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Archive for the ‘Disneyland Events’ Category

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The time has finally arrived, the long awaited expansion of  Disney California Adventure Park is complete, and the doors to it and the new Buena Vista Street will swing wide open to the general public Friday morning June 15, 2012.  This $1 + billion expansion is going to be a welcome addition to all that DCA offers to Park guest.

The centerpiece of this is the expansion will be the new Radiator Springs Racers. A high speed road race through the canyon that surrounds the town of Radiator Springs. A small town settled by Stanley on Route 66, when his radiator overheated and he stumbled upon a water spring that saved the day.


All of this will be a new land of discovery, inviting thousands to attend opening day festivities. Rumors say that Disney is expecting to reach Park capacity 30 minutes after the Park opens, which means only those that arrive early will be sure of getting in to see Disney’s newest treasure Cars Land.


Here’s a look at the newly created Buena Vista Street.  Carved out from the old entrance of Disney California Adventure Park. It re-creates the Los Angeles that Walt Disney saw when he first came to California to make his dreams a reality.


Disney has take many elements to bring the area of Buena Vista Street to life. There will be CMs dressed in period costumes adding depth and life to the street. You’ll find delivery persons riding bike from the Buena Vista Street Messenger Service, news boys will be on the street, selling the latest addition of the Buena Vista News And a police officer will patrol the street, and shoppers and city dwellers, will help to fill the new area.

Also there is the new Cathay Circle Theater, the center piece of Buena Vista Street.

Disney California Adventure Park will definitely become the new hot spot this summer, as everyone try to experience it. If your one of the lucky ones that gets in on open day to see the newest that Disney has to offer, please stop by and leave your comment to share with  others.

Disney has put out a video to show all that there is to see, take a look.

The  Tinkerbell half marathon race is over, it was a great success, and a great time was had a by all of those in attendance. The event was announced In April 2011, and scheduled for January 27-29 2012.

The race course was set at over 13 miles, and began and ended at the Disneyland resort. The race wound its way thought the parks as well as areas of Anaheim. Along the way runners were cheered on by Mickey and Minnie, and all the gang, making for endless photo opportunities for all of those wishing to capture their own magical memories.

Every runner regardless of skill received a keepsake medal, that not only gave them bragging rights, but a beautiful Tinkerbell treasure, to keep for ever, or until next year, when I’m sure they’ll be at it again. I hope that I can be there next time, and I hope I’m able to finish.

My friend Patty was one of the lucky ones that was able to be there for this great race.

She not only finished the race, and received her beautiful  Tinkerbell Medal, she brought me a Tinkerbell Keepsake Too!

How cool is that? Thanks Patty!

Saw this on the DisneyParks Blog a great little video that highlights the last runners to cross the finish line in the Disneyland Tinkerbell Half Marathon 2012. There really are no losers.