DCA Then & Now, Part 5: Pacific Wharf

Written by Werner Weiss. Posted in Disney History, Disney Parks, Disneyland Resort, Werner Weiss

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Published on December 19, 2013 at 9:00 pm with 3 Comments

Pacific Wharf was one of the six “districts” of the Golden State “land” when Disney’s California Adventure opened in 2001.

Now Disney California Adventure has eight lands and no districts. The Pacific Wharf district and the Golden Vine Winery district were combined to become Pacific Wharf, one of those eight lands.

This is part 5 of Yesterland’s DCA “then and now” series comparing the same spots in 2002 (or 2001) and 2013.


Read the full YESTERLAND article HERE: DCA Then & Now, Part 5: Pacific Wharf.

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  • red barchetta

    I love just about everything about the Pacific Wharf area. It provides such a great sense of place. I really enjoy just grabbing a drink and enjoying the area.

  • eicarr

    My old impression of the place was a food court w/beer that had 2 really weird walk through attractions. It actually was a highlight though of the lackluster DCA 1.0 due to its theming at near 2.0 quality

  • DuckyDelite

    Thanks for another great article. I never really understood this place. It doesn’t feel like Cannery Row to me, and I hate food courts.

    Cannery Row is very intimate and condensed and multistory. This just feels like picnic tables and umbrellas. It’s funny that in the pictures I can appreciate all the details, but when I’m there it just feels like a mall inside a theme park.