Disneyland Resort Update: Another Day in the Land of Wars of Stars... And Stuff

Disneyland Resort, Anaheim, CA

Another week, another update from Disneyland.  And for the first time in a while, I'm writing this with no particular gimmick in mind to guide things.  No fake rumors, no political satire, no anti-gimmick of intentionally making an update dry and banal.  It's just going to be whatever comes up in my brain matter, some explanation of things, and some bad jokes here and there.  Are you ready?  Lets do this.

"Star Wars" Land

This week's differences in Star Wars Land are not as drastic as last week's changes from the previous updates.  Construction continues at the home of Disneyland's biggest expansion ever.  Steel continues to go up for the first of two E-Tickets, and it's become very evident that this will be a very. Massive. Ride.  Work also continues along the Rivers of America edge so that the Disneyland Railroad and riverboats can reopen by this summer.  And over in the far corner, groundwork continues for the second "Star Wars" Land E-Ticket.

Guardians of the Galaxy - Mission: Breakout! and Other California Adventure Things

Different parts of the facade of the new Guardians of the Galaxy Ride have been unveiled, as scaffolding has shifted around.  I made the comparison of this facade looking like the Pompidou Center in Paris, and the more I look at it, the more I'm going to stick with that reference.  I just need a more clever nickname... Pompidou West?  Tower of Pompidou?  Guardians of the Pompidou - Mission: Echapper?  Or I can just keep calling it Tower, like I imagine a lot of people still are...

Rivers of America

No real apparent progress on Tom Sawyer Island.  It looks done from the public side.  So here are brighter pictures than last time.  The S.S. Columbia is also continuing to be put back together.  And I've shifted photos of the rockwork behind the construction walls by Big Thunder Mountain Railroad over to this section, because technically, that's not part of "Star Wars" Land at all.  It's the Frontierland side of the "wall" that separates the two areas.

Also, AP Days continue, and a little follow-up to last week's It's A Small World mention, thanks to a note from a follower.

Around Disneyland

AP Days continues, and you can check out last week's update to see what that entails.  Also, one of our Facebook followers pointed out that It's A Small World actually got a new little wait time display that had to have come from Japan or something, because it's kawaii AF.

Downtown Disney

Finally, Curlsurf has opened, replacing the old Quiksilver shop that used to be there.  And, really, it seems to be selling the same sort of merchandise.  It's a surf fashion store with surf fashion things.  Definitely quite at home in Southern California!

That does it for this week at the Disneyland Resort.  I make no promises, but I'm going to try to have some more travel content for you the rest of this week.  How much or far I get on that depends on free time.  But hey, we all know the Disneyland Resort Updates are what you come here for.  Well, at least Facebook analytics knows that.  In any case, I do appreciate the readership and all the comments.  It's always nice to get the interaction.

Have a happy President's Day!

Gool bah!

Architect. Photographer. Disney nerd. Haunt enthusiast. Travel bugged. Concert fiend. Asian.