Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Thursday, July 3, 2014. Included are photos from the renovated Alice in Wonderland attraction, as well a preview of the July 4th fireworks.
I started off this afternoon on Buena Vista Street at Disney Calfiornia Adventure.
Entering Cars Land. Firewall falls in the background.
Only a 13-minute wait posted for Tower of Terror.
The All-American College Band on the Hollywood Backlot Stage. Drummer Steve Houghton performed with the band today.
A couple clips of Steve Houghton performing with the All-American College Band.
Heading into Disneyland. Signage for the Annual Passholder preview of the Sneak Peek of Guardians of the Galaxy this evening.
The Dapper Dans of Disneyland in their patriotic finest.
Alice in Wonderland officially reopened July 4th, but it was in a soft opening mode. A look at the newly expanded outdoor section of the track.
It was about a half hour wait.. so here are some more pictures of the outdoor portion while I waited.
Only one small portion of rails on the far side of the downhill.
Here you can see how wide the track is now.
A POV video of the attraction, stills on my second pass through later today.
No wait for corn dogs this afternoon.
Props/sets are being set up for the upcoming Legends of Frontierland: Gold Rush experience that starts this coming week.
Signage for the new experience.
The back side of the jail.
The Jamboree area is still closed.
Signage up for Guardians of the Galaxy in Tomorrowland.
Space Mountain has returned to operation.
Some walls still up off to the right at the exit to Space Mountain. Overall this area seemed brighter to me.
Soundsational was stopped as I passed by.
The Dapper Dans arriving for the nightly flag retreat.
Carrying on the patriotic theme.. heading for the Main Street Opera House.
The US Capital Building.
The Spirit of Independence
The fries at the Tomorrowland Terrace are back to the regular ones.. the shoe string fries only lasted a couple weeks.
Time for the Annual Passholder preview of the Guardians of the Galaxy Sneak Peek. It started at 6:30. I showed up about 6:35 for the 2nd showing. No lines to speak of. They scanned my annual pass as I entered the queue and I walked right in.
Movie posters lined the walkway. Notice the overhead LCD screens are gone.
As you entered they gave you this little card with your 3D glasses.
I made my way to Town Square for the All-American College Band. For the 7:15 p.m. set the TA, Alex, was leading the band and Ron was enjoying the performance from the audience.
The band opening up their set with Bubbles was a Cheerleader.
The Matterhorn as the sun was setting.
The opening sequence features projections
A film clip integrated into the attraction.
A look at the outdoor portion.
Here you can see the one portion of rail along the left side.
The Guardians of the Galaxy sign at night.
A couple pictures from Disney's Celebrate America! A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky
Some clips from Disney's Celebrate America! A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky
Here is a recording of the full show from last year (it was the same this year).
As I was on the escalator noticed they had a queue set up for the elevators at the Mickey and Friends parking structure.
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 Tokyo Disney Resort Part 6.
The next post in this blog is Tokyo Disney Resort Part 7.