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    Walking into the Disneyland Resort from Harbor Blvd this afternoon.
    A directory of where all the shuttle buses stop (not sure I have taken a picture of this since I do not enter this way that often).
    The information booth was open and featured Disney Vacation Club info.
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    A media platform is set up in the middle of the Esplanade.
    First stop today, DCA.
    Buena Vista Street is decked out for Memorial Day Weekend.
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    A healthy crowd for an early afternoon on a Thursday.
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    A Grad Nite tonight.
    I walked through the Park to the Grand California where I had to go to check in.
    One of the many signs to point the way.
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    The back side of the sign if you were curious.
    After checking in there were some snacks for us.. cookies to mark event.
    As well as napkins.
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    Next up headed over to Disneyland. Signs warning guests of the early closing due to the event.
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    Plenty of signs up, so if you did not notice it was your fault.. they were outside the park as well as inside in various locations.
    Main Street USA is also decked out for the holiday weekend.
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    The wait times around 2:45pm
    Walked by Sleeping Beauty Castle
    Media locations set up in Fantasy Faire for interviews.
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    A photo backdrop in Fantasyland for this evenings reception.
    Even though this area was to close in less than 10 minutes there were a lot of guests, but a small army of Cast Members were moving in to start to clear the Fantasyland.
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    An archway set up near the Mad Tea Party.
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    This weekend is Opa! A Celebration of Greece. Small World Mall is decked out for the event.
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    Only a couple more hours till showtime!
    Noticed the old Princess Walk props were out (later learned this was the backdrop for the DJ).
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    If you look up as your roam around the parks you will see safety lines and barriers on several rooftops. Here you can just barely see one on the Golden Horseshoe (I did not have time to go for a Mark Twain ride to get a better picture)
    Scaffolding going up on the Big Thunder load/unload building.
    From ground level could not really see much else.
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    The Golden Horseshoe was the media center for the event.
    Thought it was interesting they placed plants on the steps.
    If you were curious what a media center is, it is a location to get information, make arrangements, work on computers or in edit bays, and prepare for the events. Here is a look (cannot really tell much from the picture though).
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    A candy display on the bar of the Golden Horseshoe
    Made my way back to DCA. The windows of Buena Vista Street received some Red, White, and Blue.
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    Even the Big Top Toys got into the act.
    Still working on the sun shades for the Carthy Circle.
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    Looks like something did not work as planned.. a patched up area.
    Walt and Mickey.
    Walts Suitcase.
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    Noticed the books have moved in to be front and center at Off the Page.
    A closer look.
    The Monsters University photo location is now open. I arrived just as Mike was leaving.
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    Randall in a window.
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    If you visit the area be sure to look around. Notice the lamp post even has a monster touch.
    As well as the building.
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    Some bikes parked outside the dorm.
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    Since no other characters were coming out I moved on.. a Red Car coming toward me on Sunset Blvd.
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    The Red Car News Boys crew onboard
    Noticed more merchandise outside of Lizzies now.
    Random Cozy Cone picture
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    Still working on the fountain.
    90 minutes for the Racers this afternoon.
    Luckily we had a Fastpass so it was only a 5 minute wait for us.
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    Some random pictures along the way.
    Why do I keep taking the same picture of the falls.. seems the camera is drawn there each trip.
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    Went through Ramones.. usually I go the other way for some reason.
    Doc was not working properly.. he was stationary (as were the tipping tractors earlier)
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    Race time
    Thought this exagerated angle looked odd..
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    While taking pictures noticed this key in the dirt.. did someone contribute a prop or really loose a key?
    The sun shades on the Carthay facing the line board area (guess that would be the West side) were up.
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    A closer look
    Made another pass by the Monsters University area, no one was out.
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    They were setting up for the Mad T Party
    I kept crossing paths with the News Boys.
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    Over at Disneyland caught the tale end of the Flag Retreat.
    The porch walls are down on Main Street.
    Sleeping Beauty Castle (notice the center walkway has a curtain and you cannot see into Fantasyland).
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    An odd sight.. no guests as far as you can see into Fantasyland. Just a couple cast members making final preparations.
    Seated and ready to go for the Premiere of Mickey and the Magical Map.
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    A look around while we wait..
    Michael Colglazier, the president of the Disneyland Resort took the stage for the introduction.
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    A video clip of his opening remarks.
    Mickey stopped by to welcome everyone too.
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    Mickey had to go to get ready for the show.
    Ready for the show!
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    Video of the first half of the show, quality from this camera is not the best, but the audio is ok. (I will have more clips in a few pages with better video and audio).
    Showtime!
    The map features nearly 1 million pixels and more than 35,000 square inches of LED screen surface.
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    The opening number, Journey To Imaginaton is an original song for the production.
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    Yen Sid overseas the map makers
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    Mickey takes stage, as an apprentice.
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    Mickey decides to help finish the map and tries to paint the one spot that is not done.
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    This starts the adventure.
    First stop the Jungle with King Louie leading I Wanna Be Like You from the Jungle Book
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    Pocahontas sings Just Around the River Bend
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    Mulan joins in with Reflection
    Rapunzel and Flynn Rider come out for I See the Light
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    The second half of the show we tried a different camera, slightly better video but the audio was a bit muted.
    Under the Sea from the Little Mermaid was next up.
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    These giant bubbles were interesting to watch and a great element of the show..
    The performers went inside the bubble.
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    Hawaiian Roller Coaster Ride from Lilo & Stitch
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    Mickey surfing!
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    A great transition as Mickey moved from the LCD back to a performer on stage..
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    Dig a Little Deeper from the Princess and the Frog
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    The showboat set is 18ft tall and 11 feet wide and weighs nearly 1,200 pounds.
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    Mickey joins in for the finale.
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    In between stills I took a couple video clips with the SLR.. so here are some from the show. Best video/audio I have..
    After the show the Disneyland trumpet players took the stage to announce the start of the reception.
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    A video clip of the announcement.
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    After the show there was a question and answer session with Kevin Eld (left) Head of WDI Creative Entertainment and Michael Jung, Theatrical Development from WDI.
    A look back at the new control booth, the theater now seats approx 1,800 guests.
    Time to head to the party now!
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    A band out at the entrance to greet us before walking the pink carpet.
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    There were food stations set up around Fantayland. Here is a sampling of a dessert tray.
    A DJ out playing music all night.
    A nearly full moon over Peter Pan
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    King Louie out for pictures.
    As well as Mickey.
    The Fantasy Faire was open too, so walked through to see the Princesses.
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    There was still media filming, interviews, going on so my hopes of getting some nice night shots of Fantasy Faire were dashed thanks to their big lights.
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    Circled back to catch Beauty and the Beast in the Royal Theatre since several in the group had not seen it.
    A couple random pictures from the performance.
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    Most of the Fantayland attractions were open.. so had to go for a flight on Peter Pan.
    Tables set up around the area to eat at.
    It was nearing the end and quiet by now.
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    Another seating area set up in front of Dumbo.
    A Mickey treat.
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    By the end of the evening only cast members and a couple kids dancing near the DJ.
    Heading out.. Sleeping Beauty Castle.
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    Main Street was empty except for a couple Cast Members and those of us leaving the party.
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    They were preparing the media area for the morning broadcasts which were to begin in only a few hours.
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