Disney California Adventure is just one week away from the grand reopening that we’ve all been waiting years for.  As of June 15th, the memory of the Sunshine Plaza, Maliburritos and Super Star Limo will vanish from our minds as the hyper detailed Buena Vista Street and Cars Land will likely zoom to the top spot on must see attractions in Southern California. We survey the last touches being added to these areas of the park as they prepare for their big Media Previews later this week.

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Lush detail is already visible on Buena Vista Street, and what has been exposed as the walls have begun coming down is exceptional.

Behind the walls, at the front gate, the Red Car Trolley is parked, ready for preview guests to tour it this weekend.

Looking Towards the Carthay Circle Theatre on the right

Landscaping is nearly complete in Buena Vista Park

From the inside of the park, in front of the Carthay Circle Theatre we get a look at the rest of Buena Vista Street.

Billboards have been installed on top of some of the buildings.

They have perfected the lettering on the marquee. Looks wonderful now.


In our final lap through Cars Land before opening, we get a little help from Disney with publicity stills. You’ll see a combination of our photos and Disney’s below.

Disney’s photos are all beautiful but hyper staged.  😉

Cars Land OverviewWhat will be our final overview shot from the Fun wheel.

Walls will be coming down soon around Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree

Near Mater’s the show building for It’s Tough to be a Bug is being repainted.

Let’s hope that it is a mural that blends more with the surroundings.

The temporary FastPass location for Radiator Springs Racers has been revealed

Suits and select media were being escorted around on Tuesday. As their columns begin to get posted this week, please be sure to leave them comments with links back to all the great coverage we’ve been giving to Cars Land for years! 😉

We even caught a glimpse of the costumes for Philmore’s

Near the Pacific Wharf entrance to Cars Land, some filming was going on.

This is a staged shot with all of the beach balls in flight

The main attraction!

Cars LandCars speeding around the track are now a regular sight.  Here come red and purple.

And two blues battle it out

Classic Burma Shave style road signs

Just look at that view folks. Just a photo and already, we are in love.


The waterfall as seen from the Radiator Springs Racers attraction

Doc Hudson animatronic in the ride

Sarge and Filmore in the ride

You’ll recognize Red from the last D23 Expo

Stalaclight Caverns!

As you read this, thousands of cast members and their guests have visited Cars Land and thousands more pass holders will enter for the first time this weekend. As you visit for the first time, please be sure to check in on MiceChat and leave your ratings and reviews. We’ll have epic coverage of everything new at the Disneyland Resort over the course of the next week and we’d like you to play a staring role in letting the world know what the hits and misses of Disney’s new attractions are.


Here we are in Paradise Pier.  Enjoy the fun, the sun, and the misprinted billboards. It’s fun to laugh at now, but they’ll fix it soon enough.

Yes, this is Cars Land, but as seen from the Paradise Pier bridge.  Thank goodness they themed the backside.  Now if they could just get rid of the parade warehouse which sticks out like a sore thumb. . .

On the boardwalk, the billboards were recently swapped out for more theme appropriate images:




GOOSE!  Note the gentleman on the left with the two backs and how the images hangs over the border on the right. Some stellar quality control there. But they’ll fix it soon enough we are sure.

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