The grand redesign of the Disney California Adventure theme park, which was completed in 2012, featured two major changes – Buena Vista Street would provide the park with its own version of Main Street, U.S.A, and Cars Land would be the first “land” in a Disney park fully recreating a film setting. Both additions have been meet with universally rave reviews, but that does not mean everything was perfect. Disney has announced a completely new version of the Luigi’s Flying Tires attraction will soon be installed. Find more details after the break! [Read more…]
Disney Parks inspire passion for a number of reasons. Three of the Disney theme parks’ core concepts are authenticity, the usage of breakthrough technology, and story. There may be no attraction that better exemplifies these three ideals than Carousel of Progress, which opened at the 1964 World’s Fair in NY before relocating to Disneyland and then to Walt Disney World. Walt Disney was a master at storytelling and Carousel was just another example of his ability to captivate the audience. It is essential that the Disney Parks teams hold to these concepts so that new generations have the opportunity to be transported to another time and place, just like those who have visited the parks these last few decades. In the building of Cars Land and Buena Vista Street at Disney California Adventure (DCA), which had their grand opening one year ago, Disney Parks has once again proven it has the ability to bring senses of wonder and joy to children and adults alike.
Pixar’s parent company, Disney, has more resources to promote its upcoming films than rival studios. The Disney Parks and various Disney channels allow the company to extend its arm beyond the promotion that we see most often, such as trailers and commercials. In addition to organizing “meet and greets” with film characters at Disneyland and Walt Disney World, the company has recently started to theme its park monorails in a creative fashion. Earlier today, Disney World debuted a monorail that is covered with Monsters University characters. Take a look after the break!
Cars Land has been open for about a month now, during which time the huge new addition to Disney California Adventure has been wildly successful. The painstaking attention paid to the design of the entire area by Disney Imagineers clearly shows, as you are transported to the town of Radiator Springs as soon as you step foot into the 12-acre land. After the break, take a look at hi-res photos of the main attractions and really try to take notice of all the little details meticulously planned and designed by the Imagineers! [Read more…]
Prior to its opening two weeks ago, Cars Land at Disney California Adventure had been in development for over five years. Disney Imagineers wanted visitors to the new section of the park to feel as if they had been transported into the film. To achieve that feat, years of meticulous research and planning were essential. The Blue Sky Cellar, the park’s preview center for upcoming attractions has been playing a short documentary, featuring stories from Cars creator (and Principal Creative Advisor of Walt Disney Imagineering) John Lasseter, along with many of the Imagineers who worked on the extensive project. Take a look at the touching video after the break! [Read more…]
California Adventure has been undergoing a massive expansion over the past few years, with Disney’s goal being to make the park a worthy companion to the behemoth that is Disneyland. Friday marked the grand re-opening of the theme park, with the additions of Cars Land and Buena Vista Street being the two headliners. Crowds lined up throughout the evening prior to the opening, with thousands ready to race straight to the new rides, which would no doubt bring extremely long wait times. [Read more…]
There is a little over a month left until the grand opening of Cars Land at Disney California Adventure, which has Imagineers putting the finishing touches on the huge expansion to the park. Much of the buzz about the new themed land has come from announcements made by Disney on the web. Now, Disney Parks has unveiled the first spot featuring a near-finished look at Cars Land. Take a look at the video, which stars a few Cars characters you may recognize, after the jump! [Read more…]
With its grand opening looming, finishing touches are being put on Cars Land at Disney California Adventure. In the huge new themed area, there are several different forms of entertainment, but the spotlight will shine squarely upon the three major attractions – Radiator Springs Racers, Luigi’s Flying Tires, and Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree. The Disney Parks Blog has posted some photos of the attraction marquees, which you can take a look at after the jump! [Read more…]
Last week, Disney California Adventure held its annual merchandise preview showcase for Annual Passholders. With the grand opening of Cars Land looming, there is no surprise that a large concentration of the t-shirts, hats, posters, and various other collectibles were Cars–themed. There is a huge amount of merchandise that will be found at Cars Land and you can take a peek at some of it after the jump! Hats are an aristocratic phenomena and it’s the ladies of the higher gentry who generally flaunt their hats in public to show their fashion tastes in social gatherings. Men’s hats on the other hand depend on the occasion or the environmental reasons. Men’s hats have been symbolic in the past. Tall stiff top hats are a sign of wealth and aristocracy, while during the same time women were made to wear bonnets rather than hats! Women’s hats don’t have brims and require pins to stay affixed on their heads. Very hair-raising indeed! Hats in the present era are not meant to be worn by a particular level of society. Hats in the twentieth century have become more of a useful item than an item to flaunt. Hats keep the head warm during the winters. The popularity of hats like baseball caps have gone up immensely amongst both men and women! Young men like wearing them because of peer pressure and the need to fit into a particular social phenomenon, while older men tend to use caps to cover up their bald patches. Particular hats, like the hard hats for men are used for purposes which are symbolic in nature. For example, these hats are used by policemen or firemen and generally evoke authority and calls for respect. Some hats, like baseball or cowboy hats, have been found to be just to serve practical uses rather than symbolic ones. Generally it is used to protect them from the elements of weather as these are made for people who would require them for outdoor activities, open to the influence of environmental conditions. They’re also worn for aesthetic pleasure. You can check this original site for the CUSTOM LEATHER PATCH HATS. First, leather baseball caps are expensive compared to cotton, denim, wool or nylon caps. This is due to the higher costs for material and the additional work required to manufacture the caps. The machinery used to build standard caps are typically not suitable for leather caps because the sewing work involved is more difficult than for thinner, flimsier materials. While some of the machines used to make these caps can handle both, machines making the more standard caps are far more common. Due to this, leather hats are harder to locate. It is not uncommon to find hand tooled leather baseball hats, where it is very uncommon to find hand tooled caps made of the more common materials. In addition to this, it is less common for there to be embroidery for leather caps. While it can be done, adding embroidery to leather is often viewed as destructive for the cap, ruining its waterproofing and lowering its durability. It is strongly suggested that you avoid adding patches or embroidery to a good quality leather hat, as it causes the cap not to last as long. When purchasing leather baseball caps, it is important to remember that these hats are almost always fitted. Because leather is a stiffer material than cotton, wool or even denim, the caps do not mold to adjusters well. As this is the case, you will need to take your hat size so that you can purchase the best sized cap for you. When you take your measurement, you should make certain to use a flexible measuring tape, like the ones you would find in a sewing kit. These tapes take the best size, so that you can have the best fit possible. Make certain that you wear your hair the way you usually do when you wear caps so that your measurement takes into account the thickness of your hair. When you place your order for your leather baseball caps, you will need to decide on the type of lining that will go into the cap. Unlike standard caps, which do not typically require a lining, leather caps need a lining. You can choose a thin lining for summer use, or thicker linings for spring, fall and winter use. In most cases, you will want several caps to match the seasons, as a winter cap in the summer can cause your head to be exceptionally hot. Leather hats should be treated against water damage and cleaned seasonally so that the leather maintains its good color and health.
The addition of Cars Land to Disney California Adventure is the main highlight of a massive expansion to Disney California Adventure. With the grand opening set for just a few months from now, work on the new section of the park is nearing completion. Several videos have been released over the past few months, giving us a look at what it is taking to bring the various attractions in Cars Land to life. There is no doubt that there has been a ton of work put in to ensure that the world of Cars is brought to life faithfully. Check out the videos after the jump! [Read more…]