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This thread is simple! Rather than having a million little threads about everything that goes on at the Disneyland Resort, including Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure, this thread is designed to consolidate it all into one user-friendly thread. Feel free to use it to post updates, trip reports, questions, comments, and of course, general discussion. For pictures and videos of these park as well as past updates, see
TPR's Disneyland Park Park Index Page
TPR's Disney California Adventure Park Index Page. Official Resort Website
Below are some links to past updates from the resort, you may be interested in. Enjoy!
April 28th, 2005 - Monsters Inc ride coming to DCA - SEE BELOW!
July 29th, 2005 - Accident on California Screamin 2007 January 5th, 2007 - Lawsuit from 2000 Indiana Jones incident finally settled October 17th, 2007 - $1.1 Billion overhaul to DCA announced November 9th, 2007 - It's a Small World to be rehabbed, because Americans are too fat 2008 April 20th, 2008 - Additional Concept art of DCA overhaul June 18th, 2008 - Toy Story Mania Media Day with TPR 2009 January 19th, 2009 - Height requirement for front seat of Splash Mountain raised from 40 inches to 60 inches February 23rd, 2009 - Construction photos from Pardise Pier area March 8th, 2009 - Latest construction photos from Paradise Pier April 11th, 2009 - Boardwalk Games area complete April 29th, 2009 - Paradise Pier construction update May 15th, 2009 - World of Color construction photos December 3rd, 2009 - Toy Story: The Muscial to take over Hyperion Theather in Spring 2011 2010 February 3rd, 2010 - World of Color testing photos March 11th, 2010 - World of Color to open to public on June 11th April 4th, 2010 - New trains announced for Matterhorn April 21st, 2010 - pictures of new Matterhorn trains May 12th, 2010 - Toy Story: The Musical put on hold May 26th, 2010 - Disneyland Hotel to get a makeover June 10th, 2010 - TPR covers World of Color's media event June 14th, 2010 - Explanation of park's name change from D23 event. July 10th, 2010 - Info on tranformation of Mulholland Madness to Goofy's Flight School July 16th, 2010 - Scene by scene details of Little Mermaid's ride revealed August 7th, 2010 - Only one more month to ride Maliboomer August 19th, 2010 - Drunk man falls from Tower of Terror queue September 2nd, 2010 - ElecTRONica is announced October 5th, 2010 - Construction photos October 9th, 2010 - ElecTRONica opens December 22nd, 2010 - News on next DCA project, front entrance transformation 2011 January 6th, 2011 - Front Entrance construction January 20th, 2011 - Pictures from inside The Little Mermaid ride. January 21st, 2011 - Construction photos February 25th, 2011 - Construction update March 18th, 2011 - Construction update April 22nd, 2011 - Construction update May 24th, 2011 - Little Mermaid in soft opening and announces passholder previews June 3rd, 2011 - Construction update July 15th, 2011 - Newly design front gate opens October 11th, 2011 - Construction update November 8th, 2011 - Construction update December 1st, 2011 - Official announcment that the former Mission Tortilla Factory Tour will become Ghiradelli Chocolate Tour December 23rd, 2011 - iLuminate coming to ElecTRONica for the holidays! December 27th, 2011 - Video of Luigi's Flying Tires December 30th, 2011 - Countdown to New Year's Eve, plus special WoC show December 31st, 2011 - Disneyland to stay open for 24 hours on Leap Day! 2012 January 4th, 2012 - Jolly Holiday Bakery opens on January 7th, 2012! January 9th, 2012 - A final look at the Matterhorn with the old trains January 9th, 2012 - Anaheim GardenWalk up for sale! January 9th, 2012 - Buena Vista Street shop details revealed! January 11th, 2012 - 'Mad T Party' to replace elecTRONica in Summer 2012! January 12th, 2012 - ‘Minnie’s Fly Girls Charter Airline’ show to debut in February 2012! January 13th, 2012 - Signs of things to come at Cars Land January 30th, 2012 - New Magic, Memories & You seasonal scenes previewed! February 3rd, 2012 - La Brea Bakery expanding, Disneyland Explorer app released February 7th, 2012 - Earl of Sandwich coming to Downtown Disney District! February 7th, 2012 - Bob Iger confirms that Cars Land will open in June! February 8th, 2012 - Disneyland to host New Orleans Bayou Bash February 9th, 2012 - Hollywood Pictures Backlot to become Hollywood Land February 9th, 2012 - Annual Passholders to get a preview of new DCA stuff February 15th, 2012 - New 'Brave' scene expected to join World of Color February 17th, 2012 - ‘Minnie’s Fly Girls Charter Airline’ show brings talking Minnie April 1st, 2012 - Huge Mad T Party preview, plus Merida from 'Brave' coming to Disneyland Park April 2nd, 2012 - Characters of Buena Vista Street confirmed April 12th, 2012 - Disney dining reservations now accepted via email April 12th, 2012 - Remodeled Sunglass Icon debuting at Downtown Disney April 23th, 2012 - Starbucks coming to Disney Parks April 24th, 2012 - Official photos from inside Cars Land at DCA! April 27th, 2012 - Official Cars Land nighttime photos! April 30th, 2012 - The Little Mermaid to receive some modifications May 1st, 2012 - Flynn's Arcade to become the Mad Arcade for the Mad T Party May 1st, 2012 - Mlle. Antionette’s Parfumerie marks 1st anniversary with sales events May 1st, 2012 - Disney California Adventure Sneak Peek sweepstakes announced May 1st, 2012 - A closer look at the Jolly Holiday Bakery May 2nd, 2012 - Fantasmic! 20th Anniversary annual passholder event announced May 16th, 2012 - Mandy, Manny & Mona Monorail faces debut May 18th, 2012 - Disneyland Resort ticket prices increase in May May 21st, 2012 - New amazing night shots from inside of Cars Land May 21st, 2012 - Trader Sam's selling limited-run of souvenir cocktail glasses May 30th, 2012 - CALIFORNIA letters get a home at Cal Expo State Fair May 30th, 2012 - Extra Magic Hours available for DL Resort Guests May 30th, 2012 - Wonderground Gallery opens on June 9th, 2012 May 30th, 2012 - D23 Members and Annual Passholder Preview Event registration open May 30th, 2012 - Space Mountain celebrates 35th anniversary at Disneyland May 30th, 2012 - Carthay Circle Restaurant & Carthay Circle Fountain revealed! May 30th, 2012 - Lightning McQueen & Tow Mater explore Cars Land May 30th, 2012 - New entertainment offerings announced for Disney California Adventure May 30th, 2012 - The Magic, The Memories & You gets new Summer segment May 30th, 2012 - More Mad T Party merchandise revealed May 30th, 2012 - Cozy Cone Motel menu and food locations detailed June 6th, 2012 - 66 guests preview Cars Land with Imagineers June 6th, 2012 - Video tour of the Mad T Party June 6th, 2012 - Big Thunder Ranch Jamboree preview video released June 6th, 2012 - 'Crowning Achievements' comes to the Disney Gallery June 6th, 2012 - First look at the Ghirardelli Soda Fountain at Disney California Adventure June 6th, 2012 - Look back at Imagineers' research tour of Route 66 June 6th, 2012 - Expanded La Brea Bakery Cafe reopens at Downtown Disney June 6th, 2012 - 'Glow with the Show' Mickey Ears Hat teased June 6th, 2012 - Blue Sky Cellar to host Radiator Springs History Exhibit June 6th, 2012 - Time Travel Mater 'Cars Toon' to debut at the Blue Sky Cellar June 6th, 2012 - Mad T Party House of Cards previewed June 6th, 2012 - Disneyland Resort 5 Year Expansion Timeline recap! June 12th, 2012 - Guests can now buy tickets using their smart phones June 12th, 2012 - Ghirardelli Soda Fountain and Chocolate Shop now officially open! June 12th, 2012 - Carthay Circle Restaurant to open with 92 sommeliers June 12th, 2012 - Creating the sounds of Radiator Springs Racers June 12th, 2012 - Making 'Cars' into 'Cars Land' June 12th, 2012 - Time lapse footage of Buena Vista Street & Cars Land construction' July 21st, 2012 - 'Ask Otto' phone service launched for the Disneyland Resort' July 21st, 2012 - Disneyland Resort forced to reconsider ban on Segways July 21st, 2012 - Proposed rail system to link Disneyland to other California locations August 2nd, 2012 - Princess Fantasy Faire closing to make way for new stage show; a look at the new Fantasy Faire model August 3rd, 2012 - A look at the tech behind the Glow with the Show ears August 9th, 2012 - New Princess Fantasy Faire concept art released August 9th, 2012 - The Art of Frankenweenie Exhibition coming to Disney California Adventure August 10th, 2012 - Glow with the Show ears confirmed to work with Fantasmic! August 15th, 2012 - Glow with the Show Fantasmic! passholder event announced August 15th, 2012 - Walt in Walt's Footsteps tour updated to include new stops August 15th, 2012 - A look at 'Dancin' with Disney' at Disney California Adventure August 28th, 2012 - Disney's Happiest Haunts Tour announced! September 3rd, 2012 - Ten attractions to close for Fall refurbishments September 10th, 2012 - Disney donates Matterhorn trains & California Screamin' signage to National Roller Coaster Museum September 12th, 2012 - Jungle Cruise boats & dock modified to minimize gap September 23rd, 2012 - Wreck-It Ralph characters coming to new meet & greet September 23rd, 2012 - Tinkerbell's sister Periwinkle to join meet & greet October 7th, 2012 - Investor group buys Anaheim GardenWalk October 18th, 2012 - 'Limited Time Magic' Celebration Announced! October 24th, 2012 - Anaheim city council approves streetcar rail project October 24th, 2012 - Disney film 'Saving Mr Banks' to shoot at Disneyland October 29th, 2012 - Earl of Sandwich Grand Opening set for November 2nd! November 1st, 2012 - Christmas traditions comes to Buena Vista Street November 8th, 2012 - Mad T Party gets Merrier for the holidays! November 13th, 2012 - Glow with the Show with “Believe… In Holiday Magic" November 14th, 2012 - Plans move forward for proposed Anaheim street car system November 20th, 2012 - Ramone's House of Body Art store expansion confirmed November 25th, 2012 - Worker injured after sliding down Space Mountain roof November 25th, 2012 - Disney PhotoPass+ details revealed November 30th, 2012 - Indiana Jones Adventure gets new show modifications December 12th, 2012 - Big Thunder Mountain next for lengthy refurbishment December 12th, 2012 - Disney's Attractions+ photo service officially launched December 12th, 2012 - Official Disneyland Twitter account launched! December 20th, 2012 - New stories coming to Disney Junior: Live on Stage! 2013 January 4th, 2013 - Mickey and the Magical Map stage show announced for the Fantasyland Theatre January 8th, 2013 - Blue Sky Cellar to focus on the new Fantasy Faire January 8th, 2013 - Signup details for Golden Horseshoe Revue posted! January 10th, 2013 - Michael Colglazier named president of entire resort January 10th, 2013 - Guest photos taken to prevent ticket fraud & reselling January 10th, 2013 - IMAX now available at AMC Downtown Disney 12 January 15th, 2013 - Roger Broggie Jr. passes away at age 73 January 20th, 2013 - Happy Lunar New Year Celebration moves to DCA! January 20th, 2013 - New Orleans Bayou Bash returns to Disneyland Park! January 20th, 2013 - A look inside of The Royal Hall at the Fantasy Faire March 19th, 2013 - Starbucks at the Mainstreet Market House this Fall! April 25th, 2013 - Monstrous Summer 24 Hour Disneyland & DCA details! April 26th, 2013 - 'Monster's University' additions coming to DCA! May 26th, 2013 - Anaheim GardenWalk to add two new luxury hotels June 1st, 2013 - Disneyland Resort Ticket Pricing Increases Announced June 28th, 2013 - Anaheim streetcar project price draws OCTA concerns October 20th, 2013 - New Breakfast Scramble cones announced for Cars Land October 25th, 2013 - Jungle Cruise goes "Jingle Cruise" for the Holidays! November 10th, 2013 - Bob Iger confirms Star Wars development for DL & WDW 2014 February 20th, 2014 - AT&T debuts new wireless technology at Disney Parks February 28th, 2014 - 'Rock Your Disney Side' 24 hour event announced! June 9th, 2014 - Guardians of the Galaxy preview temporarily replacing Captain EO July 20th, 2014 - A look back at the classic version of Club 33 October 20th, 2014 - New 'Glow with the Show' products announced! November 14th, 2014 - Marvel's Black Widow & Hawkeye debut at Disneyland! November 16th, 2014 - Christmas Fantasy Parade & It's a Small World Lighting Ceremony! November 26th, 2014 - Made With Magic" Glow with the Show items now available December 7th, 2014 - "Frozen Fun" coming to Disney California Adventure! December 19th, 2014 - "'Frozen' now featured in Storybook Land Canal Boats 2015 March 11th, 2015 - 24-hour 60th Anniversary Celebration event announced April 14th, 2015 - 60th Anniversary Diamond Celebration Entertainment & More Announced! April 29th, 2015 - Disney buys nearby Carousel Inn for $32 million June 25th, 2015 - Disney pitches $1 billion resort-wide investment 2016 January 11th, 2016 - A look at the new Rivers of America concept art March 5th, 2016 - POV video of Luigi's Rollickin' Roadsters July 11th, 2016 - New Star Wars Land concept art released! July 23rd, 2016 - ToT to be rethemed to Guardians of the Galaxy August 4th, 2016 - Rivers of America attractions returning Summer 2017 August 10th, 2016 - Main Street Electrical Parade coming to Disneyland! October 25th, 2016 - Mickey Mouse birthday celebration on November 18th! 2017 January 11th, 2017 - Disneyland announces changes to Fast Pass system October 25th, 2017 - Announcements of new parking structure in 2019 and new hotel in 2021 2018 February 12th, 2018 - Preview new toys coming to Star Wars - Galaxy's Edge February 12th, 2018 - Pixar Pier opens June 23rd, 2018; "The Incredibles" float joins Paint the Night on April 13th, 2018! February 22nd, 2018 - Pixar Pier opens June 23rd, 2018; "The Incredibles" float joins Paint the Night on April 13th, 2018! February 22nd, 2018 - Tropical Hideaway venue replacing Aladdin's Oasis March 20th, 2018 - More Marvel coming to Disney California Adventure! March 24th, 2018 - Hyperspace Mountain returns on May 25th, 2018! November 22nd, 2018 - Spider-Man attraction concept art released! 2019 March 7th, 2019 - Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge officially opens on 5/31/19 April 19th, 2019 - Mickey & Minnie's Runaway Railway announced for 2022
I feel really stupid for not taking any pictures of the new Monsters Inc. Ride at DCA. They're building it in the old Superstar Limo building. I stayed at the park for 3 days and didn't take a picture of the outside once.
So far... the outside looks the same. They've stripped off the old paint and began to repaint the outside using the same facade. I'm sorry I don't have any pictures, but imagine the beginning to the Monsters Inc. movie. The outside of the queue looks like the openening credits with the snake and the title credits.
Another ride I got very close to without any real proof was the new Finding Nemo ride that's taking over the old Submarine ride place. There was a lot of construction going on all over tomorrowland, but you could get a good view if you rode the monorail.
To anyone who visits any DLR forums this might be old news, just thought I would share to those who won't be able to go until after May 5th. I'm sure all the new rides will be "officialy" announced then.
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I never went on it, but i saw the video on the DVDs. It looked a bit cheesy, but enjoyable in its own way. Besides, with all the "celebrities" featured in there, that thing was gonna get dated very quickly.
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Fab's Faves has just added some photos from the new Monsters Inc ride going into Disney's California Adventure.
Check them out here:
So Disneyland Resort gets two dark rides back to back. What do you guys think?
Looks like DCA is also getting EPCOT's Turtle Talk, anyone know where that is going?
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Looks cool. I hate how dark rides are becoming a thing of a past so it's good to see that at least some new dark rides are being built. I hope that they also put the ride in Disney World as well (maybe in MGM?), as long as they don't tear out any "classic" Fantasyland ride to build it.
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Very cool! Honestly though, I didn't even know "Superstar Limo" even existed.
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Is the Monster's Inc. ride just a regular dark ride, or something else? I presonally think that Disney should have stayed with the idea of a Incredibles themed Robocoaster. Also, Disney has also confirmed that they are going to build a Finding Nemo attraction in the Submarine Lagoon.
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That is one of our favorite movies.... I love it. I leaned over to my husband in the theater during the "door chase scene" and said "theme park ride", so it's no surprise!
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Turtle Talk is going in the Animation Building in DCA.
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I believe the rumors have said that this is basically taking over the ride system from superstar limo. So I don't even know if they will change the layout or anything. They will probably change the cars but who knows what else.
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