PICTORIAL: Temps rise, crowds too; plus Band-tastic Cavalcade, Marvel, Pixar, and yes, Halloween Time already!
It’s still a relatively calm summer at the Happiest Place on Earth but as the temps continue to climb so do the crowd levels! Our visit this weekend is a little light just because the Resort is in full summer mode when few things are closed or under refurbishment. Still, there’s several sights and projects to behold!
Can you believe we’re already seeing HALLOWEEN TIME in the parks? Yep, traces are starting to arrive for the popular fall holiday with construction walls up in the Redwood Creek area in support of the upcoming Oogie Boogie Bash up-charge parties.
Beyond that, we’ll take in the new Mickey and Friends Band-tastic Cavalcade which fills in the gap between last week’s departure of Mickey’s Soundsational Parade and next week’s dusting off of the Main Street Electrical Parade which will creak through the park nightly to close out the summer season through September 30.
Meanwhile, progress continues with a few on-going projects including final touch-ups on the yet-to-be-completed Pixar Pals Parking Structure and major construction on the new Marvel-themed Land. We’ll also check in on other small bric-a-brac projects around the resort.
Plus, in proper scale proportion to this week’s small update, we have a little merch run for you at the end with some new items that are catching eyes and draining wallets. All of this and more in our latest park pictorial. ENJOY!
It’s not really beginning to look a lot like Christmas just yet — heck we’re not anywhere near FALL at this point but the Disneyland Resort is already looking ahead to welcoming people to the Merriest Place on Earth with the return of the Disney Holidays from November 8, 2019, through January 6, 2020.
Disney Parks @ D23 Expo
D23 Expo 2019 is almost here and for many fans, seeing what Imagineers have up their sleeves is the highlight of the expo. Disney Parks, Experiences and Products released their full event and signing schedule for the expo. Here are all the juicy details!
Mickey and Friends Band-tastic Cavalcade
“Mickey and Friends Band-Tastic Cavalcade” takes place at Disneyland Park from July 18 through August 1, 2019.
Special rare characters you might encounter from day to day include Peter Pan, Captain Hook, Genie, Aladdin, King Louie, Terk, Marie and more. On Saturday we also spotted Robin Hood and Thumper!
Mickey and his pals are rocking their #Mickey90 costumes once more which means Mickey is back in his confetti culottes.
Cruella: How embarrassing, you've all worn the same thing today. How embarrassing! pic.twitter.com/aGTxZ1Ntkh
— MouseInfo (@MouseInfo) July 27, 2019
Pixar Pals Parking Structure
The plaza area in-between Mickey and Friends is coming along. It’s decidedly much more verdant than before!
It looks like a new elevator well is under construction next to the current elevator well on the Mickey and Friends side. Much-needed!
Not a whole lot of visual progress on the new bridge that will become the main walkway from the structure to the parks but it’s important to remember that this was all supposed to open in the fall!
Around Disney California Adventure
Looks like Oogie Boogie Bash prep is well under way in the Redwood Creek area which will transform nightly for the up-chage party event and promises the area will become a hauntingly beautiful dream-space of color, sound, light and shadows. Stories emerge from the darkest night to create the wondrous and ethereal world of the Disney villains.
The support wires for the Red Car Trolley end half way down the walkway heading towards Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout!.
Walls have gone up around the FastPass area in front of the attraction and take up most of the walkway in front, as well.
FastPass Distribution has been moved to a cart closer to the Hyperion Theater.
The Standby Entrance has been moved off to the side closer to the gift shop.
The FastPass Entrance remains through the main front gates of the attraction.
Not a whole lot of visual progress on the dining area for Award Wieners.
Not quite a hot ticket at the moment.
Are there any opportunities to add new Pixar characters in Pixar Pier?
YES, WE CANADA!
Still no Mickey on the Silly Symphony Swings.
Temps soar and we ended up using our AP Tumbler for water most of the day! Stay hydrated!
One of our favorite ways to stay cool is Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room!
A ride on the Disneyland Railroad or the Mark Twain can be a calming way to stay out of the heat for a bit.
Still no sights on the Jolly Trolley.
Always loved this hidden Mickey. It’s only visible when the stall is closed!
Trashcan. Why not?
So deliciously odd and random.
Pretzel cart looks great.
Have some Rainbow Ridge bonafide pretzels! Not quite sure those operating hours ring true.
Back to Batuu!
The logo on Dok-Ondar’s ledger. You might assume that the logo read’s DOK since the last two letters appear to be an O and a K. However, these Aurebesh characters are actually DOA. An unfortunate acronym that in this case stands for Den of Antiquities.
Looks like there’s plenty of personality chips to go around. Still no backpacks. Wallets are still in stock.
Fun artwork at the Milk Stand.
For some reason, only two turnstiles were open at the exit so there was a line to get OUT of the park. Pretty bad.
Around the Resort
Not much visible on the info booth in the Esplanade.
Long lines in the morning for tickets. We saw lots of people at the turnstiles taking advantage of the AP discount tickets.
You know it’s not going to be a quiet day when the parking lines are backed-up out of the structure.
Purchase with Purchase
How cute are these Mickey and Minnie Mickey Mouse Club plush? They’re a purchase with purchase item only.
You use the pen clip to open the pen. When you do this Timon shoves the grub in his face.
Protect the Pride
These special edition Nala and Simba plush support The Lion King Protect the Pride campaign. They are also available at certain Disney stores, on shopDisney.com, and in select U.S. Disney Parks and Resorts locations
More in Store
Disney is issuing a Voluntary Safety Recall on a particular Forky plush toy. Details above.
In an exceedingly odd move, Disney has decided to resurrect the Main Street Electrical Parade for another limited time encore engagement starting August 2, 2019.
New Exhibit Materializes
It’s been five decades since a certain foreboding manor along Disneyland’s Rivers of America flung open its doors to mortal visitors and now the Disney Gallery on Main Street is paying tribute to the Haunted Mansion with a fantastic new exhibit: Happy Haunts Materialize: Fifty Spirited Years of the Haunted Mansion.
Are you ready to go Soarin’ Over California again? You can charter your own flight now! Due to popular demand, the attraction’s return has been extended! ENDS August 31, 2019.
Disneyland AP holders have little reason to be thirsty in the parks this summer with the debut of a new AP-exclusive refillable tumbler. From July 17 through September 5, 2019 Annual Passholders can purchase collectible 16 oz. tumblers at participating locations in either park at the Disneyland Resort for just $14.99 plus tax (while supplies last)―and receive refills for 99 cents each.
Wake the Dead!
Disneyland is inviting you to help come wake the dead with a special after-after hours party (from 1am – 4am!) to celebrate the Haunted Mansion! Commemorating 50 years of the chillingly awesome attraction, this “under the hill” soiree will take include a bunch of earthly delights including spirited sips and bites, special entertainment, character encounters, photo ops, and access to several west-side park attractions, plus a few other supernatural surprises.
Magical Savings on Admission
It’s one of the questions we get asked the most, how can you save a little money on Disneyland tickets? Below is what’s available now.
- AP PERK: Summer Bring-A-Friend ticket offer, $99 for 1-day Hoppers. MORE INFO
- US military discounts for tickets and hotels; Disneyland, Walt Disney World. MORE INFO
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