Marvel-ous changes are on the way to DCA. Pixar Pier is set for a summer debut, but even bigger things are in the multiverse. The MiceAge rumor from last year about Marvel taking over Bugs Land was confirmed by Disney this week. While not everyone will be happy, this is the sort of major project Disney needs to help level out crowds between Disneyland and California Adventure. Let’s take a look at what’s happening in the little park that is still seeking a super hero.

A Marvel-ous Transformation

At Disneyland Resort, a new Super Hero-themed land will begin recruiting guests in 2020. The Guardians of the Galaxy will be joined by Spider-Man and the Avengers in what will become a completely immersive Super Hero universe, furthering the evolution of Disney California Adventure park. This new land will be anchored by the popular Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!, in the adjacent space that is currently occupied by “a bug’s land.” “It’s Tough to Be a Bug” closed March 19 to make way for this new heroic experience; the rest of the land will close in late summer.

Tough to be Behind Construction Walls

Construction has already started on It’s Tough to be a Bug as a few walls were placed around the attraction, without anyone really batting an eye, before Disney’s announcement this week.

The rest of the A Bug’s Land including Flick’s Fun Fair will close sometime during Summer this year to begin demolition.

Mr. Iger, tear down that mural. Here at MiceChat we always understood why the Bugs Land mural wasn’t properly repaired in its final years. But we didn’t think it was good show to let it get in such bad shape to begin with. The sooner this area can be redeveloped the better.

The land itself was built on the cheap to address a need. DCA was built with too few kiddie attractions and garnered lots of complaints from guests and in the fan community. So Disney plopped down some quick and easy flat rides and some cute Bug’s Life inspired thematic props to scratch an itch. The park has developed quite a bit since then, but many parents would still argue that the loss of A Bug’s Land will leave kids without quite enough to do.  What do you think?

Pixar in Paradise

Disney California Adventure Park is starting to feel a lot like Hollywood Studios over in Florida with so many rides closed and under refurbishment. Let’s see the progress so far!

Cove Bar has reopened temporarily to help with spring break crowds.

The construction walls in Pixar Pier are covered with concept art and portraits of various a-Dory-ble characters.

Scream Tube is turning red and being enclosed.

Over along the Parade Route new trees have been planted in front of Little Mermaid.

Food and Wine Festival

Food and Wine Festival is more popular than ever, with crowds undeterred by the not so favorable weather. Have you been, what is your opinion of the event? Are the prices still too high or just right for you? Discuss with us below in the comments.

The Food and Wine Festival brings massive crowds to nearly every corner of the park.
Nearly every corner…

Rain or shine, you will get a cooking demonstration no matter what!

This and That around DCA

Plenty of DCA is still great to walk around and look at all the details, we have some select photos from around the park.

The Grizzly Peak waterfalls were dry on Friday.
The water returned on Tuesday.

Galaxy’s Edge Construction Update

The land that will be home to Star Wars is still moving at a feverish pace, you can see the progress below.

“Plan B” Parking Structure Update

With Galaxy’s Edge looming, Disney is also pushing the Parking Structure as fast as they can to meet the demand that they will need next year.

The recently built tram maintenance zone is now being demolished to make room for the new structure. Just goes to show you how recently the decision was made to build here.

…And it’s gone by Wednesday afternoon.

Still bringing you the latest Disney dirt.  😉

Friday around 2pm.
Saturday around 11am.

Do you know how to get around the backup? Skip the escalators t the stairs instead. If the stairs are taken on the South-East Coner of the building (the set closest to Star Wars Land Construction) you can come straight up to security without having to wait or enter via the old Tram Courtyard.

That does it for this week! Let us know in the comments below your thoughts about today’s article. 

All of us on the Disneyland Photo Update crew would like to thank you for joining us today. Special thanks to Brian Pinsky and Photo Matt for his contributions to this week’s update.

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