What’s Happening at Disneyland 9/29/08 - 10/13/08
Finding Nemo Wait Times: Average 25 - 45 minutes
The days of the week for early entry have changed, effective January 5th. Now early entry will be called Magical Mornings and is offered on Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday.
Toy Story Mania wait times average 30-60 minutes. One tip – don’t get in line when the park opens. Wait an hour or so for the initial rush to subside and then get in line for a shorter wait.
Paving work is being done in Tomorrowland. Some routes have been closed because of this and the Buzz Fastpass machines are down because of this.
Work is in progress to create the new Pixie Hollow area with Tinker Bell and her friends.
Halloween Time at Disneyland has officially begun, with new napkins and other paper products, new decorations, Woody’s Halloween Roundup and the trick or treat parties at California Adventure (on select nights – tickets required).
The Disneyland Fantasyland Smoking Area has been returned. No longer will there be smokers on the way to the Tomorrowland Train Station.
Small World Updates:
The Small World Façade is now uncovered and looks beautiful with what looks to be a fresh coat of paint.
Water has been placed in the flume for vehicle testing. The new ride vehicles look very different, and very nice! Each boat now has five rows with handholds on the seat back for entering and exiting the boat. Work is still being done on the Small World garden areas.
Ride Closures and other Refurbs:
At California Adventure :
Burger Invasion – now hidden behind refurb walls is due to open May, 2009
The Vineyard Room will be closing for refurbishment on September 8th.
Horse Drawn Streetcars (short closure – they will be back on Main Street on October 2nd).
The Toy Shop on Small World Mall (where you could buy pins and film) is closed.
‘it’s a small world’ will be closed beginning January 22nd for a very extensive refurb that will continue until November 28th of this year. The Christmas decorations have been removed from the façade.
Sailing Ship Columbia
Harbour Galley (due to open 12/10)
New Orleans Street Train Station is closed for repairs.