PHOTO REPORT: Disneyland Resort 6/3/18 (Monorail Red Pixar Overlay Debuts, Pixar Pier Progress, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Details Emerge, Etc.)
Welcome to another Photo Report from the Disneyland Resort. We have lots of new updates from Pixar Pier in Disney California Adventure Park, including new character gondolas on the Pixar Pal-A-Round, and new progress on the Incredicoaster. Over in Disneyland Park, we have visible work happening at the Tropical Hideaway in Adventureland, and details beginning to emerge over Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. So sit back and get hyped, because it is going to be an Incredible one!
New Character Gondolas Debut at Pixar-Pal-A-Round in Disney California Adventure Park
They have now installed what looks like every gondola back onto the Pixar Pal-A-Round, and we have included some new character debuts as well as better looks at some of the ones we debuted in our last Photo Report.
Here are some of the new ones…
We also have some better shots from the character gondolas we showed off in our last report…
The Pixar Pal-A-Round, while basically complete at this point, looked amazing! The character gondolas are all really fun, and I can see the guests getting excited about all the different ones.
Mid-Century Modern Station Building Taking Shape at Incredicoaster as Testing Continues With Additional Trains
The old loading station for California Screamin’ is shedding its drab blue, for a new bolder red to really bring together the Mid-Centiry Modern design they were going for on the loading station for the new Incredicoaster.
Some of the details from the queue are also starting to emerge.
They were also testing 3 new trains simultaneously on the track, and all 3 trains had the new red and orange base coat for their new makeover.
It was quite nice seeing all 3 trains run at once. It brought a sense of kinetic energy back to the Pier area that has been missing for quite some time.
Over in the Pixar Promenade neighborhood area, we saw a lot of progress on the main stage from our previous Photo Report.
Last week we showed some of lines that formed for the final weekend of operation for the beloved Cove Bar. It looks like they wasted no time to begin clearing out what was left of the Cove Bar, as we are only weeks away from the debut of the new Lamplight Lounge.
Looks like some guests may want to be the first in line for the new Lamplight Lounge.
Just next to it, at the entrance to the Pixar Pier, work is finishing up.
As dusk began to settle, we got to see some of the lighting featured on the Incredicoaster. As the trains raced up and down the tubes, the lights did follow the train.
The Golden Zephyr attraction, in the area now known as Paradise Park, has dropped “Pier” from its attraction signage.
Monorail Red Debuts its Pixar Overlay Featuring the Little Green Men at Disneyland Park
When Pixar fest began, Disneyland Resort debuted two new Pixar overlays for Monorail Orange and Monorail Blue. Monorail Orange featured the Incredibles, and Monorail Blue featured characters from Finding Nemo and Finding Dory. Disney had teased that Monorail Red would debut at a later date, but did not reveal which characters would adorn the original Mark VII train. Monorail Red has finally debuted, and it features the lovable Little Green Men from Toy Story.
Over in Adventureland, we are starting to see some visible progress on the Tropical Hideaway adjacent to the Jungle Cruise.
They removed a large portion of the Aladdin’s Oasis archway.
It was a beautiful day on the Rivers of America…
The exclusive dining experience at 21 Royal now has its own sign to replace the old Dream Suite signage. If you are curious about 21 Royal or interested in booking a dining experience, you can visit their website at www.21royaldisneyland.com.
New Details Emerge at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in Disneyland Park
As construction progresses, you can see some of the finer details begin to emerge at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. The towering petrified trees that make up Black Spire Outpost are starting to get the beginnings of their detailed paint and greenery.
With Disneyland Park being months ahead of the opening date at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, our East Coast readers can get a glimpse of what’s to come.
Parking Structure Construction Continues to Take Shape
Work at the Disneyland Resort new parking structure seems to be making good progress.
At the Disneyland Hotel, work continues on the exterior facades on the Fantasy Tower.
In Downtown Disney, ESPN Zone closed to the public on June 2 to make way for the new Disneyland Resort Hotel.
Well that about wraps up this massive Photo Report. Stay tuned to WDWNT as next week we will once again bring you the latest happenings around the Disneyland Resort. For now, we leave you with these great photos from the Paint the Night parade over the weekend. (When can we do this again?)