We have about a week before Halloween, but we will soon see that the Disneyland Resort is already getting things ready for Christmas.
One could say that "It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas", but I feel that statement has been used way too much. And now I see it as cliche
And in just a bit over three weeks from now, it will be the Season of the Force at Disneyland, which is inspired by Star Wars
First stop, Disney California Adventure
Guests waiting to for the Park to officially open
Flik's Fun Fair is in the holiday spirit
Passing Radiator Springs Racers as I head off to Paradise Pier
It does look like storm is brewing in the background
But the clouds will burn off a bit later. And the day will be sunny and bright, with a bit of a haze.
Nothing happening at this time over at Luigi's Rollickin' Roadsters, while riding Mickey's Fun Wheel
Look at all those sea gulls on top of the rock work of Cars Land, and the mess they have made.
Christmas merchandise already on shelves
ShellieMay has made her merchandise debut
Of course, neither of them are available for any type of Meet and Greet as Disney has discontinued that here in California as well as Florida
But you can still buy their stuff!
Poles have been placed once again for the hanging garland that will be strung across Route 66 for Christmas Time
Red heading backstage
First we saw and orange car.
Then a turquoise car.
Now, we see a blue car has arrived at Luigi's Rollickin' Roadsters
Days are numbered for Aladdin as it will soon make way for Frozen
To commemorate the release of animated blockbuster hit, Aladdin [Diamond Edition] on DVD / Blu-Ray, for a limited time, one lucky viewer at each performance will win a free digital download of the animated movie
Winner! Winner! Winner!
FastPass still needed to meet Anna and Elsa inside the Animation Building
Different Mickey and Minnie nutcrackers available
The Main Street Horse Drawn Street Car is welcoming me to Disneyland
The past four Fridays I have visited Disneyland, Space Mountain has been closed in the mornings. At first, I just passed it off as typical technical difficulties, especially with it being Ghost Galaxy. No Guests were on the concourse above, so it's couldn't be the usually back-up break down.
But as it kept happening over and over, I began to think that it's too much of a coincidence for it to be down every time I come into Disneyland, as the Park has already been open for at least an hour every time.
I began to think that maybe it's not the typical break down or technical difficulties. What if ... well, like I said, in just a little more than three weeks Disneyland will host Season of the Force. And Space Mountain will be part of that promotion with Hyper Space Mountain. What if the down times occurring the mornings were of some WDI testing of Hyper Space Mountain.
The Tomorrowland Terrace stage is under refurbishment for its transformation for the Jedi Training: Trails of the Temple, which is part of the Season of the Force promotion, based on the Disney XD series, Star Wars Rebels
But of course, the Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple is scheduled to start in December
"it's a small world" closed for its Holiday overlay
Earlier in the week, Space Mountain was doing some testing with its FastPass system.
First test was that Guests were to scan their FastPass barcode against a small box. If accepted, a green circular light would illuminate, indicating that the FastPass is valid. Similar to the Magic Band technique at Walt Disney World.
Second test, an RFID was embedded into FastPass, so the Guests didn't need to scan their barcode.
Some cool Space Mountain themed merchandise
Apparently Space Mountain isn't the only one doing some testing while the Park has been open.
Star Tours has been doing some testing of its own, with the new Star Wars scene inspired by Star Wars The Force Awakens
Splash Mountain closed?
There's no water coming down the fall
It's so weird to see the logs go down the fall with no water
But the splash effect works
And yes, there is water at the base of the splash down. So Guests will still get wet.
Here is a short video showing the logs traveling down the climatic drop without any water
A roped themed queue for Guests who want to enter City Hall
Christmas is coming!
Well, that will conclude this weeks pictorial
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