Take a look at the Disneyland side of that unavailable attractions list. That’s a lot of rides down for refurbishment. It’s not like the list is made up of second tier attractions, there are some major rides closed. More importantly some huge people eaters are down, like Pirates of the Caribbean and “It’s a Small World.” Because of these closures, Disneyland has seen some higher than usual wait times thanks to several rides being closed that would normally soak up thousands of people per hour.
More pictures after the jump:
Grizzly River Run is also closed over in DCA. Disney was unlucky with the timing on this one, the ride had been operating normally through the winter season but is now closed for the next two weeks while temperatures are between 90 and 100 degrees.
I’ve seen a lot of work being done on the ride’s flume. So far I’ve seen workers pressure washing the rocks, doing track work, and working non the attraction’s lift hill. So of course the picture I choose to show you all is one of absolutely nothing happening. Oops!
Southern California was hit by some heavy winds today. This meant that DCA’s Silly Symphony Swings, Golden Zephyr, and Jumpin’ Jellyfish did not operate at all. Another thing I noticed was all umbrellas throughout the resort were folded down and locked shut with plastic ties. I overheard a cast member telling another guests that they are not allowed to have the umbrellas open during strong winds because they may blow away and hurt someone.
I don’t know if it was due to the wind/heat or a technical problem but the News Boys did not perform their regular show during the day. They did ride to the front of the park and back in the Red Car Trolley while singing “California Here We Come.”
I stopped by the Animation Academy to escape the heat for a bit.
And Jack Skellington drawn by yours truly.
Meanwhile over in Disneyland, some fantastic retro-inspired merchandise has hit some of the stores. These glasses were seen in China Closet on Main Street. There are four different glasses featuring retro Fantasyland, Adventureland, Frontierland, and Tomorrowland artwork.
Even more retro-inspired glassware. Basically if you’re in to this kind of merchandise you should head to Disneyland sooner rather than later because cast members tell me this entire line is quite popular and moving fast.
Anyway enough with the merchandise. I didn’t get a chance to visit my dinosaur friends last week on their 50th birthday so I had to take a ride through the Grand Canyon Diorama and Primeval World. Everything in both these dioramas still looks great!