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Disneyland Resort Updates from June 30

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Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Friday, June 30, 2017 to kick off the 4th of July weekend.

Let's start with a video overview of the Disneyland Star Wars construction site from the Mickey and Friends parking structure.


A steel tower that will support the rock facade of the Millennium Falcon building is now in place.
Jason @ disneygeek.com image from Friday, June 30, 2017

Looking toward Critter Country, trees have started to be planted on the new berm.
Jason @ disneygeek.com image from Friday, June 30, 2017

The support structure for the exterior (and interior) walls of the battle escape building is taking shape.
Jason @ disneygeek.com image from Friday, June 30, 2017

To the right of the large show building this concrete structure continues to grow. Looks like supports being set up inside for a second story.
Jason @ disneygeek.com image from Friday, June 30, 2017

Splitsville steel structure is being assembled in Downtown Disney.
Jason @ disneygeek.com image from Friday, June 30, 2017

I finally spotted Cruz Ramirez in Cars Land. She has been making the rounds for a couple of weeks but I have had bad timing and missed her.
Jason @ disneygeek.com image from Friday, June 30, 2017
Jason @ disneygeek.com image from Friday, June 30, 2017

A video clip of Cruz on the move.


The U.S. Air Force Honor Guard performing for the holiday. Here is a series of video clips from the United States Air Force Honor Guard performing at Disney California Adventure.

Jason @ disneygeek.com image from Friday, June 30, 2017
Jason @ disneygeek.com image from Friday, June 30, 2017
Jason @ disneygeek.com image from Friday, June 30, 2017
Jason @ disneygeek.com image from Friday, June 30, 2017
Jason @ disneygeek.com image from Friday, June 30, 2017
Jason @ disneygeek.com image from Friday, June 30, 2017

Work has wrapped up on the Adventureland re-organization/renovation project. Tropical Imports is now stroller parking.
Jason @ disneygeek.com image from Friday, June 30, 2017
Jason @ disneygeek.com image from Friday, June 30, 2017

South Seas Traders and the Outpost are now a seating area and the fruit stand moved in.
Jason @ disneygeek.com image from Friday, June 30, 2017
Jason @ disneygeek.com image from Friday, June 30, 2017
Jason @ disneygeek.com image from Friday, June 30, 2017
Shrunken Ned is in the center of the room.
Jason @ disneygeek.com image from Friday, June 30, 2017
In the back there is a bar area to stand around, some standing tables and some regular tables.
Jason @ disneygeek.com image from Friday, June 30, 2017

The former Outpost, the upper seating area, is much smaller and was busy so only a couple quick pictures of the area.
Jason @ disneygeek.com image from Friday, June 30, 2017

Beyond Bengal you can see a new palm tree. The small seating area that was there is now removed opening up the walkway more.
Jason @ disneygeek.com image from Friday, June 30, 2017

Moving out to Tom Sawyer Island now. Looking toward the Hungry Bear and what will eventually be a walk way into the Star Wars area, more concrete has been poured and most of the walkway looks complete now. Just one section was still awaiting concrete.
Jason @ disneygeek.com image from Friday, June 30, 2017

The scaffolding is being removed on the eastern/Frontierland side rock work.
Jason @ disneygeek.com image from Friday, June 30, 2017
The eagle has a new nest and is in a more visible location.
Jason @ disneygeek.com image from Friday, June 30, 2017
In the distance scaffolding is removed and they are patching up the holes from where the toothpick/steel was.
Jason @ disneygeek.com image from Friday, June 30, 2017

The train trestle in Critter Country is complete.
Jason @ disneygeek.com image from Friday, June 30, 2017
To mark the return of the Rivers of America there is a small scavenger hunt going on.There are six cards available at various locations in Critter Country, New Orleans Square and Frontierland highlighting the returning attractions. These are free while supplies last (they were out of the Fantasmic cards on Friday).
Jason @ disneygeek.com image from Friday, June 30, 2017

If you flip the cards over they form a map of Tom Sawyer Island. Note my missing spot since they were out of the Fantasmic cards.
Jason @ disneygeek.com image from Friday, June 30, 2017

The United States Air Force Honor Guard arriving for its Town Square performance.
Jason @ disneygeek.com image from Friday, June 30, 2017
Jason @ disneygeek.com image from Friday, June 30, 2017
Jason @ disneygeek.com image from Friday, June 30, 2017
Jason @ disneygeek.com image from Friday, June 30, 2017

A video clip of the US Air Force Honor Guard in Town Square at Disneyland.


Returned to Town Square for the Flag Retreat.
Jason @ disneygeek.com image from Friday, June 30, 2017

The Disneyland All-American College Band Star Wars Medley during their 6:05 p.m. set.


Stopped by the Royal Theatre at 7:15 p.m. to see the All-American College Band.This evening they were joined by Wayne Bergeron.
Jason @ disneygeek.com image from Friday, June 30, 2017

Wayne Bergeron performing with the 2017 All-American College Band in the Royal Theatre.


The Cars 3 preview has ended and Tough to Be a Bug has returned.
Jason @ disneygeek.com image from Friday, June 30, 2017

To Honor America.. fitting for this 4th of July weekend.
Jason @ disneygeek.com image from Friday, June 30, 2017

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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Comments (1)

Doug:

Thanks for the updates Jason.

I hope that Honor Guard's rifle wasn't loaded! : )

Any chance you can post an enlargeable map showing the new train route if latest maps reflect it? I've heard for the first time there is a left turn.

Doug


****Jason's Reply ******
Doug - The park maps have not been updated as of my last visit. To help you visualize the change the Rivers of America now make a u-turn just past Fort Wilderness. The back portion of the island that was not accessible to guests is gone. The train will now make a sharper turn and travel along the river longer then along the Big Thunder Trail before it makes a left hand turn and then a right to rejoin the old route at the Toontown Station.

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