DLW 078: The 1964-65 World’s Fair

April 24, 2019

This week we discuss Halloween officially moving over to California Adventure, a runaway railway is coming, Sleeping Beauty Castle has a return date, Galaxy’s Edge reservation emails going out, Tikiland Day, the 1964-65 World’s Fair, and more!

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This Halloween season, guests will be able to enjoy an all new event- Oogie Boogie Bash. The party will be hosted in California Adventure and will have multiple new and spooky experiences for you to enjoy. Events include a Descendants inpired dance party, a Disney villains walk through experience, a stage show with Mickey, and a new World of Color spectacular Villainous! Halloween time will be celebrated at the resort from Sept 6 through Oct 31. – https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2019/04/new-oogie-boogie-bash-a-disney-halloween-party-coming-to-disney-california-adventure-park-tickets-on-sale-beginning-next-week/

Guests with hotel accommodations for the Disney Resort Hotels have started to get email notifications about their Galaxy’s Edge reservations. The reservations are for 4 hour blocks and are randomly assigned by Disney. Each registered guest is given the same reservation time slot. If you are not staying at a Disneyland Resort hotel, details will be released on May 2nd at 8am Pacific on how the system will work for that, with reservations opening at 10am that same day. – https://wdwnt.com/2019/04/guests-with-disneyland-resort-hotel-bookings-to-receive-reservation-times-for-star-wars-galaxys-edge-via-email-today/

The internet is abuzz with people concerned about the Adventureland sign that was removed last week. The sign is coming back, so there is no need to worry. The sign was removed in order to increase guest flow through this area. There was no way to remove the support of the sign without re-working the sign, which required it to be removed. In its place is an old Adventureland sign that was at the exit to the Jungle Cruise in the 70s and 80s. – https://wdwnt.com/2019/04/photos-adventureland-marquee-removed-temporary-new-signage-now-in-place-at-disneyland-park/ and http://www.disneyfoodblog.com/2019/04/22/historic-disneyland-sign-posted-in-adventureland-as-marquee-undergoes-restoration/

We had spoken about this before, but it has been confirmed this week by Disney that Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway is coming to Toontown in 2022. The new attraction entrance will be where the Gag factory is currently located and the attraction itself will take over space currently home to backstage buildings. The movement of the backstage departments is delaying the construction for this project to get started. – https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2019/04/mickey-minnies-runaway-railway-to-roll-into-disneyland-park/

This year’s Environmentality Art challenge is on display over at the Redwood Creek Challenge trail in DCA. In celebration of Earth Day, cast members use their imaginations and create different pieces of art our of recyclable materials. This years display included Java the Cup (a Starbucks like logo featuring Java the Hutt and made out of plastic cups), the Swiss Family Robinson’s Treehouse made out of wine corks, and Saving Nemo which was a simple piece but effective. It showed a frightened Dory and Marlin surrounded by plastic waste in the ocean. – https://www.micechat.com/222671-disneyland-update-sign-of-the-times/

Later this week the Pop-Up Disney: A Mickey Celebration will open. Tickets are $30 for weekdays and $38 on weekends. If you want to get your reservation, check out the link in our show notes at dlweekly.net. – https://www.micechat.com/222671-disneyland-update-sign-of-the-times/

Ramone’s ServICE is now open for business! The new slushie stand is located over in Carsland at Ramone’s House of Body Art. Take your pick from four new slush drinks. The World Grand Freeze combines grape, cherry, and mello yellow slush and is topped with nerds. Red’s 4 Alarm Fire is cherry flavored with some blue raspberry, lime, and mello yellow topped with passion fruit popping pearls. The Groocy glacier mixes mellow yellow, cherry, blue raspberry, lime, some rainbow swirl glitter and strawberry popping pearls. And the Dinoco Blue is blue raspberry with topped with lime, mellow yellow and dinosaur gummies! – http://www.disneyfoodblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Ramones-Serv-Ice-Slushies-at-Cars-Land-2.jpg

Some of the benches in Pixar Pier have been updated and feature some of the characters and designs from the Pal-a-round gondolas. Its a nice touch that makes the area more colorful and themed. – https://www.micechat.com/222671-disneyland-update-sign-of-the-times/

The facade for the Inside Out themed attraction – Emotional Whirlwind has been installed. For those that have seen the movie, the wall is themed like the memory storage and is filled with colorful globes filled with memories. – https://www.micechat.com/222671-disneyland-update-sign-of-the-times/

A flying carpet has taken the place of a flying elephant, the opera house is now showing a sneak peek of Aladdin. Costumes, props and art from the film are also on display. We were very excited to see that the lamp and the magic carpet are on display for guests to enjoy! – https://www.micechat.com/222671-disneyland-update-sign-of-the-times/

The castle has a return date and it is just in time for Galaxy’s Edge premiere just a couple of days later. You can see Sleeping Beauty’s Castle in all her splendor on May 27th. – https://www.micechat.com/222671-disneyland-update-sign-of-the-times/

If you are visiting the parks this weekend, be sure to check out Tikiland Day happening on Sunday April 28th. The day will be filled with tiki inspired fun, fashion, art, and escapism. Events include giveaways, exclusive pins, a treasure hunt with prizes, a tiki room sing a long, group photos, socials held at the Tropical Hideway, Tangaroa Terrace and Trader Sam’s and more! For more info and to RSVP check out Tikilandday on instagram and facebook! – https://www.instagram.com/p/Bv23kXJlEDV/

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