Nothing says breakfast like Mickey-shaped pancakes . . . which now have a new home at Disneyland. . . if you can find them through all the construction walls. But worry not, we’ll fill you in so you can fill up. And if you are looking for a little old-school excitement, Splitsville is open in Downtown Disney. We take a peek inside.

Here’s a little update from the Disneyland Resort to tide you over until Monday. And if you haven’t upgraded your annual pass yet, you might want to do that ASAP. All signs point toward a Sunday price increase for tickets and passes.

Splitsville Open

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It’s a lovely mid-century design which matches the vibe of the Disneyland Hotel. Unfortunately, it isn’t located near the hotel and looks a bit out of place with the more LA deco design of the rest of Downtown Disney and the arts and crafts style of nearby the Grand Californian hotel.

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There’s a comfortable outdoor patio with firepit and stage.

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The bowling lanes inside are broken up into small groupings to accommodate parties.

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The display kitchen serves up comfort food, pizza, and sushi.

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Tip to Splitsville management, if you are going to feature a display kitchen, make sure your staff is trained to keep the place looking neat and tidy. Plastic bags filled with buns don’t exactly scream “quality.”

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Disneyland Breakfast Shakeup

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It just hasn’t felt like Breakfast at Disneyland since the River Belle Terrace stopped servicing the most important meal of the day. Rancho Del Zocalo tried but failed to pull in a big clientele. Hopefully, the move to Fantasyland’s Red Rose Taverne will shake things up a bit. The new French-inspired menu looks ambitious. I wonder if it’s too much for the taste buds of the average guest? But the last three items are mostly carryovers from the River Bell days and should satisfy those without ambitious palates.

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The Gauntlet

To get to breakfast, you’ll have to walk through a maze of walls. It’s painful now, but this the right time for Disney to be doing it. Crowds are not as horrible as usual, especially on the weekdays.

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DCA just completed a locker refresh. Now it’s Disneyland’s turn.
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Look close. This overview shot shows walls from Town Square all the way down the middle of Main Street and through the Hub.
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Of course, all of this is to replace the trolley tracks and install a brick insert.

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Signs adorn the walls.

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But it’s not just Main Street under wraps. The North side of Fantasyland is also behind walls. From Casey Junior all the way to Storybook Land is a gigantic wall . . . also with themed signs.

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Love the Concept art construction wall. Keepin’ it classy Disney

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Small World is getting some queue enhancements while the nearby parade gate is also relocated. The attraction may look closed at first blush, but don’t be dissuaded. . . it’s still open! And, yes, more walls!!!

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And the ex-sponsor for the attraction (Siemens) has finally been removed.

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Siemens Sponsorship signs now gone

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Siemens Sponsorship signs are now gone

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The parade gate relocation project is fairly extensive. , Disneyland Resort Update – Balls, Walls, and Pancakes , Disneyland Resort Update – Balls, Walls, and Pancakes , Disneyland Resort Update – Balls, Walls, and Pancakes , Disneyland Resort Update – Balls, Walls, and PancakesElena of Avalor’s meet and greet has moved to Fantasyland while Mulan takes her place at DCA during Lunar New Year.

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Elena of Avalor now meeting in the Fantasy Faire Courtyard
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Looks like Belle has a fan.

 

Lunar New Year

Over in DCA, they’ve done a really good job with the Lunar New Year celebration. Food, entertainment, character meet and greets and more. We’ve really been enjoying it.

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The entertainment throughout the festival is really fun.

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#ThanksShanghai balloon

Pixar Pier Construction

There’s a mad dash in the former Paradise Pier area to get renovations done in time for summer. No time has been wasted to get scaffolds and tarps up and old signs and decorative elements off.

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The Paradise Pier sign is now gone.

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Roof toppers have also been removed.

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The former Ariel’s Grotto has seen a lot of changes this week. The roof toppers and entry shade structures have been removed.

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#DCA1.0

The physical signs on the shops and snack stands have been removed.

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Coverings have come off of the queue shade structures at California Screamin’ (the future Incredicoaster)

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Shooting through a construction scrim, we can see that the launch system for the coaster has been removed for refurbishment or replacement.

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The Midway Mania building is getting a new color scheme.

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Parking Expansion

The big parking structure expansion is getting closer to breaking ground.

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Signs now pointing oversized vehicles to Toy Story Lots since construction is about to begin on the Mickey and Friends surface lot.

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There’s actually quite a bit more for us to show you. Don’t forget to check back Monday!

Have a great week!
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Brian Pinsky
Brian is an avid visitor of Disneyland and has been a Passholder for over 20 years. He is currently studying Civil Engineering and loves to map out the parks in his free time.