WELCOME TO DISNEYLAND!
The Harbor Blvd archway has been completed. The confetti is history, and we now have silhouetted Disney characters and the swirly lines to match the rest of the Year of a Million Dreams stuff:
They've also added the "Where Dreams Come True"/Year of a Million Dreams petals on each side of the entrance:
New "Where Dreams Come True"/Year of a Million Dreams petal-shaped banners have been added to the turnstiles at both parks:
Early set-up/prep for the Candlelight processional? YEAR OF A MILLION MERCHANDISE OPPORTUNITIES
The big Castle snowglobe in the Emporium (and the one in World of Disney) has been re-dressed for the Holidays:
Here's a look at a LOT of the new merchandise offerings Disney has rolled out:
These two images are the SAME toy truck. Can't even make seperate toys for the Resorts. Sad.
A new Las Vegas-themed line of merch has been released....
New Daisy display in the Candy Palace has been re-dressed for the holidays:
Some new boxed candy offerings:
The "Disneyland: Then, Now, & Forever" book has just gotten a new dust jacket so it doesn't look like leftover 50th stuff (that is, until you open it).
Whoever designed the cover art for the "Remember the Moments - A Magical Souviner" merch needs to get a new job. It makes the stuff look entirely unappealing and ugly. This is the new 2-Disc CD collection, and I had planned on shelling out the $25 for the set, even though I have all the music (or at least most of it), but after seeing the ugly art work, I decided against it. As a graphic artist, I just couldn't do it. COLLECTIBLES & ART
A couple new Christopher Radko ornaments:
New limited edition (500) Shag Pirates of the Caribbean figurine:
A really neat new Black Pearl sculpture has been released. I believe its $199, but the detailing is amazing.
A look at some of the Black Pearl's detail:
A cursed, skeletal crew member gazes up at the ship:
The new Dave Avanzino New Orleans Square shadowboxes have been released. They run $75/ea.
The DisneyShopping.com window over between the Bank of Main Street and the Opera House has been switched out for the holiday merch. Funny, I could have sworn the internet didn't exist at the turn of the century. DISNEYLAND AFTER DARK
And a few shots of Disneyland After Dark...