Although a tad delayed due to my computer crashing, through the magic of an external harddrive, I bring to you my Disneyland Resort photo report from Sunday, October 26th 2008:
The 3rd billboard at the Mickey & Friends Tram Station has finally been fixed!
Window display for Tinker Bell over at the World of Disney store.
The West Esplanade Information Booth was where guests picked up their tickets, as well as a free pin & sticker, for Tinker Bell.
Sailing Ship Columbia was supposed to of re-opened on October 25th, but it seems that the refurbishment might of been extended.
My ticket for the Tinker Bell movie screening.
Before the screening, I quickly jolted over to Space Mountain to grab a Fastpass. On the way back I noticed that this door into the Star Tours extended queue has been repainted.
Goofy in his Halloween costume.
The Tinker Bell screening was held in the Main Street Opera House.
Before the movie started, they showed various trivia questions & advertising related to the Disney Fairies.
After the movie ended, the director & another member of the Tinker Bell production team came out to speak to the guests about the movie.
Following that, Denny Newell, Senior Show Director of Disney Entertainment Productions came out to talk about Pixie Hollow, the new Disney Fairies meet ‘n greet area that replaced Ariel’s Grotto next to Buzz Lightyear’s Astro Blasters.
Various photos & concept art were displayed on the screen as Denny talked.
A map of Pixie Hollow.
Concept art of the 5 Fairy statues that line the queue of Pixie Hollow.
Pixie Hollow as it now appears.
Pictures of the actual Fairy statues.
A model of the area where you meet with Tink & the other Fairies.
Concept art of that same area.
A short video of a live action Tink in Pixie Hollow then played.
Pixie Hollow’s logo.
Here’s Denny with one of the Disneyland Resort Ambassadors.
A poster for Tinker Bell outside the Penny Arcade on Main Street.
A very nice, but pricey retro Disneyland shirt.
The New Orleans Square Train Station has re-opened after its repaving project.
Here are a couple of shots from Haunted Mansion Holiday.
Not much visible progress at the Harbour Galley.
Now we begin our in-depth tour of Pixie Hollow.
The entrance sign.
Tink’s statue is on top of the entrance sign.
You could see the tubing in the lake.
Some tiny houses down by the lake on the left.
The Matterhorn looming over the giant grass blades creates a great sense of you being the size of a pixie.
I spy with my little eye… Tinker Bell!
The line, while it may not of looked long, was about an hour.
The first 2 Fairies I got were Iridessa & Rosetta (my personal favorite).
Then I got to meet the lovely Tinker Bell.
The teapot looks absolutely stunning.
An obligatory merchandise cart is at the exit of Pixie Hollow.
The Pixie Hollow Cast Member costumes are pretty neat too.
A look back at the Pixie Hollow exit.
A peak through the grass blades at Rosetta & Iridessa.
A look at the new Tinker Bell area of the World of Disney store.
Exclusive Disney merchandise is available at the Build-a-Bear Workshop.
Already they have Disney Fairies merchandise at the store.
Hopefully a new tenant will move in here soon.
And now begins our very in-depth tour of the Blue Sky Cellar!
This poster hangs in the entrance hallway of the Blue Sky Cellar.
Various concept art for the Silly Symphony Swings.
One piece of concept art for The Little Mermaid: Ariel’s Adventure.
And one piece of concept art for Goofy’s Sky School.
Now some amazing concept art of some of the scenes for World of Color.
The current, very Microsoft like, World of Color logo.
Concept art for the World of Color viewing area.
Now some of the concept in the Toy Story Midway Mania section.
A maquette of the Toy Story Midway Mania vehicles.
A look around the stunning Paradise Pier model, circa 2012.
This parachute ride looks set to replace the Maliboomer.
The Mickey head will be removed from California Screamin’, & the Paradise Pier logo will be added.
King Triton’s Carousel will get a new cover & probably a new theme as well.
The queue & loading area for California Screamin’ is set to be enclosed.
Ariel’s Grotto will be re-themed to Princess Palace.
New rock features will be added to the lagoon at Screamin’s launch.
And now a look at the Games of the Boardwalk model.
Goofy About Fishin’.
Dumbo Bucket Brigade.
Bullseye’s Stallion Stampede.
Casey at the Bat.
Model of the Red Car Trolley.
An amazing overview map of Cars Land. The mountain range in the back is the whole show building for Radiator Springs Racers!
A diagram of the Red Car Trolley.
Concept art of the re-done entrance area, Buena Vista Street.
A photo of various Imagineers in a meeting at the Blue Sky Cellar Screening Room.
Close-ups of the amazing, cartoony DCA map that hangs in the Screening Room. Paradise Pier.
Buena Vista Street.
Hollywood Pictures Backlot, or Hollywood Land.
The Tower of Terror & A Bug’s Land.
More concept art for Mickey’s Fun Wheel, the Games of the Boardwalk, Toy Story Midway Mania, & other parts of Paradise Pier.
The sign for Mickey’s Fun Wheel.
Posters outside on the wall of the Blue Sky Cellar.
The entrance to the Golden Vine Winery has been decked over with some Blue Sky Cellar decor.
A lighting tower for Mickey’s Trick-or-Treat Parties.
All of the gondolas have been removed from the Sun Wheel, soon to be Mickey’s Fun Wheel.
The old Burger Invasion billboard is still being worked on.
Mr. Potato Head was behind the curtains when I went on Toy Story Midway Mania.
A new Toy Story Mania! towel.
This shirt has been updated with a different design of Mr. Potato Head, in his boardwalk barker outfit.
A couple of shots from the back of the new High School Musical 3: Right Here! Right Now! show.
It seems the Lounge at the Golden Vine Winery that we reported on a couple of week’s ago was only used on the day of the Miley Cyrus Sweet 16 event.
One of the 2 Halloween displays along the Mickey & Friends Tram route.
That’s finally gonna do it for this incredibly hard to put up photo report. It’s going to take me a while to get up all of the photos in the Image Galleries, so stick with me on that. My computer is completely dead, so I will be using other computers around the house until I hopefully get a MacBook next week. I will try though to get up my videos from Pixie Hollow & the Blue Sky Cellar. So stay tuned!