DISNEY CALIFORNIA ADVENTURE
Anaheim, California (Abbreviation: DCA)
Walt Disney Theme Parks
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(9/15/17) Guardians Halloween Edition Update (MORE...)
(8/25/17) Halloween Version of Guardians of the Galalxy Coming For Halloween Time Nights (MORE...)
(7/24/17) Disney California Adventure To Celebrate Dia de los Muertos (MORE...)
(7/20/17) Marvel Super Hero Land and Pixar Pier Details
Ride Rehabs - The following information is not guaranteed to be 100% accurate.
Goofy’s Sky School - NOW CLOSED through TBD
Monster’s Inc - NOW CLOSED through Sept. 21
It’s Tough to be a Bug - Oct. 23 through TBD
General Park News - (9/15/17) Disney gives us a little more insight as to what we can expect from the "Guardians of the Galaxy - Monsters After Dark" Halloween season special edition. Seems while escaping from The Collector's fortress, the Guardians discover that they left baby Groot behind and have to return to save him. At one point you will encounter a nasty creature known as Surtur's Fire Dragon, who will also be featured in the upcoming Thor: Ragnarok feature film in November.
(8/25/17) Disney has confirmed that a special Halloween themed version of "Guardians of the Galaxy - Mission: Breakout!" will be introduced to guests starting at "sunset" each night during the Halloween Time special event at DCA between Sept. 15 to Oct. 31. The new Halloween edition is called "Guardians of the Galalxy - Monsters After Dark".
According to the release, the story picks up right after the end of the "Mission: Breakout!" story, with the Guardians having just escaped The Collector's fortress when they realize they left Groot behind! Rocket needs your help again to distract the various "creatures" what were released inside the fortress during their escape in order to buy him time to find and save Groot. The experience will play along with a brand new song called "Monsters After Dark", written by Tyler Bates, the composer of the two Guardians feature films.
(7/24/17) Disney California Adventure will host a new seasonal festival at the park from Sept. 15 through to Nov. 2, in honor of the Mexican tradition of Dia de los Muertos, the Day of the Dead. This is also a theme behind the upcoming Disney/Pixar animated film, Coco, hitting theaters on November 22nd.
2018 - Pixar Pier / Paint The Night - Confirmed - (7/20/17) Disney confirmed that the current Paradise Pier themed section of Disney California Adventure will be transformed into Pixar Pier, " as some of your favorite characters come to life on this seaside waterfront. You will discover whimsical neighborhoods filled with your friends from “The Incredibles,” “Inside Out” and even more of your pals from “Toy Story.” Building upon the evolution of Disney California Adventure park that began in 2007, we are building more new worlds for you to step into and enjoy your favorite stories.
This permanent addition to the park will open during a new limited-time celebration taking place throughout the Disneyland Resort in 2018 — Pixar Fest! Experience the magical worlds of Pixar in brand new ways as the entire resort comes alive with some of your favorite stories."
As part of the Pixar Fest event in 2018, they also confirmed that the Paint the Night parade will return... but this time into California Adventure with the hinted addition of a Buzz Lightyear / Space Ranger themed float.
???? - Marvel Universe Land / Avengers Attraction / Spider-Man Attraction - Rumor - (7/20/17) It was confirmed at the D23 Expo that Disney is planning on adding a Marvel Super Hero themed land onto the Disney California Adventure park, expanding upon what they have started with this year's Guardians of the Galaxy - Mission: Breakout! attraction. While they did not go into specifics, they did confirm new attractions that would bring Spider-Man and The Avengers to life for park guests, which matches up with the rumors we had been hearing thus far as well.
No timeline for any of this yet however, so stay tuned.
(7/14/17) A few small tidbits of info regarding that proposed Marvel Universe land dropped into my ear a bit ago. Actually the first bit has nothing to do with new and expanded attractions, but I'm told we can expect to possibly hear detailed about a special Christmas Holiday themed edition of Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout! announced at the San Diego ComicCon.
The second bit of info is that the formerly proposed Avengers coaster ride has been shelved in favor of using an entirely brand new ride system for the Avengers themed ride. I don't know too many details yet, but from the sound of things Disney is hard at work engineering their own in-house version of a ride system to take on Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey t hat would also feature bigger cars able to hold more riders at once.
(7/13/17) Screamscape has heard that Disney may be ready to spill the beans about the next Marvel themed attractions they have in the works. However, this may not happen at the D23 Expo as some think, but this information (or at least some of it) is expected to be saved for the following week so Disney can announce it at the San Diego ComicCon (July 20-23). According to the older rumors, Disney was working on a new highly themed dark ride that would use a coaster style ride system to take you into the world of the Avengers. This kind of matches up with some of that concept art that was released for the long-term Hong Kong Disneyland expansion plans which featured a large attraction building themed as the Avengers HQ.
At one point it was thought that this ride would be shoehorned into DCA’s North-Eastern corner and possibly cause the removal of the Monsters Inc. and possibly even MuppetVision attractions, but the latest information seems to suggest that they would instead seek to put a Marvel themed land south of the Guardians of the Galaxy attraction, taking over the final section of the old parking lot left undeveloped.
Interestly enough, a new update posted to MiceChat a few hours ago follows along with this new location and adds in that DCA may opt to entirely remove the nearby “A Bug’s Land” and the assorted tiny kiddie rides in order to allow for an even bigger Marvel themed area. This would includes the repurposing of the It’s Tough To Be a Bug 4D theater attraction space as well.
(2/24/16) A Marvel themed area has been earmarked to open at Disney’s California Adventure as the next major new “land” to follow Star Wars Land. With Star Wars Land not looking to open until about 2020, the Marvel area at DCA isn’t likely to open until 2023/2024. At the moment however, it sounds like they will be trying to dazzle all the Marvel fans with one giant E-Ticket attraction rather than an assortment of attractions. Given how far and wide spread the themeing and concepts for Marvel comics go, trying to group the entire Marvel Universe into one ride and make all the fans equally happy is likely impossible. But this project is a long ways out, so a lot can change between then and now. Another interesting item I was told was that once Marvel does open in DCA… we can expect to see the Iron Man Experience ride in Tomorrowland close. At that point in time they’ll decide to either drop it entirely, or if it is really popular they may opt to move it over to DCA somehow.
(8/20/14) The latest updates at MiceChat are full of interesting rumors about ideas in development, but remember these are just possible ideas. Nothing has been green lit yet. Keeping that in mind, they claim that plans are now being worked on to bring a proper Marvel themed land to California Adventure. This would effectively take up the empty back corner of Hollywoodland, once pitched as a Monsters Inc. themed land before that project got the axe. As you would expect, it will be full of character meet & greet opportunities as they move out of Innoventions, and be anchored by a Marvel themed version of Rock ‘n Roller Coaster, which would located the main coaster building in the parking lot between the Tower or Terror and Luigi’s Flying Tires.