Walk Around Disneyland Shows Progress on Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge and More!

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Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Friday, August 24, 2018.

A view of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge from the Mickey and Friends Parking Structure

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Crews working on installing scaffolding and on the wire mesh for the background spires.

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Not a lot of visible progress on this area since last trip.

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The parking structure project on the former Pinocchio Parking lot is moving ahead at a quick pace. This area will be the escalator plaza for the new structure. They were removing forms for the 3rd level and adding supports for the 4th level.

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It appears there will be bridges/connection paths for both pedestrians and cars at the front and back of the structure on each level. Here is the 2nd floor one taking shape.

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A video clip overview of the new parking structure being built on the Pinocchio Parking Lot.

Forms for the second ramp in the foreground. In the background a truck pumping concrete for the 2nd floor and off to the right the bridge/connection in the back of the structure.

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Walls up around the fire place area near Trader Sam’s at the Disneyland Hotel.

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In Downtown Disney, The Disney Home store features Halloween items in the entry area (a number of stores in the parks and hotels now feature Halloween).

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New signs and shades for Catal.

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World of Disney has Halloween merchandise at the entrance closest to Starbucks.

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Main Street USA this afternoon. Renovation work on several of the exteriors on the east side of the street. The Main Street Cinema is closed but all shops remain open.

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Several video clips of the Hook and Ladder Co performing in Town Square.

Plastic lids are disappearing.. Straws are still available for the time being.

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Internet rumors/reporting are that the FastPass installation for Pirates of the Caribbean is on hold. I think that is great news. It really is not needed here.

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The Laod Bhang & Co sign repainting continues. More lettering is now in place and a second sign is taking shape on the left.

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Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge from the top deck of the Mark Twain.

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Jason @ disneygeek.com image from Friday, August 24, 2018

The Haunted Mansion is closed for the installation of the annual holiday overlay.

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A recent addition to Critter Country. Sammy from the Country Bear Jamboree has set up a recycling corner.

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Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge from the Hungry Bear.

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Work going on in Tomorrowland. Assuming they are removing the seating and reducing the footprint of the support column to open the walkway more.

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The mural on the north side is now gone/black.

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Renovation work on the front of the Grand Californian

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Over in Disney California Adventures…Poles are installed in Radiator Springs to support Halloween and Christmas decorations on the right side of Route 66.

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The AP Corner has returned for the final weeks of Pixar Fest. The last set of AP stickers are available.

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There is also a photo op in the corner.

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Preparations to begin working on the Inside Out Emotional Whirlwind have started. The temporary large trees that were brought in when the Maliboomer closed are now gone.

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Leaf art as I entered Hollywood Land.

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This was different…cast members taped off a small square in the street. Then when guests stepped in it they cheered from the sidewalk.

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The facade of the Animation Building is under wraps for renovation. The building and sidewalk are still open/accessible.

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Gone Hollywood has gone Halloween.

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I was in the area for the lights to come on this evening in Cars Land. Cast members recruited guests to dance around with flags as the song played and lights came on.

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A full moon rising over the Cadillac Range in Ornament Valley this evening.

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Bing Bong’s Sweet Stuff sign at night

The Pixarmonic Orchestra performing at their 8pm set.

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Several video clips of the Pixarmonic Orchestra performing at their 8pm set.

Jack Jack in Paint the Night

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After the parade walked over to Disneyland for Together Forever Fireworks. Since the sidewalk is blocked off the first 5 feet or so of the street was taped off as a walkway. Reducing the available viewing space. The space between the renovations was wide open this evening.

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The renovation wraps/scrims do not reflect the projections well. It seems to absorb the light unfortunately and it does block some of the projectors too.

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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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