Disneyland is enjoying what’s left of its brief off-season between the end of summer and the start of the popular Halloween Time season. Guests should dial back their Halloween Time expectations this year as the on-going 60th Anniversary celebration will take priority with the Diamond Celebration decorations and entertainment running instead of traditional Halloween decorations and shows. Still, popular offerings including Haunted Mansion Holiday, Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy, and the Mickey Jack-O-Lantern in Town Square will all return by the upcoming start of Halloween Time.
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We’ve got a quick off-season update for you today, so let’s get to it.
|Welcome to Disneyland!|
Recent high temperatures in Orange County helped thin out off-season crowds even more than usual over the weekend. With temperatures climbing into the mid-90s with high humidity, it’s even more important than usual to stay hydrated and know your limits when visiting the parks during the hot summer months.
In New Orleans Square, Jack Skellington is moving in at the Haunted Mansion for his annual stay. Haunted Mansion Holiday will officially open on Sept. 11 with the rest of the Halloween Time offerings.
A look at refurbishment projects underway in both parks…
Work continues on the walkway between Fantasy Faire and Frontierland.
In Tomorrowland, work continues on the upcoming Star Wars Launch Bay and Super Hero HQ in the former Innoventions building.
Some work walls are up on Paradise Pier…
Still not much progress to be seen at the upcoming Luigi’s Rollickin’ Roadsters
|This & That|
And the new “All Aboard!” book on Disney trains was available here a few days early. The book comes out tomorrow and you can get it on Amazon for over 30% off – a better deal than the best AP discount.
…but by Sunday, a spacewoman had reportedly taken over. Below, a Tweet from our friend Guy Selga showing the new spacewoman.
Not sure when this popcorn cart popped up (is this thing on?), but I love it. pic.twitter.com/yDutjkch8h
— Guy Selga (@guyselga) August 30, 2015
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|Weekly News & Information Round-Up|
|Weekly Theme Park Hours
August 31 – September 6, 2015
|[B]Disneyland Park[/B]||[B]California Adventure[/B]|
|Mon.-Thu.: 10 am – 9 pm
Fri.-Sat.: 9 am – 12 pm
Sunday: 8 am – 12 am
|Mon.-Thu.: 10 am – 8 pm
Fri.-Sat.: 9 am – 10 pm
Sunday: 9 am – 9 pm
|[CENTER]For a complete listing of theme park hours,
visit the Disneyland.com Theme Park Calendar[/CENTER]
|[center]Closure and Refurbishment Schedule[/center]|
|[b][center]Disney California Adventure[/center][/b]|
|[b][center]Downtown Disney and Disneyland Resort Hotels[/center][/b]|
August 31 – September 6
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A quick look at noteworthy Disney theme park headlines from around the web.[/center]
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