Although Sunday ended up bringing buckets of rain on the southern California area, Saturday was a beautiful day to be in the parks offering us the chance to check out the newly returned Main Street Electrical Parade.
We also got the chance to check out the newly-expanded Lunar New Year celebration at Disney California Adventure which brings more food and more entertainment for the seasonal celebration.
On this trip we also got an updated look at the crazy amount of work going on for the upcoming Star Wars themed land. There’s also more refurbishments going on in the park including a brand new shack that currently has signage for Big Thunder Mountain. The Haunted Mansion has been resurrected to its normal self, shedding its multi-month seasonal Holiday overlay.
We’ve got another merch roundup with some more must-haves to drain your wallet. All of this and more in our latest pictorial update. ENJOY!
Main Street Electrical Parade returns home
After a 20 year hiatus following its “Farewell Season,” the Main Street Electrical Parade has made its return to Disneyland for a limited engagement that’s promised to run now through Sunday, June 18, 2017. Obviously the parade itself is the star but in celebration of its return, Disney has created a few merchandise and dining options to help commemorate the event.
Lunar New Year Celebration
The Lunar New Year Celebration at Disney California Adventure kicked off this weekend and lasts now through Sunday, Febuary 5, 2017. The event this year is bigger than ever before and boasts an impressive assortment of festivities.
Perk Alert: $1 popcorn refills are back!
Once you’ve purchased your AP popcorn bucket ($15) you can get your $1 popcorn refills! As before, you have to be Annual Passholder to partake in the perk and you have to have your pass with you every time you want to get the $1 refill.
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Take a look at the designs for both parks.
Lines were long all morning for popcorn buckets all around the park.
The special offer is not valid for pre-packaged popcorn products.
Walt wants popcorn. Let Walt have popcorn.
Rock the Dots
Disney made a big hullabaloo this year for National Polkadot Day launching a merchandising melee called ROCK THE DOTS. The Disney Showcase on Main Street was equipped and ready to help you rock the dots.
Star Wars Land
Work continues at a fast pace to fix the Frontierland side of the construction so that the train and river can return to operation later this year.
Work continues on the Fantasmic! infrastructure.
The structure built last week is now covered with a giant tarp.
Map and Times Guide promote Main Street Electrical Parade.
The spotty clouds created some interesting sights, like a cloud over Main Street here but not over the castle.
Sleeping Beauty Castle is neat and pretty temporarily sporting the 60th Anniversary diamond toppers. The silver accents were painted blue to blend in better. The original roofs on the castle are in major need of upkeep so the temporary toppers will stick around for now.
Old and new.
New and old.
Snow White Grotto still getting some TLC.
The Disneyland Band led a “parade” down Main Street.
Mickey and Minnie and crew recruited guests to become part of the show for the march down.
This kooky concoction has Sour Skittles, Nerds, and Pop Rocks. Woof! That’s a strange doughnut!
Merida did storytelling in the castle forecourt.
Pioneer Mercantile still under refurbishment.
Still removing the jingle from the Jungle Cruise.
Haunted Mansion is back.
So is FastPass.
Neat and pretty.
Carpet pattern reprinted on the moving walkways.
The little shack has been moving QUICKLY. Last week it was just a metal frame, now it’s covered in wood and corrugated sheeting!
And there’s signage painted on.
Tin roof, rusted.
Wiring awaiting hardware.
Will Big Thunder FastPass be moving to that new shack and open up this space for more queue? Expanded Zocalo Park?
Aladdin’s Oasis is serving food once more but in the form of dining package meals for the Main Street Electrical Parade. Find out more about the Main Street Electrical Parade dining packages here.
Still no Adventureland restrooms.
Holidays leaving soon from “it’s a small world.”
Still popular halfway into the month!
Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT
A peek at the new geometrical paint job.
Not very spacey yet.
At Disney California Adventure
Redwood Creek still undergoing beautification.
Grizzly River Run also down leaving this end of the park as basically a giant pretty walkway.
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House of Blues building is no more.
Splitsville construction should be starting soon.
Still no Curl Surf.
Love these!! AP Discount applies.
Love. Buy me dis?
Still love this.
More 2017 merchandise.