Friday, January 11, 2013

Refurbishments and a "Limited Time Magic" Show at the Disneyland Resort

Doing my weekly visit to the Disneyland Resort.  I woke up early with the intention of getting a spot for the first showing of the "Salute to the Golden Horseshoe" as part of Disney's year long campaign #LimitedTimeMagic

Getting to the Disneyland Resort just before the 9 am opening for both Parks.

First stop Disney California Adventure

Guests with multi-day tickets are getting their pictures taken with the corresponding ticket they hold. If the picture does not match up with the person, they are denied entry


Buena Vista Street is back to normal.  As much as I love Christmas, I am glad it is over and everything is back as it should be

Looking at the toys in the window of Big Top Toys

Oh wait, I should be over at Disneyland so when they start to accept reservations, I can get a spot for the first show

Heading over to Disneyland.  Look at all those Cast Members looking at Guests tickets to see if they need their pictures taken

The Main Street U.S.A. train station under refurbishment.  But the Disneyland Railroad still chugs along

No longer are the guide maps presented by Kodak

Two things I noticed here in the Frontierland section of the Disneyland Guide Map...
1. Big Thunder is listed as reopening Fall 2013
2. Stage Door Cafe and Golden Horseshoe now list the mozzarella strips

Cause ...wasn't it a "hidden" menu item before??

Guests with Disabilities get a new map as well

Inside the Guide Map, it states where the Mobility Access is for each attraction

Before, Guest who rented a wheelchair were given a manila colored pamphlet that they would use in addition to the guide map.  This time, everything is consolidated into one map for them with all the info they need for their visit

Two Horse-drawn street cars running down Main Street U.S.A.

One street car stays put at Sleeping Beauty Castle while the other one takes off for Main Street U.S.A.

A commercial was being filmed next to the Castle

Tiles have appeared on a rooftop at the Princess Fantasy Faire

The Castle wall portion of the Faire got the same color scheme as Sleeping Beauty Castle's wall

The shortcut between Adventureland and Frontierland is still accessable

The crane in the background isn't for the Princess Fantasy Faire construction.  It's for Big Thunder Mountain Railroads refurbishment

Fantasyland Theater control booth

Some more Princess Fantasy Faire shots

Walking back to Frontierland..

Getting my reservation in for the 11:30 am showing of Salute to the Golden Horseshoe

My ticket

A big hole in the Rivers of America

Couldn't they have made it look a little neater?

Mark Twain under refurbishment

Haunted Mansion is being reverted back from Holiday version to standard version

While on the Disneyland Railroad, I will obey the safety precautions

The Disneyland Railroad approaching the Main Street U.S.A. station

And we just roll on by ... at a slow speed

It's almost time for Salute to the Golden Horseshoe

Some of the sheet music used by the Golden Horseshoe band

The stage is set

Using the mirror to find all the good looking cuties in the audience

Looks like a cutie was found

One last look at the Castle before heading over to Disney California Adventure again

Disney California Adventure's Guest with Disabilities Guide Map

Christmas decorations on Buena Vista Street have been put away until next year

Grizzly River Run under refurbishment

Phineas and Furb's Rocki' Rollin' Dance Party was on its way

The poles that held up one end of the garland that was strung across the street still stand

It was a bit windy that the water couldn't make it at times to move the little cone water wheel

Luigi's was having difficulties

Mater's Junkyard Jamboree wasn't.

The floor that has been tearing up since opening will soon get new covering in the coming days

Blue Sky Cellar is closed as it removes the Cars Land exhibit and replaces it with an exhibit based on Disneyland's Princess Fantasy Faire and the Fantasyland Theaters new show Mickey and the Magic Hat

Soon Muppet Vision will be used to preview Disney's "Oz The Great and Powerful"

That will conclude today's pictorial

Thanks for stopping by
Until Next Time...


  1. Disney always come up with bright and proven ideas every time. I don't think so there is any other way like magic show as a limited time activity. Ensuring non-stop entertainment!! This picture show is a real treat for eyes.

  2. Thanks for sharing these pictures! I agree, Disney is know to come up with innovative ideas for non-stop entertainment.

  3. Pictures look great! Disney do such a great job when it comes to bringing new, inspiring ideas to the table. It's nice to know they take the time to refurbish their existing decor to insure the resort stays magical!