Hollywood Land

Backlot Stage

Hollywood Backlot Stage

February 2001 – present LOCATION Hollywood Land – The Hollywood Backlot Stage is an open space in the Hollywood Studios section of this land. To find the stage, head to the back section of Hollywood Land, near Monsters, Inc. You’ll see the main stage on your right, across from the attraction entrance. Sometimes, a second […] Read more…

Little Details: Hollywood Land

Little Details: Hollywood Land

When I think of Hollywood Land in California Adventure, I think of neon lights, palm trees, and glamorous building facades. Basically – it’s all about the details! The sidewalks, window displays, and street signs all pay tribute to the heights of old Hollywood. No matter where you go in Hollywood land, magical little details await. Read more…

Mission: BREAKOUT!

Guardians Of The Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!

May 2017 – present LOCATION Hollywood Land – Mission: BREAKOUT! stands at the end of Hollywood Land, next to A Bug’s Land. To find this attraction, follow Hollywood Land’s main street, and turn right at the Hyperion Theater. The building is hard to miss; it’s the largest structure in the Disneyland Resort. BACKGROUND Since the […] Read more…

Off The Page

Off The Page

February 2001 – present LOCATION Hollywood Land – Off The Page stands tall, right in the middle of Hollywood Land’s main street. If you walk toward the backdrop, keep to the right and you’ll see the shop’s marquee, just after a rest area with bathrooms. EXPERIENCE Details: Merchandise – Disney collectibles (jewelry, figurines, ornaments) and […] Read more…

Lands After Dark: Hollywood Land

Lands After Dark: Hollywood Land

Hollywood Land is pretty busy during the daytime, but it gets a whole new vibe at night. The neon lights reflect off the street and trolley tracks, and the land suddenly feels like the famous umbrella scene from Singing In the Rain. It’s quiet, but vibrant, and there’s an extra dose of that old Hollywood feeling on […] Read more…

Frozen Live at the Hyperion

Frozen Live At The Hyperion

May 2016 – present LOCATION Hollywood Land – Frozen Live plays multiple times per day at the Hyperion Theater in Hollywood Land. To find the theater, head all the way down the main street until you reach the large stage doors. BACKGROUND The Hyperion is the Disneyland Resort’s largest theater, and has always been home […] Read more…

My Thoughts on the Tower of Terror and Marvel Land

San Diego Comic-Con is in full swing this weekend, and Disney fans finally heard some news we were all a bit in denial about: the Tower of Terror is closing. The classic Hollywood Land attraction will become a Guardians of the Galaxy attraction called “Breakout”. This new ride will still be randomized drop-ride, but will […] Read more…

Pixar Play Parade

Pixar Play Parade

March 2008 – present LOCATION Hollywood Land, Buena Vista Street, Pacific Wharf, Paradise Park – The Pixar Play Parade crosses right through the middle of California Adventure, stepping into half of its lands. The procession starts in Hollywood Land, next to the Tower of Terror, and winds around the corner to Buena Vista Street. From […] Read more…

Fairfax Market

Fairfax Market

February 2001 – present LOCATION Hollywood Land – If you enter Hollywood Land from Buena Vista Street, you’ll find the Fairfax Market on your left, about halfway down the block. If you’re coming from A Bug’s Land, keep to the left at the fork, and you’ll see the Market on your right. EXPERIENCE Details: Service […] Read more…

Schmoozies

Schmoozies

February 2001 – present LOCATION Hollywood Land – If you enter Hollywood Land from Buena Vista Street, keep to the left of the main road until you reach the fork in the road. At the fork, you’ll see Schmoozies, across from Award Wieners. If you enter Hollywood Land from A Bug’s Land, turn left at […] Read more…

Award Wieners

Award Wieners

February 2001 – present LOCATION Hollywood Land – Follow the main path from Buena Vista Street and you’ll see Award Wieners on your left, right as the path opens up to the left. EXPERIENCE Details: Service Type – quick service Seating – adjacent patio Reservations – no Entertainment – none Menu Award Wieners is a quick […] Read more…

Disney Animation

Disney Animation

February 2001 – present LOCATION Hollywood Land – When you arrive from Buena Vista Street, follow the main road and you’ll see a huge sign for “Animation” on your right. Enter the building along the blue wall that reads “Once Upon A Time” and you’ll land in the main lobby for Disney Animation. BACKGROUND When […] Read more…

Monsters, Inc. Mike & Sulley To The Rescue!

Monsters, Inc. Mike & Sulley To The Rescue!

January 2006 – present LOCATION Hollywood Land – When entering from Buena Vista Street, follow the main street until you see the path split off on the left. Follow this path and you will see Monsters Inc., just beyond the stages. BACKGROUND When California Adventure began its major renovation and expansion, Imagineers looked for opportunities […] 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…