This week, new Tiana Bayou Adventure news, a new Disneyland After Dark Nite announced, a halfway celebration, some shopping locations are back, some in-person ordering returns, we have another trivia spectacular with Producer James and Vern and more!
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There is all kinds of new information about Tiana’s Bayou Adventure coming to Disneyland in 2024. Disneyland’s version of Splash Mountain will officially close on May 30th to begin the transformation. In addition, new concept art was released showing Mama Odie joking with guests in the attraction, with the return of Jenifer Lewis voicing the character. – https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2023/04/mama-odie-to-appear-in-tianas-bayou-adventure-plus-more-updates/
Another Disneyland After Dark Nite has been announced for this summer! Disneyland After Dark Pride Nite will be the first official pride celebration at Disneyland on June 13th and 15th. As with all After Dark Nites, there will be themed entertainment, Disney characters, photo ops, and more! Tickets go on sale April 20th no earlier than 9am Pacific. – https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2023/04/disneyland-after-dark-celebrates-first-pride-nite-at-disneyland-resort-june-13-and-15-2023/
Weeklyteers who are fans of the spooky time of year should get excited! Disneyland, and Walt Disney World, are celebrating halfway to Halloween with some neat sweet treats. The various treats are available starting April 20th through April 23rd. – https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2023/04/disney-eats-foodie-guide-to-halfway-to-halloween-2023/
It has been a long time since some shopping locations around the resort have been open, but that time has finally ended! Radiator Springs Curios, Wonderground Gallery, and Disney Home have reopened. Radiator Springs Curios carries MagicBand+ items, pins, and shirts instead of the Cars-themed merch from before. Wonderground has remained mostly unchanged, and Disney Home has also not changed much since it closed. – https://www.micechat.com/353074-disneyland-news-radiator-springs-curios-wonderground-gallery-and-disney-home-reopen/
In Cars Land, the Cozy Cones are welcoming guests to order at each cone again, and not just limited to mobile ordering. It is great to see locations offering guests the option to mobile order or not. – https://www.micechat.com/353451-disneyland-update-crowd-flux-the-last-splash-and-keys-to-the-kingdom/
Two locations have closed in Downtown Disney. As of Friday, Catal and Uva Bar & Cafe have closed to make way for a new addition in the future. Two Mexican restaurants, Paseo and Centrico, will be replacing the locations in the future. – https://www.disneyfoodblog.com/2023/04/13/two-disney-restaurants-are-closing-tomorrow/ – https://www.disneyfoodblog.com/2023/04/12/another-downtown-disney-dining-location-has-permanently-closed/
There is a metric ton of new merchandise that has show up at Disneyland. – https://www.disneyfoodblog.com/2023/04/13/whats-new-at-disneyland-resort-a-100th-anniversary-popcorn-bucket-and-loungefly-bags/
There are some neat additions around the resort to celebrate Earth Month. There are some upcycled Elephants in Downtown Disney which are made of recycled flip-flops found along the beaches of Kenya, and some recycled art pieces made by Cast Members which guests can vote on to win the 2023 Environmental Art Challenge. The cast member art is located near Stage 17, in front of the Marvel Super Store. – https://www.micechat.com/353097-seven-ways-to-celebrate-earth-month-at-disneyland/ – https://www.micechat.com/353451-disneyland-update-crowd-flux-the-last-splash-and-keys-to-the-kingdom/
There has been some updates to the Disneyland Forward program at Disneyland. There is no blue sky or plans laid out, but they are working on the environmental impact statement. After that, they can send it to the city to get the parking lot rezoned. There will be issues having certain attractions in this area since there is a noise restriction in the area. – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IoMV2XJAOvk
A Disney game that was at the D23 Expo has some new information. Ravensburger released the official Disney Lorcana how-to-play videos online before its release. The game is scheduled to launch in August. – https://dlnewstoday.com/2023/04/official-disney-lorcana-how-to-play-videos-released/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=official-disney-lorcana-how-to-play-videos-released
Disney didn’t have any new attractions up for a Themed Entertainment Association award this year, but they still were able to bring home an award. Susana Tubert, Disneyland’s Live Entertainment Creative Director won a Catalyst Award for her theatrical work. She is responsible for Viva Navidad, the Mulan New Year’s Procession, and Tale of the Lion King. Disney also won a Legacy award for The Main Street Electrical Parade. – https://www.micechat.com/353451-disneyland-update-crowd-flux-the-last-splash-and-keys-to-the-kingdom/