Thursday, November 24, 2011

A Visit to the Disneyland Resort on this Thanksgiving Day

With it being Thanksgiving and spending time with the family in the afternoon, I had an idea of rushing to the Resort in the early morning to try and get my pictorial done for the week.

I got somewhat of a late start, arriving at the Disneyland Resort shortly after 8:15am

No more World of Color signage at the Bag Check tents

I did something I rarely do, and that's to go into Disneyland first! My goal was to head over to Pirates of the Caribbean first before anything else.

I arrive there and it's closed!  It had a delayed opening.  I stood in line for a bit to see if it would open.

Waiting in line.

At 9:15am, I decided to give up and go on with my other things.

Looking back, people still waited for it to reopen

Since I am in Disneyland, might as well take the trip on the Monorail

Buena Vista Street construction from the Monorail

Heading into Disney California Adventure

The wall just inside Disney California Adventure's entrance has been pushed back on the left side so that it is now even all the way across

Buena Vista Street construction

Carthay Circle Theatre

-Mickey's Fun Wheel -

Luigi's Casa Della Tires now painted on the building facade

A closer look at the signage

Courthouse for Radiator Springs

Mater's Junkyard Jamboree

Cozy Cone Motel food stations

Numbering all the rocks?!?

Radiator Springs Racers

The sign on the Parade Gate across from the Silly Symphony Swings looks to be completed

A windmill!

Sarge's Surplus Hut

An even closer look at Luigi's sign

Another view of the windmill

Buena Vista Street construction

So I went back to Disneyland to check up on the status of Pirates of the Caribbean.  Come to find out that had opened up...

And the line stretched all the way to the patio of the Stage Door Cafe.  After about 15 minutes in line, I decided to give up and try for another day because I was running out of time.

A look at the wait times early afternoon

Heading down Main Street

The old banner marquee is finally all gone and the area looks a lot nicer

The tops of the Casr Land mountain range peaking over the trees

That will conclude today's pictorial.
I hope you enjoyed it.
Thanks for your patience and stopping by to check it out

Until Next Time...