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Weekly Disneyland News, Information and Discussion.

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Weekly Disneyland News, Information and Discussion.

    DLW 247: Legendary Imagineer Terri Hardin Part 3

    DLW 247: Legendary Imagineer Terri Hardin Part 3

    This week, while Tage is out on a cruise, we finish our interview with Legendary Disney Imagineer Terri Hardin!
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    Discussion Topic:
    Legendary Disney Imagineer Terri Hardin – https://www.terrihardin.com
    Terri’s Tribe – https://www.patreon.com/TerriHardin

    • 56 min
    DLW 246: Legendary Imagineer Terri Hardin Part 2

    DLW 246: Legendary Imagineer Terri Hardin Part 2

    This week, some of the D23 panels have been announced, Disneyland is already planning for the holidays, progress in Toon Town, shopDisney is full of Halloween, we continue our conversation with Legendary Disney Imagineer Terri Hardin, and more!
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    DISCOUNTS!
    If you want some awesome headwear or one of a kind items, be sure to visit our friends over at All Enchanting Ears! You can use the promo code DLWEEKLY10 to get 10% off your order!
    We have partnered with the Howard Johnson Anaheim Hotel & Water Playground to get great deals for our listeners! Book your stay at the Howard Johnson Anaheim and get 15% off your stay (code 1000022077)! Magic Key Holders get 20% off their stay (code 1000025935) as well! Book now!
    Need the perfect bag for your days in the parks? Look no further than Designer Park Co.! Purchase the Rope Drop Bag as featured on Episode 222 and get 10% off your purchase! Use coupon code DLWEEKLY to get the discount.

    News:
    D23 is just around the corner, and more panels have been announced. There really is something for everyone with presentations like “An Inside Look at the Society of Exploreres and Adventureres,” “Walt Disney Imagineering: 70 Years of Making the Impossible, Possible,” and many more. No word yet as of this recording on when you can reserve a seat for these panels.- https://d23.com/disney-parks-announcement-d23-expo-2022/
    Summer is still in full swing, but Disneyland is already talking about…. the holidays! This week, Disneyland announced that the Holiday Season at the resort will be from November 11th through January 8. World of Color – Season of Light will return along with Disney Festival of the Holidays, Viva Navidad!, and more! – https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2022/08/disneyland-resort-announces-return-of-the-holiday-season-nov-11-2022-jan-8-2023/
    Signs of progress have peeked over the trees in Fantasyland to reveal some updates to the hills of Toon Town! The hills have begun to be painted with a slightly new color scheme that makes the mountains have the illusion of being farther away. – https://www.micechat.com/328501-disneyland-update-summer-flare-and-halloween-scare/
    Halloween fans who can’t make it into the parks should head on over to shopDisney to get some spooky merchandise. There is quite the variety of options. – https://dlnewstoday.com/2022/08/halloween-minnie-ears-skeleton-dance-collectibles-spooky-ornaments-and-more-now-available-on-shopdisney/
    Weeklyteers who like something sweet at the resort, and who doesn’t, there is a new treat for you! The Blueberry Hand Pie has come to Trolley Treats on Buena Vista Street in Disney California Adventure. The hand pie is filled with a blueberry filling and topped with blue frosting. The pastry is soft and buttery. Feed the sweet craving for $5.49. – https://www.disneyfoodblog.com/2022/07/29/this-disney-treat-is-not-a-lunch-box-tartbut-also-kind-of-it-is/
    Guests who visit the resort next year might notice something different about the cast member uniforms. A new nametag, will feature a character chosen by the cast member themselves from a list of hundreds of characters offered by Disney. Cast members have until August 14th to make their selections, otherwise Mickey Mouse will be the default. – https://dlnewstoday.com/2022/08/new-cast-member-nametags-coming-to-disneyland-for-100th-anniversary-of-the-walt-disney-company/
    Tomorrowland has become a little more constructionland as walls have gone up around a few areas of the land. The walls are still up around the entrance area, covering a small building, the Buzz Lightyear and Star Tours FastPass area is also behind walls. The Tomorrowland – or Mag

    • 1 hr 15 min
    DLW 245: Legendary Imagineer Terri Hardin

    DLW 245: Legendary Imagineer Terri Hardin

    This week, a classic attraction has reurfaced, more wait time options in Disney California Adventure, an Electrical Parade promo, get your day started with some Nightmare Before Christmas, we talk to legendary Disney Imagineer Terri Hardin, 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 at no extra cost to you! Be sure to mention that you heard about ConciEARS from DLWeekly at booking!
    DISCOUNTS!
    If you want some awesome headwear or one of a kind items, be sure to visit our friends over at All Enchanting Ears! You can use the promo code DLWEEKLY10 to get 10% off your order!
    We have partnered with the Howard Johnson Anaheim Hotel & Water Playground to get great deals for our listeners! Book your stay at the Howard Johnson Anaheim and get 15% off your stay (code 1000022077)! Magic Key Holders get 20% off their stay (code 1000025935) as well! Book now!
    Need the perfect bag for your days in the parks? Look no further than Designer Park Co.! Purchase the Rope Drop Bag as featured on Episode 222 and get 10% off your purchase! Use coupon code DLWEEKLY to get the discount.

    News:
    An updated classic has returned this week to Tomorrowland. The Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage has set sail again, taking guests on the voyage under the seas to find Nemo. The attraction has been closed for over two and a half years – since before the COVID shutdown and was planned to come back in the winter of 2021, but was extended until this week. Other than the refreshed look and Hank on the surface, not much has been updated. – https://www.ocregister.com/2022/07/21/how-disneyland-refurbished-everything-on-finding-nemo-submarine-voyage/
    Guests have two more spots in DCA to take a look at wait times — a definite win for people avoiding using the mobile app. The display screens near Spider-man and Radiator Springs Racers are new wait-time monitors for the park’s busy attractions, just like the one by Carthay Circle. – https://www.micechat.com/327870-disneyland-update-submarines-dive-as-passholders-wait-to-resubscribe/
    The Main Street Electrical Parade may be set to glow away…again…on September 1, but not before one more celebration. On the Esplanade, guests can take in a custom wrapped Honda HR-V in honor of the 50th anniversary of the parade. It’s complete with characters, colors and even a giant snail on top. No word on how long this display will be out. – https://dlnewstoday.com/2022/07/main-street-electrical-parade-50th-anniversary-wrapped-car-parked-in-disneyland-esplanade/
    Disney’s spooky season is never complete without apperances and merch featuring the Nightmare Before Christmas — and we’ve got some already. Bones Coffe is collaborating with the Mouse with five unique blends of Coffee. Try Ruff Weather, The Pumpkin King, Mudslide Boogie, Frog’s Breath of Santa Jack, available at a link in our show notes. Each bag is priced at $17. – https://www.bonescoffee.com/collections/bones-coffe-x-disneys-tim-burtons-the-nightmare-before-christmas
    You may have seen Chicago turn its River green for St. Patrick’s Day, but guests were surprised to hear the water in the Jungle Cruise went pink! Something happened to cause a daytime cleaning of the rivers, shutting down the ride for some time. Once the color returned to the expected green shades, guests were welcome back aboard. – https://www.ocregister.com/2022/07/20/why-disneyland-turned-the-jungle-cruise-river-pink/
    Another food service venue is adding mobile ordering. Rancho del Zocalo is swapping half of its ordering space to mobile order pickup. MiceChat says it says it could start up any time this week. – https://www.micechat.com/327870-disneyland-update-submarines-dive-as-passholders-wait-to-resubscribe/
    It looks like the paint job on Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen is winding down. Most of the

    • 1 hr 18 min
    DLW 244: Game Designer Fletch Part 2

    DLW 244: Game Designer Fletch Part 2

    This week, a couple of nighttime entertainment options are glowing away, ticket prices could be going up, Disneyland turned 67, Imagineering opening up the timeline for Galaxy’s Edge, we finish our conversation with Fletch about board game creation, 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 at no extra cost to you! Be sure to mention that you heard about ConciEARS from DLWeekly at booking!
    DISCOUNTS!
    If you want some awesome headwear or one of a kind items, be sure to visit our friends over at All Enchanting Ears! You can use the promo code DLWEEKLY10 to get 10% off your order!
    We have partnered with the Howard Johnson Anaheim Hotel & Water Playground to get great deals for our listeners! Book your stay at the Howard Johnson Anaheim and get 15% off your stay (code 1000022077)! Magic Key Holders get 20% off their stay (code 1000025935) as well! Book now!
    Need the perfect bag for your days in the parks? Look no further than Designer Park Co.! Purchase the Rope Drop Bag as featured on Episode 222 and get 10% off your purchase! Use coupon code DLWEEKLY to get the discount.

    News:
    The Main Street Electrical Parade and the Disneyland Forever Fireworks are glowing away again at the end of Summer. September 1st will be the last day to catch both of these classic entertainment options. World of Color and Fantasmic! will continue on their regular schedules. Halloween Time starts at the resort September 2nd, so this is making way for the Halloween Screams fireworks. – https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2022/07/catch-disneyland-forever-fireworks-main-street-electrical-parade-before-their-limited-time-runs-end-sept-1/
    Ticket prices could be going up soon for Disneyland, but not because of Disney. A proposed ordinance by the Anaheim City Council would add a 2% admissions tax to all tickets sold to any venue that holds 15,000 or more people. This would add $2 to $4 to each ticket for a one-day, one-park ticket, depending on the season. If approved by the council, it would be on the ballot for voters in November. – https://www.disneyfoodblog.com/2022/07/15/why-your-disneyland-ticket-could-cost-more-soon/
    On Disneyland’s 67th birthday, the Red Car Trolley returned to Buena Vista Street! Shortly after it opened, it broke down for part of the day, before returning to service later in the day. There is only one of the trolleys running for now, the second trolley is not ready for use at this time. The Red Car Trolley will be brought on stage before park opening and will make trips back and fourth to Hollywoodland, never entering Avengers Campus or going backstage when the park is open. – https://www.micechat.com/327280-disneyland-update-67-years-of-magic-looking-forward-and-crossing-fingers/
    There is a disturbance in the timeline in Star Wars Galaxies Edge. For the first time since the land opened, two different stories with two different time frames will be happening at once. Boba Fett and Fennec Shand, along with Grogu and the Mandalorian are now seen walking around the land, with characters from the sequel trilogy also present. How does Disney deal with this time bending? Imagineering is using “story bubbles.” Basically, as long as the stories unfold to guests and don’t interact with each other, it is good. – https://www.ocregister.com/2022/07/13/how-disneyland-keeps-boba-fett-from-bumping-into-kylo-ren-in-galaxys-edge-and-why-it-matters/
    The Downtown Disney Silletas have a new addition that helps provide some context! New signage and a QR code at each of the displays now inform guests what the display is and what it represents. Previously, it was unclear what some of the displays were about. – https://www.micechat.com/327280-disneyland-update-67-years-of-magic-looking-forward-and-crossing-fingers/
    Dole Whip fans mark your calendars

    • 1 hr 16 min
    DLW 243: Disney Board Game Designer Fletch

    DLW 243: Disney Board Game Designer Fletch

    This week, Disneyland is turning 67, what the resort is doing to celebrate, Zombies are coming to Downtown Disney, the app is making it easier to find your car, Christmas in July, we talk to Fletch about a new Disney board game, 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 at no extra cost to you! Be sure to mention that you heard about ConciEARS from DLWeekly at booking!
    DISCOUNTS!
    If you want some awesome headwear or one of a kind items, be sure to visit our friends over at All Enchanting Ears! You can use the promo code DLWEEKLY10 to get 10% off your order!
    We have partnered with the Howard Johnson Anaheim Hotel & Water Playground to get great deals for our listeners! Book your stay at the Howard Johnson Anaheim and get 15% off your stay (code 1000022077)! Magic Key Holders get 20% off their stay (code 1000025935) as well! Book now!
    Need the perfect bag for your days in the parks? Look no further than Designer Park Co.! Purchase the Rope Drop Bag as featured on Episode 222 and get 10% off your purchase! Use coupon code DLWEEKLY to get the discount.

    News:
    It’s Disneyland’s anniversary month and that means we need to celebrate. And what better way than trying some celebration food in the park. Some of the bites include a Mickey-shaped Chocolate Donut, a birthday cookie box, Walt’s Chili Cheese Fries, and more. There’s also some souvenirs, like The Mighty Thor’s Hammer which holds a drink or a Birthday Ear bowl for some ice cream. This month also celebrates Oga’s Birthday back in Galaxies Edge with some drinks, a new sushi roll and other food offerings. – https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2022/07/whats-cooking-at-disneyland-resort-this-july/
    Zom-Beatz Bash is a 20-minute interactive stage show where you’ll dance and sing-along with music from the Disney Channel films ZOMBIES and ZOMBIES 2. This is all ahead of the release of ZOMBIES 3 on Disney Plus July 15th and later on the Disney Channel. You can find life again at the Downtown Disney LIVE! stage at 2, 3, and 4 in the afternoon July 29-31. – https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2022/07/zom-beatz-bash-comes-to-downtown-disney-disney-springs/
    Soon there will be no more having to remember where you park when you visit the park with your car. An update the the DisneyLand app will add a “Where’s my car” feature. Guests can use location technology on their phones to enter their car location and pull it up again at the end of the night. It works best with phone features like bluetooth, location services and notifications. There isn’t a confirmed roll out date for Disneyland other than “this year.” We will get to see how it works over in Disney World some time this summer. – https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2022/07/wheres-my-car-new-app-feature-coming-to-disney-parks/
    Guests looking to prove they’re worthy can try their hand at picking up Mjolnir alongside the Mighty Thor. Jane Foster’s version of the hero is making appearances in the park near the Ancient Sanctum. Grab a photo and grab the handle of the mythical hammer to see if you’re mighty enough to wield it too. – https://www.micechat.com/326769-disneyland-news-update-subs-return-crowd-hack-thor-hammer/
    A quick update on the refurbishment schedule. Haunted will go down on August 15 until it reopens on September 1 with the Haunted Mansion Holiday Overlay. That same day, Monsters Inc. over in DCA will also be going down for some TLC. There is no known date for it to reopen or if there are any changes beyond regular maintenance. – https://www.micechat.com/326769-disneyland-news-update-subs-return-crowd-hack-thor-hammer/
    Hallmark is hoping you want to celebrate Christmas in July. The 2022 collection of ornaments feature Dumbo, Pirates, Haunted Mansion and the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World. Pr

    • 1 hr 43 min
    DLW 242: Introducing the Disney Wish!

    DLW 242: Introducing the Disney Wish!

    This week, Disneyland celebrates American Independence, Pirates of the Caribbean is back and looks great, the retheme of Splash Mountain gets a name, new villains coming to Oogie Boogie Bash, we talk about the new Disney Wish cruise ship, 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 at no extra cost to you! Be sure to mention that you heard about ConciEARS from DLWeekly at booking!
    DISCOUNTS!
    If you want some awesome headwear or one of a kind items, be sure to visit our friends over at All Enchanting Ears! You can use the promo code DLWEEKLY10 to get 10% off your order!
    We have partnered with the Howard Johnson Anaheim Hotel & Water Playground to get great deals for our listeners! Book your stay at the Howard Johnson Anaheim and get 15% off your stay (code 1000022077)! Magic Key Holders get 20% off their stay (code 1000025935) as well! Book now!
    Need the perfect bag for your days in the parks? Look no further than Designer Park Co.! Purchase the Rope Drop Bag as featured on Episode 222 and get 10% off your purchase! Use coupon code DLWEEKLY to get the discount.

    News:
    Monday was the celebration of American Independence in the United States and Disneyland joined in as always. Two military bands were on hand to entertain guests. The California Army National Guard 40th Infantry Division Band from Los Alamitos, CA and the 1st Division Marine Band from Camp Pendleton in San Diego, CA, who are renowned for their musical excellence played in the parks July 2nd through 4th. – https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2022/07/military-musicians-disneyland-resort-band-together-to-celebrate-independence-day/
    Pirates of the Caribbean has returned at Disneyland! The entrance queue that was completely rebuilt looks nearly identical to what was there before. The two new trees are smaller than the old ones, and new lampposts have been added to brighten up the queue at night, but those are the only noticeable differences. Inside, the attraction has been brought back to its former glory. All the lighting, audio, and animatronics are working properly. – https://www.micechat.com/326163-dateline-disneyland-pirates-return-submarine-voyage-testing-more/
    There is finally a name for the retheming of Splash Mountain, along with a timeline! Tiana’s Bayou Adventure will be opening in late 2024 at Disneyland and Walt Disney World. No closing date was announced yet, but we would guess sometime next year. – https://www.micechat.com/262305-breaking-news-splash-mountain-to-become-princess-and-the-frog-themed/
    Oogie Boogie Bash tickets went on sale last week and are already sold out for the season. It is possible that Disney could add more dates, but nothing has been announced as of yet. – https://www.disneyfoodblog.com/2022/07/04/tickets-sold-out-fast-for-disneylands-oogie-boogie-bash/
    Two new villains have been teased to be coming to immersive treat trails this year for the Oogie Boogie Bash. There is a lot of speculation online, but – spoiler alert if you don’t want to know, skip ahead a few minutes – it looks like Madam Mim and Mother Gothel will be joining the existing villains at the party. – https://twitter.com/Disneyland/status/1542241493754122240
    Star Wars fans will have even more lightsaber hilts to add to their collections soon. Starting on July 8th, Plo Kloon and Kana Jarrus hilts will be available. A limited edition of 6,000 Ahsoka Tano hilt sets will also be available, but only at Walt Disney World, which features a case that plays Ahsoka’s theme song when opened and contains two hilts, like in Star Wars: Rebels. – https://www.disneyfoodblog.com/2022/06/30/new-lightsaber-hilts-coming-to-disneys-star-wars-galaxys-edge/
    Fans of the coasters from Oga’s Cantina can now purchase some more durable versions at Jewels of Bith is Star Wars: Galaxys Edge. The

    • 1 hr 18 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
403 Ratings

403 Ratings

mtmason2017 ,

A Fun Disneyland Podcast

This show is a lot of fun, with good Disneyland info. I’m two episodes into the interview with Terri Hardin and it’s a blast, such good stories that Take and Teresa make into an even more fun conversation.

Vi$un ,

Catching up!

Very new listener to the podcast but enjoying every minute of it! Considering I attended the wedding it was fascinating to learn more of the context for how everything went, and I’m so happy for you and producer Vern!
You did a fabulous job managing what I can only imagine to be some of the most exhausting days of your life, and were able to make every one of us there feel like the most important guest to witness your great day, and it was wonderful meeting your friends and family!

Side note: These trivia sections are really difficult, and I can’t help but be impressed on how well you guys do with them!

You’ll totally see a DL cat next time you’re there! I believe in you!

Going to be a regular listener from here on, and while I don’t yet share the fervor for the parks as you two do, I’m excited to learn :)

Aashley2202 ,

Good show, great info

Love the show and the format news/trivia/interview. Only other feedback is that I find myself skipping 30 seconds quite a bit when you go off topic. I think more editing should be done and 60 min would be perfect.
And interviewee is sometimes too poor quality sound to enjoyably listen to.

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