Disneyland Resort 2012 Summer Events:

This summer is gearing up to become one of the biggest ever for the Disneyland Resort, with most of the new additions taking place on June 15, 2012.  The relaunch of Disney California Adventure, with the opening of Buena Vista Street and Cars Land, will fuel this summer.  However there is an exhaustive list of new attractions, entertainment, dining and shopping options that is becoming increasingly difficult to keep track of.  Fear not!  We have compiled a list of everything happening this summer at the Disneyland Resort.

Disneyland Main Entrance



Opening Date
Voices of Liberty on Main Street Now Showingthrough Sept 16, 2012 An 8-part a cappella group
Matterhorn Bobsleds Now Open Major refurbishment; new bobsled design
Matterhorn Mountain Climbers Now Showing The swiss mountain climbers have returned!
Crowning Achievements Now Open New Disney Gallery Exhibit showcasing Disney Castles
Brave Meet and Greet Now Open Meet Merida and her Cubs
Main Street Shops Now Open Penny Arcade, Gibson Girl Ice Cream Parlor & Candy Palace
Carnation Cafe Now Open The Carnation Cafe reopens after a 6 month refurbishment
Magic, Memories and You, summer version Now Showing Summer scenes added to the projection show



Downtown Disney

Opening Date
WonderGround Gallery Now Open Disney owned art gallery 
Earl of Sandwich Opening Date Unknown Earl of Sandwich food location
La Brea Bakery Now Open  Expansion and Remodel
UVA Bar Now Open Complete Refurbishment
Sunglass Icon  Now Open  Complete refurbishment
LEGO Imagination Station Now Open Complete refurbishment



Disney California Adventure

Opening Date
Cove Bar Now Open
Refurbishment photos
Pixar Play Parade Now Showing The return of the popular parade
Ghirardelli soda fountain and chocolate shop Now Open Ghirardelli moves in at California Adventure
Mad T Party  (House of Cards, Drink Me Bar, Mad Arcade, Main Stage and Band) Now Showing Alice in Wonderland inspired dance partyPhotos & Video
Brave sequence added to the World of Color Now Showing Added sequence from the Disney/ Pixar movie Brave
Instant Concert! …Just Add Water Now Showing Maestro Goofy conducts the World of Color fountains in a daytime water show
Dancin’ with Disney Now Open The Stage 17 building will have music videos, trivia and surprise character appearances
Buena Vista Street(See List Below) Now Open 1940’s Los Angeles Recreated for the entrance of Disney California Adventure
Cars Land(See List Below) Now Open Radiator Springs from Disney/ Pixar’s Cars brought to life


Buena Vista Street

  • Attractions
    • Red Car Trolley
    • Storytellers Statue
  • Entertainment
    • Red Car News Boys (link)
    • Five and Dime (link)
    • Citizens of Buena Vista Street (link)
    • Disney characters on Buena Vista Street (link)
  • Shopping
    • Elias & Company Department Store
    • Big Top Toys
    • Oswald’s Gas & Oil
    • Los Feliz Five and Dime
    • Kingswell Camera Shop
    • Atwater Ink and Paint Supply
    • Mortimer’s Market
  • Dining



Cars Land

  • Attractions
    • Radiator Springs Racers
    • Luigi’s Flying Tires
    • Matter’s Junkyard Jamboree
  • Entertainment
    • “Red to the Rescue” (link)
    • DJ’s Dance & Drive (link)
  • Shopping
    • Radiator Springs Curios Shop
    • Sarge’s Surplus Hut
    • Ramone’s House of Body Art
  • Dining
    • Flo’s V8 Cafe (link)
    • Cozy Cone Motel
    • Fillmore’s Taste-In