Disneyland Resort Update: Star Wars and the Spooky

Disneyland Resort, Anaheim, CA

We interrupt our regularly scheduled Haunt updates to bring you a trip back to the Disneyland Resort! Can you believe it's been nearly a month since we were last here?  In that time, progress over at "Star Wars Land" has been zipping along, to the point where we're even starting to see the mountainous peaks of the future land from a galaxy far far away forming!  There are also miscellaneous refurbishments happening, plus, Halloween Time is in full swing!  Lets take a gander at all the happenings, shall we?

Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge

Lots have gone on since the last we visited, though a lot of that has been inside the buildings and thus unable to be documented.  But outside, the Millennium Falcon building has grown even more, while the First Order building is getting more and more enclosed, and they've even started the secondary support structure and plastering of the mountains that will form the backdrop of the entire land!  It's kind of exciting, especially from angles inside the park, where guests can start to see how the addition will impact the traditional views of Frontierland and the Rivers of America!

Mickey and Friends Parking Structure Improvements

The recent work by the escalators of the Mickey and Friends Parking Structure have largely wrapped up.  Turns out they were replacing the slick floor tiling with safer and slightly more textured brick pavers.  The tiling remains all the way down the parking aisles, but in pavers off the escalators and southeast corner stairs will at least mitigate some of the issues with slippery floors during the occasional times Southern California actually gets rain (last winter notwithstanding).

The River Belle Terrace

Speaking of the Rivers of America... the River Belle Terrace is currently closed for refurbishment.  They're completely redoing the outdoor seating area and reconfiguring the indoor dining and kitchen spaces.  Should be fun to see the finished changes once they're done!

Halloween Time at Disneyland

Halloween has also come to Disneyland Park, and the crowds certainly show it!  Mickey's Halloween Party has returned, occuring a couple times each week.  In addition, the Haunted Mansion and Space Mountain have been transformed into their fall overlays.

Other than the gingerbread house inside Haunted Mansion Holiday, there actually isn't much new at Disneyland Park this year (then again, most of their Halloween decorations are recycled annually).  The exciting hotness is over at California Adventure, and we'll tackle that in a future post.  So enjoy the Halloween snippets below, and refer to last year's Disneyland Halloween update for more eye candy on what to expect!


Choup is back at Disney California Adventure! I repeat! Choup is back at Disney California Adventure!!!

That does it from the Resort today.  This was largely a Disneyland-centric update (though I couldn't help but place a PSA for the return of our beloved cheddar ale soup), and we'll look at the adorable Halloween decorations at California Adventure on another day.  In the mean time, stay cool and stay spooopy.

Boo bah!!

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