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DLWeekly Podcast - Disneyland News and Information

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Weekly Disneyland News, Information and Discussion.

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DLW 133: The Disneyland Entrance Marquee

This week, Orange County enters expanded stage 2, what that means for Disneyland, what is open in the Disney universe, construction details for the new DVC tower, a bit of zen from Cars Land, we talk about the former entrance marquee, and more! Please support the show if you can by going to https://www.dlweekly.net/support/. If you want some DLWeekly Swag, you can pick some up at https://www.dlweekly.net/store/. Book your travel through ConciEARS and get your first year of Touring Plans for FREE! Just mention that you heard about ConciEARS from DLWeekly at booking! News: The State of California has approved Orange County to enter “expanded stage 2” of reopening. This includes dine-in restaurants and shopping malls. The state’s Resiliency Roadmap still doesn’t allow bars, tourist hotels, or theme parks from opening. What this does allow for is the possibility of Downtown Disney reopening. Following the lead of Disney Springs out in Florida, Downtown Disney is not expected to open until late June at the earliest. – https://www.disneyfoodblog.com/2020/05/23/news-disneylands-orange-county-approved-to-move-into-stage-two-of-reopening/#more-340676 and https://www.mouseplanet.com/12663/Disneyland_Resort_Update_for_May_26__31_2020#news4 We keep talking about all the stuff that is still closed in the Disney Universe. So, what is open around the world at the time of this podcast recording? Shanghai Disneyland, as we reported before is open in China, Disney Springs out in Florida is partially opened, and character dining at Hong Kong Disneyland’s Enchanted Rose Garden in the Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel. All of Disneyland in Anaheim, Tokyo Disneyland in Japan, and Disneyland Paris in France are still completely closed at this time. – https://www.disneyfoodblog.com/2020/05/21/here-are-all-of-the-disney-locations-around-the-world-that-are-open-right-now/#more-336203 With construction continuing at the Disneyland resort, the DVC tower has made some progress with new renderings released by Disney. A community webinar was held Thursday, May 21st to show off the renderings and blueprints. The new tower at the Disneyland Hotel will be “L” shaped and a seperate pool on the backside of the new tower. The part of the tower that faces South Walnut Street will step down in height from 12 stories to 5. – https://www.disneyfoodblog.com/2020/05/24/news-disneyland-releases-more-details-about-new-vacation-club-tower/ and https://wdwnt.com/2020/05/photos-new-renderings-of-disney-vacation-club-tower-at-disneyland-hotel-released-at-community-webinar/ and https://www.mouseplanet.com/12663/Disneyland_Resort_Update_for_May_26__31_2020#news3 The Disneyland Resort has once again updated their unused ticket policy. For tickets purchased between March 14th and 31st of 2020, unused one day and multi day tickets are good through their expiration date, subject to the type of ticket, which can be found in our show notes. Promotional tickets, originally expiring on May 21st, 2020, have been extended to December 16th, 2021. For all the specifics and “small print” please check out the link in the show notes. – https://www.disneyfoodblog.com/2020/05/21/news-disneyland-extends-the-validity-of-some-tickets-affected-by-the-closure/#more-339877 and https://www.mouseplanet.com/12663/Disneyland_Resort_Update_for_May_26__31_2020#news5 It is that time of year where students all over are graduating from high school and colleges all over the country. Disney reported that nearly 700 cast members have graduated through the Disney Aspire program. The program pays 100% tuition upfront for in-network schools. The program covers high school diplomas, trade schools, and Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. – https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2020/05/dreams-within-reach-celebrating-our-graduates/ On Monday, #Disneymagicmoments shared a peaceful video of a beautiful sunrise over Cars Land in California Adventure. The video was originally part of the “Disneyland Resort at Dawn” vide

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DLW 133: The Disneyland Entrance Marquee

DLW 132: Creating Disneyland Magic at Home

This week, leadership changes, requirements at Disney Springs, halfway to Halloween, Dapper Dan serenades, we talk with Rachel on ideas to bring Disney magic into your home, and more!Please support the show if you can by going to https://www.dlweekly.net/support/.If you want some DLWeekly Swag, you can pick some up at https://www.dlweekly.net/store/.Book your travel through ConciEARS and get your first year of Touring Plans for FREE! Just mention that you heard about ConciEARS from DLWeekly at booking!News:Monday, Disney announced a couple of leadership changes that affect both US parks. Former Disneyland Resort President and current Walt Disney World Resort President Josh D’Amaro will be talking over the Disney Parks Experiences and Products position that was left open after Bob Chapek was promoted to CEO of the Walt Disney Company. D’Amaro’s replacement at Disneyland, Rebecca Campbell will also be moving to a new role in the company and will now be the chairman of Direct to Consumer and International. Both D’Amaro and Campbell were in their current roles for about 7 months. – https://www.micechat.com/259770-major-disney-parks-leadership-changes-announced-josh-damaro-takes-top-spot/With the news that Rebecca Campbell is leaving, who will take over as President of the Disneyland Resort? Ken Potrock who comes from being the head of consumer products will be taking over. He started his career with Disney by helping to launch the Disney Cruise Line, then was Senior Vice President of Disney Vacation Club. Recently, he oversaw the reimagining of Disney Springs out in Walt Disney World. – https://dlnewstoday.com/2020/05/breaking-corporate-shakeup-continues-as-new-presidents-are-named-for-walt-disney-world-and-disneyland-resort/One of the leading organizations in the theme park industry, The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions or IAAPA (Eye App Ah), released its recommendations for opening theme parks around the world. (Read the steps from MiceChat) – https://www.micechat.com/259384-disneyland-update-embracing-the-spooky-season/With Disney Springs opening up soon, TheTimTracker on YouTube was invited out to experience the new precautions. There are signs on the ground ensuring that people stay socially distant, masks are required, they are taking temperatures, and more. There are plenty of hand washing stations and stores are setup to have one entrance and one exit, where possible. – https://www.youtube.com/attribution_link?a=RqSUA14UALIvH1CN&u=/watch%3Fv%3DzkLinoSTQqc%26feature%3Dem-uploademailRebecca Campbell shared video this week on Instagram of the Thunderbird military flyover the Disneyland Resort to salute essential workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Thunderbirds flew over other major cities as well, but this was a unique look inside the parks with the flyover happening overhead. – https://www.micechat.com/259384-disneyland-update-embracing-the-spooky-season/On May 15th, the Disney Parks Blog celebrated Halfway to Halloween. The celebration included a lot of fun festivities, including a Dapper Dan performance, some unique merchandise, and more. – https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2020/05/disneymagicmoments-join-us-for-day-of-disney-magic-to-celebrate-halfway2halloween/We mentioned that the Dapper Dans took part in the Halfway to Halloween event, and they did so in style! They sung their rendition of Grim Grinning Ghosts, and we think it was a spooky good time! – https://wdwnt.com/2020/05/video-the-disneyland-dapper-dans-materialize-for-an-at-home-performance-of-grim-grinning-ghosts-from-the-haunted-mansion/ and https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2020/05/voicesfromhome-dapper-dans-harmonize-to-grim-grinning-ghosts/With the Halfway to Halloween event online, some new Haunted Mansion merchandise was released online. The collection includes Disneyland and Disney World versions of a Spirit Jersey (we see what they did there!), a card case, a Loungefly backpack, and more. – https://

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DLW 132: Creating Disneyland Magic at Home

DLW 131: Shanghai Disneyland Returns

This week, Bob Chapek talks about reopening the parks around the world, what that is going to look like, Disney sending out surveys asking about re-openings, a glimpse inside the parks from cast members, construction restarts at the resort, we talk Shanghai Disneyland reopening and what that means for Disneyland, and more!Please support the show if you can by going to https://www.dlweekly.net/support/.If you want some DLWeekly Swag, you can pick some up at https://www.dlweekly.net/store/.Book your travel through ConciEARS and get your first year of Touring Plans for FREE! Just mention that you heard about ConciEARS from DLWeekly at booking!News:Disney CEO Bob Chapek was interviewed on CNBC this week talking about what it is going to take to reopen the US parks. Chapek began talking about attendance and demand. They are really encouraged by what they are seeing from Shanghai’s first day. They are going to be very disciplined on how they open up, and are going to take their time. Chapek said that it has to be Disney operations in partnership with guest behavior to make it successful. The biggest challenge that he sees is getting guests to comply with things like masks, especially in the hot weather. – https://wdwnt.com/2020/05/bob-chapek-talks-about-the-future-of-phased-disney-parks-reopenings-films-and-his-role-as-ceo-on-interview-with-cnbc-emphasizes-guests-must-wear-masks-and-do-their-part-for-u-s-reopenings/ and https://www.cnbc.com/video/2020/05/11/watch-cnbcs-full-interview-with-disney-ceo-bob-chapek.htmlThe Resort has updated their resort operations page online with updates on how they will handle the reopening of the parks. Things that we have talked about on the podcast previously are on the guidelines like capacity limitations, social distancing, experiences being modified, and more. – https://www.micechat.com/258995-disneyland-update-weeks-not-months/With the opening of the Shanghai Disney Resort in China, we have seen what mass temperature screenings at the parks would look like and there is a real possibility that these measures will also be coming to Disneyland. The machines that would be used for this would scan guests as they pass an entrance and only guests with an elevated temperature would be pulled aside for additional screening. – https://www.micechat.com/258995-disneyland-update-weeks-not-months/Disneyland has been sending out surveys to guests trying to determine what guests want, expect, and would be comfortable with. What company, resort, local, state, and federal measures would be needed before they would come back and more. – https://www.micechat.com/258995-disneyland-update-weeks-not-months/Reopening anything at the Disneyland Resort could be a ways off still, but there is a light at the end of the tunnel with the beginning of the phased reopening of Disney Springs out in Walt Disney World. For those not familiar with Disney Springs, it is basically Disney World’s version of Downtown Disney. The shopping and dining district will open with a limited number of third-party establishments. The rest of WDW will remain closed including the theme parks and resort hotels. – https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2020/05/disney-springs-begins-phased-reopening-on-may-20/ and https://wdwnt.com/2020/05/wdwnt-weekly-recap-shanghai-becomes-the-first-resort-to-reopen-disney-springs-phased-reopening-set-to-begin-this-month-a-shopdisney-security-scandal-company-losses-and-more/With the update to the phased reopenings in the state of California, Disneyland might be closer to opening than many anticipated. Theme parks are not scheduled to open until Phase 3, which wasn’t expected to happen until late summer or later, but Governor Newsom said it could come in less than a month. – https://www.micechat.com/258995-disneyland-update-weeks-not-months/On the evening of May 6th, Disney security teams at Disneyland and Walt Disney World shared some images from inside the parks during their shifts. Some of the iconic pl

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DLW 131: Shanghai Disneyland Returns

DLW 130: Prop Culture

This week, Shanghai Disneyland prepares to open, what that means for Disneyland, a new Disney+ show, Disney music for mothers day, a free ebook, an unorthodox arbor dar tradition, a new droid app, we talk about Disney props, and more!Please support the show if you can by going to https://www.dlweekly.net/support/.It is that time of year again when we want to hear from you! If you have a few minutes, please head on over to dlweekly.net/survey and fill out our listener survey. This will help us to understand what the community likes, doesn’t like and how we can make DLWeekly even better for everyone!If you want some DLWeekly Swag, you can pick some up at https://www.dlweekly.net/store/.News:Shanghai Disneyland has announced they will be re-opening to the public next week! The official re-opening date is set for Monday, May 11th. According to their official website “During this initial reopening phase, the park will institute new measures and procedures, including opening with limited attendance and required advanced ticketing and reservations, accommodating social distancing in queues, restaurants, ride vehicles and other facilities throughout the park, and implementing increased frequency of sensitization and disinfection.” – https://www.shanghaidisneyresort.com/en/Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Pamela Hymel shared a plan for re opening Disney Parks. – https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2020/05/a-message-about-disney-parks-from-chief-medical-officer-dr-pamela-hymel/A fun new series debuted on Disney+ this past Friday, May 1st. Prop Culture is a fun and unique show that takes you on a unique journey to find artifacts from some favorite Disney films. Join host Dan Lanigan while he shares the story behind film props and costumes, and prepare yourself for some wonderful emotions when he reunites actors and crews from the film with these iconic pieces. More to come later in our discussion topic! – https://www.imdb.com/title/tt10162496/This weekend ABC will be airing the Disney Family Sing-a-long Volume 2! Join Shakira, Josh Gad, Rebel Wilson, Idina Menzel, plus many others as they perform some of our favorite Disney tunes. The Disney Family Sing-a-Long Volume 2 will air on Sunday May 10th, at 7pm EDT on ABC. – https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2020/04/disneymagicmoments-the-disney-family-singalong-volume-ii-to-air-this-mothers-day-on-abc/Calling all Star Wars fans! Disney Books is offering a free e book that will take you to a galaxy far far away. Queen’s Shadow gives us a closer look into Padme, the young queen and later Senator of Naboo. This book is available for free download until May 8th. Link is in our show notes. – https://books.disney.com/book/queens-shadow-ebook/ and https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2020/05/celebrate-star-wars-day-with-an-ebook-download-of-star-wars-queens-shadow-free-for-a-limited-time/Every year, the Disneyland horticulture team celebrates Arbor Day by planting a tree at a local school in Anaheim. Due to the current closures, they had to improvise. To keep the tradition alive, the horticulture team planted a special tree next to the Alice in Wonderland Cathedral located in the Storybook Land. – https://www.disneyfoodblog.com/2020/04/29/heres-how-the-disneyland-horticulture-team-celebrated-arbor-day/#more-334189Disneyland president, Rebecca Campbell, took a trip to Norco CA to visit some of Main Street USA’s four legged friends at Circle D Ranch. On her Instagram page, Rebecca said she went to visit the ranch to thank the amazing Cast Members there and to see how the horses were adjusting to “working from home” She said her time was wonderful and that she did not want to leave! – https://www.micechat.com/258614-disneyland-update-bright-suns-at-last/Disney began pre-selling cloth face masks this week. The masks come in a four pack and prints include Mickey and Minnie, Star Wars, Pixar, Princesses, Marvel, and character faces. Disney also announced that they will be donating 1 million f

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DLW 130: Prop Culture

DLW 129: When is it not magical?

This week, the President of the resort takes us inside, YouTube takes to the skies above Disneyland, Dapper Dans come into your home again, Imagineers streamed some haunted history, get your Disney merch even with the parks closed, we talk how much magic will be gone when the parks do open, and more!Please support the show if you can by going to https://www.dlweekly.net/support/.It is that time of year again when we want to hear from you! If you have a few minutes, please head on over to dlweekly.net/survey and fill out our listener survey. This will help us to understand what the community likes, doesn’t like and how we can make DLWeekly even better for everyone!If you want some DLWeekly Swag, you can pick some up at https://www.dlweekly.net/store/.News:This week, the president of the Disneyland resort, Rebecca Campbell shared some pictures on her Instagram showing Disneyland during the closure. To many fans, posting just these few glimpses into the parks is a nice break from all the bad news in the world right now. The images show Sleeping Beauty Castle, some close ups of flowers on Main Street, and some images from inside of California Adventure. – https://www.disneyfoodblog.com/2020/04/22/disneylands-president-shares-photographs-from-inside-the-park/ andhttps://wdwnt.com/2020/04/photos-disneyland-resort-president-rebecca-campbell-shares-inside-look-at-disneyland-and-disney-california-adventure-during-parks-closure/The internet was a buzz with some video that was released on YouTube from a helicopter pilot that was allowed to fly over the Disneyland Resort. Typically, the air space above the resort is a no-fly zone, so this is rare footage. Projects like some hub repaving, the Frontierland entrance widening, Snow White and more are visible from above. If you like this aerial view, he also has videos of flying over Universal Studios and other attractions in the Los Angeles area. – https://www.micechat.com/258072-disneyland-update-gets-high-above-the-parks-when-they-could-reopen/ and https://wdwnt.com/2020/04/photos-video-take-a-high-definition-helicopter-tour-over-disneyland-park-during-the-extended-covid-19-parks-closure/ and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bXTZVQqC-KQThe Dapper Dans from Main Street, USA are back in a new video. This time the group is singing “When I See an Elephant Fly” from their homes. Once again, it is a delight to get a little bit of Disneyland and Main Street at home when we can’t be there in person. – https://www.mouseplanet.com/12639/DisneylandResortUpdateforApril27May3_2020#news7Sunday night, the Haunted Orange County Facebook page held a live stream with the voice of Mickey Mouse, Disney Legend and Imagineer Bob Gurr, and Imagineer Tania Norris who worked on the Haunted Mansion during its planning and construction back in the 60s. – https://www.facebook.com/HauntedOrangeCounty/The one place that Disney can bring in some income at the moment is through all the people wanting new merchandise. ShopDisney is not disappointing. A new line of Disney “letter mugs” have been released with attractions corresponding to the letter on the mug integrated with the design. – https://wdwnt.com/2020/04/shop-new-disneyland-disney-california-adventure-mugs-and-trinket-boxes-arrive-in-the-abcdisney-collection/Disney Imagineer Joe Rhode has his own set of Mickey Ears that were released on shopDisney this past week and were immediately sold out. The ears are based on an aviators cap design, with goggles on the front and sherpa lined ear flaps. The ears have a compass design fitting the adventure theme. – https://www.micechat.com/258072-disneyland-update-gets-high-above-the-parks-when-they-could-reopen/Haunted Mansion and Monsters, Inc. Disney Parks pals have also been released on shopDisney. This line of merchandise features characters from Disney Parks in a cute styling with a prop. The previous collection of characters have also been added to the shopDisney site. – https://wdwnt.com/2020/04/shop-new-haunte

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DLW 129: When is it not magical?

DLW 128: The People Mover and Rocket Rods

This week, more uncertainty on when the parks will open, grad nite status, Disney’s estimate on when the parks will open, a positive message from the Anaheim Police, get Disney to say goodnite, we talk with Lynn from The Sweep Spot about a couple old Tomorrowland attractions and more!Please support the show if you can by going to https://www.dlweekly.net/support/.It is that time of year again when we want to hear from you! If you have a few minutes, please head on over to dlweekly.net/survey and fill out our listener survey. This will help us to understand what the community likes, doesn’t like and how we can make DLWeekly even better for everyone!If you want some DLWeekly Swag, you can pick some up at https://www.dlweekly.net/store/.Special Offer:Book your travel through ConciEARS and get your first year of Touring Plans for FREE! Just mention that you heard about ConciEARS from DLWeekly at booking!News:The date on when DIsneyland can open again is even more up in the air than ev...

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DLW 128: The People Mover and Rocket Rods

DLW 127: All Enchanting Ears

This week, Magic Happens in your ears!, Disney Parks merch is available online, new Disneyland App features, a new Imagineering video, Frontierland getting a new entrance, we talk to All Enchanting Ears about making Disney ears, and more!Please support the show if you can by going to https://www.dlweekly.net/support/.It is that time of year again when we want to hear from you! If you have a few minutes, please head on over to dlweekly.net/survey and fill out our listener survey. This will help us to understand what the community likes, doesn’t like and how we can make DLWeekly even better for everyone!If you want some DLWeekly Swag, you can pick some up at https://www.dlweekly.net/store/.Special Offer:Book your travel through ConciEARS and get your first year of Touring Plans for FREE! Just mention that you heard about ConciEARS from DLWeekly at booking!News:Disney has released the title track for Magic Happens at Disneyland on Apple Music, Google Play Music, Spotify and more. Note...

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DLW 127: All Enchanting Ears

DLW 126: An Audio Tour of Disneyland

This week, Walt brings us hope in this uncertain time, Disney Parks celebrates health professionals around the world, more annual pass information, cancellations, resceduled events, what the parks will look like when they reopen, we take an audio tour of Disneyland, and more!Please support the show if you can by going to https://www.dlweekly.net/support/.It is that time of year again when we want to hear from you! If you have a few minutes, please head on over to dlweekly.net/survey and fill out our listener survey. This will help us to understand what the community likes, doesn’t like and how we can make DLWeekly even better for everyone!If you want some DLWeekly Swag, you can pick some up at https://www.dlweekly.net/store/.Special Offer:Book your travel through ConciEARS and get your first year of Touring Plans for FREE! Just mention that you heard about ConciEARS from DLWeekly at booking!News:This week, Disneyland Resort President Rebecca Campbell posted a picture on Instagram o...

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DLW 126: An Audio Tour of Disneyland

DLW 125: Space Mountain

This week, Disneyland is closed “until further notice”, some Disneyland online to hold you over, cast members continue to get paid, an inside look at the park, a special deal for rescheduling, we talk Space Mountain, and more!Please support the show if you can by going to https://www.dlweekly.net/support/.It is that time of year again when we want to hear from you! If you have a few minutes, please head on over to dlweekly.net/survey and fill out our listener survey. This will help us to understand what the community likes, doesn’t like and how we can make DLWeekly even better for everyone!If you want some DLWeekly Swag, you can pick some up at https://www.dlweekly.net/store/.Special Offer:Book your travel through ConciEARS and get your first year of Touring Plans for FREE! Just mention that you heard about ConciEARS from DLWeekly at booking!News:As of Friday, March 27th, the Disneyland Resort will be closed “until further notice.” The parks will continue to be closed to guests...

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DLW 125: Space Mountain

DLW 124: The Jungle Cruise

This week, donations, app updates that raise questions, Minnie the main attraction mania, Food and Wine Fest updates, Dapper Days, we talk about The Jungle Cruise, and more!Please support the show if you can by going to https://www.dlweekly.net/support/.It is that time of year again when we want to hear from you! If you have a few minutes, please head on over to dlweekly.net/survey and fill out our listener survey. This will help us to understand what the community likes, doesn’t like and how we can make DLWeekly even better for everyone!If you want some DLWeekly Swag, you can pick some up at https://www.dlweekly.net/store/.Special Offer:Book your travel through ConciEARS and get your first year of Touring Plans for FREE! Just mention that you heard about ConciEARS from DLWeekly at booking!News:There is no official word from Disney if the parks will be closed longer. When the parks close earlier this month, Disney had give April 1st as the re-opening date. Since then, there has bee...

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DLW 124: The Jungle Cruise

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DLW 133: The Disneyland Entrance Marquee

This week, Orange County enters expanded stage 2, what that means for Disneyland, what is open in the Disney universe, construction details for the new DVC tower, a bit of zen from Cars Land, we talk about the former entrance marquee, and more! Please support the show if you can by going to https://www.dlweekly.net/support/. If you want some DLWeekly Swag, you can pick some up at https://www.dlweekly.net/store/. Book your travel through ConciEARS and get your first year of Touring Plans for FREE! Just mention that you heard about ConciEARS from DLWeekly at booking! News: The State of California has approved Orange County to enter “expanded stage 2” of reopening. This includes dine-in restaurants and shopping malls. The state’s Resiliency Roadmap still doesn’t allow bars, tourist hotels, or theme parks from opening. What this does allow for is the possibility of Downtown Disney reopening. Following the lead of Disney Springs out in Florida, Downtown Disney is not expected to open until late June at the earliest. – https://www.disneyfoodblog.com/2020/05/23/news-disneylands-orange-county-approved-to-move-into-stage-two-of-reopening/#more-340676 and https://www.mouseplanet.com/12663/Disneyland_Resort_Update_for_May_26__31_2020#news4 We keep talking about all the stuff that is still closed in the Disney Universe. So, what is open around the world at the time of this podcast recording? Shanghai Disneyland, as we reported before is open in China, Disney Springs out in Florida is partially opened, and character dining at Hong Kong Disneyland’s Enchanted Rose Garden in the Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel. All of Disneyland in Anaheim, Tokyo Disneyland in Japan, and Disneyland Paris in France are still completely closed at this time. – https://www.disneyfoodblog.com/2020/05/21/here-are-all-of-the-disney-locations-around-the-world-that-are-open-right-now/#more-336203 With construction continuing at the Disneyland resort, the DVC tower has made some progress with new renderings released by Disney. A community webinar was held Thursday, May 21st to show off the renderings and blueprints. The new tower at the Disneyland Hotel will be “L” shaped and a seperate pool on the backside of the new tower. The part of the tower that faces South Walnut Street will step down in height from 12 stories to 5. – https://www.disneyfoodblog.com/2020/05/24/news-disneyland-releases-more-details-about-new-vacation-club-tower/ and https://wdwnt.com/2020/05/photos-new-renderings-of-disney-vacation-club-tower-at-disneyland-hotel-released-at-community-webinar/ and https://www.mouseplanet.com/12663/Disneyland_Resort_Update_for_May_26__31_2020#news3 The Disneyland Resort has once again updated their unused ticket policy. For tickets purchased between March 14th and 31st of 2020, unused one day and multi day tickets are good through their expiration date, subject to the type of ticket, which can be found in our show notes. Promotional tickets, originally expiring on May 21st, 2020, have been extended to December 16th, 2021. For all the specifics and “small print” please check out the link in the show notes. – https://www.disneyfoodblog.com/2020/05/21/news-disneyland-extends-the-validity-of-some-tickets-affected-by-the-closure/#more-339877 and https://www.mouseplanet.com/12663/Disneyland_Resort_Update_for_May_26__31_2020#news5 It is that time of year where students all over are graduating from high school and colleges all over the country. Disney reported that nearly 700 cast members have graduated through the Disney Aspire program. The program pays 100% tuition upfront for in-network schools. The program covers high school diplomas, trade schools, and Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. – https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2020/05/dreams-within-reach-celebrating-our-graduates/ On Monday, #Disneymagicmoments shared a peaceful video of a beautiful sunrise over Cars Land in California Adventure. The video was originally part of the “Disneyland Resort at Dawn” vide

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DLW 133: The Disneyland Entrance Marquee

DLW 132: Creating Disneyland Magic at Home

This week, leadership changes, requirements at Disney Springs, halfway to Halloween, Dapper Dan serenades, we talk with Rachel on ideas to bring Disney magic into your home, and more!Please support the show if you can by going to https://www.dlweekly.net/support/.If you want some DLWeekly Swag, you can pick some up at https://www.dlweekly.net/store/.Book your travel through ConciEARS and get your first year of Touring Plans for FREE! Just mention that you heard about ConciEARS from DLWeekly at booking!News:Monday, Disney announced a couple of leadership changes that affect both US parks. Former Disneyland Resort President and current Walt Disney World Resort President Josh D’Amaro will be talking over the Disney Parks Experiences and Products position that was left open after Bob Chapek was promoted to CEO of the Walt Disney Company. D’Amaro’s replacement at Disneyland, Rebecca Campbell will also be moving to a new role in the company and will now be the chairman of Direct to Consumer and International. Both D’Amaro and Campbell were in their current roles for about 7 months. – https://www.micechat.com/259770-major-disney-parks-leadership-changes-announced-josh-damaro-takes-top-spot/With the news that Rebecca Campbell is leaving, who will take over as President of the Disneyland Resort? Ken Potrock who comes from being the head of consumer products will be taking over. He started his career with Disney by helping to launch the Disney Cruise Line, then was Senior Vice President of Disney Vacation Club. Recently, he oversaw the reimagining of Disney Springs out in Walt Disney World. – https://dlnewstoday.com/2020/05/breaking-corporate-shakeup-continues-as-new-presidents-are-named-for-walt-disney-world-and-disneyland-resort/One of the leading organizations in the theme park industry, The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions or IAAPA (Eye App Ah), released its recommendations for opening theme parks around the world. (Read the steps from MiceChat) – https://www.micechat.com/259384-disneyland-update-embracing-the-spooky-season/With Disney Springs opening up soon, TheTimTracker on YouTube was invited out to experience the new precautions. There are signs on the ground ensuring that people stay socially distant, masks are required, they are taking temperatures, and more. There are plenty of hand washing stations and stores are setup to have one entrance and one exit, where possible. – https://www.youtube.com/attribution_link?a=RqSUA14UALIvH1CN&u=/watch%3Fv%3DzkLinoSTQqc%26feature%3Dem-uploademailRebecca Campbell shared video this week on Instagram of the Thunderbird military flyover the Disneyland Resort to salute essential workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Thunderbirds flew over other major cities as well, but this was a unique look inside the parks with the flyover happening overhead. – https://www.micechat.com/259384-disneyland-update-embracing-the-spooky-season/On May 15th, the Disney Parks Blog celebrated Halfway to Halloween. The celebration included a lot of fun festivities, including a Dapper Dan performance, some unique merchandise, and more. – https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2020/05/disneymagicmoments-join-us-for-day-of-disney-magic-to-celebrate-halfway2halloween/We mentioned that the Dapper Dans took part in the Halfway to Halloween event, and they did so in style! They sung their rendition of Grim Grinning Ghosts, and we think it was a spooky good time! – https://wdwnt.com/2020/05/video-the-disneyland-dapper-dans-materialize-for-an-at-home-performance-of-grim-grinning-ghosts-from-the-haunted-mansion/ and https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2020/05/voicesfromhome-dapper-dans-harmonize-to-grim-grinning-ghosts/With the Halfway to Halloween event online, some new Haunted Mansion merchandise was released online. The collection includes Disneyland and Disney World versions of a Spirit Jersey (we see what they did there!), a card case, a Loungefly backpack, and more. – https://

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DLW 132: Creating Disneyland Magic at Home

DLW 131: Shanghai Disneyland Returns

This week, Bob Chapek talks about reopening the parks around the world, what that is going to look like, Disney sending out surveys asking about re-openings, a glimpse inside the parks from cast members, construction restarts at the resort, we talk Shanghai Disneyland reopening and what that means for Disneyland, and more!Please support the show if you can by going to https://www.dlweekly.net/support/.If you want some DLWeekly Swag, you can pick some up at https://www.dlweekly.net/store/.Book your travel through ConciEARS and get your first year of Touring Plans for FREE! Just mention that you heard about ConciEARS from DLWeekly at booking!News:Disney CEO Bob Chapek was interviewed on CNBC this week talking about what it is going to take to reopen the US parks. Chapek began talking about attendance and demand. They are really encouraged by what they are seeing from Shanghai’s first day. They are going to be very disciplined on how they open up, and are going to take their time. Chapek said that it has to be Disney operations in partnership with guest behavior to make it successful. The biggest challenge that he sees is getting guests to comply with things like masks, especially in the hot weather. – https://wdwnt.com/2020/05/bob-chapek-talks-about-the-future-of-phased-disney-parks-reopenings-films-and-his-role-as-ceo-on-interview-with-cnbc-emphasizes-guests-must-wear-masks-and-do-their-part-for-u-s-reopenings/ and https://www.cnbc.com/video/2020/05/11/watch-cnbcs-full-interview-with-disney-ceo-bob-chapek.htmlThe Resort has updated their resort operations page online with updates on how they will handle the reopening of the parks. Things that we have talked about on the podcast previously are on the guidelines like capacity limitations, social distancing, experiences being modified, and more. – https://www.micechat.com/258995-disneyland-update-weeks-not-months/With the opening of the Shanghai Disney Resort in China, we have seen what mass temperature screenings at the parks would look like and there is a real possibility that these measures will also be coming to Disneyland. The machines that would be used for this would scan guests as they pass an entrance and only guests with an elevated temperature would be pulled aside for additional screening. – https://www.micechat.com/258995-disneyland-update-weeks-not-months/Disneyland has been sending out surveys to guests trying to determine what guests want, expect, and would be comfortable with. What company, resort, local, state, and federal measures would be needed before they would come back and more. – https://www.micechat.com/258995-disneyland-update-weeks-not-months/Reopening anything at the Disneyland Resort could be a ways off still, but there is a light at the end of the tunnel with the beginning of the phased reopening of Disney Springs out in Walt Disney World. For those not familiar with Disney Springs, it is basically Disney World’s version of Downtown Disney. The shopping and dining district will open with a limited number of third-party establishments. The rest of WDW will remain closed including the theme parks and resort hotels. – https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2020/05/disney-springs-begins-phased-reopening-on-may-20/ and https://wdwnt.com/2020/05/wdwnt-weekly-recap-shanghai-becomes-the-first-resort-to-reopen-disney-springs-phased-reopening-set-to-begin-this-month-a-shopdisney-security-scandal-company-losses-and-more/With the update to the phased reopenings in the state of California, Disneyland might be closer to opening than many anticipated. Theme parks are not scheduled to open until Phase 3, which wasn’t expected to happen until late summer or later, but Governor Newsom said it could come in less than a month. – https://www.micechat.com/258995-disneyland-update-weeks-not-months/On the evening of May 6th, Disney security teams at Disneyland and Walt Disney World shared some images from inside the parks during their shifts. Some of the iconic pl

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DLW 131: Shanghai Disneyland Returns

DLW 130: Prop Culture

This week, Shanghai Disneyland prepares to open, what that means for Disneyland, a new Disney+ show, Disney music for mothers day, a free ebook, an unorthodox arbor dar tradition, a new droid app, we talk about Disney props, and more!Please support the show if you can by going to https://www.dlweekly.net/support/.It is that time of year again when we want to hear from you! If you have a few minutes, please head on over to dlweekly.net/survey and fill out our listener survey. This will help us to understand what the community likes, doesn’t like and how we can make DLWeekly even better for everyone!If you want some DLWeekly Swag, you can pick some up at https://www.dlweekly.net/store/.News:Shanghai Disneyland has announced they will be re-opening to the public next week! The official re-opening date is set for Monday, May 11th. According to their official website “During this initial reopening phase, the park will institute new measures and procedures, including opening with limited attendance and required advanced ticketing and reservations, accommodating social distancing in queues, restaurants, ride vehicles and other facilities throughout the park, and implementing increased frequency of sensitization and disinfection.” – https://www.shanghaidisneyresort.com/en/Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Pamela Hymel shared a plan for re opening Disney Parks. – https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2020/05/a-message-about-disney-parks-from-chief-medical-officer-dr-pamela-hymel/A fun new series debuted on Disney+ this past Friday, May 1st. Prop Culture is a fun and unique show that takes you on a unique journey to find artifacts from some favorite Disney films. Join host Dan Lanigan while he shares the story behind film props and costumes, and prepare yourself for some wonderful emotions when he reunites actors and crews from the film with these iconic pieces. More to come later in our discussion topic! – https://www.imdb.com/title/tt10162496/This weekend ABC will be airing the Disney Family Sing-a-long Volume 2! Join Shakira, Josh Gad, Rebel Wilson, Idina Menzel, plus many others as they perform some of our favorite Disney tunes. The Disney Family Sing-a-Long Volume 2 will air on Sunday May 10th, at 7pm EDT on ABC. – https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2020/04/disneymagicmoments-the-disney-family-singalong-volume-ii-to-air-this-mothers-day-on-abc/Calling all Star Wars fans! Disney Books is offering a free e book that will take you to a galaxy far far away. Queen’s Shadow gives us a closer look into Padme, the young queen and later Senator of Naboo. This book is available for free download until May 8th. Link is in our show notes. – https://books.disney.com/book/queens-shadow-ebook/ and https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2020/05/celebrate-star-wars-day-with-an-ebook-download-of-star-wars-queens-shadow-free-for-a-limited-time/Every year, the Disneyland horticulture team celebrates Arbor Day by planting a tree at a local school in Anaheim. Due to the current closures, they had to improvise. To keep the tradition alive, the horticulture team planted a special tree next to the Alice in Wonderland Cathedral located in the Storybook Land. – https://www.disneyfoodblog.com/2020/04/29/heres-how-the-disneyland-horticulture-team-celebrated-arbor-day/#more-334189Disneyland president, Rebecca Campbell, took a trip to Norco CA to visit some of Main Street USA’s four legged friends at Circle D Ranch. On her Instagram page, Rebecca said she went to visit the ranch to thank the amazing Cast Members there and to see how the horses were adjusting to “working from home” She said her time was wonderful and that she did not want to leave! – https://www.micechat.com/258614-disneyland-update-bright-suns-at-last/Disney began pre-selling cloth face masks this week. The masks come in a four pack and prints include Mickey and Minnie, Star Wars, Pixar, Princesses, Marvel, and character faces. Disney also announced that they will be donating 1 million f

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DLW 130: Prop Culture

DLW 129: When is it not magical?

This week, the President of the resort takes us inside, YouTube takes to the skies above Disneyland, Dapper Dans come into your home again, Imagineers streamed some haunted history, get your Disney merch even with the parks closed, we talk how much magic will be gone when the parks do open, and more!Please support the show if you can by going to https://www.dlweekly.net/support/.It is that time of year again when we want to hear from you! If you have a few minutes, please head on over to dlweekly.net/survey and fill out our listener survey. This will help us to understand what the community likes, doesn’t like and how we can make DLWeekly even better for everyone!If you want some DLWeekly Swag, you can pick some up at https://www.dlweekly.net/store/.News:This week, the president of the Disneyland resort, Rebecca Campbell shared some pictures on her Instagram showing Disneyland during the closure. To many fans, posting just these few glimpses into the parks is a nice break from all the bad news in the world right now. The images show Sleeping Beauty Castle, some close ups of flowers on Main Street, and some images from inside of California Adventure. – https://www.disneyfoodblog.com/2020/04/22/disneylands-president-shares-photographs-from-inside-the-park/ andhttps://wdwnt.com/2020/04/photos-disneyland-resort-president-rebecca-campbell-shares-inside-look-at-disneyland-and-disney-california-adventure-during-parks-closure/The internet was a buzz with some video that was released on YouTube from a helicopter pilot that was allowed to fly over the Disneyland Resort. Typically, the air space above the resort is a no-fly zone, so this is rare footage. Projects like some hub repaving, the Frontierland entrance widening, Snow White and more are visible from above. If you like this aerial view, he also has videos of flying over Universal Studios and other attractions in the Los Angeles area. – https://www.micechat.com/258072-disneyland-update-gets-high-above-the-parks-when-they-could-reopen/ and https://wdwnt.com/2020/04/photos-video-take-a-high-definition-helicopter-tour-over-disneyland-park-during-the-extended-covid-19-parks-closure/ and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bXTZVQqC-KQThe Dapper Dans from Main Street, USA are back in a new video. This time the group is singing “When I See an Elephant Fly” from their homes. Once again, it is a delight to get a little bit of Disneyland and Main Street at home when we can’t be there in person. – https://www.mouseplanet.com/12639/DisneylandResortUpdateforApril27May3_2020#news7Sunday night, the Haunted Orange County Facebook page held a live stream with the voice of Mickey Mouse, Disney Legend and Imagineer Bob Gurr, and Imagineer Tania Norris who worked on the Haunted Mansion during its planning and construction back in the 60s. – https://www.facebook.com/HauntedOrangeCounty/The one place that Disney can bring in some income at the moment is through all the people wanting new merchandise. ShopDisney is not disappointing. A new line of Disney “letter mugs” have been released with attractions corresponding to the letter on the mug integrated with the design. – https://wdwnt.com/2020/04/shop-new-disneyland-disney-california-adventure-mugs-and-trinket-boxes-arrive-in-the-abcdisney-collection/Disney Imagineer Joe Rhode has his own set of Mickey Ears that were released on shopDisney this past week and were immediately sold out. The ears are based on an aviators cap design, with goggles on the front and sherpa lined ear flaps. The ears have a compass design fitting the adventure theme. – https://www.micechat.com/258072-disneyland-update-gets-high-above-the-parks-when-they-could-reopen/Haunted Mansion and Monsters, Inc. Disney Parks pals have also been released on shopDisney. This line of merchandise features characters from Disney Parks in a cute styling with a prop. The previous collection of characters have also been added to the shopDisney site. – https://wdwnt.com/2020/04/shop-new-haunte

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DLW 129: When is it not magical?

DLW 128: The People Mover and Rocket Rods

This week, more uncertainty on when the parks will open, grad nite status, Disney’s estimate on when the parks will open, a positive message from the Anaheim Police, get Disney to say goodnite, we talk with Lynn from The Sweep Spot about a couple old Tomorrowland attractions and more!Please support the show if you can by going to https://www.dlweekly.net/support/.It is that time of year again when we want to hear from you! If you have a few minutes, please head on over to dlweekly.net/survey and fill out our listener survey. This will help us to understand what the community likes, doesn’t like and how we can make DLWeekly even better for everyone!If you want some DLWeekly Swag, you can pick some up at https://www.dlweekly.net/store/.Special Offer:Book your travel through ConciEARS and get your first year of Touring Plans for FREE! Just mention that you heard about ConciEARS from DLWeekly at booking!News:The date on when DIsneyland can open again is even more up in the air than ev...

107 MINAPR 22
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DLW 128: The People Mover and Rocket Rods

DLW 127: All Enchanting Ears

This week, Magic Happens in your ears!, Disney Parks merch is available online, new Disneyland App features, a new Imagineering video, Frontierland getting a new entrance, we talk to All Enchanting Ears about making Disney ears, and more!Please support the show if you can by going to https://www.dlweekly.net/support/.It is that time of year again when we want to hear from you! If you have a few minutes, please head on over to dlweekly.net/survey and fill out our listener survey. This will help us to understand what the community likes, doesn’t like and how we can make DLWeekly even better for everyone!If you want some DLWeekly Swag, you can pick some up at https://www.dlweekly.net/store/.Special Offer:Book your travel through ConciEARS and get your first year of Touring Plans for FREE! Just mention that you heard about ConciEARS from DLWeekly at booking!News:Disney has released the title track for Magic Happens at Disneyland on Apple Music, Google Play Music, Spotify and more. Note...

103 MINAPR 16
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DLW 127: All Enchanting Ears

DLW 126: An Audio Tour of Disneyland

This week, Walt brings us hope in this uncertain time, Disney Parks celebrates health professionals around the world, more annual pass information, cancellations, resceduled events, what the parks will look like when they reopen, we take an audio tour of Disneyland, and more!Please support the show if you can by going to https://www.dlweekly.net/support/.It is that time of year again when we want to hear from you! If you have a few minutes, please head on over to dlweekly.net/survey and fill out our listener survey. This will help us to understand what the community likes, doesn’t like and how we can make DLWeekly even better for everyone!If you want some DLWeekly Swag, you can pick some up at https://www.dlweekly.net/store/.Special Offer:Book your travel through ConciEARS and get your first year of Touring Plans for FREE! Just mention that you heard about ConciEARS from DLWeekly at booking!News:This week, Disneyland Resort President Rebecca Campbell posted a picture on Instagram o...

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DLW 126: An Audio Tour of Disneyland

DLW 125: Space Mountain

This week, Disneyland is closed “until further notice”, some Disneyland online to hold you over, cast members continue to get paid, an inside look at the park, a special deal for rescheduling, we talk Space Mountain, and more!Please support the show if you can by going to https://www.dlweekly.net/support/.It is that time of year again when we want to hear from you! If you have a few minutes, please head on over to dlweekly.net/survey and fill out our listener survey. This will help us to understand what the community likes, doesn’t like and how we can make DLWeekly even better for everyone!If you want some DLWeekly Swag, you can pick some up at https://www.dlweekly.net/store/.Special Offer:Book your travel through ConciEARS and get your first year of Touring Plans for FREE! Just mention that you heard about ConciEARS from DLWeekly at booking!News:As of Friday, March 27th, the Disneyland Resort will be closed “until further notice.” The parks will continue to be closed to guests...

70 MINAPR 1
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DLW 125: Space Mountain

DLW 124: The Jungle Cruise

This week, donations, app updates that raise questions, Minnie the main attraction mania, Food and Wine Fest updates, Dapper Days, we talk about The Jungle Cruise, and more!Please support the show if you can by going to https://www.dlweekly.net/support/.It is that time of year again when we want to hear from you! If you have a few minutes, please head on over to dlweekly.net/survey and fill out our listener survey. This will help us to understand what the community likes, doesn’t like and how we can make DLWeekly even better for everyone!If you want some DLWeekly Swag, you can pick some up at https://www.dlweekly.net/store/.Special Offer:Book your travel through ConciEARS and get your first year of Touring Plans for FREE! Just mention that you heard about ConciEARS from DLWeekly at booking!News:There is no official word from Disney if the parks will be closed longer. When the parks close earlier this month, Disney had give April 1st as the re-opening date. Since then, there has bee...

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DLW 124: The Jungle Cruise
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