New attractions, new shows, a new entrance, and even a whole new land!
The expansion of Disney’s California Adventure was designed as a series of projects opening over a five-year period from when it was first announced in fall 2007. In summer 2008 Toy Story Mania! opened to guests, a 4D interactive attraction. In 2009, the newly themed Games of the Boardwalk and Mickey’s Fun Wheel opened, both located in the Paradise Pier area of the Park.
This summer a new nighttime spectacular called World of Color, an exciting new show that will bring Disney and Pixar storytelling to life in an amazing new way using water, music, animation, color, and lights, and the Silly Symphony Swings will open, a brand-new Disney take on the classic swings attraction, which is now going to be themed to the Mickey Mouse cartoon “The Band Concert” (1935).
In 2011, The Little Mermaid – Ariel’s Undersea Adventure and Goofy’s Sky School will both open.
In 2012, a new main entranceway and front area called Buena Vista Street, designed to resemble Los Angeles as Walt Disney would have experienced it in the 1920s and 1930s. This new experience will include the Red Car Trolleys and a replica of the historic Carthay Circle Theater.
For all the fans of the popular Disney – Pixar film “Cars” a 12-acre expansion of the Park called Cars Land. This land will include the town of Radiator Springs for the first time in a theme park experience.