Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Saturday, November 19, 2016.
A quick check of the Star Wars Construction from the Mickey and Friends parking structure, for a more in depth look check out my full picture set.
The backstage marina is moving along. Notice the white trestle structure on the right, that marks where the Disneyland Railroad will cross over the walkway that leads in from Frontierland.
You can see the rock work wire mesh now sticking up above the dirt. Assuming the smoke is from welders working on it this morning.
Work is moving along in the former section of the Pinocchio Parking lot. They are re-configuring the Mickey and Friends Tram Stop to move security out here.The current cross walk to reach the Pinocchio lot and walk to the parks.
Under wraps is the new tram way, it was poured recently.
The planters and barriers have been removed from the load/unload stop closest to the elevator.
Work underway in the Downtown Disney valet area. Assuming preparations for the new security check point.
Fencing up between Earl of Sandwich and ESPN. Assuming for the security checkpoint in this area. No ice rink or winter village this year.
The Christmas tree is in front of the DVC area. AMC has Moana banners up.
Sprinkles has arrived at Downtown Disney. It opened last week.
A sign up for Pandora on the construction wall now.
One for the new Curl shop too.
Tickets for the rest of my group as we prepare to start our day.
First stop this morning Disney California Adventure. The bear by GRR is in the holiday spirit.
Christmas decorations on Paradise Pier.
Holiday Treats at Trolley Treats.
Cards advertising the candy canes.
The back side has the dates for this season.
Next stop Disneyland, marking my 4th park on 2 continents since Thursday, I returned home from Tokyo on Friday. Main Street USA Christmas tree.
Jingle Cruise, our first stop here.
The boats have been renamed for the season.
From Critter Country, a check of the Star Wars work. The steel supports are taking shape. The rock work should be going in soon.
Pin trading on the Mark Twain dock.
Approaching the end of the Big Thunder Trail. Through the trees you can just barely make out the new trestle.
Scaffolding is down from the rock formation.
This year marks the 20th Anniversary of the holiday version. There are a half dozen hidden 20s throughout. We found a handful on our trip through.
Can you spot the 20?
In the gift shop there is a portable charging dispenser now.
Time for a Christmas Fantasy Parade.
Made my way back to DCA. The Country Bears were wrapping up a photo op as I walked up the parade route.
Almost all of the Tower of Terror is now surrounded by scaffolding.
Holiday Toy Drummers performing near the Boudin Bakery as part of the Festival of Holidays. Laura has a blog on the festival.
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.