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    A last look out our window before we start our day (it was just after 6am)
    Every now and then we spotted a few grads on the tram route walking back to their buses as Gradnite was just finishing up.
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    Yesterday forgot to get a shot of the fridge in the room.
    And the hidden (or not so hidden) Mickey in the carpet
    The shower curtain..
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    A closer look
    A sign as you leave the hotel telling you where to go for World of Color Fastpasses.
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    No lines at this hour
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    A better shot of the California letters.
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    Banners at the entrance.
    A new exhibit opened in the Blue Sky Cellar Friday morning. Here is a tour of the new displays. The first board as you walk in features the Red Cars.
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    A map showing where three stations will be (the CM said there will be four stations though and this shows three only).
    There will be two models of the cars.
    Concept art (the CM said this is approximately where the stroller rental area was.
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    The driver controls (which will be on both ends)
    The cars will have one wheelchair accessible location in the middle.
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    Next up the corner of the park from Little Mermaid around to the swings.
    The new shop.
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    The PT Flea store will be moved and remodeled.
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    The next boar featured Goofys Sky School
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    Last up the new Pizza place.
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    The display case at the end of the walkway has some new pictures too.
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    The back wall of the center section is all Little Mermaid
    Artwork of the track layout.
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    Showing the drawing overlaid on a photo.
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    In the center display cases are models of the ride vehicles
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    The focal display is a model of the Little Mermaid Attraction.
    The last wall as you are leaving, the coming soon, features a look at Cars Land.
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    There is a new video in the theater. Some shots of the Mermaid segment.
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    Now time for another pass of the room.
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    A model of the accessible vehicle for Mermaid.
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    Now a trip around the model.
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    In the center of the room is also the Red Car model now.
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    We return to the far wall again.
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    Moving on.. a walk through the new dining area (more pictures later when I had more time).
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    The picnic menu.
    Out in the park there were radio and TV stations broadcasting all morning (they started at 4am for the east coast)
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    They had the fountains going as a backdrop for the cameras.
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    They must of had some larger fountains running earlier.. the boardwalk was soaked again.
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    A sign over by GRR for the Fastpass distribution.
    There were quite a few CMs working the line and Fastpass distribution area. Everything looked fairly smooth.
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    They put up signs by all the attractions of the Pier warning people of their early closure.
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    Spotted Steve Davison hanging around after (or before) his interviews
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    Found a spot for the opening of the swings (it was listed as a Cast Member moment if I remember correctly).
    They had a couple of LCD screens and the presentation started off with a playing of the Band Concert short.
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    The Disneyland band was there and played throughout.
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    The Disneyland Ambassador (I missed his name since it was drizzling and I was dealing with that and the camera)
    Tom Staggs was next.
    Introduction of the characters on hand.
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    Mary Niven was next (president of DCA).
    Followed by Bob Weiss from Walt Disney Imagineering
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    Then George Kalogridis, president of Disneyland Resort
    Mickey came out to conduct the band (due to where we were this is the best shot)
    The band played and the swings started up.
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    Sheet music was unrolled.
    Donald appeared and accidentally on purpose ripped the music.
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    After the ceremony I took some shots of the set.
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    Back out in the park.. noticed there were plenty of signs for the Picnic food up.
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    Made another walk through the newly reopened dining area.
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    Made it around to the entrance path and realized the park had not opened yet so we had the choice to wait and let the running of the guests commence or try and wade through them. We waited...
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    Something interesting here. This menu was up on the left side (I forgot to take a picture, but the right sign was blank.. later in the day it was revered then eventually both were up)
    We headed to the Whats Next presentation in the old Millionaire Building.
    The backdrop for the stage.
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    Our host for the show (same as last year.. and again I missed his name).
    He opened up with a brief monologue featuring some sequels for the summer.
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    Because this is the second year for Summer Nightastic
    He then worked his way around the backdrop.
    World of Color was first.
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    A short video featuring clips of the show and some of the VIP and fan reaction from last night.
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    These two components returned this year.
    Next up the Cruise Line
    Nothing really new announced, just talked about the Wonder on the West coast, Mexico, Alaska and then the new ship.
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    A brief talk about some of the ways to stay in the know.
    Next up the Disneyland Hotel rennovation.
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    Next up Cars Land and Kathy Mangum from WDI. (Notice the new DCA logo).
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    Kathy Mangum
    She talked us through Radiator Springs
    A previz fly through
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    Some storyboards of the key segments of the racers.
    Some video shot out on the Construction site.
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    Lightening made an appearance
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    The final part of the presentation was on the Little Mermaid attraction.
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    The video featured pretty much the same footage as the Blue Sky Cellar one.
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    To conclude the event Jodi Benson took the stage to sing.
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    And that wraps up the Whats Next Presentation.
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