PHOTO REPORT: Disneyland Resort 5/18/18 (Downtown Disney, Pixar Pier, Merchandise, Etc.)

The Alien Annual Passholder popcorn bucket was restocked at Disneyland (photo taken on May 18, 2018)
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Hello and welcome to another Disneyland Resort photo report, as of May 18, 2018. This week’s highlights include a restaurant surprise in the Downtown Disney District, new and restocked merchandise, the return of the Alien Annual Passholder popcorn buckets, and an additional wrinkle in last week’s mysterious disappearing river in Critter Country.

Naples Unveils Their Patio Seating

Naples, a restaurant in the Downtown Disney District, reopened their patio after a period of refurbishment Naples, a restaurant in the Downtown Disney District, reopened their patio after a period of refurbishment

After closing their patio for refurbishment in late January of this year, Naples has removed the construction walls to reveal a patio with a brand new aesthetic. Head over to the Downtown Disney District to see the new dining area for yourself.

The Mystery of Critter Country’s Dry Riverbed – Part II

The river in Critter Country, previously dry, is starting to refill with water (photo taken on May 16, 2018) The river in Critter Country, previously dry, is starting to refill with water (photo taken on May 16, 2018)

Last week, the riverbed that runs through Critter Country was dry. But this week, a small portion of the water it once held has returned. It isn’t much but it is noticeably more than before. We still have no official reason why it was dry last week.

Annual Passholder-Exclusive Popcorn Buckets Return

The Alien Annual Passholder popcorn bucket was restocked at Disneyland (photo taken on May 18, 2018)

The line for the Alien Annual Passholder popcorn bucket that was restocked at Disneyland (photo taken on May 18, 2018)
This line switches back around, as you can see from the tape on the floor. The popcorn cart is all the way on the other side of the hub.

After selling out shortly after the day of its release, the Toy Story Alien Annual Passholder-exclusive popcorn bucket has been restocked at popcorn stands throughout the Resort. As expected, lines to purchase one were very, very long.

New Food Offerings at the Resort

Beer floats are now available at Clarabelle's Hand Scooped Ice Cream in Disney California Adventure (photo taken May 15, 2018) The Sandianada is now available at Clarabelle's Hand Scooped Ice Cream in Disney California Adventure (photo taken May 15, 2018) The Mich-helado is now available at Clarabelle's Hand Scooped Ice Cream in Disney California Adventure (photo taken May 15, 2018)

Three new items arrived at Clarabelle’s Hand-Scooped Ice Cream on Buena Vista Street in Disney California Adventure. Two of them, the Beer Float and the Mich-Helado, are alcoholic. And as you would expect for the location, all of them include ice cream or sorbet as an ingredient.

Strawberry beignets are temporarily available at The Mint Julep Bar in Disneyland (photo taken May 16, 2018)

Those bizarre Watermelon-Lime Beignets have been rotated out for a new seasonal flavor, strawberry. Dusted with dried strawberry sugar, these beignets are available as a 3-pack or a 6-pack for $4.99 or $7.99, respectively. Find them at The Mint Julep Bar in New Orleans Square in Disneyland.

Merchandise News

The new "Incredibles" area in Knick's Knacks at Disney California Adventure (photo taken May 15, 2018)

The area in Knick’s Knacks formerly occupied by Toy Story goods has been taken over with all sorts of The Incredibles 2 merchandise.

New "Coco" adult hoodie found at Knick's Knacks in Disney California Adventure (photo taken May 15, 2018) New "Coco" adult hoodie found at Knick's Knacks in Disney California Adventure (photo taken May 15, 2018)

Coco Adult hoodie with embroidered accents (Knick’s Knacks) – $54.99

Wall-E and EVE plushes sold at Knick's Knacks in Disney California Adventure (photo taken May 15, 2018)

Wall-E and EVE plushes (Knick’s Knacks) – $16.99 each

A "Toy Story" figurine set found at the Midway Mercantile in Disney California Adventure (photo taken on May 15, 2018)

Toy Story Collectible Figure Set (Midway Mercantile) – $17.99

One of the new dresses at the Disney Dress shop featuring art from Mary Blair (photo taken May 16, 2018)
The art on the dress’s hem features boats.
One of the new dresses at the Disney Dress shop featuring art from Mary Blair (photo taken May 16, 2018)
Here is a close-up.
One of the new dresses at the Disney Dress shop featuring art from Mary Blair (photo taken May 16, 2018)
The hem of this dress has planes flying on it.
One of the new dresses at the Disney Dress shop featuring art from Mary Blair (photo taken May 16, 2018)
This one is decorated by guitars and music notes.

These four dresses, all of them showcasing art by Disney Legend Mary Blair, are available for purchase at The Disney Dress Shop in the Downtown Disney District. Each dress costs $168.

The purse and women's tunic from the "Discover the Magic" collection is restocked at World of Disney in Disneyland's Downtown Disney District (photo taken May 15, 2018)

Some of the items from the “Discover the Magic” collection, like the purse and Women’s Dolman top seen here, were restocked at the World of Disney in the Downtown Disney District. The line was released earlier in the year.

Construction Continues

Toy Story Midway Mania in Disney California Adventure was repainted (photo taken on May 15, 2018)

Repainting near PIXAR Pal-a-Round, formerly Mickey's Fun Wheel, at Disney California Adventure (photo taken May 15, 2018)

Both the Toy Story Midway Mania building and the turrets outside of the soon-to-be-named PIXAR Pal-A-Round received a fresh coat of paint to match the pier’s new aesthetic.

Construction workers carry equipment over to PIXAR Pier (photo taken May 16, 2018)

New globes for the spotlights are being installed atop the retractable light poles for World of Color. These are the lights that sweep across the audience at several times during the show. The acrylic globes tend to get hazy over time and need to be replaced.

A photo of the construction of Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, taken May 16, 2018

A photo of the construction of Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, taken May 16, 2018
The giant crane that was visible beyond these trees last week is now gone.

These shots of the Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge construction, taken in Critter Country, don’t show much change from last week, with one exception: the enormous crane has been removed or at least, is no longer visible.

Odds and Ends

A new Annual Passholder decal is being distributed for PIXAR Fest, this one inspired by "Finding Nemo" (photo taken May 15, 2018)

The PIXAR Fest annual passholder decals changed designs this week. For the previous two weeks, the characters were Mike and Sulley from Monsters, Inc. The characters that are available currently are Dory and Nemo from Finding Nemo. You can find these decals a the AP Corner in Disney California Adventure.

The attractions of PIXAR Pier were added to the Attraction Wait Times Billboard in Disney California Adventure (photo taken May 16, 2016)

The new names for the attractions in PIXAR Pier have been added to the Wait Times Board in Disney California Adventure.

New banner designs spotted in Disneyland's Downtown Disney District (photo taken May 16, 2018)

The Downtown Disney District has a new banner design, seen above. There are currently plenty of banners advertising the ongoing PIXAR Fest but these ones are sprinkled among them.

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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.
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