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Disneyland Project/Rumor Tracker

BasiltheBatLord

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Updates

Disney California Adventure


  • Mickey's PhilharMagic (under construction) [added]
    • PhilharMagic will be debuting at DLR for the first time at the Sunset Showcase Theater in April 2019 [official]
      • Rumored to be the "watered down" version of the show seen in Paris with one screen and no Donald AA [rumor]
Pixar Pier Delayed Additions (under construction)
  • Jessie's Critter Carousel opening April 2019 [official 1] [official 2] [removed due to completion]
 

BasiltheBatLord

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Updates

Disneyland Park


Main Street Opera House Movie Previews [added]
  • Preview of live-action Aladdin coming to Opera House April 19 "for a limited time", replacing Dumbo preview.
Disney California Adventure

Oogie Boogie Bash [added]
  • New Halloween party (likely replacing Mickey's Halloween Party) debuting 2019. Features all of the stuff DL used to have (except fireworks) plus special World of Color Villainous show, Redwood Creek Trail overlay walkthrough, meet n' greets, dance party, stage show etc. [official]
World of Color [removed due to confirmation]
  • Halloween show "Villainous" debuting at some point? (Hasn't been mentioned by any official sources) [rumor 1] [rumor 2] [rumor 3]
Resort-wide/Hotels

Pixar Pals Parking Structure (under construction)
  • New, 6,500-space parking garage opening 2019 [official]
    • ABC 7: Name of structure is "Pixar Pals" opening end of July [source]
      • Confirmed by Disney [official] [added]
 
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BasiltheBatLord

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Original Poster
Updates

Disneyland Park

  • Mickey & Minnie's Runaway Railway/Toontown Overhaul (planned) [revised due to official confirmation]
    • Mickey & Minnie's Runaway Railway opening in Toontown in 2022, will be unique from WDW's version in some fashion, even if just minor details [official]
    • Toontown might get an aesthetic overhaul/refresh along with the attraction [source]
    • Plans appear to be for backstage areas to be demolished for expansion, Roger Rabbit does NOT seem to be in danger at this point. [source 1][source 2]
      • Toontown Five & Dime shop currently planned to be the only Yesterland casualty [source]
    • Disney currently investigating whether land can be kept open during/after fireworks, no guarantee of anything [source]
    • Runaway Railway was originally planned for DCA, moved to DL due to death of Eastern Gateway project [source]
  • Main Street Opera House Movie Previews [removed due to completion]
    • Preview of live-action Aladdin coming to Opera House April 19 "for a limited time", replacing Dumbo preview.
 

BasiltheBatLord

Well-Known Member
Original Poster
Updates

Disneyland Park


Mickey & Minnie's Runaway Railway/Toontown Overhaul (planned)
  • Mickey & Minnie's Runaway Railway opening in Toontown in 2022, will be different from WDW's version in some fashion, even if just minor details [official]
  • Toontown might get an aesthetic overhaul/refresh along with the attraction [source]
  • Plans appear to be for backstage areas to be demolished for expansion, Roger Rabbit does NOT seem to be in danger at this point. [source 1][source 2]
    • Toontown Five & Dime shop currently planned to be the only Yesterland casualty [source]
    • Disneyland representative has reportedly confirmed that RR is staying [source (Attractions Magazine)] [added]
Tomorrowland Changes (planned)
  • Plans exist to eventually overhaul Tomorrowland at some undetermined point in time [source]
    • Update: Tomorrowland overhaul is "on the far back burner", not coming anytime soon [source]
    • Latest: Two-phase overhaul planned for first half of 2020's, will include some demolition of existing structures [source] [added]
  • The abandoned People Mover tracks are planned to finally be demolished at some point, early 2020's has been mentioned as a timeframe [source 1] [source 2] [added additional source]
  • Star Tours is staying for the foreseeable future, might get replaced eventually. Iron Man simulator is NOT coming to DLR. [source]
  • Buzz is currently slated to be replaced with an unknown overlay [source] [added]
  • Tomorrowland could get a new attraction that exists at another park as part of its overhaul [source] [added]
 

BasiltheBatLord

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Updates

Disneyland Park

  • Sleeping Beauty Castle Refurbishment/Repairs (under construction)
    • Castle is currently being repaired/refurbished and will re-open in the spring. [source (O.C. Register)][permits]
      • Walkthrough times calendar suggests will re-open May 28 [official] [added]
  • Nighttime Entertainment
    • Disneyland Forever fireworks show returning June 7, 2019, replacing Mickey's Mix Magic [official] [added]
Disney California Adventure
  • PhilharMagic Queue Enhancements (under construction) [added]
    • PhilharMagic getting a "new entry and a state-of-the-art LED marquee" this summer. [official]
  • Star Wars Preview Center (rumor) [removed] We're nearly a month from opening and no further word on this rumor so I'm declaring it dead
    • Blue Sky Cellar rumored to reopen early 2019 as "Star Wars Preview Center" featuring dioramas, concept art and filmed Imagineer interviews [source]
 

BasiltheBatLord

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Original Poster
Sorry y'all, been kinda slacking on this lately. Let me know if I've missed anything.

Updates

Disneyland Park

  • Sleeping Beauty Castle Refurbishment/Repairs (under construction) [completed]
Disney California Adventure
  • Pixar Pier Delayed Additions (under construction)
    • Inside Out Emotional Whirlwind opening summer 2019 (very likely re-skinned Flik's Flyers) [official] [source] [added opening timeframe]
  • Soarin' Over California Returns
    • Original Soarin' Over California will return for a limited time during the month of June [official] [added]
  • Misc.
    • Tale of the Lion King [added more details]
      • Live-action Lion King inspired stage show running "for a limited time" this summer. [official] [official 2]
Resort-wide/Hotels
  • New Hotel Food/Beverage (under construction) [removed due to completion]
    • The following restaurants are opening early 2019
      • Black Tap Craft Burgers & Bear [official]
  • Disneyland Hotel Pool Refurb (under construction)
    • The Disneyland Hotel pool area is currently under refurbishment, reopening May 2019 [official] [removed due to completion]
 
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BasiltheBatLord

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Anybody know if the Grand Californian pool bar was ever finished?

Updates

Disneyland Park

Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge Delayed Additions (under construction) [revised]
  • Free reservation required to access land from May 31-June 23 [official]
  • Rise of the Resistance
  • Nighttime Entertainment [removed due to completion]
    • Disneyland Forever fireworks show returning June 7, 2019, replacing Mickey's Mix Magic [official]
Disney California Adventure
  • Soarin' Over California Returns [removed due to completion]
    • Original Soarin' Over California will return for a limited time during the month of June [official]
  • Misc. [removed due to completion]
    • Tale of the Lion King
      • Live-action Lion King inspired stage show running "for a limited time" this summer. [official] [official 2]
 

mandelbrot

Active Member
Anybody know if the Grand Californian pool bar was ever finished?

Updates

Disneyland Park

Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge Delayed Additions (under construction) [revised]
  • Free reservation required to access land from May 31-June 23 [official]
  • Rise of the Resistance
  • Nighttime Entertainment [removed due to completion]
    • Disneyland Forever fireworks show returning June 7, 2019, replacing Mickey's Mix Magic [official]
Disney California Adventure
  • Soarin' Over California Returns [removed due to completion]
    • Original Soarin' Over California will return for a limited time during the month of June [official]
  • Misc. [removed due to completion]
    • Tale of the Lion King
      • Live-action Lion King inspired stage show running "for a limited time" this summer. [official] [official 2]
It opens up in about three weeks. CM's started training there this week.
 

BasiltheBatLord

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Original Poster
Updates

Disneyland Park


Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge Delayed Additions (under construction)
  • Free reservation required to access land from May 31-June 23 [official] [removed due to completion]
Parades
  • Main Street Electrical Parade returning yet again for "a limited-time encore" from August 2-September 30 [official] [added]
Disney California Adventure
  • Pixar Pier Delayed Additions (under construction) [removed due to completion]
    • Inside Out Emotional Whirlwind opening summer 2019 (very likely re-skinned Flik's Flyers) [official] [source]
Resort-wide/Hotels
  • Pixar Pals Parking Structure (under construction) [removed due to completion]
    • New, 6,500-space parking garage opening 2019 [official]
      • ABC 7: Name of structure is "Pixar Pals" opening end of July [source]
    • Current tram boarding area will also be "reconfigured" [official]
    • Pedestrian skybridge over Magic Way added to project [official]
  • Annual Pass System Reform [removed due to completion]
    • The AP system is being overhauled starting June 2019, blockout dates will become park-specific depending on AP tier [source (O.C. Register)]
 

BasiltheBatLord

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Original Poster
Updates

Disneyland Park

  • Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge Delayed Additions (under construction)
    • Rise of the Resistance
      • Opening January 17, 2020 [official] [added]
  • Nighttime Entertainment
    • Halloween Screams [added]
      • The Halloween Screams fireworks show will run in Disneyland during Halloween time, despite the halloween party moving to DCA. Fireworks only on "select nights." [official]
Hotels/Resort-wide
  • Grand Californian Pool Bar (under construction) [removed due to completion]
    • New pool bar opening Spring 2019 [official]
 
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