Disneyland Resort Photo Report for May 28, 2012.

Welcome Back to the Disneyland Resort

It has been a busy week at the Disneyland Resort.  We are getting closer and closer to the big June 15th re-launch of Disney California Adventure, which includes many more events resort wide.  A few walls have come down in Buena Vista Street, revealing some of the most beautiful Disney park construction I have seen in years.  The Carthay Circle Theatre & Restaurant was completely revealed on Friday and the beautiful Carthay Circle Fountain was opened the following day.  Disney also launched the successor to the popular ElecTRONica, the Mad T Party.  It’s a very different take on the night-time dance parties, and we have quite a few photos and videos to share.  The Cove Bar has reopened, signage has appeared for the new Carnation Cafe, and the sight-lines for Cars Land are being spruced up!

As we near this summer and the busy time at the Disneyland Resort, remember our friends at Touring Plans.  They have tools that can help you get more done on your trips to the resort.  Here are their highly accurate crowd predictions for this week.


Expect a moderately busy week due to Memorial Day, but now is still the time to head to Disneyland if you want to avoid the summer crowds. TouringPlans.com can help you navigate the parks with our per-park Crowd CalendarLines – Mobile Wait Times App that gives access to current and estimated wait times for attractions, and Touring Plans detailing the best plan of attack for hitting the attractions. Now more than ever, it’s a good time to subscribe to TouringPlans.com to plan your strategy to avoid the crowds!

Below are the predicted resort-wide crowd numbers for select days generated by the TouringPlans professional statisticians as measured for the upcoming week. For the access to the full year and per-park crowd level predictions, visit our Crowd Calendar.

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Resort Crowd Prediction
Tues, May 29, 2012
8 out of 10
Weds, May 30, 2012
5 out of 10
Thurs, May 31 , 2012
out of 10
Fri, June 1, 2012
5 out of 10

Here are some quick-hit notes that we hope you’ll find helpful as you prepare your visits for the week

  • Full block outs on Saturday.
  • More Grad Nights this week.
  • Disney California Adventure is a 5.8 on the Crowd Calendar on Friday.

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Mad T Party

The Mad T Party, the replacement for ElecTRONica, opened this past weekend.  This version of the popular Disney dance parties is quite different from the TRON inspired ElecTRONica.  The wild collection of colors, music and strange performance art makes for a atmosphere that is easy to classify as “Mad”.  If this is what Disney was aiming for, they hit it on the head.  Mad T Party is definitely not for everyone.  The atmosphere is very different from ElecTRONica and Glow Fest, although despite these differences, this past weekend seemed to be a hit.  Perhaps the large turn out was curious annual passholders; only time will tell.  On Saturday night (the night these photos were taken) I did spot Mary Niven, The VP of Disney California Adventure and Guest Services; George Kalogridis, President of the Disneyland Resort; and Tom Staggs, chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, roaming through the Mad T Party.  They stopped in the “House of Cards” to take in the atmosphere, and I will say that they all have great ‘poker faces’, I couldn’t tell what their impressions were of this unusual Disney park offering.

The Mad T Party is open Friday – Sunday from now through June 15, 2012 when the ‘Rabbit Hole’ opens nightly.

Rabbit Hole - Mad T Party

Rabbit Hole - Mad T Party

White Rabbit DJ - Mad T Party

The White ‘Rabbit DJ’ keeps the party going between Mad T Party Band sets.

White Rabbit DJ - Mad T Party

Drink Me Bar - Mad T Party

Mad T Party Band - Mad T Party

‘Mad Hatter’ of the Mad T Party Band

Mad Hatter  - Mad T Party

Mad T Party Band - Mad T Party

‘Alice’ of the Mad T Party Band

Alice, Mad T Party Band  - Mad T Party

Mad T Party Band  - Mad T Party

Mad T Party  - Mad T Party

I truly feel that the Mad T Party Band steals the show.  Musically they are great, and the two female singers who perform as Alice area amazing!


Flamingo  - Mad T Party

This is probably one of the most odd parts of the Mad T Party.

This show is called “Who R U” but despite the odd nature of this performance, it draws a crowd of curious on lookers.

Instead of me trying to describe this to you, watch the video below.

"Who Are You" - Mad T Party

House of Cards - Mad T Party

Apple 1984 ad?  Nope the White Rabbit DJ!


House of Cards - Mad T Party

The games in the Mad Arcade are mostly ticket-games, in modified skee ball and “wack-a-mole” style.  In each corner, guests can also play Kinect Disneyland Adventures

House of Cards - Mad T Party

Mad Arcade - Mad T Party

Mad Arcade - Mad T Party

House of Cards - Mad T Party