Sunday Recap Report – Fun In The Sun And Shade

It was another very warm day at the Disneyland Resort, but there was a breeze every now and then which helped somewhat. I got to Disneyland around 11:30am, and people watched on a bench outside of Disneyana for about a half hour. Lots of groups and families were coming in to the Park during that time.

At about noon, I decided to browse the shops along Main Street because it was nice and cool there. I usually look for new merchandise, and while I didn’t see much in terms of new merchandise, I did notice something interesting. You can now purchase the specialty Disney Parks Starbucks tumblers in China Closet. They are $24.99, and discounts apply.

I also stopped by Refreshment (Coke) Corner, and they have a new specialty hot dog. It’s called the Main ‘Street Dog.’ It’s an all-beef foot-long Hot Dog with bacon slices, avocado mayo, sautéed peppers and onions, and served with sliced apples or a small bag of chips. It’s $11.49, and discounts apply.

Around 12:30pm, I met up with Mr. DAPs, Caitie, and Jenny at Market House Starbucks. Murray met us shortly after, and we enjoyed some time sitting inside Market House where it was nice and cool.

We then headed down Main Street to the Tomorrowland entrance for some ‘DAPs Caf’ photos! If you want to take a part in ‘DAPs Caf,’ all you have to do is post a photo of your coffee or favorite beverage and use the hashtag ‘dapscaf2019’ on Instagram! And the best part is that you can do it anywhere, not just at a Disney theme park! So join the fun! We can’t wait to see your photos!

We then headed to Frontierland for an afternoon cruise on the Mark Twain Riverboat! Walt and Lillian Disney celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary with a party on the Mark Twain and in the Golden Horseshoe on July 13, 1955, four days before the opening of Disneyland!

After a cruise on the Mark Twain, it was off to Galaxy’s Edge. But along the way, I took a few photos of Splash Mountain. This fun attraction will celebrate its 30th anniversary on July 17! I worked this attraction during my days as a Disneyland Cast Member and it was so much fun!

We then headed to a Galaxy far, far away through the Critter Country entrance. As we made our way near the future location of Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, we saw Vi and Rey together. They seemed to be planning something, while also interacting with visitors to Batuu.

After Batuu, we headed to Fantasyland. Along the way we saw Milan and Snow White casually walking through so that was nice. We then found some shade near Casey Jr. Circus Train and sat there for awhile. We then decided to go to Disney California Adventure. We stopped by Off the Page, and noticed some new art pieces. One in particular caught our eye. It was a Dapper Dan Mickey on Jingles the horse from King Arthur Carousel. It’s $130, and it was created by Disney Artist Alex Maher. He’s based out of Florida, and creates some great artwork and sculptures!


After browsing Off the Page, we headed to Turtle Talk with Crush in the Animation Building. This is always a fun show because you never know what kinds of questions kids and adults will ask Crush and what kind of answers Crush will give. Plus it’s also a nice way to cool off and relax for awhile.

After Turtle Talk, we headed back to Disneyland for Mickey’s Soundsational Parade. This parade ends on Wednesday, so it was fun to see it once last time. The temporary ‘Mickey and Friends Band-Tasting Cavalcade’ begins Thursday afternoon, and runs until Thursday, August 1 before the Main Street Electrical parade returns on Friday, August 2.

After Soundsational, we headed to dinner at Earl of Sandwich in Downtown Disney. On the way there, we saw some very interesting 3D plant sculptures in the shapes of various characters. There are foot prints on the ground where you stand to get the full perspective of the sculptures. It’s quite the illusion.

Once at Earl, I ordered a macaroni and cheese, along with broccoli cheddar soup. It was National Mac & Cheese Day, so this was the perfect dinner option! After dinner, it was time for dessert so we went to Salt & Straw. I always make sure to sample the flavors of the month. July is themed to berries, and there are three specialty flavors. I got the birthday cake with blackberries! It was very yummy!

Following dinner and dessert, we made our way back to Disneyland. Before entering the Park, I saw the new attraction banners in the Esplanade/Main Entry Plaza for Peter Pan’s Flight and ‘it’s a small world.’ There was one for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, but I didn’t get a photo of that one.

After entering Disneyland, I took a sunset photo of the train station. Then we headed to the Haunted Mansion. This attraction turns 50 next month, and it’s always fun seeing this classic attraction.

After visiting the 999 Happy Haunts, we went to Main Street for Disneyland Forever. This show is from the 60th anniversary, and while it doesn’t have to do much with Disneyland, it’s still a nice show. Plus when you see it on Main Street, U.S.A., the Rivers of America, ‘it’s a small world,’ and the Castle, you get projections that show what you are listening to!

We didn’t want to leave right after fireworks so we headed to Tomorrowland for a Sunday night drive on This is another opening day attraction, even though it has been updated throughout the years. It’s still a fun little ride even today! And near the exit of Autopia, we noticed a new water fountain with a refill station for your water bottle. It’s nice to see these in Galaxy’s Edge, and I like that they are popping up around the Parks.

Soon after, we headed back to Main Street. I stopped by Candy Palace to get a Mickey shaped chocolate chip cookie for my mom. It’s her favorite treat from the Park. After that, we headed out of the Park and back to the Toy Story Parking Lot.

And on that note, so ends another Sunday in the Parks! Who knows what adventures we will have next week, so come back for more fun!