PHOTO REPORT: Disneyland Park 2/5/19 (Steamboat Willie Popcorn Bucket, Castle Construction, New Character Costumes, ETC.)

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In anticipation of the Steamboat Willie Annual Passholder exclusive popcorn bucket release, we expected crowds on this Friday morning. There were definitely crowds.

PHOTO REPORT Disneyland Park Steamboat Willie Popcorn Bucket Castle Construction Characters

Sleeping Beauty Castle continues to see more and more walls go up for the refurbishment.

PHOTO REPORT Disneyland Park Steamboat Willie Popcorn Bucket Castle Construction Characters

What castle?

PHOTO REPORT Disneyland Park Steamboat Willie Popcorn Bucket Castle Construction Characters

A few minutes before rope drop, there was this massive crowd unsure of where the popcorn line started. We decided to try our luck in Tomorrowland.

PHOTO REPORT Disneyland Park Steamboat Willie Popcorn Bucket Castle Construction Characters

Cast members quickly organized this line. Everyone was in good spirits laughing about the fact we were waiting for yet another popcorn bucket release. We waited about 45 minutes as buckets were continually restocked.

PHOTO REPORT Disneyland Park Steamboat Willie Popcorn Bucket Castle Construction Characters

PHOTO REPORT Disneyland Park Steamboat Willie Popcorn Bucket Castle Construction Characters

I’m a fan of Disneyland popcorn, so I just want the $1 refill option. They did run out of buckets that evening and no official word on when or even if they will be restocked.

PHOTO REPORT Disneyland Park Steamboat Willie Popcorn Bucket Castle Construction Characters

A few guests were complaining about scuff marks on their buckets. We also got our popcorn on the side to avoid trying to clean this behemoth.

PHOTO REPORT Disneyland Park Steamboat Willie Popcorn Bucket Castle Construction Characters

PHOTO REPORT Disneyland Park Steamboat Willie Popcorn Bucket Castle Construction Characters

I am loving the strap. It is adorable and makes carrying around your bucket a tad easier.

PHOTO REPORT Disneyland Park Steamboat Willie Popcorn Bucket Castle Construction Characters

Popcorn buckets in hand, we were off to check out the rest of the park.

PHOTO REPORT Disneyland Park Steamboat Willie Popcorn Bucket Castle Construction Characters

Astro Orbitor construction walls make Tomorrowland pathways even more narrow now.

PHOTO REPORT Disneyland Park Steamboat Willie Popcorn Bucket Castle Construction Characters

Luckily, Space Mountain had reopened since the incident that took place.

PHOTO REPORT Disneyland Park Steamboat Willie Popcorn Bucket Castle Construction Characters

Guests who had already gotten their popcorn bucket or had no interest in obtaining one seemed to be enjoying the Minnie’s Valentine’s Day Surprise Scavenger Hunt. This was a fun few hours we highly recommend.

PHOTO REPORT Disneyland Park Steamboat Willie Popcorn Bucket Castle Construction Characters

Haven’t been on the train in awhile, so let’s head back to Main Street on the train.

PHOTO REPORT Disneyland Park Steamboat Willie Popcorn Bucket Castle Construction Characters

The popcorn line was also long here, even several hours after park open.

PHOTO REPORT Disneyland Park Steamboat Willie Popcorn Bucket Castle Construction Characters

Yes, that giant crowd is actually the line for the bucket.

PHOTO REPORT Disneyland Park Steamboat Willie Popcorn Bucket Castle Construction Characters

Always fun to wave back at the line of people.

PHOTO REPORT Disneyland Park Steamboat Willie Popcorn Bucket Castle Construction Characters

Anyone else miss the Disneyland runDisney races and running back here?

PHOTO REPORT Disneyland Park Steamboat Willie Popcorn Bucket Castle Construction Characters

Spotted the fresh Mickey wrap on the red monorail.

PHOTO REPORT Disneyland Park Steamboat Willie Popcorn Bucket Castle Construction Characters

Guests enjoying their trip to the Grand Canyon.

PHOTO REPORT Disneyland Park Steamboat Willie Popcorn Bucket Castle Construction Characters

Dinosaurs!

PHOTO REPORT Disneyland Park Steamboat Willie Popcorn Bucket Castle Construction Characters

Back to Main Street, U.S.A…

PHOTO REPORT Disneyland Park Steamboat Willie Popcorn Bucket Castle Construction Characters

If you don’t want to do the scavenger hunt and just want the cards, you can head straight to the redemption table to pick out your cards. They still had plenty in stock, but continue to hint that they may run out.

PHOTO REPORT Disneyland Park Steamboat Willie Popcorn Bucket Castle Construction Characters

In addition to all the delicious food out for the Get Your Ears On Celebration, the characters were also out en masse. All were in special celebration outfits.

PHOTO REPORT Disneyland Park Steamboat Willie Popcorn Bucket Castle Construction Characters

PHOTO REPORT Disneyland Park Steamboat Willie Popcorn Bucket Castle Construction Characters

PHOTO REPORT Disneyland Park Steamboat Willie Popcorn Bucket Castle Construction Characters

Pluto had a fun collar.

PHOTO REPORT Disneyland Park Steamboat Willie Popcorn Bucket Castle Construction Characters

PHOTO REPORT Disneyland Park Steamboat Willie Popcorn Bucket Castle Construction Characters

Chip and Dale had festive vests.

PHOTO REPORT Disneyland Park Steamboat Willie Popcorn Bucket Castle Construction Characters

PHOTO REPORT Disneyland Park Steamboat Willie Popcorn Bucket Castle Construction Characters

PHOTO REPORT Disneyland Park Steamboat Willie Popcorn Bucket Castle Construction Characters

Lastly, we finally found Donald. He was by far the most fun character and guests were having a hoot watching him show off.

PHOTO REPORT Disneyland Park Steamboat Willie Popcorn Bucket Castle Construction Characters

PHOTO REPORT Disneyland Park Steamboat Willie Popcorn Bucket Castle Construction Characters

PHOTO REPORT Disneyland Park Steamboat Willie Popcorn Bucket Castle Construction Characters

I hope you enjoyed this quick trip around Disneyland Park. The construction is endless, but there are a lot of fun festivities to check out, including Mickey’s Soundsational Parade, Mickey’s Mix Magic Fireworks Spectacular, and the “Get Your Ears On” Celebration.

What’s your favorite current park offering? Let us know in the comments!

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Ali

Ali is a SoCal transplant by way of Milwaukee. When not on a pool deck coaching swimming or training for Spartan/runDisney races she is usually found at Disneyland (or WDW whenever possible).

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Joy
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Joy

can we please get photo updates of all the refurbishments on property including world of color?

Tom Corless
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Tom Corless

We just did that in our last report before this, and World of Color doesn’t really show any visible sings of work right now

K
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K

We went Sunday a.m. AP Popcorn buckets were totally sold out! Wah.

hamilton
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hamilton

The Disneyland AP twitter account said on Friday night that the buckets were sold out. You had no chance at one if you waited until Sunday to try to pick it up.

Pokin’ Dot
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Pokin’ Dot

Those new Chip n Dale condom vests look pretty sharp, and they spead a good message, safety first kids

Francis
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Francis

Those dinosaurs look like the ones from the Universe of Energy.