Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Friday, July 13, 2018.
Starting off my visit with a look at the Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge construction from the Mickey and Friends parking structure. Along Disneyland drive on the back edge of the buildings more support structures are rising to form the distant/back spires.
Wire mesh is being added to the steel support structure as the rock formation is extended out toward Critter Country.
A closer look at the formation that has the top couple of tiers of scaffolding removed now.
The tallest of the original ones continues to be revealed. Notice the workers to get a sense of scale of this spire.
A video clip overview of the new parking structure construction on the former Pinocchio Parking lot next to the Mickey and Friends parking structure.
Looking over the former tram stop at the project. The second floor of the new structure is starting to take shape.
A closer look at the ramps that already started on the far side. Concrete has been poured and guessing supports for forms will start to be installed soon.
The view from ground level in the tram unload area.
Walking along Magic Way the view of the escalator area.
The Disneyland App cleared the closed establishments, replacing them with trees a couple of weeks ago.
No visible changes to the area yet. The exterior demolition has not started. Security is still open near ESPN and the TVs are still on.
Not a lot of visible progress on the new dining locations in Downtown Disney.
Sanuk has even more scaffolding up around it…they have added a tent to try and let guests know they are still open in the middle of the construction.
In Disney California Adventure two World of Color platforms are raised and have a fence around them as the renovation project continues.
Cold water available at Smokejumpers Grill. This made it a little more challenging to pick up our mobile order. Also noteworthy, cast members said they were having ice issues and were very reluctant to give out cups of ice (even with orders).
A sign marking the end of the FastPass return for Mission Breakout.
Next up for us was the Disney Jr. Dance Party. One update in the show that I was very slow to grab a picture of since I had the camera down…the video of the Racers arriving at the park now mentions and shows Pixar Pier.
The drinking fountains still have not returned.
The sign for Bing Bong’s has been installed.
Many areas of Pixar Pier are without shade.
The World of Color work from the Pixar Pier side of the bay.
The Fun-size Zurg figure has been replaced by a trashcan due to an issue.
The Incredibles Preview has ended but the Pixar short films have yet to return.
Signs are up for the Play Disney Parks app near Peter Pan.
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge spires from Toontown
The backstage gate near Minnie’s House features a Minnie-inspired cover right now.
A ground level view of the gate. It appears to be a canvas wrapping/covering the gate.
On Main Street Dance the Magic is performing before the Pixar Play Parade.
Here is a video clip of the group making their way up Main Street USA. As in years past they filled the street again.
As you enter Adventureland a construction wall is up. Appears they are renovating the Tiki Garden area that is adjacent to the outdoor Jolly Holiday seating.
The 2018 Disneyland Resort All-American College Band performing in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle at their 6:45pm set.
Pixar Pals Dance Party in Tomorrowland Terrace. Mike was out this week with Sulley
Wow! Able to walk through Tomorrowland on a Friday night at 8pm.
The repainting of the Fireworks Factory sign near the Stage Door Cafe is moving along slowly. In two weeks a little progress was made.
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge from Critter Country as the sun was setting and daylight disappearing quickly.
The spires have a variety of colors and textures across the range.
Walking by the Matterhorn.
The All-American College Band performing in Town Square.
The 2018 Disneyland Resort All-American College Band performing their Michael Jackson medley.
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.