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DLW 222: The Perfect Park Bag

This week, mask requirements are changing again, the California Food and Wine Festival is returning, we have the details, great news about the trams, the Super Bowl came to Disneyland, we talk with Debbie and Steve about the best park bag, and more!

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News:

Starting this Thursday, February 17th, face coverings will only be required for unvaccinated Guests (ages 2 and older) in all indoor locations, including throughout indoor attractions and indoor queues. Face coverings are required for all Guests, regardless of vaccination status, in certain indoor settings including Disney shuttles and in health settings, such as in First Aid. Face coverings are optional for Guests in outdoor areas. – https://www.disneyfoodblog.com/2022/02/15/news-disneyland-resort-eliminates-mask-mandate-in-most-locations/

The Disney California Adventure Food and Wine Festival is returning to the resort from March 4th through April 26th. This year, over a dozen festival marketplaces will offer fun and exciting food options. Special menu items will also be offered at dining locations around the park, such as Pym Test Kitchen and Terran Treats in Avenger’s Campus. The Sip n Saver pass will be available to use on up to 8 items from the festival. – https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2022/02/get-ready-for-culinary-fun-at-the-2022-disney-california-adventure-food-and-wine-festival/ and https://www.mouseplanet.com/13117/Disneyland_Resort_Update_for_February_14__20_2022#news2

We are talking about all the things to do at the Food and Wine Festival, but what about the FOOD? Some of the options coming to the festival were previewed for Disney Visa cardholders in the most recent mailer. – https://www.disneyfoodblog.com/2022/02/11/disneyland-resort-is-about-to-get-frozen-guac-and-4-other-new-treats/

A fan favorite is also returning for the Food and Wine Festival! Soarin’ over California will be swapped in replacing the Soarin’ over the World. Guests will be experiencing the sights and smells of California starting on March 4th, with no current end date announced. – https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2022/02/get-ready-for-culinary-fun-at-the-2022-disney-california-adventure-food-and-wine-festival/

Weeklyteers should probably sit down for this one. The trams are coming back this month! Disneyland posted on Twitter that the trams are returning Febraury 24rd! It has been just under two years since the trams cycled between the Mickey and Friends and Pixar Pals parking structures and Downtown Disney. – https://twitter.com/Disneyland/status/1491818730095104000 and https://www.micechat.com/314063-disneyland-trams-returning/

Guests who take the rafts over to Tom Sawyer’s Island in the near future will have a unique experience. The refurbishment of Fantasmic! has made the dock used for guests unavailable at the moment, so the rafts are docking at the Fantasmic! support dock further down the river. To keep river traffic safe, when leaving the island, guests are taken around the entire island and back to the dock. This is a uniqie opportunity to see the river this way. No word on how long the dock will be closed for work, but act fast! – https://www.micechat.com/314132-disneyland-update-parking-trams-food-festival-super-bowl/

Another favorite nighttime spectacular has made more progress toward performances again. The World of Color projector housings have been reinstalled along the backside of Paradise Bay. The previous housings had a lot of weather damage that would not be repaired. Once the new housing installation is completed, the show should be ready to begin testing and adjustments before opening to the public sometime this spring. – https://dlnewstoday.com/2022/02/world-of-color-projector-houses-installed-at-paradise-bay-lagoon-at-disney-california-adventure/

For Weeklyteers in the United States, this last weekend was the Super Bowl. The Los Angeles Rams beat the Cincinatti Bengals 23 to 20. What does this have to do with Disneyland? Well, the Rams players MVP Cooper Kupp, Aaron Donald and Matthew Stafford said that iconic phrase “I’m going to Disneyland!” And they did! The champions took part in a Cavalcade down Main Street, a trip around Avenger’s Campus, and more. To see the highlights, visit the link in our show notes. – https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2022/02/mvp-cooper-kupp-aaron-donald-and-matthew-stafford-celebrate-super-bowl-win-at-disneyland-resort-with-a-jubilant-cavalcade/

With the big 50th anniversary celebration for Walt Disney World in full swing, a couple of board games are coming out to mark the occassion. One of them is called “The Happiest Day Game,” which the description reads “It’s a delightful game of sharing and discovery! Visit exciting attractions, meet cherished characters, and experience magical moments throughout the Magic Kingdom Park. Along the way, you’ll share your favorite ways to spend the day. When Tinker Bell reaches the top of the castle, the game board magically transforms from day to night! It’s an enchanting adventure every time you play!” The one that we are most excited for is the Big Thunder Mountain Railroad game! The description reads “This here is the wildest game in the wilderness! Step off the stagecoach and into the cursed mining town of Tumbleweed. Will you find fortune mining the mysterious mountain, or awaken its many dangers? Discover gold-filled veins, grow your mining operations with new equipment, and invest in the town’s businesses. With the right strategy and a dash of good ol’ fashioned luck, you may strike it rich!” Sounds fun. Both games come out this spring and are not open for pre-orders just yet. – https://dlnewstoday.com/2022/02/new-50th-anniversary-magic-kingdom-and-big-thunder-mountain-railroad-board-games-by-funko-coming-soon/

Trivia:

Question Submitter Answer Tage Teresa Other
Whose voice in the haunted mansion is trying to get out of the coffin? Donna S. Xavier Intentio

In the restrooms that are located closest to the castle, what are the stall doors painted as? Michelle “playing cards ♥️ ♦️♠️♣️ (In honor of the Alice in Wonderland ride very near by!)”

What ingredient is used in the paint used on the coral and rock work in The Finding Nemo SubmarineVoyage to protect it from the California sun. Keith N. “Crushed Glass ”Secret Stories of Disneyland” by Jim Korkis “

While Donald Duck has three nephews named Huey, Dewey, and Louie, What are the 3 names of daisy duck’s nieces? Whitney N. April, May and June

What attraction has a basketball court in it? Christopher K Matterhorn

Discussion Topic:

Debbie and Steve from Designer Park Co. – https://designerparkco.com/

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