A look around the parks from the first days of the off-season
First, a general album from Disneyland on September 4th
A nice quiet park, much different than summer
Rode Space Mountain, they didn't even bother with a Fastpass queue, just one for everyone. They had the machines on, but they didn't make any difference in your wait time
Found an overflowing trashcan in the queue, near the boarding area of Space
Amazing to see that the Main Finding Nemo wasn't being totally used, about a 45 minute wait in the afternoon
Found a cute little mouse in the Matterhorn queue
Storybook Land and Casey's Jr. are closed for refurb
River Belle Terrace work
More steel is up on the rebuilding of the Fort on TSI
The former Disney Gallery windows have been covered up
Haunted Mansion is closed for the holiday overlay installation
And then a separate album of the new version of the ASIMO presentation at Innoventions
The new version is noticeably more fluid and can move easier.
The show is basically the same show as before, but at the end, ASIMO does run across the stage, which is something the old version couldn't.
Then a look around the entire resort area from Wednesday, September 5th
First thing I needed to do when I got to the park was to ride the omnibus, I found out Tuesday night that a long time CM, Carl, passed on last Thursday, August 30th. He was a very friendly, nice gentleman and will be missed. Services will be held this Saturday.
Once again, the Nemo queue was less than 45 minutes in the early afternoon
Over in DCA and the Animation Building, Character Close Up has closed for installation of a new exhibit
The Wonderful World of Color barges and most of the testing equipment has been removed from the lake
Toy Story Mania! construction
Major demolition work has happened on the south edge of the Grand Californian Hotel, in preparations for building the new DVC wing. All the grass has been removed, as has all the landscaping and gates of the old Valet Parking lot and the old Paradise Pier Hotel entrance into DCA, including the former turnstile area. They were removing part of the original GCH building while I took photos. Also the old special Taxi Cab queue area for the GCH has been removed.
A look at the Simba parking lot and the temporary setup for the GCH valet parking lot and the new DVC model
Some of the Disneyland Hotel "You are here" maps still have the old hotel tower names
A look at the main Toy Story Mania! building from Katella Avenue
And then a look at the Progress of Anaheim Garden Walk and the World Mark time share hotel.