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Disneyland sets reopening date for Adventureland Treehouse
Disneyland will reopen the Adventureland Treehouse inspired by Walt Disney’s 'Swiss Family Robinson' on Nov. 10 after a refurbishment project that has stretched for more than two years.
UPDATED: October 26, 2023

“Disneyland will reopen the Adventureland Treehouse inspired by Walt Disney’s “Swiss Family Robinson” on Nov. 10 after a refurbishment project that has stretched for more than two years.”

“A family of five who possess magical and unique gifts that help them survive life in the jungle will soon be moving into the Adventureland Treehouse once work is complete on their new home, according to the backstory created for the rethemed Disneyland attraction.”

“The original Swiss Family Treehouse based on the 1960 Disney film opened at Disneyland in 1962. The Adventureland attraction was rethemed in 1999 as Tarzan’s Treehouse based on the Disney animated film from the same year about a boy raised by apes.

“Tarzan’s Treehouse closed in September 2021 — meaning the two-year refurbishment project has taken twice as long as the yearlong construction of Disneyland that was completed in 1955.”

Orange County Register

Wed, October 25, 2023
New Adventureland Treehouse Opening in Disneyland Nov. 10, 2023
by Kelsey Lynch, Public Relations Director, Disneyland Resort

Disney Parks Blog

OPENING DATE: All About Disneyland’s RENEWED Adventureland Treehouse!
By Dusty Sage -October 25, 2023


Disneyland sets opening date for Pixar Place Hotel makeover
The nearly two-year transformation will be complete on Jan. 30 with three new eateries opening at the refreshed hotel before the end of the year.
PUBLISHED: October 23, 2023

“The Pixar Place Hotel transformation will be complete on Jan. 30 with three new eateries opening at the refreshed hotel before the end of the year.

“Paradise Pier Hotel has remained open during the transformation into the first Pixar-themed hotel in the United States.

“A new Great Maple restaurant will open in November on the ground floor of the hotel with a menu that includes the restaurant’s signature maple bacon doughnuts along with fried chicken, ribs, fish and breakfast items.”

“The Pixar storytelling will extend to the hotel rooms with Luxo Ball pillows, Luxo Jr. Lamp lighting fixtures and illustrations created by Pixar artists just for the hotel.”

“The hotel has been through a few facelifts over the years. The 1984 Pan Pacific Hotel was acquired by Disney in 1995 and rechristened the Disneyland Pacific Hotel before being transformed into the Paradise Pier Hotel in 2000 as part of the debut of Disney California Adventure.”

Orange County Register

Mon, October 23, 2023
Opening Date Revealed for Pixar Place Hotel at Disneyland Resort, Plus Sneak Peek of Great Maple Menu, Pixar-Themed Hotel Rooms and More
by Valerie Lee, Public Relations Manager, Disneyland Resort

Disney Parks Blog

Fri, October 27, 2023
Disney Eats: Foodie Guide to New Palm Breeze Bar Opening Nov. 2 at The Villas at Disneyland Hotel 
by Nicole Cantore, Digital Integration Specialist, Global Food & Beverage

“The newest Disney Vacation Club resort, The Villas at Disneyland Hotel, is now open at Disneyland Resort, and their brand-new Palm Breeze Bar will be serving up tasty eats and sips for all guests staying at The Disneyland Hotel to enjoy, starting on Nov. 2. This delightful outdoor venue will feature modern décor inspired by the imaginative artistry of Disney Legend, Mary Blair. As you enter this location, art inspired by some of the classic Walt Disney Animation Studios films and Disneyland park itself will be all around you, so keep your eyes peeled while you dine!”

Disney Parks Blog

Palm Breeze Bar Opening Thursday, November 2nd at The Villas at Disneyland Hotel
by Luke Manning | Oct 27, 2023

Laughing Place

Candlelight Processional returns to Disneyland for the holidays
Expect general admission and annual passholder reservations to disappear quickly for Dec. 2 and 3 as Candlelight fans make plans to attend the annual event.
PUBLISHED: October 26, 2023

“Invited guests will be able to enjoy the Candlelight Processional at Disneyland on Dec. 2 and 3 at 5:30 p.m. and 7:45 p.m. each evening, according to Disneyland officials.

“While the Candlelight Processional can be viewed by Disneyland visitors, the park does very little to promote the event, which creates traffic problems near the front entrance.”

Orange County Register

Disneyland fight breaks out in Fantasyland with kids and strollers stuck in the middle
Fights have become an increasingly regular occurrence at Disney theme parks and other amusement parks across the United States.
UPDATED: October 17, 2023

“Kids were caught in the middle of a brawl at Disneyland as adults threw punches and delivered kicks while bumping into baby strollers during a fistfight in Fantasyland between the Monstro whale and the spinning teacup ride.”

“Disneyland security responded quickly to the brief incident between guests in Fantasyland and the party that initiated the incident was immediately removed from the park, according to Disneyland officials.

“No injuries were reported and the Anaheim Police Department was notified, according to Disneyland officials.

“No arrests were made and the incident remains under investigation, according to Anaheim Police Department spokesperson Jon McClintock.”

Orange County Register

Fight Breaks Out Among Guests in Disneyland’s Fantasyland
by Mike Mack | Oct 16, 2023

Laughing Place

Disneyland Resort Cast Members Celebrate Disney100 with 23-Hour Event
by Mike Mack | Oct 16, 2023

“From group cast photo meet-ups and special keepsakes to speed puzzling competitions and surprise Magic Backstage activations, there was excitement waiting around every corner for the people who make the magic for guests every day.

“At various backstage Fun Zones, cast members were invited to snap a photo at themed backdrops, grab a snack and try their hand at dunking a leader in a dunk tank – including Disney Ambassador Mark Everett King Jr.”

Laughing Place

He climbed Disneyland’s Matterhorn mountain 300 times with Mickey and Goofy
Disneyland honors nine employees for 50 years of service with a ceremony in the Golden Horseshoe restaurant and a cavalcade along Main Street USA.
PUBLISHED: October 27, 2023

“During his 50-year career at Disneyland, Jimmie Payton was the first to climb Matterhorn mountain with Mickey Mouse and scaled the man-made peak more than 300 times — including during the 50th anniversary of the park when he planted a flag at the top.”

“Payton became the first person to climb Disneyland’s Matterhorn with Mickey Mouse and went on to scramble up the mountain hundreds of times as the manager of the park’s 13-person climbing team in the 1980s and ‘90s.”

“The best perk of all about working at Disneyland? Payton met his wife, Reina, a Disneyland custodian, 15 years ago while she was cleaning a parade float. They’ve lived happily ever after ever since.

Disneyland’s other 50-year honorees include Security Officer Enrique Lugo, Avengers Campus Retail Clerk Michael Boettger, Goofy’s Kitchen Cook Alfredo Salas, Security “Officer George Stecher, Main Street USA Retail Clerk Liane Teubner and Custodian Billy Morton.

“The 55-year honorees include Staff Shop Lead George Montano and Model Mold Shop Lead Louie Montero.”

Orange County Register

Disneyland’s legal fight against Anaheim wage law nears conclusion
by: Iman Palm
Posted: Oct 26, 2023 / 12:47 PM PDT
Updated: Oct 26, 2023 / 03:53 PM PDT

“As first reported by the Los Angeles Times, the state’s 4th District Court of Appeal ordered raises and back pay for Disney employees, known as cast members, over the summer after a class-action lawsuit was filed.”

“In 2018, Anaheim voters passed a law requiring a $15 minimum wage for companies in Anaheim’s resort area who enjoyed “tax rebate” agreements with the city. The measure, known as Measure L, was placed on a ballot thanks to a petition led by a coalition of Disney unions, the Times reported.

“Ahead of the election, Disney asked the city to dissolve a “45-year gate tax shield and a $267-million bed-tax break for a luxury hotel project” that never came to fruition, the Times reported.

“Anaheim’s city attorney initially said that the law wouldn’t apply to Disney since the agreements were canceled.

“However, a class-action lawsuit filed on behalf of cast members begged to differ. The lawsuit claimed that the company was violating the law by failing to pay its workers a living wage.”

“Cast members determined to be impacted by Measure L will receive retroactive pay dating back to Jan. 1, 2019. However, it’s unclear how many cast members will be affected by this ruling or how much money they will receive.”


Iconic Disneyland Voices Moving On – Celebrating the Legacy of Bill Rogers and Camille Dixon
By Samantha Davis-Friedman -October 27, 2023

“For the last 32 and 11 years, respectively, the voices that share the happy news have belonged to Disneyland park announcer Bill Rogers and his wife, Disney California Adventure park announcer Camille Dixon… but only for a little while longer because they’re moving on to new exciting projects due to casting changes at the Disneyland Resort.”


How much are Magic Key annual passholders worth to Disneyland?
Disneyland raked in $144.7 million from 103,435 Dream Key passholders in 2021. We crunch the numbers to estimate the impact of passholders on Disneyland's bottom line.
PUBLISHED: October 17, 2023

“The $9.5 million Magic Key class action settlement offers a glimpse behind the curtain that Disneyland rarely shares with the public and provides a rough estimate of what annual passholders are worth to the Anaheim theme park.”

“Crunching the numbers, the Dream Key cost passholders about $3.83 per day — an amazing bargain compared to the $104 to $194 visitors pay for daily admission.”

“The $9.5 million settlement represents just under 7% of the $144.7 million Disneyland raked in from 103,435 Dream Key passholders in 2021.

“The settlement offers the first official headcount of Magic Key annual passholders — a number that Disneyland has carefully guarded for decades.”

“If the four Magic Key tiers were divided equally, Disneyland’s annual take would be $439.2 million from 413,740 passholders.

“Disneyland’s yearly haul grows much larger if the Inspire keyholders represent roughly 10% of 1 million passholders — the long-held and widely accepted estimate.

“If the three lowest Magic Key tiers were divided equally, Disneyland’s 1 million passholders would drop $949.7 million annually into Disney’s coffers.”

“Annual passholders comprise an estimated 50% of Disneyland attendance, according to UBS financial analysts.”

“Adding up the back-of-the-napkin math, Disneyland brings in a staggering $2.3 billion to $3 billion annually from Magic Key passholders and daily visitors.”

Orange County Register

Disneyland has nearly twice as many expensive dates as cheap days after ticket price increase
Two-thirds of the dates through April fall into the three most expensive tiers with the remaining one-third of the dates in the four least expensive tiers.
PUBLISHED: October 20, 2023

“Disneyland has nearly twice as many high-priced dates (132) as low-priced days (71) on the calendar through April.

“Two-thirds of the dates through April fall into the three most expensive tiers with the remaining one-third of the dates in the four least expensive tiers, according to an analysis by News Nation reporter Scott Gustin.”

Orange County Register

Disneyland Update: The Party’s Over…
By Andy Castro -October 16, 2023
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By Dusty Sage -October 23, 2023


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