Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Wednesday, July 3, 2013.
I started off my Holiday weekend at the Disneyland Resort. First stop DCA.
There is a new summer edition of the Buena Vista Bugle on newstands.
They no longer have Cast Members at each Fastpass machine for World of Color. You are on your own to put your ticket in and get your Fastpass. There was one CM nearby to answer questions.
The Lone Ranger Train is in the Transportation Plaza on the East side of the Esplanade
Disneyana has moved into the former Gallery Location in the Bank of Main Street.
The Disney Gallery has moved next door into a small portion of the Opera House Lobby. I will take an extended look around both in a separate posting in a few days.
In Town Square a photo location has been set up for Independence Week, part of the Limited Time Magic Promotion
The horses are celebrating the 4th too.
Woody was just wrapping up his show as I arrived in the Big Thunder Ranch Jamboree.
Time for the Billies
You can assemble hats to celebrate at the Roundup.
Next stop the Golden Horseshoe. They had stacks of the Frontierland Express on the counter, this one page publication is an ad for the Lone Ranger.
A check on Rainbow Ridge
The facades look just about complete.
Lone Ranger merchandise in Frontierland.
This hat is $30 if you were curious.
Made it over to the Big Thunder Jamboree a few minutes into the 3:25pm set of the College Band.
A video clip of the Band performing on the Sunny Side of the Street featuring the trombone section.
Chip and Dale roaming around.
Next up a visit to the Disney Gallery, which is now housed in the lobby of the Opera House, where the Disneyland Story/Models were. (A more detailed look in a future blog post)
A sample of the art work on the wall.
The artist station is now in the back room in what is now called the Disneyana store.
Some of the Tiki Room merchandise that is available.
Refreshment Corner had a new menu item for Independence Week. It is a pulled pork hot dog with slaw for $7.79 (thought it should have been $7.76 to be more patriotic).
As did Plaza Inn
The College Band arriving for their 5:05 set
I had not noticed before but there is no longer a drinking fountain on the west side of the train station. Guessing it was removed during the last rehab.
The College Band arriving for the nightly Flag Retreat
The Dapper Dans sporting their Red, White, and Blue costumes for the 4th.
A couple of clips from the Flag Retreat.
Heading over to DCA for a quick walk through. No waits to hop between parks right now.
Award Wieners has Monsters University items.
Another temporary store has been set up on the corner, this time for Disney Junior.
This was something I had not seen.. adults and kids all over the rail along Cross Street, occasionally you see a kid. Why? Is it that hard to stand up or is the view that much better from a foot closer? And where are the cast members to get them back on the proper side of the rail?
For Independence Week Mickey is decked out in red, white and blue.
Meet the members of the 2013 All-American College Band.
Arrived on Route 66 in time to watch the neon come on for the evening.
The Wharf Cafe had bread to mark the holiday.. these appear to be liberty bells with 1776 on them.
Video of the Fourth of July preshow for the World of Color. It appeared to be the same as the last couple of years and due to the light breeze in our face meant we got smoke and some mist and not very good pictures.
This years show featured Glow with the Show but unfortunately only one set near me and they were on a child so I could not get pictures/video of the ears with the show going on.
Caught the first 10 minutes or so of World of Color before making my way to Disneyland.
Back to Main Street USA and the Independence Week photo location.
Video of the Disneys Celebrate America! A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky, 2013 edition.
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 DisneyanaMania Convention: A Look Back.
The next post in this blog is Disney Gallery - Tiki Tiki Tiki Realms .