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Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 1/11/13

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Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Friday, January 11, 2013.

Arriving at the Disneyland Resort. Most of the Christmas decorations and signage have been removed from around the resort. At the Mickey and Friends Tram stop the billboards have been swapped back.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 1/11/13

As well as the Downtown Disney banners.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 1/11/13

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 1/11/13

The off season has arrived and projects are underway around the park. The first is the Main Street Train Station. Out front of the entrance there are now Cast Members stationed. This part of an effort to cut down on ticket renting.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 1/11/13

The Main Street side of the train station.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 1/11/13


Stepping onto Main Street.. what a different feel than last week. The crowds plus Christmas are all gone.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 1/11/13


The waits around 1:15pm - much shorter than they have been.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 1/11/13

A quick look at the Fantasy Faire work as I head to Frontierland.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 1/11/13

Some work going on right inside Frontierland too, the shops are all open, just exterior work.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 1/11/13

My first destination. Stopped by the Golden Horseshoe to get a reservation for a show this afternoon. I have posted my Golden Horseshoe pictures in a separate blog posting plus some video from the show.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 1/11/13

Big Thunder is closed through the Fall for a major renovation projection. The Big Thunder Trail was closed today and a crane was onsite.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 1/11/13

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 1/11/13

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 1/11/13

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 1/11/13


Jessie was out for pictures near Rancho del Zocalo and no line!

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 1/11/13

The Columbia was making the rounds on the Rivers of America today because the Mark Twain is in dry dock for some work.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 1/11/13

The Mark Twain.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 1/11/13

Fantasmic is also not running right now and they are working on the center fountain area.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 1/11/13

I do enjoy the off season. You can actually see and enjoy the park in a different light.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 1/11/13

The Haunted Mansion is closed as they are transforming it back to the regular show.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 1/11/13

A notice about the Main Street station work.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 1/11/13

A couple wreaths up still at the New Orleans station.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 1/11/13

Some decorations are still up in New Orleans Square.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 1/11/13

But other sections are back to normal.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 1/11/13

No real visible work going on yet at Big Thunder.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 1/11/13

There is a tunnel set up under the scaffolding to connecting Adventureland to Frontierland.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 1/11/13

The walkway/tunnel.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 1/11/13

Circling back to the hub, Sleeping Beauty Castle still has snow, all the other decorations have been removed.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 1/11/13

A closer look at the Fantasy Faire work.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 1/11/13

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 1/11/13

The other side of the Big Thunder Trail is closed off just past the restrooms in Fantasyland today.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 1/11/13


The tea cup for photos has returned.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 1/11/13

Some work going on in the planters along the Small World Mall, looked like painting and grounds keeping work.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 1/11/13

The control booth building looks about finished from this vantage point.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 1/11/13

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 1/11/13

Did a quick walk through Toontown, Christmas is gone from there too.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 1/11/13

The Kodak information booth by Small World was closed and empty today.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 1/11/13

A look inside (as many of you know Kodak did not renew their sponsorship with Disney so they are leaving the parks). The booth is supposed to be re-purposed and staying.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 1/11/13

Chip out for a stroll in Town Square.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 1/11/13

Now over to DCA for a quick tour.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 1/11/13

Buena Vista Street has returned to normal.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 1/11/13

Except for the Buena Vista Street Bugle which still had the holiday edition on news stands.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 1/11/13

In Cars Land the decorations are gone but the poles on the right side of the street are still up.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 1/11/13

The Blue Sky Cellar is closed as a new exhibit on the Fantasy Faire is installed.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 1/11/13

The demonstration tire outside of Luigis is gone.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 1/11/13


Heading out to the Pier.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 1/11/13

Duffy was hanging around looking for guests to take pictures with.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 1/11/13

Donald was out for pictures too and had a small line.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 1/11/13

GRR is closed for its annual work too.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 1/11/13

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 1/11/13


Elias & Co has returned to its regular merchandise.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 1/11/13

Had a few minutes before being let into the Golden Horseshoe and thought the typo on the park time schedule was great... really limited time Magic with Disneyland only open for an hour today!

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 1/11/13

The current Disneyland map, notice the back cover now features PhotoPass, Kodak is gone.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 1/11/13

The current DCA map, same story. The maps themselves looked the same..

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 1/11/13

Woody was out for pictures near Big Thunder Mountain.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 1/11/13

I posted pictures and video in their own blog posting of the Golden Horseshoe show, but here are a couple....

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 1/11/13

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 1/11/13

Video of the Can Can


Heading toward Small World Holiday. It runs for a couple more weeks still.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 1/11/13

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 1/11/13

Soundsational has returned.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 1/11/13

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 1/11/13

Elvis, Scot Bruce, was performing at the Tomorrowland Terrace this evening.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 1/11/13

Given the cold weather (temps were in the 40s by now I think) there was a healthy crowd.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 1/11/13

A look down Route 66 this evening.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 1/11/13


DJ's Dance and Drive has been simplified.. it now is just a dance party. DJ plays a handful of songs and everyone dances.


A video clip of what I mean...

Stopped by the Mad T Party. Christmas has been removed from there too.

That wraps up this trip to the parks. I headed back to Disneyland for the Remember fireworks but it was cancelled due to wind.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 1/11/13

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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The next post in this blog is 2013 Tinker Bell Half Marathon - Part 1.

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