July 26, 2014

Preview: ‘Cars Land’ & Disney California Adventure Changes

The Disney California Adventure theme park was born in 2001, as a major expansion to the Disneyland property in Anaheim, California. The park has been undergoing a significant redesign lately, with the addition of Buena Vista Street, designed to resemble the Hollywood streets that Walt Disney would have walked through in the 1920s. Additionally, “Cars Land” is being added, a new section of the park meant to transport you to the world of Cars. Get a preview of the huge new additions to California Adventure after the jump!


Via Pixar Place we have a recorded video of an extensive look at “Cars Land,” including its origins, how John Lasseter was involved, the rides that are being built, and the gorgeous recreation of Radiator Springs. While you may not be a huge fan of the Cars films, it is hard to ignore the painstaking work that has been put in by Disney to create a faithful and innovative new section to the park.

Take a look at the 12-acre “Cars Land” in the video below:

Via The Disney Blog comes a video that gives us a close look at Buena Vista Street and the Carthay Circle Theatre, the famed theatre in which Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs made its debut. Check out the video below:

Disney California Adventure will be closed to the public on June 14 for final preparations and will have its grand re-opening, including the debut of Buena Vista Street and “Cars Land,” on June 15. It’s an exciting time for theme park enthusiasts. As someone who just returned from a trip to Disney World in Orlando, I cannot wait to visit California Adventure in person. Nobody does theme parks better than Disney. There is a certain magical feeling at the Disney parks that other theme parks simply cannot recreate.

About Samad Rizvi

Samad is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of The Pixar Times and The Disney Times. His favorite films include The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Vertigo, Back to the Future, Children of Men, Pan's Labyrinth, and of course, Pixar's Monsters, Inc., WALL-E and Up.