PICTORIAL: Disneyland Resort opens a new attraction, refurbs several more, plus Star Wars and more
Spring has sprung at the Happiest Place on Earth and the bees are buzzing but so are the crowds and especially all the construction equipment! We’ve got a jam-packed pictorial for you today with a look around both parks and updates on new policies, events, and more.
Jessie’s Critter Carousel has soft opened, Pixar Pier continues to see enhancements, Project Stardust continues to seal up and reopen portions around the park with wider walkways and smaller planters, plus a very colorful peek at the new color scheme for Sleeping Beauty Castle. All of this plus a nice merch run for you at the end and a whole lot more in this latest park pictorial. ENJOY!
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Some recent changes at both Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World resort caught national media attention when Disney policy updates for stroller sizes, smoking areas (or lack thereof), and loose ice!
It’s back again! Disney’s popular EGG-STRAVAGANZA returns once again to Disneyland, Disney California Adventure and Downtown Disney this spring from April 5-21, 2019.
Mickey’s PhilharMagic debuted 16 years ago at Magic Kingdom blending Disney characters (many for the first time in CGI) and now that show is coming to Disney California Adventure. It has been duplicated at other Disney properties before including Hong Kong Disneyland, Tokyo Disneyland, and Disneyland Paris.
Pixar Pals Parking Structure
We have a name for the new structure at Mickey and Friends and it’s called Pixar Pals. A bunch of new changes are coming to parking including an expansion of the Toy Story Parking Lot.
All Over the W.E.B.
We already knew Spider-Man was coming to both Disney California Adventure park at Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney Studios park at Disneyland Paris and we recently got some more details about the upcoming expansion!
Jessie’s Critter Carousel
The latest addition to Pixar Pier soft opened a little ahead of schedule returning a simple attraction to the land.
Around Disney California Adventure
Jessie’s Critter Carousel isn’t the only on-going progress in Pixar Pier environs.
Silly Symphony Swings are under refurbishment.
INSIDE OUT: EMOTIONAL WHIRLWIND is starting to come along.
The new Marvel-themed land is coming along. Expect to see Spider-Man ’round these parts in a few years.
The bathrooms are about the only structure that remains from the original “a bug’s land.” The facade still has the tissue box decor.
Grizzly River Run has reopened although it was down Saturday morning.
No warming cabins…
Wysterias are in bloom.
Red Car Trolley is officially on hiatus for quite a while as preparations for the new Marvel-themed land are underway. Meanwhile, it seems like some Pym particles have been in use or maybe it’s just our imagination.
Beautiful spring blooms abound in both parks.
Beautiful spring blooms are found all around Disneyland, too.
Project Stardust continues to enhance Sleeping Beauty Castle.
Walls have been pushed out to the street where curb re-slopping is taking place.
Walkways on either side of the castle have reopened.
The new rockwork is decidedly PURPLE. Make that blue. Make it pink. Well, you get the idea. It’s hard to convey the colors in these photos so there’s a few to cross compare.
Part of the Peter Pan’s Flight queue has been eaten up by the construction walls.
Astro Orbitor hurries along to completion of its refurbishment.
Still walls up in Tomorrowland.
Frontierland/Adventureland access cut off for now.
Mark Twain / Columbia loading dock has finally reopened looking about the same as before.
Guests reported sightings near the entrance of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge of an enormous creature with huge round eyes.
Lemonade cart is still gone.
Seems like the planter might be making way for more viewing area?
Following up the piranha spork from grand opening, there’s now a hippo spork available, too, at the Tropical Hideaway.
Walls finally down near City Hall.
Planter is now just a little bit smaller than it was before.
The dinosaurs are back in the Primeval World portion of the Disneyland Railroad!
Mickey’s 90th Anniversary Specialty Toasted Cheese Sandwich is so good! Three cheeses, loaded with bacon, and the blackberry dipping sauce.
Around the Resort
The new dedicated security entrance on the Eastern Esplanade has finally been completed and should hopefully make arrivals on this side much easier.
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge
The parts of the land visible from guest-accessible areas aren’t changing a whole lot as we inch closer to May’s debut for the expansion.
The public won’t get their chance to explore Galaxy’s Edge until June when the new land opens at Disneyland (and then again later in the year a clone of the land opens in Walt Disney World) but Marvel is ready to take you to the planet of Batuu — and specifically the Black Spire.
It’s no secret that the Star Was: Galaxy’s Edge expansion (or unofficially Star Wars Land for the uninitiated) will be an incredible undertaking when it lands at both Disneyland Park in Anaheim and Disney’s Hollywood Studios Park at Walt Disney World and now we have more info than ever before about the impressive new undertaking opening as early as this summer in California and later this year in Florida!
The AP-exclusive Steamboat Willie popcorn buckets have been sold out again but for those who have one, $1 popcorn refill program runs through April 5, 2019.
Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa recently debuted the new Disney Princess Breakfast Adventures at Napa Rose and we have a first look of what guests can expect at the flat-rate $125 per person (for all ages) dining experience.
After a string of surprising and exciting announcements coming to a refreshed Downtown Disney, it was recently confirmed that a soap stored would once again be part of the lineup. Will a boutique soap shop find a strong home in the evolving shopping district? Time shall answer that question!
Disney Channel Fan Fest
Disney Channel Fan Fest is coming back once again to Disney California Adventure on Saturday April 27, 2019. The event gives fans the ultimate change to see many of their Disney Channel favorites live and in person with interactive main stage sessions, Q&A, presentations by talent and creators from Disney Television Animation, musical performances, sneak peeks from the highly anticipated Disney Channel Original Movie “Descendants 3” and more.
Disney recently confirmed April 26, 2019 opening (daily after that from 10 AM to 9 PM) for the new Pop-Up Disney! A Mickey Celebration and tickets are available for sale now!
For a limited time, guests visiting Disney California Adventure can visit with Marvel’s latest superhero Captain Marvel! Carol Danvers herself makes several appearances daily in the Hollywood Land section of the park taking to a giant hangar converted for S.H.I.E.L.D. to play tribute to the new.
Food and Wine Continues
It can be overwhelming to try and process all the things to see, do, eat, and drink during Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival so that’s why we’ve assembled this handy guide to help you find your way through it all!
But wait, there’s more! Fresh tastes abound this year and we’ve got a great look at what you can expect to enjoy from the Festival Marketplaces in 2019. BON APPETIT!
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