PHOTO REPORT: Disneyland Resort 5/11/18 (Construction, Menu Changes, Merchandise, ETC.)

The "Toy Story" Alien cosplay clip, seen on May 10, 2018
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Welcome to another photo report, this time covering May 7 through 11 at the Disneyland Resort. This week is full of munchies, merchandise, and even a mystery! Let’s begin in a galaxy far, far away.

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

A crane over the construction for Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge as seen from Critter Country on May 10, 2018 The progress on the construction for Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge as seen from Critter Country on May 10, 2018

If you walk to the bottom level of The Hungry Bear quick service restaurant in Critter Country, you can get a good look at the progress taking place in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, scheduled to open in 2019.

The Mystery of Critter Country’s Dry River Bed

The riverbed in Critter Country, here shown from Hungry Bear, is now dry or very low at different parts, as seen on May 10, 2018

Speaking of Critter Country, something very odd is happening to the river bed that runs from the Rivers of America to the Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh. This first image was taken over by The Hungry Bear.

The riverbed in Critter Country, here shown from the side of The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, is now dry or very low at different parts, as seen on May 10, 2018

Along the side of The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, you can see that, while there is some water present, the level is remarkably lower than normal.

The riverbed in Critter Country, here shown from near the exit of The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, is now dry or very low at different parts, as seen on May 10, 2018

The river bed at the attraction’s exit is dry like the one over by The Hungry Bear.

The reason for the change is unclear although I would wager it has to do with California’s current water crisis. At the height of the previous drought, the waterfall at Grizzly Peak photo spot in Disney California Adventure was turned off. This may be another example of Disney trying to conserve water.

Menu Changes and Other Food News

The first menu screen for the PIXAR Fest menu at the Paradise Garden Grill in Disney California Adventure, as seen on May 10, 2017The second menu screen for the PIXAR Fest menu at the Paradise Garden Grill in Disney California Adventure, as seen on May 10, 2017The standee for the PIXAR Fest menu at the Paradise Garden Grill in Disney California Adventure, as seen on May 10, 2017

Guests hoping to snag a Coco jarita probably felt un poco loco when they couldn’t find the souvenir jug anywhere on the property. The item has even been taken off of menus where they were initially available, the Paradise Garden Grill in Disney California Adventure and Rancho del Zocalo in Disneyland. Other PIXAR items and special menus are still available at those locations, however.

The Harbour Galley still has the Fantasmic menu available to order, as seen on May 10, 2018The menu at the entrance to Harbour Galley in Disneyland doesn't mention that the Fanstasmic menu is still available, as seen on May 10, 2018

Speaking of special menus, while not advertised at its entrance, The Harbour Galley along the Rivers of America in Disneyland is still serving their Fantasmic menu, which can be found at the ordering window. The special items include Lobster Galley Chips and a Lobster Mac and Cheese Hot Dog.

The Sulley popcorn buckets are back in stock at the Disneyland Resort, as seen on May 10, 2018

Last week, we reported that the Sulley popcorn bucket was not available but currently, the item is back in stock at popcorn stands. Collectors rejoice!

A Coca-Cola bottle for the Jungle Cruise found at the Disneyland Resort, as seen on May 10, 2018

We already knew about the “Share a Coke” Disney bottles that included the Haunted Mansion, Big Thunder Mountain, and Tomorrowland. We spotted this Jungle Cruise bottle over Disney California Adventure.

“Get Into Character” Collection at The Disney Dress Shop

The "Get Into Character" Ariel romper found at the Disney Dress Shop in the Downtown Disney District, seen on May 10, 2018

The Disney Dress Shop in the Downtown Disney District recently stocked several items previously found in Walt Disney World’s DisneyStyle store in Disney Springs as well as ShopDisney.com. Here we see the Ariel romper ($44.99).

The "Get Into Character" Ursula tunic found at the Disney Dress Shop in the Downtown Disney District, seen on May 10, 2018

And this is the Ursula tunic ($39.99).

Parasols left over from Dapper Day found at the Disney Dress Shop in the Downtown Disney District, seen on May 10, 2018

Another interesting find at the Disney Dress Shop was a stash of leftover parasols from the recent Dapper Day Expo.

Other New Merchandise

PIXAR scrunchy of Nemo sold at Knick's Knacks in Disney California Adventure, as seen on May 7, 2018 PIXAR scrunchy of Dory sold at Knick's Knacks in Disney California Adventure, as seen on May 7, 2018

PIXAR scrunchie two-pack of Nemo and Dory (Knick’s Knacks) – $13.99

PIXAR scrunchy of Sulley sold at Knick's Knacks in Disney California Adventure, as seen on May 7, 2018 PIXAR scrunchy of Mike Wazowski sold at Knick's Knacks in Disney California Adventure, as seen on May 7, 2018

PIXAR scrunchie two-pack of Mike and Sulley (Knick’s Knacks) – $13.99

The "Toy Story" Woody cosplay clip, seen on May 10, 2018 The "Toy Story" Jessie cosplay clip, seen on May 10, 2018 The "Toy Story" Alien cosplay clip, seen on May 10, 2018 The back of the "Toy Story" Woody cosplay clip, seen on May 10, 2018

Toy Story cosplay hair clips: Woody, Jessie, and Alien (Knick’s Knacks) – $11.99 each

Disney Emoji Best Friend necklace set themed to 'Alice in Wonderland,' as seen on May 10, 2018 Disney Emoji Best Friend necklace set themed to 'Frozen,' as seen on May 10, 2018 Disney Emoji Best Friend necklace set themed to 'The Little Mermaid,' as seen on May 10, 2018 Disney Emoji Best Friend necklace set themed to 'Monsters Inc.,' as seen on May 10, 2018 Disney Emoji Best Friend necklace set themed to 'Finding Nemo,' as seen on May 10, 2018

Disney Emoji Best Friends pair of necklaces: Alice in WonderlandFrozen, The Little Mermaid, Monsters, Inc., Finding Nemo (Pooh’s Corner) – $12.99

A Mickey tie-dye hoodie sold at Disneyland Resort, as seen on May 10, 2018 A Minnie tie-dye hoodie sold at Disneyland Resort, as seen on May 10, 2018

Tie-Dye Mickey and Minnie hoodies (World of Disney outdoor kiosk) – $44.99

Odds and Ends

Pirates of the Caribbean in Disneyland is currently unavailable as they redo the auction scene, as seen on May 10, 2018

Pirates of the Caribbean is still being refurbished and thus unavailable to guests. When it reopens, the auction scene including the famous redhead animatronic will have a new look.

The new Pressed Penny machine in Trolley Treats in Disney California Adventure, as seen on May 10, 2018 The options for the new Pressed Penny machine in Trolley Treats in Disney California Adventure, as seen on May 10, 2018

Yet another of those new-fangled coin press machines with a video monitor was installed in Trolley Treats on Buena Vista Street in Disney California Adventure. For 80 cents, you can get a nickel with the Grizzly Peak emblem, Mickey’s Fun Wheel, or one of the Red Car Trolleys that ride through Buena Vista Street. All three designs are dated 2018.

A janitor in Disney California Adventure painting PIXAR characters on the cement with water, as seen on May 10, 2018 Some of the PIXAR characters the janitor drew on the cement with water, seen on May 10, 2018

To celebrate PIXAR Fest, the custodial CMs are creating sidewalk art of PIXAR characters. It was very impressive!

A pair of Canadian geese and their goslings in Frontierland in Disneyland, taken on May 10, 2018 A pair of Canadian geese and their goslings in Frontierland in Disneyland, taken on May 10, 2018

It is still spring and animal babies abound. During the week, a pair of Canadian geese lead their goslings through Frontierland. They were very interested in entering Westward Ho Trading Co. but thankfully, a friendly cast member herded them away from the door.

A close-up of Francisco the Disneyland cat, taken on May 7, 2018

To end this photo report on the highest note possible, Francisco the Disneyland cat says, “See you real soon!” and “Bring some catnip next time.”

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Natalie Kipper

A native to Southern California, Natalie's first visit to Disneyland was on her second birthday and she has been going regularly ever since. If you are in the Parks, you will most likely find Natalie in line for the Haunted Mansion or scouring the Emporium for the latest Disney merchandise.
You can contact Natalie at [email protected]

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