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Everything Cast Members Are Doing To Prepare For Reopening

Horse-Drawn Street Cars
Rebekah Barton
September 4, 2020
September 14, 2020
Although Disneyland Resort fans are still awaiting an official reopening announcement from the State of California and Walt Disney Company officials, this has been a busy week at Disney’s Anaheim, California theme park.

Essential Disneyland Cast Members have been present throughout the temporary closure, which began for both Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure on March 14.

These Cast Members have been consistently maintaining both Disney Parks to make sure Guests and other Cast Members can safely return to the magic as soon as California Governor Gavin Newsom gives the okay.

This week, in particular, Cast Members have been busy preparing for reopening and there have been some new sights in both Disneyland Resort parks that signal a new reopening date could be set sooner rather than later.

Here’s a look at everything the Disneyland Cast is doing to prep for reopening right now.

Necessary Maintenance One of the ongoing tasks Disneyland Resort Cast Members are doing is maintaining the grounds of the theme parks so they aren’t overgrown when Guests come back to the Happiest Place on Earth.

This week, specifically, we saw tree trimming occurring in Disneyland Park at the Matterhorn Bobsleds roller coaster and near the Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage attraction.

Testing Attractions

Since the temporary closure in the spring, there hasn’t been much going on at Disneyland in regard to ride testing. That changed this week as Cast Members tested two rides that we know of.

Both the Pixar-Pal-Around Ferris Wheel at California Adventure and the Matterhorn were inspected and run ahead of Disneyland’s reopening.

In addition to testing how various rides are operating, Disneyland Cast Members also recently lit-up the Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout attraction for the first time in at least a couple of weeks.

All of this signals that CMs are making sure things are running smoothly ahead of a theme park reopening confirmation.

Spotted the lights on in Cars Land and the maint lights on the Incredicoaster. Saw Cars Land lights on last week and in July. Only seen maint lights on Incredicoaster in July. More activity daily, but doesn’t mean much until state guidance.

Working With Animals

The iconic horse-drawn carriages on Disneyland’s Main Street, U.S.A. are a huge draw for Disney Park goers who thrive on nostalgia. This week the gorgeous horses were seen on Main Street for the first time since Disneyland shut down as a result of the pandemic.

While it is unlikely that horse-drawn carriage rides will be available during Phase 1 of the theme park’s upcoming phased reopening, it’s possible that the horses will be involved in a character cavalcade, like Merida at Walt Disney World Resort.

Anaheim Park Tourist also wondered what the significance of the horse sighting this week could be.
Attractions Referenced

Finding Nemo: Submarine Voyage

Horse-Drawn Street Cars

Matterhorn Bobsleds

Lands Referenced

Main Street U.S.A.

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