Character Hugs, Earth Day Prep, and Beautiful Weather: Disneyland Resort Photo Report 4/19/22
Hey there, hi there, ho there! We headed down to the Disneyland Resort to check out everything that’s new in the parks, and we want you to come along for the ride. So join us as we take in the sights at both parks of the Disneyland Resort.
At the security entrance in the Mickey and Friends Parking Structure, the sign warns us that it’s going to be a busy day today.
But despite the crowds, we had a beautiful day of sunny skies, moderate temperatures, and vibrant colors.
We stopped off for a cup of joe in Market House, and we noticed these Babybel cheese snacks that are themed to Walt Disney World’s 50th anniversary. Each cheese wheel comes in a wrapper depicting a character, and it’s a grab bag of who is featured from pack-to-pack.
Speaking of some favorite snacks, we found this adorable Mickey pretzel Loungefly bag and the accompanying Spirit Jersey here at the park. It’s scented, so you can carry a tantalizing smell with you all day. You can read all about it right here.
Nearby at 20th Century Music Co., we found a smattering of new pins, including this one featuring Merida, the newest princess in the Designer Collection. You can see all the pins right here.
We also spotted the Merida doll herself in Disneyana. This has to be one of our favorite dresses so far.
But we also couldn’t resist the opportunity for a few nice portrait shots of Mickey on his own.
With the return of personal character greetings came the lines for characters. We saw Mickey again later in the day on Main Street, U.S.A., and he had quite the line just to say hello.
And one stopover on Batuu before we leave the park. Today, we noticed that both Ronto Roasters and Docking Bay 7 were closed due to a ‘maintenance issue.’ You can read all about it right here.
As the resort prepares for Earth Day this Friday, little touches can be found all over the place. Here in Downtown Disney, the construction walls have received some new art pieces of whales.
There are also posters for some new National Geographic documentaries coming to Disney+ for Earth Day.
Disney California Adventure
And National Geographic is also represented in the park with this photo op, which places guests on the iconic yellow-bordered cover of the magazine in front of a nature background at Grizzly Peak.
Spring is in full swing, and we noticed that the cactus flowers are starting to bloom in Radiator Springs.
A late addition to the Food and Wine Festival merchandise collection. This salt shaker is modeled after a park trash can, even though this particular design won’t be found on any trash cans in the park.
Chip and Dale are on one side, with Mickey and Pluto opposite and the festival logo on the remaining two sides.