It was a relatively busy weekend at the Disneyland Resort! We’ve already extensively covered some of the higher profile goings on including STAR WARS: Rise of the Resistance at Disneyland and the 2020 Lunar New Year celebration at Disney California Adventure but there’s plenty of other projects including Avengers Campus Marvel land expansion, Holiday removal, attraction refurbishments including Mark Twain and Snow White’s Scary Adventures, and Project Stardust all concurrently on-going on.
So much to see so let’s dive right in to our latest park pictorial. ENJOY!
When it comes to the STAR WARS: RISE OF THE RESISTANCE Virtual Queue / Boarding Group process at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, no result is typical but we were equipped with an understanding for how the process worked from this earlier info guide. There are as many suggestions for securing a Boarding Group as there are twinkles on Cinderella’s dress so ultimately you’ll want to follow the steps that feel right for you.
If you like to live vicariously through other people’s experiences, we invite you now to follow along on our process for enjoying STAR WARS: RISE OF THE RESISTANCE on its first official Saturday of operation at Disneyland!
Full POV: Rise of the Resistance
Rise of the Resistance is here and we’ve got your ticket into the full experience without the need for a boarding group! Join the adventure!
Flavors from Far, Far Away
Galma Garlic Puffed Cheese Chips are one of the newly-announced additions at Star Wars; Galaxy’s Edge. Nearly every single one of those words had our attention. Chips? Garlic? Puffed Cheese? Yes, please.
These chips are are a garlic lover’s dream. Cheese flavor also pops for an extra dimension of intergalactic magic. Super strong flavors that are not for the faint of heart. One person in our group described them as Funions having a baby with White Cheddar Cheez-Its and that’s probably not too far off!
The Toydaria Swirl Green Milk (shown above in this press image) is another temping treat that’s new to the land. It takes the regular Green Milk and spices it up with swirls of savory chili lime seasoning and mango jelly. It’s available at the Milk Stand for $8.79. You can also opt for a nice warm cup of Black Spire Hot Chocolate topped with shimmering purple whipped cream at Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo and at Ronto Roasters for $3.79.
While enjoying the flavor-packed new chips, we heard an ad on the in-land radio advertising luxury cruises board the new Halcyon ship of the Chandrila Star Line. That’s the name of the ship for the upcoming “Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser” more commonly known as the “Star Wars Hotel.”
Year of the
The Lunar New Year is here with the zodiacs showing that it is the Year of the
Rat Mouse and Disney California Adventure is ready to celebrate in style! The cherished holiday tradition returns once more to the Happiest Place on Earth with a fantastic festival featuring fine feastables, fortuitous findables, and fascinating spectacles celebrating the wonders of China, Korea, and Vietnam.
Tasty New Year
A ton of flavors have been packed into the park creating a miniature food festival of sorts to ensure a tasty new year. Several fan favorites have returned and new menu options are available to tempt the palate all around the park. It was so much food we had to do a whole separate posting about it which you can see below.
Fashion Forward Folks!
Award-winning couture fashion designer Guo Pei collaborated with Disney to create beautiful new costumes for Mickey and Minnie at Disneyland Resort for the 2020 Lunar New Year Celebration. Pei, facilitated by the Asian Couture Federation, the new costumes are also being used for Shanghai Disneyland’s Chinese New Year festivities.
Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway
We didn’t have a chance to scope out the site on this visit but as you can see below from last week, there’s not much interesting really going on just yet.
Decorative elements are starting to appear on more of the facade for the yet-unnamed Spider-Man attraction. Notice the red side pieces on the facade on the right side of the picture. Now take a look at this picture from about 10 minutes earlier when we walked by…
We’re hearing that the red crane element will be used as a swinging apparatus for the character.
You can get a sense here for how much the land will change sight lines in Cars Land.
Not much in the way of distinguishing features yet on the new Pym’s Test Kitchen restaurant.
The new Avengers HQ building is moving along.
A new backstage structure is shooting up next to Luigi’s Rollicking Roadsters.
It’s a pretty significant sight-line change over here, too.
Around Disney California Adventure
No visible progress on the tracks for the Red Car Trolley.
Didn’t take long for these ugly things to come back once the Festival Marketplace kiosks from Festival of Holidays disappeared.
Francisco the cat is not tired.
Ok, maybe just a little tired but not reall—
Boarding Groups for Rise of the Resistance have been consistently snatched up within the first few minutes of Disneyland opening every day. Literally minutes. In some cases, literally less than a minute.
People standing around at rope drop waiting for 8am to claim boarding groups will be a new favorite past-time.
Last week, we shared pics of the new Chimichanga hot food bags.
This week, pre-packaged popcorn (sold at the Cotton Candy carts) has a retro re-imagining, too!
Turkey legs declined to comment.
A new Kylo Ren Tie Fighter Mug is available at Galactric Grill. You can get it for $18.49 with a fountain beverage or for $19.49 with fries.
These stay-cold/hot Star Wars tumblers have some pretty awesome artwork on them. It’s available for $24.99.
Snow has thawed on Sleeping Beauty Castle.
Still some work left to do to return the castle to its normal splendor as it’s missing some gold finnial details.
The Sword in the Stone is back in Fantasyland after reportedly being broken.
Walls have pushed out at Snow White’s Scary Adventures.
Mark Twain remains in dry-dock during its refurbishment.
Perhaps a few light spackles are in order. Spy that Jerrod Maruyama balloon design!
The Haunted Mansion Holiday finally closes January 20th to remove its holiday decor and for an extensive refurbishment.
“it’s a small world” has returned from its holiday dream.
We got this newly-revealed wall a few weeks ago but we hadn’t seen it at night, what a beauty!
North side still under wraps.
Hard to see but the new stairs are still under way.
After a long day in the parks we were delirious and asking how to get to the exit.
Then he said, this is the way.
Around the Resort
In case you didn’t know, there’s a new Star War.
I guess these are the rides of the Resistance.
Juice refurbishment continues on with clanking heard but no visible signs of progress.
Nothing going on here.
St. Patrick’s Day 2020 Mickey Mouse plush.
Star Wars X TOMS
If you’re at Curl Surf in Downtown Disney, you can pick yourself up one of several different kinds of STAR WARS X TOMS shoes. The kind folks at TOMS sent us some shoes in return for sharing it with our readers here on MouseInfo. After we got them in the mail, we couldn’t help but to take them with us straight to Batuu!
Perhaps in the interest of driving more sales at a formerly quiet corner of Disney California Adventure, Disney opted to turn the Alfresco Tasting Terrace into an Annual Passholder exclusive location starting this past Sunday. See our pictorial below for more details and to learn more about those snazzy new drinks!
It Happens Soon
The new MAGIC HAPPENS parade that was announced at D23 Expo this year will be making its Disneyland debut on February 28, 2020! To celebrate the announcement, Disney teased two more of the upcoming floats in the parade featuring Maui from MOANA and FROZEN!
Dark Days Ahead
Disneyland After Dark is back once more for early 2020 bringing FOUR different opportunities to rock the night away in special after-hours parks experiences at the happiest place on earth. Each event will offer a different theme complemented by unique entertainment, specialty food, collectible merchandise and more!
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.
- Spring 2020 Discounts for for tickets and hotels: Disneyland Resort. Through 5/21/20. (MORE INFO)
- 2020 US Military discounts for tickets and hotels; Disneyland, Walt Disney World. Through 2020. (MORE INFO)
- Canadian Resident discount for multi-day tickets: Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World. Through 2/7/20. (MORE INFO)
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