Show Notes for Episode 216

Disneyland Hotel with Donald Ballard

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In this episode we welcome author and Disneyland Hotel historian Donald Ballard to our show. Donald knows just about everything about the Disneyland Hotel and it's great history. He is also the author of some great books which can be found at  Plus the latest in the Disneyland Current Events. 


Hurry and get your copy of  our book Cleaning The Kingdom as an audio book. Click one of the links to get you copy today.

Cleaning the Kingdom: Insider Tales of Keeping Walt's Dream Spotless (Unabridged) by Lynn Barron & Ken Pellman on iTunes





 Disneyland Resort Current Event

Disney Resort update: ‘Star Wars’ land tops out and the Disneyland Railroad’s back on track

"Meanwhile, at a construction site not so far away, construction crews, without any help from the Empire, topped out the two buildings that will house the two main attractions in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, scheduled to open in 2019."

Orange County Register

Google’s Street View coming soon to Disneyland

Orange County Register

Two shops closing in Downtown Disney to make room for Star Wars experience

"Two shops in Downtown Disney of the Disneyland Resort will close to make room for the new virtual reality experience based on the Star Wars movies.

The two shops, according to a Disneyland Resort official, are Disney Vault 28 and Fossil. The shops will close by the end of September 2017 to make way for the new experience."

Orange County Register

Downtown Disney parking rates going up next week

"Beginning Wednesday, August 16, the new policy provides two hours of free parking, but only if a $20 minimum purchase is made and validation received from a Downtown Disney location. This includes any quick-service restaurants and kiosks, according to a post on the Disney Parks blog."

Orange County Register

Disneyland Hotel employee, guest are hospitalized after chlorine leak

"A Disneyland Hotel employee and a guest were transported to an area hospital Friday, Aug. 18, following a chlorine leak, park officials said.
Shortly after 8 a.m. a worker performing excavation accidentally severed a chlorine line between the hotel’s pool and Goofy’s Kitchen, Disney officials said.

The line serves the pool."

Orange County Register

Disneyland Photo Update: Giving New Meaning to “Dark” Ride
August 7, 2017


DCA Photo Update: Park Somewhere Else!
August 10, 2017

"The real reason Disney is removing free parking at Downtown Disney is to eventually shut down the main Downtown Disney Parking Lot so they can build their new hotel with its Star Wars themed wing. A new parking structure will also be built where Lilo Parking lot is to also accommodate both the new hotel and Downtown Disney guests."


Disneyland Photo Update – It’s All In The Details
August 14, 2017


MiceAge Disneyland Rumor Update – Paradise Reborn Pixar Takes The Pier
August 8, 2017

"The plan for Pixar Pier is to take over the area from Ariel’s Grotto all the way around the California Screamin’ area and along the boardwalk just up to the old Maliboomer pad. Ariel’s Grotto and the popular Cove Bar will get a Pixar remake to replace the Princesses."


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