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Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 10/05/13

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Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Saturday, October 5, 2013.

As part of Limited Time Magic Downtown Disney is hosting a chalk art festival this weekend. I had intended to visit later and got sidetracked. So not many pictures.. but here is a sample.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 10/05/13

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 10/05/13

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 10/05/13


Work on the Downtown Disney Starbucks is moving along.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 10/05/13

First stop today, DCA. The view from a very windy Fun Wheel this morning looking toward Disneyland.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 10/05/13

A backdrop for a meet and greet in the Maliboomer Park area, looks to be for Toy Story characters, it matches the Midway Mania facade down the boardwalk.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 10/05/13

The Pacific Wharf facade work looks to be complete.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 10/05/13

The Blue Sky Cellar is closed now as they prepare a new exhibit. The Fantasy Faire banners are gone.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 10/05/13

Several weeks ago the Carthay Circle Restaurant started a new tour. This tour happens daily at 10:30am and is free. I was finally in the park in the morning and made a point to give it a try today. You do not need to sign up, just hang around the sign around 10:30 and a cast member will greet you and start the tour.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 10/05/13

Our host for the tour. Our group as about 10 guests.We started in the lobby with a history of the Carthay and description of some of the pictures on the wall.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 10/05/13

I am going to skip the details.. since I was taking pictures and not notes or video.. We then went into the main lounge.

(Laura says: I also took this tour recently, so I'll fill in some of the details. The tour is advertised as 15 minutes, but with larger groups and/or more questions it might take longer - mine was 30 minutes but there were also almost 20 people.)

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 10/05/13

This painting is a replica of the curtain from the original Carthay Circle Theater.

Laura: The original curtain still exists, but is too large (and fragile) to display.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 10/05/13

A look around the main dining room.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 10/05/13


Look closely at the table.. notice anything?

Can you make out what the wood has in it... a hidden Evil Queen from Snow White

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 10/05/13

Laura: All of the outside corner tables in the main dining room have that design embedded.

This large table is in a private dining room off the main one, you can reserve it for your party, there is a min. fee to use the room.

Laura: It's called the Premier Room. The table will seat up to 12 people There are two smaller private rooms with tables for 4-6: The Hollywood Room and The Buena Vista Room.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 10/05/13

The table has a fun hidden tribute.. the base is inspired by Snow White's wishing well. (Yes, I had to go down on the floor for the picture.. you know you would have too).

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 10/05/13

One last look at the main dining room on the way out.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 10/05/13

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 10/05/13

Walked through Elias & Co.. they now have signs up between the rooms telling you what merchandise is in it.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 10/05/13

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 10/05/13

Also signs for Big Top Toys.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 10/05/13


Next stop Disneyland.. Main Street USA
Spent a few minutes checking out the newly opened Market House. It now features Starbucks coffee. The main room is mostly a queue with a large counter in the back.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 10/05/13

Some of the old props remain, such as the party line phones.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 10/05/13

The old Disneyana store is now the Book Rest, and it contains a handful of tables.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 10/05/13

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 10/05/13

The old stove found a place in the new store too.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 10/05/13

There is no door to the Book Rest from Main Street you have to go through the Market House...but the windows give a nice view of Main Street.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 10/05/13

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 10/05/13

A look at some of the bakery options

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 10/05/13

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 10/05/13

Facade work on Main Street and due to the high winds the tarps are down so you can see the work.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 10/05/13

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 10/05/13


The Halloween Popcorn bucket selection this year includes Mickey as the Hat Box Ghost.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 10/05/13

Looking back down Main Street USA.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 10/05/13

The work on Snow White's Grotto is complete.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 10/05/13

The walls are down on the walkway from the Fantay Faire to Frontierland, but barriers still up. Looks like the wall was redone.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 10/05/13


Stopped by the Big Thunder Ranch Jamboree and the Halloween Carnival. Pirates League was not open this afternoon.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 10/05/13

A look at some of the pumpkin creations at the Halloween Carnival. Seems like a lot more use of color than we've seen in previous years.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 10/05/13

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 10/05/13

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 10/05/13

Donald playing follow the leader with a group of kids.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 10/05/13

In Fantasyland the Carrousel work continues, but the tarps were down due to the wind.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 10/05/13


The Court of Angels is still open, though.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 10/05/13


The Haunted Mansion

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 10/05/13

Continuing the celebration of its 13th season.. each scene now has something to do with 13..

For example 13 dog bones.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 10/05/13

13 Candles

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 10/05/13

The 13 doors on the advent calendar. Each week they are opening one. So far 3 are open.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 10/05/13

In the graveyard 13 snowflakes scattered around.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 10/05/13

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 10/05/13


For the final scene the question mark has been replaced with a 13.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 10/05/13

Cut through the shops.. some Halloween Treats.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 10/05/13

Time for the Flag Retreat. The Dapper Dans in their Halloween finest.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 10/05/13


Captain EO is still running.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 10/05/13


Thor is moving into Innoventions.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 10/05/13


Stopped by the Royal Swing Big Band Ball at Fantasy Faire for a set. Swing dancing returned early in the summer to the former Plaza Gardens stage. It is now branded at the Royal Swing Big Band Ball but the concept is the same. On most Saturday nights the theater floor is cleared and a band brought in to play for those who want to dance or those who just enjoy the festivities.

Tonight Swingtown was performing.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 10/05/13

Some chalk art on the way out.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 10/05/13

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 10/05/13


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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