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Disneyland announces virtual queue for Avengers musical — What you need to know
'Rogers: The Musical' will take over the Hyperion Theater at Disney California Adventure on June 30 for a limited-time engagement set to run through Aug. 31.
PUBLISHED: June 20, 2023

“‘Rogers: The Musical’ will take over DCA’s Hyperion Theater on June 30 for a limited-time engagement set to run through Aug. 31.

“The 30-minute one-act live theater production will be performed several times daily Tuesdays through Saturdays on most weeks during the run.

“Complimentary spots in the ‘Rogers: The Musical’ virtual queue will be distributed via the Disneyland app on show days at 10:30 a.m. for the first two performances and 2 p.m. for the remaining shows.

“If you’re lucky enough to snag a seat you’ll get notified via your smartphone to join the physical queue 30 to 45 minutes before showtime, according to WDW News Today.

“You don’t need to join the virtual queue to see ‘Rogers: The Musical’ — but Disneyland highly recommends it. Stop by the Hyperion Theater main entrance to check on walk-up availability if you forget to join the virtual queue or it sells out quickly.”

Orange County Register

Tue, June 20, 2023
4 Things to Know About ‘Rogers: The Musical’ Coming to Disney California Adventure Park
by Gabriel Gibaldi, Public Relations Director

Disney Parks Blog

UPDATED! Rogers: The Musical Coming to Disney California Adventure June 30
By Dusty Sage -June 20, 2023


Disneyland to begin rolling opening of San Fransokyo Square in July
Walt Disney Imagineering is transforming the Monterey Bay-themed land at Disney California Adventure into an architectural cross between the San Francisco Bay and Tokyo Bay areas.
PUBLISHED: June 22, 2023

“The twin towers of San Fransokyo’s Shinto shrine-inspired Golden Gate bridge will be installed starting next week as Disneyland continues the transformation of the Pacific Wharf dining area into a tribute to the ‘Big Hero 6’ film.

“The bridge spanning the waterway bordering the outdoor dining area at Disney California Adventure will close on Monday, June 26 to add the distinctive Torii Gate Bridge towers depicted in the 2014 Disney animated film. The bridge is expected to reopen in the next few weeks after work is completed.

“Work is expected to continue through mid-August on the overall transformation of Pacific Wharf into San Fransokyo Square.”

“Visitors will be able to pose for photos in DCA’s San Fransokyo with Hiro Hamada and Baymax, the adolescent hero from the film and his inflatable healthcare robot sidekick.

“A new San Fransokyo Makers Market retail shop will be decorated with decommissioned battlebots from the film along with a Megabot in the rafters.”

“The transformation will require Walt Disney Imagineering to turn the Monterey Bay-themed land into an architectural cross between the San Francisco Bay and Tokyo Bay areas. DCA’s Pacific Wharf area is themed as tribute to the Monterey fishing port on the California Central Coast. The ‘Big Hero 6’ city of San Fransokyo is a mash-up of San Francisco and Tokyo featuring distinctive Japanese and American architecture.”

Orange County Register

Photos: More Graphics Appear In Pacific Wharf As Transformation Into San Fransokyo Square Continues
by Tony Betti | Jun 21, 2023

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Disneyland Shares New Concept Art and Details on San Fransokyo Square
by Luke Manning | Jun 22, 2023

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Indiana Jones to Appear in Adventureland at Disneyland For a Limited Time Beginning June 30th 
by Luke Manning | Jun 22, 2023

“For a limited time this summer, beginning Friday, June 30th, guests may be able to spot Indiana Jones roaming around Adventureland at Disneyland.”

Laughing Place

Mickey’s Toontown troubles plague Disneyland 3 months after land reopens
The recently refurbished Mickey’s Toontown has undergone a series of tune-ups and touch-ups since returning in mid-March.
PUBLISHED: June 19, 2023

“Construction walls have returned to Mickey’s Toontown just a few months after the themed land reopened following a yearlong refurbishment to address persistent problems in the popular kiddie playland.”

“Donald Duck’s water play area has yet to open. The water feature on the Chip ‘n’ Dale’s Gadget Coaster where a larger-than-life Chip is supposed to shoot water through a giant straw over the coaster track into a cup held by Dale isn’t working yet either.”

Orange County Register

Anaheim City Council Votes to Consider Special Election for Hotel and Event Center Minimum Wage Initiative
by Ben Breitbart

“The Anaheim City Council has voted to introduce a resolution to schedule a special election on September 12, 2023 for voters to decide on an initiative to raise the minimum wage for hotel and event center workers to $25 as well as provide other work restrictions.”

“Disney has not publicly expressed any opinion on the initiative or the scheduling of the election.”

Laughing Place

Disneyland closing classic Fantasyland rides twice this summer
Mr. Toad's Wild Ride and Alice in Wonderland will emerge from brief renovations this week only to head back behind construction walls in July for additional work.
PUBLISHED: June 15, 2023

“Disneyland occasionally staggers refurbishment projects to keep attractions available to visitors for longer periods. Without staggering the refurbishment projects, Peter Pan’s Flight, Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride and Alice in Wonderland would have all been down at the same time for four weeks straight.”

Orange County Register

Disneyland crowds return to 90% of 2019 levels, report says
Attendance at Disneyland, Universal Studios Hollywood and other Southern California theme parks in 2022 nearly bounced back to pre-pandemic crowd levels, according to a new report.
PUBLISHED: June 21, 2023

“Disneyland’s 16.9 million visitors in 2022 was 90% of the 18.7 million that came to the park in 2019, according to the TEA/AECOM report. Disney California Adventure did slightly better at 91% — tallying 9 million visitors in 2022 compared to 9.9 million in 2019.”

“Universal saw attendance reach 8.4 million visitors in 2022 compared with 9.2 million in 2019. Attendance in 2022 at Knott’s (3.9 million), SeaWorld (3.5 million) and Magic Mountain (3 million) fell just short of pre-pandemic levels.”

Orange County Register

Disneyland doubles the amount of cheap tickets available in late summer — When you should go
The Mouse House has promised to increase the number of low-priced days by approximately 50% in 2023.
UPDATED: June 14, 2023

“There are eight $104 dates in August: Aug. 21-24 and Aug. 28-31. Half of September has $104 days on 15 dates: Sept. 5-7, Sept. 11-14, Sept. 18-21 and Sept. 25-28.”

Orange County Register

Disneyland Update: Toot-Toot, Groot, Splish & Splash!
By Andy Castro -June 12, 2023


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By Mike Kindrich -June 19, 2023


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