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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  • ewokrights

    Great update!! Can’t wait to get to the parks on Wed to ride Indy again!!

  • Wyatt Furr

    Great Update! Still on the fence about Starbucks, oh well…..

  • Donald Fan

    Wow. The old CA Adv. entry shops were REALLY terrible. I always thought they were bad, but comparing to what they have now…SHEESH!!!

  • chipndale57

    another great update. Thank you!!!

  • mickdaddy

    Amazingup date. Looking forward to starbucks in the park. Continuely impressed witb tne DCA make over cannot wait to see BVS and Carsland in person.

  • LittleSquirt

    I really did enjoy though, that in the greetings from California store had murals depicting the rides throughout the park. By overall, I’m so glad California adventure went through phase one of its major remodel

  • iamdisneysgirl

    My first Candlelight Processional experience was really awesome! From falling in line till the end of the show I was smiling, feeling happy, and tearing up a bit. I’m so thankful to Walt Disney for doing this and I thank the company for letting Annual Passholders get seats this year (even though I wasn’t picked in the draw, got the seat from another AP).

  • rallyhappy

    Thank you for the great update and I am sad to see Kodak leave… just one of the the things I remember fondly.. Our family has had some great “Kodak Moments” at “The Land”.

  • shadowman

    Guess we won’t be able to cut through the Market House when Main Street is too crowded anymore. It’ll be more crowded than the street.

  • DisneyDrums

    Whoever edited this made a mistake in the flashback part. Text said DL was turning 57… the button in the picture says 56.

    • Thanks! The typo has been corrected.


  • sleepybear

    I do hope that they keep the photo spots as well as the Fantasyland kiosk. Please listen to us Disney!

  • Wyatt Hertz

    I can’t believe there are people with burned out taste buds that don’t like the Disney Coffee. I wonder if this means they will not make the retail packs of the coffee grounds and beans to take home. The coffee was good, damnit! More erosion of the Disney brand, with the destruction of Market House and Disneyana. I know I will survive this change, but only because I have to. Where the hell will all the Disneyana merch be moved to?

  • DisneylandPlanner

    July 2011 seems just like yesterday, but WOW have things changed!

  • mugglechris

    I just got back from spending a week at the park, and had a blast. I did experience the Candlelight Ceremony, having won tickets as a passholder. I didn’t care for the show, and won’t see it again. I did hate the crowd issues because of it, and the funneling of crowds after the show.

    I did enjoy riding Indy again, as I missed it on my last few trips. I enjoyed the new effects, as did my boyfriend.

    Thanks for the update!

  • paswato

    Great update!