Category Archives: Disneyland Resort

#FaveFive – Our Favorite Disney Happenings this Week

Welcome to our #FaveFive where we bring you our top 5 favorite Disney happenings this week!

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1.   Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort Unveils New Look!

 

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2.  Salt & Straw is now open at Downtown Disney District at the Disneyland Resort!

 

3.  Freeform’s ‘Kickoff to Christmas’ schedule!

 

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4.  Our wish has been granted!

 

5.  Disney’s Christopher Robin comes home!

See you next week!


#ICYMI: The DisWorld’s News & Rumor Round Up for the Week of October 12, 2018

This week Walt Disney World announces the “Ultimate Disney Christmas Package” for 2018, Disneyland Resort officially cancels plans for its fourth hotel and the teaser trailer is released for Disney’s live-action Aladdin.  Take a look!

 

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WALT DISNEY WORLD

Sneak A Peek At This Year’s Ultimate Disney Christmastime Package

Tina Fey Visits with Vampirina at Walt Disney World Resort

Stars of Disney Channel’s ‘Coop & Cami Ask the World’ Visit Walt Disney World Resort

Tom Sawyer Island at Magic Kingdom Closing for Refurbishment This Month

Sister Hazel to Replace Smash Mouth at Epcot This Weekend

Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Cupcake Now Available at Sprinkles at Disney Springs

Three New Stores Coming to Disney Springs This Month

City Works Eatery & Pour House Coming to Disney Springs in 2019

New Lobby, Restaurants and Other Amenities Now Open at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort

 

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DISNEYLAND RESORT

Disneyland Resort Officially Cancels Plans for 4th Hotel

New Pedestrian Bridge Added to New Parking Structure at Disneyland Resort

Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple Closing at Disneyland Park

Salt & Straw Now Open at Downtown Disney District

 

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OTHER NEWS

Blake Lively Celebrates Halloween at Disneyland Paris

Disney Cruise Line Wins Top Award in Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards

The Walt Disney Company Announces New Organizational Structure for its Media Networks Business

The Walt Disney Company Donates $1 Million in Humanitarian Aid to Support Communities Impacted by Hurricane Michael

Forbes Ranks Disney Among World’s Best Employers for 2018

Disney’s New #DreamBigPrincess Global Video Series Launches 

Teaser Trailer Debuts for Disney’s ‘Aladdin’

Freeform’s ‘Kickoff To Christmas’ New Month-Long Programming Event Starts Nov. 1

Life-Size 2 Premieres December 2 During 25 Days of Christmas on Freeform

Disney’s ‘Christopher Robin’ Home Release Dates Announced


New Pedestrian Bridge Added to New Parking Structure at Disneyland Resort

A new 6,500-space parking structure is currently under construction near the Mickey & Friends structure at the Disneyland Resort which will also feature a new pedestrian bridge over Magic Way.

According to Disney, this new bridge will connect visitors from the parking structure—over Magic Way— to the rest of the resort, allowing guests the option to stroll through the Downtown Disney District to the theme parks’ Main Entrance. In addition, the new bridge eliminates the foot traffic crossing the street at Disneyland Drive and Magic Way, providing not only convenience, but also greater pedestrian safety and better traffic circulation.

Set to be completed next year, these parking and transportation enhancements—along with other existing parking options throughout the resort area—are designed to dramatically improve parking and traffic flow. The new parking structure is expected to significantly speed up guest arrival by providing a 60 percent increase in the number of access lanes and by adding parking capacity on the west side of the resort. In addition, the tram boarding area will be reconfigured to enhance the transportation experience for guests parking at both the new structure and Mickey & Friends.


Salt & Straw Opens Friday, October 12 at Downtown Disney District

Salt & Straw, the family-run ice cream company known for its taste-provoking, imaginative ice cream creations, will open its newest location on Friday, October 12 at Downtown Disney District at the Disneyland Resort.

At Salt & Straw, every ice cream flavor is handmade in small batches using the best local, organic and sustainable ingredients. Special offerings will be available seasonally, showcasing co-founder and head ice cream maker Tyler’s passion for cultivating genuine partnerships with local farmers and artisans.  Favorite flavors include Sea Salt with Caramel Ribbons, Double Fold Vanilla and Chocolate Gooey Brownie.

The ribbon cutting ceremony is scheduled for 9:30am, with the shop opening at 10:00am.

Salt & Straw is located in the former Haagen-Dazs location.


Disneyland Resort Officially Cancels Plans for 4th Hotel

Disney has officially announced that plans for the new Disney-branded luxury hotel at the west end of Downtown Disney in Anaheim are cancelled.  The area where the hotel was supposed to be built will remain focused on shopping, dining and entertainment.

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Disney spokeswoman Lisa Haines said the following in a statement:

We’ve taken the time to review the economics of our proposed four-diamond hotel for Anaheim and have made the final decision to cancel the project.  While this is disappointing for many, the conditions and agreements that stimulated this investment in Anaheim no longer exist and we must therefore adjust our long-term investment strategy.

Disney prosed plans for the Four Diamond Hotel last October.  The 700-room hotel was slated to open in 2021 and create about 1,100 permanent jobs and generate $400 million in hotel room taxes over 20 years, plus millions more in sales and property taxes.

Back in August, Disney executives pulled the project over a tax dispute with the City of Anaheim.

Many business in Downtown Disney District closed to make way for the new  hotel including Rainforest Cafe, ESPN Zone sports bar and restaurant, the AMC Theatres and the popular Earl of Sandwich eatery.   Earl of Sandwich reopened last week in its former location however, there is no word yet whether the other establishments will return as well.