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    The view of the exit from my parking space in the Mickey and Friends Garage.
    Long lines at the security tents this afternoon.
    The Downtown Disney fountain is out from behind walls. It was leaking/water was outside the fountain area.
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    A closer look.
    The line to get into DCA stretched to the compass in the center of the Esplanade. There were only a handful of gates open.
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    Disneyland had more gates open and the line stretched to the Monorail beam.
    Waiting patiently to enter the park...
    Once inside it opened up. Town Square seemed about average.
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    And if you timed it right you could get a shot like this... notice all the Main Street vehicles out today. Two horseless carriages, the bus, and fire truck in this picture. Also a horse drawn street car was making the rounds.
    The Disneyland Band was performing in Town Square.
    Disneyland has new guidemaps this week. They feature Big Thunder on the cover. Inside they have an interesting cross section highlighted.
  • Page Number: 5
    Noticed inside they list the subs as returning Fall 2014 and Stark Industries as one of the presenters for Innoventions. (I think the previous map had this too)
    On the time schedule the Sprintime Roundup is on the bottom including the Bunny Hop times.
    One more Disneyland Band picture before venturing further into the park.
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    Main Street USA was crowded thanks to Spring Break season.
    The wait time around 1:50pm
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    New picture spot signs were being installed this afternoon.
    They now feature a sample picture again.
    Tomorrowland.
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    Another of the new signs, just installed before I took the picture.
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    A check of the Alice in Wonderland progress. Not much visible from this angle. Looks more or less the same.
    A collection of stuffed friends overseeing the Matterhorn operations.
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    An extended queue for Storybookland went out into the parade route.
    Everytime I walk the Big Thunder trail I am reminded the Bears are no longer around..
    The Ranch is celebrating the Springtime Roundup
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    A look at the schedule. Interesting they stopped listing Performing Arts times.
    I will skip most of the decorations around the Jamboree this week since I posted pictures last week, so go back to the 3/21 update if you want to see more.
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    The lines for the Bunny Meet and Greets were very small to non-existant.
    Egg Painters are present this year. Hopefully their creations are as interesting as the pumpkin carving.
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    Some of the eggs on display.
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    More traditional painting.
    As you can see it was not crowded, just some groups of guests milling about.
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    The line in the distance was for Mickey and Minnie.
    A better picture of the wait for Mickey and Minnie.
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    Mickey and Minnie in their springtime outfits
    Mr. Easter Bunny was nearby signing autographs and taking pictures.
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    The springtime dancers came out for a performance.
    They stopped for a group picture.
    Ready to start their show.
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    A video clip of the Springtime dancers in action.
    No wait for Mr. Easter Bunny.
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    He wants to join in...
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    A cast member shared their cowboy hat with Mr. Easter Bunny.
    Square dancing.
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    The bunnies making their entrance for the Bunny Hop.
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    The group assembled for a Bunny Hop performance.
    Pluto somehow got into the Bunny act.
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    Here are two video clips of the Bunny Hop performances.
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    More of the recent egg creations in a display near where they were painting.
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    The food carts for the Springtime Roundup
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    The menu.
    Some of the items.
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    Mickey and Minnie arriving for pictures.
    The bunnies arriving for another Bunny Hop
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    Walked by the cabin on my way out.
    Big Thunder had a large crowd combining the reopening and spring break.
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    The extended queue for Big Thunder.
    The scene at the entrance.
    The posted wait time was not as bad as I was expecting with all the people.
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    A helicopter was circling nearby. It made a couple of circles then moved on.
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    Decided to poke my head into the Golden Horseshoe and see how it was.
    It was a full house today.
    The line starts here sign for Pirates. I actually heard a guest ask the cast member holding the sign where the line starts.. kind of funny.
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    No real visible change in New Orleans Square.
    While walking around you could hear a lot of banging/work going on upstairs this afternoon.
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    Here is the sign by Star Tours that I referenced in last weeks picture set.
    The work on the top of Space Mountain looks to be complete. Once they clean the rest of the mountain it should blend in nicely.
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    A check of the sub lagoon work reveals no real visible changes.
    Buena Vista Street as I passed by on the Monorail.
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    The security lines look much shorter now. Guess I arrived at a popular time.
    Another look down into the sub lagoon.
    Soundsational making its way down the parade route.
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    A check of the Alice in Wonderland work from the Monorail.
    Walked through the Market House on my way out of the park.
    Soundsational still making its way through the park.
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    Buena Vista Street was fairly crowded this afternoon.
    A look into the Trolley Treats window.
    Goofy passing by.
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    DCA waits around 4:40pm
    Work on the Wharf continues. This week the tarps were down, guessing due to the winds.
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    Cross Street had a lot of guests on it this afternoon.
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    The Picture Spot sign in Ornament Valley has been moved and now has a sample picture on it too.
    Ornament Valley this afternoon.
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    The Ghirardelli sample today was a milk chocolate with a white chocolate imprint.
    I choose to eat outside. I looked inside and noticed the dining room was completely empty.
    Some of the Cadillac Range
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    The Racers had a 95 minute wait posted. They also went down once when I was eating and a second time later when I passed by.
    Red was at the Cozy Cone.
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    An extended queue was being prepared for the Beer Truck. Guess they were expecting a busy evening.
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    No Nikon sponsorship of this picture spot.
    Paradise Bay being prepared for World of Color.
    The structure nearest the turkey leg stand was behind walls. Guessing they are going to be repainting and sealing them.
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    The other one remained open.
    The coaster front from the Toy Story Meet and Greet has been removed.
    The Ellis Island Boys performing at the Paradise Garden Bandstand.
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    Interesting they did not put walls on the back side.
    Wonder if there are any plans to use the Winter Dreams lights on the Fun Wheel for the regular World of Color show.
    Random Fun Wheel picture. When I walked by the non swinging wait was posted at 60 minutes and swinging at 45.
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    The Animation Academy schedule for today.
    The line for the 7pm Olaf lesson was outside the queue area.
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    An interesting display.. Sofia the First and Captain America sharing a rack.
    Noticed another small sign for the Muppets along Hollywood Blvd this week.
    The small one by the theater entrance was still there.. that one seems redundant to me. The large Kermit overhead should be an indicator of what is inside.
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    The Tweedles were roaming the crowd at the Mad T Party.
    I forget which one this is.
    The Starbucks line at the Cafe on Buena Vista Street was mild this evening. Wonder if the addition of the Downtown Disney and Disneyland one have evened things out? Or did I just happen by at a slow time.
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    Walked through the shops on the west side of Buena Vista Street on the way out.
    Stopped by the Disney Gallery on Main Street at Disneyland.
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    Disneyana had this interesting item. A check signed by Walt Disney. It was from 1965 and for $10,000 made out to the IRS for estimated taxes. The framed set was priced at $5,500.
    A closer look at the check.
    Main Street was busy as to be expected on a Friday night during Spring Break season.
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    Wait times around 8:40pm
    Noticed a handful of chairs down on the Tom Sawyer raft dock this evening.
    Why do I seem to get behind iPads frequently now a days! This drives me crazy. They were not even watching what they were recording to check framing or focus.
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    An action shot of King Louie as he passed by.
    As the Columbia started its pass an earthquake struck. The epicenter was approx 8 miles from Disneyland. The show was stopped as soon as the shaking stopped. Here is a picture of the Columbia slowly finishing its pass after the quake. I posted my thoughts and more info on the earthquake in a blog posting on the Geek's Blog
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    The show was cancelled and so were the fireworks. Which led to some very crowded walkways as everyone had the same idea.. time to leave.
    A look at Main Street around 9:45pm. It seems a majority of guests decided it was time to call it a night.
    There was still a short line of guests buying tickets as I walked out.
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    The tram stops were busy but no more so than a normal park closing. It looked to be a 2-3 tram wait. I opted to walk as did a large number of guests (more than usual).
    Approaching the structure you can see the cars backed up on the 3rd floor already.
    It was around 10pm when I reached the garage. The escalators and elevators were all offline still. You had to hike the steps or escalator to reach your level.
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    The third floor.
    The fourth floor looked slightly better.
    I stopped for a quick photo and video from the bridge before continuing on to my car. The exit ramps were moving slow but were moving.
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    Looking the other direction they still had the exit set up like a normal night with cars merging to use the overpass. By the time I got down there (half an hour or so later) you were locked into your lane more or less no merging.
    Forgot to mention earlier. DCA also has a new guidemap cover. Here is a look a the current guidemaps and time schedules.
    A closer look at the DCA.
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