Weekly Disneyland Photo Update for August 3, 2012

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This week we take a look at some safety updates to the Jungle Cruise, get updated on the current status of the Princess Fantasy Faire, and continuing construction around the Disneyland Resort.

The Jungle Cruise has reopened after a week long refurbishment. Two safety features were added to the 57 year old attraction. The first one being nets added near where passengers sit. The nets will make it harder for people to reach their arms out of the boat while they are seated.

The other safety feature added during the refurbishment are these large bumpers added to the dock. In the past there were some issues with guest’s hands and arms getting smashed as the boats were next to the dock. These bumpers and the netting added to the boats are aimed at eliminating those problems.

Almost all of the Brave banners and theming have been removed from the Small World Mall area. Disney confirmed that the current Princess Fantasy Faire will close on August 12. The Princess Fantasy Faire will then temporarily move to the location pictured above until their permanent location in Disneyland’s hub is ready. Disney also confirmed that the Fantasyland Theater (the current location of the Princess Fantasy Faire) will have a new show when it reopens next summer.

Construction continues on the new Princess Fantasy Faire. Disney hasn’t announced an opening date yet, but they have confirmed that it will be “next spring.”

I’m starting to sound like a broken record on this one… No visible progress on the new Earl of Sandwich in Downtown Disney.

Photo © Disney

This week’s classic Disneyland picture is of Tomorrowland as it appeared from the mid 80s to mid 90s. I have to admit I am extremely nostalgic about this time in Tomorrowland history. This was Tomorrowland as it appeared while I was growing up and I remember it fondly. Captain EO was playing to packed houses in the Magic Eye Theater, two floors of amazing arcade games filled the Starcade, the Peoplemover offered a relaxing escape, and the Rocket Jets flew high over Tomorrowland. Disneyland has gone through a lot of changes in 57 years. What era was your favorite and why? Leave a comment in the section below.

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Guy Selga Jr.

Disneyland writer for TouringPlans.com and co-author of the Unofficial Guide to Disneyland. Also a Disneyland local and appreciator of Disney theme park history. Twitter and Instagram: @guyselga

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