DLW 290: Final Thoughts and Projects with Rick

June 14, 2023

This week, a new tiki mug is coming Friday, some unique meet and greets for Disneyland After Dark, a loaded donut for Father’s Day, Rogers: The Musical is almost here, a lot of work happening around the resort, we finish our chat with Rick, and more!

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This Friday, June 16th, Trader Sam’s at the Disneyland Hotel will offer for one day only a new tiki mug! This mug is in celebration of the 60th anniversary of Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room and features a tiki version of Jose! Guests can purchase it through mobile order in the Disneyland app beginning as early as 6am Disneyland time Friday. Once ordered, it can be picked up in your arrival window between 7am and 3pm. Limit of two per order. – https://dlnewstoday.com/2023/06/new-limited-time-jose-tiki-mug-coming-to-trader-sams-at-disneyland-for-60th-anniversary-of-walt-disneys-enchanted-tiki-room/ https://www.instagram.com/p/CtZlQHxxOe3/?hl=en https://www.disneyfoodblog.com/2023/06/12/a-new-disney-tiki-mug-is-dropping-at-trader-sams-soon/

Disneyland After Dark: Pride Nite is happening this week, with some characters that are pretty rare being out and about for the night. Two characters that identify as part of the LGBTQ+ community, America Chavez from Doctor Strange, and Phastos from Eternals will be on hand, along with Oaken from Frozen and C-3PO from Star Wars who are two characters who aren’t common in the parks as meet and greets. {talk about the other events} – https://dlnewstoday.com/2023/06/disneyland-after-dark-pride-nite-characters-to-include-the-muses-oaken-america-chavez-and-more/ https://blogmickey.com/2023/06/disneyland-after-dark-pride-nite-event-guide-characters-entertainment-and-more/

Father’s Day is just around the corner, and what a way to celebrate than with a loaded donut at Disneyland! The Father’s Day Donut at Jolly Holiday Bakery is topped with maple, chocolate, peanut butter icing, candied bacon, house-fried potato chips, pretzels, and Snickers pieces! It is a salty-sweet snack that is sure to please. It is available for a limited time for $6.99. – https://www.disneyfoodblog.com/2023/06/10/review-disneys-new-donut-has-7-toppings-too-much-nah/

Last week we talked about the testing of the new Baby Groot character that should be coming to the Guardians of the Galaxy Awesome Dance Off. Later last week, Disney confirmed the testing happening in the Disney Jr. Theater. At this point, he could debut anytime now. – https://www.micechat.com/358236-disneyland-update-toot-toot-groot-splish-splash/

We are just a few weeks away from Rogers: The Musical debuting at the Hyperion Theater in Disney California Adventure. The limited-time engagement is scheduled to start on June 30th, with the possibility of a virtual queue reservation needed to snag a seat. The show is reported to be about 30 minutes long when it opens. – https://www.micechat.com/358236-disneyland-update-toot-toot-groot-splish-splash/

Summer has barely begun and Disney is already preparing for the holiday season at the resort. Mickey and Minnie will have new festive outfits this year, making sure they are dressed in their best. Of course there will also be a lot of goodies as well. {talk about all the goodies} – https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2023/06/new-mickey-and-minnie-2023-holiday-outfits-revealed-and-more-coming-to-disneyland/

A new food item is taking the parks by storm! The BBQ Hot Link Sandwich at Award Weiners in Disney California Adventure is all over the internet as being very tasty! The sandwich includes a hot link, mac & cheese, BBQ pulled pork, and creamy coleslaw topped with crispy onions and BBQ sauce all on top of a french roll. It comes with a side of Cuties mandarin oranges or filmstrip fries. The meal is priced at $15.49 and is a good portion size, however it is messy to eat! – https://www.disneyfoodblog.com/2023/06/10/disney-threw-all-our-favorite-things-on-a-bun-and-were-here-for-it/

Something new is coming to Downtown Disney between Splitsville and Tortilla Joe’s. “The Alley” will be an outdoor area featuring activities, lounge areas, and food and beverages from Splittsville. Disney’s announcement states that this will open this summer. – https://www.micechat.com/358236-disneyland-update-toot-toot-groot-splish-splash/

Since the closure in 2020, there has only been one Red Car Trolley on the tracks along Buena Vista Street. The second trolley has returned to the track adding more capacity, kinetic energy, and fun to the area. – https://www.micechat.com/358236-disneyland-update-toot-toot-groot-splish-splash/ https://dlnewstoday.com/2023/06/disneyland-after-dark-pride-nite-characters-to-include-the-muses-oaken-america-chavez-and-more/

There is a lot going on in Fantasyland at the moment. All three attractions that share the eastern side of the castle are currently closed to guests. Peter Pan, Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride, and Alice in Wonderland are all unavailable while work is being done on the roof. The attractions are expected to reopen soon. – https://www.micechat.com/358236-disneyland-update-toot-toot-groot-splish-splash/

Another area is being worked on in Mickey’s Toontown. The grass area across from Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin is behind walls and getting some work done. It is expected that this is the same work that was recently completed around the dreaming tree to level the ground under the artificial grass. – https://www.micechat.com/358236-disneyland-update-toot-toot-groot-splish-splash/

Last week, Magic Key Holders had quite a wait to get inside the parks. The system that processes the Magic Key Holder admission was down. Front gate cast members were eventually able to manually enter reservation codes into the system to allow guests in very slowly. The system was down for a couple of hours before coming back up later in the morning. – https://dlnewstoday.com/2023/06/logjam-at-disneyland-entrance-as-magic-key-system-goes-down/

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Disney Illustrator Rick Law



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