This week, the D23 fan club is full of parks fun, a panel that isn’t just for moms anymore, surprising work going on in the parks, cast members are getting care packages, Halloween is here, we discuss “Master Gracey”, and more!
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D23, The Official Disney Fan Club is celebrating 65 years of the Disney Theme Park. The fall issue of the D23 magazine is dedicated to Disney theme parks. Included is a postcard set for members featuring Disney resorts around the world. D23.com will feature stories about Disney parks, including movies filmed in the parks and vintage parks recipes. An exclusive pin set with 6 pins, available August 31st to D23 Gold members for $49.99. There will be a Disney Imagineer virtual panel on August 21st through 23rd. For those of you who love our trivia, there will be a D23 trivia night on August 28th. – https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2020/08/first-look-d23-celebrates-65-years-of-the-disney-theme-park/ and https://wdwnt.com/2020/08/d23-celebrates-65-years-of-disney-theme-parks-with-fall-2020-issue-of-disney-twenty-three-gold-and-gold-family-member-exclusive-pin-set-on-shopdisney/
As we mentioned earlier, D23 is hosting some amazing events for the 65th anniversary of Disney Theme Parks. On August 21st through 23rd, a panel discussion that was originally recorded on July 17th for Imagineers and Cast Members will be available to D23 Gold and Gold Family Members. The viewing is free with membership, but you must request a ticket at the link in our show notes. The panel shares personal stories and fun memories about projects that they worked on at Disneyland through the decades. – https://dlnewstoday.com/2020/08/d23-to-screen-disney-imagineers-celebrate-65-years-of-disneyland-park-panel-for-gold-and-gold-family-members-august-21st-23rd/
The Disney Parks Moms Panel, which is made up of more than just moms and parents, has updated their name to something more accurate. planDisney is a set of expert Disney guests who offer different opinions and perspectives on guest questions. The planDisney panel covers Disneyland, Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Line and Disney Vacation Club. Additionally, they can answer questions in English, Spanish, French, and Portuguese. – https://wdwnt.com/2020/08/plandisney-officially-replaces-disney-parks-moms-panel/
In a bit of a surprise, there is more work happening around the resort than would be expected with the parks shutdown. The Emporium on Main Street is surrounded by scaffolding and is probably being repainted. Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway is also very active at the moment, not showing any signs of slowing down progress. – https://www.micechat.com/266881-disneyland-update-magic-mayhem-parks-bleed-billions/
We wouldn’t count on anything for sure, but the Disneyland Hotels are accepting reservations starting in October as of now. As we have reported on numerous times now, these dates keep getting announced and pushed back. The fact that reservations are open does not mean that the parks are going to be open, or that the reservations won’t be delayed further. – https://www.micechat.com/266881-disneyland-update-magic-mayhem-parks-bleed-billions/
Cast Members that are returning to work at Disneyland will be provided with a special care package that includes face masks, thermometer, hand sanitizer, and a pamphlet with cast member resources. – https://wdwnt.com/2020/08/disneyland-