Disney has announced its final arrangements for the popular entertainment at Disneyland's iconic Carnation Plaza Gardens as fans rally to save the dance-and-music venue from the upcoming Fantasy Faire meet-and-greet area. Meanwhile, work continues on the major Matterhorn Bobsleds refurbishment and the Main Street dining expansion projects. Across the Main Entrance Plaza, construction continues in the new Buena Vista Street area as the new Red Car Trolleys hit the tracks. In Hollywood Land, Alice is getting ready to move in with the upcoming Mad T Party nighttime dance party. We also take a detour to Universal Studios Hollywood this week to take a look at Universal's impressive new Transformers: The Ride 3D attraction which is currently in soft openings.

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  • <a href="#DD3">Last Dance</a>
    Carnation Plaza Gardens gets ready to close as Disney avoids criticism
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    A look at the on-going construction at Disney California Adventure...
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    Universal Studios Hollywood unveils its impressive new Transformers 3D ride
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    Downtown Disney remodels and changes
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</td></tr></tbody></table></center>Our friends at Touring Plans are here with their weekly crowd forecast:<blockquote><blockquote><blockquote>The next few weeks might be the only remaining weeks of the year that crowd levels are low to moderate 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 here, it's a good time to subscribe to TouringPlans.com to plan your strategy to avoid the crowds!

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  • Full block outs this Saturday.
  • Thursday will be the lightest day for crowds this week in Disneyland.
  • Disney California Adventure is a 4.6 on the Crowd Calendar on Monday.
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Disney announced early last week that the popular "Voices of Liberty" 8-piece a cappella group from Epcot at Walt Disney World will begin performing at Disneyland's Main Street Opera House on June 15.
<blockquote><blockquote><blockquote>The Voices of Liberty Will Soon Ring Out at Disneyland Park[ LINK ]</blockquote></blockquote></blockquote>

Disney also shared a video of Epcot's group for those unfamiliar with this show. This will be a nice addition to Disneyland's Main Street Opera House, home of the very patriotic "Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln."
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Not much to see yet...







At the end of Main Street, the Matterhorn continues its refurbishment as the paint job appears to be just about finished.














This bridge is getting some new rope railings because, you know, in over 50 years this has particular spot has been so dangerous for Guests and Cast Members. We suspect this is another over-the-top Cal/OSHA-mandated safety measure. Kudos to Disney for at least trying to make it look thematically appropriate.











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On the other side of Sleeping Beauty Castle, the final days for the Carnation Plaza Gardens are quickly passing as Disney turns a blind eye to fans rallying to save the iconic venue.


The Orange County Register's Around Disney blog featured a story over the weekend discussing fan efforts to save this small corner of the park from the upcoming Fantasy Faire princess meet-and-greet area.


<blockquote><blockquote><blockquote>Fans try to save iconic Disneyland dance venue[ LINK ]</blockquote></blockquote></blockquote>



While the fans of the evening swing dancing fight to save their dance floor, the visiting Disney Performing Arts groups will have to settle for performance space that is being carved out for them in a far corner of Frontierland. Late last Friday, Disney officially announced the new "Big Thunder Ranch Jamboree" in the former Festival Arena. The Jamboree will play host to the visiting Disney Performing Arts groups on an upgraded stage area as well as offer character meet-and-greets and crafts and other activities.

<blockquote><blockquote><blockquote>Come on Down to the Big Thunder Ranch Jamboree at Disneyland Park[ LINK ]</blockquote></blockquote></blockquote>


It's worth noting that Disney has made an effort to minimize the focus on the Fantasy Faire project by avoiding the topic altogether on its official Disney Parks Blog. It wasn't until two weeks ago when the fan site Epcyclopedia.com began reporting the Carnation Plaza Gardens closing date that Disney was forced to confirm the following day that the new attraction was still in the works. Until that point, Disney had been avoiding public talk of the project after its initial announcement was met with strong criticism from fans.


While the loss of the Carnation Plaza Gardens may be a blow to Disneyland's rich history, it's important to remember that change is necessary to keep the park progressing into the future. It could be argued that Carnation Plaza's time had come and it was time to find new use for this largely undeveloped corner of the park. Regardless of the park's entertainment needs, what is most frustrating here is Disney's avoidance of the issue and how they've completely ignored the concerns of fans in the process. In a time when Disney uses Walt Disney quotes to justify their actions wherever they see fit, it's sad that they are ignoring the concerns of fans who actually value the history of Disneyland and Walt Disney.

Below, Big Thunder Ranch will soon be home to Disney Performing Arts groups


The old Festival Arena (currently closed) will soon be open for performers and character meet-and-greets.


Looks like the stage and lighting are getting some upgrades




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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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A ride on the Monorail gave an exciting sneak peek at one of the new Red Car Trolleys on the tracks in Buena Vista Street's Town Square area...


Gorgeous!









A look to the south gives a great view of Carthay Circle.





You might be able to see glimpses of the great new tile work along Buena Vista Street in our photos, but what you don't see is a lot of great detail that Disney has put into the Buena Vista Street tile work. Disney released a video discussing the Buena Vista Street tile murals that you'll be able to see when the area opens June 15.
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Fiddler, Fifer and Practical Cafe:


Last week, MiceAge's Al Lutz shared some information on the much-anticipated arrival of Starbucks Coffee at Disneyland. The plans are now for the first Starbucks-serving location to be the new Fiddler, Fifer and Practical Cafe on Buena Vista Street:

<blockquote><blockquote><blockquote>When Pigs Fly[ FULL STORY ]</blockquote></blockquote></blockquote>



Carthay Circle fountain and the new Clarabelle's Hand-Scooped Ice Cream




Elias and Co. Department Store:








Hyperion Bridge


A look down Buena Vista Street and the Hyperion Bridge






The former Candy Shoppe facade is now this blue-gray color


The Carthay Circle Theater


Work continues on the Carthay tower









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No more stage!






Set-up for the upcoming Mad T Party is already going up




The fountain still exists under the temporary ElecTRONica stage. The Mad T Party stage will also go up here.


The fountain wasn't around very long before being taken apart for ElecTRONica. It's a shame, it was a nice little feature for the area.


It's in pretty bad shape now...


Set-up for the House of Cards bar area is going up.


End of Line bar signage has been removed


Flynn's Arcade is no more (but the classic arcade games are expected to remain in a re-themed space for the Mad T Party)




Green boxes for the Mad T Party can be found scattered throughout the area.





Nearby, the Mosnters Inc. facade is now freshly repainted.


The colors are fresh and vibrant again, which is nice. It's just too bad the facade doesn't really fit in at the new DCA.




Hopefully this facade can get a major reworking in the future. The whole thing is a perfect example of the tackiness and cheapness that characterized Disney California Adventure when it opened in 2001. It's just painted walls!




This isn't a view you should see when walking by a family-friendly dark ride at a Disney theme park.



Meanwhile, more of the cheesy puns were recently removed from Hollywood Land's Hollywood Blvd.


The "Dial 'M' for Muscle" neon sign for a non-existent gym has been removed.


While this building still features a neon sign for "La Brea Carpets" (a riff on the famous La Brea tar pits), the cardboard cut-outs of oriental rugs that were once in the storefront windows have thankfully been removed.


Hopefully this will be leaving soon.


Next to La Brea Carpets, the Barber Shop window still exists, but it's no longer called "Ben Hair" (a play on "Ben-Hur")


At least the pun is gone...



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Not much to see yet at the upcoming Ghirardelli Soda Fountain.


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New awnings are going up at the California Screamin' queue after the awning structures were repainted blue


Looks good.



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A look at Cars Land work...




The finish line banner is now in place


Mater's Junkyard Jamboree





Disney recently gave a look at how virtual reality technology helped them create Cars Land:
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Filming was taking place in Cars Land on Sunday...







Disney recently announced two new entertainment offerings coming to Cars Land:


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The entrance sign is now behind cover until the grand opening.




Filming at Mater's Junkyard Jamboree




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TRANSFORMING THE COMPETITION
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Typically, I exclusively cover Disneyland Resort here at Dateline Disneyland but last week I, along with several colleagues here at MiceAge/MiceChat were invited by Universal Studios Hollywood to preview their new Transformers: The Ride 3D as it began "technical rehearsals." I wanted to share some thoughts on this new attraction here as we enter a major summer for Southern California theme parks. While on-ride photos and video were prohibited, we were allowed to take photos of the fantastic queue spaces. Do note that Universal Studios Hollywood comped our theme park admission for this preview.


I'm going to cut to the chase and just say that Universal Studios has a big hit on their hands. Transformers: The Ride 3D takes the technology pioneered at Universal Orlando's Spider-Man ride to the next level, seamlessly combining incredible 3D film footage with practical dark ride sets that you experience onboard a very unique ride system. MiceChat's April 19 edition of its In the Parks blog discussed the ride experience in more depth, but the real point I'd like to get across is that finally, Universal Studios has produced an attraction that can truly compete with Disney.


Don't let the attraction's unfortunate facade fool you, once you enter its doors you're fully transported into the world of Transformers and the experience doesn't end until you exit. From the fully-themed queue to the incredible on-ride experience, the attraction shows the remarkable level of quality that Disney is typically known for. The technology for this ride is truly impressive with all of its parts pulling together to form an impressively entertaining whole, all in spectacularly clear 3D.


While this ride may not be enough to compete against Disney's Cars Land, Universal is certainly taking the right steps to becoming a real competitor. With their new Transformers attraction and the upcoming Wizarding World of Harry Potter addition for the Hollywood park, Disney should take notice and start to take some chances. Universal has and they'll soon be reaping the benefits.


The huge indoor queue will be appreciated in the hot summer months


Great details and theming in the queue


If you haven't visited Universal Studios in a while, now would be a great time to revisit the park.




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Remodel work is underway at Sunglass Icon


A temporary handicap ramp for Blink has been set up during construction.



Once the temporary LEGO Store moves out of the former Island Charters space, Disney will get to work on installing another Disney-branded shop, this time in the form of an art gallery. Disney announced the new WonderGround Gallery last week. Here's more information from D23...

<blockquote><blockquote><blockquote>WonderGround Gallery Comes to Downtown Disney at Disneyland Resort on June 9, 2012[ LINK ]</blockquote></blockquote></blockquote>

Meanwhile, work continues on the main LEGO Store's remodel:





Not much progress yet at the upcoming Earl of Sandwich restaurant.



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  • Matterhorn Bobsleds: Closed for major refurbishment including the addition of new ride vehicles through June 14.
  • Carnation Cafe, Blue Ribbon Bakery, Gibson Girl Ice Cream Parlor, Candy Palace, and Penny Arcade: Food service locations and shops are closed for major restaurant and shopping expansion projects affecting current spaces.
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  • ElecTRONica: Tron-themed nighttime dance parties ended April 16. The new Mad T Party evening dance party will begin June 15.
  • 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.
  • Disney California Adventure: Entire park will be closed to the public to apply finishing touches and for a media event on June 14, 2012.
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  • La Brea Bakery & Cafe: Quick-service cafe portion closed. Reopens spring 2012 with significant modifications.
  • Island Charters and LEGO Imagination Center: Downtown Disney retail location closed permanently. A temporary LEGO Store has opened in this location, with a permanent replacement yet to be announced.
  • Compass Books and Cafe: Book store and cafe to close permanently March 31. Earl of Sandwich dining location to open in space late-spring 2012.
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<center><table style="border: 0pt solid black;" bgcolor="#d6d4ac" cellpadding="5" width="99%"><tbody><tr><td style="border: medium none;" bgcolor="#263778" width="100%">Disney plans to bring "Mr. Toad's Wild Ride" to the big screen
Nevermind that the ride is already based on a movie, Disney wants to make another movie that's based on the ride. Confused? We are, too.</td></tr><tr><td cellpadding="5" style="border: medium none;" bgcolor="#f1f1f1" width="75%"><blockquote><blockquote><blockquote>Full Story: </td></tr></tbody></table></center>


<center><table style="border: 0pt solid black;" bgcolor="#d6d4ac" cellpadding="5" width="99%"><tbody><tr><td style="border: medium none;" bgcolor="#263778" width="100%">Walt Disney World restores classic character
We don't normally cover Walt Disney World in this column, but we thought it was important to share this bit of news about Disney restoring a significant piece of Walt Disney World history.</td></tr><tr><td cellpadding="5" style="border: medium none;" bgcolor="#f1f1f1" width="75%"><blockquote><blockquote><blockquote>Historic Orange Bird Returns to Adventureland at Magic Kingdom ParkFull Story: Historic Orange Bird Returns to Adventureland at Magic Kingdom Park</td></tr></tbody></table></center>


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