This week, donations, app updates that raise questions, Minnie the main attraction mania, Food and Wine Fest updates, Dapper Days, we talk about The Jungle Cruise, and more!

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News:

There is no official word from Disney if the parks will be closed longer. When the parks close earlier this month, Disney had give April 1st as the re-opening date. Since then, there has been a statewide stay at home issued until April 19th suggesting the parks will be extending their closure until at least then. Another hint as to when the parks may reopen was that Disney quietly launched a hotel promotion for their resort hotels valid on stays from April 19th through June 18th. Stays must be booked now though May 31st. – https://www.micechat.com/254880-disneyland-update-the-painful-afterglow/

Last week we reported that Disneyland planned to donate their excess food to the Second Harvest Food Bank. The numbers are in and Disney was able to donate 58,090 pounds, or 38,726 meals! – https://www.micechat.com/254880-disneyland-update-the-painful-afterglow/

The Disneyland app had a routine update last week. This is something that usually isn’t noteworthy however after the update a new option was added on the menue. Currenty virtual queues are used when new attractions open, much like the boadring pass system used for the opening of Galaxy’s Edge and Rise of the Resistance.The new Virtual Queues option might suggest they are planning to use this once Avengers Campus opens or could this be a hint that virtual queues may be added to some of the popular, classic attractions? – https://www.micechat.com/254571-disneyland-app-refresh-hints-at-theme-park-future/

Any Weeklyteers have unused tabs left on your sip and savor pass? Good news for you, Disney has filed a permit with the city of Anaheim that suggest the Food and Wine Festival will be extended. The new permit would allow the park to keep the festival marketplace booths in palce until Sept 7th. – https://www.mouseplanet.com/12615/Disneyland_Resort_Update_for_March_23__29_2020#news2

Mad Tea Party was the theme for the Minnie the Main Attraction merch that was released this past weekend. With the parks and Disney Store locations clsoed, shoppers were only able to purchase the brightly colored merch from shopdisney.com The merch was released at 7am pst and hopeful shoppers experienced very slow load times and checkout times. Alex from our chat said that he …. – https://wdwnt.com/2020/03/shop-new-minnie-mouse-the-main-attraction-mad-tea-party-collection-for-march-now-available-on-shopdisney/

ShopDisney shared a sneak peek for the new Minnie the Main Attraction merch release for April. The theme is it’s a small world. The pastel collection inclues a plush, pins, mug, fannie pack and of course ears! – https://wdwnt.com/2020/03/photos-disney-reveals-sneak-peek-at-its-a-small-world-collection-for-the-minnie-mouse-the-main-attraction-april-release/

Spring is here and that mean Dapper Days is just around the corner! Due to recent park closures, Dapper Days has announced that they are going to do things a little differently this year. According to their website, the Dapper Day outing that was originally scheduled for April 19th is still on! But just to be safe, they have scheduled an “encore” outing to take place on June 21st. Dapper Days has also decided to reschedule the expo from April 18-19 to June 20-21. The expo is scheduled to take place at the Disneyland Hotel. – https://www.disneyfoodblog.com/2020/03/23/news-disneyland-dapper-day-expo-rescheduled-and-encore-outing-announced/

Discussion Topic

The Jungle Cruise

WikiPedia – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jungle_Cruise

Disney Parks Blog – https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2013/04/its-a-jungle-out-there-the-history-of-jungle-cruise-horticulture/

Hunting Pixie Dust History – https://huntingpixiedust.com/the-history-of-the-jungle-cruise/