Thursday, January 5, 2012

A Jolly Busy Day at the Disneyland Resort

Got to love Southern California Winter.  The past couple of days it has been very warm. We are talking high 70's, to mid 80's.

It was a great day to walk to the Resort

Getting to Disney California Adventure just after the 10am opening

The Paradise Pier Cast Members rejoice now that Disney Channel Rocks! is gone for good!

Last week I mentioned about a wall will be placed back in the pier, possibly near the Little Mermaid.  Apparently it is for parade route pavement work

The Paradise Pier shops are starting to get their refurbishment.  We will look a bit later, after a ride of Mickey's Fun Wheel

Picket fence around the perimeter of Mater's Junkyard Jamboree

Cozy Cone Motel food stations

New lighting in what looks like the queue for Radiator Springs Racers

Little better view with the Cars meet 'n greet gone

With California Screamin' closed for technical difficulties, the line for Mickey's Fun Wheel was already towards to top of the boardwalk, with some of the extended queue being used.

The awnings from the Paradise Pier storefronts have been taken down

What a great view of the Little Mermaid building

Luigi's neon green sign installed

Carthay Circle Theatre

Buena Vista Street construction

Decorative iron work on top of the Carthay Circle Theatre marquee

The marquee is the only section still tarped

The crowds still coming in to Disney California Adventure

Heading into Disneyland now

Plaza Pavilio.... I mean Jolly Holiday Bakery Cafe

Today the Jolly Holiday Bakery Cafe "soft opened" since it officially opens Saturday

A look inside

The queue to get baked goods.  Once at the door, the queue splits left or right

Details inside

Exposed speaker!  ha ha.  Doesn't really bother me. It was playing Mary Poppins instrumental music, which sounded nice

At the end of the queue, cool tile work

Cool old stove for the soups

Monorail time!

Matterhorn will be going under refurbishment next week for the installation of the new sleds and other work

No more straddling once the new sleds come

With the Jolly Holiday Bakery Cafe opened, the whole North West block of Main Street was closed for refurbishment and its transformation

Wish the lines to get into either park was like this

Looking across the Main Entry Plaza at Disney California Adventure's Buena Vista Street construction

More work in the shuttle area...

That will conclude with today's pictorial
Thanks for stopping by and checking it out
Also thanks for your patience

Until Next Time...


  1. Thanks for taking the time to do these every week!

  2. Looks like a great day in Anaheim. I think Buena Vista Street and the trollies are the coolest idea. Lots of interesting photos!