PHOTO REPORT: Disneyland Park 1/13/15 (Rivers of America Closed, Train Experience, TV Special Filming Paint the Night, ETC.)

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It has been far too long since we have had a photo report from the Disneyland Resort (in-fact the last one was December 2014), luckily Disneyland Reporter Tim Alcoser has returned to WDWNT to once again bring us the latest from the Happiest Place on Earth. 2016 is going to be a year of major changes here at WDWNT, and bringing back regular coverage of the Disneyland Resort will be among the many new offerings we have planned for thsi year. Without any further delay, welcome back to Disneyland:

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“You can’t bring Selfie Sticks, but we actually have discount tickets now…”

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Off to Disneyland!

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Metal detectors are here too

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The Diamond Celebration rolls on through September 2016 at the Disneyland Resort

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The Rivers of America closed on Sunday so that work could finally begin on the Star Wars-themed land for the park

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The Columbia is stationary, but entertainment is being offered on the ship and you can explore it all you like

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Tiana was greeting guests by the petrified tree, rumor has it she will be aboard the dry-docked Mark Twain for a dining experience soon

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While the Disneyland Railroad is closed for Star Wars construction, you can hop aboard at Main Street or New Orleans Square stations and check out the trains and talk with an engineer

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We have a video tour of the Ernest S. Marsh, which is parked at the New Orleans Square Station for you:

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Haunted Mansion Holiday is closed for the season and Haunted Mansion returns later this month

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The Explorer Canoes are closed until 2017, if they return…

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A quiet Rivers of America, as it will be until 2017

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If you feel the need to ride on water, Splash Mountain is still open

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And you never know, Tim might end up in the back of your photos…

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Big Thunder Ranch is closed too, but this closure is permanent. The back path around Big Thunder should close very soon to accommodate construction.

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Hopefully this Big Thunder photo-op will make the move instead of getting scrapped

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Season of the Force in full swing in Tomorrowland

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Path of the Jedi is the same clipo show you can see at Hollywood Studios

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One thing you cant see at Walt Disney World: Hyperspace Mountain

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And Marvel Super Hero HQ for that matter, now in the upper level of what was Innoventions

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Star Wars Launch Bay occupies the downstairs

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It’s been a long time since we’ve visited, so let’s stop and take in the Disneyland Forever fireworks

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The fireworks were displayed early to accommodate filming of the Disneyland 60th TV special that will air in February

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You still have some time to experience “it’s a small world” Holiday, open until January 25th

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Guests filled Main Street to see some castmembers from Dancing with the Stars perform alongside the Paint the Night Parade

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Those girls had to be cold…

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Tim also took some video of the filming, a full musical number concluding with fireworks above Sleeping Beauty Castle:

If you enjoyed this photo report from the Disneyland Resort and want to see more, let us know!

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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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