From Disneyland Custodial to Disney Corporate with Tim East

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Tim East recently retired as Executive Director, Risk Management at The Walt Disney Company, but he started in Disneyland Custodial Bussing in the fall of 1974, transferred after a couple of years to Sweeping, moved on to Safety in 1982 to supervise places like First Aid before moving on to Worker’s Comp. Along the way, he found his wife at a popcorn stand.

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Disneyland more than doubles prices on some Lightning Lane rides
Individual Lightning Lane prices for Web Slingers and Radiator Springs Racers rise from $7 to $18 per ride as the parks brace for the winter holiday crowds that typically descend on the resort at this time of year.
By BRADY MACDONALD
PUBLISHED: December 22, 2021

“Disneyland has raised prices by more than 150% on the two most popular rides at Disney California Adventure as the new Lightning Lane pay-to-ride costs skyrocketed during the traditionally busy Christmas holiday season at the Anaheim theme parks.

“Individual Lightning Lane prices for Web Slingers and Radiator Springs Racers rose from $7 to $18 per ride this week as DCA braces for the winter holiday crowds that typically descend on the resort at this time of year.”

“The $20 Disney Genie+ service offers front-of-the-line access to 19 rides at Disneyland and Disney California Adventure. Individual Lightning Lane access for three of the most popular attractions — Rise of the Resistance, Web Slingers and Radiator Springs Racers — cost $7 to $20 per ride with prices varying by day. The Individual Lightning Lane attractions are not part of the paid Genie+ lineup of rides.”

“An E-ticket was the top coupon in the Disneyland ticket booklet that granted the bearer access to the premier rides in the park during the ticket book era that stretched from 1955 to 1982.

“E-Tickets cost 85 cents in 1959 when they were first introduced at Disneyland. That same E-Ticket would cost just over $8 today accounting for inflation, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.”

Orange County Register


Disneyland turns Mickey’s Toontown house into a private party location
The Celebrate in Mickey’s Toontown private parties will be available for a limited time at Disneyland from Jan. 19 to March 6.
By BRADY MACDONALD
PUBLISHED: December 14, 2021

“The Celebrate in Mickey’s Toontown private parties will be available for a limited time at Disneyland from Jan. 19 through March 6.

“The 90-minute private birthday parties for groups of up to 10 people in Mickey’s House in Toontown can be scheduled at Disneyland.com/CelebrateMickeysToontown. Bookings will be available soon for the private parties.

“The $350 private parties include photos with Mickey Mouse, cupcake decorating, games and crafts for young children and quick entry to Gadget Go Coaster in Toontown.

“The Celebrate in Mickey’s Toontown private parties do not include admission to Disneyland.”

Orange County Register


Celebrate Mickey’s Toontown With New 90-Minute Private Party in Mickey’s House at Disneyland Park
Dec 14, 2021

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Discounted Disneyland tickets for Southern California residents return for 2022
The SoCal resident tickets — which can be used Jan. 3 through May 26 — are only good on weekdays and can’t be used on Saturdays or Sundays.
By BRADY MACDONALD
PUBLISHED: December 14, 2021

“Beginning Tuesday, Dec. 14 at 9 a.m., SoCal locals can purchase $199 three-day single-park tickets that allow access to either Disneyland or Disney California Adventure or $259 three-day parkhopper tickets that will get them into both parks on a single day.

“The SoCal resident tickets — which can be used Jan. 3 through May 26 — are only good on weekdays and can’t be used on Saturdays or Sundays.

“The SoCal resident tickets are a pretty good deal for the typically pricey Disneyland tickets, with the single-park discount tickets running $67 per day and the discounted parkhoppers costing $87 per day.

“By comparison, a single-day “tier 1” ticket costs $104 while a parkhopper will set you back $164. The highest-priced “tier 6” tickets cost $164 for a single park and $224 for a parkhopper.”

“Disney is also offering 10 to 25 percent discounts Jan. 3 through April 7 on rooms at the Disneyland Hotel, Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel and Paradise Pier Hotel.”

Orange County Register


Tue, December 14, 2021
Disneyland Resort Offers Southern California Residents Special 3-Day, Weekday Ticket Prices for a Limited Time With Visits Beginning Jan. 3, 2022
by Kelsey Lynch, Public Relations Director, Disneyland Resort

“Lunar New Year: Disneyland Resort will celebrate the Year of the Tiger this Lunar New Year in Disney California Adventure park, from Jan. 21 – Feb. 13, 2022.”

“Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival: This spring celebration of California-inspired cuisines, March 4 – April 26, 2022,”

“‘Mickey’s Mix Magic’: Returning Jan. 10 for a limited time,” 

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Disneyland Resort Offers Limited Time Ticket Prices for Southern California Residents
Dec 14, 2021

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Disneyland Resort Hotels Offering Up to 30% Off Stays in Early 2022 for Disney Visa Card Holders
Dec 14, 2021

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Grad Nite returns to Disneyland in 2022 after two-year coronavirus hiatus
Grad Nite 2022 celebrations will take place on 16 dates in May and June at Disney California Adventure.
By BRADY MACDONALD
PUBLISHED: January 3, 2022

“Grad Nite 2022 celebrations will take place on 16 dates in May and June at Disney California Adventure.”

“The dates fall on Tuesday through Saturday nights.

“Grad Nite celebrations will take place from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. at DCA with meet-and-greet photo ops with Disney characters dressed in graduation gear and themed food and drinks.

“The three ticket options include the Grad Nite private party experience ($89) with access to DCA starting at 9 p.m., all-day DCA admission ($119) that includes the Grad Nite party or a parkhopper option ($179) with admission to both parks and the after-hours party.”

Orange County Register


Disneyland Resort Grad Nite Returns in 2022, Registration Now Open
Jan 3, 2022

Laughing Place



Wed, December 15, 2021
More Exciting New Shops and Experiences Arrive in Downtown Disney District at Disneyland Resort
by Valerie Lee, Public Relations Manager, Disneyland Resort

“Located on the east end of the district, Post 21 is new kiosk from an inspiring mother-daughter team from Los Angeles who have curated modern and design-forward merchandise from Black-owned businesses.”

“Be transported to the sands of Tatooine and take a photo sitting on a replica of the throne featured in the all-new Disney+ Original Series, ‘The Book of Boba Fett.’ For a limited time, located outside of the entrance at the Star Wars Trading Post, you can feel the legacy and power that comes with being the boss of the galaxy’s underworld and live your own Star Wars adventure.“

“Lovepop will be the place to find eye-catching, 3D pop-up cards, stationery and gifts that give a ‘wow!’ Lovepop products combine engineering and unique laser cut technology with the ancient art form of kirigami, a variation of origami that intricately cuts paper rather than folding. Lovepop has more than 400 designs to help make every occasion magical, plus Lovepop carries a collection of Disney cards and gifts!”

Disney Parks Blog



Lovepop Cards and Gifts is Now Open in Downtown Disney at The Disneyland Resort
Dec 23, 2021

Laughing Place



Pelé Soccer Opens Today, Among Other New Shops and Experiences in Downtown Disney
Dec 15, 2021

Laughing Place



Disneyland Update: Genie’s Dramatic Debut, Entertainment Excitement, and Holiday Hoopla
By Mike Kindrich -December 13, 2021

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Disneyland Update: Magic Key Lawsuit, Zany Maynard Fun, and Ho Ho Ho
By PhotoMatt -December 20, 2021

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DISNEYLAND UPDATE! Christmas Out, Prices Up, and Changes Ahead
By Dusty Sage -December 27, 2021

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Disneyland Update – New Year Magic and Mayhem
By Dusty Sage -January 3, 2022

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Disneyland News: Monorail & Downtown Disney Shops Prepare to Close in Advance Renovation
By Natalie Kipper -January 7, 2022

“Changes are taking place in preparation for the redevelopment of Downtown Disney’s west end. The initial stage of this reimagining, scheduled to begin this month, includes demolishing the old AMC Theatre building and its surrounding businesses. The monorail’s refurbishment schedule has been changed to accommodate the building’s demolition as well.

“The west end of Downtown Disney is soon to begin a transformation which will add a mid-century look, a mixed use shopping/entertainment building, and some unannounced surprises. 

“Downtown Disney Stores Closing the affected stores are Earl of Sandwich, Sugar Boo & Co., and Starbucks (the smaller of the two locations in Downtown Disney).

“Of the three businesses, Earl of Sandwich is likely the one guests are most eager to learn the fate of. Fortunately, we have heard from staff at the eatery that they hope to operate a temporary location nearby until the new building is constructed (but not officially confirmed). They expect to be a part of the new project when it opens. At present, Earl of Sandwich is still serving lunch and dinner, but anticipate closing on January 22.”


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Show Notes for Episode 325