PHOTOS REPORT: Disneyland Resort 10/23/17 (Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge Mountain Range Appears, Splitsville, New Dress Shop, ETC.)

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WDWNT reporter Conner Purzycki brings us back to the Disneyland Resort for a long-overdue photo report from The Happiest Place on Earth.

Rockin’ Galaxy’s Edge

The first pieces of sculpted metal rock-work on top of the show buildings in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge have appeared.

From the Mickey and Friends parking structure, the two attraction buildings fill most of the skyline.

Walls have sealed in most of the “Battle Escape” attraction at this point.

Despite the height, the highest points will only be visible in the park from the back of Frontierland and Toontown, both of which surprisingly blend nicely with the mountain’s tallest peaks.

This is probably our last look inside “Battle Escape” at the Disneyland Resort before the whole building is enclosed.

Looking past “Battle Escape” towards the Millennium Falcon attraction.

You Can Always Go… Downtown

Tarps are on on Tortilla Joe’s facing the Disneyland Monorail station.

Work continues on Splitsville, set to open before the end of 2017.

Between Sprinkles and D-Street, the VR experience “Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire” will open on January 5th, 2018.

I guess January 5th is technically still a day before the traditional holiday season ends…

Not to be outdone by Orlando, Downtown Disney Anaheim now has the Disney Dress Shop, selling all of the very popular Disney Parks dresses released this year.

Ridemakerz is operating with adjusted hours right now, for some reason.

One of the former Disney information booths just outside of the esplanade is now a Haagen-Dazs location, because money.

Welcome to Disneyland

A construction crane looms behind the Sailing Ship Columbia and Big Thunder Mountain Railroad.

River Belle Terrace is being converted into a full-fledged table service restaurant, removing all of the leftover setup from when it was a quick service eatery.

Livin’ on the Edge

We now journey to the back of Frontierland and Critter Country to check out Galaxy’s Edge from the other side.

Some of the rock-work will peek over, but none of it will look out of place, which is nice.

The real question is where will Disneyland set up the queue to enter the land? Will it be here, or towards the center entrance behind Big Thunder Mountain Railroad? They have less than two years to figure it out.

A peek through the walls gives us a great look at that newly installed mountain range.

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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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