Buena Vista Street has progressed very fast. There are so many details, it’s actually tough to point them all out (especially since I was running from a major rain storm!) So far, it has been a relatively dry winter/ spring for us here in SoCal (with the exception of this past Sunday), which from a construction point-of-view is a good thing; June 15th is coming quick!
Brick is now visible on the outside of Clarabelle’s Hand-Scooped Ice Cream.
Spanish roof tiles have been installed on the west side of the Carthay Circle Theatre roof.
A view from the Monorail (the windows were covered in rain drops)
Bricks being installed around the Red Car Trolley tracks.
Disney employed multiple architects to design each of the Buena Vista Street’s store fronts, and it really shows here!
The cable supports for the Red Car Trolley are being installed near the ‘back side of Hollywood’.
Cars Land is very wet, no construction was visible on Sunday.
I am getting more and more excited for the opening of Cars Land, and Disney is doing a magnificent job at keeping us wanting more! Today, Disney posted a video which gives us a taste of what it will be like to ride Radiator Springs Racers! The video shows much of the outside track that we’ve seen before but this time we actually get a few second look at the inside of the attraction!
See it for yourself below.
Disney is hard at work behind the scenes creating the details that will bring the experience of Radiator Springs to life. Music is a very importation part of the Disney park experience, and Cars Land music should prove to be no less than what we would expect from Disney.
Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree, which will be hosted by Mater (voiced by Larry the Cable Guy), will have some very theme specific music, just as the video below will show you. ”Billy Hill and the Hillbillies”, a favorite musical act which performs at the Golden Horseshoe in Disneyland, is helping to record the sound track to the spinning tractor attraction.
Lights have been installed on the ‘Welcome to Ornament Valley’ sign
The sign should appear similar to this.
Disney also released a time lapse of the recent installation of the Flo’s V8 Cafe sign we showed you a few weeks back.
Over in Hollywood Land, the Cahuenga Building is out from under an exterior refurbishment.
Notice anything missing?
The large metal trusses for ElecTRONica have already been removed.
ElecTRONica will be around until April 15th but some of the elements down the Blvd part of Hollywood Land have already been removed. This should help facilitate the further installation of the Red Car Trolley cable lines.
Unlike the popular ElecTRONica, the Mad ‘T’ Party will have a featured band with performers inspired by the characters of Alice in Wonderland. They include the Mad Hatter (host), March Hare (bass), Dormouse (on the lead guitar), Caterpillar (keyboards), Cheshire Cat (drums), and appearances by Alice herself.
The Cove Bar on Paradise Pier is closed through June 15th for a refurbishment.
No lobster nachos today
Ariel’s Grotto will close in late April for a much needed refurbishment as well.
The rain helped to make the crowds very light for a Spring Break Sunday.
And the wet weather didn’t dampen the spirits of these guests!
The La Brea Bakery refurbishment is visible above the construction walls.
Spring Break crowds are in full effect right now. Disneyland has set up signs that can easily be switched over to direct guest traffic as the parks fill up. Of course they were just “welcoming” guests on this wet Sunday.
With all the wet weather, the Disneyland ducks ruled the parks!
Finally this week, I had the pleasure of being invited on the ISO5571 Disney Photography Podcast to discuss the type of photography that I use for these Photo & News Reports. We discussed what equipment I use, the thought that goes behind the development of these reports as well as what I’m most excited about in Disneyland Resort’s future. I invite you to go and give it a listen!
Head over to ISO5571.com and listen to “Episode 12, Documentary Style Shooting”
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That’s going to do it for this week’s update. If your just finding Disneyland Live, I would like to welcome you!
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