Although there have been rumors that the Twilight Zone themed Tower of Terror in California Adventure would undergo a re-theming, many of us die-hard fans of the attraction were hoping that it was simply not true. But, alas, it is. The attraction will be re-themed to a Guardians of the Galaxy story-line.
Unique to Disneyland, is the famous Matterhorn Bobsleds, a roller coaster inside a mountain that made its debut in 1959 at Disneyland in Anaheim, California. It is the first tubular steel continuous track roller coaster ever constructed and is composed of two intertwining steel roller coasters. The Matterhorn has undergone many changes throughout the years but continues to be a favorite of park guests.
Disneyland may look like any average theme park to those who are not in the know, But, there’s a secret world hidden behind the attractions, Disney characters and churros – a place where kitty cats roam the park at night and Mickey Mouse hides in various places
Disney’s five year, 1 billion dollar expansion of its California Adventure theme park is near complete. June 15 is the date that two highly anticipated themed lands, Cars Land and Buena Vista Street, will open completing one of the largest expansions in history.
For the first time in 10 years, Disneyland has opened membership to its exclusive Club 33, the secretive, members-only restaurant hidden in New Orleans Square. Members will also be able to relax in a new private pad at Disney’s California Adventure: 1901, named for the year Walt Disney was born.
Disney Imagineers are working hard to put all the finishing touches on the new Cars land that is scheduled to open on June 15th this summer. Some of those finishing touches include classic neon signs. Disney has re-created the Radiator Springs seen in Cars and Cars2 including many of its iconic buildings as well as neon signs.
The much anticipated grand opening of Cars Land, Buena Vista Street and the Carthay Circle Theatre at Disney California Adventure has been announced for June 15th. These new additions will serve as a capstone in the five year billion dollar expansion that is designed to revive the struggling park.
Are you planning on spending your New Year’s Eve at Disneyland Resort? MousePlanet published some great tips on making the most out of your New Year’s Eve experience at Disneyland and I thought I’d repost here. In fact, much of this advice is good for any day that the parks are overly-crowded.
I came across this great Infographic depicting many of the memorable events that have transpired since the 1955 opening of the original Disneyland Park in Anaheim. If you recall (or have heard), that day, which was “invite only,” did not arrive without its many issues – uninvited guests jumping the fence to get in, attractions breaking down, restaurants running out of food, ladies high heels sinking in the newly poured asphalt on main Street and the list goes on.
Disney spokesman John McClintock has confirmed that Cars Land, will open at Disney’s California Adventure in Summer 2012. The exact date will of course depends of all the ride tests that WDI will do on each Cars Land attractions. Additionally, The Orange County Register created a neat graphic which details what’s in store for the 12-acre addition to Disney’s California Adventure.
Spoiler Alert: If you do not want to see what awaits you in California Andentures’ newest attraction, “The Little Mermaid: Ariel’s Undersea Adventure,” then leave right now. However, if you are the curious sort such as I and realize that even if you get a video preview of the ride, it still won’t spoil experiencing the attraction in person, then continue on.
The talking Mickey we wrote about in May of this year will begin making regular appearances at Disney’s California Adventure park as part of a new show. This is the first time that the “enhanced” Mickey character, which has a moving mouth and blinking eyes, will routinely appear in front of visitors at Disneyland Resort as he plays a central role in “Disney Dance Crew” that debuts Friday at California Adventure.
September 7 is the date that Disney has announced its plans to close the Bountiful Valley Farms area in California Adventure. This to make room for Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree, one of the new attractions coming to Cars Land, an all new land based on the Pixar animated film – Cars. The area between the farm and the Pacific Wharf area will become the new entrance into Cars Land.
As the continued process of re-themeing and enhancing takes place in Disney’s California Adventure park, Mulholland Madness is next on the list of attractions to receive an update. The family coaster, which has been called “unimaginative” in the past, will get a Goofy’s Sky Skool “refreshing” as part of the $1.1-billion effort to add a heavy dose of Mickey Mouse and friends to the under-performing theme park.