Ep230: Re-Imagining Downtown Disney

Nov 14, 2018 | Podcast episode, Podketeers

In this episode: In this episode we talk about the holiday season kicking off at the Disneyland Resort, more info on Disney+ (the name of Disney's streaming service), we're (kinda) in a Disney Parks Blog video, plus we have a blue sky session to imagine new experiences at Downtown Disney in Anaheim.

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Granting Wishes

The Make-A-Wish Foundation has been granting wishes since 1981. In 2015, the Disney Company and the Make-A-Wish Foundation granted their 100,000th global wish together!

Back to present day, Disney if once again holding their #ShareYourEars campaign and donating $5 (up to US $2 million) for every image publicly posted on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter with #ShareYourEars. Don’t wait! Go post your ears today! The campaign runs from 11/4–11/17/18!


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Making a Difference

On November 4, 2018, Teamboat Willie participated in City of Hope’s Walk for Hope event in Duarte, CA! Our goal was to raise $1000 that could be used to help find a cure for woman’s cancers. Although we only hit about 70% of our goal, we were extremely proud to be a part of the event and would like to thank everyone that helped us get that close to our goal. 

This year,  Chairman of Parks, Experiences and Consumer Products at the Disney Company, Bob Chapek, served as Chair for the Walk For Hope which was amazing! we also had a chance to see Mickey and Minnie in their track suits that morning. PLUS, you can kinda see Heyzen, Gavin and Melissa in the Disney Parks Blog video about the event!

Luxo Jr. arrives!

In case you didn’t have a chance to see it, check out the video of Luxo Jr. at the entrance of Pixar Pier posted by @DisneyFor2!


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In this episode we mentioned a large screen in Las Vegas that overlooks an old part of the Vegas Strip. Check out the video of the giant LCD screen below.

We also talked about the waterfalls that used to be at the Disneyland Hotel. We found 2 videos showing the “Bonita Tower Waterfalls”. The area was officially closed in August 2010 to be demolished as part of the renovation of the hotels.  We think that an addition like this would really breathe new life into Downtown Disney!

Until next time! °o°

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