We got to the Resort around 11am and there wasn't a line yet over at the Dream Sale (which was opening to the Public at 1:30pm) so we went and walked through Downtown Disney to see what was going on...
These signs could be seen around Downtown Disney...
The Grand Californian and World of Disney were getting some work done...
The windows at World of Disney have gotten some pumpkins and vines for HalloweenTime
So, back at the Dream Sale, once we were finally let in, there was a mad dash to see what was still available. Guests who bought event packages got into the Sale at 7am, and so a lot of the good stuff was already gone. And some of the much larger stuff was auctioned off during live and silent auctions.
Happiest Faces on Earth frames from the 50th Anniversary were laid out...
From Toon Town:
Adventureland - I believe Simba and Nala shared frames like these:
Golden 50 icons were out, too, but all sold by the time the public got into the sale:
An Autopia car. I think this was in the old Autopia Winner's Circle shop (which is now Submarine Voyage queue)
If anybody was wondering where the old Midway Games from Paradise Pier are going, well, they're being auctioned off:
An old New Orleans Square Disneyland Railroad sign:
Snow White Musical signage was auctioned off, too:
The Indiana Jones Adventure crown from the 50th was still out by the time the public was let into the sale. The rest of the crowns were already packed up in a moving truck. Apparently one guy from Florida bought all 5 crown halves. The woman with him said that they were all easy to win because nobody seemed to want them... The only one that they had to put up a fight for was the Tomorrowland '67 crown - a phone bidder wanted it.
The same guy who purchased the crowns also got the Peoplemover cars:
There were lots of vinyl banners laid out to buy for cheap.
The sale items were marked with colored dot stickers, indicating prices. Here's the price list:
And at the registers, they had flyers reminding us to remember the date for the Snow White 70th Anniversary merch event
All in all, the Sale was kind of a let-down. All of the good stuff was already gone, so there wasn't much left worthwhile to pick through.
Hopefully they'll do something like this again, though, and next time there will be more good stuff WELCOME TO DISNEYLAND
After the sale, we took the Monorail into the Park...
The tarp covering the Buzz Lightyear mural got swapped out last week with this one that featured the mural art. Looks like they're planning on working on it for a while...
There's more painting going on on the Main Street railings..
And the wait times mid-afternoon on Friday were absolutely perfect: RE-BUILDING FORT WILDERNESS
Over on Tom Sawyer Island, work continues on the new Fort Wilderness
Construction workers were looking over the top of one of the towers:
On the backside of the Fort, you can peek in through the cracks to see work on the inside..
But don't get your hopes up that they're building a new Fort playground inside - it just looks like storage sheds back there. DISNEY GALLERY ELEVATOR
FANTASMIC! TOWER REFURB
Back on the mainland, the elevator at the former Disney Gallery is starting to take shape..
You can see the steel framework going up...
Part of the building facade has been removed...
From up in Tarzan's Treehouse, you can see that work is going on in the Disney Gallery courtyard.
The Fantasmic! lighting tower over by the River Belle Terrace is halfway out of its hole and has refurb walls around it. I guess Fantasmic! will be dark for a while?
Something is plugged into a rock...
It looks like another Fantasmic! tower closer to the French Market has railings around it.. HALLOWEENTIME
Some signage at the Parking Structure has been swapped out for HalloweenTime this year... A nice little touch
The Halloween vignettes from Tokyo are already out along the tram route - here's a nightshot of one of them...
Over at DCA, HalloweenTime stuff is already appearing the in park. On Friday, the new Candy Corn Acres was starting to go up.
By Saturday, the entire Candy Corn was up, along with Candy Corn Acres' windmill:
Pacific Wharf has some of its seasonal fall garlands up already
The Hollywood Tower Hotel is already celebrating Halloween...
The strobes and fog machines for the HalloweenTime mini-shows in front of the Tower of Terror can be seen from the queue:
The gift shop at the Tower of Terror is a sad story, though. Over half of the beautifully themed store is full of Pirates and Jack Skellington merchandise. There's only a limited selection of Tower merch. Why can't we have some in-theme merch? And if they can't fill the store with all Tower and Twilight Zone stuff, then at least give us DCA-specific merch - not stuff from across the esplanade!