DLW 055: Holidays, Rumors, and More…

November 7, 2018

This week we discuss holidays coming to the parks, more rumors, food items, sharing our ears for charity, how we think Disney should cross-promote, and more.

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News this Week:

The Holidays officially begin at Disneyland on Friday, November 9th. A Christmas Fantasy parade returns, as does Believe…In Holiday Magic. Paint the Night, the Pixar Play Parade, and Remember…Dreams Come True all go on hiatus. At this time, there is no scheduled nighttime spectaculars at California Adventure. – https://www.mouseplanet.com/12227/Disneyland_Resort_Update_for_November_5__11_2018#news1

As has become common, the Disney Parks Blog has posted their Foodie Guide to Festival of the Holidays. We won’t go over all of the options, you can do that by going to the link in our show notes at Disneylandweekly.com, but there are a couple of items that we thought we would highlight. (INPUT A COUPLE ITEMS HERE) The Festival of the Holidays runs November 9th to January 8th. – https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2018/11/foodie-guide-to-the-2018-disney-festival-of-holidays-at-disney-california-adventure-park/

It is that time of year again! Candy Canes will be coming to the resort starting at the end of the month. The dates that candy canes will be sold fresh at the parks are November, 23, 26, 28 and 30th and December 3, 5, 7, 10, 12, 14, 17, 19, 21 & 24th at the Candy Palace on Main Street, and over at Trolley Treats on November, 24, 27, and 29th and December 1, 4, 6, 8, 11, 13, 15, 18, 20, 22 & 25th. These dates will be posted in the show notes for reference if you didn’t catch all that! – https://micechat.com/209461-disneyland-resort-update-christmas-2018-unwrap/

We seem to be getting a lot of rumors recently and a lack of news or confirmation from Disney, but World of Color Season of Light could be returning before the end of the year. The rumor states that Disney is working to get the show going before the holidays are over. Without World of Color, there is no night time entertainment in California Adventure for the holidays. – https://twitter.com/SoCal360/status/1058429751264600064/photo/1

LaughingPlace reported on a rumor about upcoming DIsneyland After Dark themes and possible time frames. Disneyland held a couple of these extremely popular nights earlier this year and looks to be bringing them back early next year. The rumored themes are 90’s night and Date Night at Disneyland. The 90’s night may occur in January, around the same time as the first event last year, and the Date Night would fit with Valentine’s Day in February. – https://www.laughingplace.com/w/news/2018/11/06/next-two-disneyland-after-dark-event-themes-revealed/

Have you ever wanted to dress up for your photos at Disneyland, but wouldn’t be let in with a costume? Disney could be helping you out. The research and development teams at Disney are working on augmented reality systems that could suit you up in your PhotoPass pictures. – https://www.ocregister.com/2018/11/02/disneys-rd-team-imagines-a-theme-park-filled-with-augmented-reality-costumes/

Join us on social media sharing your Mickey ears, and tag them with #ShareYourEars through November 17th and Disney will donate $5 per picture, up to $2 million dollars, to Make-A-Wish. This is a great chance to support an amazing organization as well as help to celebrate Mickey’s 90th birthday! – https://twitter.com/Disneyland/status/1059591355251470336

The Oh My Disney YouTube channel will debut “Disney People,” a series that focuses on Disney fans and how Disney has shaped their lives. There is a link to the trailer in our show notes, which looks like a really run series. I know that most of you listening could be featured as well! – https://www.laughingplace.com/w/news/2018/11/06/next-two-disneyland-after-dark-event-themes-revealed/

Backyard Disneyland – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4GcyEULXObU

At long last, Luxo Jr. has finally been unwrapped at the entrance to Pixar Pier. Luxy Jr. can swivel, bob and light up in a variety of ways and adds some animation to the entrance of the area. Still no word on when Bing Bong will be coming out from behind his wall. – https://twitter.com/laughing_place/status/1058480617526972417/photo/1

When it comes to riding Grizzly River Run in DCA, it is all fun and games until you are left wet after the attraction. No longer! There are now two full body dryers near the attraction that can accommodate up to 5 people, and cost $5 for 5 minutes of drying. – https://twitter.com/SoCal360/status/1058452957383905280/photo/1

If you are planning on going to the D23 Expo like we are in August, the folks over at D23 have posted a great video on what to expect. The video covers the show floor and all that there is to see. From watching this, there is more to do than can possibly be done in the 3 days of the Expo, but it does help to get an idea for what you may want to prioritize. – https://twitter.com/DisneyD23/status/1058086398044069888/video/1

This past Sunday was Dapper Day at Disneyland, an unofficial event that encourages everyone to dress up in their best from vintage classic, to contemporary. As usual, thousands showed up dressed in their best to have a great time at the resort. – https://www.ocregister.com/2018/11/01/dapper-day-brings-20000-to-disneyland-to-turn-it-all-the-way-up-with-dashing-fashions/

Discussion Links:

Mickey’s 90th Spectacular – https://abc.go.com/shows/mickeys-90th-spectacular

Hocus Pocus 25th Anniversary Halloween Bash – https://www.hulu.com/series/hocus-pocus-25th-anniversary-halloween-bash-1861a321-0094-4f7e-bafb-8cee212e704f

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