Okay. Maybe you've already seen pictures of the exterior of DCA's new "Monsters, Inc." attraction. Which (obviously) apes the look of the title sequence of that 2001 Pixar Animation Studios release.
And maybe you've also already heard about how this redo of "Superstar Limo" will be a dark ride in the tradition of Disneyland's "Peter Pan Flight" and "Mr. Toad's Wild Ride." As in: This attraction won't follow the exact storyline of this Peter Docter film. But -- rather -- will recreate memorable moments, scenes & settings from this computer animated motion picture.
But here's something that you probably didn't know. As part of the installation of this new California Adventure attraction, this section of the Hollywood Pictures Backlot is due to receive a rather extreme makeover.
Why For? Well, to be honest, DCA visitors never actually embraced the story that the Imagineers were trying to tell in this part of the theme park. As in: Hollywood Pictures Backlot was supposed to be just like a real Hollywood studio backlot. Full of facades that look great from the front. but -- when you wander around to the back -- these buildings just look bland.
Well, nobody comes to a Disney theme park to see bland & boring buildings. Which is why -- as part of "Project Sparkle" (I.E. A new initiative for this four-year-old theme park. Which is supposedly going to allow the Imagineers to "plus" various parts of California Adventure over the next two years) -- the area around "Muppetvision 3D" and "Monsters, Inc." is going to get a facelift.
Current plans call for the Imagineers to install an attractive fountain in this open plaza. The exterior of the "Muppetvision 3D" theater is also due to receive some TLC. So that it can then go from its current industrial appearance to something more whimsical & fun.
"So what's the timetable for this beautification project?," you ask. Well, based on what I've been hearing, the construction walls go up in late September and then will come down again in late November / early December. Just in time for "Monsters, Inc." 's soft opening.