Disneyland Attractions Reopen – 6/16/17

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Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the Disneyland Resort on Friday, June 16, 2017.

A number of attractions and areas at Disneyland reopened today after having been closed due to construction and renovations.

First, here’s Tom Sawyer Island, which reopened today.

Jason @ disneygeek.com image from Friday, June 16, 2017

Jason @ disneygeek.com image from Friday, June 16, 2017

The Treehouse has survived the renovation work, but it is permanently closed-off now. At least it’s still standing. As of my last visit to Tokyo that one was still open so if you want to climb into the treehouse head to Japan.
Jason @ disneygeek.com image from Friday, June 16, 2017

A view of Adventureland from the Tree House.
Jason @ disneygeek.com image from Friday, June 16, 2017

Looking upriver on the east/Frontierland side of the island.

Jason @ disneygeek.com image from Friday, June 16, 2017

The guest areas of the island are virtually untouched.

Jason @ disneygeek.com image from Friday, June 16, 2017

The big change is the new view as you head toward the back of the island. This is looking upriver from the east (Frontierland) side. You can see the new trestle for the Disneyland Railroad.

Jason @ disneygeek.com image from Friday, June 16, 2017

A closer look.
Jason @ disneygeek.com image from Friday, June 16, 2017

Jason @ disneygeek.com image from Friday, June 16, 2017

Looks like the beavers moved upriver and went to work on the trestle.

Jason @ disneygeek.com image from Friday, June 16, 2017

The Indian Village is back and has been moved slightly from its old location.
Jason @ disneygeek.com image from Friday, June 16, 2017

Here are a couple video clips of the view from Tom Sawyer Island of the construction.

The graveyard is gone and a new storage building is built on the site.

Jason @ disneygeek.com image from Friday, June 16, 2017

The new walkway to the Star Wars land will be along the water. Behind it is the extended seating area for the Hungry Bear restaurant.
Jason @ disneygeek.com image from Friday, June 16, 2017

The lift is on the Star Wars land side of the bridge.
Jason @ disneygeek.com image from Friday, June 16, 2017

The Hungry Bear
Jason @ disneygeek.com image from Friday, June 16, 2017

The Big Thunder Trail has also reopened since my last visit. Here are some pictures from my first walk through heading from Frontierland to Fantasyland.

Jason @ disneygeek.com image from Friday, June 16, 2017

The pond has returned and looks the same, the water looks a little milky though.
Jason @ disneygeek.com image from Friday, June 16, 2017

Eventually this will be one of two walkways into Star Wars land from the Big Thunder Trail.
Jason @ disneygeek.com image from Friday, June 16, 2017

Further up the trail near where the Big Thunder Ranch entrance used to be there is now a large rock formation.
Jason @ disneygeek.com image from Friday, June 16, 2017

Working my way toward the rockwork.

Jason @ disneygeek.com image from Friday, June 16, 2017

Jason @ disneygeek.com image from Friday, June 16, 2017

Jason @ disneygeek.com image from Friday, June 16, 2017

Looking toward Fantasyland. To the left that wall is for the second walkway to Star Wars land.

Jason @ disneygeek.com image from Friday, June 16, 2017

A new FastPass scanner at Big Thunder Mountain was visible and on, but not in use yet.

Jason @ disneygeek.com image from Friday, June 16, 2017

Hope you enjoyed this overview of the recent reopenings. 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.







Debra Martin Koma wrote about food, travel and lifestyle issues for a number of local and national publications before she fell in love with Walt Disney World on her first visit — when she was 34! She's returned to her Laughing Place more times than she can count in the ensuing years, and enthusiastically shares her passion with readers of AllEars.Net and AllEars®. Deb also co-authored (along with Deb Wills) PassPorter's Open Mouse for Walt Disney World and the Disney Cruise Line, a travel guide designed for all travelers to Walt Disney World who may require special attention, from special diets to mobility issues.

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