Disneyland Resort Photo Update – 11/11/11, Part 2

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Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com visited Disneyland on 11/11/11, the first day of the 2011 holiday season. Here in Part 2 are photos from Disney California Adventure, including the holiday decorations, the new Prep and Landing intro to World of Color and a construction update, as well as a look at the progress at the Disneyland Hotel.

Some holiday cheer on the new DCA entrance.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 2


Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 2

The framing is moving along slowly on Buena Vista Street

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 2

A couple of trees outside of Guest Relations trailer.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 2

The concrete for the new rock face is moving along. Looks like only one more section to go.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 2

Santa as well as the tree are back in the same location as last year.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 2


Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 2

Duffy and his meet-and-greet area are ready for the holidays.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 2

From the Fun Wheel, a look at the construction area for Cars Land.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 2

Still no paint on this rock face, but it looks to be ready.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 2

The scaffolding is almost all gone.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 2

The outdoor seating area for Flo’s is really taking shape.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 2

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 2

Looks like they are working on the signage for the store.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 2

Wires up on Maters

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 2

A wide shot of the racers

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 2

The court house has its first exterior coat on.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 2

A closer look at the new rock face

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 2

The Carthay Circle Theater is looking more complete.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 2

The Mermaid Building has some Christmas decorations.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 2

Taking a look around the rest of Paradise Pier – Holiday decorations at the Boardwalk Pizza & Pasta and Paradise Garden Grill restaurants.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 2


Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 2


Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 2

A closer look at the Mermaid Building.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 2


Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 2

Holiday garland for the Pacific Wharf.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 2

Christmas lights in the Wharf

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 2

A look towards Cars Land from the Blue Sky Cellar patio area.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 2


Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 2

You can see the tower of tires at Luigi’s.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 2

Looking down Route 66

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 2


Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 2

The shack for Mater’s is looking great.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 2

On Buena Vista Street the steel just keeps growing.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 2

The Pump House is out from behind construction walls, and for the moment there is a small information center there. It is supposed to eventually be a Red Trolley Car stop also.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 2


Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 2

The area in front of the pump house looks great. Weird to see curbs and trees…

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 2

A couple of guest relations CMs out to answer questions

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 2

Looks like this facade is staying. Just will be re-branded.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 2

Left DCA through the Grand Californian entrance. The Grand Californian is not decorated yet.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 2

The Muppets are watching over Downtown Disney.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 2


Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 2

At the Disneyland Hotel, Mickey, Minnie, and Pluto hanging out by the pool.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 2

All the construction walls are down, just barriers up now.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 2

Goofy, Chip and Dale hanging out next to the pool.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 2

The new E-ticket pool is filled and ready to go.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 2


Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 2

The new front desk area is now done and looks much more open.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 2


Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 2


Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 2


Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 2


Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 2


Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 2

No signage on the gift shop yet.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 2

The walls around the fountain area are down.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 2


Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 2


Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 2

The new facade for Goofy’s Kitchen and The Coffee House.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 2


Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 2

Wow what a difference!

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 2

Heading toward the bridge which now is open. it crossed the pool area between Tangaroa Terrace and Goofy’s Kitchen.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 2

Looking over the new pool area.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 2


Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 2


Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 2


Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 2


Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 2

The tower signs were going up Friday.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 2

The crew was working on the Adventure Tower sign

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 2


Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 2

Working on the lighting for the sign.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 2

Some holiday treats at Marceline’s in Downtown Disney.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 2

Back at DCA in the evening: the garland on the entrance was not lit up.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 2

Lights on the Little Mermaid building.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 2

For the holiday season there is a new intro to World of Color, featuring the elves from Prep and Landing. These photos and video were taken from the Blue Section.

(Laura’s note: I thought this was very cute and clever, but people who haven’t seen the Prep and Landing show might not get it.)



Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 2


Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 2


Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 2


Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 2


Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 2


Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 2


Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 2


Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 2


Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 2


Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 2


Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 2

Nighttime holiday lights around Paradise Pier.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 2


Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 2

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, 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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