Disneyland Resort is humming with excitement not just as Spring Break crowds begin to ascend on the Happiest Place on Earth but also as construction projects continue at fever pitch. From the new Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge expansion and parking lot coming in by May, to refurbishment projects and “Project Stardust” enhancements around the Resort there’s still quite a bit going on as Disney braces for what is expected to be its busiest year ever on record.
This week, we’ll take a peek at progress on Downtown Disney projects, get a taste of St. Patirck’s Day, visit the new Captain Marvel character experience, and of course a nice merch run for you at the end in this latest park pictorial. ENJOY!
Happy St. Patrick’s Day
Wishing you a happy and safe St. Patrick’s Day! Disney currently has these little guys in stock. Or if you’re looking for a bit of refresh-mint… you can head over to the Red Rose Taverne for their limited-time Enchant-Mint shake which takes mint chocolate chip ice cream blended as a shake and topped with whipped cream some lucky cereal marshmallows.
Captain Marvel has landed
For a limited time, guests visiting Disney California Adventure can visit with Marvel’s latest superhero Captain Marvel! Carol Danvers herself makes several appearances daily in the Hollywood Land section of the park taking to a giant hangar converted for S.H.I.E.L.D. to play tribute to the new.
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge
As we get closer to the May 30, 2019 opening of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, less and less noticeable change is taking place on the visible parts of the land.
The public won’t get their chance to explore Galaxy’s Edge until June when the new land opens at Disneyland (and then again later in the year a clone of the land opens in Walt Disney World) but Marvel is ready to take you to the planet of Batuu — and specifically the Black Spire.
It’s no secret that the Star Was: Galaxy’s Edge expansion (or unofficially Star Wars Land for the uninitiated) will be an incredible undertaking when it lands at both Disneyland Park in Anaheim and Disney’s Hollywood Studios Park at Walt Disney World and now we have more info (thanks to the fabulous D23) than ever before about the impressive new undertaking opening as early as this summer in California and later this year in Florida!
We’re still deep in winter but Disneyland is ready for spring.
Colorful blooms bring new life to Main Street, USA at Disneyland.
The AP-exclusive Steamboat Willie popcorn buckets have returned and the $1 popcorn refill program has been extended to April 5.
Walls are still up near City Hall.
It was a windy day at Disneyland!
Tarps were half down at Sleeping Beauty Castle which is getting some TLC as part of Project Stardust.
Space Mountain is back. We hear it got some rockin’ enhancements that we should be hearing about very soon.
Walls are still up in Tomorrowland.
Astro Orbitor is quickly coming back into view.
Looks like the Mark Twain / Columbia loading dock was still not ready for its public return.
Lemonade Cart is still gone in front of the Haunted Mansion.
Churro Cart is back in Frontierland, not exactly sure what changed here!
More Main Street touch-ups.
Around Disney California Adventure
With drought levels receding around California waters are returning to Grizzly River Run.
Jessie’s Critter Carousel is moving along towards its opening next month.
Silly Symphony Swings have completely disappeared for their refurbishment.
Around the Resort
Still no evidence of the upcoming Mickey and Minnie pop-up.
Black Tap still not showing any visible signs although walls have moved further out in front of it at Downtown Disney.
New parking structure is zooming along for a likely opening ahead of of May 30, 2019.
Still no visible signs yet of the bridge that will be extending over Magic Way.
They were not parking any cars on the eastern half of the Minnie level at Mickey and Friends.
D-lish snack dress and backpack.
Madam Leota will set you back $130. With AP discount all-in price is just a little over $112.
As part of the Walt Disney Company’s commitment to reduce plastic waste, the Disneyland Resort has begun to phase out plastic straws in favor of “Earth-friendly” paper straws that are biodegradable. This is a clear win for the environment but we were worried about the quality of the replacement straws considering less-than-magical experiences with them in the past. We’re happy to confirm that the new straws at Disneyland are possibly the best disposable paper straws we’ve ever used!
The fan favorite-show is back once again. Make sure to snag your FastPass early in the day, they do go fast! Otherwise, you’ll have to watch in a standby area.
Food and Wine Continues
It can be overwhelming to try and process all the things to see, do, eat, and drink during Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival so that’s why we’ve assembled this handy guide to help you find your way through it all!
But wait, there’s more! Fresh tastes abound this year and we’ve got a great look at what you can expect to enjoy from the Festival Marketplaces in 2019. BON APPETIT!
Let’s do brunch?
If you’re looking for more personal face-time with the characters and you LOVE brunch, you’re in luck as Disney’s PCH Grill is bringing a brunch option to Donald Duck’s Seaside Breakfast on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays starting March 29, 2019! Catch some waves on the dance floor with Donald, Daisy and Stitch as you chow down on an all-you-care-to-enjoy brunch buffet.
More Up-Charge Events Assemble
Disneyland After Dark continues on this year with a third event and it’s decidedly… SUPER. The new Disneyland After Dark: Heroes Assemble event at Disney California Adventure park promises an action-packed line up of experiences with entertainment, character encounters, event-themed food, merchandise and more.
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