Disney California Adventure rededicated following five-year expansion project

Written by Andy Castro. Posted in Buena Vista Street, Cars Land, Dateline Disneyland, Disneyland Resort

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Published on June 15, 2012 at 7:59 pm with 16 Comments

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Andy is a Southern California native, raised with Disneyland and a life-long fan of Disney theme parks and animation. Andy writes the weekly Dateline Disneyland column, which can be found every Monday on MiceChat.

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  1. isn’t the song performed at the rededication called “California Here I Come”?

    • Thank you for the correction! It’s been fixed!

      -Andy

  2. It was a blast Yesterday :)

  3. Thank you Andy and friends for all the work and time spent keeping us informed about DCA!

  4. I don’t there has ever been a time when I went to The Disneyland Resort and never set foot inside Disneyland. That’s how amazing Buena Vista Street and Cars Land is. Most of the day I didn’t even think about Disneyland.
    I’ve always had a soft spot for DCA, despite feeling the same way everyone else did…it just wasn’t “there”. But after experiencing the new areas, it will no longer be the red headed step child to the Magic Kingdom. This place can stand on it’s own.

  5. Opening Day was crowded, loud, bumpy, full of delays, yet extremely fun. Definitively a day I will never forget.

  6. great update. Did you get any pictures of the actual flag(s) atop the flagpole in BVS? that is, if they’re up there yet.

  7. Sighs of relief, and a long time coming and very much overdue. It should have been this way from the beginning. That’s why I’m not sure the new dedication plague should have mentioned who presided over the park’s premier in 2001. That era is best forgotten and swept — far, far away — into the dustbin of history.

  8. I just wish they had one the Storytellers statue differently. The plaque references 1923, but Walt wasn’t married to Lillian in 1923 (they married in 1925), so the statue really shouldn’t have a wedding ring.

    Other then that one little nit-picky thing, I cannot wait to come out to the New DCA!

    • Wow, you’ve got some eye. I bet you’re one in a million who would notice that.

    • He didn’t create Mickey ’till 1928 either, so maybe the Imagineers are sending mixed messages

  9. [...] MiceChat has some great photos of the ceremonies for the grand opening  for Cars Land and the grand reopening of Disney’s California Adventure. [...]

  10. You know, I just thought of something. For the past five years, all the new and exciting additions to a Disney theme park have been coming from California. World of Color, Ariel’s Undersea Adventure, Mickey’s Soundsational Parade, Carsland, Buena Vista Street. And sadly, I think that’s the end of it for a while.
    I was used to something new showing up on a regular basis. The only project in the works is the new Fantasy Faire. But that’s down the road a bit. Can I survive The Disneyland Resort in it’s completed state?

  11. Opening day was lots of fun. Driving to Anaheim at 4:30AM, walking from the Mickey parking structure to the parks in the dark; standing in line for 3 hours, and watching the real earlybirds get in a half-hour early. But the big screen video of the CEO, Mickey Mouse, and the Newsboys, the Goodyear blimp, the fireworks in the morning, and gauntlet of Disney people greeting guests as we walked in more than made up for it. The park itself is the same old thing, only different, and amazing. I love it. I can’t wait for the glow in the show nights.

  12. Love the pix of the Story Tellers Statue. Thanks Uncle Walt!

  13. Andy, thank you. thank you. thank you! I really appreciate your hard work. Walt would be proud of you for plussing our lives.