Disneyland Resort Photo Report for March 19, 2012.
Welcome Back to the Disneyland Resort
Spring-time has showed up in most areas of the Disneyland Resort, and heavy rain moved in this past weekend. Construction and refurbishments are moving forward as this summer’s deadlines and crowds are rapidly approaching. Cars Land attraction testing has entered a new phase, as Cast Members were invited to test a ride over a few days and a classic Disneyland attraction turned 45!
[Note: For the next few weeks I will be contributing to the MousePlanet Disneyland Resort Update while their regular writer, Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix, is away. The DisneylandLive Weekly News Reports will still be available for you here, as well as the regular weekly news articles.]
We’re still in the heart of Spring Break season at Disneyland. TouringPlans.com can help you navigate the parks with our per-park Crowd Calendar, Lines – Mobile Wait Times App that gives access to current and estimated wait times for attractions, and Touring Plans detailing the best plan of attack for hitting the attractions. Now more than ever, it’s a good time to subscribe to TouringPlans.com to plan your strategy to avoid the crowds!
Below are the predicted resort-wide crowd numbers for select days generated by the TouringPlans professional statisticians as measured for the upcoming week. For the access to the full year and per-park crowd level predictions, visit our Crowd Calendar.
Resort Crowd Prediction
|Tues, March 20, 2012||
9 out of 10
|Weds, March 21, 2012||
9 out of 10
|Thurs, March 22, 2012||
9 out of 10
|Fri, March 23, 2012||
10 out of 10
Here are some quick-hit notes that we hope you’ll find helpful as you prepare your visits for the week:
- Full block outs this Saturday.
- Disney California Adventure’s lightest day is Monday, when it’s an 8.3 on the Crowd Calendar.
- Disneyland’s lightest day is Tuesday, when it’s an 8.8 on the Crowd Calendar.
Some of the tarps covering the Carnation Cafe / Blue Ribbon Bakery refurbishment have been removed revealing a new red paint scheme.
Disney has stated that the interior space, once occupied by the Carnation Cafe, is being reclaimed as indoor seating; effectively sending the Blue Ribbon Bakery into the history books. However, this week the tarps came down to reveal a few freshly painted “Blue Ribbon Bakery” signs. The large vertical sign has been removed, but as you can clearly see the Blue Ribbon Bakery signs are still present on the street side of the building. We have no confirmation of the Blue Ribbon Bakery remaining on Main Street, so we’ll just have to wait and see what happens here.
The external refurbishment on the Matterhorn appears to be nearing the end. The scaffolding is being removed slowly as the painters are nearing the base of the mountain.
The loading stations and track work.
It’s difficult to see here, but there is a map of the work area behind the trees.
Spring-time has sprung at the Big Thunder Ranch
Disneyland is “pulling the plug” on ElecTRONica on April 15, 2012. ElecTRONica, a nightly dance party at Disney California Adventure park, started in the Fall of 2010 as a way to plug the motion picture TRON: Legacy, and also serve as a replacement for the popular Glow Fest. ElecTRONica proved to be an even larger hit than its predecessor and was subsequently extended several times. This past January, Disney announced the replacement for ElecTRONica, a psychedelic soiree based on Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland; The Mad T Party will debut sometime this “spring”.
As Disney’s first indoor ride-through featuring advanced animatronics, The Pirates of the Caribbean opened 45 years ago this past Sunday. Disneyland opened the attraction on March 18, 1967 and a classic, which can now be experienced at Disney parks world wide, was born!