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[13 Jun 2012 | No Comment | ]
Registration for 2013 Tinker Bell Half Marathon Now Open

Registration for the 2013 Tinker Bell Half Marathon is now open!
If you’re interested in running this race, you should register early. Last year, the race sold out very quickly and drew more than 17,000 runners in the various events held throughout the weekend, all of which are geared towards women. This year’s race promises to be just as exciting as the inaugural race last year.
Runners will be able to run through Disneyland park and Disney California Adventure (as well as the streets of Anaheim,) but will also be able to …

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[28 May 2012 | No Comment | ]
Disney Hopes ‘Cars Land’ Brings Disney California Adventure Up to Speed

Disney California Adventure has never lived up to the standards the company was hoping for when the park officially opened in 2001- dismal attendance numbers can attest to that. However, with the $1.1 billion and multi-year refurbishment attempt – the crowning glory being the 12-acre Cars Land – Disney hopes that the park will finally be able to stand on its own.
Says Disney Chief Executive Robert A. Iger:
I believe the completion will result in a park that will both stand on its own but also serve as an important and …

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[19 May 2012 | No Comment | ]
New Additions & Expansions at Disney Parks Has Surpassed $3 Billion Record

For the first time in Disney history, new additions and expansions to the company’s parks have surpassed the $3 billion mark. Because revenue for Disney Parks and Resorts has grown 10% from the last fiscal year, Disney has been able to invest a lot of money into improving their properties. If you’re curious where their profits have gone, here’s a look at what they’ve been spending their money on.
At Disney California Adventure, the park has undergone an extensive 5 year renovation, including the addition of Cars Land. The Radiator Springs …

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[14 May 2012 | One Comment | ]
First Look at Flo’s V-8 Cafe in Disney California Adventure’s Cars Land

Our friends at the Disney Food Blog have been busily testing the new dining establishments that will be opening in Disney California Adventure’s Cars Land, including Flo’s V-8 Cafe.
According to DFB, the land immediately makes you feel as if you’ve stepped into the world of Radiator Springs. The cafe itself is a counter-service restaurant that will offer breakfast, lunch and dinner options. It’s important to take a look at the decor as well; Disney Imagineers really went all out with the decor, including a giant light fixture made from tail …

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[12 May 2012 | No Comment | ]
New Entertainment Offerings at Disney California Adventure to Include News Boys, ‘Cars’ Characters and More

This June, Disney California Adventure will finally wrap up its major expansion and celebrate the opening of two brand-new areas, Buena Vista Street and Cars Land. While there are many new attractions, dining experiences, and new themed areas to look forward to as part of the expansion, guests will be able to enjoy some great new entertainment offerings as well.
We already let you know about some cool entertainment offerings coming to Cars Land, which will include a special show by Red the Fire Truck and “DJ’s Dance and Drive.” In …

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[25 Apr 2012 | No Comment | ]
Cars Land Entertainment Revealed

Disney has revealed there will be street entertainment to delight guests when Cars Land opens at Disney California Adventure this summer.
First up is Red the Firetruck, who will arrive at Radiator Springs with a “volunteer firefighter” to help water plants in the area. When things don’t go according to plan, the street show may end up turning the fire hoses on guests.
If you’re looking for a dryer experience, you won’t want to miss DJ’S Dance & Drive, where DJ the “party car” drives through the streets joined by a girl …

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[8 Mar 2012 | No Comment | ]
Disney California Adventure Expansion to Be Complete this June

Yesterday, Tom Staggs, the chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts announced that the 5-year expansion of Disney California Adventure will be complete this June.
On June 15, Cars Land, Buena Vista Street and Carthay Circle Theatre will finally open. In addition to four new attractions, including Radiator Springs Racers, Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree, Luigi’s Flying Tires and the Red Car Trolley, guests will be able to enjoy additional dining and shopping opportunities.
In order to put the final touches on the opening, as well as host a media preview, Disney California Adventure …

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[13 Feb 2012 | No Comment | ]
Disney California Adventure Announces New Names for Themed Park Areas

To celebrate their 11th anniversary, as well as the anticipation surrounding the unveiling of their 5-year refurbishment project, Disney California Adventure has announced new names for the park’s themed areas.
One of the “lands” the theme park has changed is the Golden State area, which will be split into three distinct areas: Condor Flats, Grizzly Peak and Pacific Wharf. Hollywood Pictures Backlot will also see a name change to Hollywood Land. The existing Paradise Pier section and it’s a bug land will keep their names.
In addition to the new names, Disney …

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[5 Jan 2012 | No Comment | ]
Ramone from Disney’s ‘Cars’ Being Prepped for Art of Animation Resort

Disney’s Art of Animation Resort will debut this year, and in this exclusive video clip you will be able to see how Walt Disney Imagineers are developing iconic Disney characters into larger-than-life, interactive statues that will be seen throughout the courtyards of the resort.
In this video, Ryan Parrish and Bill Hanus will explain what goes into their work. You’ll also hear from Chip Foose, who was the automotive designer who created Ramone’s flame design.
Chip has also been working closely with others on Disney’s California Adventure’s upcoming Cars Land, which will …

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[26 Dec 2011 | No Comment | ]
Video: Cars Land Attractions ‘Luigi’s Flying Tires’ and ‘Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree’ Begin Testing

The Disneyland Resort is preparing for the opening of Cars Land at Disney California Adventure in a few months, and the land’s new attractions are beginning to take shape. The new land will feature three brand new attractions: Radiatior Springs Racers, Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree, and Luigi’s Flying Tires. With the opening just a few weeks away, Walt Disney Imagineering has begun ride testing these new attractions, and thanks to the Disney Parks Blog, we now have a glimpse into these exciting new additions to Disney California Adventure.
Here’s a look at …