Holiday Decorations Still Up, Peek at Submarine Lagoon, Iron Man Gauntlet Back from the Blip, & More: Disneyland Photo Report 1/4/22
Hey there, hi there, ho there! With blackout dates slowly starting to wane, one Magic Key tier at a time, it is time for the holiday crowds to subside and the Magic Key holders to come back to The Happiest Place on Earth. Join us as we take a tour of both parks of the Disneyland Resort, as well as Downtown Disney.
Across the resort, the Holidays are still in full swing. Decorations are still hung, Christmas music still plays on a loop, and the Holiday food offerings and merchandise are still abundant.
The characters are still in their wintery best as well. Mickey, Minnie and Goofy stepped out to greet us just as we came into the park.
Even though the new year has already come, we still love the Holiday look of the castle.
One Holiday overlay has already come down — Santa Claus, who was meeting guests at Pooh’s Thotful Spot, has gone home to the North Pole until next year.
Lots of characters were out greeting guests today. We spotted Tinkerbell at Pixie Hollow, showing off her super cute winter coat.
Over in New Orleans Square, Redd was waving to guests from 21 Royal as they entered her attraction below.
And out at the edge of the galaxy, R2-D2 was interacting with guests as he rolled around the land.
In the queue for the ride, the weasels who are usually strolling by the window have come to a halt for the last several weeks. It’s likely that this effect won’t be fixed while the ride is open but rather wait until the whole land closes in March for a major reimagining.
As we headed over to Disney California Adventure, we noticed a new banner on the light poles. Avengers Campus has been added as featured attraction alongside such classics as Grizzly Peak, Carthay Circle Restaurant, and The Little Mermaid: Ariel’s Undersea Adventure.
There’s not much visible progress at Paradise Bay. Though the bay is refilled with water, there are still platforms just above the surface for continued work.