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Priory 06-03-2012 03:32 AM

Definitive List of New Experiences at DLR
We just got back from an amazing week-long trip to the Disneyland Resort. We were able to do just about everything there was to do.

However, we got so excited by our peeks over the walls and at the Carthay Theater and fountain, we have already booked a weekend trip the first week of July for the specific purpose of checking out the new experiences.

There is so much coming to the Disneyland Resort in the next few weeks, that I thought it would be helpful to compile a checklist so that we are sure not to miss a single thing. I am hoping this list will be helpful for others here too.

I'll post the things I know about below. Feel free to reply with anything I've missed and I will update the list accordingly.


Radiator Springs Racers - DCA -
Mater's Junkyard Jamboree - DCA
Luigi's Flying Tires - DCA -
Red Car Trolley - DCA -
Matterhorn (Refurbished) - DL -


Show Time Calendar:

Minnie's Fly Girls - DCA
Mad T Party - DCA
Citizens of Buena Vista Street - DCA
Five and Dime Jazz Group
Red Car News Boys - DCA
DJ's Dance and Drive - DCA
Red to the Rescue - DCA
Senior Wilderness Explorer Ceremony - DCA
Instant Concert... Just Add Water
Pixar Play Parade (revamp) - DCA
Dancin' With Disney (Stage 17) - DCA
World of Color (with Brave and Glow With The Show) - DCA
The Radiator Springs Historical Society’s Museum of the History of Radiator Springs (Blue Sky Cellar) - DCA
Daily Rope Drop Ceremony - DCA
Nightly Neon Sign Lighting Event (Carsland) - DCA
Voices of Liberty - DL
Big Thunder Jamboree (With Billy Hill & the Hillbillies) - DL
The Magic, the Memories, and You (Summer Version) - DL
Brave Meet and Greet - DL
Disney Castle Exhibit at the Disney Gallery - DL - Opening June 30


WonderGround Gallery - Downtown Disney
Lego Store (Refurbed) - Downtown Disney
Radiator Springs Curios - DCA
Sarge's Surplus Hut - DCA
Ramone's House of Body Art - DCA
Los Feliz Five and Dime - DCA
Elias & Co Department Store - DCA
Kingswell Camera Shop - DCA
Atwater Ink and Paint - DCA
Oswald's - DCA
Trolley Treats - DCA
Big Top Toys - DCA
Julius Katz & Sons - DCA
Penny Arcade/Candy Palace (refurbed) - DL


Earl Of Sandwich - Downtown Disney - Coming Soon
La Brea Bakery (Refurbed) - Downtown Disney
Mortimer's Market - DCA
Clarabelle's Hand-Scooped Ice Cream - DCA
Fiddler, Fifer, and Practical Cafe - DCA -
Carthay Circle Restaurant - DCA -
Carthay Circle Lounge - DCA
Club 1901 - DCA
Cove Bar (Remodeled) - DCA
Flo's V8 Cafe - DCA -
Cozy Cones - DCA
Filmore's Taste-In - DCA
Ghirardelli Soda Fountain and Chocolate Shop - DCA
Carnation Cafe (Refurbed) - Disneyland -
Gibson Girl Ice Cream Parlor (Refurbed) - Disneyland

kkmcan 06-03-2012 09:15 AM

Lists look great. Makes me want to plan a quick 3 nighter in July since we won't be back until Oct.

mysteriouspnai 06-03-2012 09:18 AM

Refurbed La Brea and Refurbed Lego Store might also be considered :)

Edit: As well as Gibson Girl, Penny Arcade, Candy Store refurb.

sheetz 06-03-2012 09:33 AM

Great list!

I understand in addition to the Carthay Circle Restaurant there's also a Carthay Circle Lounge although it's possible they may be considered the same restaurant. Nevertheless, from what I've read it looks like they will have different menus.

AngelDisney 06-03-2012 11:44 AM


This is valuable info for planning my 5 and 1/2 day August trip. So much to do yet so little time!!:laughing:

DisneytheKid 06-03-2012 12:08 PM

Wow, awesome list! I knew there were a lot of changes coming with the June 15th grand re-opening but that is a lot! Thanks again!

Priory 06-03-2012 12:43 PM

Thanks for the suggestions!

The Carthay lounge is listed there as Club 1901. Is that the correct name? Sadly, I'll probably never see it anyway. ;)

Mary Jo 06-03-2012 01:24 PM

There is also the Big Thunder Jamboree that just opened.

sheetz 06-03-2012 01:50 PM


Originally Posted by Priory (Post 45071305)
Thanks for the suggestions!

The Carthay lounge is listed there as Club 1901. Is that the correct name? Sadly, I'll probably never see it anyway. ;)

No, Club 1901 is a private lounge only open to Club 33 members. The Carthay Circle Lounge is open to the public and it's mentioned here:


What I love is that there will be, essentially, two public dining options at Carthay Circle: a Carthay Circle Lounge downstairs, serving quick meals, shared plates, wine, craft beer, or handcrafted seltzer sodas with muddled fruit; and the larger restaurant upstairs, which will be taking reservations.

This way, if you just need a bite to eat but would like to relax in a more upscale environment (or if junior has finally decided to nap and you need to be somewhere somewhat quiet and air conditioned for a while), you can simply walk into the Carthay Circle Lounge for tapas and a great drink.

The Lounge menu is divided into Bites, Rolls, Snacks, Small Plates, and Finger Desserts, served in a place to “relax, share and have fun,” Chef Sutton says. Tastes range from hot shrimp with a chilled spicy tomato shooter to duck confit sliders with apricot conserve, watercress, crisp onions, and Taleggio cheese.

fctiger 06-03-2012 07:16 PM

Wow great list OP!!! :)

And believe it or not there STILL might be more shows coming if you can believe that! And I didnt even realize Voices of Liberty wasnt coming until June 15th. Something else for me to check out that weekend!

But two shows you should add! One, a little surprised you forgot or no one else mentioned it since its only been out 2 weeks, but the Brave Meet and Greet by IASW! Its amazing how much more elaborate they are becoming as well! Two, The Magic, Memories and You show also at IASW just added new scenes for the summer! That officially opened on Memorial day weekend!

So much to see and do this summer! Its quite amazing especially when LAST summer offered so much to do with 2 major rides, a new parade and a set of new restaurants and bars. That looks like childs play now considering how much there is this summer!

Priory 06-03-2012 11:35 PM


Originally Posted by sheetz (Post 45071901)
No, Club 1901 is a private lounge only open to Club 33 members. The Carthay Circle Lounge is open to the public and it's mentioned here:

That's cool! I had no idea.

Thanks for the additions everyone. Now I am worried that two days won't be enough to see just the new stuff! :scared1:

fctiger 06-04-2012 05:05 PM

Here are two more to add for the list. One in DL and one in DCA!

DL Disney Gallery will have a new exhibit focusing on Disney Castles in both movies and the parks which opens June 30th:

And this was just reported today, DCA will have a 'history' museum for Radiator Springs sponsored by the Radiator Springs Historical society in the Blue Sky Cellar starting June 8th:

So yes, it just keeps on coming for the summer!

chrissiecutie 06-04-2012 06:13 PM


Originally Posted by Mary Jo (Post 45071676)
There is also the Big Thunder Jamboree that just opened.

What is this?? I haven't heard about this one

YellowMickeyPonchos 06-04-2012 06:33 PM


Originally Posted by chrissiecutie (Post 45085096)
What is this?? I haven't heard about this one

Here's the link to the blog I wrote up on it. Very fun indeed and will be even more fun when Billy Hill and the Hillbillies move in sometime in mid-June!

sheetz 06-04-2012 11:09 PM

DCA will also have a new rope-drop ceremony at the beginning of the day.

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