DLW 040: Disneyland Turns 63!

July 18, 2018

This week we discuss Disneyland turning 63, new doughnuts and cupcakes, more Mickey ears, Cast Member events, refurbishments, Disneyland on opening day, and more!

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News this Week:

On Tuesday, Disneyland celebrated its 63rd anniversary with a parade of 63 characters before the Pixar Play Parade. There were also numerous photo spots around the park where you could pick up a sign noting the day to hold while you took the picture.

1 Mary Poppins
2 Bert
3 Cruella
4 Pengiun
5 Dug
6 Russell
7 Mr. Fredrickson
8 Genie
9 Aladdin
10 Jasmine
11 Moana
12 Pluto
13 Jane
14 Donald
15 Daisy
16 Jessie
17 Woody
18 John Smith
19 Pocahontas
20 Meeko
21 Fairy Godmother
22 Cinderella
23 Prince Charming
24 Mary
25 Suzy or Perla
26 Snow White
27 Prince Charming
28 Aurora
29 Prince Philip
30 Ariel
31 Prince Eric
32 Micky
33 Minnie
34 Peter Pan
35 Captain Hook
36 Mr. Smee
37 Wendy
38 Pinocchio
39 Gepetto
40 Jiminy Cricket
41 Elastigirl
42 Mr. Incredible
43 Frozone
44 Edna Mode
45 Joy
46 Sadness
47 Chip
48 Dale
49 Jack Sparrow
50 Tiana
51 Prince Navine
52 Brer Rabbit
53 Brer Fox
54 Brer Bear
55 Tigger
56 Pooh
57 Eeyore
58 Marie
59 Clarabell
60 Horace Horsecollar
61 Goofy
62 Max
63 Clarice (Chip and Dale’s Love interest)

New doughnuts are showing up around the hub. There is a new Up themed doughnut. Its a long john type doughnut, with sky blue frosting featuring the house from Up and chocolate ball balloons. Next there is a doughnut topped with shredded Matterhorn Macaron. The popular pineapple (not Dole Whip) doughnut has returned! These photo worthy treats are made with a pineapple filling, topped with toasted meringue and a colorful umbrella. – https://micechat.com/199876-disneyland-castle-crumbles/ or http://www.disneyfoodblog.com/2018/07/10/yes-the-dole-whip-donut-is-back-at-disneyland/

If doughnuts aren’t your thing you can try the new unicorn themed confetti and passion fruit cupcake. It is filled with passion fruit and mango and finished with a white chocolate, champagne mousse. You can find this decadent dessert at the Jolly Holiday Bakery, Clarabelle’s, Fiddler Fifer and Practical Cafe, or at the Coffee House at the Disneyland Hotel. – https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2018/07/iridescent-sweets-at-disney-parks/

Do you love ice cream? Are you looking to add to your ears collection? Well you are in luck! Disney has released a Micky Ice Cream Bar themed set of sequenced ears. They are chocolate brown, with a pink bow, and they are so delicious that it looks like someone has taken a bite out of them! – https://micechat.com/199876-disneyland-castle-crumbles/

The Cast Member Friends and Family 5k took place this past weekend, on July 14th. This popular event is one of many cast member opportunities that help to promote wellness and healthy living. Cast members spend so much time creating happiness and trying to ensure that all guests have a magical visit. I think its great that they have these exclusive and unique opportunities to enjoy the resort. – https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2018/07/disneyland-resort-cast-members-row-on-with-annual-canoe-races-tradition-and-other-exclusive-experiences/

A great charity is holding a unique event at Disneyland in the fall that will help to bring separated siblings back together for the day. Together We Rise is putting on Disney Days that will reunite siblings that were separated die to being placed in different foster families. They need volunteers to make sure this event is a success, so if you would like to volunteer, please head over to their website at togetherwerise.org/disney-days to find out how. Then event for 2018 is September 22 and 23, a Saturday and Sunday. Volunteer signups are accepted until July 27th. – https://www.togetherwerise.org/disney-days/

Do you like using Instagram? Well, Disney sure thinks you do! As we discussed previously, the resort has been making changes to some of the walls to make them more photogenic or “Instagrammable.” This started in Disney World at the Magic Kingdom, and has spread to Toon Town in Disneyland, Hollywoodland in DCA, and now to the upcoming Pixar Pier attraction. The new wall is painted purple with Inside Out labeled and includes all the emotions so you can take that perfect picture. – https://www.mouseplanet.com/12151/Disneyland_Resort_Update_for_July_1622_2018

Typically, Disney tries to close and work on attractions during the off season to work on refurbishments. However the refurb calendar is already filling up for the summer. Big Thundr is scheduled to be closed July 16th-27th, the Matterhorn will closed on July 30th, Pinocchio will also close on July 30th and is scheduled to re open Aug 3rd, the Tiki Room on Aug 8th, The Haunted Mansion will be closed starting Aug 20th for its Nightmare Before Christmas holiday overlay, and we expect that Space Mountain will also be closed to be turned into Ghost Galaxy hower dates for this closure have not been released yet. – https://micechat.com/199876-disneyland-castle-crumbles/

Over in Adventureland, work has begun on replacing the aging wheelchair lift for the Enchanted Tiki Room. In it’s place, two ramps are being installed. These will probably debut when the attraction comes back from its scheduled refurbishment. – https://www.mouseplanet.com/12151/Disneyland_Resort_Update_for_July_1622_2018

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