Friday, October 17, 2008

Disney's California Adventure is Finally Getting a Facelift

Have you ever been to Disneyland in California? Well I hope you have. And, if you have, you know that you spend most of your time in Walt Disney's original theme park, Disneyland, and not so much time in the cousin park: Disney's California Adventure.

Did you ever wonder why you don't spend so much time in that park? For me, the main reason is almost all of the rides are off-the-shelf, generic rides, and the park doesn't transport you to any different places, time periods, or magic lands; you go from Southern California in the modern day, to Southern California in the modern day.

Good news! This is all about to change... Disney's California Adventure is getting a $1 billion makeover which will be taking place through 2012. This change will encompass a total renovation of Disney's California Adventure, the park will be transformed into California during the roaring 20s when Disney first came to California to start his animation company. The park and attractions will follow his journey through California and his journey up the ladder of success.

One of these new pieces of the park will be a recreation of the Carthay Circle Theatre in California from 1937 where Disney premiered Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. They are hoping this building will be an icon similar to Sleeping Beauty's Castle in Disneyland.

There will also be additions of red trolley cars at the entrance, renovated boardwalk games to make them more nostalgic and Disney character-related, a Little Mermaid ride, a World of Color fountain and lights show, a 12-acre Cars Land, among other attractions and decor added.

"We're putting a lot of focus on that feeling, that emotional connection," Weis said. "And a big part of what we're bringing in is more Walt."

Update: Here are a serires of Photos and Maps from the article that give some more information on the exciting renovation!

Source: LA Times

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