Guardians taking over the Tower may be the big news this week, but Disneyland had a very interesting weekend as well. After weeks of horrible overcrowding, you might have expected this past holiday weekend to have been packed at the resort. It wasn’t. With most annual pass holders blocked on Friday and Saturday and the 3 day SoCal ticket special now expired, it was one of the most enjoyable weekends at the parks in recent memory. Great weather only made things extra magical. We’ll take you on a journey through the park to see what’s new, where the construction is happening, and show you some glamor shots of your favorite place on Earth!
Star Wars Land Construction
The biggest expansion in Disneyland history is coming in 2019 and work is progressing on two major attractions, shops, restaurants and experiences.
Star Wars isn’t the only major construction. The Rivers of America continues to evolve as it approaches a summer reopening. While we can’t wait to ride their river boats and train again soon . . . it’s the Big Thunder Trail that we are most anxiously awaiting as crowd flow in the park really needs it.
Preparation for Fantasmic! 2.0
Are you a FANatic? It’s one of the greatest, if not THE greatest, theme park show ever built. Since the river was drained over a year and a half ago, Fantasmic has been left dormant. But with the return of the river eminent, a refreshed and enhanced version of the show is on the way as well.
Testing lights for F!2
Indy Returns and Breaks Down
Indy has returned from refurbishment. However is was down when I took these pictures. When it was open, the wait was 80 minutes shortly after park opening. Strange considering how empty the rest of the park was. Also odd that an an attraction fresh from refurbishment would suffer so much down time.
Tomorrowland Terrace Dancing
Live music is returning to the Tomorrowland Terrace stage. Rock bands (performing hits from the ’50s, ‘60s, ‘70s, ‘80s and today) will play every Friday, Saturday and Sunday night, from 7:30-11:15 p.m. Different bands will be appearing through August 20th.
Space Mountain AP shirt
It’s hard to believe, but Space Mountain turned 40 years old over the weekend. You can celebrate with this 70’s style tshirt.
Pirates of the Caribbean was the #1 film at the box office this past weekend. In celebration of the new film, Captain Jack Sparrow himself was wandering through New Orleans square and taking photos with guests.
Look, Ma, No Crowds!
Although the screenshots of the Disneyland app were taken in the morning, most of the pictures in the park were taken in the early afternoon.
There are now two choices if your youngling wants to dress up as R2-She2.
I know Dusty has shown these shirts before, but artistry of them is really fantastic:
Enjoy a few moments of Matter-zen.
It’s a Small World
Let’s pop in to the happiest cruise that ever sailed . . .
That’s all for this week. Until next time…
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