It was another solid weekend of crowded walkways and absolutely stunning weather at the Happiest Place on Earth and the entire resort continues to buzz with activity.
There’s been a few changes to the landscape in relation to the construction for Disney’s upcoming Star Wars themed land. The former walkway to the Hungry Bear restrooms has finally reopened and replaced former stairs and wheelchair ramp with a single graded ramp. The walkway will eventually double as a walking path to one of the three entrances into the new land from a galaxy far, far away.
A few interesting shapes have also sprung up in the rock-work taking on a definite other-worldly appearance. Meanwhile, the construction on the land itself continues to look decidedly more metallic as structures continue reaching for the sky all across the site.
Meanwhile, the Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT attraction is nearly completely free of tarps and scaffolding, revealing what will soon be the final appearance for the former Tower of Terror attraction.
Other refurbishments and projects continue on through the early spring season including Matterhorn, Snow White’s Grotto, and the newly reopened Adventureland men’s restrooms.
We’ll also take a look at the beautiful blooming Disneyland Rose, plus we have a merch run and more! ENJOY!
The Disney Egg-stravaganza is a recent tradition that is back once again for the 2017 spring season and you can triple your egg hunting efforts by participating in any of three different hunts at Disneyland, Disney California Adventure, and Downtown Disney. All you have to do is buy your $5.99 Disney Egg-stravaganza Maps!
Read more: PICTORIAL: Disney has hidden eggs all around Disneyland and you get prizes for finding them all!
The Show Must Glow On
After accidentally updating entertainment schedules, then rolling them back. Disney decided to let the cat out of the bag that due to popular demand the limited-engagement for the Main Street Electrical Parade has been extended to last through August 20, 2017.
Read more: Disney confirms August 20 extension for MAIN STREET ELECTRICAL PARADE
Summer of Heroes
The extension of the Main Street Electrical Parade means it will also overlap with the big Summer of Heroes push launching on May 27, 2017 and lasting through September 10, 2017. The marketing campaign will celebrate the opening of Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT and include dance parties, character meet and greets, and more.
Orange You Glad to Know Us?
After causing a social media mele last year with our April Fool’s prank for Star Wars FORCEtasmic!!, we went a little more lowkey this time with some funny-business about a new character joining the Orange Bird merchandise line: TANGERINE BIRD! Did we trick you?
Read more: StellaWho? TANGERINE BIRD to join Orange Bird with new merch, dining, and more
Disney introducing mobile food ordering at Disney Parks
A Disney Parks first will be unveiled as part of the launch for the new Pandora – The World of Avatar expansion. Guests will be able to pre-order their meals through their Disney Parks app and skip waiting in line to order.
Read more: Disney introduces mobile food ordering with Avatar expansion
Star Wars Land
Rock-work continues to take shape and color.
A staged tree blocks the sight-lines here.
These crags are certainly other worldly. Or they could just yet to be shaped. But they are certainly evocative of shapes we’ve seen in the concept art…
The path to the Hungry Bear restrooms has also reopened. Soon, this pathway will also lead to one of three entrances into the new Star Wars themed land.
Not much in the way of visual changes here.
Windows blue screen (of death).
Sailing Ship Columbia remains in dry dock.
Docks nearing completion. Sorta.
Not much visually different with the Fantasmic! barges.
Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT
The exterior is nearly completely revealed.
While doing our Disney Egg-stravaganza we noticed the highly reflective surfaces of the tower peeking through the sightlines in different areas of the park.
A lovely afternoon at the happiest place on earth.
Belle and Beast joined the Disneyland Band during their set in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle. We shared a video of the moment on our Instagram.
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Snow White Grotto is moving along.
Matterhorn is still under refurbishment.
But what we found out was that while the yeti is away, the GEESE will play.
Still one of my favorite Autopia details with the off-roading car slamming into the fence. ASIMO in the background.
Looks like Ewoks have taken to the agrifuture concept.
Still like this popcorn cart.
So many signs printed at the resort!
The Adventureland men’s restrooms finally reopened.
The rocks are a decidedly more natural color.
Pineapple Parfaits are no longer tied to MOANA. The Moana promotional Shrimp, Sausage, and Pineapple Skewer is also gone at the Bengal Barbecue. But you can still get our new obsession…
Pork Belly Lettuce Wrap Skewer. Three chunks of salty pork goodness with a crunchy veggie medley and lettuce.
The official Disneyland Roses are all in bloom in New Orleans Square.
The special Disneyland Rose is known for its coral/peach/pink color and the multiple roses that often bloom in clusters.
Here’s another shot from our Twitter feed. If you haven’t already, follow us at @MouseInfo on Twitter to stay up to date with the latest and greatest!
The official Disneyland Rose 😍🌹😍 https://t.co/i25QubZttD pic.twitter.com/mMncQC1qkU
— MouseInfo (@MouseInfo) April 3, 2017
Koi in the Frontierland pond were also adding a bright orange pop of color.
At Disney California Adventure
Time for lunch! Boudin Bakery Chinese Chicken Salad in a bread bowl.
Turkey Pesto Sandwich.
Apple Pie Cream Cheese Bread Pudding.
Surprised the toys weren’t melting in the sun!
We already mentioned that the Disney Egg-stravaganza is going on but there’s a few extra purchasables as part of the promotion this year…
Annual Passholders can get this Egg-ceptional Passholder pin.
For everyone else, there’s a Darth Vader and R2-D2 pair of eggs that can be purchased as a set at the Star Trader for $9.99.
Disneyland Purchase with Purchase offer.
Disney Emoji pillows.
Guardians of the Galaxy merchandise has already started to push Beauty and the Beast aside.
Remember when Gamora was a Stormtrooper?
Wine and Dine
There’s only 13 days left of the Disney California Food and Wine Festival, take a look at our INSIDE AND IN DEPTH report on the event.
Be Their Guest…
Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST is huge hit but if you haven’t seen it yet then you will find no better way to enjoy the beautiful film than at Hollywood’s El Capitan Theatre.
They always do it up big at the El Capitan and for this special engagement, there’s a custom Swarovski crystal curtain, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST costum/prop exhibit, a custom curtain pre-show, and special dining packages. Your local cineplex will not welcome you to be their guest in anywhere near as grand a scale as the El Capitan Theatre.
We were invited to check out the festivities this past week and can safely say that this is truly a magical Disney experience that you’ll want to experience for yourself, whether you’ve seen the movie or not!
Read more: PICTORIAL: Six Must-See Things for BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at the El Capitan Theatre
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