Myrna Litt’s 10/17-10/18/09 Disneyland Resort and CHOC Walk Photo Report

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After coming back from the Disneyland Resort on Friday, Myrna Litt returned Saturday morning to spend the weekend there so she could participate in the CHOC Walk in the Park today. Here’s her photo report from the CHOC Walk, as well as other happenings around the Disneyland Resort:

An old-fashioned Disney Vacation Club car stationed outside the entrance to the Grand Californian Hotel

Myrna took a look around the new store in Downtown Disney, RIDEMAKERZ

This store has the same concept as the nearby Build-a-Bear Workshop, but substitute bears with model cars. You pick the body you want and add all the accessories (at an extra charge)

Could you classify that as a Hidden Mickey? ;)

This store takes over the space vacated by Department 56 earlier this year

Chip Foose of the TV show Overhaul’in is currently working on Cars Land for DCA

Moving into Disneyland Park. Jafar doing meet ‘n greets by It’s a Small World

Cruela de Vil was there too

A few pictures of Big Thunder Ranch Halloween Roundup

Something you don’t usually expect to see during a showing of Billy Hill and the Hillbillies is a real proposal!

Of course this was a great opportunity for the Billies to create some magic, in their own special way

And now on to this morning, and the beginning of the CHOC Walk in the Park

The walkers parked at Mickey and Friends and then walked the tram route to Disneyland and Main Street USA

Mickey and Minnie pumping up the walkers at the start line

CHOC Walk Ambassadors

New Disneyland Resort President George Kalogridis at what was likely his first event as President of the Resort

And with the customary blast of confetti, the walk began!

The list of sponsors

Along the route were a great deal of characters and performers cheering the walkers on. Fauna, Flora, and Merryweather were on Sleeping Beauty Castle

A rare sight at Disneyland!

The first known appearance of Princess Tiana and Prince Naveen from “The Princess and the Frog” at Disneyland. They’ll be appearing daily in Tiana’s Showboat Jubilee beginning November 6th, 2009

Continuing along the route through Big Thunder Trail into Fantasyland

Some of the Princesses were riding King Arthur’s Carousel

Some performers from “Celebrate! A Street Party” were out on a few of the floats cheering the walkers on

Mary Poppins and Bert

Stitch in Tomorrowland

People starting the walk as Myrna heads backstage

Pluto at the starting line

Even the Disneyland Fire Department were there to cheer walkers on

Back inside Disneyland briefly

The route then took you across the Esplanade and into Disney’s California Adventure

Chip and Dale

The route weaved around Hollywood Pictures Backlot

Sully…

… and Boo were outside the entrance to Monsters Inc.- Mike and Sully to the Rescue

The walkers went backstage by Tower of Terror

And then back into the park at A Bug’s Land

Flik and Atta

The route then took the walkers up the Performance Corridor and into Paradise Pier

“High School Musical 3: Right Here! Right Now!” performers were there to cheer on the walkers

Myrna, as a true reporter, took the opportunity to take some World of Color construction pictures

Still no real signs of water in the lagoon

Walkers circled Paradise Pier

Woody, Buzz, and Jessie outside Toy Story Midway Mania

If only they were closed permanently…

The second Jumpin’ Jellyfish tower is getting a re-paint now

A Green Army Man outside the Golden Zephyr

It must have been a tight squeeze here

The Miner 49’ers performing

No water in Grizzly River Run

The walk is almost at an end when walkers go out of DCA into Downtown Disney

Cheerleaders doing what they do best… cheering

Who wasn’t cheering? :)

And we’re at the finish line!

The two Disneyland Resort Ambassadors, Quinn Shurian and Danielle DuBois, are on the right podium

There were gospel performers outside the House of Blues

Even waiters from Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen got into the spirit

Thanks for the report Myrna, and congratulations for completing the CHOC Walk!

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About the author

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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