountain-retheme-toontown/
With all of the promotions for Star Wars and the month of Star Wars in May, Hyperspace Mountain is returning. From May 1st through June 4th, guests can experience this version of the popular attraction. – https://www.micechat.com/351579-disneyland-news-avengers-campus-construction-splash-mountain-retheme-toontown/
Weeklyteers who are fans of the tours available at Disneyland will be excited to hear of a new tour that is starting on April 7th. Celebrating Disney100 at the Disneyland Resort will provide the opportunity for guests to talk to an animator, take part in a drawing experience, special photos in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle, and get to see Magic Happens from a special viewing spot. Reservations are open online at the link in our show notes. – https://www.disneyfoodblog.com/2023/03/23/a-new-disney-100th-anniversary-tour-is-coming-soon/
Trader Sams is offering a new alcoholic beverage flight. Trader Sam’s Rum Flights come in three options. A intro to rum tasting flight with Real McCoy 3 Year, El Dorado 8, and Plantation Original Dark, the Premium Rum flight with Zaya Gran Reserva, Plantation Pineapple, and Neisson Blanc Agricole Rum. Finally, a Master Class flight with Diplomatico Reserva, Mount Gay XO, and Zabala 23. Each flight is $85 and includes three muglets and a surfboard tray. – https://www.micechat.com/350028-disneyland-trader-sams-enchanted-tiki-news-mixology-rum-flights-hippopotomai-tai/
With the continued closure of the French Market and Mint Julep bar, there has been a lack of places to get a Mickey Beignet. Hungry Bear Restaurant is now offering this delicious treat for guests to purchase. A three pack is $4.99, the same price as at the Royal Street Veranda, the other location to get this treat! – https://www.disneyfoodblog.com/2023/03/23/we-interrupt-your-scrolling-for-an-important-disney-mickey-beignet-update/
One of the most iconic Imagineers is getting their own Funko POP! Bob Gurr, who was instrumental in the creation of the Autopia, Matterhorn, Monorail and so many more Disneyland attractions is being immortalized in plastic as a Funko POP! No release date at this time, but we will keep you updated. – https://dlnewstoday.com/2023/03/bob-gurr-funko-pop-figure-revealed-at-wondercon-coming-soon/
Over in Disney California Adventure, Silly Symphony Swings is down for refurbishment. When we say down, we mean it! The entire structure of the attraction has been disassembled for refurbishment. No word on when this attraction will return. – https://www.micechat.com/351579-disneyland-news-avengers-campus-construction-splash-mountain-retheme-toontown/
In a bit of sad news, the Walt Disney Company is starting layoffs of 7,000 employees. The layoffs will happen in batches from now until the beginning of summer, with the first set to happen this week, a second set in April, and the last sometime after that. – https://dlnewstoday.com/2023/03/disney-ceo-bob-iger-confirms-start-of-layoffs-this-week-more-to-come/ – https://dlnewstoday.com/2023/03/breaking-hulu-and-freeform-senior-executives-among-the-first-facing-disney-layoffs-this-week/
Vern and Teresa talk in-depth of their recent trip on a Disney cruise.