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Splash Mountain faithful turn out for last rides on attraction’s final day at Disneyland
Fans flock to Disneyland for their last chance to hop inside a hollow log and float through a musical bayou to Br’er Rabbit’s Laughing Place.
PUBLISHED: May 30, 2023

“Splash Mountain wait times were modest in the 30- to 60-minute range early Tuesday morning as a light rain fell on the Anaheim theme park and temperatures remained in the low 60s under May Gray skies. By 2:30 p.m. the wait had grown to three hours.

“At 5:45 p.m. the park stopped using the single-rider line and by 6:15 p.m. the wait time ballooned to 230 minutes, or nearly four hours. For context, the wait for phenomenally popular Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance was 95 minutes and Space Mountain was 100 minutes.”

Orange County Register

A Photo Farewell to Splash Mountain
By Mike Kindrich -May 31, 2023...


On May 30th Disneyland Guests Took One Last Ride On Splash Mountain
by Tricia Kennedy | May 31, 2023

Laughing Place

NEW DETAILS: Tiana’s Bayou Adventure at Disneyland and WDW!
By MiceChat Staff -June 1, 2023

“‘Tiana’s Bayou Adventure’ will be based on Disney’s animated film, ‘The Princess and the Frog.’ The upcoming ride promises to whisk visitors away into the bewitching realm of New Orleans jazz and a mystical bayou teeming with whimsical and musical critters. Let’s take a look at what’s known so far about the story, characters, music, Imagineering process, and concept art and details of Tiana’s Bayou Adventure.”
“According to the story, Tiana has nestled her business within an old salt mine. This unique enterprise encompasses a multifaceted space that includes a boutique farm, a working kitchen, and an educational area aimed at teaching the art of cooking and gardening to visitors of all ages. Tiana and her dedicated colleagues at Tiana’s Foods also create delectable products, including their very own line of original hot sauces, adding a touch of spice to their culinary offerings.”


Tiana’s Bayou Adventure – Everything New We Learned
by Doobie Moseley | Jun 1, 2023

“The ride itself will be the same length as Splash Mountain — approximately 9 minutes at Disneyland and approximately 10 minutes at the Magic Kingdom

“There will be original animation created by Walt Disney Animation Studios that will be used on screens within the attraction.

“Songwriter and producer PJ Morton, a native of New Orleans, is creating an original song that will be heard in Tiana’s Bayou Adventure. He is also doing new arrangements of the classic songs within the attraction.

“Jazz trumpeter Terence Blanchard, also a native of New Orleans, who can be heard playing all of Louis’ trumpet parts in the The Princess and the Frog. He is working to select songs from the film as well as iconic themes from New Orleans for use in the queue.”

Laughing Place

Disneyland kicks off Black Music Month in June
Disneyland will host a rotating cast of performers during Celebrate Soulfully — which celebrates the work of Black artists through music, dance, food and stories.
PUBLISHED: May 31, 2023.

“The Disneyland resort will be filled with the sounds of rhythm & blues, funk, soul, jazz, gospel, reggae and Motown throughout the month of June during the celebration of Black Music Month.”

“Throughout June, musical groups will play the Hollywood Land stages at Disney California Adventure, the Downtown Disney stage next to the Star Wars Trading Post and the Grand Californian Hotel Craftsman Bar stage overlooking the pool.”

Orange County Register

Wed, May 31, 2023
Disneyland Resort Announces Return of Halloween Time and Plaza de la Familia Sept. 1, Plus 2023 Oogie Boogie Bash Dates
by Kelsey Lynch, Public Relations Director, Disneyland Resort

“Halloween Time materializes across the Disneyland Resort from Sept. 1 through Oct. 31, 2023. If you’re a big Halloween fan, that means you can get an early start on the festivities!”

“Each night through Oct. 31, the ‘Halloween Screams’ nighttime spectacular will summon supernatural projections, special effects and music on Main Street, U.S.A., Sleeping Beauty Castle, Rivers of America and in front of ‘it’s a small world.’ MagicBand+ adds another devious dimension to the show with ominous illuminations and shivering vibrations. On select nights, fireworks will be conjured up in the skies above. To make way for ‘Halloween Screams,’ the nighttime spectacular ‘Wondrous Journeys’ is scheduled to make its last performance of the year on Aug. 31.”

“As the afternoon winds down each day, the thrills go up at Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! in Avengers Campus. The attraction transforms into Guardians of the Galaxy – Monsters After Dark, a scream-worthy adventure to save Groot from creatures running amok in The Collector’s Fortress.”

“Honoring the Mexican traditions of Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), the vibrant Plaza de la Familia cultural experience will bring brilliant marigolds, heartwarming entertainment and family crafts to Paradise Gardens in Disney California Adventure park from Sept. 1 to Nov. 2. At Paradise Garden Grill, you’ll be able to feast on menu items inspired by Mexican cuisine.

“Throughout the experience, characters and music from Disney and Pixar’s Academy Award-winning ‘Coco’ highlight eternal love and the everlasting bonds of family. Several times per day, ‘A Musical Celebration of Coco’ will present a talented company of Folklórico dancers, plus Mariachi singers and musicians, that recount Miguel’s adventure to the Land of the Dead. You can also meet Miguel, dance along to Mariachi music, add remembrance notes to the Memory Wall, and more.”

“Oogie Boogie Bash – A Disney Halloween Party** will take over Disney California Adventure park for more nights than ever before, bringing rare characters, villains and spellbinding experiences on 25 select evenings between Sept. 5 and Oct. 31, 2023. Kids and trick-or-treaters of all ages are invited to wear their Halloween costumes for a wickedly fun evening of attractions (some of which have shorter wait times!), themed food and beverages, and more. Admission to the after-hours event also includes entrance to Disney California Adventure park three hours before the party begins and unlimited Disney PhotoPass digital photo downloads from the party.”

“Tickets will go on sale to the general public on June 29 (no earlier than 9 a.m. PT). On June 27 (no earlier than 9 a.m. PT), a limited amount of Oogie Boogie Bash tickets go on pre-sale for Magic Key holders at Disneyland.com/OogieBoogieBash. “

Disney Parks Blog

Disneyland gets jaw-dropping Groot robot ready for Guardians of the Galaxy dance party
Disneyland and Walt Disney Imagineering are conducting play tests of the Groot audio-animatronic walk-around character.
PUBLISHED: June 8, 2023

“Disneyland is conducting play tests of technology from the Walt Disney Imagineering Research & Development team for select theme park visitors who are shown a short presentation of the Groot audio-animatronic character.

“Imagineering’s Project Kiwi version of the Young Groot audio-animatronic may be coming to Avengers Campus this summer,”

Orange County Register

Baby Groot Play Testing at the Disneyland Resort
By Nathan Villamor -June 8, 2023

“Groot is an Audio-Animatronic that dances, talks, and interacts with Star-Lord and guests. During some of the play tests, Groot participated in a Guardians of the Galaxy Dance Off.”
“Because Groot is currently in a testing phase, it’s possible that guests may see him out and about in Avengers Campus, inside Disney Junior, or perhaps as part of the Guardians of the Galaxy Dance Off near the Mission Breakout tower. But there’s no guarantee that you’ll see this little fellow at all. A test often means that Disney cast aren’t allowed to give you specific information on where and when you’ll see the character. So you’ll just have to get lucky.“


Downtown Disney Shakeup Continues – Splitsville Expansion, Construction, Future Plans!
By Nathan Villamor -June 9, 2023

“Disneyland’s Downtown Disney shopping and dining district is undergoing rapid change. Nearly all of the restaurants in the zone have been replaced or updated in recent years, with even more changes on the way. To make way for new venues, Catal, Uva Bar, and Sprinkles Cupcakes have all closed. Splitsville is expanding. A hot chicken skewer cart is now open. And a number of new establishments are under construction or still on the way.”


The Alley Outdoor Patio Coming to Downtown Disney This Summer
by Luke Manning | Jun 9, 2023

Laughing Place

Disneyland Shares Updated Menu and New Look Inside Jazz Kitchen Coastal Grill & Patio
by Luke Manning | Jun 9, 2023

Laughing Place

Downtown Disney transformation eyes Thanksgiving 2024 opening as construction begins
Disneyland has begun vertical construction on the former AMC Theatre lot in Downtown Disney where work is expected to be complete by late 2024.
PUBLISHED: June 7, 2023

Orange County Register

Discounted Disneyland tickets for California residents return this summer
California locals can purchase three-day single-park tickets starting at $249 — a pretty good deal for the typically pricey tickets.
PUBLISHED: June 6, 2023

“Beginning Tuesday, June 6, California locals can purchase $249 three-day single-park tickets that allow access to either Disneyland or Disney California Adventure on weekdays or $299 three-day tickets good on weekends as well.

“That’s a pretty good deal for the typically pricey tickets, with the weekday tickets running $83 per day and the weekend tickets costing $100 per day.

“By comparison, the lowest-priced single-day ticket costs $104 while the highest-priced tickets cost $179. Upgrades are available for parkhopper tickets and to add the Genie+ line-cutting perk.”.

Orange County Register

Tue, June 6, 2023
It’s Back! Disneyland Resort Announces Summer 2023 Ticket Offer for California Residents
by Valerie Lee, Public Relations Manager, Disneyland Resort

Disney Parks Blog

Summer Special Disneyland Ticket Deal Returns for California Residents
By Dusty Sage -June 7, 2023


Disneyland Update: The Final Splashdown, Pixar Preview & More Mermaid!
By Nathan Villamor -May 29, 2023


Disneyland Update – Secret Test, Adventureland Mess, Splash at Rest
By Dusty Sage -June 5, 2023


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