Disneyland Resort Update for February 10, 2011
Super Bowl Sunday saw some pretty significant crowds for the off season. It’s not too uncommon any more to see crowds show up on the weekends, even in February, especially on a day with great weather. It was warm and the lines were hovering in the 45-60 minute mark for some E-Ticket attractions.
Upon entering Downtown Disney, the queue for the Monorail was already extended around the corner.
And the lines for the security check points on the Downtown Disney side were halfway back as guests arrived via the Mickey and Friends Tram
Once inside the park the Disneyland Band was set up to greet guests
Light Valentines day decorations around Town Square
The walls for the Main Street repaving project were mostly removed around Town Square, save for this “box” in front of the Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln attraction.
The concrete was scored for removal in front of the train station, and at the time of this writing has been walled off.
The New concrete looks very fresh, and is ready for Mickey’s Soundsational Parade this Spring
The Candy Palace has received some fresh paint.
At noon the wait time for Jungle Cruise was topping 30 minutes, and the queue extended to the top level.
City Hall in Town Town is under wraps and is receiving a much needed paint job. Toon Town, with it’s vibrant colors can become faded very quickly in the Southern California sun.
During the recent refurbishment of King Arthur’s Carousel, steps were introduced for the smaller guests to get a “leg up” on the attraction.
These are actually a very helpful addition for the kids, as well as some adults.
The Heraldry Shoppe in Fantasyland is now receiving a facade makeover, but remains open to guests.
Tomorrowland = Strollerland.
In the background you can see walls around Buzz Lightyear Astroblaster’s Fastpass machines. The machines are being removed, creating speculation (@boy33) that the area may be used for a Star Tours Fastpass location when the attraction re-launches this Summer. Moving the Fastpass machines would help with the large queue that is inevitable this summer.
Family Fun Weekends continued with this past weekend, as well as this upcoming weekend, with “Happy Lunar New Year”.
Mickey and Minnie photo opportunity.
This weeks Photo Update Request comes from @fufu31, who requested a shot of the Matterhorn. Around 2pm the line started just under this waterfall on the back side of the attraction.
Progress on the new entry, fashioned after the Pan Pacific Auditorium, hasn’t progressed much in the past few weeks
The Pixar Pals Incredibles “Pop Up”.
A slight peak behind the walls where Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree/ Spin will be located.
The rock work for Cars Land is starting to really take shape, and it is starting to look like something right out of the California desert.
Duffy, The Disney Bear, has the Paradise Pier entry area all to himself now. This gal was the only person in line to take a picture with the lonely bear.
The gazebo on the pier is behind walls and some deck work is being performed.
The Maliboomer/ Paradise Park area is still a dead end on both sides as large, and mature trees are being placed in the area.
The Little Mermaid, Ariels Undersea Adventure building is starting to “pop out” from under the tarps and we are seeing more detail every week of this impressive building.
Yup, this past Sunday was warm enough to attract a crowd of guests desiring a cool down spot.