Construction Updates at the Disneyland Resort
Published: May 14, 2011 at 5:37 PM
Once in the park you'll see a replica of the Carthay Circle Theater under construction near where the sun icon once stood. To the right a cinder block structure is being erected and a path between the walls leads to the Wharf and Paradise Pier. This narrowing of the path means there are no parades currently at DCA.
To the left of the Carthay Circle Theater the center of the street is ripped up to extend the trolley tracks from the Hollywood Pictures Backlot into the entrance plaza. Follow the signs placed on the walls to choose the correct side for the attraction you want to get to.
The walls extend past the souvenir stand and to the dining area. The two restaurants here are receiving heavy makeovers, the souvenir and corn dog stands receive apparently minor refreshes, and Mulholland Madness is rethemed to Goofy's Sky School. According to the Disney Parks Blog this section of the pier will reopen July 1st.
Back over at Disneyland park the big project is the Star Tours update. Construction walls pinch traffic through the already congested Tomorrowland entrance. When the attraction opens in early June the lines should be very long, but Fastpass will be available. Arrive early to snag a Fastpass if you want to ride with minimal wait.
Elsewhere in the park Splash Mountain is wrapping up an extended refurbishment which will bring Critter Country back up to full capacity. The Disneyland Hotel continues its extensive remodel and that maze of construction walls deserves its own update.
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