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    A look at the preferred parking spaces on the Goofy level of the Mickey and Friends Parking Structure. I lucked out and was only one row over from preferred.
    A look at the Star Wars Construction site this crisp morning (it was about 50 degrees out).
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    A video look around the site.
    Starting on the left and panning right. The large mound of dirt is now just a few piles of dirt it appears. Most has been relocated around the site.
    The large backstage building looks to be complete.
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    Dirt is almost to the top of the large retaining wall. Looks like this will be part of the sound barrier between Fantasyland and Star Wars.
    Continuing to the right a look at the Fantasyland entrance tunnel to Star Wars.
    Further right the Fantasmic backstage marina looks to be getting a second story. Or maybe that is to support rock work. You can see they are work on the path for the train to the right of it.
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    Continuing right not a lot of visible progress.
    A fair number of crews onsite and working for a Saturday morning.
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    Swinging around to the nearer lot where a show building is taking shape for one of the attractions in Star Wars Land.
    Footers for the building.
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    A closer look at the Fantasyland Tunnel
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    The top of some rock work near the Big Thunder trail.
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    The hole is still open nearest the tram route.
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    Work continues on re-configuring the Mickey and Friends Tram Stop to move security screening out here.
    The first station on the left has been removed. Notice the new fence posts along the tram route. Since the route will be in the secure zone but escalator area will not be.
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    Crews working this morning on the new tram stop area.
    Canopies and rigging set up for the new security screening areas.
    A closer look at the preparations.
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    Assuming the rigging will hold signage and lights.
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    The first stop on the right had the planters and seats removed and the ground leveled off.
    Ramps for wheelchair access to the trams waiting to be installed.
    From the tram a look at the Star Wars site. Crews working near the gate this morning.
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    Still no banners in Downtown Disney.
    No wait at security this morning.
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    Ticket prices for this time of year.
    First stop Buena Vista Street.
    Today was Candy Cane day at Trolley Treats. So guests rushed to get in line for wristbands to buy handmade candy canes.
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    There were cast members to help form the line.
    The line.
    This year they were $12.99.
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    The front of the line had several cast members handing out the bands.
    Luckily the wind was not as bad as the decorations in Grizzly Peak Airfield indicate, but yesterday it was like this.
    A healthy line for World of Color - Season of Light Fastpasses today.
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    No wait to go for a raft ride this cold morning (it was in the 50s).
    The AP area for Festival of Holidays opens later in the day.
    Paradise Pier was quiet at 8:17am.
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    Tower of Terror is mostly covered by scaffolding now.
    Festival of Holidays food booths do not open until late morning but the merchandise carts were open.
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    Stopped by to pick up a Radiator Springs Racers FastPass for later.
    The Bugs have reclaimed their theater.
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    Buena Vista Street
    A look down Hollywood Blvd.
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    Storytellers Statue with the Christmas tree beyond it.
    Next stop Disneyland around 8:30am.
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    Town Square was set up for the Candlelight this evening.
    The traditional stage and set up.
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    Wait times at 8:32.
    Making my way to Adventureland.
    First attraction of the day for me, the Jingle Cruise. Wait time was only a couple minutes.
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    My boat pulling in.
    Good morning Bertha
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    Doughnuts are available for purchase at the Coffee stand in the hub.
    Holiday mugs
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    They had three donuts to choose from.
    Those are chocolate chip cookies on top
    Peanut butter cups on top of these.
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    A closer look at the cookie ones.
    The fire truck pulling away from the curb to return to Town Square.
    Sleeping Beauty Castle
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    Peter Pan was about 30 minutes already.
    So I went next door to Mr. Toad and waited about 6 minutes.
    My car pulling up.
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    Then I went around the corner to Alice in Wonderland and again about a 5 minute wait.
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    Odd a Casey Jr. train stopped in storybook land. I did not see a driver nor guests on board.
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    In front of Small World a couple photopass photographers with frames.
    One was for small world the other the Christmas Parade.
    Small World was a near walk on.
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    Went on a quest for the 20s.. did not find that many.
    This group was not in motion on 11/23 when I went through and they were not again today.
    Does the 20 in 2017 count?
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    Lilo, Stitch and Bobblehead Elvis.
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    No visible change in Star Wars Land from Toontown
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    Mickeys House
    Goofy out for a stroll
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    Went for a spin on Car Toon Spin since it was only a 5 minute wait.
    Interesting... people now throw dollar bills in with the dip.
    Not just one either I spotted several down there..
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    Walls rising behind the Fantasyland Theatre as part of the Star Wars project. Wonder if they will be used to muffle the train sound for the theater too.
    Ammo and other supplies but no guns in the fort at the entrance to Frontierland anymore.
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    A crane visible in Star Wars Land beyond Big Thunder.
    Approaching the end of the Big Thunder trail, a look around at the Star Wars construction.
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    Thought this rock may be covered by now. Looks like another tall column coming soon to the right of it.
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    A look through the fence.
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    A look at Tom Sawyer Island today.
    The front of the island is still obstructed with fences.
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    Looks like they took down the wrap/tarp on the scaffolding (or it blew off yesterday) for the Columbia.
    Safety fences visible through the mesh on the island.
    A closer look at the Columbia renovation work.
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    Walking into Critter Country gives a good view of the construction.
    A closer look at some of the rock formations taking shape.
    Looks like another section of wall is taking shape near the Hungry Bear.
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    A look through the fence at the work.
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    A closer look.
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    The new walkway nearest the Hungry Bear.
    The mesh/tarp was down on the island work too.
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    Moana was greeting guests near the Oasis. Hard to get a picture without waiting in line.
    And the line was long already (It was 10:20am)
    Speaking of which, here are the wait times at 10:21.
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    Main Street USA
    The stand by benches for Candlelight were claimed at rope drop as always.
    Mickey was in front of the fire house.
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    Curb seating was mostly claimed for the Candlelight already too.
    Back at Trolley Treats the first batch of Candy Canes were being worked on.
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    DCA waits at 10:33am
    Later today a signing by Jim Shore.
    Route 66 this morning.
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    95 Minute stand by for the Racers, glad I have a Fast Pass.
    FastPass backed up to the bridge though.
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    It took 15min from the time I entered the queue to being onboard.
    Mater was not driving backwards today. He was stationary.
    The tractors were tipping though.
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    Interesting both Ramones and Luigis doors were wide open.
    Pit Stop...
    Race time.
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    We lost.
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    Looks like some new surface on this turn.
    The plan was to watch the drummers. I showed up and they marched away. Seems there were technical difficulties and they cancelled the show.
    So I stopped for some bread. The film has not changed.
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    For the holidays a new song has been added to the rotation at Luigis. Jingle Bells. Here is a video clip of it.
    Walked through Bugs.
    Flik was out taking pictures in his Fun Fair
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    A look at the Tower of Terror as it becomes Guardians of the Galaxy Breakout.
    Only a month or so left if you want to experience the original attraction.
    More scaffolding is going up to completely surround the building.
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    Santa and his reindeer in Hollywood Land.
    Nothing in the former FastPass distribution area and before that sitting area on Sunset.
    A line of guests for the Visa photo this morning.
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    Award Wieners has a new menu.
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    A look at someones tray..
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    The Red Car News Boys did not perform.. they just drove the Trolley Route singing.
    Festival of Holidays - Stilt Circus
    Jim Shore signing pieces.
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    Liverlips out greeting guests.
    It was about noon and no real waits at the marketplaces
    You could walk right up and purchase food.
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    The line for beer was a couple guests deep.
    Caught the 12:05 performance of the Holiday Toy Drummers.
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    Video of the Holiday Toy Drummers show.
    No one out at the Viva Navidad photo spot.
    The entrance for the Elena queue next door.
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    Princess Elena
    Elote for sale at Viva Navidad!
    The Three Caballeros coming out for pictures.
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    The Garden Grill Viva Navidad! menu
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    Princess Elena of Avalor
    The three Caballeros
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    Princess Elena Musical Grand Arrival.
    Disney Viiva Navidad! time.
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    RAISE performing at the Pacific Wharf Stage as part of Disney Festival of Holidays
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    They perform a variety of songs. Here is a clip from their Lion King Medley.
    At lunch at White Water Snacks. Inside was full so I sat outside. The heaters were running this afternoon.
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    Grand Californian Gingerbread Houses for sale.
    Stopped by Storytellers and was greeted by a friendly face.
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    A gingerbread house inside Storytellers Cafe.
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    The main lobby Christmas tree at the Grand Californian.
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    A large gingerbread replica of the hotel is on display in the lobby.
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    A video clip of the fire.
    The backside.
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    A wreath in the lobby.
    A closer look at the tree
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    The Pandora signage is now up.
    The Curl store does not look as far along.
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    Back to Disneyland.
    Candlelight Preparations were in high gear with less than 3 hours till show time.
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    The Main Street Christmas tree.
    My plan was to go watch the 3:15 parade and then find a spot but the first rows were already filled so I went to sit for Candlelight 2.5 hours before the show. Cast Members were cleaning all the chairs.
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    A holiday cupcake purchased by someone near me.
    The crowd 90 minutes before show time.
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    No wind today.
    Time for the Flag Retreat. Due to the Candlelight they just played a recording.
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    I was not paying attention and I missed the stage walk through by Ginnifer.
    One hour till show time...
    Time for the tree lighting.
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    At about 5:25 Nancy started the orchestra for the procession.
    The start of the procession entering Town Square at 5:30pm
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    The start of the ceremony.
    Here are some video clips from the Candlelight.
    The guest narrator this year was Ginnifer Goodwin
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    A young girl performing a solo, I missed her name and only invited guests get programs.
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    She never really looked our way. I was near City Hall.
    The Bell Ringers
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    A duet.
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    Silent Night sung by Drew Tablak
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    Main Street USA after the performance.
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    A video clip of Main Street.
    Looking back.
    Exiting was not too bad thanks to the sidewalks being roped off. So we could walk right up the middle.
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    Disneyland wait times at 6:26pm. A tough evening for the west side with three major closures.
    Two of the Fantasmic light towers were up for the Rivers of Amrica Holiday Celebration. Equipment is back on them.
    On the top you could see projectors too.
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    The Fantasmic fountains were up. Thought they may be used for the show but they were not.
    On the weekend they are having a Holiday Celebration on the Rivers of America. It features the Jambalaya Jazz performing.
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    The finale features snow fall during White Christmas.
    Guests gathered in the snow.
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    A couple video clips of the Jambalaya Jazz performing at Rivers of America Holiday Celebration.
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    The Royal Swing Big Band Ball at the Royal Theatre
    Sleeping Beauty Winter Castle
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    On my way to Tomorrowland passed Pixie Hollow
    The Buzz sign was still not functional.
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    So they had a traditional wait time posted.
    Walked by Main Street just as the Candlelight Procession had entered the street and were approaching Town Square.
    Here the procession was filling in Town Square and the lights had turned back on.
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    Showtime. The Christmas tree gets in the way of the view from here.
    A couple video clips from the end of Main Street and walking down Main Street during the Candlelight, notice the audio is piped into the area.
    Back to New Orleans Square for some snow fall pictures.
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    A check of the wait times at 8:17pm
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    Made my way toward the park exit as the second Candlelight was going on.
    Returned to DCA to close out my evening.
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    DCA wait times at 8:28pm
    The plan was to use a FastPass for the Racers.
    That plan failed since the return line was backed up and CMs said expect a half hour wait. Looked like they were just coming back online from a down time.
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    So took a look at Luigies.
    A video of Jingle Bells at night.
    The Cozy Cone
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    Route 66
    At night the Grizzly Bear Holiday sweater lights up.
    A video clip of the sweater in action.
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    Plenty of chairs in the VIP area for World of Color tonight.
    In the FastPass return line. The new system of making you wait till 30 minutes prior to the show is not that enjoyable.
    I opted to stand near the back in the blue section. So this was my view.
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    Show time for World of Color - Season of Light.
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    A wide look.
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    Mele Kalikimaka Segment
    Goofy decorating segment is a highlight of the show.
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    That wraps up my long day at the Disneyland Resort.
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