PHOTO REPORT: Disneyland and Disney California Adventure 8/23/20 (Halloween Merchandise Arrives, The First Fall Decorations Debut, and More)
We haven’t been over to Disneyland in a couple of weeks, so it was high time to check in on some things at The Happiest Place on Earth. Join us!
We started our day off at Disneyland before park hopping. The midsummer crowds were surprisingly light. It’s likely that guests aren’t coming early in the week and rather waiting until the release of the Magic Key passes on Wednesday.
At the Disneyland Resort, just like at Walt Disney World, face coverings are no longer required in the outdoor common spaces or on outdoor attractions. Masks are still required indoors, as this sign leading into The Emporium states.
Dreams do come true in New Orleans, and if your dream was a total refurbishment of the second floor balcony façades, then you’re in luck. These massive scrims hide some of the work being done to make New Orleans Square sparkle like the Jewel of the South always should.
In Tomorrowland, work is being done on the entranceway to the land. Concept art informing us of the new look is found on the construction wall.
Elsewhere in the land, Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage is currently closed for a few months. These are some seriously cute construction walls, however. A nice consolation for not seeing the glittering lagoon.
Stitch was out today, waving hello from the second story of the Innoventions building.
Toontown is a mass of construction and confusion at the moment. A small choke-point funnels guests between the “it’s a small world” Toy Shop and the minimized walkway into the land. Luckily the crowds weren’t big today, or else this would be a traffic jam waiting to happen.
Upon entering the land, the Downtown area is completely overtaken by the construction of Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway.
Buildings are being torn down to make the entrance to the ride, and above the fence, we can see their progress.
The entrance to the former Gag Factory store is being removed to make way for the new ride’s entrance.
But all is not lost. The toon characters were out to see and be seen across Toontown. Pluto greeted guests outside Goofy’s garden.
And the main mouse himself waves goodbye as we leave Disneyland behind and head across the way.
In Avengers Campus, there’s nothing new per se, but the land itself is the newest offering to come to the park. And come on, how cool is this? Loki looks down on the passing guests after escaping Avengers Compound.
Iron Man himself was on-hand to greet guests outside the compound.