Today's update was supposed to be covering Renee's visit to Disney's Hollywood Studios and Epcot. And we'll get to that.
But I'm pulling Editors privilege today and I think you'll see why.
Enjoy Grogu's day out at Disney's Hollywood Studios and Epcot.
Pics by Renée Girard
Hey there readers, Renee was back out at Walt Disney World today for the CM preview of Disney's Hollywood Studios.
We should point out, this is a Cast Member preview. So your experience at the parks may not match what you see in the pictures below.
But I have to be honest, for the first time in almost 6 years of this website, I'm conflicted about posting a park update, and even if it's socially responsible at this point to do so. I'm 3000 miles away, our parks in CA won't be opening any time soon, and even if they did, I don't think I'd be visiting any of them as soon as they open.
Just know, you may not see too many in-park updates from us until things start getting a bit better. We are definitely conflicted.
Written by Renée Girard
Good morning from Disney’s Hollywood Studios!
Lines are long for temperature check but moving quickly.
Everyone else must be headed to Batuu.
I’ve never seen Toy Story land this empty!
Social distancing plexiglass at Droid Depot.
Chewie, we’re home.
Lunch at Docking Bay 7. Like all restaurants, your mobile order has to be ready before entering the building.
20 minute wait posted for Smuggler’s Run. Some sections of the queue have caution tape instead of plexiglass.
The preshow is running. Socially distanced, of course.
No cards are given out for flight positions and you can’t freely wander while waiting to board.
No one taking photos at the table today. You then are verbally told your position and each party has their own ship.
Socially distant storm troopers.
Not sure if this will continue to be the procedure, but we made an in person reservation for Oga’s Cantina this morning and was given a return time a few hours later, which we’re currently in line for.
Actually got a table at Oga’s for the first time ever. And there’s so much space! This is wonderful. The server also reminded us that masks need to remain on till drinks arrive.
Just enjoying some refreshing Toniray wine at Oga’s.
Mickey! I kinda love seeing him cruising around Studios in a car.
Currently in line for Rise of the Resistance, with a 90 minute wait posted. People are respectful and hopefully it’ll move quickly.
RotR went down for quite some time so we bailed and hopped over to Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway. Both RotR and MMRR have the longest wait times in the park. MMRR had some down time for cleaning, which is what we like to see!
No preshow and more plexiglass at Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway.
This ride is the cutest!
There she is!
Tower of Terror is walk on with no preshow running and only one side open. Still one of the best rides!
Empty Rock N Roller Coaster, no preshow, and plexiglass for days.
Back on Batuu to attempt RotR again.
The queue for Rise of the Resistance takes you indoors for a bit and then you’re next to the entrance of Muppet-Vision 3D!
So this is the extended queue for Rise of the Resistance.
I can’t wait to check out this new Star Wars ride.
Sadly Rise of the Resistance went down, so they finally dumped the queue and we didn’t get to ride. It was still great to spend some time at DHS today, and I wish them a safe and successful reopening this week.
Today we have a rather large update from Disneyland and Disney California Adventure for you to feast your eyes on. During our visit last weekend we were kind of all over the place, which was a good thing.
So this update has a bit of construction stuff, some Galaxy's Edge stuff, and some food and wine stuff (which we WILL get back to soon). Enjoy!
Written by Gregg Condon
Me: My kids are grown, I avoided ever getting a mini van!
Disneyland: Hold our Moof Juice.
Our first stop in the morning was to get the Indy pop. I have to be 100% honest, I didn't realize it was a big one. When we walked into Wunderland Gallery in Downtown Disney to get ours I was shocked, as you can see below.
Before taking Indy back to the car for the day, had to take him around the park a bit.
After getting our Rise boarding group (18 FTW) I had to actually leave to run an errand. We made it to Rise with 5 minutes to spare.
I also had to try out my new iPhone 11 Pro, rather impressed with the results. Check out a Rise of the Resistance Slide Show below.
Video of the amazing ROTR Pre-Show and "transport"
Jake and I also had some fun and did a reverse POV
The extensive rehab for The Haunted Mansion is continuing
Apparently some of these scrims have come down since Saturday
Over at DCA we took a quick look at the Food and Wine festival. Didn't try any treats, but we'll be back.
Avengers Campus construction is continuing as well.
As well as the admin building next to Luigi's.
They're still claiming "Summer" for this to open. We'll see.
There was some cone'struction going on in Cars Land
Back over at Disneyland, couldn't remember if we had a shot of this during our last update
And there was this thing.
If you've followed our site for any length of time you'll know we are huge fans of single rider lines. That said, not sure it really works for Star Tours. I think our wait was pretty much the same as the stand-by line.
No lie, I don't think I'd ridden "regular" Space Mountain since 2012. So yay!!
Wonder if they'll bring back the Dick Dale soundtrack for 90's night? That would be worth the admission alone.
After saying goodbye to Jake (he had woof'ers to take care of) I went and did some other single rider things. Like Indy!!
Look into my eyes
Mark Twain ... Maaaaark Twaaaiiiin
It was a beautiful late afternoon, so decided to do a POV of the Mark Twain
Sunset over Galaxy's Edge
Did single rider on the Falcon. I had only done this once before, as a pilot. I will say, there is definitely a difference between being a pilot and an engineer. The ride itself was still a ton of fun, more a difference in the movement of the cockpit.
Another slideshow, because why not. :)
What a piece of junk
There was some kind of lightsaber meet in Galaxy's Edge. This was super cool. These photos aren't watermarked so if you participated and want to use any of them, feel free to do so. :)
I had never noticed all of the hidden mickey's before
Over in Fantasyland, some work going on with the Carousel and Snow White
It's going to look amazing when it's done
Goodnight sweet Disneyland. We'll be back soon!!