It’s hard to imagine that a week after Disneyland Resort officially opened Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge to the general public that there would be any new things opening and we find this weekend THREE new debuts including Pixar Pals parking structure, Pixar Pier’s Inside Out: Emotional Whirlwind, and a brand new Haunted Mansion 50th Anniversary exhibit at the Disney Gallery.

Aside from exploring all the new offerings, we’ll revisit Batuu once more, check in on crowds around the park, and get a look at new and on-going projects across the resort. Of course, a nice merch run at the end loaded with new wallet drainers plus much more. ENJOY!

Summer Discount Ticket


From now through August 30, 2019 Annual Passholders can purchase a 1-Day Park Hopper tickets for $99. Each Annual Passholder can purchase a maximum of three (3) specially priced tickets per day TOTAL so either one for themselves (if they are blocked out) and up to two (2) guests OR a maximum of three (3) tickets for guests if their annual pass is still valid for admission on that day.

MORE INFO: AP PERK: Summer Bring-A-Friend ticket offer, $99 for 1-day Hoppers

Glowing Again

In an exceedingly odd move, Disney has decided to resurrect the Main Street Electrical Parade for another limited time encore engagement starting August 2, 2019. To make way for the new parade, Disney also confirmed that Mickey’s Soundsational Parade will be closing July 17.


New Exhibit Materializes


It’s been five decades since a certain foreboding manor along Disneyland’s Rivers of America flung open its doors to mortal visitors and now the Disney Gallery on Main Street is paying tribute to the Haunted Mansion with a fantastic new exhibit: Happy Haunts Materialize: Fifty Spirited Years of the Haunted Mansion.

MORE INFO: PICTORIAL: ‘Happy Haunts Materialize: Fifty Spirited Years of the Haunted Mansion’ opens at Disneyland

 An Emotional Opening


The Inside Out: Emotional Whirlwind is finally here! Completing the last major change to Pixar Pier since it officially reopened just over a year ago, the attraction is hardly recognizable from its previous incarnation as Flik’s Flyers in “a bug’s land.” The imaginative new take on the classic spinner brings some needed movement to the land and adds a whole lot of color.

MORE INFO: PICTORIAL: ‘Inside Out: Emotional Whirlwind’ takes Disney California Adventure by (brain) storm, NOW OPEN!

Pixar Pals Parking Structure


We were in Disneyland a day before the grand opening of the Pixar Pals parking structure. The structure opened officially June 30, 2019. There’s still a good bit of work before everything is finished and ready.

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We explored the new tram loading area in last week’s pictorial.


Since last week, Disney replaced Eve on a bubble that previously seemed to feature accidentally incomplete artwork of a Mary Poppins penguin.


Why is THIS the silhouette they went with for Maleficent? What is she even doing here??


More water fountains with bottle fill please!


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Also changed since last weekend are these signs where all but one had been misprinted without the name of the level.




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The temporary walkway to Downtown Disney.



The temporary walking path has you exit out on to a sidewalk that makes you turn left towards the intersection to cross the street and then double back on the otherside of the street to get towards Downtown Disney. We saw several people jay walk rather than take the extra steps to go down to the cross-walk. Expect this until September when the bridge is expected to open and this walkway will close.


Meanwhile, the bridge is getting a new roof.

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The bridge construction continues through the summer for an expected opening in September.

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Marvel-Themed Land


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MORE INFO: Find more articles about the upcoming Marvel-themed land.

Around Disney California Adventure


The dining area for Award Wieners remains behind construction walls.

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Looks like Tale of the Lion King showtimes have been pushed back to later in the afternoon when the sun is a little less oppressive.


We didn’t think they’d do it but Disney found a solution to cover up the previously uncovered “back” sides of the animal silhouettes on the stage for the Tale of the Lion King show. Fabric coverings now cover the formerly solid black backings of the animals which had support poles attached to them.


Mickey is still missing atop the Silly Symphony Swings.


Hard to see but the second window was added to separate the dining area for the Lamplight Lounge from the main boardwalk.

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The billboards were updated on Pixar Pier. Minor changes but now Wall-E and Eve share a spark/kiss and the tagline changed from “Find Your Special Moment” to “Spark a Special Moment” and the other now features a line from Dory at the bottom.

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Here’s how the billboards looked last year when they first debuted.


They added a separating wall that now obstructs your ability to see Edna Mode in the Incredicoaster’s first show scene. Previously, you could see into the little room including some support elements not visible from the coaster….


Before they added the new wall, you could easily see how the static Edna figure was secured to the ground in the first show scene for the Incredicoaster.

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Some of the details in the “lounge.”


Some over-sized cards were tacked onto the side of the Midway Mercantile building.


Around Disneyland


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The wait board reflects land status for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge and also wait time for Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run.

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Still no Figaro or blue bird here.


The obnoxious merch carriage has resumed its former spot near the Bibbidi Bobbido Boutique negating the positive benefits of the recent walkway widening in this area.


The carriage had previously taken up temporary residence here (while the castle was under refurbishment) and worked A LOT better there with A LOT more room for it, freeing up the precious little space in that castle forecourt.


Don’t remember RAINBOW RIDGE STAGE DEPOT on here before. Pretty funny that this former payphone bank now serves as a random shade structure. Not mad at it!


Quick snacks now available on the Big Thunder Trail in case you need a taste from home before travelling to Batuu.


The plant-based burger at Hungry Bear is surprisingly good! You won’t be fooled that it’s not beef but it’s pretty close and pretty tasty!


Blue Berry Lemonade is a wonderful refresher on your way in or out of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. Its color and the blueberries even make it look like a Batuuan specialty.


After we finished ours, we added water to make our own spa water. Pinkys were lifted.


Trio of helicopters soared over.

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We shared this new Churros & Lemonade ODV cart in Critter Country in last week’s pictorial but the weather was blah. Here it is again, neat and pretty!



Jolly Trolley has been gone for several months now. Hopefully it’s getting a nice thorough refresher.


When the parks are super busy, Disneyland switches Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge to boarding group access only. If you don’t do it through the mobile app you can grab a paper boarding pass at various locations around the park including here near the Matterhorn.

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Temporary signs have been added all around the park to let guests know about their boarding group status. This is fantastic move on Disney’s part to make the process as easy and seamless as possible.

Back to Batuu



This is the first official weekend of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge and the land is noticeably busier than any of the days we visited during the reservation period.


This is the back of the line for Oga’s Cantina. You can see at the center of the picture the actual Cantina entrance, it’s the yellow building with a black banner hanging on it behind the rock spire. Even though it’s only open to guests with reservations, the wait with a reservation can still be upwards of 45 minutes or more and there’s very little shade while you wait so we advise being prepared for the elements!

Savi’s Workshop also requires reservations.


Guests who require extra time for loading into Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run are directed to a different part of the ship with plenty of space for wheelchairs and ECVs to be parked as well as hold service animals.



If you didn’t see somebody get Force-choked, did you even experience the Star Wars universe?

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Atmosphere shows like this — brief, impromptu, and succint — are exactly what’s needed in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. really wish that there were more of these in more places in the land to help with the world-building.

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Taking a second to appreciate Disney Horticulture and the amazing work they did to bring life to Batuu. Amazing!

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Really wish there was a Traveler’s Guide to the Botany of Batuu that could point out some of the beautiful flora in the land!




Kyber Crystals remain sold out on Batuu unless you buy a Holocron at which point you are offered either a red or blue crystal.


The proprietor of this butcher stall is not in at the moment. Maybe this is where they make the Nuna Turkey Jerkey?

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Around the Resort

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Looks like something is finally happening at the former Haagen-Dazs which was formerly an info booth.

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Rainforest Cafe and AMC still sit vacant with no announcements as to the fates of these two locations.


Pop-up Disney banners in Downtown Disney parking lot.

Merch Run

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge


Postcards are back at Jewels of Bish. Really beautiful artwork in here! Lots of merch that had been sold out as of last weekend is back in stock throughout the land.

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Droid pocketbooks are back but the backpacks are still sold out.




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More in Store



Closer look at the magnet frame and the etched artwork in the gold water bottles.

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New Toy Story 4 dress from the Disney Dress Shop.


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Some really great merchandise paying tribute to Matterhorn, Monorail, and Subs which all just celebrated concurrent 60th anniversaries recently.


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Awesome 90s-style tshirts.


I still don’t get this.


Plenty of patriotic merchandise available around the resort.

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More ways than ever to force bubbles into everyone’s faces!

Protect the Pride


These special edition Nala and Simba plush support The Lion King Protect the Pride campaign. They are also available at certain Disney stores, on shopDisney.com, and in select U.S. Disney Parks and Resorts locations

MORE INFO: Disney to raise up to $3 million for conservation with new The Lion King PROTECT THE PRIDE campaign

Toy Story 4 comes to play


Disneyland (along with Disney Parks locations around the globe) have begun showing a TOY STORY 4 extended preview which includes a custom intro by actor Tony HaleENDS JULY 7, 2019.

MORE INFO: TOY STORY 4 at Disneyland brings extended peek of Disney-Pixar’s latest animated adventure

California Soarin’


Are you ready to go Soarin’ Over California again? You can charter your own flight now! Due to popular demand, the attraction’s return has been extended! ENDS August 31, 2019.

MORE INFO: SOARIN’ OVER CALIFORNIA to return to Disney California Adventure for limited time this summer

Wake the Dead!


Disneyland is inviting you to help come wake the dead with a special after-after hours party (from 1am – 4am!) to celebrate the Haunted Mansion! Commemorating 50 years of the chillingly awesome attraction, this “under the hill” soiree will take include a bunch of earthly delights including spirited sips and bites, special entertainment, character encounters, photo ops, and access to several west-side park attractions, plus a few other supernatural surprises.

MORE INFO: After-after hours HAUNTED MANSION parties at Disneyland welcome you to wake the dead between 1am and 4am!

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.

  • AP PERK: Summer Bring-A-Friend ticket offer, $99 for 1-day Hoppers.  MORE INFO
  • US military discounts for tickets and hotels; Disneyland, Walt Disney World.  MORE INFO

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