DISNEYLAND RESORT -- Disney California Adventure Park is celebrating its grand reopening with the premieres of two highly anticipated themed lands, Cars Land and Buena Vista Street, home to the Carthay Circle Theatre. These exciting new lands complete a five-year expansion that has brought more Disney and more experiences to guests of the Disneyland Resort, a world-class, family vacation destination with two theme parks, three hotels and the Downtown Disney shopping and dining district. Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger talks about Cars Land in this exclusive video interview below.
“From the thrills of Cars Land to the romance of Buena Vista Street, the work that’s been done throughout this entire expansion is extraordinary,” said Tom Staggs, chairman of Walt Disney Parks & Resorts. “Disney California Adventure is a testament to what we at Disney Parks do best – connecting our guests to the iconic stories, characters and music they love, helping them make shared memories to last a lifetime.”
“Every component of our expansion – from attractions, merchandise and dining locations, to new entertainment and re-imagined hotels – has been crafted to add exciting, new pages to our 57-year-old story,” said Disneyland Resort President George A. Kalogridis. “Now, more than ever, the Disneyland Resort makes the Anaheim/Orange County region a multi-day, family vacation destination second to none.”
With four new attractions – Radiator Springs Racers, Luigi’s Flying Tires, Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree and the Red Car Trolley – eight new food locations including Carthay Circle Restaurant and Lounge, nine new shops including Los Feliz Five & Dime, plus more than a dozen new entertainment experiences such as the “Red Car News Boys,” park guests enjoy a full day-to-night experience at Disney California Adventure.
A grand reopening ceremony on June 15 will be held along Buena Vista Street, a bustling center of entertainment and opportunity that transports guests to the California that attracted Walt Disney in his early days as an animation pioneer. Disney California Adventure will be closed to guests June 14 for a media event and final preparations for the exciting premieres.
With so much to see and experience, the Happiest Place on Earth just gets happier.