Friday, December 24, 2010

Do You See What I See

With getting to the Disneyland Resort late yesterday, the crowds had already developed. On top of that, my roommates car broke down on the freeway, so I had to leave shortly after I got there to go help him. So I told myself that I would have to get up early the next day and get there before the crowds hit.

So today I got up early and walked to the Resort.  First stop, Disney California Adventure

-Disney California Adventure-

I was able to step inside the gates 10 minutes before the 10am park opening

On the backside of Grizzly, waiting for rope drop

And they're off!

I am sure 95% of them are headed to Toy Story Midway Mania

I, on the other hand, break from crowd

Snapping away at the Little Mermaid attraction building

Can I see anything?

Work being done on, what I assume will be, some queue frame

And these still stand!

Mickey's Fun Wheel had some technical difficulties in the morning. It took them about 20 minutes to get the attraction open.

- Mickey's Fun Wheel -

Work progressing on the Paradise Pier Gardens area

Looking over at the construction of Cars Land

More work on Flo's V8 Cafe

Three mountain ranges

Checking out the side portion of the Little Mermaid building

Kind of gives you and idea on how massive the rock structure will be

Looking out towards the Golden Gate Bridge

But, oh wait!
I had to go to the Pier again...

Even when the Park is busy, I would still consider this crowd to be light

Looking across the bay at the arch of the Little Mermaid building

Whoa! A Rainbow

Oh man, another rainbow!  Almost all the way!

Recent polls have shown that only 1/5 of Disneyland Resort Guests know who Duffy is. Why do you think that is?

Aw, how cute

It look like they redid the bibs. They now state "My first Duffy bear" instead of "My first Disney bear".
I hate that color pj's.  It reminds me of "old" Paradise Pier and that awful teal color.

New Years outfit

Ring in the new year with these!

Time to head out and go to Disneyland

Looking back at the letters

Heading into Disneyland, it's very crowded at the floral Mickey

Main Street with Guests coming in

Astro Orbitor in operation

Village Haus reopend...

.. with their variety of food items

I am heading out, but was in the mood for some ice cream. And it was practically a walk-up

Checking out Cars Land from across the Main Entrance

When I see this, I always think of those Watts Towers. But unlike the Watts Towers, this will eventually be a place I will want to visit.

Walking along Harbor Blvd and peaking through the steel

Look on the backside of Cars Land from higher up

That will conclude today's pictorial.
Thank you
Glad you were able to stop by and check it out

Until next time...


  1. great update! harbor pictures look great. thanks for doing what you do every week!

  2. You really should visit the Watts Towers. They're one of only nine works of folk art listed on the National Register of Historic Places and they're a unit of California State Parks, managed by the Los Angeles City Cultural Affairs Department.

    It's 2011 (almost), the Watts riots were a very long time ago.

  3. I agree with Gn2dlnd. The Watts Towers are both fascinating and beautiful— really something worth seeing.

    I did a tour of Watts by bike with a medium-sized group a few years ago, and while I probably would not choose to go there alone or at night, the area is certainly not as dangerous as some people make it out to be.

  4. Thank you SO much! great great update!!

  5. You truly have the best pics of DLR out there on any Disney fan website. Keep up the great work.