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NewsDisney’s Electrical Parade to return to DLR

Disney teased the return of the Electrical Parade to the Disneyland Resort on TikTok today. No date has been announced or location on which park will the parade be in. However, the hashtag associated with the video had it labeled #Disneyland. As I posted in a thread a while ago, DLR’s 2022 announcement slate looked bare. It appears TDA is bringing entertainment back for 2022.

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Petition to fire Chapek

Spotted elsewhere in Disney News circles, supposedly this petition is being passed around from former Imagineers, though nothing was shown corroborate. Honestly don’t know if an online petition will do any good, tend to doubt it. But hey, it only takes a few seconds. https://chng.it/qqgs6vGVYp here’s the first part of the petition text Bob Chapek became the Chairman of Parks and Resorts for Disney in 2015. He has consistently made decisions that decrease the quality of what is put into the parks, and also ones that favor using Intellectual properties instead of original attractions. He consistently put himself and money above the product, and quality of the company. In early 2020 he became the CEO of the Walt Disney Company which was extremely concerning. Bob Chapek has made an excessive amount of budget cuts, even with the Covid-19 pandemic being considered. Budget cuts began before the pandemic began, and increased. He recently reinstated full executive salaries at Disney, and also has laid off over 28,000 employees throughout the company. And now he is moving the focus to Disney plus, the current big money maker, instead of keeping the parks at high quality. (personally, I don’t think the IP thing is a very compelling argument, but oh well ¯_(ツ)_/¯)

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NewsLA Times: Disneyland ticket prices go up as much as 8%, parking up 20%

Disneyland ticket prices go up as much as 8%, with parking rising 20% Los Angeles Times October 25, 2021Disneyland and neighboring California Adventure Park raised most daily ticket prices Monday and are adopting an even higher price to visit on the most popular days of the year, such as Christmas and New Year’s Eve. Daily ticket prices are jumping 3% to 8%, with standard daily parking rates going up by 20%. The parks last raised ticket prices by as much as 5% in February of 2020 — shortly before the parks closed for 13 months due to the COVID-19 pandemic. To manage crowds, the park adopted a five-tiered pricing scheme in 2016 that charges more for days when demand is highest and less on slow days. The price for lowest demand days — such as Tuesdays and Wednesdays in late January — remains unchanged at $104. But prices have increased for the four other tiers, and the resort added a highest-price sixth tier, $164 for a one-day visit to a single park on the highest demand days of the year, including select weekends, holidays and spring break. The previous highest one-day, one-park ticket was $154. The prices are the same for visiting Disneyland and neighboring Disney California Adventure Park. The prices for tickets that let you visit two parks in one day — Park Hopper — are increasing by as much as 7%. The inflation rate in the U.S. was 5.4% for the 12 months that ended in September. The

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Appropriate Solutions for the MK Reservation Problem

We know that Disney is not going to eliminate the reservation program, at least not under the current leadership regime. Nor are they going to suspend pass sales. Lawsuits aren’t going to be worthwhile efforts as even if they were successful it would take years to see any settlement, most of which would likely just go to the Plaintiff lawyer. And although the number one headache amongst Magic Key passholders is lack of weekend and holiday availability it is becoming more obvious every day that reservations especially on Saturdays are being snapped up early. Admittedly I just did this because January 22nd was available – I will certainly be trying to make an effort to go that day because it was the first Saturday to be available for me to book after a month of looking ahead. Hopefully nothing pops up that would require a cancelation. But still I am having to book without absolute certainty due to the scarcity – if I was confident that I could book when needed I would wait until I was certain I was going to go on a specific day. So we can assume reservations won’t go away and pass sales will continue. Good news is that they can change the terms and conditions without consent thanks to their bulletproof contracts. What contractual modifications would change the behavior of passholders to stop this practice of hogging weekends then cancelling last minute? My proposal would be to change the rules around

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Holiday Fireworks

Excited to hear that holiday fireworks will be returning this year. Planning a visit the week after Thanksgiving, but there doesn’t appear to be an entertainment schedule that covers fireworks nights yet. Any idea on what the normal weekly fireworks rotation was during Holiday seasons between Thanksgiving and Christmas? Just trying to figure out what days reservations make sense that week.

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Disney Fans who Defend EVERYTHING about Disney

Disney fans are a dime a dozen. I’d be hard pressed to find someone who hates everything about Disney. There’s always going to be something about it that’s nostalgic or timeless. For us, it’s going to be Disneyland and the Disney parks. We all have our agreements and disagreements about rides, shows or even specific eras of the parks but we all love it one way or another. But I’ve noticed that because being a fan is a broad definition, we’ll have tons of varieties. The one that I dislike more then anything are the people who defend everything Disney does. I’m not talking about liking all the movies and shows (if you do, then more power to you!), but I mean taking in EVERYTHING, like the decisions that the executives announce and always proclaim it as “the right decision”. New attraction? AMAZING!! New hotel that only caters to the uber wealthy? AMAZING!! New food options that look cheap? AMAZING!! 10 sequels to a franchise that are probably not needed? AMAZING!! As if saying that “whatever is being announced may not be the best” is is sacrilegious. This seems to be more common on a variety of social media spots, but anytime I’ll voice a simple thought like the new Starcruiser being a waste of creative space or the Spider-Man Webslingers being a bad attraction (My review goes into more detail on why, it’s in another part of the site), I’ll get at least 3 responses on how “I don’t

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