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Updates Coming to Blue Sky Cellar at Disney California Adventure Park

Erin Glover

by , Director, Publicity, Walt Disney Animation Studios

Throughout the Disney California Adventure park transformation, Walt Disney Imagineering has kept guests updated on the expansion at Blue Sky Cellar – a space dedicated to special sneak peeks of the new experiences coming to the park. Beginning Monday, September 19, Blue Sky Cellar will close in order to be updated once again. When it reopens on September 23, guests will find new videos, models and renderings of the latest additions coming to Buena Vista Street, Cars Land and more.

Last week, we showed you the topping off of the Carthay Circle Theatre with the arrival of its 17-foot, 5,000-pound cupola. I know that many of you have commented on how much you enjoy the time lapse construction videos we show from time to time on the Disney Parks Blog. Below is a peek at one of the items to be featured in the updated Blue Sky Cellar – a time lapse video of Carthay Circle Theatre construction through last week.

Check back on Disney Parks Blog for more from inside Blue Sky Cellar – and be sure to check it out for yourself at Disney California Adventure park.


  • …Oops…Nevermind, I had my dates confused.

  • Erin, I was at California Adventure yesterday and the Blue Sky Cellar looked like it was still open. Do you happen to know if the update has been delayed?

  • I’m a big fan of California Adventure and am so excited to see it evolve. Although I’m from San Francisco and was bummed to see the Golden Gate Bridge be taken away. I know it wouldn’t fit in with the new theme but I was wondering if it would be put in somewhere else in the park or if the rumors of Pacific Wharf becoming a San Francisco themed food court actually going to happen.

  • I, for one, CANNOT wait until the new Buena Vista Street opens. I was walking out of Disneyland the other day and looked out to Disney California Adventure and got an idea of how beautiful it will all look with the Carthay Circle Theatre peeking up over the stunning Pan Pacific Entrance. I love the idea of how Buena Vista Street mirrors Main Street. I just can’t wait. Can it be Spring 2012 now please? 🙂

  • Love seeing how they are finally getting it right with California adventure! Should have been a sequel to Disneyland from the beginning! Keep up the good work!

  • WE were at Disneyland yesterday and saw that the Plaza Pavillion is being transformmed into something called Jolly Holidays. That sounds like a new Mary Poppins themed treat shoppe. I like the sound of that I hope I surmised correctly. Can you give us a sneak peek?

  • Great video.

    I’m looking forward to the Blue Sky Cellar update.

    I have to admit, its been a little awkward to enter the park through the temporary guest walkway, but it will all be worth it in the end.

  • Keep up the paste.

    Can you show a slowcam facing down Buena Vista Street?

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