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    We start off taking a look at the guidemaps and mouse ears that were being distributed at the park on the 17th
    The ears had the date on them.
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    When you folded out the Disneyland guidemap you saw the current park map
    And if you open it all the way the original park map.
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    Getting off the escalators, something was different.. no noise.. the Block Party Bash sign no longer has a video playing.
    Its just a static display, also note the lack of guests milling around.. thought this was a good sign.
    Well it was not. Got off the tram and into line.. here is where we started around 7am. You can see the line off to the right (I know its blurry)
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    Looking straight ahead
    On the move, kind of defeating to be going the opposite direction than the entrance.
    Work continues on the new store at DD.
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    I have not been down here in a while, are these booths always closed or just for today?
    Our line turned around at this point, on the other side of the beamway was the monorail line that stretched back toward the hotel and out of site
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    Heading the other direction, this time toward the entrance..
    Looking back, we paused for nearly 20 minutes before being let through security
    Once you got through security the lines were not bad at all.
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    No wait to buy tickets really.
    Waiting to get in (still not as bad as some Fridays, whoever made the call to hold the line and clear out some of the Esplanade definitely made the right call. It was smooth sailing after that.
    Yeah! We are in.. around 8:30am
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    CMs passing out mouse ears and guidemaps to everyone who entered
    Looking down Main Street USA, we paused for a moment by the flag pole..
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    Giant screens have been set up around the park, here is the one in Town Sqaure
    Looking down Main Street, a lot of people but not over crowded
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    Several people stopping to take pictures of the assembling crowd
    Looking back down the street
    The hub was roped off for invited guests/media only.
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    Here you can see many of the first guests in got decent spots for the show (only have to stand for 2-3 hours)
    Out in Tomorrowland its much less crowded, but they were anticipating large lines for Space Mountain, notice the white ropes set up.
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    Another of the screens.
    Good timing, Mickey and the gang heading out for an appearance.
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    Finding Nemo Submarine Adventure was announced on Friday and will open in 2007
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    Looking down Small World Mall toward another screen.
    No lines so took a spin on Dumbo
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    With the congestion in the hub and the castle area roped off Fantasyland was great to walk around.
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    No line for Mr. Toad either
    You could not get to the other dark rides, all roped off.
    The merchandise was available in the festival areana. The line wrapped around inside and then came out and went all the way out to Haunted Mansion and started back to Pirates when we saw it.
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    Here you can see the guests who are entering the final stretch
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    Here you can see the line going around to HM and then backtracking in the distance.. I did not walk down there.
    All queued up and ready for the 10am ceremony.. it was only 9am at this point..
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    A TV station broadcasting live behind us.
    The best seat in the house... which reminds me.. tomorrow we will post the press release and official photos from the event..
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    Showtime..
    A closer view (gotta love high resolution cameras, this is the same picture as the one before, just cropped instead of resized.)
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    Shows over and the crowd seems to be leaving without too much gridlock. I cut through the hub as soon as the ropes dropped and it was an easy walk over to Tomorrowland.
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    Looking back at the media platform
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    Walked back to the corn dog wagon for lunch, they were already moving the stage and other set pieces offstage.
    ASIMO waving as it makes its grand entrance.
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    The HAM radio operators were stationed on the upper floor of Innoventions
    A couple shots on the VMK tour.. here is our tour guide.
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    An interesting shot from the Haunted Mansion
    The Ward Kimball in the NOS station (this is the new Disneyland Locomotive)
    Wow, not a long wait at all.
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    Last update I incorrectly spoke about the plate collection.. here is the full ad.
    And a large format pin too.
    Everyone queued up for the dedication replay at 4:45pm.
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    Mickey was at the flag pole during the reading.
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    The Ward Kimball this time in the Main Street station.
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    Still plenty of Ears to go around.
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    The castle mural at the Lego store
    I do not think I have a picture of the hat by the hotel with the 50th items on it..
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    Next stop DCA, hats and maps were available there too
    And a video screen so you would not miss the events.
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    Looks like they had confetti too.
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    The nearly abandoned backlot area..
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    Back to Disneyland and some really good luck.. here comes the Ward Kimball again..
    A projector we spotted set up in front of Small World.. so wonder if the rumor of projections during the fireworks is true.. sure appears to be, anyone have pictures of what is projected?
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    A band at Club Buzz.
    Guests lining up for the fireworks already, it was about 8pm.
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    The screen was replaying the mornings ceremony again as we were leaving.
    More boxes of Mouse Ears being brought in, guess they had plenty for the day!
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