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Disney theme park


Grizzly Peak is the icon of Disney's California Adventure Park
Disney's California Adventure Park
Location Anaheim, California, USA
Opening Day February 8, 2001
Resort Disneyland Resort
Theme California
Website Disneyland Resort Homepage
Operator The Walt Disney Company
Disneyland Resort

Disneyland
Disney's California Adventure
Downtown Disney
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Resort Hotels

Disneyland
Disney's Paradise Pier
Disney's Grand Californian
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Disney's California Adventure is a theme park in Anaheim, California, adjacent to Disneyland Park and part of the larger Disneyland Resort. It opened on February 8, 2001. The park is owned and operated by The Walt Disney Company. Theme Park is a simulation computer game designed by Bullfrog Productions, released in 1994, in which the player designs and operates an amusement park. ... “Anaheim” redirects here. ... For other uses, see Disneyland (disambiguation). ... The Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California is a major recreational resort (owned and operated by The Walt Disney Company), and is home to two theme parks, three hotels, and a shopping and entertainment area. ... is the 39th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... “Disney” redirects here. ...


This 55-acre theme park was constructed as part of a major expansion that transformed the Disneyland area and its hotels into the Disneyland Resort and consists of five areas: Sunshine Plaza, Hollywood Pictures Backlot, The Golden State, A Bug's Land and Paradise Pier. Most of them meant to resemble or recreate various aspects about California, its culture, landmarks and history. Often referred to by its initials, DCA features a different line-up of attractions from those of Disneyland, including some family-friendly rides as well as an emphasis on adult-oriented thrill rides. The Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California is a major recreational resort (owned and operated by The Walt Disney Company), and is home to two theme parks, three hotels, and a shopping and entertainment area. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ...

Contents

Dedication

To all who believe in the power of dreams... welcome. Here we pay tribute to the dreamers of the past... The native people, explorers, immigrants, aviators, entrepreneurs and entertainers who built the Golden State. And we salute a new generation of dreamers who are creating the wonders of tomorrow ... From the silver screen to the computer screen ... From the fertile farmlands to the far reaches of space. Disney's California Adventure celebrates the richness and the diversity of California ... Its land, its people, its spirit and, above all, the dreams that it continues to inspire.
 

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History

DCA Concept Rendering

After noting visitors to Walt Disney World spend more days at the parks than people visiting Disneyland, then-CEO Michael Eisner explored building a new park next to the original, using the main parking lot. In 1991, Disney publicly announced WestCOT, a west coast iteration of Epcot.[1] The WestCOT project was scrapped in 1995. The primary reason was cost, with estimates hovering close to $3 billion, and the significant financial problems of the recently-opened EuroDisney Project, then-President Michael Eisner decided to look for a different option for the property.[1] Eisner held a three-day executive retreat in Aspen, Colorado to come up with a new idea, and from that meeting of about 30 executives came the idea for a California-themed park to celebrate and pay tribute to California, providing a similar experience to stepping inside a California postcard.[1] Image File history File links DCAconcept. ... Image File history File links DCAconcept. ... Cinderella Castle, at the center of the Magic Kingdom, is Walt Disney World Resorts most recognizable icon Introduction Owned and operated by The Walt Disney Company, the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, USA is home to four theme parks, two water parks, several resort hotels and golf courses... Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is the job of having the ultimate executive responsibility or authority within an organization or corporation. ... Michael Dammann Eisner (born March 7, 1942) was CEO of The Walt Disney Company from September 22, 1984 to September 30, 2005. ... WestCOT concept for Spacestation Earth. ... This article is about the Epcot theme park. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... Disneyland Resort Crymych is a holiday and recreation resort in Marne-la-Vallée, a new town in the eastern suburbs of Paris, France. ... View south along Galena Street in downtown Aspen. ...


Eisner chose Disneyland chief Paul Pressler to oversee the $1.4 billion project, which included a retail district and hotels.[1] The construction of DCA began in 1998, as part of the Disneyland Resort expansion project which included the new theme park, the Disney's Grand Californian Hotel, Downtown Disney, and the renovation of the Disneyland Hotel and the Paradise Pier Hotel, and was completed in 2001. DCA occupies the site of the former parking lot for 5,000 vehicles, and parking is now provided in the multi-level "Mickey and Friends" parking structure, giving space for more than 10,000 vehicles.[2] Paul Pressler was the president and CEO of Gap, Inc. ... The Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California is a major recreational resort (owned and operated by The Walt Disney Company), and is home to two theme parks, three hotels, and a shopping and entertainment area. ... Disneys Grand Californian Hotel is a hotel located at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California. ... Downtown Disney is the name of an outdoor shopping, dining, and entertainment area; there are locations in two Disney resorts: Downtown Disney (California), at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California Downtown Disney (Florida), at the Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida Categories: Disney parks and attractions ... The Disneyland Hotel is the name of hotels at three of The Walt Disney Companys resorts across the globe. ... Disneys Paradise Pier Hotel, formerly the Disneyland Pacific Hotel, is a resort hotel at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California USA. It offers the ambiance of an intimate beach resort and many of the guest rooms overlook Paradise Pier, the waterfront land in Disneys California Adventure Park. ...


The new park was designed to appeal to an older audience and as a contemporary alternative to Disneyland. It included three main areas: the Hollywood Pictures back lot, the more offbeat Golden State wharf (features like a vegetable garden and tortilla factory), and the carnival-style Paradise Pier.[1] It was designed to feature various thrill ride attractions for older guests as well as rides for the whole family, and at the beginning lacked kiddie rides when compared to Disneyland.


Park Layout

Sunshine Plaza

The entrance is designed to give the feel that guests are stepping inside a California postcard. After guests pass the giant postcard letters spelling out California, they come across a replica of Golden Gate Bridge, which serves as a track for the monorail. On both sides of the Golden Gate Bridge are two mountain murals depicting California. Beyond the Golden Gate Bridge is Sunshine Plaza, the entrance to the park. At the end of the path, there is a fountain that includes a giant sun icon in the center, which reflects the light of the sun. Sunshine Plaza is also home to a replica of the California Zephyr, which houses the plaza's two counter service restaurants: Baker's Field Bakery and Bur-r-r Bank Ice Cream. The plaza is also home to two of the park's biggest souvenir shopps, Greetings from California and Engine Ears Toys. Two California Zephyr express trains meet at a railroad siding (Grizzly) in Garfield County, Colorado beside the Colorado River on March 21, 1949. ...


Paradise Pier

Main article: Paradise Pier

Paradise Pier is themed after a California boardwalk, based on popular coastal boardwalks such as the Santa Monica Pier and the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Paradise Pier's attractions consist of the classic amusement park rides found in many boardwalks such as the Sun Wheel, California Screamin’, the Maliboomer, and the Orange Stinger. Toy Story Mania!, an interactive attraction inspired by classic midway games and featuring Pixar characters, is under construction and will open in 2008. The Paradise Pier Marquee in front of the loop at California Screamin Paradise Pier is the home to the fun and thrill attractions at Disneys California Adventure Park, one of two theme parks at the Disneyland Resort. ... The Santa Monica Pier is located at the foot of Colorado Boulevard in Santa Monica, California and it is the citys most famous landmark. ... Late evening at the Boardwalk The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is an oceanfront amusement park in Santa Cruz, California. ... The Sun Wheel at night as seen from across Paradise Bay. ... California Screamin is a roller coaster at Disneys California Adventure at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California. ... The Mailboomer is an attraction at Disneys California Adventure at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California. ... The Orange Stinger in motion. ... Concept art by Walt Disney Imagineering Toy Story Mania! is an interactive theme park attraction under construction at Disneys California Adventure and Disney-MGM Studios in California and Florida, respectively. ... Pixars studio lot in Emeryville Pixar Animation Studios is an American computer animation studio based in Emeryville, California (USA) notable for its seven Academy Awards. ... 2008 (MMVIII) will be a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


A section of Paradise Pier is themed after the Historic Route 66, a desert road area that starts with Paradise Pier's crashed fireboat the S.S. rustworthy. Notable attractions are the Jumpin' Jellyfish, Golden Zephyr, and Mulholland Madness as well as the Sunglass Shack in the shape of a giant roadside attraction dinosaur. Alternate meanings of Route 66: New Jersey State Highway 66, Interstate 66, and a company named after the route US Highway 66 or Route 66 was and is the most famous road in the United States highway system and quite possibly the most famous and storied highway in the world. ... The S.S. rustworthy, Paradise Piers crashed fireboat. ... Guests onboard the Jumpin Jellyfish. ... The Golden Zephyr was the first in its kind to be made in almost 35 years. ... Entrance to Mulholland Madness at Disneys California Adventure. ... A roadside attraction is a feature along the side of a road, that is frequently advertised with billboards to attract tourists. ... Orders & Suborders Saurischia Sauropodomorpha Theropoda Ornithischia Thyreophora Ornithopoda Marginocephalia Dinosaurs were vertebrate animals that dominated the terrestrial ecosystem for over 160 million years, first appearing approximately 230 million years ago. ...


Golden State

This land allows guests to experience California's natural settings. It is further divided into five sub-lands: Golden State is one of the five lands in the Disneys California Adventure Park and is divided into five smaller sub-lands. ...


Condor Flats

This sub-land is themed after the aviation industry. The featured attration here is Soarin’ over California, a popular ride that simulates a hang glider tour of California. Also in this area is the Taste Pilot's Grill counter service restaurant. Soarin Over California is a simulator attraction at Disneys California Adventure Park at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California. ...


Grizzly Peak Recreational Area

This sub-land is themed after California's wilderness, such as Yosemite and Redwood national parks. Attractions include Grizzly River Run, a fast-paced river rapids ride around Grizzly Peak, the park's icon. Nearby is the Redwood Creek Challenge Trail; an interactive playground area which also includes a show housed in an amphitheater featuring characters from Disney's Brother Bear, The Magic of Brother Bear. A special entrance to Disney's Grand Californian Hotel is also located in this area. Yosemite National Park (pron. ... Redwood generally refers to one of several species of tree with red or reddish colored wood: Family Cupressaceae (conifers) Sequoia sempervirens - Coast Redwood Sequoiadendron giganteum - Giant Sequoia or Sierra Redwood Metasequoia glyptostroboides - Dawn Redwood Cryptomeria japonica - Sugi Family Pinaceae (conifers) The wood of Scots Pine (Pinus sylvestris) is sometimes called... Grizzly River Run is a rapids ride at Disneys California Adventure Park at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California. ... Grizzly Peak Grizzly Peak is the centerpiece of Disneys California Adventure at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California. ... This article is about a Disney animated feature. ... Disneys Grand Californian Hotel is a hotel located at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California. ...


The Bay Area

This sub-land is themed after the Bay Area. It features Golden Dreams, a film about the history of California, starring Whoopi Goldberg housed in a theatre. Outside of the theatre is a mural and a replica of the Palace of Fine Arts. The Bay Area also includes an avenue of houses similar to the Victorian architecture of many townhouses found in San Francisco. Bay Area is a common term to refer to a metropolitan area situated around a bay. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... Whoopi Goldberg performing stand-up at a benefit for Rainforest Action Network. ... // The Palace of Fine Arts: 2004 For the opera house in Mexico City, see Palacio de Bellas Artes The Palace of Fine Arts in the Marina District of San Francisco, California is a building originally constructed for the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition. ...


The Golden Vine Winery

This sub-land is themed after Northern California's Napa Valley and the wine making industry. Included in this area are two restaurants, The Vineyard Room, a fine dining dinner-only table service restaurant which features a great selection of wines, and Wine Country Trattoria, a more casual table service dining restaurant which features wines and many Italian foods. Attractions in this area include Seasons of the Vine, a film showcasing Napa Valley and the changes throughout the seasons, housed in a wine cellar-like theatre. Guests also have the opportunity to taste several wines for an additional price.


Pacific Wharf

This sub-land is based on Monterey's Cannery Row area, especially as depicted in John Steinbeck's novels, and also resembles San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf. This area includes many restaurants, cafes, along with a Karl Strauss beer truck and Margarita stand. This sub-land also features attractions such as the Mission Tortilla Factory, which features a tour on how tortillas were once made, and showcases working corn and flour tortilla machines. Another attraction is the Boudin Bakery Tour, which is a tour of the sourdough bread making process with Rosie O'Donnell and Colin Mochrie as video tour guides. For other uses, see Monterey (disambiguation). ... Cannery Row is the waterfront street in the New Monterey section of Monterey, California (36. ... John Ernst Steinbeck (February 27, 1902 – December 20, 1968) was one of the best-known and most widely read American writers of the 20th century. ... San Francisco redirects here. ... Fishermans Wharf sign Fishermans Wharf is a neighborhood in San Francisco, California, U.S. It is mainly a tourist attraction, known for being the location of Pier 39, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, Ghirardelli Square, Ripleys Believe it or Not, ferry rides to Alcatraz and restaurants... Sourdough starter made with flour and water refreshed for 3 or more days Sourdough is a symbiotic culture of lactobacilli and yeasts used to leaven bread. ... Rosie ODonnell (born March 21, 1962 in Bayside, Queens, New York) is an 11-time Emmy Award-winning American talk show host, television personality, comedienne, film, television, and stage actress. ... Wikinews has related news: Comedian Colin Mochrie to host Canadian 5th Grader game show Colin Andrew Mochrie (born November 30, 1957) is a Scottish-Canadian actor and improvisational comedian. ...


Hollywood Pictures Backlot

Hollywood Pictures Backlot is an area styled to appear as Hollywood boulevards and movie backlots, with Hollywood, Television, and movie-themed attractions. A version of the Tower of Terror attraction from the Disney-MGM Studios opened in the Hollywood Pictures Backlot in 2004. Recently, a new attraction, Monsters, Inc. Mike & Sulley to the Rescue! based on the characters from Monsters, Inc. opened in the attraction building which used to house Superstar Limo. The 2000-seat Hyperion Theatre currently plays host to Disney's Aladdin: A Musical Spectacular. Hollywood Pictures Backlot is a themed land at Disneys California Adventure park at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California. ... ... This article is about the Disney ride. ... Disney-MGM Studios is a theme park at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA. The third park to open at the resort, it debuted on May 1, 1989. ... Entrance to the ride. ... Monsters, Inc. ... Superstar Limo was a dark ride in Disneys California Adventure Park at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California. ...


Also featured since the park's opening is Muppet Vision 3-D, a show that originated at Disney-MGM in Florida. The entrance to the area with the sign Hollywood Pictures Backlot featuring two ceramic elephants sculptures atop columns is a homage to a huge set constructed for the epic 1916 Hollywood film Intolerance directed by D.W. Griffith. This homage is echoed at the Hollywood and Highland entertainment complex in Los Angeles which currently houses the Academy Awards ceremonies at Kodak Theatre (which opened the same year, 2001) which also has elephant sculptures atop columns. Intolerance is a silent film directed by D.W. Griffith in 1916. ... David Lewelyn Wark Griffith (January 22, 1875 - July 23, 1948) was an American film director (commonly known as D. W. Griffith) probably best known for his film The Birth of a Nation. ... The corner of Hollywood and Highland Hollywood and Highland Center from the west An elephant sculpture high atop the Hollywood and Highland courtyard. ... Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ... The Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. ...


a bug's land

Main article: a bug's land

Featuring Flik's Fun Fair, It's Tough to be a Bug! and the Bountiful Valley Farm, based on the Disney-Pixar film A Bug's Life, opened in 2003 and offers various kid-friendly rides. Such rides including Fliks Flyers, Francis' Ladybug Boogie, Tuck & Rolls Drive em' Buggies, Heimlichs Chew Chew Train, and Dots Puddle Park. The title of this article is incorrect due to technical limitations and should be a bugs land. ... Its Tough to be a Bug! is an 9-minute 3-D movie based on the Pixar movie, A Bugs Life. ... A Bugs Life is a computer animated film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures and Buena Vista Distribution in the United States on November 25, 1998, in Australia on January 12, 1999 and in the United Kingdom on 5 February 1999. ...


Performance Corridor

The Performance Corridor is the primary parade route through the park, and as-built curves around Sunshine Plaza, passes the entrance to A Bug's Land and the Golden Vine Winery, past the Golden Dreams attraction, and halfway around the Paradise Pier water feature, exiting adjacent to California Screamin'. Sunshine Plaza is a large shopping centre located in Maroochydore on the Sunshine Coast. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... The Paradise Pier Marquee in front of the loop at California Screamin Paradise Pier is the home to the fun and thrill attractions at Disneys California Adventure Park, one of two theme parks at the Disneyland Resort. ... California Screamin is a steel rollercoaster at Disneys California Adventure theme park. ...


Current performances include:

Former performances include: Block Party Bash is a parade that plays at Disneys California Adventure park. ... Disneys Electrical Parade at Disneys California Adventure. ...

  • Eureka!
  • High School Musical: The Pep Rally!

Initial lack of success

Disney’s California Adventure was expected to draw early crowds that were several times larger than what they initially welcomed. Some of the most popular theories surrounding the low attendance in the park's early life include:

  • Bad word-of-mouth from early visitors discouraged future visitors, stating the park was lacking in Disney-quality attractions.[3]
  • Hollywood Pictures Backlot had lack of focus on the restaurants, shops and attractions.
  • Lack of children's rides. A Bug's Land opened up in 2003 with five new rides as a response to this complaint.
  • Fans criticized the Paradise Pier area of the park because many of the attractions in this area were generic rides that guests do not expect to find at a Disney park. It was also criticized because Walt Disney originally created neighboring Disneyland to provide a theme park experience unlike boardwalk piers and amusement parks of the era, and instead wanted to create a park where the entire family could enjoy themselves.
  • Many guests complained that a single day admission ticket to Disney's California Adventure cost the same as a single day admission ticket to Disneyland Park, yet contained fewer attractions.[4]


Additionally, attendance issues have been documented at:

  • The Los Angeles Times in a January 14, 2001 article projected attendance for DCA to reach 7 million, however in 2002 it reported only 4.7 million.[5]
  • Disney's chief executive officer, Robert Iger went on record during the company's annual stockholder meeting on March 10th, 2006, when someone asked about a potential third park being built in Anaheim. "We're still working to assure the second gate is successful", Iger said, referring to California Adventure. "In the spirit of candor, we have been challenged."[6]

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Planned Expansion

Concept art of Walt Disney Plaza, which will be Disney's California Adventure's new entry plaza.
Concept art of Walt Disney Plaza, which will be Disney's California Adventure's new entry plaza.

On October 17, 2007, The Walt Disney Company announced a multi-year, 1.1 billion dollar expansion plan for Disney's California Adventure. Under this plan, the park will be transformed with new attractions, shows, resturants, landscapes, and retail to the park. [2][7] Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...


Among the additions and changes to the Park:


Entry Plaza

The major retheming of the entrance will turn Sunshine Plaza into Walt Disney Plaza, a street representing Los Angeles in the 1920's, when Walt Disney first arrived in Los Angeles. At the end of the street will be the new visual icon of Disney's California Adventure, a model of the Carthay Circle Theater, which showed the world premier of "Snow White and the Seven Dwarves" in 1937. Inside will be a modern version of the Walt Disney Story. Red Car trolleys will travel up and down the main street of the new plaza. The entrance gates will be moved forward to where the postcard letters presently stand, and the new plaza, renamed Walt Disney Plaza, will feature many new shopping and dining experiences. The tower of the Carthay Circle Theater will sit right in front of where the sun sculpture currently stands. The new plaza represents Walt Disney's personal adventure in California.


Cars Land

The new "Cars Land" will feature three new attractions. The first, Radiator Springs Racers, will take guests through a breifing with Doc and Lighting McQueen. Suddenly, guests will find themselves in the middle of a race which includes hairpin turns and steep banks with guests eventually racing another guest vehicle with random race results. This attraction is an indoor outdoor attraction and is supposed to be similar to Epcot's Test Track. The other two attractions are going to be smaller family attractions featuring Mater and Luigi. Cars Land will also feature a life size model of Radiator Springs and several dining and shopping opportunities.


Paradise Pier

Paradise Pier will receive an elaborate theming makeover and it will become a romantic Victorian boardwalk. The theming changes will begin with the opening of Toy Story Midway Mania. The sun's face on the SunWheel is to be removed and replaced with a huge Mickey Mouse face. Additionally, the Mickey silhouette is to be removed from California Screamin' and replaced with a Paradise Pier logo. Across the bay, Golden Dreams is to be removed and replaced with an attraction based upon "The Little Mermaid." The bay itself will be home to a new nighttime spectacular called "Disney's Wonderful World of Color." To accompany seating for this show, a new 9,000 person standing-room only viewing area will be added. Also included in this retheming will be new midway games, and Goofy's Sky School, a newly redecorated Mullholland Madness.


The expansion project is expected to be completely finished by 2011.


See also

Disneys California Adventure Park is a Disney theme park in Anaheim, California, adjacent to Disneyland and part of the larger Disneyland Resort. ... Disneys California Adventure is the next door neighbor to Disneyland park in Anaheim, California. ... Music From Disneys California Adventure is the official album for Disneys California Adventure. ...

References

  1. ^ a b c d e Merissa Marr, Disney's $1 Billion Adventure (Page B1), The Wall Street Journal, October 17, 2007.
  2. ^ Jim Hill Media. California Misadventure: Part 3. Retrieved on August 21, 2006.
  3. ^ Archived D-I-G Update: 6/25
  4. ^ "Dark" Days Ahead?
  5. ^ The Most Jam-Packed Theme Park on Earth?
  6. ^ [1]
  7. ^ "Disney announcing California Adventure makeover", Los Angeles Times. Retrieved on 2007-10-19. 

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External links

  • Disney's California Adventure web page
  • Disney's California Adventure Roller Coasters

Coordinates: 33°48′28″N, 117°55′09″W The Paradise Pier Marquee in front of the loop at California Screamin Paradise Pier is the home to the fun and thrill attractions at Disneys California Adventure Park, one of two theme parks at the Disneyland Resort. ... California Screamin is a steel rollercoaster at Disneys California Adventure theme park. ... The Mailboomer is an attraction at Disneys California Adventure at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California. ... The Sun Wheel at night as seen from across Paradise Bay. ... Entrance to Mulholland Madness at Disneys California Adventure. ... The Orange Stinger in motion. ... The Golden Zephyr was the first in its kind to be made in almost 35 years. ... The Entrance of King Tritons Carousel of the Sea. ... Guests onboard the Jumpin Jellyfish. ... The S.S. rustworthy, Paradise Piers crashed fireboat. ... Radiator Springs Racers will be a major new “E-ticket” attraction at Disney’s California Adventure. ... Disneys Electrical Parade at Disneys California Adventure. ... Block Party Bash is a parade that plays at Disneys California Adventure park. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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Disney’s California Adventure (913 words)
The new addition, named Disney’s California Adventure, is the 55-acre centerpiece of a $1.4 billion expansion at The Disneyland Resort.
California’s rich history is explored in an original motion pictures created exclusively for Disney’s California Adventure called “Golden Dreams,” a story of the people and events that shaped the state.
Disney’s California Adventure successfully captures all the fun, celebration and diversity that is California for visitors from around the world to enjoy.
Sunshine Plaza at Disneys California Adventure (1330 words)
The Grizzly Bear, as you may know, is seen on the California state flag...and this sculpture is certainly an appropriate addition to this park whose theme is honoring various aspects of the state of California.
When the new park, California Adventure, opened and attendance was lower than expected, the Disney folks brought back the very popular Electric Parade at the new park.
Disney's California Adventure park often closes for the night right after the parade is over.
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