Weekly Disneyland Resort Maintenance Report (3/17/19) – The List Grows, But We Add The First Ride Repairs

Tom Corless

Weekly Disneyland Resort Maintenance Report (3/17/19) – The List Grows, But We Add The First Ride Repairs

Tom Corless

Weekly Disneyland Resort Maintenance Report (3/17/19) – The List Grows, But We Add The First Ride Repairs

Welcome to the Weekly Disneyland Resort Maintenance Report. In this weekly report, the goal is to create a comprehensive list of broken effects, damaged props, and more at the Disneyland Resort in the hopes they will be repaired, or at the very least just track how long it takes for Disney to get around to it.

This week, the new items on “Needs Repair” list are denoted in orange. Since this is our second week, the “Repaired” list has been added in the second half of the report.

Needs Repair


Jolly Holiday Bakery

  • Many of the string lights outside are burnt out.

Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room

  • The tiki god Ngendei didn’t move left and right while trying to “hang on” to the earth in the Tiki Garden pre-show.

The Jungle Cruise

  • The 1st crocodile doesn’t move.
  • The elephant taking a bath is not sitting in a running waterfall.
  • The elephant taking a bath is not spraying upwards as it is supposed to.
  • The piranha scene is not functioning as it is supposed to, a lot of the mechanism is visible.
  • Trader Sam’s arm did not raise towards guests.

The Indiana Jones Adventure

  • Projection on the doors into the various chambers is not aligned properly.
  • The snake animatronic was replaced last year, but the new figure has way more limited movement than the original figure had.
  • The smoke/fog in the large pit in the center of the temple is off, so when the flames erupt, you can see a lot of wiring and such that you aren’t supposed to see.
  • The dark hallway before the rats scene is too bright, you can see pipes and such on the walls.
  • The rat projection wasn’t really visible.
  • The final Indiana Jones figure standing next to the boulder did not have a functioning mouth.

Pirates of the Caribbean

  • The magnifying glass and the pirate skull in bed in the Captain’s Quarters are not aligned correctly.
  • The helmet that gets struck by a stray bullet did not jump in the scene just before the lift hill, heading back to the entrance and loading area.

The Haunted Mansion

  • The ghost blowing out the candles in the ballroom scene stayed illuminated, rather than appearing and disappearing.
  • There’s a weird light spill on the scrim over the cats in the graveyard scene.

Rivers of America

  • Two sets of speakers in the Fantasmic! viewing area have been missing covers for over a year now.

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The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh

  • The first jumping Tigger didn’t fully jump out

Mickey’s Toontown

  • No smoke or lights functioned when the TNT trigger ignited the fireworks on the upper level.
  • The Jolly Trolley is showing tremendous signs of wear.
  • The land in general is showing tremendous signs of wear, from chopped paint, to staining and more.
  • Some of the green hills behind the land are in need of paint.’


  • The frogs who spit water are not spitting.
  • The entire attraction is in need of a new coat of paint. Damage and fading visible in most areas.

Roger Rabbit’s Cartoon Spin

  • The second set of electric tubes over guests in the Power House did not illuminate. They are purple as opposed to red like the others.
  • The Dip did not spray from the truck operated by the weasel.
  • The Roger Rabbit audio-animatronic’s mouth did not move.

“it’s a small world

  • Windstorm damage to the facade has not been repaired since early 2017. Some small flowers and such are still missing.

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  • The spinning gold accent on the far right of the facade isn’t spinning.
  • The tightrope bicycle didn’t move.
  • The Irish dancing boy is missing.
  • The carousel fo flying carpets does not spin.
  • Two of the fireworks over the Hollywood Bowl are not functioning properly.

Pinocchio’s Daring Journey

  • The lighting inside is horrendous. It is nearly pitch-black in several scenes.
  • The Donkey mirror effect was not properly aligned.

Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage

  • The large bass towards the center of the lagoon does not move at all.
  • There is a large set of sliding fingerprint marks on the glass out in the ride (that separates the water from the dry show scene) in the final scene before the sub is eaten by a whale.

Buzz Lightyear’s Astro Blasters

  • The FastPass Distribution marquee is not functioning correctly.

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  • The Buzz Lightyear audio-animatronic is broken and behind a curtain.
  • The ride vehicles are in terrible shape. So much paint is own off of every car.
  • Some moving props triggered by hitting targets either do not respond or respond slower than they used to.

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Pizza Planet

  • The window decals featuring the Aliens are all peeling.

Star Wars Launch Bay

  • 4 out of 8 video games stations aren’t operating.

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Star Tours: The Adventures Continue

  • The FastPass Distribution sign has been broken since August 2018.

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Disney California Adventure

Radiator Springs Racers

  • The second tractor did not tip over.
  • The 3rd tractor used to blow smoke towards guests when making the “gas” noises.
  • The curtains in the Luigi’s tire change scene don’t fully open to reveal the entire mirror and both sets of tires on your car.

The Little Mermaid: Ariel’s Undersea Adventure

  • The first Ariel animatronic has something wrong with her mouth, as ion she was given a “fat lip”.

The Incredicoaster

  • The lights all around the coaster track are burnt out, as are many in the loop circle with the Pixar Pier logo.
  • There is visible rust on the tracks and supports in many places.

Silly Symphony Swings

  • A ton of lights on the ride structure are burnt out.

Downtown Disney

  • Nearly half of the light on the entrance sign from the theme parks are burnt out.




Several repairs at “it’s a small world” and one big one at Radiator Springs Racers took place this week.


“it’s a small world

  • The boat filled with children at the beginning of the ride wasn’t moving.
  • Two of the ceiling butterflies in the Polynesian section are not raising and lowering.
  • The children around the maypole in the finale scene does not spin.
  • The final girl dangling from a balloon in the finale scene does not raise and lower.

Disney California Adventure

Radiator Springs Racers

  • The first Mater audio-animatronic doesn’t move.



How To Do Your Part

To report broken effects, damaged props, or anything else out of the ordinary, please submit photographic or video evidence of the malfunction or disrepair to tom@wdwnt.com or through WDWNT’s social media avenues (Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram) or Disneyland News Today’s social avenues (Twitter or Instagram) with the hashtag #DLNTfix. You can also submit proof that anything listed above has been repaired. The entire purpose of this weekly post is to get Disneyland looking how it is supposed to look, so we are hoping to see this list shrink rather than grow over time.

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