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PHOTO REPORT: Disneyland Resort 11/11/16 (Festival of the Holidays Menus, Christmas Decorations, Giant Crane, ETC.)

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Reporter Tim Alcoser returns with another fantastic photo report from the Disneyland Resort as the holiday season descends on Anaheim. Who’s ready for food, decorations, and an inexplicable giant crane? WELL THEN, LET’S GO!!!

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The Festival of the Holidays Begins

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The Festival of the Holidays has kicked off at Disney California Adventure.

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The entire park is already in its holiday finest as well.

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An archway near the Carthay Circle Theater welcomes guests to the Festival of Holidays.

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Banner sup around the main thoroughfare.

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Booths had lines before they even opened for the day.

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The drummer group is particularly enjoyable, catch them if you can!

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Some extra carts tacked with holiday merchandise have been rolled out for the season.

It’s beginning to look a lot like Cars Land

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The ever-popular Cars Land goes overboard with decorations celebrating the California car culture.

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Even Stanley gets a Santa cap!

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This and That

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Work continues on the conversion of Tower of Terror into Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission Breakout.

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While MagicBands are never coming, so many of these touch point readers have been installed around the resort. One has to be curious if they will find some way to utilize them in a new system.

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While the show is being retooled, FROZEN: Live at the Hyperion is down to just two shows a day.

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The Doctor Strange preview is currently running at the Sunset Showcase Theater, former home to MuppetVision 3-D.

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An actual costume from the film is on display inside.

“Come with Me to Disneyland”

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The holiday season is in full swing at Disneyland Park as well.20161109_120144

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The Jingle Cruise has returned to Adventureland.

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There is a massive crane parked outside of Pirates of the Caribbean…

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It is boxed in a small fenced area, but it is really, really, really hard to miss.

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Work continues on the Rivers of America and a whole new Fantasmic show.

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The Columbia is getting ready for the Pirates of the Caribbean sequence.

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Star Wars land off in the distance.

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The borders off the land that will separate it from the rest of the park are already taking shape, but the same can not be said for anything else in the project.

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“Story”.

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We’re waiting too. This remote outpost planet is taking too long!

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The Main Street Vehicles are decorated for the season.

Trams, Cars, and Security Checkpoints

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 Work continues on the new tram lanes.

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Not only will the tram lanes be changing, but guests will also need to go through security before they enter the Downtown Disney area.

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Star Wars land construction, as seen from the Mickey and Friends Parking Structure.

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See ya; real soon from the Happiest Place on Earth.

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About the author

Tom Corless

Tom has been regularly visiting the Walt Disney World® Resort from the time he was 4 months old. While he has made countless visits in the last 28 years, he did not become a truly active member in the Disney fan community until the summer of 2007, when he decided to launch the WDW News Today website and podcast. Tom has since become an Orlando-local and is a published author on Walt Disney World.

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    • I don’t think it is. But I will tell you that there will be no new Fantasmic. That is a fabricated rumor for clickbait.

        • And when there are no changes are announced and the show comes back the same, I’ll enjoy watching you jump off the Golden Gate Bridge.

        • I’ve been told by a performer in the show the rumors are fabricated and at best there will only be new special effects. The rumors are lies and if they are happening then why is Toontown still open and why haven’t the Subs closed? Thought so.