Disneyland Resort Current Event

Imagineers Conduct 1-Day Interactive Droid Playtest at Disneyland’s Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge
by Luke Manning | Oct 12, 2023

“Imagineers were on hand in Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland to conduct a playtest with these interactive droids in training, and the Disney Parks X account shared a look at them in action.

“The droids have the ability to imitate artistic motion, and they can also emote and even learn to dance.”

“It seems that this was just a 1-day playtest, but you never know, we may see the droids again in the future!”

Laughing Place

New Mural by Artist Malaika Favorite Coming to Tiana’s Bayou Adventure
by Tricia Kennedy | Oct 12, 2023

“Work is continuing to move forward on Tiana’s Bayou Adventure at both Magic Kingdom Park and Disneyland Park. Disney Parks Blog shared a first look at a new mural created by Louisiana artist Malaika Favorite.”

Laughing Place

Wed, October 11, 2023
4 New Dining Options Revealed for New Parkside Market, More Coming to Downtown Disney District
by Valerie Lee, Public Relations Manager, Disneyland Resort

“Plans are underway for Parkside Market, a new, curated collection of diverse culinary concepts brought to life by Levy, with all four offerings under one roof as part of the expansion on the west end.”

Disney Parks Blog

Disneyland News: New Downtown Disney Restaurants, Entertainment & More!
By Nathan Villamor -October 12, 2023


Disneyland theme park expansion conceptual maps indicate 16 rides and an outdoor show
UPDATED: October 5, 2023

“Conceptual maps included in the 17,000-page Environmental Impact Report released by Anaheim in mid-September for the proposed DisneylandForward project show 16 rides and an outdoor show envisioned for the project. Disneyland has not announced any specific rides or attractions that might be part of the expansion. The actual number and locations of attractions that may eventually be built as part of the expansion is always subject to change.

“The Immersive Theme Park westside expansion envisions a theme park on the Downtown Disney and Lilo and Stitch parking lots woven amid the Disneyland Hotel and Paradise Pier Hotel — currently undergoing a transformation into the Pixar Place Hotel.”

Orange County Register

Disneyland Forward Workshop Attendees Shown Parking Possibilities In Potentially Rezoned Areas
by Tony Betti | Oct 9, 2023

“Those attending the DisneylandForward Workshop in the City of Anaheim this evening were treated to a new piece of art as part of a proposal of what could be done with rezoned land near the Disneyland Resort.”

Laughing Place

Event Recap: DisneylandForward Environmental Review Workshop Held at Anaheim City Hall with Public Comments
by Mike Celestino | Oct 10, 2023

“In addition to the Disney-owned land that would be rezoned as theme-park space, Disney has proposed to make a number of other improvements to streets in the surrounding area, including new traffic lights, changes to lane configurations, and bike paths. Disney has also proposed closing off public automobile traffic to Magic Way, which runs from Walnut Street to Disneyland Drive south of the Mickey & Friends parking structure.”

Laughing Place

How Disneyland’s Club 33 really got its name — it’s not what you think
PUBLISHED: October 6, 2023

“‘The number ‘33’ came from the number of original sponsors of rides and attractions in the park,’ according to the Historic Resources Group in the DisneylandForward EIR. ‘It was meant as a place where the sponsors could conduct business lunches.’”

“Club membership costs $25,000 to join with $10,000 annual dues, according to Eater. The waiting list numbers in the hundreds and it can take more than a decade to receive an invitation. Tom Hanks, Christina Aguilera and Elton John — who all have professional Disney connections — are reportedly among the celebrity club members, according to Eater.”

Orange County Register

Anaheim, California, Measure A, Minimum Wage Increase to Hotel and Event Center Workers Measure (October 2023)

“Anaheim Measure A was on the ballot as an initiative in Anaheim on October 3, 2023. It was defeated.

“A "yes" vote supported increasing the hourly minimum wage to $25 for hotel and event center workers, requiring overtime wages to hotel workers who exceed workload limits, prohibiting mandatory overtime, requiring hotels and event centers to maintain most workers for at least 90 days after an ownership change, and ensuring that hotel workers are equipped with personal electronic security devices.”


The biggest winners in the Disneyland Magic Key settlement aren’t annual passholders
PUBLISHED: October 10, 2023

“As a result of the class action suit, each of the 103,435 Dream Key annual passholders will get $67.41.

“Magic Key passholders will get about $7 million of the $9.5 million settlement. The other $2.5 million will go to fees related to the case.

“Magic Key passholder and plaintiff Jenale Nielsen of Santa Clara County will get $5,000 — 75 times what each of the other keyholders get as an “incentive award” for her time, effort and service.

“The class-action lawyers representing Nielsen are requesting $2.375 million — or 25% of the $9.5 million settlement.”

Orange County Register

Disneyland offers deep discounts on kids’ tickets in early 2024
PUBLISHED: October 4, 2023

“Disneyland is launching a limited-time kids’ ticket offer good for early 2024 for children ages 3 to 9 years old.The special kids ticket offer goes on sale starting Oct. 24.”

Orange County Register

Wed, October 4, 2023
Disneyland Resort Announces Limited-Time Kids’ Ticket Offer, Plus 8 Tips to Plan and Save for Your Next Disneyland Visit 
by Kelsey Lynch, Public Relations Director, Disneyland Resort

Disney Parks Blog

Disneyland raises prices for most daily admission tickets and all annual passes
Most costs go up across the board
PUBLISHED: October 11, 2023

Orange County Register

PRICES UP! Everything You Need To Know About Disneyland Magic Keys
By Dusty Sage -October 11, 2023

“Disneyland’s current annual pass program is called Magic Key. It works just like the old annual pass, but with required park reservations. Each of the keys has benefits and limitations. The program is so popular that individual keys sell out and become available again as inventory opens up.  Below, find everything you need to know about Disneyland Magic Keys. 

“Here’s everything you need to know about the revised Disneyland Magic Key program, along with help determining which Disneyland ticket type is right for you. You might think you need a Magic Key… but do you? Let’s find out.”


Disneyland 2023/24 Tickets, Magic Keys, and Genie+ Prices Go Up Today!
By Dusty Sage -October 11, 2023

“Now hang on tight for the current Disneyland ticket price increases on nearly everything and the historical prices as well…”


Disneyland Operations Updates: Reservations, Genie+, Ticket Deals & More!
By Dusty Sage -October 4, 2023

“The mouse is rolling out a new wave of ticket and travel updates for Disneyland. While some changes are small and others large, they all move the resort slowly in a new direction. We’ll sort through the pixie dust and share what’s new…”


Disneyland Update – So Much New & A Little Bit of BOO Too!
By Dusty Sage -October 2, 2023

Disneyland Update: Reservation Riddles, Disney Dilemmas, Cool Construction, and Holiday HintsDisneyland Update: Reservation Riddles, Disney Dilemmas, Cool Construction, and Holiday Hints
By Mike Kindrich -October 9, 2023​


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