DLW 313: Invisible Threads with Bambi Moé

November 22, 2023

This week, the candy cane schedule has been posted, make some holiday apple treats at home, a new pre-show for World of Color, new holiday decor for the hotels, two milestone anniversaries, Mickey and Minnie turn 95, we talk to author Bambi Moe, and more!

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The seasonal tradition of hand-made candy canes is upon us. Disneyland has released their schedule for selling them this year at the Candy Palace in Disneyland, and Trolley Treats in Disney California Adventure. Starting in Decemeber, the Candy Palace will have them on the 3rd, 5th, 10th, 12th, 17th, 19th, and 24th. Trolley Treats will have them on alterate days starting with December 4th, 6th, 11th, 13th, 18th, 20th, and finally Christmas Day! In the past, they have been $19.99 each, with a limit of one per guest per day. – https://www.disneyfoodblog.com/2023/11/19/disney-announces-full-distribution-schedule-for-its-famous-handmade-candy-canes/ https://www.micechat.com/244458-the-essential-disneyland-candy-cane-guide/

Disney has some great eats and treats for the holidays, and the Disney Parks Blog wants you to be able to make some at home. This time, they are focusing on apples! The Holday Apple Tart, Apple Butter Cake, Apple Tart Tatin, Apple Butter, and an Apple Pie Cocktail are all at the link in the show notes. – https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2023/11/disney-eats-5-disney-apple-recipes-for-the-holidays/

World of Color – Season of Light is back for the holidays but this time with a new, limited time short before the show. The short highlights the story from Disney’s new animated movie Wish. The show runs for about 4 minutes right before the regular World of Color show. – https://www.disneyfoodblog.com/2023/11/18/news-disney-announces-a-new-nighttime-water-show/

While the holidays have been moving into the parks for some time now, there are new decorations up in the hotels and in Downtown Disney. The Disneyland Hotel has gone for a mid-century modern look, with whimsical decorations reminiscent of it’s a small world. It will snow in Downtown Disney around the big tree near Jazz Kitchen and Splitsville every half hour from 6 to 10pm. The gingerbread house has returned to the Grand Californian as well. – https://www.micechat.com/373722-disneyland-update-so-far-left-to-go-igers-year-iconic-birthdays-holiday-shifts/

Two iconic parts of Disneyland have recently celebrated a milestone anniversary. The Main Street Fire Engine has been delighting guests, and even Walt Disney himself, for 65 years. In fact, the last photo of Walt in Disneyland was with him and Mickey on the Fire Engine! Steve Dinley, the cast member who is normally seen driving the iconic vehicle is celebrating 50 years at Disneyland! Steve started as a utility man at the Tomorrowland Terrace Restaurant, then moved to Tomorrowland attractions, before landing on Main Street in 1984. – https://www.micechat.com/372777-where-the-rubber-meets-the-road-decades-of-disneyland-magic-on-main-street-u-s-a/

Even though The Walt Disney Company’s 100th anniversary was not celebrated at in the parks for guests, Mickey and Minnie’s 95th anniversary was! Commemorative buttons, photo spots, and a birthday cavalcade helped to honor the occasion. – https://www.micechat.com/373722-disneyland-update-so-far-left-to-go-igers-year-iconic-birthdays-holiday-shifts/

Last Friday, Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge celebrated Life Day. Life day is a holiday in the Star Wars universe for the Wookies like Chewbacca. There was a lot of merchandise from last year and a special dessert at Docking Bay 7 that was sold out by the evening. – https://www.micechat.com/373722-disneyland-update-so-far-left-to-go-igers-year-iconic-birthdays-holiday-shifts/

Something out of the ordinary happened on Main Street this week, causing injury to a few guests. Due to high winds, a light pole blew over in Town Square. After the incident, Disneyland secured other similar posts around the park with cabling to stabilize the poles during the high winds. – https://www.ocregister.com/2023/11/20/disneyland-lamppost-falls-and-injures-visitors-during-high-winds/ https://www.micechat.com/373722-disneyland-update-so-far-left-to-go-igers-year-iconic-birthdays-holiday-shifts/ https://dlnewstoday.com/2023/11/breaking-lamppost-falls-over-on-main-street-u-s-a-at-disneyland-guests-injured/

Dream Key Magic Key Holders should have received an email notifying them of the class action lawsuit settlement. In the settlement, Dream Magic Key holders will get a payout of $67.41 for each Dream Key. A third party company will be contacting class members with details on how to receive the payment. – https://www.micechat.com/366985-breaking-news-disneyland-magic-key-lawsuit-settlement-details/

With the addition of Lightning Lane to The Little Mermaid: Ariel’s Undersea Adventure, the entrance has been moved from under the beautiful entrance, to the other end where most of the queue space is located. This is a much less glamourous entrance, but needed for the space needed by lightning lane. – https://www.micechat.com/373722-disneyland-update-so-far-left-to-go-igers-year-iconic-birthdays-holiday-shifts/

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Bambi Moé

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