Disneyland scares up a Monstrous Summer with big events and new offerings

Written by Andy Castro. Posted in Dateline Disneyland

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Published on May 27, 2013 at 5:05 am with 13 Comments

About Andy Castro

Andy is a Southern California native, raised with Disneyland and a life-long fan of Disney theme parks and animation. Andy wrote the long-running weekly Dateline Disneyland photo, news and opinion blog here on MiceChat from 2007-2016. Andy continues to make occasional special guest contributions on MiceChat.

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  • eicarr

    Wish they’d keep the Greek food around. That looked good

    If I did go to the 24hr event I would have wanted to keep on going back to rest and hang out at Flo’s drinking coffee and sharing pie all night. Would have been upset they closed it for grads.

  • bayouguy

    Went into Disneyland on Sunday. Most of the OPA interactive stuff had concluded by the evening, so there was just decorations. Come early to participate. Nice day to visit too. Not bad for a major holiday weekend.

  • JulieMouse

    Great update, so much to report on this week! The overnight event was fun, and it was great seeing the date start from Flo’s, over the Cars Land Mountain Range! I’m not happy to see all those hand rails on the building rooftops, I also hope they find a way to fix this.

  • This is a fantastic update Andy! It sure was a big news week.

    I really enjoyed OPA! It was like a mini Food and Wine Festival (which is greatly missed from the resort).

    The new stage show in Fantasyland fits just fine and is exactly what you’d expect from a theme park show.

    Really, the only bad news of the week are the horrible railings added to rooftops throughout Disneyland. Surely roofs across the state aren’t all getting railings, so I’d like to know why Disney is doing this. If its OSHA, then they’ve gone too far and if its Disney just trying to make OSHA happy, then I think Disney needs to grow some courage and fight it. They look horrible and are unnecessary.

    • Wreckless Abrandon

      Agreed 100% about the OSHA/ Railings thing. They’re visually hideous and I agree that rooftops across California aren’t adding railings everywhere. When you work on rooftops, you know where you are and where not go go. Let’s just bubble wrap the world instead. Ugh.

    • ParadeDude

      What a shame about the railings. Just another example of the government interfering with our daily lives. I am all for safety, but common sense must come into play.

  • Park Hopper

    Being a veteran of many, many Disney review-style shows, I found Mickey and the Magical Map to be very middle-of-the-road, with only the technical wizardry of the magical map to distinguish it from any other Disney review-style show you may have ever seen. It was entertaining but not great.

    But I have to wonder how much of my reaction is due to Disney and how much of it is due to the fact that I have seen so many of these kinds of shows at so many Disney parks all over the world, or, in other words, how jaded I am.

  • scarymouse

    `The rails really stand out, very unlike Disney. Its like they are making some kind of statement, o.k. we noticed now hide them like you used to.

  • bigb

    Here’s the reason for the railing from a guy in the maintenance department.
    To work on a roof and the job is closer then six feet from the edge of the roof you need some sort of fall protection, which is a osha rule. Now the most cost effective thing to install is the temporary railing that is at least 42 inches high. The other is attaching alanyard hook point on the structure which is a lot more expensive. They rather have complaints from the guest about some ugly railing then having a building go down because we can’t respond to an exhaust fan going down or a leak. Now for the building that has the flag rope on it that just mark where the six foot mark is where we can’t go pass during a repair until railing goes up.

  • LoveStallion

    Ruddy DOSH. I tend not to mind government oversight, but this is getting ridiculous.

  • Nintentoy

    Did it, it was so much fun, can’t wait to do an all nighter again next year!!!

  • soletrain

    thanks 4 the update!!!!

  • Timekeeper

    Looks like DLR spent too much on the set design (or how I like to call it, “Eye Candy”) for the new show, but on the other hand, it makes sense given the context of where it’s located (in Fantasyland; if it’s anywhere else, then we have problems). I love that the new show has new music by the same composer who did the music for Disneyland’s Fantasmic! and Tokyo Disneyland’s Fantillusion! Can’t wait to hear it on the new Official Album (whenever that comes out.) 😉