On Theme Park Tribune’s recent visit to the Disneyland Resort, we looked over several bits of ongoing construction inside Disneyland and Disney California Adventure, along with some recently-completed projects.
Let’s start in DCA, where San Fransokyo Square is now open. The retheming of the former Pacific Wharf area didn’t add any attractions to the park, but bringing in Baymax and “Big Hero 6” characters to the section appeared to have drawn back guests into a once-forgotten dining area.
Nearby in Avengers Campus, the new Avengers Vault store is open, adding a second indoor retail location to the land.
There’s little construction elsewhere in DCA. Work walls are up around the Schmoozie’s Smoothies stand in Hollywood Land, which has been closed for refurbishment since early August.
Over in Disneyland, there’s a greater number of ongoing projects. The first you’re likely to spot after entering the park is a small site near the Tomorrowland entrance for landscaping work.
Heading into Adventureland, you can get up close to the work on the former Tarzan’s Treehouse. The walkthrough attraction is being rethemed into Adventure Treehouse “inspired by Walt Disney’s Swiss Family Robinson.”
Just up the walkway in New Orleans Square, the new Tiana’s Palace restaurant is open for guests.
Of course, more “Princess and the Frog” is on the way with Tiana’s Bayou Adventure set to open next year. Work on retheming the former Splash Mountain is easy to spot from across the Rivers of America and over the work walls, along with more construction nearby at the Harbour Galley.
Out in Downtown Disney, there is ongoing construction related to the shopping and dining district’s overhaul.
You’ll have to wind your ways around construction walls near the former locations of Sprinkles, Catal, and Uva Bar & Cafe — and don’t forget that there are open shops in this area.
The former home of the AMC Theater and the Earl of Sandwich is also totally cleared out, as the district will be adding more green space.
The Downtown District work is expected to be complete by the end of 2024.