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Disneyland announces dates for the return of Fantasmic!, railroad, and attractions on Rivers of America

By in Press Enterprise on June 15, 2017

By Joseph Pimentel, Mark Eades

ANAHEIM The island is opening again, the Disneyland Railroad will have a new route, and a revamped “Fantasmic!” show is coming back along with other iconic attractions this summer on the Rivers of America at Disneyland.

After a year-plus hiatus because of the construction of “Star Wars” land, Pirates Lair on Tom Sawyer Island will be the first affected major attraction to re-open, on Friday, June 16, on a newly shaped Rivers of America, according to a Thursday announcement on the official Disney Parks blog.

  • The Mark Twain Riverboat will be plying the Rivers of America with trips on the Rivers of America beginning July 29, and will be in the new version of the river show “Fantasmic!” when it returns on July 17. The show was put on hiatus, and the boat sat at the dock for more than a year while crews rerouted the Rivers of America to make room for the now under construction “Star Wars” land at Disneyland. (Photo by Mark Eades, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Captain Jack Sparrow explains what it means to be a pirate to this Disneyland visitor while in the background, the Sailing Ship Columbia is ready to set sail again on the Rivers of America. The ship will be used in the night time show “Fantasmic!” when it returns July 17, and will welcome visitors on board July 29. (Photo by Mark Eades, Orange County Register/SCNG)

    Captain Jack Sparrow explains what it means to be a pirate to this Disneyland visitor while in the background, the Sailing Ship Columbia is ready to set sail again on the Rivers of America. The ship will be used in the night time show “Fantasmic!” when it returns July 17, and will welcome visitors on board July 29. […]    

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