The Happiest Place on Earth just got even happier with the grand opening of Cars Land, Buena Vista Street and the Carthay Circle Theatre at Disney California Adventure park. The new additions complete the five-year expansion of Disneyland Resort.
Guests now enter Disney California Adventure down Buena Vista Street, a place that transports them to an era when Walt Disney arrived in California with new dreams: 1920s Los Angeles. Buena Vista Street features Red Car Trolleys, inspired by the transportation system that once served Southern California, and the Carthay Circle Theatre, modeled after the site of the 1937 world premiere of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Carthay Circle Theatre includes a lounge and the elegant Carthay Circle Restaurant, which is bound to be the premier dining location in Disney California Adventure.
Cars Land expanded Disney California Adventure by 12 acres and immerses guests in the thrilling world of the Disney-Pixar blockbuster Cars. Guests can now feel as if they have stepped into the town of Radiator Springs as they enjoy three brand-new family attractions showcasing characters and settings from the movie, along with Cars-themed dining and shopping locations such as Flo’s V8 Café, Ramone’s House of Body Art and Radiator Springs Curios.
One of the largest and most elaborate attractions ever created for a Disney park, Radiator Springs Racers is a twisting, turning, high-speed adventure through Ornament Valley and the town of Radiator Springs. Luigi’s Flying Tires invites guests to glide on air aboard special tires, whirling around with their pals. At Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree, guests whip around behind a baby tractor and enjoy tunes from a giant jukebox built from Mater’s most prized possessions.
See our Cars Land post for videos and photos from all the attractions and the new land.
Adding to the fun at Disney California Adventure is the new Mad T Party in Hollywood Land, the return of Pixar Play Parade, and the new Ghirardelli Soda Fountain and Chocolate Shop at Pacific Wharf.
The summer debuts of Cars Land, Buena Vista Street and Carthay Circle Theatre complement previous additions to the park, including the 4D fun of Toy Story Mania; the after-dark “World of Color” show; The Little Mermaid ~ Ariel’s Undersea Adventure; Boardwalk Pizza & Pasta and Paradise Garden Grill restaurants, plus the re-themed attractions Mickey’s Fun Wheel, Silly Symphony Swings and Goofy’s Sky School.
A detailed walk down Buena Vista Street:
Disney California Adventure Reopening Ceremony:
The Red Car News Boys perform with Mickey Mouse:
Buena Vista Street Photo Gallery:
It’s all now open to the public. For more information click here.