This week we discuss concept art released for a part of Marvel Land, Christmas planning in August? hotel discounts, Duke Caboom makes his debut, mobile ordering expands, we talk Pirates of the Caribbean, and more!

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News:

Concept art released this week shows what could be the new Ant-Man microbrewery and restaurant coming to DCA next year. The concept shows the excellent theming for the new area, with some nice touches like food conveyor belts that make the food look like it is growing and shrinking, just like Ant-Man. – https://wdwnt.com/2019/07/concept-art-first-look-at-counter-service-restaurant-and-ant-man-microbrewery-coming-to-marvel-themed-land-at-disney-california-adventure/

The latest designer ears have arrived and this one is WAY more affordable than the last pair. The “Noah Ear Hat” as it is called, sports Walt Disney himself, along with Mickey Mouse from Steamboat Willie. On the back is the saying “It was all started by a mouse”. The new stylish ears are $48 and are available at the Disney Dress Shop. – http://www.disneyfoodblog.com/2019/07/27/whats-new-in-disneyland-designer-ears-disneyland-visors-dreadful-shirts-and-more/#more-256408

This week Disney announced that they will be Decking the Halls again from November 8th through January 6th. This year, World of Color – Season of Light returns, along with the Festival of Holidays, Luigi’s Joy to the Whirl, and Mater’s Jingle Jamboree to DCA. Over in Disneyland, the Sleeping Beauty Winter Castle will shine, the Believe… In Holday Magic fireworks light up the sky, and A Christmas Fantasy parade will dance down Main Street. its a small world and Haunted Mansion holidays will also be back. – https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2019/07/disneyland-resort-decks-the-halls-for-the-2019-holiday-season-beginning-november-8/

The Festival of the Holidays is returning this year over at California Adventure. From November 8th through January 6th, you can enjoy some special entertainment, music, and, of course, food. There should be a similar amount of booths this year as last year with 12. No menus have been released, but be sure to keep listening as we will let you know when they do! – http://www.disneyfoodblog.com/2019/07/25/news-disney-california-adventure-announces-dates-for-festival-of-holidays/#more-256123

There are a few discounts going on for the Disneyland Resort hotels now through September 26th. At the Grand Californian and Disneyland Hotels, you can save 15% on premium rooms, and 10% on standard rooms. The dicounts apply for stays on select Sunday-Thursday nights. – http://www.disneyfoodblog.com/2019/07/24/save-big-on-hotels-with-this-new-disneyland-discount/#more-255695

Duke Caboom has made his debut on Pixar Pier, but not in the way you might expect. Duke is running the motor at the popcorn stand. – http://www.disneyfoodblog.com/2019/07/23/duke-caboom-debuts-as-the-newest-roastie-toastie-in-disney-california-adventure/#more-255580

Some fun Toy Story themed roof decorations have been added in Pixar Pier. Designs include Bo Peep and Rex. – https://www.micechat.com/231809-disneyland-update-some-things-hot-and-some-things-not/

Mobile ordering continues to expand across the resort. Recently the Mint Julep Bar and the Adorable Snowman Frosted Treats were added as options. Unlike last year, you don’t have to wait in line for you favorite cool beverage or treat! – http://www.disneyfoodblog.com/2019/07/23/two-more-locations-have-been-added-to-disneyland-resorts-mobile-order-list/#more-255620

It seems like we were just talking about the opening of Ramone’s Serv-Ice Station in Cars Land opening. Apparently, Cast Members continue to have issues with the machines breaking and overheating, so the location has been closed until further notice. – http://www.disneyfoodblog.com/2019/07/26/whats-new-in-disneyland-resort-spicy-hot-dogs-star-wars-bags-spooky-ornaments-and-more/#more-256224

In what is probably related to the staffing cuts at the resort, the Lion King stage show in DCA has cut the dancers from the show. This leaves the singers alone to tell the tale of the Lion King in a less spectacular way. Hopefully when the annual passes open up later this month the staffing will be increased again. – https://www.micechat.com/231809-disneyland-update-some-things-hot-and-some-things-not/

We talked about this last week, but the reservation period for the experiences in Galaxy’s Edge has officially been extended to 14 days in advance. There are plans the expand this window even more as time goes on, so keep an eye on it if you want to build a lightsaber or take a seat at Oga’s Cantina. – http://www.disneyfoodblog.com/2019/07/24/advance-reservations-for-ogas-cantina-and-savis-workshop-are-now-available/#more-255844

If you missed out on the AP mug, be sure to check out the Disneyland Starbucks Ceramic Tumbler. The tumbler has been spotted for sale at the Emporium on Main Street for $24.99. – http://www.disneyfoodblog.com/2019/07/26/whats-new-in-disneyland-resort-spicy-hot-dogs-star-wars-bags-spooky-ornaments-and-more/#more-256224

Disney+ is going to be coming to the D23 Expo this year and attendees will be the first to experience the new streaming service. There will also be multiple panels, pavillion, and floor show experiences for guests to enjoy. – https://d23.com/magic-streaming-d23-expo-2019/

The work on the pedestrian bridge from the new Pixar Pals parking structure has been getting closer and closer to completion. The bridge is scheduled to open in September. Along with the bridge, there is also a walking path at the street level. – https://www.micechat.com/231809-disneyland-update-some-things-hot-and-some-things-not/

If you have been at the resort recently and noticed that the lighting along the parade route was a little dim, you would be right! The lighting is being upgraded to LED lights that should be much more energy efficient and brighter than the old lights. It will take time as they progress through the park. – https://www.micechat.com/231809-disneyland-update-some-things-hot-and-some-things-not/

Discussion Topic:

Pirates of the Caribbean – D23

Pirates – D23 2

Pirates A-Z D23

Pirates of the Caribbean History – Disney Dose

Secret History of Pirates of the Caribbean – Undercover Tourist

Pirates of the Caribbean – Wikipedia

The first ride through of Pirates!