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  1. 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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  2. November Penciled In for ComicbookLand

    Disneyland is targeting a November completion for its makeover of the former Innoventions building, featuring Marvel exhibits on the upper floor and the Star Wars Universe on the lower floor (see www.mouseplanet.com/10978/ComicbookLand).

    More than 40 Entertainment cast members will be trained to work the location.

    Plans for incorporating a 60th anniversary Disneyland historical exhibit apparently have been scrapped.
  3. Haunted Mansion May Lose Dead Space

    The Hatbox Ghost may be returning to Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion, but another longtime feature might be disappearing.

    The scuttlebutt among cast members is that Walt Disney Imagineering has been eyeing the attraction’s original pet cemetery, which is located on the north backstage side of the building.

    The cemetery is the final resting place of Stripey the skunk, Bully the bullfrog, Big Jake the dog, and Miss Kitty the cat.

    Most guests, apart from those ...
  4. Castle Drawbridge Will Never Rise Again

    This week, work was completed on refurbishment of the drawbridge to Sleeping Beauty Castle, all dictated by the Disney lawyers to prevent the possibility of some guest ever toppling into the moat.

    Originally, there were black metal chains along the sides to keep pedestrians on the bridge. Later, shields were added to close the gaps. They have now been replaced with thick wooden railings and posts, with black metal bars and chains for good measure. The additions make it virtually impossible ...
  5. Dumbo Double Dare Training - Week Fourteen

    "Remember, the feeling you get from a good run is far better than the feeling you get from sitting around wishing you were running." - Sarah Condor, Runner/Author

    We’re t-minus 30 days until the Disneyland Half Marathon weekend – can you believe the Dumbo Double Dare is almost here? Over the remaining few weeks, we’ll take a look at things to consider as you prepare yourself pre-race, during the race, and post-race. This week we’ll start by looking at three pre-race preparation ...
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