The Disneyland Resort is in auto pilot mode as the Halloween Time celebration rolls on. This week we update you on the ever-evolving refurbishment timelines including some that have not been officially announced by Disney yet.  The Mark Twain Riverboat is currently being given some attention, as are the Gibson Girl Ice Cream Parlor and Coke Corner on Main Street.  The big reveal this week came in the form of the new First Aid and Make a Wish Lounge facilities that will allow the traffic from the eastern side of Main Street to flow through the yet to be opened alley.  All of this plus a pictorial; through Disney California Adventure and a check on those pesky gazebos on Paradise Pier.

Tomorrowplan Crowd Estimates for Disneyland Resort from Mouseaddict


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  • Halloween parties on Friday and Tuesday mean a slight uptick for Disneyland crowds in the afternoon and evening.
  • These projections are geared toward the maximum crowd expected for the day. Guest levels will go up and down as the day progresses.
  • You don’t need Madame Leota to look into the future. Just activate Tomorrowplan in the Mouseaddict app and you’ll get two weeks of crowd projections for your Halloween visit.

The free Mouseaddict app for iPhone and iPad features more than five dozen categories of searchable resort information, weather forecasts, park and show schedules, the latest news and articles from MiceChat, and more. Download free on the App Store or at mouseaddict.com.

Crowds

The week has seen a surprisingly large amount of guests hit the resort.  Wait times for the more popular attractions hovered near the hour mark all day.

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In fact, you know it’s busy when the lines for Haunted Mansion and Pirates of the Caribbean meet each other in New Orleans Square.

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Main Street U.S.A Refurbishment

Main Street U.S.A. is festive with Halloween Time while portions of the street are receiving some care.   Beginning at Disney Showcase we can see that the Main Street Hotel marquee has been reinstalled, but the moniker has yet to be reattached.

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Down the way, at Gibson Girl, the screens are still up at the moment.

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It’s business as usual inside though, no worries there.

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The same goes for Coke Corner. Open for bushiness, but under refurbishment.

Main Street Eastern Alley

The new alley that is being constructed along the eastern side of Main Street U.S.A. has reached a small milestone. At the far end of the street, near the Corn Dog Cart, the brand new First Aid and Wish Lounge Facilities have opened.

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At the front of Main Street U.S.A.
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At the far end of Main Street, near Plaza Inn and the Corn Dog Cart…
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Two, brand new, sparkling facilities.
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The First Aid building is even nicely themed.

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Stained glass fixtures flank the door.

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Next door is the wonderful Wish Lounge, for those guests from the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
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This is the path leading to the alley way that will be used during flex periods.

Sleeping Beauty Castle

Well, like it or not, the hideous railing in front of the Castle is here to stay.  Gone are the cozy benches too. We can see now in the shrubs near the castle that they are already prepping for the Christmas Season.

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Hubkins

On A nicer note, the hanging baskets of mums that surround the Partners statue are now in full bloom.  They now resemble gigantic pumpkins.  How clever is that?

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Pumpkin Carving

Speaking of pumpkins, those versatile gourds that signal fall in a variety of gregarious tones, we have more wonderful carving pics for you.

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Right now they are currently working on Hero from Big Hero 6.

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Outdoor Vending in Fantasyland

And still no progress at the Outdoor Vending Location in fantasyland.

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Mark Twain • November 28th

The Mark Twain Riverboat is closed for a major 3 month refurb. (and if you haven’t read the article we posted last weekend, Disneyland Paris is on the verge of losing their Mark Twain to wood rot and neglect, so we are very lucky).

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Space Mountain • November 3rd

it’s a small world • October 20th-November 6th

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Big Thunder Ranch – November 1st-November 6th

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Buena VIsta Street

Called by many DIsney Park aficionados the most “friendly” entrance in any Disney Park, Buena Vista Street bustles with activity.  We share a few shots from one of our favorite spots in the park.

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Luigi’s Flying Tires

Rumored to close after the end of the year is Luigi’s Flying Tires.  So, if you really enjoy this slow loading clunker, get your rides in now.

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News Bits

Here is just a collection of mini pieces of information from around Disney California Adventure.

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The Fountain at the Cozy Cone is still in a state of disrepair.
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The Blue Sky Cellar is still closed. No news just yet on what will happen here.
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Work on the planter in front of the Trattoria is taking place. Gone is the draping rosemary.

Rot Gate

The strangely protracted project to fix the rotting pergolas on Paradise Pier continues to baffle Disney imagineers.  This project has taken more than half a year. They could have removed the structures and rebuilt them from scratch quicker than this. What’s going on here?

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Refurbishment Round Up

The Bakery Tour, Presented by Boudin Bakery October 21st-January 16th

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There you have it.  The latest news and info from inside the parks at the Disneyland Resort.  Come back next week for more news and info from In The Parks.