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Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 10/26/12

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Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Friday, October 26, 2012.

I walked to Downtown Disney to start my afternoon. The ice skating rink opened at Downtown Disney last week. There were only a couple of skaters out this afternoon. It was a little weird to hear Christmas music and have ice skating in the 80+ weather.

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The ice was holding up ok given the conditions. Here's a closer look at the ice.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 10/26/12

Next door Earl of Sandwich is ready to open. November 2nd is the date I have seen.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 10/26/12
Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 10/26/12

At the Paradise Pier Hotel it looks like the painting on the back side is done.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 10/26/12

Around front looks like most of the painting is done except some on the top and bottom.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 10/26/12


I crossed the street and cut through the Grand Californian.

Noticed the carpet had been removed. Guess they are replacing it. I had not heard of any problems (last time they did this was after the Christmas tree incident several years ago).

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Wreck-It Ralph is featured as you walk into World of Disney.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 10/26/12

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 10/26/12

More visible progress on the west side planter of the DCA entrance. You can see they are closing up the backstage wall (that was opened up for the temporary entrance during construction).

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 10/26/12

First stop for me, Disneyland. Today is a Halloween party so an early closing.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 10/26/12

In an effort to cut down on the ticket renting problem that has been featured in some recent news stories Disney has guests with 4 & 5 day tickets using a separate set of turnstiles where they are checking IDs.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 10/26/12

The scaffolding is down on Main Street (but the walls are still up).

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 10/26/12

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 10/26/12


Even though it's not even Halloween yet the annual snow fall has begun on Sleeping Beauty Castle.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 10/26/12

Speaking of snow fall the snow machines have been installed along Main Street and around the hub.

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Christmas has arrived in New Orleans Square too.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 10/26/12

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 10/26/12


On my quick walk-through nothing new or drastically different jumped out at me.

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Fastpass has returned to Haunted Mansion Holiday.

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The Jack Skellington Meet and Greet has moved to the second terrace near the River now.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 10/26/12

Made my way around to the Big Thunder Ranch Jamboree and the Halloween Carnival to checked out the latest pumpkin creations.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 10/26/12

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 10/26/12

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 10/26/12

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 10/26/12


Walked through Fantayland, Monstro is looking new again and his scaffolding is removed.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 10/26/12

Small World is closed for its annual transformation to the holiday version.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 10/26/12


Moving on to the old Fantasy Faire, looks like the control booth is being rebuilt.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 10/26/12

The gas station in Toontown is being repainted. Guessing the tarps are down due to the wind.

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The restrooms are still open during the work.

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Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 10/26/12

The work on Minnie's side yard is continuing.

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Wreck-It Ralph has set up shop in the back of the Starcade.

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Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 10/26/12

Thought the wait time sign was great.

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There are two backdrops set up.

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Also a couple of Fix It Felix video games to play.

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Vanellope von Schweetz was out when I stopped by.

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Looking back you can see there was no line right now, sure this will change once word is out and the film is released.

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More video games divide the store from the photo area.

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Speaking of merchandise..

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The Starcade really is a crazy mix of things right now. A random Christmas rack of items as you head to the arcade games.

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Cinderella received a new dress recently.

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A better view of the building taking shape for the Fantasy Faire.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 10/26/12

Christmas lights are up in the hub.

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Some work going on in Frontierland, the store is still open though.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 10/26/12

Time for Haunted Mansion Holiday.

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Circled back to Frontierland. A look at some of the Christmas merchandise.

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Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 10/26/12


Then back to Tomorrowland.

Both Vanellope von Schweetz and Ralph were out now.

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Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 10/26/12

Next stop Buena Vista Street. Preparations for the Christmas decorations are well underway. There are eye bolts showing up around the street.

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Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 10/26/12


Still working on the Carthay entrance.

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This tree by Sarges that has been completely wrapped in lights.

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A look to show the progress of the hotel painting.

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Christmas merchandise is out on Buena Vista Street.

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Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 10/26/12

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 10/26/12


Noticed jackets now at Oswald's, did not see any hats anymore.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 10/26/12

Back to Disneyland where guests were arriving for the Halloween Party.

Main Street was crowded with the party guests entering and day guests making their way out.

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Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 10/26/12


The best costumes I saw.. a Lego family.

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Most of the Christmas lights were on this evening in New Orleans Square.

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Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 10/26/12


Hung out on Main Street for a while as the party started before it was time to go.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 10/26/12

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 10/26/12


Earl of Sandwich had their lights on.

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The ice rink.

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There were more guests out his evening (maybe 10 whereas this afternoon there were 3).

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 10/26/12

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.



The previous post in this blog was Tinker Bell Brings Ice Skating to Downtown Disney.

The next post in this blog is Wine and Dine Half Marathon Weekend - Part 1.

Comments (3)

hobbes and snorky:

"Noticed the carpet had been removed. Guess they are replacing it. I had not heard of any problems (last time they did this was after the Christmas tree incident several years ago)."

Oh I'm intrigued-this sounds so mysterious-please tell us about the "Christmas Tree incident"...

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Jason Reply
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The Christmas Tree incident was a small fire back in 2005 that triggered the sprinkler system in the lobby to put it out. This caused water damage to the carpet which led to it being replaced.

Lilu:

Do we happen to have a close date for that Wreck It Ralph area? I've been giddy about that movie for way too long (oh movie, please don't disappoint *crosses fingers*) and I'd probably work myself into a gigglefit if I actually got to play the game.


Jason Reply -- I have not seen any date yet. I am guessing that is to be determined by the response to the film. I would guess it will stick around till at least the home video release.

Nathaniel powe:

Thanks for an excellent blog Jason. I can't wait to visit Disneyland!

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