DLW 316: Getting in the Holiday Spirit

December 13, 2023

This week, a bunch of After Dark Events announced for the first half of 2024, Haunted Mansion is getting an extended refurbishment, new 2024 merchandise, Disney Visa Card hotel discounts, H20 products are returning, we talk getting into the holiday spirit, and more!

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Disneyland announced a plethora of After Dark Nites for 2024. Eight nights of Sweethearts Nite in late January and early February, a new Disney Channel Nite has two dates on March 5th and 7th, eight Star Wars Nites in April and early May, and Pride Nite for two dates in June. Tickets go on sale to the general public on December 14th no earlier than 9am Pacific time. Tickets for Disney Channel Nite and Sweethearts Nite start at $139 per ticket. – https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2023/12/disneyland-after-dark-2024-more-nites-than-ever-before/

Haunted Mansion lovers – note January 21st in your calendars! This is the last day that the Haunted Mansion, still in it’s holiday form, will be open for guests. After this date, it will start a lengthy refurbishment that will include the new extended queue work, and updated entrance and gift shop. No date has been released on when this work will be completed, but online rumors state it could not return until Haunted Mansion Holiday next year. – https://www.disneyfoodblog.com/2023/12/11/date-announced-for-closure-of-disneys-haunted-mansion-holiday/

Guests can meet Santa Claus at the Disneyland Hotel. There is a cute setup that has a nice, big, blue chair for Santa, and two chairs made out of giant ornaments flanking each side. Santa will be frequently making appearances between 3:30 to 8pm, with story time at 5pm. – https://dlnewstoday.com/2023/12/meet-santa-in-disneyland-hotel-for-story-time-and-more-during-2023-holiday-season/

A new year is coming, and that means a new design for the yearly merchandise at the resort. As is common on this merchandise line, the colors are bright and colorful, and feature the 2024 iconography. From beach towels to baseballs, to apparel and everything in-between, there is a version with the 2024 design available. – https://dlnewstoday.com/2023/12/celebrate-the-new-year-at-disneyland-resort-with-new-2024-starbucks-tumbler-pins-apparel-housewares-more/

Disney Visa Card Holders have a new discount for stays at Disneyland Resort Hotels in the first few months in 2024. From January 15th through March 7th, card holders can get up to 20% off on stays from Sunday through Thursday nights. The second offer card holders can save up to 25% on select stays of four nights or longer at the Grand Californian, Disneyland Hotel, or the Villas at Disneyland Hotel between January 15th and March 7th, 2024. – https://www.disneyfoodblog.com/2023/12/07/new-hotel-discount-announced-for-disney-visa-cardmembers/

The Disney Parks YouTube channel posted a new video tour of the renovated rooms of the Pixar Place hotel. The rooms are bright and colorful, and have a similar look and feel to the Villas at the Disneyland Hotel. The rooms are filled with little Pixar touches and artwork. The hotel officially launches on January 30, 2024. – https://youtu.be/CiNrPFsX4JE

Weeklyteers who have stayed in a Disney Hotel before know the great H20 products that are in the guest rooms. Disney announced a year ago that the H20 brand would be discontinued and no longer available for guests. Great news! Disney has acquired the rights to the formula and plans to produce the products under the Disney resorts branding. – https://dlnewstoday.com/2023/12/disney-to-continue-producing-h2o-products-under-their-own-new-brand/

Discussion Topic:

Tage and Teresa get into the holiday spirit.

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