PHOTO REPORT: Disney California Adventure 6/19/19 (Character Sightings, Lion King Anniversary Merchandise, and More!)

Disney California Adventure Photo Report June 17 2019
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Summer is upon us at the Disneyland Resort, but June gloom is still going strong. If the weather has you feeling down, then maybe some character meet and greets will cheer you up? Our latest visit to Disney California Adventure was filled with character sightings, new merchandise, and more. Keep scrolling to check it out.

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Buena Vista Street

Disney California Adventure Photo Report June 17 2019

In case you missed it, Imagination Pink and Magic Mirror Metallic are the newest color trends to launch at Disney Parks. If you’re a fan of Minnie Ear Headbands, you can find these new colored headbands available at Oswald’s right when you enter Disney California Adventure.

Disney California Adventure Photo Report June 17 2019

Over in Los Feliz Five & Dime, we spotted a new Queen of Hearts hat available for $27.99. It might be the cringiest piece of merch we’ve seen yet. But at least Disney is trying to get on board with Millennial catchphrases?

Disney California Adventure Photo Report June 17 2019

Disney California Adventure Photo Report June 17 2019

Across the way at Trolley Treats, the new Imagination Pink Cake Pops can be purchased for $4.99. They’re bubblegum flavor, which is one of the weirder cake pops we’ve tried yet.

Disney California Adventure Photo Report June 17 2019

Our first character sighting of the day––Mickey Mouse! We spotted him greeting guests by the water fountain on Buena Vista Street in his dapper 1920s outfit.

Disney California Adventure Photo Report June 17 2019

Hollywood Land

Disney California Adventure Photo Report June 17 2019

In Hollywood Land, a major refurbishment is going on at the eating area between Award Wieners and Mickey’s PhilharMagic.

Disney California Adventure Photo Report June 17 2019

Disney California Adventure Photo Report June 17 2019

The entire building facade is covered in scrim and walls block guests access to the eating area.

Disney California Adventure Photo Report June 17 2019

Disney California Adventure Photo Report June 17 2019

The walls stretch all the way to the queue for PhilharMagic.

Disney California Adventure Photo Report June 17 2019

Guests looking to eat their food from Award Wieners will find seating at PhilharMagic for the time being.

Disney California Adventure Photo Report June 17 2019

Further into Hollywood Land, we spotted more character meets and greets going on.

Disney California Adventure Photo Report June 17 2019

Black Widow and Okoye, two of our favorite Marvel characters, were out with guests this morning.

Disney California Adventure Photo Report June 17 2019

And speaking of Marvel, lots of work is being done to transform the former A Bug’s Land into Marvel Superhero Land. Even if we can’t see much, we can hear loud construction taking place on the other side of the Star Industries walls by Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: Breakout!

Disney California Adventure Photo Report June 17 2019

Disney California Adventure Photo Report June 17 2019

On our way out of Hollywood Land, we spotted quite a line of excited guests waiting to meet Fancy Nancy.

Disney California Adventure Photo Report June 17 2019

Marvel Superhero Land

Disney California Adventure Photo Report June 17 2019

We might not be able to see much of what’s going on from Hollywood Land, but we can get quite the glimpse of Marvel Superhero Land construction over by Wine Country Trattoria. Currently, the foundation is being built for the Spider-Man attraction that will be taking over the former “it’s tough to be a bug” theater.

Disney California Adventure Photo Report June 17 2019

Cars Land

Disney California Adventure Photo Report June 17 2019

Mater and Red were out meeting guests in Cars Land today, adding to the list of character sightings throughout Disney California Adventure.

Disney California Adventure Photo Report June 17 2019

The Park has been fairly empty the past couple of weeks. Cars Land, in particular, has been a nice area to stroll through without too many people, especially by Radiator Springs Racers.

Disney California Adventure Photo Report June 17 2019

Pixar Pier

Disney California Adventure Photo Report June 17 2019

Over on Pixar Pier, we found this adorable Little Green Men photo op in Knick’s Knacks.

Disney California Adventure Photo Report June 17 2019

And outside, in front of Lamplight Lounge, this new Forky character prop is another great photo op for guests excited about his introduction in the upcoming Toy Story 4.

Disney California Adventure Photo Report June 17 2019

Further down Pixar Pier, we spotted Mike Wazowski meeting guests on the Pixarmonic Orchestra stage.

Disney California Adventure Photo Report June 17 2019

Inside Out Emotional Whirlwind appears to be very close to opening on Pixar Pier (finally). And Cast Members have been touching up walls on the Pier to match the upcoming attraction.

Disney California Adventure Photo Report June 17 2019

Disney California Adventure Photo Report June 17 2019

And it looks like the barriers around the foliage are also being painted purple to match the theming of the spinner attraction.

Disney California Adventure Photo Report June 17 2019

Disney California Adventure Photo Report June 17 2019

Paradise Gardens Park

Disney California Adventure Photo Report June 17 2019

Get Your Ears On Celebration is over and it’s been 7 months since Mickey’s 90th birthday, but the Mickey Mouse Sipper and Birthday Hat Straw is still being sold. If you missed out on purchasing one, you can find it available at Chiller at Paradise Gardens Park across from Silly Symphony Swings.

Disney California Adventure Photo Report June 17 2019

The Lion King animated film celebrated its 25th anniversary a few days ago and the Park is celebrating with a collection of merchandise.

Disney California Adventure Photo Report June 17 2019

Special art and limited edition pins can be purchased just outside of The Little Mermaid Ariel’s Undersea Adventure.

Disney California Adventure Photo Report June 17 2019

And speaking of The Lion King, the new “Tale of the Lion King” outdoor show seems to be drawing a large crowd for its daily performances.

Disney California Adventure Photo Report June 17 2019

Disney California Adventure Photo Report June 17 2019

Grizzly Peak

Disney California Adventure Photo Report June 17 2019

Lastly, on our way out of the Park, we spotted two important furry friends in Grizzly Peak. The first being one of the famous Cats of Disneyland, Francisco. The second being our favorite pal, Pluto.

Disney California Adventure Photo Report June 17 2019

Those are all the updates we have from our morning at Disney California Adventure Park. Be sure to follow us on Twitter and Instagram for more updates from the Disneyland Resort.

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.