What's Happening At Disneyland July 1 - 31, 2011
General Disneyland Resort Information:
If it rains it is important to know the following:
Fact: Fantasmic! will be cancelled if it rains because of live performers.
Fact: Fireworks are not cancelled due to rain, but if there is wind, they will be cancelled as well.
Fact: World of Color is not supposed to cancel in the rain, but on Wednesday March 23rd it was cancelled. It poured for hours that day.
All new attractions are now up and running and in full swing.
Fact: Star Tours does have Fastpass!
Fact: The Little Mermaid doesl NOT have Fastpass.
Disney's California Adventure:
Boards, Boards, Boards - Due to all of the construction at Disney's California Adventure you will see boards up just about everywhere you go!
New: You can no longer walk from the entrance because of construction boards. Now to get to Bugs Land you must go through the Hollywood Backlot, and to get to Paradise Pier you must go around by Grizzly.
New: Russell and Doug from the movie UP will be in Redwood Creek Challenge Trail.
The entrance is boarded up, so watch the ENTER signs - they change direction during the day as the entrance and exits change to meet demand. Pictures of what DCA will look like when construction is complete are on these boards, keep an eye out for those.
This area and the former Sun Plaza area will remain boarded up until the new entrance is complete next year.
ElecTRONica happens daily in the Hollywood Pictures Backlot.
Grizzly River Run Fastpass machines are still being used for World of Color Fastpass Tickets. Get in line early - it does move fast. Now they do have a few machines dedicated to the ride itself so be sure to get that fastpass early too on the hot summer days.
The Cars Land entrance has new signage, and during the day you just may find Mater and Lightning McQueen here for a picture opportunity. The sign looks beautiful at night.
Catch a Flave - the ice cream store in Paradise Pier no longer exists. No more flavorful ice cream cones. There is still ice cream, but now it is vanilla, chocolate or twist.
Goofy's Sky School has officially opened!
The Little Mermaid is a fun ride with long lines but the queue moves quickly so plan your time wisely and dedicate some of it to standing in this line.
Sun Plaza no longer exists, and that area is heavily boarded up. The walkway from the entrance to Wine Country Trattoria is boarded on both sides. UPDATE This area is no longer accessible from the entrance. You must go through Condor Flats or Hollywood Backlot to reach the Wine Country Trattoria.
Fantasmic! runs two times nightly.
JULY 4th - Magical won't run tonight. Instead it will be the special Independence Day fireworks.
Mickey's Soundsational Parade is in full swing and people save spots in the shade very early so plan ahead and grab that shady seat at least an hour before the parade starts. Currently they are scheduled for 4:00 and 6:30 but these times may change.
Star Tours II - The Adventure Continues is open and fastpass is gone by 10:00 each morning so if you want to ride, grab that fastpass first. And you will find a queue for the fastpass as well. Lines wait times are usually over an hour for this new ride. The queue is fantastic and the ride amazing. So yes, it IS worth the wait.
Live animals have been seen on Jungle Cruise at night. What will YOU see?
Due to the crowds, Characters can be found all throughout Disneyland. You just may even find a Princess on the Sleeping Beauty Castle trails again, just like it used to be before Princess Fantasy Faire.
Rapunzel's Tower is beautiful. Warning - her queue will reach 90 minutes before she even arrives, and once it does, the queue is closed until 1pm. If you want to see Rapunzel, get in the line early. You may even get to see Flynn at the same time. This is Disney's newest Princess and she is in very high demand.
Ride Refurbs For July:
Matterhorn Bobsleds will be closed for Phase III beginning on Monday, July 11th. Right now it is not scheduled to open before August 26th so this will be a lengthy closure. Rumor has it that they are going to redo the bobsleds so that seating is side by side.
Disney's California Adventure:
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