Time Capsule Buried at Disney California Adventure Park

Erin Glover

by , Director, Publicity, Walt Disney Animation Studios

On Saturday, Walt Disney Imagineering and cast members at Disney California Adventure park marked a very special occasion in the construction of Buena Vista Street. A time capsule containing items specific to the park was buried in Buena Vista Plaza, to be opened by Disneyland Resort cast members in 2037. Check out the video below to see what is inside!


  • I am so proud to have been one of the many Cast Members who contributed to the Disney California Adventure Time Capsule. I can’t wait until it’s opened for all to see 25 years from now!

  • Such a great idea. Will there be a marking so guests can see where it is? I’ve never noticed/looked for the one in DL.

    • Yes, there will be a plaque marking the exact spot where the time capsule is buried. Make sure to look for it on Buena Vista Street when it opens to guests this summer.

  • This is nice. The public was allowed to watch the 40th anniversary time capsule being done, would have been nice if the public could have seen this one done too.

    • Louis – While we would have loved to invite people to view the time capsule ceremony in person, for safety and logistical reasons we couldn’t bring a group onto this very busy construction site. The time capsule burial had to occur exactly when it did in the construction process. But we hope that with this video, our readers can feel as if they were a part of the moment!

  • This is a great idea. But, man, those phones don’t say anything about 2012. 2006 maybe…

    I look forward to seeing the capsule unearthed. A new attraction for the Blue Sky Cellar!

  • Dear Ms. Glover,

    I was captivated this morning when I saw this clip of the time capsule. What a great idea for those folks in the future to see what went on now.

    A little glimpse of Buena Vista Street was a real treat too!

    Thank you for sharing.


  • I’ll be 60 when they pull it out of the ground!!! This is a great idea!!

  • Very cool. I can’t wait to see when this will be uncovered as well as the capsule in Disneyland.

  • Oh! Please post more features like this one. It’s great to run the video full screen and pause it to study the backgrounds to get a sense of some of the emerging features of Buena Vista Street. 😉

    That being said, it always seems strange to me to see time capsules being buried in these modern times with all the related video documentation of the contents. People 25 years from now won’t have to dig it up to see what’s inside, all they’ll have to do is find the video online! Kinda takes the fun out of it. Hopefully, they included a few surprise items that didn’t make it into the video.

    • Miguel – With more than 12 dozen items included in this time capsule, there are plenty of surprises not covered in this video that will only be seen once the time capsule is opened in 2037. This video only gives viewers a sneak peek!

  • It will be interesting to see the reaction of the items that are put in there that was gathered from 2000-2012 from name bages to costumes to photographs when the capsule is opened in 2037. Don’t forget that Disneyland park has open of its own from the 40th Aniversey that is set to be open in 2035. Its located on the sidewalk infront of the castle on the north in of the hub.

  • Let’s hope this one lasts longer then the one at Nickelodeon Studios. XP

  • What a cool idea! I keep seeing California Adventure park VP Mary Niven on these blog videos, and reading about her online, and she really seems to care so much about California Adventure, its expansion, and its Cast Members. Way to go Ms. Niven! I can’t wait to see your park this summer!

  • That’s awesome. I’m hoping that I can be there when I am 76 years old!! Blackberry?? It’s all about the iphone 🙂

  • This is way beyond cool. It would be really cool to be there when they dig it up. And my dad and sister got the special honor of seeing them put the Disneyland Time Castle in in front of the castle back in 1997. I would love to be at both of these time capsule dig ups to see what all was put in there. I’ve been a passholder my entire life and recently decided to not renew my passes again until I had a little more money (being an unemployed college student on loans really sets you back). But, once I do get more money, I plan to become a passholder yet again.

  • Wow! That’s really cool.

    Now both parks have a time capsule. 🙂

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