Join us for our 31st episode of the Theme Park Trader podcast!

Show notes:

Shanghai Disneyland’s First Expansion

Dan and I kick off the podcast by discussing news that Shanghai Disneyland is receiving a Tron Expansion that seems oddly like area you visit after riding Test Track, it is also sponsored by Chevrolet. Tron Realm is opening later this month.

Disneyland Announces Closing Date for Tower of Terror

Dan and I discuss the news that Tower of Terror is closing in January and being replaced with Guardians of the Galaxy Mission Breakout. We talk about the special events that Disney are putting on between now and January including Late Check-Out which is the attraction in the complete darkness!

New Costume Rules for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2016

We discuss some of the more controversial rules to be introduced for the 2016 party and somehow a number of impressions of various Disney characters make their way into the conversation. You can view the new 2016 Not-So-Scary Halloween Party rules here.

Bus Changes at Disney’s Saratoga Springs

We chat through the new bus changes at the resort including the bus to Disney Springs stopping and an addition of a bus that travels directly to Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon. View more on the bus changes here.

Extension of the Refillable Popcorn Offer at Walt Disney World

Much to our surprise, Disney has extended the refillable popcorn offer at Walt Disney World. I chat through whether it is an offer I might take up on my trip in October. More on the offer in our blog post.

Disney Introduces Finger Print Scanning for Under 10s

We tackle what seems to be quite controversial subject in Disney now enforcing that under 10s scan their finger before entering the park. Though this has been done to combat fraud, Dan and I chat through why we aren’t convinced this will work but also why parents don’t need to worry about data being stored. More on the controversial fingerprint scanning for under 10s at Disney here.

Rock ‘N’ Roller Coaster Closing for Refurbishment

We chat through the refurbishment that is due to begin in October and run through into November and whether we think there was a better time of year for Disney to close such a big ride, especially considering the current lack of attractions at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The exact dates for the refurbishment of Rock ‘N’ Roller Coaster are covered in our blog post.

How Orlando Parks are Combatting the Threat of the Zika Virus

We end this weeks podcast by chatting through the preventative measures pretty much all of the theme parks in Orlando are taking to stop guests worrying about the threat of the Zika virus. This includes information and free bug repellant being handed out at the parks. More in our blog post here.

If you enjoyed this weeks podcast, have ideas for future shows or have any questions about any of the stories then feel free to leave us a comment below!