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    PHOTO UPDATE 10/20: DreamSigns, new Holiday merch and set-up, Midway Mania, +MORE

    A quick update.

    WELCOME TO DISNEYLAND!
    The Disneyland Resort marquees around the Resort are becoming "dreamy" -




    We normally park in Timon, but around 4pm when we arrived, the full and closed, so we were directed to Mickey & Friends. We got sent all the way up to the top of the structure, Minnie's Level. The rest of the structure was packed. It was a busy, busy day at Disneyland.

    A look at the wait board inside Disneyland - it seemed a bit off - Buzz Lightyear was at least a 30-minute wait as extended queue was nearly full all the way back to the Ariel's Grotto photo-op:


    New kiosks providing a variety of international maps have been set up near the wait time board:


    And at the entry tunnels, too:


    They've also added them to the DCA information booth as well:





    New HalloweenTime banners were added along the DCA turnstiles:








    RIVER BELLE TERRACE
    Back in Disneyland, work continues on the River Belle Terrace:


    A new set of stairs is being added to the River Belle:


    This small area has gotten partially dug out...



    GETTING READY FOR CHRISTMAS
    Back over in DCA, some Christmas lights are already up on San Francisco Street:




    MIDWAY MANIA
    A couple looks at Midway Mania construction




    Look at detail back there! It's unprecedented in DCA!



    CHRISMTAS MERCH GALORE!
    It's Christmas already in the Resort gift shops. Lots of holiday merch styles from last year are back, so here's a look at what's new this year:

    World of Disney's first and second rooms are full of Christmas stuff:







    New Ear Hats:


    A gift-card holder. It's cheap-looking, but it isn't supposed to be fancy, and it's only $3.


    Clip magnet:


    Holiday flag - $15:


    New Christmas cards - $14:






    Peppermint bark - $3:


    New pens - $4/each:


    New "Where Dreams Come True" ornaments




    Mickey & Minnie ornaments ($16/each):


    JOY door/wall decoration - $16


    Tree countdown - $36


    New sweater - $28


    Women's Minnie holiday slippers - $20:


    Pajama pants - $32:


    Embroidery detail:


    Votives - $22:


    New holiday shirt, available in children ($17) and adult sizes ($20)




    ....And finally, billboards near the security checks announce the holiday season which begins November 16.

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    Re: PHOTO UPDATE 10/20: DreamSigns, new Holiday merch and set-up, Midway Mania, +MORE

    Well, it's about time!!

    Thanks for the excellent photos, MG.
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    Re: PHOTO UPDATE 10/20: DreamSigns, new Holiday merch and set-up, Midway Mania, +MORE

    Great Job! Thanks.

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    Re: PHOTO UPDATE 10/20: DreamSigns, new Holiday merch and set-up, Midway Mania, +MORE

    Christmas already??!?!?!?!?!?! It's not past Halloween yet!!!

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    Re: PHOTO UPDATE 10/20: DreamSigns, new Holiday merch and set-up, Midway Mania, +MORE

    Great update. Thanks for the holiday merchandise pics.

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    Re: PHOTO UPDATE 10/20: DreamSigns, new Holiday merch and set-up, Midway Mania, +MORE

    Thanks for the photos AND prices! That was a really nice added bonus!

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    Re: PHOTO UPDATE 10/20: DreamSigns, new Holiday merch and set-up, Midway Mania, +MORE

    I LOVE the new Christmas ears, must have!!

    I am so not ready to think about Christmas......
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    Re: PHOTO UPDATE 10/20: DreamSigns, new Holiday merch and set-up, Midway Mania, +MORE

    Quote Originally Posted by MasterGracey View Post
    The Disneyland Resort marquees around the Resort are becoming "dreamy" -





    Brilliant, a color scheme that camouflages with the sky and the blue-lettered names of the parks. Good thing the marquee doesn't tell you anything important.

    "Dear, didn't you read the sign back there?"

    "What sign?"


    Quote Originally Posted by MasterGracey View Post
    ....And finally, billboards near the security checks announce the holiday season which begins November 16.

    MG and I were discussing that the "reindeer Dumbo" will probably be the commercial icon of choice for both WDW and DLR this year. Last year, if you remember, it was the snowman. Personally I think Dumbo is alright, but perhaps a pachyderm is not as evocative of the holidays as the snowman was.

    Furthermore, we both thought the snowman would be a perfect match for the magical Sleeping Beauty Castle transformation into an icicle palace this year - and speaking of which, so far that aspect of this year's holiday season hasn't been played up too much in the advertising, if at all. Although the castle will assuredly be featured in the park map, it would be awesome if the "snow fortress" is under-hyped, so that the castle can shine on its own brilliant accord, unblemished by the curse of heightened expectations.

    The merch is sorta ho-ho-hum, nothing stood out to me as a must-buy, but then I'm a pretty picky shopper, even for Christmas presents for people other than myself. Bah!
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    Re: PHOTO UPDATE 10/20: DreamSigns, new Holiday merch and set-up, Midway Mania, +MORE

    Confounded, double-post.

    I guess this is my +MORE.
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    Re: PHOTO UPDATE 10/20: DreamSigns, new Holiday merch and set-up, Midway Mania, +MORE

    nice report

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    Re: PHOTO UPDATE 10/20: DreamSigns, new Holiday merch and set-up, Midway Mania, +MORE

    The morning of Dec. 25, all of that Holiday-themed merchandise will be 15% off.

    I wonder when they'll have the Happy New Year merchandise, out?

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    Re: PHOTO UPDATE 10/20: DreamSigns, new Holiday merch and set-up, Midway Mania, +MORE

    nice report. thanks for sharing!

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    Re: PHOTO UPDATE 10/20: DreamSigns, new Holiday merch and set-up, Midway Mania, +MORE

    Awesome pics as always! Thanks for sharing!
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    Re: PHOTO UPDATE 10/20: DreamSigns, new Holiday merch and set-up, Midway Mania, +MORE

    I like the ball ornaments with white ears.
    Pretty nice.

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    Re: PHOTO UPDATE 10/20: DreamSigns, new Holiday merch and set-up, Midway Mania, +MORE

    I was at the resort on Saturday too! I left around around 1:30 because I had to and sensed that parks were going were going to be very busy. But I went on Screamin around 12:00 (which already have 5 trains running) and got a glimpse at the Midway building twice. The roofline work and details are absolutely wonderful. Some of the roof's backsides have the roof tiles on them and they are very intricate. They building is going to be wonderful.

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