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DLW 189: Disneyland’s First Peter Pan Part 2

This week, a lot of operational changes with no masks or social distancing, some entertainment returns to the streets, a popular guest activity is available again, we finish our discussion with Joan, the first Peter Pan at Disneyland, and more!

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News:

Since June 15th and the drop of the blueprint for a safer economy restrictions in California, what has changed at Disneyland? A lot, but most of it is good news! Indoor queues have returned, mix that with the removal of social distancing, and attractions returning to full capacity and the parks feel delightfully empty. Dining location capacity has also returned to at or near capacity, making finding a place to sit and eat a lot easier. Mobile order availability has been reduced, allowing more standby ordering to happen, easing the strain to get food. Stores have also returned to full capacity, removing the need for one way entrance and exits of retail locations, making access much easier. – https://www.micechat.com/294489-disneyland-update-the-magic-of-entertainment-returns/

Disneyland is a magical place, and part of what makes it so magical is the entertainment around the resort. This week, a couple of those entertainment options returned. The Disneyland Band is marching down Main Street, and the Citizens of Buena Vista Street are performing on a stage in front of the Carthay Circle Fountain. No word yet on when the rest of the entertainment, like the Dapper Dans will return. – https://www.micechat.com/294489-disneyland-update-the-magic-of-entertainment-returns/

For guests that have been waiting for over a year to trade their pins, the wait is finally over! Pin trading has returned to most locations in the form of the pin boards. Cast member lanyard trades have not returned at this time, but is expected to return in the not too distant future. – https://www.micechat.com/294489-disneyland-update-the-magic-of-entertainment-returns/

Guests visiting Disney California Adventure will have a much easier time accessing the new Avengers Campus. This week, the line to access the new area has dropped from 5+ hours all day, to a line in the morning at opening, and being non-existent by as early as 11am everyday. – https://www.micechat.com/294489-disneyland-update-the-magic-of-entertainment-returns/

Fans of the new Disney+ original Loki are in for a treat at Avengers Campus! Since the premiere, each week when Loki appears in Avengers Campus, his outfit reflects the one he wears in the show from that week. So far, he has appeared as standard Loki in his Asgardian outfit, then his jumpsuit from episode 1, and then in his jacket from the Time Variance Authority. We expect to see more changes as the character changes in the show. – https://www.micechat.com/294489-disneyland-update-the-magic-of-entertainment-returns/

It appears that the virtual queue test for Indy has been discontinued with the reopening of indoor queues and social distancing relaxation. The attraction, just like other attractions in the park, has returned to full capacity making the line move quickly for standby guests. – https://www.micechat.com/294489-disneyland-update-the-magic-of-entertainment-returns/

This September, Gay Days is returning to the resort. From September 17th through the 19th, the unofficial event will bring a sea of red t-short wearing members and ally’s of the LGBTQ++ community. Previously, the event took place the first weekend in October. A schedule hasn’t been announced yet, but will be posted at the link in our show notes. – https://www.disneyfoodblog.com/2021/06/18/gay-days-is-coming-back-to-disneyland-this-year/ and https://www.gaydaysanaheim.com/GDA/

The limited presentation of Rise of the Resistance that has been utilized since Disneyland reopened has been discontinued and the original flow has returned. Guests progressing through the attraction previously skipped the pre-show to keep under the limitations from the state to keep indoor attractions under 15 minutes. With the limitation dropped, the full pre-show is back. – https://www.micechat.com/294489-disneyland-update-the-magic-of-entertainment-returns/

The force is strong with coffee lovers in Star Wars Galaxys Edge. A new Cold Brew Coffee topped with Sweet Cream Cheese and Chocolate Puffs has arrived at Docking Bay 7. The drink is topped with Cocoa Puffs, adding an interesting texture and flavor to the drink. The beverage is available for lunch and dinner, and not breakfast. – https://www.disneyfoodblog.com/2021/06/17/review-there-are-cocoa-puffs-in-disneylands-new-coffee-drink-and-we-aint-mad/

A favorite unique set of items have returned to Star Wars Galaxys Edge. The detonator Coke bottles have been restocked, replacing the plain Coke bottles that were available when the parks reopened. – https://www.micechat.com/294489-disneyland-update-the-magic-of-entertainment-returns/

There aren’t too many discounts to be had at the resort at this time, unelss you would like a great deal on accommodations at Disney hotels. Visitors who book by September 16 can save up to 25% at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, and up to 20% at the Disneyland Hotel for travel July 5 through October 2, 2021. – https://www.mouseplanet.com/12968/Disneyland_Resort_Update_for_June_2129_2021#news1

Fans of being chosen to carry the magical red cards rejoice! The red cards that cast members give out in attraction queues to determine the accurate wait times for attractions are back in circulation! – https://www.micechat.com/294489-disneyland-update-the-magic-of-entertainment-returns/

Trivia:

Question Submitter Answer Tage Teresa Other
For most of its history, Disneyland Park has had a rocket spinner attraction. By what 4 names has this style attraction been known? Matthew J, Astro Jets (1956) / Tomorrowland Jets (1964) / Rocket Jets (1967) / Astro Orbitor (1998)

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What’s the name of the highest hill you traveled over on the Skyway buckets (hint: it’s where Matterhorn is today)? Kris M. Holiday Hill

What three characters could you meet at the Star Wars Launch Bay? Producers “Boba Fett, Darth Vader, Chewbacca Edit from Mickeyblog: BB-8, Chewie, and Kylo Ren”

Why is the Carnation Cafe often identified as Walt Disney’s favorite restaurant? Why is it impossible for that to be true? Lee S. Because of the “Walt’s Favorites” items on the menu, such as his chili. It didn’t open until 1997

Adventureland wasn’t the name the original land was envisioned to have. What was it develooped developed as? Producers True Life Adventureland

Discussion Topic:

Joan, the first Disneyland Peter Pan

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