Disneyland Construction Update – Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge and More

Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com visited the Disneyland Resort on Friday January 4, 2019 and shares a look at some of the ongoing projects around the Resort.

Disneyland Galaxy’s Edge Construction

Starting off with a look at the new parking garage adjacent to the Mickey and Friends Parking Structure on the former Pinocchio Parking lot. The new structure has reached the  roof level on the section closest to the existing one. Disney has not announced an opening date yet.

Forms are being installed for the 6th floor (roof) connection span between the two garages at the back of the structure, furthest from the tram stop.

Disneyland Parking Structure Construction

Looking at the structure from the 3rd floor you can see the roof level taking shape.

Disneyland Parking Structure Construction

The smaller sets of escalators have been installed and preparation for the larger ones reaching the 3rd and 5th levels are underway. The new escalators are on the ground on the left waiting to be raised into position.

Disneyland Parking Structure Escalators

No signs of the new bridge that will span Magic Way yet.

Disneyland Parking Structure Construction

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge continues to move toward its Summer 2019 opening. There are not many aspects of the project visible anymore. Work on a couple spires and rock formations is wrapping up and the access holes in the show buildings are being closed now that installation of the large elements of the attractions appears complete.

Disneyland Galaxy’s Edge Rock Formations

A trio of background spires are taking shape

Disneyland Galaxy’s Edge Spires

The scaffolding and supporting toothpicks for this formation are being removed.

Disneyland Galaxy’s Edge Construction

The view from Critter Country

Galaxy’s Edge Construction View from Critter Country
Galaxy’s Edge Construction View from Critter Country

The Tropical Hideaway now has a poster on the west (left) side entrance tunnel to Disneyland.

Disneyland Tropical Hideaway Poster

Work continues on the Downtown Disney dining locations.

Downtown Disney – New Restaurants

Signs for Ballast Point have been installed.

Ballast Point – Downtown Disney

The large mound of dirt that was visible at the Marvel Project / Former Bugs Land area is now gone.  No aerial photos this time – the Pixar Pal-A-Round line was longer than my patience.

A look at the former “a bug’s land”

Scaffolding has returned to Jessie’s Critter Carousel so looks like work is ramping up again.

Jessie’s Critter Carousel Construction

Other finishing details for Pixar Pier are still appearing. For example some more graphics around the Poultry Palace, still no sign though.

Poultry Palace Sign

Finally, Jack-Jack’s now has a sign.

Jack-Jack’s Cookie Num Nums

Hope you enjoyed this highlight from my trip to 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.

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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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