Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Friday, July 12, 2013.
As you entered Disneyland today they were still passing out free Monsters University buttons.
A wall up around one of the windows on the Market house as the Starbucks conversion rolls along.
Mary Poppins and Bert with the Pearly band.
The Jolly Trolley has been removed from Toontown, hopefully for some touch-up work and not forever.
Saw a couple of these signs scattered around and a lot of groups of kids that looked like dancers. No initial indication of what it was, but I found out later on...
Waiting for Happy Hans and his son to start their set. Once they did I learned quickly the audio is not played out where I was.. I had to move near the Alice in Wonderland attraction and restrooms.
Happy Hans and his son Erik were performing this week as part of the Limited Time Magic Promotion. Here is the first of a handful of video clips.
Time for some yodeling..
The finale featured "It's a small world."
Moving over to Frontierland a check in on Rainbow Ridge.
Headed over to Disney California Adventure next. The Red Car Trolley was not stopping at the front of the park.
The News Boys performing in Carthay Circle.
Yellow squares to lead you to Dancin' with Disney.
Inside still a light crowd.. so if you are looking for air conditioning, character interaction, and a place to let the kids run keep this in mind from 1-5pm daily.
Tower of Terror was a walk-on this afternoon.
Empty cartons on Flik's Flyers
The fountain at the Cozy Cone has returned to operation after what seems like several months of work.
A video clip of it in action.
The line was posted at 90 minutes for the Racers and the extended queue was not even set up.
The truck/jeep that was parked out near GRR is now gone. Wonder if it is gone for good or just work? Seems like it should be gone for good given how they have modified the props.
In the Fiddler, Fifer & Practical Cafe on Buena Vista Street they now have some grab and go items in the coolers.
A roast beef sandwich for $9.29. There's also a turkey sandwich for the same price.
The Lone Ranger Train has moved on.
Back to Disneyland - stopped by Disneyana.. a look in the vault.
The College Band performing at the Flag Retreat which was at 5pm instead of 6pm today.
The Billies were performing on the main stage at Woody's All American Roundup
Mickey came out as they were performing and he danced with this princess for a while since there was no real crowd around him.
A check of the Big Thunder paint progress.
The Dance the Magic group was doing a pre-parade performance before the 6:30pm Soundsational parade. This is the same group that does the large performances for the Christmas Parades and other events.
I was in Town Square then noticed the group kept on going...
A series of video clips of the Dance the Magic! performance.
I relocated to the hub for a better picture. I managed to beat the front of the group down the street.
They just kept on coming.. notice the bright green group in the back.
That green group is now at the end of the street and they still filled the rest of the street.
You can finally see the end (the rope in the background).
Disney had several cameras along the route too, here is one on a pole.
Sleeping Beauty Castle this afternoon.
Time for the 7:15pm All American College Band set.
Their finale is an Earth, Wind, and Fire medley. Here is a video from Friday.
Heading back to DCA.
Well guess all caps TODAY does not mean all day today.. the Red Car Trolley was stopping at the front of the park now.
Lone Ranger items in Big Top Toys.
Ornament Valley this evening.
Thought the shadow here looked interesting.
A couple pictures of Magical from Carthay Circle and Buena Vista Street.
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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