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Disneyland Resort Updates from March 9, 2018

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Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Friday, March 9, 2018.

Let us start off with a quick video overview of the Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge from the Mickey and Friends Parking Structure.

A look at the site starting on the left.

Jason @ disneygeek.com image from Friday, March 9, 2018

Panning right. Wire mesh has been installed on more of the support steel since my last visit.

Jason @ disneygeek.com image from Friday, March 9, 2018

Jason @ disneygeek.com image from Friday, March 9, 2018

Toward Critter Country more dirt being moved around on the far berm.

Jason @ disneygeek.com image from Friday, March 9, 2018

More steel for the structure in front of the Battle Escape show building is taking shape.

Jason @ disneygeek.com image from Friday, March 9, 2018

A large portion of the former Pinocchio Parking lot is now gone and grading work is underway for the new parking structure. The former tram staging area is starting to be deconstructed.

Jason @ disneygeek.com image from Friday, March 9, 2018

A new temporary walkway is set up on the old tram route along the hedgeline. There is a new walkway to the corner of Magic Way and Disneyland Drive.

Jason @ disneygeek.com image from Friday, March 9, 2018

Dirt is being moved around the former Pinocchio Parking lot.

Jason @ disneygeek.com image from Friday, March 9, 2018

Interesting the toll booth and arms are still there. The driveway, most of the plants, etc.. are all gone though.

Jason @ disneygeek.com image from Friday, March 9, 2018

A wide view of the site. In the foreground appears to be the remaining pieces of the security and tram stop structures.

Jason @ disneygeek.com image from Friday, March 9, 2018

Here is a video look around the construction site for the new parking structure adjacent to the Mickey and Friends structure at Disneyland.

The security check points and tram load areas are now inside on a portion of the Chip & Dale level (drop off is outside at the stops nearest the escalators).

Jason @ disneygeek.com image from Friday, March 9, 2018

Paradise Park this afternoon. A stage with a cover is set up for the festival.

Jason @ disneygeek.com image from Friday, March 9, 2018

More scaffolding up since my last visit for the Pixar Pier work. A new structure is rising on the right side.

Jason @ disneygeek.com image from Friday, March 9, 2018

Crews working on enclosing the launch hill.

Jason @ disneygeek.com image from Friday, March 9, 2018

The new colors for the Fun Wheel are starting to be visible.

Jason @ disneygeek.com image from Friday, March 9, 2018

The Redwood Creek Challenge Trail has reopened.

Jason @ disneygeek.com image from Friday, March 9, 2018

2018 Grad merchandise is available.

Jason @ disneygeek.com image from Friday, March 9, 2018

The facades of the Midway Stores are now gone.

Jason @ disneygeek.com image from Friday, March 9, 2018

Frozone was roaming Paradise Pier.
Jason @ disneygeek.com image from Friday, March 9, 2018

The launch track and system are being re-installed for the coaster.

Jason @ disneygeek.com image from Friday, March 9, 2018

The Toy Story buildings are turning blue.

Jason @ disneygeek.com image from Friday, March 9, 2018

The water wheel has been removed from the Cozy Cone.

Jason @ disneygeek.com image from Friday, March 9, 2018

Elias & Co has a line of Disney Afternoon clothing available.

Jason @ disneygeek.com image from Friday, March 9, 2018

Over at Disneyland a streetcar is in Town Square as a photo op as the work on the new track wraps up.

Jason @ disneygeek.com image from Friday, March 9, 2018

A small section of the straight part has opened but most is still behind walls (most of these were removed by Wed 3/13).

Jason @ disneygeek.com image from Friday, March 9, 2018

An armed forces medley and Star Spangled Banner performed by the Disneyland Band at the nightly Flag Retreat.



Jason @ disneygeek.com image from Friday, March 9, 2018

At Center Street the new track and brick is visible now.

Jason @ disneygeek.com image from Friday, March 9, 2018

A portion near Coke Corner is complete too.

Jason @ disneygeek.com image from Friday, March 9, 2018

Jason @ disneygeek.com image from Friday, March 9, 2018

Splash Mountain renovation work continues.

Jason @ disneygeek.com image from Friday, March 9, 2018

Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge construction from the Mark Twain.

Jason @ disneygeek.com image from Friday, March 9, 2018

Jason @ disneygeek.com image from Friday, March 9, 2018

Jason @ disneygeek.com image from Friday, March 9, 2018

In Fantasyland Casey Jr has reopened since my last trip, Dumbo is still behind walls and on the right a portion work on the planters by Pinocchio.

Jason @ disneygeek.com image from Friday, March 9, 2018

The walls stop short of Pinocchio's entrance.

Jason @ disneygeek.com image from Friday, March 9, 2018

Some parade route work going on in the Small World Mall. The new concrete is no where near the color of the original.

Jason @ disneygeek.com image from Friday, March 9, 2018

Pirates of the Caribbean will be closing for renovation in late April, as part of the project the Auction Scene will be replaced.

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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