Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Friday, November 10, 2017, for a first look at the holiday offerings around the resort.
I arrived to find a very busy parking structure at the Disneyland Resort. The line of cars to enter the parking structure stretched beyond the Disneyland Drive overpass.
A couple of video clips giving an overview of the Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Construction site this afternoon.
The exterior siding is almost all installed along Disneyland Drive now.
A closer look at the rock work.
Buena Vista Street Christmas decorations.
A long line for Smokejumpers Grill.
The FastPass return for Soarin was backed up and curved toward Smokejumpers
The hot item today appeared to be the Pluto Holiday Popcorn bucket.
The Country Bears are back this year. They are meeting between Grizzly River Run and the Bay Area.
Some new Toy Soldier decorations in the planter near Paradise Pier.
Mostly Kosher performing in Paradise Park
A video clip of Mostly Kosher performing.
Festival of Holidays Marketplace Kiosks are all open. Laura will be doing a full posting on the food…so here is just one menu picture to show what the format is.
Princess Elena’s Musical Grand Arrival has returned to Paradise Gardens this year.
The Sound was performing in the Pacific Wharf area when I walked by. They are a new group this year.
More Toy Soldiers
A Festival of Holidays photo location – Pluto was there as I walked by. Clarabelle Cow also appears there.
Next stop Disneyland. The hub has its Holiday plantings
Partners Statue and Sleeping Beauty Castle.
Ornament Steins were for sale at various locations in both parks. Here is the offering at the coffee cart in the hub.
Found a spot on Main Street in the hub for A Christmas Fantasy Parade. Before the Parade Taffany’s Dance Academy Twinkle Holiday Parade
A video clip of the Twinkle Holiday Parade.
A Christmas Fantasy Parade making its way up Main Street USA.
The Mailroom scene features Mickey, Minnie, Chip, Dale and Donald again this year.
The Winter Wonderland Group is next.
Gingerbread Treats, Clarabelle Cow has been updated this year.
Santa and his reindeer finale to the parade
Made my way through the crowd after the parade to Town Square for the nightly Flag Retreat. A good size crowd gathering for the kick off to Veteran’s Day weekend.
it’s a small world holiday
it’s a small world finale room video
Sleeping Beauty Castle.
Moving back to Disney California Adventure…Disney Viva Navidad! is back in Paradise Pier again this year.
Disney Viva Navidad! Finale Video Clip
Phat Cat Swinger performing at the Holiday Sunset Concert at Paradise Pier
Phat Cat Swingers – Sleigh Ride Video Clips
Phat Cat Swingers – Belle Notte Video Clip
Phat Cat Swingers – It’s Beginning to Look a Like Christmas
Phat Cat Swingers – Run Run Rudolph Video Clip
Stormtrooper sourdough bread being made at the Boudin Bakery.
Luigi is celebrating the holidays with the new “Joy to the Whirl” holiday overlay.
Hollywood Land has minimal decorations again this year. Santa and his reindeer are back.
Buena Vista Street Christmas Tree
Disneyland Town Square Christmas Tree
Believe in Holiday Magic Fireworks.
Believe in Holiday Magic final and snow fall clip
Back to California Adventure
Mater’s Jingle Jamboree Video Clip of one the songs
Mater’s Jingle Jamboree Video Clip of one the songs plus some jokes he told between cycles.
World of Color – Season of Light
World of Color – Season of Light – Goofy Decorating video clip
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.