California Adventure theme park to get Pixar makeover

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  1. UKDEB

    UKDEB Moderator Emeritus Moderator

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    October 18, 2007

    Walt Disney Co. is going back to the drawing board to overhaul its underperforming California Adventure theme park -- a project the company said Wednesday could result in a new name for the property. Disney Chief Executive Officer Robert Iger and other executives would not disclose the cost of the project, but it will exceed $1 billion, according to a person familiar with the plans who was not authorized to speak publicly about it. The figure eclipses the original cost of California Adventure, which opened in 2001. The overhaul, which will take five years, will be designed to make the park look and feel more like it was conceived by Walt Disney himself, complete with a re-creation of the movie theater that hosted the 1938 premiere of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. It will also add a 12-acre section based on the hit Pixar Animation movie Cars.

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  3. natalielongstaff

    natalielongstaff <font color=deeppink>I need a cup of tea and a big

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    I would love to go to california :)
     
  4. Minniespal

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    Nat, if you can fit into a suitcase you can come with us. We're going in April/May 2008:yay:
     
  5. florida sun

    florida sun Mrs Christopher Eccleston wannabe! Moderator

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    Me too Nat:goodvibes

    Thanks Deb for the info:thumbsup2
     
  6. Danauk

    Danauk <font color=green>I would be sitting on the patio

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    The changes they are making too look really cool, I've been following the developments for a while now on another Disneyland site. I'm liking the look of the new water show and Cars Land area. I can't wait for our trip there next August.
     
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    Ooh! Sounds fab! :thumbsup2 We're going in August 2008 too - I wonder if any of the face-lift changes will have come into effect by then? Nat and Sue, my menfolk travel light so there should be room in our luggage... ;)
     
  8. pokemon_master

    pokemon_master <font color=peach>Everybody wants to be a Munchlax

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    Sounds Awesome, and Gives me a Reason to beg my Parents.. :rotfl:
     
  9. Kevin Stringer

    Kevin Stringer <font color=blue>Chat Host<br><font color=brown>Od

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    Liking the sound of this Deb!

    Another reason to visit California in the future.

    Kev
     
  10. paulh

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    just wish they would take the ferris wheel down.Made me sick when i went on it.There is lots of space at this park just neads extra rides
    Paulh
     
  11. mandymouse

    mandymouse <font color=red>If It's Not A Bahama Mama Then I'm

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    Wow, that sounds great - thanks Deb
     
  12. Chilly

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    I liked the feel of the park but there wasn't much there, not even one days worth of rides so an update is needed.
     

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