In this episode we welcome Former Disneyland attractions cast member Alex Stewart to our show to talk about his time working on Westside attractions at Disneyland and he has his own podcast called The backside of Water, plus our latest in the Disneyland Resort current events.


Disneyland Resort Current Event


‘Star Wars’ Land update: Disneyland’s Rivers of America route nearly done

Orange County Register


Water flows back into Rivers of America at Disneyland

"Disneyland workers opened the valves and started filling the northern portion of the Rivers of America in Frontierland with water Friday [May 5.]"

Orange County Register


‘Fantasmic!’ Continues Twenty-Five Years of Imagination with Return to Disneyland Park this Summer

"Upon its return, “Fantasmic!” will feature new magic, including new mist screens that will combine with innovative, state-of-the-art projection technology for brighter and more vibrant visuals than ever before. The show will also feature new scenes inspired by Disney animated classics such as “Aladdin”; one of the dazzling new scenes finds Aladdin and Jasmine floating over a bed of fog on their flying carpet during “A Whole New World.”"

Disney Parks Blog


Encounter the Guardians of the Galaxy Starting May 27 During Summer of Heroes at Disney California Adventure Park

Disney Parks Blog


Why all the uproar over possible changes on Disney theme park rides like Jungle Cruise?

Orange County Register


New Tomorrowland Skyline Lounge Experience to Debut in Disneyland Park

"To celebrate the 40th anniversary of Space Mountain at Disneyland Resort, a new lounge experience will debut in Tomorrowland on May 26.
The new Tomorrowland Skyline Lounge Experience features retro décor and desserts—both sweet and savory, as well as both hot and cold non-alcoholic beverages. The lounge area will be open to guests from 8-10 p.m. If a fireworks spectacular is scheduled, you’ll be able to catch a glimpse right from your seat."

Disney Parks Blog


Disneyland’s Tomorrowland adds Skyline Lounge Dessert Party

"Just note that the lounge is open even if Fireworks aren’t scheduled, so make sure you pick a night when they are. Also keep in mind that it’s not a perfect view like you’d get right in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle, but it is a unique perspective."

Disney Parks Blog



Tomorrowland Skyline Lounge

"While it's true that you can get a glimpse of the fireworks from that vantage point, the view is obstructed by the Observatron tower, Matterhorn, trees, and light fixtures. This is most definitely not a fireworks party, and anyone booking the experience should clearly understand that up front."

Mouse Planet


Disneyland and other theme parks go all-in with immersion, interactive experiences

Orange County Register


Disneyland, Knott’s, other amusement parks offer add-on experiences to visitors for a price

Orange County Register


Disneyland Photo Update: The Real Jack Sparrow
A new lounge for Tomorrowland, more of the River revealed, and the real Captain Jack Sparrow makes an appearance at Disneyland.

MiceChat


DCA Photo Update – Dropping In and Dropping Out
Things are about to drop into a new dimension at Disney California Adventure. Walls around Guardians of the Galaxy are set to come down any minute now. Summer of Heroes begins installation next week. Pixar Play Parade returns in 10 days. And by the end of the month, Guardians will open to guests.

MiceChat



Star Wars Land News: Revenge of the Fifth

MiceChat



Disneyland Photo Update: A River Runs Through It . . . Again


MiceChat


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