Friday, April 11, 2014

"It's a small world" turning 50 / Great Springtime Weather in the Morning at the Disneyland Resort

For today's pictorial, we will go one day back, to Thursday.
Disneyland was celebrating "it's a small world" 50th anniversary. But I am not so sure why they chose April 10th as the day to celebrate.
It debuted on April 22, 1964 at the New York World's Fair and two years later it opened at Disneyland on May 28, 1966

Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, it's a small world, 50th, Richard Sherman, Composer
I wonder if they still have the Mickey 50 that was adorn on the Clock Tower during Disneyland's 50th ha ha

Early that morning Good Morning America broadcasted people singing the "it's a small world" theme song from specific spots around the world.

New York Times Square : Good Morning America
Flushing Meadows : New York World's Fair
Hong Kong Disneyland
Tokyo Disneyland
Disneyland Paris
Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom
and
Disneyland



Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, it's a small world, 50th, Richard Sherman, Composer
Signs at the entry tunnels stating that there will be a sing-along

Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, it's a small world, 50th, Richard Sherman, Composer
Pay no attention to the second verse as it's no longer sung in the attraction

I get to Main Street and find a spot around 1:15.

Finally, at 2:20, the procession comes down

Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, it's a small world, 50th, Richard Sherman, Composer

Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, it's a small world, 50th, Richard Sherman, Composer
Disneyland band

Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, it's a small world, 50th, Richard Sherman, Composer
Richard Sherman singing the song in a microphone

Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, it's a small world, 50th, Richard Sherman, Composer

Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, it's a small world, 50th, Richard Sherman, Composer
And... that's it.  People were following the Fire Truck with Richard Sherman, but it was just a quick pass by.

Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, it's a small world, 50th, Richard Sherman, Composer
Waited almost an hour for that

Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, it's a small world, 50th, Richard Sherman, Composer

Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, it's a small world, 50th, Richard Sherman, Composer

Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, it's a small world, 50th, Richard Sherman, Composer
You better appreciate that I'm here singing my song

Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, it's a small world, 50th, Richard Sherman, Composer
I'm watching you. And if you say that waiting an hour for me isn't worth it, why I'm gonna... I'm gonna... I'm gonna have my wife giver you a piece of her mind

Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, it's a small world, 50th, Richard Sherman, Composer
"That's right. I am like a God to these people.  And they should appreciate me. After all, I met Walt Disney"


 

Friday April 11, 2014

Disneyland Resort, Disney California Adventure, Buena Vista Street

Disneyland Resort, Disney California Adventure, Buena Vista Street

Disneyland Resort, Disney California Adventure, Buena Vista Street

Disney California Adventure and Disneyland is doing the Egg-stravaganza Easter Egg Hunt.
I did a separate post just on the scavenger hunt because I didn't want to spoil the hunt for anyone who wanted to search for the eggs on their own

If you would like to view that post -
2014 Disneyland Resort Egg-stravaganza Easter Egg Hunt


Disneyland Resort, Disney California Adventure, Redwood Creek Challenge Trail, Refurbishment, Refurb

Disneyland Resort, Disney California Adventure, Little Mermaid, Ariel's Undersea Adventure

Disneyland Resort, Disney California Adventure, it's tough to be a bug, Maleficent
April 18 a special sneak peek of "Maleficent" trailer takes place in the "it's tough to be a bug" theater

Disneyland Resort, Disney California Adventure, Pacific Wharf

Disneyland Resort, Disney California Adventure, Pacific Wharf

Disneyland Resort, Disney California Adventure, Radiator Springs Racers, FastPass
Guests just walking right on up to the Fast Pass machines for Radiator Springs Racers.

Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, Main Street U.S.A.
Back at Disneyland

Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, Main Street U.S.A., 20th Century Music Company, Pin, Trading
The 20th Century Music Company store has now converted part of the shelf space to pin trading

Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, Main Street U.S.A., 20th Century Music Company, Pin, Trading
20th Century Pin Trading Company

Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, Main Street U.S.A., 20th Century Music Company, Pin, Trading
An open window display.
They should have done this when it was a music store. That way Guests who walk by can easily see inside and it may have brought more business.

Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, Main Street U.S.A., 20th Century Music Company, Pin, Trading

Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, Main Street U.S.A., 20th Century Music Company, Pin, Trading

Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, Main Street U.S.A., 20th Century Music Company, Pin, Trading
Music still exists

Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, Main Street U.S.A., 20th Century Music Company, Pin, Trading

Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, Alice in Wonderland, Refurbishment, Refurb
Alice in Wonderland's refurbishment

Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, Alice in Wonderland, Refurbishment, Refurb

Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, Alice in Wonderland, Refurbishment, Refurb

Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, Alice in Wonderland, Refurbishment, Refurb

Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, Alice in Wonderland, Refurbishment, Refurb

Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, tutu, Mickey Mouse Ears

Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, it's a small world
For a limited time, "it's a small world" is open before closing down again to continue with it's refurbishment

Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, it's a small world

Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, it's a small world

Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, it's a small world

Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, it's a small world

Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, it's a small world

Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, it's a small world

Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, it's a small world

Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, it's a small world

Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, Alice in Wonderland, Refurbishment, Refurb

Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, Space Mountain, Top, Ring

Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, Space Mountain, Top, Ring

Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, Redd Rocket's Pizza Port, Captain America

Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, Redd Rocket's Pizza Port, Captain America

Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage, Refurbishment, Refurb

Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage, Refurbishment, Refurb

Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage, Refurbishment, Refurb

Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, Alice in Wonderland, Refurbishment, Refurb

Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, Alice in Wonderland, Refurbishment, Refurb

Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, tutu, Mickey Mouse Ears
Tutu Mickey Mouse ears with a braided rat tail

Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, New Orleans Square, Club 33, Refurbishment, Refurb

Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, New Orleans Square, Club 33, Refurbishment, Refurb

Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, New Orleans Square, Club 33, Refurbishment, Refurb

Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, New Orleans Square, Club 33, Refurbishment, Refurb

Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, Indiana Jones Adventure, Refurbishment, Refurb

Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, Space Mountain, Top, Ring

Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, Goofy, Shirt
Why is Disneyland Paris's Space Mountain displayed?
And why does California Screamin' still have the Mickey Mouse silhouette ?

Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, Alice in Wonderland, Caterpillar, Vehicle, Refurbishment, Refurb
While walking back, noticed the Alice in Wonderland caterpillar vehicles parked backstage

That will conclude today's pictorial
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