Welcome to the Disneyland Photo & News Report for July 29, 2013
Summer is in full swing at the Disneyland Resort and the seasonal crowds have definitely materialized. Despite being small and not quite unique, Limited Time Magic continues to host events each week. This past week saw “Christmas in July” with special treats and merchandise. For this week, the Disneyland Resort is brining back an ice cream treat which was “Limited” back in May during the 24-hour Monstrous Summer All-Nighter.

Steve Davidson, Vice President of Parades and Spectaculars at Walt Disney Immagineering, made a special announcement this week. Fitting with the “Christmas in July” Limited Time Magic celebration, Disney announced “World of Color – Winter Dreams”, a special holiday overlay of the popular night-time water and special effects spectacular at Disney California Adventure park.

The Ink and Paint Program has returned to Disneyland and features beautiful hand painted animation cels.

Disneyland Main Entrance

Disneyland Ink and Paint Program

Disneyland brought back some of the artists who were once part of the now removed-from-Disneyland Artisan Watch program. The Artisan Watches were hand painted, and assembled on Main Street up until earlier this year. Beginning July 20, 2013 the artists returned, now part of the “Disneyland Ink and Pain Program”. The first cel features the Main Street Train Station and conductor Mickey.

Here is a quick excerpt from the Disney Parks Blog:

Some of you had previously inquired about the artists who were once a part of the Artisan Watch program. Well, I’m very happy to say that for the past year they have been hard at work training day in and day out to master the technique of ink & paint.

Debuting for the first time on July 20 is a Main Street Train Station inspired cel featuring some of Disney’s most beloved characters. An exquisitely hand-painted Conductor Mickey (who is doing his best to keep the trains on track) will be accompanied by Minnie Mouse, Daisy Duck and Goofy. Right on Time will be available in a variety of formats including: unframed, framed and framed with signed postcard.

For those of you planning to visit the Disneyland Resort on July 20, several of the Ink & Paint artists associated with this piece will be on hand for a special appearance and signing at the Disneyana Shop in Disneyland park from 9–11 a.m. These artists include: Eric Scales, Dave Smith, Charles Landholm, Todd Wiesenhutter and June Valentine Ruppe.

Pictured below is artist Charles Landholm, who took time to talk with me as I drooled over his beautiful work – what a great guy! I also can’t help but notice a slight resemblance to someone…

Ink and Paint, Disneyana, Disneyland

Ink and Paint, Disneyana, Disneyland

Ink and Paint, Disneyana, Disneyland

Ink and Paint, Disneyana, Disneyland

Fantasy Faire, Disneyland

"It's a small world" Disneyland

Sumbarine Lagoon Disneyland

Big Thunder Mountain Refurbishment

Work is continuing on the nearly year long refurbishment on Big Thunder Mountain Railroad. New tracks are visible, railing and rock work can be seen, and the buildings of Rainbow Ridge are looking fantastic.

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad Refurbishment

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Big Thunder Mountain Railroad Refurbishment

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad Refurbishment

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad Refurbishment

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad Refurbishment

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad Refurbishment

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad Refurbishment

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad Refurbishment

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad Refurbishment

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad Refurbishment

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad Refurbishment

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad Refurbishment

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad Refurbishment

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad Refurbishment

Columbia, Disneyland

Mark Twain

Rivers of America

Rivers of America

Rancho Del Zocalo, Disneyland

King Arthur Carrousel, Fantasyland, Disneyland

Mad Tea Party, Fantasyland

Storybook Land Cannal Boats, Fantasyland

Storybook Land Cannal Boats, Fantasyland

The Jolly Trolley has returned to ToonTown after having disappeared a few weeks ago.

It looks like it has received some new paint on the benches and lower sections.

Jolly Trolley, Disneyland ToonTown

Jolly Trolley, Disneyland ToonTown

Jolly Trolley, Disneyland ToonTown

Jolly Trolley, Disneyland ToonTown

The counter area has seen better days.

Jolly Trolley, Disneyland ToonTown

Royal Courtyard, Disneyland

Club 33, Disneyland

Court of Angels

Now is the time to enjoy the beautiful and secluded Court of Angels in New Orleans Square.

This great corner of the park will soon be taken over by pirates for Halloween Time and then be transformed into a Holiday shop through the end of the year. If you find yourself in New Orleans Square in the next few weeks, take some time to walk through and enjoy this quite and beautiful corner of the park.

Court of Angels, Disneyland

Court of Angels, Disneyland

Court of Angels, Disneyland

Court of Angels, Disneyland

Court of Angels, Disneyland

I’m not sure if these are new, but I noticed some chatter about these Indiana Jones tee shirts this past week.

Very nice!

Indiana Jones Adventure Outfiters

Indiana Jones Adventure Outfiters

Indiana Jones Adventure Outfiters

Over on Main Street, work continues on the new Market House as it receives installation of the first Disneyland park Starbucks location.

Market House / Starbcuks Refurbishment

Market House / Starbcuks Refurbishment

New doors?

Market House / Starbcuks Refurbishment

Candy Palace, DIsneyland

Red Car Trolley

You’re going to love this!

Molly the Messenger really liked my camera, and as a result, a ‘photo shoot’ of sorts happened on Buena Vista Street.

These are the things that makes Buena Vista Street such an amazing part of the Disneyland Resort.

Molly the Messenger posing, Buena Vista Street

Molly the Messenger posing, Buena Vista Street

Molly the Messenger posing, Buena Vista Street

Molly the Messenger posing, Buena Vista Street

Molly the Messenger posing, Buena Vista Street

Molly the Messenger posing, Buena Vista Street

Buena Vista Street Details

Buena Vista Street Details

Buena Vista Street Details

Buena Vista Street Details

Buena Vista Street Details

Buena Vista Street Details

 

Disneyland Resort Debuts ‘World of Color Winter Dreams’ for the 2013 Holiday Season

Disneyland is adding to the list of entertainment events for this upcoming Holiday Season. World of Color, the night-time water, projection and special effects spectacular at Disney California Adventure park will receive a full Christmas makeover.

The new show called, “Winter Dreams” will be hosted by Olaf the snowman and will include scenes from the upcoming Disney animated feature, “Frozen” along with Disney classics such as “Bambi”, “Fantasia” and “Toy Story”. Winter Dreams will also include new special effects and water patterns.

World of Color, Winter Dreams Concept 2

Steve Davison, the creative director for the original “World of Color” show at Disney California Adventure is working on the Winter Dreams Holiday version of the extremely popular show. “I am so excited to be brining new magic to ‘World of Color’ this holiday season”, remarked Davison. “The brand-new show is filled with great music, new effects and, of course, all the magnificence of ‘World of Color’ fountain and projection system. It’s going to be a very powerful and amazing experience for guests of all ages”.

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Out in Downtown Disney, a “Downtown Disney Live!” banner has been placed on the main stage.

Just remember who was “DisneylandLive” first!

Downtown Disney Live Stage

Downtown Disney Live Stage

Downtown Disney Live Stage

Disney / Pixar Planes Banners AMC Theater Downtown Disney

That’s going to do it for this week’s update. You can see the past updates here.

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