Show Notes for Episode 250

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In this episode we welcome our friend Craig Cauthen, Craig worked at Disneyland In Custodial with Ken and I and then later transferred to the Fireworks department. Craig has some great stories about working in Custodial, and some amazing stories about working with Fireworks at Disneyland. You will enjoy this conversation we had with him, plus the latest in the Disneyland Resort Current Events. Plus Join our Patreon to receive a bonus episode once a month. 

Disneyland Resort Current Event


Santa Claus fell out of his sleigh during a Disneyland parade this weekend

By Marla Jo Fisher
December 17, 2018, 10:45 am
Orange County Register


Disney CEO reveals when Disneyland will open Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

"In a Q&A with Barron’s that was published online Friday, Jan. 4, Iger was asked about efforts to grow attendance and increase capacity  at Disney parks.

'When Star Wars opens in Anaheim in June and in Florida later in the year, that’s adding capacity' Iger told Barron’s.'You’re adding 14 acres of land (each), more rides and more for people to do. It’s the biggest land we’ve ever built.”'

By Brady MacDonald | reporter@bradymacdonald.com |
PUBLISHED: January 4, 2019 at 1:59 pm | UPDATED: January 4, 2019 at 1:59 pm
Orange County Register



Shoppers at Disneyland’s Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will haggle with an animatronic shopkeeper and buy Blue Milk from a farmer  

By Brady MacDonald
January 04, 2019, 6:33 am
Orange County Register


New details of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge revealed thanks to backstage visit

"We’ve also learned more about the story of Millennium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run, one of the two main attractions. The character of space pirate smuggler Hondo Ohnaka (first seen on the animated TV series Star Wars: The Clone Wars and later Star Wars Rebels), has arranged to borrow the Falcon from Chewbacca for a special mission and wants you to pilot the fastest ship in the galaxy.

Guests will venture through the interior of the Falcon seeing familiar furnishings, including the 3-D hologram game where Chewie lost his temper in a match with R2-D2. They’ll then board the cockpit in groups of six for their mission."


BY JOHN FROST  

JANUARY 3, 2019
Orange County Register


Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Behind-the-Scenes Update for Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts

Tue, December 25, 2018

Disney Parks Blog


Disneyland’s Sleeping Beauty Castle will get a major makeover beginning Jan. 7  

By Brady MacDonald
January 03, 2019, 6:25 pm
Orange County Register


Meet Maynard Smith, the 25-year Disneyland employee who’s an attraction himself

By Marla Jo Fisher
December 31, 2018, 12:57 pm
Orange County Register


Wetzel’s Pretzels Re-Opens its Flagship Store in the Downtown Disney District at Disneyland Resort

Tue, December 18, 2018

Disney Parks Blog


Wetzel’s Pretzels has reopened at Downtown Disney

By Marla Jo Fisher
December 24, 2018, 11:17 am
Orange County Register


Now Open! Discover The Tropical Hideaway in Disneyland Park

"The tiki torches are lit and the food is ready. The Tropical Hideaway is now open at Disneylandpark! This new marketplace is nestled between the Jungle Cruise and Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room and offers unique eats along the tropical shores of Adventureland. We met up with Michael Dobrzycki, an art director with Walt Disney Imagineering, who gave us an inside look at some of the details of the space and also introduced us to the one and only Rosita!

The marketplace features an open-air dock where patrons can sit back and relax on the Jungle River waterfront while enjoying sweet and savory bites. As the sun goes down, flickering torch lights illuminate the area making for an enchanting nighttime setting. Rosita is also hanging out with the visitors, awaiting a Jungle Navigation Co. Ltd. boat (which is running uncharacteristically late) to take her on a journey towards a solo career. She spends her time telling jokes and reminiscing about the hideaway from way back when."


Fri, December 21, 2018

Disney Parks Blog


You now have new Dole Whip flavors to enjoy at Disneyland

By Marla Jo Fisher
December 21, 2018, 6:56 am
Orange County Register


Disneyland’s newest food option, the Tropical Hideaway, is finally open and here’s what it looks like

By Marla Jo Fisher
December 19, 2018, 12:42 pm
Orange County Register


The Starbucks on the west side of Downtown Disney has reopened

By Marla Jo Fisher
December 11, 2018, 2:39 pm
Orange County Register


Southern California Resident Ticket Offer Returns to Disneyland Resort

by Laughing Place Disney Newsdesk | Jan 4, 2019
Laughing Place


Discounted Disneyland tickets for Southern California residents are back on sale starting Monday, Jan. 7  

By Brady MacDonald

January 04, 2019, 11:46 am
Orange County Register


Disney Parks Salutes U.S. Military with Special Ticket Offers, Room Rates in 2019


Mon, December 31, 2018
Disney Parks Blog


Disneyland Update – Holiday Surprises

December 10, 2018
MiceChat


Disneyland Update: The Year Disneyland Almost Killed Santa

December 17, 2018
MiceChat


World of Color Return Delayed Until 2019

December 18, 2018
MiceChat


Disneyland Resort Update: Treasures of the Tropical Hideaway

December 20, 2018
MiceChat


Disneyland Update – Twas the Night Before Christmas

December 24, 2018
MiceChat


Disneyland Resort Update – Rose Bowl Teams, Star Wars Details, and Christmas in the Parks

December 27, 2018
MiceChat


Disneyland Update: Launching the new year with crowds crowds crowds

December 31, 2018

MiceChat

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