This week, Snow White returns with a new name, Tomorrowland 2055 lives!?, Josh D’Amaro is hanging out at the resort, start your morning with a Disney sunrise, Mickey balloons return, more shops reopen, we reverse trivia land, and more!
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Seemingly out of nowhere, we got a magical reveal of the reimagine of Snow White’s Scary Adventures, which has been renamed Snow White’s Echanted Wish. The interior and exterior have been updated in this classic attraction, along with some new 21st century tech. New LED black lights, music, laser projections, animation systems, and audio-visual technology has added. Several new scenes were added, including Snow White waking up from her sleep. A new animatronic Snow White also appears. – https://t.co/tIZciEQAyO
An artist has created a 3-D version of some of the concept art from the proposed Tomorrowland 2055 designs that never came to be from the early 90s. Rob Yeo recreated the 3-D models in a program called Blender from drawn concept art. The result is a very art-deco and even includes a redesign of the People Mover! – https://dlnewstoday.com/2020/12/artist-creates-tomorrowland-2055-based-on-rejected-imagineering-concepts-for-disneyland/
With the stay-at-home order in effect throughout California, Josh D’Amaro, Chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences and Products, has been visiting the parks. With the massive layoffs of 32,000 cast members, walking around the parks must be especially hard right now. – https://dlnewstoday.com/2020/12/photos-josh-damaro-visits-disneyland-resort-amidst-california-covid-19-stay-at-home-order/
Josh D’Amaro has been hanging out at the Disneyland Resort a lot recently, and on a recent trip noticed that Cast Members have decorated Walt’s apartment above the Firehouse on Main Street, even though no guests would be able to see it. Josh took the opportunity to post it on social media for all those who could not see it this year. – https://dlnewstoday.com/2020/12/photos-josh-damaro-shares-look-at-christmas-tree-inside-walt-disneys-apartment-at-disneyland/
Last year, Disney posted a set of sunrise videos from the different parks in the US. Disney has now posted these as a series of videos on Disney+. If you want to start your day off right with a sunrise in a Disney park, this is a great option. – https://dlnewstoday.com/2020/12/new-disney-parks-sunrise-series-now-streaming-on-disney/
A common sight before the pandemic was the high flying Mickey Balloons for sale. Disney has started selling these guest favorites on Buena Vista Street. Other items also include popcorn buckets and holiday merchandise. – https://dlnewstoday.com/2020/12/photos-mickey-balloons-once-again-available-at-disney-california-adventure/
The Orange County Register posted an article explaining how Avenger’s Campus could be bringing 50 – or more – super heroes to life. Already announced are at least 16 of them, including Spider-Man, Doctor Strange, Black Widow, Black Panther, Captain America, Iron Man, Ant-Man and even a super villain Taskmaster. For a complete list of characters they think are coming, check out the link in our show notes. – https://t.co/G933qShI2R
Disney collaborated with the Power of One foundation to offer dry goods, pantry items, fresh foods, meal kits, diapers, baby food, and more. The Disney VoluntEARS worked with the foundation to distribute the items into 1,500 Anaheim family and cast member vehicles. In addition, food donations were made to the local food bank partners including the Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County and the Orange County Food Bank. 20 tons of food was donated from closed Downtown Disney restaurants. The Disneyland resort has donated over 200 tons of food since March to those in need in Orange County. – https://www.disneyfoodblog.com/2020/12/21/disneyland-resort-supports-a-donation-event-for-anaheim-families/ and https://dlnewstoday.com/2020/12/foundation-hosts-christmas-food-bank-at-the-disneyland-resort-for-laid-off-cast-members-and-locals-in-need/ and https://t.co/XPQYVU4W7q
Another shop has returned to service last week in California Adventure. Gone Hollywood is carrying a wide variety of holiday and other Disney merchandise, but has also unveiled new coin press machines that feature a digital screen to select your coin design. – https://dlnewstoday.com/2020/12/photos-video-gone-hollywood-reopens-at-disney-california-adventure/
An extension to the Stage 17 shopping area of Disney California Adventure has opened in Hollywood Land. The new area includes the Studio Store kiosk, as well as plenty of racks of items out in the area. The Studio Store section is heavily stocked with Star Wars merchandise, while the outside is more holiday merch. – https://dlnewstoday.com/2020/12/photos-new-outdoor-shopping-area-set-up-outside-of-stage-17-at-disney-california-adventure/
New apparel and 2021 merchandise has begun to show up around Downtown Disney. Some new youth designs on a windbreaker, long-sleeved shirt, sweat pants, and more. The new 2021 designs have appeared on t-shirts, sweatshirts, ID holders, and more. Most of the new merch is available in World of Disney. – https://dlnewstoday.com/2020/12/photos-new-disneyland-youth-apparel-and-2021-merchandise-arrives-at-the-disneyland-resort/
For guests wanting to add some bling to their electronic devices, new ones have appeared around the resort. There are some AirPod charging cases, pop sockets, and iPhone cases. Designs include classic Disney characters, as well as new ones like Baby Yoda. – https://dlnewstoday.com/2020/12/photos-new-character-airpod-charging-cases-popsockets-and-clear-mickey-iphone-cases-debut-at-disneyland-resort/
Minnie ear fans rejoice! Another new color has been released, this time it is called Sparking Champagne. The color is a mix between gold and silver, and has sequins on each ear, with a bow in the middle made of shimmering fabric. The ears are $29.99 and are at World of Disney and Walt Disney World. – https://dlnewstoday.com/2020/12/photos-new-sparkling-champagne-minnie-mouse-ear-headband-now-available-at-disneyland-resort/
The Disney College Program has issued an update on the program and recruitment last week. In the release, they say they are not sure when the program will begin recruitment again after it being paused earlier this year. The program does encourage students who would like to participate in the future to connect with disneycareers.com and continue to follow them on social media. – https://dlnewstoday.com/2020/12/disney-college-program-issues-update-regarding-recruitment/