Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Friday, July 18, 2014.
Downtown Disney Summer Celebration continues this weekend with a Sand Volleyball tournament and exhibition. There was a youth tournament going on when I walked by.
In addition to Volleyball there is a shave ice truck by the court.
Also a DJ on hand throughout the event.
A couple of booths set up nearby selling merchandise.
I took the monorail to the parks. Thought this picture with the clouds came out well.
Passing over the sub lagoon.
The Tiki Juice Bar has a new bowl you can purchase your Dole Whip in, and the souvenir sipper is also back in stock. I caught up to Laura who was roaming the parks today while she was finishing up a Dole Whip.
The Legends of Frontierland: Gold Rush and the Music of Nashville received top billing on the Times Guide this week.
Made our way out to the Big Thunder Ranch Jamboree for the Music of Nashville which premiered today and will be playing Fri, Sat, and Sun for the rest of the summer.
Upon entering you were given a card with the cast of the show on it.
Laura joined the cast (well cut outs of the cast) for a photo.
The food location is moved further back and to the side now.
In addition to food it sells the Season 1 DVD set, too.
The food offerings.
Found a seat for the show. Plenty of seats still. Before the band took the stage an MC to introduce the show (both the one we were about to see and the TV show). She was giving away prizes, Season 1 DVDs.
Show time. The Kelly Rae Band takes the stage to perform music from the show as well as some other country songs. The audience was encouraged to get up and dance.
A couple clips from the performance. The Kelly Rea Band performing the Music of Nashville.
A wider shot of the Jamboree configuration for the show.
The All-American College Band performing on Main Street USA. Today a Disneyland film crew was recording their performances.
Made my way out to New Orleans Square to see it in the day time.
The new bridge/walkway over the Pirates exit.
The expanded bridge over Royal Street
The old Club 33 entrance still has its signage.
The new gates that block off the Court of Angels, there is a seam where the gates come together and you can see inside. The stairs survived but have safety enhancements (railings, lights). Also new statues at the base.
The new Club 33 entrance. It is a little more obvious now.
The new intercom features the Club's new logo.
Over the door.
Noticed there are now curtains on the now larger hallways overhead. They were all open this afternoon.
The other archway entrance to the Court of Angels. FYI this felt like plastic.
No work has been done to clean up where the balconies were cut for the new overhead walkway/bridge on this side yet.
A closer look.
On the other side some work is underway to finish it off.
A closer look
Splash Mountain turned 25 this week. To mark the occasion Disneyland Annual Passholders could stop by for a free commemorative poster.
A queue set up to distribute the posters.
A closer look at the poster.
Time for the 6:00pm All-American College Band pre-parade.
Walked through Toontown. No changes.. Roger is still missing from the fountain.
And nothing done to the Five and Dime
The 7:15pm All-American College Band set.
Made my way over to Disney California Adventure for the first time today. Carthay Circle this evening.
A seasonal smoothie at Schmoozies.
The Mad T Party was in full swing and the Mad T Party band was on the stage as I walked by.
Firewall Falls and Willy's Butte in Ornament Valley, Cars Land
Paradise Pier was busy with guests waiting for World of Color, here is Mickey's Fun Wheel.
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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The next post in this blog is Legends of Frontierland: The Adventures of Lasso Laura and Jiminy Jason.