Downtown Disney is temporarily expanding to a space inside a Disney theme park to sell more seasonal merchandise.

The Disneyland Resort Backlot Premiere Shop will be located in Stage 17. This building in Disney California Adventure once housed the “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire – Play It!” show until it closed in 2004 and has since been used as special event space. 

The shop will carry Halloween-themed items, including gear themed after the Haunted Mansion, “The Nightmare Before Christmas,” and “Coco.” 

Since Disneyland’s two parks remain closed, guests won’t get to go stroll through DCA; instead, the new shop will be accessible just to the east of the main DCA entrance. 

Disneyland layoffs include more than 2,800 restaurant, food service employees 

Of the 28,000 workers being laid off at Disney Parks, Experiences and Products divisions, one-tenth come from a single union: Workers United Local 50, which represents restaurant workers and food cart vendors at the Disneyland Resort.

In a post on its Facebook page, the union said Disney plans on laying off 2,858 of its members — including 436 full-time workers.

“Take heart that Local 50 understands this is a troubling time,” union president Chris Duarte said. “We will be discussing and negotiating to ensure that everything is done fairly and correctly.”

According to the Orange County Register, an early estimate says more than 6,500 Disneyland Resort employees will be laid off. 

Michigan’s Adventure shares look at new Camp Snoopy section

Michigan’s largest theme park didn’t open its dry side in 2020, but guests can look forward to a new children’s area in 2021. 

The Camp Snoopy section is themed after the Peanuts characters, just like in other Cedar Fair parks like Knott’s Berry Farm and Cedar Point. Michigan’s Adventure shared photos of the area on its Facebook page Monday.

The new section of the park will feature five kid-friendly rides, including a Woodstock Express coaster — the first coaster added to Michigan’s Adventure since 2008. Camp Snoopy replaces the Be-Bop Blvd attraction, which was one of the first rides that opened after Cedar Fair purchased the park in 2001. 

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