PICTORIAL: Autumn crowds continue building as AVENGERS and Stardust continue, ‘Runaway Railway’ construction begins
Crowds continue to descend upon the spookiest place on Earth with folks streaming in to enjoy pumpkin spice and everything nice about Disney’s Halloween Time season.
Meanwhile, construction continues at all corners of the resort where we continue to see more metal and earth shift for Avengers Campus Marvel themed land and the upcoming Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway in Toon Town. Plus, Tomorrowland sees Project Stardust enhancements with its new entrance statement and a centralized FastPass distribution center that is expected to open this week.
All of this and plenty more including a nice merch run at the end (with some specials for Annual Pass holders) in this latest park pictorial. ENJOY!
Around Disney California Adventure
Some of the walls have finally come down at the entrance around the Red Car Trolley station.
It is our understanding that new wireless charging pads were added on the track to keep the vehicles juiced in-between voyages since they don’t actually get their power from the purely-ornamental overhead wires. I wonder if I could put my phone on it. XD
FROZEN does not currently have any showings on Fridays and Saturdays.
Ugly merch cart remains farther up the walkway past Carthay Circle.
Doesn’t it seem like the Luxo Lamp animatronic would actually be more effective up here than on the entrance sign into Pixar Pier where it seems he largely gets overlooked? There’s no visual intrusion here and the movement would be far more noticeable with just the blue sky as backdrop behind it. Plus, he would be sitting atop the actual Lamplight Lounge.
Still no Mickey. Who needs details?
Vintage vehicle still getting some TLC.
Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln remains open during its exterior refurbishment.
Judge Claude Frollo intermingling amongst the commoners.
Dapper Dans on Main Street at the porch. Something so perfectly wholesome about that.
Walls remain in and around the walkway in front of the Plaza Inn.
Walls up at the entrance of Tomorrowland as the new planters and curb-free walkways take shape.
Scaffolding and scrims remain on either side of the buildings at the Tomorrowland entrance.
Looks like the new Tomorrowland FastPass distribution center is coming along.
Looks like one of the moving digital signage posts we saw for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will be in use for the upcoming Tomorrowland FastPass distribution center.
The new kiosks have been placed and are expected to be in use this week.
Lovely little water feature.
Register on outside of the Royal Street Verandah helps streamline operations of the busy little window.
There’s still plenty of Jack Skellington Premium Sippers, $22.99.
Looks like the new trees in Fantasyland still need a little alone time.
Several of the hill backdrops in Mickey’s Toon Town have come down in anticipation of upcoming construction on the new Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway attraction.
Without the hills, some vantage points in Mickey’s Toon Town reveal backstage areas including the Team Disney Anaheim building.
The hills behind Mickey’s house remain in place.
The Downtown Toon Town backdrops are also still in place for now although construction is expected to begin here very soon.
It seems entirely plausible that a fourth entrance into Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge could connect from Mickey’s Toon Town.
But hopefully they address some of the sightline issues if they do. This is pretty bad.
For some reason, it seems two of the popsicle stick benches from the now-gone “a bug’s land” have made their way over to Goofy’s House. Not entirely sure why.
One bench was also placed near Gadget’s Go Coaster where it makes a lot more sense thematically.
Around the Resort
Disney is enforcing a new rule that all strollers must be folded prior to boarding the trams.
Looks like they have a Cast Member posted at this awkward piece of the Pixar Pals parking structure to ensure guests who unknowingly take the elevators to the first floor can cross the tram route safely. Seems highly inefficient.
Meanwhile, Pixar Pals parking levels remain incredibly dark, this photo was taken at about 8am. It’s extremely unusual and feels unsafe.
Still no sign of the Mickey sculpture on the Mickey and Friends side.
Plants have arrived, though, which means we might see some action here very soon.
The second elevator well is coming along on the Mickey and Friends side.
The walkway around the new elevator also seems ready for guests.
Random Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Honda, still random.
Oogie Boogie Wishables figure is exceedingly adorable.
In celebration of the recent 70th anniversary of The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad, a few merch pieces have been put together.
Meanwhile, if you’re a fan of the Haunted Mansion ghost jars, there’s still plenty available. When you pick them up or put them down, you can hear Madame Leota laugh.
When you turn them around and press the lids you can see the ghostly inhabitants. There’s 8 jars total to collect and a 9th one if you’re an Annual Passholder.
The Victor Geist jar is an Annual Passholder exclusive.
Meanwhile, there’s some fun diorama toys that you can get your hands on celebrating the Haunted Mansion.
You can commemorate Donald’s 85th anniversary with this limited edition plush.
A bunch of Funko POP! figures are also available including these Dapper Dans from the D23 Expo.
Alice on the Mad Tea Party.
Splash Mountain 30th Anniversary figures.
And of course, Haunted Mansion, Madame Leota.
D-0 you want one of these sippers or are these not the droids you’re looking for?
Star Wars X TOMS
If you’re at Curl Surf in Downtown Disney, you can pick yourself up one of several different kinds of STAR WARS X TOMS shoes. The kind folks at TOMS sent us some shoes in return for sharing it with our readers here on MouseInfo. After we got them in the mail, we couldn’t help but to take them with us straight to Batuu!
Plant-Based Menu Expansion
Due to positive response to plant-based menu items over the past year or so, Disney Parks will be expanding its efforts to provide more flavor, innovation, and creativity with its menu offerings with even more plant-based offerings around the globe. In short, ALL major quick and table service restaurants will soon be serving up plant-based options at both Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort. The expansion will include hundreds of sweet and savory creations.
Updates at THE VOID
After seeing both Star Wars and Disney Animation at Downtown Disney’s THE VOID, it seems the virtual reality experience is now ready to dive into the world of MARVEL with the upcoming debut of AVENGERS: DAMAGE CONTROL.
It’s Halloween Time!
With the sweltering heat of late, it’s hard to believe that it’s once again Halloween Time at Disneyland Resort but the pumpkins, orange bunting, food, and entertainment are setting the scene for a perfectly autumnal celebration. ENDS October 31, 2019!
Hungry for Halloween?
We take to the Happiest Place on Earth to take in the sights, sounds, smells, and flavors of the season! Check out our guide to 2019 Halloween Time food and beverages! ENDS October 31, 2019!
Oogie Boogie Bash
Disney California Adventure will take up the mantel of hosting Disneyland’s Halloween Party this year and the whole event gets a whole new name and focus with the upcoming debut of OOGIE BOOGIE BASH – A DISNEY HALLOWEEN PARTY!
Tickets are sold out online but MAY be available by phone for select dates by calling 714-781-4636.
Starbucks, Halloween Time
If you’re going to Disneyland Resort Starbucks locations you can opt for a special Halloween Time treat with two limited time special drink offerings: Maleficent Frappuccino (Blueberry and Vanilla Bean Creme Frappuccino topped with Matcha Tea Whipped Cream) or the Dr. Facilier Elixir (layered chai tea with lemonade and a splash of passion fruit tea). ENDS October 31, 2019!
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.
- 2019 US Military discounts for tickets and hotels; Disneyland, Walt Disney World. Through 2019 (MORE INFO)
- 2020 US Military discounts for tickets and hotels; Disneyland, Walt Disney World. Through 2020 (MORE INFO)
- Canadian Resident discount for multi-day tickets: Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World. Through 2/7/20. (MORE INFO)
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