Big Thunder Mountain lights up, Mark Twain sets sail into the night and pixies race through Disneyland

Written by Andy Castro. Posted in Dateline Disneyland, Disney Parks, Disneyland Resort, Features

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Published on January 20, 2014 at 5:05 am with 31 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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  • DisneyLover66

    Thank you for such a thorough update with excellent pictures! I’m currently having Disneyland withdrawals, but reading your update and looking at your pictures made things better for me. What are the odds that the Soarin’ refurb will be completed by June 5th? I’m currently planning a trip to Disneyland and it looks like we’ll be there the first week of June, departing on the morning of the 7th.

  • ReallyRussell

    I recall a time in the late 90s when Space Mountain was supposed to look dingy and brown. Perhaps they are going back to the Pressler era’s perspective on the future. Think of all the money being saved by NOT washing or painting this structure. Next up, a shabby, derelict Haunted Mansion!

  • Skimbob

    I was there this weekend for the race and boy was it busy. Run Disney did an awesome job as always. I did hear that the 10k did not go off as well with several being swept in error.
    I enjoyed riding all my favorite rides and finally seeing The new Carnation area. I went to see the new show and like all live theater things can and do go wrong. The first thing that happened stopped the show only for a couple of minutes. When they started again everyone roared with applause and cheers. The second time it went down it went down for good and they had to clear the theater.
    The only thing I missed at Nemo was the seagulls and there wonderful Mine Mine Mine. I thought during the race they might have them on but it did not happen. All and all it was a good trip.

  • grizzlybear55

    Stupid question perhaps, but where do the runners run?