Disneyland Resort Updates from December 15

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Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Friday, December 15, 2017.

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge construction overview video clip from the Mickey and Friends Parking Structure.

The Battle Escape show building now appears to be enclosed, all the visible exterior panels are installed.

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The last section of exterior siding has been added. Just what appears to be a service entrance is left uncovered.

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A closer look at the rock work taking shape on the far side of the Battle Escape building.

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The peaks three peaks in the distance have received their first coat of concrete.

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A better view toward Critter Country.

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As you entered the park you were given a Star Wars: The Last Jedi button to commemorate opening day.

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A look into the Trolley Treats window.

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Jason @ disneygeek.com image from Friday, December 15, 2017

Spotted a new BB-8 Balloon in Grizzly Peak Airfield area.

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Ariel’s Grotto Christmas Tree

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Jason @ disneygeek.com image from Friday, December 15, 2017

Time for the Viva Navidad! Street Party.

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A video clip from the Viva Navidad Street Party.

Goofy’s Sky School is still closed for renovation, but the scaffolding is all down. And ride vehicles were being cycled today

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Next stop Disneyland.

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First stop it’s a small world holiday.

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Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge construction from Toon Town.

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Another view of the new BB-8 balloons

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Here is a video clip of the opening group from A Christmas Fantasy Parade.

The music box leading off the parade.

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Mickey and Minnie Mouse

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Snow people.

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Clarabelle Cow

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The view from my table at the Hungry Bear, Disneyland Railroad train passing by.

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Next up time to use a FastPass for Haunted Mansion Holiday

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Main Street USA this evening.

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The Star Wars Launch Bay has had a couple of updates since my last visit. The first is part of the large model that was on display at the D23 Expo has taken the place of Rey’s Speeder and BB-8 in the area right next to the video.

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A closer look around the model.

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Jason @ disneygeek.com image from Friday, December 15, 2017

Jason @ disneygeek.com image from Friday, December 15, 2017

Jason @ disneygeek.com image from Friday, December 15, 2017

A new Lego area has been added to one of the pods.

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And a small retail location.

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The Dark side had both Darth Vader and Kylo Ren available.

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The two display cases when you first enter the Launch Bay feature some items from the Last Jedi film.

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Jason @ disneygeek.com image from Friday, December 15, 2017

Walked out to the small world mall area to watch the 6:00pm Wintertime Enchantment. Unfortunately the projections did not come on and the lighting was not 100% correct either as the clock sequence merged into the Enchantment moment. Here is a video clip of the scene.

Snow did fall though.

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Then a few minutes after the regular quarter hour projection show ran.

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The Dapper Dans of Disneyland performing a couple Christmas songs in Town Square.

Phat Cat Swinger performing the sunset concert for Festival of Holidays today.

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Back to Disneyland for the 7:30pm Wintertime Enchantment. A video clip from the Wintertime Enchantment Moment on Main Street USA.

Projections are used along Main Street USA.

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Mater pulling out of the Cozy Cone

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Took in a showing of World of Color Season of Light from the Blue section.

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I moved very quickly over to Disneyland and got caught up in a slow moving and long line to enter the park so I arrived on Main Street just as the lights went out for Believe in Holiday Magic. So I was in a less than ideal location.

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The projectors are used throughout the show.

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Jason @ disneygeek.com image from Friday, December 15, 2017

Jason @ disneygeek.com image from Friday, December 15, 2017

Here is a video of the finale to Believe in Holiday Magic and some of the snow fall from Main Street USA

Jason @ disneygeek.com image from Friday, December 15, 2017

Jason @ disneygeek.com image from Friday, December 15, 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.

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