Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Friday, July 11, 2014.
First stop today Disney California Adventure
The area outside the Fly n Buy in Condor Flats now has Planes: Fire & Rescue merchandise.
Went for a trip under the sea. It was only a couple minute wait.
Walls are still up as they continue to work on the wood out on the Pier (I did not hike around today).
A 5 min wait for the Flying Tires so went for a spin.
The Red Car News Boys arriving for their show.
A video clip of the Soarin' preflight video now featuring a special appearance by the crew from Planes Fire & Rescue. (I missed the very beginning thanks to the slow loading CMs)
Walls up on the far right (east) side of the Disneyland entrance. Assuming it's the same type of renovation that was done on the west side recently.
Guardians of the Galaxy poster has replaced Captain EO as you enter Main Street.
A quick look at the Disneyland times guide. Note the 59th Anniversary Celebration will be at 10am on Thursday. Also Legends of Frontierland gets top billing.
Walls and scaffolding are up as work gets underway for the new walkway on the east side of Main Street USA.
The new/temporary First Aid location is now open. This is the former locker location at Center Street.
Walls up at old First Aid and Wish Lounge location.
A new interactive experience has taken up residence in Frontierland. It is called the Legends of Frontierland: Gold Rush! I did not participate in the activities on Friday. The group I was with was not interested in it, not even the 7 year old with us. Maybe next week Laura will give it a try. I did a very quick walk around and snapped some pictures of the primary areas. First stop when you enter Frontierland is the Trading Post. Here you pick up the game map/rules, your name badge and come back to to purchase land.
A look at the current land situation.
The telegraph station is where messages are sent and received.
In the center of Frontierland is a jail, which was empty when I passed by. There was a recent jail break and some Rainbow Ridge players were hiding from the law.
Inside the Golden Horseshoe there are some activities as well as entertainment and food offerings.
A high stakes card game going on at one of the tables.
Some special items added to the menu for the game.
A video clip of the opening of the show featuring Miss Lilly and a piano player (missed his name).
Another clip from their show.
Took in a showing of Mickey and the Magical Map
The current dessert offerings at Tomorrowland Terrace (no shoe string fries this week.. so wonder if that means they are not returning).
Storm Trooper mugs are still available.
Dance the Magic performed a pre-parade. It featured several hundred dancers who filled Main Street and danced down the parade route.
Some video clips of the Dance the Magic performance. The groups were from around the world. We saw at least one from Australia.
The tree growing near the Alice in Wonderland Restrooms
Took a quick walk through New Orleans Square as the sun was setting. Most of the scaffolding and tarps are removed. The walls are still up and you cannot pass through though.
A look into the hallway. Guessing the work is not complete and the windows will receive some sort of covering. It seemed really odd to look right into Club 33.
La Mascarade d'Orleans has reopened.
The pins are gone and more unique/land specific merchandise now fills the store.
If you visit be sure to look up.
The French Market with the super moon rising behind it. Above you can see into Club 33.
A grand piano near this window.
Made my way to Main Street for Magical to wrap up my evening. Tonight both Tinkerbell and Dumbo participated in the show. The last several viewings one or both were not there.
On the way out noticed a sign for the First Aid location I missed earlier.
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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