DLW 304: The Dreaming Tree Gala in Marceline, MO

September 20, 2023

This week, a HUGE announcement on the future of Disney parks around the world, with even more news about DisneylandForward, Turning Red could be coming to the parks, Magic Happens going away soon, we talk about the Dreaming Tree Gala, and more!

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In a bombshell announcement before Investor Day for the Walt Disney Company, Disney announced that they plan to spend nearly $60 billion dollars over the next 10 years to expand the parks and cruise lines around the world. They stated in the filing that they have over 1,000 acres of land that they can use for possible development, the equivalent of seven new Disneyland Parks. – https://www.micechat.com/368284-news-disney-parks-to-double-in-next-10-years-with-60-billion-expansion/

Some new information has come out regarding DisneylandForward. The City of Anaheim released the environmental impact report for the proposed changes. This document has a host of possibilities discussed, such as new attractions, new modes of guest transport around the resort, and potential layout of the new theme park and shopping areas. – https://www.disneyfoodblog.com/2023/09/17/weve-got-a-big-update-on-the-proposed-disneyland-expansion-project/#more-854481 https://www.micechat.com/286075-disneylandforward-explained-future-expansion/

Disneyland has put out a casting call for people who match the description of Turning Red look-alikes. Characters include the members of the boy band from the movie 4*Town, Meilin’s father, and friends. The casting call mentions upcoming special events and appearances at the resort. – https://www.disneyfoodblog.com/2023/09/12/disney-left-a-clue-about-9-new-characters-coming-to-the-parks/#more-852798

Magic Happens is ending its run next month, before the Christmas Fantasy Parade premieres in November. Sunday, October 15th will be the last day of performances of the popular parade, leaving a couple of weeks between parades. The Christmas Fantasy Parade kicks off on November 11th. – https://www.micechat.com/368016-disneyland-update-a-great-big-beautiful-tomorrow/

The new Avengers Vault shop in Avengers Campus opened this week. The new shop is not very large but features some exciting props from the movies. Captain America’s shield, Iron Man’s ARC reactor, and Loki’s TVA badge and time stick. – https://www.disneyfoodblog.com/2023/09/18/disneys-new-store-is-finally-open/#more-854662

The new Villas at the Disneyland Hotel are now present on the maps around the hotel area. Some of the grounds have also been revealed with the construction walls being removed. The new pool area can be seen at a distance by guests who are interested. – https://www.micechat.com/368016-disneyland-update-a-great-big-beautiful-tomorrow/ https://www.micechat.com/368016-disneyland-update-a-great-big-beautiful-tomorrow/

runDisney returns to the Disneyland Resort this January and there are some new details. The design of the medals that runners can get after completing a race were shown off on the Disney Parks Blog. The overall theme is midcentury modern, with the 5K medal having a boomerang design, with Sleeping Beauty Castle, a palm tree, and Pluto running on it. The 10K medal has Donald and Daisy running with the Carthay Circle Theater and Sleeping Beauty Castle in the background. The half marathon medal has a gold Disneyland D with Mickey and Minnie running out of Sleeping Beauty Castle. Finally, the Dumbo Double Dare medal features Dumbo flying with a circus ring around the outside of the medal, with Dumbo Double Dare written in the Dumbo circus font. – https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2023/09/rundisney-celebrates-mickey-and-friends-in-midcentury-disneyland-nostalgia-for-2024-disneyland-half-marathon-weekend-medals/

Fans of Rogers the Musical can relive the experience as many times as they like with the debut of the cast album. The music can be found on all streaming platforms for your listening delight. – https://www.micechat.com/368016-disneyland-update-a-great-big-beautiful-tomorrow/

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Tage and Teresa share their trip to the Dreaming Tree Gala.

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