Theme Park Tribune was back on the West Coast for a long trip, so let’s take a look at the construction currently happening around the Disneyland Resort.
Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway is now open, but the rest of Mickey’s Toontown is either behind construction walls or closed.
Construction around Goofy’s House is visible from certain angles.
The area outside Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin is open, though the ride itself remains closed.
All of Mickey’s Toontown is scheduled to reopen March 19. It’s not clear if that date will also see the debut of the gift shop at the end of Runaway Railway; right now, the retail space is curtained off.
Adventureland feels emptier at the moment. The Indiana Jones Adventure is closed for refurbishment until the spring and the former Tarzan’s Treehouse remains covered in scaffolding. Erroneous reports claimed the new Adventureland Treehouse would open by Feb. 10, but there’s actually no reopening date scheduled yet.
New Orleans Square is getting some changes in the near future, but you wouldn’t know it from walking around the land. Splash Mountain will be absorbed into the land when it is redone into Tiana’s Bayou Adventure. While Disney World’s Splash Mountain closed in January, no end date has been revealed for the Disneyland version and no visible construction work for the retheming has begun.
The French Market restaurant remains open for now ahead of its makeover into Tiana’s Palace, but just like Splash Mountain, no closing date has been revealed.
The only construction happening around New Orleans Square is some minor work on its Disneyland Railroad station.
Heading over to Disney California Adventure, Grizzly River Run is down for its annual refurbishment.
One of the few announcements made for Disneyland at last year’s D23 Expo was the retheming of DCA’s Pacific Wharf into San Fransokyo from “Big Hero 6.” The land (really just a collection of restaurants) remains open but its waterway has been drained in preparation for the redo.
Over in Hollywood Land, the Fairfax Market snack stand is behind scrims.
Directly across sits the vacant Hyperion Theatre.
While this space is set to be used for a still-unannounced new musical, nothing appears to be happening outside the venue.