Welcome to Episode 86 of Dateline Mousetalgia! This week we welcome Kristen Carr as our guest co-host! Together we will be discussing big changes in Disney Management as CEO Bob Iger steps down to assume a new role as Executive Chairman of the Walt Disney Company and Bob Chapek who previously was Chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences and Products takes the seat as CEO. We also cover the effects of the Corona Virus in Disney Parks worldwide as well as the precautionary measures being taken here in our U.S. Parks. Kristen shares her experience witnessing the debut of the Magic Happens parade along with merch, specialty food offerings and the dining package. We cover details on the 2020 Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival such as the tasting passport, AP Corner, merch and other exciting opportunities such as specially ticketed events. Next we take a walk around the resort noting new construction in Hollywood Land and the Cozy Cones in Cars Land as well as some of the details being uncovered by the ongoing refurbishment on Snow White’s Scary Adventures. A few updates from a galaxy far, far away including the now sold-out Disney After Dark: Star Wars Nite and the confirmation that Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance will not be included in the event and some fun Baby Yoda merch oddly placed near Galaxy’s Edge. Lastly, we share details about a really fun nonofficial fan event called Adventureland Day and the 25th anniversary of Indiana jones Adventure as well as the treats and merch that come with the celebration!
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