Disneyland Resort Updates – 12/03/16

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Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Saturday, December 3, 2016 .

A look at the Star Wars Construction site this crisp morning (it was about 50 degrees out).

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A video look around the site. For a more detailed set of photos check out my full picture set on disneygeek.com



Work continues on re-configuring the Mickey and Friends Tram Stop to move security screening out here.

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Canopies and rigging are being set up on a portion of the former Pinocchio lot.

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Saturday was a Candy Cane day at Trolley Treats. So guests rushed to get in line for wristbands to buy handmade candy canes. They are $12.99 each this year and wristbands are distributed on a first come first serve basis. The line is on the right.

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The Bugs have reclaimed their theater for the time being. The Moana preview has concluded.

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At Disneyland Town Square was set up for the Candlelight Processional that evening.

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First attraction of the day for me, the Jingle Cruise. Wait time was only a couple minutes.

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Doughnuts are available for purchase at the Coffee stand in the hub.

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Those are chocolate chip cookies on top

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Peanut butter cups on top of these.

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A look at the new rock formations taking shape along the Rivers of America.Jason @ disneygeek.com image from Saturday, December 3, 2016

Moana was greeting guests near the Oasis. Hard to get a picture without waiting in line.

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Mickey was in front of the fire house.

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Back at Trolley Treats the first batch of Candy Canes were being worked on.

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For the holidays a new song has been added to the rotation at Luigi’s. Jingle Bells. Here is a video clip of it.

A look at the Tower of Terror as it becomes Guardians of the Galaxy Breakout.

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A line of guests for the Visa photo this morning.

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Award Wieners has a new menu.

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Caught the 12:05 performance of the Holiday Toy Drummers. Video of the Holiday Toy Drummers show.

Princess Elena of Avalor Meet and Greet.

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The Three Caballeros

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Disney Viva Navidad! time.

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RAISE performing at the Pacific Wharf Stage as part of Disney Festival of Holidays They perform a variety of songs. Here is a clip from their Lion King Medley.

Grand Californian Gingerbread Houses for sale.

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Stopped by Storytellers and was greeted by a friendly face.

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A gingerbread house inside Storytellers Cafe.

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The main lobby Christmas tree at the Grand Californian.

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A large gingerbread replica of the hotel is on display in the lobby.

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A video clip of the fireplace in the gingerbread hotel.

The back side.

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In Downtown Disney the Pandora signage is now up.

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Back to Disneyland.

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Candlelight preparations were in high gear with less than 3 hours till show time.

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My plan was to go watch the 3:15 parade and then find a spot but the first rows were already filled so I went to sit for Candlelight 2.5 hours before the show. Time for the Flag Retreat. Due to the Candlelight they just played a recording.

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At about 5:25 Nancy started the orchestra for the procession.

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The start of the procession entering Town Square at 5:30pm, then the cermony got underway.

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Here are some video clips from the Candlelight.

The guest narrator this year was Ginnifer Goodwin

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A young girl performing a solo, I missed her name and only invited guests get programs.

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Silent Night sung by Drew Tablak

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Main Street USA after the performance.

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A video clip of Main Street.

Looking back.

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On the weekend they are having a Holiday Celebration on the Rivers of America. It features the Jambalaya Jazz performing.The finale features snow fall during White Christmas.

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Guests gathered in the snow.

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A couple video clips of the Jambalaya Jazz performing at Rivers of America Holiday Celebration.

The Royal Swing Big Band Ball at the Royal Theatre

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A couple video clips from the end of Main Street and walking down Main Street during the Candlelight, notice the audio is piped into the area.

Returned to DCA to close out my evening. A video of Luigi’s Jingle Bells at night.

At night the Grizzly Bear Holiday sweater lights up.

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A video clip of the sweater in action.



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Show time for World of Color – Season of Light.

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Mele Kalikimaka Segment

Goofy decorating segment is a highlight of the show.

That wraps up my long day at the Disneyland Resort.

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, https://disneygeek.com Also be sure to follow me on twitter @disneygeekcom for pictures from the parks.

Jason is a guest contributor from disneygeek.com sharing pictures, thoughts and observations from his Disney travels with a west coast focus. He has been posting Disney-related content to his site since 1994. He has visited all 12 Disney theme parks over the years plus has had many other Disney adventures. He is a programmer by trade, and has helped with several projects here on AllEars.net over the years.

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