DLW 288: Illustrator Rick Law

May 31, 2023

This week, Live-action Ariel arrives at the resort, Sleeping Beauty Castle Disney100 decorations are complete, Space Mountain turns 46 at Disneyland, a new turkey leg flavor, we talk with Disney Illustrator Rick Law, and more!

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Weeklyteers who want to see the new Ariel from the live-action The Little Mermaid have a chance to at Disneyland, Walt Disney World, and Disneyland Paris. She is meeting guests in Fantasyland near “it’s a small world” in a spot inspired by Eric’s library filled with whozits and whatzits galore. There was also some limited-time treats, including the Purple Pineapple Shell Macaron, which is a purple macaron filled with blue pineapple buttercream, and a chocolate pearl and a Mermaid Strawberry Cake. – New ‘The Little Mermaid’ Experiences at Disney Parks | Disney Parks Blog (go.com) Disneyland Update: The Final Splashdown, Pixar Preview & More Mermaid! (micechat.com)

Five months after the start of the Disney100 celebration and some of the details are just now complete. The final finals have finally been installed on the top of the highest turrets of Sleeping Beauty Castle. We have no idea why this took so long, but we are glad that it is done. – Disneyland Update: The Final Splashdown, Pixar Preview & More Mermaid! (micechat.com)

A summer dance party is returning this year. Stitch’s Interplanetary Dance Party Blast has come back to Tomorrowland. The dance party features characters dressed in goofy space-themed costumes. – Disneyland Update: The Final Splashdown, Pixar Preview & More Mermaid! (micechat.com)

Space Mountain turned 46 this past week! To celebrate, Disneyland is offering a Space Mountain Stainless Steel Bottle filled with Passion Fruit Limeaid at Alien Pizza Planet, Tomorrowland Lemonade, and Galactic Grill for $27.99.  – It’s Space Mountain’s Birthday! Get an EXCLUSIVE Disney Souvenir to Celebrate | the disney food blog

Turkey Leg fans unite! There is a new turkey leg available at the snack cart by Guardians of the Galaxy Mission Breakout. The Sriracha Glazed Turkey Leg is $15. Disney Food Blog reviewed it and said it doesn’t taste much different than a regular turkey leg. They also said the spice level was pretty mild. – Did This Controversial Disney Snack Just Get Even MORE Divisive? | the disney food blog

Weeklyteers that go solo to the parks and love Soarin’ Around the World have an easier way to do so. The single-rider line is available for Soarin’ in Disney California Adventure. – Soarin’ Around the World Adds Single Rider Line at Disney California Adventure – Disneyland News Today (dlnewstoday.com)

The construction in Downtown Disney is finally showing good signs of progress. Vertical construction has finally begun after over a year of being mostly a dirt pile. This area is coming together quickly now that the foundation was poured. – Disneyland Update: The Final Splashdown, Pixar Preview & More Mermaid! (micechat.com)

Guests excited to see what the Pixar Place Hotel will look like when the renovation is complete are in for a treat! Disney released concept art for the new lobby, “Finding Nemo” inspired swimming area, and a family play court. There was also some concept art showing off the upcoming restaurant Great Maple. – https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2023/05/new-details-concept-art-revealed-for-pixar-place-hotel-at-disneyland-resort/ Disneyland Update: The Final Splashdown, Pixar Preview & More Mermaid! (micechat.com)

A couple of new pairs of ears have been seen in the parks. There is a new chocolate-dunked churro set of ears, which feature churros curled into circles, topped with dripping chocolate and a white sparkly bow. Another new set of ears is from the movie Elemental. This set features Ember Lumen and Wade Ripple, the two main characters from the movie representing fire and water. The “bow” is made of flames and a wave of water. – New Chocolate-Dunked Churro Ear Headband at Disneyland – Disneyland News Today (dlnewstoday.com) New Ear Headband, Water Bottle, and More Pixar’s ‘Elemental’ Merchandise Arrives at Walt Disney World – Disneyland News Today (dlnewstoday.com)

June is Pride month and of course Disney has a foodie guide out to help celebrate on both coasts! Walt Disney World has a lot of options, while Disneyland has fewer options including a Mickey-shaped Macaron, and a Mickey Pride Cookie. There are also some items in Downtown Disney at participating locations. – Disney Eats: Foodie Guide to Pride Month 2023 | Disney Parks Blog (go.com)

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