Photos: Disney + The Stories Continue experience opens in Santa Monica, California next to ABC activation
Disney + This weekend, fans in Southern California had the opportunity to experience more entertaining real-world content from the popular Santa Monica streaming service “Disney + The Stories Go On” Activation at the pier.
After performing in the Bay Area and New York City, Disney + The Stories Continue hit the Los Angeles area with fun interactive activities, free gifts for Disney + subscribers old and new, and eye-catching costumes and props from some of the streaming service’s most popular original series.
I arrived at Disney + The Stories Continue around noon on Friday and joined the virtual queue to enter the experience. About half an hour later I received my return text, went back to the entrance and got access to the activation. Inside, I was given free Disney + sunglasses and an Avengers-themed water bottle before venturing further into the cordoned off area.
Perhaps the most memorable sights on Disney + The Stories Continue were the display cases of costumes and props from Cruella, High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, The Mysterious Benedict Society, The Mandalorian and Loki. There were also fun Disney + oversized magazines distributed to guests of the experience, and a mural of recognizable characters from Monsters at Work, Captain Marvel, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and Moana was painted live.
Visitors also had the chance to spin a wheel and, depending on where the pointer landed, win a prize. Some options were mugs, hats, and fanny packs, but I was lucky enough to land on a star and get a cooler bag of Grogu AKA Baby Yoda from The Mandalorian. There was also a photo op and a station where attendees made Disney + Mickey embroidered ears for new subscribers who were ready to sign up for the service on the spot.
Right next to “Disney + The Stories Continue” on Santa Monica Pier was another activation that advertises the ABC series Bachelor in Paradise and The Ultimate Surfer. Known as “Catch Waves, Catch Feelings,” this experience featured free surf lessons, live entertainment such as a DJ, freebies, more photo opportunities, a surfboard shape demonstration, freebies with screen-printed tote bags, interactive games, and surprise guests.
Disney + The Stories Continue ran on Santa Monica Pier in Southern California from Friday, August 13th through Saturday, August 14th. For more information, absolutely Visit the official website of the experience.
Mike is Laughing Place’s chief reporter for Southern California, editorial director for Star Wars content, and host of the weekly Who’s the Bossk? Star Wars podcast. He has been fascinated by Disney theme parks and storytelling all his life and lives in Burbank, California with his beloved wife and cats.