Magic Key Freebies, New Apparel, EPCOT Merchandise and More: Disneyland Resort Photo Report 02/16/22

Hi, hi, ho! We headed to the Disneyland Resort to see all the things while the weather remains warm and pleasant, and we want you to come with us. Join us as we cycle through both parks on a great circle tour.

California Disney Adventure

We started our day at DCA, and with the hot, sunny temperatures in Southern California right now, we could use some sunglasses. Luckily, Disneyland Resort has Magic Keyholders covered in these free sunglasses for Magic Keyholder Celebration Month. At first, they gave out white glasses with red logos, as seen above. Then, when the stock ran out, they started giving out red goggles with white logos, as shown below.

In addition to the sunglasses, we also received the second of two posters distributed for the month of appreciation. You can find out all about limited-time giveaways here.

At Hollywood Pictures Backlot, renovations are underway. The Disney Theater and Gone Hollywood are both covered in construction walls protecting the facade of the buildings.

The theater and the shop are still open while their facades are under construction.

Further down the block, the La Brea Carpets building is now uncovered after being behind construction walls, presumably for the same treatment as the two buildings up the street.

In the Marvel area of ​​Hollywood Pictures Backlot, the Backlot Premiere store is closed until February 18 for routine maintenance. But we noticed that Loki’s photoshoot nearby and all photoshoots from the Disney+ Marvel show have been removed.

The Studio Store has a limited selection of Marvel merchandise, including this new Hawkeye bow and apparel celebrating the show on Disney+. You can read all about them here.

At Elias & Co. on Buena Vista Street, we found tons of new merchandise. This Big Hero 6 clothing line is exactly what the doctor ordered. Or rather, exactly what the healthcare companion robot ordered. Take a closer look at all the pieces here.

We’ve also found new Play in the Park merchandise and apparel, perfect for showcasing your Disneyland Resort spirit. Take a look at everything we found here.

For those looking for a calmer approach to their Disney vacation (or life), this collection is for you. Take a look at everything we’ve found, including Mickey, Minnie and Winnie the Pooh, here.

And to celebrate the year you visited Disneyland, take a look at the latest additions to the 2022 collection. You can see it all here.

We’ve also found cool keychains celebrating park icons, characters and more. See them all here.

This Mickey Mouse raglan t-shirt features the main mouse in a sketchbook design. Read all about it here.

Celebrate the hardest working princess of them all with this new Princess Tiana dress we found at Elias & Co. Take a closer look here.

Speaking of Tiana, she’s the latest addition to the Disney Designer doll collection. We spotted it at Big Top Toys, and you can read all the details here.

On the outskirts of Paradise Bay, we stopped to check out Boardwalk Pizza & Pasta, where the windows were uncovered for the first time since the pandemic closures.

Cast members were inside cleaning and stocking up, hoping to prepare for an imminent reopening.

The World of Color fountains were submerged last week, but have now been reassembled as work continues.

Four floodlight bays have been installed and workers can be seen at each of them, preparing them to start the show again soon.

On such a hot day we needed to cool off so we headed over to Schmoozies!

The Hot Chocolate Float is a scoop of vanilla ice cream floating on top of a cup of hot chocolate. You can read our full review here.


Although COVID-19 numbers are dropping and masks are no longer required outside, the 1 p.m. park hopping limitation is still in place — much to the chagrin of nearly every park patron in that line.

The China Closet is now under canvas as its upper level exterior is being renovated. The entrance to the store is open during the works.

After the launch of the first two pieces in the Disney Steeds collection the other day, we’ve been keeping tabs on the third piece. It finally arrived today.

These four new phone cases are part of the Magic Key Holder Celebration Month releases, and they’re available now as pictured at Star Trader in Tomorrowland, or can be personalized through the MaDe kiosks at both parks. You can read all about it here.

After walking through two parks all day, we needed a pick-me-up, and this new keepsake travel mug is the perfect way to take it with us. See more photos and read all about it here.

After seeing a themed scrim go up around the Royal Theater at Fantasy Faire last week, we were surprised to see it removed to show the bare bones of the theater roof today.

In Toontown, construction is progressing rapidly. The hills of Toontown’s new skyline take shape as they move atop the massive building that will house Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railroad.

The spire of the entrance to the El CapiTOON theater will welcome visitors to the attraction.

In Mickey’s neighborhood, the raised hills are complete on this part of the building, and the frontispiece is also covered in white primer.

We are approaching the last day for guests to visit Toontown on March 8 before the land closes to reinvent the area.

The rolling hills also begin to expand from the right side of the building.

Downtown Disney

At The Dress Shop, we’ve browsed a wide assortment of apparel designed for EPCOT. These Italy pavilion limoncello ears are super cute, and you can read all about them here.

There’s also a collection of Limoncello apparel from the Italy pavilion at EPCOT, perfect for pairing with the ears.

Next to the Italy flag clothing is a collection of UK flag clothing. You can see it all here.

And finally, we came across new loungewear sets to match the Disney Princesses. You can see all three sets (and their prices) here.

Well, that’s all about us here at Disneyland. We are happy that you accompanied. Be sure to leave a comment below, letting us know what you think of the photo story. We will see you very soon!

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