Casey Jr Circus Train returns at Disneyland with new safety additions plus a closer look at holiday offerings in both parks

Written by Andy Castro. Posted in Buena Vista Street, Cars Land, Dateline Disneyland

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Published on November 19, 2012 at 5:05 am with 238 Comments

About Andy Castro

Andy is a Southern California native, raised with Disneyland and a life-long fan of Disney theme parks and animation. Andy writes the weekly Dateline Disneyland column, which can be found every Monday on MiceChat.

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  • Wyatt Furr

    Thanks for the update. Buena Vista Street looks great!

  • Dizziiney

    Great update. I have got to get to the parks tis Christmas!

  • garyman

    Great Update, I really liked the Bell Ringers and the Casey JR. Video. Will be there in a few weeks to see it all in person

  • caseyjunior

    Can’t wait to see all the DCA decorations! Great blog.

  • MrsAEudy

    I always look forward to the holiday updates!! Christmastime at Disneyland is my favorite time of year!! And happy 5th anniversary Dateline Disneyland!!

  • LittleSquirt

    There’s so much to look forward to at Christmas time!

  • tardistrekkie

    Thanks for the great update! My pass just expired and I can’t afford a new one, so it’s nice to see the latest happenings at the parks!

  • Bronco21

    That Christmas tree lighting video seemed more like a for tv choreographed multiple take Disneyland special than a DCA nightly tree lighting event! So awesome!

    Casey Junior doesn’t look near as bad as I was expecting. Still silly that they felt it necessary to add the railings, but they don’t bother me. I’m kind of bummed Disney didn’t take the opportunity to add a Tangled tower and a Tiana’s restaurant to Storybookland. Oh well maybe it will get an update eventually.

  • DisneyDorkAZ

    My Monday evening isn’t complete without reading through Dateline Disneyland. Thank you for the update, it always feels like a mini-vacation.

  • disneyseeker

    Amazing update as always! Finally the DCA expansion is now officially complete!

  • SpacemanSpiff

    Congratulations on your anniversary, and thank you for all your hard work and the great photography every week. Always look forward to finding out what’s going on at the California Disney theme parks.

  • hepplerjk

    Congratulations to Dateline Disneyland for 5 years!

  • RLM922

    The garland airfilters are awesome. However, wife told me not to get any ideas for the house….I’ve gone twice this week to get X-Mas gifts – need one more trip tomorrow….One more trip needed…..

  • mugglechris

    Great Update! Thanks for letting me get my Disney fix when I can’t get down there

  • QPerth

    What a wonderful Dateline Update, thanks so much for bringing us all of these wonderful pictures and news! Of course, special thanks to Norman for your picture contributions too!
    Some special mentions of appreciation, the Small World pics are a riot of colour and are wonderful. The Casey Jr comparison videos were a BRILLIANT touch, super extra thanks for those, truly appreciated here! I think overall the Casey Jr safety upgrade was done well, but I can’t help feel the scale of the bridge fence or pillars is just a bit off. Can’t quite place my finger on it…
    Great to see the gorgeous new DCA Entrance west side planter finally emerge, that really took forever. I wonder why it took so long compared to the rest of the entrance? It looks wonderful though. And thanks for the gorgeous pictures and coverage of the Buena Vista Street Christmas decorations (and Radiator Srings!). They really are very classy and well done. Great to see a new issue of the Buena Vista Bugle out also! So glad they are continuing with this wonderful and practice detail.
    And wow, the Buena Vista Street tree lighting ceremony was utterly charming and such a delightful show. Thanks so much for the video!
    Again, Happy Anniversary to Dateline Disneyland!! Always a web highlight of my week. -Q