Disneyland Resort Updates – 1/13/17

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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.
Jason @ disneygeek.com image from Friday, January 13, 2017

In the foreground notice the footers and foundation work for a large show building.

Jason @ disneygeek.com image from Friday, January 13, 2017

Jason @ disneygeek.com image from Friday, January 13, 2017

The concrete structure in the middle is the backstage marina for Fantasmic.

Jason @ disneygeek.com image from Friday, January 13, 2017

Continuing to the right you can see more rock work sticking up above the wall nearest the Rivers of America.

Jason @ disneygeek.com image from Friday, January 13, 2017

Jason @ disneygeek.com image from Friday, January 13, 2017

Looking toward Critter Country.

Jason @ disneygeek.com image from Friday, January 13, 2017

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.

Jason @ disneygeek.com image from Friday, January 13, 2017

The current state of the former House of Blues removal. Splitsville is moving in.

Jason @ disneygeek.com image from Friday, January 13, 2017

Most signs of Christmas have been removed from the parks. A look at Main Street USA this afternoon

Jason @ disneygeek.com image from Friday, January 13, 2017

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.

Jason @ disneygeek.com image from Friday, January 13, 2017

The grotto is walled off for some renovation work.

Jason @ disneygeek.com image from Friday, January 13, 2017

The Castle Heraldry Shoppe in Fantasyland is now closed.

Jason @ disneygeek.com image from Friday, January 13, 2017

A check of the Star Wars work from the Big Thunder Trail.

Jason @ disneygeek.com image from Friday, January 13, 2017

No visible progress on the Columbia.

Jason @ disneygeek.com image from Friday, January 13, 2017

Nor the stage area.

Jason @ disneygeek.com image from Friday, January 13, 2017

The Haunted Mansion is closed for the removal of the holiday overlay.

Jason @ disneygeek.com image from Friday, January 13, 2017

The rock work along the rivers of america continues to expand.

Jason @ disneygeek.com image from Friday, January 13, 2017

Looking through the fence at the new walkway.

Jason @ disneygeek.com image from Friday, January 13, 2017

Stopped by the New Orleans Train Station and the Ernest S. Marsh is in the station and open for pictures plus the Lilly Belle.

Jason @ disneygeek.com image from Friday, January 13, 2017

Jason @ disneygeek.com image from Friday, January 13, 2017

New Orleans Square still features Christmas decorations.

Jason @ disneygeek.com image from Friday, January 13, 2017

The Jungle Cruise is closed for removal of the holiday overlay.

Jason @ disneygeek.com image from Friday, January 13, 2017

The Adventureland Restrooms are closed for renovation and expansion.

Jason @ disneygeek.com image from Friday, January 13, 2017

The Pioneer Mercantile is also closed for renovation work.

Jason @ disneygeek.com image from Friday, January 13, 2017

Star Wars Season of the Force signage has returned to Tomorrowland.

Jason @ disneygeek.com image from Friday, January 13, 2017

Season of the Force Banners include some Rogue One Cast

Jason @ disneygeek.com image from Friday, January 13, 2017

The Dark Side…

Jason @ disneygeek.com image from Friday, January 13, 2017

A couple of Storm Troopers on patrol

Jason @ disneygeek.com image from Friday, January 13, 2017

The Toons have taken down all their Christmas decorations.

Jason @ disneygeek.com image from Friday, January 13, 2017

Over to DCA.. Christmas is gone from Buena Vista Street.

Jason @ disneygeek.com image from Friday, January 13, 2017

The Festival of Holidays are gone too and the marketplaces have been removed.

Jason @ disneygeek.com image from Friday, January 13, 2017

More scaffolding up at Tower

Jason @ disneygeek.com image from Friday, January 13, 2017

Items tagged for removal. It appears the lobby has been taken down to the studs.

Jason @ disneygeek.com image from Friday, January 13, 2017

Paradise Pier this evening as the sun was setting.

Jason @ disneygeek.com image from Friday, January 13, 2017

Viva Navidad! is gone. Lunar New Year moves in next week.

Jason @ disneygeek.com image from Friday, January 13, 2017

Grizzly River Run is closed for annual renovation

Jason @ disneygeek.com image from Friday, January 13, 2017

Christmas is gone from Redwood Creek.

Jason @ disneygeek.com image from Friday, January 13, 2017

The Cozy Cone is partially decorated. Notice the fountain was working today.

Jason @ disneygeek.com image from Friday, January 13, 2017

Spotlights and projections have returned as part of Season of the Force.

Jason @ disneygeek.com image from Friday, January 13, 2017

Jason @ disneygeek.com image from Friday, January 13, 2017

Video clip of the Star Wars Season of the Force spotlights in Tomorrowland.

Tomorrowland Terrace was not in use this evening.

Jason @ disneygeek.com image from Friday, January 13, 2017

Only two seagulls out in the sub lagoon today.

Jason @ disneygeek.com image from Friday, January 13, 2017

Small World Holiday at night. No projections when I was around though..

Jason @ disneygeek.com image from Friday, January 13, 2017

An upcoming hand painted cell release for the MSEP.

Jason @ disneygeek.com image from Friday, January 13, 2017

Star Tours turned 30 this past week. An Annual Passholder T-Shirt is available

Jason @ disneygeek.com image from Friday, January 13, 2017

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.

One Reply to “Disneyland Resort Updates – 1/13/17”

  1. I have heard that the Grand Californian is now limited to hotel guests and those with reservations- is this what you’ve seen? We have a trip coming up in March and I’m just curious!

    —- Jason’s Reply —-
    Meridith – Anyone can still enter the Grand Californian from Downtown Disney and from Disney California Adventure. They have been restricting entry from Disneyland Drive to hotel guests.

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