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    Oogie Boogie Bash Cancelled for 2020 at DCA

    In sort of surprising news that isn't that surprising, the big Halloween extra-cost party at DCA has been cancelled for 2020. These parties generally start in late September and run through October 31st two or three nights per week. From the OC Register... "It’s only July but it’s already...
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    Another Hit To SoCal Tourism = 2021 Rose Parade Cancelled

    As if the SoCal tourism economy and hospitality industry needed another setback, they have just cancelled the Rose Parade this January. The game is still trying to be planned, but without an audience.
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    Disney+ Hamilton Under Fire As Racist - Lin Manuel Miranda Apologizes

    Within just a couple days of Hamilton being available on Disney+, it faced increasing criticism for glorifying racism and glossing over the white supremacy that the entire play is rooted in. Alexander Hamilton owned slaves and worked as an accountant for a trading company that shipped slaves to...
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    Downtown Disney Reopens July 9th - Tracking The Changes & Closures

    Even though the parks are indefinitely delayed (again), Downtown Disney is reported to be going ahead with its reopening plan next Thursday, July 9th. The Grand Californian Hotel and Paradise Pier Hotel will remain closed, along with nearly every other hotel in the Anaheim Resort District except...
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    Poll: What Will Disneyland's Operating Hours Be This Summer?

    I just posed this question in the massive Covid thread, but then I thought it would be fun to do a poll instead! :D Assuming their "Proposed Reopening" (the language currently on is approved by Governor Newsom, Disneyland and DCA will obviously have drastically reduced operating...
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    2020 Grad Nites Now Cancelled - Tradition Since 1961

    Not a huge surprise, but another big hit to the culture and continuity of Southern California life, and another hit to the history of Disneyland. Disneyland has now officially cancelled all of its Grad Nites for 2020. The 16 different Grad Nite dates were set to begin in mid May and run through...
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    DCA's Marvel Land Opening Delayed - July 18th Opening Date Cancelled

    "The Disneyland website that once proclaimed Avengers Campus would be “opening July 18” now says the new Marvel themed land is “coming soon.”
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    A Pictorial Of An Abandoned Anaheim Resort District - How Does It Recover?

    Because I spent the morning with contractors in my house ripping apart my guest bathroom, I went for a walk late this afternoon for some peace and quiet. Something told me to go check out Disneyland, and I'm glad I did. I knew the place was shut down, and I knew the neighboring businesses were...
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    Disneyland Resort CLOSED on March 14th Indefinitely - No Known Reopening Date

    Breaking news! Just announced on the radio that Disneyland will be closing effective Saturday, March 14th and remain closed through at least March 31st.
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    Disneyland Resort's Last Day Of Operation Wait Times - Friday, March 13th.

    I can see the writing on the wall where this current Coronavirus panic is going. And a reminder that we have an active and interesting thread on the Coronavirus in general here...
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    Disney World Jungle Cruise Boat Sinks - Create Your Own Joke!

    So this happened today out at Disney World. A Jungle Cruise boat took on water and sank midway through the cruise, stranding a bunch of tourists on the sinking craft. Please write your own jokes.
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    Will Disneyland USA suffer? ALL Of Disney's Theme Parks Now Closed - Reopening Dates Unknown

    I woke up way too early today for some reason, and the news is blaring that Disney will be closing Shanghai Disneyland indefinitely effective end of business today, due to the spreading Coronavirus across China. This is the start of their extremely busy Lunar New Year vacation period, which...
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    The 2010's - A Disneyland Resort Decade In Review!

    I got home from Christmas vacation a few hours ago, I'm still on Hawaii time, and while flying across the Pacific this thread idea came to me. Surprisingly, Hawaiian Airlines has no WiFi service on its planes, even the flagship routes to the West Coast on their big new A330's, so I had to jot...
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    DCA's Viva Navidad! and my Christmas wish for all of you!

    In the fun Top 3 thread that @1LE McQueen started, I listed the Viva Navidad! show at DCA as one of my favorites. I don't think you could get a bigger dose of Christmas cheer with a SoCal flair if you tried, and it's a sparkling little jewel in Disneyland's crown of many holiday happenings. But...
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    2019 Candlelight Processional: Narrator Lin Manuel Miranda (Hamilton)

    Tonight is the Candlelight Processional at Disneyland, a tradition that Walt Disney started in 1958 to thank the local business community for their support of Disneyland throughout the year. Each year hundreds of local choirs process across the entire park before filing in front of the Main...
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    Disneyland's Rise Of The Resistance - Reviews, Criticism, Deep Thoughts

    Hi gang. We've got a spirited general discussion ongoing in the main Star Wars Land thread here, but it's time we have a place dedicated to the big E Ticket of the land, and perhaps the biggest E Ticket that Disney has created since Radiator Springs Racers. Maybe it will even surpass Racers in...
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    HalloweenWatch '19 - Star Wars Land Edition!

    It's almost Halloween! I just returned from my annual candy gathering errands this morning; big boxes of full-size candy bars, Reese's Peanut Butter cups and Hershey's With Almonds. And for my coveted TP2000 Best Costume Awards, I went to the See's down at the mall and had the nice counter lady...
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    Columbus Day Weekend = Huge Crowds!

    It's Columbus Day Weekend, even though Leif Erickson arrived in North America 500 years before him and set up a nice family settlement and grew grapes in Canada. Regardless of which European got here first, the crowds have certainly arrived at Disneyland! This is always a very, very busy...
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    Six Flags Magic Mountain Closed due to Wildfires & Freeway Closures

    Hi friends! Just heard on my radio that Six Flags Magic Mountain is closed and may not reopen on Saturday due to the wildfires and assorted freeway closures. It's kind of a moot point anyway since you can't get to Magic Mountain really. The 5 Golden State Freeway is closed in all directions...
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    Disneyland's Marketing Strategy for 2020??? Because 2019 Was A Mess!

    Hi gang. I've been absent for the past few days because I had to fly up suddenly this past weekend to Coeur d'Alene, Idaho of all places for a family issue. (That resort town is heavenly after the summer crowds leave!) While sitting in the Spokane airport's restaurant this morning waiting to fly...
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