A new white and blue fence has been installed along the Fantasyland lagoon in Disneyland, replacing scrim that had previously lined the area. This lagoon was formerly used for the Motor Boat Cruise attraction, which operated from 1957 to 1993.
New Fantasyland Fence
Some of the scrim does still remain. It resembles a hedge, with white fencing along the bottom, so it blends in with its surroundings.
Each plank of the white picket fence has a blue circle on top.
This runs next to the promenade between Matterhorn and “it’s a small world.”
The Monorail track runs over the lagoon, now hidden behind the fence.
A box in front of the fence is covered in a green mesh.
The new fence is reportedly to help make it more clear where the nearby service dog relief area ends and is related to guests trying to jump the previous fence.
What do you think of the fence? Do you prefer it, the fake hedge, or a real hedge? Let us know in the comments.
More Disneyland Construction
Construction and refurbishment projects are never-ending at Disney Parks. Soarin’ Around the World just opened from refurbishment at Disney California Adventure, but scaffolding remains up around the façade.
Other ongoing Disneyland Resort refurbishments include Alice in Wonderland, which will reopen later this month, and the Disneyland Resort Monorail, which will reopen in late August. This is the second recent closure for Alice in Wonderland, which briefly closed in June along with Mr. Toad’s Wild ride and Peter Pan’s Flight in Fantasyland.
Meanwhile, Splash Mountain permanently closed on May 31 to be replaced with Tiana’s Bayou Adventure, which is expected to open in late 2024. Crews have begun dismantling the iconic Splash Mountain tree atop the attraction.
Almost two years after Tarzan’s Treehouse permanently closed (although we didn’t know it at the time), the re-themed Adventureland Treehouse seems nearly complete. The new attraction inspired by Swiss Family Robinson is set to open this year.
The Downtown Disney District is also undergoing a major reimagining. We recently photographed Space Age structures reminiscent of the architectural style used in California around the 1950s and ’60s.