DLR Photo Report – 8/5 & 8/6

I’m back from a lovely 2 day trip to the Disneyland Resort for my birthday & guess what that means… A photo report! There’s lots of images today, so let’s get to it:

The theme park information sign is back out by all bag search booths

When DCA opens, there’s 2 paths to go, Midway Mania’s line & the Princess Breakfast at Ariel’s Grotto

Guess this sign will have to be changed soon

My score this time wasn’t as good as my last trip

Now let’s take a tour of the Sun Wheel, as it is now (as it will be made into Mickey’s Fun Wheel this fall)

Non-swinging gondolas

Swinging gondolas

I’m Missing It… NOT!

There was some kind of convention in the Grand Californian Hotel

Department 56 in Downtown Disney is having some work done

There will be a Mardi Gras “extravaganza” at Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen on September 6th

I ate at Rainforest Cafe for my birthday

The Build Your Own Lightsaber stand in Star Traders

A couple of shots here of Walt Disney’s Parade of Dreams… Plenty will be available in the Image Gallery tomorrow

The It’s a Small World Top Shop is out from behind tarps… Notice the missing dolls in the boat?

New colors on the Small World attraction sign I believe

New Century Timepieces is a thing of the past

A nice new painting available, with a hefty price tag of $1,500!

Some nice Tiki Room merchandise that was released for the attraction’s 45th anniversary… You’ll be able to see all of it in the Image Gallery tomorrow

I want to get this lovely poster of Sleeping Beauty’s Winter Castle

Surprised they’re still selling this one… I still want it!

Saw the tribute band Tomasina at the Tomorrowland Terrace Tuesday night


Here are a few (blurry) shots of Fantasmic!

Moving on to Wednesday, a little look at the Midway Games, which should be changed this fall


The Midway Stores, which I presume will be changed too

Mr. Potato Head was covered up this morning

Construction on the soon to re-open Sleeping Beauty Castle Walk-through

An ad for The Little Mermaid III on Main Street

And the Sleeping Beauty Platinum Edition DVD

Classic Ariel picture in Disneyland: The First 50 Magical Years

Space chick & astronaut

Characters from Captain EO

Watch makers in the Art of Disneyland on Main Street

An awesome Small World poster

A product release & signing with Robet Olszewski on Saturday August 28th at the Disneyana Shop from 9am to 11am

Now I know this tent wasn’t in the Esplanade on the 5th

Another ad for The Little Mermaid: Ariel’s Beginning

And to end off this photo report, me with Ariel… My favorite character picture ever!

Be sure to keep an eye on all of our Image Galleries tomorrow for full size versions of these pictures & many more (over 400 in total)!