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  1. Captain America Getting the Boot

    When Innoventions—er, I mean the Tomorrowland Expo Center—opens on November 16, the second-story Super Hero HQ will be missing a super hero.

    After 20 months on the job, Captain America will be on hiatus until just before the premiere of the film "Captain America: Civil War" on May 6, 2016. In his place will be the heavily-publicized debut of Spider-Man.

    The benching of Captain America has cast members scratching their heads. The only thing they can come up with is ...
  2. Disneyland Hanging Up Pay Phones

    About a month ago, construction walls popped up around the pay telephones at the Village Haus restaurant and at the exit for Space Mountain.

    The walls have since come down, and the phones are gone. The plan is going to remove all the pay telephones in Disneyland and Disney California Adventure. The pay telephones will remain in Downtown Disney and at the hotels.

    The reason for removal is obvious. With most every guest carrying a mobile device, the pay phones have become ...
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  3. Disneyland Lays Out Plans to Evict Critters

    Earlier this week, Disneyland announced that the Big Thunder Ranch Barbecue would be closing by January 11, 2015, to make way for construction of the Star Wars land. What wasn’t shared is that January 10 is also slated to be the last day for the adjacent petting farm.

    “Both locations will enjoy one more Christmas season before disappearing. There is nothing planned for Halloween, as in the past, but around Christmas, Santa is supposed to be there,” a cast member shared. “It is sad ...
  4. Walt Disney Animation Studios announces its upcoming films at D23 Expo

    The big animation presentation at D23 Expo kicked off yesterday with a few words from Alan Horn, Chairman of the Walt Disney Studios, following a Studios sizzle reel that got the crowd pumped up. The main presentation was hosted by Chief Creative Officer John Lasseter, who highlighted the heritage of Walt Disney Animation Studios (WDAS), which has now been operating for 92 years since Walt Disney started it. Lasseter emphasized how WDAS has been revitalized since he came on board, and is focused ...
  5. Security Going Virtual at 3 Backstage Entrances

    Last week, Disneyland Resort cast members were informed at their Minnie’s Rollcall meetings and on the resort’s intranet website, The Hub, of a major change coming to resort security: officers will no longer be stationed at three of the cast member entrances.

    The announcement said, “As part of the company’s continuous effort to enhance Cast and Guest safety, new automated security gates are being installed at certain locations around the resort. Security will no longer maintain a ...
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