PHOTO REPORT: Disneyland Resort 6/18/18 (Lamplight Lounge, Pixar Pier, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, Etc.)

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Welcome back to another WDWNT Photo Report from the Disneyland Resort. We do our best to keep you up-to-date with all the happenings each week, so you can have a bit of magic with you wherever you are joining us from.

This week, since we are only over a week away from the opening of Pixar Pier in Disney California Adventure Park, construction is wrapping up more areas are being revealed from behind walls. In Disneyland Park, we have Galaxy’s Edge updates for you, as well as some scenic shots from around the resort.

Pixar Pier Sheds More Construction Walls

The walls around the lower levels of the Lamplight Lounge were removed, and the new bar/seating area was exposed. There are a lot of new comfy-looking lounge furniture and tables to accommodate the droves of people who will be flocking to this location once it opens.

The location was undergoing what looked like a Cast Member training session with all of the new Cast Members who will be working at the location in their new costumes. The costume appears to be muted (nothing garish), and looks comfortable for serving on those hot summer days.

At the entrance to Pixar Pier, the new marquee was finally installed as well. The new sign was left under wraps, likely for the big reveal on premiere party day.

Moving a little further into the pier, the Knick’s Knacks location had its signage installed, and it matches the design aesthetic of the pier-theme very well.

Over at the Incredicoaster, daily testing continues with and without Cast Members. Construction on the station, queue area, and the Incredibles neighborhood are really starting to progress quickly.

There is also a mural by what will be Jack Jack’s Cookie Num Nums close to the exit of the attraction.

Here is a close up of some of the mural on the under side of the arch that will mark the entrance to the Incredibles neighborhood.

The new wall was built around Jesse’s Critter Carousel, but not much progress has been made on the attraction itself. The attraction is not slated to open until early 2019, so it will not be ready for the grand opening of Pixar Pier.

Over on the Pixar Promenade, signs were installed on the remaining two Games of the Boardwalk but still remain under wraps.

The Pixar Pal-A-Round was testing consistently throughout the day, giving us a better look at some of the gondolas.

At the opposite side of Pixar Pier, adjoining to what will be the Inside Out Neighborhood, is the parade route entrance. The large wooden gate used to be painted with large Paradise Pier signage, but it looks like they are going to be painting it to say Pixar Pier instead. This is slightly surprising since it technically sits in the area that is now currently called Paradise Park.

 

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Construction Progress

With only one year left until opening season, the countdown begins for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland Park. The size, scale and detail work of this land are mind-blowing, so one year seems like very little time in comparison. The petrified spires of Black Spire Outpost gather more and more detail work as the weeks go by, and the mountain ranges of the land are really starting to take shape.


New Pixar Fest Balloon Featuring Up

Disneyland Resort also debuted a new balloon featuring the Up house. What do you all think?

Cast Members were also handing out Incredibles 2 buttons to all guests entering the parks, to commemorate the opening weekend of the newest Disney/Pixar film.

 

New Parking Structure Progress

The new parking structure project adjoining to the Mickey & Friends Parking Structure is well underway, and construction has started to go vertical.

That about wraps up our weekly photo report. As we say goodbye, we would like to leave you with some photos around the Disneyland Resort from throughout the day.

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