Disneyland Photo Report for July 23, 2012.

Welcome Back to the Disneyland Resort

 


Expect heavy summer crowds at Disneyland Resort again 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. With holiday crowds on the horizon, 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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Day
Resort Crowd Prediction
Tues, July 24, 2012
10 out of 10
Weds, July 25, 2012
10 out of 10
Thurs, July 26, 2012
10 out of 10
Fri, July 27, 2012
10 out of 10

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

  • Southern California Annual Passports are now blocked out through August 19.
  • Full blockouts on Saturday.
  • Disneyland (park) is a 9.1 on Monday.
  • Due to its incredibly low capacity, consider riding Luigi’s Flying Tires standby right after starting your day by grabbing a FASTPASS for Radiator Springs Racers.

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Disneyland Flag Retreat

This past week was a great one to be at the Disneyland Resort. The weather was hot, the crowds were plentiful and you could totally shut yourself out from the outside world…well almost.

If you look close you’ll notice the flag is at half staff

Disneyland Main Street Train Station

Disneyland Main Street Train Station Flag

In response to the President’s order, Disney lowered the Disneyland park flags out of respect for those effected by the Aurora mass shooting

Disneyland Flag at Half Staff

Disneyland Flag Retreat Ceremony

Retiring the Colors in Disneyland’s Flag Retreat Ceremony

From: DisneylandLive

Today was a difficult day for our country. Senseless violence on innocent people dominated the news and was in the minds of Americans once again. It’s tough to find peace when violence of such magnitude unfolds and each person has their own way of finding it. Today I spent a little more time thinking about our great nation and the Americans that inhabit this land. I also made sure to visit the Disneyland Flag Retreat ceremony this afternoon in Main Street’s Town Square. It is a time honored tradition and a great show of appreciation to our county and service men and women. In this particular flag retreat ceremony the flag is at half staff in respect for the victims of the Aurora, Colorado mass shooting.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQ4eRYaPNZk

Disneyland Flag Retreat Ceremony

Jiggs Whigham and the 2012 Disneyland All-American College Band

Jazz Legend Jigg Whigham showed up once again this year to direct and play along with the 2012 Disneyland All-American College Band.

Jiggs Whigham and the 2012 Disneyland All American College Band

Jiggs Whigham and the 2012 Disneyland All American College Band

Jiggs Whigham and the 2012 Disneyland All American College Band

Jiggs Whigham and the 2012 Disneyland All American College Band

This video is only a montage of the tunes played that day and it really shows off just how amazing this year’s band is!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KpQpyQnmbcc

Jiggs Whigham and the 2012 Disneyland All American College Band

And speaking of great bands, the Ellis Island Band preformed throughout the day on Friday on the Paradise Garden Bandstand

Ellis Island Boys - Paradise Garden Bandstand - Disney California Adventure

Ellis Island Boys - Paradise Garden Bandstand - Disney California Adventure

Ellis Island Boys - Paradise Garden Bandstand - Disney California Adventure