Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Friday, June 13, 2014.
First stop today Disney California Adventure.
The park is coming up on 2 years since the re-dedication and opening of Cars Land and Buena Vista Street this weekend.
A message from Maleficent at Trolley Treats
The awning is back at the Fiddler, Fifer & Practical Cafe
Grizzly River Run reopens next week. This week some water in the flume. No signs of activity.
Entering Cars Land from the Wharf.
A posted 10 minute wait for the Flying Tires (I took a look and it was less than that so decided to go for a spin). Turned out to be only a one cycle wait. So only a couple minutes.
Tower of Terror was not operating when I walked by.
New park maps are out. Disneyland features Splash Mountain instead of Big Thunder. Disney California Adventure has World of Color with glow with the show ears.
The All American College Band is listed. They start their season Thursday. I plan to see them Friday so look for pictures and video next week.
Walking out toward Alice in Wonderland.
The new wall extension looks to be complete. It was confirmed this week that the attraction will reopen for 4th of July.
The rock extension is taking shape.
It was announced this week that the subs will return September 27th. Out in the lagoon scaffolding is up and they have started to work on refinishing.
A look at the Alice work from the Monorail. Should be interesting what type of railings will be going up on the extension.
As we pulled into the monorail station I turned around and took a couple pictures through the window (that is why it is tinted). But you can see the scaffolding around the track.
Space Mountain is being cleaned. Look at the difference (on the right you can see some areas that have not been yet).
Ran into a couple Storm Troopers as I walked through Tomorrowland
I passed through the SpringTime RoundUp in the Big Thunder Ranch Jamboree. The White Rabbit was roaming around.
The covers are back on the queue for the Carrousel.
Today before th 4:00pm Mickey's Soundsational Parade a new Frozen pre-parade debuted featuring Queen Elsa, Princess Anna and Olaf. Here it is stepping off for its first run.
Here is a video of the Frozen pre-parade making its way down Main Street USA.
The float making its way around Town Square.
The far west (left as you enter) gates to Disneyland (Gates 1-6) are being worked on.
Returning to DCA. A look at the vineyard crop this year.
The awnings are back on Ghirardelli too.
Passing by the Oil Pan in Cars Land.
5 & Dime passing by on their way to perform
Returning to Disneyland. A look into the artist area in the Disneyana Store at some upcoming artwork.
No Frozen pre-parade for the 6:30 Soundsational.
Downtown Disney was once again celebrating summer with Hawaiian Nights. This week an Aulani photo op was set up near House of Blues/Build-A-Bear.
Tupua was back again this week performing more music and dances from the South Pacific.
Here are some clips from their performance.
The banners on the light posts in the area near the AMC have been changed to Planes Fire & Rescue
Out at the ESPN Zone a large bracket for the World Cup.
On the large screen they had the Kings hockey game.
Back to Buena Vista Street.
After a walk through DCA it was back to Disneyland.
Walked up and found a spot for Fantasmic right before how time.
Maleficent in dragon form.
Made my way to Main Street for Magical
Tinkerbell flying by the castle (note Dumbo did not fly 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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