7:50 am - 06/17/2012

Celebrating the Disneyland California Adventure Grand Re-Opening


The grand reopening of Disney's California Adventure Park in Anaheim, CA occurred earlier this week with much fanfare. Carsland, a section of the park themed after Pixar's Cars movies, is one of the new main draws to the park. Other parts of DCA have been completely renovated and re-done as well.

Here's a letter about the Grand Reopening from the Disney Parks & Resorts chairman, Tom Staggs:

(posted June 15th)
"Today, we celebrate a defining moment in the history of the Disneyland Resort: the Grand Reopening of Disney California Adventure park.

Cars Land and Buena Vista Street are the culmination of a five-year journey that has infused the park with more of our guests’ favorite characters and stories, more attractions and entertainment and more of the creative touches that make a Disney Parks experience truly unique.

These new areas are examples of what we do best — transporting guests to magical times and places where our characters and stories truly come to life. From the rockwork of the Ornament Valley Mountain Range to the hand-laid tile mosaics of the Carthay Circle Theatre, the level of artistry, craftsmanship and attention to detail is spectacular.

As you have seen here on the Disney Parks Blog over the last three days, the Disneyland Resort has hosted tons of media, celebrities and invited guests from around the world to give them an in-depth look at the transformation.

Today also marks the completion of an extraordinary period of expansion across the entire Disneyland Resort. Since 2007, we’ve completed major projects at both the Disneyland Hotel and Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, and have added more than 20 new attractions and shows.

At Disney California Adventure park alone, “World of Color,” Toy Story Mania!, The Little Mermaid ~ Ariel’s Undersea Adventure and Silly Symphony Swings have already proven to be extremely popular, and now Radiator Springs Racers, Luigi’s Flying Tires and Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree are exciting additions that give guests even more entertainment options.

I’d like to thank all of the Imagineers, cast members, artists, designers, builders and craftspeople who worked so tirelessly and collaboratively to make this remarkable transformation possible. I’d also like to thank all of you — our loyal guests — who have believed in our dream for Disney California Adventure park and supported us every step of the way." Tom Staggs, Chairman, Walt Disney Parks & Resorts

Also check out a video recap of the day, starting with people camping out for the park's opening:

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she_can_rock 17th-Jun-2012 06:36 pm (UTC)
still dont care for cars, but ngl all the food sounds delicious. especially the flavored popcorn. but buena vista street looks adorbs and the food at carthay circle too.
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