Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Friday, February 24, 2017.
Prices have gone up at the Disneyland Resort since my last visit. Current parking rates.
An overview of the Star Wars/Rivers of America construction site from the Mickey and Friends Parking Structure.
A building is taking shape in the back corner.
The round lower level portion of the large show building has reached ground level now.
The building has spanned the full width and height.
Ticket prices went up since my last visit.
The entrance to Star Tours is being reconfigured.
The walls in the middle of the walkway are down. They removed the planter so now it is just a support column. This creates a little more space for strollers and/or walkway.
This week the Country Bears are the featured characters for AP Days. Shaker and Big Al were out when I stopped by.
Arts and crafts activities.
They also had the button from last week available if you did not get one.
Some barges out on the river now as they prepare to bring Fantasmic back this summer.
The Columbia masts are back and rigging is being added.
The concrete riverbed is being poured for the Rivers of America.
Poles near the entrance for the Haunted Mansion are an indication that the rollout or at least testing of maxPass is coming.
The Moana meet and greet has been removed...
The Red Rose Taverne officially opened today in Fantasyland. This temporary overlay of Beauty and the Beast to the Village Haus.
The line reached the sidewalk when I stopped by at 3:30. This was a little deceiving since they were holding the line inside and guiding people to registers with only one or two groups at each registered vs the normal lines at each. I was told it took about 10 minutes to get to order. The orders were taking a while though so total time was pushing 20-30 minutes from entering the queue till you were eating.
This was good compared to reports I read from over the weekend of wait times up to two hours.
Inside props and new artwork have been added to change it from Pinocchio and his German Village Haus to Belle and France.
Even the window glass was changed out.
They were sold out of all desserts for the day already. Here is a look at the enchanted cauli-flower sandwich.
The other side of the restaurant Gaston helped to decorate. So it features antlers and of course a large picture of him.
Antlers added to the chandeliers.
Over at Disney California Adventure, the scaffolding and wrap have returned to fully cover the Guardians of the Galaxy Breakout Attraction with about three months to go until the May 27th opening.
World of Color is not running for a couple weeks for annual refurbishment work. Two of the three platforms were raised to be worked on.
Class of 2017 mouse ears are available throughout the resort.
In New Orleans Square Mlle Antoinettes is closed for some work.
The Red Rose cups are at Maurice's too.
Found a spot for the Main Street Electrical Parade to wrap up my visit with the parade then Remember Dreams Come True Fireworks.
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, https://disneygeek.com Also be sure to follow me on twitter @disneygeekcom for pictures from the parks.
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