This past week was a slow news week, as Disneyland gears up for Monstrous Summerand the big 24-hour “All-Nighter”. The ‘Magical’ firework show has returned to Disneyland, and Glow with the Show has been incorporated into the night-time spectacular.

The Main Street Opera House has reopened following a brief refurbishment, Kodak is slowly disappearing from their previous sponsorship locations, refurbishment continues on Big Thunder Mountain Railroad and Space Mountain has finally reopened after Disney voluntarily closed the attraction three weeks ago following a citation from Cal/OSHA.

Cars Land, despite having received new pavement this past week, is starting to show some wear-and-tear; the Cozy Cones bright orange paint is fading fast.

And to wrap up this week’s Disneyland Photo & News Report we head out to the 2013 Fullerton Railroad Days to get up close and personal with Disneyland Railroad Engine 4, the Earnest S. Marsh.

Submarine Lagoon / Monorail

But first a word from Touring Plans on this week’s Disneyland crowd predictions:


May is here, the month starts out slow but crowds build near the end. 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.

Day
Resort Crowd Prediction
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
4 out of 10
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
2 out of 10
Thursday, May 9, 2013
2 out of 10
Friday, May 10, 2013
7 out of 10

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

  • Saturday resort crowd level is a 7 out of 10.
  • Grad Nights start this Thursday.
  • Thursday is the best day to visit Disneyland
  • Fastpass tickets for Radiator Springs Racers usually “sell out” within the first hour of DCA’s regular park hours.

See Disneyland crowds for the next 365 days.

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Main Street Opera House

Disneyland’s Main Street Opera House reopened this past weekend following a brief refurbishment.

Main Street Opera House

Main Street Opera House

Main Street Opera House

Main Street Opera House

Main Street Opera House

Main Street Opera House

Main Street Opera House

Main Street Opera House

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