Current Events 5/10/2024

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What will Disneyland build first in theme park expansion?
The Anaheim City Council gives final unanimous approval to the DisneylandForward proposal.
UPDATED: May 9, 2024

"The Anaheim City Council gave final unanimous approval to the DisneylandForward proposal on Tuesday, May 7. The newly approved plan goes into effect in early June."
"The DisneylandForward plan includes an already approved 17,000-space parking garage on an employee parking lot along Disney Way. The new Disneyland garage — which would be one of the largest in the world — would be connected to the parks via a pedestrian bridge over Harbor Boulevard.

"The DisneylandForward plan also calls for the eastside parking structure to have direct connections from the Santa Ana (I-5) Freeway — a complex project that would require cooperation from Caltrans and other state officials.

"The parking garage, pedestrian bridge and freeway connection projects would likely need to begin before or in tandem with any World of Pandora."

Orange County Register

Tue, May 7, 2024
Our Future Starts Now with DisneylandForward
by Ken Potrock, President, Disneyland Resort

"We’ve worked closely with city staff, neighbors, and our local community over the past three years to make sure DisneylandForward is a win for everyone – I’m grateful the city council agrees and voted to work with us on this legacy project that will set up Disneyland Resort and the City of Anaheim for an incredibly bright future."

Disney Parks Blog

IT’S APPROVED!!! DisneylandForward Moves Forward What You Need To Know
By MiceChat Staff -May 7, 2024


Disneyland gives Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln a $5 million makeover
The Anaheim theme park replaces show elements, lighting, audio and show systems on classic attraction from the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair.
PUBLISHED: May 9, 2024

"Disneyland filed building permits valued at $5 million with the city of Anaheim to replace show elements, lighting, audio and show systems on the Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln attraction in the Main Street Opera House, according to city records.

"The city permit also indicates an existing platform will be replaced, a new turntable will be installed and mechanical, electrical and plumbing work will be performed on the attraction.

"Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln closed April 16 for an extended refurbishment. A reopening date has not been set. The show will remain closed at least through June 19."

Orange County Register

Details Revealed Over Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln Refurbishment
by Marshal Knight | May 9, 2024

Laughing Place

NEW DISNEYLAND DINING: Paseo, Centrico & Tiendita Now Open in Downtown Disney!
By Samantha Davis-Friedman -May 3, 2024

"The long awaited Paseo, Centrico, and Tiendita have officially opened in the heart of the Downtown Disney District at Disneyland. 

"The trio of Mexican restaurants from Michelin-starred Chef Carlos Gaytán was celebrated with an early morning ribbon-cutting ceremony featuring the Mariachi Divas (who performed the song from “The Three Caballeros”), a lively dance performance, and, of course, Mickey and Minnie.


Disneyland announces dates for Oogie Boogie Bash 2024
Oogie Boogie Bash 2024 will run on 27 select nights from Aug. 25 to Oct. 31 at Disney California Adventure.
PUBLISHED: May 6, 2024

"Oogie Boogie Bash will return to Disney California Adventure in 2024 with more nights than ever thanks to the earliest start ever of Halloween Time that pushes deep into August as the spooky season continues to challenge Christmas for holiday supremacy at Disneyland.

"Oogie Boogie Bash 2024 will run on 27 select nights from Aug. 25 through Oct. 31 at Disney California Adventure."

Orange County Register

Disneyland character performers schedule union vote
Mickey Mouse, Snow White, Spider-Man and other Disneyland character and parade performers will vote May 15-18 on whether to unionize.
PUBLISHED: May 8, 2024

"The National Labor Relations Board announced a union election will be held May 15-18 at Disneyland for character and parade performers.

"Voting will take place at Disneyland on May 15, 16 and 18 at designated voting locations. Results are expected to be announced on the evening of May 18."

Orange County Register

Higher labor costs drag down Disneyland profits
Disney’s theme park division was an otherwise bright spot with 10% revenue growth in the company's second quarter.
PUBLISHED: May 7, 2024

"Higher labor costs and other expenses dragged down income at Disneyland despite higher attendance, ticket prices and visitor spending in an otherwise rosy picture for Disney theme parks across the globe, according to the company’s latest earnings report.

"Disneyland saw a decrease in operating results due to inflation, lower hotel occupancy and increased labor costs, according to Disney’s second quarter earnings report released on Tuesday, May 7."

Orange County Register

Disneyland Club 33 chef named California Woman of the Year
Gloria Tae is the first female chef de cuisine at the exclusive and secret members-only restaurant in New Orleans Square.
PUBLISHED: May 3, 2024

"Disneyland’s Club 33 Chef Gloria Tae is proud to be the first female head chef in the traditionally male-dominated world of fine dining — an honor she’s achieved at several restaurants over the past decade."

Orange County Register

State of California Honors Disneyland’s Club 33 Chef
by Tony Betti | May 3, 2024

Laughing Place

Discount Disneyland tickets for as little as $50 a day available all summer
The 2024 Disneyland summer ticket offer is good for three-day, one-park tickets for visits between June 10 through Sept. 26.
UPDATED: May 7, 2024

"The 2024 Disneyland summer ticket offer is good for three-day, one-park tickets for visits between June 10 through Sept. 26.

"Tickets go on sale May 29 and sales may be paused or stopped at any time.

"The three-day, one-park per day tickets start at $149 for children and $249 for adults for admission Monday through Thursdays. That works out to just under $50 per day for kids and $83 a day for adults.

"You can also get weekend three-day, one-park tickets good on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays for $199 for kids and $299 for adults. That’s $67 a day for children and $100 for adults."

Orange County Register

Thu, May 2, 2024
New 2024 Summer Ticket, Hotel Offers Coming to Disneyland
by Valerie Lee, Public Relations Manager, Disneyland Resort

Disney Parks Blog

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