As the billion dollar makeover of Disney California Adventure park rapidly approaches it’s completion date, Disney is slowly relieving information on the theme park’s relaunch details.
The largest portions of the park currently under construction remains the new entry corridor, Buena Vista Street and the a brand new 12 acre land, Cars Land. Disney President & CEO Bob Iger reviled yesterday during an earnings call that Cars Land will open this June. It is anticipated that Buena Vista Street will have it’s opening in the same time frame.
Disney has also recently given us a peak at some of the attraction posters for the new lands as well as some merchandise that we will see for sale on Buena Vista Street. And today, on the park’s 11th anniversary, we learned that Disney will be officially renaming the Hollywood Pictures Backlot area, ‘Hollywood Land’.
Hollywood Land is a reference and a realignment of the area to a 1920’s time frame. The Red Car Trolley, running from the Hollywood Tower Hotel (Tower of Terror) to the front of Buena Vista Street will help tie these two ‘lands’ together in a single time frame. The real Hollywood, a district within Los Angeles was actually named ‘Hollywoodland’ when the original sign was built in 1923 to promote a housing development.
The large ‘Hollywood Pictures Backlot’ sign was removed last year, leaving only the small archway signs in place near Muppet Vision 3D and the Hyperion Theater which read, “Hollywood Studios”. This rear area of the Hollywood Pictures Backlot is currently being used for ElecTRONica, which will be replaced by the Mad T Party this summer.
Golden State, the area where Grizzly River Run is located, will also be renamed to Grizzly Peak.
The other 4 ‘lands’ at Disney California Adventure park will remain the same as before; “a bug’s land, Condor Flats, Pacific Warf, Paradise Pier.
Disney is slowly revealing information leading up to Disney California Adventure’s relaunch, and as the news breaks we will bring it to you!
HPB Sign Photo by Loren Javier on Flickr