“Your eyes can deceive you, don’t trust them” – Obi-Wan Kenobi. In a little over a year, we’ll be exploring a whole new universe of fun at Disneyland. This week, Disney released a fly-through of Star Wars land construction, and while it looks like they are quite far from being done, they are a lot further along than you may realize. Let’s take a look at a galaxy not so far away and some updates from Disneyland on a very soggy weekend.
Star Wars Rising
From the outside looking in, the Star Wars show buildings are mostly done. Rock-work is being completed and the smaller buildings and rocks are taking shape.
From the park, you really notice the rocks for Star Wars land but won’t see much else.
Disney released a short fly-through video of Star Wars land construction. We took some screen grabs so you can see what all those mountains you see above look like from within the land and what the show buildings look like from the land itself.
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Main Street remains a series of construction walls, but this week added a new element . . . for us at least . . . rain.
It’s a Wall World
Parade gate relocation continues at Small World.
Meanwhile, out on Small World Mall, some of the cracked sections of pavement have been replaced. You can spot it right away because the new sections don’t match the old in color.
There’s also a new section of queue next to Storybook Land. The garden was carved out to make room for an open lane. This could be used for queue, or possibly to allow crowds to flow through the area more easily during and after parades.
The Dumbo construction continues. Here’s what it looks like from Casey Jr.
Out in Fantasyland, some walls have popped up around the Pinocchio queue (the ride remains open).
You should be able to get your zip a dee doo dah on again mid-April. For now, the attraction is getting some flume work and paint. We sure do hope they’ve finally installed some fall-safety enhancements so they can properly maintain lighting and animatronics. Show quality deteriorates rapidly on this attraction.
Are you the type who loves an adventure? Would a little rain stop you from enjoying a day in the park? On what should have been a fairly busy Saturday, the rain washed away a lot of visitors, making for very enjoyable waits and beautifully reflective views of the park.
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This and That
What happened to the awesome menu at Hungry Bear? They’ve turned a fun and unique menu into the most boring of offerings.
Roastie Toastie Troubles. All machines need maintenance, but it looks like the cute little figures who turn the popcorn drums at the popcorn carts aren’t getting the attention they deserve. Disney makes an insane margin selling popcorn. It’s like minting money. Why skimp on maintenance?
How much would you pay to show your AP pride?
Would you pay $8 to advertise on your ear hat that you have a Disneyland annual passport? That’s about 2 cents worth of thread for you to do Disney the favor of promoting their AP program. Seems like they should just add it for free to any name they are already writing on a hat (they should probably make the same free offer to DVC members as well).
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|All of us on the Disneyland Photo Update crew would like to thank you for joining us today. My sincere thanks to Brian Pinsky who came through in a pinch with great photos when my SD card became corrupt, sending a full day’s worth of photos into the boundless realm of the supernatural.
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