Current Events 7/7/2023

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Review: Disneyland delivers the Marvel musical you didn’t know you wanted or needed
If you’re a fan of musical theater or Marvel superheroes, you'll absolutely love 'Rogers: The Musical.' If not, you should probably go ride the Incredicoaster.
UPDATED: June 30, 2023

“If you’re a fan of musical theater and Marvel superheroes, then you’re going to absolutely fall in love with the new ‘Rogers: The Musical’ coming to the Hyperion Theater at Disney California Adventure.

“If you love one but not the other, then you’ll still be thrilled at the audacity and absurdity of smashing the two strange bedfellows together. If you don’t like either, then you should probably go ride the Incredicoaster — because ‘Rogers: The Musical’ caters to two very big niche audiences, but probably won’t appeal to Broadway or Marvel novices.”

“‘Rogers: The Musical’ is at times fun, funny, silly, poignant, determined and romantic with plenty of heart and energy. It’s utterly ridiculous to see Captain America sing a love song on a Broadway stage surrounded by sequined USO singers, star spangled dancers, Thor and Iron Man — but somehow it works. In short: This is the Marvel musical you didn’t know you were waiting for and won’t be able to stop talking about. The breezy and brisk theme park show expertly walks a fine line, taking itself seriously, but not too seriously.”

“The backstory of the new Marvel musical at DCA follows the journey of Steve Rogers from his service in World War II to becoming Earth’s first known superhero to the birth of the Avengers.

“Marvel fans were introduced to the fictional ‘Rogers: The Musical’ in the first episode of the Disney+ series ‘Hawkeye.’ In the show, Hawkeye attends a performance of the Broadway musical about the life of Rogers, the first Captain America.”

Orange County Register

Rogers the Musical Now On Stage at The Disneyland Resort – PHOTOS, VIDEO & INFO
By Dusty Sage -June 30, 2023


Review: “Rogers: The Musical” at Disney California Adventure is Everything a Theme Park Show Should Be
by Ben Breitbart | Jun 30, 2023

“The only unfathomable thing about the show is why it is a limited run. While it could be extended or find an alternate venue, as you depart the Hyperion, you can’t help but get a sense of melancholy as you know you won't have that many more opportunities to see it again. In fact, the show is dark every Sunday and Monday with additional dark days due in July due to private functions. Ideally, the show would pull a ‘Tale of the Lion King’ and return with a slightly bigger cast and scope with an indefinite run.”

Laughing Place

Photos & Videos: Watch the Full Show of “Rogers: The Musical” at Disney California Adventure
by Luke Manning | Jun 29, 2023

Laughing Place

Disneyland resets Oogie Boogie Bash ticket launch after epic tech failure
Oogie Boogie Bash ticket sales for 25 select nights in September and October at Disney California Adventure will resume on July 11.
PUBLISHED: July 6, 2023

“Disneyland die-hards frustrated by a massive technical meltdown during the Oogie Boogie Bash launch last week finally know when they will be able to buy tickets to the annual Halloween event that often sells out quickly.

“Oogie Boogie Bash ticket sales for 25 select nights in September and October at Disney California Adventure will resume on Tuesday, July 11 no earlier than 9 a.m., according to the Disneyland website.”

“Tickets for the after-hours, separate admission event went on sale to Magic Keyholders on June 27 and to the general public on June 29. The technical troubles with the Oogie Boogie Bash website started shortly after the general public tickets went on sale.

“Disney’s Oogie Boogie Bash website says ticket purchases completed during the initial problem-plagued launch will be honored.”

Orange County Register

Oogie Boogie Bash Ticket Sales to Resume on Tuesday, July 11th
by Luke Manning | Jul 6, 2023)

Laughing Place

Disney Teases Potential Changes to the Indiana Jones Adventure at Disneyland
by Luke Manning | Jun 30, 2023
The Disney Parks Blog has teased some potential changes to the Indiana Jones Adventure at Disneyland.

“The tease said to ‘keep an eye out for some new touches that enhance the experience.’

“‘These updates help you feel even closer to the mysteries of the Temple of the Forbidden Eye. Notice how Mara taunts you with a powerful energy – which inevitably turns a possible escape route into a rubble of dust. We hope you can find a way out!’”

“Earlier this year, the Indiana Jones Adventure reopened from a refurbishment fully restored and brought back to life, along with some brand-new effects.

“Meanwhile, Indiana Jones himself can be found wandering around Adventureland, for the first time since 2008.”

Laughing Place

Disneyland Duck Races turn It’s a Small World into the world’s biggest bathtub — See photos
The rubber ducks were hand-painted and bedazzled for the competition in Disney, Pixar, Star Wars, Marvel and theme park attraction designs by Disneyland cast members.
PUBLISHED: July 7, 2023

“The 2023 Disneyland Duck Races around the Small World canal were held on Friday, July 7 before the Anaheim theme park opened to the public.

“The loop around Small World took the fastest ducks about 15 minutes — pushed along by the same water flow that propels the attraction’s boats.

“The annual race that started just after 6 a.m. with a group launch of hundreds of rubber duckies turned the classic Disneyland boat ride attraction into the world’s largest bathtub.”

“Cast members were encouraged to post photos and videos of the competition and designs to social media using #DisneyCastLife.

“The Disneyland Duck Races began in 2008 as a friendly competition among Small World employees before expanding to all cast members in 2011. Proceeds from entry fees will be donated to the My Day Counts nonprofit organization that offers life and work training to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.”

Orange County Register'

Disneyland closing 3 popular rides during peak of summer
Soarin’ Around the World, Toy Story Midway Mania and the Disneyland Monorail will temporarily close for standard refurbishments in July.
PUBLISHED: June 28, 2023

“Soarin’ Around the World and Toy Story Midway Mania at DCA and the Monorail that ferries riders between Disneyland and Disney’s hotels will temporarily close for standard refurbishments in July.

“Soarin’ Around the World will close July 5-14, according to the Disneyland website. The Disneyland Monorail will also close on July 5 while Toy Story Midway Mania will close July 17. Reopening dates for Midway Mania and the Monorail have not been set and both attractions will remain closed through at least Aug. 8, according to the Disneyland website.”

Orange County Register

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By Lilliana Parker -June 26, 2023
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