PHOTO REPORT: Disney California Adventure 7/13/19 (Award Wieners Refurbishment, Low Morning Crowds, and More!)

Disney California Adventure Photo Report July 10 2019
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There’s been a lot of talk about the unusually low crowds at the Disneyland Resort so far this summer. With most Annual Passholders blocked from coming to the Parks, there’s definitely been a noticeable shift in attendance. While the Fourth of July holiday did make things busier last week, we’re back to seeing low crowds again. Here’s a look at what’s going on at Disney California Adventure today, including a look at the crowds and character sightings in the Park.

Disney California Adventure

Disney California Adventure Photo Report July 10 2019

We were actually a little shocked to see such a crowd of people waiting to cross through the Main Gate into the Park. And based on this sight, you’d expect the crowds to be high throughout Disney California Adventure.

Buena Vista Street

Disney California Adventure Photo Report July 10 2019

However, the Park doesn’t look packed at all after going through the turnstile.

Disney California Adventure Photo Report July 10 2019

Hollywood Land

 

Disney California Adventure Photo Report July 10 2019

The seating area for Award Wieners is still under refurbishment, and now there is a sign redirecting guests to the temporary seating set up at PhilharMagic.

Disney California Adventure Photo Report July 10 2019

Disney California Adventure Photo Report July 10 2019

In case you missed it, Award Wieners will be getting a new, expanded seating area. Permits filed with the City of Anaheim show that a 20 square foot ticket booth will be added for theming.

Disney California Adventure Photo Report July 10 2019

Nearby, we spot Black Widow taking a line of guests on a secret mission through Hollywood Land.

Disney California Adventure Photo Report July 10 2019

Despite the gloomy weather this morning, it feels warm and humid outside. Animation Academy is a great place to rest and cool off, and this morning, the show building was practically empty.

Disney California Adventure Photo Report July 10 2019

Next door at Off the Page, we spotted the newest installment of Disney Parks Designer Collection Mouse Ears Headband. The Alex and Ani Headband is currently on sale for $178.00.

Disney California Adventure Photo Report July 10 2019

Marvel Superhero Land

Disney California Adventure Photo Report July 10 2019

Stark Industries construction walls continue to line the pathway to the rest of Disney California Adventure Park. Not much has really changed with the upcoming Spider-Man attraction, as far as we can see. But we’re sure Cast Members are hard at work on the ground, as this new Land is slated to open in 2020.

Disney California Adventure Photo Report July 10 2019

Perhaps once more details are announced for the Land, we will see Blue Sky Cellar transformed to showcase concept art? Blue Sky Cellar still houses a display of concept art for Pixar Pier, despite the fact that the Pier opened a year ago.

Disney California Adventure Photo Report July 10 2019

Cars Land

Disney California Adventure Photo Report July 10 2019

A morning stroll through Cars Land was pretty quiet and empty. The line for Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree was less than five minutes. But we did see quite a line of guests waiting to meet Lightning McQueen at Cozy Cone Motel.

Disney California Adventure Photo Report July 10 2019

Over by Ramone’s House of Body Art, we saw a Cast Member touching up the paint on the fences. This has been a frequent sighting throughout the Disneyland Resort in the last couple of months.

Disney California Adventure Photo Report July 10 2019

The walkway past Radiator Springs Racers to Pacific Wharf was a little busier than usual today, thanks in part to a crew of Cast Members filming the cars race by.

Disney California Adventure Photo Report July 10 2019

Pixar Pier

Disney California Adventure Photo Report July 10 2019

We have to admit, seeing part of the World of Color paneling on the surface gave us flashbacks to earlier this year when the nighttime show was still under refurbishment.

Disney California Adventure Photo Report July 10 2019

Overall, Pixar Pier is fairly empty this morning. Guests are able to walk right onto Incredicoaster.

Disney California Adventure Photo Report July 10 2019

Disney California Adventure Photo Report July 10 2019

Unfortunately, Jessie’s Critter Carousel was temporarily closed this morning. But that didn’t seem to have much of an impact on the wait times for other attractions.

Disney California Adventure Photo Report July 10 2019

As we made our way down the Pier, we came across a snack vendor cart completely abandoned in the middle of the walkway.

Disney California Adventure Photo Report July 10 2019

We’re not exactly sure why it was just left here, but it’s a good thing the crowds weren’t heavy. Otherwise, this cart would have been more of an inconvenience.

Disney California Adventure Photo Report July 10 2019

Disney California Adventure Photo Report July 10 2019

Even Inside Out Emotional Whirlwind didn’t have too long of a line this morning, despite being the newest attraction to open. We did see a group of guests enjoying the new seating area by the attraction’s exit.

Disney California Adventure Photo Report July 10 2019

Overall, the crowds were really low this morning at Disney California Adventure. If you’re willing to wake up early, Park opening is really the best time to visit, to experience as many attractions as possible in a short amount of time.

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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Rebecca
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Rebecca

The parks are practically empty each morning. I feel to get a better idea of how crowds really are currently these days, it would have better to show the middle of the day. By 2PM, crowds start to pick up , and it gets much busier.

Tom Corless
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Tom Corless

It hasn’t been as busy as other summers, regardless of the time of day.