Happy Earth Day! Disneyland‘s Market House coffee shop closed last week to make room for the park’s upcoming Starbucks location. Building on the success of the hugely successful Fiddler, Fifer and Practical Cafe at Disney California Adventure, the classic Market House at Disneyland will expand into the Disneyana art shop, ensuring the cafe has space to handle big crowds when it reopens this fall. The space will retain its turn-of-the-century Main Street aesthetic but will serve the full selection of Starbucks coffee and espresso beverages, which should be a notable improvement over the shop’s previous menu. In Frontierland, the Mark Twain Riverboat has reopened following an extended refurbishment as Big Thunder Mountain Railroad continues through its major 10-month overhaul. Over at the Fantasyland Theater, the new Mickey and the Magical Map show continues to come together behind construction walls as it nears its late-May opening.
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The exit lobby had been used in the past as a “pop-up” Disney Gallery when the Gallery was transitioning from New Orleans Square to Main Street a few years ago. Could we see the exit lobby become overflow Gallery retail space once again now that Disneyana has closed?
The DOSH-related closures we told you about last week continued with Space Mountain closed through the weekend. Space Mountain isn’t set to reopen until April 24, but that date has been in flux and could change.
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April 22 ‚Äî 28, 2013
Disney’s Limited Time Magic promotion continues to limp along. This week, Disneyland will offer a special “Worm and Dirt Tart” for Earth Day. That’s it — just a dessert to buy this week. Below is Disney’s description:
Let your taste buds get down and “dirty” during Earth Week at Disneyland Resort! For one week only, “dig in” to the “Worm and Dirt Tart,” a delightfully playful dessert offered as part of Limited Time Magic. You can find the confection at Plaza Inn and French Market at Disneyland Park, or in Wine Country Trattoria inside Disney California Adventure. But buy one while they last‚Äîthis is one Earth Week celebration your taste buds won’t want to miss!
Limited Time Annual Passholder Event
at Disney California Adventure
April 22, 2013
For Earth Day, Annual Passholders can attend a free double-feature screening of nature-themed movies. The screening will be hosted by the Disneyland Resort Horticulture team. Below is Disney’s information on the event:
- Celebrating Earth Day: Annual Passholder Movie Screenings
- April 22, 2013
- Stage 17 in Hollywood Land at Disney California Adventure Park.
- 5:00 and 7:30 p.m.
- Registration and wristband distribution for the event will begin at 11:30 a.m. on the day of the event in front of Stage 17 (located between Muppet*Vision 3D and Monsters, Inc. Mike & Sulley to the Rescue!) in Disney California Adventure Park.
- This is an all-ages event, however, all participating Guests ages 3 and older must be valid Annual Passholders on the day of the event.
- Registration must be completed in person in front of Stage 17 on the day of the event only; no phone reservations or other registration will be accepted.
- It is recommended that all members of your party check-in together to help ensure that everyone receives a wristband.
- All participating Annual Passholders must present their active Annual Passport to the event Cast Member, who will check event availability. Photo ID may be required.
Show your Earth Day spirit at these Annual Passholder exclusive double feature screenings of the nature-themed films Bear Country and The Ranger’s Guide to Nature. The screenings will be hosted by the Disneyland Resort Horticulture team, who will give a special presentation.
About the films:
This Oscar¬Æ-winning film follows the life of black bears from one winter to another while exploring the family dynamics and habits of this majestic animal.
The Ranger’s Guide to Nature
Through animation and live-action, ranger J. Audobon Woodlore takes Donald Duck and his nephews on a musical tour of the wonders of the natural world in this delightful television special.
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- Event Time
- Event Registration and Wristband Distribution
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