Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Friday, January 13, 2017.
Since Laura is covering the Star Wars Half Marathon events I will focus on everything else. A quick video overview of the Star Wars construction site from the Mickey and Friends Parking Structure.
A pan across the site from the left (north) to right.
Looks like utility work on the far side nearest Toon Town.
In the foreground notice the footers and foundation work for a large show building.
The concrete structure in the middle is the backstage marina for Fantasmic.
Continuing to the right you can see more rock work sticking up above the wall nearest the Rivers of America.
Looking toward Critter Country.
For a more in depth look at the Star Wars Construction check out the full picture set on disneygeek.com The fencing around the Downtown Disney security areas features ads for the return of the Main Street Electrical Parade next week. It features floats from the parade in front of Los Angeles landmarks including the beach, observatory, and Disney Concert Hall. This compliments the commercial that has been airing showing the parade coming out of a warehouse featuring retired Disneyland attractions.
The current state of the former House of Blues removal. Splitsville is moving in.
Most signs of Christmas have been removed from the parks. A look at Main Street USA this afternoon
The castle is now snowless. Some diamond overlays are visible. Not sure if those are going back on or if they were under the snow.
The grotto is walled off for some renovation work.
The Castle Heraldry Shoppe in Fantasyland is now closed.
A check of the Star Wars work from the Big Thunder Trail.
No visible progress on the Columbia.
Nor the stage area.
The Haunted Mansion is closed for the removal of the holiday overlay.
The rock work along the rivers of america continues to expand.
Looking through the fence at the new walkway.
Stopped by the New Orleans Train Station and the Ernest S. Marsh is in the station and open for pictures plus the Lilly Belle.
New Orleans Square still features Christmas decorations.
The Jungle Cruise is closed for removal of the holiday overlay.
The Adventureland Restrooms are closed for renovation and expansion.
The Pioneer Mercantile is also closed for renovation work.
Star Wars Season of the Force signage has returned to Tomorrowland.
Season of the Force Banners include some Rogue One Cast
The Dark Side…
A couple of Storm Troopers on patrol
The Toons have taken down all their Christmas decorations.
Over to DCA.. Christmas is gone from Buena Vista Street.
The Festival of Holidays are gone too and the marketplaces have been removed.
More scaffolding up at Tower
Items tagged for removal. It appears the lobby has been taken down to the studs.
Paradise Pier this evening as the sun was setting.
Viva Navidad! is gone. Lunar New Year moves in next week.
Grizzly River Run is closed for annual renovation
Christmas is gone from Redwood Creek.
The Cozy Cone is partially decorated. Notice the fountain was working today.
Spotlights and projections have returned as part of Season of the Force.
Video clip of the Star Wars Season of the Force spotlights in Tomorrowland.
Tomorrowland Terrace was not in use this evening.
Only two seagulls out in the sub lagoon today.
Small World Holiday at night. No projections when I was around though..
An upcoming hand painted cell release for the MSEP.
Star Tours turned 30 this past week. An Annual Passholder T-Shirt is available
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.