Easter at Disneyland brings some Limited Time Magic to both theme parks

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

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Published on April 01, 2013 at 3:58 am with 19 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 wrote the long-running weekly Dateline Disneyland photo, news and opinion blog here on MiceChat from 2007-2016. Andy continues to make occasional special guest contributions on MiceChat.

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  • Trumpet

    Great Update Andy

    The Easter events for Limited Time Magic does not look like they are that special, but the Wilderness Explorers Capm activity looks fun. Nice to see Carl out and about in the area.

    All of the work in the park is looking fab. Can’t wait to see the new show and how fresh BTMRR looks at the end of the year.

    Thanks Again Andy


  • Fantastic update Andy! Stunning photos. The park is extra photogenic right now with all those blooming trees everywhere.

    Innoventions is such a wasteland. It’s so far past its prime that it probably should just be closed until Disney finally redevelops it. Plugging a Marvel exhibit in the middle of all that mess isn’t going to magically fix the place. If anything, it is just associating Marvel with the overall dysfunction of Innoventions, which isn’t good for Marvel.

    • sixalex

      I agree Dusty! As much as I am looking forward to the continuation of the excellent Marvel film films, A primarily static costume museum style display is hardly worthy of either Disney or Marvel, but typical of the boring Innoventions time suck.

      It is my belief that Imagineers are feverishly working on a fantastic Rennovention of Tomorrowland. I have no facts to support such a belief, just an irrational faith that someone, somewhere may be touched by the remnants of Walt’s creative energy.

  • Norman Gidney

    Awesome update Andy! It is so weird to see a big hunk out of Big Thunder Mountain. But it is also very encouraging to see. The ride will look amazing when it is finished.

  • jcruise86

    My daughter loves Innoventions, especially Asimo, the Peter Pan storytelling and some of the games & programs she plays with. I’m still annoyed that “America Sings” replaced the “Carousel of Progress.”

  • QPerth

    Andy, another wonderful update, I hope you never get sick of my thanks, whenever I see the new post up, or tweet with link I get so happy!

    The Spring colours just burst off my screen, and I would be lying if I didn’t admit after your last update I didn’t head straight down to the local garden centre and buy some Ranunculus to plant in our courtyard pots. And my young Disneyland Rose, (known officially here in Australia as the Lil’ Romeo) is blooming a few buds at a time and the colours are just stunning.

    Thanks again for the wonderful update! -Q

  • Eeee-va

    The popcorn buckets for Buena Vista Street are adorable! My mom bought one in November 2012 (and another in mid-March). We love our popcorn. 🙂

  • NFillion

    Hoping someone can help. We’ll be spending a couple days at Disneyland in May and I heard recently they’ve started to enforce the FP return times. Any truth to this? We’ve always grabbed one from each park on the way back to the hotel pool, then used in the evening when the parks get packed with locals.

    • sixalex

      I’ve had one experience with a CM holding fast to the time stamp (at Soarin’ Over California), but mostly the “new”rule hasn’t appeared to be a hard and fast policy. It may be that I am there during more off-season/off times. Even the one time the CM was insistent, a nearby CM over-ruled him. I would not count on similar results if the park is in season or crowded, however.

      I hope you enjoy your time in the parks! Make sure you get on Radiator Springs Racers. Anytime is great, but night time is fantastic.

  • Sparky

    It was nice to see the parks do something for Easter this year. Most of it was fun, but the Bunny Hop was a rotten Easter egg of a mess. My friends and I were very disappointed in our experience with it. I grabbed a good spot more than an hour ahead of time so we could get good photos and video, but right before the performers came, Cast Members let people gather in the street right in front of us, so we, and everyone else who had been waiting for a long time, were blocked from seeing much. Really not fair to all of the guests who had been waiting on the curb. They should have kept the street clear until the characters and performers had come all the way out and positioned themselves so that everybody had a chance to see them. Then, the Hop itself was just chaos. We got very little entertainment enjoyment for the time we spent waiting. I hope that next year they’ll do an Easter Cavalcade through the park so that everyone has a fair chance to see the characters. Other than that and the Voices of Liberty shows being cancelled marring our day, my friends and I had a lovely Easter Sunday day in the parks.

  • Fukai

    All FastPass return times are now strictly enforced … unless you find a CM who doesn’t look at your passes, which happens.

  • Tinkbelle

    Your first 3 pictures are especially beautiful! Great job.

    For the park being as packed as the 5th picture looks, the wait times aren’t too bad.

  • Disneykin Kid

    It’s funny, that Easter Bunny head used to be used for the White Rabbit, before they realized it wasn’t ‘on model’. It actually looks like Thumper’s head, although maybe an adult Thumper.

  • AB Born

    I wonder what caused the Mark Twain to have a longer than expected refurb.

  • eicarr

    They should rip everything out of innovations for Marvel exhibits. BVS needs Oswald himself!!! I wish they even had a movie screen in one of the BVS stores playing Oswald shorts.

  • ayalexander

    I would love to see innoventions shut down and turned into a 2-floor Mission Space attraction updated with modern graphics and with part of the queue exhibit in use as the rotating outer ring of the building.

  • alanplm

    thank you for posting the sunrise piucture !

  • scarymouse

    Nice job ! I really hate any type of spruce up for innovations- Marvel or otherwise, I am a fan of a stark attraction in the space once known as innovations……great pictures,looks crowded but not bad times…

  • sixalex

    Thanks always for the cool pix and great updates!