DLW 303: From Designer to Painter with Eric Robison

September 13, 2023

This week, a new nighttime show is coming soon, Tiana’s Palace opened to large crowds, new menu items at other locations, Oogie Boogie Bash details, new things coming to the parks, we finish our talk with Imagineer and Artist Eric Robison, and more!

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A new nighttime show is coming to the Rivers of America soon. No, this isn’t a replacement for Fantasmic! just yet, but it is a little more showy than the musical acts that were a temporary replacement for summer. The Heartbeat of New Orleans — A Living Mural is the new show and it will feature a dynamic jazz score and projections. The story will follow a “mischievous little frog from the bayou that leaps into the lively heartbeat of New Orleans when he is lured by the jazzy sounds he hears in the distance.” The show debuts on September 29th and will run on select nights throughout the fall. – https://www.disneyfoodblog.com/2023/09/08/disneyland-announces-opening-date-for-a-new-nighttime-show/#more-851035 https://www.micechat.com/366985-breaking-news-disneyland-magic-key-lawsuit-settlement-details/

Tiana’s Palace finally opened to eager guests last week. On opening day the standby line for food was over an hour long and mobile orders stretched into the evening pretty early in the day. The interior of the restaurant looks amazing with new decor and nods to the movie. The food has been a hit with guests, with New Orleans inspired dishes and freshly prepared beignets. – https://www.disneyfoodblog.com/2023/09/10/wait-are-we-still-in-disneyland-5-ways-tianas-palace-restaurant-instantly-transported-us-to-new-orleans/#more-850264 https://www.micechat.com/344214-disneyland-tianas-palace-menu-guide/

Tiana’s Palace isn’t the only place on the west side of the park with new menu items. The River Belle Terrace, Cafe Orleans, and Carnation Cafe all are offering new options for guests. {talk about what we like}. This also includes alcoholic and some non-alcoholic options in addition to the food. – https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2023/09/disney-eats-whats-cooking-at-river-belle-terrace-cafe-orleans-and-carnation-cafe/?CMP=SOC-DPFY23Q4wo0907230045H

The first Oogie Boogie Bash party nights have happened and we have all the details for this year. Judge Doom is setup in the Grizzly Peak Airfield and is a sight to behold. When Judge Doom decides to dip an animated shoe, the scene is chilling. Yokai is also new this year and is located in San Fransokyo Square. Other treat trail characters have relocated this year including Ernesto De La Cruz who is in the queue for the Hyperion, and Madam Mim is where Ernesto was last year in the Bountiful Valley Hideaway. Minnie, Daisy, and Clarabelle as the Sanderson Sisters have moved near the Golden Zephyr. – https://www.micechat.com/366873-oogie-boogie-bash-guide/

From September 15th through October 15th, the Disneyland Resort will celebrate Hispanic and Latin American Heritage Month. There will be a lot of food to celebrate and Disney released the Foodie Guide for the event. At Disneyland, Rancho del Zocalo, the Frontierland churro cart, and Stage Door Cafe all have good options. Over in Disney California Adventure Boardwalk Pizza dn Pasta, Cocina Cucamonga Mexican Grill, and Paradise Garden Grill are serving up options. The Grand Californian Great Hall Cart has a ton of sweets, with a lot of locations in Downtown Disney also participating. – https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2023/09/disney-eats-foodie-guide-to-hispanic-and-latin-american-heritage-month-2023/

Last weekend was the Destination D23 event at Walt Disney World. At the event, there were a number of announcements for Disney Parks all around the world. At Disneyland, the concept art for the Avengers E-Ticket attraction was shown off, and new scenes featuring locations from Ashoka will be coming to Star Tours next Spring. – https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2023/09/youre-invited-disney-parks-unveils-future-projects-surprises-at-destination-d23/

More new characters have landed in Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge in Disneyland. Hera and Chopper, characters from Ashoka and Star Wars Rebels are now wandering the land greeting visitors. The duo travel together when they are out for guests and are only here for a limited time. – https://www.disneyfoodblog.com/2023/09/11/come-with-us-to-meet-the-two-newest-characters-in-disneyland/#more-852454

A new souvenir glass has come to the resort and this is one not to be missed! At Carthay Circle Restaurant guests can pick up the Spooky Tree Flight Mugs for $89. This includes an Appletini cocktail. The mug looks like one of the scary trees from Snow White, with a green poison apple in one branch, and a red poison apple in the other. – https://www.disneyfoodblog.com/2023/09/08/everyone-go-home-this-new-disney-souvenir-just-won-the-whole-week/#more-850612

Magic Keyholders may be getting a check from Disney for a lawsuit that was just settled. Keyholders who purchased the Dream Key will be getting $67.41. No form is needed to be completed to get the amount. – https://www.micechat.com/366985-breaking-news-disneyland-magic-key-lawsuit-settlement-details/

Magic Keyholders should make it a habit to check the Magic Key Portal inside the Disneyland mobile app. Currently, there is a promotion that Magic Keyholders can receive a complimentary Magic Key-themed MagicBand+ with ANY purchase at select Disneyland Resort locations. The locations are listed in the portal and there is no minimum purchase price to get the MagicBand+.

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