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In this episode we welcome Former Disneyland Cast Member Annie Ruygt to the show. Annie worked at Disneyland as a Jungle Cruise skipper, and on Big Thunder Mountain, plus she is a co host on the podcast The Backside of Water. We talk all about her adventures, and just some good old conversation about Disneyland. Plus the latest in the Disneyland Resort Current Events. Click here for info on her podcast The Backside of Water - A Disneyland History Podcast.

Lynn was recently a guest on the Notably Disney Podcast. Click this link to check it out.

Lynn has also started a podcast with his son Luke is called The Height Restricted Podcast.

​Disneyland Resort Current Event

Catherine Powell, Executive in Charge of Disney Parks in Paris and U.S. Leaves Company After 15 Years
Sep 23, 2019 

Laughing Place

Disney reorganizes leadership at theme parks amid overhauls and expansions 
By Hugo Martin
Sep. 25, 2019

"Josh D’Amaro, president of the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, will take over in November as president of the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, replacing George Kalogridis, who will take on a new position, overseeing developing strategic and operational business initiatives, the company announced Wednesday.

"In Anaheim, D’Amaro will be replaced by Rebecca Campbell, who has worked for Disney for more than 20 years, most recently leading operations in Europe, the Middle East and Africa."

LA Times

Disneyland names new president as former Anaheim boss moves to Disney World in theme park shakeup
Rebecca Campbell was named the new president of the Disneyland resort on Wednesday, according to Disneyland officials.
By Brady MacDonald
September 25, 2019 

Orange County Register

Disneyland bringing back interim parade and fireworks as Electrical Parade glows away and Halloween season ends
The Mickey’s Mix Magic nighttime spectacular and Mickey & Friends Band-Tastic Calvacade parade will bridge the entertainment gap until Christmas entertainment kicks off November 8th.

September 27, 2019
"The one-two punch of the Main Street Electrical Parade and Halloween Screams fireworks show that brought big crowds to Disneyland will soon be replaced by an interim nighttime spectacular and a stopgap character cavalcade.
"The Band-Tastic Calvacade will run on Main Street USA from Oct. 1 through Nov. 7 after the Main Street Electrical Parade ends its current two-month return engagement on Monday, Sept. 30."

Orange County Register

Fri, September 27, 2019
Last Chance to Experience the Glittering ‘Main Street Electrical Parade’ at Disneyland Park
by Michael Ramirez, Editorial Content Director, Disneyland Resort

Disney Parks Blog

Disneyland bringing Frontierland dueling piano show to Golden Horseshoe Saloon this fall
The dueling piano show will be joined by a strolling magician who will entertain visitors in Frontierland as part of a new slate of Disneyland live entertainment.

By Brady MacDonald
September 18, 2019

"A new dueling piano show will replace the long-running 'Laughing Stock Co.' at the Golden Horseshoe Saloon in Frontierland this fall as Disneyland begins adding new entertainment to replace retiring shows.

"The dueling piano show will be joined by a strolling magician who will entertain visitors in Frontierland as part of a new slate of live entertainment, Disneyland announced Wednesday, Sept. 18."

Orange County Register

Wed, September 18, 2019
New Entertainment Headed to Frontierland and The Golden Horseshoe at Disneyland Park
by Shawn Slater, Senior Communications Manager, Disney Parks Live Entertainment

"A strolling magician arrives in town next week, with astonishing demonstrations of sleight-of-hand. During the fall season, this master of magic can be found on the streets of Frontierland, aboard the Mark Twain steamboat or mingling with patrons inside The Golden Horseshoe.

"Following later in the fall, The Golden Horseshoe lays out the welcome mat for a pair of piano players, ready to challenge one another in a good ol’ fashioned showdown. They’ll take turns playing iconic tunes of the Old West and even take requests from the audience. Think you can stump them? You’ll have to stop in and give it your best shot!"

Disney Parks Blog

 Disney’s Grand Californian to open new Tenaya Stone Spa next to Disneyland in 2020
Tenaya Stone Spa will replace the recently-shuttered Mandara Spa at the Grand Californian.

By Brady MacDonald
September 23, 2019 

"A new upscale spa designed by Walt Disney Imagineering will open at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa in spring 2020 to replace a recently closed spa.

"Tenaya Stone Spa will replace the recently shuttered Mandara Spa at the Disney’s Grand Californian, the Craftsman-style hotel located between the Disney California Adventure theme park and the Downtown Disney outdoor shopping center."

Orange County Register

Mon, September 23, 2019
New Tenaya Stone Spa Coming to Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa at Disneyland Resort
by Valerie Lee, Public Relations Manager, Disneyland Resort

"Inspired by the spirit of nature and Californian heritage, this full-service spa will be a rejuvenating retreat. Here, you can choose from an array of body treatments, facials, massage and salon services, all performed in a serene setting, sure to relax, revitalize and invigorate the senses."

Disney Parks Blog

Why Disneyland will have plant-based offerings at table and quick service restaurants by spring 2020
Mickey goes way beyond meatless as Disneyland and Disney World roll out plant-based offerings.

By Anne Valdespino
PUBLISHED: September 24, 2019 at 4:00 am
"It’s a sea change from the days when a trip to America’s favorite amusement parks meant hot dogs and ice cream. Walt Disney himself had simple tastes. He loved cold wieners, chili and fried chicken. But the Slow Food movement has turned into the age of the foodie and the alterna-eater. With vegetarian and vegan diners proliferating, Disney has taken notice and taken it to heart.

"For a few years now the company has been developing recipes from coast to coast, some headed up by Dolven, a registered dietician, and Gary Jones, a Disney culinary dietary specialist, in the 7,000-square-foot Flavor Lab on a back lot at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Fla. But it’s really a massive team effort as chefs and food and beverage experts in the parks, hotels and restaurants have educated themselves and experimented. Now they’re ready to dish up the results."

Orange County Register

Tue, September 24, 2019
Hundreds of Plant-Based Dishes are Coming to Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resorts!
Thomas Smith, Editorial Content Director, Disney Parks

Disney Parks Blog

The MiceChat Guide to Disneyland’s Best Halloween Eats and Treats
September 15, 2019


Disneyland Update – The Bridge to Halloween Town
September 16, 2019


First Looks at Oogie Boogie’s Bash – a Halloween Party at Disneyland!
September 18, 2019


Disneyland Update – Rocks Roll & Halloween Gold
By Dusty Sage -September 23, 2019


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Show Notes for Episode 269

Former Jungle Cruise Skipper Annie