Thursday, October 13, 2011

Feeling The Heat At The Disneyland Resort

It has been a scorcher the past couple of days.  With the heat, I thought the Resort would be nice and mellow. But when I got up at 9:00am this morning, I looked out my bedroom window and saw how fast the Toy Story Parking Lot was filling up, I had an idea that it wouldn't be a slow Thursday.

It's around 10:00am and there are "long" lines to get into Disney California Adventure.  With the heat and some of the Main Entrance Cast Members, it made standing in the lines worse for some Guests.

California Screamin' testing their coaster trains, now without the water dummies. Because of this, there were a number of Guests who thought California Screamin' was open.

- Mickey's Fun Wheel -

Taking a look over at the Cozy Cone Motel food establishment

Luigi's Flying Tires and Flo's V8 Cafe

The Courthouse for Radiator Springs Racers is coming along

Carthay Circle Theatre as seen from the Fun Wheel

Activity over at Luigi's Flying Tires

Radiator Springs Curious

Can't really see much of Mater's Junkyard Jamboree due to the trees

Another look towards the Cozy Cone Motel food establishment

With it being hot today, I wonder how much hotter it was in Cars Land!

Courthouse with windows

Construction workers working on the wire mesh on the backside of Cars Land mountain range

Light poles have appeared along Mater's Junkyard Jamboee


The view of the wire mesh from the Pacific Wharf dining area

Walking towards Mater's Junkyard Jamboree

This area seems to get greener and greener

Looking.. or at least trying to, at Cars Land from the Blue Sky Cellar patio

Many trees block the view

A closer look at one of the light poles

Peeking through the trees

Workers working on the Courthouse

Walking down towards the Carthay Circle

Parade Lights have appeared on some of the poles

Frame work for Buena Vista Street

Parade speakers

Work continues for the future home of Elias & Co.

An awning has been placed at the Pump House.   The Pump House will serve as an information center

Peeking through the tarps of the Carthay Circle Theatre steeple

Looking back as I head down Condor Flats

Oh, wait... I have to go check something...

I went over by Grizzly River Run because there have been reports that there is new queue music.  Because Grizzly was so busy, the queue was full.  I could hear some music, which kind of reminds me of Big Thunder Ranch, but with the sound of the waterfall and many people talking, it was hard for me to get a sample. Don't know if it's the same music loop that's always been there or if it a completely new one.

Heading out of Disney California Adventure

- Disneyland -

Two omnibuses in Town Square

Monorail time...

Not only was it hot, but for some odd reason, the monorail was busy.

Riding the monorail to see the construction work on Buena Vista Street

Frame work

Over in New Orleans Square...

Pirates of the Caribbean

The Adventureland restrooms completed their refurbishment

Look at these wait times...

Heading out of Disneyland now...

While waiting for my ride, took some shots of the construction work at through Disney California Adventure gates

Oh yeah.. the small Disneyland Resort welcome banner sign without the "Celebrate Today" promotion

That will conclude today's pictorial
Thanks for your patience and stopping by to check it out

Until Next Time...


  1. Why do you always almost everything DCA and hardly anything Disneyland?

  2. Because that is where all the construction is happening.

    Thanks for the great update as always, mint!