Disneyland Resort Current Event
Disney Reportedly Exploring Membership Program Similar to Amazon Prime
Aug 31, 2022
"The Walt Disney Company is reportedly exploring the idea of introducing an membership program that would offer discounts and special perks for their streaming services, parks, resorts and merchandise, according to the Wall Street Journal."
"According to WSJ, the membership is currently being compared to Amazon Prime, which not only famously offers free shipping but also includes access to Amazon’s streaming service and has benefits in-store at Whole Foods."
"The service could offer an array of perks, including exclusive merchandise. One possible example of this is a Darksaber toy that would be available only to Disney+ subscribers.
"This membership program would also allow Disney to learn more about their customers’ habits across multiple services. For example, a guest who favors Star Wars attractions in the parks, may get recommended more Star Wars content on Disney+."
Fri, August 26, 2022
Mobile Cast Compliment Feature Now Available on the Disneyland App
by Kyleigh Johnson, External Communications Manager, Disneyland Resort
"To access the mobile cast compliment feature, search “cast compliment” in the Disneyland app. Guests will be able to choose a positive sentiment from a drop-down menu. From there, they can enter the cast member’s first name and hometown (which can be found on each cast member’s name tag) and the date of their interaction. The recognized cast member will be alerted, along with their leader, and they can receive a recognition. If you didn’t catch a name, that’s OK; you can still share a compliment about the location or area where your magic happened!"
Disney Parks Blog
New Cast Compliment Feature Debuts on the Disneyland App
Aug 25, 2022
What does Disneyland’s new DVC lounge mean for the future of Tomorrowland?
The Disney Vacation Club Star View Station will open in the first half of 2023 on the second floor of the Star Wars: Launch Bay building in Tomorrowland.
By BRADY MACDONALD
PUBLISHED: September 2, 2022
"The Disney Vacation Club Star View Station will open in the first half of 2023 on the second floor of the Star Wars: Launch Bay building in Tomorrowland.
"Tomorrowland is full of unused 'space' — including the Magic Eye Theater, former PeopleMover track, Starcade arcade, TomorrowLanding gift shop and the vast majority of Star Wars Launch Bay."
"At a minimum, Disneyland will not be taking a bulldozer to Star Wars: Launch Bay over the next year or so with the new DVC lounge set to debut sometime before July 1."
... "Star Wars Launch Bay remains one of the few locations still closed more than a year after Disneyland reopened following an extended COVID-19 closure of the park. The massive convention-like space has been used sparingly for exclusive character meet-and-greets, fireworks viewing and special event merchandise sales."
"The new DVC lounge in Star Wars Launch Bay is a temporary installation at best — easily removed or relocated. A similar Magic Key annual passholder lounge in the former Starcade arcade was a limited-time addition that quietly disappeared after a few months.
"Disneyland’s first Disney Vacation Club lounge will be similar to other DVC members-only locations atop Disney’s Contemporary Hotel and inside Epcot’s Imagination pavilion at Walt Disney World."
"The exclusive DVC lounge in Tomorrowland will offer member services, seating, WiFi, charging stations and air conditioning to club members."
Disneyland News: Fancy New DVC Lounge Headed to Tomorrowland Next Year
By Dusty Sage -September 1, 2022
Disney Vacation Club Star View Station Member Lounge Coming to Disneyland in 2023
Sep 1, 2022
Disneyland’s Silhouette Studio returns for first time since pandemic
The Silhouette Studio at Disneyland will reopen at noon on Friday, Aug. 26.
By BRADY MACDONALD
PUBLISHED: August 26, 2022
"The Silhouette Studio at Disneyland will reopen at noon on Friday, Aug. 26, according to the Disneyland website.
"The Silhouette Studio will be open from noon until 8 p.m. from Aug. 26 through Sept. 1. Starting on Sept. 2, the studio’s hours will be 8 a.m. to park close on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays and noon to 8 p.m. on Mondays through Thursdays.
"Studio artists create the silhouette busts from black craft paper at a rate of 60 seconds per portrait and can create a family portrait in just a few minutes."
"The Main Street U.S.A. Silhouette Studio was one of the last remaining Disneyland locations to remain closed during the ongoing phased reopening of the parks.
"The Star Wars Launch Bay, Magic Eye Theater and TomorrowLanding gift shop at Disneyland and the Hyperion Theatre, Blue Sky Cellar and Radiator Springs Curios souvenir shop at Disney California Adventure are still closed."
Orange County Register
Disneyland’s Silhouette Studio Is Back!
By David Koenig -August 26, 2022
Disneyland rolls out the green carpet with more artificial turf around the park
New artificial turf around the Mickey floral planter at the Disneyland entrance and the Haunted Mansion front lawn will be unveiled on Friday, Sept. 2 when Halloween Time kicks off at the Anaheim theme park.
By BRADY MACDONALD
PUBLISHED: September 1, 2022
"But sharp-eyed Disneyland fans may start noticing the change from natural to synthetic grass throughout the park starting this week.
"New artificial turf around the Mickey floral planter at the Disneyland entrance and the Haunted Mansion front lawn will be unveiled on Friday, Sept. 2 when Halloween Time kicks off at the Anaheim theme park.
"Disneyland’s phased approach of adding artificial turf in select locations every few weeks is about to pick up speed as a drought-tolerant approach to saving water."
"Disneyland has been reducing the amount of real grass that needs to be mowed with artificial turf that needs regular brushing over the past decade. The first major installation was in 2012 when Cars Land opened at Disney California Adventure with artificial turf in front of Sarge’s Surplus Hut and Flo’s V8 Cafe and in the queue line at Luigi’s Rollickin’ Roadsters."
"Grounds crews converted the natural grass to artificial turf around the 'Storybook' letters floral display on the hillside of the Storybook Land Canal Boats over a three-day period in July. Swapping out the grass for turf on the Storybook hill saves 81,000 gallons of water a year, according to Disneyland officials.
"Grass bands around the perimeter of Disneyland Town Square floral beds designed to protect the flowers from curious visitors along with smaller grass planters near Disneyland City Hall were converted to turf in early August."
Photos: Synthetic Grass Installed at Disneyland’s Floral Mickey Display
Sep 2, 2022
Disneyland crime reports: Child abuse, arson, missing child and brandishing a firearm
Anaheim Police responded to 21 calls at Disneyland in June and 26 calls in July that resulted in some type of action taken by officers.
By BRADY MACDONALD
PUBLISHED: August 22, 2022
Disneyland Halloween Time Guide 2022
By Natalie Kipper -September 2, 2022
"Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort has arrived! Below, you’ll find everything you need to know about the Halloween season, including information about ride overlays, entertainment, specialty foods, and much more. We’re live from Disneyland today to bring you the latest Halloween info, and we’ll be updating this article throughout the day. Here is your guide to Disneyland’s Halloween Time 2022!"
Disneyland Update – Achievement Unlocked & Preparing for the Future
By Dusty Sage -August 22, 2022
"A lot can happen in 7 days and this week proves that in many ways. Today’s Disneyland Update looks back at the events of the last week which brought us the return of Magic Keys, the closure of a popular attraction for the change of seasons, spooky details popping up all over, and continued construction on a variety of projects. Give us a few minutes and let’s get you caught up on what’s going on at Disneyland and a few things to keep your eyes on as we approach D23 Expo…"
Disneyland Update: All Good Things Must Come To An End
By Mike Kindrich -August 29, 2022
"It’s hard to believe, but we’re reaching the last few days of the summer season. And while the temperature has been soaring upwards of 85º lately (with 100° days on the horizon for this coming week), attention has already shifted from sunny to spooky. Halloween has crept into all corners of the resort. And as pumpkins arrive, some summer favorites must be put out to pasture. Plus, we have photos and news about the return of two Disneyland favorites, the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique and the Silhouette Studio. There’s a lot going on around the Disneyland Resort for us to catch you up on, so let’s take a look at the latest news, construction, and seasonal changes…"
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