After 7 months of walls being seen around the base of the Maliboomer, they finally came down on Friday April 1, 2011.
Let's take a look at how they appeared before...
Since September 9, 2010 signs proclaiming "We're planning a lush new park just for you!" and "Paradise Pier is going green!"
Even a lovely picture showed a scenic picnic with our favorite friends. It led me to believe that the whole area would be demolished and rebuilt as a new park. But sadly, as months passed, it seemed that the Maliboomer base was still going to stand.
For a short period of time, the pathway between Silly Symphony Swings and Mickey's Fun Wheel was closed to thru traffic.
Fast forward to Saturday, April 2, 2011 -
Passing Silly Symphony Swings and into the new park
Well...it is green
Even the little fences that run along the planters are green
The trees on the Maliboomer base. The boxes were once painted a dark red, but I guess it didn't match the area. And I agree. The color that it is currently painted here is much better
This is where the entrance to the Maliboomer used to be
A trellis with some vines
And looking at the other side.
Now time to head back through again...
The Maliboomer's shaded queue even got green. It looks like they wrapped it with something, maybe fabric
And in the far corner on the left, we find...
... the smoking section
Heading back out of the park towards Silly Symphony Swings.
Overall, it is not that bad. I wish it was more like the painted picture with Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Donald, and Daisy that was displayed on the walls. I was really looking forward to the Maliboomer base being gone for good.
Maybe they will continue to improve the area over time, but with the busy Spring Break and soon to be summer, Disney probably wanted something fast and simple until a more permanent plan for the area was in place.
Hope you enjoyed you little trip through the Paradise Pier park.
Until next time...