Hey there, hi there, ho there! We headed down to the Disneyland Resort to celebrate the 67th anniversary of the park’s opening and to welcome back the Red Car Trolley. So join us for this most recent photo report from both parks.
It appears that the project taking over the Cast Member parking lot in Downtown Disney is more extensive than just a tree service. As seen from the bridge, work is beginning to tear up sections of pavement for the project.
In Downtown Disney proper, the floral silletas have finally received informative placards explaining what each one represents. This is a vast improvement over the complete absence of any signage that has been the norm since the silletas were installed.
Disney California Adventure
The Red Car Trolley finally returned to the streets of Disney California Adventure, and made a few trips in the morning. After roughly an hour of operation, the attraction broke down again due to battery issues.
But it was nice to see it moving for the short time it was operating.
While we were waiting on the maintenance team, Disneyland Resort President Ken Potrock stopped by to see the Red Car, and welcomed us taking a picture.
While we waited for the Red Car Trolley, we had to do some shopping and we stumbled across a couple of new ears. These Haunted Mansion ears are TO DIE FOR.
And these cute Homespun ears are just adorable.
A new collection of merchandise has been trickling into the park recently featuring Minnie Mouse with French lavender. We found the Spirit Jersey last week and now this collection of more apparel and housewares.
For fans of the recently reopened Pirates of the Caribbean, this Loungefly mini backpack is for you.
This Winnie the Pooh collection of Dooney & Bourke bags had us think… think… thinking… about how to justify the price tag of these bags.
We went for a stroll through Avengers Campus before it got too hot. The cloud cover really helps beat the heat, and makes for some cool photos.
Spider-Man was out testing his new suit on the roof of WEB Labs and we caught him mid-thwip.
Over in Paradise Park, a new World of Color chalk art mural celebrates the nighttime spectacular show that takes place right here at the water’s edge.
Downtown Disney (Again)
We ran through Downtown Disney between the parks and we stumbled across this photo prop that we didn’t have in DCA. We found it at the Disney Home store and, while it led to a fun photo, the background left something to be desired.
Sure it’s on property, but we really needed a better photo than this to commemorate the 67th anniversary of
Much better. These photo props could be found all over Disneyland, from the Partners statue to Sleeping Beauty Castle to even the Starbucks on Main Street, U.S.A. We opted for the Main Street Train Station and as luck would have it, a train had just pulled in.
Even with the sun having burned the clouds away, it was still a beautiful day.
Earlier in the week, we took a look at some of the anniversary snacks available around the resort to celebrate the day. It was hard to make up our minds, but we ended up getting the Castle Cupcake and we have a full video review for you right here:
We couldn’t resist picking up one of these Simba popcorn buckets, now available at the Fantasyland popcorn cart near “it’s a small world.”
Up in Black Spire Outpost, this super cool Oga’s Cantina tumbler is available to transport your beverages off-world, or just around the outpost.
Our final parting shot this time is actually two parting shots because we couldn’t resist. We shot a few pictures on the 67th anniversary from roughly the same spot that these overlaid photos were shot on opening day July 17, 1955. It’s interesting to see how much has changed in that time, and how much has stayed the same.
And our second one is included because it’s just nuts. LOOK AT THAT DUMBO COSTUME! This was for the opening day parade and many of the characters didn’t have official meet-and-greet costumes yet. Alice looks glamorous, The White Rabbit costume is a little low-effort, but the Dumbo costume — that’s high-octane nightmare fuel. Thankfully, the characters look much better today.
Well, that’s it from us here at Disneyland. We’re glad you rode along. Be sure to leave a comment below, letting us know what you think of the photo report. We’ll see ya real soon!