Cinderella is now enchanting a beautiful new animated window display on Main Street, U.S.A. — the latest in Disneyland‘s new series of enchanted windows for the park’s 60th anniversary celebration. Meanwhile, that Diamond Celebration continues as the busy summer season is now in full swing. Refurbishment and enhancement projects continue in both parks while Disney California Adventure gears up to celebrate a couple new films hitting theaters this summer.
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|Welcome to Disneyland!|
Disneyland continues into the busy summer months with its Diamond Celebration in full swing. It’s been a particularly lovely time to visit the past couple weeks, with moderate temperatures and crowds being rather manageable for peak season.
Take a Diamond Celebration ride down Main Street aboard the Omnibus
|A Dream is a Window…|
On Main Street, the second of the Disneyland’s new “enchanted windows” has been unveiled. The new window features scenes from Cinderella and is beautifully crafted and comes to life with classic effects that harken back to early Disneyland.
Below, a look at the new window in video:
In the Peter Pan window we showed you two weeks ago, the children now fly and projection effects showing the second star to the right and Never Never Land are now working.
Big refurbishment projects are still underway in Fantasyland and Tomorrowland, along with the installation of an all-new ride at Luigi’s Flying Tires in Cars Land.
In Fantasyland, Peter Pan’s Flight remains closed until early July for enhancements
Nearby, the gift shop next to Pinocchio’s Daring Journey (most recently used for the Frozen meet-and-greet) is getting its Pinocchio-themed paint job back on the exterior. Will it reopen as a Pinocchio-themed gift shop?
At the entrance of Tomorrowland, Buzz Lightyear’s Astro Blasters is once again offering FASTPASS service. Why you’d need a Fastpass for a fast-loading Omnimover is beyond me, but there it is. Also note the garish new colors on the Astro Blasters facade, which debuted earlier this spring.
Across from Innoventions, the TomorrowLanding shop, which originally opened alongside the Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage in 2007, is now a MARVEL shop conveniently located next to the temporary outdoor Avengers photo-op.
Over at Disney California Adventure, there’s not much progress to be see from the guest’s perspective on the replacement ride for Luigi’s Flying Tires.
|Disney Cinema Adventure|
In California Adventure, Disney will be hosting a preview of MARVEL’s upcoming “Ant-Man” in the Bug’s Life Theater. “It’s Tough to be a Bug!” is closed starting today to prepare for the Ant-Man preview. The preview, which will be presented in 3D and feature in-theater effects, starts June 19 and will run through August 2. The sneak peek will also include an Ant-Man costume from the film on display.
Elsewhere in Disney California Adventure, the five emotions from Pixar’s “Inside Out” will be featured in a new pre-parade for the Pixar Play Parade starting June 19. “Inside Out” opens in theaters on June 19, but until then you can scoop up some new merchandise from the film at the parks.
In Downtown Disney, artist Dallas Clayton painted a 6×12-ft mural celebrating “Inside Out” on Friday. The mural will remain on display through June.
|This & That|
- 6/1: Disneyland’s Diamond Celebration in full swing as summer hits the resort
Catching up with the Diamond Celebration as it enters the busy summer season, including a look at new 60th Anniversary food and drink, fine art, and collectibles.
- 5/26: Disneyland’s Diamond Celebration dazzles with new decor, entertainment, and attraction enhancements
A look at Disneyland’s Diamond Celebration decorations, updated daytime entertainment, and enhancements at attractions in both parks.
- 5/25: Disneyland’s Diamond Celebration kicks off with a bumpy 24-hour party
A recap of Disneyland’s Diamond Celebration 24-hour party plus full coverage of the new nighttine entertainment including Paint the Night, fireworks and World of Color.
- 5/22: Your Guide to Disneyland’s Diamond Celebration Merchandise
Take a look at a sampling of the over 500 new items designed specifically Disneyland’s Diamond Celebration.
- 5/21: Your Guide to Disneyland’s Diamond Celebration & 24 Hour Party
A complete guide to Disneyland’s 24-hour party complete with information that’s useful throughout the entire Diamond Celebration
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|Weekly News & Information Round-Up|
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