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2/15: Happy Lunar New Year, Refurbs, Toy Story Mania, Springtime, +MORE

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by , 02-14-2008 at 09:00 PM
WELCOME TO DISNEYLAND!
Spring is in full-bloom already around Disneyland. The hub is bright and full of spring time color.


The landscaping at Disneyland during this time is amazing.







HAPPY LUNAR NEW YEAR!
Disney is celebrating the "Year of the Mouse" this year at Disneyland (a much larger celebration is taking place at Hong Kong Disneyland). Mickey and Minnie are posing for photos in traditional Chinese attire through February 29 in honor of the celebration.








Signage informs guests on the significance of the Lunar New Year and the way it is celebrated in the various Asian cultures.



Photo: David "Darkbeer" Michael



REFURBLAND
Main Street continues to get various TLC. The Disney Showcase annex has been covered in a painted tarp for its refurbishment.


And Disney Clothiers was still covered as its refurbishment pressed on throughout the week.



The Jungle Cruise is closed for refurbishment until early March.




Drained Jungle.



King Arthur's Carrousel in Fantasyland has been closed unexpectedly for some work.

Photo: David "Darkbeer" Michael


Photo: David "Darkbeer" Michael


Photo: David "Darkbeer" Michael


CONSTRUCTIONLAND
Over at California Adventure, an area to the side of the Grizzly Recreation Area pathway across from Rushin' River Outfitters has been walled off for some time. Here's a look at what's going on behind the construction wall.







And work progresses on Paradise Pier's upcoming Toy Story Mania! attraction.

Photo: David "Darkbeer" Michael


Photo: David "Darkbeer" Michael


MOUSELLANEOUS
The Disneyland Dream Suite stair case signs now light up in the evening.



Over in Frontierland, the Westward Ho! Trading Company has ditched its seasonal merchandise and has become a pin trading location. The pins are coming from Silver Spur, an adjacent shop which was previously the pin shop in Frontierland. Silver Spur is now selling even more of the women's clothing from the store next door.

Westward Ho! Trading Company


Silver Spur





And finally, the Disneyana is now selling a new Walt Disney Classics Collection figurine of Mr. Coots from Pirates of the Caribbean.


The piece runs $300 and is limited, numbered edition of 500.


It's pretty darn cool!




Alright, that should do it for this week's Dateline Disneyland. Thanks for reading, and be sure to comment below. Also, thanks to David "Darkbeer" Michael for additional photo help. You can view many, many more of David's great theme park photos at darkbeer.smugmug.com.

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  1. Nancy Carey's Avatar
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    Thanks for the update. The flowers are amazing, I love the Spring!
  2. pratt55's Avatar
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    Do you know where they have moved the Christmas ornaments to?

    When I first started buying them the Christmas shop was in the castle (around 1985). Then they moved to New Orleans until just a few years ago. For a short time they were in Fantasyland near Village Haus. Next they got moved to Frontierland and now ??
  3. xalesa's Avatar
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    Wonderful update. I really look forward to these.

    Lots of rides down; guess it's just that time of the year.

    The flower shots are just beautiful!!

    I went to a Chinese New Year banquet myself just last week; they had little silhouette mice logos on their bags. Very cute!
  4. MasterGracey's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by pratt55
    Do you know where they have moved the Christmas ornaments to?

    When I first started buying them the Christmas shop was in the castle (around 1985). Then they moved to New Orleans until just a few years ago. For a short time they were in Fantasyland near Village Haus. Next they got moved to Frontierland and now ??
    I believe that the China Closet on Main Street USA offers a year-round selection of ornaments.

    L'Ornement Magique in New Orleans Square still offers Disneyland-exclusive Christopher Radko ornaments.
  5. Todd R's Avatar
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    A+ pictures again.
  6. StrikeYerColors's Avatar
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    you know, it's technically the year of the rat

    plus disneyland is tricking all the january birthdays into thinking they're the wrong chinese sign. for years people told me i was a snake, but i'm actually a dragon because i'm born in january.

    what are they actually building over by grizzly river run? think it could be new bathrooms for when they have to close the ones in san fran to work on little mermaid?
  7. Aladdin's Avatar
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    That's kinda crappy not having a Christmas Store
    year 'round! They really should kick Jack out of
    his current New Orleans Square Store, and move
    the Christmas Store back to the red front store.

    Move the Jack store back and push the Pirates to
    a smaller area!
  8. M@TTY's Avatar
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    good update and pics!!!!!!!!!!!
  9. Mac Daddy's Avatar
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    Thanks for another great update, MG! Those opening shots are stunning.
  10. cticket's Avatar
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    Good update