Disneyland is now in full summer mode with big crowds and late operating hours but refurbishments and construction projects continue in both theme parks. The major Club 33 expansion continues in New Orleans Square while Space Mountain and Alice in Wonderland continue their refurbishments as summer crowds hit the parks. “it’s a small world” and Pirates of the Caribbean reopened recently with new Cal/OSHA fall safety additions throughout the attraction but most guests will never notice the safety enhancements intended to further protect Cast Members and maintenance employees.
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The fantastic Mickey’s Soundsational Parade celebrated three years last week. Congrats to a great parade!
Keep in mind that it’s Grad Nite season and while graduating high school seniors get to enjoy Disney California Adventure after hours on select nights, they also have access to the parks during the day before their after-hours party gets underway. Remaining Grad Nites this year are: June 4, 6, 7, 10, 11, 13, 14, 18, and 19.
In New Orleans Square, the big Club 33 expansion project trudges along. Orleans Street is still closed while construction continues, creating a couple dead-ends in New Orleans Square.
Last week we let you know Pirates of the Caribbean and “it’s a small world” had reopened following refurbishments that included the installation fall safety equipment throughout both rides. The addition of fall safety protection has, for the most part, been seamlessly blended in at both of these attractions, with much of it added behind-the-scenes, with only a couple additions visible to guests, and even the guest-facing additions are only noticeable if you’re looking for them. Glad to see the show maintained here while Disneyland continues to voluntarily updates fall safety protection throughout the park for Cal/OSHA.
[center]Alice in Blunderland[/center]
Not too far from “it’s a small world,” the Alice in Wonderland ride’s new fall safety protection is a lot more noticeable than what the other rides recently got. The ride’s outdoor portion of track (the “vine”) appears to have nearly doubled in width and will likely get themed handrails as well. Work continues on the newly-expanded track while work continues inside the attraction on additional fall safety and rumored new show enhancements.
The temporary castle wall extension that was added when Alice in Wonderland first received its temporary fall safety protection back in 2010 is being converted into a permanent structure.
Nearby, Space Mountain is now closed for refurbishment through early July. Hopefully the attraction’s filthy exterior will be cleaned up but there are no signs of that happening yet.
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|Weekly News & Information Round-Up|
|Weekly Theme Park Hours
Junse 2 — 8, 2014
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|Mon.-Thur.: 8 am – 12 am
Fri.-Sat.: 9 am – 12 am
Sunday: 8 am – 12 pm
|Mon.-Thur.: 8 am – 10 pm
Fri.-Sat.: 9 am – 10 pm
Sunday: 8 am – 10 pm
|[CENTER]For a complete listing of theme park hours,
visit the Disneyland.com Theme Park Calendar[/CENTER]
|[center]Closure and Refurbishment Schedule[/center]|
|[b][center]Disney California Adventure[/center][/b]|
|[b][center]Downtown Disney and Disneyland Resort Hotels[/center][/b]|
June 2 — 8, 2014
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