PHOTO REPORT: Disney California Adventure 4/24/19 (PhilharMagic Updates, Marvel Land Construction, Silly Symphony Swings Refurbishment, Etc.)

Another week, another trip to Disneyland Resort. After the intense crowds in March, April has truly been an enjoyable month of lighter crowds and shorter wait times. Here are the latest updates and happenings at Disney California Adventure.

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Buena Vista Street

Disney California Adventure Photo Report April 20th

With the Red Car Trolley closed for refurbishment until 2020, the Red Car Trolley News Boys continue to make an appearance throughout the day with a modified show. It does have a different feel without the Trolley in the show, but we appreciate that we can still sing along to “A Suitcase and a Dream.”

Over in Julius Katz & Sons, we spotted a few new ornaments on the shelves, including Prince John and Sir Hiss, Dodger and Oliver, and the three Aristocats. You can purchase these animated character ornaments for $24.99 each. It’s never too early to think about the holidays, right? Especially with the new Disney California Adventure Halloween announcement.

Disney California Adventure Photo Report April 20th

Disney California Adventure Photo Report April 20th

Disney California Adventure Photo Report April 20th

Speaking of cats, this new Goose Maneki is on sale for $22.99. Perfect for Captain Marvel fans and cat lovers alike.

Disney California Adventure Photo Report April 20th

Disney California Adventure Photo Report April 20th

The Disneyland Resort recently released several new animated character mugs. And it appears we can add two more to the list. The Pua and Rainbow Unicorn mugs are available for $22.99.

Disney California Adventure Photo Report April 20th

Disney California Adventure Photo Report April 20th

Disney California Adventure Photo Report April 20th

Don’t forget to pick up a treat on your way out of Julius Katz & Sons. We love this adorable, seasonal Briar Rose Gold cupcake for $5.99.

Disney California Adventure Photo Report April 20th

Hollywood Land

Disney California Adventure Photo Report April 20th

The crowds in April have been much lighter than they were in March. Certain areas of Disney California Adventure, like Hollywood Land, haven’t been as congested.

Further into Hollywood Land, near Guardians of the Galaxy –– Mission: Breakout!, this construction does cause a bit of a disruption to the flow of traffic. It’s not evident what sort of work is taking place, but we’ll be sure to update when it’s done.

Disney California Adventure Photo Report April 20th

Disney California Adventure Photo Report April 20th

Mickey’s PhilharMagic Updates

Disney California Adventure Photo Report April 20th

Back in March, we announced that the Walt Disney World attraction Mickey’s PhilharMagic would be coming to Disney California Adventure sometime this month. The attraction will call the Sunset Showcase Theater in Hollywood Land home when it opens. Previously this theater was occupied by Muppet*Vision 3D, Frozen Sing-A-Long Celebration, and various Disney movie sneak peeks.

Disney California Adventure Photo Report April 20th

Cast Members are hard at work transforming the area, including cleaning and touching up the paint on the railings.

Disney California Adventure Photo Report April 20th

Disney California Adventure Photo Report April 20th

Marvel Land Construction Updates

Disney California Adventure Photo Report April 20th

Previously, guests could board the Red Car Trolley in this area by Guardians of the Galaxy –– Mission: Breakout!, but once again the attraction is now closed until 2020. Guests can catch a glimpse of the construction taking place where the new Marvel-themed Land is set to be. If you’re waiting in line for Mission: Breakout!, you’ll certainly hear the work being done behind those Stark Industries walls.

Disney California Adventure Photo Report April 20th

Disney California Adventure Photo Report April 20th

Disney California Adventure Photo Report April 20th

At the other entrance to Marvel Land, across from Wine Country Trattoria, a huge crane is visible. This area formerly held the It’s Tough To Be A Bug! attraction and will become home to the new Spider-Man ride when construction is complete.

Disney California Adventure Photo Report April 20th

Disney California Adventure Photo Report April 20th

Pacific Wharf

Disney California Adventure Photo Report April 20th

Rita’s Baja Blenders is still closed for refurbishment and not much has changed from the outside. However, we did hear people hard at work on the other side of the walls and scrim.

Disney California Adventure Photo Report April 20th

Pixar Pier

Disney California Adventure Photo Report April 20th

Mr. Potato Head was a welcome sight on Pixar Pier today, after being under refurbishment on and off for the last couple months. Likewise, the light crowds as we made our way through the Pier were great, too.

Disney California Adventure Photo Report April 20th

Not too many guests were playing the boardwalk games. This is a nice perk, especially if you’d like less competition for the grand prize at Wall-E Space Race.

Disney California Adventure Photo Report April 20th

Disney California Adventure Photo Report April 20th

With Jessie’s Critter Carousel open, Inside Out Emotional Whirlwind is the last part of Pixar Pier that needs completion. Be sure to check out our post detailing everything that’s going on behind those purple walls.

Disney California Adventure Photo Report April 20th

Silly Symphony Swings Refurbishment

Silly Symphony Swings closed in early March for refurbishment and the attraction is still down.

Disney California Adventure Photo Report April 20th

Disney California Adventure Photo Report April 20th

Based on what we can see from Pixar Pal-A-Round, the main base and swings are still missing. But it looks like crew members are working on reinstalling the attraction.

Disney California Adventure Photo Report April 20th

Disney California Adventure Photo Report April 20th

Paradise Gardens Park

Disney California Adventure Photo Report April 20th

The atmosphere around Paradise Gardens Park is pretty calm now that Food & Wine Festival is coming to an end soon, on April 23. Throughout March, this area was very congested. Even the line for The Little Mermaid – Ariel’s Undersea Adventure was long enough to extend down onto the walkway. But today, the line is short enough that guests can almost walk right onto the attraction.

Disney California Adventure Photo Report April 20th

Grizzly Peak

We couldn’t leave the Park without first saying hi to Pluto. You can find him greeting guests near Soarin’ Around the World.

Disney California Adventure Photo Report April 20th

Those are all the updates we have on Disney California Adventure today. Be sure to keep up with us on Twitter and Instagram, too.