Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us this photos from his trip to the parks on Saturday, 10/8/11.
The Annual CHOC Walk in the Park fundraiser for Children's Hospital of Orange County is next weekend and there are banners up around Downtown Disney for the event
The ticket booth posters/ads have been swapped out. Annual Passes have returned and Aulani retired
The Emporium project is complete.
A look around the newly-finished Emporium interior
No visible process on the camera shop work
In Frontierland the re-planking and other projects are done
Pirates is moving along, now the exterior around the front and Dream Suite are covered up
The character Meet and Greet area in Critter Country has been redone and recently reopened
The Adventureland restrooms are still closed as work continues there.
From the hub you can just barely make out the top of the Carthay in the distance. Also noticed that the Cadillac Range does not block out the Hilton from this point of view (loop to the left of the train station).
Over at DCA most of the merchandise carts are now this new type throughout the park
A check in at the Cars Land work from the Fun Wheel
Flo's is moving along slowly. Notice the worker inside.
The entrance arch from the Wharf looks to have the majority of the concrete work done, painting should start soon. On the right you can see the mesh for the rock face that faces the Pier.
No visible progress on the Cozy Cones
The building behind the cones is really taking shape and behind that you can see the frame for what looks to be a backstage gate
The Carthay Circle Theater is looking great
The exterior of the courthouse is ready for its covering
The repainting of California Screamin' looks to be done - it is scheduled to re-open on Friday, October 15.
This is taken from the Wharf and shows how the rock will turn the corner, curious how the transition will look
From the Blue Sky Cellar area there are so many trees now pictures are tough to come by from this height
The steel is up for the shops on the West side of Buena Vista street, hard to get a good picture
Here you can see the new footprint is larger than the original
Lamp posts, parade light stands, signage, a wigwag and more have been installed around the pump house
The walls are down on the Backlot (and ElecTRONica has returned in the evenings)
Another of the new merchandise kiosks, the Turkey Leg stand did not return to this corner
Back to the pump house. Notice the canopy, it says Information, so wonder if a line board will be there or just CMs like the old DCA info booth
The Halloween cups
Some pumpkins from the Halloween Round-up
Calling All Drummers is performed four times a day starting at noon
Random Toontown shot
A long wait for Minnie
Captain Hook reporting for his shift at the Villains Meet and Greet along the small world mall.
The Oktoberfest area in Downtown Disney.
Time to check out the Disneyland Hotel progress. The walls out front have been shifted around. Only the columns and fountain area area are behind them now.
When you walk in the front door there is a water station and Disneyland Painting now
The portion of the lobby against the front window is walled off
So the check in area is really narrow right now (notice the character out interacting with guests)
An interesting shot of the new and old, they have just the center elevator area to finish, both sides are done
A not-so-hidden Mickey
Wonder if the old photos will return, I really enjoyed seeing the old celebrity and Walt shots.
Looking through a window in the wall you can see the pool deck has been poured
Work is slowly moving along here
A wider view of the area as the work enters its final stages
Mickey and Minnie out performing on Main Street with the Straw Hatters
And Chip and Dale were with the Hook and Ladder Company
Main Street was alive with activity
Jack Skellington was out in New Orleans Square
A real cat along the Rivers of America
The Cadillac Range at dusk
Here you can just barely make out the foundation work for Sarge's going on
The new trees get in the way of the panoramic shot I usually take from near the
Blue Sky Cellar
A band at Oktoberfest
On the stage near ESPN was a group called Paint in Motion. Here are some shots of the artwork, can you name the two rock celebrities
A random shot of the pumpkin on Main Street
To close with a couple of random World of Color shots. I had a Fastpass for Blue but showed up 5 minutes before show time so was in the back of the section, which was not bad except for all the kids on shoulders in the way.
Hope you enjoyed this highlight tour of the Disneyland Resort. For additional photos and details from this trip you can check out the full Disneyland Update I posted on my site, http://disneygeek.com
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