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DLW 230: A Nighttime Spectacular Spectacular

This week, Nighttime Spectaculars are on the way back to the parks soon, along with a ton of merchandise and food options, Earth Day comes to DCA, EARidescent designs come from WDW, we talk about dining for the spectaculars, and more!

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News:

Fans of the Main Street Electrical Parade can pick up some awesome merchandise when the nighttime parade returns later this month. There will be a shirt and leggings that have scenes from the iconic parade. This same design is also on a Loungefly backpack, and set of Minnie ears. A dress with glow in the dark accents and a pink sash will also be on sale. – https://www.micechat.com/309935-big-disneyland-entertainment-returns-for-2022/ or https://dlnewstoday.com/2022/04/new-main-street-electrical-parade-merchandise-and-dining-package-coming-soon-to-disneyland/ or https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2022/04/celebrate-the-return-of-the-main-street-electrical-parade-with-themed-merchandise-and-a-dining-package/

The first dining package to return since the beginning of the pandemic has arrived! The Main Street Electrical Parade dining package will be available starting April 22nd. Guests will dine at the Plaza Inn for lunch, which comes with a meal, beverage, and dessert. Fried chicken, mac and cheese, Mickey shaped cornbread, and berry cheesecake will be part of the package. Reservations open no earlier than April 14th. – https://www.disneyfoodblog.com/2022/04/07/a-dining-package-is-coming-to-disneyland-for-the-main-street-electrical-parade/ or https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2022/04/celebrate-the-return-of-the-main-street-electrical-parade-with-themed-merchandise-and-a-dining-package/

The Disney Parks Instagram account teased one of the sections of the finale Main Street Electrical Parade floats. They posted the concept artwork for The Princess and the Frog themed section of the float. The teaser shows a Tiara character on top, with a steamboat, willow trees, the iconic Fleur-de-lys, and more! – https://www.instagram.com/p/CcN4V2lOZUP/

With the premiere date quickly approaching for World of Color, the scaffolding around the projection towers is being dismantled. This means that the show is almost ready for full scale testing before the debut on April 22nd. – https://www.micechat.com/319014-disneyland-news-encanto-characters-heat-crowds/

This week, Disneyland started talking a lot about Bruno with the debut of the Encanto projection show on “its a small world.” The show, which lasts just over 4 minutes, is a fun addition to the nightly entertainment and plays multiple times between 9pm and park closing. – https://twitter.com/dlnt/status/1513773088923561989 or https://twitter.com/dlnt/status/1513775249921396740

This week, Disney released their full list of Easter treats at the Disney parks all around the world. At Disneyland, there are donuts, cupcakes, cookies, and so much more! {talk about the treats} – https://dlnewstoday.com/2022/04/full-list-of-2022-easter-treats-at-disneyland-resort-tokyo-disney-resort-and-hong-kong-disneyland/

The treats stand in the lobby of the Grand Californian is at it again with some unique treats! This time, they have a cookie shot! It is a shot glass made out of chocolate chip or double chocolate cookies and your choice of whole, low fat, green, chocolate, or strawberry milk. The inside of the cookie shot is covered in bittersweet chocolate to prevent leaking milk and a soggy cookie. This treat is available for $8. Guests can swap out the milk for alcohol for $16. – https://www.disneyfoodblog.com/2022/04/09/cookie-shots-and-carrot-cake-dont-mind-if-we-do-disney/

Walt Disney World has been using the EARidescent color scheme for the 50th anniversary of the resort, but Disneyland has now got in on the action! The collection features a reusable cup with straw, with a Mickey pattern for $27.99, a baseball hat with Mickey on the front for $29.99, a long sleeve t-shirt for $44.99, a tie-front tee for $36.99, a youth long sleeve shirt for $24.99, and finally, a youth Spirit Jersey for $49.99. – https://dlnewstoday.com/2022/04/earidescent-shimmer-collection-shines-at-disneyland-resort-with-spirit-jersey-apparel-travel-cup-and-more/

Last week, we talked about the new entrance that guests staying at the Paradise Pier hotel will be able to use soon. We didn’t know where this would connect inside the park, but we do now! The entrance will be between Corn Dog Castle and Seaside Souvenirs. – https://www.micechat.com/319014-disneyland-news-encanto-characters-heat-crowds/

Earth day is coming up on April 22, and the Redwook Creek Challenge Trail in Disney California Adventure is celebrating with art created out of recycled materials. The pieces of art were each created by Disneyland Cast Members each year. Guests can vote for their favorite at Mt. Lassen Lookout and Ranger Station. This year, “its a small world,” Encanto, Web Slingers, and more are featured in the artwork. – https://www.micechat.com/319014-disneyland-news-encanto-characters-heat-crowds/

Trivia:

Question Submitter Answer Tage Teresa Other
According to disneyland.com, what are the four Main St vehicles? Producer Vern Jitney (car without a roof), Horse Drawn Street Car, Omnibus, Fire Engine

Which lands in DL are not directly connected to the Hub? Producer Vern Critter Country, Galaxy’s Edge, Toon Town, New Orlean’s Square

Later re-named Critter Country, what year did Bear Country open in DL? Producer Vern 1972. Changed to CC in ’88

Disneyland producer Ward Kimball had actual rocket scientists aid in the designing of Tomorrowland. Can you name one? Producer Vern Willy Ley, Heins Haber, Wernher von Brahn

What is the name of the trolley line in DCA? Producer Vern The Red Car Trolley

Discussion Topic:

Nighttime Spectaculars / Disneyana Event

Disney Parks Blog – https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2022/04/foodie-guide-to-nighttime-spectaculars-at-disneyland-resort-the-magic-returns/

Disneyana Event – https://disneyanafanclub.weebly.com/we-are-back.html

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