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New Characters Coming to Disney California Adventure Park

posted on June 15th, 2011 by Erin Glover, Social Media Director, Disneyland Resort


New Characters, Russell and Dug, at Disney California Adventure Park

There are new friends coming to Disney California Adventure park this summer! On June 25, the Wilderness Explorer Camp will open at Redwood Creek Challenge Trail, featuring Russell and Dug from the Disney•Pixar film, “Up.” The Ahwahnee Camp Circle will be the place where guests can participate in a special ceremony with Russell and graduate to Senior Wilderness Explorers. Also, as guests enter the trail, they will be met by Dug, the friendly dog. The trail will feature Wilderness Explorer activities through which young guests can earn Wilderness Explorer Badges.

On July 9, Phineas and Ferb will debut their new show, “Phineas and Ferb’s Rockin’ Rollin’ Dance Party,” also at Disney California Adventure park. The show will be an interactive dance party featuring the Disney Channel favorites. Guests will have the chance to join in on dances and activities while a DJ spins songs from the series.

Which of these Disney characters are you most excited to see?

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1

Crystal on June 15th, 2011 at 4:37 pm

This is exciting! My kids will love to see Dug and Russell (and I will too of course!)

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Juliana on June 15th, 2011 at 4:39 pm

Oh so lovely! A walk with them in the park would sound fun!

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Alonso on June 15th, 2011 at 4:45 pm

I’m definitely looking forward to the new character experiences!

Where in the park will the new ‘Rockin Rollin’ Dance Party be held at?

 

Erin Glover on June 15th, 2011 at 8:21 pm

“Phineas and Ferb’s Rockin’ Rollin’ Dance Party” will take place across from the entrance to The Little Mermaid ~ Ariel’s Undersea Adventure.

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Kyle from AZ on June 15th, 2011 at 4:45 pm

Where will this new Phineas and Ferb show perform?

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Elizabeth from FL on June 15th, 2011 at 4:45 pm

DUG!

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Jessica on June 15th, 2011 at 4:47 pm

Will there still be the Brother Bear themed cave and meet and greet with Kenai and Koda?

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John from CA on June 15th, 2011 at 4:53 pm

Squirrel!

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Regan from CA on June 15th, 2011 at 5:04 pm

My girls LOVE this place and can (have!) spend hours there; nice place for parents to “rest and cool off”, too!!!

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Gustavo on June 15th, 2011 at 5:07 pm

What about,Oswald,the lucky rabbit and the mad doctor?

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maricela on June 15th, 2011 at 5:07 pm

I am so excited! Disney California Adventure is changing so much. Can’t wait for the new attractions. :D

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Jennifer from CA on June 15th, 2011 at 5:20 pm

I got a great job offer today, and I am more excited to meet DUG THE DOG!!! I love him so much. Can’t wait to take pics with these guys!

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Roger from CA on June 15th, 2011 at 5:27 pm

I can’t wait to finally meet Phineas and Ferb!! I missed meeting them at Hollywood Studios cus the meet & greet was delayed. And of course I’m looking forward to seeing Russell and Dug at Redwood Creek!!

Oh, and Jessica, Russell and Dug are replacing Koda and Kenai at the Challenge Trail.

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Eric on June 15th, 2011 at 5:52 pm

Didn’t Pocahontas used to be there too?

Can’t say as I’ll miss Kenai and Koda (seems like they were there more because of Grizzly Peak than because of their movie), but guess more kids remember Up than Brother Bear–
Wilderness Explorers: Caw-caw, rawrr! :)
(Now, if only I’d gotten that Grape Pop badge when it was still at Disney Movie Rewards.)

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Sherri from CA on June 15th, 2011 at 6:02 pm

Will Kevin be there too?

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David on June 15th, 2011 at 6:16 pm

This is wonderful!! Will Carl make any appearances?
How do I earn my Ellie badge?!

Hope the DJ spins “There’s a Squirrel in My Pants!”…LOVE IT!

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Fred from CA on June 15th, 2011 at 6:33 pm

Very cool! Its good that the Redwood Creek challenge trail will be getting a breath of fresh air.

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Fred from CA on June 15th, 2011 at 6:34 pm

Erin, where in the park will the Phineas and Ferb show be?

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Cindy on June 15th, 2011 at 6:39 pm

So excited about meeting UP characters!! Hope its still there in November!!

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Michelle on June 15th, 2011 at 7:21 pm

This is so exciting!!! Really hope you’ll add Carl into the mix with Russell & Dug!!!!!!!
Very excited about Phineas & Ferb, also! Can you please give us more info on them… Will there be a meet-n-greet area? How long will they be at CA? Since they are not arriving till July 9th????
Thank you very much for adding to the character line up!! Please continue at both parks!!!!! This is a great joy to my little one!!!!
Can’t wait….

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Amy from FL on June 15th, 2011 at 8:02 pm

Very cool! You guys should make a Wilderness Explorer uniform for Duffy! Maybe have challenges those with Duffy bears to complete to earn merit badges you could place on his uniform. That would be fun!

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Carlos from CA on June 15th, 2011 at 8:30 pm

Will Agent P and Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz be there too?
Need to get a photo with my picture-o-nater?

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Keith on June 15th, 2011 at 8:33 pm

SQUIRREL!!!

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Jeffrey from CA on June 15th, 2011 at 8:46 pm

Doug! OMG it’s Doug!!!

So excited!!!!!

Squirrel!

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JEFFREY from CA on June 15th, 2011 at 9:08 pm

I’m going this Sat.(18TH) To DCA I really hope I get to see the Bears for the last time then or a soft opening for the UP characters.

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Claire on June 15th, 2011 at 9:35 pm

Oh my goodness!!

Are they going to be a permanent feature??
We’re coming in October, then again in February and June next year :)

Does Dug speak??

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Cory from AB on June 15th, 2011 at 10:24 pm

Too bad it’s those “Up” characters and not the Junior Woodchucks with Ranger Woodlore and Humphrey the Bear!

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Fred from CA on June 15th, 2011 at 10:37 pm

Thanks for answering the question of where the Phineas and Ferb show will be Erin. Paradise Park will be a great place for the show. :)

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joana from CA on June 16th, 2011 at 2:00 am

Oh I can’t wait for Wilderness Explorers! Will this be a permanent fixture or is it for a certain time?

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Melanie on June 16th, 2011 at 8:01 am

Wondering when Russell and Dug will make an appearance over at Walt Disney World? :)

 

Erin Glover on June 17th, 2011 at 4:50 pm

Hi Melanie,

The “Up” characters appear in the “Pixar Pals Countdown to Fun” parade at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

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kat on June 16th, 2011 at 11:15 am

There are two things my grandgirl Sydney loves about Disneyland/California Adventures (she is afraid of animatronics)…1. Pin trading 2. Redwood Creek. The fact that you combined both???? Heaven for this 6 year old! We were thinking about skipping Disneyland for Christmas this year but now???? How can we not at least come for a day or two.

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Robert from MO on June 16th, 2011 at 11:45 am

Will there be anywhere at Disney World where we’ll be able to meet Russell and Dug? Possibly somewhere at Animal Kingdom in the future?

Will Mr. Fredrickson make it out as well?

I’m so bummed we were at DCA in May, we missed Ariel and now this. Not to mention Star Tours at Disneyland. Guess we’ll have to start planning our DVC trip back to the Grand Californian soon. :-)

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Michael from CA on June 16th, 2011 at 12:03 pm

I can’t wait to hug Dug!

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Dean on June 16th, 2011 at 4:28 pm

Yay! Up is a better movie than Brother Bear!

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Eric from MA on June 16th, 2011 at 5:09 pm

@29 – Aren’t Carl & Dug still at the Animation Bldg. at the Studios?
(And Russell in the Pixar parades)

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Eric on June 16th, 2011 at 5:13 pm

Melanie, Robert – Aren’t Carl & Dug still at the Animation Bldg. at the Studios? (And Russell in the Pixar parades?)
The East coast park, of course, has no Redwoods.

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Trisha from CA on June 17th, 2011 at 12:03 pm

What a great addition to the park…exactly what it needs.

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Robert from MO on June 17th, 2011 at 12:54 pm

At last check Winnie the Pooh had bumped Lotso (from Toy Story 3) out, and Lotso had bumped Russell, Dug and Mr. Fredrickson out of the Animation Building.

Not sure if they are in a rotation with the Incredibles and Frozone as “random” characters upstairs by the academy. My wife and daughter are big “UP” fans and just missed them when they were at the animation building, we would love to see them on the East coast as well.

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Gerardo on June 17th, 2011 at 1:01 pm

Please tell me Dug “talks”!!!!

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James on June 17th, 2011 at 4:11 pm

This is great news.

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Victoria on June 17th, 2011 at 8:23 pm

This is too cool! My cousin Rus dressed up as Russell for Halloween last year, complete with a Doug doll and a tiny house attached to his Wilderness Explorer backpack being lifted by a bunch of helium filled balloons. Now he can take a pic with Russell and Doug!!

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Lisa on June 19th, 2011 at 6:12 pm

How long will Phineas and Ferb be there? I’ve allways wanted to meet them, but don’t live near by.
Sooo excited about the show! :)

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CHRISTINE on June 20th, 2011 at 6:09 pm

Thank you so much Disney!!! I think this will generate more guests to that beautiful area and as much as I like Brother Bear I think Up is extremely popular and kids are going to be more excited to take pictures with Russel, Doug & Mr. Fredrickson. My son is especially excited because he’s a cub scout so he loves the idea of earning wilderness badges.

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Fred from CA on June 20th, 2011 at 7:51 pm

Although I enjoyed Brother Bear and I thought it was a great tie-in to the Challenge Trail, I’m glad that the area is getting a new theme. It was time for a change.

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Debra from CA on June 27th, 2011 at 1:51 pm

Met Dug yesterday at the Wilderness Explorer Camp and he was too cute. No he does not talk. But really cute and fun!

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