Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Friday, June 29, 2018.
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge from the Mickey and Friends Parking Structure. Not a lot of visible progress this visit. Most of the work is being done on the other side of the buildings or inside.
Scaffolding is starting to be removed from some of the spires so you can see the detail of the rock formations emerging now.
The wire mesh for the rock work is starting to be applied to the large steel structure.
A look at the new parking structure construction on the former Pinocchio Parking lot.
Support columns are up throughout the site and they are starting to install temporary supports for the second floor.
A video clip overview of the project.
In Carthay Circle Five was performing…no sign of Dime or their car.
The Radiator Springs FastPass distribution has moved to Cars Land. The old location in Bugs Land has just a barrier and sign up today. This area will be walled off for a Marvel project in the near future.
The new distribution location is this area next to Ramone’s. Carts are brought out. Once distribution ends the carts are rolled backstage again. It had concluded for the day by the time I arrived (1:30pm)
Out on Pixar Pier work on Bing Bong’s store continues. Facade lights and signs are now installed.
In Paradise Garden the Pixar Pals photo op is still set up but the pals have relocated to Pixar Pier now.
The movie poster photo op is still there as part of Pixar Fest.
Five Got Rhythm was performing on the band stand now that the Pixarharmonic Orchestra has moved to Pixar Pier.
Paradise Gardens Park trash cans still say Paradise Pier on them.
Over at Disneyland Starbucks has You are here mugs featuring New Orleans Square now.
A look at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge from the top deck of the Mark Twain
Fastpass return times sign is being installed for Pirates of the Caribbean. No date on when FastPass will launch but it is getting close now.
Laod Bhang & Co Fireworks Rocket Factory sign is being repainted in Frontierland.
In Downtown Disney the construction walls for Naples work now extend to Sanuk. With a new restaurant also going in on the other side Sanuk is now surrounded by walls. They have a table out front to show people they are still open.
Everything west of the Monorail beam in Downtown Disney is now closed in preparation for the new hotel construction. Rainforest Cafe, ESPN Zone, and the AMC Theaters closed several weeks ago, with the rest of the locations, like Starbucks, closing this past week.
Disney Vacation Club sales location is also shuttered.
As well as Earl of Sandwich.
From the Monorail you can see part of the Downtown Disney parking lot is closed and being used as a staging are for the upcoming project. Looks like wood for all the walls that will be going up next week is onsite now.
The 2018 Disneyland Resort All-American College Band performing a Disneyland attraction medley in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle.
Pixar Pals Dance Party takes over the Tomorrowland Terrace from 7-10:30pm nightly as part of Pixar Fest now.
Dug on the dance floor.
Russell was nearby.
A DJ keeps the party going.
An overview of the dance floor.
Sulley stopped by.
Emile and Remy from Ratatouille
Took a quick walk through Pixar Pier as the sun was setting.
Several of the lights looked to still be a work in progress or just not on yet.
Zurg has arrived at the Poultry Palace – he didn’t make it for the opening of Pixar Pier.
2018 All-American College Band performing “Bubbles Was a Cheerleader” at the Main Street Train Station.
The 2018 Disneyland Resort All-American College Band performing their Earth, Wind and Fire tribute.
Closed out my evening with Together Forever from Main Street USA.
I gave the new Play Disney Parks App a try earlier in the day when I visited the Haunted Mansion. I loaded the app and selected the Haunted Mansion.
It said it would trigger an achievement after I exited.
Nothing happened and I manually clicked that I was there, still nothing. Later in the evening while waiting for Together Forever I looked again to try some of the trivia and it showed I had the Haunted Mansion Achievement.
I clicked on it and this is what it shows. I did not play beyond this since the show began.
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.