Category Archives: Disneyland
Here is a compiled list of the refurbishments and closings at the Disneyland Resort & California Adventure in California. Before you travel please check out www.disneyland.com to confirm all these closures and refurbishments as this list is subject to change.
- “Honey I Shrunk the Audience” closed through 1/28/11 due to the temporary return of “Captain EO.”
- Starcade closed through 2/1/10 for refurbishment.
- Main Street Cinema closed through 2/1/10 for refurbishment.
- S.S. Rustworthy closed through 2/14/10 for refurbishment.
- Redwood Creek Challenge Trail closed through 2/19/10 for refurbishment.
- Award Weiners closed through 4/18/10 for refurbishment.
- Golden Vine Trattoria closed through 4/26/10 for refurbishment.
- Orange Stinger closed through 4/28/10 for refurbishment. It will re-open as Silly Symphonies Swings.
- Corn Dog Wagon closed through 5/4/10 for refurbishment.
- Rivers of America closed through 5/4/10 for a major refurbishment. All attractions requiring the use of the river will also be closed.
- Davy Crockett’s Explorer Canoes closed through 5/6/10 for refurbishment.
- Tom Sawyer Island closed through 5/6/10 for refurbishment.
- Sailing Ship Columbia closed through 5/6/10 for refurbishment.
- Mark Twain Riverboat closed through 5/14/10 for refurbishment.
- Fantasmic! closed through 5/27/10 due to major refurbishment of Rivers of America.
- Tomorrowland Terrace closed through 7/2/10 for refurbishment.
- Corn Dog Castle closed through 3/24/11 due to construction in the area. Corn dogs are currently available at the Bountiful Valley Farmer’s Market.
- “it’s a small world” closed 1/18/10 – 1/28/10 for removal of the holiday overlay.
- It’s Tough to be a Bug closed 1/20/10 – 1/21/10 for refurbishment.
- Francis’ Lady Bug Boogie closed 1/25/10 – 2/4/10 for refurbishment.
- Matterhorn Bobsleds closed 2/1/10 – 3/11/10 for refurbishment.
- Redwood Creek Challenge Trail closed 2/8/10 – 3/19/10 for refurbishment.
- Golden Zephyr closed 2/10/10 – 4/2/10 for refurbishment.
- Disneyland Refurbishment Schedule January 2010 (chipandco.com)
- Disneyland Refurbishment Schedule February 2011 (chipandco.com)
Yesterday Dateline Disneyland posted an article in the Micechat forums. It is a huge post of all the construction going on at Disneyland. From the draining of the Rivers of America, to the new ticket prices, and even information about the new Red Cars that are coming in 2012. Here are a few highlights from the post, I would recomend heading over there and reading the full post. (link is at the bottom)
The Rivers of America have been drained as the River closes for a scheduled refurbishment over the next four and a half months.
The Red Car Trolleys will help unite the new 1930s Los Angeles-themed Buena Vista Street with the Hollywood Pictures Backlot, which will soon be getting some much needed period-specific re-theming and in the process be renamed Hollywood Land.
Pictures by Fishbulb
Jungle Cruise animals take a rest to enjoy the rest of Disneyland with the 2fer ticket. For more details, visit:
as an added bonus here is another 2fer commercial
Enjoy the magic of DisneylandÂ® Park on one day and the excitement of Disney’s California AdventureÂ® Park on another day â€” at a spectacular rate of just $36 a day**! From January 5 to April 12, 2010, Southern California residents can purchase a 1-day admission to a DisneylandÂ® Resort Theme Park and visit the other Park within 30 days for FREE*.
The popular 2fer Ticket is back â€” but only for a short time! Make 2010 a special year and visit both Theme Parks at a great value.
With the 2fer ticket, you have the opportunity to explore each Park on different days â€” plenty of time to catch some of your favorite attractions!
Revisit beloved attractions at DisneylandÂ® Park such as Pirates of the Caribbean, Space Mountain and Dumbo the Flying Elephant.
Check out all the fun-filled attractions at Disney’s California AdventureÂ® Park, like the popular interactive 4-D Toy Story Mania, Soarin’ Over California and the Twilight Zone Tower of Terrorâ„¢.
Turn your visit into a 2fer getaway with great Resort offers! Go wild over the weekend while you enjoy signature Disney magic and accommodations at DisneylandÂ® Resort Hotels!
As testing begins in the Paradise Bay Lagoon, through periodic blog posts, weâ€™re going to be giving guests a behind the â€œwater screenâ€ look at the show as it is created. It will take months of programming to bring all the elements to life as we weave the tapestry of the show together. When you create a show you mentally put it together in your mind. Then you take those initial ideas and test them looking for the right look and feel. After a lot of trial and error, you finally get to see it come to life in front of your eyes.
But even before the programming sessions can begin, all the effects systems have to be brought on-line and fleshed out. With thousands of individual effects in the show, this meticulous initial testing process takes time. Every device has to be individually tested and programmed into the master show matrix. Once this is complete, the actual programming can begin.
One of the first effects elements to be tested was the fire system. Audiences are going to be really surprised by the World of Color fire effects. Because the units are randomly placed throughout the show platform, they will shock you when they appear. Here is a test video of the first look at the fire. While it is not the final program, it will give you a sense of the visual power it yields!