PHOTO REPORT: Disneyland Resort 1/18/16 (Star Wars Construction, Luigi’s Rollickin’ Roadsters Opens Soon, etc.)

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Disneyland Reporter Tim Alcoser brings us back to the Disneyland Resort for the latest news, as well as our return across the Esplanade to California Adventure in this new photo report:

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It’s a beautiful evening at Disneyland!

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Paint the Night is a wonderful re-imagining of the old Electrical Parade, hopefully soon on the way to Walt Disney World

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Tim was nice enough to take video of the Paint the Night Parade for us, be sure to watch if you haven’t checked this out yet:

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Tim also checked out the stationary experience for the Disneyland Railroad at Main Street Station

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Here guests can check out the E.P. Ripley and take a peek inside the Lilly Belle

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While it is sad that it is closed, how often can you do this?

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The engineers are also available to talk too, making this something really special for those of us who are real park fanatics

Tim also took a video of the Main Street Station stationary experience to share with us today:

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The Rivers of America remain quiet, awaiting Star Wars construction at the back end of the area

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The Mark Twain is docked, but should be home to a new experience soon

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If you’ll be dining at the Hungry Bear over the next two years, you’ll have an interesting view of things…

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What I mean is you will be staring at a tarp with trees on it

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Haunted Mansion Holiday is coming down quick this year, so don’t expect to see any maintenance performed on the much-maligned normal version of the ride

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Moving over to DCA…

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PIXAR Play Parade is still running

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The Aladdin musical closed last week, the FROZEN musical will start in the Summer

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This is still a thing…

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The Flying Tires replacement, Rollicking’ Roadsters should open very soon

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Don’t expect much from this attraction, it’s essentially the Aquatopia ride from DisneySea on dry land

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The new Moonliner Rocket statue has been released already at Disneyland

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Goodnight California Adventure!

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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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  • I would hope Paint the Night is not on it’s way to WDW, unless you mean a recreation of the parade. Disneyland Park has not had a night time parade in I don’t know how many years and I honestly don’t think WDW needs to steal another one of our parades.

  • It’s nice to be able to get an up close view of the train locomotive. It’s too bad that they aren’t at least semi firing up the boiler. It is such a different experience.

  • I guess its better than looking at a tarp with no trees on it. : ) Great pics again! Thank you for posting these!

  • In the year Splash Mountain opened up at Disneyland, we took a trip from our home in Chicago to ride it. However there was a delay and it was not opened. Seeing our disappointment they asked us if we would like to ride in the Lily Belle at the time we had no idea what it was but we said sure. They put the Lily Belle on the track and we rode around the park in the train car like celebrities. I mentioned that Walt probably sat in one of the seats so we took turns sitting in every seat.

  • I don’t want WDW to EVER AGAIN get rid of the Main Street Electrical Parade. It’s my favorite thing. Paint the Night looks nice, but I’ll see it someday at Disneyland.

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