California Adventure

The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Undersea Adventure

The Little Mermaid: Ariel’s Undersea Adventure

June 2011 – present LOCATION Paradise Pier – When entering from either Pacific Wharf or Grizzly Peak, you will see Ariel on your right; it’s the large corner building across from the World of Color viewing platforms. BACKGROUND Imagineers conceptualized Little Mermaid dark rides for several of the parks worldwide, but none of the plans […] Read more…

California Screamin'

California Screamin’

February 2001 – present LOCATION Paradise Pier – cross the bridge to the right of Pacific Wharf, and follow the main path along the bay. You will see the entrance to California Screamin’ on your left, just before the King Triton Carousel. BACKGROUND When Imagineers were planning the boardwalk, a roller coaster was a must. […] Read more…

Paradise Pier

February 2001 – present BACKGROUND When California Adventure was first conceptualized, Imagineers envisioned a pier similar to those found all over the coast of California. Originally, Paradise Pier resembled a seaside amusement park, but from 2008-2009, Imagineers refurbished and expanded the land. The new theme was reminiscent of a 1920’s Victorian boardwalk, with new attractions […] Read more…

Hollywood Land

Hollywood Land

February 2001 – present BACKGROUND Hollywood Land was originally dubbed “Hollywood Pictures Backlot” and was much more focused on filmmaking and iconic Disney movies. The entrance originally featured a prominent studio gate, and there were no major attractions or headline rides in the land. When California Adventure began its expansion and renovation, the Hollywood area […] Read more…

Pacific Wharf

Pacific Wharf

June 2012 – present BACKGROUND When California Adventure first opened in 2001, Pacific Wharf was technically part of Paradise Pier, although it was very similar to how it appears now. As the park expanded and Paradise Pier was renovated, Pacific Wharf began to take on an identity of its own. By 2007, when California Adventure […] Read more…

World of Color

World Of Color

June 2010 – present LOCATION Paradise Pier – On the water overlooking Mickey’s Fun Wheel and California Screamin’. To view World of Color, head to your designated fast pass tier, or ask a cast member for assistance. BACKGROUND When California Adventure began its major expansion from 2007-2012, Imagineers wanted to create a show somewhat like […] Read more…

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