Posts Tagged ‘Disney California Adventure’

Halloween Time Expands to Cars Land and Buena Vista Street in Fun Ways

by on August 31, 2017

Disney California Adventure is absolutely getting in on the Halloween fun this year. With the brand new mission on Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission BREAKOUT! called Guardians of the Galaxy – Monsters After Dark, as well as fun new decor for both Cars Land and Buena Vista Street, it’s sure to be a spooktacular time! With Halloween Time rapidly approaching (it starts on September 15), we have a brief glimpse at what Guests will be able to expect this year.

First, the main entryway for Disney California Adventure will be seeing some already announced Nightmare Before Christmas themed decor, but that’s not all. There will also be a new 10-foot-tall statue of the Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow! He will be holding his jack-o’-lantern head and will haunt Carthay Circle. If you’re a character fan, you’ll want to catch Mickey Mouse dressed as a bat, Goofy as a ghost, and Daisy Duck dressed as a witch. There will also be new, themed background music that further creates the appropriately eerie, but still fun, mood.

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Celebrate Día de los Muertos with New Event at Disney California Adventure

by on July 17, 2017

Disney California Adventure will be celebrating the Mexican tradition of Día de los Muertos, otherwise known as the Day of the Dead, with a new seasonal offering from September 15 through November 2. This immersive celebration will include special entertainment including musicians and dancers, interactive activities, like a representation of Mexican folk art and special décor and food inspired by this Mexican celebration of family.

Día de los Muertos at Disney California Adventure

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Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort Expands for 2017

by on July 17, 2017

It may be July, but it’s time to start thinking about the spookiest time of the year – Halloween. Everything pumpkin will be here before we know it, once again. And this year, Disneyland Resort will be growing its Halloween offerings!

Announced over the weekend at the D23 Expo, Cars Land at Disney California Adventure will be celebrating Haul-O-Ween. Here, Scary the Scarecar will stand guard over the entrance to Route 66. Lightning McQueen, Mater, Cruz, Red and DJ will all be dressed up for the occasion as a super hero, a “van-pire,” a pirate, a clown and a punk rocker. In addition, the citizens of Radiator Springs will be decorating their homes to celebrate the season. Visit Fillmore’s Jack-Oil Lanterns, Flo’s Spider-Car, Witchy Miss Lizzie’s shop, and the Cozy Cone will be dressed up in car-stumes! The land will truly turn to Radiator Screams!

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New Super Hero Experience Coming to Disney California Adventure

by on July 17, 2017

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Looks like Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT was just the start. Disney announced during the D23 Expo that there will be a new super hero experience headed to Disney California Adventure in the near future.

Not many details were released, however, DIsney did let out the nugget that the Guardians of the Galaxy will be joined by Spider-Man and the Avengers in what will become a completely immersive Super Hero universe at the park. They stated that these new stories will help to build on the success of the already popular Guardians of the Galaxy attraction and create a place where you can team up with your favorite Super Heroes like never before.

Stay tuned to the blog for more information about Marvel at Disney California Adventure as it comes online!

 

New Pixar Fun Coming to Disneyland Resort

by on July 17, 2017

Disneyland Resort will soon be getting lots of Pixar love.

First things first, at Disney California Adventure, Paradise Pier will become Pixar Pier as more of the Pixar stories join Toy Story Midway Mania in 2018.

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This retheming will feature a brand-new look for the area. Guests will discover new neighborhoods filled with characters from The Incredibles, Inside Out and Toy Story.

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Cruz Ramirez from Cars 3 to Meet Guests

by on June 16, 2017

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One of the newest characters in the Cars franchise is Cruz Ramirez. She’s the bright yellow Dinaco-sponsored vehicle who is a technician at the Rusteze Racing Center and has the task of helping Lightning McQueen. I’m happy to report that Guests who visit both Disneyland Resort and the Walt Disney World Resort are now going to have the opportunity to meet her!

Over in Disney California Adventure, Guests will find her in Cars Land where she will join Lightning and Mater. (Appropriately enough!)

At Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Guests will find Cruz at the end of Pixar Place. Guests who can’t get enough Cars at Hollywood Studios can also (for a limited time) see a preview of the film at One Man’s Dream, as well as see maquettes and artwork of the new characters.

So, if you are a Cars fan or you have one in your family, this is certainly a meet and greet experience you don’t want to miss!

 

Cars 3 Sneak Preview to Occur at Disney Parks

by on May 5, 2017

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Speed….I am Speed.

Guests who love the Cars franchise should speedily head over to Disney California Adventure or Disney’s Hollywood Studios for a special sneak preview of the upcoming Pixar film, Cars 3.

Beginning May 12, at Disney California Adventure, the preview of will be presented in 3D with special in-theater effects at the Bug’s Life Theater.

Then, beginning on May 26, Guests at Disney’s Hollywood Studios will get to see this advance look at One Man’s Dream. Here Guests will also be able to see artwork and maquettes from the production on display.

In Cars 3, Lightning McQueen finds that he needs to get back in the race and gets help from a newcomer, Cruz Ramirez who has her own plans on how to win.

Are you anxious to see Cars 3  when it races into theaters nationwide on June 16?

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Sneak Preview Now Taking Place

by on April 24, 2017

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If you are a fan of the Pirates of the Caribbean movie franchise and you cannot wait to catch the newest upcoming release of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, then you need to make sure you head over to Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World, Disney California Adventure at the Disneyland Resort, or even catch the preview onboard the Disney Cruise Line.

For Guests visiting Disney’s Hollywood Studios, stop by One Man’s Dream to catch the sneak peek. The preview is being shown in the theater at the end of the attraction.

Over at Disney California Adventure, the preview is being shown in 3D and will include in-theater effects at the Sunset Showcase Theater in Hollywood Land.

Finally, onboard all four Disney Cruise Line ships, Guests are able to enjoy a sneak peek too!

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales will be released in theaters on May 26.

Sneak Peek of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Live Action Film at Disney Parks

by on January 27, 2017

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As a child of the 90s, I have to say, I am super excited about the upcoming live action version of Beauty and the Beast. While Ariel got me into the Disney princess phenomenon, it was really Belle who was most like me, as I too always had my nose in a book.

If you, like me are anxiously awaiting this film, I am happy to tell you that if you’ll be visiting either the Walt Disney World or Disneyland Resorts, you’ll soon be able to catch a sneak peek.

At Walt Disney World, beginning February 10 through March 26, at One Man’s Dream in Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Guests will be able to catch a preview scene from the film. In addition, two iconic props will be available for Guests to view – the yellow ballroom dress and the magical rose.

In addition, at Beauty and the Beast – Live on Stage, a performer will invite a father and daughter from the audience onstage where they will be able to participate in a magical moment prior to the show in which the performer will sing to them a new song from the film.

Over on the West Coast, at Disney California Adventure, beginning February 10, the preview of Beauty and the Beast will be presented in 3D with special in-theater effects at the Sunset Showcase Theater in Hollywood Land. There will also be special props from the film available for Guests to view.

The film preview will last approximately eight minutes.

Beauty and the Beast will be released in theaters on March 17.

Disney History: The Carthay Circle Theater

by on September 28, 2016

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Carthay Circle Theater

Do you remember the first Disney movie you saw in theaters? I sure do! Even though that first time was years ago, I still love going to see Disney’s film at the theater, and I bet you fellow Disney fans do too! But have you ever thought of the first theater to ever show a Disney movie?

That honor belongs to the Carthay Circle Theater which was the site of the premiere for the first full length animated film in history, Walt Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. While the actual Carthay Circle Theater is no longer standing, it lives on in the Disney Parks! In this article, I’m taking a closer look at the presence of this historical theater at both the Disney California Adventure Park at the Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World’s Hollywood Studios in Disney History: The Carthay Circle Theater.

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Inside the Carthay Circle Restaurant

History of the Carthay Circle Theater

The Carthay Circle Theater first opened its doors in 1926 in Los Angeles, California. The design of theater was a tribute to California’s history with its Mission Revival style of architecture and interior paintings and artwork. It’s glittering sign, iconic octagonal bell tower, and sweeping floodlights could be seen from afar and served as the backdrop for a number of Hollywood premieres that rivaled that of Grauman’s Chinese Theater at the time. In addition to hosting the Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs premiere in 1937, the Carthay Circle Theater also hosted the premieres for Gone with the Wind in 1939 and Fantasia in 1940.

These premieres were elaborate affairs. For the opening of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, a replica of the dwarfs’ cottage and diamond mine was constructed. Costumed characters from the film also entertained guests in attendance, and welcomed celebrities such as Shirley Temple, Charlie Chaplin, and Ginger Rodgers!

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