This week we discuss Mickey’s 90th Celebrations, holiday entertainment, new nighttime spectacular details, answer your Disneyland and Walt Disney World travel questions, and more!

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News this Week:

On Sunday, November 18 at 11:45am, “Mickey & Minnie’s Birthday Celebration” will have a special moment in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle. For the rest of the weekend, there will be a number of tasty treats to help celebrate. The must have item will be available on Sunday only at quick service locations. What is this must have item? A Mickey Mouse sipper cup. – https://www.mouseplanet.com/12233/Disneyland_Resort_Update_for_November_13__18_2018#news3

The new fireworks show that we talked about previously will be called “Mickey’s Mix Magic.” The new show will feature fireworks and projections, in concert with EDM, or Electronic Dance Music. It is scheduled to debut on January 18th and will run on weekends with fireworks and on weekdays with just projections. – https://dlnewstoday.com/2018/11/new-mickeys-mix-magic-fireworks-and-projection-show-featuring-edm-coming-to-disneyland-park-in-january-2019/

Mickey’s Soundsational Parade will be returning to the resort starting on January 25th to celebrate Mickey’s 90th birthday. The parade will have two new floats; the first will be Goofy pulling a vintage Mickey Mouse toy, a transplant from the Happiness is Here parade from Tokyo Disneyland, and the second will be a birthday cake float featuring Chip and Dale. – https://dlnewstoday.com/2018/11/mickeys-soundsational-parade-returning-to-disneyland-with-tokyo-parade-float-and-new-chip-dale-birthday-cake/

A new lounge has been added to the second floor of the Carthay Circle Restaurant in California Adventure, named the Carthay Circle Terrace Lounge. The new area is 21 and up only and offers the same beverages as the restaurant, but will have some exclusive items to eat. These include restaurant items like the Fire Cracker Duck Wings and the Carthay Signature Fried Biscuits stuffed with white cheddar, bacon, and jalapeño. – https://dlnewstoday.com/2018/11/carthay-circle-adds-second-floor-lounge/

Starting November 21st, you can book tickets for the Ralph Breaks VR experience in Downtown Disney. We were not able to confirm if this will replace or run along side of the Star Wars version, currently playing at the VOID. – https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2018/09/new-hyper-reality-experiences-to-be-set-in-disney-universes-ralph-breaks-vr-debuts-fall-2018/

Disneyland Holiday Entertainment
• A Christmas Fantasy Parade-Parade Route: 3:30, 6
• Believe In Holiday Magic Fireworks– 9:30
• Sleeping Beauty’s Winter Castle Transformation: 7, 8
• IASW Projection Show: 5:15, Then half past and top of the hour from 5:30-11:30 (skip 9:30)
Fantasmic will run primarily on weekends with additional holiday week performances. – https://micechat.com/209490-disneyland-resort-update-its-festival-time/

DCA Holiday Entertainment
• Viva Navidad!– Paradise Gardens Parade Route-Bayside Brews: 12, 1, 2:15, 4:15, 5:15, 6:30
• Princess Elena’s Musical Grand Arrival-Paradise Gardens Parade Route-Goofy 12:35, 1:50, 3:25, 4:50
• Phat Cat Swinger Concert– Paradise Park: 8:15, 9:15 (WOC time slot Replacement)
• Blue13 Dance Company– Paradise Park: 12:45, 1:25, 3:15, 4:15
• The Sound– Paradise Park: 4:55, 5:55, 6:55
• Mostly Kosher-Pacific Wharf: 2:30, 3:30, 5:30, 6:30, 7:50, 8:50
• Holiday Toy Drummers-Paradise Gardens Parade Route-Tower: 10:30, 11:30, 12:30, 2, 3, 4
• Mariachi Divas-Pacific Wharf: 1:40, 2:40, 4:30, 5:20
• AP Corner– Paradise Gardens: 11-5 – https://micechat.com/209490-disneyland-resort-update-its-festival-time/

The Sip and Savor pass, which was only available to annual passholders, is now open to anyone. For $54 for non-passholders, and $49 for passholders, you can get eight tasting portions of select food and beverage items from the Festival Marketplace patricipating vendors. (It may or may not be a good deal, depending on what you want to buy from the vendors) – https://www.mouseplanet.com/12233/Disneyland_Resort_Update_for_November_13__18_2018#news2

Currently, the Blue Sky Cellar in DCA still features an exihibit on Pixar Pier, however rumor has it that plans are in the works for Star Wars to take over the space in January! – https://micechat.com/209490-disneyland-resort-update-its-festival-time/

Forum user Darkbeer1 on WDWMagic.com posted some new bridge artwork from a city council meeting that appears to show the pedestrian bridge over Magic Way from the new Cleo parking structure. The image appears to show the bridge coming over Magic Way and then curving around the exisitng surface parking lot. The jury is still out on if the walkway continues to be elevated after it crosses Magic Way, or if it descends down an escalatior. Take a look at the link in the show notes at disneylandweekly.com and let us know what you think it does. – https://darkbeer.smugmug.com/Theme-Parks/Magic-Way-Bridge/i-JCsjLQJ/A

The new, must have, popcorn bucket is on sale now at the Disneyland Resort! The Alien Santa holiday themed buckets feature our favorite little green man from Toy Story dressed up in his very own Santa suit. The buckets can be found at the popcorn stand in Tomorrowland. They are $20 each and are limited to one per guest per transaction. – https://micechat.com/209490-disneyland-resort-update-its-festival-time/

As we have been reporting on, Disney and the City of Anaheim have has a rocky relationship the last couple of years. Well, after the election last week, Disney has a favorable Anaheim city council and Mayor again. This should make it easier for Disney to push through future plans for the resort. However, the election wasn’t a complete win. Measure L which made the living wage $15 an hour for certain companies in the Anaheim Resort district passed with a narrow margin. Measure L would apply on to those businesses receiving tax breaks in the district. – https://www.mouseplanet.com/12233/Disneyland_Resort_Update_for_November_13__18_2018#news4

There are several smaller stories this week that we thought were worth mentioning. First, several shops are offering customizations of ornaments. For those of you wanting to ride the icy slopes of the Matterhorn, you will be able to again on November 17th. There are a few new photo walls for you to pose with at the Hollywood Pictures Backlot in DCA. One of the new walls is in support to the #ShareYourEars campaign and includes scenes of Grizzly Peak, the Pal a Round, and World of Color. You have until 11/17 to take a photo showing off your ear, upload it to Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter with #shareyourears and Disney will donate $5 to Make-A-Wish! – https://micechat.com/209461-disneyland-resort-update-christmas-2018-unwrap/ – Ornaments
https://micechat.com/209490-disneyland-resort-update-its-festival-time/ – Matterhorn

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