Imported from Epcot at Walt Disney World in Flordia, acapella group “The Voices of Liberty” are now singing their way into the hearts of guests at Disneyland. The new group, performing at the Main Street Opera House, sings a medley of patriotic songs as a prelude to Disneyland’s iconic “Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln” show. Also debuting today is the newly remodeled and expanded Carnation Cafe on Main Street. The expanded cafe now serves up some of Walt Disney‘s personal favorites in a gorgeous new indoor dining room and a remodeled outdoor patio.

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As you enter the Resort, banners throughout the esplanade and Downtown Disney have been changed to show off all of Disney Califonria Adventure’s new and remodeled offerings.

The banners use the gorgeous new retro attraction poster art for the park’s attractions

Even the movie poster cases on the main entrance ticket booths feature the new DCA attraction posters

Meanwhile, a stage is set up in the center of the main entrance plaza for the California Adventure grand reopening.

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Inside Disneyland, the Voices of Liberty, an acapella group singing a medley of patriotic songs debuted late this morning at the Main Street Opera House.

The musical performance preceeds the “Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln” show in the Lincoln theatre.

The Voices of Liberty are a long-standing tradition at Epcot in Florida, and have now been duplicated here at Disneyland.

It’s a great little pre-show to the very patriotic “Mr. Lincoln” show.

Below, a video clip of the new Voices of Liberty:


Further down Main Street, the Carnation Cafe officially reopened today after a lengthy remodel and expansion project.

A new awning gives extra shade for the outdoor seating

Chef Oscar is back at home at the Carnation Cafe

A look at the new lunch and dinner menu:

The Cafe has reclaimed the indoor dining space it once occupied and was later used by the Blue Ribbon Bakery.

The Blue Ribbon Bakery is now gone, but for bakery goods, the Jolly Holiday Bakery and Cafe is open at the end of Main Street.

The interior is gorgeous, with dark woods and rich burgandy wallpaper and beautiful new lighting fixutres. Framed photos of Walt Disney at Disneyland and Main Street concept art are scattered throughout the waiting area and dining room.

The new indoor dining room:

Fresh carnations are still placed on every table

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