WELCOME TO DISNEYLAND &
We rode in to Disneyland on the Monorail so we could check out the Lagoon.
As we disembarked in Tomorrowland, we saw three subs exiting the caverns. Very very cool.
A small portion of the construction "wall" along the Autopia route is down. You can get a pretty impressive view of the Lagoon from on Autopia now. SEIMENS' TOMORROW
Seimens' upcoming exhibit in Innoventions is under construction... I'm interested to see what their PROJECT TOMORROW
is... TRAVEL POW WOW
The event set-up for the didn't impact the park like set-up for the Pirates premieres do, but there was definately a lot going on.
The Plaza Gardens stage and dancefloor was converted to a storage area for catering supplies
Every food location in Adventureland, Frontierland, New Orleans Square, and Critter Country was closed and the major dining establishments has signs similar to the one seen at Rancho del Zocalo:
Lots of suits out and about
Frontierland's small El Zocalo Park was walled off for supply storage for the event as well
Walls were up by the Columbia/Mark Twain dock as well, behind the Pow Wow stage:
Speaking of the stage:
White tents littered the Riverfront, as well as all of Adventureland.
Critter Country closed even eariler than the rest of the West Side of the park:
Some people from the Industry were given a tour of the park, including a briefing of the upcoming Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage. After getting the run-down of the new attraction, they were taken to Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters, ushered in through the Fastpass queue, and taken on a spin to help defeat Zurg.
Naturally, Frontierland was the entrance to the Pow Wow:
Travel industry bigwigs in line for a big Disney party: TOM SAWYER ISLAND & MARK TWAIN
The Rafts to Tom Sawyer Island dock is out from construction walls. Not much has changed...
I don't know if these turnstiles are new - I don't remember them being there before, but then again, I didn't visit the Island much.
The Mark Twain got some signage explaining the refurbishment that is strikingly obvious to park guests:
The sign says:
MARK TWAIN RIVERBOAT
IN DRYDOCK UNDER IMPROVEMENTS
Ornate white steamboats such as the Mark
Twain were once a common sight on American
rivers. With their elegant style and leisurely
pace, they symbolized sohpistication, adventure
and romance for generations of Americans.
To maintain its beauty and functionality, the Mark
Twain periodically takes a break from its daily
river runs to undergo refreshment by a team of
experts. From this vantage point at Fowler's
Harbor, you may be able to observe some of the
current work, including the installation of new
decking throughout the ship.
The Mark Twain will be resuming daily passenger
services later this spring.
The cabin in Frontierland is done.
No more tarps on Tarzan's Treehouse:
I believe the attraction will be back open sometime next month:
Indy is getting its new ramp:
Temporary queue re-direction means crossing the fake mine track:
Creepy: THIS & THAT
Queenie was out doin' her Mardi Gras thing:
After the afternoon parade, they ushered overflow traffic backstage, even though it wasn't necessary at all. Most everybody went down Main Street, since traffic down the street wasn't all that terrible.
The new Disneyland Railroad shadowbox by Dave Avazino is really nice:
The detail is quite nice: