Disneyland Resort Photo Report for January 23, 2012.

Welcome Back to the Disneyland Resort!

This week saw a few changes around the resort, including the addition of some minimalist Valentine’s Day decorations and some “romantic” scenes added to “The Magic, The Memories and You” projection show.  There are a lot of closures and construction walls around the entire property, as the Matterhorn’s major refurbishment continues and some major changes are happening in Downtown Disney.

Crowd levels should be light this week. TouringPlans.com can help you navigate the parks with our per-park Crowd Calendar, Lines – Mobile Wait Times App that gives access to current and estimated wait times for attractions, and Touring Plans detailing the best plan of attack for hitting the attractions. Now more than ever, it’s a good time to subscribe to TouringPlans.com to plan your strategy to avoid the crowds!

Below are the predicted resort-wide crowd numbers for select days generated by the TouringPlans professional statisticians as measured for the upcoming week. For the access to the full year and per-park crowd level predictions, visit our Crowd Calendar.

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Resort Crowd Prediction
Tues, Feb 7, 2012
1 out of 10
Weds, Feb 8, 2012
2 out of 10
Thurs, Feb 9, 2012
out of 10
Fri, Feb 10, 2012
out of 10

Here are some quick-hit notes that we hope you’ll find helpful as you prepare your visits for the week:

  • Partial block outs this weekend.
  • Disney California Adventure is a 2.3 on Thursday.
  • Saturday in Disneyland is a 5.8.

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“The Magic, The Memories and You”

Disney added a few scenes to “The Magic, The Memories and You” projection show at both Disneyland and Magic Kingdom parks.  Most of the show remains the same as before, although a few scenes from Beauty and the Beast, Lady and the Trap and an ‘awe’ creating moment from the movie Tangled have been added in the middle of the show.  ”The Magic, The Memories and You” is much more dramatic and produces a much larger crowd at Walt Disney World, where it is projected onto the massive Cinderella’s Castle, but our version here at Disneyland remains a beautiful blend of technology and Disney music in an environment where you can show up a few minutes before show time and get a great view!  I personally love the show.

The Magic, The Memories and You, Valentine's Day Tangled Scene

Here’s a full video of the new version

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“it’s a small world” also reopened this past weekend after being closed several weeks to remove the holiday elements.

"it's a small world"  - Disneyland

"it's a small world" loading area - Disneyland

Main Street

Disneyana was still closed on Friday when these photos were taken, however the shop opened back up on Saturday.  I’ll have photos of the newly remodeled interior for you next week.

Disneyana Refurbishment - Disneyland

Not too much is visible yet across the street as the Carnation Cafe reclaims the interior space of the Blue Ribbon Bakery.

Carnation Cafe Refurbishment - Disneyland

Carnation Cafe Refurbishment - Disneyland

Town Square Planter Refurbishment - Disneyland

Apart from “The Magic, The Memories and You” receiving some V-Day love, you can find a few hearts in Town Square this February.

Valentine's Day Hearts in Town Square - Disneyland