Around the Resort
Kids cooling off in Paradise Park during this weekend’s heat wave.
The Buena Vista Street windows were abruptly altered in favor of merchandise advertisement last week, pushing aside some of the amazing details which made Buena Vista Street such a success. This caused quite a stir in the online community and with various blogs and websites. This past week Disney made some changes to nearly all of the previously cluttered displays, and in some cases moved props back into position.
It’s not clear what prompted the changes, again, but what is clear is that Disney felt (just as we all did) that last week’s changes were horrible and in need of more attention. It is sad that management still feels it necessary to place modern items and apparel next to vintage, period specific props, but at least some of the clutter has been scaled back.
At Five and Dime the baseball jerseys are back in position in the front.
You can actually see the bats again.
The cartoon paper was removed from the vintage typewriters.
The Halloween edition of the Buena Vista Street Bugle is out.
Over in Cars Land, the official Radiator Springs FASTPASS Distribution machines have been removed.
The location next to the attraction entrance has always had machines, however Disney has not yet used them. Instead Disney has been using the forward distribution location next to the entrance of “a bug’s land”. This location gave guests the opportunity to line up in the mornings without impeding traffic inside Cars Land, and it also prevented the need for guests to walk all the way to the back of Cars Land to obtain one. The forward location is still in existence, however Disney removed the presumed permanent location this week – the sign, however, remains.
The reason for this move is still unclear. Either Disney has decided to keep the forward location longer, or perhaps having the two locations caused confusion – if that be the case then the sign seen below should be removed soon as well.
The area which once housed the FASTPASS machines is being used for stroller parking, and with it’s fans, was a great place to cool off this past weekend.
The forward location, which up to this point has been the only location to obtain a FASTPASS for Radiator Springs Racers, is still in existence.
Back in Hollywood Land, Disney placed a red carpet, larger signs and started playing music outside of the Dancin’ with Disney location. This is obviously a attempt to lure more guests into the poorly received dance hall. It was strange to turn the corner of what is suppose to be 1940′s Hollywood Land – with it’s swing background music – only to hear Beyonce. Of course this is the same area which is flanked on either side by a Frankenweenie preview and the Mad T Party.
This whole area is just ugly, and I can’t wait until WDI get’s their hands on this corner of Disney California Adventure.
Refurbishment continues on the Storybook Land Canal Boats and Casey Junior Circus Train.
As we reported a few weeks ago, the bridges are receiving a ‘safety upgrade’.
Snow White’s Wishing Well Refurbishment.
The exterior construction surfaces for the Fantasy Faire have been covered by construction tarps.
Main Street’s Mad Hatter is closed for refurbishment.
That’s going to do it for this week’s update. You can see the past updates here.
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