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Buena Vista Street
Overall Project: Retheming of Sunshine Plaza into Buena Vista Street (originally planned to be called Walt Disney Plaza). New park icon, the Carthay Circle Theatre, Red Car Trolley transportation system, and various shops and restaurants.
Project Status: This project has gone through several false starts and re-schedulings including an early 2009, September 2011, and late 2010 start dates. The project finally began September 9 when removal of the Sunshine Plaza sun icon began, followed by the the start of the tile mural demolition on September 13. Construction will last for 18 months.
Open Date: April/Spring 2012
Performance Corridor closure & Pixar Play Parade hiatus
Details: Due to construction, DCA's performance corridor will be closed in varying degrees throughout 2011, beginning in January 2011 with the complete closure of a section in the Paradise Pier area. An even larger section of the thoroughfare will be completely closed starting June 2011. Due to this, the Pixar Play Parade will be on hiatus for much of the year. Smaller "pop-up" shows will be used to offer entertainment during the parade's hiatus.
Project Status: Starting January 4, construction walls in Sunshine Plaza will be extended further, resulting in a tighter walkway through the park's entrance plaza. The Pixar Play Parade will go on hiatus January 4, which is expected to last until November. During this time, smaller "Pixar Pop-Up" shows will entertain guests elsewhere in the park in lieu of a full parade.
Pan Pacific Auditorium main entrance gates
Details: The CALIFORNIA letters have been removed and the current main entry turnstiles have started to be removed, in phases. New turnstiles/gate styled after Los Angeles' Pan Pacific Auditorium will be constructed in the former location of the CALIFORNIA letters.
Project Status: Began second week of January, 2011. Construction walls went up, the CALIFORNIA letters were removed and several of the center turnstiles were demolished. Work began on prepping the land to begin work on the new entrance construction.
Open Date: August 29, 2011.
Buena Vista Street shops and dining
Detailssee this post.
Project Status: The shops and dining on the west side of Sunshine Plaza (Bur-r-r Bank Ice Cream, Baker's Field Bakery and Engine Ears Toys) will be the first to be closed and re-themed starting July 31, 2011. It is still unclear when the east side shops will close.
Open Date: By spring/summer 2012
West side shops and dining
Bur-r-r Ice Cream, Baker's Field Bakery and Engine-Ears Toys
Details: The shops and restaurants on Sunshine Plaza's west side will close to be reworked and renamed to fit the new Buena Vista Street theme.
Project Status: Shops and dining close July 31, 2011
Open Date: By spring/summer 2012
Mortimer's Market
Details: Ads on Buena Vista Street construction walls note Mortimer's Market as having the "freshest fruit in town," implying that the location will be a snack location serving fresh fruits and other healthy snacks.
Open Date: Spring/summer 2012
Julius Katz & Sons Appliances and More
Details: ...
Open Date: Spring/summer 2012
Julius Katz Shoe and Watch Repair
Details: ... Located next to Julius Katz's appliance store.
Open Date: Spring/summer 2012
Big Top Toys
Details: The entrance to this new toy shop will be immediately under the Monorail bridge. This retail location was previously called Carolwood Trains, Craft and Hobby, as reported by the LA Times Funland blog in November 2007.
Open Date: Spring/summer 2012
Clarabelle's Ice Cream Parlor
Details: A likely re-naming and re-theming of the Bur-r-r Bank Ice Cream shop.
Open Date: Spring/summer 2012
Fiddler Fifer and Practical Cafe
Details: ...
Open Date: Spring/summer 2012
Horace's Pawn Shop
Details: This shop is not featured on Buena Vista Street construction wall ads, but was previously reported as the name of a shop by the LA Times Funland Blog in November 2007.
Open Date: Spring/summer 2012


East side shops and dining
Oswald's Filling Station
Details: A new shop and thematic addition themed as a 1920s gas station, Oswald's Filling Station is named after Walt Disney's first cartoon star - Oswald the Lucky Rabbit. The Filling Station will be located on your left hand side immediately after entering Disney California Adventure.
Open Date: Spring/summer 2012
Los Feliz Five and Dime
Details: A new retail location which will occupy a portion of the Greetings from California store's northern space, the Five and Dime was previously illustrated as Sewards Five and Dime in concept art.
Open Date: Spring/summer 2012
Elias and Company Department Store
Details: A complete re-theming of the Greetings from California store, this will likely be the primary souvenir shop of Buena Vista Street, on-par with Disneyland's Emporium.
Open Date: Spring/summer 2012
Kingswell Camera Shop
Details: Ads for the camera shop say its located in the Elysian Arcade, suggesting the camera shop (a PhotoPass location) will stay in its current location inside Greetings from California, but the space will be carved out to appear more as a separate shop within the larger Elias and Company Department Store.
Open Date: Spring/summer 2012
Atwater Ink and Paint Art Supply
Details: It isn't noted as being located in the Elysian Arcade, but a small specialty store like this may be located within the space.
Open Date: Spring/summer 2012
Trolley Treats
Details: Trolley Treats will offer "mountains of candy" and "rivers of fudge," among other sweet treats, according to its ad on Buena Vista Street construction wall. This shop will likely be a re-theming of the current candy shop located between Elias and Company Department Store and the entrance to Hollywoodland.
Open Date: Spring/summer 2012
Doc Sherwood Apothecary
Details: This shop is not featured on Buena Vista Street construction wall ads, but was previously reported as the name of a shop by the LA Times Funland Blog in November 2007.
Open Date: Spring/summer 2012


Buena Vista Street shops and dining
Detailssee this post.
Project Status: Demolition of murals and other original Sunshine Plaza theming began in 2010. Work on retheming the buildings will begin in 2011.
Open Date: By spring/summer 2012
Bur-r-r Ice Cream, Baker's Field Bakery and Engine-Ears Toys
Details: The shops and restaurants on Sunshine Plaza's west side will close to be reworked and renamed to fit the new Buena Vista Street theme.
Project Status: Shops and dining close July 31, 2011
Open Date: By spring/summer 2012



Hollywoodland
Overall Project: Various re-theming and enhancement projects, including the addition of the Red Car Trolley route, will transform Hollywood Boulevard into a 1930s-era portrait of Hollywood. The Hollywood Pictures Backlot will be renamed Hollywoodland.
Project Status: Red Cars are in progress, but most other Hollywoodland remodeling will begin in Phase 2.
Open Date: Various
Details: will close and be re-named and re-themed as with new shows based on the re-branded children's network shows.
Project Status: In progress. Playhouse Disney closed January 23, 20011.
Open Date: Disney Junior opens spring 2011
Red Car Trolley track construction
Details: Installation, in phases, of trolley tracks for upcoming Red Car Trolley ride system.
Project Status: Mostly complete. Work began January 5, 2010 on the installation of Trolley tracks. As of January 2011, tracks have been installed throughout Hollywoodland, except for at the gateway to the land.
Completion Date: Major installation was completed fall 2010
Hollywood Boulevard placemaking
Details: Signage and facade enhancements will help make Hollywood Blvd. fit a 1930s Hollywood theme.
Project Status: Unknown.
Completion Date: Unknown
Hyperion Theatre placemaking
Details: A new facade and indoor lobby for the Hyperion Theatre has been a long-rumored project.
Project Status: Unknown.
Completion Date: Unknown
Muppet*Vision 3D replacement
Details: Various ideas have been considered for this venue ranging from Mickey's PhilharMagic from WDW, a "flex-theatre," and a Chronicles of Narnia special effects show. Currently, Muppet*Vision will remain, and it is unknown what will eventually replace the show.
Project Status: Unknown. Reports say Muppets will remain through 2010, at least.
Open Date: Unknown.




Paradise Pier
Overall Project: Retheming of Paradise Pier to Victorian-style seaside amusement zone includes the addition of Toy Story Midway Mania attraction and the retheming of Games of the Boardwalk, Mullholland Madness, Sun Wheel, Orange Stinger, and dining locations. Also included is the removal of Maliboomer and Golden Dreams with the addition of Paradise Park and The Little Mermaid ~ Ariel's Undersea Adventure.
Project Status: In Progress
Project Completion/Soft Open: First phase concluded with the opening of Toy Story Midway Mania! and the surrounding area's re-theming with soft-openings in April 2008 and a official opening in July 2008. Additional phases of this project are on-going.
The Little Mermaid ~ Ariel's Undersea Adventure
Project Status: In progress. Golden Dreams closed to the public September 7, 2008 with the attraction open to school groups only through Spring 2009. Construction walls went up around Golden Dreams May 27, 2009. Originally expected to be demolished July 6, the Golden Dreams Theater demolition was delayed to July 15. The theater has since been completely removed and construction on the new attraction is in progress. As of January 2011, Disney released behind-the-scenes video showing interior work on the attraction is progressing nicely and work continues on the attraction's outdoor facade.
Open Date: May 2011
Corn Dog Castle
Details: The quick service dining location was originally said to be undergoing a Victorian-style re-theming in order to match the surrounding area's new theme. A June 30 report from MousePlanet's David Koenig says otherwise, however, indicating the dining location will be moved from its current location and reopen at a new location in Cars Land in 2012.
Project Status: In progress. Construction walls went up June 1, 2009
Open Date: Cast Member publications currently list it as returning May 26, 2011, but that date may be in flux and can change, especially if rumors of a Cars Land relocation are true. In his 7/7 column, MiceAge's Al Lutz noted the Route 66 makeover being completed Summer 2010.
Seaside Souvenirs
Details: Re-theming the Souvenir 66 merchandise location to Seaside Souvenirs. Project includes a new marquee.
Project Status: In progress. Construction walls went up June 1, 2009
Open Date: Cast Member publications currently list it as returning May 26, 2011, but that date may be in flux and can change. In his 7/7 column, MiceAge's Al Lutz noted the Route 66 makeover being completed Summer 2010.
Goofy's Sky School
Details:Project Status: In progress after being delayed numerous times. Originally expected to start January 2010 was put on hold. On March 30, 2010, Al Lutz reported the project was scheduled to begin in October 2010 for a seven-month transformation. On August 6, the DisneyParks Blog confirmed the attraction would close October 12, 2010 (last day for guests October 11).
Open Date: May 2011.
Paradise Garden dining courtyard
Details: Covering the area encompassing Pizza Oom Mow Mow, Burger Invasion, and the S. S. rustworthy; the new Paradise Garden dining area will re-purpose the existing dining facilities and reuse the area that was previously occupied by the S.S. rustworthy play area for an expanded dining courtyard with Victorian-style theming in a lush garden setting.
Open Date: Previously expected to open May 2010, the project was postponed and is now expected to officially open May 24, 2011.
Paradise Garden Grill
Project Status: In progress. The former McDonald's Burger Invasion dining location closed September 2, 2008. Construction walls went up in late June 2010 to begin construction.
Open Date: Previously expected to open May 2010, the project was postponed and is now expected to open May 24, 2011.
Boardwalk Pizza and Pasta
Details: The existing Pizza Oom Mow Mow dining facility will retain its pizza-and-pasta menu, but will be re-dressed and enhanced with a new Victorian-style theme.
Project Status: In progress. Previously expected to begin fall 2009, construction walls went up in the area September 7, 2010, followed by heavy demolition and building modification work throughout the fall.
Open Date: Previously expected to open May 2010, the project was postponed and is now scheduled to open May 24, 2011.
Maliboomer Park
Details: A Victorian-style park area with lush shade trees and character meet-and-greet opportunities will replace the area formerly occupied by the Maliboomer. After delays, the Maliboomer closed permanently September 7, 2010 and was completely dismantled by mid-October.
Project Status: In progress. As of January 2011, removal of much of the attraction infrastructure, queue and shade structures has been completed, and new trees have been moved onto the former Maliboomer platform.
Project Completion: Summer 2010.

California Screamin' queue and eastern Paradise Pier
Details: Work would remove the tacky aesthetic of Paradise Pier from California Screamin' to King Triton's Carousel and would re-theme the area to match the 1920s seaside amusement zone theme of Toy Story Midway Mania and the Games of the Boardwalk.
Project Status: Delayed indefinitely.
Open Date: Unknown
Paradise Pier shops
Details: Point Mugu Tattoo, Man Hat N Beach, and Sideshow Shirts will close and be re-themed inside and out, including new facades.
Project Status: Previously expected begin Fall 2009, the project has yet to begin. Rumored to be indefinitely delayed. Al Lutz noted in his 11/9/10 column that the project was canceled, but that the shops and Maliboomer area may become the entrance/queue space of a future attraction.
Open Date: Unknown
Jumpin' Jellyfish removal
Project Status: Jumpin' Jellyfish was originally slated to be removed before the spring 2010 premiere of World of Color, but it will remain in place for the indefinite future.
Completion Date: Unknown.
Princess Palace Restaurant
Details: Ariel's Grotto will be re-themed and renamed Princess Palace, a character dining location with a focus on Disney princesses.
Project Status: Unknown
Open Date: June 2011.




Golden State
Walt Disney Imagineering Blue Sky Cellar
Details: Blue Sky Cellar preview center will close to change exhibits with a more in-depth preview of the upcoming Little Mermaid attraction.
Project Status: In progress.
Open Date: Reopens January 28, 2011.
Condor Flats retheme
Details: The desert airstrip theme will be removed and the area will be re-themed to match the Grizzly Peak Recreation Area's state parks theme.
Project Status: Unknown
Open Date: Unknown
Soarin' Over the World
Details: The California theme of the attraction will be removed and a new on-ride film will take guests on an aerial tour of the world.
Project Status: Unknown
Open Date: 2013 (Rumored)



Cars Land
Overall Project: Utilizing 12 acres of the former Timon Parking Lot, this is new land will feature three new attractions including the major new Radiator Springs Racers "E"-Ticket attraction, as well as new shopping and dining experiences themed to Disney-Pixar's Cars
Project Status: In progress. Walt Disney Imagineering officially broke ground on the Cars Land project July 8, 2009, according to the July 9 MiceAge.com Editor's Note by Al Lutz.
Open Date: June 2012
Radiator Springs Racers
Details: A brand new E-Ticket attraction, utilizing Epcot's Test Track ride system technology in conjunction with state-of-the-art Audio Animatronics and special effects, Radiator Springs Racers will bring the story of Cars to life in a new an exciting way. The attraction will conclude with a high-speed race through Radiator Springs.
Project Status: In progress. Heavy construction continues on the attraction, from the ride experience to the themed mountain peaks.
Open Date: 2012
Mater's Junkyard Jamboree
Details: The Bountiful Valley Farm area of A Bug's Land was closed September 7, 2010. The area will become home to the main entrance of Cars Land as well as one of the land's new rides, Mater's Junkyard Jamboree.
Project Status: As of January 2011, the land has been cleared awaiting construction.
Open Date: 2012
Luigi's Roamin' Tires
Details: Utilizing a new version of Disneyland's old Flying Saucers ride system, Luigi's Roamin' Tires will offer a unique ride on floating bumper cars themed as giant tires.
Project Status: In progress.
Open Date: 2012
Flo's V-8 Cafe
Project Status: In progress.
Open Date: 2012
Cozy Cone Cafe
Project Status: In progress.
Open Date: 2012
Fillmore's Organic Foods
Project Status: In progress.
Open Date: 2012
Radiator Springs Curios
Project Status: In progress.
Open Date: 2012
Cars Land Drive-In Restaurant
Project Status: On indefinite hold. Possibly to be built in Phase 2 expansion.
Open Date: Unknown