This week, the pandemic didn’t keep guests away from Downtown Disney, a new set of fans has come just in time for the heat, Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway is going up fast, California getting close to guidelines to reopen theme parks, discuss Disney gaming, and more!
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This weekend was Labor Day in the US, and Downtown Disney was very busy. The limitations on guests in the shopping district were upheld, but this lead to long, physically distant, lines in the parking lot before the security tents to get into the area. Disneyland’s social media accounts were keeping guests informed of parking limitations throughout the weekend. – https://www.micechat.com/269469-disneyland-update-and-the-winner-is/ and https://www.mouseplanet.com/12746/Disneyland_Resort_Update_for_September_7__13_2020#news1
Handheld folding fans have appeared at the resort and just in time for the massive heat wave that has been happening in California. There are a lot of fun options to choose from. Dr. Facilier sports the word “Shade” on his, The Evil Queen has “Queen” displayed, there is a plain Disneyland fan that has the retro-multi-colored text on it, an Orange Bird fan that is more of an icon out in Florida, and finally a Hei Hei fan that has the lovable chicken and his name. – https://wdwnt.com/2020/09/photos-three-new-folding-fans-featuring-dr-facilier-the-evil-queen-and-a-rainbow-disneyland-resort-logo/
Since our eipsode last week, new pictures of Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway construction have been posted online. The building’s vertical construction seems to be going up at a rapid pace. At this rate, 2023 seems just around the corner! – https://www.micechat.com/269469-disneyland-update-and-the-winner-is/
New 65th Anniversary collection Funko POP! figures have appeared on for Amazon.com for sale. Peter Pan riding in a pirate ship, Minnie riding in a Dumbo vehicle, Mr. Toad riding in a Toad car, and a stand alone Mr. Toad with hypnotic eyes are available. Each figure runs $29.99, except for the stand alone Mr. Toad, which is $10.99. As of writing of the podcast, all of the figures are listed as “currently unavailable”. – https://wdwnt.com/2020/09/shop-disneyland-65th-anniversary-funko-pop-vinyl-figures-ride-vehicles-for-peter-pans-flight-mr-toads-wild-ride-and-more-now-available-online/
Last week, Governor Gavin Newsom stated during a press conference that the state is “making a llot of progress” on the guidelines for reopening the theme parks around the state. Newsome followed up by saying that there were still some details to work out, but as soon as they were at a point to comment, they would. – https://www.ocregister.com/2020/09/02/newsom-california-making-a-lot-of-progress-toward-reopening-theme-parks/
This Tuesday, Cast Members were spotted in front of Disneyland installing signage related to COVID-19 changes in the parks. Some have said that the parks could be opening at any time, but until there is any offical word, we can’t say anything for sure. – https://dlnewstoday.com/2020/09/photos-disneyland-and-disney-california-adventure-prepare-for-imminent-reopening-with-new-health-safety-signage-at-park-entrances/
Also on Tuesday, Orange County, where the Disneyland Resort is located got out of the purple level and has entered the red level. The red level is the second most restrictive, but allows indoor restaurants, and movie theater