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Finding the Perfect Prop for Buena Vista Street in Disney California Adventure Park: Part Two

Shannon Swanson

by , Public Relations Manager, Disneyland Resort

Recently I posted part one of this video series with Brandon Kleyla, set decorator for Walt Disney Imagineering, revealing some of the ways he created the window displays on Buena Vista Street in Disney California Adventure park. In part two we go inside the shops to learn more about the backstories of the shop owners. Brandon told me he and his team spent a year shopping, wheeling and dealing to find just the right items to bring these stories to life. He also told me to keep coming back because guests often discover new treasures with each visit to Buena Vista Street.


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  • Seems fixed now. Hopefully some of this kind of trivia will pop up once DCA starts having guided tours!

  • Just returned from my first visit to the updated DCA. In my numerous previous visits to California Adventure I never once stepped inside the stores on along the main entryway. This visit with the new Buena Vista Street, I spent at least one hour going through the stores and soaking in the atmosphere and details. Brilliant. I am looking forward to returning and finding even more special touches upon my next trip.

  • Too bad that some of the windows displays in this video are now gone! 🙁

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