Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks in late January, 2013.
The skyline has changed a bit, a large tower crane is visible over the trees. This is being used for the Big Thunder work.
The train station has received an image on the scaffolding tarps, much nicer to look at!
The park side.
Main Street USA this afternoon. The snow has melted on the castle (Speaking of melting.. it was pushing 80 degrees out this afternoon and was a picture perfect day).
The menu at the Stage Door Cafe has changed. The chicken nuggets and corn dogs are gone (the two things I liked!).
The Big Thunder Trail has re-opened.
The trail to Fantasyland is narrow due to the work on Big Thunder Mountain.
A look through a crack in the fence.. you can see the base of the crane.
The Fantasy Faire progress. It's scheduled to open in March.
Big Thunder Ranch Jamboree has re-opened, featuring Billy Hill and the Hillbillies and character meet and greets.
Current food and beverage offerings.
Time to head across the Esplanade to DCA. The Hyperion Bridge has been repainted. It now has colored panels. Before it was a solid color.
The new Buena Vista Street Bugle is out.
Over at Mater's one side has a tent over it. They are working on resurfacing it.
The original surface has taken a beating already and they are installing a new surface that should last longer.
A look down Route 66. The telephone poles on the right side of the street that were used for Christmas decorations have been removed.
Work on Grizzly River Rrun continues. Here they are rebuilding the railings.
A section that has not been torn down.
I was there during the Health and Fitness Expo that was part of Tinker Bell Half Marathon weekend. Here is some of the merchandise for this years race.
A look at some of the race medals that were on display at the Run Disney booth.
Jeff Galloway was on hand to answer questions, sign books, and pose for pictures.
The other news of the expo was the new runDisney shoes by New Balance. They are available only at runDisney Expos (starting WDW marathon weekend) and are $125 plus tax.
The Men's shoe features Mickey.
And the Women's Minnie
In Downtown Disney the ice skating rink is gone, just a couple of buildings remain from it.
The Fossil store is being remodeled.
Heading back to Disneyland. The lights on the scaffolding give a different look..
Stopped by the Big Thunder Ranch Jamboree and Mickey and Minnie were hanging out, as well as a handful of other cast members and only a couple of guests.
Last chance to see Small World Holiday this season.
Crossed paths with Soundsational as I headed to Tomorrowland.
Wreck-It Ralph has left the Starcade. Construction walls are up.
Was able to just walk right onto the Haunted Mansion.
Madam Leota was not floating yet.
Back to DCA... the bridge at night.
Passed through Radiator Springs on my way to World of Color (yeah I took the long way)
Arrived a couple minutes before show time and was able to find an ok Standby spot for World of Color
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 2013 Tinker Bell Half Marathon - Part 2.
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