Closed California Adventure Attractions

Golden Dreams

Golden Dreams

 Source: OC Register February 2001 – September 2008 LOCATION Paradise Pier – Golden Dreams played in a large theater on the waterfront of Paradise Pier. Today, this space has been transformed into an aquarium, which houses The Little Mermaid: Ariel’s Undersea Adventure. BACKGROUND When Imagineers began designing a park celebrating California, they wanted to include […] Read more…

Minnie's Fly Girls

Minnie’s Fly Girls

 Source: Disney Parks Blog January 2012 – October 2013 LOCATION Condor Flats – Minnie’s Fly Girls took the stage on a small platform in Condor Flats, directly across from the entrance to Soarin’ Over California. Today, this space is part of the widened walkway through Grizzly Peak. BACKGROUND After “Golden State” split into several different […] Read more…

Muppet*Vision 3D

 Source: WDW Info February 2001 – November 2014 LOCATION Hollywood Land – The Muppets ruled Hollywood Land’s “Sunset Theater”, tucked in the back lot. Visitors arriving from Buena Vista Street (or its predecessor, Sunshine Plaza) would find the show on the left-hand side of Hollywood Land, around the corner from Award Wieners. Today, this theater […] Read more…

Bountiful Valley Farm

 Source: Lost World February 2001 – September 2010 LOCATION Golden State – Bountiful Valley Farm was a sprawling walkthrough on the eastern side of California Adventure. Guests could find it adjacent to the Pacific Wharf walkway, just after Sunshine Plaza. Today, this space is partially used by A Bug’s Land, and partially used by Cars Land. […] Read more…

ElecTRONica

 Source: Inside the Magic October 2010 – April 2012 LOCATION Sunshine Plaza & Hollywood Land – When the show first opened, the main stage sat in Sunshine Plaza. The arcade and movie screenings were located in Hollywood Land, slightly separate from the main performances. But after about a month, the entire show moved into Hollywood […] Read more…

Mission Tortilla Factory Tour

 Source: Remain Seated Please February 2001 – May 2011 LOCATION Golden State – The Mission Tortilla Factory Tour stood at the corner of Golden State’s Pacific Wharf section (now its own land). Today, its prime corner spot is home to Ghirardelli. BACKGROUND California Adventure had a brand new concept for a Disney park: a tribute to […] Read more…

Block Party Bash

May 2005 – January 2008 LOCATION Paradise Pier, Golden State, Sunshine Plaza, Hollywood Land – The Block Party Bash was a parade, and went in the opposite direction of California Adventure’s current parade. The Bash started in Paradise Pier, wound through Golden State (now Grizzly Peak & Pacific Wharf), passed through Sunshine Plaza, and ended […] Read more…

Aladdin - A Musical Spectacular

Aladdin – A Musical Spectacular

January 2003 – January 2016 LOCATION Hollywood Land – To find the Aladdin show, which was housed in the Hyperion Theater, guests followed the main path through Hollywood land from Buena Vista Street. The theater stood the end of the main road, just before the turn toward the Tower of Terror. BACKGROUND The Hyperion Theater in Hollywood […] Read more…

Glow Fest

 Source: Love Hate Advertising June 2010 – September 2010 LOCATION Hollywood Land & Sunshine Plaza – Glow Fest was a multi-land overlay, spanning Sunshine Plaza and Hollywood Land. So if guests visited either land after dark, they stepped right into this attraction. BACKGROUND As California Adventure prepared to launch the World of Color show, Disney […] Read more…

Disney Junior Live On Stage

Disney Junior – Live On Stage!

April 2003 – April 2017 LOCATION Hollywood Land – If you followed the main path from Buena Vista Street, you’d find the Disney Junior theater on your right, across from Award Wieners. BACKGROUND When Hollywood Land opened as the Hollywood Pictures Backlot in 2001, this land was all about glitz and glamour – and the […] Read more…

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