Welcome back to another hot and sticky week at the Disneyland Resort. This was the final weekend of Saturday blockout dates for Deluxe passes as the summer winds down. But it should still feel like summer for a while longer, as the hot and humid weather remains in our forecast. With that coming, it’s a good time to slow down and enjoy the details of Disneyland, particularly on the new stretch of river.
We’ve been covering the new Rivers of America renovations for the last couple of weeks. Now let’s turn our eye on the little details around the river. How many have you noticed?
FROM THE TRAIN
Some of the animals look pretty good from a distance, but most have no fur and are painted with a semi-gloss paint, making them not overly realistic looking at closer range.
New waterfalls on left side of train
Have you seen Disneyland’s new dragons?
You’re being hunted
AROUND THE RIVER BEND
The murderer beaver has fur too.
No fur on the lions on the river
NEW DETAILS IN THE GRAND CANYON AND PRIMEVAL WORLD.
This effect is not as bright as it was and the birds are harder to see
Did you catch the lightning strike
As you head down to the Star Wars land entry tunnel on Big Thunder Trail, you’ll find a post office that looks like it could have been lifted straight out of a ghost town.
The landscape behind the post office looks like a pack mule trail from the earliest days of Disneyland’s Frontierland.
|Main Street USA|
Let’s take a horse-drawn trolley ride on Main Street USA. It feels like a special treat every time you get the chance to do it.
Since it’s been so hot lately, a popular spot to stop has been the Opera House, which probably has the best A/C in all of Disneyland. Stop by and see ‘ol Abe, who’s as spry and realistic as ever!
|New Orleans Square|
Scott Attula always loves taking photos of the details at on the Haunted Mansion and Pirates of the Caribbean . . . and this week’s heat was a good excuse to visit these air conditioned attractions.
Meanwhile, in the bayou . . .
We’ve only got a short time before Pirates closes to make way for this Redhead’s transformation.
A strange occurrence, one of the musical pirates is missing and was replaced by a barrel.
We haven’t taken a good look at the details on the castle in a few months and it seems that the same issues are plaguing the roofs since January.
Main Street Electrical Parade Farewell
And don’t forget that the Main Street Electrical Parade is glowing away once again after August 20th. This parade seems to have more than nine lives . . . and we sure hope to see it return for holidays and special engagements in the future.
The Main Street Electrical Parade will be glowing away after this weekend, so get your final viewings in now. To satiate your nighttime parade needs, Paint the Night will soon be moving over to Disney California Adventure – more on that story soon.
|SPECIAL EVENT ALERT!
MICECHAT KNOTT’S SCARY FARM SPOOKTACULAR
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 30TH, 2017
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This is the 12th anniversary of our ultra-popular Halloween event and we are working with the great folks at Knott’s Berry Farm to make this our best haunt ever! Leave the real world behind and enter a dreamland of spooky fun with fellow Micechat readers.
This is a VIP experience. You’ll get exclusive access to the haunt designers, special tours, front of line access, and an amazing Mrs. Knott’s buffet dinner before the scares begin. This is the ultimate way to experience Knott’s Scary Farm and the best package for the event.
- Admission into Knott’s Scary Farm
- Meet and greet with maze designers
- Backstage tour of a new maze before the event
- All you can eat Private… Pre-scare Boo-fet dinner
- Early entry into Haunt
- Unlimited front of the line access to all mazes!
- Fastlane front of the line for rides!
- Priority Seating for the final performance of ELVIRA at Knott’s Scary Farm!!!
- For one simple price you’ll get an entire night of food, entertainment, friends, frights, fun and EXCLUSIVE OPPORTUNITIES!!!
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Well folks, that wraps up this Monday update. We hope you enjoyed it. Today’s update was shot and assembled by DsnyDebbie with additional photos from Scott Attula and background research and commentary from Dusty Sage.
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