We welcome Bruce Kimbrell, who knew he wanted to work at Disneyland as a young boy, and went on to work at Disneyland and the Disney Institute for a total of 40 years. He shares stories about working in Attractions, interacting with celebrities, creating “Walt Disney and You,” and how you can see his name at Disneyland City Hall. Plus, we catch up on the latest at the Disneyland Resort, as always.


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Disneyland Resort Current Event

Video: The All-American College Band Returns to Disneyland After 2 Year Absence
Jun 24, 2022

“After a two year absence, the All-American College Band finally returned to Disneyland on June 21st, a longtime summer tradition where young musicians get a chance to perform on the streets of the Happiest Place on Earth.”

Laughing Place

How Disneyland updated ‘Fantasmic’ and ‘World of Color’ special effects
Disney Live Entertainment show director and writer Wendy Ruth and producer Jennifer Magill discuss the refurbishment process for the nighttime spectaculars.
PUBLISHED: June 20, 2022

“Disney Live Entertainment show director and writer Wendy Ruth and producer Jennifer Magill spoke about the refurbishment process for the nighttime spectaculars that saw ‘Fantasmic’ at Disneyland and ‘World of Color’ at Disney California Adventure return just as visitors remembered them during a round table media panel about the Anaheim theme park’s returning entertainment lineup.”

“Disneyland crews traded out some ‘World of Color’ equipment that had reached the end of its life and parts were no longer available for repair.

“‘The new equipment we installed is similar to the original, but because technology is always improving, ‘World of Color’ looks even more brilliant than it did in 2020,’ Magill said. ‘The lights on the Incredicoaster are significantly brighter than before. Plus, our new 4K projectors are much brighter and crisper than the previous ones.’”

Orange County Register

Disneyland announces dates for Oogie Boogie Bash
The Oogie Boogie Bash after-hours, separate admission event will run on select nights from Sept. 6 through Oct. 31.
PUBLISHED: June 13, 2022

“The Oogie Boogie Bash after-hours, separate admission event will run on select nights from Sept. 6 through Oct. 31 with tickets going on sale June 30 and presale tickets available to Magic Key annual passholders on June 28. Tickets will go on sale no earlier than 9 a.m.

“D23 members will be able to attend an exclusive evening of Oogie Boogie Bash on Sept. 10 during the run of the D23 Expo at the Anaheim Convention Center.

“Orange, gold and black decor will return to the parks as well during the Fall with Halloween Time at Disneyland running from Sept. 2 through Oct. 31 and Plaza de la Familia taking over DCA’s Paradise Gardens on Sept. 2 through Nov. 2.

“All the Halloween attraction overlays you’ve known from seasons past will also return to the parks — including Haunted Mansion, Guardians of the Galaxy — Mission: Breakout, Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree and Luigi’s Rollickin’ Roadsters.”

Orange County Register

Mon, June 13, 2022
Fall Favorites Return to Disneyland Resort Beginning Sept. 2, 2022, with Halloween Time, Oogie Boogie Bash – A Disney Halloween Party and Plaza de la Familia
by Kelsey Lynch, Public Relations Director, Disneyland Resort

Disney Parks Blog

Thu, June 23, 2022
Holiday Nighttime Spectaculars are Back at Disneyland Resort
by Valerie Lee, Public Relations Manager, Disneyland Resort

“It’s all about the return of the nighttime spectaculars at Disneyland Resort. And continuing in the spirit of beloved nighttime entertainment, we are thrilled to confirm that two nighttime holiday favorites will be returning during the holiday season: ‘Believe… In Holiday Magic’ fireworks and ‘World of Color – Season of Light’!

“‘Believe… In Holiday Magic’ fireworks is a dazzling nighttime display that brings a medley of heartwarming holiday music and culminates with a magical snowfall in several areas of the Disneyland park including Main Street, U.S.A., near the Rivers of America and in front of ‘it’s a small world.’

“‘World of Color – Season of Light’ will return to Paradise Bay during the holiday season at Disney California Adventure park!  This spectacular winter fantasy blends classic holiday songs with memorable moments from treasured Disney and Pixar films that illuminate a wall of mist, as fountains dance in this mesmerizing spectacle with stories of friendship, family and love.”

​Disney Parks Blog

Space Mountain to Return at Disneyland Park Next Month
Jun 13, 2022

“While guests can currently enjoy Hyperspace Mountain at Disneyland, the original version of the attraction is set to return next month.

“The Disneyland website has announced that Space Mountain will reopen on July 5.

“Times are currently listed on the site for Hyperspace Mountain through July 4, so it appears there will be no downtime between the switch.”

Laughing Place

Disneyland Introduces Personalized “Capture Your Moment” Disney PhotoPass Session
Jun 22, 2022

“Disneyland Park guests are invited to capture the fun and excitement of your special day at the park with Capture Your Moment—a new personalized 20-minute Disney PhotoPass photo session.”

“Want more time to strike a pose and more photo options? Book 2 Capture Your Moment sessions back-to-back. You’ll get 40 minutes with your photographer and the chance to visit at least 2 different Disneyland Park photo locations.”

“Photos are not included in the price of your personalized photo session. However, you can download your Capture Your Moment digital photos if you have one of the following Disney PhotoPass entitlements, subject to applicable restrictions:

“Disney Genie+ service

“Disney PhotoPass+ One Day

“Disney PhotoPass+ One Week

“Please note that Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge is not offered as a photo session location.

“Sessions are now available to book for $99 per 20-minute photo session, plus tax. The price does not include photo downloads or theme park admission.”

​Laughing Place

Disneyland crime reports: Bomb threat, animal cruelty and vandalism
Anaheim Police responded to 23 calls at Disneyland in April and 25 calls in May that resulted in some type of action taken by officers.
PUBLISHED: June 17, 2022

“Anaheim Police responded to 23 calls at Disneyland in April and 25 calls in May that resulted in some type of action taken by officers.”

Orange County Register

Disneyland Update – Poison Apples, Summer Crowds, Spider-Fail
By Dusty Sage -June 13, 2022

“We’ve reached mid-June, and it’s shaping up to be busy summer at the Disneyland Resort! But that doesn’t mean you won’t be able to find a park reservation. Even with the kids out of school and the various graduates coming to Disneyland to celebrate, the parks have had availability almost every day (especially if you were flexible enough to wait until the night before or morning of your visit). Today we’ll take a look at the state of the Disneyland Resort with the crowds and various construction projects, and also see some major problems with a newly reimagined attraction. There’s a lot of entertaining news, photos, and video today, so let’s take a look at the inside scoop of what’s happening around the parks…”


Disneyland Update – Buzz Off, Moving Milestone & Preponderance of Projects
By Dusty Sage -June 20, 2022

“More than any other theme park we can think of, Disneyland is always in a state of constant change… and we have lots to explore today in the resort. Entering from Downtown Disney, you might wonder who died. Once inside the parks, it’s the summer season, but not quite as you remember it from the past. Along the way we visit new characters, share some observations and tips, and take a look at lots and lots of gorgeous photos of one of the top tourist attractions in the world… Disneyland!”


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Show Notes for Episode 337

Disneyland as a Lifelong Dream with Bruce Kimbrell