Disneyland Photo Report for October 2015
Halloween Time on Main Street USA
Big Thunder Ranch
Disney California Adventure
Over on Buena Vista Street the classic Packard was removed about a month ago. The car was in really terrible shape, as you can see in our April 2015 Disneyland Photo Report. Hopefully it is receiving some much needed care and will return. Disney California Adventure is now home to three classic cars, and I would hate to see park management forego them on account of maintenance.
Aladdin – A Musical Spectacular
Last month Disneyland announced that the 13-year long run of Aladdin – A Musical Spectacular would come to an end in January. The stage show remains a fan favorite, packing out the theater this past Friday when I captured these photos. And while I’m personally sad to see the show go, I am looking forward to something new. It’s what they are replacing the show with that is receiving backlash. One only has to look to the comments on the Disney Parks Blog to see that Frozen stage show replacement is not being well received.
We can only hope that a new stage show may also mean a completed and renovated Hyperion Theater. Aladdin – A Musical Spectacular will host it’s last curtain call on January 10, 2016.
Star Wars Launch Bay
Announced at the 2015 D23 Expo, Star Wars Launch Bay is nearing completion. The Star Wars themed venue, which will feature film props and character meet-and-greets, will take over the downstairs portion of the former Innovnetions building, now called the Tomorrowland Expo Center. The top floor will house an extended Marvel Universe meet and greet section.
The Star Wars Launch Bay sign was installed this past week near the original Innoventions entrance. It is presumed that this entrance will be used for Star Wars Launch Bay, while the original exit ramp will be used to access the Marvel Universe section.
On Friday workers could be seen painting the floor of the upper section.
It’s a bit tough to make out, but the side of the building’s lower half says “A Galaxy Far, Far, Away”, a reference to Star Wars. Below the entrance door is fashioned after the film as well.
An Iron Man comic can be seen on the wall just inside the entrance to the Marvel Universe section.
The Tomorrowland Terrace Stage has been behind walls receiving a makeover as well. The area has been home to the Jedi Training Academy and will reopen for ‘Seasons of the Force’ as Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple.
In the photos below you can see the top of the theater’s rising stage has been removed. The stage was reconfigured in 2006 to pay homage to the white spires of Tomorrowland and the original Coca-Cola Tomorrowland Terrace stage. It’s not clear what will replace this, most likely a Star Wars themed icon. Let’s just hope it’s not as bad as the Club Buzz version.
On a side note, the Tomorrowland Terrace stage has had an interesting history. The top of the stage has been changed quite a few times to reflect shows and the times. Check them out on Yesterland.com.
Below is a file photo from a previous Disneyland Photo Report showing how the top of the theater appeared most recently.
Next door, the Star Trader has been turned into a Star Wars merchandise mecca.
Around the Resort
We are at the end of the Halloween Time season and the Holiday Season is moving in quickly. “it’s a small world” has already closed and is receiving it’s holiday treatment.
That should do it for this Disneyland Photo Report. Be sure to keep and eye on the blog and our social media accounts listed below for breaking news throughout the week.