Around the Resort
Grizzly River Run has reopened
The Tomorrowland Train Station has reopened after receiving a fresh coat of paint.
A youth group playing at the Carnation Plaza Gardens stage on Friday afternoon.
Back in August, during the D23 Expo at the Anaheim Convention Center, George Kalogridis, the President of Disneyland, took the stage during the Parks and Resorts presentation and told us about a plan that caused a lot of Disneyland fans to sit uneasy in their chairs. The plan was to expand Fantasyland onto Main Street and take over the beloved Carnation Plaza Gardens. The idea was to transform this quiet corner of the park into a ‘Village Square’ that would feature a ‘Tangled Tower’, a ‘Royal Ribbon Festival’ and a ‘Beauty and the Beast’ stage area. This new “Fantasy Faire Experience” would also have a dedicated space for guests to interact with Disney Princess, similar to how the Fantasy Faire currently exists at the Fantasyland Theater.
Work on the La Brea Bakery is visible above the tarps.
From the Disney Parks Blog:
Did you hear? We’re looking for military heroes to join the team. Disney President and CEO Bob Iger just announced a new company-wide initiative to hire, train and support returning veterans called Heroes Work Here. It’s exciting news and we’ve got the details. Disney will:
- Provide at least 1,000 jobs, career opportunities for returning U.S. veterans over the next three years.
- Support military families, veterans transitioning into civilian life.
- Launch a national public awareness campaign to encourage job opportunities for veterans.
So, what job opportunities are we talking about? They’ll run the gamut from internships to leadership roles and span all segments of The Walt Disney Company. To support this effort, the company will host career fairs and participate in events showcasing job opportunities for returning military personnel.
Disney will also invest in select non-profit organizations that provide training and other support services for veterans, while Disney VoluntEARS will lend their time and talents to the effort through service projects with veterans’ organizations across the country.
Also, be sure and keep an eye out for some of the talented veterans already employed at Disney in TV spots to encourage other companies to create opportunities for returning military personnel. To learn more about Heroes Work Here, visit the Disney Careers website.
Some of the new large LEGO sculptures have been installed outside of the Lego Imagination Center in Downtown Disney.
Honda has set up a stations near the Downtown Disney bag check, the Mickey and Friends parking structure and inside of Innoventions to help promote a new contest titled, “What’s on your Disneyland ‘Wish List’?. The winner will receive a 2012 Honda CR-V and a three day trip to the Disneyland Resort. (more information on MousePlanet)
From the OC Register, Around Disney Blog:
Are you hearing the boom of Disneyland fireworks on school nights again?
That’s because school is out in some places.
Disneyland has resumed fireworks showings on weekdays for about five weeks during the spring break period when crowds pick up. During the slower off season in the winter and spring, Disneyland usually only shoots off fireworks on weekends. See pictures of Disney entertainment with updated information by clicking on the photo.
The nightly fireworks schedule runs through April 15 and a weekends-only schedule will resume, said John McClintock, a Disneyland Resort spokesman.
The “Remember Dreams Come True” show, which originally was created for the park’s 50th anniversary, is running at Disneyland.
The park also is running the Fantasmic! show twice each night through April 22. Fantasmic! returns to a weekends-only schedule after that.
At the next-door park, Disney California Adventure is putting the “World of Color” light and water show two times each night.
That’s going to do it for this week’s update, You can see the past updates here.
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