Friday, May 24, 2019

Today at Disney California Adventure: Memorial Day Weekend

After a wonderful morning at Disneyland we headed over to Disney California Adventure!

While this year Disneyland is covered in red, black, yellow, and white bunting as part of its Mickey and Minnie Celebration, the traditional red, white, and blue summer bunting is up on Buena Vista Sreet in Disney California Adventure, and it looks terrific.

Last summer I shared an "under construction" photo taken at the site of Jessie's Critter Carousel. The carousel recently opened, and I took a ride today:

I rode this pink rabbit! While the ride is cute, I confess to being sad that the beautifully themed King Triton's Carousel was removed to make way for this; I loved the intricately designed sea creatures and the beautiful pictures paying tribute to Southern California's bygone seaside amusement parks. The new ride is not as elaborate and feels like a step back, though I appreciate that it matches the new Pixar Pier theme in this area of the park.

I shared a couple photos of King Triton's Carousel in 2008, and more are available at Yesterland.

The Inside Out "Emotional Whirlwind" ride appears to be in the final stages of construction. The ride repurposes the Flik's Flyers ride from the now-closed Bug's Land, which was removed to make way for a Marvel-themed land.

There was lots of merchandise out today for the upcoming TOY STORY 4 (2019), which will be released on June 21st:

Love this display of Luxo balls!

A gorgeous day on Pixar Pier:

I also returned to PhilharMagic today, which I visited earlier this month shortly after it opened at California Adventure.

Have a wonderful long weekend!


Blogger DKoren said...

What? Bug's Land is gone? I had no idea! We'd spend a good hour in there on visits, as my nephew loved the bumper cars and for some weird reason, the very slow very short caterpillar ride (can't remember the name of the character right now). And, of course, the water areas. I'm glad he got to play there before it went away. I did not know they were doing a Marvel area, though, I suppose, that's no real surprise. Hm. Will be curious to see more about that when it opens too!

9:26 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

It feels like it happened pretty quickly! There are now walls which say "Stark Industries" up around the former Bug's Land.

It's interesting, Bug's Land was built because DCA wasn't very family friendly, in terms of rides, when the park first opened -- in the years since they've build the Little Mermaid, Monsters Inc., Luigi's Rollickin' Roadsters & Midway Mania rides, to name a few, so I guess they felt they could take out the "off the shelf" rides from Bug's Land now. Although, as mentioned in my post, they're remodeling one into a new ride elsewhere in the park! I'll definitely have info about the Marvel area posted here once it's open in 2020!

Best wishes,

6:57 PM  

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