Friday, August 12, 2011

Today at Disney's California Adventure: Summer Evening

It was an especially intense workweek -- as may be apparent from relatively light blogging here over the last few days -- so a relaxing visit to a Disney park was especially welcome this Friday evening!

The weather here couldn't have been nicer for a stroll around California Adventure early this evening.

This was our first time to see the finished main entrance to the park:

It definitely has the feel of the entrance to Disney's Hollywood Studios in Orlando, but with both park entrances reflecting Hollywood Art Deco of the '30s, that's to be expected. I love the green color and the Streamline Moderne stripes.

The Golden Gate Bridge and fake "postcard" look is now completely gone, and Sunshine Plaza is a thing of the past. (I'll miss the train, though! The Zephyr locomotive is going to a train museum in Portola, California.) The Carthay Circle Theater continues to grow:

We enjoyed another ride on Ariel's Undersea Adventure. I think it's the mark of a good ride -- rather like a good movie! -- that I'm still noticing "new" things each time I take a ride.

I never tire of this view from Paradise Park:

The Hollywood Tower Hotel on an August evening:

Cars Land continues to grow:

A bit of beauty spotted near the Blue Sky Cellar:

And in Bug's Land:

The Hyperion Theater as dusk approaches:

I need to go see ALADDIN again, it's been a long time!

Next weekend will be filled with Disney fun -- a three-day weekend at the D23 Expo!


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