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The Parks are Back and So Are We..Sort of.

*TAP TAP* Is This Thing On...?

So here we are, nearly a year after the COVID-19 Pandemic first started, and almost a year and a half after our last...well, anything.



So where have we been since our last time together...? To be honest, we've been around but without any theme parks to report on and without the ability to get together in order to record the podcast it was hard to continue working on the blog and podcast while there was a global pandemic raging outside our windows. It just didn't feel right to try and force content out there while there was so much more going on in the world that needed attention. BUT....

As the parks have been reopening and things appear to be getting back to some form of normal due to a combination of taking precautions and vaccines (yay, Science!) I felt that it was time to fire up the old blog machine (since I accidently paid to keep this site going for another year last Christmas) and much like the parks, begin the process of bringing the operation back online. While we won't be bringing the whole podcast crew back online quite yet, look for content to start reappearing on our pages more frequently and possibly show content on our podcast platforms.


Disneyland Set To Reopen...More or Less.

Photo: Disney

With the parks set to reopen in a couple of weeks, The Disneyland Resort has released an updated list of what will and what will *NOT* be open when operations resume on April 30th.

Open at Disneyland Park


  • Alice in Wonderland

  • Astro Orbitor

  • Autopia

  • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad

  • Casey Jr. Circus Train

  • Disneyland Railroad

  • Dumbo the Flying Elephant

  • Gadget’s Go Coaster

  • Haunted Mansion

  • Indiana Jones Adventure

  • It’s a Small World

  • King Arthur Carrousel

  • Mad Tea Party

  • Main Street Vehicles

  • Mark Twain Riverboat

  • Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run

  • Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride

  • Peter Pan’s Flight

  • Pinocchio’s Daring Journey

  • Pirates of the Caribbean

  • Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin

  • Snow White’s Enchanted Wish

  • Space Mountain

  • Splash Mountain

  • Star Tours — The Adventures Continue

  • Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance

  • Tarzan’s Treehouse

  • The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh

  • Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room

  • Surprise character sightings


  • Bengal Barbecue

  • Cafe Orleans

  • French Market Restaurant

  • Galactic Grill

  • Gibson Girl Ice Cream Parlor

  • Jolly Holiday Bakery Café

  • Little Red Wagon

  • Market House

  • Milk Stand

  • Mint Julep Bar

  • Plaza Inn — with modified service and menu

  • Red Rose Taverne

  • River Belle Terrace

  • Ronto Roasters

  • Ship to Shore Marketplace

  • Stage Door Cafe

  • The Tropical Hideaway

  • Churros, popcorn and ice cream carts


  • Adventureland Bazaar

  • Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique — For merchandise only, no makeovers

  • Black Spire Outfitters

  • Candy Palace and Candy Kitchen

  • Creature Stall

  • Cristal d’Orleans

  • Crystal Arts

  • Disney Clothiers

  • Disney Showcase

  • Disneyana

  • Dok-Ondar’s Den of Antiquities

  • Droid Depot

  • Emporium

  • First Order Cargo

  • It’s a Small World Toy Shop

  • Kaman’s Art Shoppe

  • Le Mascarade d’Orleans

  • Little Green Men Store Command

  • The Mad Hatter in Fantasyland

  • Main Street Magic Shop

  • Pieces of Eight

  • Pioneer Mercantile

  • Savi’s Workshop — Handbuilt Lightsabers

  • The Star Trader

  • Toydarian Toymaker

  • Balloons and glow carts

Open at Disney California Adventure Park


  • Games of Pixar Pier

  • Goofy’s Sky School

  • Guardians of the Galaxy — Mission: Breakout

  • Incredicoaster

  • Inside Out Emotional Whirlwind

  • Jessie’s Critter Carousel

  • Jumpin’ Jellyfish

  • Luigi’s Rollickin’ Roadsters

  • Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree

  • Mickey’s PhilharMagic

  • Monsters, Inc. Mike & Sulley to the Rescue!

  • Pixar Pal-A-Round

  • Radiator Springs Racers

  • Silly Symphony Swings

  • Soarin’ Around the World

  • The Little Mermaid — Ariel’s Undersea Adventure

  • Toy Story Midway ManiaTurtle Talk with Crush


  • Adorable Snowman Frosted Treats

  • Angry Dogs

  • Award Wieners

  • Carthay Circle Lounge — Alfresco Dining

  • Cocina Cucamonga Mexican Grill

  • Cozy Cone Motel – Cones 1-3

  • Cappuccino Cart

  • Fiddler, Fifer & Practical Café

  • Flo’s V8 Café

  • Ghirardelli Soda Fountain and Chocolate Shop

  • Hollywood Lounge

  • Lamplight Lounge

  • Pacific Wharf Distribution Co.

  • Poultry Palace

  • Rita’s Bajas Blenders

  • Senor Buzz Churros

  • Smokejumpers Grill

  • Sonoma Terrace

  • Studio Catering Co.

  • Churros, popcorn and ice cream carts


  • Bing Bong’s Sweet Stuff

  • Collector’s Warehouse

  • Disneyland Backlot Premiere Shop

  • Elias & Co.

  • Kaman’s Art Shoppe

  • Kingswell Camera Shop

  • Knick’s Knacks

  • Off the Page

  • Paradise Pier Sunglass Cart

  • Ramone’s House of Body Art

  • Rushin’ River Outfitters

  • Seaside Souvenirs

  • Studio Store

  • Trolley Treats

  • Balloons and glow carts

While there are many incredible attractions that will be open, here is the full list of attractions that will be closed across the Resort on opening day, many due to refurbishments.

Closed Attractions

Disneyland Park

  • Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters

  • Chip ‘n Dale Treehouse

  • Davy Crockett’s Explorer Canoes

  • Disneyland Monorail

  • Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln

  • Donald’s Boat

  • Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage

  • Frontierland Shootin’ Exposition

  • Goofy’s Playhouse

  • Jungle Cruise

  • Main Street Cinema

  • Matterhorn Bobsleds

  • Mickey’s House

  • Minnie’s House

  • Pirate’s Lair on Tom Sawyer Island

  • Sailing Ship Columbia

  • Sleeping Beauty Castle Walkthrough

  • Star Wars Launch Bay

  • Storybook Land Canal Boats

Disney California Adventure Park

  • Animation Academy

  • Bakery Tour

  • Blue Sky Cellar

  • Disney Junior Live on Stage

  • Golden Zephyr

  • Grizzly River Run

  • Red Car Trolley

  • Redwood Creek Challenge Trail

  • Sorcerers Workshop


Knott's Announces Reopening Date

Photo: Knott's Berry Farm Facebook Page

Not to be outdone, Knott's Berry Farm has announced its own reopening on May 16th with a Pass Holder preview on May 15th. No word yet on what will or will not be open when Knott's opens its gates to the public, but seeing as most attractions are outdoors the list should be quite extensive. Face coverings and reservations will be required.


So that's it for now. As news begins to churn out of the parks, we'll be covering it on our own page and writing more articles of our own. We know we've missed a lot in the past couple of weeks/months. The initial reopening announcement, Annual Passes getting Thanos snapped out of existence and so much more. But here's to hoping that this is the beginning of more frequent, stronger content from us.


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