Episode 59 – Disney News for the Week of 10/14/2018
In Episode 59, Justin and Michelle discuss all of the top news stories for the week of October 14, 2018 including 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.
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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, 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.