Disneyland made headlines Sunday evening after a small fire broke out backstage. Luckily, the blaze was quickly put out by the local fire department and the park operations continued uninterrupted. Meanwhile, projects continue around the parks. In New Orleans Square, Fantasyland and Tomorrowland, big refurbishment and expansion projects continue at Club 33, Space Mountain and Alice in Wonderland. With those projects set set to wrap up next month and more in the works for later this year, there’s plenty of progress to see and we’ve got all the photos and info to fill you in today.
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Disneyland caught headlines Sunday evening when a fire broke out backstage just before 5 p.m. The news broke on Twitter from guest Twitpics and quickly confirmed by traditional news media.
— David Mueller (@quanterium) June 22, 2014
fire at Disneyland cool pic.twitter.com/f3gj5gJiAk
— jess (@jessicaaelleee) June 22, 2014
— Jason Gordon (@IProduceTV) June 22, 2014
THIS JUST IN: Reports of fire at/near Disneyland. Smoke visible in the area. Anaheim FD on scene. Unknown impact to park operations. ab
— ABC7 Eyewitness News (@ABC7) June 23, 2014
Thankfully the fire was quickly extinguished by the Anaheim Fire Department and the park continued operations, unaffected with no injuries to report.
DISNEYLAND UPDATE: Fire was backstage, outside and away from guests http://t.co/YuAO6XomoV No injuries, disruption to operations
— ABC7 Eyewitness News (@ABC7) June 23, 2014
In Frontierland, the Golden Horseshoe may soon be seeing a new act. Disney blogger Dave Koenig recently reported the Laughing Stock Company will have its last show July 8. Disney has yet to confirm but rumors suggest a new interactive show, similar to the one play-tested last summer, will replace the Laughing Stock.
Over at Disney California Adventure, the park will debut a new “Disney California Story Tour” starting July 17. The three-hour walking tour includes a look inside the private 1901 Lounge at Carthay Circle Theater, three attractions and a private lunch. Tickets are $109 per guest, with discounts available for AAA, Disney Vacation Club members, and Annual Passholders.
Disney’s copy for the tour includes:
Explore California’s vibrant history in the early 1900′s and how this exciting backdrop served to influence daring dreamers like Walt Disney. The story is set in Disney California Adventure, where Guests will discover the stories behind the new icons, attractions, landmarks, and experience California as Walt once did!
This tour includes an exclusive look into the members-only 1901 Lounge, three innovative & interactive attraction experiences, a collectable pin and a private lunch on Buena Vista Street!
Back on Main Street, no changes yet on stage for the new Guest Flow Corridors. A mixup with park maps showing First Aid in the former Main Street Lockers location has required a temporary sign to be put in place to direct guests to the exiting First Aid, which has not yet closed and relocated for construction/expansion.
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In Fantasyland, the outdoor portion of the Alice in Wonderland track continues to progress as the ride gets closer to its July 4th reopening. The the temporary railing has mostly been removed and track is all painted now, with some decorative elements still being added.
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