PHOTO REPORT: Disneyland Park 5/27/19 (Main Street Refurbishment Updates, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Cast Preview, ETC.)

Disneyland Park Photo Report May 23 2019
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It’s been a big week at Disneyland Park. First, Sleeping Beauty Castle finally reopened after a four-month refurbishment. The Moonliner Rocket in Tomorrowland received an Alien Pizza Planet makeover. And the Adventureland marquee is back. And that’s not all! Keep reading for more updates from our latest trip to Disneyland.

Disneyland Park Updates

Main Street, U.S.A.

Disneyland Park Photo Report May 23 2019

We fully expected to walk into a crowded Disneyland after news that Disneyland Resort parking was full several days in a row last weekend. But we found Disneyland to be fairly slow on this beautiful morning.

Disneyland Park Photo Report May 23 2019

After undergoing an exterior refurbishment throughout April and half of May, the scrim is finally gone from The Mad Hatter Shop on Main Street, U.S.A. revealing a new coat of paint.

Disneyland Park Photo Report May 23 2019

The shop sign and exterior have received fresh paint, giving this store a revamped look. It was looking a little worse for wear before, so we love this refurbished look.

Disneyland Park Photo Report May 23 2019

Nearby, we managed to catch a performance of The Straw Hatters with guests Mickey and Minnie.

Disneyland Park Photo Report May 23 2019

Further down Main Street, we spotted a Rainbow Pride cupcake in Candy Palace for $5.99. Only one cupcake was left, so they appear to be very popular with guests.

Disneyland Park Photo Report May 23 2019

Next door, there are new construction walls up between Refreshment Corner and Jolly Holiday Bakery.

Disneyland Park Photo Report May 23 2019

Disneyland Park Photo Report May 23 2019

It looks like they may be making enhancements to the planters between the two eating areas.

Disneyland Park Photo Report May 23 2019

Finally, months after its arrival at Walt Disney World, the Mickey Mouse Ballon Popcorn Bucket is finally on sale at Disneyland. This popcorn bucket can be purchased by guests for $18. It is not an AP exclusive and there are no refills on this bucket.

Disneyland Park Photo Report May 23 2019

 

Fantasyland

Disneyland Park Photo Report May 23 2019

Over in Fantasyland, we were shocked to see how uncrowded this area of the park was. The line for Matterhorn Bobsleds says 30 minutes but it looked to be shorter than that. FastPasses were available to use almost immediately after redeeming at the kiosk.

Disneyland Park Photo Report May 23 2019

Storybook Land Canals were closed this morning and it looks like the railings are being repainted. Cast Members have been retouching the paint on railings throughout the park for a couple of weeks now.

Disneyland Park Photo Report May 23 2019

Disneyland Park Photo Report May 23 2019

The line for Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride was only five minutes, a rare sight in this family-friendly area.

Disneyland Park Photo Report May 23 2019

Snow White’s Scary Adventures had no line at all, so guests could walk right on.

Disneyland Park Photo Report May 23 2019

But of course, Peter Pan’s Flight had the usual 45-minute line, with the newly expanded queue being taken advantage of.

Disneyland Park Photo Report May 23 2019

Disneyland Park Photo Report May 23 2019

Tomorrowland

Disneyland Park Photo Report May 23 2019

Even Tomorrowland was easy to walk through with its lack of crowds.

Disneyland Park Photo Report May 23 2019

Mickey’s Toontown

Disneyland Park Photo Report May 23 2019

And Mickey’s Toontown was such a lovely sight to see compared to our last visit when it was overrun with strollers.

Disneyland Park Photo Report May 23 2019

Frontierland

Disneyland Park Photo Report May 23 2019

There are still walls up around the entrance to Frontierland, but some have been removed on the left side of the walkway. And the water has been filled up between Frontierland and Adventureland.

Disneyland Park Photo Report May 23 2019

Last week, we saw construction walls up around the fencing across from the Big Thunder Mountain exit. Now, those walls are gone, revealing a newly expanded area.

Disneyland Park Photo Report May 23 2019

Currently, the area is not being used and is blocked by a row of benches.

Disneyland Park Photo Report May 23 2019

With Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opening in a week, the entrance from Frontierland is open. However, Cast Members are posted just outside to block guest access.

Disneyland Park Photo Report May 23 2019

Very few people were using the trail from Frontierland to Fantasyland, so we used this moment to soak it up. Come May 31, this will likely be a very different story.

Disneyland Park Photo Report May 23 2019

And the other access point into Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is also open and being blocked by Cast Members.

Disneyland Park Photo Report May 23 2019

Adventureland

Disneyland Park Photo Report May 23 2019

It’s nice to see this area looking more up to shape again, with the water levels filled. However, it doesn’t look like they’re going to take advantage of the reduced foliage to expand the walkways.

Disneyland Park Photo Report May 23 2019

Over in Adventureland Bazaar, we spotted the new Dole Whip Swirl Mickey Ear Hats on sale. This tropical Mickey Ear Hat can be purchased for only $24.99 and is also available at Walt Disney World.

Disneyland Park Photo Report May 23 2019

If you love Dole Whip, there’s an entire collection of Dole Whip merchandise on sale at Adventureland Bazaar, like the Dole Whip Disney Snack Fan.

Disneyland Park Photo Report May 23 2019

Just like the rest of the park, Adventureland is fairly empty and much more enjoyable.

Disneyland Park Photo Report May 23 2019

The wait for Jungle Cruise says five minutes, but it looked like guests could practically walk right onto a boat.

Disneyland Park Photo Report May 23 2019

Even Indiana Jones Adventure had a short wait time. We were pleasantly surprised to see this not too crowded with people trying to get on the attraction, as we’ve been accustomed to seeing.

Disneyland Park Photo Report May 23 2019

New Orleans Square

Disneyland Park Photo Report May 23 2019

Perhaps it’s because Pirates of the Caribbean was temporarily closed, but New Orleans Square was also very empty. If you haven’t put it together by now, it pays to wake up early and arrive close to park opening.

Disneyland Park Photo Report May 23 2019

Cast Members are doing paint touch-ups outside of the Club 33 entrance and the Le Bat en Rouge shop.

Disneyland Park Photo Report May 23 2019

Critter Country

Disneyland Park Photo Report May 23 2019

For the past few days, Cast Members have been previewing Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge ahead of it’s opening on May 31. Today we spotted a rather large group getting ready to enter the new land from Critter Country.

Disneyland Park Photo Report May 23 2019

If this is any indication of what’s come, we have a feeling that lots of patience will be necessary when accessing Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.

Despite the crowd of people previewing the new land, the rest of Critter Country is fairly empty. Seeing such an empty Disneyland Park gives us hope that there will continue to be mornings like this in the future, even after May 31. Only time will tell.

Disneyland Park Photo Report May 23 2019

Those are all the Disneyland Park updates we have for today. Be sure to follow us along 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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