Jeff Barnes and Disneyland 

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In this episode we welcome author Jeff Barnes to the show. He is the author of the book The Wisdom of Walt volumes 1 and 2. For more info on Jeff and his books go to The Wisdom of Walt.


Also We are participating in the MiceChat Gumball Rally on Feb. 8, 2020 and would love if you could find a space on website for a link to that as well and also saying that we will be there participating. 



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Disney Cast Members Being Offered Free Disney+ Subscriptions 
Posted on November 8, 2019 by Roger Palmer
"Disney employees, known as Cast Members, are now being offered a free Disney+/Hulu/ESPN+ bundle subscription as a perk of the job."

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Disneyland to give Snow White’s Scary Adventures dark ride a major facelift in 2020                          
Disneyland filed a building permit with the city of Anaheim for a $445,000 refurbishment of Snow White’s Scary Adventures, according to city records.
By BRADY MACDONALD
PUBLISHED: November 8, 2019
"Disneyland filed a building permit with the city of Anaheim for a $445,000 refurbishment of Snow White’s Scary Adventures, according to city records."

Orange County Register



Snow White’s Scary Adventures to Undergo Significant Refurbishment at Disneyland in 2020
Nov 8, 2019

Laughing Place


How to watch Disneyland tape Thanksgiving and Christmas ABC TV specials
'The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration' and 'Disney Parks Magical Christmas Day Parade' will be filmed in front of Disneyland’s Sleeping Beauty Castle and along Main Street U.S.A.
By Brady MacDonald
PUBLISHED: November 7, 2019
"Disneyland filed permits that indicate filming will take place Nov. 10-15 at locations in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge and near It’s a Small World, according to MousePlanet."

Orange County Register



Disneyland attendance lower while visitor spending increases, according to company report
Revenue from Disney’s Parks, Experiences and Products division increased 8 percent for the quarter to $6.7 billion, according to the Disney's fourth quarter earnings report.


By Brady MacDonald
PUBLISHED: November 7, 2019
"Revenue from Disney’s Parks, Experiences and Products division increased 8 percent for the quarter to $6.7 billion, according to the Disney’s fourth quarter earnings report, which was revealed today, Nov. 7.
"The spike in visitor spending was due to higher prices for tickets, food and merchandise."

Orange County Register


Knott’s Berry Farm brings back Bear-y Tales dark ride in 2020 with new 4-D interactive attraction
The Knott’s Bear-y Tales: Return to the Fair 4-D interactive dark ride will debut in summer 2020 at Knott’s Berry Farm.
By Brady MacDonald
PUBLISHED: November 7, 2019

"The original Knott’s Bear-y Tales dark ride was commissioned by the Knott family and created by Disney Imagineer Rolly Crump, who worked on the Enchanted Tiki Room, Haunted Mansion and It’s a Small World at Disneyland.
"The ride opened in 1975 as the marquee attraction in the newly re-themed Roaring ’20s section of the park. The Kingdom of the Dinosaurs dark ride replaced the original Knott’s Bear-y Tales in 1987."

Orange County Register



Q&A: Go behind the scenes with ‘The Imagineering Story’ documentary filmmaker Leslie Iwerks
The six-part documentary series debuts Nov. 12 on the new Disney+ streaming service.


By Brady MacDonald
PUBLISHED: November 4, 2019
"The six-part documentary series debuting Nov. 12 on Disney’s new streaming service is a family album of sorts for Iwerks — her grandfather and father play prominent roles in the story being told about the history of Walt Disney Imagineering, the creative arm of the company.
"Her grandfather Ub Iwerks was Walt Disney’s first business partner and helped create Mickey Mouse in 1927. Her father Don Iwerks was a Disney animator and Imagineer who worked on the first Circle-Vision 360 film at Disneyland. And Leslie Iwerks herself has a long history of working on Disney-related projects."

Orange County Register



‘The Imagineering Story’: After Walt Disney’s death, Imagineering wonders ‘What Would Walt Do?’
The second of six parts in the documentary series debuting on the new Disney+ streaming service on Nov. 12 finds Imagineering encountering dark times and overcoming obstacles at breakneck speed without the guidance of their founder and leader.
By Brady MacDonald
PUBLISHED: November 4, 2019
"The second of six parts in the documentary series debuting on the new Disney+ streaming service on Nov. 12 finds Imagineering forebear WED Enterprises encountering dark times and overcoming obstacles at breakneck speed without the guidance of their founder and leader."

Orange County Register



Review: ‘The Imagineering Story’ takes a no-holds-barred look at Disneyland’s birth and youth
'The Imagineering Story' documentary series, debuting on the new Disney+ streaming service on Nov. 12, traces the 65-year history of the Disney artists and engineers who design and build Disney theme parks and attractions around the world.


By Brady MacDonald
PUBLISHED: November 4, 2019
"The documentary takes viewers on a six-decade journey as Imagineering forebearer WED Enterprises creates Disneyland and every Disney theme park in Florida, Tokyo, Paris, Hong Kong and Shanghai."

Orange County Register



FuelRod won’t move forward with $3 portable charger swapping fee at Disneyland and Disney World, Disney officials say
Disneyland and Walt Disney World visitors can continue to swap their portable chargers at no additional costs at FuelRod owned and operated kiosks at the Disney parks.


By Brady MacDonald
PUBLISHED: November 1, 2019
"A class-action lawsuit and backlash from customers has forced a Del Mar company that operates portable charger swapping machines at Disneyland and Disney World to relent on a plan to start charging a recharging fee after promising 'unlimited free swaps.'
"FuelRod will not move forward with a plan to implement a $3 portable charger swap fee at the Disneyland and Walt Disney World resorts until further notice, Disney officials said. Guests can continue to swap their portable chargers at no additional cost at FuelRod owned and operated kiosks at the Disney parks, Disney officials said."

Orange County Register



Disney and Pixar characters will be dancing in the streets during Festival of Holidays at Disney California Adventure         
By Brady MacDonald
November 5, 2019

Orange County Register



Mon, November 4, 2019 
Festive New Performances and Returning Favorites Come to Disney Festival of Holidays at Disney California Adventure Park
by Shawn Slater, Senior Communications Manager, Disney Parks Live Entertainment
"Inspired by the vibrant cultural diversity of Southern California, this heartwarming celebration brings the holiday season to life with music and dance performances, the colorful Festival Foods Marketplace, diverse crafts and plenty of beloved Disney characters who invite you to delight in the festive spirit of the holidays.


"This year for Disney Festival of Holidays, there’s an all-new character celebration, 'Mickey’s Happy Holidays.' Twice daily, a cheerful celebration featuring favorite Disney and Pixar characters enters the park to a mix of high-energy music, as you’re invited to dance along with Mickey Mouse and pals to the magically merry rhythms of the Holiday Toy Drummers. Look for them at the Paradise Gardens Park Obelisk and Carthay Circle, where everyone can sing and dance along!"

Disney Parks Blog



Mickey’s Happy Holidays brings a parade of Disney and Pixar characters to Disney California Adventure
The new Mickey’s Happy Holidays character celebration will debut Friday, Nov. 8 during the Festival of Holidays at Disney California Adventure and run through Jan. 6.
By Brady MacDonald 
PUBLISHED: November 4, 2019
"Mickey’s Happy Holidays will feature appearances twice a day by Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Chip n’ Dale, Clarabelle the Cow, the Country Bears and select Pixar characters in holiday attire. The characters will dance to music by the Holiday Toy Drummers in Paradise Gardens Park and Carthay Circle."

Orange County Register



Tue, October 29, 2019 
Lunar New Year and Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival Return to Disneyland Resort in 2020
by Michael Ramirez, Editorial Content Director, Disneyland Resort
"Two highly anticipated events are once again returning to the Disneyland Resort in early 2020: Lunar New Year and Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival!"

Disney Parks Blog



Lunar New Year and Food & Wine Festival Return to Disneyland Resort in 2020


By Logan Collins
November 1, 2019
"Starting Jan. 17th thru Feb. 9th, ring in the New Year with the Lunar New Year Celebration! This exciting event will feature a wide variety of foods, live performances and family activities all inspired by rich Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese cultures. One of the highlights of the festivities is 'Mulan’s Lunar New Year Procession.' This show is a 'bright and bold performance hosted by Mulan and her faithful dragon, Mushu.' As Disney calls it, 2020 is 'The Year of the Mouse', so keep an eye open to see if our friend Remy from Disney/Pixar’s Ratatouille will be making an appearance.  We are excited to see the Lunar New Year Celebration return to the resort and look forward to seeing what wonderful new experiences are added."

​MiceChat



Disneyland’s Festival of Holidays Brings Eats and Entertainment Treats


By Logan Collins
November 6, 2019
"The holiday announcements continue as Disneyland unveils two new live-entertainment experiences that are coming to Festival of Holidays this weekend! These jolly new experiences aim to celebrate the diverse SoCal landscape and will last until the New Year! AND, because we know you like food as much as we do, Disney has finally revealed the food and beverages which will be featured in this year’s event."

​MiceChat


What 3 new scents did Disneyland add to It’s a Small World for the holidays? You’ll never guess them all
The holiday version of the beloved boat ride celebrating the children of the world returns Friday, Nov. 8 for its 23rd season with new aromas in the South America and South Seas and Asia scenes.
By Brady MacDonald
PUBLISHED: November 4, 2019
"Disneyland will add three new scents to the classic It’s a Small World attraction for the holidays this year that will join two aromas from past seasons that have helped make the leisurely meandering boat journey around the world smell more authentic and immersive."

Orange County Register



Disneyland changes Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge menu names so that visitors will know what they’re eating          
By Brady MacDonald
October 30, 2019

Orange County Register

    

Disneyland Update – Charging More & Turning On The Holidays
October 28, 2019

​MiceChat



Disneyland Update – Unpacking the Holidays for 2019
By Dusty Sage
November 4, 2019

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Disneyland Update Part 2 – Not So Fast Pass
November 5, 2019


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Show Notes for Episode 272