Are you ready to spend 24 hours in Disneyland? Wednesday is your rare chance to ride Indiana Jones Adventure at 3 a.m. or take a sunrise spin on the teacups as the park keeps its gates open for a full 24 hours to celebrate Leap Day. We've compiled all the information and schedules currently available for the park to help you prepare for your One More Disney Day. If pulling an all-nighter at Disneyland isn't your cup of tea, we'll also fill you in on the latest construction and news in both parks. Disney California Adventure is ramping up its refurbishments as Disney gets ready to host the park's grand re-opening this summer after five years of extreme makeover and expansion projects. Meanwhile, Disneyland's Matterhorn mountain continues to get new paint as part of its six-month refurbishment and work continues on Main Street's dining expansion project.

Get a closer look at today's update! You can now click on any photo in today's column for a large, high-resolution version of the image.

Big thanks to MiceChat's Fishbulb and our friend Loren Javier for their help with photos this week!

Let's get started!
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    Touring Plans crowd forecast
  • <a href="#DD3">One More Disney Day</a>
    Your guide to Disneyland's 24-hour Leap Day Party
  • <a href="#DD2">Magic Kingdom Makeovers</a>
    Carnation Cafe, Matterhorn repaint
  • <a href="#DD5">California Construction</a>
    A look at the on-going construction at Disney California Adventure...
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    • <a href="#DD5-2">California Sparkle</a>
    • <a href="#DD5-3">Cars Land</a>
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    Weekly theme park hours, closures and refurbishments
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WELCOME TO DISNEYLAND!
</td></tr></tbody></table></center>Spring has arrived at Disneyland.




Our friends at Touring Plans are reporting higher crowds throughout this week following the busy holiday weekend.
<blockquote><blockquote><blockquote>With the exception of "One More Disney Day," this week should be relatively slow at Disneyland. TouringPlans.com can help you navigate the parks with our per-park <a href="http://touringplans.com/disneyland-resort/crowd-calendar?utm_campaign=ads&utm_medium=website&utm_s ource=dateline&utm_content=r1&property_id=2">Crowd Calendar</a>, <a href="http://touringplans.com/disneyland-app?utm_campaign=ads&utm_medium=website&utm_source =dateline&utm_content=r1&property_id=2">Lines - Mobile Wait Times App</a> that gives access to current and estimated wait times for attractions, and <a href="http://touringplans.com/disneyland-resort/touring-plans?utm_campaign=ads&utm_medium=website&utm_sour ce=dateline&utm_content=r1&property_id=2">Touring Plans</a> detailing the best plan of attack for hitting the attractions. With spring break crowds on the horizon, it's a good time to subscribe to TouringPlans.com to plan your strategy to avoid the crowds!

Below are the predicted resort-wide crowd numbers for select days generated by the TouringPlans professional statisticians as measured for the upcoming week. For the access to the full year and per-park crowd level predictions, visit our <a href="http://touringplans.com/disneyland-resort/crowd-calendar?utm_campaign=ads&amp;utm_medium=website&a mp;utm_source=dateline&amp;utm_content=r1&amp;prop erty_id=2">Crowd Calendar.</a>

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3/10
</td><td style="border: medium none;" bgcolor="" valign="top" rowspan="4">Here are some quick-hit notes that we hope you'll find helpful as you prepare your visits for the week:
  • Partial block outs this weekend.
  • The crowd level for "One More Disney Day" has proven difficult to predict, but we're anticipating a very busy day during at Disneyland; expect lighter crowds overnight.
  • Disneyland is only a 1.8 on Thursday!
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9/10
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3/10
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6/10
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Windows along Main Street are celebrating spring now as well.









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ONE MORE DISNEY DAY
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Disney's 24-hour Leap Day party kicks off at 6 a.m. this Wednesday. While it is still unclear if Disneyland will offer any special late-night entertainment during the event, the park is giving away limited-edition Ear Hats to the first 2,000 guests Wednesday morning and hosting a very small meet-up in Big Thunder Ranch at midnight. In addition to those limited offerings, dining locations throughout the park will offer a variety of very special menu items throughout the night and our friends at Touring Plans are hosting a free "unlimited caffeine" at the Market House. We've compiled all the details on Disneyland's One More Disney Day offerings right here for your convenience.

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One More Disney Day Park Hours
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10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
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If spending a full 24-hours in Disneyland isn't enough for you, Disney will allow guests to get in line for One More Disney Day up to eight hours early. In addition to having bragging rights that you camped out for eight hours before spending another 24 hours inside Disneyland, the first 2,000 guests that enter Disneyland on Wednesday morning will receive a free limited edition Ear Hat. Details from the Orange County Register:

<blockquote><blockquote><blockquote><blockquote>Disneyland lets fans line up early for 24-hour partyannounced last week.

For early arrivals, visitors can park between 10 p.m. next Tuesday (Feb. 28) and 6 a.m. Feb. 29 in the Pumbaa Parking lot on Disney Way across from the Anaheim GardenWalk. See a guide and map of Disney parking. Visitors can walk to the esplanade outside the park entrance until 6 a.m.

Restrooms will be available for visitors in line.

Fans in the esplanade will get wrist bands, which will be different colors based on their arrival times, said John McClintock, a Disneyland Resort spokeswoman.

Around 4:30 a.m., visitors will have to leave the esplanade for a while during a daily security check and then return to get in line, McClintock said.

The Pumbaa parking lot shuttle starts at 6 a.m., according to the Disney Parks blog. [ FULL STORY ]</blockquote></blockquote></blockquote></blockquote>



Lump crab quiche, available at Cafe Orleans from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m.

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One More Disney Day Dining
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Special Menu Items Day & Night
Various Times
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  • French Market
    11 a.m. to midnight: Shrimp pasta and red beans and rice.
    Blue Bayou
    Fancy roasted bourbon shrimp stuffed with Dungeness crab mousse, Prime eye of round with quail eggs.<br>
  • Cafe Orleans
    Creole eggs benedict, three-cheese Monte Cristo French toast, lump crab quiche, bananas Foster French toast
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  • Refreshment Corner:Jolly Holiday Bakery Cafe: Creamy lobster bisque
  • Plaza Inn: Pot roast and chicken sampler
  • Bengal Barbecue: Brownie and krispy skewers
  • The Golden Horseshoe: Cherry pie
  • Chili cheese corn dog, fries and cherry pie
  • Rancho del Zocalo Restaurante: Green chili cheese blue corn tamales
  • Village Haus Restaurant: Chili cheeseburger with fries
  • Chorizo and egg breakfast pizza
  • Tomorrowland Terrace: Spicy chipotle chile turkey burger and onion rings
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For more information on One More Disney Day dining, click here.


Fancy roasted bourbon shrimp stuffed with Dungeness crab mousse, available at the Blue Bayou from 4 p.m. to 3:30 a.m.



You'll need to take a break between trying all of the great food during One More Disney Day, so why not take a breather between bites with some other fans? MiceChat is hosting a variety off meet-ups throughout the day at various locations. Disney is hosting a very limited "midnight snack" meet-up at Big Thunder Ranch. Our friends at Touring Plans are buying everyone who stops by unlimited coffee at the Market House at their special meet-up.

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One More Disney Day Meet-Ups
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Official Disney Meet-Up
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Fan Meet-Ups
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Midnight Snack Meet-Up
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Leap Year Lunacy Meet-Up
</td></tr><tr><td style="border: medium none;" bgcolor="" valign="top" rowspan="3">Big Thunder Ranch Barbecue
  • Delicious treats and hot beverages
  • Meet & greets with Disney characters
  • Live music by Denny Moynahan

No RSVP needed. Entry granted to the first 200 guests on a first-come, first-served basis. Guests can start lining up at 10:00 p.m.

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Join MiceChat's Monorail Man for meet-ups throughout the day. Special MiceChat Leap Day Lunacy buttons to the first 50 people who meet-up!

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Unlimited Caffeine Meet-Up
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11:05 a.m.

Get your coffee fix to help you last through the full 24 hours, courtesy of our friends at TouringPlans.com at their "Free Unlimited Caffeine" meet.

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As for entertainment, Disneyland will play host to its standard daytime entertainment schedule, but it is still unclear what, if any, special entertainment will take place throughout the wee hours of the morning. MiceAge's Al Lutz reported that there are plans for a special 1 a.m. performance of Fantasmic! and possibly a late-evening mini-fireworks show at Sleeping Beauty Castle.

<blockquote><blockquote><blockquote>UPDATED FEB. 27, 1:30 P.M. : Disney has officially announced
One More Disney Day Entertainment
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  • Mickey's Soundsational ParadeThe Magic, The Memories and You!Tomorrowland Terrace Dance Party featuring KIIS DJsBilly Hill and the Hillbillies performancesFantasmic!Character meet-and-greets
    • Mickey Mouse and friends in pajamas at Carnation Plaza Gardens
    • Darth Vader and Stormtroopers in Tomorrowland
    • Country Bears in Frontierland
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For more information on One More Disney Day entertainment, click here.


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Work on the Main Street restaurant expansion project continues...


The Matterhorn's extensive repainting project is starting to show sneak peeks at the new paint. A darker color for the mountain contrasts nicely with the snowy peak.












The attraction's queue and loading area have been gutted and are being rebuilt.





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CALIFORNIA CONSTRUCTION
A look at the on-going $1 billion remodel and expansion efforts at Disney California Adventure
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The old "Candy" signage and neon has finally been completely removed.




The side of Elias and Co








A peek through Buena Vista Street construction walls





A look at construction from the Monorail




The new "Storytellers" statue with Walt Disney and Mickey will be in this area





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As Disney prepares to relaunch Disney California Adventure this summer with various upgrades and additions throughout the park, including the brand new Buena Vista Street and Cars Land areas, TLC projects are now starting to pop up throughout the park. The refresh project has been dubbed "Project Sparkle" and the goal is to make the entire park look fresh and new for its grand re-opening in June. Expect to see a lot of refurbishments and vanity projects take place between now and June.


The most notable, so far, of the Project Sparkle initiative is the overhaul of the Midway Shops facades along Paradise Pier. The stucco storefronts have been given plenty of wood paneling and gingerbread to help fit in with the nearby Midway Mania and Games of the Boardwalk complex.


The former Man Hat 'n' Beach store is now the Boardwalk Bazaar.






Still, if you look close enough, the project is obviously a quick fix. California Screamin' supports weren't hidden and contrast sharply with the Victorian midway feel of the new facades. Likewise, the shop interiors remain untouched and reek of the pun-riddled tackiness that plagued much of opening-day California Adventure.



Elsewhere, stores and attractions continue to get refurbishments before the busy summer.


Rushin' River Outfitters is behind tarps


The store is open during refurbishment


And Grizzly River Run continues to get some work







Over in Hollywood Land, the Max Factor facade next to the Disney Animation facade is behind tarps for its refresh.





Back on Paradise Pier, the repaving project in front of the Little Mermaid attraction has finally wrapped up.








Nearby, the Pacific Wharf bridge is closed for its Project Sparkle project









On the other side of Paradise Bay, the Silly Symphony Swings boardwalk is also getting some work done.









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The new show, set to open Wednesday, will focus heavily on Cars Land and give a closer look at the stores, attractions and entertainment coming to the new land.


Luigi's Flying Tires concept art


Expect sneak peeks at the three new stores opening in Cars Land. Below, Ramone's House of Body Art:


Last week, the Disney Parks Blog shared details on what the new Cars Land shops will offer when they open this June:

<blockquote><blockquote><blockquote><blockquote>The Inside Track to Cars Land Stores at Disney California Adventure Park[ FULL STORY ]</blockquote></blockquote></blockquote></blockquote>

Sarge's Surplus Hut


Radiator Springs Curios



Will this be a big, new Cars Land marquee?







Fillmore's geodesic dome is now up






















A look at the great new neon signage down Cars Land's version of Route 66:


Cozy Cone Motel


Flo's V8 Cafe


Ramone's House of Body Art


Mater's Junkyard Jamboree at night:






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  • Matterhorn Bobsleds: Closed for major refurbishment including the addition of new ride vehicles through June 14.
  • Fantasmic!: Dark while under refurbishment January 23 - February 17.
  • Carnation Cafe, Blue Ribbon Bakery, Gibson Girl Ice Cream Parlor, Candy Palace, Penny Arcade and Refreshment Corner: Food service locations and shops close January 2012 for major restaurant and shopping expansion projects affecting current spaces.
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  • Grizzly River Run: Closed for refurbishment through March 9.
  • Ghirardelli Chocolate Company and Soda Fountain: New Ghirardelli chocolate shop and soda fountain will open in the space formerly occupied by the Mission Tortilla Factory. New dining location opens late-spring 2012.
  • Buena Vista Street: Re-themed main entrance including new Red Car Trolley attraction are under construction through summer 2012.
  • Cars Land: New 12-acre land opens summer 2012.
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  • Island Charters: Downtown Disney retail location closed permanently. A temporary LEGO Store has opened in this location, with a permanent replacement yet to be announced.
  • La Brea Bakery & Cafe: Quick-service cafe portion closed. Reopens spring 2012 with significant modifi
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From the OC Register:</td></tr><tr><td cellpadding="5" style="border: medium none;" bgcolor="#f1f1f1" width="75%">
<blockquote><blockquote><blockquote>Man arrested, pepper sprayed at Disney parkFull Story: Around Disney: Man arrested, pepper sprayed at Disney park</td></tr></tbody></table></center>

<center><table style="border: 0pt solid black;" bgcolor="#d6d4ac" cellpadding="5" width="670"><tbody><tr><td style="border: medium none;" bgcolor="#263778" width="100%">Disneyland Half-Marathon sells out early
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<blockquote><blockquote><blockquote>Disneyland Half Marathon registration fills earlyFull Story: Around Disney: Disneyland Half Marathon registration fills early</td></tr></tbody></table></center>


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Finally, some sad news from Disney on the passing of a popular New Orleans Square entertainer</td></tr><tr><td cellpadding="5" style="border: medium none;" bgcolor="#f1f1f1" width="75%">

<blockquote><blockquote><blockquote>Remembering Legendary Disneyland Performer Ernie McLeanDid you have a musical family?Did you continue your musical training after high school?What did you do after your military service?
After I got out of the service, I decided I wanted to continue playing music for a living. When I played with Dave Bartholomew things really took off. We recorded with Fats Domino, Nancy Wilson, Little Richard, Sonny and Cher, and even did Chrysler commercials.

How did you end up working at the Disneyland Resort?Full Story: Disney Parks Blog: Remembering Legendary Disneyland Performer Ernie McLean</td></tr></tbody></table></center>


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