This week, construction projects still happening, a love story from Disney, music is in the air, how an old favorite came to be, more Jazz in Downtown Disney, new cast masks, we discuss 12 interesting things about Disneyland, and more!
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It is always great to hear that there is movement and excitement going on in the parks, even though guests can’t see it yet! MiceChat got some aerial photos this past week that show that progress is happening in the parks. The World of Color lagoon is bubbling away to keep the fountains for the show in running order, some of the fixed gondolas on the Pixar Pal-a-Round are missing and are probably getting the fins to aid in steadying the cabins as guests load and unload. There is a small bit of construction going on in Cars Land with roadwork. But, the exciting news comes from Avenger’s Campus! The Quinjet that has been parked under tarps backstage has been lifted to its place on teh Avenger’s building! – https://www.micechat.com/267362-disneyland-update-new-magic-aerial-discoveries-and-layoffs/
A new Disney Cast Life episode is live and features Zach Riddley, Walt Disney World Site Portfolio Executive at Walt Disney Imagineering. Topics included international friendship day, cast members share a love story, and more. – https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2020/08/new-disneycastlife-features-disney-imagineer-zach-riddley-a-magical-cast-member-love-story-and-more/
In an interesting bit of news this week, guest walking along the tram route near Downtown Disney recently heard something new. A new sound system has been installed along the route playing the music loop from the espalnade between the parks. The sound can be heard walking down the sidewalk, in your car with the windows down while driving by, and, when the trams are running again, on board the trams! – https://wdwnt.com/2020/08/photo-report-disneyland-resort-7-15-20-scaffolding-removed-from-the-emporium-on-main-street-usa-new-sound-system-along-tram-route-altered-world-of-disney-queue-and-more/
Disney Legend Rolly Crump takes guests back to the creation of the Haunted Mansion and a little bit of working with Walt Disney himself! Rolly talks about the beginnings of the attraction, how it progressed from a walk through to a ride-through attraction and more! – https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2020/08/disneymagicmoments-travel-back-with-disney-legend-rolly-crump-for-a-feeling-of-foreboding-at-the-disneyland-resort-haunted-mansion/
Last week, just as our podcast was posted, Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen and Jazz Kitchen Express reopened in Downtown Disney. At the Jazz Kitchen Express, guests can walk up and order at the counter and then wait for the food to be prepared. Social distancing markers are present, just like everywhere else. Guests wanting to dine in at the main Jazz Kitchen could get on the waitlist by talking to the host, or scanning the QR code to be added to the list with a smartphone. The tables are distanced well, with seating upstairs on the balconies, as well as in the courtyard on the main level. No inside dining is offered. – https://www.disneyfoodblog.com/2020/08/13/review-we-were-reunited-with-our-beloved-beignets-at-ralph-brennans-jazz-kitchen-express-in-disneyland/ and https://www.micechat.com/267362-disneyland-update-new-magic-aerial-discoveries-and-layoffs/
The Disneyland and Walt Disney World costuming teams have worked tog