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Disney California Adventure Park Will Have Plenty of Character This Summer

posted on May 25th, 2012 by Shawn Slater, Communications Manager, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Creative Entertainment

When it’s officially reopened on June 15, Disney California Adventure park will feature even more Disney than ever before, with our famous cast of characters making special appearances in delightful new entertainment offerings.

Disney California Adventure Park Has Plenty of Character this Summer

Down on Buena Vista Street, it’s the 1920s and 1930s, and you may run into those young upstarts, Chip ‘n’ Dale, who are looking pretty snazzy in spiffy period outfits. Goofy’s got a plaid suit that’s the “cat’s pajamas,” while a new fella named Mickey Mouse has just arrived in town, hoping to make his dreams come true just like his pal, Walt Disney. He might even join the Red Car Trolley News Boys for a song and get discovered in the process.

In Hollywood Land, you can kick it Disney-style as “Dancin’ with Disney” takes over Stage 17, inviting you to join some of your favorite characters in a fun-filled, interactive party. From 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. each day this summer, you can step inside for music videos, trivia and surprise character appearances. You never know who might show up!

Over at Paradise Park, the inimitable Goofy becomes maestro extraordinaire, as he dons his topcoat and tails to lead an invisible orchestra during several daily mini-concerts. As he conducts, the fountains of Paradise Bay begin to “dance” to the music, providing dramatic – and often comic – interpretations of the compositions.

Disney California Adventure Park Has Plenty of Character this Summer

Of course, on a visit to the all-new Cars Land, you may just cross paths with two of Radiator Springs’ most famous residents, Lightning McQueen and Mater. Throughout the day, these best pals will be driving through town to the Cozy Cone Motel to make a few new friends.

With all this, plus the return of the Pixar Play Parade and continuing favorites like “Phineas & Ferb’s Rockin’ Rollin’ Dance Party,” “Minnie’s Fly Girls Charter Airline” and Wilderness Explorers Dug and Russell at Redwood Creek Challenge Trail, Disney California Adventure park is shaping up to be a Disney character fan’s paradise!

Keep an eye on the Disney Parks Blog and follow @Disneyland on Twitter for the latest on the expansion of Disney California Adventure park. While you’re on Twitter, join in the conversation by using the hashtags #CarsLand, #BuenaVistaStreet, #MadTParty and #JustGotHappier.

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Kristy on May 25th, 2012 at 1:16 pm

Looking good! My favorite duck is missing though, presumably he slept through the photo shoot?


Jason from UT on May 25th, 2012 at 1:23 pm

I love the costumes!!! My camera will certainly be at the ready for my next visit this summer.


Fred from CA on May 25th, 2012 at 4:09 pm

Yeah, I hope that Donald will be around as well.

The costumes are great!


Philip on May 25th, 2012 at 5:35 pm

I hope that they’ll soon confirm the rumors of Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, Pete, Clarabelle Horace, Clara Cluck, the 3 Little Pigs and the Big Bad Wolf being added to DCA’s character line-up as part of its extreme makeover.


Charity on May 25th, 2012 at 6:06 pm

Oh my gosh, I am DYING!!!! These costumes are so amazing and I just can’t handle it!!!!!!! Please get me to Disney ASAP!


Lauren on May 25th, 2012 at 6:38 pm

Will Mickey and Goofy in their period costumes be available for character Meet and Greets in addition to Chip and Dale? Thanks. Can’t wait to meet all the characters!


Loren from CA on May 25th, 2012 at 6:55 pm

I’m so excited about all of this! It would have been even more awesome, though, if the characters had the old school look. I would have loved to have met the younger pie-eyed Mickey. But, I totally love the costumes they’ll be wearing.

Any chances of some of the older characters that Philip mentions showing up?


Ryan on May 25th, 2012 at 10:34 pm

I love their costumes! Great idea. I too am hoping for Oswald :)


Andrea from BC on May 25th, 2012 at 11:41 pm

Look how slick they look! Can’t wait to get my photo with them :-)


Brian from CA on May 26th, 2012 at 3:01 am

Will any other the characters be sprused up like mickey who can do shows ect. Like from Mickey’s Soundsational Parade and Disney Dance Crew?


Gregory from PA on May 26th, 2012 at 5:51 am

In my mind, I’m already waiting in line for a picture!


Walt on May 26th, 2012 at 1:30 pm

Will there be a special event for the opening of Carsland.


Kathleen on May 31st, 2012 at 8:29 pm

I am just LOVING Mickey’s Walt outfit!! Photopass pics anyone??