Disneyland Resort Updates - 8/12/16
Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Friday, August 12, 2016.
Some work on the upper floor exit ramp at the Mickey and Friends Parking Structure
A couple pictures to check of the Star Wars progress this visit.
A video clip taking a look around the site before we get into the pictures.
More footers and walls as the entrance ways to Star Wars, the Rivers of America and the train path are taking shape.
First Park Today is Disney California Adventure. Passing through Ornament Valley. The Racers had a posted 60 min standby time today.
The tractors were not tipping today.
Next up decided to go for a spin on Luigis. It was about a 10 min wait from entering the queue until I was in my car. My dance partner for today was Rosa.
Tower of Terror from Flik's Fun Fair
A Red Car passing by the Hollywood Tower Hotel.
The Frozen pop up store has moved closer to the Hyperion queue.
Nothing has gone in its old location.
Today marked the last day for the 2016 All-American College Band.
A couple clips from the All-American College Band Backlot stage performance.
Next stop Disneyland. The Frontierland Shootin Exposition is closed for renovation.
Interesting the Columbia has been moved from the harbor to the far side of the island (the east side, the Big Thunder side).
To do this means they had to move the Mark Twain forward past the harbor toward Splash Mountain then back the Columbia around and then back the Mark Twain up, since the back half of the river does not exist yet.
Most of the scaffolding is gone from the front of the island.
The Mark Twain in port.
Fowler's Harbor is empty today. Note the construction walls are still up.
Looking up river from the Canoe Dock in Critter Country.
Tarps up between the Pooh queue and Hungry Bear as some work is being done in the stream area.
The Ernest S. Marsh has replaced the E.P. Ripley in the New Orleans Square Station this week.
The Market House and some of Center Street have exterior renovation going on (Starbucks is still open)
Time for the nightly Flag Retreat Ceremony
Due to a technical glitch the volume of the pre-recordings was too low so they called an audible and one of the Dapper Dans read those parts.
The All-American College Band
Passing by the Matterhorn
The band arriving for their final castle set.
The band on the move on Main Street USA
Going Down the Bayou
The All-American College Band highlighting their percussion section during Under the Sea from the Little Mermaid.
A clip of the percussion section solo.
Time for the final Train Station set of the 2016 All-American College Band.
A young fan of the band is honored.
A video of the finale to the Train Station set.
Tomorrowland Terrace now hosts bands again on weekend nights. Between sets the stage is left up.
Tonight the stage features Tomasina
The All-American College Band marching into place for their finale set of the season, the 8:15pm pre-parade.
The band performing Let it Go on Main Street USA
Their final stop in front of the Train Station features Star Wars to conclude their season.
I made my way over to Disney California Adventure. Found a spot for World of Color - Celebrate, opted to go with a Standby spot vs using my Yellow FastPass
The center screen projections were really clear this evening.
One set of Glow with the Show (Made With Magic) Ears in my view today. I saw maybe a handful scattered throughout the audience.
The fire jet to kick off the Star Tours / Star Wars segment.
Walt and Mickey on the way out.
There was no line for Disneyland so instead of leaving I headed in to find a spot for Disneyland Forever. Found an OK spot for Disneyland forever with literally 1 minute to spare, this was taken at 9:29pm.
No projections on the South portion of Main Street tonight. From Center Street to Town Square was dark (both sides of the street).
Here you can see the difference in the portion with projection vs without.
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.