Current Events 9/16/2022
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Disneyland Resort Current Event
Disneyland teases new lands, rides and nighttime spectaculars at D23 Expo
Disney unveiled a host of new attractions and opening timelines for Disneyland, Disney California Adventure, Downtown Disney and the three Disney resort hotels during a D23 Expo panel on Sunday, Sept. 11.
By BRADY MACDONALD
UPDATED: September 13, 2022
“Starting in late January, the new ‘Wondrous Journeys’ fireworks show will play at Disneyland while the revamped “World of Color — One” water show will take over DCA’s Paradise Bay.
“The ‘Wondrous Journeys’ fireworks and projection show will feature the new “It’s Wondrous” theme song and scenes from all 60 Walt Disney Animation Studios films.
“The Magic Happens parade — which debuted in late February 2020 with daytime and nighttime performances — will return to Disneyland after running for only a few weeks before the COVID-19 pandemic shut down the park for more than a year.”
“A Marvel Multiverse E-ticket attraction based on a new ride system planned for DCA’s Avengers Campus will be completely different from a Quinjet attraction announced with much fanfare during the 2019 D23 Expo.
“Walt Disney Imagineering went ‘back to the drawing board’ to develop an “entirely new concept” for the latest version of the Avengers attraction where Marvel superheroes will battle the King Thanos villain, according to D’Amaro.”
“The biggest surprise of the D23 theme park panel — at least as far as the Disneyland Resort was concerned — was the announcement DCA’s Pacific Wharf food court area will be transformed with a ‘Big Hero 6’ San Fransokyo theme.”
“The new backstory for Tiana’s Bayou Adventure finds the restaurateur-turned-princess opening Tiana’s Foods community co-op inside the aging salt mine within the former Splash Mountain with growers planting crops along the waterway that flows around the famed mountain peak.”
Orange County Register
Sun, September 11, 2022
Disneyland Resort Announcements from D23 Expo 2022 (and More)!
by Kelsey Lynch, Public Relations Director, Disneyland Resort
Disney Parks Blog
LaughingPlace’s D23 Expo 2022 News:
Is It Enough? New Disneyland Attraction Announcements & Revelations!
By Andy Castro -September 11, 2022
“Disney Parks Chairman Josh D’Amaro kicked off Sunday’s big Parks presentation with the place where it all started — Disneyland! While the announcement-packed presentation didn’t include any word on a new Tomorrowland, who’s moving into Adventureland’s Treehouse, or any super new details for Tiana’s Bayou Bash, it DID include some major announcements.”
Storyline Revealed for Tiana’s Bayou Adventure Coming to Disneyland and Walt Disney World
Sep 11, 2022
“Tiana’s Bayou Adventure will open at the Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort in late 2024.”
CONCEPT ART: Everything You Need to Know About the Upcoming Princess and the Frog Ride at Disneyland & WDW
By Dusty Sage -September 8, 2022
Disneyland boot camp delivers workout before park opens
The 45-minute Boot Camp in Disney California Adventure is available through the Tenaya Stone Spa at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel as part of a host of in-park fitness programs.
By BRADY MACDONALD
PUBLISHED: September 15, 2022
“The 45-minute Boot Camp in Disney California Adventure is available through the Tenaya Stone Spa at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel as part of a host of in-park fitness programs.
“Do you have what it takes to conquer an entire day at Disneyland and Disney California Adventure from rope drop until the gates close without breaking a sweat? Then the $30 Adventure Boot Camp in DCA may be just the way to start your day.”
“The 6:30 a.m. DCA Boot Camp is limited to guests staying at the Disneyland Hotel, Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel and Paradise Pier Hotel and class sizes are limited to about 14 campers.
“If the boot camp and obstacle challenges sound a bit too intense, you can opt instead for a $30 Power Walking Workout in DCA. The 45-minute power walking session travels 2 miles around DCA at a 15 minute per mile pace — if the 20,000 steps you’ll log during a full day at the parks is just not enough for you.
“Most of the Tenaya Stone Spa fitness courses in Disney California Adventure cost $25 to $30.”
Orange County Register
Nickelodeon Hotel coming to Garden Grove
The $277 million project, subsidized with taxpayer money, is billed as a plan to attract tourists and create jobs
By ROXANA KOPETMAN
PUBLISHED: September 16, 2022
“A Nickelodeon Hotel & Resort, featuring water slides and a lazy river, got the green light this week to be built in Garden Grove.
“The Garden Grove City Council unanimously approved the sale of city land to a developer for a Nickelodeon-themed hotel, with 500 guest rooms, a spa, restaurants, and a 600-seat theater.
“The $277 million project on Harbor Boulevard and Twintree Lane is slated for the city’s tourism district, called the Grove District, which attracts tourists visiting neighboring Disneyland.”
“The city and the developer are expected to close escrow on the property before the end of the year. Under a schedule included in the agreement, following approvals and permits, groundbreaking is expected by Nov. 1, 2024, and completion of the hotel is slated for 2027.
“The resort will feature a 23-story hotel, with a 9,490 square-foot ballroom, a variety of restaurants and other food areas totaling 22,296 square feet, a 7,000-square-foot arcade, a spa and fitness center, and 528 parking spaces. Other entertainment amenities will include a Nick Studio, a Studio Hall, and a Kid’s Lounge.”
Orange County Register
Disneyland News & Photo Update – Everybody Scream!
September 5, 2022
“Halloween has officially arrived at Disneyland and we’re feeling hot, hot, hot! There’s all sorts of news, photos, and a whole lot of video for you today from both parks… Tomorrowland needs a future, new characters for Oogie Boogie Bash, everything old is new again, and more.”
Disneyland Update: Todayland and its “Boundless” Future
September 12, 2022
“It’s been a whirlwind weekend here in Anaheim for the D23 Expo. Hopefully, you’ve been following along with us or had a chance to stop by our booth. If you did, thank you! If you’re just joining us and missed the entire weekend, well, there’s much to talk about. Let’s dig into what Disney is calling a “boundless” future for Disneyland full of Avengers, Toons, and a Bayou Adventure…”
Disneyland Resort Project & Rumor Tracker: What’s New and What’s Next for Disneyland!
By Andy Castro -September 13, 2022
“Greetings Disneyland fans to our Disneyland Resort Project Tracker! From the latest goings-on at Tarzan’s (former) Treehouse to the new Multiverse attraction in Avengers Campus, the Disneyland Resort Project Tracker is your guide to all of the rumored, announced, and in-progress projects underway. Once a fan-favorite feature on the MiceChat forums during the expansion of Disney California Adventure in the 2010s, the Disneyland Resort Project Tracker is back as we enter a new era of Disneyland growth, expansion, and change.”
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