This week, we discuss saving the date for a new daytime parade, Avengers Campus progress before the summer 2020 opening, a new dining package option, more sweet treats, some cool vintage merchandise, the Ducks are invading DCA, we talk Disney Dollars and The Imagineering Story, and more!

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News:

The new parade coming to Disneyland has at least partially arrived at the resort, and with an official opening date! Guests will experience this new parade starting on February 28, 2020. As we reported when the parade was announced at D23, this new offering will include characters from Coco, Moana, Peter Pan, Aladdin, Cinderella, Princess & The Frog, Sword in the Stone, Pinocchio, and more. – https://www.micechat.com/245500-disneyland-update-holiday-bomb-hits-gazing-into-2020/

MiceChat has reported this week that some performances of Fantasmic! have been cancelled. There is no word on if this is a technical issue, or a staffing issue. We will keep investigating and if we get a solid answer, we will pass it along. – https://www.micechat.com/245500-disneyland-update-holiday-bomb-hits-gazing-into-2020/

Progress on the Avengers Campus is coming along nicely. Scaffolding is starting to come down around the front of the Spider-Man attraction, while there is still quite a bit left to do on the building that will house the phase two e-ticket attraction that will be topped with a Quinn Jet. There is still a lot to do before the summer 2020 opening. – https://www.micechat.com/245500-disneyland-update-holiday-bomb-hits-gazing-into-2020/

With Carthay Circle closing for refurbishment next month, Disney has added a new WOC dining package location. Storytellers Cafe at Disney’s Grand Californian will offer lunch and dinner options with prices ranging from $50 for adults and $25 for children. An added bonus, guests who book this dining package will also receive 4 hours of complimentary valet parking on the night of their reservation! – https://www.mouseplanet.com/12546/Disneyland_Resort_Update_for_December_16__22_2019#news4

A new souvenir cup is available in New Orleans Square. The Mint Julep Cup is a different take on the usual sippers found around the resort. The stainless steel cup has a dimpled texture and a simple design, the New Orleans and Disneyland Park logos in black. The cup is available at the Mint Julep Bar for $14.99 and comes with your choice of a fountain drink or mint julep. – https://wdwnt.com/2019/12/photos-new-orleans-square-cup-now-available-at-disneyland-park/

Peppermint fans rejoice, a new donut has been spotted at the Jolly Holiday Bakery. The Peppermint Bark Donut is a yeast long john donut, topped with vanilla icing, festive sprinkles, and large pieces of peppermint bark. – http://www.disneyfoodblog.com/2019/12/15/review-oh-its-a-jolly-holiday-with-the-new-peppermint-bark-donut-in-disneyland/

Calling all churro fans, a new holiday churro is now available at the Snackin Place! The Christmas Tree churro is covered in green sugar and comes with a side of cherry pie dipping sauce. The festive red and green treat is $6.25 – http://www.disneyfoodblog.com/2019/12/10/review-disneylands-got-a-new-christmas-tree-churro-and-cherry-pie-fans-should-celebrate/

New, vintage styled merchandise has been spotted at the parks. The designs feature art from previous Disneyland anniversaries, the 1983 Fantasyland expansion, as well as other throwbacks. – https://www.micechat.com/245500-disneyland-update-holiday-bomb-hits-gazing-into-2020/

Disney has confirmed that the Oogie Boogie Bash will be returning in 2020! Dates and prices have not been released yet. – https://www.mouseplanet.com/12546/Disneyland_Resort_Update_for_December_16__22_2019#news3

We are happy to announce that we were right when talking about the Play Disney Parks app integration to the Indiana Jones Adventure including the ability to decode the hieroglyphics in the queue. The new experience, titled “Indiana Jones Adventure – The Gifts of Mara” will also include games that will allow you to decode maps, earn digital achievements, and more. – https://wdwnt.com/2019/12/confirmed-indiana-jones-adventure-mara-glyphics-decoder-game-now-available-on-play-disney-parks-app/

Wednesday, January 8th will be Anaheim Ducks Day at Disney California Adventure. Hollywood Land will be taken over by the team with decor, meet and greets, activities, and more. Children selected from local nonprofit organizations, including GOALS, Cops 4 Kids and Pure Game will take part in the event. Merchandise and special treats will also be available. Check out the link in the show notes for specific events and times. – https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2019/12/gear-up-for-anaheim-ducks-day-returning-to-disney-california-adventure-park-on-jan-8/

Last week we discussed the Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance attraction coming to Disneyland next month. This week, merchandise featuring the new experience has landed around the parks. Items include an annual passholder exclusive shirt, baseball caps, t-shirts, mugs, and more. – https://www.micechat.com/245500-disneyland-update-holiday-bomb-hits-gazing-into-2020/

Discussion Topic:

Disney Dollars – WikiPedia

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The Imagineering Story