This week we discuss D23 reservations, Tiki day and the return of the Enchanted Tiki Room, refurbishments, water leaks, Halloween festivities, Holidays announced,

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News this Week:

We have some exciting podcast news to start this week! We have booked our hotel for the D23 expo in August. James with ConciEARS has worked tirelessly to get us booked at the best hotel in our price range. ConciEARS was able to get us booked at the Howard Johnson hotel with a theme park view! So, now we just need to get our park tickets for the event and we will be all booked up. Working with James and ConciEARS has been a wonderful experience and we highly recommend working with them to get your travel booked. They have the patience of a saint as we have been working with James to make sure that we had the perfect place to stay. Also, our trip had a lot of complicated requirements and they were able to handle all of that with ease. – http://www.conciears.com/

Tiki Day was celebrated in Disneyland this past Sunday. Many guests dressed up in their tiki best to celebrate the unofficial holiday. Even though the Tiki Room was closed for refurbishments, it didn’t seem to dampen the spirit of the day. – https://micechat.com/207574-disneyland-photo-updates-fall-into-construction-walls/

If you have been waiting for the Enchanted Tiki room to return, the wait should be over. By the time the show posts the attraction should be open in Adventureland. We hope that it has returned a little freshened up and ready to serve guests for years to come. – https://micechat.com/207574-disneyland-photo-updates-fall-into-construction-walls/

Over near the Matterhorn, where there is a TON of work going on with the new queue, the Motorboat Cruise Dock (Fantasia Gardens) is undergoing refurbishment. This could be more clearing and prep for Galaxy’s Edge next year, but nothing solid has surfaced. – https://micechat.com/207574-disneyland-photo-updates-fall-into-construction-walls/

Also in this area is the renovation of the outside of the Small World Toy Shop. Currently, it is covered in scrims while it is repainted. – https://micechat.com/207574-disneyland-photo-updates-fall-into-construction-walls/

Chip N’ Dale’s Tree House has re opened. During the refurbishment, the staircase and fence rails were replaced and everything has a nice fresh coat of paint. – https://micechat.com/207574-disneyland-photo-updates-fall-into-construction-walls/

A water main break over in Tomorrowland caused some issues this past Friday. The break happened between the Launch Bay and Pizza Planet causing the restaurant to close for most of the day and it also flooded the Cosmic Waves planter area. Crews worked to quickly solve the problem and to clean up. – https://micechat.com/207574-disneyland-photo-updates-fall-into-construction-walls/

After a half a day of delays, the Earl of Sandwich finally reopened in Downtown Disney on Monday. The delays were caused by waiting for food permits to be approved. At around 12:30, it was finally given the OK to open. – https://www.ocregister.com/2018/09/28/grand-reopening-set-for-the-earl-of-sandwich-at-disneyland-resort/

Have you been waiting for the popcorn cauldron to return? Well, it’s back. There seems to be plenty in stock around the resort at this time, so if you really want one, you should get one as soon as you can. – https://micechat.com/207574-disneyland-photo-updates-fall-into-construction-walls/

There are so many fun Halloween events going on over at the resort hotels. Complimentary trick or treat festivities will be available to hotel guests on select afternoons now through October 31st. Coloring pages, bat mask decorating, and create your own pirate hat are just some of the fun activities planned. Stop by the guest services desk to sign up and receive a treat map with locations. – http://www.disneyfoodblog.com/2018/09/20/disneyland-hotels-offer-trick-or-treating-and-halloween-decor/#more-200991

It seems like Halloween just got into full swing and here we are talking about the Holidays returning to the resort. The Holidays at the Disneyland Resort begins on November 9th. Traditions like A Christmas Fantasy parade, Believe in Holiday Magic fireworks, Viva Navidad and more will be returning. Along with the holidays, the Pixar Play Parade will be ending on November 4th, and the Paint the Night Parade will end on November 7th. – https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2018/09/looking-ahead-sights-sounds-and-flavors-of-the-holidays-at-the-disneyland-resort/

On Thursday November 22, a Thanksgiving Feast will be served at the Disneyland Hotel. The feat will be held in the Grand Ballroom and will feature a buffet, beautiful fall decor, plus a few of your favorite Disney characters. The menu will be a mix of traditional favorites and specialty items. Choices will include starters such as artisinal cheeses, poached jumbo shrimp, and crab legs, carved to order meats will include roast turkey and prime rib, side dishes include stuffing, sweet potato souffle, and mashed potatoes. There will be a separate children’s buffet serving favorites like chicken nuggets, pizza, mac and cheese, and corn. Desserts will also be served and choices include a build your own ice cream sundae bar, chocolate mousse, pumpkin pie, plus cookies and tarts. Contact our friends over at ConciEARS to help plan your reservations. – http://www.disneyfoodblog.com/2018/09/25/booking-now-open-for-disneyland-hotel-thanksgiving/#more-201685

Discussion Topic:

Alex joins us to discuss Mickey’s Halloween Party.