In this episode we welcome former Disneyland Matterhorn climber John Artherton to the show. John was a performer as well as a climber, from 1966 to 1969. he has some great stories about his time climbing the Matterhorn, and more. Plus we have the latest in the Disneyland Resort current events. Here is a link of John climbing the matterhorn with his friend.
Disneyland Resort Current Event
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Look Closer: Lamplight Lounge in Pixar Pier at Disney California Adventure Park
"Not only does this new dining location offer table-service dining, gastro-pub cuisine and panoramic views of Paradise Bay, but Lamplight Lounge also serves as a tribute to Pixar storytellers—and in typical Pixar fashion, is full of special references and insider stories. Let’s take a closer look!
This stylish restaurant is inspired by the artistry and creativity of Pixar animators over the years. Renovated from an old warehouse factory, Lamplight Lounge boasts cool architectural elements like concrete and exposed brick walls that reveal its storied past—all while creating an airy, bright and eclectic ambiance. Guests will be excited to see a trove of Pixar treasures sprinkled throughout the California casual décor, including concept art, napkin sketches, knick-knacks, collectible toys and other mementos “left behind” by the filmmakers."
Disney Parks Blog
A secret room, fusion food and Instagram-worthy desserts at the new Pixar Pier
"On June 23, Pixar Pier at Disney California Adventure Park opened to the public. Annual passholders and Disneyfood lovers rejoiced to hear that the Pier’s signature lobster nachos will continue to be served at the Lamplight Lounge.
The new eatery, which replaced Ariel’s Grotto, now features a hidden dining room decorated with hand-drawn sketches of Disney Imagineers and illustrators. Brown leather booths, dark red walls and antique boardgames help to create an intimate, club-like atmosphere.
To enter, a cast member will escort select guests through an unassuming service door that leads to an industrial looking hallway. There, an imposing safe door adorned with Edison-light bulbs and a metal wheel marks the entrance to the hidden dining room."
Orange County Register
Disneyland Resort Update – Pixar Pier Opens To Massive Crowd
"Saturday the 23rd was the official opening day for Pixar Pier (Media were invited on Thursday the 21st and Friday the 22nd was a special paid event). Would the crowds arrive for opening day?
And once Disney California Adventure opened at 9am, it seemed that everyone flooded directly into Pixar Pier . . . and most specifically into line for the Incredicoaster."
Pixar Pier Now Open to Guests at Disney California Adventure Park
Disneyland Update – A Pixar 4th of July
It’s a Small World Gate
Star Wars Land
World of Disney
New Parking Garage
Disneyland Resort Photo Update: Problems in Paradise
Pixar Pier: An In-Depth Review
Mickey and Friends Parking Structure
Play Disney Parks App Debuts at Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort on June 30
"As we previously shared, the #PlayDisneyParks app was designed for families and guests to enjoy together. With group play that enables everyone to join in on the fun, guests will turn wait time into play time with all-new interactive experiences and activities created for select attraction queues, including: “Playset Party” at Toy Story Mania! in Disney California Adventure park and Disney’s Hollywood Studios, “Off to Neverland” at Peter Pan’s Flight at Disneyland park and Magic Kingdom, “Rocket Race” at Space Mountain at Disneyland park and Magic Kingdom, and “Andy’s Boardgame Blast!” at the new Slinky Dog Dash coaster at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. And there’s even more to explore in the app!"
Disney Parks Blog
Play Disney Parks mobile app introduction and demo
"You can now explore Walt Disney World and Disneyland like never before by using the Play Disney Parks mobile app, a new digital entertainment offering that brings to life unique interactive experiences that enable visitors of all ages to access a wide range of activities including themed games, Disney trivia, digital achievements, music and more – whether they are playing on Main Street, U.S.A. or waiting in line at beloved attractions.
Developed in close collaboration with Walt Disney Imagineering, Play Disney Parks is designed for families and guests to enjoy together, with group play options that enable everyone to join in on the fun while staying fully engaged in the immersive environments of Disney parks. The app is available for iOS and Android platforms and is free to download."
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Show Notes for Episode 238
DCA June 2019
Disneyland June 2019
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Former Disneyland Matterhorn Climber John Artherton