Candlelight shines as Disneyland gets ready to welcome Starbucks

Written by Andy Castro. Posted in Dateline Disneyland, Disneyland Resort

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Published on December 10, 2012 at 5:05 am with 173 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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  • gauchogirl

    It seems like forever ago that DCA looked like that! Sometimes, I still can’t believe that’s what it was, especially when compared to how amazing it is now.

  • Tiny Mermaid

    I never realized how much of a presence Kodak had in the park, though I’ve seen the picture spots and the brand name on the park guides a thousand times. It’ll be interesting to see what happens there. I never knew the Kodak shack was an old Fantasyland booth, either. Hope it doesn’t go anywhere.

    The pictures of DCA 1.0 are incredible. Hard to believe what a blah, boring mess the entrance and shops were not too long ago. It’s truly astounding what the geniuses at Disney can do in such a short time.

  • Oathkeeper

    Great update! I really hope that old Fantasyland ticket booth doesn’t disappear when Kodak leaves, would be sad to see it go.

  • WheresMickey

    Great update!

  • JDN

    I, too, am curious to see what becomes of the Market House! Thanks for the great pictures and reporting, as always!

  • etoilemini

    Thanks for another great update! It’ll be interesting to see how Starbucks is incorporated to Main St. Here’s hoping they keep some of the Market House’s charm (but not the awful coffee!).

  • Smoke Tree Rancher

    Beautiful photos of Candlelight.

    I can’t believe the change in California Adventure from 2011 to now!

  • bummerkit

    I’m really looking forward to checking out the new Indiana Jones when we get a chance to get over there again. Last time we were able to make a trip to DLR it was in pretty sad shape. :(

  • urbanleadership

    Thanks for another great update. Happy Anniversary!

  • Chuck-D

    Great update! Candlelight was great on Saturday and Sunday! Even ran into John Lasseter! :D He was so kind to give a minute to my kids and me! Class act!

  • bhbob

    Terrific update again! I always love the pictures you include. Thanks

  • KENfromOC

    Regarding Poster Art of The Disney Parks book – sorry to say it’s not currently available on Amazon or Barns & Noble and may not be until January.
    As far as “It’s Kind of A Cute Story” – currently reading the Kindle version (on my iPad) and love it! Great job Jeff!

  • Tinkbelle

    Any chance they’ll reschedule Dick Van Dyke when Thursday gets rained out?

    Lots of great pictures from this update. I never knew about the ticket booth in Fantasyland. I’ll have to keep an eye out for that next time. I love the decor in Market House and hope they don’t get rid of all the interesting things there.

  • jsanch2

    Thanks for another great update!

  • cris77

    Happy 5th, Dateline Disney! Thanks for the update! Will be interesting to see how all the changes work out in 2013…