5 THINGS TO DO AT DISNEYLAND THIS WEEK:
1. Mickey and the Magical Map Show (check the Dashboard or use MagicSearch for Showtimes.
2. Try the new Big Thunder!
3. Captain America Meet and Greet in Innoventions
4. Radiator Springs Racers (get your Fastpasses at Park opening)
5. Fried Chicken at the newly reopened Plaza Inn!
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WALT"S Apartment Tour~ So yesterday afternoon, I took a tour of Walt Disney's Apartment on Main Street USA. For those who don't know, Walt had this apartment built on top of the Main Street Firehouse so he could stay in the park while it was being built in 1955. It was the perfect setting in Town Square at the moment. A school marching band had just marched down Main Street and soon after, the Dapper Dans came out to help with the Flag Retreat. Walt always loved live entertainment in the park. We then met our own Plaid CM that gave us the tour in front of the firehouse. He told us that this tour is one of the most exclusive tours of the whole Walt Disney Company and the apartment is a "living and breathing museum". He then lead us backstage to the entry way. Since the jungle of the Jungle Cruise is so close, he said that Walt's grandkids would often sneak through the trees and would scare guests on the Jungle Cruise, and ran back into the apartment without getting caught :). So then we entered the apartment. When I entered, I could feel the happy presence of a man who's dream came true. With a small entry way, the apartment was very simple, just how Walt and Lillian liked it. I'm guessing the apartment was only about 300 square feet, consisting of a living room, one bathroom and an outdoor patio that had a view of Main Street. There was also a very small kitchen, which only had a small grill, a small refrigerator, and only a few plates and cups, just enough for a small gathering. The carpet was a deep red with a floral pattern and the ceilings were fully furnished with crown moulding. On the walls were many pictures of Walt, Lillian, their parents, and their children. There was also a picture of Walt standing in Town Square, getting ready for his Opening Day speech for the grand opening of Disneyland. Our plaid told us that we were allowed to sit anywhere while he talked to us, so I sat on what looked like a couch. Our plaid then told us that the couches would fold out to a bed, sorta like a futon. It happened to be that I was sitting on Walt's bed! Our plaid then told us about some of the things the Disneys had in the apartment, such as a phone, a phonograph and a music box. We then took a short view inside the bathroom and the view from the patio. He then told us about some fun stories Walt and his family would do during the park hours and after closing. We also talked about how Walt loved music and innovation, always wanting to have the latest and upcoming technology. But the focal point of the whole apartment was this simple lamp next to the window. This lamp stays on 24/7/365 to remind guests and CMs that Walt's presence is still with us at all times, while we enjoy what was his dream. Although I only spent about 20 minutes in Walt Disney's Apartment on Main Street, I will remember this experience forever.
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FYI: "Fantasmic" will now be shown daily with two performances at 8:45pm and 10:45pm with its new FastPass option and new dining packages.
This week's "Wednesdays with Walt" Annual Passholder Event will feature "Holiday Time at Disneyland". To attend the event, present a valid AP to the Cast Member at the Main Street Opera House starting at 12noon on Wednesday.
unForecast Crowd Prediction: With Christmas time in full gear, expect it to be very busy in both parks this week. Even with the rain, expect it to still be busy. As more schools are released for break, expect this weekend to be very busy too. For Disneyland Park, expect CIs to be in the low 80s to low 90s and for DCA, expect CIs to be in the high 70s to high 80s.
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