This week, we discuss the successful Oogie Boogie Bash, how to get a ticket to the sold out event, a lot of entertainment changes, The Grand Californian keeping its Spa name, Teresa and Alex talk Halloween Time, and more!

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Guests that have attended the Oogie Boogie Bash, including our very own Teresa, have reported that the party is a smash success. The highlight for many seems to be the Villains Grove with highly themed lighting and environment, or the World of Color: Villainous show on Paradise Bay. Reports online and our viewing have been mixed. It seems people either love the new show or think that it is lacking something. The DescenDANCE party, the returning Frightfully Fun Parade, treat trails, and character interactions have all received great reviews. – https://www.micechat.com/237070-first-look-at-the-new-oogie-boogies-halloween-bash/

After hearing about this amazing Halloween Party, you might want to attend this year. Tickets have sold out, but if you are determined to see it this year and money is no object, Disney has you covered. If you book a VIP tour starting at $3000, which includes a 7 hour guided tour of the parks, you can add on the Oogie Boogie Bash for just $300 more. – https://www.mouseplanet.com/12485/Disneyland_Resort_Update_for_September_23__29_2019#news1

With all of the Haunted Mansion 50th anniversary merchandise that has been in the parks recently, it is a surprise that there is yet another new set of Minnie ears that have hit the shelves. This time, they are themed to Madame Leota that include purple satin ears with a raised, velvet Haunted Mansion wallpaper print and a velvet headband with a black sequin bow. – http://www.disneyfoodblog.com/2019/09/21/whats-new-at-disneyland-resort-two-new-menus-delicious-funnel-cakes-and-everything-oogie-boogie/

After Halloween Screams ends its run, but before Believe in Holiday Magic starts for the holidays, Mickey’s Mix Magic will return from November 1st through November 7th. Pretty short run, but should bridge the gap in nightly fireworks. Believe is rumored to go to a projection only version on Mondays-Thursdays and with fireworks on Fridays through Sundays, like the other fireworks shows recently. – https://www.micechat.com/237398-disneyland-update-rocks-roll-halloween-gold/

The Main Street Electrical Parade will be “glowing away” again on September 30th, and Mickey’s Bandtastic Cavalcade will return until the Christmas Fantasy Parade premieres on November 8th. This should help with the higher crowd levels in the evenings. – https://www.micechat.com/237398-disneyland-update-rocks-roll-halloween-gold/

We have been talking about the changing live entertainment options at the resort all this summer. Now that fall has arrived and we are heading into the holiday season, Disneyland has announced some new entertainment coming to Frontierland. A new magician will be roaming around the land and on attractions like the Mark Twain showing off tricks and sleight of hand. Later this fall, a new dueling pianos show will premiere in the Golden Horseshoe, replacing Laughing Stock which ended its show there recently. – https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2019/09/new-entertainment-headed-to-frontierland-and-the-golden-horseshoe-at-disneyland-park/

The construction walls that were up in front of Guardians of the Galaxy Mission Breakout have been pushed back and allowed the FastPass distribution area for the attraction to re-enter use. Along with the return of the FastPass area, the road sports a new brick pavement design that gives a preview of what Avengers Campus will be themed like. The new pavers are a dark gray and cream color, making a sort of barcode like design on the street. – https://www.micechat.com/237398-disneyland-update-rocks-roll-halloween-gold/

Starting on October 7th, any strollers riding on the parking lot trams, or on the Mickey Vans, will have to be folded prior to being loaded. Guests who are unable to fold their strollers will have to walk to the resort via the new pedestrian bridge. Guests will disabilities who cannot fold strollers can get assistance at the access ramos at the tram load and unload areas. – https://www.micechat.com/237398-disneyland-update-rocks-roll-halloween-gold/

Dining reservations for the resort for Thanksgiving day will open on September 29th. Reservations can be booked online, through the app, or by calling 714-781-3463 between 7am and 7pm Pacific. Reservations are sure to go quick for this popular day to be in the parks, so act now if there is a must have reservation. – https://www.mouseplanet.com/12485/Disneyland_Resort_Update_for_September_23__29_2019#news2

There is a new menu over at the Tangaroa Terrace and Trader Sam’s over at the Disneyland Hotel. Some of the new items include a Poke Bowl, a Hawaiian Platter, a new ramen dish, and more at the Tangaroa Terrace. Over at Trader Sam’s, you can also get the Poke bowl, or some Pork Gyoza. With the addition of the new items, the menu is a little healthier than before, and the items look very appetizing. – http://www.disneyfoodblog.com/2019/09/21/whats-new-at-disneyland-resort-two-new-menus-delicious-funnel-cakes-and-everything-oogie-boogie/

This Spring, quick service and table service locations at the resort will be rolling out new plant based menu options. Some of the new items will be coming to Disney World first this October. The new items will be made from vegetables, fruits, grains, nuts, seeds, and legumes, instead of meat, dairy, eggs, or honey. When the menu items debut, they will be listed on the menus with a plant icon next to the item. – https://wdwnt.com/2019/09/disney-announces-new-plant-based-menu-options-and-menu-icon-coming-this-october-to-walt-disney-world-and-spring-2020-to-disneyland/

With the closing of the spa at the Grand Californian Hotel, many wondered if the resort would drop the “and spa” part of the name. This week, Disney announced that a new stone spa will be coming to the hotel. Tenaya Stone Spa will open in Spring 2020, and is inspired by nature and California heritage. Many services will be available from body treatments, to facials, to salon services. The name Tenaya can mean “to dream” in some indigenous cultures. – https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2019/09/new-tenaya-stone-spa-coming-to-disneys-grand-californian-hotel-spa-at-disneyland-resort/