Discussion in 'Disneyland Resort' started by nemofinder22, Dec 30, 2012.
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hey! Thanks for the interesting tidbit! Much appreciated!!
And after the Midget Autopia closed to make way for Small World, it was given as a gift to Marceline.
There were actually four different Autopias.
The original was Richfield's Tomorrowland Autopia (still there, combined with Fantasyland Autopia in 1999)
There was a clone near the Matterhorn called Fantasyland Autopia, also sponsored by Richfield Oil.
Then there was Junior Autopia, which was a smaller version designed so grammar school kids could reach the pedals. Dig those Richfield Oil gas pumps!
And finally, on the bottom of the Autopia totem pole, came the Midget Autopia which was an automatic busbar ride system like an outdoor mini Mr. Toad's Wild Ride meant for pre-school kids who wouldn't know how to push the pedal or turn the wheel correctly. Midget Autopia was roughly where the current Storybookland queue and parade walkway to Fantasyland Theater are now.
Any idea when closings for May will be available?
If I'm not wrong they only inform 6 weeks ahead
Well you can count on Big Thunder and Fantasyland Theater being closed. Other than that, May is heading into peak season so there shouldn't be too many refurbs going on at that point. Splash, Indy, small world, Mansion are all coming out of very recent refurbs and would appear to be safe for the time being.
I'll be there on March 4-5 for the first time (so stoked!). I think the only thing down for refurbishment will be Thunder Mountain, is that correct?
So far, yes, I believe.
And the Mark Twain. But the Sailing Ship Columbia will be operating in its place.
World of Color has completed its 2 small refurbishments.
Tea Cups are still closed.
Silly Symphony Swings is down, and gone.
Some of the parade light towers near "it's a small world" are being painted.
Above photos by Dateline Disneyland
Wait, what happened to Silly Symphony Swings? Why'd they take it down? Sorry if this is old news, I just recently started paying attention to DLR.
The Swings are down for maintenance.
Fantasmic! has returned from refurbishment, the most noticeable difference is the absence of the Mark Twain as it is still out until late March.
Video by Asianjma123
The Mark Twain
Mad Tea Party has returned.
Splash Mountain has returned
Muppet Vision 3D is closed however the theater is currently showing an extended preview of Oz The Great and Powerful.
Above photos by Mintcrocodile.
It would be better if Disney change Muppetvision 3D to Disney Theater for previews of there upcoming 3D movies.
I'd rather they move it all next door to Stage 17. Throw in a small post-show with costumes and whatnot. I'm tired of MuppetVision constantly getting the boot for this stuff!
Agreed, Dancing with Disney in Stage 17 BLOWS. Perfect amount of space for the previews.
But it's so much easier (dare I say cheaper) to hold the previews in that already existing cinema
I do agree though that it's sad that Muppets gets cut for that all the time.
Well from what I was told Dancing with Disney will not be returning for peak season this year, but that remains to be seen. Stage 17 is used for special events (corporate, weddings, etc.) all the time - I just hope one day the space gets given to a new attraction.
Fantasy Faire has now opened replacing Carnation Plaza Gardens, more on Fantasy Faire in the link below.
it's a small world has returned from its holiday removal and extended refurbishment.
Goofy's House, Star Tours, Autopia, and Monorail I'm asuming went down and are now back.
Big Thunder Trail's weekday closures are done at least for now.
Grizzly River Run returned after a nearly 2 month closure.
The facade of Pioneer Mercantile is back.
The parade light towers near it's a small world are getting new paint and color. The gold is the old color(middle), the new color is a blue/green(right). I hope they get to painting the ones on in the Hub and Town Square.
Silly Symphony Swings returns this Fri.
Above photos by Dateline Disneyland
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