California Adventure is looking more and more promising every day! Most guests are annoyed by the constant sound of machines and endless walls that are around every corner, but this week I took time to sit on a bench and envision the finished details of the park.
Maybe it was because of the new exhibits at the Blue Sky Cellar, or maybe because some of the vast landscape of Cars Land is looking more and more like the end result. No matter the reason for appreciating the current state of construction, it is a once in a lifetime opportunity to see a Disney theme park under construction from the inside.
The larger of the machines appear to have moved on from the entrance area.
A cast member has been stationed at the front to inform guests that the park is indeed open!
The Carthay Theater will soon rise.
The former Soap Opera Bistro/ Playhouse Disney, building is under construction inside. Soon the exterior should begin it’s transformation into a more period specific Hollywood theater. (more in the Blue Sky section)
The Animation building has reopened after a brief refurbishment. However the videos have not yet returned.
Every few minutes Tinker Bell flies around the room and drops pixie dust leaving this message….
It’s really tough to capture the scope of this project with the lens of a camera. This place is HUGE!
Last week we started to see the steel mesh appear along “Cadillac Range”, and this week the rock work is appearing.
The area that once housed the “Bountiful Valley Farms” and was mostly unused will soon be the entrance and the attraction, “Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree”
A map overlooking the project has been placed on the railing. This gives guests a good perspective and overlook on the progress of the construction.
Blue Sky Cellar
By far the biggest news of the weekend was the re-opening of the Blue Sky Cellar. The big theme here is “The Little Mermaid, Ariel’s Undersea Adventure”
The Paradise Pier attraction posters that we reported on earlier in the week are on display.
Goofy’s Sky School and the restaurants surround the area are on display.
As is the entrance and Buena Vista Street
Remember we told you earlier to expect a refresh of the exterior of the former Playhouse Disney building. We’ll here it is…
“The Little Mermaid, Ariel’s Undersea Adventure” is the big push here. It’s the next major opening for the Resort as a whole and should be soft opening by this May!
The mural seen here will be above the entrance to the attraction building
And amazing painted glass half dome will greet guests as they enter.
The Screening Room has a new video and a really impressive “enchanted” map of the completed California Adventure Park
Our friends at Inside The Magic have the full new video from the screening room for you. I especially enjoy watching John Lassater ride the Radiator Springs Racers attraction. What a kid a heart!
The “Enchanted” Map. Can you spot the “Hidden” Feature???
Anne Geddes is closing at the end of the month. February 28, 2011 will be the last day open to the public. No replacements have been announced.
The work on the Downtown Disney Monorail station continues on the entrance stairs.
For now the exit side is split in half and used for entry and exit from the attraction.
Expect this place to be a bit busy this Sunday as they are hosting a Super Bowl event from 11am – 6pm.