​Listen to our Show

Current Events 3/1/2024

​​ ​​ 
Disneyland Resort Current Event

Event Recap: We Attend Our Third DisneylandForward Public Workshop, Learn Why Residents Are Upset About Magic Way
by Mike Celestino | Feb 27, 2024
"Yesterday I took a trip down to Anaheim City Hall to be in the audience for my third DisneylandForward public workshop with the Anaheim Planning Commission. Below is a recap of my experience."
"Disneyland Resort is divided into theme park districts, hotel districts, and parking districts. Basically the resort wants the freedom to develop new themed areas on existing parking lots. A new parking structure would also be built on the Pumbaa lot.

"The proposal would also amend the height regulations on theme park space near residential areas. The highest part of any building would be spaced away from residences, and these structures themselves would be set back from nearby homes as well.
"A sizable portion of this meeting was spent discussing one of the main sticking points of this new proposal: the abandonment of Magic Way (a short road just to the south of the Pixar Pals parking structure) to public access from Walnut Street to the west. DisneylandForward would also add a crosswalk across Walnut into the Disneyland Resort, and that entrance would continue to grant free public access to pedestrians during the day."
"The next DisneylandForward public workshop will be held in March at Anaheim City Hall. For additional information be sure to visit Anaheim’s official website for the project."

Laughing Place

City of Anaheim

Eat This! Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival 2024 Food Guide
By MiceChat Staff -March 1, 2024
"Hot on the heels of Disney California Adventure’s Lunar New Year Celebration comes the Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival, which runs from March 1 through April 22, 2024! Here’s everything you need to know about 2024’s grand gastronomic affair. Let’s dig in!"


Photos: Food Booths and Menus at Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival 2024
by Mike Mack | Mar 1, 2024

Laughing Place

Mickey Mouse makes 36% more at Disneyland than at Disney World
Disneyland’s 1,700 character and parade performers are seeking to unionize under the Actors’ Equity Association.
PUBLISHED: February 26, 2024

"Disneyland’s 1,700 character and parade performers are seeking to unionize under the Actors’ Equity Association, which has represented Walt Disney World stage actors since 1990. Disney World characters in Florida have been represented by the Teamsters union for more than 40 years.

"Disneyland character performers make 36% more than Disney World character performers.

"Non-unionized Disneyland character performers make a base pay of $24.15 per hour with premiums up to $4.75 for some roles. Unionized Disney World character performers receive a base pay of $17.75 per hour with premiums up to $3.25."

Orange County Register

Comparing Character Pay at Disneyland and Walt Disney World as Disneyland Performers Seek to Unionize
by Luke Manning | Feb 26, 2024

Laughing Place

Knott’s Berry Farm launches pay-per-ride option to rival Disneyland
Knott’s quietly rolls out a new Fast Lane skip-the-line option that charges $7.50 and up per individual ride.
PUBLISHED: March 1, 2024

"Knott’s Berry Farm has quietly rolled out a new pay-per-ride option that charges $7.50 and up per individual ride as part of the Fast Lane front-of-the-line program.

"The new Single‐Use Fast Lane pass option was introduced as part of the recently updated Knott’s mobile app.
You have to be in the park to purchase a Single-Use Fast Lane pass. The Knott’s mobile app displays the available pay-per-ride attractions after 2 p.m. each day.

"The single-use passes start at $7.50 per ride and the dynamic prices vary by ride, day, time of day and time of year. You can buy as many single-use passes as you want per day. Knott’s will limit the number of single-use Fast Lane passes available each day — just like the park does with the traditional all-day Fast Lane pass."

Orange County Register

Disneyland class at UC Riverside is no Mickey Mouse course
Students try Imagineering by designing theme-park rides
PUBLISHED: February 29, 2024
"The student-led course, “Disneyland Imagineer,” blends the magic of Disneyland with engineering and imagination as students simulate bringing rides off paper and into reality. 

"Jennifer Ibarra, 20, a third-year education and liberal arts student from Fontana — is leading 20 students through a class about Disney Imagineering this winter quarter. She uses guest lectures from current and past Imagineers and offers students the chance to design their own Disneyland ride."

Orange County Register

DISNEYLAND UPDATE: Performers Unite, After Dark Alert & Icon Exit!
By Brian Pinsky -February 19, 2024


DISNEYLAND UPDATE: Inching Forward, Spring Surprises & Continuing Construction
By Natalie Kipper -February 26, 2024


Disneyland closes 4 attractions during busy festival season
The timing of the attraction closures coincides with the 2024 Food & Wine Festival that starts March 1 at Disney California Adventure.
UPDATED: March 1, 2024

"Radiator Springs Racers, Incredicoaster, Redwood Creek Challenge Trail and the Sailing Ship Columbia will temporarily close in late February or early March as part of Disneyland’s standard refurbishment schedule.

"The four new attraction closures join the Astro Orbiter, Grizzly River Run, Haunted Mansion, Splash Mountain and “Fantasmic” that were already shuttered for refurbishment.

"The timing of the attraction closures coincides with the 2024 Food & Wine Festival that starts March 1 at Disney California Adventure."
"The Haunted Mansion closed in January for an extensive renovation of the outdoor queue area that will add a new accessibility elevator for wheelchair users exiting the ride and a new retail shop at the attraction’s exit. Disneyland has not announced a reopening date for the popular dark ride."

Orange County Register

You can listen to show Current Events 3/1/2024 on iTunes or go to Libsyn service here.