Friday, February 6, 2015

A Little T.W.C. (Tarps, Walls, and Closures) at the Disneyland Resort

Welcome to today's pictorial of the Disneyland Resort.
We are going to start at Disneyland this morning. And you'll see why here very shortly...

Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, Main Street U.S.A.
We pass underneath the tunnels of the Disneyland Main Street Depot

We walk past Town Square, and head down Main Street U.S.A.
And that's when we see it....
Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, Main Street U.S.A., Sleeping Beauty Castle, Refurbishment, Refurbish, Refurb, Tarp, Scrim, Concept, Herb, Ryan, Disneyland60
Sleeping Beauty Castle fully covered in tarps.
But wait. The picture on the scrim is different.
It's not a picture of Sleeping Beauty Castle

Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, Main Street U.S.A., Sleeping Beauty Castle, Refurbishment, Refurbish, Refurb, Tarp, Scrim, Concept, Herb, Ryan, Disneyland60
We walk closer and it becomes apparent that it's that of the original concept art drawning by Herb Ryman of Fantasyland Castle, which would later officially be named Sleeping Beauty Castle

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Here are a few shots of how it looks at night time

Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, Main Street U.S.A., Sleeping Beauty Castle, Refurbishment, Refurbish, Refurb, Tarp, Scrim, Concept, Herb, Ryan, Disneyland60

Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, Main Street U.S.A., Sleeping Beauty Castle, Refurbishment, Refurbish, Refurb, Tarp, Scrim, Concept, Herb, Ryan, Disneyland60
Can you believe that this is how the Castle was originally going to be constructed.

Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, Sleeping Beauty Castle, Refurbishment, Refurbish, Refurb, Tarp, Scrim, Concept, Herb, Ryan, Disneyland60

Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, Sleeping Beauty Castle, Refurbishment, Refurbish, Refurb, Tarp, Scrim, Concept, Herb, Ryan, Disneyland60
Very few people want to get a picture of this "Sleeping Beauty Castle"



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Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, Sleeping Beauty Castle, Refurbishment, Refurbish, Refurb, Tarp, Scrim, Concept, Herb, Ryan, Disneyland60

Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, Sleeping Beauty Castle, Refurbishment, Refurbish, Refurb, Tarp, Scrim, Concept, Herb, Ryan, Disneyland60

Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, Sleeping Beauty Castle, Refurbishment, Refurbish, Refurb, Tarp, Scrim, Concept, Herb, Ryan, Disneyland60

Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, Sleeping Beauty Castle, Refurbishment, Refurbish, Refurb, Tarp, Scrim, Concept, Herb, Ryan, Disneyland60

Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, Snow, White, Grotto
Snow White's Grotto reopened.
So now this side of the Castle is now open to walk through

Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, Snow, White, Grotto

Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, Snow, White, Grotto

Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, Peter, Pan's, Flight, Disneyland60, Refurbishment, Refurbish, Refurb
Peter Pan's Flight closed for refurbishment

Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, Peter, Pan's, Flight, Disneyland60, Refurbishment, Refurbish, Refurb
One thing on this sign caught my eye...

Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, Peter, Pan's, Flight, Disneyland60, Refurbishment, Refurbish, Refurb
This small illustration caught my eye.
I knew I have seen it somewhere.  It took only a second to realize that it's the small illustration that was found in the old Disneyland Guide Books, next to the description of the ride

Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, Peter, Pan's, Flight, Disneyland60, Refurbishment, Refurbish, Refurb, Guide, Book, Illustration
Here is a page from one of the old 60's Guide Books with the same illustration

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Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, it's a small world, Tarp, Scrim, Facade, Refurbishment, Refurb, Refurbish
"it's a small world", even though covered in tarps, was open for Guests to ride
The ride did have a small delay as they were having some technical difficulties.

Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, it's a small world, Tarp, Scrim, Facade, Refurbishment, Refurb, Refurbish

Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, it's a small world, Tarp, Scrim, Facade, Refurbishment, Refurb, Refurbish

Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, it's a small world, Tarp, Scrim, Facade, Refurbishment, Refurb, Refurbish
As I traveled through "it's a small world", I noticed why it was delay as there were a number of animatronics not fully functional.

Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, it's a small world, Tarp, Scrim, Facade, Refurbishment, Refurb, Refurbish
Riding through in my own boat made it kind of eerie, especially since there were animatronics not fully functional
Note: I did use my flash at times. I had my own boat, the boat in front of me, which was probably  30 feet in front of me had Guests, the 2 boats behind me didn't have anyone

Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, it's a small world, Tarp, Scrim, Facade, Refurbishment, Refurb, Refurbish

Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, it's a small world, Tarp, Scrim, Facade, Refurbishment, Refurb, Refurbish
By this point, the sets seemed empty. I don't know if I had gotten use to all the Christmas decorations inside.  But with the lacking feel and some of the animatronics not working, I felt like I was on one of those Chinese knock-offs Small World attractions.

Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, it's a small world, Tarp, Scrim, Facade, Refurbishment, Refurb, Refurbish

Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, Tomorrowland, Magic Eye Theater, Big, Hero, 6, Refurbishment, Refurbish, Refurb
Why is this still up?
It's over.
Disney should just take down the giant Big Hero 6 sign.
It's doing no good being displayed


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Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, Sleeping Beauty Castle, Refurbishment, Refurbish, Refurb, Tarp, Scrim, Concept, Herb, Ryan, Disneyland60
We can see the repainting of Sleeping Beauty Castle taking place on some of the spires

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Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, Sleeping Beauty Castle, Refurbishment, Refurbish, Refurb, Tarp, Scrim, Concept, Herb, Ryan, Disneyland60, Mark, Twain

Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, Critter, Country, Refurbishment, Refurb, Refurbish, Splash, Mountain, Hungry, Bear, Restaurant, Winnie, Pooh
Riding the Mark Twain and catching a glimpse of Critter Country's refurbishment

Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, Critter, Country, Refurbishment, Refurb, Refurbish, Splash, Mountain, Hungry, Bear, Restaurant, Winnie, Pooh

Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, Critter, Country, Refurbishment, Refurb, Refurbish, Splash, Mountain, Hungry, Bear, Restaurant, Winnie, Pooh

Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, Critter, Country, Refurbishment, Refurb, Refurbish, Splash, Mountain, Hungry, Bear, Restaurant, Winnie, Pooh

Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, Critter, Country, Refurbishment, Refurb, Refurbish, Splash, Mountain, Hungry, Bear, Restaurant, Winnie, Pooh

Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, Critter, Country, Refurbishment, Refurb, Refurbish, Splash, Mountain, Hungry, Bear, Restaurant, Winnie, Pooh

Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, Matterhorn, Refurbishment, Refurbish, Refurb

Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, Monorail, Disney California Adventure, Condor, Flats, Refurbishment, Refurbish, Refurb, Grizzly, Peak, Airfield
Riding the Disneyland Monorail, checking out the transformation of Condor Flats to Grizzly Peak Airfield

Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, Monorail, Disney California Adventure, Condor, Flats, Refurbishment, Refurbish, Refurb, Grizzly, Peak, Airfield

Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, Monorail, Disney California Adventure, Condor, Flats, Refurbishment, Refurbish, Refurb, Grizzly, Peak, Airfield

Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, Monorail, Disney California Adventure, Condor, Flats, Refurbishment, Refurbish, Refurb, Grizzly, Peak, Airfield

Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, Monorail, Disney California Adventure, Condor, Flats, Refurbishment, Refurbish, Refurb, Grizzly, Peak, Airfield

Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, Hub, Walt, Mickey, Statue, Partners, Tulip, Flower
The Partners statue surrounded by tulips

Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, Hub, Walt, Mickey, Statue, Partners, Tulip, Flower

Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, Hub, Walt, Mickey, Statue, Partners, Tulip, Flower

Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, Main Street U.S.A., Plaza, Inn, Restaurant, Celebrate, Frozen, Fever
With Frozen Fever celebrating Anna's Birthday, I wonder if the Plaza Inn will get a Frozen themed birthday celebration overlay

Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, Main Street U.S.A., Plaza, Inn, Restaurant, Celebrate, Frozen, Fever

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Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, Main Street U.S.A., Opera, House, Frozen

Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, Main Street U.S.A., Valentine, Day, Decor, Decorations, Heart, Flower
Valentine's Day themed decorations have appeared in Town Square once again

Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, Main Street U.S.A., Valentine, Day, Decor, Decorations, Heart, Flower

Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, Main Street U.S.A., Valentine, Day, Decor, Decorations, Heart, Flower

Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, Main Street U.S.A., Valentine, Day, Decor, Decorations, Heart, Flower

Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, Main Street U.S.A., Valentine, Day, Decor, Decorations, Heart, Flower



Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, Main Street U.S.A., Valentine, Day, Decor, Decorations, Heart, Flower

Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, Sleeping Beauty Castle, Refurbishment, Refurbish, Refurb, Tarp, Scrim, Concept, Herb, Ryan, Disneyland60
Another look at Sleeping Beauty Castle before heading over to Disney California Adventure

Disneyland Resort, Disney California Adventure, Soarin', Over, California, Refurbishment, Refurb, Refurbish
As I am about to head into Disney California Adventure, noticing some activity taking place on the upper level of Soarin's building

Disneyland Resort, Disney California Adventure, Soarin', Over, California, Refurbishment, Refurb, Refurbish

Disneyland Resort, Disney California Adventure, Soarin', Over, California, Refurbishment, Refurb, Refurbish

Disneyland Resort, Disney California Adventure, Soarin', Over, California, Refurbishment, Refurb, Refurbish

Disneyland Resort, Disney California Adventure, Buena Vista Street

Disneyland Resort, Disney California Adventure, Condor, Flats, Grizzly, Peak, Airfield, Refurbishment, Refurb, Refurbish, Soarin, Over, California, Taste, Pilots, Grill

Disneyland Resort, Disney California Adventure, Condor, Flats, Grizzly, Peak, Airfield, Refurbishment, Refurb, Refurbish, Soarin, Over, California, Taste, Pilots, Grill

Disneyland Resort, Disney California Adventure, Condor, Flats, Grizzly, Peak, Airfield, Refurbishment, Refurb, Refurbish, Soarin, Over, California, Taste, Pilots, Grill

Disneyland Resort, Disney California Adventure, Condor, Flats, Grizzly, Peak, Airfield, Refurbishment, Refurb, Refurbish, Soarin, Over, California, Taste, Pilots, Grill

Disneyland Resort, Disney California Adventure, Condor, Flats, Grizzly, Peak, Airfield, Refurbishment, Refurb, Refurbish, Soarin, Over, California, Taste, Pilots, Grill

Disneyland Resort, Disney California Adventure, Luigi's, Flying, Tires, Final, Days, Close, Feb, 16, 2015
It was officially announced that Luigi's Flying Tires will be closing on Feb 16, 2015 and reopen as a new attraction

Disneyland Resort, Disney California Adventure, Luigi's, Flying, Tires, Final, Days, Close, Feb, 16, 2015

Disneyland Resort, Disney California Adventure, Luigi's, Flying, Tires, Final, Days, Close, Feb, 16, 2015

Disneyland Resort, Disney California Adventure, Luigi's, Flying, Tires, Final, Days, Close, Feb, 16, 2015

Disneyland Resort, Disney California Adventure, Luigi's, Flying, Tires, Final, Days, Close, Feb, 16, 2015

Disneyland Resort, Disney California Adventure, Luigi's, Flying, Tires, Final, Days, Close, Feb, 16, 2015

Disneyland Resort, Disney California Adventure, Luigi's, Flying, Tires, Final, Days, Close, Feb, 16, 2015
So I heard they are getting rid of this ride and creating a new one

Disneyland Resort, Disney California Adventure, Luigi's, Flying, Tires, Final, Days, Close, Feb, 16, 2015

Disneyland Resort, Disney California Adventure, Luigi's, Flying, Tires, Final, Days, Close, Feb, 16, 2015
I'll let them do all the work as I sit here

Disneyland Resort, Disney California Adventure, Luigi's, Flying, Tires, Final, Days, Close, Feb, 16, 2015
WWWHHHHEEEeeeeee

Disneyland Resort, Disney California Adventure, Luigi's, Flying, Tires, Final, Days, Close, Feb, 16, 2015

Disneyland Resort, Disney California Adventure, Luigi's, Flying, Tires, Final, Days, Close, Feb, 16, 2015

Disneyland Resort, Disney California Adventure, Luigi's, Flying, Tires, Final, Days, Close, Feb, 16, 2015
Yup

Disneyland Resort, Disney California Adventure, Luigi's, Flying, Tires, Final, Days, Close, Feb, 16, 2015
Remember... never tire of Luigi's Flying Tires

Disneyland Resort, Disney California Adventure, Pacific, Wharf, Cafe, Bakery
Pacific Wharf Cafe reopened

Disneyland Resort, Disney California Adventure, Pacific, Wharf, Cafe, Bakery

Disneyland Resort, Disney California Adventure, Pacific, Wharf, Cafe, Bakery

Disneyland Resort, Disney California Adventure, Pacific, Wharf, Cafe, Bakery

Disneyland Resort, Disney California Adventure, Paradise, Pier, Bay, World, Color, Refurbishment, Refurbish, Refurb
World of Color refurbishment continues

Disneyland Resort, Disney California Adventure, Paradise, Pier, Bay, World, Color, Refurbishment, Refurbish, Refurb

Disneyland Resort, Disney California Adventure, Blue, Sky, Cellar
With the 60th anniversary elements and Luigi's Flying Tires leaving, I feel like this was a missed opportunity to showcase it in the Blue Sky Cellar,

Disneyland Resort, Disney California Adventure, Grand, Californian, Hotel, Condor, Flats, Refurbishment, Refurb, Refurbish

Disneyland Resort, Disney California Adventure, Grand, Californian, Hotel, Condor, Flats, Refurbishment, Refurb, Refurbish

Disneyland Resort, Disney California Adventure, Grand, Californian, Hotel, Condor, Flats, Refurbishment, Refurb, Refurbish

Disneyland Resort, Disney California Adventure, Grand, Californian, Hotel, Condor, Flats, Refurbishment, Refurb, Refurbish
That will conclude today's pictorial

Thanks for stopping by and checking it out
Feel free to leave a comment

Until Next Time...

3 comments:

  1. "Luigi's Flying Tires will be closing on Feb 16, 2015"

    Closing at the *end* of the operating day on the 16th, to be precise. The Disney Parks blog says "At the end of the operating day on February 16, 2015" So it will still be operating on the 16th. The technical first day of closure will be the 17th.

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  2. Looks like they scratched the Shrimp Louie Salad from the menu at the Pacific Wharf Cafe :(

    Thanks for the update!

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  3. Disneyland Park is one of the most fascinating tourist destinations in the world for its amazing and extraordinary activities. I visited the park located in Anaheim, California and I came across a few Disneyland Secrets there.

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