PHOTO REPORT: Disneyland Resort 9/27/22 (Paradise Pier Lobby Closes, Painting in Toontown, Disneyland Hotel DVC Construction, Ol’ Unfaithful Back to Life, and More)

Charly Shelton

PHOTO REPORT: Disneyland Resort 9/27/22 (Paradise Pier Lobby Closes, Painting in Toontown, Disneyland Hotel DVC Construction, Ol’ Unfaithful Back to Life, and More)

Hey there, hi there, ho there! We headed down to the Disneyland Resort to check in on the construction at two of the resort hotels and see what else was new in the park. So join us for this most recent photo report from Disneyland and the resort hotels.

Downtown Disney

Hocus Pocus 2 photo op sign

To celebrate the upcoming release of “Hocus Pocus 2” on Disney+, there is a new photo op in Downtown Disney.

Hocus Pocus 2 Photo Op wide DTD

Guests can stand behind the cauldron and summon the Sanderson sisters from the moon.

Hocus Pocus 2 Photo Op moon DTD
Tiana nuiMOs Disneyland

Ducking into World of Disney before the park, we spotted this Tiana nuiMOs doll. We also found a couple of new nuiMOs outfits that match the human sized outfits just released at Eudora’s Chic Boutique.


Mickey and Goofy Halloween Costumes Disneyland

Mickey and the gang were waiting for us on Main Street, U.S.A., when we arrived. They are all decked out in their new homemade Halloween costumes.

Minnie Halloween Costume Disneyland
Dale Haloween Costume Disneyland Stock

Dale was very proud of his costume and was strutting about showing it off.

X Men Pins DIsneyland

This week’s pins include some ear headbands, a Dapper Day pin, and, most notably, some X-Men pins from the 90’s animated show.

Gambit X Men pin Disneyland

Any time we find Gambit on some merchandise, it’s an immediate purchase.

Horse Disneyland Halloween Braid

Further up Main Street, U.S.A., our horse friend is all tied up with a festive Halloween ribbon braid.

Emporium Registers Gone Disneyland

Inside the Emporium, we noticed that some of the registers had been removed. With the advent of Mobile Checkout, these registers were less in-demand than they once were, so they have now been removed and replaced with more shelving space.

Emporium registers removed Disneyland

This is in the Crystal Arcade area of the Emporium.

Oogie Boogie Mug

We found a great selection of mugs, bottles, and tumblers today.

Carousel tumbler DI
Haunted Mansion Mug DIsneyland

Most notably among the collection, this Haunted Mansion mug is one of our favorites.

Binx burner 1

This Binx votive holder looks like it might be a wax melter, or at least able to handle a votive candle, as would be expected from a votive holder.

Binx Burner 2

But unfortunately, it is meant for electric votives only as the top of the cauldron could melt or crack.

Mickey Minnie Collection Button Down DIsneyland

This new Mickey and Minnie cartoon collection features the famous mouse couple in some of their early cartoons across many pieces of apparel.

Mickey Minnie Collection Hoodie DIsneyland
4 Town Shirt

This shirt has never not been on our minds since it was released on shopDisney, and now it has made its way into the park. It’s only in kids’ sizes at the moment; let’s hope they bring out some “big kid” sizes soon.

Black Polka Dot Ears Disneyland

Like a little black dress, these little black polka dot Minnie ears are the perfect match to any outfit.

Minnie Dooney Bourke Tote

Speaking of accompanying fancy outfits, this Dooney & Bourke collection of handbags features Minnie Mouse in understated line art.

Minnie Dooney Bourke Disneyland
Tiki Gods Disneyland VERTICAL
Tiana Overalls Disneyland

And joining the rest of the Tiana collection by Color Me Courtney, these overalls hide some secret embroidered characters and icons.

Tiana Overalls Ray
Tiana shirt and Jacket

We found more of this collection over at Eudora’s Chic Boutique in New Orleans Square. This shirt matches the overalls, and this letterman’s jacket is a wonderful accompaniment to the outfit.

Cafe du Monde Chicory Coffee Eudoras Disneyland

Also, in Eudora’s Chic Boutique featuring Tiana’s Gourmet Secrets, we have some actual foods now. These classic creole staples are must-haves for any New Orleans chef. Of course, the Café Du Monde Chicory Coffee and Beignet Mix are classics…

Beignet Mix Eudoras Disneyland
Praline Mix Eudoras Disneyland

But the praline mix was a nice surprise.

Poison apples and Pumpkin apples

All of these treats got us in the mood for something sweet, so we checked in on Pooh Corner to see the candy apples, cupcakes, hand pies, and more. And we even saw the Tigger Tails being made.

Tigger Tails Marshmallow wands
Packaged cookies cold case Disneyland

For some reason, the cold case was displaying bagged cookies that don’t need refrigeration. Interesting to see, nonetheless.

Jack and Sally Meet and Greet Disneyland

Jack and Sally were off making Christmas elsewhere, so their meet-and-greet area was open and accessible to take a look at.

Zero House Disneyland

We whistled and even laid a treat out, but Zero must not be home either.

Ursula vase

In this meet-and-greet area, there are shelves full of villains merchandise available when Jack and Sally aren’t here. This super cool Ursula vase is a perfect Halloween display piece for your dead, dried seaweed bouquet.

Maleficent Scented Candle

And this awesome Maleficent dragon egg candle is “Villains Scented,” which means that all villains smell like an orange Push Up ice cream pop. It says Bergamot Dusk, but it smells like a Push-Up.

Maleficent Villains Scented Candle
Captain Chimp Disneyland Pieces of Eight

We love spotting these weird little hidden things that everyone passes by without taking the time to look. But if you’ve ever purchased anything at Pieces of Eight, Captain Chimp has watched you check out.

Toad Hall Mr Toad Statue
Toontown El CapiTOON Theater painting

Up in Toontown, we can see the first signs of painting taking place on the spire of El CapiTOON Theater.

Sleeping Beauty Castle with Astro Orbiter Disneyland Stock

Heading over to Tomorrowland…

Star Wars Handbag

… we found this set of clutch handbags that is part of the Heroes and Villains collection. It’s a bit pricey, but so cool looking.

Millennium Falcon cockpit

It got us in the mood for a flight on the Millennium Falcon, so we headed over to Batuu.

Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel

No Entry Paradise Pier Hotel

This picture really sums it all up. The transformation of Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel is fully underway, and access is now restricted.

Construction Access Only paradise Pier hotel
Construction at Paradise Pier Hotel

The front entrance to the hotel is now closed off, and guests enter through the back door.

Paradise Pier Hotel lobby closed

Reception has been moved over to Pacific Ballroom C and D.

The Market at Paradise Pier Hotel
New Check in at Paradise Pier Hotel

Read all about the changes right here.

Disneyland Hotel

Disneyland Hotel sign repainting

Repainting work continues in some areas of the hotel, including here on the sign.

Disneyland Hotel stock

Much of the repainting is already completed, as can be seen here on the Fantasy Tower, which was the first to be repainted several weeks ago.

Disneyland Hotel repainting

The Frontier Tower is the last to have painting ongoing along the sides of the tower.

Disneyland Hotel Construction DVC

The main area of construction, however, is the new Disney Vacation Club tower being built right next to the pool.

Disneyland Hotel Construction with Pool

Construction is taking over the sightlines of almost everywhere, and between the building here and the remaining painting and maintenance going on elsewhere, it is very loud for the guests trying to enjoy the pool.

Disneyland Hotel pool with construction
Big Thunder Mountain scale model DIsneyland Hotel stock

As we are bopping around the hotel checking in on the construction, it’s always nice to visit the decorations in each tower. Here in the Frontier Tower is the model of Big Thunder Mountain Railroad as it stands over in the park. The level of detail on this model is incredible, and we could just sit here and stare at it all day.

Mickey planter Disneyland Hotel
DVC Preview Center wide

Outside the Frontier Tower’s back exit, the new Disney Vacation Club preview center.

DVC Preview center entrance

It is currently closed, but we were able to walk up and take a look around the area.

Disneyland Sales Sign
DVC Preview Center side

It’s a beautiful building that is reminiscent of Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, about 35 miles away.

DVC Preview Center Aulani Rooms

There is also a tiny house here that has Aulani model rooms to be toured as part of the DVC pitch.

DVC Preview Center Aulani Room sign
Disneyland Signs
Ol Unfaithful with Cascade Falls Disneyland Hotel stock

One final parting shot from the Disneyland Hotel. Outside the Frontier Tower is a small pool and water feature. This is Cascade Falls and Ol’ Unfaithful, the water geyser. These are in homage to the original geyser and falls of the same names that were part of the Mine Train through Nature’s Wonderland attraction in Frontierland, in the area that is now Big Thunder Mountain Railroad. We haven’t seen Ol’ Unfaithful operating with water vapor and the light for the last few months, so it’s nice to see her back in play again.

Well, that’s it from us here at Disneyland. We’re glad you rode along. Be sure to leave a comment below, letting us know what you think of the photo report. We’ll see ya real soon!

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