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Show Notes for Episode 263

Inventing Disneyland

In this episode we welcome two guests who are both authors and have their own books. first we have Shad Engkilterra author of the book Haunted Mansion Creativity, and then we have Alastair Dallas who wrote the book Inventing Disneyland. These are both great books and we talk to them about how they wrote them, why, and much more. Plus the latest in the Disneyland Resort Current Events.


Inventing Disneyland: The Unauthorized Story of the Team                               The Haunted Mansion Is Creativity by Shad Engkilterra 

That Made Walt Disney's Dream Come True by Alastair Dallas












​Disneyland Resort Current Event


Disneyland Rides Close for Inspection After 6.4 Earthquake Jolts Southern California, Staff Say
JULY 4, 2019
 
"Disneyland temporarily shut down rides Thursday after a magnitude 6.4 earthquake shook Southern California.
 
The temblor was centered near Ridgecrest, a community west of the Mojave Desert, but was felt as far away as Los Angeles and Las Vegas."

KTLA
  

Updated: Main Street Electrical Parade Returns to Disneyland!
By Dusty Sage - June 28, 2019
 
"The Disney Parks Blog just confirmed our rumor that the Main Street Electrical Parade will be returning to Disneyland. The parade will run nightly from August 2nd through September 30th."
 
MiceChat



Disneyland Set to Bring Back Beloved Main Street Electrical Parade This Summer
 JUNE 28, 2019, BY TRACY BLOOM
 
"This is the second time in recent years that the popular parade has been revived at Disneyland; it returned to much fanfare back in January 2017 and ran through August of that year.
 
The parade initially debuted at Disneyland in 1972 and delighted generations of parkgoers until it went dark in 1996. After, it popped up at various Disney parks around the world, including a stint at Disney California Adventure from 2001 to 2010."

KTLA
 

Fri, June 28, 2019
Summer Shines Even Brighter at Disneyland Resort with Return of Main Street Electrical Parade
by Michael Ramirez, Editorial Content Director, Disneyland Resort
 
Disney Parks Blog



Main Street Electrical Parade is coming back to Disneyland
By Marla Jo Fisher
June 28, 2019
 
Orange County Register


Fri, June 28, 2019
Take a Sense-ational Spin Around Inside Out Emotional Whirlwind, Now Open at Pixar Pier in Disney California Adventure Park
by Michael Ramirez, Editorial Content Director, Disneyland Resort
 
"Inspired by the hit Disney and Pixar film 'Inside Out,' Emotional Whirlwind takes you a sense-ational spin while aboard one of eight Memory Movers. Help Riley’s Emotions—Joy, Sadness, Anger, Disgust and Fear—sort through memories being collected."
 
Disney Parks Blog



Review: New ‘Inside Out’ ride that opened today at Disney’s California Adventure is perfect for little kids and cuddling couples
By Brady MacDonald
June 28, 2019
 

Orange County Register


Thu, June 27, 2019
Pixar Pals Parking Structure Opens at Disneyland Resort June 30
by Kevin Rafferty, Jr., External Communications Manager, Disneyland Resort
 
"Pixar Pals will add more than 5,000 parking spaces to the west side of the Disneyland Resort. With additional entry lanes and a new electronic inventory system, the new parking structure will expedite guest parking and reduce traffic around the resort. 
 
Additionally, we began installing the Magic Way Pedestrian Bridge, which is set to be completed by mid-September. This new bridge will connect visitors from Pixar Pals—over Magic Way—to the rest of the resort, allowing guests the option to stroll through the Downtown Disney District to the theme parks’ Main Entrance. By eliminating the foot traffic crossing the street at Disneyland Drive and Magic Way, the new bridge provides convenience, enhances safety, and improves traffic circulation."
 
Disney Parks Blog



Disneyland’s Pixar Pals Parking Structure to Open June 30th
By Dusty Sage - June 27, 2019
  
MiceChat



Disneyland’s new Pixar Pals parking garage set to open Sunday months ahead of schedule
By Brady MacDonald
June 27, 2019
  
Orange County Register
  

Galaxy’s Edge smugglers make off with anything not nailed down in Disneyland’s new Star Wars land
By Brady MacDonald
June 25, 2019

Orange County Register
  

Disney’s Grand Californian hotel poolside bar soft opens just in time for the Fourth of July weekend
Just like the nearby Napa Rose and Storytellers Cafe restaurants, the new hotel poolside bar is open to the general public.
By Brady MacDonald
July 3, 2019

Orange County Register



Anaheim’s GardenWalk now boasts an AMC theater, new shops and more food options
BY ALICIA ROBINSON
July 5, 2019
  
Orange County Register


 Meet the imagineer who created the Guardians of the Galaxy ride and Disney’s Animal Kingdom
By David Whiting
June 26, 2019
  
Orange County Register
  

Disneyland Merchandise Update: Imagination Pink, Magic Mirror and 4th of July
Disneyland Resort Natalie Kipper -  June 23, 2019
  
MiceChat
  

Star Wars Land Now Open at Disneyland – What You Need to Know
Disneyland Resort Dusty Sage -  June 24, 2019

MiceChat


Disneyland Update: Success or Distress?
June 25, 2019
  
"Oh sweet, empty Disneyland. The park’s biggest ever expansion opened yesterday to the general public and the expected epic crowds didn’t materialize. We’ll take a look. And while Star Wars is encapsulated in a world of its own (read more about that here), Disneyland has been busy with projects to keep guests entertained and satisfied, even if they don’t get to see the Millennium Falcon. We’ve got news about changes to the iconic Main Street Cinema, updates on the Pixar Pals parking structure, and an emotional whirlwind which is just about to strike the resort."
  
MiceChat
    

Surprise Disneyland Resort Update: New Attractions & No Crowds
By Brian Pinsky - June 28, 2019
  
MiceChat


Disneyland Update: A Tale of Whirlwinds and Discounted Tickets
By CakvalaSC - July 1, 2019
  

"The Disney Gallery made room for 999 happy haunts this week, showcasing the art and magic that is the Haunted Mansion. You will find some unique art and original props in this exhibit; If you love the Mansion, this will be a must do for you."
 
MiceChat


Everything We Know About Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance
By Brady MacDonald - July 2, 2019
  
"The massive and complex Rise of the Resistance ride that lies largely hidden behind man-made cliffs and freshly-planted trees at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is designed to slowly reveal itself in one of the longest attraction experiences ever created in Disney history.
  
The ground-breaking new attraction will combine four ride experiences into one when it finally debuts later this year in the Star Wars lands at Disneyland and Disney’s Hollywood Studios. 
  
Getting all the pieces of the puzzle to seamlessly flow together has contributed to the delayed opening of the ambitious ride.
  
What follows is a spoiler-filled detailed description of the Rise of the Resistance ride. Consider yourself forewarned."


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