Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Friday, March 21, 2014.
Started off walking across the Pinocchio lot to Downtown Disney.
They are working on the facades in Downtown Disney. A half dozen or so lifts were out this afternoon.
Starbucks has opened and had a good crowd inside. I took a quick look inside, saw the masses of people, and kept on walking.
The fountain is still behind walls, but was being tested this afternoon.
The Straw Hatters were performing on Main Street as I entered Town Square.
Main Street was alive with activity. In addition to the spring break crowds I saw two buses, two street cars, the fire engine, and a horseless carriage making the rounds this afternoon.
Looking back down Main Street USA
Partners this afternoon.
The work on the top of Space Mountain is wrapping up. The new additions blend in well.
They were painting this afternoon.
A check in on the submarine lagoon from the Monorail.
Alice in Wonderland went down for renovation since my last visit. They are moving quickly on the demo work. The temporary walkways are gone and they have started to take apart the ride path.
From ground level you can see how they cut away some of the concrete for the ride path already.
The line for the Frozen Royal Reception was long as usual. Today it was long enough you could go to the gift shop, buy the movie, and watch the entire film while waiting in line.
The Springtime Roundup officially starts next week but this week most of the props and signage were up.
Big Thunder has officially reopened and the couple times I passed by the stand by wait was 70-80 minutes.
The height check bar, 40 inches is threshold.
The queue filled the Zocalo Park area.
A quick look at Rainbow Ridge from the side.
New Orleans Square was busy.. the Pirates queue was extended out toward the DVC kiosk and wrapped back onto the bridge.
Indiana Jones is close for some work.
Frozen is front and center in many of the stores.
Moving to Disney California Adventure...
The Redwood Creek Challenge Trail is still closed.
The Little Mermaid is closed for renovations.
Thought this was great. One of the cast members was reading to a group of kids. It was a Little Mermaid book of course.
Work continues on the Pacific Wharf facade (the Bakery tour and Pacific Wharf Cafe remain open during the work).
Goofy conducting the fountains for the Instant Concert...Just Add Water.
A rack of Easter merchandise.
The Pier had a good size crowd moving around.
As I was eating DJ drove by on Cross Street.
Radiator Spring Racers had a posted wait of 90 minutes. The single rider line was backed up and using most of its queue too.
The fountain at the Cozy Cone was not working properly again.. it was coming up short so the wheel was not spinning.
The Lone Ranger sign is gone now from the Hyperion facade.
Monsters had a posted wait of 30 minutes.
I did not spot any Muppets Most Wanted merchandise. Everything looked to be the same. I did see the sound track in Off the Page.
Off the Page also has some Marvel artwork now.
Walked through Ghirardelli. Some Easter/spring offerings.
Also a new type of free sample today. It was a dark chocolate middle with milk chocolate around it.
Spotted this sign near the entrance to Maters. I also saw one of these by Star Tours, but too many guests to get a clear picture.
Captain America merchandise in Elias & Co.
More Frozen merchandise in Elias & Co.
Back to Disneyland...walked through Innoventions and took some pictures of the Captain America queue now that it was empty (they close the line at 4pm and it was approaching 8 when I walked by).
Closed out my evening with Fantasmic! and then Remember.
Watched Remember then headed for home. No signs of Tinker Bell this 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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