Theme Park Bits: Haunted Mansion Dining, Low Disneyland Earnings, A Galaxy’s Edge Cookbook, and More

/Film | 8/8/2019 | Josh Spiegel
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In this edition of Theme Park Bits:

The 50th anniversary of The Haunted Mansion has a special menu at Disneyland.

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Our good friend Bob Iger comments on low attendance at Disneyland.

Galaxy’s Edge will have a cookbook soon.

And more!

As you may know, this Friday, August 9, marks the 50th anniversary of The Haunted Mansion, which opened its doors first in Disneyland. Since this is an all-timer attraction beloved by pretty much everyone, it’s no surprise that there will be plenty of exciting festivities to commemorate the milestone. And that, of course, means brand-new food. Starting Friday, you can check out an array of new foods in Frontierland, New Orleans Square, and Critter Country. There’s everything from special churros, to fry-bread tacos, to the most appetizing-looking dish, seafood hush puppies at Blue Bayou (as seen above). We can only hope these items will last for a couple months (for those of us intending to visit Disneyland, say, in late September).

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For our next story, let’s stick around in Disneyland. If you’ve been keeping up with theme-park discussions this summer, you know that the Anaheim park has seen something particularly weird in the last couple months: non-insane crowds. And that’s in spite of the fact that Disneyland opened Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in May. During a recent earnings call, our good friend Bob Iger (who reads every Theme Park Bits column, naturally) commented on the perceived lack of crowds. “Some people stayed away, just because they expected that it would not be a great guest experience,” Iger said even as the crowds have begun to pick up. It’ll be interesting to see how crowds pick up in the fall both at Disneyland and Walt Disney World – one of the big surprises of the earnings was that the theme-park numbers were lower than hoped. We’ll see...
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