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    Disney's California Adventure Project Tracker VI



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    BUENA VISTA STREET
    Overall Project: Retheming of Sunshine Plaza into Buena Vista Street (originally planned to be called Walt Disney Plaza). New park icon, the Carthay Circle Theatre, Red Car Trolley transportation system, and various shops and restaurants.
    Project Status: Originally planned to begin Early 2009, the project was said to be scheduled to begin September 2011, but is now looking at a January 2010 start date.
    Open Date: December 2011

    New main entry turnstiles
    Details: The current main entry turnstiles to Disney's California Adventure and the CALIFORNIA letters will be removed and new turnstiles/gate styled after Los Angeles' Pan Pacific Auditorium will be constructed in the current location of the CALIFORNIA letters.
    Project Status: To begin January 2010
    Open Date: By December 2011
    Carthay Theatre / Walt Disney Story
    Details: The Walt Disney Story attraction is reportedly cancelled. Carthay Theatre building will be built, however, and is scheduled to house a relocated Resort Preview Center.
    Project Status: To begin January 2010
    Open Date: By December 2011
    Red Car Trolley transportation system
    Project Status: To begin January 2010
    Open Date: By December 2011
    New facades, shops and dining
    Details: A new Main Street-esque street will house new shops and dining, replacing the tile murals, restrooms, lockers, and Guest Services/AP Processing buildings. The new shop facades will feature nods to Walt Disney's rich life history on shop windows, including "Elias & Co. Dept. Store" and "Oswald’s Gas & Oil." For more information, see this post.
    Project Status: To begin January 2010
    Open Date: By December 2011
    Disney's Electrical Parade enhancements
    Details: A new Tinkerbell lead float will replace the Blue Fairy and Snow White and Pinocchio units will return to the parade along with an updated soundtrack and a new "pixie dust" lighting effects on all floats.
    Project Status: Completed.
    Open Date: June 12, 2009
    High School Musical 3: Right Here! Right Now! show
    Details: High School Musical 2 moving stage show cancelled. A new moving stage show based on High School Musical 3 will replace the old show.
    Project Status: Now open.
    Open Date: Debuted October 24

    HOLLYWOODLAND
    Overall Project: Utilizing Stage 17 as temporary entrance into theme park. Retheming of Hollywood Blvd, including facade enhancements and addition of Red Car Trolley route. Various expansion and re-theming projects. Land planned to be renamed as "Hollywoodland"
    Project Status: Hollywood Land remodeling and enhancing will begin in Phase 2.
    Open Date: Unknown
    Hollywood Blvd placemaking and Red Car Trolley
    Project Status: Unknown
    Open Date: Unknown
    Gone Hollywood store expansion and re-theme
    Project Status: Unknown.
    Open Date: 2009/2010
    New show for Hyperion Theatre - Toy Story Musical
    Project Status: Unknown
    Open Date: Rumored for 2009, but likely delayed.
    Teen Live Club - Outdoor Disney Channel venue
    Project Status: Unknown
    Open Date: Unknown
    Muppet*Vision 3D replacement
    Details: Various ideas have been considered for this venue ranging from Mickey's PhilharMagic from WDW, a "flex-theatre," etc. The current plan favors a Chronicles of Narnia special effects attraction.
    Project Status: Unknown. Reports say Muppets will remain until 2010, at least.
    Open Date: Unknown.
    Award Wieners dining area expansion
    Project Status: Completed
    Open Date: Opened June 2008.
    Stage 17 temporary entrance
    Project Status: Cancelled
    Open Date: Cancelled. Originally planned to open by fall 2009.


    PARADISE PIER
    Overall Project: Retheming of Pier to Victorian-era theme. Addition of Toy Story Midway Mania attraction. Retheming of Games of the Boardwalk, Mullholland Madness, Sun Wheel. Removal of Maliboomer, Pizza Oom Mow Mow, Burger Invasion, Golden Dreams. Addition of Beer Garden, themed shops, and Voyage of the Little Mermaid & Mermaid Grotto.
    Project Status: In Progress
    Project Completion/Soft Open: First phase concluded with the opening of Toy Story Midway Mania! and the surrounding area's re-theming with soft-openings in April 2008 and a official opening in July 2008. Additional phases of this project are on-going.
    Disney's World of Color Nighttime Spectacular
    Details: A 25-minute nighttime show, World of Color will transform Paradise Bay into water spectacular, utilizing 1,200 individual fountains, showcasing the magic of Disney animation, from classic to contemporary. More details.
    Project Status: In progress. Began November 3, 2008 with the draining of Paradise Bay. Construction began in Paradise Bay Monday, January 5, 2009.
    Paradise Bay refilling: Paradise Bay will begin being refilled September 9, 2009 to begin show programming and testing.
    Open Date: Show debuts March 2010
    Paradise Park (Disney's World of Color Viewing Area)
    Details: A new viewing area for the upcoming World of Color show is being constructed where the former Golden State Amphitheater was located, along the northern shore of Paradise Bay. The new viewing area will be multi-leveled, similar to Disneyland's Fantasmic! viewing area, and large enough to accommodate 9,000 guests per show.
    Project Status: In progress. Began Monday, January 5, 2009.
    Open Date: December 18, 2009
    Orange Stinger retheme to Silly Symphony Swings
    Project Status: Attraction begins to begin 'dismantling' July 14, 2009 with the decorative orange peel removal beginning the week of July 20, according to Around Disney.
    Open Date: April 29, 2010
    The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Adventure and Mermaid Grotto (Includes Removal of Golden Dreams)
    Project Status: In progress. Golden Dreams closed to the public September 7, with the attraction open to school groups only through Spring 2009. Construction walls went up around Golden Dreams May 27, 2009. Golden Dreams Theater demolition was set to begin July 6, but has been delayed to July 15.
    Open Date: May 2011
    Corn Dog Castle retheming
    Details: The quick service dining location was originally said to be undergoing a Victorian-style re-theming in order to match the surrounding area's new theme. A June 30 report from MousePlanet's David Koenig says otherwise, however, indicating the dining location will be moved from its current location and reopen at a new location in Cars Land in 2012.
    Project Status: In progress. Construction walls went up June 1, 2009
    Open Date: Cast Member publications currently list it as returning May 26, 2011, but that date may be in flux and can change, especially if rumors of a Cars Land relocation are true. In his 7/7 column, MiceAge's Al Lutz noted the Route 66 makeover being completed Summer 2010.
    Souvenir 66 retheming

    Details: Project includes retheming and renaming retail location as Seaside Souvenirs
    Project Status: In progress. Construction walls went up June 1, 2009
    Open Date: Cast Member publications currently list it as returning May 26, 2011, but that date may be in flux and can change. In his 7/7 column, MiceAge's Al Lutz noted the Route 66 makeover being completed Summer 2010.
    Paradise Pier shops re-theme.
    Details: Point Mugu Tattoo, Man Hat N Beach, and Sideshow Shirts will close and be re-themed inside and out, including new facades.
    Project Status: To begin Fall 2009.
    Open Date: 2010
    Mullholland Madness re-theme to Goofy's Sky Skool
    Project Status: Starts early January 2010
    Open Date: 2010
    California Screamin' queue / Eastern Paradise Pier re-theming
    Project Status: Delayed indefinitely.
    Open Date: Unknown
    Maliboomer removal
    Project Status: To begin 2011, but may be delayed indefinitely.
    Project Completion: Late 2011
    Paradise Garden - Expanded dining courtyard
    Details: Covering the area encompassing Pizza Oom Mow Mow, Burger Invasion, and the S. S. rustworthy, the new Paradise Garden dining area will re-purpose the existing dining facilities and reuse the current S.S. rustworthy water play area for an expanded dining courtyard with Victorian-style theming in a lush garden setting.
    Open Date: May 2010
    S.S. rustworthy removal
    Project Status: To begin September 2009
    Open Date: Area to re-open as part of Paradise Garden complex May 2010
    Paradise Garden Grill (Burger Invasion re-theming)
    Project Status: In progress. McDonald's dining location closed September 2, 2008.
    Open Date: May 12, 2010.
    Boardwalk Pizza and Pasta (Pizza Oom Mow Mow re-theme)
    Details: The existing Pizza Oom Mow Mow dining facility will retain its pizza-and-pasta menu, but will be re-dressed with a new Victorian-style theme.
    Project Status: To begin Fall 2009
    Open Date: May 2010
    Jumpin' Jellyfish removal
    Project Status: Jumpin' Jellyfish was originally slated to be removed before Spring 2010 premiere of World of Color, but it may remain in place for the indefinite future.
    Completion Date: Unknown.
    Ariel's Grotto Restaurant - Retheming and conversion to "Princess Palace" dining location
    Project Status: Unknown
    Open Date: June 2011.
    Dinosaur Jack's Sunglass Shack removal
    Details: Sunglass store scheduled to close permanently May 26, 2009. The retail location will be removed completely.
    Project Status: Completed. Store closed May 26, 2009, construction walls went up May 27. Demolition originally scheduled to begin June 29, but began after park closing June 24, with visible progress to park guests on June 25.. The retail location was completely removed by Saturday, June 28.
    King Triton's Carousel plussing
    Details: Previous plans to build new Victorian-styled roof structure over carousel have been delayed due to cost. Rumors suggested that the carousel would get a minor re-theming and "plussing" including new paint job and new canopy cover while attraction undergoes refurbishment and technical upgrades, but current photos of the attraction say otherwise.
    Project Status: Completed May 22, 2009. Began March 9, 2009.
    Open Date: May 22, 2009
    San Francisco Street restroom construction.
    Details: New restrooms will be built in the East San Francisco Street facades so that the current restrooms in the West San Francisco Street facades can be removed to make space for The Little Mermaid attraction.
    Project Status: Now open. Opened May 15, 2009. Began January 26, 2009.
    Open Date: May 15, 2009.
    Sun Wheel/Mickey's Fun Wheel re-theme
    Project Status: Completed. Now open.
    Open Date: Originally scheduled to open April 24, opened May 4, 2009.
    California Screamin' loop re-dressing
    Details: The Mickey Mouse icon will be removed and replaced with a new sunburst icon and Paradise Pier logo.
    Project Status: Completed. Now open. Began January 2009.
    Completion Date: April 15, 2009.
    Games of the Boardwalk re-theme.
    Project Status: Now open. Began Monday, October 27, 2008, opened April 7, 2009.
    Open Date: Originally scheduled to open April 24, 2009, then rumored to be delayed to May. New information says the Games of the Boardwalk are ahead schedule and will open April 7, 2009.
    Toy Story Midway Mania!
    Project Status: Completed. Attraction now open.
    Open Date: June 17, 2008



    GOLDEN STATE
    Lucky Fortune Cookery - Asian-style restaurnt replacing former Cocina Cucamonga facility
    Details: The old Cocina Cucamonga dining facility will close and be rethemed and receive a new Asian-style menu.
    Project Status: Closes June 18, 2009 when new, larger Cocina Cucamonga opens.
    Open Date: September 3, 2009.
    Walt Disney Imagineering Blue Sky Cellar: Imagineering the Future - New Exhibit
    Details: Blue Sky Cellar preview center will close to remove Midway Mania, Games of the Boardwalk, etc., exhibits and replace them with new exhibits focusing on upcoming projects.
    Project Status: Closes July 10, 2009 to update exhibits.
    Open Date: Reopens July 16.
    Condor Flats retheme
    Project Status: Unknown
    Open Date: Unknown
    Soarin' Over California - New film - "Soarin' Over the World"
    Project Status: Unknown
    Open Date: 2013
    Lucky Fortune Cookery/Cocina Cucamonga expanded Pacific Wharf dining facility
    Details: The long-closed Lucky Fortune Cookery will be converted into an expanded Cocina Cucamonga. Cocina Cucamonga will be converted into a new, smaller Asian dining location.
    Project Status: In progress. Construction walls went up week of January 12.
    Open Date: June 18, 2009
    Temporary Park Entrance
    Details: The temporary park entrance location was changed after the Stage 17 Entrance was cancelled. Temporary entrance expected to be at the Golden State utility gate between Soarin' Over California and the Grand Californian Hotel. Guest access to this temporary park entrance will be via Downtown Disney. Temporary entrance only expected to be used for 6-8 months during entry plaza construction.
    Project Status: Cancelled. The temporary entrance idea has reportedly been scrapped. Guests will enter through the park's main entrance as it is remodeled one side at a time.
    Open Date: Cancelled
    Walt Disney Imagineering Blue Sky Cellar: Imagineering the Future (Resort Preview Center)
    Details: Originally planned for the San Francisco Street buildings, the Blue Sky Cellar replaced the Seasons of the Vine Theater. Exhibits planned to rotate every 6-8 months.
    Project Status: Now open.
    Open Date: Annual Passholder Previews October 16-19. Open to public October 20, 2008.


    CARS LAND
    Overall Project: Utilizing 12 acres of the former Timon Parking Lot, this is new land will feature three new attractions including a major new "E"-Ticket attraction, Radiator Springs Racers, as well as new shopping and dining experiences themed to Disney-Pixar's Cars
    Project Status: In progress. Walt Disney Imagineering officially broke ground on the Cars Land project July 8, 2009, according to the July 9 MiceAge.com Editor's Note by Al Lutz.
    Open Date: June 2012

    Radiator Springs Racers
    Project Status: Unknown
    Open Date: By 2012
    Tow Mater's Junkyard Jamboree
    Project Status: Unknown
    Open Date: By 2012
    Luigi's Roamin' Tires
    Project Status: Unknown
    Open Date: By 2012
    Flo's Restaurant
    Project Status: Unknown
    Open Date: By 2012
    Fillmore's Organic Foods
    Project Status: Unknown
    Open Date: By 2012
    Radiator Springs Curios
    Project Status: Unknown
    Open Date: By 2012
    Cars Land Drive-In Restaurant
    Project Status: On indefinite hold. Possibly to be built in Phase 2 expansion.
    Open Date: Unknown
    Timon Parking Lot - Closure
    Details: The Timon Parking Lot will close permanently to make room for the upcoming Cars Land expansion as well as additional backstage construction.
    Project Status: Closed July 6, 2009. Cars Land officially broke ground July 8.
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    Re: Disney's California Adventure Project Tracker VI

    Yay!!!!!!!


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    Re: Disney's California Adventure Project Tracker VI

    Quote Originally Posted by k_peek_2000 View Post
    Yay!!!!!!!
    I second this

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    Re: Disney's California Adventure Project Tracker VI

    Wow! 6 Already?!?!?! BTW, I've got some pics I will be sharing soon, just got to get a TR out of the way first!


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    Re: Disney's California Adventure Project Tracker VI

    Oh my Gosh!! The WoC looks AMAZING!!! I can't wait!! The pictures are awesome!!!

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    Re: Disney's California Adventure Project Tracker VI

    Since I had the honor of getting the last post before the lock I will repost my question :P.

    Does anyone have a link or links to all the info about the new little mermaid ride ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by B-Dex View Post
    Since I had the honor of getting the last post before the lock I will repost my question :P.

    Does anyone have a link or links to all the info about the new little mermaid ride ?
    You're really not going to find much more info than what's contained in the first post of this thread. Maybe somebody has the video from the Blue Sky Cellar but it doesn't get much more informative than that.
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    Re: Disney's California Adventure Project Tracker VI

    Quote Originally Posted by goofypirate View Post
    You're really not going to find much more info than what's contained in the first post of this thread. Maybe somebody has the video from the Blue Sky Cellar but it doesn't get much more informative than that.
    Does this help...
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mh2hhCEb5Xw]YouTube - Disney's Blue Sky Cellar Part 1 of 2[/ame]
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    Re: Disney's California Adventure Project Tracker VI

    Woo Hoo - Tracker VI. I wish the progress at DCA was as fast as these Tracker threads.
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    Re: Disney's California Adventure Project Tracker VI

    I can't believe we're on 6!?!?!?! Heck, we're gonna be at Tracker 100 in no time!
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    Re: Disney's California Adventure Project Tracker VI

    Quote Originally Posted by themur View Post
    Woo Hoo - Tracker VI. I wish the progress at DCA was as fast as these Tracker threads.
    It was the first time and thats why theres a second time :P

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    Re: Disney's California Adventure Project Tracker VI

    dWill the exterior guest services window stay and will that area be rethemed?

    Wow 6 tracker means time to change my bookmark on my computer. I cannot wait to see the new changes but then I remember when the current stuff was new so I will try to patiently wait here for the new stuff.

    It is about time they finally give the main entrance a name like Buena Vista Drive.

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    Re: Disney's California Adventure Project Tracker VI

    cool!

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    Re: Disney's California Adventure Project Tracker VI

    Awesome! Let's hope we can keep this one a little more civil!

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    Thanks for the video. I hadn't seen it!

    World of Color looks like it'll be amazing.

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