This week, new food items coming to DCA, Halloween merch starts to creep in, ducks take over its a small word, we chat with Don about the Disneyland Hotel , and more!
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The foodie guide has been released for San Fransokyo Square! The Lucky Fortune Cookery’s new menu will be avaliable July 19th, with Cocina Cucamonga and Rita’s Turbine Blenders starting on the 26th. (talk about new menu items) – Disney Eats: Foodie Guide to San Fransokyo Square | Disney Parks Blog (go.com)
Attention foolish mortals, the Haunted Mansion will be closing on August 14th for its transformation into the Haunted Mansion Holiday. We can’t wait to see what Jack and his friends have planned! – DATE ANNOUNCED: Haunted Mansion Will Temporarily CLOSE in Disneyland | the disney food blog
Halloween merch has started to materalize around the resort! New Haunted Mansion merch is now avaliable on ShopDisney and around the resort. In addition, The Nightmare Before Christmas is celebrating its 30 year anniversary and new merch celebrating our favorite residents of Halloweentown is also avaliable. – Disneyland News: Halloween 2023 Merchandise Creeps Into The Parks! (micechat.com)
MiceChat shared some rumors of some new character meet and greets that might come to the parks for Halloweentime. To celebrate the release of the new Haunted Mansion movie, Rosario Dawson’s character Gabby and the Hatbox Ghost are rumored to be coming to the parks. Also there are whispers of more Nightmare Before Christmas characters, like the Mayor and Lock Shock and Barrel, stopping by the parks as well – Disneyland Update: Summer Crowd Collapse, Haunted Happenings & Another Year Older! (micechat.com)
A Skrull was spotted at the Hyperion Theater this past week! This was a fun cross promotion for the new Marvel series, Secret Invasion. – Disneyland Update: Summer Crowd Collapse, Haunted Happenings & Another Year Older! (micechat.com)
During the month of July, Magic Key holders can receive a special commerative button. The button is an extra gift to keyholder that book and participate in the Walt’s Main Street Story guided tour. Check out the Magic Key portal in the Disneyland app for more details. – Disneyland Update: Summer Crowd Collapse, Haunted Happenings & Another Year Older! (micechat.com) https://www.ocregister.com/2023/07/07/disneyland-duck-races-turn-its-a-small-world-into-the-worlds-biggest-bathtub-see-photos/
A small but super exciting detail has been added to the Disneyland park maps. Tianna’s Bayou Adventure is now officially on the map! Disney had updated the map on the app right after Splash Mountian’s last day, but now the printed park maps match. Tianna’s Bayou Adventure is schedule to open sometime in 2024 – A NEW Disney Park Map Has Arrived with One BIG Change | the disney food blog
The annual cast member duck race took place in Disneyland this past week. Hundreds of decorated rubber ducks raced around the small world attraction! The event took place at 6am before the parks opened to guests for the day.
Author and Disney historian Don Ballard