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Disneyland Custodial with Wendy James

We welcome Wendy James, who worked in Sweeping an Disneyland Park in the early 1990s, then returned to sweep in Disney California Adventure in the early 2000s. Plus, we catch up on the latest at the Disneyland Resort, as always, with our Patreon supporters joining our live chat.


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Disneyland Resort Current Event

Disneyland pauses sales of Magic Key passes
PUBLISHED: May 31, 2022

"Disneyland has discontinued sales of its last available tiers of its Magic Key passes for the time being, meaning that the park currently offers no annual passes for sale.

"The Enchant Key, which sold for $649, and the $399 Imagine Key are no longer available for purchase as of Tuesday, May 31, according to Disneyland officials. The Magic Key program was originally rolled out last August with four price tiers; the $1,399 Dream Key sold out in late October and the $949 Believe Key did likewise in late November.

"People who currently hold Magic Key passes will be able to renew their pass at some level, though details on renewals will be announced at a later date, Disney officials said. Magic Key holders can continue to use their passes to make park reservations, subject to blockout dates for their pass, and to receive discounts on food and merchandise, among other benefits."

Orange County Register

All Disneyland Magic Key Passes Now Unavailable
May 31, 2022

"With Magic Key initially launching in August 2021, some Keyholders may be wondering what’s ahead in terms of renewals.

"We can report that current Keyholders will have options available to them as the renewal window opens, although these options may not be the same Key types as were previously available."

Laughing Place

Disneyland offers California residents ticket discounts this summer|
PUBLISHED: May 31, 2022

"California residents will be able to visit Disneyland or Disney California Adventure for as little as $83 per person per day this summer as part of a discount package announced by Disney officials on Tuesday, May 31.

"The summer deal, the first the park has offered during its peak season, will enable guests to buy a 3-day, 1-park-per-day pass, good Mondays through Thursdays, for $249. Guests wanting to visit on weekends can get a pass that’s good for any day of the week for $299. A park hopper option can be added for $60 per ticket.

"Discounted passes may be redeemed for park admission on select dates June 13-Sept. 15, subject to the availability of park reservations. The passes, available to people who live in the zip codes 90000 through 96199, went on sale Tuesday morning. Residents of northern Baja California with zip codes 21000-22999 will be able to buy the passes beginning June 7."

Orange County Register

Tue, May 31, 2022
Disneyland Resort Announces Limited-Time Summer Ticket Offer for California Residents
by Valerie Lee, Public Relations Manager, Disneyland Resort

Disney Parks Blog

Disneyland News: Magic Key Locked & New CA Resident Ticket Offer!
By Dusty Sage -May 31, 2022


Tarzan’s Treehouse Entrance Completely Removed And Repaved at Disneyland
Jun 3, 2022

"Visitors to Disneyland Park will notice that the pathway in Adventureland got a bit more open near Pirates of the Caribbean and New Orleans Square as the removal of the Tarzan’s Treehouse entrance is now complete."
"The structure, not part of the original Swiss Family Treehouse at Disneyland Park, was added when the attraction was rethemed to the Walt Disney Animation Studios film, Tarzan, and included a new staircase and wooden suspension bridge high above an Adventureland walkway."

Laughing Place

Disney reveals new Star Wars characters coming to Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland
PUBLISHED: May 27, 2022

"The announcements came during the panel titled 'From a Galaxy Far, Far Away to a Disney Park Near You' on Friday afternoon at Star Wars Celebration at the Anaheim Convention Center.

"The new characters all have found fans and fame thanks to the Disney+ series 'The Mandalorian' and 'The Book of Boba Fett.'”

Orange County Register

Fri, May 27, 2022
New Star Wars Characters Coming to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland Park – Just Announced at Star Wars Celebration
by Scott Trowbridge, Portfolio Creative Executive, Walt Disney Imagineering

"Since Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opened in 2019, Star Wars storytelling has experienced a galactic expansion to include many new characters and stories across a wide range of settings. Now, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is likewise expanding the stories guests can encounter when visiting. Having been designed from the outset to connect with a broad range of Star Wars storytelling, Black Spire Outpost has played a role in many of these stories stretching over thousands of years and while, up to now, we have mostly shared those story connections through media and publishing, we will soon give visitors to Batuu an opportunity to connect with those fan-favorite stories with the immersive detail and authenticity that Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge was designed to deliver."

Disney Park Blog

Spider-Man stuntronic crashes at Disneyland — but he’s already back in action
The Spider-Man stuntronic smashed into a silo atop the Web Slingers attraction building at Disney California Adventure on Thursday, June 9.
PUBLISHED: June 9, 2022

"The Spider-Man stuntronic smashed into a silo atop the Web Slingers attraction building during a rooftop stunt show in Avengers Campus at Disney California Adventure on Thursday, June 9, according to video posted to social media.

"The stuntronic failed to release from a cable the Spidey robot swings from and slammed into the side of the silo where the audio-animatronic typically lands during a mid-day performance of the rooftop stunt show on Thursday. The dramatic crash caused the louvered paneling on the side of the rooftop silo to collapse.

Fortunately, occasional crashes were built into the DNA of the Spider-Man stuntronic and the rooftop silo. That’s one of the key reasons Spidey soars over a building rather than a crowd — in case he doesn’t stick the landing.

"Walt Disney Imagineering even built a “crash mode” into the audio soundtrack that accompanies the Spider-Man stunt show at the Disneyland resort.

“'The W.E.B. facility is not equipped with airbags,' the audio track announced after the embarrassing crash."

Orange County Register

Disneyland reopens Radiator Springs Racers after smoking car closes ride for more than a week
Radiator Springs Racers in Cars Land at Disney California reopened on Friday, June 3 after a 10-day closure triggered by a smoking vehicle.
PUBLISHED: June 3, 2022

"Radiator Springs Racers in Cars Land at Disney California Adventure reopened on Friday, June 3 after a 10-day closure triggered by a smoking vehicle.

"The Cars Land centerpiece attraction closed on May 24 after smoke was seen coming out of the back of one of the Radiator Springs Racers ride vehicles after it crossed the finish line."

Orange County Register

Downtown Disney ‘Soul’ exhibit highlights Disneyland’s jazz history
The Soul of Jazz: An American Adventure touring exhibit debuted on Wednesday, June 1 at the former ESPN Zone in Downtown Disney as part of Disneyland’s continuing Celebrate Soulfully campaign.
PUBLISHED: June 3, 2022

"A new Downtown Disney exhibit tracing the history of jazz in America highlights the Dixieland at Disneyland era in the 1960s that saw Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman and other bandleaders turn the Anaheim theme park into the Swingin’est Place on Earth.

"The Soul of Jazz: An American Adventure touring exhibit debuted on Wednesday, June 1 at the former ESPN Zone in Downtown Disney as part of Disneyland’s continuing Celebrate Soulfully campaign. Admission is free to the exhibit, which runs through July 4.

"The jazz club-themed exhibit takes over the former ESPN Zone gift shop — which just happens to be about the size of the Half Note Club in the Pixar animated film."
"Exhibit highlights included historic photos and artifacts from the Dixieland at Disneyland era of the Anaheim theme park from the 1960s. Replica flyers and tickets illustrated the 'Swingin’est, Synchopatin’est' evenings that were early editions of the Disneyland After Dark after-hours events that now fill the park today."
"Disneyland kicked off Black Music Month on Wednesday with a rotating cast of musicians performing as part of the park’s Celebrate Soulfully campaign — which celebrates the work of Black artists through music, dance, food and stories."

Orange County Register

Disneyland sets Celebrate Soulfully musical lineup for Black Music Month
Disneyland will host a rotating cast of Black Music Month performers from Wednesday, June 1 through July 4 as part of the Anaheim theme park’s Celebrate Soulfully campaign.
PUBLISHED: June 1, 2022

"Throughout June and early July, musical groups will play the Carthay Circle and Hollywood Land stages at Disney California Adventure, the Downtown Disney stage next to the Star Wars Trading Post and the GCH Craftsman Bar stage overlooking the pool at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel."

Orange County Register

Thu, June 2, 2022
Disneyland Resort Honors Black Music Month with Special Celebrate Soulfully Experiences
by Kelsey Lynch, Public Relations Director, Disneyland Resort

Disney Parks Blog

Tue, June 7, 2022
New Details Announced for the First-Ever Disneyland After Dark: Grad Nite Reunion Event
by Gabriel Gibaldi, Public Relations Director

Disney Parks Blog

Walkway Connecting Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel to Disney California Adventure Now Open
Jun 9, 2022

"First announced back in April, the brand-new walkway allowing Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel guests to enter Disney California Adventure through Paradise Gardens Park is now open.

"To access the park entrance from Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel, guests need to cross Disneyland Drive towards the entrance of Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa. The entrance is located next to the security/parking booth at the entrance of Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa.

"Guests using this entrance will enter the theme park between Seaside Souvenirs and Corn Dog Castle in Paradise Gardens Park.

"Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel guests may enter or exit the theme park using this entrance by scanning their Resort Room Key (digital or physical) on the day of their valid theme park admission and reservation."

Laughing Place

Disneyland Update – Imagination Resurfacing, Racers Down, New to Batuu
By Dusty Sage -May 30, 2022

"WOW… What a week at the Disneyland Resort! There’s good news and bad today, but it’s all very interesting. On the positive side, Fantasmic and Tale of the Lion King have both returned to the delight of guests. On the unfortunate side is the sudden closure of the uber-popular Radiator Springs Racers attraction following a scary incident. We’ll bring you photos, videos, and news of all the new shows, construction, and notable happenings all over the Disneyland Resort, including what’s new in Batuu. We apologize in advance for loading you up on so much reading for a holiday, but we think you’ll really enjoy this one…"


UPDATED Disneyland News: Radiator Springs Racers & Blue Bayou Reopened
By Dusty Sage -June 3, 2022

"We have a quick Disneyland Update for you with some good news. We’ll fill you in on why an incident on the 10-year-old Radiator Springs Racers attraction had it down for over a week. And those who have missed Blue Bayou have something to celebrate. Plus, spectacular entertainment returns…"


Disneyland Update: New Views, Booking Up & Locking Out
By Mike Kindrich -June 6, 2022

"As far as Disney is concerned, it’s now summer season! And while we are still waiting on the warmest days of the year, the crowds are certainly already on the scene. This week brought masses of guests, the return of Radiator Springs Racers, the reopening of Blue Bayou, some fun speculation on Splash Mountain, and plenty of construction and visible changes around the resort. But that’s not all we’ll cover today, especially since all levels of Magic Keys are now officially sold out. Prepare for a lot of info today, folks."


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