PICTORIAL: ‘Cars 3’ cruises in, ‘Guardians’ near completion, ‘Star Wars’ progresses, Jungle Juleps, and more
Mother’s Day weekend brought some lovely weather to the Disneyland Resort and also brought crazy big crowds. The runDisney Tinker Bell Half Marathon took place this weekend making it quite a busy time to be at the Happiest Place on Earth.
Disney California Adventure is a hot-bed of excitement as a brand new Cars 3 Exclusive Sneak Peek 4D experience opened. But perhaps more exciting is the new Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT attraction which will have its grand opening at the end of the month. Walls came down around the attraction offering some more unobstructed looks at the conversion of the attraction from the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror.
Meanwhile, over at Disneyland the new Star Wars themed land continues to move along bringing to life a galaxy far, far away. As part of the construction, the Frontierland-facing work continues through at breakneck pace to reopen this summer and bring with it several missed attractions including the Disneyland Railroad, Tom Sawyer Island, and the newy-reworked Fantasmic! We also took the opportunity to enjoy the fruity new Jungle Julep at the Adventureland Bengal Barbecue.
We’ll also take the opportunity to provide another merch run with another look at Pirates merch plus colorful new Star Wars tees, plus other fun goodies. All of this and more in our latest pictorial update! ENJOY!
Happy Mother’s Day
The folks at Oh My Disney are looking to tug at the heartstrings this Mother’s Day with a touching video reflecting on growing up with Disneyland in their lives.
Breaking Out Soon
Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT is just 12 days away from its grand opening!
Construction walls are down!
The “Hollywood Tower Hotel” icon has been filled in.
You can now take a peek at the new exit gift shop called COLLECTOR’S WAREHOUSE.
A look at the safety signage and notice for the grand opening.
Fountain is back.
FastPass area hasn’t been changed much. Just two weeks left doesn’t seem like there could be much in the works.
Are you ready to drop in?
Attraction Premiere Party
Anticipating a major galactic response to the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT attraction, Disney announced that they will be hosting a separately ticketed Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! Galactic Premiere Party. The party takes place Friday, May 26 from 7:00 PM to 1:00 AM and access will set you back $150 per person. What all is included? See below to find out!
Summer of Heroes
The big Summer of Heroes marketing push launches on May 27, 2017 and lasts through September 10, 2017. The campaign will celebrate the opening of Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT and include dance parties, character meet and greets, and more.
I AM GROOT
GROOT IS COMING! As part of the SUMMER OF HEROES at the Disneyland Resort, the character GROOT from the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise will be greeting guests along with Star Lord and Gamora. Although he’s been greeting guests in Florida in his smaller baby form, the Disneyland version will be a full-sized massive Groot!
Cars 3 Exclusive Sneak Peek
The new experience is ready!
Signage for the preview.
Looks like they forgot to cover up the former attraction’s marquee.
Have you tried the latest concoction from Disneyland Food and Beverage? The JUNGLE JULEP, $4.39.
Despite it’s purple color, the drink is not a grape slush. Instead, it’s a fruit punch blend of various tropical flavors.
For a few weeks now Disneyland has also been offering the super yummy Pork Belly Skewer. You can enjoy it for $5.99 along with the fruity new Jungle Julep.
The Stream Trains of the West exhibit has been removed.
No more trains for you! They’ll soon be running once more!
There’s still a great photo of Walt Disney on the Kalamazaoo hand car.
Tour Guide Gardens is undergoing refurbishment.
Last week we noticed the former Info Booth being used for the Tours…
Info Booth is now being used as a Disneyland Guided Tours Kiosk.
There’s only 12 days left to experience Hyperspace Mountain before it closes and is returned to the classic Space Mountain.
Around Disney California Adventure
A new AP-exclusive popcorn bucket is coming to Disney California Adventure offering guests unlimited $1 refills. We got a look at the Disneyland version last week…
The Annual Passholder Exclusive Popcorn Bucket refill program is back once again. You must purchase the $15 bucket and between now and July 30, 2017 you can get unlimited $1 refills of popcorn! Although it looks similar to the previous AP Days popcorn bucket, the design IS new and you cannot use the previous bucket for the refills during this new promotion.
Disney Junior Dance Party is on its way this summer and promises to be a “musically infused, interactive concert format that involves guests directly in the experience.”
Looks like THE BREWHOUSE is still running past the Disney California Adventure Food and Wine Festival.
Last year’s Summer offerings are still available. The yummy offerings include Tot-chos, Fanta Orange & Cream Frozen Slush and a Cherry Coke Frozen Slush. Yum!
You can enjoy your goodies with live performing arts.
Rosie and Colin still teaching about Lactobacillus San Francisco.
Don’t know how long this has been the case but you can buy chocolate by the pound at the Ghirardelli Chocolate Shop.
Star Wars Land
Tom Sawyer Island is getting ready to reopen and with it will eventually come the return of Fantasmic!
In case you missed it, word on the street is that the return of Fantasmic! this summer will see the Peter Pan scene replaced. Other rumors abound for changes to the show including Rapunzel replacing Snow White in the iconic princess segment.
Disney has also officially confirmed that guests will find Mickey Mouse in more scenes than ever before, and they’ll discover new roles for Genie from “Aladdin,” “Tangled,” and “The Lion King.”
Lots going on now that the river has been refilled!
Celebrating Grad Nite this year?
Fun retroish design being used on a few merch pieces.
Great new Star Wars merch in bright colors.
Another look at Pirates merch.
So stinking CUTE!!
Guardians of the Galaxy racers.
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