Our first proper park pictorial in more than 400 days! There’s a lot of ground to cover so let’s jump right in!
Focused less on the new procedure and policies (which we covered in depth here: STEP INSIDE: A complete look at what it’s like to visit Disneyland right now) we’re taking a look at the parks with a more fine toothed comb to check in on construction projects, attraction updates, and more. Plus a nice little merch run at the end as the parks get ready for Mother’s Day!
All of this and so much more in our first park pictorial in more than 400 days. ENJOY!
Snow White’s Enchanted Wish
We have full video and a bunch of fun facts about the new attraction in our previous coverage below.
Here’s a few before and after images showing the more colorful and inviting color scheme.
The skulls were removed from the moldings and the sconces were replaced with friendlier versions.
Another look at the brighter color scheme.
The touch-sensitive gold book which cackled when you touched it was replaced with a non-interactive more traditional storybook.
The Evil Queen still peers from outside the upper window.
King Arthur Carousel
Under refurbishment before the closures, the attraction has returned with a new canopy and repainted horses!
Haunted Mansion enhancements
The pet graveyard has been given some touchups and new landscaping.
One of the mansion’s inhabitants is a stargazer.
Physical distance markers are used to keep guests separate from each other.
New partitions in the loading zone separate the main queue from the ADA loading zone for the attraction.
A new portrait has appeared near the loading station.
This cat statue only has one eye and it glows red on occasion. It is an homage to a one-eyed cat which was narrator for the attraction in early concept drafts.
Jungle Cruise enhancements in progress
Rosita at the Tropica Hideaway has an obstructed view of the ongoing work at the Jungle Cruise during its refurbishment.
MORE INFO: Details on the Jungle Cruise refurbishment
Tiana Moving in Early?
Le Bat En Rouge is closed. Teases suggest PRINCESS AND THE FROG is coming to this location but not exactly in what capacity.
Crowds are relatively light in the parks due to limited capacity.
Looks like Disneyland upgraded its ECVs!
Red Dragon & Co. Fireworks Factory has replaced the Laod Bhang Fireworks Factory which was painted here previously. The changes are part of Disney’s broader mission of inclusivity to ensure that diverse cultures are celebrated rather than ridiculed.
Bengal Beef Skewer from Bengal Barbecue and Fish Tacos from the Stage Door Cafe.
Even in limited capacity settings, revenge of the strollers is ever healthy.
Adventureland’s entrance has been given a brighter welcome statement.
Physical distancing markers for the Enchanted Tiki Room.
Dole sponsorship signage now adorns the Tropical Hideaway.
Dole Whip or Dole Whip Float? Why not both!
No lines at Oga’s Cantina because it’s closed!
Time in the caves is kept to a minimum at Rise of the Resistance.
Well there’s definitely worse places to hunker down and get some work done.
Pirate’s are always losing their hats!
Splash Mountain will close soon to make way for a new PRINCESS AND THE FROG themed attraction.
The Tomorrowland entrance does not look much different than it did a year ago.
A new mural has appeared in front of Space Mountain. Although nice in its retro vibe, it’s a little odd. Alternatively, the stairs on the right of the sign were finally completed after being under construction for literally months last year before the closures.
The Partners Statue received some TLC during the closures which included a slightly repolished color scheme that highlights features on Mickey Mouse a little more obviously.
Disneyland at park closing at 7pm.
Around Disney California Adventure
Scallops at Carthay Circle.
Avengers Campus opens on June 4, 2021. There’s small peeks you can grab from Cars Land.
Walls in front of the main entrance to Avengers Campus promote the upcoming BLACK WIDOW.
Coke has a major branding prescene here.
This large backstage office building was under construction last year, it appears to be completed now.
The Little Mermaid Ariel’s Undersea Adventure rotunda was recently repainted.
Laod Bhang in Frontierland also had a pin trading cart in Disney California Adventure. It’s also been renamed, this time to Pan-Pacific Pin Traders.
Redwood Creek Challenge Trail is currently closed.
Designated Dining Areas all around the park!
Grizzly River Run is also closed.
Didn’t notice in the morning a vending machine setup with face masks at the eastern esplanade.
Magic is back merchandise on face masks, t-shirts and a tumbler.
Disney’s dolls now come in plastic-free packaging.
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