There’s a lot going on at the Disneyland Resort and it’s a little daunting to take it all in. Pixar Fest debuted this past weekend but there’s still TONS going on around other reaches of the parks. We won’t cover Pixar Fest here but you can find our ultimate guide to everything Pixar Fest for a look at all the goings-on there!

For this update, we’ll take you to Galaxy’s Edge, Pixar Pier, Blue Sky Cellar, and beyond for looks at ongoing construction. Plus we’ll get an update on refurbishment projects including “it’s a small world,” Splash Mountain, and more.

Of course, we’ll have a nice fat merch run for you, this one with a huge dose of red, white, and blue patriotic purchaseables. All of this and MUCH more in this week’s Pixar Fest-free pictorial! ENJOY!

Pixar Fest

This summer it’s a full-blown Pixar Fest at the Disneyland Resort and every inch of the property is ready for the celebration. A whole bunch of new entertainment, food, shopping, decorations, and more have debuted and are ready to enjoy now though September 3!

MORE INFO: PICTORIAL: PIXAR FEST launches at the Disneyland Resort bringing entertainment, food and fun

Blue Sky Cellar

Disney surprised fans last week when they quietly opened the Blue Sky Cellar to feature artwork, models, and video for the upcoming Pixar Pier enhancements coming to Disney California Adventure. We invite you to step inside for a closer look at what to expect when Pixar Pier opens on June 23 this summer!

MORE INFO: INSIDE AND IN DEPTH: Blue Sky Cellar reopens offering detailed looks at #PixarPier🎡

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

Pixar Pier

Fun Wheel


Structure changes are finally happening on the loading station.

Reality vs. concept art.

The much-anticipated PIXAR PIER sign has finally appeared on the loop of the Incredicoaster.

Lamplight Lounge and Knick Knacks

More Pixar Pier

Around Disneyland

A new extended queue has been created for “it’s a small world” to help alleviate the need for the line to jump across the parade route.

Doesn’t look like the new parade gate is done but that hasn’t stopped the parades from stepping off for Pixar Fest!

Dumbo is slowly being rebuilt, it should also be receiving a new better-covered queue.

Water flows once again at Splash Mountain!


More crowds.

Lots of people were excited to see Together Forever on the first night of Pixar Fest.

Tons of great posters on the quick access walkway that opens up when the park is busy.

Around Disney California Adventure

It’s Tough To Be a Bug is now permanently closed.

Are you sad to see “A Bug’s Land” go away later this year?

Around the Resort

Prep work continues for the new structure going up at Mickey and Friends.

Ballast Point and Black Tap are coming soon. The exterior facades are changing to a much nicer color palette.

Here’s how the buildings used to look.

Munch Tour

We spent the weekend at the Resort so we ate… A LOT!

Stopped by Splitsville for a Fantasy Roll!

You can order sushi a la carte, too.

Sea Bass at Naples.

Chicken Salad at Cocina Cucamonga is wonderfully refreshing. The Tajin-flavored chips on top are MONEY.

Chicken is yum and I love the cilantro lime rice.

Strawberry Lemon Macaron is a great combo of flavors. Plus points for rose gold efforts, I guess?

Pineapple “Dole Whip” Donuts are all the rage at the moment. Pineapple filling with a pineapple meringue.

Piedmontese dinner for two at Steakhouse 55.

Must ALWAYS order flash-fried spinach whenever at Steakhouse 55.

Lamps at the Grand Californian Hotel & Spa.

Sweetie, you basic.

Merch Run

New rainbow pride ear hats seem to be popular!


Tons of patriotic merchandise has hit the shelves.

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