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...
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....
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
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
Here are a few shots of how it looks at night time
Can you believe that this is how the Castle was originally going to be constructed.
Very few people want to get a picture of this "Sleeping Beauty Castle"
Snow White's Grotto reopened.
So now this side of the Castle is now open to walk through
Peter Pan's Flight closed for refurbishment
One thing on this sign caught my eye...
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
Here is a page from one of the old 60's Guide Books with the same illustration
"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.
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.
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
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.
Why is this still up?
Disney should just take down the giant Big Hero 6 sign.
It's doing no good being displayed
We can see the repainting of Sleeping Beauty Castle taking place on some of the spires
Riding the Mark Twain and catching a glimpse of Critter Country's refurbishment
Riding the Disneyland Monorail, checking out the transformation of Condor Flats to Grizzly Peak Airfield
The Partners statue surrounded by tulips
With Frozen Fever celebrating Anna's Birthday, I wonder if the Plaza Inn will get a Frozen themed birthday celebration overlay
Valentine's Day themed decorations have appeared in Town Square once again
Another look at Sleeping Beauty Castle before heading over to Disney California Adventure
As I am about to head into Disney California Adventure, noticing some activity taking place on the upper level of Soarin's building
It was officially announced that Luigi's Flying Tires will be closing on Feb 16, 2015 and reopen as a new attraction
So I heard they are getting rid of this ride and creating a new one
I'll let them do all the work as I sit here
Remember... never tire of Luigi's Flying Tires
Pacific Wharf Cafe reopened
World of Color refurbishment continues
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,
That will conclude today's pictorial
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