This week we discuss Tangaroa Terrace reopens, World of Color possible return date, separate admission to Galaxy’s Edge, vlogging in the parks, and more!

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News:

The Tangaroa Terrace has reopened at the Disneyland Hotel. In fact, even the name has been updated to the Tongaroa Terrace Tropical Bar and Gill. The refreshed location also includes a new outdoor bar with seating, tables, and lots of nice tiki decorations.

*Teresa’s Picks*
Breakfast- Tangaroa Toast brick toast topped with bananas foster, whipped cream and toasted coconut. Served with a side of bacon and island fruit – *Tage Agrees*

Lunch/Dinner- Pu Pu Platter pork gyoza, panko-crusted long beans, chili garlic edamame, and sweet and spicy chicken wings served with togarashi aioli. Or the Shipwrecked Nachos kalua style pulled pork, pineapple salsa, hoisin sauce, togarashi aioli, and bbq sauce.

**Tage picks the Pork Gyoza with Ponzu sauce**

Drinks- Tangaroa Cooler made with Hendrick’s Gin, Orgeat Syrup (an almond syrup), Falernum (a Caribbean syrup liqueur), Angostura Bitters, and lemon and grapefruit juices. Or the Sea Monster’s Embrace consists of The Real McCoy and Plantation Dark Rum, New Amsterdam Gin, Christian Brothers Brandy, Passion Fruit, Falernum, and orange/lime/pineapple juices

**Tage thinks the cups are cool, but way too pricey. –

I wouldn’t necessarily hold our breath for this one, but it does look like World of Color is scheduled to return on March 1st, with soft opening starting on February 22nd. Dining reservations are open for these dates on the Disneyland website, if you want to get a meal and a great viewing spot for the show. – http://www.disneyfoodblog.com/2019/02/09/when-will-world-of-color-return-to-disney-california-adventure-in-disneyland-resort/

Be prepared, because this summer you can celebrate “The Lion King” over in DCA! The celebration will be filled with music, craft activities, and more. Everyone is invited to join in while a traveling troupe of storytellers celebrate in story, song, and dance. – https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2019/02/celebrate-the-lion-king-this-summer-at-disney-california-adventure-park/

The Orange County Register posted an article asking if attractions in Galaxy’s Edge could cost extra in addition to your park ticket or annual pass. They discuss the possibility of selling the FastPass tickets before the new land opens to decrease the onslaught of guests who would descend upon the resort to experience the new attractions. – https://www.ocregister.com/2019/02/12/will-disneyland-charge-more-to-ride-star-wars-galaxys-edge-attractions/

Disney has announced another Disneyland After Dark event – this time in California Adventure! On April 30 and May 1st, from 9pm to 1am, guests can come dressed as their favorite super heroes and experience some of the attractions in DCA during the event. Tickets go on sale February 19th for annual passholders and February 21 for the general public. – https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2019/02/join-super-heroes-during-disneyland-after-dark-heroes-assemble/

The decorative scrims have been installed on the scaffolding around Sleeping Beauty Castle this week. The front has updated concept art from Herb Ryman of what the castle was to look like before Disneyland construction began. The back scrim, facing Fantasyland is of Prince Philip battling Maleficent with Flora, Fauna, and Merryweather up by the peak of the scrims. – https://www.micechat.com/216726-disneyland-update-drenched-gumballs-and-scrim-covered-castle/

Yet another popcorn bucket has arrived at the resort, this time it is Minnie Mouse! This popcorn bucket is available to anyone and is not limited to annual passholders. It also does not include the $1 refills like the annual passholder exclusive ones. – http://www.disneyfoodblog.com/2019/02/08/the-new-minnie-balloon-popcorn-bucket-has-landed-in-disneyland/

Disney PhotoPass has added a little extra pixie dust to one of their favorite photo locations. Guest can now think of all the joy they’ll find, when they leave the world behind as they pose in front of the train station while Peter Pan flies in the sky above! – https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2019/02/never-grow-up-with-the-newest-disney-photopass-magic-shot/

There is finally significant movement on the eastern security gateway that we discussed a permit for months ago. The new permanent security structure will replace the current security tents that are described as temporary, even though they have been there for years now. The new structure should allow faster processing of guests entering from Harbor Boulevard. – https://www.micechat.com/216726-disneyland-update-drenched-gumballs-and-scrim-covered-castle/

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