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DLW 185: The Beginning of The Enchanted Tiki Room

This week, major changes are possibly coming mid-June, hours are changing, more attractions coming back, the last Disney hotel has a return date, a view inside of Avengers Campus, some controversial merchandise, we talk about The Enchanted Tiki Room, and more!

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News:

With June 15th quickly approaching, there are a lot of changes to be aware of with California Theme Parks with the expiration of the Blueprint for a Safer Economy. On June 15th, out of state guests will be allowed at theme parks, vaccine verification will be required, park capacity will not be restricted by the state, this includes shops and restaurants, physical distancing will not be required, indoor shows and queuing can return, masks will still be required indoors and outdoors for theme parks. We will have to wait and see what Disneyland will require. – https://www.micechat.com/291605-disneyland-update-very-nearly-normal-for-better-or-worse/

Along with all of the other measures that are sure to be changing come June 15th, this next one we know for certain is happening. Disneyland will be discontinuing the temperature checks that are currently in place just before security. – https://t.co/JdJOyPVUyD

If you are like we are, and love experiencing the parks at night, then this next announcement will be very good news. Starting July 1st, Disneyland will be open 8am to 10pm, with Main Street remaining open until 11pm, Disney California Adventure will be open 8am to 9pm, and Downtown Disney will generally be open 9am to 11pm. – https://www.micechat.com/291605-disneyland-update-very-nearly-normal-for-better-or-worse/

Two attractions will also be returning for the first time since the parks reopened. Buzz Lightyear’s Astro Blasters will return on June 26th, and the Matterhorn returns on July 2nd. With the increased capacity, Disneyland can really use all the attractions up and running. – https://www.micechat.com/291605-disneyland-update-very-nearly-normal-for-better-or-worse/

The last of the Disneyland Resort hotels has an opening date! July 2nd the Disneyland Hotel returns to housing guests that are visiting the resort. Upholstery and fabrics were updated during the closure in the guest rooms, lobbies, and meeting rooms. Beds have been upgraded to allow for more space under the bed for storage, the carpets feature a fireworks design, and the corridor flooring features patterns inspired by Mary Blair art. – https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2021/05/disneyland-hotel-reopens-july-2-book-your-stay-today/

For those just too excited to wait for Avengers Campus to open, you can virtually see inside the new area through the magic of Google Earth! The 3D map of the area was updated before the parks reopened last month and gives us a pretty good view of the inside of the land. – https://www.micechat.com/291605-disneyland-update-very-nearly-normal-for-better-or-worse/

For a more official look inside Avengers Campus, look no further than the Disneyland App. The map for DCA has been updated to include the new land. There are three entrances to the campus, one from Hollywood Land, one from Cars Land, and the “main” entrance along the parade route. – https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2021/05/first-look-guide-map-for-avengers-campus-at-disney-california-adventure-park/

As with Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance opening at the parks, the new Web Slingers attraction will also be part of the virtual queue system. Guests will need to use the Disneyland App to virtually queue for the attraction, as there will not be a standby line. The virtual queue will be available at 7am and 12pm, just like Rise of the Resistance. – https://dlnewstoday.com/2021/05/web-slingers-a-spider-man-adventure-will-use-virtual-queue-system-similar-to-star-wars-rise-of-the-resistance/

The outdoor waiting area for the Hyperion Theater has been setup for use as seating for Avengers Campus dining. Signage from Pym’s Test Kitchen, as well as some larger than life props really theme this area well. – https://www.micechat.com/291605-disneyland-update-very-nearly-normal-for-better-or-worse/

Some possibly controversial merchandise is coming to Avengers Campus when it opens on June 4th. Web tech accessories can be purchased in the WEB Suppliers store and then used on the WEB Slingers: A Spider-Man Adventure to get special abilities and help get a higher score on the attraction. Some online communities have suggested this makes the attraction a more pay to win experience than a skill based one, like Buzz Lightyear or Toy Story Midway Mania. – https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2021/05/first-look-embrace-your-inner-super-hero-with-avengers-campus-merchandise-including-all-new-web-tech-available-at-disneyland-resort/

Disneyland has begun rolling out composable waste receptacles around the parks. In the areas where this has been rolled out, there are three cans; one for regular trash, one for recyclables like plastic, cans, paper, and glass, and the final can for food waste that can be used to make compost. – https://dlnewstoday.com/2021/05/photos-compostable-waste-receptacles-now-in-use-at-disneyland/

Graduates in 2022 will have the option to spend it at Disneyland for the first time since 2019! Disney has announced that Grad Nites will be returning next year for the graduating class. – https://www.micechat.com/291605-disneyland-update-very-nearly-normal-for-better-or-worse/

To help speed up the long lines at Marceline’s Confectionery in Downtown Disney, a new portable menu is available to guests waiting in line to pick what they are going to buy once they get inside. If any item is sold out, it will be covered by a Mickey head. – https://www.micechat.com/291605-disneyland-update-very-nearly-normal-for-better-or-worse/

Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen is bringing another awesome beignet creation to dine-in guests, this time in a drink form! The Beignet Flavored cocktail is alcoholic and served with a mini beignet on top, and is available to guests 21 years and older. – https://www.disneyfoodblog.com/2021/05/22/we-bet-youve-never-had-a-disney-beignet-like-this-before/

Trivia:

Question Submitter Answer Tage Teresa Other
Other than the Monorail, what attraction technically takes the guests outside of the park? Producer Vern Haunted Mansion

Based on an estimate, at the time of it’s creation, Captain EO was the most expensive film produced on a per minute basis. How much, in total or per minute, did it cost? Producer Vern $17-30 Million / $1-1.6 Million per minute

Jack Wagner, the original voice of Disneyland is arguably best known for these two things. Producer Vern Safety spiel from Matterhorn / Co-arranged the soundtrack for the Main Street Electrical Parade

How many rows in a boat at It’s a Small World? Producer Vern 6

Where can you see something inspired from the Fantasia segment Rite of Spring? Producer Vern The Primeval World

Discussion Topic:

The Enchanted Tiki Room

Disney Fandom – https://disney.fandom.com/wiki/Walt_Disney%27s_Enchanted_Tiki_Room

AllEars.net – https://allears.net/2019/07/29/why-arent-they-breathing-the-true-story-behind-walt-disneys-enchanted-tiki-room/

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