PICTORIAL: Christmas creeps in while resort-wide construction dominates, progress at Pixar Pier, Parking, Star Wars and more
It was another incredibly busy weekend at the Disneyland Resort as people crowd in to get their final looks at all the offerings for Disney’s Halloween Time celebration. It’s becoming increasingly apparent that what used to be an off season for Disney Parks is quickly beginning to rival crowds traditionally only seen in December.
On our visit this weekend, we caught up on a bunch of projects wrapping up around the parks including refurbishments and enhancements plus a look at on-going construction in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, the re-started progress on Pixar Pier, the new Marvel-themed super hero land, and more.
Meanwhile, as Halloween Time winds down, the Disney Holidays are already ramping up with holiday lights appearing on “it’s a small world” and an entire massive section of holiday themed merchandise at the newly reopened World of Disney in Downtown Disney. On-going construction continues in the shopping district to bring more dining and shopping options.
Aside from the Christmas merchandise, we’ll have a nice little merch run for you with a bunch of must-have items. All of this and more in our latest park pictorial. ENJOY!
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge
Walls are finally all down on Main Street following the facade enhancements.
The former Main Street Cone Shop still bears the cone motif from its former glory days.
We’re still yet to see the Main Street side of the new wall at the Enchanted Tiki Room.
Tropical Hideaway is slowly starting to see more progress.
New thatching has been placed covering exposed wood that sat unchanged for several weeks prior to the start of the new fiscal year.
Frontierland pathway to the castle is still closed.
Matterhorn Bobsleds continue along towards a November 16 reopening.
Prominent Single Rider signage for the Matterhorn Bobsleds are just part of the enhancements on the queue.
“it’s a small world” is getting strings of lights — or at least — light-ready strings with sockets that sit empty for now. The attraction closes after this weekend for its conversion to “it’s a small world” Holiday. It should be set to enchant starting November 6.
“it’s a small world” Toy Shop is starting to be revealed as tarps and walls come down.
The Golden Horseshoe.
Around Disney California Adventure
Halloween Time rages on!
Dia de Los Muertos celebrated all season long in Paradise Park.
Peter Parker’s book bag dropped on the balcony in Hollywood Land. Mrs. Warren might not be so happy about that science book dangling so precariously.
Spider-Man and all the Marvel heroes will soon have a land of their own at Disney California Adventure as the resort begins removing a bug’s land from the park.
Demolition is finally visible on the land, notably here with the Bug’s Life Theatre.
The familiar giant clovers are still in place as is most of the greenery hiding views into the progress going on in the land.
Probably time for this signage to be removed about Pixar Pier although there’s still plenty more to come to the new land.
The Luxo Jr. lamp has yet to be revealed.
World of Color‘s lengthy refurbishment continues on.
Jessie’s Critter Carousel continues to move along since the start of the fiscal year. New refurbishment walls have popped up around the site.
The INSIDE OUT Emotional Whirlwind is also coming as demolition continues on the former Maliboomer site.
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We’re pretty excited about the upcoming about the upcoming RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET sequel and starting next month, Disney Parks will be offering an exclusive sneak peek of the new film from Disney Animation.
Around the Resort
No signage on the random Honda parked in the Esplanade but it does have a Halloween Time wrap.
Have you tried the new Salt & Straw yet in Downtown Disney? Check out our first look below.
Napolini is speeding along in its refurbishment to reopen before year’s end. The new sitting area provides much-needed dining space but doesn’t seem to be enough based on how popular the location tends to be in the evening.
The new dining terrace atop the Wetzel’s Pretzels is coming along.
Work still continues on Black Craft and Ballast Point locations.
The new parking structure is coming along.
The new bridge connecting Mickey and Friends to the new construction will be available on every level. You can see here where construction will soon begin on the Minnie level.
World of Disney Reopens
We’ll take a more exhaustive look soon when we can get into the store when it’s less crowded but for now the newly remodeled World of Disney is completely open and ready to drain your wallets!
How great are these “it’s a small world” magnetic dress up dolls?
Loungefly mini backpacks for “it’s a small world” are now available at World of Disney.
A bunch of new Cinderella merch is now available.
Cars Land ornaments.
Christmas and Holiday Merch
How great is this pattern?
Halloween Time Treats
So much to eat so little time left. See our full pictorial for more info and details!
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