One week it’s Christmas, the next it’s not. Most of Disneyland Resort’s holiday decorations have been removed, some refurbishments are popping up and there’s a beloved old friend returning to Main Street USA. The Star Wars Half-Marathon was Friday, Saturday and Sunday and brought some increased attendance with it. And later this week, the Electrical Parade returns to Main Street USA, its rightful home. We even have an awesome rumor for you about Trader Sam’s tiki bar at the Disneyland Hotel.
The holiday garlands, wreaths and decorations have mostly been packed until later this year. New plantings reflect spring colors.
Season of the Force Returns . . . Or does it?
But that’s it. There doesn’t seem to be any depth to the “Season of the Force” and nothing has been announced about it yet. Still, there is quite a bit of Star Wars in Tomorrowland right now. Though, most of it was already there, the only thing that was removed when the 2016 Season of the Force ended was the signage:
Path of the Jedi film
Star Wars Launch Bay (the old Innoventions)
Galactic Grill (the old Tomorrowland Terrace)
Jedi Training Academy
And, of course, you can find Stormtroopers walking through the land
As you can see, Fantasyland remains busy.
With rumors of FastPass coming to Peter Pan later this year, we wonder where the extended queue will go. But there are some important clues.
If you don’t have this book in your collection, it’s a real charmer.
Our good buddy Darth Daver shares these awesome Star Wars Land construction shots:
Don’t miss the rest of Dave’s Star Wars news HERE.
Electrical Parade Returning
An old friend returns to Disneyland on the 20th. And if you’ve got $95 to burn you can see it one day early on the 19th. We hear that ticket sales have not been going well, and there’s a good chance of rain that night, and that means you still have a chance to buy tickets. You can buy in advance at any Disneyland Resort Ticket Booth or by calling (714) 781-4636. The event will last from 7:30 pm until midnight.
The commercial for the parade has been sparking a lot of talk among fans. The video contains all sorts of Disneyland ephemera and items which have gone to yesterland. Take a look and let us know what you find hiding in the video.
My favorite shot is at 4 seconds into the video:
Time to head over to DCA.
Just press play and enjoy the juicy Disneyland rumors from Dusty and Doug in the latest MiceChat Podcast.
Disney’s California Adventure has also reverted from its Christmas celebration. The Festival of Holidays booths have been removed from the parade route, decorations have departed, all the holiday shows have ended, and construction continues on the Tower of Terror.
Let’s check up on the Tower of Terror . . .
Downtown Disney and Disneyland Hotel
There are a few things of note in Downtown Disney. The security fences now promote the upcoming return of the Electrical Parade.
We just caught word of a possible Trader Sam’s Expansion. It sounds like the popular bar will soon close to expand the indoor seating area. This would come at the expense of the Tangaroa Terrace. The Kitchen would remain, but the Tangaroa Terrace would be folded into Trader Sam’s to allow for more seating inside.most of the food would still be available, and the old Tangaroa space would receive the same enhanced decor that Trader Sam’s currently has. We hope this rumor is true. Trader Sam’s is a smash hit and never has enough seating. Tangaroa Terrace on the other hand, while wonderful, was rarely busy. This sounds like a slam dunk. Same food, better theme, more indoor seating.
MiceChat Anniversary Weekend Jan 27-29
MiceChat Anniversary weekly is January 27th through 29th. We have all sorts of amazing things lined up for you, including a cocktail party with Bob Gurr and a blockbuster panel featuring David Koenig and the original Disneylanders! TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW FOR THE TWO TICKETED EVENTS! There are also a series of free events on Saturday the 28th and Sunday the 29th.
January 27th – 8 pm – Disney Legend Bob Gurr takes us on a journey of a lifetime. Bob shares a preview of this new documentary, joins us for a special panel discussion, and then screens his hilarious celebrity roast! This is an event not to be missed! Reserve your ticket for the Bob Gurr Event HERE
January 28th – 8:30 am – Beloved Disney author David Koenig brings us a breakfast panel of original Disneylanders as they share never before heard stories of their days working with Walt Disney at a brand new Disneyland. We all love the ESPN Zone, David Koenig AND Disneyland, this event is a MUST and you’ll be able to pick up some awesome SIGNED books at 20% off from David. Reserve your ticket for the Breakfast with Original Disneylanders HERE
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