4/04: Mr. Potato Head! and more Midway Mania, Food & Wine, collectibles, +more
by, 04-04-2008 at 12:56 AM
Disney's California Adventure is continually becoming a hotbed of news and progress. And with the major expansion and remodel projects, it isn't going to stop anytime soon. So let's take a look this week at DCA's latest progress - most notably the unveiling of the amazing Mr. Potato Head Audio-Animatronic figure at Toy Story Midway Mania! Let's get to it!
The highly-anticipated, interactive Audio-Animatronic Mr. Potato Head that will interact with passers-by and guests in line at Toy Story Midway Mania began testing with park guests this week. MiceChatter PhotoMatt got some great shots and video of this impressive addition to Paradise Pier.
The "WOW" moment comes when Mr. Potato Head removes his own ear. This is amazing stuff here.
It's too bad that there won't be anymore cool Audio-Animatronic figures like this inside the actual attraction.
You can view PhotoMatt's videos of Mr. Potato head here:
The gap in the construction walls allowed for a closer look at some of Midway Mania's surrounding area.
And work is progressing on the outdoor vending areas...
All of the popcorn lighting on the Midway facade is working now. It looks great.
The 3rd Annual Disney's California Food and Wine event begins next weekend, and Disney is taking every opportunity to let guests of DCA know.
The event, which was previously only held on weekends during the spring, has expanded to a daily event April 11 through May 5.
Food and Wine is great fun, and features many interesting, fun, and free demonstrations, tastings, and classes.
For more information, check out the handy California Food and Wine Festival '08 thread on MiceChat.
Or visit www.Disneyland.com/FoodandWine
While in DCA, a quick peek at the Grand Californian/White Water Snacks emergency egress bridge shows new doors on the White Water Snacks end, and a small gate on the park side.
WORLD OF TOONS
The World of Disney store in Downtown Disney has re-themed the large Downtown Disney-side showroom. It matches the new Toon Town-style window displays that we showed you back in early February.
This cool new treehouse was previously a big Pirates of the Caribbean-themed ship mast.
THIS AND THAT
Over at Disneyland, Plaza Pavillion is getting some work done on its roof.
The new Robert Olszewski Main Street Electrical Parade miniature is now available. It retails for $125.
It's a really great piece.
And I'm not sure how long these have been available, but they are pretty nice - especially the Pele one! $18 each.
Alright, that should do it for this week. Thanks to PhotoMatt for once again providing some great shots for this week's column. Even more of his Mr. Potato Head and Midway Mania shots can be seen in his Popular Potato Proudly Prepares Potential Public Performances - Pronto! thread.
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