DLW 318: Disneyland in 2024

January 3, 2024

This week, a lot of entertainment is returning, Disneyland Half Marathon information, new additions to San Fransokyo Square, Disneyland First Timer tips, a new segment on the show, and we talk our predictions for 2024, and more!

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A bunch of entertainment is returning for 2024. Mickey’s Mix Magic will return January 8th through March 21st. Wondrous Journeys will run right after from March 22nd through April 14th, followed by Mickey’s Mix Magic again April 15th through April 25th. Together Forever – A Pixar Nighttime Spectacular will then return from April 26th through August 4th. Magic Happens returns on February 2nd with no end date specified. – BREAKING: Return Dates Announced for ‘Mickey’s Mix Magic,’ ‘Wondrous Journeys,’ and ‘Magic Happens’ at Disneyland – Disneyland News Today (dlnewstoday.com) https://blogmickey.com/2023/12/wondrous-journeys-returns-to-disneyland-for-a-limited-time-in-2024/ https://blogmickey.com/2023/12/magic-happens-parade-returns-to-disneyland-in-early-february-2024/ https://www.micechat.com/376261-disneyland-entertainment-2024/

The 2024 Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend guide has been released. The weekend will run January 11th through 14th and include three races, along with yoga inside Disneyland Park. The runDisney Health & Fitness Expo will be at the Disneyland Hotel Exhibit hall, which will also include runner check-in. For the full details, visit the links in our show notes. – https://dlnewstoday.com/2023/12/full-guide-to-2024-disneyland-half-marathon-weekend-released/ https://rundisney-expo.run/

Of course there couldn’t be an event at Disneyland without some must-have merchandise! The Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend merchandise includes shirts, jackets in multiple styles, ears, bags, and more. Featured on each is the mid-century modern logo for the event. Items will be available at the Disneyland Hotel in the Health & Fitness Expo. – https://dlnewstoday.com/2023/12/first-look-at-rundisney-2024-disneyland-half-marathon-weekend-merchandise/ https://www.disneyfoodblog.com/2023/12/28/sneak-peek-at-7-new-disney-souvenirs-including-an-exclusive-loungefly-bag/ https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2023/12/rundisney-2024-disneyland-half-marathon-weekend-event-merch/

More updates have come to San Fransokyo in December. New signage for the Baymax meet and greet, and commemorative medallion banners have been installed. These smaller additions help to give the area a more complete, lived in look. – PHOTOS: New Commemorative Medallion Banners and Baymax Meet and Greet Sign Added to San Fransokyo Square in Disney California Adventure – Disneyland News Today (dlnewstoday.com)

The mouthful of Disney Parks, Experiences and Products has been renamed. Simply Disney Experiences is the new division name. Disney Experiences still includes Disney Parks, Walt Disney Imagineering, Disney Consumer Products, and more. – https://dlnewstoday.com/2023/12/disney-parks-experiences-and-products-renamed-to-just-disney-experiences/

First timers to Disneyland now have an official post from Disney with tips to know on your first visit. The tips are part of the planDisney podcast and include an overview of the resort, ticket types and reservations, attractions and planning tips, entertainment, food and beverage options, seasonal celebrations, and tips for maximizing magic. – Disneyland Resort Tips Every First Timer Should Know | Disney Parks Blog (go.com)

Magic Key Holders have more offerings in 2024. Three offerings are coming and listed in the “Extras Unlocked” section of the Disneyland mobile app. The first is a Magic Key popcorn bucket, which includes $1.75 refills. A new PhotoPass Magic Shot will give guests golden Mickey balloons in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle. Finally, a Magic Key dance party magnet featuring Daisy, Donald, Huey, Dewey, and Louie with a removable purple frame. – New Magic Key Popcorn Bucket and PhotoPass Magic Shot Coming to Disneyland Resort in January 2024 – Disneyland News Today (dlnewstoday.com)

It has been over a year since a fire broke out at the New Orleans Square Train Station and there has been very little progress on the repairs. Construction walls and scrims have been up since the fire, but when the scrims have been rolled up, the damage is still easily visible. No word on when progress will be made. – https://dlnewstoday.com/2023/12/photos-scrim-removed-from-new-orleans-square-train-station-radio-house-one-year-after-fire-at-disneyland-revealing-no-work-has-been-done/

An unfortunate hoax at the Disneyland Hotel confused and upset guests on December 21st. The Anaheim Police Department received a report of an active shooter at or near the hotel, which caused a “significant police response.” A thorough check of the area was done, and determined the report was a hoax. – https://www.disneyfoodblog.com/2023/12/22/police-respond-to-active-shooter-hoax-at-disneyland-hotel/ https://dlnewstoday.com/2023/12/disneyland-hotel-evacuated-amid-shooting-hoax-on-thursday-night/

Discussion Topic:

2024 Predictions

All that is coming to Disney Parks in 2024: Everything New Coming to Disney Parks in 2024 – Disneyland News Today (dlnewstoday.com)

Tiana’s in 2024: https://blogmickey.com/2023/12/portion-of-tianas-bayou-adventure-queue-opens-at-magic-kingdom-as-construction-walls-shift/ and https://blogmickey.com/2023/12/lush-mountain-more-foliage-added-to-facade-of-tianas-bayou-adventure-at-magic-kingdom/

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