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Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 5/5/12 Part 2

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Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Saturday, May 5, 2012. Part 1 covered Disneyland Park, in Part 2, Jason looks at what's new in Disney California Adventure.

Beginning on Buena Vista Street. Oswald's has its signage now.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 5/5/12 Part 2

A quick look at Buena Vista Street. Less than six weeks till opening now.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 5/5/12 Part 2

The Soarin' sign has been replaced/fixed.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 5/5/12 Part 2

No visible changes to the Taste Pilot's Grill sign.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 5/5/12 Part 2

The Carthay is nearing completion. All the scaffolding is gone and the marquee looks ready to go.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 5/5/12 Part 2

Painters working this morning.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 5/5/12 Part 2

The bridge is looking complete, notice the lights on it now.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 5/5/12 Part 2

A sign being painted on the side of the cafe.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 5/5/12 Part 2

Caught a little of the Minnie Fly Girls Charter Airline show. They had a traditional Minnie in the show, the one with the articulating head was not used. Also she lost her cap while taking the stage.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 5/5/12 Part 2

Some work going on above Off the Page.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 5/5/12 Part 2

The studios section of the Backlot is being taken over by the Mad T Party.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 5/5/12 Part 2

The bar area looks more stationary now compared to ElecTRONica and Glow Fest where it was rolled in nightly.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 5/5/12 Part 2

Plenty of signs telling you what is coming.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 5/5/12 Part 2

The main stage is set to look like a table and features a lot of lights and an led/video wall. Also note it is set up to open toward the other stage.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 5/5/12 Part 2

Moving on toward the House of Cards. Another impressive structure.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 5/5/12 Part 2

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 5/5/12 Part 2

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 5/5/12 Part 2


They were working on coating the cement.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 5/5/12 Part 2

There will be an arcade as part of the party too.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 5/5/12 Part 2

The Catering Co truck has had the ElecTRONica wrap removed.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 5/5/12 Part 2


The cab photo op outside Monsters, Inc. has not returned.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 5/5/12 Part 2

The gate was open into Cars Land. Cast member families were invited to test out the flying tires attraction.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 5/5/12 Part 2


The old It's Tough to Be a Bug Fastpass machine area is behind wraps. Internet speculation is this will be used as the Fastpass distribution area for the Radiator Springs Racers to help with the expected crowding this summer. (Note the Racers do have their own FP area but rumor is it will not be used till things calm down).

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 5/5/12 Part 2

Pluto out for pictures.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 5/5/12 Part 2

Chip and Dale trying to get some ice cream.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 5/5/12 Part 2

Route 66 has been resurfaced. Guessing this is the final surface which means things are on the final stretch.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 5/5/12 Part 2

Looks like the line for the Flying Tires... only six more weeks and we can be spending hours in line there too!

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 5/5/12 Part 2


The Little Mermaid was closed for a few days while I was gone for some upkeep. They switched out the CG film clips with traditional animation.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 5/5/12 Part 2

And the big change is Ariel now sports a new hairdo in the Under the Sea area. The ice cream cone do is gone.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 5/5/12 Part 2

Here is a ride through video.

Another new animation clip.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 5/5/12 Part 2


The California Screamin' queue work is done.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 5/5/12 Part 2

The stand has been removed from near the swings (this is the icee one).

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 5/5/12 Part 2


Here is a look at Buena Vista Street from Monorail Blue.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 5/5/12 Part 2

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 5/5/12 Part 2

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 5/5/12 Part 2

A second pass through DCA on Monorail Orange. The new Candy Store sign is installed.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 5/5/12 Part 2

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 5/5/12 Part 2

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 5/5/12 Part 2


Heading back to DCA. What a difference as you approach the park now.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 5/5/12 Part 2

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 5/5/12 Part 2


Forgot to mention the Cars gang has moved on.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 5/5/12 Part 2

But the merchandise booths remain.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 5/5/12 Part 2

No parade lights yet in this area.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 5/5/12 Part 2

The setting sun made for some great lighting.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 5/5/12 Part 2

Time for a spin on the Fun Wheel.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 5/5/12 Part 2

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 5/5/12 Part 2


Two Racers were stopped on the track. Wonder if it was a planned stop? They were in a perfect photo location. Also noticed the Finish line sign is now up.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 5/5/12 Part 2

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 5/5/12 Part 2


The lights were turned on by my second time around. Looks like all the neon is now on Flos

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 5/5/12 Part 2

Guess they are not covering the remaining portion of the backside?

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 5/5/12 Part 2

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 5/5/12 Part 2

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 5/5/12 Part 2


Now some ground level shots.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 5/5/12 Part 2

The radar dish/Condor Flats sign has been removed.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 5/5/12 Part 2


Made a quick pass through DCA later in the evening to see Cars Land. The photos make the rocks look much more red than they did in person.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 5/5/12 Part 2


Part 3 will feature photos from Downtown Disney. For additional photos and details from this trip you can check out the full Disneyland Update I posted on my site, http://disneygeek.com. I have also been Tweeting live pictures from the parks @disneygeekcom.



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The next post in this blog is A Window for Disney Legend Alice Davis.

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