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Conner Purzycki’s 3/20/12 DLR Photo Report

I was at the Disneyland Resort yesterday and took some newsworthy photos to share. Photos include Buena Vista Street, Cars Land, Matterhorn Refurbishment, and much more…

Buena Vista Street

Oswald’s looking good

The new color on the light posts in Paradise Pier is much nicer.

Cove Bar closed for refurbishment

Crowd Control is using blue tape instead of neon green tape… Yup.

The Parade Towers are back along the performance corridor by Golden Vine Winery

More Buena Vista Street from in the park

Carthay Circle has started to receive its clay roofing tiles

Facade refurbishment in Hollywood has wrapped up

The Monsters Inc. facade is getting a re-paint

Over in Downtown Disney, one of the new displays is already outside the new Lego store

Soon a dragon will rest here

Over in Disneyland, the Nemo extended queue has been set up for the spring break crowds

Matterhorn Refurb

The observatron is working again…

Some quick night shots of Cars Land

Wrapping up this photo report is the majestic return of Mr. Crane. This time he’s working on Buena Vista Street

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Conner Purzycki’s 12/11/11 DCA Photo Report

Dec 12, 2011 by     No Comments    Posted under: Disney California Adventure

After a few weeks of Florida and my daily schedule being packed, I finally got a chance to visit my home resort here in “sunny” California. So here are some newsworthy photos from yesterday covering Buena Vista Street, Carthay Circle Theater, and much more…

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New Locker Complex coming along

I wonder whats going to happen with that curved wall

You can see just the top of Oscar’s Filling Station

More Locker Complex

Walking through Condor Flats

Photopass Pickup Location in the old Cars Meet and Greet

Cant believe that sign is still spinning

The backside of Clarabell’s

Carthay Circle Theater

Elias & Company

Pump House

The top of the fountain

More of the Carthay Circle Facade was reviled recently

Looks spectacular

Thought this was a neat picture

Neverland Jake in the Backlot

He tried to jump out and scare me from behind that pole…

Pixar Pals

New parade lighting on a scissor lift

The TOT gate is finally out from behind walls

Looks like some sort of sensor was installed in the concrete


Yeah, Cars Land over there. Didn’t grab any photos. Onward!

I’m glad to see this bad (Odyssey I Believe) back. Also, since when did the fruit pizza get cut from Boardwalk Pizza and Pasta!!! GAH!

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Matt Valdez’s 11/17/11 DLR Photo Report

Nov 24, 2011 by     3 Comments    Posted under: Disney California Adventure, Disneyland

Happy Thanksgiving everybody!! I would like to welcome Matt Valdez to Disneyland News Today as a staff photographer. Matt already has a photo report to share with us…

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Starting off in Disneyland

Main Street is already decked out for the holidays

The new Disney Gallery exhibit, “Trains of Disney” is now open at the Disney Gallery

The rocks at the front of Adventureland still look strange to me. Bright turquoise was a strange choice.

Work on the Jolly Holiday Bakery continues.

Good day to be at the parks

Not much visible progress on the exterior

Nope, they are still funny looking

Planter work in Adventureland

The Pirates refurbishment wrapped up today

The only changes reported was that now both Blackbeard and Davy Jones are on the waterfall right before the battle scene.

How about a quick look around Santa’s Reindeer Round-up


Some LED snow on the castle roof

Wreath in the Small World Mall

Notice that the reefs on the facade are missing this year because of the Magic, The Memories, and You needs a flat surface to project on to

Quick peek at decorations around Toon Town

One of the trees that was imported from Walt Disney World’s Toon Town

No extended queue today at Star Tours

Into DCA

Buena Vista Street Construction

Attempt at decorating the DCA entrance way

Carthay Circle Theater

The Carthay Circle fountain was on



Elias & Company Depatment Store

The Pump House

The Backlot entrance showing a little wear

The workwalls along the entrance have been moved around and they are no longer the blue Electronica walls… Interesting

Walking down by Tower…

New work walls at the parade gates

Looks like some executives are getting a VIP look at Cars Land

The giant ornaments have returned to Flick’s Fun Fair

The mural is cracked and faded, wondered what’s going to happen to it

Cars Land

The leaning tower of tires has been constructed

So has the sign for Luigi’s

The mountain side facing pacific wharf has been mostly completed

Looking back the Carhtay Circle Theater


The Christmas Tree is up in Paradise Pier


The Cadillac Range from Paradise Park

Another mustache!!

Decorations on The Little Mermaid

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‘Never Land Pirate’ Jake Coming To Disney California Adventure

Nov 11, 2011 by     No Comments    Posted under: Disney California Adventure

From Erin Glover on Disney Parks Blog:

‘Never Land Pirate’ Jake is Coming to Disney Parks
Great news, “Jake and the Never Land Pirates” fans! Jake, from the popular Disney Junior show, will begin greeting guests at Disney Parks this month.

Starting November 13, Jake will be making regular appearances at Disney’s Hollywood Studios at the Walt Disney World Resort. He will join Handy Manny, Special Agent Oso and June from “Little Einsteins” at the Disney Junior Play ‘n Dine at Hollywood & Vine. Guests at the character dining experience will be able to get into the action by swabbing the deck, rowing the boat and shouting “yo ho” to songs from the show, including “Roll Up the Map,” “Hot Lava” and “Talk Like a Pirate.”

Also beginning November 13, Jake will join the Stars of Disney Junior at their meet and greet location in the Animation Courtyard. In order to make way for Jake, the Little Einsteins will no longer appear at that location.

Jake fans visiting the Disneyland Resort will also be able to meet their favorite little pirate beginning November 20, along Hollywood Boulevard at Disney California Adventure park.

Be sure to check daily entertainment guides for character greeting times and locations.

Yo ho! Let’s go!

ElecTRONica Extended Through Labor Day

Feb 14, 2011 by     No Comments    Posted under: Disney California Adventure

From the Disney Parks Blog:

Guests have had so much fun at ElecTRONica, the grid will be open all summer long at Disney California Adventure park!

ElectTRONica is a nighttime celebration that features music, live performances and interactive experiences, and it has become the place to dance the night away. Inspired by the computer-world environment of “TRON: Legacy,” ElecTRONica comes to life each evening in the Hollywood Pictures Backlot. The Disney film “TRON: Legacy” debuted in theaters in December, 2010.

ElecTRONica at Disney California Adventure Park

Special featured acts continue to keep the experience fresh. Here are some current highlights of the party:

  • DJs keep the energy going with electronic party music while dancers costumed as “Sirens” and “Programs” from the movie rock out at locations throughout the party.
  • Dance Crews, including “We Are Heroes,” the first female dance crew to win MTV’s “America’s Best Dance Crew,” bring their signature moves to the Backlot Stage on selected nights.
  • Also appearing on the Backlot Stage is LASERMAN, demonstrating his unique talents and skill in a stunning performance that combines music, lights, and lasers.
  • An amazing, full-scale model of a Light Cycle from the Disney film “TRON: Legacy.”
  • A re-creation of Flynn’s Video Arcade, which was a key location in the “TRON: Legacy” adventure. Gamers shoot for the highest scores as they enjoy classic 1980s arcade games. For ElecTRONica, you can find Flynn’s at the back of the party, near End of Line club.
  • Fun food items and glowing beverages.

LASERMAN at Disney California Adventure Park's ElecTRONica

Be a part of the action and enjoy a fun-filled night of games, music and dance as ElecTRONica electrifies the summer at Disney California Adventure park. Keep watching the Disney Parks Blog for updates on new performers.

If you were visiting ElecTRONica tonight, where would you head to first?

Full-Scale Model of a Light Cycle from Disney’s “TRON: Legacy”

Conner Purzycki's 12/27/10 DCA Photo Report

Dec 28, 2010 by     3 Comments    Posted under: Disney California Adventure

I was at The Disneyland Resort yesterday to celebrate my birthday which coincidentally was on one of the busiest days of the year. So I stuck to DCA for the day, which was also very crowded.

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Line to get into California Adventure around 9:20

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Conner Purzycki's 12/5/10 DLR Photo Report

Dec 6, 2010 by     1 Comment     Posted under: Disney California Adventure, Disneyland

I was at Disneyland yesterday to once again enjoy the parks in the rain and take advantage of small crowds. Despite the rain, I still was able to catch some newsworthy photos to share.

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Starting in DCA, new signs pointing your way around the work walls in Sunshine Plaza

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Max Guggenheim's 9/25/10 DLR Photo Report

I would like to welcome Max Guggenheim to the DLNT crew. He will be bringing us photos and videos from The Disneyland Resort. Max now brings us his first photo report from the Disneyland Resort…

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Starting off in DCA, walls are up around the right side mural to prepare for it’s removal starting on Oct. 1st

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Micheal Wada's 9/12/10 DLR Photo Report

Sep 17, 2010 by     6 Comments    Posted under: Disney California Adventure, Disneyland

DLNT Reporter Michael Wada was at The Disneyland Resort last Sunday and has a huge report to share with us. With summer now officially over, work walls are going up left and right around the resort. Lets take a look…

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Starting off in Disneyland, Disney Clothiers is still behind walls

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ElecTRONica, a New Dance Party Coming to DCA This Fall

Sep 1, 2010 by     No Comments    Posted under: Disney California Adventure

From the Disney Parks Blog:

ElecTRONica Concept Art

As they say in the digital world of TRON, “Greetings, Programs!” Today, we’re sharing concept art that gives you a first look at the new party we’re calling ElecTRONica. I’m told it’s the greatest nighttime dance party to ever rock Disney California Adventure park.

Beginning October 8, the interactive, digital world of “TRON: Legacy” will light up Hollywood Pictures Backlot as we gear up for the film’s release on December 17. This will be a cool opportunity to peek inside the world of this movie, and it’s available only to visitors of Disney California Adventure park.

ElecTRONica Concept Art

It’s an “electrifying” experience for the entire family, filled with music, lights and some of your favorite food and beverage, all set amidst the captivating world of “TRON: Legacy!” From a dazzling dance club under the stars to an authentic recreation of Flynn’s Arcade to some radical gaming, it’s like nowhere else on the grid! Each night, we’ll feature live entertainers, complete with lasers, glow accessories and the hottest music ever to rock the grid. ElecTRONica is “the” place to dance the night away in a fantastic world that only Disney can create. Highlights for the entire family will definitely be Flynn’s Video Arcade, face painting and the TRON: Evolution video game area.

ElecTRONica will transform Disney California Adventure park Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays this Fall. TRON fans and families can also enjoy the party seven days a week during Thanksgiving week and Christmas week.

Stay tuned to the Disney Parks Blog, as we’ll be sharing additional details soon, and if you want to stay up-to-date with the latest happenings on ElecTRONica, follow us on Twitter, @Disneyland.


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