We went to Downtown Disney yesterday, and took some photos of Pollo Campero as well as some holiday decor. Our plans then were only for One Man’s Dream at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, but we were invited to the cast preview of the Osborne Lights!
Downtown Disney was getting ready for a benefit sale (for the United Way) that happened Saturday morning.
The AMC theater renovations continue, I’ve read that there will be 20 theaters and more food options when it’s finished.
New Vinylmation figures, including the passholder exclusive Orange Bird that is available at D-Street (while supplies last):
Disney bands in a variety of shapes, including Muppets, Nightmare Before Christmas and Disney Transportation:
Sorcerer Mickey Vinylmation figure:
Mr. Toad Passholder and DVC Vinymation exclusives:
It may not be long before the name “Pleasure Island” is gone. I took some photos of some of the different club names that are still visible:
Sign for Festival of the Masters:
Work going on beyond this fountain:
And at Cooke’s of Dublin:
And in front of Fulton’s:
The front of Pollo Campero looks nearly done:
Lego holiday items:
Displays inside The World of Disney, which didn’t look fully decorated yet:
A United Way booth:
We stopped in at Earl of Sandwich and had our free holiday sandwiches (with the purchase of a drink and chips with a Facebook coupon). The offer expires November 7th. Even at full price, it’s a great sandwich and only available for a limited time!
Duffy inside Once Upon a Toy:
More inside the World of Disney:
We went to Disney’s Hollywood Studios, the parking lot was empty:
Our main reason to be there was to take photos and video of One Man’s Dream, which has changed some during it’s rehab.
However, we noticed the Toy Story 3 topiaries had changed since we’d seen them only a day earlier – Woody was gone! We were told that it might be due to the cold. For some reason, I’d never noticed the Pixar Place sign either previously:
Entering One Man’s Dream, and stopping by the Audio-Animatronic of Abraham Lincoln from the 1964-65 Worlds Fair. We saw this at the D23 Expo last year. We have full video of this new area from One Man’s Dream!
Walt with Mary Blair:
A display with the Horizon’s Robot Butler, Figment with top hat, and Kitchen Kabaret characters:
I had left the Abraham Lincoln display earlier due to a lot of guests gathering in that one area – but I went back and took some more photos of it. There is also a sculpture behind the glass that used to be in the Contemporary Resort:
A display case that includes items such as a helmet from Tron, a bunny from Honey I Blew Up the Kids and a jetpack from The Rocketeer:
There is supposed to be more added soon:
Epic Mickey, Bolt and Space Mountain displayed on the walls:
Artwork and maquettes for the upcoming Fantasyland Little Mermaid ride:
A few more photos before heading out:
We had a last-minute invite for the Osborne Lights, which was having a cast member preview that night. Before the lights were turned on:
Two young guests are ready to flip the switch. We have video of this moment!
Photos of the first Osborne Lights for this season – I plan to take a tripod in just over a week, so check back for a full Osborne Lights update! Phineas and Ferb are now part of the Osborne Lights in voice form – you can see that in our videos here.
The purple cat that moves every year:
Muppet Courtyard Christmas trees:
On our way out of the park, I noticed Tangled merchandise through a store window:
It was a great night! A few last photos:
The next update should be Christmas at the Magic Kingdom early next week!