Disneyland Resort Current Event

Disneyland reveals new details about ride that will replace Splash Mountain
PUBLISHED: December 2, 2022

“Disneyland visitors riding Tiana’s Bayou Adventure will float through a swamp illuminated by fireflies while being serenaded by audio-animatronic critters playing zydeco music on instruments fashioned from objects found in the bayou when the attraction opens in 2024, Disneyland officials announced Friday, Dec. 2.”

“Disney also announced Friday that the Splash Mountain ride at Walt Disney World in Florida will close Jan. 23 to begin its transformation to Tiana’s Bayou Adventure. Information on Splash Mountain at Disneyland will be announced at a later date, according to a Disneyland blog post.”

Orange County Register

Fri, December 2, 2022
A New Scene and New Critters Are Introduced for Tiana’s Bayou Adventure
by Carmen Smith, Senior Vice President, Creative Development - Product/Content & Inclusive Strategies

“Today, I’m excited to give you a first look at a new scene and some of the brand-new characters we’re creating specifically for this attraction. In Tiana’s Bayou Adventure, you’ll join Princess Tiana and jazz-loving alligator Louis during Mardi Gras season as they prepare to host a one-of-a-kind celebration for the people of New Orleans. This new scene is the thrilling moment you first drop into the bayou and encounter some friends both new and familiar.”

Disney Parks Blog

NEW: Concept Art and Story for the Princess and the Frog Ride at Disneyland & WDW
December 2, 2022


Disneyland is closing Indiana Jones Adventure for up to 6 months for refurbishment
Disneyland's Indiana Jones Adventure attraction will be closed from Jan. 9 until Spring 2023 for refurbishment and maintenance.
PUBLISHED: December 8, 2022

“The Indiana Jones Adventure attraction will be closed from Jan. 9 until spring 2023 for refurbishment and maintenance, according to the Disneyland website.”

“The ‘spring 2023’ return window means Indiana Jones Adventure could be closed for 10 weeks to six months. Seasonal refurbishments tend to bring Disneyland rides down for a few weeks while major upgrades can take months.

“Disneyland’s upcoming refurbishment of Indiana Jones Adventure is expected to introduce elements or scenes from the upcoming new “Indiana Jones” film starring Harrison Ford, according to WDW News Today. ‘Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny’ is coming to theaters in summer 2023.

“The timing of the Disneyland ride closure pairs closely with the arrival of the new Indy film. Spring 2023 ends on June 21 while “Dial of Destiny” premieres on June 30. Disney often tries to tie ride refreshes with blockbuster debuts and vice versa.”

Orange County Register

Disneyland’s Indiana Jones Adventure Set To Close For An Extended Refurbishment January 9th
Dec 5, 2022

“The last time the attraction saw any kind of major work done was near the 60th anniversary of the park back in 2015, when various projection effects were installed in the attraction. Since then, the attraction has undergone numerous smaller refurbishments, but for maybe a few days at a time.”

Laughing Place

Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival returns in March
PUBLISHED: November 23, 2022

“Disneyland Resort has announced the return of its popular Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival. From March 3 through April 25, California Adventure park will feature 12 marketplaces serving Californian-inspired bites and beverages created by Disney chefs. The selection includes seasonal non-alcoholic drinks along with beer, wine and cocktails.”

Orange County Register

Disneyland After Dark Expands in 2023 with New Princess Nite and Return of Sweethearts’ Nite
Dec 9, 2022

“Disneyland After Dark begins with a three-hour pre-party mix-in from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. PT at Disneyland Park, then the private party begins from 9:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. PT, which also means you may ride some popular attractions after regular park hours.

“Additionally, at each of these events, you’ll receive unlimited digital downloads of Disney PhotoPass photos taken during the party, plus commemorative keepsakes including a souvenir credential and event guide map.”

“You are invited to be royally fierce at Disneyland After Dark: Princess Nite! This all-new, first-ever event will be a celebration under the stars where adventurous heroines and aspirational hearts unite!”

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Disneyland offers discounted weekday tickets for Southern California residents
PUBLISHED: December 1, 2022

“The Disneyland Resort is offering Southern California residents discounted daily admission tickets for weekdays in the first few months of 2023 that could get guests into the parks for as little as $73 a day, Disney officials announced Thursday, Dec. 1

“Locals can buy a 3-day, 1-park-per-day weekday ticket for $219 each, or $73 per day, or a three-day weekday parkhopper ticket for $279 each, or $93 per day. Visitors can add the Genie+ line-skipping feature and pay $294 for a three-day, one-park ticket or $354 for a three-day park hopper.

“Tickets are on sale now and can be used from Jan. 9 through May 25. Guests must obtain reservations for the dates they wish to visit the parks.”

Orange County Register

Thu, December 1, 2022
Disneyland Resort Offers Southern California Residents Special 3-Day, Weekday Ticket Offer as Low as $73 Per Person, Per Day for a Limited Time
by Valerie Lee, Public Relations Manager, Disneyland Resort

Disney Parks Blog

3 new Disneyland Genie+ features you’ll love — and 1 you probably won’t
Disneyland has rolled out updates to its mobile app — including one this week — that make it easier for visitors to change rides, return times and party size in their Genie+ itineraries.
PUBLISHED: December 9, 2022

“1) Disneyland visitors can modify their Genie+ selections in the app and choose from other available return time windows without canceling or rebooking their existing reservation.”

“2) You can also change attractions without canceling your original booking first — but you can only choose another ride in the same park.”

“3) Party sizes can be changed on Genie+ reservations by selecting the “cancel plan” button in the app.”

“4) Disneyland quietly moved to date-based pricing for Genie+ in October. That means Genie+ prices now change on a daily basis just like Disneyland ticket prices.

“Genie+ prices that were fixed at $20 per day when the service launched now start at $25 a day and vary by date. And “start” is the key word here.

“Genie+ has risen to $30 a day on a few select Saturdays since the change and throughout Thanksgiving week, according to Thrill Data. Expect a price spike during the upcoming Christmas holiday season — traditionally the busiest time of the year at the parks.”

Orange County Register

Genie+ Lightning Lane Modification Option Arriving At Walt Disney World and Disneyland In The Coming Days
Dec 6, 2022

Laughing Place

Man who jumped to death at Disneyland was Huntington Beach school principal
UPDATED: December 6, 2022

“On Saturday around 9 p.m., Christensen was found dead after someone reported a man fell from the Mickey & Friends parking structure, according to Anaheim police and the Orange County Sheriff’s Department.”

Orange County Register

Disneyland Update: Follow the Bouncing Bobs
By Dusty Sage -November 28, 2022

“Thanksgiving has come and gone, and has left us with something to be very thankful for this year… a much-needed change in leadership of the Disney Company.  Unfortunately, some fans are getting way ahead of themselves and making pronouncements for what is coming soon to the parks, even though no such meetings or decisions have been made. We’ll put things into context for you.

“For now, the Merriest Place on Earth is bustling with crowds for the holidays, so it may take a bit of work and planning to experience all that Christmas magic. Traditionally, the week of Thanksgiving has always been a busy period for the Disneyland Resort, but with reservations and a supposed attendance cap, it wasn’t as terrible as in years past. We’ll get to that, and so much more— including current park conditions, some staffing issues, construction, refurbishments and more!

“Oh… and LOTS of GORGEOUS photos for you to enjoy and share…”


Disneyland News Update: Bob Iger, Walt’s Shadow & Refurb Madness!
By Andy Castro -December 7, 2022

“It was another busy week for Disney’s returning CEO Bob Iger.  Iger kicked off the week with a Town Hall meeting for all Disney employees, answering wide-ranging questions from staff from around the Walt Disney Company.  Throughout the week, Iger continued his early restructuring of the company, clearing the way for a creative-led future for the company and undoing some of the damage left by outgoing CEO Bob Chapek.  By week’s end, Iger was touring Disneyland and watching the park’s iconic annual Candlelight processional and ceremony.  Meanwhile, the holidays are in full swing at the Disneyland Resort, hotel projects continue, and some new critters join Princess Tiana as she prepares to move into Critter Country.  

“Today is Walt Disney’s birthday. Do Disney’s current leaders live up to his standards? Do the parks offer the carefree magic, adventure, cleanliness, and sense of comfort he intended for them? Let’s keep that in mind as we visit the parks today…”


What We Learned from Disney’s 2022 Annual Report
Nov 29, 2022

“Disney has just released their Annual Report and we learned a few interesting tidbits about the state of The Walt Disney Company.”…

“According to the Annual Report, Disney owns 3 more acres in Anaheim than they did last year as a potential expansion could be coming to the Disneyland Resort in the next decade.”

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