PHOTO REPORT: Disneyland Resort 7/7/16 (Star Wars Land Wreckage, Marvel in DCA, ETC.)

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Disneyland Reporter Conner Purzycki is back to bring us the very latest from the Disneyland Resort in our first photo report from the west coast in some time. Let’s see what’s new and exciting:

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We begin by looking at the continuing work on Star Wars land

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The Fort on Tom Sawyer Island is in the construction zone

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Foundation work has begun

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Toontown in the distance

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The Fantasyland Skyway station was finally removed recently

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Walt seems excited about it… *ducks to avoid projectiles*

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In Downtown Disney, work continues on the second Starbucks location near Earl of Sandwich

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The House of Blues closed and moved to Garden Walk nearby, no announcement yet on what will replace it

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Chapel Hats, which has a store at Disney Springs, now has a shop at Downtown Disney Anaheim

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New recycling bins have appeared around the resort, allowing guests to dump out the liquid first and then throw away the cup or bottle

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The Star Trader is now selling rubber Star Wars weaponry…

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No visible changes to be seen inside Star Wars Launch Bay since Super Hero HQ was closed

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Autopia reopened a while ago, but more changes are still expected over the coming months

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Star Wars construction has made a visible dent in the treeline near the Fantasyland Theater

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Where trees and the Skyway station once were is now nothing

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The Big Thunder Trail will remain closed until the completion of the project

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The construction is quite visible while riding Big Thunder Mountain Railroad

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The view from just outside Big Thunder

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The tunnel lives…

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Looking out at the Rivers of America

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The Mark Twain isn’t moving, but you can still enjoy it

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A deserted Tom Sawyer Island

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Moving over to DCA, Soarin’ Around the World is now open

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Lines have been noticeably longer for the new attraction

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You can now get a bacon mac and cheese cone at the Cozy Cone Motel in Cars Land

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Big crowds still showing up for Frozen: Live at the Hyperion

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Spider-Man and Captain America enjoying their new home in Hollywood Land

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If you don’t get here early, this is a pretty common sight

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The ads for the Stark Expo are a nice touch given the New York backdrop for both characters

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Rather than bring back Mad T Party or tear this down, Disneyland Resort opted to turn the backlot area into “Jammin’ on the Backlot”

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There’s still a fountain under this stage…

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The sneak peek of Pete’s Dragon is happening now in Sunset Showcase, former home of Muppetvision 3-D

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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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