As reopenings will be coming this weekend, there isn’t a lot of big things happening at the park with the exception of Fantasmic! But, there’s a couple of noteworthy items…
Of course the big item that happened this last week officially was Fantasmic! The show is back and going nightly at 9 pm and 10:30. On busier times another show has been added, but so far that has been with the first soft opening weekend. ShowPass distribution has been by the Mark Twain/Columbia dock, but that could change since the kiosks are somewhat portable. The tickets also seem to go out pretty fast, so it’s best to grab one as soon as you get in.
The show is definitely a new version of Fantasmic! and has a lot that’s new. But, there is quite a bit that harkens to the original. For more on the show, check out this post here.
After the conclusion of the first show of Fantasmic! is a chance to view Remember…Dreams Come True at the river front. It’s a really great spot with good projections.
It’s been hard to tell that the anniversary happened amidst D23 Expo and the return of Fantasmic! But, the Resort celebrated the opening date of the original. For more on what happened, check it out here.
Downtown Disney Closures
Perhaps what will get the most buzz this week is some reported closures of stores at Downtown Disney. OC Register got the news out first. Build-A-Bear Workshop, RideMakerz, and Chapel Hats will be closing at the end of September to make way for more dining establishments. According to the Register’s article, these places closing are not because of poor performance. Disney wants more dining options for Downtown Disney.
Out of those three stores, I’ll personally be sad to see Chapel Hats go. It’s only been open for about a year, and I’ve purchased two hats there already. It’s a great store that isn’t a common type in places.
Unfortunately there isn’t any other spaces for the shops to relocate at this time.
Disneyland has introduced MaxPass to the Resort, and is starting to advertise it. Guests get a flyer when they park explaining a little about it. For more on the new add-on item, check out the post here.
And that’s it for this week. We’ll have more next week with the reopenings of the classic Frontierland and New Orleans Square attractions!