DLW 325: The Wildest Ride in the Wilderness with Alex

February 21, 2024

This week, new Disneyland After Dark details, a change in pre-sale event tickets, some Cast Members might be joining a union, the Food and Wine Fest Foodie Guide dropped, we talk to Alex about his time as a Big Thunder Cast Member, and more!

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New details have been released for the next Disneyland After Dark event! Star Wars Nite tickets went on sale for Inspire level Magic Key Holders Tuesday, February 20th, with other Magic Key Holder pre-sales happening on Wednesday and Thursday the 21st and 22nd. The general public can get tickets starting Friday, February 23 no earlier than 9am Disneyland time. There will be a new “notify me” option for the virtual queue that will email you when your window to order has arrived. You will have 10 minutes to visit the site and purchase tickets. – https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2024/02/new-details-revealed-for-disneyland-after-dark-emstar-wars-em-nite/

New for Star Wars Nite this year will be over twenty new treats, available only during the party. Guests will join Mickey and Minnie in a march down Main Street ending at Sleeping Beauty Castle with a group photo and galactic projections on the castle. A Star Wars Lightsaber Instructional will take place at “it’s a small world” mall, a Galactic Dance Party will be on Main Street, Captain Phasma and her Stormtroopers will be in Tomorrowland, and finally there will be new places and faces available for photo opportunities. – https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2024/02/new-details-revealed-for-disneyland-after-dark-emstar-wars-em-nite/

Some Disneyland Cast Members have joined a union. The Cast Member union effort calling itself “Magic United” will be represented by the Actors’ Equity Association – a union who currently represents performers and stage managers at Disney World, Broadway, and in many live theater productions in the US. Magic United will include entertainment cast members, which includes theatrical, parade, and character performers. Hosts, leads, and trainers that support the entertainment department are included as well. 1,700 cast members are eligible to join. – https://www.disneyfoodblog.com/2024/02/13/news-disneyland-cast-members-form-labor-union/ https://www.micechat.com/380005-disneyland-update-performers-unite-after-dark-alert-icon-exit/

There has been a lot of construction going on around the resort recently. There are some attractions that are coming back soon. The Astro Orbiter is being reassembled for a March 15th reopening, the Mark Twain is finally wrapping up it’s extensive refurbishment and should be transporting guests this weekend. Last but not least, Grizzly River Run will return just in time for the Food and Wine Festival on March 1st. – https://www.micechat.com/380005-disneyland-update-performers-unite-after-dark-alert-icon-exit/

The Joffrey’s Cappuccino cart is sporting a new sign. The new sign for the location better fits in with the Big Hero 6 San Fransokyo theming just steps away. The new sign is similar to the old sign, but has more cups of coffee and some added Japanese characters, which translate to Gourmet Coffee. – https://dlnewstoday.com/2024/02/photos-san-fransokyo-square-cappuccino-cart-gets-new-sign-with-japanese-characters-at-disney-california-adventure/

In celebration of Duck Days this weekend, Disney has released what limited time treats and merch that will be available. Minnie Ears, a Spirit Jersey, and a hockey puck are all available. In terms of treats, there is a chicken fried steak burrito, and orange cocktail, a chocolate mousse cake with medallion, and a “Fly Together” cake pop. – https://dlnewstoday.com/2024/02/food-and-merchandise-revealed-for-anaheim-ducks-days-2024-at-disney-california-adventure/


Food & Wine Foodie Guide – https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2024/02/disney-eats-foodie-guide-to-disney-california-adventure-food-wine-festival-2024/

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