Thursday, September 1, 2011

Summer Season Winding Down

Around 9:45am, we are walking through the Resort Transportation Plaza along Harbor Blvd. and it was really peaceful and quiet. Looking at the number of people walking through, we thought that it might be slow at the Disneyland Resort

Heading inside Disney California Adventure

Going through the temporary entrance

Half way there

We made it!

For a more detailed look at the temporary route, check out the previous blog post
Disney California Adventure's Temporary Entrance

Did those plants along the arches grow?

Or are those plants new? They go all the way down along the seating area of the Paradise Pier restaurants.  Is it to prevent Guests from watching the parade?

- Mickey's Fun Wheel -

Looking towards Cozy Cone Motel

Radiator Springs Racers construction

Construction work being done.  The wood frame work will be part of a facade that will face the main road leading into Cars Land

More Radiator Springs Racers work

Looking over at Mater's Junkyard Jamboree

More of the wooden fence has been installed

Working on the courthouse to Radiator Springs Racers

Radiator Springs Curios

A look at the Carthay Circle Theatre

While waiting in line for California Screamin', one of the shade pieces is ripping quite a bit.  Good thing this attraction will be getting a refurb next week

Construction workers on the back side of Cars Land mountain range

Over by the the Chinese restaurant

Closer look at the face work leading into Cars Land

One noticeable change in Cars Land is the appearance of light poles being placed on the main street of Cars Land

Closer look at the poles

The concept art showing the lamp posts along the street

The parade route is open again down next to "A Bugs Land"

Carthay Circle Theatre

The waterfall sounded so loud as if more water was being pushed over the rocks

Carthay Circle Theatre's steeple

A fork in the road coming up

Looking left at the fork

Going down to Hollywood Pictures Backlot

Looking back towards the area where Buena Vista Street's fountain will be

Heading for the exit now, looking back at Carthay Circle Theatre

Photopass in a themed little cart as well as Cars merchandise

The plane at Taste Pilot's Grill looks to have been repainted

Heading out to go to Disneyland

- Disneyland -

New tree planted

At 11:40am, it was nice to see Star Tours with less than an hour wait and FastPass's still available for the attraction

Looking towards Space Mountain on the Monorail Platform

Getting ready for another year of Space Mountain: Ghost Galaxy

On the Monorail, peeking in at the construction work for Buena Vista Street

The other side where the entrance to Disney California Adventure is

The Matterhorn Bobsleds reopened ahead of schedule

The sign for Big Thunder Ranch is missing

Work being done over at the Golden Horseshoe

The Haunted Mansion closed

Transforming it into Haunted Mansion Holiday

It is a relatively slow day, not only at Disney California Adventure, but also at Disneyland

Some filming was taking place on Main Street U.S.A.

Taking a look inside the Emporium

The registers have moved to along the wall

The built "queue" with last minute impulse buying before being rung up

Sign with the actual character names for the Toy Story Parking Lot

Oh my gosh, look at those pot holes  O.o!

That looks kind of scary to drive over

Some road damage at the closest loading and unloading spot for the Toy Story buses, which is why they don't use that spot.

That will conclude today's pictorial
Thanks for your patience and stopping by

Until Next Time...


  1. I really like the changes they did to the Emporium. Also, the construction looks as if it is coming along nicely.

    Thanks! :)

  2. The more I see of Cars Land, the less I care about it. As the "detail" emerges its looking more and more like a trailer park, white trash land than something magical.

  3. I am just relieved that they are going to finish the backside of the new mountain range with more than srinkwrap.

  4. ....and your new graphics look great! Thanx again for the updates. I look forward to Friday mornings.

  5. Thanks for taking me from a really bad day to my happy place. I know I can hold on for a couple of weeks to be there in person. Your photos touch people in ways you'll probably never fully understand. Thanks!