DLW 310: The Disney Legacy with J Jeff Kober

November 1, 2023

This week, we finally have an opening date for the Adventureland Treehouse, Space Mountian is back with some updates, the new DVC bar is opening soon, some voices are leaving the park, we conclude our talk with author J Jeff Kober, and more!

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Of course, the day after our last episode went live, we got the reopening date for the Adventureland Treehouse. The attraction will reopen on November 10th to guests and feature the mother’s music den, the son’s nature room, and the daughter’s astronomer’s loft. The kitchen, dining room, and father’s art studio are at ground level. It will be great to have this attraction back open welcoming guests! – https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2023/10/new-adventureland-treehouse-opening-in-disneyland-nov-10-2023/

Space Mountain returned from refurbishment last week, with some notable updates and one miss, at least for now. On the exterior of the attraction, new projection effects and lighting really bring the mountain to life. Inside the attraction, new projection effects have been added “in space” for guests to experience. The section of the attraction just after the first small lift hill is completely dark, but David from Fresh Baked reported that a cast member informed him they are still working on it. – https://www.micechat.com/371431-disneyland-news-voices-silenced-new-projects/ https://dlnewstoday.com/2023/10/photos-video-space-mountain-reopens-with-new-projection-effects-at-disneyland-park/

The new bar at The Villas at the Disneyland Hotel opens this week! The Palm Breeze Bar will serve salads, sandwiches, sharables, pizza, and more. It will open on November 2nd and will be available to all guests staying at the Disneyland Hotel.  – https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2023/10/disney-eats-foodie-guide-to-new-palm-breeze-bar-opening-nov-2-at-the-villas-at-disneyland-hotel/

A fun and scary cast member event was shared online recently. The Redwood Creek Challenge Trail scare maze was available to cast members attending the Grizzly Peak Halloween Carnival recognition event. The organizers of the event hope to continue to expand the scare maze and plus it more each year. – https://dlnewstoday.com/2023/10/disneyland-resort-shares-look-at-cast-member-exclusive-scare-maze/

This Halloween season, a Disney artist named Joe Yakovetic has been at the Disneyland Hotel and the Grand Californian Hotel sculpting pumpkins. He was by the Fantasy Tower at the Disneyland Hotel from noon to 3PM, and at the Grand Californian from 5PM to 8PM. He was there until October 30th. – https://www.micechat.com/371254-joe-yakovetics-pumpkin-wonderland-at-the-disneyland-hotels-through-halloween/

A holiday tradition at Disneyland is returning this year, and the dates have been released. The Candlelight Processional will take place on December 2nd and 3rd at 5:30pm and 7:45pm each night. As usual, narrators for the show have not been announced and will be a surprise for the nights of the processional. There is limited standing room only behind the seating area for park guests, so unless you are a VIP, you will need to claim your spot very early in the day. – https://www.disneyfoodblog.com/2023/10/28/dates-announced-for-the-2023-candlelight-processional-at-disneyland-resort/

Disney Vacation Club announced the dates and registration details for the 2024 Moonlight Magic events at Walt Disney World and Disney California Adventure. These events are free for DVC members and include after-hours access to attractions, rare character meet and greets, entertainment, and more. For Disney California Adventure, the event will take place on January 29th, 2024. No further information was announced at this time. For more details, check out the link in our show notes. – https://dlnewstoday.com/2023/10/disney-vacation-club-announces-2024-moonlight-magic-dates-at-walt-disney-world-and-disney-california-adventure/ https://dlnewstoday.com/2023/10/disneyland-resort-shares-look-at-cast-member-exclusive-scare-maze/

For the last 32 years at Disneyland and 11 years at Disney California Adventure, you could count on one thing: the voices of Bill Rogers and Camille Dixon welcoming guests with their voices. The resort is going through some casting changes that caused Bill and Camille to move on to other projects. – https://www.micechat.com/371319-iconic-disneyland-voices-moving-on-celebrating-the-legacy-of-bill-rogers-and-camille-dixon/

A new Magic Keyholder exclusive perk is available at the Magic Key Terrace. A new medallion machine with exclusive designs on gold medallions was installed last week with four new designs. The classic Disneyland sign, the Pixar Pal-A-Round, and Sleeping Beauty Castle are among the designs. – https://dlnewstoday.com/2023/10/new-gold-magic-key-medallions-coming-to-disneyland-resort/

Discussion Topic:

J Jeff Kober

Amazon Book Link – https://a.co/d/5MidHou

Jeff’s Website – https://disneyinsights.com/

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