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DLW 191: Disney Designer and Artist Evan Part 2

This week, a new ticket offer for California residents, fireworks are back at the park, the Disneyland Hotel has returned with some favorites, Halloween news, Coco is expanding at the resort, paid fastpass could be coming, we finsih our discussion with Evan, and more!

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News:

A new California Resident ticket offer has been announced! The tickets are good for 3 visits to the resort between now and September 30, 2021 for as little as $224. For an additional $55, the ticket can be upgraded to a park hopper. – https://www.mouseplanet.com/12975/Disneyland_Releases_Summer_2021_Ticket_Offer

With the 4th of July, the fireworks officially returned to Disneyland! Mickey’s Mix Magic lit up the night with a special 4th of July segment added to the end. The crowds for this performance were huge and looked like Disneyland before the pandemic. Once the show was over, getting out of the park took a while since the park closed soon after. – https://www.micechat.com/295512-disneyland-update-red-white-boo/

With the recent 4th of July celebration here in the US this past week, the Disney Parks Blog posted about the Flag Retreat Ceremony and it returning to Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom on July 1st. Disneyland’s flag retreat has been happening daily since the reopening on April 30th. The ceremony is one of the park’s oldest traditions. The flag retreat ceremony happens daily in the late afternoon in Town Square. Check with Guest Services for exact timing. – https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2021/07/time-honored-flag-retreat-ceremonies-return-to-walt-disney-world-resort-and-disneyland-resort/

The Disneyland Hotel has reopened along with a couple of it’s famous establishments. Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Bar and Tangaroa Terrace both welcomed guests back for their great food and drink options. The Tangaroa Terrace bar is open 11am to midnight, and Trader Sam’s is open 4pm to midnight. The bars have a 90 minute window to enjoy your food and beverages, to allow for more guests who are waiting to get in. – https://www.micechat.com/295512-disneyland-update-red-white-boo/

Trader Sam is celebrating at the Disneyland Hotel! The Enchanted Tiki Bar opened in 2011, making this their 10th year! To celebrate, a limited-edition pin inspired by the exterior of the location. The pin opens up to reveal a zombie head mug, along with a tiki! The pin is limited to 3,000 and is available on shopDisney.com for $19.99. – https://www.disneyfoodblog.com/2021/07/02/trader-sams-is-celebrating-its-10th-anniversary-in-disneyland-with-a-limited-edition-pin/

It is just the beginning of summer, but it is so hard not to look forward to fall and Halloween! The park calendar has the Haunted Mansion going down for refurb from August 15th through September 3rd. This typically means only one thing! Haunted Mansion Holiday could be returning this year! Disney has not confirmed this at this time, but it seems likely. – https://www.micechat.com/295512-disneyland-update-red-white-boo/

Guests are once again enjoying the frosty peaks of Matterhorn Mountain, since it has reopened as of July 2nd. Also, Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln also returned to the Opera House this week for guests to enjoy and take in some great air conditioning. – https://www.disneyfoodblog.com/2021/07/02/photos-matterhorn-bobsleds-has-reopened-in-disneyland/ and https://dlnewstoday.com/2021/07/photos-video-great-moments-with-mr-lincoln-reopens-at-disneyland/ and https://www.micechat.com/295512-disneyland-update-red-white-boo/

Coco is coming to the parks, but not exactly in the way we had imagined. On July 17th, a new Coco scene will be coming to Mickey’s PhilharMagic in Disney California Adventure. “Un Poco Loco” will anchor the new scene, with Germaine Franco, one of the original composers from the movie, producing the score that is unique to the show. Disneyland Paris will also debut the addition on July 17th, with Disney World getting it for their 50th anniversary. – https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2021/07/disney-and-pixars-coco-coming-to-mickeys-philharmagic-on-july-17/

Disneyland Paris welcomed guests back to its parks recently, and with that a new FastPass option that may come to the US parks as well. Premiere Access, not to be confused with the same name as Disney+ Premiere Access, allows guests to purchase one “Premiere Access” at a time, ranging from $9.50 to $17.75, depending on the attraction. Some attractions will also have a virtual queue, which could mean the only way to ride an attraction is to pay for it. – https://www.micechat.com/295719-disneyland-update-summer-gets-normaler/

With all the great, happy news coming out of the resort lately, there is a bit of disappointing news as well. Steakhouse 55 at the Disneyland Hotel, along with the PCH Grill at Disney’s Paradise Pier hotel are permanently closed. Disneyland officials have said that “options are being considered” for both locations. – https://www.ocregister.com/2021/07/01/disneyland-permanently-closes-2-restaurants-including-a-steakhouse-rich-in-disney-history/ and https://www.disneyfoodblog.com/2021/07/02/news-2-restaurants-set-to-permanently-close-at-disneyland-resort/

The World of Color lagoon has some sad sights for fans of the nighttime show. The wooden structures that house the show lighting near Pixar Pier have been removed, showing extensive work in progress. This means that it is unlikely that the show will return in the near future. – https://www.micechat.com/295719-disneyland-update-summer-gets-normaler/

Maurice’s Treats at the Princess Fantasy Faire has a new sweet menu item. The new item is a trio of Madeline cookies themed to Snow White, Belle, and Aurora. Snow White is flavored like chocolate chips, Belle has a citrus flavor, and Aurora tastes like raspberry. The treats have a mild flavor and are not overly sweet. They are not on the menu, so guests may have to ask for them. The trio is $6.49. – https://www.disneyfoodblog.com/2021/07/01/photos-can-you-guess-which-princess-inspired-these-new-disneyland-treats/#more-515248

Luca fans will be very excited for this next DIY treat! Luca director Enrico Casarosa has posted his recipe for Trenette al Pesto! The recipe provides step-by-step instructions that are also illustrated with characters from Luca. This may have to be something we make soon! – https://www.disneyfoodblog.com/2021/06/28/recipe-how-to-make-trenette-al-pesto-from-pixars-luca/

A new Loungefly backpack has been spotted in the parks. This one is unique in that you can attach your Minnie headband to the backpack, adding some additional flair. The bag itself is white, with Minnie ear headbands in different colors. The backpack is for sale at World of Disney for $75. – https://dlnewstoday.com/2021/07/photos-new-minnie-ear-loungefly-backpack-allows-you-to-attach-ear-headband-to-the-bag/

Trivia:

Question Submitter Answer Tage Teresa Other
What colors were the original PeopleMover cars? Matthew J. Red, Blue, Yellow & Green

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Which attraction was designed simultaneously on both U.S. coasts? Jill M. Midway Mania

What order do the princess boats take center stage in Fantasmic? Producer James Bell, Ariel, Rapunzel (who replaced Snow White)

What is the average speed of the matterhorn bobsleds? Donna S. 18 mph

On July 7, 2003 Disney Legend Chuck Abbot passed away. He was one of the original Disney Cast members and helped with several attractions, including working with Walt on Pirates. During his time there, he was named Foreman of the Year for his work on which attraction? Producer James The Matterhorn, in 1969

Discussion Topic:

Evan – Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/evandisneydesign

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