This week we discuss Santa taking a fall, World of Color delayed again, new 2019 merchandise, single parenting in the parks with Janie, and more!

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News this Week:

This past Saturday, Santa’s sleigh malfunctioned on him, sending the gifts and Santa himself tumbling toward the ground. Santa was held in by his safety harness and was able to be helped out, allowing the parade to continue. Santa now appears as part of the mail room float. The carolers and sleigh unit have been removed from the end of the parade for now. – https://micechat.com/212103-disneyland-update-the-year-disneyland-almost-killed-santa/

Even though it was in the process of testing and there were rumors that it was going to reopen this year, World of Color will not be returning this year according do a statement from Disney on the matter. It was confirmed that they were in the process of testing, but determined that it wasn’t ready for the public just yet. – https://www.ocregister.com/2018/12/18/disneylands-world-of-color-show-wont-be-back-until-next-year/

Here comes the 2019 merchandise – https://micechat.com/212103-disneyland-update-the-year-disneyland-almost-killed-santa/

A summer favorite is coming back in a modified form to the Tomorrowland Terrace stage. Goofy’s Holiday Dance Party will feature characters in 4 sets, excluding Mickey and Minnie. Characters dance with guests for 20 minute sets per pair. The party will run from now until January 5th and runs from 7pm-11pm. – https://micechat.com/212103-disneyland-update-the-year-disneyland-almost-killed-santa/

Some concept art for the new poolside bar that is scheduled to open in the Spring has been posted by the Orange County Register’s website. The new bar looks to be in the same style as the rest of the hotel, and looks beautiful. The new bar will include plenty of seating for drinking your beverages. – https://www.ocregister.com/2018/12/15/check-out-the-new-pool-bar-coming-to-disneys-grand-californian-hotel/

As we have reported on previously, the walkway near the Haunted Mansion was being widened, decreasing the planter in that area. The wall has come down and the new space now houses outdoor vending that was once located on the bridge by Splash Mountain. The area looks good and they were able to keep some of the planter there instead of completely removing them like has happened in other areas of the park. – https://micechat.com/212103-disneyland-update-the-year-disneyland-almost-killed-santa/

After a 1 million dollar remodel, Wetzel’s Pretzels has reopened in Downtown Disney. The remodel features art from two well known artists; Trek Thunder Kelly painted the mural inside, and Dan Medina created custom door handles. – https://micechat.com/212103-disneyland-update-the-year-disneyland-almost-killed-santa/ Single Pa

If you are in the Southern California area and want a chance to see the ship that was used for the Interceptor in Pirates of the Caribbean, you are in luck! The Lady Washington will be available for tours and even a sailing. Tickets range from a $5 donation for a tour, up to $85 for a sailing. For exact location and tour dates, check out the link in our show notes at dlweekly.net. – https://www.ocregister.com/2018/12/13/how-to-sail-on-a-real-ship-from-disneys-pirates-of-the-caribbean/