I started off Monday with a ride on the Greatest Disney Attraction of All Time, the Omnibus! You can see the crowds on Main Street were thin; that’s because Disneyland is currently enjoying a bit of an off season. Unfortunately, the light crowds won’t last long, because the Tinker Bell Half Marathon is coming up this weekend.
More pictures and observations after the jump:
Before I go on, the tram route for the Mickey & Friends parking structure is currently being repaved and is only open for one way traffic. Expect big delays when taking the trams, especially in the mornings and at park closing. A tram cast member told me construction should be done by Friday.
The Disneyland Band playing in Town Square for their daily noon concert.
Low wait times around 1 PM. They stayed this way for most of the day. We predicted a 4 out of 10 on our Crowd Calendar.
Fantasmic is down for refurbishment right now. This gives you a chance to see into the pits that house the water fountains, pipes, and various things that are used in the show.
It looks like Sailing Ship Columbia is getting a lot of TLC during its refurbishment.
French Market is now completely covered in scaffolding and construction walls. The top floor of this building will be the location of Club 33’s new jazz club.
What did I eat for lunch today? Rancho del Zocalo… Why did I eat at one of my least favorite restaurants? It added Tres Leches Cake to the menu a few months ago, and I never got around to trying it. So I figured now was the time. It was good, but it didn’t blow me away. And at $5.49, I didn’t feel like it was a good value.
Some of the Big Thunder Mountain construction walls were removed! You can actually see a little bit of the mountain!
Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage is going to be closed for most of the year, but for now there is no visible work going on in the lagoon.
Fast forward to sundown, and the horse-drawn streetcar was still running! This was a very rare chance to ride this attraction at night, as it only runs on a the few nights of the year with no nighttime parade on the schedule. I uploaded a nighttime ride video from last week. Check it out on our YouTube page!
Speaking of nighttime rides, the Mark Twain also runs late on nights with no Fantasmic! There’s nothing like taking quiet ride along the Rivers of America at night.
Yes, those are Spaceship Earth mugs for sale in the Disneyland Resort, 3000 miles away from Epcot. I like to think that the person in charge of stocking the shelves has no idea what Epcot is and ordered hundreds of these things for Disneyland.