PHOTO REPORT: Disneyland Resort 5/31/22 (Patriotic Food Reviews, Paradise Pier Hotel Update, Boba Fett, Fantasmic!, and Fireworks)
Hey there, hi there, ho there! We headed down to the Disneyland Resort to catch Fantasmic! again, and spent the day exploring the parks and even a hotel. So join us for this most recent photo report from the Happiest Place on Earth.
With construction ongoing as the pool was recently refurbished, there are still construction walls up, and they have some super cute artwork.
All of these porthole characters are taken from the 1937 short, “Hawaiian Holiday.” Goofy can be seen hunting a menacing crab.
Pluto also tangled with the crab in the cartoon.
Minnie danced the hula while Mickey, who is not pictured here, played the guitar.
The two sea life creatures that aggravated Pluto on his vacation get their own window.
And finally, Donald is relaxing on his floating horse.
The theming of the hotel may be scarce, but the wall art is beautiful in the hotel. Here in the stairway are framed sketches from the “Hawaiian Holiday” short.
Up on level 3, chairs are arranged for firework viewing.
One of the last remnants of the original aesthetic of the hotel also showcases the original design of Disney’s California Adventure. This billboard can be found above the emergency exit doors below the pool deck.
The Sand Bar, the poolside bar at Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel, is closed.
From the 15th floor, we get a fantastic, if obstructed, view of Disney California Adventure.
Cars Land and Pixar Pier are the only areas in view from the guest hallway area.
Heading back into the parks, it’s time for Disneyland.
It’s a warm summer day, and we are ready for a cool, sweet treat. This Rocket Soda is definitely a choice, but not necessarily something we’d choose again. You can watch our full review on YouTube, or by clicking on the video below:
The base of this dessert is a baba — a yeast roll soaked in rum syrup. Didn’t think we’d enjoy something like this as much as we did, but it was fantastic.
You can watch our full review on YouTube, or by clicking on the video below:
Boba Fett has recently come to Batuu, and we couldn’t resist honoring the Daimyo of Mos Espa with a portrait.
His right-hand enforcer, Fennec Shand, was also roaming around to ensure everything was in order for Fett’s visit.
Soon enough, it was time to line up for Fantasmic! These folks along the edge of the Rivers of America waited several hours before being walked out of their spots to make room for the dining package seating areas.
The area sure did fill up quickly as showtime approached. We waited a total of four hours in our spot, which is longer than the Cast Members were happy with. But anyone who walked away had their spot taken, so we just camped out with the crowd.
And what a beautiful night it was for the wait. We caught the moon rising just over Splash Mountain, though a large tree is in the way. Oh well.
After the first show of Fantasmic!, guests are asked to remain in their spot to watch the Disneyland Forever fireworks spectacular. We saw the fireworks erupting over a silhouetted Big Thunder Mountain, with the same projections from the castle and Main Street being shown on the Fantasmic! water screens.
And our final parting shot for today is the finale of Disneyland Forever, where the whole land is lit up by fireworks. Big Thunder Mountain looks great!
Well, that’s it from us here at Disneyland. We’re glad you rode along. Be sure to leave a comment below, letting us know what you think of the photo report. We’ll see ya real soon!
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