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
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
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
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
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.
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.
The area in Knick’s Knacks formerly occupied by Toy Story goods has been taken over with all sorts of The Incredibles 2 merchandise.
Coco Adult hoodie with embroidered accents (Knick’s Knacks) – $54.99
Wall-E and EVE plushes (Knick’s Knacks) – $16.99 each
Toy Story Collectible Figure Set (Midway Mercantile) – $17.99
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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 new names for the attractions in PIXAR Pier have been added to the Wait Times Board in Disney California Adventure.
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.
Thanks for following along. See you next time!