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Some 'hot' news updates from Disneyland

September 15, 2014, 10:07 PM · Greetings from crispy California, where the temperature hit 100 degrees at Disneyland today, and is expected to hit 100 there again tomorrow. Of course, Anaheim's relatively near the coast, so it got off easy. Temperatures approached 110 degrees in other parts of the metropolitan area today.

Jose in the Tiki room
The best place to be when the temperature hits triple-digits at Disneyland.

This provides an opportunity to remind people that the number-one safety danger in theme parks actually is the weather. Heat and sun send more people to the first-aid center at theme parks than any other source of illness or injury. So please take a moment to read our theme park safety tips when you're sitting in the shade or air conditioning and helping yourself to a drink of water tomorrow. If you're out in the parks, stay out of the heat as much as you can. When it's 100 at Disneyland, if you don't have the words to the Tiki room show memorized by the end of your visit, you're not doing it right. (Remember, they'll let you take your Dole Whip floats into the theater!)

In other news from the Disneyland Resort:

Disneyland's now using the return-time ticket system for its Anna and Elsa meet-and-greet that the Magic Kingdom was testing earlier this year. That means no stand-by wait for the Frozen stars — instead, you'll pick up a return-time card and come back then for your photo-and-autograph op.

The 4D "Magic Eye Theater" in Tomorrowland appears to be turning into Disney's sneak-peek theater, as the park has announced plans to show previews of Big Hero 6 in the theater, starting September 26. Over the summer, the theater was showing previews for Guardians of the Galaxy. Hey, anything to keep Captain EO from returning.

Roast pork loin at Flo's
No more of this in Cars Land

Last week, we wrote about/mourned the loss of the flatbread pizzas at the Boardwalk in Disney California Adventure. This week, the menu changes continue — this time at Flo's V8 Cafe in Cars Land. Off the menu are the sliced roast beef, pork, and turkey breast platters, replaced by a rotisserie chicken, turkey dip sandwich, roast beef & cheddar sandwich, and barbecue ribs. I guess Disney figures it will sell more if they put more stuff on buns? Anyway, the citrus turkey salad and veggie tater bake survive.

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September 16, 2014 at 6:30 AM · I'm really starting to dislike Disney Parks here in the U.S. I just one day I can get out to the Asian parks so I can get a taste of how things use to be. I have not been happy with one desicion Disney has made in quite some time (for their U.S. Parks). I think I'm done with Disney parks until at least 2018 when Avatar is done.... Even then, I might spend the one day at Animal Kingdom and then the rest of the time with a Orlando Flex pass in my hand.

I use to love Disney World, but between not putting in E tickets, my Disney experience (ie fastpass plus), and all those stupid as heck add ons, it's just not worth the money to go to Disney World. Disneyland maybe, but for that price (I'm from Chicago), I can just wait another year and go to Disneyland Tokyo.

Great job Universal. You've got my money for at least the next five to seven years.

September 16, 2014 at 7:55 AM · 6/15/14 Hot time at WDW Animal Kingdom Lodge. A fire at 6:45pm in a storage room forced the closing of the Boma Restaurant till the smoke was evacuated. No injuries reported by Reedy Creek Fire Dept. Service at restaurant resumed about 8pm.
September 16, 2014 at 10:43 AM · I avoided eating at Flo's a few weeks ago because I thought to myself, "nah it's just that same old stuff". This will get me back into that counter service.
September 16, 2014 at 2:08 PM · Just in the Disney Parks Blog. The Anna & Elsa Boutique will open on October 6 at Downtown Disney Anaheim. You can make reservations now at 714-781-7895 for kids 3 to 13 for a makeover. I guess I will have to do this for my 5 year old daughter who has an Elsa costume.

Hint: Target sells an Elsa costume for $20. It isn't he higher quality costume usually sold at the Disney Stores or World of Disney at DD, but then again, you can't buy them there anyways.

September 17, 2014 at 8:49 AM · Just had my first visit and it was H.O.T - but gorgeous! Coming from grey London I was loving the heat! I could sympathise with the locals not enjoying it too much though.
It was at least 100 on Friday when we were there - the Dapper Day visitors were heroes in all those vintage man-made fibers!!
September 17, 2014 at 8:51 AM · Also - I complained at no turkey dinner in Flo's! We were really looking forward to it! The cast member in there seemed equally disappointed saying 'you know, we dont even have gravy in the cafe!' I get the feeling I wasnt the first person to say something that day.

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