DLNT Reporter Hayley Nance was at the Disneyland resort this past weekend, and has some newsworthy photos to share…
Jolly Holiday Bakery has quite a crowd
The Adventureland entrance getting some TLC
Main Street refurbishment
Haunted Mansion is closed for holiday removal
Looks like the loading gates have been removed
A tunnel has been constructed to protect guests from the construction
Over in DCA, the parade route work in front of Mermaid is still underway
Buena Vista Street
We cant figure out if that lettering was there before, or if it just was really faded.
The memories float has been removed
The improvements on the shuttle area have begun
Disney California Adventure’s latest attraction opened yesterday with a big ceremony in front of the Paradise Pier attraction and DLNT was on the scene. Here is a complete video of the grand opening of “The Little Mermaid – Ariel’s Undersea Adventure”:
DLNT Reporter Michael Wada was at the Disneyland Resort yesterday and grabbed some fantastic shots of Star Tours: The Adventures Continue, The Little Mermaid: Ariel’s Undersea Adventure, Sonudsational, and much more…
Michael will take us through a quick walk through the queue. (No photos allowed on the actual ride)
Yesterday, “The Little Mermaid: Ariel’s Undersea Adventure” soft opened at Disney California Adventure for the first time to guests. We were on the scene and got video of both the queue, and the full ride. If you don’t want this attraction spoiled for you, I wouldn’t watch. However, if you want a look at what the fine people at Walt Disney Imagineering are capable of these days, this video is certainly worth a view. Enjoy:
Stay Tuned to Disneyland News Today as we continue to cover the opening of “The Little Mermaid: Ariel’s Undersea Adventure” and all attractions opening during Soundsational Summer.
Neat post from the Disney Parks Blog giving us some more video of The Little Mermaid: Ariel’s Undersea Adventure, Soundsational, and updates on the Disneyland Hotel renovation.
We’re just days away from the official kick-off of “Disney Soundsational Summer!” here at the Disneyland Resort – it all begins June 3. Wow! What a summer it will be! Your adventures begin under the sea at The Little Mermaid ~ Ariel’s Undersea Adventure at Disney California Adventure park. You’ll board a pastel-colored “clam shell” and become part of Ariel’s world in this soon-to-be classic Disney “dark ride” – part of the magical transformation of Disney California Adventure park.
Over at Disneyland park, you’ll take off to a galaxy far, far away with more than 50 different 3D adventures on Star Tours. You’ll be transported to many Star Wars destinations where you’ll come face to face with characters throughout the Saga. Buckle up!
And if that’s not enough, I’m really excited to see “Mickey’s Soundsational Parade.” This exciting parade brings a new beat to the streets of Disneyland park, as guests go on a journey of sound, with an exciting musical score, thrilling rhythms and bold percussion.
And over at the Disneyland Hotel, recent renovations and enhancements include a brand new pool and water play area, new restaurants and some amazing signature suites. But enough talk! Take a look at this video and see for yourself what’s new this summer here at the Disneyland Resort.
DLNT Reporter Max Guggenheim was at The Disneyland Resort today and he was able to capture quite a bit of newsworthy photos to share…
Starting off in DCA, taking a quick look at the Mermaid building
Yet another inside look at the almost complete Undersea Adventure from the Disney Parks Blog:
I know “The Little Mermaid” fans have been eagerly awaiting the opening of The Little Mermaid ~ Ariel’s Undersea Adventure at Disney California Adventure park. I’ve been waiting since I first saw the movie back in 1989! There are three other people who’ve also been hoping that someday a Little Mermaid attraction would open at Disney Parks: legendary Disney animators Glen Keane, Mark Henn and Andreas Deja. These three talented men are some of the creative minds behind all those lovable characters in the movie.
Recently, Walt Disney Imagineers Larry Nikolai and Chris Crump gave the animators a tour of the new attraction. I was lucky enough to also be on this tour, along with a crew from D23 magazine. You can read their extensive article in this month’s issue and here.
In this video you get to see a rare Disney moment: animators seeing their work come to life in a Disney Parks attraction. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. And remember, The Little Mermaid~Ariel’s Undersea Adventure opens at Disney California Adventure park on June 3.
From the Disney Parks Blog:
There’s so much happening around here! This week I debated what to blog about but decided to pick a topic that would be the envy of those on land and at sea.
With just under a month to go before the opening of Disney California Adventure park’s newest attraction, The Little Mermaid ~ Ariel’s Undersea Adventure, I thought I’d show you some of the treasures, thingamabobs and whatchamacallit’s that you can look forward to finding in some of our nearby stores.
First up on the list of ‘must have’ items would have to be the apparel. Not only will you make a splash when you hit the streets in your Little Mermaid inspired clothing, but now your little ones can, too! Like to accessorize? My pick is definitely the Little Mermaid scarf. There’s something for almost everyone, or at least everyone who considers Ariel among their favorite Disney characters.
Where can I find these, you ask? Here are a few insider tips:
Embarcadero Gifts is a new location, located right across from The Little Mermaid ~ Ariel’s Undersea Adventure attraction. The location will open to park guests in early June. Passholders take note here, on May 31 and June 1, you’ll have the ‘first look’ at the new location and merchandise, including a special commemorative coin, created just for you. In search of other who’s-its and what’s-its then be sure to dive in to Treasures in Paradise.
“X” will mark the spot for all of these treasures this Summer, so be sure to stop in and take a look, but before you do, find out more about what’s ‘in store’ at www.ArtofDisneyParks.com.
How many of you consider “The Little Mermaid” one of your favorite Disney films and are as excited as I am for the June 3 opening of the attraction at Disney California Adventure park?
If your are wondering where this shop is going, it will be located in the San Francisco building occupying the space formally occupied by the Luminaria lobby and later on a CM break room.
Neat little video from the Disney Parks Blog:
We love time lapse footage around here! It shows how much progress we’re making! In this time lapse you’ll see the façade of The Little Mermaid ~ Ariel’s Undersea Adventure in various stages of construction. You’ll notice at the beginning of the video – over to the right of the screen – the Palace of Fine Arts rotunda, originally the entrance to the former “Golden Dreams” attraction. Walt Disney Imagineers incorporated it into the new architecture. As the video progresses, you’ll see King Triton placed atop the arch, surrounded by relief carvings of six of Ariel’s six older sisters: Aquata, Andrina, Arista, Attina, Adella and Alana. The architecture is modeled after buildings found on boardwalks at the turn of the century, and was created using new digital 3D technology. Enjoy!
I was at the Disneyland Resort the past 3 days and captured quite a bit of newsworthy photos to share. Photos include The Little Mermaid, Cars Land, Pirates 4 Premiere, and much much more…
The new DCA turnstile complex coming along
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