DLR Photo Report – 5/17/09 :: Featuring Video of Mickey’s Fun Wheel

It’s now time for my latest photo report from the Disneyland Resort:

Some of the pieces have started being put back up on the Astro Orbitor

This shade of purple, as well as a dark gold and dark blue will be the new color scheme for the Astro Orbitor

A look at the new lighting at the Pixie Hollow pond

Even though the lighting is a little obvious, it does look good

A look at the damaged section of Monorail track by Tomorrowland Terrace

The lovely Monorail Blue passing through Fantasyland

Construction walls up near Small World Mall

Lighting towers for Grad Nites

Quite a crowd coming into Disneyland

A decent line to get into DCA

D23 ad at the ticket booths

Along with an ad for Disney-Pixar’s “Up”

A very out of date painting at DCA’s Guest Relations. It still has Superstar Limo on it!

The California Food and Wine Festival is still going very strong

An Elementary School band heading into the old Hollywood and Dine building after a performance at the Hollywood Pictures Backlot Stage

The Wall-E set is still up next to the entrance to the Hyperion Theater

Mr. and Mrs. Incredible doing meet ‘n greets

This sea serpent hidden behind the Hollywood Pictures Backlot Stage is apparently from the extinct Epcot attraction, World of Motion!

These Roman pillars are also from the World of Motion

Drawn to the Magic was supposed to be performed in front of Disney Animation…

… But because of sound issues, the 11:00am showing never happened

The characters still did meet ‘n greets inside the Animation building however. Although Princess Aurora and Peter Pan were there instead of Cinderella and Woody

New palm trees have been put up at the Christmas Tree point in Paradise Pier

The canopy has been put back up on King Triton’s Carousel

Unfortunately it’s pretty much the same as before

Now for my first ride on Mickey’s Fun Wheel!

A long line for the Swinging Gondolas

Unfortunately, the queue is pretty much the same as before

And now here is a video of Mickey’s Fun Wheel

I ate at Pizza Oom Mow Mow for the first time. Here’s the Food and Wine speciality item for that restaurant

Walls around the Orange Stinger to block out views of very close construction underneath the attraction in preparation for Silly Symphony Swings

The San Francisco Street buildings have came down from construction walls

They’ve added railings, gardens, and benches outside the buildings to make the buildings look a bit more true to life

The illusion definitely works now

The old restrooms have closed once and for all

All the signs have already been removed

The new San Francisco Street restrooms have now opened

This little building was added on the end of the buildings for ATM machines and overall a nice little area

Star Tours had a quick 2 day refurbishment last week, but is obviously now re-opened

The work on Cosmic Waves should be wrapping up soon

A random tarp alongside the PeopleMover track

The Pixie Hollow pond looks nice from the other side as well

Not that long of a line for Pixie Hollow

What is Rosetta supposed to be under?

And where is the water?

I spy a celebration!

I spy a Monorail!

And why is there tape on the side of the Monorail!?

Over at the Disneyland Hotel… Not quite sure what’s going on over here

I attended a Disneyland Pin Trading Night for the first time, which was held at the Disneyland Hotel’s Magic Kingdom Ballroom instead of the Paradise Pier Hotel’s Pacific Ballroom

Quite a lot of people pin trading

LittleMissMatched in Downtown Disney should be opening sometime soon

Now for a few pictures from the Pixar Play Parade

Still no Ratatouille float :(

All traces of Illuminations are now gone

The new Matterhorn/Splash/Big Thunder jumbo pin and Monorail collector set

A bunch of starter sets

A new Games of the Boardwalk starter set. Very nice!

Well, that’ll do it for this photo report. As always, stay tuned to our Image Galleries for bigger versions of these and many other photos.

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