DISNEY CALIFORNIA ADVENTURE
Anaheim, California (Abbreviation: DCA)
Walt Disney Theme Parks
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(9/14/15) Frozen To Replace Aladdin in 2016 (MORE...)
(9/9/15) Luigi's Rollickin' Roadsters Video Test (MORE...)
(8/16/15) Soarin' Around the World Details (MORE...)
(7/30/15) Luigi's Rollickin' Roadsters Ride Details (MORE...)
Ride Rehabs - The following information is not guaranteed to be 100% accurate.
Luigi’s Flying Tires - CLOSED FOR REPLACEMENT
It’s Tough to be a Bug - NOW CLOSED through Sept. 17
Ariel’s Grotto - Sept. 15 through Sept. 17
Aladdin - Closing Forever After Jan. 10, 2016
General Park News - (5/7/15) Just a reminder, Disney has confirmed that we will see the return of the Mad T Party (the Diamond edition this time) at Disney California Adventure in the evenings starting May 22.
2016 - Soarin’ Around the World - Confirmed - (8/21/15) Disney announced the new official name for the new adventure film coming to the Soarin' attractions at Disney California Adventure and Epcot at Walt Disney World. The new ride-film experience will be called "Soarin' Around the World" and will put to use all new digital projection systems and screens. The new ride-film will take riders to visit some of the world's most unique natural landscapes as well as man-made wonders of the world. Soarin' Around the World will also open as part of the attraction lineup at Shanghai Disneyland.
(7/14/13) Disney and More has posted some great news this week about the future of the Soarin’ rides at California Adventure and Epcot. While the new Soarin’ Over The Horizon ridefilm is still expected to launch at both parks in 2016, they report that both of the US Soarin’ ride systems will receive projector system updates in 2014 that will bring the ride to life in new vivid clarity.
As for the new ride film coming in 2016… while there will probably be a few more changes this new global Soarin’ concept is expected to shoot new aerial scenes in England, France, Italy, Egypt, India, China, Japan as well as in new locations in the USA like New York City and in the Grand Canyon.
Disney and More goes on to guess about the possible filming locations, but that is all just speculation. Some are obvious as any filming in India would likely involve the Taj Mahal and any footage of Egypt would have to include the massive Pyramids. Make the jump to see what world icon’s they think would be ideal in each location.
(5/20/13) Disney & More reports that the top secret new version of Soarin’ opening at Shanghai Disneyland in 2015 is expected to be called Soarin’ Over The Horizon, essentially a Global version of the Soarin’ concept featuring famous icons and landcapes from around the world. This same new ride will also come as an update to the existing Soarin’ rides at Epcot in Walt Disney World and to Disney’s California Adventure at the Disneyland Resort in 2016.
Early 2016 - Luigi's Rollickin' Roadsters - (9/9/15) A reader pointed out a video to me on YouTube posted the other day that caught a couple of brief looks at a new red car on the Luigi's Rollickin' Roadsters ride being tested. Check it out below.
(7/30/15) New details were sent to Screamscape that tie things up nicely with the previous rumors that the new Luigi's Rollickin' Roadsters ride would use a dry version of the self-driven car technology Disney used on the Aquatopia at Tokyo DisneySea. According to what I'm told, I believe this will be the first example of Disney's trackless ride system to be put to use in the US. Much like the Aquatipia cars that this will be based on, your ride car will be capable of some complicated and crazy movements, including rapid spinning.
Disney Imagineers apparently were sent to Italy to study the various dances done at large Italian family gatherings, and find a way to translate those complex dance movements (complete with partner swapping) into a technological dance for the cars to perform. It sounds both crazy and absolutely wonderful at the same time, as something that should be both fun to ride, as well as fun to watch the complicated movements of the cars from the outside as well.
(7/29/15) While we still don't know what the new Cars Land attraction will be like, Disney did confirm that the new ride's official name will now be Luigi's Rollickin' Roadsters. It will be themed around Luigi and all his cousins from Italy who have come to visit Casa della Tires to celebrate Race Day with the dances of their village with all the Cars Land guests. They have listed the new ride to open in "early" 2016.
(4/20/15) Permits were filed in California to begin work on building the new Cars Land ride to replace the Flying Tires. The paperwork lists the name of the new ride as Luigi's Festival of the Dance.
(2/18/15) Luigi's Flying Tires is closed for good, but Westcoaster has posted one final detailed look at the attraction and queue to remember it by, before it vanishes into the Neverland history books.
(2/9/15) Disney has confirmed that Luigi's Flying Tires ride will be retired when it closes this month, with the last operating day to be February 16th. They will build a brand new ride in place of it that will open in 2016 that will feature an all new ride system and ride vehicles themed as new cars.
They have not issued a new name for the ride, or any serious details on what it will be like, though I'm told it will be an off-shoot of the technology Disney used for the Aquatopia ride at Tokyo DisneySea, but instead of a ride on a little boat, guests will go for a wild spinning ride experience around a parking lot in a self-driving vehicle, likely to feature some near-miss action with both other vehicles and some stationary objects in the course.
Summer 2016 - Frozen Musical Show - Confirmed - (9/14/15) Disney has confirmed that the long-running Aladdin musical show in the Hyperion Theater will come to a close at the end of January 10th, 2016 after nearly 14,000 performances. Replacing it in Summer 2016 will be an all new musical show themed to Frozen.
???? - Marvel Land / Coaster - Rumor - (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.