DLW 286: Our VIP Tour, Club 33, and Spectaculars

May 17, 2023

This week, parts of the esplanade are getting a facelift, an opening day attraction is back on track, American Idol was at the parks, guests can get Galaxy’s Edge items at home, some new treats, we talk about our tour, Club 33, and the nighttime shows and more!

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If a stop to Maurice’s Treats is on your list during a visit, there are some menu changes that you should be aware of. The Cheddar Garlic Bagel Twist has moved to Edelweiss Snacks in Fantasyland and the Churro Gears have disappeared. Some new sweet and savory menu items have taken their place for now. – https://www.micechat.com/356364-disneyland-update-fantasmic-surprise-reservations-about-reservations/

A beloved Disneyland icon is no more. Nutmeg, one of the most well-known cats featured in the Magic Key Terrace, passed away recently. Nutmeg was beloved by guests and cast members alike. If you want to reflect on the impact they made on the resort, the artwork and tiles around the Magic Key Terrace are a great reminder. – https://www.micechat.com/356364-disneyland-update-fantasmic-surprise-reservations-about-reservations/

Some new treats have come to the resort to add to the mountain of already available treats! The Peach Cobbler Sundae is available at The Golden Horseshoe for $8.49. Over at Award Weiners, there is the Tropical Funnel Cake Fries for $9.49. Just down the road at Schmoozies is the Brave Little Mickey Shake for $12.99. Finally, there are two churros. One is the Spicy Chile Cheese Churro at Willie’s Churros for $6.75, and the Cosmic Disturbance Churro at Terran Treats for $6.75. – https://www.disneyfoodblog.com/2023/05/07/our-honest-thoughts-on-some-of-disneys-latest-menu-changes/#more-806440

Guests that purchased the commemorative bricks in the esplanade with the 50th Anniversary medallion on them will love the next bit of news. Disneyland has been replacing the missing or highly damaged medallions. There was no official announcement from Disney on this, but Disneyland News Today discovered the newly replaced feature recently. – https://dlnewstoday.com/2023/05/disneyland-resort-replacing-stolen-medallions-on-commemorative-bricks-in-esplanade/

Star Wars fans who would like to purchase some of the Galaxy’s Edge exclusive items without going to the parks now have that option! ShopDisney has the Kyber crystals, Holocrons in Jedi and Sith variants, and a Therii creature plush. – https://dlnewstoday.com/2023/05/photos-star-wars-galaxys-edge-exclusive-merchandise-now-available-on-shopdisney/

An opening day vehicle has returned to Disneyland. The C.K. Holliday, named after Cyrus Kurtz Holliday, founder of the Santa Fe Railroad, returned to the rails recently. This engine, along with the E.P. Ripley were the two opening-day engines. The C.K. Holliday is engine #1 on the line. – https://dlnewstoday.com/2023/05/original-opening-day-steam-engine-c-k-holliday-returns-to-service-on-disneyland-railroad/

American Idol fans saw a familiar location on the most recent episode. The show was filmed in Disneyland for Disney night. Contestants got to visit the resort with their moms to celebrate Mother’s Day. They were able to meet with celebrity mentor Sofia Carson on the balcony in New Orleans Square. – https://dlnewstoday.com/2023/05/american-idol-visits-disneyland-resort-for-upcoming-disney-night-episode-featuring-sofia-carson-and-halle-bailey/https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCKna5ZoyN4

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