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In this episode we welcome back Disney Historian, and author Jim Korkis. We take a look at the year 1957 in Disneyland, and talk about what was new, what was gone and what may be coming, plus many great stories. Plus the latest in the Disneyland Resort Current Events. 

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Disneyland Resort Current Event


New Star Tours Adventure Revealed at Star Wars Celebration

Disney Parks Blog


Disney Parks Imagineers and Lucasfilm Share Details of Their Collaboration on Star Wars-Themed Lands

Disney Parks Blog


See how you can become part of the story when ‘Star Wars’ land opens in Disneyland

"At the recent Star Wars Celebration fan event in Orlando, Scott Trowbridge, a Disney Imagineer overseeing the project, said it would feature a way for interactive story elements to involve visitors throughout the land.

Trowbridge added that choices visitors make while piloting the Millennium Falcon ride could influence how Star Wars characters treat and react to the visitors while in the land."

Orange County Register


Star Wars Land News: Celebration 2017

​MiceChat



A Peek into Star Wars Land with the Disney Imagineers


"It’s clear that a huge team of Imagineers are working tirelessly to create a detailed universe in the theme parks which brings the Star Wars legacy alive. From the video, here’s what they want us to know about this project:

They want you to be able to see, hear, taste, smell and touch in a way that makes Star Wars real for you.

What they’ve created is an extension of the Star Wars story. Not something you’ve already seen on film, but something brand new. But there will be things that are familiar and that you’ve always wanted to see.

There will be random characters that you can interact with.

They’ve put a lot of love and care into this massive project"

​MiceChat


Johnny Depp makes surprise appearance inside ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ ride at Disneyland

Orange County Register


Disneyland’s Space Mountain will end its ‘Star Wars’ theme, return to ‘classic’ ride

Orange County Register


Classic Space Mountain Returns to Disneyland Park This Summer

Disney Parks Blog


New Guardians of the Galaxy ride at Disneyland will feature music from the movies

"There are six versions of the ride portion of the attraction, with a computer randomly picking which version riders will see, hear and (when they zoom up and free fall down) feel."

Orange County Register


First Look: Collector’s Fortress Arrives at Disney California Adventure Park

Disney Parks Blog



Super Heroes Arrive at Disney California Adventure Park During Summer of Heroes

Disney Parks Blog


Disneyland’s Matterhorn Bobsleds return to slopes with a Fastpass option

Orange County Register


New holiday-themed shop opens in Fantasyland at Disneyland

"The Castle Holiday Shoppe is now for business in Fantasyland at Disneyland. It opened up on Saturday, April 23, 2017.

The new shop is in the location where the Castle Heraldry Shoppe once was, just through the gates of Sleeping Beauty Castle at the theme park."

Orange County Register


Disney Resort’s Napa Rose opens doors early for new afternoon wine experience

Orange County Register


A Closer Look: New Guest Rooms at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa

Disney Parks Blog


Wincome Group moves forward with four-diamond luxury hotel in Anaheim

"On Katella Avenue next to the Anaheim Convention Center, and across from the Disneyland Resort, the Anabella is set to close in mid-August. Demolition and construction would start after with completion expected by early 2020."

Orange County Register


How Disneyland has reduced its ecological footprint by saving water, recycling

Orange County Register



Disneyland Photo Update: Wifi Coming Soon

​MiceChat

MiceAge Disneyland Rumor Update – Schedule Struggle

"Some key dates have already passed for the massive Eastern Gateway project, while work there has ground to a halt and important start dates have come and gone."
 

MiceChat

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Show Notes for Episode 207