Disneyland Resort Photo Update – 11/11/11, Part 1

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Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com visited the parks on Friday, November 11, 2011, the first day of the 2011 holiday season. Part 1 features photos from Disneyland, including special Veterans Day events, holiday decorations, and “it’s a small world” Holiday.

The tram stop signs have been switched to Christmas.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 1


Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 1

New holiday banners and signs in Downtown Disney.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 1


Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 1

An interesting comparison.. here is the entrance to DCA…

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 1

And the entrance to Disneyland.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 1

Holiday decor at the Main Street train station.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 1


Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 1

Cast members at the turnstiles have new costumes.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 1


Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 1

The tunnel poster has been updated for the holidays.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 1

Mickey’s Soundsational Parade is running through Sunday then “A Christmas Fantasy” starts on Monday.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 1

“Snow” on Sleeping Beauty Castle.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 1

New Orleans Square is very festive.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 1


Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 1


Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 1

The Blue Bayou and Pirates of the Caribbean are still closed.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 1


Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 1


Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 1


Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 1

Moving over to The Golden Horseshoe in Frontierland.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 1

The Golden Horseshoe tree.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 1

Even with the garland the new railings still look off to me.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 1

Some of the other Frontierland decorations.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 1


Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 1


Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 1


Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 1

The Christmas tree in Town Square.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 1


Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 1

In celebration of Veterans Day there was an expanded Flag Retreat. An honor guard with members representing all the services led the procession.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 1

Disneyland Resort Cast Member Veterans followed.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 1

The Third Marine Aircraft Wing Band was a special participant.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 1


Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 1


Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 1

The Cast Members lined up on either side of the Train Station

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 1

The Dapper Dans in their patriotic outfits.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 1

As the anthem for each service was played the Cast Members paraded in.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 1


Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 1

The flag is lowered.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 1


Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 1

Folding the flags

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 1

The band did a great drill to turn around.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 1


Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 1

(Laura’s note: If you’d like to see the ceremony, Jason has posted a video to youtube: http://youtu.be/mOo9WfG7Ssg)

Some lights on Sleeping Beauty Castle, but the full “Winter Castle” show doesn’t start until November 14.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 1

“it’s a small world” Holiday is open for the season.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 1


Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 1


Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 1


Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 1


Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 1


Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 1


Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 1


Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 1

Elvis is back.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 1


Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 1


Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 1


Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 1


Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 1


Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 1

Looks like the floor in the toy store next to “it’s a small world” was redone

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 1


Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 1

New trees in Toontown (I read they came from Florida). I was not impressed by them – I thought the old ones were better.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 1


Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 1


Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 1

Oops.. one of the Os is missing.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 1


Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 1


Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 1

The Marine band was also doing a pre-parade set.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 1


Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 1

Nighttime holiday lights on Main Street.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 1

The gallery was closed preparing for a new exhibit – Trains of Disney – that opened on Saturday.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 1


Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 1

Part 2 will include photos from Disney California Adventure and the Disneyland Hotel. For additional photos and details from this trip you can check out the full Disneyland Update I posted on my site, http://disneygeek.com

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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2 Replies to “Disneyland Resort Photo Update – 11/11/11, Part 1”

  1. Wonderful shots! Didn’t know about the new display in the Gallery. Looking forward to seeing some of this on Thursday night. Is it going to snow after the fireworks this week?

  2. Thank you for the lovely photos.I have only been to DL once so I hope I can visit again sometime in the near future and I would love
    to go in Dec.

    The trees that you mentioned look like the ones they had at Camp Mickey at the Animal Kingdom last Dec.

    Looking forward to part two.