Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Friday, August 2, 2013.
First stop today, Disney California Adventure Buena Vista Street did not feel too crowded.
Condor Flats had a lot of guests moving about, only 35min for Soarin.
The Happy Camper was out performing along the trail near GRR.
Noticed this counter/register out near Rushin River Outfitters. I had not noticed it before.
Moving on .....
Cross St was not too crowded.
Guests waiting for the Pixar Play Parade. Today the 2pm parade started out in Paradise Pier.
The All-American College Band on the Backlot Stage.
Michael from the band performing Zero to Hero.
Took a look into Dancin with Disney and I think the Cast Members out numbered guests. I am guessing this is because of the parade making its way through the park.
Stopped by the Animation Building and there is now an ad up for Planes and Frozen.
Back out to Hollywood Blvd and managed to make it across before the parade.
I made my way out to Downtown Disney for the Summer Celebration that was going on this week.
A sand volleyball court was set up between the AMC and stage.
The stage had a DJ MCing the event. Also noticed the Downtown Disney Live! signage.. I do not recall seeing that last time I visited this area.
A couple of vender/sponsor tents set up.
The volleyball tournament was underway.
A shaved ice truck.
World of Disney has a large display of Planes merchandise out as you walk from Downtown Disney toward the parks.
A new program in the Disneyana store.. Disney Ink & Paint. They have artists handpainting cells/artwork.
The Big Thunder trail is closed. They are replacing the concrete along the trail.
Plenty of scaffolding up around the station for Big Thunder.
No visible wait for Pirates this afternoon.
A sign on the other side of the Big Thunder Trail near the BBQ warning you that the walkway is closed ahead.
Where the walkway is closed. Just beyond the ranch entrance.
The Billies were performing when I walked by.
The Jolly Trolley has returned.. as a photo op only still.
Looks like they may have updated the surface on the steps.
Time for the 6:00pm Flag Retreat.
Thought it was odd the Billboards reverted back to Brave from last summer.
Stopped by the Court des Anges in New Orleans Square. Soon the Pirates will move back in and if rumors are to be believed eventually this will be the entrance to Club 33.
It is one of the few places you can go in Disneyland to escape the crowds usually. It is too bad it may disappear/be repurposed.
Spent some time in Tomorrowland listening to Elvis, Scot Bruce.
Then it was off to Main Street for the College Bands final set of the night.
Thriller (from the Michael Jackson medley)
This video is from June of the Medley in case you missed it or were curious.
The sunset this evening with the clouds and colors was great to see.
The Cozy Cone fountain was not working this evening.
Back to Disneyland for Fantasmic. There was no Dragon
Then it was back to Main Street for Magical to end my evening.
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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