PICTORIAL: Spring Break Crowds, Fresh Blooms, Star Wars Looms, Critters Spin, and much more!

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Spring is in full bloom at the Disneyland Resort and the parks are BUSY as Spring Break crowds descend for a little bit of magic at the Happiest Place on Earth.

On our visit this weekend, we’ll get a pulse check on the new Pixar Pals Parking Structure, the highly-anticipated Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opening next month, Pixar Pier which has officially opened a new attraction and continues working on another, plus Project Stardust enhancements around the park on Sleeping Beauty Castle, Main Street, and in Frontierland.

We’ll also take a look around Downtown Disney, the Disney hotels and more for an update on on-going projects. Of course, a nice merch run for you at the end and much more in this latest park pictorial. ENJOY!

Foolish Mortals

We’re receiving sympathetic vibrations from those who fell for our April Fools prank last week. In case you missed it, here’s the full article…

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MORE INFO: ROCKIN’ HYPERSPACE MOUNTAIN to join Summer of Star Wars offerings at Disneyland

Get a Peep!

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Bo Peep is making her way to Disney Parks this summer. Fresh off the new TOY STORY 4, she’ll be making appearances at Disneyland Paris, Disney California AdventureDisney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disney Parks in Asia (TBD).

MORE INFO: Bo Peep is getting ready to greet guests at Disney Parks in celebration of TOY STORY 4

Disney Egg-Stravaganza

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The Disney Egg-Stravaganza is back for the 2019 spring season! All around the Disneyland Resort, giant Easter eggs have been hidden and it’s up to you to find them all! For your efforts, you’ll be rewarded with a special prize.

MORE INFO: PICTORIAL: Disneyland Resort has hidden eggs on property and you can earn prizes for finding them all!

Children’s Hospital Donations Assemble

Some Avengers took to Disney California Adventure with Bob Iger this past week for the announcement that Disney will be donating $5M to benefit children’s hospitals around the country.

Officially Open

Jessie’s Critter Carousel is the latest addition to Pixar Pier and it’s now officially opened after a soft opening last week.

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Pixar Pals Parking Structure

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MORE INFO: Smoking, Stroller, Parking changes coming to Disneyland, Walt Disney World

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

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MORE INFO: News and Information about STAR WARS: GALAXY’S EDGE

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The public won’t get their chance to explore Galaxy’s Edge until May 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.

 

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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!

MORE INFO: PHOTOS: A look at the food, merch, and rides coming to STAR WARS: GALAXY’S EDGE!

Around Disney California Adventure

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Grizzly River Run is back in time for the pleasant weather.

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As quickly as they came, the wisterias have departed.

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Warming Cabins never returned.

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Water returned at the Wharf.

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World of Color platform was exposed in the morning.

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Not much visible progress on the refurbishment for the Silly Symphony Swings.

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The INSIDE OUT: EMOTIONAL WHIRLWIND continues moving along.

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Concept art added to the construction wall.

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With “a bug’s land” gone, the vistas across the park are much wider when seen from in front of Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout.

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The Red Car Trolley is gone for the next year or so as construction begins soon on the upcoming Marvel-themed land.

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The restrooms are amongst the only remaining structures from the land. They will remain restrooms in the new Marvel- themed land.

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Work continues on the Marvel-themed land where Spider-Man will present a significant presence. The former Tough to Be a Bug theater continues its retrofit.

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The loading station is already completely removed for the Red Car Trolley. Those gates will likely also be removed as part of the expansion.

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Cruz Ramirez was out on Saturday.

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Looks like custom-made table cloths have been added to the Food and Wine tables. Should up those insta photos a bit.

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Spring is in bloom in Carthay Circle.

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Around Disneyland

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Spring is also in bloom in Disneyland, even on this baby tree!

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Didn’t RCT have flower beds available in both of these palettes?

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More walls have gone up on Main Street around planters.

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Planters near Adventureland are also surrounded. The Info Booth is also behind walls. It’s been relocated in-between Adventureland and Frontierland entrances.

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Minnie buckets are ready for your popcorn- eating needs. They’re not refillable.

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Sleeping Beauty Castle remains behind tarps and walls.

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Curbs are being re-sloped in front of the castle.

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The Horse-drawn Streetcar loading station relocated during the castle refurbishment.

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Astro Orbitor is nearing completion.

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Walls remain around this Tomorrowland planter.

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Bonanza Outfitters is still open during its exterior refurbishment.

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The Haunted Mansion lemonade cart has been removed in favor of expanded stroller parking.

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Pooh Corner is getting some TLC, too.

Around the Resort

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April 2019 limited edition flavors at Salt & Straw include Rhubarb crumble with toasted anise and wildflower honey with ricotta walnut lace cookies. There’s also a vegan orange blossom sorbet with edible flowers!

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Black Tap is getting an expanded dining area.

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The Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa expanded dining area is coming along.

Once completed, the new pool bar area will keep with the hotel’s signature Arts and Crafts design with natural boulder stonework and clinker bricks. A custom tile mural at the back bar will also set the craftsman tone in the new space. In addition, a trellis structure will provide shade and a perfect respite to enjoy sipping beverages and snacking on appetizers. A variety of new lounge and table seating will also be available.

MORE INFO: New pool bar and quick service Dole Whip window, plus restaurant updates for Disneyland Resort Hotels

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The small walkway has reopened but it doesn’t take the former pathway along the tram route. Instead, it reconnects you back at the middle of Downtown Disney.

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They finally put some new artwork on the billboards.

Merch Run

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Briar Rose Gold is here. How’s it different from the previous Rose Gold phenomenon? We’re not entirely sure.

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Policy Changes

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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! The rules will be going into effect on May 1, 2019.

MORE INFO: Smoking, Stroller, Parking changes coming to Disneyland, Walt Disney World

Disney Channel Fan Fest

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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.

MORE INFO: Disney Channel Fan Fest returning once again to Disney California Adventure

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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!

MORE INFO: DETAILS: Tickets from $30 for new POP-UP DISNEY! exhibit, opening April 26 at Downtown Disney

Marvelous!

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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.

MORE INFO: WATCH: Captain Marvel has landed at Disney California Adventure, appearances daily

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Food and Wine Continues

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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!

MORE INFO: PICTORIAL: A complete look at 2019 ‘Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival’

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!

MORE INFO: FIRST TASTE: A look at the 2019 Disney California Food & Wine Festival marketplace menu items!

The festival runs from now through April 23, 2019.

GET YOUR EARS ON

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GET YOUR EARS ON – A Mickey and Minnie Celebration is a new festival at the Disneyland Resort to celebrate the 90th Anniversary of everyone’s favorite mouse duo. #Mickey90

MORE INFO: PICTORIAL: Disneyland celebration invites you to GET YOUR EARS ON with new offerings

Hungry for More Mickey?

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MORE INFO: FIRST TASTE: Disneyland’s festive menu for ‘Get Your Ears On’ Mickey 90th celebration

Magical Savings on Admission

Disneyland is currently offering several ways to save a little money and visit the Happiest Place on Earth. Each have various restrictions so you’ll want to find the one that works best for you.

  • $60/day; Disneyland Resort.  MORE INFO
  • $70 ticket offer, hotel discounts; Disneyland Resort.  MORE INFO
  • US military discounts for tickets and hotels; Disneyland, Walt Disney World.  MORE INFO

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Find more designs at our store: mouseinfo.com/tees.

        

 

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Author: Joey Inigo

I have been a part of MouseInfo.com since 2003. I enjoy visiting the Happiest Place on Earth and am happy to talk about Disney Parks all day long.

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