California Adventure

How Long Will You Wait in Line?

The crowds were out in full force at Disneyland this weekend. Of course this is to be expected. School is out and two new rides have just opened.

Tomorrowland could be best described as very very crowded. If you do not need to approach Tomorrowland from Main Street at the moment just don’t even go there. Access Space Mountain from the other side of the park and avoid the Jedi crowds.

I had a plan of action to get the most possible rides on Star Tours. I booked a room in one of the Disneyland Resort hotels so that we could get the Soundsational Summer Package. Not only does this give you early entry into the parks on certain days it will give you something even more valuable. 2 Fast Passes per guest. This is a huge deal if you want to avoid standing in the line for Star Tours.

The early entry hours this Sunday meant that Disney resort guests could enter Disneyland at 7am which is one hour ahead of the rest of the park guests. This should have got us a head start but of course after leaving the park at midnight the night before things didn’t quite work out as planned. So we were a little late reaching the Fast Pass kiosk at 8:15am.

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Behind the Mural at The Little Mermaid ~ Ariel’s Undersea Adventure

Here’s a short interview with Imagineer Larry Nikolai who created the mural found in the loading and unloading area of The Little Mermaid ~ Ariel’s Undersea Adventure. Nikolai designed the beautiful mural located at the entrance himself by creating a scaled rendering in his garage.… Read More »Behind the Mural at The Little Mermaid ~ Ariel’s Undersea Adventure

Cars Land Set to Open Summer 2012

We just learned that coming in Summer of 2012 will be the new Cars Land themed area of California Adventure. Cars Land recreates the Radiator Springs, the town in which the original animated feature Cars was set. It encompasses 12 acres and will include 3… Read More »Cars Land Set to Open Summer 2012

Imagineer Previews new Paradise Pier sections of DCA

Disney has a new video highlighting the transformation of the former Route 66 section of California Adventure into an extension of Paradise Pier. The improvements are scheduled to be complete by July 1. The main thrust of the special behind-the-scenes tour with Imagineer Larry Nikolai… Read More »Imagineer Previews new Paradise Pier sections of DCA

Pirates 4 Segment added to World of Color

A new segment promoting Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides has been added to World of Color at California Adventure: While I still haven’t seen World of Color in person myself, I am impressed with the way they’re able to continually switch in new… Read More »Pirates 4 Segment added to World of Color

Animators preview new The Little Mermaid Attraction

The best preview video so far of the upcoming attraction, “The Little Mermaid: Ariel’s Undersea Adventure”, has just been released. Ariel’s Undersea Adventure opens June 3rd at California Adventure, Disney World fans will have to wait until some time in 2013. In the video, the… Read More »Animators preview new The Little Mermaid Attraction

Little Mermaid Clam Shells arrive at California Adventure

The Clam Shell shaped omnimover vehicles that will be the passenger compartments for The Little Mermaid: Ariel’s Undersea Adventure attraction coming to California Adventure have arrived and are now being installed on the track. Thanks to Disney for providing this video: If those look familiar,… Read More »Little Mermaid Clam Shells arrive at California Adventure