Our LA Times friend and blogger, Brady MacDonald, is back today with another feature on California Adventure's extreme makeover. Today, we take a look at DCA's transformation from its previous cardboard cut-out look to a fully detailed 1920's themed Buena Vista Street.
While all of the concepts presented below will be familiar to anyone who follows MiceChat and our California Adventure Project Tracker threads (which have received over 3.5 million page views), Brady presents this particular aspect of the project in a well rounded way which is worth your taking a look at.
Read the LA Times article Disney California Adventure extreme makeover to transform theme park entranceAfter the winter holiday season ends, construction walls will go up around the iconic C-A-L-I-F-O-R-N-I-A letters Jan. 4 so that crews can turn the plaza area into Streamline Moderne turnstiles modeled after the former Pan-Pacific Auditorium in Los Angeles.
The most disruptive phase of the project will start in August, when retheming work will begin on the shops just inside the entrance. On Aug. 1, Engine-Ear Toys, Bu-r-r Bank Ice Cream and Baker's Field Bakery will close on the right side of the entrance. Then on Aug. 29, the Greetings from California gift shop on the left side of the entrance will close. If all goes according to plan, the new Pan-Pacific-style turnstiles will also open Aug. 29.
Are you excited about this next step in Disney's Construction Adventure?