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Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 8/03/12

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Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Friday, August, 3, 2012.

We start off today walking through Downtown Disney. Not much visible progress on Earl of Sandwich, which is still supposed to open in "late summer".

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 8/03/12

A look through the windows reveals what appears to be a lot of work left to do.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 8/03/12

This kiosk is slated to be removed soon.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 8/03/12

No visible progress on the planters to the right of the DCA entrance.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 8/03/12

The dedication plaque on Buena Vista Street has been replaced. The old one had an extra plate on the bottom.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 8/03/12

A new issue of the Buena Vista Bugle is out for August.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 8/03/12

The patriotic overlay for Buena Vista Street has been removed.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 8/03/12


The view from my table at Flo's. A great place to sit and eat lunch.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 8/03/12

Speaking of Flo's, they are now offering a souvenir glass.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 8/03/12

Next door in Ramone's a look at the Chip Foose hood pins. (Also wanted to note they had tons of the Cars Land CDs near the registers).

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 8/03/12


Random picture as I was leaving Cars Land.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 8/03/12


Some grand opening/dated merchandise still available.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 8/03/12


Heading over to Disneyland. The Jungle Cruise had a long wait, they were using the upper level of the queue the couple times I walked by.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 8/03/12

The Jungle Cruise was closed for about a week as they worked on the boats and docks. They have added nets to all the boats, a new tie off and bumpers that I could tell. A closer look at the nets. Interesting how for 57 years these were not needed but now they have to dummy proof things for modern guests.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 8/03/12


The new bumpers.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 8/03/12

Some new signs along the Big Thunder Trail as you head to the Jamboree. Too bad Big Al and the other Bears do not perform!

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 8/03/12

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 8/03/12

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 8/03/12


There was a square dance lesson/activity going on as I approached the Jamboree.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 8/03/12

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 8/03/12


Here is a brief video clip of the activity.

Even with all the signs and activity it was still fairly quiet till the Billies came out.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 8/03/12

Farmer Mickey was out today, wonder what happened to Cowboy Mickey?

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 8/03/12

Billy Hill and the Hillbillies.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 8/03/12

A clip of Billy Be Good...


This was the largest crowd I have seen for a show since they moved (but I have only been to a couple so not a lot of data points).

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 8/03/12

I made a quick walk through the Small World Toy Shop. Had a request for pictures of the Small World toys. This was the only display I saw with Small World items.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 8/03/12

Climbers were on the Tomorrowland side of the Matterhorn this time by.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 8/03/12

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 8/03/12


What appears to be a test on a small portion of the Nemo railings. Looks like they really want to find a way to keep guests off the railings.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 8/03/12

Cinderella out for stroll.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 8/03/12

Plaza Gardens transformation to the Princess Fantasy Faire is moving very slowly..

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 8/03/12

Over in DCA I stopped by the Backlot stage for the College Band set. Note they only have one week left. They wrap up their season on August 10th.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 8/03/12

A video clip of the band performing Zero to Hero.


Halloween merchandise is already making its way into the parks.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 8/03/12

Dancin' with Disney, another great place to interact with the characters and so far I have not seen big crowds.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 8/03/12

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 8/03/12


There are refreshments for sale at this table.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 8/03/12

Caught the Red Car News Boys as we headed back to Disneyland.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 8/03/12

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 8/03/12

Soundsational was making its way through Town Square.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 8/03/12

After a Grand Circle Tour on the Disneyland Railroad saw the Voices of Liberty in front of the Opera House.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 8/03/12

Time for the Flag Retreat.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 8/03/12

After dinner caught the College Band pre-parade sets.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 8/03/12

A child wandered out so Ron recruited him to guest direct for a brief second.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 8/03/12

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 8/03/12

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 8/03/12

Pirates League will be coming to the Court of Angels in New Orleans Square for a limited time this fall, beginning September 1. So far no changes to the area.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 8/03/12


The cart in New Orleans Square near the Haunted Mansion had a couple new (well new to me/my memory) menu items.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 8/03/12

Another Jamboree sign I missed earlier. This one coming from Fantasyland.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 8/03/12


Headed back to Main Street for the College Band. They are really loosening up with only a week to go.. notice the trombone section...

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 8/03/12

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 8/03/12


Back to DCA.

Had a request for a better picture of the souvenir cone cups.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 8/03/12

Thought the clouds this evening made for a different look.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 8/03/12

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 8/03/12

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 8/03/12


I watched three or four cycles of Luigi's Flying Tires and never saw a single rider, are they really forcing you to pair up and not break up your group in an effort to make the waits shorter? Or was it just dumb luck what I observed?

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 8/03/12

As I was heading out DJ came rolling by.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 8/03/12

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 Also be sure to follow me on twitter @disneygeekcom for pictures from the parks.



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Comments (1)

Mike:

Thank you for the pictures - my family and I will be visiting Disneyland for the first time in less than two weeks. I'm a little nervous though - did the Matterhorn open as scheduled from the refurb??

Mike,

The Matterhorn returned to regular operation back on June 15. It has been operating daily since then.

Jason

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