This page is to help you quickly jump through a Disneyland Update. Below you will see a listing of the pages and the captions on that page.
- Page Number: 1
Walking over to the Disneyland Hotel. Here is the Fantasy Tower.
They are still working on the front drive way.
The valet booth is being redone.
- Page Number: 2
They rest of the driveway was being torn up so it can all be resurfaced.
The fountain area is receiving more plants.
- Page Number: 3
Out front crews working on all the columns and the entrance.
Inside Pluto and Chip roaming around the lobby.
- Page Number: 4
Still an amazing difference for the lobby.
Goofy was out too.
The Fantasy Tower sign was being installed.
- Page Number: 5
The E-Ticket pool was open for guests.. but due to the temps being in the low 60s no real takers.
A couple guests hanging out near the spa but no one in the water.
- Page Number: 6
This must make for some very long shifts for the life guards.
New signage was going in.
- Page Number: 7
All the walkways were open today. Remember this area? The old Dancing Waters. The wall has remained but nothing else.
The side of the building facing the grass area.
- Page Number: 8
there is quite a bit of grass back here now.
Looking down the walkway toward the Frontier Tower
- Page Number: 9
- Page Number: 10
One good thing with the bad weather and no guests is it was easier to get some pictures of the completed area..
Looking through the gardens.
- Page Number: 11
Still working on the Frontier Tower sign (they were installing last Friday too)
The Adventure Tower sign appears to be done.
- Page Number: 12
Goofy waving goodbye, also this helps to show where the Fantasy Tower sign is.
- Page Number: 13
The Downtown Disney tree is up.
- Page Number: 14
Another series of gingerbread house events at the Jazz Kitchen
At D-Street a celebration for the release of some Muppet merchandise.
- Page Number: 15
Notice the Belle Candy Apple.
- Page Number: 16
A different perspective on the DCA entrance.
Not much visible progress on the facades.
- Page Number: 17
Noticed these awnings up.
A look at some of the Christmas decorations near GRR.
- Page Number: 18
Some decorations are up in the Bay Area now too.
- Page Number: 19
- Page Number: 20
The rock work is progressing. They have the last section of mesh ready for concrete.
- Page Number: 21
Duffy was on break, a look at his photo location.
This was odd, one of the doors was partially open only. The
Now some Fun Wheel pictures
- Page Number: 22
They have started to apply the concrete on the base of the radiator cap.
The court house is moving along.
- Page Number: 23
Speaking of moving along. The tower of tires is looking great!
A closer shot. Also notice the sign for Luigis has been painted.
- Page Number: 24
Over at the Cozy Cones looks like some of wood is going up on the framing.
On the left they are working on the foundations still and the area behind them.
- Page Number: 25
A better shot of the mesh awaiting concrete.
- Page Number: 26
Some panels are going up on the roof to hide the equipment.
A closer look at the cone work.
Looks like another construction wall backstage.
- Page Number: 27
Looks like the scaffolding in this section is coming down now.
A check in on Maters
Is that a new fence in the back right.
- Page Number: 28
A closer look
A check in on the Carthay
The arch by the Wharf
- Page Number: 29
Is this a flying tire under wraps? Sure looks like it.
- Page Number: 30
The parade gate has been re-painted.
A Christmas tree in the Boardwalk Pizza and Pasta
The rockwork from ground level.
- Page Number: 31
More trees by Maters now.
- Page Number: 32
Sarges is being framed.
The tower of tires from the ground.
The best shot of the sign I could get through the trees.
- Page Number: 33
- Page Number: 34
More prep work for Maters lights going on.
- Page Number: 35
The Carthay is moving along.
- Page Number: 36
They were painting the Carthay exterior (you could hear and smell it).
There was a gap in the fence.. so here is a look inside.
- Page Number: 37
Here you can just barely make out some of the recently painted Carthay exterior
Waiting for the Phineas and Ferb show.
- Page Number: 38
I had planned to have a video but somehow I goofed and after recording it did not save properly so all I have are the stills. If you want to see the show there are several versions posted on Youtube already.
The Dance Party is now the Holiday Edition.
- Page Number: 39
- Page Number: 40
- Page Number: 41
- Page Number: 42
- Page Number: 43
- Page Number: 44
Time to head to Disneyland now.
Stopped by the Gallery again.
Some of the merchandise in the store.
- Page Number: 45
Main Street now has it garland across the street.
- Page Number: 46
A band (did not catch their name) out on Main Street playing Christmas songs.
Here is a video clip from the band.
It was radio media day and they were set up all around the hub and broadcasting live.
- Page Number: 47
The park was not too crowded. There were still Fastpasses for Star Tours available.
A look at the Buena Vista Street work from the Monorail. Only had time to go around once.
- Page Number: 48
Oswalds is taking shape.
Very cool they are taking the time to create these great facades. Look at this structure.
- Page Number: 49
From across the Esplanade
The wait times around 4:30pm
- Page Number: 50
Caught the Billy Hill show. They were doing their Christmas Spectacular.
- Page Number: 51
A video of their version of Jingle Bell Rock.
- Page Number: 52
Along the Big Thunder Trail the walls on the left are down.
Santa and his reindeer have returned to the ranch again.
Hmm.. something missing here... the archway over the entrance is gone.
- Page Number: 53
The sign was over on the right.
Looks like it was cut down?? Anyone know the story behind what happened?
A healthy wait for Santa
- Page Number: 54
Mrs. Claus outside the cabin.
The reindeer doing what they do...
- Page Number: 55
- Page Number: 56
Pluto was out for pictures too.
Got a wave from Santa.
- Page Number: 57
- Page Number: 58
The sign is up on the other entrance (you can make it out in the bottom right).
Time for a visit to Small World Holiday.
- Page Number: 59
- Page Number: 60
Thought this was a nice shot.
Back to Small World for a viewing of their brief projection show.
- Page Number: 61
Appeared to be the same as it has been.
- Page Number: 62
Heading out to Main Street.
The Mickey snowman buckets are back.
- Page Number: 63
The wait times around 7pm
Some shots around Main Street..
- Page Number: 64
The lights were off at Coke Corner.
Doubled back at 7:30 to watch the Wintertime Enchantment (snow event).
- Page Number: 65
- Page Number: 66
The snow does have a hint of smell this year. It was much more noticeable to me this trip. Cinnamon and gingerbread I believe.
- Page Number: 67
A cruise through the jungle.
The second elephant (the mother in law) is back.. the first one (left hand side one) is gone now.
- Page Number: 68
Another shot (I did not get a picture but noticed some deer on the left side of the boat across from the main african scene that I had not seen before, or remember seeing before)
Walked through New Orleans Square to enjoy the thin crowd since Pirates opens soon and the masses will return to the area.
- Page Number: 69
Took the train back to Main Street.
As you can see Town Square was not too crowded.
The plants around the flag pole were interesting...
- Page Number: 70
A closer look
Two of the holiday mouse ears that are available.
There is now (has been for a while) a desk in the middle of the Disneyana store for an artist.
- Page Number: 71
There was a signing going on for the Precious Moments Dolls
Here is Linda Rock
- Page Number: 72
Back out to the street for Believe in Holiday Magic
- Page Number: 73