PHOTO REPORT: Disneyland Park 4/11/19 (Main Street Updates, Smoking Areas, Astro Orbitor Reopening Delay, ETC.)

Disneyland Park Updates
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April has been a busy month at the Disneyland Resort. The new Briar Rose Gold Collection made its way into stores and the Disney Eggstravaganza 2019 is in full swing, until April 21. Today, we’re giving you updates on what’s going on specifically at Disneyland Park.

Disneyland Park Updates

Main Street, U.S.A.

Disneyland Park Updates

Disneyland Park Updates

We were shocked to see Main Street, U.S.A. so empty when we first walked into Disneyland Park. But now that Spring Break is coming to an end, the crowds are much lighter overall than they were in March.

We can add The Mad Hatter on Main Street, U.S.A. to the long list of refurbishments at the Disneyland Resort. Currently, scaffolding and scrim cover the exterior facade of the shop. Guests looking to purchase hats and ears can still do so, as the shop remains open during refurbishment.

Disneyland Park Updates

Disneyland Park Updates

Disneyland Park Updates

And an even bigger refurbishment is taking place further down Main Street. Construction walls are taking up massive amounts of walking space outside Jolly Holiday Bakery, where the Guest Relations stand usually resides.

Disneyland Park Updates

Disneyland Park Updates

Disneyland Park Updates

Disneyland Park Updates

The walls stretch from one end of the restaurant to the other, stopping just before the walkway to Adventureland. Thankfully, the Hub is not affected by this construction.

Disneyland Park Updates

Disneyland Park Updates

If you do need to speak with a Cast Member, a temporary Guest Relations stand has been set up along the foliage between Adventureland and Frontierland entrances.

Disneyland Park Updates

Unfortunately, not much has changed regarding Sleeping Beauty Castle. The scrim is still up, covering all signs of progress.

Disneyland Park Updates

Fantasyland

It’s always good to keep an eye open while walking through Fantasyland. You never know when you might run into a familiar face.

Disneyland Park Updates

Disneyland Park Updates

Today we saw Captain Hook and Peter Pan having quite a tense conversation. It was decided on Captain Hook’s orders that Peter Pan would have to walk to the plank.

Tomorrowland

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Sadly, Astro Orbitor did not reopen on April 5th, when it was scheduled to do so. Refurbishments and opening dates are always subject to change, and this is a perfect example of that.

Disneyland Park Updates

Disneyland Park Updates

It’s currently scheduled to reopen this Friday, April 10. But we’re going to take that with a grain of salt.

Further into Tomorrowland, construction walls are still up around the Autopia exit.

Disneyland Park Updates

Disneyland Park Updates

It doesn’t look like much has changed from this point of view. But we assume that on the other side of the walls, the planters are being pushed back to allow for more walking space for guests.

Disneyland Park Updates

Disneyland Park Updates

Frontierland

Disneyland Park Updates

As we make our way to Frontierland, we’re seeing lighter crowds once again over on the Big Thunder Trail. We’re sure this will be a very rare occurrence once Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opens.

Disneyland Park Updates

Disneyland Park Updates

Temporary fencing has been put in place along the planters on the Trail. It doesn’t appear that any work is being done, yet.

Disneyland Park Updates

And over by the smoking area, new construction walls have been erected. Come May, this smoking area will no longer exist at Disneyland Park.

Disneyland Park Updates

After a very long refurbishment to the exterior, the entrance to Sailing Ship Columbia and Mark Twain Riverboat is finally unveiling its makeover. The fresh green paint looks beautiful against the Rivers of America.

Disneyland Park Updates

Disneyland Park Updates

Disneyland Park Updates

Inside the entrance, to the left, is plenty of space for guests to stand and sit while waiting to board one of the two boats.

Disneyland Park Updates

And to the right, dining tables and chairs have been added. This new addition should help with guests who struggle to find a place to eat after ordering at Stage Door Cafe.

Disneyland Park Updates

New Orleans Square

Between French Market and Haunted Mansion, Cast Members are repainting sections of the fencing that surround the water fountain.

Disneyland Park Updates

Disneyland Park Updates

Another finished refurbishment to add to the list. New stroller parking has been designated between Haunted Mansion and the walkway along the Rivers of America.

Disneyland Park Updates

Disneyland Park Updates

This enhanced area is rather spacious and should help with guest flow from New Orleans Square to Critter Country. There is certainly plenty of space for strollers here.

Disneyland Park Updates

Disneyland Park Updates

Critter Country

And lastly, over in Critter Country, part of Pooh Corner is free of scrim. While the middle section of the exterior remains under refurbishment, it’s nice to see the shop sign with our friends from the Hundred Acre Wood once again.

Disneyland Park Updates

Disneyland Park Updates

Thanks for following along with our day at Disneyland Park. For more updates on the Disneyland Resort, check out our accounts on Twitter and Instagram.

About the author

Ciara Trexler

Ciara has been an Annual Passholder of Disneyland Resort for over 18 years and previously worked as a Cast Member for the Walt Disney Travel Company. When she's not writing or visiting the Resort, she can be found traveling, binging Netflix, or cuddling with her cat.

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Vincent Gagliardi
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Vincent Gagliardi

Ciara! Great report! I love hearing about the less crowds. After a million trips to WDW, I am making mt first trek to Disneyland from April 13-19. I see blackout dates, etc. for those dates. Should I be worried about mass crowds? You seem to be an expert and I need help (plus anyone Tom Corless trusts must be AWESOME!) THANKS!

Laura
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Laura

Love these updates and reports. Unfortunately, the people who seem to complain most about refurbishments and adjustments are also the same people who complain about areas of the park that need to be updated/repainted/fixed. You can’t have it both ways. While all the rerouting and scrim can be frustrating, it is necessary to keep Disneyland looking fresh and to make sure that there’s room for everyone at the park. We are new APs are really enjoy seeing all of the hard work that goes into making “a trip to Disneyland” into a special memory for so many people who come… Read more »

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AChromeBird

I was there for a solo visit April 11. Perfect crowd levels. Welcomed by 10-20 minute wait times for everything, 30 minutes max all day, and walk-on lines at open and close. Bonus= great weather. Here’s a tip if you are planning a spring Disneyland trip: check out the local college and high school schedules for spring break, the calendars are on the school websites. This year they were all finished with breaks by late March, making April the ideal month to visit. This year April is special as it’s the final month ever in the park without Galaxy’s Edge.… Read more »