There is a huge buildup of anticipation for the big D23 convention among Disneyland cast and guests. The big event will take place just across the street from the park at the Anaheim convention center and will steal a bit of thunder from the Disneyland Resort. If you are planning on coming to D23, we hope to see you at the MiceChat booth #513. Let’s breeze through the park and catch up on a few things.
Major resurfacing work has finally begun on the walkways outside the attraction. This substantial rework has forced the closure of Big Thunder Trail until it is all finished up again. It is wonderful to see them finally addressing this area in a thorough manner.
There appears to be some work happening over in Tomorroland at the restrooms near Autopia.
WDI VISITING INDY
We are hearing word that WDI has been making frequent visits to Indy. This has caused the attraction to open late on more than a few occasions. From what we have heard, changes will be coming to the voices of Mara at the beginning of the attraction. So the next time you see Indy temporarily closed, it could be a normal breakdown or it could be more tinkering.
RIVERS OF AMERICA
Have you ever noticed the second beaver at the dam on Rivers of America? We just did! There is one, just off to the right, munching on a tree. But, if you keep an eye out you will see another beaver behind the dam resurfacing every so often. What a nice touch (and something we are sure has been there for years that we never noticed before).
We have a brand new MiceChat Podcast for you this week. Dusty and Doug run down the latest Disney parks rumors and then turn to the Creative Director of Universal Studios Hollywood to pin down some rumors and information about what’s coming soon to that park.
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That wraps up this week’s edition of In the Parks. If you will be spending your time at Disneyland or Disney California Adventure, be prepared for increasing crowds towards the evenings as the main D23 programs let out. Note that the Saturday tickets for the Expo have completely sold out and Friday and Sunday aren’t far behind. If you don’t already have ticket, get them quickly. We hope to see you there! For those of you who were planning to visit the MiceChat noon meet at the central hub of Disneyland on Sunday, please note that our staff will be at the Expo and we won’t be in the park for the noon meet. But, swing by the MiceChat booth and noon on Sunday. We might just give away a big prize.