DLW 297: Teresa Goes to the PNW Mouse Meet

August 4, 2023

This week, happy haunts materialize around the resort, sit down resturants expand beverage selections, news on Fantasmic, some welcome changes for dining reservations, we talk about Teresa’s experience at the Mouse Meet, and more!

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We have some updates reguarding Fantasmic. Disneyland has announced that the show will return Spring of 2024. When it returns, they have promised new magic but they have not promised the return of the Maleficent dragon. According to Micechat, cast members have been told there will be changes made to the show including a “thrilling new finale between Sorcrer Mickey and Mlaeficent.” They were also told that “although the dragon figure won’t be par of the show when it returns next spring, there will be prenty o exciting new special effects to wow our guests.” – https://www.themeparkinsider.com/flume/202307/9676/ https://www.micechat.com/354214-shocking-news-disneylands-fantasmic-dragon-engulfed-in-flames/

We’re almost there, the smoke stacks have been installed at Tiana’s Palace! Along with the towering smoke stacks, the resturant’s sign has also been installed. Disney has not confimed an opening date for this dining location yet, active construction is still going on in the interior and kitchen. – https://www.micechat.com/344214-tianas-palace-to-replace-new-orleans-square-classic/ https://dlnewstoday.com/2023/08/walt-disney-world-and-disneyland-to-launch-updated-system-for-finding-dining-reservations/

To celebrate the release of the Haunted Mansion movie, a new sipper has materalized around the resort. We may be biased, but Hat Box ghost sipper looks incredible! The price for this grim grinning ghost is $32 and can be found at select locations. – https://www.micechat.com/362665-disneylands-ghoulishly-delightful-new-sipper-collectible-popcorn-buckets/

The Happiest Haunts guided tour is returning this Halloween season! Guests will get to experience chills and thrills on this two hour walking tour. Highlights include a history of halloween and tales specific to Disney, expedited access to Pirates of the Caribbean, reserved viewing for Halloween Screams, a guided tour pin, a halloween treat, AND a photo op with the Hitchhiking Ghost animatronics from the Haunted Mansion! – https://dlnewstoday.com/2023/07/happiest-haunts-guided-tour-with-halloween-screams-viewing-returning-to-disneyland-resort-this-fall/

Disney has announced that three table service locations will soon add adult beverages to their menus. In addition to a selection of wines, beers,and cocktails there will also be some speciality beverages avalible at each location. Carnation Cafe will have a Carnation Cooler made with vodka, raspberry, and ginger ale, River Belle Terrace will serve a River Belle Margarita with tequila, lime, and orange liqueur, and Cafe Orleans will offer a Cafe Orleans Hurricane made with rum, passionfruit, orange, and pineapple juices. The new beverages will be available starting in September. – https://www.micechat.com/362531-disneyland-adding-adult-beverages-to-three-more-restaurants/

A update is coming to the app and website to help make advance dining reservations easier. The update will make it so that a guests will be able to see all available times for the dining location .when they select the time of day they are looking to book (breakfast, lunch, or dinner) Currently, only some of the times would appear this way, and other times would pop up if you searched for a specific time slot. – https://dlnewstoday.com/2023/08/walt-disney-world-and-disneyland-to-launch-updated-system-for-finding-dining-reservations/

The rooftop pool at the Paradise Pier, soon to be Pixar Place, hotel is now open! This newly designed outdoor space has a pool, a water slide, and splash pad for guests to enjoy. The area has a very fun and colorful Finding Nemo design, which includes many of your favorite characters including Crush, Hank, and many more. – https://www.micechat.com/363184-disneyland-pixar-place-hotel-news-and-info/

World princess week is August 20-26 this year and Disneyland will have some special things to celebrate. A princess bubble sipper will be available at locations around the resort, the purple pineapple shell macaron will return, and for those who wish to celebrate at home, a Mulan Tea set will be avalible for purchase as well. – https://www.micechat.com/362640-the-royal-rundown-what-to-expect-from-disneylands-world-princess-week-2023/

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Teresa tells us all about her trip to the Pacific Northwest Mouse Meet.

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