It has been another eventful week in the Happiest Place on Earth!
Since we last checked in on all of the latest happenings at the Disneyland Resort, we’ve experienced the reopening of several rides, restaurants, and more! Let’s waste no time and jump right in with the latest updates.
Shortly after Disneyland reopened, Indiana Jones Adventure adopted a virtual queue system to assist in crowding issues that its physically distanced queue was causing. Now that most distancing mandates have been lifted at Disneyland, Indiana Jones Adventure no longer uses its virtual queue system. All guests looking to ride will simply join the standby queue!
Speaking of distancing measurements going away, we noticed that physical distancing on rides and attractions has also changed. We took a trip on Pirates of the Caribbean and sat in a boat where each row was filled.
We also noticed full trains passing by on Big Thunder Mountain Railroad.
That’s not the only bit of attraction news! This week, Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters has reopened!
Pirate’s Lair on Tom Sawyer Island also reopened this week.
We hopped on a raft and took a trip to the island to check it out!
This is a great spot that’s typically quiet throughout the day and is full of fun places to explore!
Disneyland Band and Five & Dime have resumed regular performances throughout the day.
The Disneyland Band marches up and down Main Street, U.S.A., joined by Mickey and Minnie!
It’s great to see live entertainment return to Disneyland!
We spotted test cycles on Matterhorn, but construction walls are still up at this time.
Disneyland has been filled with lots of exciting weeks since the parks first reopened! More and more locations are coming back for guests to check out!
Disneyland Resort Food Updates
We’ve seen many dining locations reopen over the past several weeks, and even more have reopened since we last updated you on the latest Disneyland happenings! Over at Disneyland Park, Maurice’s Treats and Edelweiss Snacks reopened.
Be sure to grab a snack at one of these kiosks on your next trip to Disneyland!
Basically, Lamplight Lounge just went back to its seating structure from before the closures, where Advance Dining Reservations are for the downstairs section only, and the upstairs patio section is walk-up only. The menus between the two floors are now separate from one another, so if you want a particular food item, make sure you’re seated on the correct level!
We also spotted a new food item at Lamplight Lounge Boardwalk Dining, the Pork Belly “Banh Mi” Brussels Sprouts (amaaaazing!). They’re only available upstairs, so be sure to check them out!
Lamplight Lounge is one of our favorite foodie spots in Disneyland, so we’ll be checking in for the latest from this Pixar Pier must-do!
Bing Bong’s Sweet Stuff
Bing Bong’s Sweet Stuff over at Pixar Pier is a great spot to snack on some tasty, colorful treats. During “A Touch of Disney,” we spotted some adorable cake pops inspired by characters from Up. Now, you can grab a new Forky Cake Pop!
Trust us, this little guy is anything BUT trash! Grab one for $5.49 next time you’re at Bing Bong’s Sweet Stuff!
Disneyland Resort Merchandise Updates
Mobile Checkout has been added to The Emporium as well as Elias & Co.! This service was introduced at World of Disney while the parks were still closed.
Be sure to keep an eye out for those QR codes the next time you go shopping at Disneyland to make your checkout experience a breeze!
World of Disney
If you haven’t already heard, nuiMO’s have gone up in price to $19.99 (up $2 from $17.99). We already saw this price increase online as well as in Disney World, and it looks like the change has reached Disneyland, too.
We spotted a few new Mickey Mouse-inspired t-shirts at World of Disney this week! First up is this men’s t-shirt that features Mickey Mouse and the year Mickey first appeared, 1928!
It retails for $24.99. Also available at World of Disney is this grey t-shirt that says “Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse” and “Loving Life.”
The t-shirt is also available for $24.99. Finally, Mickey looks like he’s up to no good on this t-shirt!
Like the other two, this shirt retails for $24.99. We also found Disney’s new collection of Luca merchandise in World of Disney, including apparel…
…as well as a plush!
Luca is available to stream now on Disney+ at no additional cost to subscribers!
Elias & Co.
We found a small collection of adorable Disneyland apparel at Elias & Co.! If you’re a fan of those sweatshirts with oversized lettering, we found another one to add to your closet. It retails for $54.99.
Feel extra cozy with these matching Mickey and Friends sweatpants! They’re available at Elias & Co. for $44.99.
But why buy them separately when you can get an entire loungewear set at the same time? We also spotted this Mickey & Friends long sleeve shirt…
…that also comes with matching shorts!
The set retails for $44.99.
Westward Ho Trading Co.
We found a ton of new collectible pins at Westward Ho Trading Co. in Frontierland! First up is this large Orange Bird Funko pin for $24.99.
We spotted a couple of Funko pins inspired by Pirates of the Caribbean! This Redd Pin retails for $15.99…
…as well as this Pirate Skeleton Pin, which also costs $15.99!
We found another Cuckoo Clock Pin! This one is inspired by Peter Pan and costs $19.99.
Celebrate the 80th anniversary of The Reluctant Dragon with this pin, costing $19.99.
You can also celebrate the arrival of Disney and Pixar’s newest film, Luca, with this pin that retails for $15.99.
Finally, if you’re collecting Disney’s Artfully Evil pins, we spotted a new Cruella design for $19.99.
There’s never a shortage of new merchandise in the parks!
Stay tuned for even MORE exciting news and updates from the Disneyland Resort. There seems to always be something coming up these days, whether it’s the grand reopening of the Disneyland Hotel, Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Bar, and more!
Do you have a Disneyland vacation planned for 2021? Let us know in the comments!