DLR Photo Report – 12/14/08

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I had a lovely, yet cold day at the Disneyland Resort yesterday, & I have tons of photos for you, in a much higher quality I might add! Let’s hop to it:

The new snowflake structures at the entrance to Disneyland.

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Main Street USA in its holiday finest.

The beautiful Main Street Christmas tree.

Advertisement on Main Street for the special edition DVD release of The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea.

The majestic Sleeping Beauty’s Winter Castle.

Close-up of the new ice-like turret toppings.

The new boats at It’s a Small World Holiday.

What a great Castle design!

Now let’s begin our photo tour of the Sleeping Beauty Castle Walkthrough.

Guess that’s what flash does.

This is the only newly created scene for the attraction. The rest call from the original 1957 walkthrough designs.

A few close-ups of the Christmas decorations on Sleeping Beauty Castle.

Mickey & Pluto came up to me & my brother, & we got a great photo opportunity.

Moving over to Disney’s California Adventure.

The new DCA holiday map.

Holiday decorations on the Golden Gate Bridge.

The clues for the Muppet Scavenger Hunt.

The DCA Christmas tree in Golden State Park.

The Paradise Pier lagoon is completely empty now.

New lights in the indoor portion of the Toy Story Midway Mania queue.

New colors are starting to appear on the soon to be Mickey’s Fun Wheel.

Holiday decorations at Hollywood Pictures Backlot.

Disney’s Aladdin is finally back performing at the Hyperion Theater.

Back over to Disneyland Park, here you see Iridessa in her costume for cooler temperatures.

Fawn’s jacket I guess you could say.

And here is Tinker Bell’s new costume.

Minnie Mouse in her holiday finest.

Me with Snow White in her cooler weather costume.

Me with Aurora.

Me with Belle, who is also in her cooler weather attire.

And finally, me with Cinderella, who must not of been feeling the weather!

3 high school bands performed before the 3:30 performance of A Christmas Fantasy.

I’ve never noticed this before, but the top portion of the Small World sign is moved over for the parade, for lighting purposes. While the parade is going on, forming of the line for It’s a Small World becomes absolutely chaotic!

The Narnia pre-parade.

Now a look at A Christmas Fantasy.

The legendary Toy Soldiers!

Now on to Mrs. Clause’s Mailroom.

Winter Wonderland, one of my favorite sections in the parade.

And my favorite performers in the parade, the Snowflake Girls!

Mickey & Minnie on roller-skates.

It’s nice to see some rare characters out.

Goofy with another rare character…

… His son Max.

The Candlelight Christmas Ball section features all of the Princesses & their Princes.

Cinderella’s wicked Step Mother & Step Sisters lead the section, on foot of course.

Snow White & Prince Charming.

Ariel & Eric.

Cinderella (her Prince is somewhere there too!).

Aurora & Prince Philip.

Belle (with Beast).

Chip & Dale kick off the Toyland section.

Woody.

The new Toy Factory float.

I personally think this just as good as, if not better than the original Toy Factory float.

Toys travel through the whole float, making quite a bit of noise!

Buzz Lightyear.

The finale of the parade kicks off with this traveling Christmas tree.

Reindeers lead the way for Santa Clause himself.

It’s Old Saint Nick himself!

A look outside Santa’s Reindeer Round-up.

Pumpkin, the Happiest (and smelliest!) Turkey on Earth.

I never noticed this Oogie Boogie topiary in the Haunted Mansion Holiday before.

Sleeping Beauty’s Winter Castle just before it lit up.

And now a look at the beautiful LEDs up & down Main Street & on the Castle.

While watching the Castle lighting ceremony, I actually got a dream prize from a member of the Dream Squad, which was I could basically get straight on any ride of my choice, & seeing as the line for it was enormous, I think It’s a Small World Holiday was a great choice!

The middle toy soldiers on both sides of the It’s a Small World Holiday Clock Ceremony are still very weirdly missing.

The back side of Sleeping Beauty’s Winter Castle.

The Bolt pre-parade passing me by on Main Street.

An awesome new Skyway shirt for sale.

As well as a shirt for the Disneyland Alweg-Monoral System, both on sale for a hefty price of $30.

Pricing for pins are now color coded like seen in the picture.

The beautiful Main Street Christmas tree all lit up at night.

To cap off this photo report, pictures of the prizes I got from the Muppet Scavenger Hunt.

Well, that’s going to do it for this photo report, my last of 2008. As always, stay tuned to the DLNT Image Gallery for bigger versions of all of the pictures featured in this report, as well as many others!

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