Disneyland gets ready for springtime fun as refurbishments continue throughout the park

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

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Published on March 24, 2014 at 5:05 am with 22 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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  • Ravjay12

    Great update Andy! Is Astro Orbiter getting moved somewhere else? I think the removal of it and the people mover track will really open up that area and ease the congestion a bit. Park looks great! Looks like another successful Spring Break is about to happen.

  • DisneyLover66

    Matterhorn Bobsleds aren’t scheduled to be down on the Disneyland website. Are you sure they’re going down? Excellent update and photos, as always!

  • jcruise86

    Thanks or yet another outstanding update, Andy!

  • BC_DisneyGeek

    Why is It’s Tough to be a Bug! becoming a movie preview location? I thought they used the Muppets theater for that.

    • Internitty

      Muppet Theatre is promoting the new Muppet movie, in a way

  • gtsouthard

    final flight on astro orbiter? Me thinks this website presumes FFFAAARRR too much lately.

  • garyman

    Great Update as always. Would be nice if you could a few photos of people enjoying the rides. This is what makes Disney so fun watching other people as well.

    • Marko50


  • BrerBear

    Great update Andy,

    FYI… If you head over to the Disneyland Grand Californian Hotel you can get a glimpse of the available Club 33 merchandise. It is on display for purchase (for members only) as the club continues it’s refurbishment. It is located in the display window of the gift shop inside the hotel. Enjoy!

  • dizneydomenic

    Remove the rock work in front of tomorrowland? YAY couldnt be soon enough for me!.I hate that rock…poor location and created one bad bottleneck!

  • scarymouse

    I am wondering if the orbiter will relocate to the area above by the query to space mountain or the old helipad and that the new ring up on top will be the new helipad.I read this somewhere but can’t remember where. Anyone else heard this? Love the update, great photos!

  • Disneykin Kid

    We miss the Billies, when they moved to the Festival area, it seemed like it was because they could play to a bigger audience, but they were always at their best in the Golden Horseshoe. I understand that they’re getting older, but they still drew big crowds. We got our Knott’s passes so we could see them.

  • Skimbob

    There is a whole lot of refurbishing going on at once. Do they usally have this much down? They probably ca’t work on the subs because they are all tied up working on other projects. Thanks for the update. We will be there in a few weeks.

  • oo_nrb

    “Final flight” on the Astro Orbitor? That’s a little premature, don’t you think?

  • Tiny Mermaid

    I think Hopper’s face in the above photo says it all: replacing the fantastic It’s Tough to Be a Bug with a Maleficent preview, even temporarily, is laaaaaame.

    Great update, Andy!

  • mondo

    Thumbs up for putting this quote in. “Disney CEO Bob Iger promised the Subs would return during last week’s Disney shareholders meeting, dispelling rumors that the Subs would be closed forever to make way for new Star Wars attractions”

    Astro Orbitor or a new version should go on a rebuild/reinforced platform where Rocket Jets used to be. Don’t put it on the Space Mt’s patio.It will block it and ruin the view.

  • Nola ron

    I hope the Astro Orbitor goes away. And take the rocks as well, and the People Mover Tracks. More room. As for the subs, believe it when I see it.