Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Friday, September 26, 2014.
Today is the first Mickey’s Halloween Party of the season.
The Party is sold out tonight. Also work continues on the compass area in the Esplanade.
First stop DCA. Oswald had a line today. He was also meeting further in the corner this week.
A Red Car in the Carthay Circle Stop
Scaffolding still up near White Water snacks
The Ellis Island Boys entertaining the lunch crowd at Paradise Gardens
The railing near the Wharf could use some work.
Next stop Cars Land.
The extended queue for Radiator Springs Racers is set up but not in use.
Only a 65 min wait posted for the Racers.
I opted for the single rider and waited about 15 minutes.
My car won by a nose.
The wait for the Flying tires was 2 cycles…missed it by 1 group.
The HalloweenTime offering at Schmoozies.
Made my way over to Disneyland.
Today no second line of CMs at the entrance. The one who scanned your ticket also had the hand scanner.
A Big Hero 6 Sneak Peek poster has taken over the Guardians of the Galaxy spot (and Captain EO before that) as you pass under the train tracks to enter the park.
A temporary ramp while some curb work is underway in front of the Mad Hatter.
There were groups of people doing some sort of scavenger hunt/quiz game. Thought it said SHIELD on it, but hard to see. Anyone know more about it?
The Photo Supply Co signage is back. It was open but I somehow did not make it inside…next trip.
First stop for me the Big Hero 6 preview in the Magic Eye Theater in Tomorrowland.
The signs along the walkway in
As we walked in they gave us each a kite (only about a quarter of our audience got them).
Time for the preview, it was shown in 3D and used some of the theater effects.
A crowd near the subs…turned out to be more of the scavenger hunt group. No signs of a soft opening. They officially open Saturday the 27th so I was hoping for a soft opening.
No signs of the sea gulls and the water falls were off. Also this sub paused for several minutes before heading inside.
Work continues on the Small World facade.
Time to check out the latest pumpkin creations at the Halloween Carnival in the Big Thunder Ranch Jamboree. First up Winnie the Pooh.
The Pearly Band from Mary Poppins.
Alice and the White Rabbit.
Olaf was painted onto a pumpkin this week.
The Maleficent pumpkin we saw them painting last week is complete.
A different magician again this week. Three Fridays, three different magicians.
A guest helps out.
Officer Chip keeping things in order.
The sign along the Big Thunder Trail has been updated/replaced. No more Haunted Hillbillies and now the Magic show is listed.
The Legends of Frontierland wraps up on Saturday.
Jack and Sally arriving for pictures near the Haunted Mansion (they were meeting outside the Fastpass distribution area).
A look at the current selection of Haunted Mansion merchandise.
The doorway is now blocked with a display rack.
A Haunted Mansion bride doll.
The exterior renovation work on the Silver Spur Supplies facade is done.
Next up some disappointing pictures to share. The seating areas along the walkway to the castle have been removed. The internet word is these are more safety enhancements to reduce the risk of a guest falling into the moat. (which I did not know was a common occurrence in the 59 year history of the park??)
The next phase of the safety enhancements is the installation of a higher railing. They have started to drill the holes for it.
Seems they should have repainted all the stone so the new would not be so obvious.
Walked around to grab some last pictures before the extended railings go in.
A photo location for the Halloween Party set up in the Small World Mall. Looks like the Frozen cast will be outside for the party. There was a steady stream of guests going over/under the ropes for pictures with the empty set.
The Monsters University Dance Party being set up at the Tomorrowland Terrace.
Some of the costumes the party guests wore were quite elaborate.
Main Street USA with day guests leaving and party guests arriving.
Come 7pm the lights and music come on and the party is underway. The park is closed for day guests like me, but you can stay on Main Street for an extra hour of shopping.
Maleficent making her way to the center photo location.
Main Street was packed (as is the norm on party nights)
Here is a quick video of the scene.
I made my way out to Downtown Disney.
Disney Studio 365 has closed.
A new Anna & Elsa Boutique will be opening in its place.
Long lines for anything that served food at DCA since Disneyland was closed. Seems guests spend all their time until 7pm at Disneyland then came to DCA and decided it was time to eat.
The waterwheel at GRR was moving again. I had not seen it in motion since the last renovation.
Hope you enjoyed this highlight tour of the Disneyland Resort. For additional photos and details from this trip you can check out the full Disneyland Update I posted on my site, http://disneygeek.com Also be sure to follow me on twitter @disneygeekcom for pictures from the parks.