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Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 2/03/12

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Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Friday, February 3, 2012. He includes video of the new Valentine's Day tag to "The Magic, the Memories, and You".

Setting up a mesh around the La Brea Bakery as the remodel/expansion moves along.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 2/03/12

In Disney California Adventure, Grizzly River Run is undergoing its annual refurbishment.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 2/03/12

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 2/03/12


The Miner 49ers were performing, their act is being retired.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 2/03/12

The Redwood Creek Challenge Trail has reopened. You could smell the new paint/stain/sealer whatever you want to call it.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 2/03/12

Nothing really new or different jumped out at me on my quick walk-through.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 2/03/12


Dug was out for pictures.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 2/03/12

Moving on down the trail scaffolding up as they are working on the building and the lift hill for Grizzly River Run.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 2/03/12


The rock face overlooking the Pier is nearing completion. Notice anything missing here? They have removed the safety line and poles that went across the top of the range.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 2/03/12

More painting along the Pier.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 2/03/12

The facade work on the shops is moving along. What a difference.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 2/03/12

A check in on Cars Land. The toothpicks are being removed on the rock face.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 2/03/12

Scaffolding is up on the back side of the range. They are working their way around covering it up.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 2/03/12

All five Cozy Cones are painted now.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 2/03/12

A closer look. You can see the backstage wall taking shape behind the cones. I like the detail. That looks like an A/C unit below the window.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 2/03/12

Looks like the frame for a backstage gate being assembled behind the cones. Also looks like one of the Red Car garage doors is open.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 2/03/12


The pavement work in front of the Little Mermaid sure looks done. I was surprised the walls are still up.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 2/03/12

More scaffolding is down on the radiator cap.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 2/03/12

The Ellis Island Boys performing at Paradise Gardens

Work has begun to transform the tortilla factory to the Ghirardelli shop.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 2/03/12

Due to the work on both sides it is a very narrow walkway to the first aid/baby care center.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 2/03/12

A closer look down the street. The large pile of landscaping dirt has been distributed.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 2/03/12

Tires on the roof of the shack now.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 2/03/12

Looking down toward Buena Vista Street palm trees have sprung up along the Carthay side and another view of the trees around the fountain.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 2/03/12

Walls in Bugs Land. Appeared to be around the water fountain area. This made a narrow walkway even narrower.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 2/03/12

The fountain on Buena Vista Street was on today. As you can see the water was being blown around a bit.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 2/03/12

A closer look at the detail work emerging on Buena Vista Street. This is above the ice cream store.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 2/03/12

An Elias and Company sign taking shape.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 2/03/12

Over to Disneyland. Some painting going on.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 2/03/12


Valentines day decorations up around Town Square.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 2/03/12

More painting.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 2/03/12

The waits around 3:30.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 2/03/12

The coffee cart is behind walls.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 2/03/12

No signs of work at Plaza Gardens yet... really seems like something should be going on.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 2/03/12

The moon was visible already.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 2/03/12

Some signs have gone up on the Matterhorn construction walls.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 2/03/12

A ride on the Monorail to check out Buena Vista Street. Notice the Elias and Company sign on the left.

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A closer look reveals something taking shape. Is this the base for the Walt and Mickey statue?

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 2/03/12

A second ride on the Monorail, looking north now.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 2/03/12

The Red Car station is starting to take shape I think (the bricks in the foreground/left of this shot).

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 2/03/12

In Downtown Disney the Lego Store is behind walls as work is getting under way to remodel and enlarge it.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 2/03/12

Get it.. one block down....

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 2/03/12

They have moved into the old Island Charters space during construction. There are only a couple aisles inside. It felt a little cramped and odd to take pictures inside so I did not.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 2/03/12

As you can see the store itself is vary bare bones since it is temporary. And a very small space.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 2/03/12

Moving on, the work outside Catal is wrapping up in this area.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 2/03/12

A little further down still an open trench.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 2/03/12

Back at Disneyland the Soundsational parade greeted me on Main Street.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 2/03/12


New Orleans Square is decked out for Mardi Gras which is going to be celebrated for five weekends this year starting February 10.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 2/03/12

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 2/03/12


In an effort to ease traffic congestion they have moved the entrance to Cafe Orleans to the other side of the building.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 2/03/12

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 2/03/12

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 2/03/12

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Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 2/03/12

A closer look at the beads on the light.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 2/03/12

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 2/03/12


The new entrance for Cafe Orleans.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 2/03/12

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 2/03/12


"it's a small world" has reopened after removal of the holiday overlay.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 2/03/12

Looks like the clock can use some TLC.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 2/03/12

The queue area was blocked so you walked out near the parade route/extended queue.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 2/03/12

And back to DCA in the evening...Some lights on the fountain on Buena Vista Street.

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Next up Cars Land. Guessing we have to be getting close to final lighting in some areas.

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Ramones was lit up this evening.

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Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 2/03/12


A closer look.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 2/03/12

Back to Disneyland and the Small World Mall for the Magic, the Memories, and You! Featuring a new Valentine's Day segment. Video of the show. The new segment starts at 7:01 in this video.


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Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 2/03/12

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 2/03/12

Gone with the Wind will be showing at the AMC Theaters in Downtown Disney on Valentine's Day weekend.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 2/03/12

Walked through the Disneyland Hotel on the way out. They are continuing to add details to the Fantasy Tower lobby. The entrance area was behind curtains. Looked like a permanent display/mural/something is going in.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 2/03/12

New chandeliers in the lobby & chairs in the waiting area.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 2/03/12

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 2/03/12


The far area is a kids waiting area.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 2/03/12

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



The previous post in this blog was Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 1/27/12.

The next post in this blog is Inaugural Tinker Bell Half Marathon - The Details.

Comments (5)

John C. Lacasse:

Thank you for the photo updates of Disneyland!! I live in NH so I only get a chance to visit every 5-7 years. I appreciate seeing the parks and the changes taking place from a fan's perspective.

Rebecca:

Thanks for the update! We are going at the end of February but haven't been over there since last June. It looks like there have been so many changes, I'm glad I'll be prepared for the shock of the different look at DCA! Thanks again!

Amanda:

Do you know any estimated dates of completion for all this work? We are hoping to visit again in October and I would love for most of the "walls" to be down!

Amanda,

All the major projects (Cars Land and Buena Vista Street) are slated to wrapped up for the summer season this year, so by October we will just have the regular off season sets of walls to look at but nothing on the scale of what we have seen for the past several years.

Delwanda Byrd:

Can't tell you how much I appreciate the update. We are going in Summer 2012 and the pictures (as opposed to the Disney simulation) are great. Particularly liked the pix of Valentine's Day and Mardi Gras--maybe we will plan a future trip during those times. Great info--thanks again!!!

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